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September 2011 Archives

Homosexual necrophilia among mallard ducks

Our science columinst Michael Bhardwaj previews the "Ig Nobel awards" and tells Jordan Lester about, among other things, research into mallard ducks' tendencies towards homosexual necrophilia. Hilarity ensues.

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First aid hero

The Canadian Red Cross has honoured a Thunder Bay man for his quick thinking. Last May, Rory Milani, a power line technician with Thunder Bay Hydro, was the first on the scene of a car accident where one of the drivers had suffered a heart attack. Milani performed CPR on the driver until paramedics arrived. His first aid skills saved the driver's life. Here's his conversation with Jordan Lester.
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Greenstone chromite refinery

There's a battle going on to house a chromite refinery. Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and the municipality of Greenstone all want to host it.

Greenstone is pitching a location called Exton. It's about 300 kilometres away from the Ring of Fire -- much closer than the other contenders. But it doesn't have enough electricity to power a refinery.

So Greenstone hired some consultants to come up with a solution. One of them is George Smitherman -- a former Ontario cabinet minister.

The CBC's Nicole Ireland spoke to Smitherman, Greenstone Mayor Ron Beaulieu and Matawa First Nations representative Raymond Ferris about the Exton location.
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Josh learns Finnish

Amateur linguisist and intrepid reporter Josh Lynn expanded his vernacular by learning Finnish. Here's a clip from his lesson in Thunder Bay with Finnish language instructor Pirjo Einola.
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Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo

A new focal point of Kenora's downtown opened last week. It was the inaugural night for the Harbourfront amphitheatre, which featured a concert by none other than Canadian icons Blue Rodeo. Jordan Lester spoke with singer Jim Cuddy before the show and started off by asking if the band felt any added pressure knowning they were playing the inaugural night. Here's some of their conversation.
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