March 2012 Archives
Friday March 30, 2012
Examining coaching through an aboriginal lens is the focus of a special Lakehead Public School Board workshop held recently in Thunder Bay. Rod Jacobs led the workshop. Jacobs is with the Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario. Here's his conversation with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.
Friday March 30, 2012
Thunder Bay jazz musician Robin Ranger has just released his second CD. It's full of lush, rich arrangements that will have you slowly snapping your fingers. Here's his chat with Cathy Alex.
Thursday March 29, 2012
Learning the basics of every sport means picking up skills like running, jumping and throwing a ball. Colin Pybus is with Physical Health & Education Canada. In his conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex, Pybus explains why physical literacy is important and how he's helping teachers in Thunder Bay foster it in their students.
Thursday March 29, 2012
Tree lined streets aren't just about good looks. Voyage North's Cathy Alex talks to City Forester Shelly Vesico about the practical benefits of Thunder Bay's urban forest and how a pair of open houses happening this week can help you learn more about the city's plans to manage this living resource.
Wednesday March 28, 2012
Twit Lit success! Voyage North's Cathy Alex checks in with Pamela Coles. She's the Toronto writer who used a 24-hour tweet-a-thon to craft a short story over the weekend. Coles was hoping people in Thunder Bay would join in, since none other than famed author Margaret Atwood had suggested she set the story in this city.
Friday March 23, 2012
Toronto writer Pamela Coles is crafting a short-story entirely on Twitter in just 24-hours. But she really needs help from people here in Thunder Bay, because Margaret Atwood told her to set her story in this city! Coles fills in Voyage North's Cathy Alex in on all the details.
Friday March 23, 2012
Thunder Bay filmmaker Damien Gilbert talks to Voyage North's Cathy Alex about his newest action sports epic The D-Man Project. Parts of the movie might make you cringe, but Gilbert hopes you'll be entertianed as well. Here's his coversation with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.
Tuesday March 20, 2012
In less than a week, the ice on Lac Des Milles Lacs has gone from safe and thick, to dangerous and thin. It's creating a real problem as the frozen lake is the platform for several hundred ice fishing shacks.
Over the past few days, a small group of people have been pulling the shacks off the lake. Archie Hoogsteen owns Sugar Shack rentals and Gary McCourt runs a private access point and shack storage area on Sawmill Bay.They've been helping to clear the lake.
Here's their conversation with the CBC's Gord Ellis.
Monday March 19, 2012
The 5 members of Thunder Bay's "Poor Young Things" packed up their bags and headed to Toronto, where they didn't know a soul.
Inside of a year, the band has cut their first album and signed a record deal.
Voyage North's Cathy Alex catches up with the band while the'yre back in town to play a show.
Thursday March 15, 2012
Voyage North's Josh Lynn talks to some of the people behind a new program that aims to make bike racks a more common sight in Thunder Bay and some of the artists who want to decorate them.
Wednesday March 14, 2012
A Thunder Bay business owner has taken to the web after a weekend break-in. Angelo Petta owns the Urban Boutique, a clothing store located on Memorial Avenue just across from Intercity Mall. Thieves smashed a glass door there late Friday night, and Petta says they made off with around 3,000 dollars worth of goods. In addition to reporting the crime to police, Petta has taken the unusual step of posting security camera footage of the incident online. Here's his conversation with Voyage North's Josh Lynn.
Monday March 12, 2012
Developing Thunder Bay's waterfront again, and again and again. We look back 150 years to the first clash between industrial and recreational use of the Lake Superior shoreline. Voyage North's Cathy Alex talks to Scott Hamilton, a Lakehead University professor who's giving a presentation on the topic Tuesday night.
Friday March 9, 2012
Today, the Drug Strategy Panel unveiled what it considers to be the 21 most important priorities. Patty Hajdu co-ordinates the panel. She joins Voyage North host Cathy Alex to fill us in on what the group is focussing on.
Thursday March 8, 2012
Point North is making it's debut performance on Saturday night at Black Pirates Pub. Though the band is new, the musicians have been part of the Thunder Bay music scene for a long time. Voyage North host Cathy Alex talks to Shawn Hartviksen and Mike Armenti.
Wednesday March 7, 2012
More forest fires, disappearing winter roads? On the heels of a new report from his office, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner weighs in on what climate change means for Northwestern Ontario.
