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February 2013 Archives

Traffic (light) jam

Feb 28 TRAFFIC LIGHTS 001.jpgYou may have noticed traffic light problems at a few intersections around Thunder Bay over the last few days. What's happening? The CBC's Nicole Ireland hit the streets to find out.

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Worry study

Researchers at Lakehead University might have a way for you to worry less and they hope it won't take too much of your time.

They're conducting a study where participants undergo something called ultra-brief therapy.

If you're a frequent worrier and over the age of 18 the Lakehead researchers are looking for you.

Alex Penney is heading up the study.

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Paul Born

Who you know, and what you say to them: Paul Born believes these are the connections that can change our world.

Born is the President and Coach of the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement.

He's giving a free public lecture tonight at Lakehead University on the issue of community conversations.


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"A system in crisis.."

A former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada was in Thunder Bay today to deliver his report into First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries. We talk with the Honourable Frank Iacobucci about his findings.

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Lakehead protest

A group of Lakehead University students took their concerns about a course change at the new law school to the President's office. The CBC's Matt Prokopchuk fills us in on what happened.

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Harlem Shake

The internet is a fabulous spawning ground for fads.

From funny cat pictures to inspirational quotes with the wrong attribution, there's plenty to waste your time on.

Now you can add the absurd world of "Harlem Shake" videos to the mix (or maybe you already have).

So veteran, or novice, the CBC's Josh Lynn put together a little primer on the newest online sensation.

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Police cameras

Police departments throughout Canada and the US have started using a very modern tool for law enforcement. They're strapping on wearable video cameras.

Soon Thunder Bay police may be doing the same thing. It's hoped that by the end of the year, they'll have a small camera attatched to their uniform.

To find out more we reached Thunder Bay Police Inspector Alan McKenzie.


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Tony Clement

The federal minister responsible for FedNor now has additional responsibilities. Prime Minister Harper has given Tony Clement the Ring of Fire file. Clement joins Cathy Alecx in the studio to talk about what that means.

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Report alleges Thunder Bay police drop charges for sex

CBC News has learned about allegations that a Thunder Bay police officer offered to drop charges against a prostitute, in exchange for sex. We hear from a former child prostitute about the way police here treat sex trade workers.

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Memorial Walk

People around the world are marking Valentine's Day with events to raise awarness and stop violence against women. A memorial walk in Thunder Bay honoured missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Sharon Johnson is one of the organizers. Her sister Sandra was murdered in the city 21 years ago.

Three of Mary Natawance's sisters have been murdered.

The CBC's Jody Porter spoke with Sharon and Mary as they walked.

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Robert King

There's serving hard time, and there's serving the hardest time. We hear the remarkable story of Robert King. He spent 29 years in solitary confinement in one of the most notorious prisons in the United States, all for a crime he did not commit. King is a free man now and he's working to change conditions for other prisoners. He`s speaking tonight at Lakehead University.

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Jay Ingram talks animal consciousness

"Animals are Conscious - What are We Going To Do About It?" is the title of a provocative lecture happening at Lakehead University as part of Research and Innovation Week. The guest speaker is well-known science journalist Jay Ingram. He's the former host of Quirks and Quarks on CBC Radio, and Daily Planet on TV. Here's Ingram's conversation with Voyage North's Cathy Alex.

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Michael Gravelle

The Minister of Natural Resources heads back to the portfolio where he got his start in the provincal cabinet. We catch up with the new (and old) Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Michael Gravelle.


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Winter Blues

Winter blues got you down? Thunder Bay's own Mohammad Escrow is trying to warm up the winter doldrums of with a new EP. Among other things, it pays tribute to all the stuff that can get on your nerves around this time of year.

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50 Shades of Copyright Grey

Type the name of your favourite TV show or movie into a search engine, add the word fan fiction and you'll probably see hundreds of stories pop up on your computer. Fan fiction is an increasingly common way for people to exercise their creativity. But its popularity is raising questions about copyright. That's because these amateur authors are writing about the characters someone else thought up in the first place. Jenny Roth and Monica Flegel are professors at Lakehead University. They're currently working on a research project called Regulating Fantasies: Fandom, Fan Fiction and Internet Policing. They're being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. They spoke with host Cathy Alex.

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Speaking about the unspeakable

We hear how students at Confederation College in Thunder Bay are learning how to talk about the tough topic of suicide.

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The History and Heritage of Northwest Francophones

Thunder Bay's history in both official languages. We hear about a new exhibit that explores Northwestern Ontario's Francophone history.

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Searchlight contest

sl.bmpStart practicing! CBC Music is looking for the best new artist in Northwestern Ontario. The fun doesn't stop there. Regional winners will be pitted against each other, and one act will be declared "Canada's Next Great Musical Act" and will win $20,000 worth of music gear and a CBC recording session in Toronto. You can lsiten to all the cotnest details right here and head to music.cbc.ca/voyagenorth to sign up.

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Thunder Bay Gorelesque

Well, we'd wager it's the most unusual early Valentine's celebration you're likely to come across.
Thunder Bay's "gorelesque" troupe "The Necromancer"s are putting on their "Valentine Blood Bath" tomorrow night at Black Pirates Pub.

Stephanie Wells and Candice O'Connell are the founders of the Necromancers.

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