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January 2012 Archives

The Syringa Tree

Olivia Olsen plays over 20 characters in Magnus Theatre's production of the Syringa Tree. Here's her conversation with Cathy Alex.

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Thunder Bay's guitar doctor

Gerry Zeleny is one of the go-to guys in the northwest when it comes to fixing up guitars. Gord Ellis dropped in on Gerry to see how he was coming on a special project and to learn some of the tricks of his trade.

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Thunder Bay woman honoured for 50 years of volunteer work

Catherine Colqhhoun is in Toronto to receive the Award of Ontario, in a special ceremony at Queen's Park. She's being honoured for her 50 years of volunteer work with the city's Symphony. Catherine Colquhoun joined Cathy Alex in the studio, just before boarding her flight Wednesday afternoon.

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Nick Sherman talks about his new album

Nick Sherman talks to Cathy Alex about his new album "Drag Your Words Through".

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Greenstone says goodbye

Michael Power was a fixture in Northwestern Ontario politics for decades. He served as the mayor of Geraldton (and later Greenstone) for close to 30 years - on and off. Renald Beauliu is Greenstone's current mayor; he talks to Cathy Alex about Michael Power's legacy.

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North Spirit Lake Chief visits crash site

The community of North Spirit Lake is struggling to get back to day-to-day life after a fatal plane crash in the remote community last week. Four people were killed when a plane slammed into the frozen lake, within sight of the runway. Chief Rita Thompson took the CBC's Jody Porter to the crash site.

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Playing Possum

A possum has been hanging around the backyard of a man from Lake Helen First Nation. Rob Swainson is a biologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Nipigon. He talks to Cathy Alex about how a critter so uncommon in the region might have made it here.

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Thunder Bay film festival needs new home

After this year, the North of Superior Film Association needs to find a new home for it's film festival because Silver City Cinemas will no longer host the event. Cathy Alex talks to NOSFA President Marty Mascarin to find out what this means for movie buffs.

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Printmaker Brian Holden

Cathy Alex caught up with printmaker Brian Holden to talk about his new exhibit "Wilderness" at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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Marina Nemat talks Canada Reads

The "True Stories" edition of Canada Reads is just a few weeks away.
Marina Nemat's memoir "Prisoner of Tehran" is one of the five books being championed.
At the age of 16, Marina was arrested on trumped-up charges and imprisoned in Iran's most notorious prison. "Prisoner of Tehran" relates her experiences.

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Mac's Mart employee speaks out

Larry Larivee is Mac's employee who had a knife held to his throat during a robbery last month. He spoke to reporters today about a letter he received from the company in the wake of the robbery.


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Killin' it! with Paul Crik

Paul Crik is a philosopher, satirist, and most importantly, he's the keeper of "killin' it!". Jordan Lester spoke to Paul about how we can "kill it" in 2012. Hilarity ensues. Here's part of their conversation.

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Ocean City Defender

Thunder Bay electro-pop act Ocean City Defender has a new album out. It's called "the Golden Hour". Ken Merkley of the group dropped by the studio to chat with Jordan Lester. here's some of their conversation.

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A micro-brewery for Thunder Bay

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company co-founder Kerry Berlinquette has good news for beer drinkers in Thunder Bay. Here's part of her conversation with Jordan Lester.
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