Monday March 5, 2012
Jacklyn Spithoff is the winner of this year's Post Media Canspell Chronicle-Journal Spelling Bee here in Thunder Bay. Voyage North's Cathy Alex chats with the Grade 7 student from Crestview Public School, and her mom Cathie.
Monday March 5, 2012
A Socialist movement which does not attract the women cannot live". 100 years ago, Finnish immigrants to Thunder Bay were so moved by that sentiment they turned their sewing circles into political gatherings.. Cathy Alex talks to Samira Saramo, a writer who's looking at this chapter of our city's history.
Monday March 5, 2012
Jann Arden talks to Voyage North's Cathy Alex about her new album Uncover Me 2.
Thursday March 1, 2012
And then there were four. The Lakehead University men's basketball team is packing its bags and heading to Waterloo for the Wilson Cup Final Four tournament this weekend... Voyage North's Cathy Alex checks in with head coach Scott Morrison.
- July 2012
- Thu., 26 – Interwoven Roots
- Tue., 24 – Police chief talks crime stats
- Mon., 23 – Under construction
- Fri., 20 – A Century of Sisu
- Fri., 20 – Greenbank Returns
- Thu., 19 – Wax or Music?
- Thu., 19 – Itchy Swimmers Want to Know
- Thu., 19 – One in a Thousand
- Thu., 19 – Pole Walk Thunder Bay
- Wed., 18 – Pioneer Camp Rocks!
- Tue., 17 – AFN Leadership Advice
- Tue., 17 – In Defense of Local Food
- Tue., 17 – The Road Well Travelled
- Tue., 17 – Clean Diving
- Fri., 13 – New LU Students get an EDGE
- Thu., 12 – Burgers for Beagles
- Thu., 12 – Music for the Masses 2012 unveiled
- Wed., 11 – The Colour of Ambition
- Tue., 10 – Music for the Masses 2012 unveiled
- Mon., 9 – Thunder Bay Blues Festival 2012 Wrap-up
- Fri., 6 – Eagle vs. Sparrow
- Fri., 6 – MonkeyJunk
- Thu., 5 – Terrace Bay mill buyer
- Wed., 4 – Elizabeth McWeeny
- Tue., 3 – Parental custody across borders
- Tue., 3 – Playhouse challenge
- June 2012
- Fri., 29 – Tornado Medical Systems closure
- Thu., 28 – Getting up to speed
- Thu., 28 – Margie Taylor book launch
- Thu., 28 – Elsie Macgill
- Tue., 26 – Past due?
- Mon., 25 – Building a relationship
- Fri., 22 – Safe cycling for adults
- Fri., 22 – Movies return to Dryden
- Fri., 22 – Celebrating 25 years as a Lutheran Pastor
- Thu., 21 – National Aboriginal Day
- Wed., 20 – Flooding in Duluth
- Mon., 18 – Eye on the sky
- Fri., 15 – Greenbank Trio
- Thu., 14 – Sleeping Giant Brewing Company
- Thu., 14 – Sticker shock
- Wed., 13 – Changing the discussion...
- Wed., 13 – Kim Churchill
- Tue., 12 – Zoe Whittall
- Mon., 11 – Breathing new life into balloon animals...
- Mon., 11 – Building a living, green, roof
- Fri., 1 – Coordinating flood assistance
- May 2012
- Thu., 31 – State of emergency day four
- Thu., 31 – Volunteers help East End flood victims
- Wed., 30 – Down the drain
- Tue., 29 – From Down Under to the Lakehead
- Mon., 28 – The big pump-out
- Fri., 25 – Dorothy Chambers celebrates her 90th
- Thu., 24 – Whalen Building has rich history
- Wed., 23 – Creating a positive workplace
- Tue., 22 – Teens plea guilty
- Tue., 22 – Garnet Rogers
- Fri., 18 – Experimental Lakes Area funding cut
- Fri., 18 – Walk on the wild side
- Fri., 18 – Forest of Reading
- Thu., 17 – New developments in restaurant outbreak
- Wed., 16 – More than just rocks
- Wed., 16 – A hot story....
- Tue., 15 – The ghost of meetings past...
- Mon., 14 – "They're going to have to kill me..."
