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February 2013 Archives

Restorative Justice

It's an alternative to the court system that emphasizes healing over punishment; and Nishanawbe Aski Legal Services says restorative justice works. But NAN says the program is also severely under-funded.
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Parking Tickets at Funerals

There's no question a parking ticket can make a bad day worse. But does that mean they should be waived... when it comes to funerals? We'll hear from a local funeral director who says the city needs to show more understanding.
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Iacobucci Jury Report

An independent reviewer will release his report into Aboriginal representation on juries in the province. For the people who first started asking questions about the fairness of the system, it's been a long time coming.
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National Wildlife Federation

A warming climate will impact many of the lakes, fish and animals in northwestern Ontario according to a recently released from the National Wildlife Federation.
And Lake Superior is of particular concern


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Scoreless Soccer - Follow Up

The play-by- play on youth soccer. You've been quick to respond to our story on scoreless games. We hear what a sports researcher has to say about putting skills over winning.
Leisha Strachan is as associate professor at the University of Manitoba


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Law School Arguments

The new law school at Lakehead University is not even open but they are aleady hearing arguments. We'll hear why some students are concerned about the watering down of the aboriginal perspective at the school. ccType=audioclip id=2337596637]

Leaders of Tomorrow

Connecting First Nations youth with their roots and giving them a voice in the community. We'll hear about the launch of an aboriginal leadership program in Thunder Bay.
Frances Wesley and Matthew Thompson are both involved in the program.


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Uniform Cameras


Thunder Bay Police are considering adding a camera to their uniform. That's right, a camera small enough to pin on to their uniform what would record all of their interactions with the public. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is concerned.

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Outdoor Column - Teen Challenge

Our columnist Gord Ellis has a great story of a special ice fishing tournament that will help fund programming for "Teen Challenge.:


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Industrial Paramedics

Dr. Jack Remus has made a proposal to Confederation College to consider creating a special level of paramedic training... training that would include working in the mining and forestry sector
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Throne Speech Analysis


Lakehead University Political Science Professor Laure Paquette takes a close look at the Wynn government's first throne speech. She shares her opinion on whether it will be supported by the opposition parties

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Soccer Score-Less

The Ontario Soccer Association has decided it will no longer count goals or rank teams for all players under the age of 12. They say this will shift soccer away from winning and towards developing skills.

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Dryden Chief of Police Robert Davis


Dryden's police chief says he wants to set the record straight. It comes after some people took offense with a letter issued by him, asking people to look out for suspicious activity during a Native Hockey Tournament.
We'll find out why he says the letter was misunderstood.

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Family Day - Amanda Mayer

As a 13-year-old, Amanda Mayer wasn't qualified to take care of her grandparents. But she had no choice. She tells her story

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Family Day - Kathy and Keith Jacobsen

If you think your household can get a bit crazy every now and then we'll introduce to a stepfamily that'll make any family seem tame by comparison Kathy and Keith Jacobsen live in Thunder Bay

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Family Day - Doug Krystia

When it comes to staying at home to raise the kids it's a duty that normally falls to the mom in the family. We'll hear from a dad in Windsor who's taken on that role.

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Family Day - Cynthia Comacchio


Everything old is new again?
We'll talk to a historian who says the modern versions of the Canadian family, actually have a lot in common with families of the past.Cynthia Comacchio teaches at Wilfred Laurier University,


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Family Day - Gladu Family


Adding another teenager to the mix. We meet a family that keeps growing in very unconventional ways. Chantal and Steffanie Gladu are from Sudbury.


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Family Day - Jane Roy

With the rise in mixed race couples and cross cultural adoptions, the look of Canadian families is much different than it was decades ago.
We will go to London to hear about three children from Sudan, who were torn apart by war, but brought together by love.

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Grace Place

A local soup kitchen offers a warm meal, a hot cup of coffee, clothing, companionship and prayer. But they are desperately short of Volunteers. Amy Hadley has this report

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Little Bands Hockey Tournament

Hundred of hockey players.. some as young as 4 years old, are in Dryden this week for the annual Little Bands Hockey Tournament. And they are having the time of their lives. Nicole Ireland went to Dryden. We have her report


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Walking With Our Sisters

We'll hear how a worldwide art project is drawing attention to the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women. Christi Belcourt, a renowned Metis artist is leading the project, that involves beading and vamps.


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Outdoor Column - Febuary 14

Our Outdoor columnist Gord Ellis intruduces us to four Ontario women who love to hunt, and think more women should try hunting as well

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Leaders of tomorrow.. Today...


High School students from across Thunder Bay want to tackle some big issues.. together. Meghan Payment and Nathan Ogden are with the Regional Multicultural Youth Association. They are organizing the event.

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Attawapiskat Tourist

When it comes to that winter getaway what places come to mind, Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico? How about Attawapiskat? We'll hear from a Schreiber man who spent his winter vacation in this remote First Nation.
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We Stand Together

We speak with former Prime Minister Paul Martin about a project he's working on to educate Canadians about our Aboriginal heritage. We'll also find out what he wants to see come out of the Idle No More movement.

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Toilet Seats Cleaner Than Desktops

New research shows that if you're sick, stay home. Otherwise about half the surfaces in your office will be germy by lunchtime! So germy that one professor says most office toilet seats are cleaner than desktops.


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FAWN

Bob Barker would be proud. Thunder Bay could soon have a spay/neuter assistance program that helps defray some of the costs.
Friends of Animals Welfare Network (FAWN) president Teri Joseph explains

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Walking a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes

...A true community-wide effort. Kenora's annual week of action against poverty is underway. Nan Normand is with the anti-homelessness group "Making Kenora Home"

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Thunder Bay Human Library Readers

Some readers at our Human Library event talk about the experience of meeting a human book.
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Talk 4 Healing

...Talk 4 Healing. The help line for Aboriginal women is busy in this winter full of safety concerns for First Nations women in the city. Robin Haliuk talks with Lisa Laco about the program
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Really Big Fish

If you like big fish stories, you will want to hear today's outdoor column. Gord Ellis talks to an angler who recently caught and released what may be a new ice fishing world record lake trout.


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Right To Play

A shot at a new life. A former NHL-er teaches young offenders in Thunder Bay new skills both on and off the ice. We'll stop by the practice.


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LU Research and Innovation Week

His father bought him his first tool box at the age of 5... and the rest was history. We'll meet a Lakehead Professor with a passion for wood.


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Anonymous Crowd Source Map

The Activist group Anonymous and their "Operation Thunderbird" project have released a crowdsource map that highlights unsolved sexual assaults across the country. There are a startling number in Thunder Bay. We get reaction.


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Transit Fare Increase


It's going to cost more to ride a bus in Thunder Bay. Last night City Councilors debated the fare increase. We hear some of that discussion

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Scam Warning

Did you get a cheque in the mail recently? With an offer to be a secret shopper? There's yet another scam making the rounds, and now these letters are turning up in Thunder Bay.


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Thunder Bay Police Chief JP Levesque


Thunder Bay's Chief of Police JP Levesque responds to criticism that his police force has a "strained" relationship" with the First Nations community.

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Ontario Vs Greece Debt

The Fraser Institute points out what it says are troubling comparisons between the level of debt in Ontario to that of Greece. Livio Di Matteo is a professor of economics at Lakehead University. He is one of the authors of the report.


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