April 2012 Archives
Monday April 30, 2012
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.
Friday April 27, 2012
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.
Thursday April 26, 2012
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.
Wednesday April 25, 2012
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.
Tuesday April 24, 2012
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.
Monday April 23, 2012
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.
Monday April 23, 2012
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.
Friday April 20, 2012
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.
Thursday April 19, 2012
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.
Wednesday April 18, 2012
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...
Tuesday April 17, 2012
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.
Monday April 16, 2012
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.
Monday April 16, 2012
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.
Friday April 13, 2012
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.
Thursday April 12, 2012
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.
Wednesday April 4, 2012
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.
Tuesday April 3, 2012
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.
Monday April 2, 2012
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.
Monday April 2, 2012
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.
- 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