- Mon., 14 – Sasquatch likely done with politics
- Fri., 11 – Biwaase'aa out of funding
- Thu., 10 – Environmental assessment changes
- Thu., 10 – Claire Tacon and Jamella Hagen
- Wed., 9 – Cliffs VP explains decision
- Tue., 8 – Wilderness Quest
- Mon., 7 – Math and art
- Fri., 4 – Rock the Park!!!
- Fri., 4 – Screening for skin cancer
- Thu., 3 – Mac's Mural
- Wed., 2 – Folklore Festival
- Tue., 1 – Municipal Golf Course
- April 2012
- Mon., 30 – "You Know Me, I Ride a Bike"
- Fri., 27 – Ruling centre ice
- Thu., 26 – Cleaning up graffiti
- Wed., 25 – Perseverance
- Tue., 24 – Self-reliance in Ottawa
- Mon., 23 – Going it alone
- Mon., 23 – Collateral Damage recognized
- Fri., 20 – Friend Me
- Thu., 19 – Ignace High School wins unforgettable prize
- Wed., 18 – My Neighbour - Our Community
- Tue., 17 – Dudley Hewitt Cup
- Mon., 16 – Winter's encore
- Mon., 16 – Local Sea Cadet remembers Vimy Ridge
- Fri., 13 – Throwing a Curve
- Thu., 12 – Think Pink
- Wed., 4 – Subway saviour
- Tue., 3 – Bannock battle royale
- Mon., 2 – If I had a million dollars...
- Mon., 2 – The gift of finely crafted seating
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – An aborginal approach to coaching
- Fri., 30 – The View from the Seventh Sky
- Thu., 29 – Reading, writing and... running?
- Thu., 29 – Exploring Thunder Bay's urban forest
- Wed., 28 – The #story continues....
- Fri., 23 – This might hurt a little bit ...
- Tue., 20 – On thin ice
- Mon., 19 – Poor Young Things
- Thu., 15 – Bike Racks for Business
- Mon., 12 – Lake Superior Through the Ages
- Fri., 9 – Thunder Bay Drug Strategy priorities
- Thu., 8 – Point North
- Wed., 7 – Climate change in the north
- Mon., 5 – The sweet spell of success
- Mon., 5 – Labouring Finns
- Mon., 5 – Uncovering the real Jann Arden
- Thu., 1 – Wilson Cup Final Four
- February 2012
- Wed., 29 – Thunder Bay's Mini Science Festival
- Thu., 23 – Next steps for Sandy Lake after school fire
- Wed., 22 – Selling crime prevention
- Mon., 20 – OxyContin phase-out raises concerns
- Fri., 17 – Arts Fiesta
- Tue., 14 – The Circulation of Fluids
- Fri., 10 – What's a Physician Assistant?
- Wed., 8 – Escape to Reality in the Garden
- Mon., 6 – The Men's Club
- Fri., 3 – Serena Ryder
- Thu., 2 – Cop's eye view
- January 2012
- Tue., 31 – The Syringa Tree
- Fri., 27 – Thunder Bay's guitar doctor
- Mon., 23 – Nick Sherman talks about his new album
- Fri., 20 – Greenstone says goodbye
- Fri., 20 – North Spirit Lake Chief visits crash site
- Wed., 18 – Playing Possum
- Fri., 13 – Thunder Bay film festival needs new home
- Thu., 12 – Printmaker Brian Holden
- Wed., 11 – Marina Nemat talks Canada Reads
- Mon., 9 – Mac's Mart employee speaks out
- Fri., 6 – Killin' it! with Paul Crik
- Fri., 6 – Ocean City Defender
- Tue., 3 – A micro-brewery for Thunder Bay
- December 2011
- November 2011
- Wed., 30 – Tom Hargadon bids farewell to $600 moustache
- Tue., 29 – Dr. Jonathan Balcombe talks animal pleasure
- Fri., 25 – Tracing the Columbia
- Thu., 24 – 4-time Gold Medalist Robbi Wheldon
- Mon., 21 – A conversation with Randy Bachman
- Mon., 21 – Lakehead University gets an equestrian team
- Wed., 9 – Thunder Bay immigration forum
- Mon., 7 – Dr. Kristofer Helgen
- Tue., 1 – Matthew Good
- October 2011
- September 2011