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February 2012 Archives

Thunder Bay's Mini Science Festival


Is green energy the new gold? What about spinning straw into gold? And have you ever heard about the alchemy of miracle berries? You can learn more about about all these subjects during Thunder Bay's Mini Science Festival. It's being put on by Science North in the city. It's happening this week and it offers something for adults and families.


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Next steps for Sandy Lake after school fire

A fire at Sandy Lake's school has put nearly 400 kids out of school indefinitely. Sandy Lake's Chief Adam Fiddler talks to Voyage North's Cathy Alex about what's next for the community.

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Selling crime prevention

Tom Moher--an executive with Mac's Convenience Stores--says retailers, police and communities all have to work together to stop robberies from happening. Here's his conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.


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OxyContin phase-out raises concerns

OxyContin abuse has had a devastating effect on communities across the country.
The company that makes the drug will soon stop manufacturing it in Canada.
It's being replaced with a new formulation that's harder to misuse.
Claudette Chase is a family physician in Eeabmatoong First Nation .
She's also a medical director for the Sioux Lookout Health Authority.
Everyday, Dr. Chase sees people who are Oxy dependent and she has concerns about the change.


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Arts Fiesta

Hundreds of elementary school students from across the city attended the annual Arts Fiesta at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Every year kids create performances and artwork to share with their peers.
And Voyage North's Josh Lynn was on hand to see what these youthful imaginations came up with.

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The Circulation of Fluids

"The Circulation of Fluids" is a sound sculpture created by Montreal based artists Catherine B├ęchard and Sabin Hudon. The stark white collection of poles and speaker cones are affixed with sensors that trigger sounds whenever the piece is approached. Voyage North's Josh Lynn had a chance to talk to the sculpture's creators and hear it in action.

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What's a Physician Assistant?

Britton Sprules wanted to care for people, so she became a Physician Assistant. Here's her conversation about the emerging profession with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.

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Escape to Reality in the Garden

Mark Cullen is often called Canada's best known gardener. Here's his conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.


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The Men's Club

It's got many of the trappings of a regular spa like relaxing music and special treatments that make your skin glow. But The Men's Club has some unique twists intended to make the spa-world more inviting for men. Elizabeth Lepere owns the Men's Club. She gives Josh Lynn a tour.

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Hockey Day in Canada comes to Thunder Bay

Director of Sports for CBC Television Joel Darling talks to Cathy Alex about Hockey Day in Canada.

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Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder discusses touring Northwestern Ontario, songwriting and musical collaboration with Cathy Alex.

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Cop's eye view

The frustration of not being able to help. Emergency services in Thunder Bay are being called repeatedly to deal with intoxicated people setting bonfires in parts of the city. Inspector Alan McKenzie is the commander of the Uniform Branch of the Thunder Bay Police Service. He shares his perspective on the problem with Cathy Alex.

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