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Debate focus on education TBSN candidates square off at LUSU hosted debate

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By Matt Vis - TB Source

ducation issues took centre stage in a debate for all candidates vying for the Thunder Bay-Superior North riding. Focusing on a host of economic, social and environmental topics, the six registered candidates appearing on the June 12 electoral ballot participated in a relatively civil debate, hosted by the Lakehead University Student Union at the Outpost on Monday. The debate, which was effectively a question and answer session, is the only one for the riding that invited all registered candidates or was free to members of the public. NDP candidate Andrew Foulds took charge on the education topics, at one point saying the costs of postsecondary education are “almost crippling” to most middle class families and reiterated his party’s pledge to freeze tuition fees and remove interest from student loans. A university or college education should not be accessible only to those with wealth, Foulds argued. Progressive Conservative candidate Derek Parks did not win any favours with the audience when he said he did not consider freezing fees as a realistic solution, explaining there would be too many trickle down effects throughout the system. Liberal candidate Michael Gravelle said his party is committed to maintaining their 30 per cent off tuition grant, an initiative he claimed the PCs would scrap. He added the Liberals had increased spending and increased public confidence in the educational system since forming government in 2003.

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NORTH SIDE: Northern Ontario Heritage candidate Paul Sloan, Green candidate Joseph Leblanc, Libertarian candidate Tamara Johnson, Liberal candidate Michael Gravelle, NDP candidate Andrew Foulds and PC candidate Derek Parks participate in a TBSN debate Monday. Green candidate Joseph Leblanc, who was a crowd favourite, disputed that argument and said he has seen costs wildly increase while pursuing his doctorate. Leblanc also said he supports amalgamating the Catholic and public school boards into a single entity. He argued it is not fair for teachers to be discriminated from publicly funded positions based on religious views. That view was echoed by Libertarian candidate Tamara Johnson and Northern Ontario Heritage candidate Paul Sloan. Johnson had perhaps the most perplexing answer of the evening when asked for her opinion on the province’s role in regulating tuition fees. “The Liberals wasted $1.1 billion of hard earned tax dollars, money that didn’t go towards education,” she said as her entire response to the question.

One of the closest instances the candidates came to actually debating one another was during a question asking how candidates would balance education funding between elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. After Foulds gave a passionate response slamming the practice of split classes, Parks responded by saying he doesn’t believe they have a detrimental effect on learning and are a way of increasing efficiency. The candidates also faced questions surrounding forestry use, handling of treaty-based relations, climate change and the future of the connection between Thunder Bay and the Fort William First Nation, even though it does not fall in the riding. After the main question period concluded members of the audience had the opportunity to present questions.

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This led to a run of inquiries about how each candidate planned to create solutions for affordable housing. Foulds was strong once again, labelling the reality of homelessness in Canada as “shameful” to government and calling for strategic and innovative solutions to create more affordable housing. Gravelle promised to champion the affordable housing issue if he is reelected. Johnson took a much harder line, saying plans to build a new event centre should be scrapped as long as social issues remain. Parks admitted he does not have answers to directly combat poverty, instead arguing for the need to get a handle on rising costs. He acknowledged following the debate he has some catching up to do on social issues.



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Amenities dropped from event centre THUNDER BAY

By Jamie Smith – TB Source

here could be some big changes in the design of the city’s proposed event centre before it’s complete. In Phase two, the design included a parking structure, a new pedestrian walkway, a “green” roof and incorporated the city’s north core transit terminal. But city facilities manager Michael Smith said while the design isn’t final, as of early April those features have been removed. “There hasn’t been any decision at this point in time,” he said. “They’re just things that we’re looking at.” While the projected cost of the centre has dropped by $6 million since the federal government said its Building Canada fund would only apply to projects under $100 million, Smith said removing the features is more about due diligence than cost. “We want to make sure we’re not making cuts just to make a project fit to a particular funding source. We want to



NEW LOOK: A slightly scaled-down version of proposed event centre would lose a bus terminal, green roof, walkway and parkade. make sure we’re doing what’s best for the project,” he said. “We want to build what we feel is

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only usable for a few months out of the year. “They’re actually good changes for us,” he said. Incorporating the bus terminal has been difficult to do as it would need around 10 transit bays. Smith said what to do with the current Water Street terminal is still being determined but replacing that, no matter where that is or what it looks like, has always been part of the project cost. The same goes for the transformer station replacement, which has already been included at around $2 million in past estimates. As for the $3 million for a new pedestrian bridge, that number also included demolishing the current one that goes over Water Street. There is the potential to renovate the existing walkway instead Smith said. Council will be presented with the design next month. A guaranteed maximum price, which Smith said would top out at $100 million, is expected in July.

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South-side candidates say no to wind park

Thunder Bay-Atikokan candidates engage in town hall meeting POLITICS

with First Nations. But it’s the government’s responsibility. There’s also been a history of doing things hile they don’t agree on every- for, or worse, to First Nations. “I want to do them with First thing, most candidates in Thunder Bay-Atikokan are in favour Nations,” he said. NDP candidate Mary Kozorys said of strengthening treaty rights and oppose the proposed Big Thunder the process to date on the wind project has been disrespectful to Fort Wind Park. That’s what five of six candidates William First Nation. Most people on the city’s south side told a packed don’t understand the treaty process. town hall meeting Monday night, It was set up historically to benefit hosted by the Nor’Wester Mountain everybody. “I don’t see that Escarpment Protection happening at all,” she said. Committee, Fort William Green candidate John First Nation and the municiNorthey said his party pality of Neebing. would make sure First Unlike a traditional debate “There will Nations were included as candidates were asked one be no much as possible so what at a time, while the others decision.” was agreed to in the past were out of the room, to isn’t ignored in the future. answer four questions after BILL MAURO Liberal incumbent Bill a five minute introduction. Mauro said he’s spoken After the first hour, the with Premier Kathleen second half was opened up Wynne and the party to questions from the public unequivocally agrees that no with one to two minute responses. Fort William First Nation chief decision on the project will be made Georjann Morisseau asked what until the community’s issues are steps parties would take to make sure resolved, proof that Liberals are treaty rights were not only honoured committed to the process. “There will be no decision,” he but strengthened. The community filed an injunction against several said. Mauro said he thought the provincial ministries over a lack of consultation on the Big Thunder Nor’Westers were a bad choice for a wind farm since day one. He set up Wind Park. Progressive Conservative candi- meetings with the Premier and date Harold Wilson said too often Morriseau and warned the municibusinesses have been left to consult pality of Neebing that it was still By Jamie Smith - TB Source


considered in favour of the project. No one knew that the city of Thunder Bay had signed a 2007 lease agreement over the land. “I’m publicly opposed. How much more can I do for you?” he asked a man after a question about his party’s support of the Green Energy Act process. When it comes to wind farms Kozorys said the province should look to Europe where residents can buy in to the project not only financially but socially. The project shouldn’t go ahead unless costs can be recovered and demand is there. “The risks are too great,” she said. For Wilson, whose family has lived in the area near the Nor’Westers since the 1930s, energy policy in the province has been focused on ideology rather than economics. Northey said public support is needed. “Not just from a local mayor or a local council but from the people who live there,” he said. Libertarian candidate Joe Talarico was late due to other commitments so wasn’t asked the four questions. During his five minute introduction he said science has allowed for new technology that could one day provide free energy. From geothermal to satellites collecting solar radiation the province could start investing in technology that focuses on abundant resources rather than focusing on scarcity.



