CBC Thunder BayListen Live, CBC Radio One Thunder Bay

April 2012 Archives

"You Know Me, I Ride a Bike"

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Safe Cycling Thunder Bay launched a new campaign today. One of the poster boys is CBC's own Ron Desmoulins, producer of Superior Morning. Here's his conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Ruling centre ice

The Thunder Bay Queens are in the playoffs at the Esso Cup. Voyage North host Cathy Alex checks in with the coach and the tournament's MVP in Charlottetown, PEI.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Cleaning up graffiti

The city of Thunder Bay is targeting graffiti, and it's asking for your help. The CBC's Matt Prokopchuk is following the story. He fills Voyage North host Cathy Alex in on the details.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Perseverance

Perseverance: Making a choice to make a difference. That's the theme of Margaret Wheatley's keynote address at Leadership Thunder Bay's first conference. Here's her conversation with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Self-reliance in Ottawa

Ryerson University political scientist Wayne Petrozzi weighs in on Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer's decision to step away from the NDP caucus and sit as an independent.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Going it alone

Bruce Hyer dropped a political bombshell in Ottawa today. The Thunder Bay-Superior North MP is quitting the NDP caucus. He explains his reasoning behind the decision in this chat with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Collateral Damage recognized

Thunder Bay's Scott Chisholm is receiving the Champion of Mental Health Award from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness. It's in recognition of his Collateral Damage Project, an initiative that gets people talking about the taboo subject of suicide.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Friend Me

How would you react if the kid who bullied you in high school now wanted to be your friend on Facebook? Thunder Bay's Susan Goldberg turned on her computer one day and confronted that very issue. But being a writer, she turned it into material. Here's her coversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Ignace High School wins unforgettable prize

Instead of worrying about buying decorations they'll be finding spots to park the limos. Prom night is usually one of the biggest events of the year for high schoolers. But Ignace High School's Brayden Moore and his peers used an online contest to make sure this year's prom night is a whole lot bigger.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

My Neighbour - Our Community

A small group of local seniors have taken their weekly book club in a very different direction. For more than two years, they've worked with the Lakehead Social Planning Council to produce a video called My Neighbour - Our Community. The video and accompanying resource book profiles five people in Thunder Bay who have struggled with poverty. John Palko is one of the seniors who started it all...

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Dudley Hewitt Cup

The clamour of sticks and skates will echo inside Fort William Gardens this week. That's where the Thunder Bay North Stars are hosting the Dudley Hewitt Cup. Voyage North host Cathy Alex gets the lowdown from tournament organizer Rob Monty and North Stars defenceman Tyler Osborne.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Winter's encore

Mother Nature serves up another chilly spring-time sucker punch with a burst of ice and snow blanketing Northwestern Ontario. The municpality of Greenstone and surrounding areas have been hardest hit by the storm. Voyage North host Cathy Alex gets a unique take on the unseasonable--but not unexpected--weather from Geraldton based farmer Jason Napper.


Download Flash Player to view this content.

Local Sea Cadet remembers Vimy Ridge

A vessel of sorrow, a crucible of courage, a hallmark of ingenuity, collaboration and resolve undertaken by men at arms in the cause of peace. That's how Governor General David Johnston described the Battle of Vimy Ridge while speaking at ceremonies marking the 95th anniversary of this major World War One battle. Trevor Kavalchuk has a new appreciation for the soldiers who fought and died in those French trenches. The 17-year old Sea Cadet from Thunder Bay was one of 4000 young Canadians taking part in the event at Vimy. Here's his coversation with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Throwing a Curve

Canadian rock icons Our Lady Peace are on tour promoting their latest album, called Curve. Voyage North's Cathy catches up up with OLP guitarist Steve Mazur before the band's Thunder Bay Show.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Think Pink

Public school students across Thunder Bay were in the pink Wednesday. They were celebrating the annual national Day of Pink. The ultimate goal of the day is to bring an end to bullying by helping kids break down stereotypes and understand the beauty of diversity. Voyage North host Cathy Alex spent the lunch hour at Hammarskjold High School. That's where she met Brandon Belisle, who's in Grade 12 and Kierston Potter. who's in Grade 11. They're both members of the school's Gay/Straight Alliance.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Subway saviour

He was just doing what his instincts told him to do, but that set him apart from the hundreds of other people in the crowded station. That's what Lakehead University student Nick Lounsbury realized after he rushed to the aid of a man who had thrown himself in front of a subway train in Toronto. Nick share's his story with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Bannock battle royale

Lakehead University's 10th annual Bannock Bakeoff got cooking this week. Bannock maestros tried to take top prize with some unusual recipies that wouldn't seem out of place on a dessert menu. Voyage North's Josh Lynn got a taste of the action.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

If I had a million dollars...

56-year old Louis Chicoski was thinking it was almost time to retire from Resolute Forest Products. But now the Thunder Bay man is giving the idea some serious consideration. Chicoski and his wife Joanne are the winners of $50-million Lotto Max grand prize. Emotions run high in their chat with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

The gift of finely crafted seating

Some students in the Construction Technology Class at Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute have been working hard on a very special project this spring. They built six large benches that will be used by younger students at Nor'wester View Public School. Voyage North's Josh Lynn inspects the finished products.

Download Flash Player to view this content.