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March 2013 Archives

Outdoor Column - Helicopter Crash

An incredible tale of survival when a helicopter crashes while on a moose tagging survey. We'll hear the story on the Outdoor column.
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Following Up with Rebekka Drake

Her closest friend died in a fire at Limbrick last fall, she was on life support for nearly a month. We'll hear how 25-year-old Rebekka Drake is putting her life back together.
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Peaceful Parks Coalition

Preserving a peaceful outdoor experience. An environmental lobby group speaks out about the province's management plans for Wabakimi park.
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Pot Holes - The Saga


It's spring... tis the season . The snow is melting. The sun is shining. And the pot holes are appearing. Are there more this year? Some think so.

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Brand New Walleye

Brand new month.. brand new edition of the Walleye Magazine. This time, we're talking trash.

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Federal Budget and Credit Unions


Credit unions will be losing a tax break they've enjoyed for years, as a result of last weekns federal budget. And some worry this could have the biggest impact on the smallest branches.


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Feathers of Hope

A voice for those who feel voiceless. We'll hear about a forum for First Nations youth from 91 northern communities. It begins today in Thunder Bay. Julaine Trudeau and Kathryn Morris are helping organize the event.


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Culturally Modified Trees


A casual walk through the woods might never be the same again. Jody Porter talks with an amateur archeologist Bob Doidge about "culturally modified" trees.

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Outdoor Column - Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom


Our outdoor columnist Gord Ellis tells us about a hair-raising television show, that focuses on tagging moose here in Northwestern Ontario. It's from the series "Wild Kingdom" produced by Mutual of Omaha. And it's quite a story.

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Who Owns the Backyard?

Thunder Bay is built in the midst of some outstanding scenery. We are surrounded by trees, rivers and wildlife. But one man is worried that there might be a little too much wildlife, getting a little too close to family pets. Dr. Jack Remus says homeowners should be able to take matters into their own hands

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Oldest Black Bear


She may be the oldest black bear in the wild... ever. And Bear #56 lives right next door, in Minnesota. Karen Noyce is the Wildlife Biologist who checks in on the bear every winter.

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Wheelchair Accessability


The parents of a Thunder Bay girl with cerebral palsy are upset with the operators of a local restaurant. Patrick Rybar said the nine-year-old's wheelchair was not allowed in a section of the lunch bar at McKellar Confectionary.

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A Question of Attitude


One in four Canadians report low trust of Aboriginals, we look at a new survey of attitudes towards Aboriginal peoples by Canadian Race Relations Foundation


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NAN Women's Council


Dozens of women from First Nations across Ontario were in Thunder Bay this weekend. On their agenda " Exploring our Past, Present and Future: Supporting the Women of the Nation."


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Climate Change Forum

From climate change to shifting eco- systems. We'll hear from one of the guest speakers taking part in a special forum tonight in Thunder Bay. A forum that puts change at the forefront.
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Impact of Heavy Snows on Northern Owls

People are spotting northern boreal owls at their feeders. We'll hear how the tiny bird and other owl species are faring after a snowy winter.
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Clinics and Medical Records

From a sense of shock to a sense of satisfaction. How one Thunder Bay woman has been able to resolve the issue over the costs of getting her medical file. Then we'll hear about the challenges some medical clinics in the city face when it comes to the medical history of their patients.
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Office of the Privacy Commissioner on Medical Records

The office of the Information and Privacy Commisioner of Ontario, has been looking into the issue of fees and protection for our personal medical files.
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High Cost Health Records

Trying to get your medical records? One Thunder Bay woman says it could come at a high price. We'll hear her story, and response from the private company that stores the records.
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Bob Rae in Thunder Bay

Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is touring Thunder Bay and the region. We'll hear about his agenda, and about why he wants to be an advocate for aboriginal rights in the Ring of Fire.
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Poet Al Hunter

Cathy Alex chats with poet Al Hunter about his new book of poetry. It's called Beautiful Razor: Love Poems and Other Lies.
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Prison report

A new report shows Aboriginal people are vastly overreprented in Canada's prisons. The head of the John Howard society of Thunder Bay shares the message she hopes people will take away.
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Porchlift Woes

Trapped in her own home. We'll hear from a Dryden woman fighting for her daughter's right to mobility.
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Declawing of Cats

We'll hear from an animal rights activist about her campaign to ban the declawing of cats.
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Head Injuries in Amateur Sports

Facing off over body checking. A new study suggests parents, players and fans are looking for options to body contact in minor hockey. We'll take a look at what it could mean for the game in Thunder Bay and across northwestern Ontario.
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LU student sit-in

We find out what life is like for students who've been staging a sit-in outside the Lakehead University Administration offices. They're protesting a curriculum change at the new law school.
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LU student sit-in

We find out what life is like for students who've been staging a sit-in outside the Lakehead University Administration offices. They're protesting a curriculum change at the new law school.
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Elementary Teachers

Public elementary teachers will not be getting involved in extra curricular activities yet, even though their high school counterparts are. Mike Judge is with the Elementary Teachers Federation.
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Today's Fur Trapper

Becky Monk has passion for the land and the work she does. We meet a woman who makes her living as a trapper.


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Target Targeting Thunder Bay

Armine Yalnizyan is a serior economist with the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives. She has been watching Target's launch into Canada.


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Cataract Surgeries

Across the province, hospitals are doing fewer cataract surgeries. Here in Thunder Bay, the hospital is taking a one month break from performing the procedures. The group representing eye surgeons in Ontario says the trend is worrisome.
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