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n June 13 Ontario will have a new government elect. Watercooler conversations will judge whether it’s the worst or best government the province has ever had. We can’t predict the future, but we know there won’t be a consensus. Another certainty on June 13 will be the revelation that voter turnout was incredibly low. We can’t predict the future, but you will hear someone say “the people who didn’t vote don’t have the right to complain” at least once before June 14. With less than a week before the provincial election is final, it seems an obvious time to use this editorial space to convince the apathetic to exercise their democratic right and cast a ballot on June 12. But that’s not what this editorial space is being used for. The disenfranchised voter isn’t going to be convinced of the importance of this election with one small newspaper editorial. So instead of encouraging the disenfranchised, let us challenge the engaged. That means challenging ourselves. With nearly a week to go, those of us who will be voting should take the days we have left to dig deep and research every candidate. Are we just voting for a candidate because of name recognition? Are we sure our partisan neighbours and their signs haven’t pushed us? Do we really know all of the provincial issues and where our preferred candidate stands on them? Of course not, but it doesn’t hurt to evaluate our thought process one more time. The voter turnout will almost certainly be low. So for those of us who will be voting, let’s make sure the quality of these votes make up for the lack of quantity.



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To the editor: am deeply disappointed in the city’s attempt to impose a bylaw prohibiting development on Balsam Street north of the Thunder Bay Expressway without thousands of dollars in added costs. All but one resident opposes this plan. The city is obviously uninterested in the opinions of the residents in the area and needs to be held accountable. Thankfully council members deferred this harmful bylaw, but the residents in the area clearly urge its defeat. Also of some concern is the chief building officer’s application of this bylaw prior to its presentation to council, absent the public meetings requirement of the Planning Act, without council’s vote and lacking the endorsement of the Municipal Board. As residents of Thunder Bay we should all be aware of changes in zoning and their potential effect, especially those that impact future land use and property values. We should not be bullied by the people elected, appointed and hired to serve us. This is our single largest investment the city is tinkering with and I, as a property owner, will not stand for it. Shawn Koza, Thunder Bay

Our condolences To the editor:  y heartfelt condolences goes out to the Rankin family. I worked with Cal at the Shelter House, for a brief period, but he was a wonderful person and losing his son must be so devastating. My son-in-law knew his son, and states that his son was a very wonderful person. May the Creator walk with you in this difficult journey.


Annabelle Bell, Thunder Bay

Let all candidates in To the editor: s a candidate in the upcoming election for one of the four parties which is running candidates in all 107 ridings I find it quite insulting that the local Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce has told me that to be at the debate I must pay to get in and will not be allowed to participate in the debate itself, just at the reception. Clearly they are insulting both the people of Thunder Bay by charging admission to hear what candidates have to say, and insulting the entire political process by leaving out a group that has been shown in polls, at


times, being ahead of their ex-president (see the latest EKOS poll putting the Green Party ahead of the Progressive Conservatives in Northwestern Ontario). I find it amazing that they think their membership doesn’t want to know about the one party that is pushing to reduce payroll taxes, by far the easiest, cheapest, and best way to get cash into the pockets of small business quickly and to encourage them to hire more employees. That they feel it is better to promote parties that failed to fully cost out all their promises rather than the one party that does have all promises costed and explains exactly where the cash will come from for each and every one. The one party that would put in electrified rail to the Ring of Fire to save on long-term costs while being environmentally friendly and enabling the largest amount of ore to be transported at the quickest pace. The only party to push for water power from Manitoba to ensure Northwestern Ontario has more than enough power to handle anything, while reducing the cost to both business and consumers. We are a serious party with a full platform and we have support, a local MP federally, and a determination to do what is right for the Northwest.

We should be heard and not told to pay while the others get free, subsidized publicity from the local Chamber. John Northey. Green Party candidate, Thunder Bay-Atikokan

Luxury boxes a fine line To the editor:  he Globe and Mail in March 2012 reported that corporations lease 120 of the 150 luxury suites at Ottawa’s hockey arena. Corporations do so because they get an income tax break being able to write off 50 per cent of ticket and luxury suite costs at the moment. If this corporate advantage is ever taken away by a cash strapped government, then I wonder how long corporations will continue to support hockey in Ottawa? A 10 to 20 per cent drop of business support would put the arena out of business the newspaper stated. Can we actually rely indefinitely on such “corporate welfare” continuing? A tax change would affect our proposed Thunder Bay arena; given that the present design sees 23 private suites being built and I assume, following the Ottawa example, corporations are being looked to for rental of most, if not all, such suites.


Do we actually have enough local large corporations that can afford to, and want to, purchase tickets and rent luxury suites? If corporations don’t pick up the tab, then do ordinary residents have enough spare funds to watch games from costly suites? I wonder. No one to date has established the rental prices of these suites nor have we seen ticket prices. Going to the Internet to compare typical AHL seasons tickets to those of the Thunderwolves makes one wonder if we can afford to continue this exercise. Those wanting the arena built could be showing what researchers call a false positive. Are there actually enough people in our city wanting a new arena and prepared to “belly up to the bar” by purchasing very expensive season tickets? And they need to continue this practice indefinitely. What if we build it and find they don’t attend the games in sufficient numbers to make this a successful project? The white elephant then would become a major burden on taxpayers which is not fair. As a minimum we need a plebiscite to determine true interest in this grand venture. Fred Johnson, Thunder Bay


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Seven more years By J.R. Shermack Special to TB Source ould you be able to change your behaviour if it meant you could add a few years to the end of your life? Specifically, what would you be willing to do for seven more years of healthy living and good times with family and friends? If you are like the majority of people in Ontario the answer to that question seems to be, “not much.” That conclusion is based on the findings of Project Big Life, which estimates the risk of death associated with certain health behaviours. This model is based on more than 70,000 health outcomes and explains the impact of smoking, alcohol, diet, physical exercise and stress on health and life expectancy. The researchers found the combined effect of these risk factors represents an overall loss of seven-and-a-half years for many Ontario residents. Some unfortunate souls displaying all five unhealthy behaviours can lose more than 20. Of course this is a reflection of the self-destructive lifestyle choices we all make and the risky health behaviours that are tolerated and even encouraged in our society. If you would care to confess your own unhealthy habits and discover your own personal life expectancy, the project offers online tools and surveys you can use.


