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hen I was a kid, my grandmother told me that I had a sweet tooth. To this, I would respond that “all of my teeth are sweet.” As a cook, she knew exactly what those sweet teeth needed—a supply of cake (chocolate with a hint of coffee in the icing), cookies (peanut butter and chocolate chip), muffins (blueberry) and miscellaneous treats (rocky road… mmm… marshmallows). Her baking was not fancy, but it was always delicious and came into my childhood home in a steady stream. When we dined in restaurants, she always perused the dessert menu, even if she didn’t indulge.

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In this issue, we feature 15 decadent and locally made desserts. Not surprisingly, there is a fair amount of chocolate—the common denominator of dessert menus—and there are some classics, like Runway 25’s crème brûlée, and some one-of-a-kind creations, like Silver Birch’s Beerimisu. Rebekah Skochinski has assembled some sweet details on desserts and chef Maria Costanzo (Bistro One) shares some pro baking tips. And, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, chef Rachel Globensky shares her recipe for spaghetti alla puttanesca, Jeannie Dubois provides some “super sexy” cocktail suggestions, and EcoSuperior offers some tips for green gifts.

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On the Cover

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar's Crème Framboise, photo by Chris Merkley.

Since joining The Walleye team in 2010, Nancy Saunders has helped with editing, writing, and planning editorial (she is one of the reasons we will never run out of story ideas!). Nancy has lived in Thunder Bay for almost ten years, having relocated from Toronto for teacher’s college and stayed because she fell in love with a local (now her husband), the slower pace of life, outdoors, and the growing arts and culture scene.

With the coldest days of winter (hopefully) behind us, and sunshine lasting a little longer into the evening, we are reminded that there is life beyond the confines of our homes. February brings great skiing, skating, and winter carnivals. When you get cold, head indoors to check out some local music or stand-up comedy, a book launch, or an art show. Oh, and when you go out for dinner, be sure to save room for dessert! - Michelle McChristie

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6 CoverStory: Decadent Desserts ■ 10 The Evolution of Dessert ■ 11 Top Ten Reasons to Eat Dessert ■ 12 The Baker's Dozen ■ 13 Chocolate


■ 14 Facci una puttanata qualsiasi ■ 16 Rooster's Bistro ■ 18 Shake It Up For Your Valentine ■ 19 Wildly Canadian is Wildly Local


■ 20 Winter's Splendor Meets



the Big Screen ■ 21 Night ■ 21 From Boys to Men ■ 22 Docs on Bay


■ 23 Decolonized ■ 24 Out of Context ■ 25 Fuel Book Launch ■ 26 A Very Talented Trio CITYSCENE

■ 28 The 2013 Arts and Heritage

■ 30 For the Love of Winter ■ 31 Urban Renewal ■ 34 The Sweet North ■ 36 Skijoring MUSIC

■ 39 The Kings of Melodeath ■ 40 Bruce Springsteen ■ 41 Road Worn Chaps ■ 42 Country Blues With Soul ■ 43 What Pipes! ■ 44 Stars of the Orchestra HEALTH

■ 48 The Sweet and Lowdown on Sugar ■ 50 A Space to Thrive


■ 52 Cupid with a Conscience ■ 17 Drink of the Month ■ 46 Off the Wall Reviews ■ 54 December EVENTS ■ 56 The Wall ■ 57 Horoscopes ■ 57 ZYGOTE bop ■ 58 The Eye

Award Nominees



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Down With Webster February 5 Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Genre-bending Canadian rock/hip-hop group Down With Webster returns to Thunder Bay this month on their Wintour IV: Party For Your Life tour in support of their upcoming album, Party For Your Life. Known for bringing some serious energy to the stage, DWW has performed with a diverse selection of acts, including LMFAO, Timbaland, Ludacris, Lil Jon, 3oh3, and even KISS, sharing the stage on this tour with Vancouver rapper SonReal and Filipino hip-hop artist D-PRYDE. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium box office.


CAHEP’s Showcase of Arts and Heritage Education February 14 – 23 Various Locations

In celebration of Family Day and Heritage Week 2014, CAHEP offers opportunities to appreciate art, create art, and enjoy performances around the city. Highlights include dancing with the Chaban Ukrainian dancers, learning more about the flute and recorder families with Consortium Aurora Borealis, preserving your family treasures at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and Eric the Juggler dropping in at after school programs in the city. This showcase promotes arts and heritage organizations, creators, and educators, and invites you share, create, and enjoy.



February 17 Prince Arthur’s Landing

The second annual Winterfest, a free Family Day festival with activities for all ages, makes it even easier to get out and enjoy all the fun that winter has to offer. Winterfest will feature a range of outdoor recreational activities, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more outside at Prince Arthur’s Landing and inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre. Activities include the Thunder Bay Snow Sculpture Symposium and close with spectacular fireworks. The public is also welcome to view the snow sculptures being created on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16.


2013 Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards

February 20 Prince Arthur Hotel and The Foundry

Come out and celebrate the shining stars of the Thunder Bay arts, culture, and heritage scene at the 2013 Arts & Heritage Awards, presented byThe Walleye. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 pm hosted by CBC Radio’s Lisa Laco, and will feature live entertainment and an amazing large-scale art installation by the North Light Media Collective. There will also be an after party at The Foundry featuring live entertainment. Tickets are $20 and are available at all branches of the Thunder Bay Public Library, the Prince Arthur Hotel, Victoriaville Civic Centre Community & Emergency Services Department, Calico Coffeehouse, and The Foundry.


Cambrian Players Presents The Ladies Man

February 20 – 22, February 26 – March 1 Paramount Theatre

A flummoxed doctor with a distressing conundrum, a suspicious wife, her domineering mother, a well-meaning patient with a serious lisp, and a maid harbouring a secret. These are just some of the characters featured in the spectacle of mistaken identities, close encounters, misread behaviours, and mad dashes through slamming doors that makes up Cambrian Players’ delightful and outrageous production of Charles Moorey’s The Ladies Man, directed by Lawrence Badanai. Tickets are available at Fireweed, Steeper’s, and at the door. Friday and Saturday performances are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors; tickets for Wednesday and Thursday performances are only $10.

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Decadent Desserts

Sticky Date Praline Cake The Place:

Beaux Daddy’s 1575 Hwy 61 622-1111

The Price: $8.00 The Basics: A slice of date cake smothered with toffee

and candied pralines that is topped with maple pecan sauce and vanilla ice cream.

The Lowdown: This light, moist date cake is flavoured

with sweet toffee. The maple syrup and crumbly diced pralines combined with a scoop of quality vanilla ice cream give it a light, sweet aftertaste and pleasantly cool finish. This dessert was served quickly as the cake was warm, yet the ice cream hadn’t begun to melt. The generous serving size will satisfy two.

- Peter Jabs


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o a person with a sweet tooth, the dessert menu of a restaurant is poetic temptation. Phrases like “drizzled with dark chocolate,” “smothered with toffee,” “covered in whipped cream,” and “served à la mode,” drip off the page, along with a tantalizing list of ingredients that are rarely found in our own kitchens. Together, they convince us that dinner was not that filling after all. The American author Ernestine Ulmer famously said, “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” She lived to be 95—we think there is something to be said for her edict. Here are 15 decadent desserts to tempt you!

Beeramisu The Place:

The Silver Birch Restaurant 28 North Cumberland Street 345-0597

The Price: $8.00 The Basics: Savoiardi biscuits and mascarpone cheese

topped with pretzels and butterscotch sauce.

The Lowdown: Sip your coffee and admire the

presentation of this piece of art before consuming it. This delight is chef/owner Darlene Green’s twist on tiramisu. The moist and flavourful nature of the biscuits is the result of their birch-beer skinny dip and subsequent dousing in smooth Kahlua-infused mascarpone cheese. Be sure to munch on the candied pretzels, which cleanse your palate and enable you to complete this tasty powerhouse, and consider pairing it with Grand Marnier or a B52 coffee. You won’t leave without licking your spoon clean.

- Michelle Kolobutin

Chocolate Quinoa Cake The Place:

Bight Restaurant and Bar Marina Park, 2201 Sleeping Giant Parkway 622-4448

The Price: $9.00 The Basics: A chocolate layer cake with dark

chocolate and mascarpone cream icing.

The Lowdown: At first glance (and bite), you would never guess that this dessert was gluten-free or packed with all the nutritional goodness of quinoa. This moist chocolate cake is not too overpowering, and the smoothly textured mascarpone cream icing is just the right amount of sweetness. I was happy to have shared with a friend, as I think tackling this generously sized chocolate delight solo would have been a challenge. - Tara George


Crème Framboise

Chocolate Stout Cake

Toasted Pecan Torte

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Cheer’s The Village Pub

Gargoyles Grille & Ale

The Place:

727 Hewitson Street 628-8588

The Price: $8.00 The Basics: Vanilla custard topped with warm caramel,

raspberries, and dusted with sugar.

The Lowdown: This dessert is proof that opposites attract: the cool and creamy custard on the bottom, the sweet and warm caramel in the centre, and then the raspberries, crowded together like small red jewels providing the satisfying tartness and bit of crunch. It’s the perfect bite, in every bite—a match made somewhere celestial, certainly. - Rebekah Skochinski

The Place:

1500 South James Street 625-6560

The Price: $7.00 The Basics: A chocolate cake with Sleeping Giant

Brewing Co.’s Skullrock Stout, made by Sandpiper Cakes, served with whipped cream on the side.

The Place:

11 Cumberland Street South 345-3011

The Price: $8.00 The Basics: A Belgian chocolate cake filled with toasted

pecans and topped with chocolate ganache.

stout cake isn’t the jealous type. When introduced to the sweet, thinner (and admittedly fresh), cream at her side, she not only invited the cream along to join us after a kiss between the two, she was more daringly open and flavorful because of it. If introduced to her, make sure she brings her luscious, creamy friend. You won’t be disappointed.

The Lowdown: Not a dessert for the faint of heart! The cake itself is decadent, nutty, and pulls no punches where chocolate is concerned, and the plate is scattered with powdered sugar and a generous portion of toasted pecans. Gargoyles candies its pecans in-house and they serve as a perfect crunchy complement to the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of the ganache, making for a seductively rich and satisfying end to any meal.

- Patrick Thompson

- Chris Servais

The Lowdown: This thick, dark, and toasty chocolate

Peanut Butter Chocolate Terrine The Place:

Bistro One

555 Dunlop Street 622-2478

The Price: $8.75 The Basics: A chocolate and peanut butter terrine on

creme anglaise, covered with chocolate glaze and topped with sugared peanuts.

The Lowdown: I have to admit that I have always thought of peanut butter as a food group for kids. But as I took my first bite of Bistro One’s terrine it became clear that this is seriously delicious adult fare. Light and silky, it is a beautiful balance of chocolate (top quality couverture) and peanut flavours, complemented by sugared peanuts, vanilla bean, and crème Anglaise. - Pat Forrest

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Shoaybieh (Shay-bee-a) The Place:

Kabab Village

215 South Syndicate Avenue 622-9495

The Price: $1.99 The Basics: Phyllo pastry with homemade cream

filling, brushed with rosewater and orange blossom syrup.

The Lowdown: This is a perfect triangle of flaky pastry with a whipped cream centre. The top is brushed with a homemade syrup that adds the right amount of sweetness. Flavored with rosewater and orange blossom, this light dessert is heavenly when paired with a cup of cardamomspiced Lebanese-style coffee, and is their top seller. - Susan Pretty

Cheesecake The Place:

The Keg

735 Hewitson Street 623-1960

The Place:


The Price: $4.25 The Basics: A cream cheese cake with a graham

295 Bay Street 344-6600

cracker crust.

The Lowdown: If you’re looking for a sweet

ending to top off your steak dinner then the inhouse made cheesecake at The Keg will satisfy. It’s incredibly smooth and airy with a crust of buttery graham cracker. Choose from a chocolate, caramel, or strawberry topping for added deliciousness. I preferred the strawberry topping as a nice balance for the creamy sweetness of the cake.

- Judy Roche

Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Warm Apples The Price: $5.50 The Basics: A cinnamon coffee cake served with apples,

caramel, and whipped cream.

The Lowdown: Apples and caramel and whipped cream, oh my! The rich and buttery combination of cinnamon and brown sugar melts in your mouth. Paired with warm sautéed apples, cool whipped cream, and a drizzling of caramel sauce, this cake is exactly what you need when you’re looking to share (what!?) something sweet with a friend. - Rachel Globensky

Ice Cream Dream The Place:

Prospector Steak House 27 Cumberland Street South 345-5833

The Price: $5.90 The Basics: Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two pieces of

chocolate cake topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry.

