August 2012 Archives
Friday August 31, 2012
The Ontario government has released details of a think tank it says will give the north a stronger voice in policy making. The CBC's Matt Prokopchuk fills us in on what various stakeholders say about that.
Thursday August 30, 2012
Nishnawbe Aski Nation's 3rd annual food symposium wrapped up today at the Nor'Wester Hotel in Thunder Bay. The participants celebrated with a special traditional lunch made entirely with food from Northwestern Ontario.
Voyage North's Josh Lynn was there milling about.
Wednesday August 29, 2012
Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile will soon be serving the Thunder Bay market.
The partner companies are scheduled to open retail locations in the city at the beginning of October.
That's when Thunder Bay residents will be able to sign up for local cellular service.
Bell held a job fair this afternoon, at Intercity... it's looking to hire between 15 and 20 people for the two stores.
Eric Faucher is Bell Mobility's Northern Ontario Retail Operational Manager.
Here's what he had to say today about the plans for Thunder Bay, for the record.
Tuesday August 28, 2012
Negotiate, don't legislate.
That was the message from members of Thunder Bay teacher's unions today.
About 250 people attended a noon-hour rally at Mini-Queens Park on James Street.
They were protesting a proposed bill that would freeze teacher's wages, prevent strikes and cut sick days.
The CBC's Jen Keiller was at the rally. She spoke with Linda Poulin, a grade 8 teacher from Vance Chapman Public School.
Monday August 27, 2012
A delegation from Thunder Bay says the city will benefit from its trip to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario convention last week. Mayor Keith Hobbs chats with Voyage North guest host Gord Ellis about what he took away from the trip.
Friday August 24, 2012
Kenora's stolen 1907 Stanley Cup banner has been located by police. We hear from the OPP about the investigation into the theft and Kenora's Mayor Dave Canfield tells Voyage North guest host Heather McLoed about what the banner's return means.
Thursday August 23, 2012
Confederation College plans to house Ontario's first hands-on learning facility devoted to bio-energy. It's going to be called the Bio-Energy Learning and Research Centre. The province announced nearly a half million dollars for the project today. Jim Madder is Confederation College's President.
Wednesday August 22, 2012
The city of Kenora has lost a treasured piece of history.
The 1907 Kenora Thistles Stanley Cup banner was stolen over the weekend.
Police are investigating the theft. Rod Mckay is Kenora's Deputy Mayor.
He talks to voyage North's Heather McLeod about how people there are feeling.
Tuesday August 21, 2012
The Thunder Bay Roller Derby League's last match of the season is this weekend, and the Babes of Thunder will face Duluth's Harbor City Roller Dames in a no holds barred, cross border grudge match. VN guest host Heather McLeod gets the details from league member Julie Harmer (A.K.A. Juana Piece).
Monday August 20, 2012
In just a few short weeks, the city of Thunder Bay will open its first ever bow hunt for deer, within city limits.
With the hunt only a few weeks away, the push is on to make sure all bowhunters know the rules and regulations regarding the hunt.
Our city hall reporter, Jeff Walters joins Voyage North guest host Heather McLeod in the studio to explain the rules of the hunt.
Monday August 20, 2012
Thunder Bay hosted its first Run for Epilepsy yesterday. The event started when Trevor Lewis and his daughter Katie came up with what they thought was a little idea a couple of years ago. VN's Heather McLeod called up Trevor Lewis to find out how it went.
Friday August 17, 2012
Drag out your Hawaiian shirts and grab a beach towel. Wax Philosophic are throwing their 4th annual Beach Party in Thunder Bay tonight.
Jarret Schilke is also known as Reach. He's one of the group's emcees. Here's his conversation with Voyage North guest host Heather McLeod (during which he improvises a beach themed freestyle).
Thursday August 16, 2012
Nancy Hutchison was the first woman ever to work at the Red Lake mine. Now she's part of a new provincial task force on work place safety. Heather McLeod chats with Nancy Hutchison about her remarkable career journey on Voyage North.
Wednesday August 15, 2012
Thunder Bay Rib Fest patrons will have some company on August 24th. A zombie walk is scheduled to take place that afternoon. It's a chance for people to stumble around in full makeup, and give their best impression of the popular movie monsters.
If you don't know where to start when it comes to zombifying yourself, Scotia Waddell is here to help. She's hosting a professional zombie makeup workshop tonight.
But first she spoke with Heather McLeod on Voyage North.
Tuesday August 14, 2012
Tiff Ginn and Bill Poss live in their RV, fuel it with cooking oil, and are touring through Northwestern Ontario playing music with Fred Eaglesmith. Here's their conversation with Voyage North's Heather McLeod.
Monday August 13, 2012
Mary Lou Kelley is a professor at Lakehead University. She's being honoured with a Citizen of Exceptional Achievement award at tonight's city council meeting. It's for her work studying aging and end of life care.
Here's her conversation with the CBC's Heather McLeod.
Friday August 10, 2012
Classic Roots (also known as Joshua Deperry) is a musician and DJ. He's a regular fixture in Thunder Bay night clubs, and this weekend he's releasing his first CD. He stopped by the studio to chat with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.