In addition to life expectancy you can also calculate your salt intake and even determine the number of days you can expect to spend in the hospital. This was all part of the mission of Project Big Life – creating online screening tools to engage the public and organizations with meaningful health risk evaluations. You can take these surveys in privacy and when your secret shame is revealed, you can decide for yourself whether or not to change your ways and live longer. Before you decide, here’s some more information.

crullers. If every resident of Ontario took measures to reverse their one most risky health behaviour, life expectancy in the province would rise by almost four years. But talk is cheap and human behaviour is hard to change – sometimes even the Grim Reaper isn’t motivation enough. A healthy lifestyle is an achievable goal – just look at Canada’s healthiest province, which has boasted this country’s highest life expectancy for almost 20 years. British Columbia also has the lowest proportion of residents who smoke, have poor eating habits or who are physically inactive. Not a surprise It hasn’t happened by It is not surprising that accident. B.C. has clearly smoking, physical inacdefined goals with specific tivity and diet have the targets and there is a greatest impact on life commitment to healthy expectancy and overall “A healthy health. lifestyle is an living public policy. Their vision includes a Heavy smokers have a achievable B.C. where nine out of 10 greater risk of death than goal.” will not smoke, seven out physically inactive people of 10 will eat five fruits but since there are more and veggies every day and slackers than smokers in that same number will be Ontario inactive lifestyles physically active. have the biggest overall I wonder if any of our provincial impact. Smoking is the most hazardous election candidates have any (22 per cent of Ontarians), physical thoughts regarding these serious inactivity (37 per cent) is the most health-related issues. As a happy consequence, challenging and poor diet (my guilty pleasure) is unfortunately the improvements in public policy could lead to a reduction in both most delicious. Only 1.4 per cent of those formal health care requirements surveyed had no risk factors. I and also informal care given by wonder where these people hang family members. Go online, try the Project Big out while the rest of us are pounding down our coffee and Life tools and decide for yourself.




SPREADING THE WORD: Participants in Community Living Thunder Bay’s first Walk of Inclusion get ready to lead the march down Balmoral Street on Sunday. The organization aimed to spread the message that people with intellectual disabilities are valuable members of society.


Water Street ort Arthur’s first main street is no longer a business corridor. Water Street, as it looked in 1884, had 10 or so storefronts facing the railway tracks and docks. At the far end, intersected by what is now Red River Road, was the Thomas Marks & Co. general store and, closest to us, at the corner of Park Avenue, can be seen the Queen’s Hotel, which burned to the ground that same year.


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Atikokan man assaulted with hammer 40 year old man from the small Northwestern Ontario town has been charged with assault. On Tuesday, May 20, OPP officers were called to a report of two men in a physical altercation outside a Gorrie Street home. An investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted a 48 year old man with a hammer. The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has been released.


3 arrested in raid hree people have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking following the police raid of a North Algonquin Street home. Officers with the combined forces organized crime bureau, which includes officers from local, provincial and federal forces, searched the Thunder Bay home Friday, May 23. As a result of the search, officers seized 239 grams of marijuana, 171 Oxycodone pills and $1,500 in Canadian cash. Investigators estimate the marijuana confiscated has a potential street value of $4,800, while the Oxycodone could potentially net $6,800. Police have charged Wayne Alenko, 66, of Thunder Bay, Gordon Yellowhead, 53, of Fort Hope and Beverly Jacob, 41, of Webequie each with a count of possession of Oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. Alenko has also been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking Ox y co done.


Construction begins rthur Street, between Edward and Tarbutt Streets, will be under construction beginning this week. In a news release issued Monday afternoon, officials with the City of Thunder Bay confirm that the construction project includes water main, storm sewer and road work. The project begins the week of June 2 and will take about 15 weeks to complete. Work will be done in stages over several block sections. Travel will be limited to one lane in each direction through the construction zone. Left turn restrictions will be posted. Edward Street will be closed to through traffic for the initial stage of construction. All businesses will remain open during construction.


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Former Chamber president running for Conservatives POLITICS

By Leith Dunick – TB Source arold Wilson says the last time he ran for provincial office, the issues were almost exactly the same. “That’s just sad,” the 52-year-old Wilson, running for the Conservatives in Thunder Bay-Atikokan, said, pointing to an over-abundance of government red tape and a bureaucracy that presents too many hurdles for businesses to succeed, especially in Ontario’s north. That was in 1990, when Wilson jumped into the fray in the former Fort William riding, finishing third behind


then Liberal leader Lynn McLeod and the NDP’s Don Hutsul. Wilson, who spent time as the head of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, said his decision was made to re-enter the political arena when the Liberal government decided not to continue its plan to convert the Thunder Bay Generating Station to natural gas. Not getting the answers he wanted from incumbent Bill Mauro, seeing a lack of interest on the part of the government to bring all the parties to the same table, he decided then and there to step into the fray again. “It was at that time that I said maybe this is something I could do,” he said. Wilson believes Northern Ontario stands to gain a lot under a Conservative government, adding it’s not out of the realm of possibility to expect up to 20,000 of leader Tim

Hudak’s promised million jobs to find their way into the region. It starts with the Ring of Fire, a file Wilson believes the Liberals have bungled. Consultation with First Nations is a must. “I understand not just the economic development opportunities that are there, but also some of the government issues that keep it from happening,” he said. “We need to get on track with this to make it happen.” Wilson is also a backer of a proposed Thunder Bay event centre, and says he’ll fight for funding at Queen’s Park, if certain conditions are met. “It has to maximize its value. You have make sure there are enough economic activities to make it worthwhile. It cannot be losing money,” he said. Wilson is married. He and his wife Lena have three daughters.


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Wilson seeks better path for province

ENCORE CANDIDACY: Harold Wilson (right) listens to Conservative Leader Tim Hudak.

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STOP THE WASTE: John Northey said he has experience to watch government spending.

Northey wants to trim the fat Green Party candidate looking for breakthrough POLITICS

By Jamie Smith –TB Source ohn Northey wants to make sure the provincial government isn’t wasteful, whether environmentally or financially. The Thunder Bay-Atikokan Green Party candidate, armed with degrees in statistics and economics, said he has the experience and education needed to watch over government spending. “And ensuring that our government is being run in an efficient fashion as opposed to the current method,” the 44year-old father of three said. “We hate to see waste in any area.” With a background in computers, Northey said there’s no way as an MPP he could be fooled into thinking putting together a batch of databases, referring to the eHealth scandal, would cost $1 billion. “That just blew my mind when that occurred,” he said. Health care, along with education, are two of the main reasons Northey said he’s running for provincial office. Like most people, he’s seen loved ones in long-term care and thinks there’s a better way. “I watch what’s going on and it scares me. I worry about the health care of everyone in this province and the sustainability,” he said.


Getting people to stay in their homes is the cheapest method for health care. It’s also the most preferred. “Who doesn’t want to stay in their home as long as they possibly can,” Northey said. It could also alleviate gridlock and prevent the spread of disease at hospitals. On the Ring of Fire Northey said the province needs to plan long-term. Uncertainty in government policy has led to the industry scaling back work in the Ring of Fire in recent years. “That’s no good for anybody,” Northey said. And rail is the better option. Roads will be costly not only financially but having trucks speed through small communities won’t make those places safer. “That’ll be dangerous for their families and those communities,” he said. The city would know whether it had provincial funding for its proposed event centre already with a Green government instead of the haphazard case-by-case funding model in place right now Northey said. A stable funding system that cities can rely on is needed. “No one knows if it’s going to get through the provincial government or not and that’s ridiculous. This is a waste of time and resources for everyone.”

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On June 12th, re-elect Michael Gravelle

As your MPP, I’ve fought hard to see continued prosperity for every resident of our region. Over the past 19 years, we have certainly accomplished a lot; here are just a few examples of what we’ve done together:

 Continued to 4-lane highway 11/17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon with two additional expansion projects in the 2014 budget that the NDP refused to support  Unconditionally investing $1-billion to move transportation infrastructure forward in the Ring of Fire  Secured an additional $14-million to improve access to emergency care, reduce wait times and end gridlock at Thunder Bay Regional  Opened the first ever Law School in Northern Ontario at Lakehead University  Introduced a new guarantee that all constituents would have access to a Primary Care provider under a Liberal government  Continued investments in transportation infrastructure that support more than 1,400 jobs at Bombardier  Improved our education system by adding 1,500 more full day kindergarten spaces to 28 schools across our region

I remain 100% committed and focused on seeing that all residents of Thunder Bay-Superior North receive the best possible support from the Province. Whether it is health care, education or any other government funded services, support me on June 12th and I will continue to fight to see that we are at the front of the line. I hope you will support me again and together we will continue working to build a stronger more prosperous Thunder Bay-Superior North.