The Lowdown: This classic dessert combines the creamy richness of a hot fudge sundae with a moist and decadent chocolate cake to create an upscale ice cream sandwich. The hot fudge sauce and cake are made inhouse and are full of natural chocolate flavour without being too sweet. And you need not be concerned when your ice cream starts to melt, as the cake pieces are perfect for slurping it up. It’s a generous portion big enough to share, but so tasty you might not want to. - Andrea Stach


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Key Lime Cheesecake The Place:

This Old Barn Restaurant

5089 Oliver Road, Murillo 935-3015

Crème Brûlée

Raspberry Dream

Runway 25

Sweet Escape Cake Café and Bakery

The Place:

1 Valhalla Inn Road 577-1121, ext 7725

The Price: $6.50 The Basics: A custard base topped with caramelized

brown sugar.

The Lowdown: There is only one thing to complain

about when it comes to crème brûlée: the portions are always too small. Who decided small ramekins should be the dish for something so delicious? Runway 25 seems to agree with me. Their crème brûlée is served in a shallow soup bowl. Lots of yummy. Thank you.

- Patrick Thompson

The Price: Included in price of five-course meal The Basics: A cream cheese cake with a shortbread crust. The Lowdown: All of This Old Barn’s dinners are five-

course extravaganzas, so by the time you get to dessert, you’ll want something light. This velvety, tart cheesecake made from scratch by Chef Mike fits the bill. You’re dining in an 1890s renovated barn in Murillo farm country, but after one taste you’ll be dreaming of the tropics. Desserts are changed weekly but if you want the key lime pie (and you will!) tell them when you book.

- Pat Forrest

The Place:

Unit 2-271 Bay Street 344-7668

The Price: $6.00 The Basics: A white sponge cake with raspberry and

Bavarian cream filling covered in whipped cream and white chocolate shavings with a raspberry on top.

Banana Cream Cheese Spring Roll The Place:

The Foundry 242 Red River Road 285-3188

The Price: $7.00 The Basics: A cream cheese and banana-filled baked spring

The Lowdown: This cake tastes as amazing as it looks. The

roll that is topped with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.

- Caroline Cox

The Lowdown: This large spring roll is creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. It is big enough to share, but light enough that it could conceivably be eaten solo, depending on what kind of meal it follows. Garnished with strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and mint leaves, it allows for a host of flavour combinations.

very sweet Bavarian custard and raspberry filling is tempered and complemented by the light whipped cream exterior. Portion sizes are generous and the cake is filling. Share it with a friend over a cup of vanilla cream green tea, or keep it to yourself for a large snack.

- Marlene Wandel

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An Evening of fine dining, fas hion, and entertainment! Includes: Dinner, Fashion Show & Luxury Raffle


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Paul Cezanne, Still Life with a Dessert, circa 1877, oil on canvas, 59 x 72.9 cm

The Evolution of Dessert

Of the approximately 10,000 taste buds in our mouths, sweet scores the highest recognition of all five tastes. This does differ from person to person, however, with some people showing a higher tolerance for sweet tastes, which can vary over time due to hormone levels and age (children have the highest preference for sweetness). From an evolutionary standpoint, sweet things get approval from our brains because they give us quick energy and because sweet tastes are rarely poisonous.


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Quintessentially Canadian

In Support of

Butter Tarts: We can look back to the kitchens of Canadian pioneers for these gooey and flaky treats. Though the ingredient list is short (butter, sugar, corn syrup, and eggs inside a buttery pastry shell), there are differing preferences for the insides to be runny or firm, and to include nuts or raisins, or not.

Nanaimo Bars: While the exact origin is not known, Nanaimo, British Columbia lays claim to this popular no-bake bar. There are always three-layers: a crumb-based bottom, a vanilla buttercream icing, and a thin layer of chocolate on top. Variations on flavours include mint, peanut butter, coconut, or mocha. Editor’s note: this dessert is also known as New York Special as not everyone agrees with Nanaimo’s claim.

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Maple Syrup Sugar Pie or Le sirop d’érable Tarte au sucre: This traditional Canadian pie comes from Quebec (though settlers from France likely brought it with them). Belonging to the class of winter pies that also include suet or molasses, they were thought to provide much-needed sustenance through the colder months.


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By Rebekah Skochinski he word “dessert” first appeared sometime in the 14th century (though its current definition didn’t occur until around the 19th century). It’s derived from the French noun “desservir,” which means “to clear away” or “unserve.” Typically, one would have enjoyed some nuts, dried fruit, or even a bit of honeycomb after a meal— whatever could be found locally. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages, when sugar started being manufactured and exported, that there was a growing surge in the amount of sweet desserts being created and consumed across cultures. From dessert stations at buffets to cardboard boxes of ice cream in our freezers, it’s become the norm to enjoy something sweet after dinner, and anytime we want to, because we can.

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Reasons to Eat Dessert By Amy Jones

The Grilled Persian

The only thing better than a persian is a grilled persian—something just happens to the uniquely Thunder Bay pastry when sliced in half, toasted on a flat top, and then slathered with butter. And don’t even bother trying it at home, because it won’t be the same. Grab one at the Westfort Coney Island on Frederica Street West for just $1.75.

The Sally Ann

Let us introduce you to the Sally Ann, Thunder Bay’s other local delicacy. Or perhaps you’re already familiar with the delicious, chocolate cupcake-like pastry. Though not quite as famous as her pink-icing covered cousin, the Sally Ann is as uniquely Thunder Bay as the persian, and just as beloved by those who know her.

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Reasonable doubt: Desserts, like exercise, trigger endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And, as Reese Witherspoon says in Legally Blonde, “Happy people don’t kill their husbands.” Be better in bed: Chocolate, vanilla, and pumpkin pie are all considered aphrodisiacs—as long as you don’t stuff yourself too full and wind up passed out on the couch in front of the hockey game. YOLO, as the kids say: Studies show that on your deathbed, you will regret 100% of the cupcakes you didn’t eat. Nutrients: Yes, there are strawberries in a strawberry shortcake. And the last I checked, strawberries are good for you. It’s a natural ending to the meal: Everything needs closure, even supper. And lunch. And probably breakfast, too. You’re special: You’re an amazing, talented person who achieves incredible things day after day. So eat the brownie, for goodness sake. Keep pastry chefs in business: They study hard to learn their craft. The least you can do is appreciate all their effort and dedication and try the flan. Save on air fresheners: You could buy a chocolate chip cookie scented candle. Or you could just bake chocolate chip cookies! Spiting the mean schoolmaster: If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding? Like hell you can’t! You’re a grown-up, and you can do whatever you want. It’s delicious: And what other reason do you need than that?

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The Baker’s Dozen Tips for Success from the Crust to the Cream By Maria Costanzo, Pastry Chef, Bistro One

Shannon Lepere


ver many years of teaching baking classes, I have heard students ask the same questions over and over: “How do I get a flaky pie crust?” “Why does my cheesecake crack?” “Why don’t my meringues turn out?” These unresolved baking conundrums often lead us to disasters that can leave us in tears, swearing to never pick up a whisk or open a baking book ever again. Well, here are a few indispensable tricks, tried and true, that when followed will make you eager to start whisking again. Happy baking!




Room temperature whole eggs and whites produce the best foam/volume; to warm cold eggs quickly, place in a very clean bowl over a double boiler. (This won’t take long, so don’t walk away or you’ll get breakfast eggs!).

Butter pastry dough (pâte brisée) tastes the best! But shortening and lard perform better, if flakiness is your goal. Try combining the two for a great result (70% butter and 30% shortening).

Measure properly and accurately; always use dry measuring cups for dry and semi-solid ingredients, such as peanut butter and fruit preserves.

Extra-large or large eggs only, unless you plan on weighing them (best for accuracy).

Chill it! Any fat you use should be chilled, which also helps with flakiness. “Touche pas la pâte!”—or don’t over-handle the dough! It will warm and overworking makes it tough.

Copper bowls are best but if your budget won’t permit that, a heavy gauge stainless steel bowl works well.

Always bake a pie on the lowest oven rack. This places the bottom of the crust close to the heat source, giving it a head start on baking and preventing sogginess.

For best results: weigh and sift the flour; use eggs at room temperature for best volume; scrape down sides of the bowl regularly; prepare pan(s) and preheat oven ahead of time. Cake batter that is beaten to ribbon stage will rise higher and taste lighter. Look for batter to triple in volume. When beaters are lifted, ribbons of batter should form briefly on surface. Let cake layers cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting them onto a rack or they will break. Bundt or tube cakes need at least 15 minutes of resting time.

Whipped Cream and Meringue Full-fat cream (whipping cream) should be fridge-cold for best whipping results. Add a little sugar and real vanilla to make a rich and light-tasting Chantilly cream. For meringue, add a pinch of cream of tartar to egg whites in early whipping stage to stabilize whites and help prevent deflation during baking. Add sugar slowly, as undissolved sugar granules will cause meringues to weep once in the oven. Keep temperature low, no higher than 200 degrees.

Bake cheesecakes in a bain-marie (hot water bath) to prevent them from cracking and baking too quickly.

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Chocolate I The Perfect Food? By Michelle McChristie

t’s a little known fact that the provisions of the Franklin Expedition that set sail in 1845 in search of the Northwest Passage included 4,573 pounds of chocolate. That works out to a monthly ration of just under two pounds per person (based on a three-year food supply for 67 men). Modern-day explorers also list chocolate among their staple foods and most people consider it an essential component for a camping trip or day spent enjoying the outdoors. Because of its high energy content and portability, chocolate can help replenish depleted energy stores. As a bonus, dark chocolate and cocoa are associated with proven health benefits—could there be a more perfect food?

Chocolate is made from the seeds or beans of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, a small evergreen that thrives in moist tropical regions. The history of chocolate dates back to the ancient civilizations of South and Central America. As early as 1400 BC, a fermented beverage made from the pulp was consumed in Honduras. To the peoples of ancient Mesoamerica, including the Mayans and Aztecs, cacao was considered a divine gift, a source of power, a form of currency, and a health food. The beans were ground into a coarse paste and mixed with spices, water, and chillies to create a variety of frothy, bitter drinks. The beans were also mixed with corn and spices to make porridge-like meals that were high in nutrients.

The health benefits of cocoa are well documented; however, it is important to note that they relate to dark chocolate and cocoa, not the average milk chocolate candy bar. Each cacao seed contains a significant amount of fat (40–50%) in the form of cocoa butter. The most noted active constituent is theobromine, a compound similar to caffeine that might give you a boost, but sometimes triggers migraines. Cocoa also contains high levels of antioxidants. In 2003, researchers from Cornell University found that on a per serving basis, the antioxidant concentration in cocoa was higher than red wine, green tea, and black tea, making hot cocoa a healthy and satisfying beverage choice.

Hot Cocoa Ingredients:

1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup sugar 4 cups milk

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the mixture is steaming, but not boiling. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Optional additions: ¾ tsp vanilla extract or a pinch of chili powder.

“More sustaining than meat” was Milton Hershey’s claim for an early chocolate bar. He purchased German chocolatemaking equipment in 1893 and thus started his famous business.

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Facci una puttanata qualsiasi! Literally, make any kind of garbage! By Chef Rachel Globensky

1/3 cup olive oil

Fill a large pot with water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat.

3 cloves garlic, minced

As the water heats, pour the olive oil into a heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir in the garlic. Turn heat to medium-low and cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant and begins to turn a golden color, about one minute. Stir in the red pepper flakes, oregano, and anchovies. Cook until anchovies begin to break down—two minutes-ish.

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste 1 teaspoon dried oregano


everal stories surround the origin of spaghetti alla puttanesca, a very rich, decadent, and somewhat spicy/salty pasta dish. In Italian, puttanesca means ‘something worthless,’ and is derived from the Italian word for prostitute, puttana. Legend has it that the quick-to-make sauce stemmed from what the Sicilian ladies of the night could throw together after a long night (or between clients) with simple ingredients begged from restaurant owners. Apparently, the dish was actually invented in the 1950s by the chef of an

3 anchovy fillets, chopped, or more to taste

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Shake It Up For Your Valentine!

For the gorgeous gal in your life, go all out with this seductively sparkling take on the Aristocrat Punch. Aptly named the Royal Plush, this prettier than a posy drink will surely make her feel like a princess for a day.




½ cup of red burgundy (any pinot noir will do)

In a Collins glass, dissolve the sugar in the red wine. Add the brandy, stir, then pour in the sparkling wine and top with sparkling water. Add a couple of cubes of ice and decorate the top if you wish with fresh fruit, berries, or a couple of mint leaves.