Thursday August 9, 2012
A bronze for Canada in women's soccer could lead to some golden opportunities for female players in Thunder Bay. We hear from Alaine Auger, a board member with the city's Women's Soccer Club. She tells Voyage North's Cathy Alex what today's win in England means for the sport here at home.
Thursday August 9, 2012
Ojibwe Landscapes is a piece of music, with a special connection to Thunder Bay.
Its composer Brian Hubelit is from the city and it's about several well known sites in the region.
The music has some more traditional elements like a horn, a choir and a tympani drum.
But it also includes some musically tuned rocks straight from Lake Superior's shore.
A performance of Ojibwe Landscapes is happening at St. Paul's United Church tonight, with Susan Marrier conducting.
Here's her conversation with Cathy Alex.
Wednesday August 8, 2012
Thunder Bay's Shelter House is putting out the welcome mat for a new executive director. It was announced this afternoon that Patti Hajdu will be taking over the top job at the 24-hour emergency housing facility. It means she's leaving her position as the coordinator of the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy. Patti Hajdu joins Voyage North's Cathy Alex in the studio.
Wednesday August 8, 2012
We'll meet Carter McEachern of Thunder Bay. The 18-year old shortstop is moving to Texas this month to go attend university on a baseball scholarship. Here's his conversation with VN's Cathy Alex.
Tuesday August 7, 2012
Summer is always a tough time for food banks. But this year the situation is worse than ever. Donations are slow to trickle in as demand continues to rise. Volker Kromm is the executive director of the Regional Food Distribution Association in Thunder Bay. Here's his conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.
Friday August 3, 2012
Ontario's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs visited the mercury-ravaged community of Grassy Narrows this week.
In the 1970s, Dryden Chemicals began dumping mercury into the Wabigoon River, contaminating the water and the fish. Today, the neurological effects of that poisoning are widespread throughout the community.
Voyage North host Cathy Alex speaks with Kathleen Wynne about what she saw and what the government can do.
Friday August 3, 2012
We find out more about the Darryl "Penasi" Fox Fifth Annual Memorial Golf Classic, happening today in Thunder Bay. Charles Fox is Darryl's dad, Meladina Hardy-Fox is his stepmom.
They stopped by the station earlier today. Voyage North's Cathy Alex begins by asking Fox, the former Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, to to tell her about his son.
Thursday August 2, 2012
Cool night air, flickering flames, some marshmallows and of course, a good story. We hear about a new book from Thunder Bay author Shannon Robertson. It's called Campfire Stories of Northwestern Ontario. Voyage North's Cathy Alex chats with the author, and her son, Eric, who illustrated the book.
Wednesday August 1, 2012
Today the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and the Canadian Autoworkers Union released a blueprint that could form the foundation of the country's largest-ever industrial union. Each has hundreds of members in the northwest. Dave Coles is the national president of the CEP. Voyage North's Cathy Alex reached him in Toronto.
- September 2012
- Fri., 28 – Calming the Monster
- Thu., 27 – Mining study
- Thu., 27 – Ukrainian dancing in just 90 minutes
- Wed., 26 – Just Another Hat Trick
- Tue., 25 – Thunder Bay man fought off bear with knife
- Fri., 21 – Immigrant
- Fri., 21 – School Garden Tour in Thunder Bay
- Thu., 20 – A difference in opinion
- Wed., 19 – Al Hackner
- Tue., 18 – Human rights complaint
- Mon., 17 – Mitomics layoffs
- Fri., 14 – ROTFL
- Thu., 13 – Whooping Cough in Thunder Bay
- Wed., 12 – Hotel announcement
- Tue., 11 – Guess who's coming to dinner...
- Mon., 10 – Dying for an Education
- Fri., 7 – Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey
- Thu., 6 – Preventing crime through design
- Thu., 6 – The Physics of Video Games
- Wed., 5 – Party's over
- Tue., 4 – Out of control party
- August 2012
- Fri., 31 – Northern Policy Institute
- Thu., 30 – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Food Symposium
- Tue., 28 – Teachers rally
- Mon., 27 – AMO Convention
- Thu., 23 – Bio-Energy Learning and Research Centre
- Mon., 20 – Thunder Bay deer hunt safety
- Mon., 20 – Run for Epilepsy
- Fri., 17 – Wax Philosophic Beach Party
- Thu., 16 – Nancy Hutchison
- Wed., 15 – Zombie makeup tips
- Tue., 14 – Tiff Ginn and Bill Poss
- Mon., 13 – Palliative care researcher honoured by city
- Fri., 10 – Classic Roots
- Thu., 9 – Real rock music
- Wed., 8 – From the hockey rink to the ball diamond
- Thu., 2 – Campfire Stories of Northwestern Ontario
- July 2012
- Mon., 30 – After the Flood, The need continues...
- Fri., 27 – Have poles, will travel...
- Thu., 26 – Interwoven Roots
- Thu., 26 – War of 1812 redux...
- Tue., 24 – Police chief talks crime stats
- Mon., 23 – Under construction
- Mon., 23 – Superior Outdoors Magazine 5th anniversary
- 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