Michael Gravelle

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READY TO FIGHT: Liberal Thunder Bay-Atikokan candidate Bill Mauro has his sights set on a fourth term as MPP.

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ill Mauro has his sights set on another term as MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan. First elected to Queen’s Park in 2003, the Liberal candidate has survived two subsequent campaigns and served as the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing prior to the writ being dropped for this voting period. The 57-year-old father of two and former property manager got his political start working at the municipal level and learned lessons that still serve him during his second decade in the provincial legislature. “Those two terms very much shaped for me a belief that if I really wanted to have a bigger


impact on the community that’s been my home for my entire life I felt I could more effectively do that as a provincial member,” Mauro said. Mauro lists working to bring angioplasty services to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre as one of his most significant accomplishments as an MPP. He also cites the conversion of both the Thunder Bay and Atikokan generating stations, two former coal-powered plants that faced uncertain futures a decade ago, along with the revitalization of the local Bombardier plant through investments into public transit that he says created 1,200 jobs as his other proudest achievements. “This has had a huge impact on

our economy and one of the reasons we have one of the best economies in Ontario for the last three or four years,” Mauro said. “This has had an impact on so many lives.” Mauro expects this election to be decided by who voters can best trust to lead Ontario. The Liberal platform, which includes a new Ontario Pension Plan as well as future indexing of the minimum wage, provides a direction for the province while still keeping an eye on regional issues. “The budget had pieces that were very good not only for Ontario but Northern Ontario, specifically Ring of Fire investments and $29 billion for major infrastructure and transit,” he said.

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how the constituent issues connect into the broader community and our region,” she said. Kozorys, the mother of two, said ary Kozorys sees herself as the conduit between the com- the top three issues she hears from munity and the province, if elected people on their doorsteps are: costing of living, access to health June 12. The NDP candidate for Thunder care and job creation. Whether in Thunder Bay or Bay-Atikokan is taking a second Upsala, the cost of living run at representing the is hurting everyone, she riding at Queen’s Park said, adding the price of after being narrowly “I really items from hydro, utilidefeated by Liberal incumbent Bill Mauro in believe I have ties, gas and car insurance the 2011 election. a lot to offer are becoming too much. When it comes to access “I really believe I have a through the to health care, Kozorys lot to offer through the work I have said she’s heard from work I have done,” said done.” people who have waited Kozorys, who lost to up to 14 hours in the Mauro by about 430 MARY KOZORYS emergency room with votes. children or elderly “The last decade I have parents. spent doing a lot of “One of the ways we can in a constituency work for members of Parliament so that has given me a very, very practical sense address real insight into individual that is to increase the number of issues...and community issues and family health clinics through the

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region and also by expanding the number of nurse practitioners in emergency so they can help to relieve that load,” she said. To build wealth in the region, job creation needs to not only come from supporting industry, but small businesses so that wealth can stay in the region, said Kozorys. But when it comes to big industry projects like the Ring of Fire, the federal government needs to come to the table. “I don’t believe this can be done without a federal partner,” she said, adding the revenue sharing also needs to be addressed. Kozorys has also noticed people now seem more disengaged from the election process than when she first ran three years ago and that’s because of a lack of transparency and accountability with the current government. “I’m really trying to find that way of engaging people back into that conversation,” she said.

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Johnson fighting for equal rights for all POLITICS By Kathleen Charlebois – TB Source amara Johnson has stuck by her policy of saying what she wants. She said the current Ontario government “cannot pander to one group of people because [they’re] afraid that they may threaten to blockade a road down the road,” in a phone interview. Johnson said she was specifically referring to the northern First Nations communities that would be directly impacted by the Ring of Fire infrastructure. She is now running for the Libertarian Party in the Thunder Bay-Superior North riding. She was made to resign as a PC candidate after making controversial statements about First Nations businesses in February. According to Johnson, the Libertarian Party appealed to her because “they have social left values, but fiscally, they’re on the right, and I’m okay with that.” In response to recent Ring of Fire job training, she said, “I strongly stress that I would hope that job training would be available for all types of people and not just one group of people.” She also said that the revenue should be shared with all northern communities. She then added she didn’t understand why there would




TAMARA JOHNSON: Says she doesn’t support an event centre for the city. be revenue sharing at all, because “the treaty specifically excluded minerals.” Two other issues affecting voters are the proposed event centre on the city’s north side and overcrowding at the regional hospital. Johnson says she doesn’t think there should be an event centre. “I’m not anti-hockey, I’m antiincreasing taxes for people that may not use the centre, and I don’t think it’s the right time,” she said. Johnson said that she thinks there

is a lot about the event centre the public doesn’t know about, but she was unable to say what those things were. Johnson was much more critical of the hospital gridlock issue and called it a failure. “It doesn’t function as a city hospital and it doesn’t function as a regional hospital,” she said. “I think we need to give people choices when it comes to health care, and if that means a little privatization, why not.”

Deibel: Election for the North POLITICS By Kathleen Charlebois – TB Source d Deibel says he sees the June election as an election for northerners. The Northern Ontario Heritage Party leader and candidate for Thunder Bay-Atikokan says sending a candidate to represent Northern Ontario “would be the biggest message that we could send to Queen’s Park in this election.” The main policy of the Heritage Party is to “try to grow the Northern Ontario economy with our natural resources,” Deibel says. He says he wants Northern Ontario’s natural resources to be processed and refined in the region


rather than having the raw materials shipped elsewhere to be manufactured. The party also supports better policies for education, a Northern Ontario spring bear hunt and a 10year no-tax policy, according to Deibel. “We hope that in this election we’re going to double or triple the vote that we got in the last election,” Deibel said. The Heritage Party received less than 1,000 votes in the 2011 election. In the ’70s and ’80s, the party promoted making Northern Ontario a separate province. Since 2010, the policy changed to promote northern interests within Ontario. “In a democracy, it takes time to

get people to change,” Deibel says. “We’re asking people to change and support a political party for Northern Ontario. We’re starting to strengthen that policy and we’re getting more and more people that support and vote for the Northern Ontario Heritage Party.” Deibel says there are stronger Heritage Party candidates this time around. Paul Sloan is the candidate for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Gino Chitaroni is the candidate for Timiskaming-Cochrane. “We’re hoping to do better this time, Deibel says. “We want to make some history. The biggest history we could make is if we could send just one of those three to Queen’s Park to represent Northern Ontario.”