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By Jeannie Dubois, Certified Sommelier s we approach the eve of ultimate romance, plans abound involving boxes of chocolate, bouquets of flowers, and sweet nothings to be whispered over candlelit dinners. However, if you feel like breaking the Valentine mold this year and trying out a new tradition, stir things up by making one of these super sexy cocktails to start off your hallmark holiday of love on a high note.

Royal Plush – serve in Collins glass

For that handsome hunk in your life, go retro with the Suburban, a cocktail that is described by Esquire magazine as a “distillation of carved-oak paneling and club chairs, leather bound volumes and billiard tables.” You’ll make him feel like he’s not just part of the gentlemen’s club, he owns it.

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Stir all ingredients well with cracked ice then strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a couple of cubes of ice if you wish or a twist of orange as a garnish.

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hunder Bay’s Les Tabachak is one of those people who look at obstacles and turns them into opportunities. Faced with a meager harvest a few years in a row to supply his wild rice processing plant, he felt that the message was clear. “We knew from experience that healthy products made in Canada are popular. But we could no longer afford to hang our fortunes on a single product. We had to add new and appealing products to diversify our offering,” he says. And diversify he did. By persistently “knocking on the doors” of food producers across Canada,

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Tabachak’s Wildly Canadian line began to grow. Next on the shelves came maple syrup from southern Ontario, honey from Manitoba, and organic brown flax oil and organic oats from western Canada. Some of the newer products include natural wild blueberry juice and pure, organic, and natural cranberry juice concentrate, natural banana, Saskatoon, maple, buckwheat, blueberry, cranberry, cinnamon, and coconut honeys, and gourmet rice blends and pilafs. The Wildly Canadian line is now trademarked in over 40 countries and Tabachak has just begun to sell several

products in China. Locally, it is sold at the airport, in Walmart, Country Good Meats, Country Fresh Meats, Shoppers Drug Mart, Metro, and a number of independent grocers and natural and health food stores, as well as the Tabachak family’s own Bulk Zone locations. It’s also available in other parts of Canada and the U.S. and the products have been featured on the Marilyn Denis Show and in The Globe and Mail. It’s a success story for a small family operation. In addition to wife Barb, each of the couple’s five children, aged 12–26, have pitched in to help make the business thrive. In fact, Barb was expecting

their second child when they opened Thunder Bay’s first-ever bulk food store a quarter century ago. They’re also clearly community-minded. The walls of their new store on MacDonnell Street are lined with plaques thanking them for their support of various local initiatives over the years. Always innovating, Tabachak is now focused on developing a line of new syrups, including organic blueberry and cranberry made with maple syrup and organic maple agave. Delicious, made in Canada, a homemade hit, and good for you? What’s not to love about Wildly Canadian?

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The Second Most Pleasurable Thing We Do In The Dark: A Column About Movies

Winter’s Splendor Meets the Big Screen By Michael Sobota My country… is winter - "Mon Pays," Gilles Vigneault As I write this, we have just come through two weeks of the coldest weather I have experienced in Thunder Bay. I spent some of that time cuddled under a down lap blanket, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone, always with a warm beverage. Here are some of the winter films we enjoyed.

Doctor Zhivago (1965) - While Boris Pasternak’s novel spans many years and seasons, David Lean focused much of his magnificent film on winter. Shot primarily in Spain and Finland, some of the winter train scenes were actually filmed in Canada—film nerds may detect an actual difference in the width of the rail gages! With a stellar European and American cast (Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness), Lean gives us one of the great fictional love stories of the last century set against the background of the Russian revolution.

Kamouraska (1973) - Made two years after Mon Oncle Antoine, this was Claude Jutra’s million-dollar reach for epic Canadian history. The budget was astronomical for a Canadian film in the early 70s. Working with a script based on Anne Hébert’s popular historical novel and co-written by her and Jutra himself, the film tells a passionate story of love and betrayal in 1830s Quebec. Michel Brault’s spectacular cinematography makes both rural Quebec in winter and the film’s star, a very young Geneviève Bujold, look dazzling.

Never Cry Wolf (1983) - Curtis

Hanson’s screenplay is faithful to Farley Mowat’s personal story of his winter spent in the Yukon as a young Canadian researcher sent north to justify a planned government wolf kill. Director Carroll Ballard is a visual story teller. His cinematographer, Hiro Narita, captures arctic landscapes and the quality of northern lights like no one had before him, or probably since. This is a classic Canadian story filmed with both environmental tenderness and muscular action sequences. The final ten minutes shot live in the midst of an elk herd, with a naked Charles Martin Smith dodging the elk as they stampede around him, is breathtaking.

Fargo (1996) - Joel and Ethan Coen’s frigid Minnesota murder mystery scored seven Oscar nominations, including a win for best screenplay, and a best actress Oscar for Frances McDormand (married to Joel ). The film is as droll and witty and full of surprises on re-viewing as it was when I first encountered it. And, it’s a dry cold.


Three more make my best winter film list, but I am running out of space. They are Zacharias Kunuk’s groundbreaking Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Frank Marshall’s family-friendly Eight Below (2006), featuring one of Paul Walker’s finest and unsung performances, and Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone (2010), which introduced Jennifer Lawrence to the film world. So turn down the lights, grab your nearest sweetie and a lap blanket and enjoy some really fine, really cold movies.



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n original and collaborative Canadian work takes the stage as Magnus Theatre’s fourth presentation of the season. Night, a Human Cargo production, tells the powerful story of a Toronto anthropologist and an Inuit girl as their paths cross in the winter darkness of Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Daniella has good intentions as she sets out from Toronto on a pilgrimage to Pond Inlet to return an inestimable item to its residents. In this dark, icy tundra of Canada’s northernmost region, Daniella quickly discovers that her wellmeaning intention opens the doors to a long and abusive past. Her lack of awareness of this history results in culture shock, and reveals a pervasive insensibility about life above the Arctic Circle.

Piuyuq—a bold and passionate 16-year-old girl—and other inhabitants of Pond Inlet help enlighten the confounded southerner about Inuit culture. Ultimately, the course of all of their lives is unequivocally altered. Night is written and directed by Christopher Morris, featuring Reneltta Arluk, Tiffany Ayalik, Jonathan Fisher, and Linnea Swan. The production is bilingual, with both English and Inuktitut dialogue (with subtitles) and, due to content and strong language, is recommended for mature audiences. Magnus Theatre’s presentation of Night opens on February 7 and runs through to February 22. For more information call 345-5552 or visit

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he musical Jersey Boys has beguiled audiences in New York and across the globe since 2005. Now, four original cast members of one of Broadway’s longest running and most successful productions are taking the world by storm as The Midtown Men, breathing new life into hits of the 60s by the likes of the Four Seasons, The Beatles, Motown, and more.

The Midtown Men are Tony Award winner Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys), Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer (next to normal), Michael Longoria, and Daniel Reichard. Established in 2007 after over 1000 performances in Jersey Boys, they are the first vocal group to be comprised of former principal cast members of a Broadway musical. Over the past few years, they have enraptured audiences of all ages performing throughout the United States and Canada, and their debut album, Sixties Hits, received critical acclaim and five-star ratings on iTunes. Keeping alive the seminal music of the 60s with a 21st century polish, The Midtown Men are sure to dazzle and captivate the audience with their reverent energy teaming with nostalgia and authenticity. The Midtown Men appear at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on February 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59 and $79. For more information visit and

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Docs on Bay Special Ed

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pecial Ed is a touching and often hilarious story about an artist whose passion is animating the alphabet and helping children learn to read. Ed Ackerman’s eccentric life is laid bare as we watch him battle against the demolition of his three derelict homes in Winnipeg’s downtown core, which he wants to fix up as a legacy for his children. The documentary follows Ackerman’s unorthodox approach to construction (reusing campaign signs) and protest—a stop motion animation film about two letters that go to city hall to save the Alphabet House. Ackerman isn’t afraid to mix politics with art and he isn’t afraid to run for parliament or mayor. To Ed Ackerman, “Life is short, but it’s wide,” and he lives every minute in the broadest of ways. Special Ed is the latest film by Winnipeg filmmaker John Paskievich (The Gypsies of Svinia, If Only I were an Indian… and Ted Baryluk’s Grocery) and it’s an inspiration to anyone who knows what it is like to dream about having a place to call home in a neighbourhood that has a future. The film’s editor, Jeff McKay, will be in Thunder Bay for the screening and will also conduct a free workshop for filmmakers and the general public, “Editing and Directing Documentary,” on Saturday, February 8 from 2–4 pm at the Bay Street Film Festival office at 19C-4A South Court Street. Please register in advance by emailing


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Special Ed screens on Thursday, February 6 at 8 pm. Bay Street Film Festival’s Docs on Bay are screened monthly at 314 Bay Street. Tickets are $7 or pay what you can if you’re a student, senior, or unemployed. Visit baystreetfilmfestival. ca for details.



A Look at Canada’s Colonial History Through Contemporary Aboriginal Art By Julia Prinselaar


hey look like pennies, but instead the copper-coloured, coin-like tags are stamped with the words “Eskimo Identification Canada.”

Jordan Bennett, Sovereignty Performance (2009), recycled paper, burnt trees, regalia

It’s a little-known fact that Inuit peoples were required to have the numbered, leather tags as identification during the 1940s and 50s, but these undercurrents of Canada’s history of colonization are revealed through the work of Inuit photographer Barry Pottle. In an exhibition titled Decolonize Me, his works join those of five other contemporary Aboriginal artists featured at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery that seek to challenge and interrogate Canada’s historical relationship with Aboriginal peoples. “All of the works in the exhibition examine Canada’s history of colonialism and its lasting implications,” says Nadia Kurd, curator with the AG, adding that the pieces show the continuing strength, diversity, and vibrancy of contemporary Aboriginal art today. Kurd points to the work of Metis/Cree artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle, who lives in

Toronto. Titled “Treaty Card,” the interactive work allows visitors to create and print out a computer-generated identification card, in an attempt to address current relations between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals by examining the intent of the Canadian government's Secure Certificate of Indian Status. “In other words, the piece reveals the divisive and often arbitrary nature of government legislation for obtaining a status card,” says Kurd. In the context of Indigenous communities and their efforts to assert a right to self-determination, the artists explore not only themes of past wrongdoings, but also strategies for reclaiming Aboriginal voice. “I think visitors will learn a great deal from this exhibit and will be introduced to a number of emerging artists that are making a name for themselves in Canada,” says Kurd. The exhibit is organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery and runs until February 23.

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Poems from Contemporary Thunder Bay Artists By Peter Jabs


n this anthology from independent publisher un/speak/able/press, eight local artists—including sculptors, visual artists, journalists, and musicians—were challenged to shed light on their internal unexplored territory in works outside their usual oeuvres. An effort was made to balance the voice between women and men and also between unpublished and well-known Thunder Bay poets in order to bring readers a fresh perspective. While some works may be more difficult to approach than others, this makes them all the more rewarding. Some hit like a kick in the back of the head, while others are like a gentle reassuring hand on the shoulder. Douglas Livingston, a fixture on the local poetry scene, contributes a series of prose poems, I-VIII, that bring the reader into the mind of an unemployed seamstress living with a brain injury. Another well-loved local poet, Mary Frost, contributes pieces that are personal and sometimes rebellious, her sharp, precise wit polished to a smooth glass finish. Rusty Brown’s prose offering “Eve” finely balances dread and desire in a very-near future Thunder Bay. His voice is so real and engaging. I want to see this piece expanded into a novel. Much of the graphic artwork and layout was done by Rusty. The whole effort, including cover art by Patrick Doyle, makes for a nice package.

Patricia Roy, aka “Tricky,” deals with the discovery of the Higgs boson and the concept of dark matter in an illuminating way, and I can hear the snooker balls clatter and smell the stale beer in Christopher Stones’ “5 pm in the Tin.” Richard Asham—an intense multi-talented artist and musician—brings us wallowing through the mire to the other side, unafraid and reckless, like Jim Morrison. From his poem “when the $ runs out we’ll eat the horses” I leave you with this:“nice days all the same/sun getting stronger now/& under the ice-melt/a gun & some nicotine.” The out of context book launch will be at 7 pm on February 6 at the Waverley Library, followed by the un/speak/able speakeasy, an evening of poetry and music, at the Apollo from 9 pm–1 am on February 7.

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Other contributors include Paula Thiessen, who takes us on an extraordinary bike ride in her poem “The Hour Glass” and Nancy Ewachow delivers deeply personal ruminations and queries in her offerings. Clockwise from centre: Patricia Roy, Rusty Brown, Richard Asham, Nancy Ewachow, Doug Livingston, Christopher Stones, Mary Frost.



