September 2012 Archives
Friday September 28, 2012
Create the fun, the results will come. That's the advice of the Chief Monster Slayer, when it comes to getting kids to practise their music - be it piano, violin or guitar. We hear about Calming the Monster, an interactive workshop for music teachers, students and parents, happening this weekend in Thunder Bay.
Thursday September 27, 2012
It's almost an unimaginable sum: 136 billion dollars. According to a new study, that's how much money stands to be made from nine mining operations planned in this region. The study also identifies some key hurdles to getting that money out of the ground. The CBC's Jody Porter fills us in on the details.
Thursday September 27, 2012
In Thunder Bay this weekend as part of Culture Days a you can learn Ukrainian dancing in 90 minutes. Voyage North's Josh Lynn tries to do it in five. It doesn't go so well.
Wednesday September 26, 2012
Ross Brewitt has been around the NHL for over 40 years. Now the former Thunder Bay resident is putting all that inside knowledge to use, in his first novel. Brewitt is launching the book tomorrow night at Chapters. But he dropped the puck on this story today on Voyage North.
Tuesday September 25, 2012
A Thunder Bay man who fought off a bear that was mauling a co-worker received a citation for bravery today. Daniel Morrison came to the aid of a fellow Ministry of Natural Resources employee in a remote area near Armstrong last October.
Here is Morrison's story.
Friday September 21, 2012
'"The inescapable burden of the immigrant is forever to be pulled between two worlds"
Those words are written across one of the pieces in a new exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. It's called Immigrant, and it's by southwestern Ontario artist Rosemary Sloot. She was born in Simcoe, just two months after her family moved to Canada from Holland. Her work blends her family's experience with what is shared by all immigrants : the mix of fear, and hope, and the need to leave behind some traditions, and embrace others.
Rosemary Sloot speaks about her collection tonight (fri) at the Gallery. But first she spoke with host Cathy Alex.
Friday September 21, 2012
This week started with a human rights complaint being filed against Thunder Bay police. It's ending with the police services board issuing an open letter in response to that complaint.
All of this was prompted by an email mistakenly sent out by police earlier this month. It appeared to be making a joke of the murder of an Ojibway man.
First Nations leaders wanted a police investigation into whether the joke implied there was racism on the police service. The police chief, and mayor Keith Hobbs as a member of the police services board, denied there were any racist overtones. First Nations say they were compelled to file the human rights complaint to find out.
This afternoon, chair of the police services board issued an open letter to media about the email. It apologizes for the hurt it caused, but does not mention race.
The CBC's Jody Porter asked board chair Joe Virdiramo about the purpose of the letter.
Friday September 21, 2012
Reading, writing and raising root vegetables!!That's what children at a number of schools in Thunder Bay are doing. On Saturday Sept 22 2012, thanks to the Healthy Eating Makes The Grade Coalition, you can visit 5 different school gardens in the city, and see what's growing in each of them. Jennifer Lailey is one of the people helping to organize this first-ever school garden tour. She also co-ordinates the garden at Agnew Johnston Elementary in Thunder Bay. Host Cathy Alex met up with her there, and asked her to describe the school's vegetable patch.
Thursday September 20, 2012
Two northern ontario MPs, two different opinions as to whether or not it's okay for a corporate giant to buy you a plane ticket. We hear from Bruce Hyer and Charlie Angus.
Wednesday September 19, 2012
Thunder Bay curler Al Hackner has two Brier and World Championships under his belt. He even has a shot named after him: the Hackner Double. Now Hackner is tackling a new challenge, he's joining the coaching staff on the U-S National Curling Team. Here's his conversation with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.
Tuesday September 18, 2012
Earlier this month Thunder Bay police mistakenly sent out a news release about the death of a First Nations man. The release was a 'spoof', not meant to be publically shared and was quickly retracted.
But some people raised concerns that the apparent light-hearted treatment of the death of a First Nations man amounted to racism. Today those concerns became an official human rights complaint against the police, and against Thunder Bay's mayor.
The CBC's Jody Porter joins Voyage North host Cathy Alex with the details.
Monday September 17, 2012
A Thunder Bay biotech company has laid off 8 people. Voyage North's Cathy Alex talks to Mayor Keith Hobbs about the cuts at Mitomics, and what this means for the city's future as a research and development centre.