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erek Parks might not have lived in Thunder Bay for the past two decades, but he’s adamant he understands the issues facing the Northern Ontario city. Parks, who’s running for the Conservatives in Thunder Bay-Superior North, said he’s anything but a parachute candidate. “I actually volunteered. No one sought me out for this position. To the party’s surprise, I stuck my head out and said, ‘Can I go back home and give this a shot?’ They said, ‘Would you be willing to,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, sure,’” Parks said, after jumping into the race after the original Conservative candidate, Tamara Johnson, was dumped by the party for controversial statements she made about First Nations business practices. Parks says years in the mining business, developing projects from Labrador to Manitoba makes him a perfect fit for Northern Ontario. “I’ve been successful bringing mines into operation, which I think is a key thing for Northern Ontario at this time. I mean, we grew up and watched forestry go downhill.

Our fate is going to be tied to the mineral resources and getting those jobs going,” the 38-year-old said. The red tape, which has hindered development in the Ring of Fire, must be cut, he added. “Even talking with local junior miners … they’re not even interested in working in this province,” Parks said. Parks, who took time off from campaigning to get married last month, says he’ll support funding for a proposed $100-million event centre in Thunder Bay, if the city asks. “I would lobby on that behalf. But the reality for that situation is that everyone is going to be coming to the table. I will push that mandate, but I don’t know if that will get funded at the provincial level. I’m just being honest for the people of Thunder Bay,” Parks said. He’d also like to see hospital gridlock addressed, calling it a crisis created by the Liberals. “They shut down two hospitals to make one hospital with fewer beds. I think a Conservative government, when elected, would focus on getting those issues addressed. It’s one of my main concerns in this area.”

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ENERGIZED: Michael Gravelle says battle with cancer gave him a new perspective on the job he’s had since 1995 as the provincial representative for the north side. job means to me.” Gravelle views work done on northern highways as one of his most significant accomplishments. Not only do the projects improve safety, they create local jobs. He has become one of the figures most closely associated with the

Ring of Fire mining project, a development he believes is critical to the future of the entire province. Gravelle regards health policy as one of the defining issues of this campaign and says he is eager to continue to work to improve quality of care and service locally.



ichael Gravelle is the only MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North has ever known. First elected to the former Port Arthur riding in 1995, the Liberal candidate has had a stranglehold on Thunder Bay-Superior North since the electoral map was redrawn prior to the 1999 vote. His 19 years of public service has taught the former parliamentary assistant and publicist the value in working directly with members of the community. “I knew the most important aspect of any elected official is helping constituents on individual matters and it means a great deal to them,” Gravelle said. “I have never forgotten that my job is to represent my constituents.” Despite such a lengthy career, Gravelle, who has served two terms as Minister of Northern Development and Mines with a stint as Minister of Natural Resources in between, insists he is as energized and focused as ever. A battle with cancer has given the 65-year-old a new perspective as he returns to the campaign trail. “When I first got diagnosed I think I thought this might be the end of my run at politics,” he said. “When I got through the treatments and began to feel substantially better I got a greater sense of how much this

oseph LeBlanc wants people and communities more involved in the provincial decision-making process. A PhD candidate in forest sciences at Lakehead University, the Green Party’s Thunder Bay-Superior North candidate has been working with First Nations communities on the impacts of resource development. The 32-year-old has also seen firsthand how things like local forest management plans say communities are involved in decision-making but seldom are. “That’s a concern to me,” he said. He is also the owner of The Green House, an eco-friendly general store, and a founding member of the True North Community Co-op. LeBlanc wants to bring these connections and experiences to Queen’s Park to bring a new perspective. “And bring honesty and integrity to the public discourse,” he said. On the Ring of Fire LeBlanc said a long-term plan is needed and it has to come from the province. “Right now we have this rhetoric around allowing business to decide what’s best and I think there’s a need for the province to step into a leadership role,” he said. And rail is the cheaper, better option. Within a decade, maintaining a road would cost more than rail. “That type of investment is longterm thinking,” he said. Communities that have a vision, like


FRESH TAKE: Joseph LeBlanc says he’ll bring honesty, integrity to public discourse. Thunder Bay and its proposed event centre, and make local decisions should be listened to by the province. “There is a need for a consistent funding structure,” he said. The Green Party is focused on families and its health care policies would be made with that in mind. People in the North should be getting the care they need in their own communities. “So people can stay where they live,” he said. If a person does need to travel to Southern Ontario for treatment, the system should make sure those people have the support they need to get there.



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Foulds wants change in Superior North POLITICS By Jodi Lundmark – TB Source ndrew Foulds is driven by fairness. “I have had huge opportunities. I’ve had opportunities for good schooling, good health care, good recreation,” said the 41-year-old father of three. For the last eight years, Foulds has sat as the city councillor for the Current River ward and throughout his life has met many people without the same opportunities he has had. That’s why he’s running as the NDP candidate in Thunder Bay-Superior North. “It makes up my core that I think in this country, in this province, more people should be happy,” he said. High post-secondary tuition, inaccessible health care in the North and people



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adding his experience as a teacher and councillor have prepared him to be a provincial representative. “I’ve got the fire to fight for them,” he said. The top issue he’s heard is a loss of trust with elected officials over the eHealth, Ornge and gas plant scandals. “People are angry and frustrated,” he said. “I want to give people hope and faith.” People have also lost faith in the Ring of Fire and it’s $2 billion of potential revenue. Foulds supports developing the area, but only if revenue sharing with First Nations is ensured as well as making sure the benefits don’t come at the expense of the environment. “I have children. I’m hopeful at some point I’ll have grandchildren. I’m not interested in poisoning the land, the air or

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oe Talarico thinks way too many people are leaving for jobs out west when there could be opportunities right here in the region. Bureaucracy is getting in the way of the Ring of Fire the Libertarian Party candidate for Thunder Bay-Atikokan said. He agrees that environmental issues need to be addressed but at some point development needs to go ahead. “I think we should slash all the red tape and just get it going,” he said. The unemployment rate in the region is staggering and it doesn’t need to be. “We could be having those jobs right here in our own back yard.” A lifelong resident of Thunder Bay, 24year-old Talarico has degrees in music and education while currently getting his masters in business. He wants to bring a young voice to Queen’s Park with a new perspective. If there is enough economic justification for an event centre Talarico said he would support it provincially. Thunder Bay could be a good place for a new regional event centre but only if there are enough shows and sports teams to fill it. “If it makes economic sense then sure but right now I’m thinking we could use

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JOE TALARICO: Says the unemployment rate in Northwestern Ontario is staggering. that money in other ways,” he said. Gridlock and wait times at the hospital could be cured through more resources for self-diagnosis and tele-health. Too many times people head to the emergency room for things like common colds. “It’s really clogging up the system just for a sniffle,” he said.

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“There’s a lot of theories amongst voters that they should vote in somebody who is a member of the ruling party or they should aul Sloan says he wants the region to be vote in a member of the opposition,” Sloan more noticed and have more considera- says. “Either way up here, it seems whatever tion when political decisions are being parties are in power will promise whatever they need to do to…shore up support.” made. Sloan said he personally hadn’t voted in He is the Northern Ontario Heritage Party provincial elections for a long time candidate for the Thunder Baybecause he felt that Northern Superior North riding and the Ontario wasn’t being represented president of three constituency properly in the provincial governassociations in Northwestern “Right now ment. Ontario. it’s a victory “I never saw any benefits or “Right now it’s a victory that we changes going on regardless of the got the party into the election,” that we got Sloan says. “Now that we’re here, the party into party whether they were part of the opposition or a member of the we’re going to do as best we can to the election.” minority government.” get the message out so that people PAUL SLOAN Sloan says he joined the Heritage can learn what we’re about and Party a year ago after looking for a gain trust in the party so that in platform that was specific to coming elections, people see us as Northern Ontario. a viable alternative.” The other two Heritage Party candidates The next step for the party would be to send an elected candidate to Queen’s Park, are Ed Deibel for Thunder Bay-Atikokan said Sloan. He added that’s likely far in the and Gino Chitaroni for TimiskamingCochrane. future. By Kathleen Charlebois – TB Source


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FEATHERED FRIEND: Heidi Tuchenhagen holds a baby chick at Fort William Historical Park's Spring on the Farm day on Sunday.