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Fuel Book Launch Tickets are now available for a gala award event celebrating Arts & Heritage in Thunder Bay On February 20th join us at the Prince Arthur Hotel as we celebrate Thunder Bay’s creative talent at the annual 2013 Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards proudly presented by the Walleye and hosted by CBC personality Lisa Laco.

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ppropriately titled Fuel, this anthology of poetry and prose features contemporary, traditional, and experimental works steeped in fiery imagery, and is a force that will inspire and excite its readers. Fuel’s pages hold over 60 works from 50 Northwestern Ontario writers and is a sure fire response to the limited opportunities writers have in the region. Editor Renee Terpstra has laid out the poetry, short stories, images, and prose that complete this anthology with a flow that allows for seamless reading and gives us a sense of what inspires and interests writers from the region. Fuel is published by burning.books. press, a small publishing house managed by Definitely Superior Art Gallery and made possible with funding from the

Ontario Arts Council. Wrapped in an attractive cover design (which is actually an image of a full-size quilt!) crafted by Joyce McKinnon, the book has the look and feel of something to be enjoyed over a warm mug of coffee on a lazy afternoon. If you are looking for something to renew your energy, Fuel is just the thing. The launch of Fuel will take place February 21 at DefSup, and will feature author readings, a community book market, performances, a sale of unique and limited edition books, and the release of new zines created by DefSup’s youth art collective, DieActive. The event is open to all ages and is by donation. If you aren’t able to make it to the launch, you can pick up your copy of Fuel at the gallery for $20. For more information visit

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A Very Talented Trio


By Kim Latimer

Lora Northway, Body Woven, 2013, mixed media, 9' x 6'


hree emerging female artists of the northwest have joined forces to present solo exhibitions at Definitely Superior Art Gallery. Although vastly different, the work of Lora Northway, Elizabeth Buset, and Jean Marshall is united through woven themes of family, society, and traditional heritage in our region. A standout in Gallery One is Lora Northway’s Body Woven. The 92-inch tall mixed media construction is built on a 100-year-old map. The work features a melancholy hooded cultural figure surrounded by a border of Finnish cloudberries under copper painted moons. “The cultural figure represents family, past, present, and future, and the embodiment of my Finnish ancestors,” Northway explains. Part of a series she calls Arvokas (“of great worth”) began with an investigation into her family’s immigration to Canada in 1901, when her great great grandmother Aina Wilen traveled from Finland at age 17 and became a key founder of the women’s movement in Thunder Bay. Northway’s stylistic references concentrate on Finnish craft, textile, and folk art. Gallery Two brings to life the largescale oil-on-canvas works of Elizabeth Buset. Her work is so realistic it could


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easily be mistaken for photography. Buset’s exhibit, Accosting The Ordinary, highlights everyday objects painted to “photo-realism” perfection. “My work helps me re-examine the everyday. It is all very technical and simple; you can appreciate them for what they are, or for their intended messages about the commodification of art in society.” One is an image of long stemmed, bound, cut and plastic-wrapped yellow roses (aptly named “Roses”). It brings to mind our social need to consume, own, and even suffocate the natural. Her work was recently shown internationally in Europe. In Gallery 3 is Jean Marshall’s Surface and Symbol. Marshall is a member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake). She says her work is originally inspired by her mother’s recent truth and reconciliation public statement. “It is definitely a response to the residential school system and how it impacted my generation,” she says. “It highlights the connects and disconnects of my own family and I hope it will help open the dialogue for all families.” Marshall’s solo exhibit includes seven goatskin drums that are silkscreened and beaded with portraits of her family, including her kokum who was sent to residential school.

She calls one of the drums “Three Blind Mice”—the name came from her kokum who says the song is what she learned at residential school. Marshall’s work focuses on her appreciation for materials and process; utilizing beads, fabric, hide and leather to express ideas about identity, family, friends, and community. Her work was recently shown at the Ontario Crafts Council in Toronto. These intimate and inspiring exhibitions run until February 15 at Definitely Superior Art Gallery. For more information visit

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The 2013 Arts and Heritage Award Nominees


he Walleye is proud to present the 2013 Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards—an annual recognition program and gala event organized by the City of Thunder Bay. The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups, and businesses and the important contributions they make to our community. It is their collective efforts that make our community unique and inspire others to contribute to the growing arts and culture sector. On February 20, 11 awards will be presented to winners selected from the following list of nominees by a jury comprised of representatives from the Heritage Advisory Committee, Public Art Committee, and Cultural Services staff.

By Jennifer Morin, Cultural Services Coordinator, City of Thunder Bay











Performing and Media Arts (Performing) 1. Lawrence Badanai produces/directs shows for Cambrian Players, Paramount Live, Capitol Players, and the 10by10 original play festival. Lawrence also acts, is a dedicated impresario who works tirelessly to promote local theatre. Last October, he assembled an indepth history of the local theatre scene which was summarized in The Walleye.

Performing and Media Arts (Film) 2. Shayne Ehman has been a practicing multi-media artist for over 15 years. Shayne’s recent film, Asphalt Watches, co-produced with fellow filmmaker Seth Scriver, won Best First Canadian Feature Film at TIFF. Shayne participates in community events such as Winterfest and the Bay Street Film Festival.


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Visual Arts 3. Community is the thread that binds Kim Manduca’s lifestyle with her work as an artist and photographer. Kim has worked with the TBSO, the Arthritis Society, Willow Springs, and the BBAC, donating her photography and time. Mentorship has been an important part of Kim’s career and she offers programs to youth and adults locally and regionally. 4. As one third of the Anemki Art Collective, Jean Marshall starts 2014 off with an exhibition at DefSup and participation in an artist in residence program at the Banff Centre. She is known for her work with natural materials such as birch bark, porcupine quills, and pine needles. She has exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally. 5. Experienced muralist and avid caricature artist Brian Nieminen approaches his love of art from a

most encompassing attitude. This is evident by the diversity of the groups to whom he chooses to bring his joy of art, such as the Alzheimer’s Society and Camp Quality. Brian is as an artist, investor, fundraiser, and community worker. 6.Caroline Kajorinne is a multidisciplinary artist who is currently focusing on traditional blacksmithing. She is a founding member of The Creative Collective, Satellite Studio and Art’s Gallery—all new organizations as of 2010. Caroline has genuine interest in bringing arts to the forefront as a working artist and volunteer.

Built Heritage 7. Liana and Rob Frenette share a passion for restoration and preservation of historic buildings and local heritage. They have restored two heritage properties: their family home Windrose, and the Paterson building, home to

TBT Engineering Ltd. Through these projects, they have made exceptional efforts to employ local contractors and purchase materials from local suppliers.

Cultural Heritage 8. Kathy Toivonen works as an artist, writer, and educator. For over 14 years, Kathy has created works about Finnish-Canadian culture through various mediums. Most recently, Kathy co-published The City of Sisu 1910-2010, which looks at Finnish tradition, culture, and food in the Thunder Bay area. 9. Robert Neff has been a tireless supporter of heritage in Thunder Bay since the 1970s, as a member of the Thunder Bay Historical Society and weekly history columnist. Robert’s 2013 publication Flashback: Reflections of our Gloried Past has been a highlight of his writing career.

Arts Organization 10. In 1983, the Raag-Rung Music Circle was formed with the objective of providing awareness and understanding of classical Indian music and dance to Thunder Bay. The group has succeeded bringing in world class acts from around the world to an eager audience while raising funds for student bursaries. 11. The Eleanor Drury Children’s Theatre has been supporting and producing children’s theatre in Thunder Bay for 31 years. The organization has helped change the landscape of children’s theatre, making theatre an exciting and relevant option for youth. This year’s annual production drew approximately 2000 students into the live theatre experience.








12. Community Arts & Heritage Education Project aims to increase cultural and artistic opportunities to youth. CAHEP partners with many social services organizations, provides volunteers for after school and weekend programming, and participates in initiatives and committees such as the Thunder Bay Youth Strategy. 13. LU Radio is a non-profit, campus based, community radio station run by Lakehead University students and community members. They provide training and work experience for volunteers and offer alternative programming featuring local artists and ethnic programs, some in their native language.


14. The Thunder Bay Carvers have operated for 16 years with 87 members. A club for all ages and abilities, they meet monthly and show their carvings at various local and surrounding locations. They donate their time and talent to various local causes and events.


15. Chaban Ukrainian Dance Group has been in operation since 1980. With 100 members ages four and up, Chaban is an integral piece of the community fabric, like an embroidered Ukrainian cloth. The group has threaded cultural richness, artistic flair, and boundless energy into the community.

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16. Branch #219 was established in 1931 as The Polish Veteran’s Club and joined by Branch #1 of the Polish Combatants Association in 1946. A home-away-from-home for many Polish and Canadian soldiers, the longstanding branch strives to assist its members and greater community while preserving its rich cultural heritage.

Outstanding Youth Contributor to the Arts 17. Carly Irrgang is a talented young woman achieving awards in multiple subjects at school. She has completed a co-op at the Painted Turtle Art Shop, where she proved to be an invaluable member of the team. At the Baggage Building Arts Centre, she freely gives her time beyond her paid hours.

Cultural Educator 18. Since 2009, Vivian WoodAlexander has overseen the success of art classes, camps, and more at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Multifaceted in her interests, Vivian promotes community outreach and health and wellness at the gallery through her programming and has fostered an appreciation for the arts among hundreds of students across Northwestern Ontario. 19. Claudia Otto has been a choreographer, educator, and artistic director for 32 years. Over the past 11 years Claudia has been an artist educator with the Learning Through the Arts program, providing alternative forms of learning. Claudia removes barriers and delivers dance to diverse populations and much of her work is done on a volunteer basis. 20. Marcia Arpin is a dedicated creative director and mentor. Recently, she directed Paramount Live’s production of Hairspray with a cast of over 25 teenagers. She also assists with cultural programming at the Baggage Building Arts Centre and advises educational institutions and social service providers in the city about childcare.

Cultural Supporter 21. Michael Sobota is an active theatre director, community activist, and community builder. He often conscientiously writes reviews and articles about the arts in Thunder Bay. Recently Michael produced and directed TAPE from New Noise Productions.

Cultural Business 22. Under the direction of gallery owner Hannah Johnson, a recent graduate of Lakehead University’s BFA program, Gallery 33 has become anew with a fresh vibe. Hannah has opened the gallery to students and established artists, mentoring Lakehead University arts students through internships.

Small Business 23. Philpot & Delgaty Insurance Services continues to support the arts, with 2014 marking their 19th year as sponsors of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Lakehead University Major Studio and Annual Juried Exhibition.

Large Business 24. As a proud community partner, Ontario Power Generation strives to improve the well-being of the communities that host its facilities. OPG supports the arts in Thunder Bay and has been generously supporting the annual Theatre for Young Audiences School Tour by Magnus Theatre since 2005. 25. The Chronicle Journal has supported the Thunder Bay Art Gallery for many years, and as a season sponsor since 2007, they have provided invaluable in-kind advertising support. This partnership has enabled the gallery to maximize a limited marketing budget and keep its community informed about exhibitions, programs, and events.

Thunder Bay’s biggest ever Arts & Heritage Awards evening will be held on Thursday, February 20 at the historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 pm hosted by CBC Superior Morning host Lisa Laco, and features live entertainment and an amazing large-scale art installation by the North Light Media Collective. Tickets are $20 each and are available at all branches of the Thunder Bay Public Library, the Prince Arthur Hotel, Victoriaville Civic Centre Community & Emergency Services Department, Calico Coffeehouse and The Foundry. For more information visit, or email

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For The Love Of Winter By Justyna Kondakow


now, ice, and sleet are in every Thunder Bayer’s blood stream. Disagreeing is like denying the joy of jumping off of your roof into seven feet of snow in the aftermath of a blizzard. A few months ago, I was expressing to a friend that I hated the winter season. My reason was that it seemed to be bitter and lifeless compared to summer. My friend rebutted by pointing out that winter offers its own abundance. It is the one season where can you see evidence of traffic from many species but may never see the animal that made the tracks. It is a seemingly harsh yet whimsical season to which I have now opened my eyes since that conversation.

I remind myself that the crisp wind should not be received begrudgingly. I inhale with a grin as the wind greets me with excitement, for it knows I welcome its beauty.

Through my rose-coloured lenses, dressing spritely lends to celebrating the season at hand. And yet I do see many that dress to mimic nature, which is equally as delightful. I marry that balance in the only way I know how: raid The Loop for the most obnoxiously colourful pieces I can find, and top those with a sandy-coloured, unassuming radiator-with-a-waist-belt, 100% wool winter coat.