Friday September 14, 2012
Thunder Bay's ROTFL is playing at Croc's tonight. The cover band brings the glitzy pop group LMFAO's music to life with an elaborate stage show complete with costumes, special effects and some mean dance moves. Here's the pair of gentlemen behind ROTFL, explaining how their act came together.
Thursday September 13, 2012
There have been four cases of laboratory-confirmed whooping cough, also known as pertussis, since August in the district of Thunder Bay. Public health officials are urging people to make sure their whooping cough vaccine is up to date. Darlene Binette manages infectious disease programs for the District Health Unit. She spoke with host Cathy Alex.
Wednesday September 12, 2012
The hotelier at Prince Arthur's Landing was announced today. and many in the community wanted to know about the holdups in making that announcement. We hear from the developer behind the project.
Tuesday September 11, 2012
Jennifer Bean-Anderson lives on the outskirts of Thunder Bay on King Road. Last night she and her 11 year old daughter had an unexpected visitor show up for dinner. A bear tried to climb in her window while she was cooking. She tells her story to Voyage North's Josh Lynn.
Monday September 10, 2012
In a special report this week, CBC Thunder Bay is asking what has changed since the days of residential school? The series is called: Dying for an Education and today, we have an artist's answer to that question.
Roy Kakegamic lives in Sandy Lake. About 20 years ago he was a student at Trent University in Peterborough. That's when he first heard the story of Charlie Wenjack, a little boy from this area who died while running away from residential school in Kenora
It's a story the CBC's Jody Porter is re-visiting today. She joins Voyage North host Cathy Alex with more about Charlie, from an artist's perspective.
Friday September 7, 2012
CBC Radio host Shelagh Rogers is in Thunder Bay today. She's been participating in Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey, the 4-day conference in the city examining the residential school experiences. She tells us what brought her to the event, and what it means to her to be a part of it.
Thursday September 6, 2012
Barry Horrobin has a habit of looking at the forest and the trees.
He's the director of planning and physical resources for the Windsor Police Service. That means he spends his days figuring out what factors in the urban environment either contribute to criminal activity, or conversely, might make a neighbourhood safer.
Horrobin is in Thunder Bay today to teach officers here about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
Thursday September 6, 2012
For his teachers college placement, Daniel Laughton taught physics at Churchill High School in Thunder Bay. While he was there, he discovered many of his students seemed more interested in their Xboxes and Playstations than Sir Issac Newton.
So to keep his class engaged, he started coming up with examples based on video games. It ended up leading to a much larger project. Laughton created an e-book, exploring the physics of video games.
Wednesday September 5, 2012
How can you safely shut down a large, out of control party? It's a question police in Thunder Bay had to grapple with this past weekend. But it's an issue for police forces all across the province. We find out how officers are learning to deal with this growing problem.
Tuesday September 4, 2012
Late Friday night Thunder Bay Police responded to a call about a large number of vehicles parked on the outskirts of the city. When they arrived, they discovered a huge party already well underway. In the end, it took more than two dozen police officers several hours to get things under control. Constable Julie Tilbury is with the Thunder Bay Police Service. She tells Voyage North host Cathy Alex what happened.
- October 2012
- Wed., 31 – Dracula's castle
- Tue., 30 – Stranded by Sandy
- Mon., 29 – HMS Bounty
- Thu., 25 – Kwae Kii Win
- Wed., 24 – Thunder Bay becoming less multilingual
- Tue., 23 – Another voice
- Mon., 22 – The big 150
- Fri., 19 – A divisive issue
- Thu., 18 – House explosion
- Wed., 17 – Quality Market closure impact
- Wed., 17 – Coming attractions
- Tue., 16 – From paperwork to page turner
- Mon., 15 – It's not whether you win or lose
- Mon., 15 – Laughter is the best medicine
- Thu., 11 – Dr. Mom in smalltown
- Wed., 10 – The results are in
- Tue., 9 – Pharmacists will offer more services
- Fri., 5 – Talking Windsor/Picton/Blucher
- Thu., 4 – One year later
- Tue., 2 – Ontario Ranger cuts
- Tue., 2 – Brandon versus Evergreen
- Mon., 1 – Geraldton Arrest
- 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