Up close and personal “There was lots for the kids to do,” her mom Laura said. Many of the children spent time in the petting zoo area with friendly lambs, goats and a pig. That’s where Riley Burton and his T H U N D E R B AY young son Cameron were interacting By Matt Vis - TB Source with the animals. It was their first trip to Spring on efore Sunday, Grace Dosen had- the Farm and it exceeded his expectations. n’t gotten up close and “I think Fort William personal with barnyard aniHistorical Park is doing a mals. great job attracting the local Now she can say she has groups and I think they’ve held a baby chick in the “There was strategized on and it’s events palm of her hand. like this that bring us out Grace was one of many lots for the children enjoying a spring kids to do.” here,” Burton said. In addition to the animals, afternoon at Fort William LAURA DOSEN those in attendance braving Historical Park for their the wet conditions could try Spring on the Farm day. traditional farm chores such They enjoyed meeting with as churning butter and freshly hatched chicks that planting seeds or playing in were so young they had to the straw pile. either remain under a heat lamp.

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Blackflies a sure sign of summer FRED JONES RURAL ROOTS

ime flows; the grass grows; berrybush flowers show; and into my nose come exquisite smells heralding summer. The blackflies have crept in here at the farm to annoy especially the horses and humans when we attempt outdoor chores like planting the veggie garden. I have resisted using bug juice since the pesky biters aren’t yet in full force swarming eyes, ears, and along the bottom of ball caps worn on heads. Blackflies breed in flowing water – rivers, creeks, etc. Mosquitoes emerge from standing water like ponds, swamps, even low-lying depressions


in the ground that collect water after a good rain. The mosquitoes haven’t been too numerous because there has been a hiatus twixt thaw and the drying of the land and the arrival of rain. All that will change and we can add ‘skeedies’ to ‘blackies’ very soon. One of the sure signs of blackflies is the appearance of marsh marigolds and sure enough, the ditches and wet areas are in full bloom with the clumps of yellow flowers. Another flower that I always eagerly await is the white blossom that festoons the Saskatoon berry bushes.

Blossoms out Driving the back roads I now see bushes that have suddenly erupted in white blossoms. Every year I promise to remember where these bushes occur so that when the berries burst forth towards the end of July, I can pick them. I never remember. By the time the

berries appear, the bushes blend in with the other bushes. They all look the same to me – just a swath of green. I once thought of secretly tying orange flagging tape to the bushes I pass when they are flush with flowers so that when the berries arrive, I will know which bush to select. But I’m too lazy. Maybe next year. We let the herd into the main paddock the other day. We had been holding off opening the gate so as to allow the grass to grow and the ground to harden a bit. A herd of seven horses can do a lot of damage to soft ground. But for several weeks now, deer have been trespassing into the horsegrazing area and eating the horses’ pasture. You’d look out of the window to see a couple of equines standing at the gate and gazing wistfully at what the deer got to do. When I opened the gate with two horses breathing down my neck,

impatient to get on the grass, there were three resident geese and one sandhill crane already in attendance. Amazingly, as the horses paced into the paddock (They didn’t charge. They trooped in an orderly fashion, fulfilling our policy of Order and Good Government, don’t you know) they ignored the feathered folk.

Getting along As one horse would approach say a goose or the crane, they would just walk away and the horse wouldn’t bother them. I like it: everyone getting along. I suppose that what I’m smelling is still the province of spring. There is spice in the morning air when I first open the front door to let out pooches. The air is still cool and, if the sky is clear, then it will heat up. But if there are clouds and, in the case of this Sunday morn as I write, rain, then the thermometer doesn’t

climb very high. The other day son Doug and I were trooping out to the barn to throw hay to the two horses that reside in a paddock beside the barn. The aroma of northern bush hit me and I had to stop. I was smelling balsam, spruce, along with other heavenly scents. I wasn’t smelling horses or anything related to them since the wind was coming from the woods. “Smell that?” I asked Doug. “That is one of the major reasons why I moved to this part of the world – for that smell.” And as the temperature increases and summer warmth becomes more pervasive, my nose will be visited by those exquisite aromas all the more often. Goodie. Meanwhile, I stop to listen: the crane has just begun to call. You won’t get that in the city. You can contact Rural Roots by e-mail:


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What’s the best bait to use for fishing? ith the soft-water angling season in full swing, I’ve been asked how many times I have been to a bait shop or purchased bait in my fishing career. I actually thought about this and can come up with somewhat of an accurate answer. I started fishing when I was able to hold a rod and ventured into bait shops, in particular Vern’s Minnows in Ignace. Since then, back in the late ’60s, I would have to guess I have bought bait at least 20 times a year including hard and soft water angling and multiplied by 45 years, it would be safe to say that I have been involved in purchasing bait close to 1,000 times. Bait shops are common in the Northwest, and the proprietors of these establishments can make a lucrative living at it with a little bit of sacrifice in the way of long hours, dealing with the public and getting out on the trap line capturing these valuable little fish that are in demand for thousands of anglers. Along with minnows, there are other


types of bait such as leeches and of course the old reliable worms, also commonly known as night crawlers. Most bait shops sell all three and depending on the time of year and the lake being fished, minnows may or may not be the best choice. Different species of fish will prefer different baits such as bass, who tend to attack a leech long before a minnow. Trapping and selling bait is not as easy as it seems, and most bait shop owners will attest to this in a minute. Maintaining your trap line can become a long and tedious job, which takes place at all times of the year and under the nastiest of conditions. Long rough rides on ATVs in mosquito and blackfly infested terrain can make any man become gnarly trying to fill his tank for the trek back to the shop. Freezing temperatures, and frozen over trap sites can pose some difficulty as well. A minnow trap line is hard to come by and a lot of guys who have them will whole-

Most anglers don’t realize how many sale their bait to other shops. I know of a lot of bait shops that buy their bait from different species of minnows there are wholesalers and although this cuts into when picking up their oxygen packed the profit margin when retailing, it defi- bags enroute to the lake. Over the years I have learned a lot nitely gives you other advantages such as not having to buy 200 traps, a $10,000 about minnows and their life cycles, snowmobile and ATV. It gives you more habitat and requirements for longevity once trapped. time at home and Shiners and dace are in the shop, but probably the most common does cost you MICK species in our neck of the more per dozen BOHONIS woods and in the dace or gallon in family there are seven sub trappers termiOUTDOOR LIFE species and same goes for nology. the shiner family. Then comes the Redside dace, pearl dace and northern chore of sorting minnows into different size slots. Small, medium, large and redbelly dace are common. There are big suckers. Expensive vats or stainless steel eye chubs and lake chubs and blacknose tanks are required and then there are the shiner, bridle shiner, common shiner and pumps, (aerators) bags, nets, elastics, emerald shiner just to name a few. There oxygen tanks and everything else that are literally hundreds of species of goes with selling bait. Most of the bait minnows that reside throughout the shops I’ve been in sell maps, tackle, and Northwest’s waterways and most people licenses as well as bug dope and some when baiting their hook have no idea. Owning and operating a bait shop is kind of hat with their logo on it.

not for everyone, says Gary Turpin of Rockwood Bait and Tackle. “Getting up at 6 a.m. every morning seven days a week can become tiresome and takes a toll on one’s body after long days and nights. Day in and day out, I have to be there for my clients and resident anglers. It’s just part of the business, that’s all.” Gary is a relatively new bait shop owner here in Thunder Bay and is motivated and excited about serving the many fishermen that visit his establishment on Rockwood Avenue. He tells me there is nothing more satisfying than seeing an excited young person with their dad or grandfather heading out on the boat to catch some fish. I for one could not be as motivated as a lot of our local bait shop owners are, and I applaud all of you who put in those long hours and days in the field setting and retrieving traps so anglers like myself can continue to do what I love most.