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But despite how poetic I can be about this newfound love I have for our cold outdoors, the bottom line is that you must dress warm or your skin might break under the -52 degree cold. But this need for warmth often translates to dressing on the gloomy side. Neutral colours have their place, but much like my nature epiphany, I almost fell out of my seat when I sat beside a woman on the bus dressed in grey. I suppressed the urge to snatch her transfer and courteously escort her to the next immediate stop.

Lovin’ Layers: ■ Toque: Stolen from sister ■ Radiator Coat: The Clothing Assistance Mission, 404 May St. N ■ Coin Bracelet: Sleeping Giant Antiques, 303 Victoria Ave. E ■ Colourful Layers: All from The Loop, 2 Court St. S ■ Knee Boots:



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Urban Renewal The Future of Thunder Bay’s Streetscapes By Julia Prinselaar

Red River Road – “A Gateway to Canada”


cradle of industry. A sanctuary from the city. The heart of the north shore harbour. However you see Thunder Bay’s waterfront, it is difficult to define in a single word. But in how many ways could it be imagined? Citizens are being asked to weigh in on the city’s Waterfront Image Route, one that will ultimately guide the future character of its streets. “The idea of the image route improvements is that they’re sort of like a toolbox of improvements that could be applied to the streetscape,” says Jessica Hawes, project manager with Brook McIllroy, the Toronto-based consultants leading a study to examine the existing and future

character of Simpson Street, Fort William Road, Water, and Cumberland Streets. Although the long term project is in its conceptual stages, possible features include enhanced cycling, widened boulevards, more trees, interval landscaping, banners, and public art displays themed around the celebration of water. The project is an initiative of the City of Thunder Bay and the Clean, Green, and Beautiful Committee, and joins three other image routes throughout the city, each with respective themes: Arthur Street—“A Civic Legacy,” May Street, Memorial Avenue, and Algoma Street—“A Commemorative Route,” and Red River Road—“A Gateway to Canada.”

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CityScene Hawes says that in terms of challenges, the city’s waterfront has a lot of varying conditions. “We have residential [areas] and houses that are directly against the street, we have small businesses, we have large format retail, and then we also have industrial uses.” While the study focuses less on the appropriateness of those uses or their location, the goal of the strategy is to create a cohesive vision that informs future municipal work while acting as a seed for urban renewal. “I think a renewed streetscape, what it really brings to the community is a sense

of aspiration of what they would like their urban form to look like,” says Hawes, who worked on the development of Prince Arthur’s Landing with the Waterfront Development Committee. The next few years will clarify the City’s overall vision and identify key projects. For more information or to provide feedback on the waterfront image route, visit and follow the Design Thunder Bay – Image Route link to submit a comment by February 10, 2014.

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Go Local

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The Sweet North By Sarah Kerton


he local food scene became richer this past fall with micro-bakery The Sweet North. You’ll find owner Erinn DeLorenzi and her sister Shawne just inside the entrance of the Thunder Bay Country Market, presiding over a table of treats that look like they are straight from an old world artisan bakery. It’s hard to pass by without sampling something—a pretzel warming in the glass case, hot chocolate waiting to be crowned with a homemade marshmallow and whipped cream, or one of a variety of tantalizing cookies and buns.

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Building on recipes handed down from their grandmothers, the DeLorenzi sisters, along with their husbands, work hard to meet growing demand despite full time jobs. “I believe we should have treats,” Erinn says. ”But when you have a treat, it should be worth


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it—made with quality ingredients, full of flavour, and shared with a friend.” Try the banana bun: it’s a yeast bun baked in a banana leaf, giving it a perfect golden chewy outer crust and a denser, moist, and airy inside made of Brule Creek flour studded with dates, wild rice, and shreds of coconut. This month, cherry chocolate walnut buns are also on the menu. Their satisfyingly chewy pretzels (cinnamon dusted or rock salted) are also available at Brent Park Store on Fridays, and Skullrock Stout truffles and other goodies are sometimes available at the Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. The Sweet North is available for private orders and catering. Call 707-1514, find them on Facebook, or learn more at

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Skijoring By Marlene Wandel


t’s a crisp, cold day in January, and it’s a great day to skijor, thanks to the folks at Kamview giving us access to Dudley’s Trail for a couple of hours. Skijoring, a derivation of skikjoring, a Norwegian term for “ski driving,” is new to my vocabulary. The sport exists in tandem with the sprint category of dog sledding, but instead of connecting the dogs to a sled, they are connected to a Nordic skier's waist belt. Jill Biggs, along with her son Jacob and his girlfriend Ashley, do both. Their enthusiasm is palpable, yet it pales in comparison to that of the dogs. The six dogs are keen to start running—while we stand around and chat, one of the dogs, Tessa, chews through her line, sending a clear message that it is time to go.

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Without further ado, I put my harness on, and am clipped to a pair of dogs, Tasha and Tundra. Feeling a bit silly, I ask if there’s a way to make them stop. “They don’t like towing a dead weight, so if you fall, they’ll eventually stop,” is Ashley’s answer. I’m not entirely sure she’s kidding, and so I vow to try to stay upright. Though I’m a confident skier, the dogs’ enthusiasm prompts me to leave my poles behind.


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I feel like I might have my hands full just staying on my feet. Skijoring is not so much being towed by dogs as skiing with dogs, and there is a bit of bungee in the harness to soften the impact as the dogs take off. The pace at which I am suddenly traveling down the trail splashes a grin across my face, and makes me wish for ski goggles. It’s not often that I have to snowplow around a corner on my Nordic skis, but on the first lap around Dudley’s, I’m a little startled to be moving at twice my usual speed. I give the dogs a little help on the small uphills on the first lap, but by the second lap, I’ve slacked off a little and coasted up the first hill, which was immediately rewarded with a reproachful look from Tasha (or was it Tundra?). They must have forgiven me, or decided their love of running was greater than my novice mistakes; we did laps until it was clear that it was someone else’s turn. It’s a heady mix of the speed of downhill skiing, and the landscape of Nordic skiing. Though my legs didn’t get the same workout had I skied the same distance without the dogs, my face was sore from grinning at the end.


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one of Finland’s best selling artists of all time. Halo of Blood, the band’s eighth studio album, was released June 11, 2013, and has been described as “technically dazzling” by the New York Times, with “lyrical themes that even Edgar Allen Poe might find macabre” according to Guitar Player. Children of Bodom are joined by thrash metal labelmates Death Angel, whose most recent release, The

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Burnin’ to the Sky

Bruce Springsteen

Still The Boss after 40 Years By Gord Ellis


couple of colleagues and I were recently having a conversation about music, and Bruce Springsteen came up.

by a major artist (Neil Young’s Tonight’s the Night is very close). However, the acoustic-based songwriting was the most direct of his career.

“Is he still singing all that flag-waving stuff?” said one. “All that macho music like `Born in the USA’?”

So when the glossy Born in the USA album came along in 1984, with its MTV-ready videos that played strongly on Springsteen’s good looks, the game changed. Suddenly, there was a world of new fans who wanted to “rock n roll!” and were not always patient with the rest. So for the past couple of decades, Springsteen has redefined himself. He has careened from playing with the E Street Band to doing solo albums and oddball projects, like the hardcore folk/hootenanny of the Seeger Sessions. It has all been done entirely on his terms.

I had to smile. My friends’ concept of Bruce Springsteen couldn’t have been further from mine, but I understood it. The frozen-in-time Springsteen is found on the cover of Born in the USA, wearing faded denim and a white T-shirt, with a ball cap stuffed in his pocket. Behind him is Old Glory, the stars and stripes. The title track of that album, a powerful meditation on the human destruction wreaked by war, was mostly overwhelmed by the anthemic power of the chorus. “Born in the USA” saw Springsteen reach the zenith of his popularity. But that nearly messianic image—created in large part by himself—is one he has spent the past three decades of his career trying to outrun. Springsteen is one of the great songwriters. He can turn a phrase and tell a story like few others. His peers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen. He owes as much to Woody Guthrie as does Bob Dylan, and maybe a bit more. Springsteen is rooted in the folk tradition, yet was able to successfully make himself a rock and roll icon. The Boss. My first brush with Springsteen was in 1975. Our family was living in Edmonton then, and I was a 13-year-old boy musically infatuated with Elton John. One afternoon, a local DJ started singing the praises of “a guy from New Jersey” named Springsteen, and then played “Thunder Road.” The whole thing, from the harmonica, to the wall of sound build up and Springsteen’s incredible vocal, shook me inside. It was a different kind of pop music. It felt real. In the next decade, a fan was born. Vinyl copies of Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Nebraska were bought and absorbed endlessly. The music was not always accessible or even that much fun. In fact, Nebraska may be one of the starkest, most depressing albums ever put out


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This past decade, Springsteen has become the world’s largest concert draws, filling monster football stadiums around the world. He is now— arguably—more popular outside of the Unites States than he is at home. He has also been prolific, cranking out studio albums at a rapid pace, at least compared to his 70s and 80s output. His latest album, High Hopes, is a bit of a hodge podge. It is a very good hodge podge, however, with some solid writing and performances. But you can tell the songs have been pulled from various times in his long career. It does lack the thematic line of his best work, but there are still a few killer performances. The amazing “41 Shots” is chilling and powerful, the true story of a young boy shot down due to a case of mistaken identity. It is one the best recent Springsteen songs. The title cut “High Hopes” is another longtime concert staple that, in this incarnation, is given Tom Morello’s guitar treatment. The Rage Against the Machine guitar style is not my cup of tea, exactly, but it is an interesting mix with Springsteen‘s legendary energy. The album even includes a cover from early Aussie punks The Saints, and oddly enough, “Just Like Fire Would” sounds more like a Springsteen song than much of what surrounds it. High Hopes is not an album that will make many new Springsteen fans. But in 2014, The Boss continues to do exactly what he wants, and that is something to celebrate.


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he shots went down, the spirits went up, the party started rollin’, and the band started rockin’. They were up dancing the whole third set. The encore, which lasted half an hour, included a medley of “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Johnny B. Goode.” The band stopped only because the crowd was getting unruly. Memories are made of this. Bonds were forged for forever. Or for now.

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It was January 11 at Beaux Daddy’s and The Road Worn Chaps were serving up the hits. George Jones, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Gordon Lightfoot. A song about k.d. lang by Stompin’ Tom. Singer/guitarist John Olynick and drum pad player Ron Fossum, who participated in the Thunder Bay Barbershop Chorus, provided the groundwork for their four-part

harmonies that included bassist Scott McCullough’s bass/baritone voice. The well-rounded setlist took us through Hank Williams, John Denver, and CCR. The mandolin was brought out for the bluegrass tunes by guitarist Corey Ripa. The Road Worn Chaps’ motto is “Have fun and make them smile,” which is quite apt for a band that has played hundreds of gigs in retirement homes. They have also been featured at the Murillo Fair, the CLE, and have ventured east to Nipigon. This was their first appearance at Beaux Daddy’s, whose improved staging and lighting helped enable a memorable night, as did sound engineer Trevor Hurtig, who kept it in the Goldilocks’ zone—just loud enough, and incrementally louder as the evening progressed and things got livelier.

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Country Blues, With Soul JC Wilkinson

By Lindsay Campbell


ountry blues artist JC Wilkinson says Thunder Bay is where he now calls home.

Wilkinson, who moved here from Toronto in 2008, believed it was time to get away from a faster paced lifestyle. “I needed a break,” he said. “Life was getting crazy… I needed a change in environment.” When a friend told him about Thunder Bay, he decided to give it a chance. According to Wilkinson, Thunder Bay helped him get grounded. The city gave him the opportunity to reconnect with family and build better relationships, ultimately inspiring him to produce his second album, Second Chances, set for release this spring. Wilkinson has performed at many small venues in and around the Thunder Bay area. He is also the founder of the

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4AM in Thunder Bay Association, which works with youth in Northwestern Ontario and northern First Nation communities, training them in studio recording and in vocal and guitar performance. When asked about plans for the future, Wilkinson says he wants to better combine his two favourite styles, country and blues. Eventually, he hopes to be touring and opening for well-known artists, pursuing a record contract, and extending his fan base. Wilkinson remains a prominent figure in Thunder Bay, sharing his talent and love for music. “My music comes from the heart,” he says. “It’s deep in the soul.” JC Wilkinson plays at Gargoyles on Saturday, February 22 at 8 pm. You can sample his music at reverbnation. com/jcwilkinson.


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The renowned Maddox was able to include this performance into his busy schedule as a solo recitalist internationally and throughout Canada.

