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Up North

Connecting and reflecting Northern Ontario with a mix of stories and music. Up North weekdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM ET.

  • 07:20
    Kids are back in school ... and they are also back into fundraising mode. But are you getting tired of the same old chocolate bars and cookie dough? There's a different school fundraiser that's cropping up ... and it involves locals farmers and fresh food.
    Sep 19, 2018
  • 07:23
    Clearing Sudbury's air and making the city greener. We check in with mining company Vale at its open house to see how efforts to clean up Sudbury's environment...and image...are going.
    Sep 19, 2018
  • 07:08
    There's a big piece of history in the ground below North Bay that not many people outside of the city know about. 60 storeys underground, well beneath the hard Canadian Shield rock, there's a Cold War-era bunker. It's out of commission, and it's been the subject of local folklore for decades. It's also the subject of a new short documentary called The Hole in Reservoir Hill. The film premieres at Cinefest Sudbury. We speak with producer Shasha Nakhai and director Rich Williamson.
    Sep 18, 2018
  • 06:42
    The company Airbnb has entered into tax agreements with some municipalities like Sudbury to make collecting and remitting tax on rentals smoother and easier. We'll hear from the company to learn how the process works.
    Sep 18, 2018
  • 05:45
    In our ongoing series on opiods, we'll hear from a Thunder Bay man about the struggles to get off drugs...and how life changes when you're struggling to stay clean.
    Sep 18, 2018
  • 05:40
    All across Canada, cities are struggling to deal with the opioid crisis. But the pain caused by the abuse of painkillers is hitting Thunder Bay and northwestern Ontario particularly hard. For instance, the death rate from overdoses in Thunder Bay is double the provincial average. And all statistics point to the fact, the problem of addiction, and the toll it takes on families and communities is only getting worse. This week CBC in northern Ontario is launching a series, examining the opioid crisis from a variety of perspectives. Today, we'll hear from Shelley Aretz. She's a nurse with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit's street outreach program. The CBC's Nicole Ireland caught up with Shelley on the job, outside a soup kitchen on Thunder Bay's north side.
    Sep 17, 2018
  • 08:54
    Students and leaders from Kashechewan rallied on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today calling for a new elementary school. We hear what they had to say, and the response from the federal minister of Indigenous services.
    Sep 17, 2018
  • 07:17
    North Bay's new hospice is finally under construction, but that's not stopping the community from continuing to fundraise for the facility. We hear about a couple of women who ran from Sturgeon Falls to North Bay for the Nipissing Serenity Hospice ... and why it's so important for the community to continue fundraising for its hospice.
    Sep 17, 2018
  • 08:04
    Sudbury Indie Cinema is nearing the end of a key fundraising campaign. Organizers want to repurpose an old school gym in the city's downtown into the cinema's new home. But will they have enough money raised in time? We chat with the organization's managing director.
    Sep 14, 2018
  • 04:02
    It's no secret that Northern Ontario is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And now, thanks to an effort by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, more of it will stay that way. The conservancy announced today it has acquired and protected nearly 8,000 acres of wetlands and forest along Lake Superior's north shore. The new Black Bay conservation area is the conservancy's largest conservation project in the area. To find out more, Gary Davies, the conservancy's program director for Northwestern Ontario, joins me now on the phone from Thunder Bay.
    Sep 14, 2018
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