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High School Art 2014 features artists from 10 area schools ART By Linda Maehans - TB Source he 2014 Group of Ten have the spark within. Currently up at Thunder Bay Art Gallery, this year ’s exhibit by students from 10 local and district high schools in our region is fresh, bright and imaginative and, as always, impressive. Thoughtful; surprising; amusing; serious: this collection covers a lot of ground. These young artists show detailed observations about others in this modern world of ours, alongside wonderful fantasy and fun. Nothing dark or disturbing, no. Instead we encounter vibrant colour, diversity and social empathy; and that, for this viewer anyway, is what so naturally shines through from these talented secondary school artists of 2014. Viewers will notice the detail and fine, fine hand-eye control applied in works such as Light of the Bwiti (acrylic and marker on paper); or Faciem Aquae (marker on paper); or Daluo Palace (ink wash on paper); or Wolf (pencil on paper); or the beautiful beadwork pieces.


Then consider the collages: the body; we land on the sneakers, think results are whimsical, yet edgy. Who these feet don’t have many places to are these young men and women go. Then we travel back upward to depicted in portraits of “self,” or what is that? A carnival mask? maybe of someone else? Choosing Lonely doesn’t begin to describe this to use a technique of gluing little perfect sketch. “Yes, keen observation is critical to fragments and pieces together into a whole speaks to an interesting mind- achieving these outstanding results in portraiture. I had a similar hand-eye connection. Given our day-and-age of digital reaction, as did many viewers,” everything via electronic devices, noted Lily Ciddio, art teacher at Sir this doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. Winston Churchill Collegiate and Which leads this reviewer to Vocational Institute. “The works you refer to remark about some truly show not only these artists’ outstanding portraits in this incredible technical skills, show. One doesn’t really wonder “These young but also their ability to look; to observe and create why a young person might students observe with such keen literally have a full range of lights and darks; to simulate texture, eyes; this is more about the the visual and to capture expression. skill involved in capturing world at their The human face is eternally that human spark within. fingertips.” compelling in any medium Outstanding are the gazes, it is rendered. the eyes together with the LILY CIDDIO This age of technology? hands of two or three These young students litersubjects one young artist ally have the visual world at introduces to us only as Bruce, Charles, and Wallace. their fingertips.” This secondary school art isn’t the Rendered as graphite-on-paper, silently these old men’s hardships only display on gallery walls. and wisdom confront us, won’t let us TBAG’s first gallery space invites look away. We can feel the trials and viewers to an array of works created tribulations, even as we sense the from a three-dimensional perspecperson is staring beyond us to greet tive. The High School Art 2014, not something stronger from within. Outstanding also, and in solid crowded or cluttered, is up until contrast to age, is Lonely Boy. Our June 15. It has a definite impact on a eyes fly first to the expression of the mouth, then down a small hunched viewer: go see the spark within.


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FACE TIME: Santana Paleske, Old Man Number Two, graphite on paper, Queen Elizabeth District High School, 19 x 23” is up now at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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The CW launches new show to find next Kardashian-type family

ike most, I associate family with love, loyalty, support and warmth. At his recent wedding to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West gave a 20minute speech during which he referred to his in-laws as “an industry.” They have a long-running reality show that is arguably as tasteless and pointless as anything out there – the constant rumours of its impending cancellation notwithstanding. They have a line of clothing and handbags and dozens of endorsement deals. They’re all over the tabloids. And it all started with a sex tape.


Like a Kardashian So who wants to be a Kardashian? I’m not talking about marrying into the family or moving into their mansions. Famous in 12 is a new reality show on The CW Television Network that’s being promoted as a “social experiment.” It

will follow one family for 12 weeks as Kardashian clan? You have to give them credit. The they attempt to become the next Kardashians are the gift that keeps on Kardashian Empire. The family members will work with giving. They continue to find ways of staying TMZ, which is creating various opportuin the limelight despite being arguably nities for them to make their name. In other words, they will be seen as the the most disliked and publicly ridiculed hottest “It” spots and mingle with the family in the media. And marrying themselves with rich, the famous, the vacuous. This family claims to have talent – arguably the most outspoken and delusinging, dancing, modelling, writing, sional celebrity has simply strengthened and acting – which they feel they can their chances of survival for the immediate future. And who looks beyond that parlay into fame and fortune. But let’s be honest. It’s not their talent anyway? that they’ll be selling – not on Instagram or Twitter. All-powerful?  No, if they are anything like Of course, they could be as allthose Kardashians they want to powerful as Kanye claims, emulate, they will become “It’s not their capable of making “the world a famous simply for being better place.” talent they famous. However, if they had ever will be sellOnly later will they try to attempted a selfless act for ing – not on humanity – or even thrown a create a product that they can Instagram or quarter in a donation box – the sell to keep the fame going. Could it work? Possibly. After selfie probably would have Twitter.” all, they have something today made it to Instagram before you that the Kardashians didn’t have heard the clink of it landing. when they launched themBut Kanye’s right about one selves – social media. thing. They are remarkable and Each family member’s “Star Power” will be remembered. Like Seinfeld who will be measured based on how people made millions with a show about are tracking them on various social nothing, the Kardashians have made media. Consequently, viewers will be millions with a family that does nothing. able to influence whether their “fame Is it any surprise that this Famous in campaign” succeeds or fails. 12 family wants in on the action? With But do we really need another any luck, it will only last 12 weeks.

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Staal: Hurricanes solid team NHL

“Obviously it’s been disappointing the last few seasons. It wasn’t just on the coach. But sometimes something’s got to give and as you’ve seen before, usually it’s the coach,” he said. “It’s tough to see him go, but at the same time we’re excited about the future and hopefully we’ll get a good coach coming in and leading our team into the playoffs.”

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ordan Staal thinks the Carolina Hurricanes are closer to the playoffs than people think. Though the NHL team is eight years removed from its one and only Stanley Cup championship, and hasn’t made the playoffs since 2009, Staal said calls in some circles to shake up the Hurricanes might be a little premature. In the days following the end of the NHL regular season, several pundits suggested it might be wise for Carolina to start looking at trading some of their stars and start to rebuild, most notably often-injured goalie Cam Ward and Jordan’s older brother Eric,, the Hurricanes captain. Not so fast, the younger Staal said. “I still believe in our team. I believe in the players we have. There’s definitely some tweaks to be made, but there’s potential there. You can tell,” Staal said Thursday.