Throughout the evening he captivated the audience, charming us with humorous anecdotes for each of the pieces he was to play. The evening started out with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, the quintessential piece associated with organ music, featured in many films that need to embellish a suspenseful moment. The concert moved whimsically through serious pieces to droll impressionistic compositions.

length of the the instrument. Reaching out to the left and right, he pulled stoppers, and the music swelled, unleashing the full furor of the final passage.

In the second act, the angry notes of Guilmant’s fugue resounded throughout the dark wooden structures of the church, his deft fingers striking and rolling over the three manual keyboards. The third voice of the piece—the long deep overtones—he played by carefully placing his feet on the pedal organ that runs the

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The bitter cold, which had been occupying our physical, mental, and spiritual existence for so many weeks, was perhaps cracked open by the vibrations let loose by those pipes, all 3300 of them! Not two days later, the thaw began. Allelujah.

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here’s something warming, walking in from a frigid night to the hallowed halls of St. Paul’s United Church. Perhaps that’s why the weather couldn’t stop a supportive crowd from showing up to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church’s impressive centrepiece, a Casavant pipe organ. In honour of the occasion, Consortium Aurora Borealis, in partnership with the church, had invited the gifted and versatile guest organist William Maddox to play a variety of pieces spanning over 300 years of organ music.

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Stars of the Orchestra Featuring a Musical Renaissance Man By Michelle McChristie


n terms of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Yet each of those parts is spectacular and, according to conductor Daniel BartholomewPoyser, “each of the orchestra’s musicians are soloists and it is wonderful for them to take the stage and come out in front of their colleagues.” This is the essence of the stars concert: an opportunity to take in the individual talents that comprise this collective.

musical renaissance man—the sort of guy who tells you that he is going to try a new hobby for fun, but then surprises you by taking that hobby to a level of complete excellence.” Bartholomew-Poyser says Bacon is a “real multi-talent, a consummate crossover artist” who also sings and plays in a bluegrass band called the Greasy Creases (not bad for a cellist who has also studied baroque cello technique at Tafelmusik's Summer Baroque Institute).

One of the featured musicians is Anthony Bacon, who will be playing a unique combination of the banjo and cello (although not at the same time!). BartholomewPoyser describes Bacon as “a true

The concert will also showcase the talents of Marc Palmquist (cello), Janelle Wiebe (horn), Merrie KLazek (trumpet), Thomas Cosbey (violin), the Brass Northwest quintet and a bluegrass


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trio. “This concert is going to feature a lot of fun with everything from light jazz to bluegrass. You will hear waltzes, ragtime, and many familiar tunes and all of the music will showcase the virtuosic talents of our orchestra members—you will leave amazed at what you have seen and heard!” says a characteristically enthusiastic Bartholomew-Poyser. Stars of the Orchestra is on February 7 (8 pm) and February 8 (10 pm) at the Italian Cultural Centre. Tickets are $15–35 and are available online and at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium box office.

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

Miki Mistrati and U. Roberto Romano You may think twice about indulging in your Valentine’s chocolate after watching this short, to-thepoint documentary about the unethical use of child labour on cocoa plantations. Danish investigative journalist Miki Mistrati travels to the Ivory Coast to delve into rumours that children are still being trafficked and sold to plantation owners,


Matt Andersen

If you want to see an incredible performance, check out Matt Andersen on YouTube doing "Ain't No Sunshine." You won't be disappointed. You won't be disappointed in his new album, Weightless, either. It's a fine piece of work from a musician at the top of his game. The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Steve Berlin, whose credits include Los Lobos. It's a blues album with a good mix of funk, gospel, country, and some great horns. It showcases his mastery of both acoustic and electric guitars and no one delivers a blues ballad with as much emotion as Andersen does on this album. Standouts include the ballad "Drift Away" and the funky gospel-tinged title cut "Weightless.” If you’re in need of a live fix, Andersen plays in Winnipeg on February 11. - Gerald Graham

Live at Brixton


Early last year, progressive metal favourites Mastodon played their biggest headlining gig ever—the sold-out Brixton Academy in London. Opening with their newest single, “Dry Bone Valley,” Mastodon matched the energy level of the crowd. After every track you can hear thousands of people screaming. Even though it’s been a few years since The Hunter (2011) came out, I still can’t get into the tunes from that album as much as those from Blood Mountain (2006). The guitars sound great on this live album and, whether it be the palm-muted thrashier tracks, or the classic-rock-sounding intro to “Thickening,” whoever is twiddling the knobs is doing a great job. Also, the singing isn’t as sloppy as I suspected it would be. I was somewhat worried that they would neglect older, heavier material in favour of the newer material. Apparently my worrying was unneeded, as Brann and the boys laid out probably the best setlist possible. -- Jacob Romu


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despite the 2001 Harkin-Engel Protocol—an agreement restricting the use of children to harvest cocoa beans that was signed by major chocolate companies. And although the chocolate manufacturers and government officials claim these rumours to be untrue, with a hidden camera and secret filming, Mistrati and Romano unveil that there is indeed a darker

side to the chocolate industry. From shaky hidden camera shots on the dusty trafficking back roads bordering Mali and the Ivory Coast to the final bold scene at a chocolate manufacturer in Geneva, Switzerland, The Dark Side of Chocolate reveals that much more needs to be done to protect the rights of children. - Tiffany Jarva

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(SuperDeluxe 45th Anniversary Edition) Velvet Underground

So here it is. The amazing second Velvet Underground album, the first grunge recording of all time, rebirthed with extra tracks—three CDs worth. I’ve never been a fan of these compilations. The album was a classic, ahead of its time and the last involving the musicianship and experimentalism of John Cale. Velvet Underground went into the studio with the endorsement of Vox, making them the first to use a multitude of fuzzboxes and compressors and giving the album its delicious abrasive quality. There are three tracks that stand out and are unavailable elsewhere: the rarely heard “Guess I’m Falling In Love,” a version of “Beginning to See the Light” with Cale on fuzz bass, and the greatest gem, Cale’s “Hey Mister Rain,” drenched in a viola-driven drone. This one may in fact be the song that makes me change my mind about the whole album. I was going to encourage you to buy the original instead. However, if you have it already… - Tricia Roy

Post Tropical

James Vincent McMorrow

Transgender Dysphoria Blues Against Me!

Post Tropical opens slowly, with pastoral soundscapes of sparse instrumentation and wistful falsetto-tinged vocals. After the initial triptych of songs, the imagery—although retaining the wistfulness throughout—widens into an intermittently pulsating flow of the meditative and the fragmentary that, with the closing notes, descends into the opening calm and quiet. While musically and lyrically harmoniously poetic, Post Tropical nonetheless feels and sounds like an exercise in ideas rather than a fully developed body of songs. Perhaps that is the point of the record. However, what is offered employs too heavily recurrent stylistic and production approaches to escape the impression of a work in progress. Consequently, Post Tropical comes across as overly drawn out for what it is. The album’s summary statement is its title track, while the sequence of “Glacier,” “Repeating,” and “Gold” maps out the record’s entire musical journey and foreshadows what, regrettably, is never to fully unfold.

Admittedly, I had reservations about Against Me!’s newest release, fearing a drastic departure from the band’s previous sound as a result of singer/songwriter Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) transitioning from male to female, as well as the (amicable) exit of longtime bassist Andrew Seward. What I’ve always loved about Against Me!, however, is the cathartic nature of Grace’s songwriting, and that remains unchanged in the band’s sixth studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, released on January 21, 2014. Grace’s vocals remain fiery and volatile, with a broader tension between her distinctive guttural roars and her refined, more subtly feminine cadences, still accompanied by guitarist James Bowman’s unreserved backing vocals. Recorded with the recent addition of Atom Willard on drums and Fat Mike supplying bass for a pair of songs,TDB presents melodies reminiscent of past Against Me! records, with lyrics equally expressive but more crude and candid than ever before.

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Ice Dogs

Terry Lynn Johnson Terry Lynn Johnson’s first book, Dogsled Dreams, was set in Thunder Bay and while that was the initial hook, it was the story that kept me turning the pages. Her second book, Ice Dogs, is about Victoria Secord, a strong-willed teenager living in Alaska. Her passion is dogsledding and everything that goes with it—caring for her dogs, spending time outdoors on the trails, and honing her wilderness survival skills. Victoria is wise beyond her years, but is vulnerable, grieving over the loss of her father who was also her mentor and best friend. When she encounters a wounded and lost teenage boy from Toronto deep in the woods, their lives are catapulted into a harrowing adventure that forces them to work as a team, much like the sled dogs that help pull them to safety. Ice Dogs is suitable for ages 10 and up, though anyone will find it to be a skillfully crafted and engaging read.

Butter Baked Goods

Rosie Daykin

Slowhand Eric Clapton

Every once in a while I put on this album and enjoy a laid back bluesy/ rock/country voyage that is still pleasing to the ear, 37 years after its release. Even with the mix of genres on this album, Clapton's guitar style unifies the sound and harmonies, making you want to start the album over again as soon as it’s finished. There are also few songs more perfect for slow dancing than “Wonderful Tonight,” and the guitar feels lyrical and warm, complementing his voice perfectly. JJ Cale's “Cocaine” has, of course, become a Clapton staple, with that blistering riff that has become his signature. “Slowhand,” a nickname given to Clapton in 1964 by then Yardbirds manager Giorgio Gomelsky, seems apt all the years later when you listen to Clapton’s music. Slowhand is a beautiful melodic album that should be in every vinyl collection. - Dave Probizanski

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag


Most of my grandmother’s dessert recipes had one thing in common: butter. It was used in the baking and to grease the pans, adding the highest level of buttery goodness possible. In Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin (2013) you will be seduced by over 100 recipes from a Vancouver-based bakery sensation. This book is a must-read for anyone serious about their baked goods. It is also a great introductory tool for novices. From pantry essentials, tools, and techniques to nine chapters full of pastry, cakes, pies (I already plan to make the chocolate espresso pecan pie), and more. Stunning photos and tips accompany each recipe. With a mix of traditional and more modern baking designs, this one is worth going back to time and time again.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a lot like the other Assassin’s Creed games. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you didn’t like the earlier versions this one won’t be for you either. When you get to a new area it’s always the same: synchronize some viewpoints from the tallest towers, leap of faith into a pile of fronds, find some chests, grab an assassination mission or two from a pigeon coop. You can still hire thugs to fight for you or ladies to hide you in the crowd. The context-sensitive controls are still clunkier than I’d like; I frequently climbed onto chests instead of opening them and I never felt quite comfortable parkouring through trees and over rooftops. But I still liked it. The new naval battles are exciting and even sailing around the world while your crew sings pirate shanties never gets old.

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e mindful with the sweet stuff! A diet high in sugar can contribute to obesity and tooth decay, lead to the development and progression of chronic disease, and may displace more nutritious food choices. Many types of sugar can be recognized by the letters “ose,” such as glucose and fructose (the primary sugars in fruit), lactose (the primary sugar in milk), and sucrose, or white table sugar. Syrups, honey, agave, molasses, invert sugar, maltodextrins, and fruit juice concentrates are other examples of sugars. All sugar, naturally occurring or added to foods, have the same nutritional contribution of four calories per gram or approximately 16 calories per teaspoon. Sugar alcohols, recognized by the ending “itol” such as sorbitol, xylitol, maltitol, mannitol, and lactitol, are often found in diet foods and chewing gums labeled “sugar-free” or “no sugar added.” When consumed in excess, they can cause intestinal symptoms, so try not to consume more than 10 grams per day. In contrast to sugars and sugar


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alcohols, artificial sweeteners are not a significant source of energy, do not contribute to tooth decay, and can help with control of diabetes as they do not have an effect on blood sugars. Acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose, and steviol glycosides have been ap The word “sugar” refers to a class of naturally sweettasting carbohydrates used for sweetening, flavoring, and preserving foods. Fruits, certain vegetables, and milk naturally contain sugar, while other foods are sweetened with added sugars.

proved by Health Canada for use in moderate amounts. It is important to note some sweeteners are not safe for use during pregnancy. You don’t need to avoid sugar altogether; even someone with diabetes can safely enjoy some sugar as long as portion control and tools such as carbohydrate counting are used. With a wellbalanced eating plan and daily physical activity, we can have our cake and eat it too, just in moderation!

A few tips for watching sugar intake: • Limit sweetened beverages. A standard size can of regular soda contains approximately 11 teaspoons added sugars. • Reduce the amount of sugar in recipes by ¼ to ⅓ the amount, or try using mashed banana or applesauce as a substitute. • Choose breakfast cereals with less than eight grams of added sugars and more than five grams of fibre per serving. • Eat a balanced meal containing some protein prior to indulging in a sweet treat to help from overindulging. • Be physically active as often as possible to help maintain a healthy weight. Ashley Colville is a registered dietitian with the Centre for Complex Diabetes Care at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. For more information on services offered at CCDC contact Gwen Third at 684-6663.