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Plenty of youth “We still have a very young team. I’m one of the older guys and I’m still fairly young. There’s a lot of young players on that team and they’re still going to grow and get better and we’ll go from there.” The franchise already began a shakeup of sorts, firing coach Kirk Muller and allowing long-time general manager Jim Rutherford to step aside in favour of hall-of-famer Ron Francis.

JORDAN STAAL: Hurricanes forward just finished his eighth NHL campaign. Staal is just as curious to know who will be guiding the team behind the bench as any other fan. Ulf Samuelsson, the guy everyone liked to hate during his playing days – unless,

of course, he was a teammate, is the at the top of the rumour mill. Whoever the new coach turns out to be, it’s an exciting time to be a Hurricane, Staal said.

Staal, sporting an offseason beard, just completed his eighth NHL season, scoring 15 goals and adding 25 points in 82 games for a team that finished with a decent 36-35-11 record that left them seventh in the eight-team Atlantic Division. It wasn’t the finish he or Eric were hoping for. “There were a lot of ups and downs. There were a lot of times where we felt like we were cruising on into the playoffs, in January and stuff like that,” Staal said. “Then we had some hard downs and we just didn’t find our consistency throughout the season. Our consistency just wasn’t there every night.” After posting a 10-4-0 record in January, the winter blahs hit after the Olympic break, the team losing six of seven to see its playoff chances shrivel. “There were times when we weren’t very good at all,” he said. “It was just finding the consistency in our game and we just couldn’t get a handle on that.”

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Staal Foundation Open also looking for caddies GOLF

sponsor of the event, said come one, come all. “We’ll definitely take your help,” said Staal, the second-youngest of four hockey-playing rganizers of the Staal Foundation open brothers to reach the NHL. As an added bonus, Staal said volunteers are putting out another call for volunteers. Volunteer co-ordinator Gloria Scherban said have the opportunity to “watch me hack it up.” No experience is required to serve as a Thursday about 200 volunteers and upward of caddy, said Rick Bevilacqua, 80 or more caddies are still needed charged with lining players up with for the PGA Tour Canada event, someone to carry their clubs from slated for Whitewater Golf Course Thursday to Sunday. from July 14-20. “We definitely need caddies. “Not unlike any huge event that We’re about a third of the way takes place in Thunder Bay, volunthere,” he said. teers are the backbone of All that’s needed is the ability to delivering the services, supporting carry a heavy bag of clubs for four the organization, making it days. Caddies must also be 16 or happen,” Scherban said. older. “We’re looking for 400-plus “That’s essentially it,” Bevilacqua volunteers. We’re about halfway GLORIA SCHERBAN said. there with recruitment, but there’s While some might think they need intimate definitely lots of opportunities and you don’t knowledge of the game, that’s not the case, not need to be a golf expert.” There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at this level, at least. “Trust me, you really don’t,” he said, to choose from, including working in the hospitality suite to being on the course with recalling serving as a caddy the last time the Canadian tour was in Thunder Bay. the golfers or working the scorer’s tent. “You’ll see shots you won’t see from “They’ll all be fun, wonderful experiences and we encourage Thunder Bay residents to anywhere else.” Applications for both volunteer and caddy come out.” Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal, positions can be found online at whose family foundation is the primary

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A good time to call Christina’s Home and Garden, grass cutting, flowers, all lawn maintenance, painting, cemetery plots, pressure washing, renovations, much more, 621-1505

Home Services: Painting, interior/exterior; vanities; and small house repairs. Reliable, neat & tidy. 285-1675 or 3459246.

AARON’S Spring Cleaning. Lawn mowing, Dump Runs, Dethatching, aerate, fertilizing, raking. Trim trees and hedges. Call 626-3639 AFFORDABLE TREE REMOVAL, CEDARS, SHRUBS, etc. Dump runs. Low rates. Senior discounts. Call Brian at 622-7888. Anything pick-up! Garbage, old furniture, rubbish, clean-out debris in houses, apartments etc. Tear down shed/fences, clean-up yards, remove small trees/shrubs, cut lawns. General maintenance work. Frank 628-5919 EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR GARMENTS. For all your tailoring needs. Alterations, zippers, hemming, etc. Reasonable rates, prompt service. Home Visits For Seniors Only!! 767-1705. Grass Cutting, $25 or $35 depending on size of your lawn. Phone Brian 768-9849 leave message. Have your eavestrough cleaned and hosed out before water damage is done. Also, window cleaning. Call 6231971.

Laminate flooring, ceramic flooring, hard wood flooring, competitively priced and installed by Handy Hamlin services. Please Call 708-5731. Looking to move? Call FURNITURE RECYCLE today for professional movers with over 15 years of experience! Senior discount available 622-1022 NO FRIDGE’S, NO FREEZERS. No TV’s. Free pick-up of washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, BBQ’s, microwaves, misc. scrap. Call for pick up 939-1469. Leave message. RJC Window Cleaning and Handyman Services. Spring yard clean-up, pressure washing, painting, dump runs. What you need not listed? Call Robert 632-2161. Licensed and insured. Smart Learning Centre. Tutoring services for math and science, grades 1-12. Discounts available 30%. Group lesson discounts as well . Call 683-8265 TREE REMOVAL SERVICE, from take down to clean-up. In town rural or at the cottage. ++ experience very reasonable rates, free estimates, insured, and seniors discounts. Call 345-4363


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Kiwanis Harley Davidson Father's Day Draw: Ticket holders of the following tickets (0022,0030,0041,0044) for the Kiwanis Harley Davidson Father's Day Dream Draw Please contact Rick (Kiwanis Chair) @ 627-9265 for important information


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SPRING BAZAAR at Manion Court, 130 W Donald St (next to Safeway). Saturday June 7th 10am-1pm. Baking, crafts, and white elephant table!


Fences and decks built for you. Custom or pre-fabricated. For a free estimate call Handy Hamlin Services at 708-5731.

# 1 specializing in all types of fences , decks & renovations. Brian 626-6937. # CWR CONTRACTING. Framing and Renovation including customized cabinets. Exterior work includes all roofing work, landscaping, Bobcat services, Skidsteer and, excavator. Stone/cement/brick, driveway, land levelling, decks, fences, weeping tile, foundations, and repairs. Additions and garages. Work all expertly completed and proudly provide references. Call for Five Star Service: 577-0068. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Acruo Design Studio offers Interior Design Services, Custom Closets, Closet doors, Storage Solutions, Kitchens and bathrooms. Call 252- 5539. COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS! Floors, siding, decks, bathroom, and kitchen. Free Estimates! Call 630-0288 or 622-4604.

For furniture, kitchen cupboard and natural woods refinishing call FURNITURE RECYCLE today. FREE ESTIMATE on all your restoration needs! 622-1022 FRED’S PAINTING. Exterior House Painting. Fast, Friendly Service. Call 622-7994 for a FREE Estimate. PENSIONED PAINTERS looking to stay active. Very reasonable rates. Neat, fast working, former housing authority professional painters. Also drywall repairs & small renovations. 626-6926 T.M. Renovations General Carpentry by ticketed journeyman Framing, decks,sheds also finishing work incl. kitchen cabinets, bathroom reno’s Also do some plumbing, electrical 344-0798 627-6222 Read us online


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