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Development Centre cross-country ski team. In January, Hemsworth fulfilled a longtime dream of opening his own gym—THRIVE Strength & Wellness.

A native of Thunder Bay, Hemsworth returned home in 2010 after graduating from the University of British Columbia and quickly secured a loyal group of clients, as well as the position of strength and conditioning coach for the National

I met Hemsworth in his new location—an impressive and contemporary space filled with minimalist and movement-based equipment. As a client, I immediately felt this place was going to be witness to some serious (and exciting) growth and change. As we settled into his loft-style office, I asked, “Why the name thrive?” The concept of “thriving” has been a topic of conversation many times between Hemsworth and me, but I was

e is a positive force, and his influence is further reaching than he likely realizes. The encouraging, confident, and trustworthy approach of strength and conditioning coach Paul Hemsworth has been instrumental in the transformation of clients of all shapes and abilities into equally confident, informed, and dedicated athletes.

intrigued when he opened his notebook to a page filled with bulleted notes and a bolded block letter title: WHY? Tucked among points on strength, movement, and nutritional coaching were greater visions that manifested themselves on paper through words like inspire, empower, challenge, fulfill, community, experience, support, creativity, and lifestyle. As I absorbed the ideas on the page, Hemsworth added “movement, nutrition, and lifestyle can be a vehicle for positive change, and that’s what it’s all about.” Not one to remain stagnant, Hemsworth shared that eventually he would like his

space to be a “hub for like-minded practitioners” (e.g. physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists), where there would be a collaborative approach to client health and well being. A space to strive to thrive—it’s just the beginning of more good things to come. THRIVE Strength & Wellness is located at 510 East Victoria Avenue. Call 777-1717 or visit

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Cupid with a Conscience By Ellen Mortfield


I like to be a real traditionalist on Valentine’s Day, but I want to show some love for the planet also. What should a hopeless romantic do? According to Google, the top three Valentine’s Day gifts are chocolates, perfume, and flowers. None of these are particularly eco-friendly. If nothing but chocolate will do, at least make an effort to seek out fairtrade and organic chocolates. Finding them in a heartshaped box might be difficult! Most cut flowers are imported from South American countries with little or no regulation of pesticides, and the

floriculture trade is notorious for overusing community water supplies. You can ask your florist for flowers and plants sourced from sustainable growers, but they’re not easy to find, and will still involve thousands of miles of carbon-intensive transport. Perfume is one item that really doesn’t have any eco-friendly options. Remember the song “If It’s Love,” when Train sang “I wanna buy you everything, except cologne, cause it’s poison.” It’s true! You might think that fragrance is made from essential oils and extracts from flowers and fruits, but in fact, the

cosmetics industry uses over 3,000 synthetic chemicals to create fragrances. Most have not been tested for toxicity, as there is no requirement for manufacturers to do so. And while personal care products must list ingredients, manufacturers are not required to reveal fragrance ingredients. If the label says “fragrance” or “parfum,” you have no idea what mystery chemicals have been added. Most perfumes include hormone disrupting chemicals, VOCs, and phthalates. You can learn more about this issue in “Not so Sexy,” a 44-page report from Environmental Defence released in 2010.


Jewelry is on Cupid’s favourite list also, and choosing a unique piece from a local artist makes it a good choice. Nothing says romance more than a gift that involves your own time or creativity, such as framing a favorite photo, making a special dinner, planning a memorable day, or treating someone to a great experience or event. Your Valentine will thank you, and so will Mother Earth!

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FebruaryEventsGuide February 1, 7 pm The Roaring 20s Victoria Inn A theme game night in support of the Arthritis Society. Dress in Roaring 20s attire and enjoy an evening with prizes, draws, and an auction. Tickets are $40 each; 1 free ticket if you book a table of 8.  February 3, 10, 17, 24, 6 – 8:30 pm Argentine Tango Level 1 Hillcrest High School, Room 413 Presented by Tango North, this beginner tango class runs Mondays until the end of February. Couples and singles welcome. Price is $50; dropins $10. * February 6, 6–9:30 pm The Walk A Mile Film Project Premiere Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Join the Aboriginal Liaison Unit of the City of Thunder Bay for the premiere of a four-part documentary series to help fill knowledge gaps about Canada’s indigenous peoples and their histories. Justice Murray Sinclair of the National Truth & Reconciliation Commission will deliver a keynote address.  February 6, 7 pm Launch of out of context Waverley Library Launch of an anthology from un/ speak/able press featuring the work of local artists, followed by an evening of poetry and music at the Apollo on February 7 from 9 pm – 1 am.  February 6, 7:30 pm An Affair to Remember Paramount Theatre A screening of the classic 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Tickets are $5. 

February 6, 8 pm Special Ed 314 Bay St. A screening of the documentary film by Winnipeg filmmaker John Paskievich. Tickets are $7 or pay what you can if you’re a student, senior, or unemployed.  February 7, 4:30 – 7 pm EarthCare Community Forum Open House Thunder Bay Community Auditorium This is your chance to get involved and give your input on the 2014 – 2020 EarthCare Sustainability Plan, as well as enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. This is a free event.  February 7, 7:30 pm When Harry Met Sally Paramount Theatre A screening of the 1989 Meg RyanBilly Crystal rom-com. Tickets are $5.  February 7 – 22 Night Magnus Theatre This production of the Christopher Morris play about a scientist who travels to Pond Inlet, Nunavut and meets a young Inuk girl is presented in English and Inuktituk.  February 8, 2 – 4 pm Workshop with Jeff McKay Bay Street Film Festival Office Jeff McKay, editor of Special Ed, will conduct a free workshop for filmmakers and the general public, “Editing and Directing Documentary.” Advance registration is required. *

February 8, 7:30 pm Love Story Paramount Theatre A screening of the 1970 tearjerker starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw. Tickets are $5. 




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February 8, 8 pm Larry the Cable Guy Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard Award winner, and one of the top comedians in the United States. Tickets are $63.  February 9, 10 am – 2:30 pm Yoga for your Heart Ecole Gron Morgan Gymnasium Your $45 ticket to this event includes three yoga classes, a light lunch, massage sessions, and much more! ) 623-1118 February 11, 7 pm Winning Writing: A Workshop with Sue Blott Waverley Library This workshop is designed to improve the work of those writers who enter their short stories, memoirs, and poems in writing contests. The timing of this workshop allows participants to polish their work for entry in the NOWW annual writing contest. This workshop is free and open to the public.  February 12 & 26, 6 – 9:30 pm Open Mosaic Workshop Vintage Pixie Studio Open mosaic nights for those who have previously taken a mosaic workshop and would like to work on their own projects. Participants are responsible for their own materials (available for purchase at studio) and advance registration is required. Cost is $15 per night.  February 13, 6 – 9:30 pm Jewelry Class One with Linda Huffman Vintage Pixie Studio In this workshop you will create two pieces while learning the extruder technique. Cost is $43. 

February 13, 6:30 – 9:30 pm Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay Annual Valentine’s Wine & Cheese Gargoyles Grille & Ale If you would like to know more about Kiwanis and what the club does in our community and around the world, this event is for you. Featuring door prizes, raffles, penny auction table, and more. Tickets are $25 per person and include hors d’oeuvres and wine.  February 13, 7:30 pm Brent Butt Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Known for his role on the Canadian sitcom Corner Gas, Butt is one of Canada’s best-loved comics. Tickets for this show are $35–$45.  February 14, 6 pm Pooch Smooch Valentine’s Gala Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites This charity gala will feature a dinner, live music by local bands, and a silent auction with great prizes. Proceeds from the event will go to Thunder Bay and District Humane Society, New Hope Dog Rescue, Northern Lights Dog Rescue, Northern Critters in Need, Thunder Bay Animal Services, and Kitty Kare. Tickets are available at the Prince Arthur or at East Coast Lobster. ) 577-5334 February 14 – 23 CAHEP’s Showcase of Arts and

Heritage Education Various Locations In celebration of Family Day and Heritage Week 2014, CAHEP offers opportunities to appreciate art, create art, and enjoy performances around the city.  Until February 15 Three Premiere Solo Shows: Lora Northway, Elizabeth Buset, and Jean Marshall Definitely Superior Art Gallery Lora Northway - Arvokas (of great worth): Paintings/mixed media art works inspired by the immigration of Northway’s family from Finland to Thunder Bay in 1901, period interiors - theater and dollhouse sets, private

interiors as well as landscapes, and referencing Finnish craft, textile and folk art, with a local and contemporary vernacular. Gallery 1 Elizabeth Buset - Accosting The Ordinary: New large-scale paintings that re-contextualize mundane objects through realism and juxtaposition, creating an alternative lexicon in which to articulate contemporary issues/ideologies pertaining to society and culture. Gallery 2 Jean Marshall - Surface & Symbol: Art works utilizing beads, fabric, hide and leather to express Marshall’s ideas about identity and which respond to the character and stories of family and friends, thus operating as abstract portraits. Curated by Suzanne Morrissette, in collaboration with the Ontario Craft Council. Gallery 3 Tuesday to Saturday/12 – 6 pm; all ages/by donation. Part of DefSup’s Urban Infill series.  February 15 – 16 Argentine Tango Workshop Hillcrest High School, Room 413 Join instructor Amira Campora from Argentina for this two-day workshop suitable for beginners or advanced beginners. * February 16, 10 am – 4 pm Fibre Art Journal Cover Vintage Pixie Studio In this workshop you will create a removable journal cover utilizing numerous techniques. Students will be taught basic needle felting, free motion embroidery, and ribbon embroidery. Cost is $59.  February 16, 2 pm Educational Presentation/ Demonstration on the Flute and Recorder Families Thunder Bay Art Gallery Consortium Aurora Borealis presents this educational presentation with Robert Van Wyck, in conjunction with CAHEP’s Showcase of Arts and Heritage Education, and the Family Day weekend. 

February 17 Winterfest Prince Arthur’s Landing A free Family Day festival with activities for all ages.  February 19 – 20, 6 – 9:30 pm Fibre Canvas Workshop Vintage Pixie Studio In this workshop you will learn basic needle felting, simple free motion embroidery, and bead work. Cost is $68.  February 19 & 26, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Neechee Studio: Free Art Workshops for Aboriginal Youth Definitely Superior Art Gallery A fresh new program for aboriginal youth (ages 14 – 25). Free drop-in art workshops led by Aboriginal and emerging artists! (February 19 & 26 topics TBA.) Over the next 6 months Neechee will produce seven varied art projects resulting in an exhibition and publication. Youth who live far away or cannot make it to the workshops may share their art online. Neechee Studio aims to empower the health and well-being of Aboriginal youth through artistic expression. Presented by Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s Die Active Art Collective and funded by the RCMP.  February 20, 5:30 pm 2013 Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites Celebrate the shining stars of the Thunder Bay arts, culture, and heritage scene. Tickets are $20 and are available at all branches of the Thunder Bay Public Library, the Prince Arthur Hotel, Victoriaville Civic Centre Community & Emergency Services Department, Calico Coffeehouse, and The Foundry.  February 20 – 22, February 26 – March 1 The Ladies Man Paramount Theatre Cambrian Players’ production of the Charles Moorey play, directed by Lawrence Badanai. Tickets are available at Fireweed, Steeper’s, and at the door. Friday and Saturday performances are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors; tickets for Wednesday and Thursday performances are only $10. February 21, 7–10 pm Fuel & Die Active Launch / Community Book Market Definitely Superior Art Gallery Experience a red-hot celebratory night of literary arts! Featuring the launch/ sale of the new Fuel anthology of poetry and prose, new issues of Die Active Zine, and a community book market! Browse and shop this megaconcentration of unique and limited

edition books and zines, published by local/regional writers and literary groups, from stapled zines to perfect bound books, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more! Enjoy guest speakers, readings, live music, refreshments, and Soap Box Readings! Writers and attendees are invited to give spontaneous readings on the soap box platform. Contact for more market info. Presented by DefSup’s burning.books,press; funded by the Ontario Arts Council. All ages/by donation/licensed. Part of DefSup’s Urban Infill series.  February 21, 7:30 pm Shumka at 50 Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers celebrate half a century of tradition in a whirlwind of colour, power, and grace. Tickets are $36.50 – $51.50.  February 22, 9:30 am Thunder Bay Literacy Group’s 16th Annual Scrabble Fundraising Tournament Intercity Shopping Centre Since the start of the tournament 15 years ago, the Thunder Bay Literacy Group has raised over $120,000 to support adult literacy programming. Full rules and pledge sheets are available online.  February 22, 7 pm & 9:30 pm Superior Comedy Presents StandUp Comedy Gargoyles Grille & Ale Stand-up comedy featuring Ron Kanutski, Nelson Mayer, and Todd Genno, and hosted by Chris Holland. Tickets are $20 each or two for $30, and are available at Gargoyles. * February 22 – 23, 10 am – 5 pm Sculpting a Faerie Workshop Vintage Pixie Studio In this workshop you will learn step by step techniques to sculpt a female figure in polymer clay. Cost is $200.  Until February 23 War & Deception Featuring the work of artist Sam Shahsahabi.  Until February 23 Decolonize Me Thunder Bay Art Gallery An exhibition featuring six contemporary Aboriginal artists whose works challenge, interrogate, and reveal Canada’s long history of colonization in daring and innovative ways. Curated by Heather Igloliorte; organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery. 

Music Events February 1 Crosstown Blues Band Beaux Daddy’s 7:30 pm ∙ No Cover ∙ AA TBSO Pops – The Best of The Eagles Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 8 pm ∙ $15 – $45 ∙ AA

Divas & Legends Drag Cover Show Black Pirates Pub 10 pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+ February 5 Down With Webster Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

7 pm ∙ $30 ∙ AA The Cover Show XIII (Night 1) Black Pirates Pub 7:30 pm ∙ $6 ∙ AA Bleeker Ridge Crocks 9 pm ∙ $8 ∙ 19+ February 6 The Cover Show XIII (Night 2) Black Pirates Pub 10 pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+ Mood Indigo The Foundry 10 pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+

February 7 David Smyth & Michael Abraham Beaux Daddy’s 7 pm ∙ No Cover ∙ AA TBSO Cabaret – Stars of the Orchestra (Night 1) Italian Cultural Centre 8 pm ∙ $15 – $35 ∙ AA The Cover Show XIII (Night 3) Black Pirates Pub 10pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+ February 25, 7 pm NOWW Reading Brodie Library Fireside Room Come out and support NOWW writers as they read from their work. This reading is free and open to the public.  February 27, 6 – 9:30 pm Jewelry Class Two with Linda Huffman Vintage Pixie Studio In this class you will learn the mogami cane technique in polymer clay while completing two pieces of jewelry. Cost is $43.  Until February 28 BBAC Gift Gallery Members Showcase Exhibition Baggage Building Arts Centre Featuring visual artists, jewelers, photographers, potters, musicians, authors, crafters, locally made edibles, and classes and workshops. 

A New Machine w/ Friends The Apollo 9:30 pm ∙ $4 ∙ 19+ February 8 TBSO Cabaret – Stars of the Orchestra (Night 2) Italian Cultural Centre 8 pm ∙ $15 – $35 ∙ AA J.P. Cormier Murillo Community Centre 8 pm ∙ $25 ∙ AA The Cover Show XIII (Night 4) Black Pirates Pub 10 pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+ February 11 Dean Brody Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

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February 13 807 Battleground presents Valentine’s Massacre Crocks 9 pm ∙ $5 – 7 ∙ 19+ February 14 For All The Single Ladies: Valentine’s Day Dance Party The Foundry 10 pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+ February 15 John Booth Beaux Daddy’s 7:30 pm ∙ No Cover ∙ AA February 16 The Midtown Men Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 8 pm ∙ $59 – $79 ∙ AA

Double Experience with locals Black Pirates Pub 8 pm ∙ $8 ∙ AA

February 28, 3 pm 4th Annual Valhalla Inn-Door Golf Open Valhalla Inn With 18 custom-made indoor themed holes and great prizes, you are sure to have fun while helping support the United Way. The day’s events will begin with registration at 3 pm, a shotgun start at 4 pm and will finish up with a reception, dinner, and awards starting at 6 pm. Registration is $300 per team. ) 577-1121 February 28, 8 pm NOSM MASH Bash CLE Come out and support the students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for a great evening in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Live entertainment with the Hoolies. Price is $75 per person. Remember to wear your best army or medical gear! ) 766-7424

February 18 Children of Bodom, Death Angel, and Try Crocks 8 pm ∙ $25 ∙ 19+ February 20 TBSO Masterworks – Continental Delights Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 8 pm ∙ $15 – $45 ∙ AA

Mood Indigo The Foundry 10 pm ∙ $5 ∙ 19+ February 22 Janie Chadwick Beaux Daddy’s 7:30 pm ∙ No Cover ∙ AA Consortium Aurora Borealis Presents: The Paris Connection: French Baroque Chamber Music St. Paul’s United Church 8 pm ∙ $10 – $15 ∙ AA February 24 JC Wilkinson Gargoyles Grille & Ale 8 pm ∙ $TBA ∙ 19+ Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society (special acoustic performance) Crocks 8 pm ∙ $30 ∙ 19+ February 25 Goo Goo Dolls Thunder Bay Community Auditorium 8 pm ∙ $39 – $59 ∙ AA

February 28 Robin Ranger Beaux Daddy’s 7:30 pm ∙ No Cover ∙ AA Brought to you by: Until April 30 Urban Infill - Art In The Core 8 Various Locations Presented by Definitely Superior Art Gallery. The next evolution of creative possibilities! Revitalizing our downtown north core by capitalizing on assets of arts/culture and linking/ reinforcing connections through accessible empty spaces and active arts/commercial business/social spaces. Engage with 18 multi-disciplinary art projects featuring works by 350 regional/national/international artists at 15 downtown locations. Rediscover The Waterfront District through contemporary art! 

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The Alchemy of Dessert By Marlene Wandel

The Alchemist's Workshop, from a textbook by Lazarus Ercker, Frankfurt, 1580


or many, sugar is the new evil white powder. There are all kinds of testaments to sugar addiction and a life better lived without sweets. I am not one of those people, nor do I have to live with them. Personally, I like having my cake and eating it too; actually, I like making the cake most of all.

Growing up, dessert was not de rigeur. On Sunday, you could count on either dessert or cake at the hallowed 3 pm Kaffeezeit. If the dessert closely resembled unadulterated fruit, sometimes we got both. Without fail, the cake would be a proper cake, with layers, made of real ingredients with no box in sight, served on a beautiful platter. At the time, I would have

been happy if someone had handed me a bowl of sugar or a bowl of whipped cream; now, it’s more about the creation. The lure of a good cake recipe is just too much to resist. The tension of making caramel, the steady handedness that is required to cut layers evenly, these are the healthy stresses in life. My cakes never look quite like the photo in the book, and yet, for all their, ahem, rustic charm, still end up tasting as they should. We are forever fretting about our cakes not coming out right, but how can a concoction of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour go that far wrong? Worst case scenario, we have trifle. Whipped cream and meringue both seem like small miracles to me, and now that I’ve discovered that I can

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read while whipping the egg and sugar mixture for the ten required minutes, I find the outcome of that kind of magical, too. The act of separating eggs alone will forever keep me hooked on baking, that seductive slide of albumen over the edge of the shell is a tiny thrill every time. I love the language of dessert. Kuchen, torte, sponge, meringue, bundt. The term “slab cake” is vaguely insulting, and a little off-putting. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary thinks dessert is “a sweet food, esp. as eaten at the end of a meal, e.g. cake, fruit, ice cream, etc.” failing to mention entirely the miracle that is pie for breakfast, especially rhubarb pie, and even more especially, peach pie. This is the same dictionary

that has put the Thunder Bay specialty, the persian, on the linguistic map of Canada, and at the same time, has reduced it to “an oblong doughnut covered with pink or white icing,” which at least doesn’t rule out eating it for breakfast. There’s a whole school of parenting that hinges on dessert as the goal, the reward, the carrot. I like to think of dessert more as a triumph, a whew, we made it through another meal, and thankfully I have these handy children around to eat this raspberry fool I just had to whip, fold, smooth, and serve chilled; if dinner is such an unmitigated disaster that no dessert is forthcoming, we can always have it for breakfast.

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Thunder Bay’s February Zodiac Forecast By Ruby Rising Ruby Rising is a local yoga instructor who has been passionate about astrology for 30 years. Contact her at





Your approach to romance is quick and direct—maybe a little too direct, with your well known frankness and lack of subtlety. Aries is a sign of fire with a danger of burning out. Mars will continue to be in opposition to your sign until July 26, so confrontations will arise. Your flame is a burning torch now! Channel all that fire energy into something specific, and don't take things so personally. Taurus is considered the best lover of the zodiac—the most sensual, accommodating, and considerate. But your love of stability can make you boring and lazy in relationships. February will bring you many admirers; others are attracted to you now. If you’re single, make a better effort to entertain and socialize. This is a month of romantic opportunities.


You’re not one of the best lovers in the zodiac, but you’re more dexterous than most in and out of bed. You have a short attention span and you're restless, making you capable of sustaining multiple relationships at once. In February, you're powerful and passionate, especially in your communications. You're going to want to have fun, and be free, physical, and daring.

You’re unlikely to be promiscuous. You crave security in your relationships. With strong nurturing instincts, you make a wonderfully understanding friend and lover who's better at giving than receiving. This month you’re unusually self-indulgent, and you will try and satisfy your every pleasure. Relationships can prove to be expensive or cause financial problems. Being excessively extravagant should be avoided. Leo rules love, making you passionate in affairs of the heart but lacking common sense. You require constant drama, romance, and challenge, making harmony difficult to maintain in your relationships. February may bring ego confrontations with powerful, energetic individuals. Use your willpower and originality to improving yourself and your reactions. Keep things in perspective, eliminate pride, be respectful and sympathetic, and practice equanimity.


It's almost impossible for anyone to live up to your expectations. You’re fussy, over-analytical and conservative. Your sharp criticisms of others’ shortcomings keep you single. Virgo is known as the bachelor/bachelorette sign. Enjoy and express who you are (attached or single) and the world will respond favorably to you now. All your free-flowing creative energy and expression can create a channel for a special relationship or open up a new world for you.


You do your best to attain harmony and balance in your relationships. You get your way through your charm and function best when there's equal give and take. Any imbalance in your relationships makes you cranky and you will argue for the sake of arguing. This month you’re impatient, and your energies are running very high. Fights and arguments can occur because of your overbearing pride. Master diplomacy.


You have tremendous passion and a fanatical emotional force behind your romantic involvements. You can be a fiercely loyal, dedicated lover, with your biggest enemy being your own passion. February brings light easy social interactions. You're kind, affectionate, and empowering. People trust you now. Shedding old negative habits and attitudes will open you and your life up to profound changes.


You're an optimistic live wire. Restless, tactless, and outspoken, you speak painful truths. You don't take marriage seriously. Your freedom is important to you. Your partner must share an appetite for adventure. February brings your creative projects and skills into recognition. Now's the time to show off. You’re going to inspire people and gain their support.


There are two types of Capricorns: the mountain goat—climbing heights and driven to develop and succeed, and the domestic goat—happy at home, content supporting your loved ones’ dreams and ambitions, discouraged by competition. Both goats are extremely practical, never impulsive, yet pessimistic. Bank accounts become important in middle age! February gets you in pursuit of pleasure with a touch of narcissism. With your optimism running high, be careful not to overextend yourself, which could drain your money and/or energy.


You're an intellectual with far-out attitudes. Sexually and emotionally you're unpredictable, independent, and aloof. Freedom is a must; you do best in a relationship based on friendship. Happy birthday! Your sun returns to the exact spot it was when you were born, signifying a rebirth, a new cycle. The sun is a source of energy so expect an energy boost this month socially and romantically.


You're kind, romantic, psychic, passive, emotionally confused, and elusive. You sacrifice and exploit yourself towards people in trouble, a lot! You require tons of reassurance in your relationships because you’re very sensitive. You should be experiencing more luck than usual this month. You’re in a positive mood so go out and enjoy yourself or entertain at home. Take pleasure in being your own person.

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Star Trails The aurora forecasts were showing a slight chance of northern lights on January 8, 2014, with a really good chance of them the following night. Unfortunately, Thunder Bay was going to be under heavy clouds on the 9th, so Linda Ryma and a group of photographers decided to head out and try their luck. They drove out John Street Road and liked how this field looked so they stopped and set up their cameras. Since the northern lights didn't show, Ryma decided to do star trails instead. The image is made from 102 shots that were each a 20 second exposure and she stacked them using Star Trails (a free software program).


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February 2014  

Our February 2014 Issue Featuring: Indulge: 15 of Thunder Bay's Most Decadent Desserts, The Baker's Dozen, Wildly Canadian is Wildly Local,...