Tag: thunder bay

Changing the rules of rock

Changing the rules of rock

Local bands introduce post-rock to the Thunder Bay music scene Amanda Gallo Staff Writer Meet Android 16 and Don’t You (,) Mean People?: these two local post rock-bands have been hitting stages in town for several years and this spring will take their music across the province and into Quebec on tour. Android 16 was [...]

March 26, 2014
Citizens unite!

Citizens unite!

Citizen Prunery program in Thunder Bay By Alicia Alves Staff Writer In the last three years, Thunder Bay has developed a Citizen Prunery program in which citizens and master gardeners alike can work together to solve urban forestry problems by pruning young trees. A volunteer group of citizens called Trees Thunder Bay suggested to the [...]

March 26, 2014

Dear Emese,

Please compare and contrast the Thunder Bay model of dating versus both the American and Scandinavian models. -The Makeout Bandit First, please read this blog post: http://thyra10.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/so-you-want-to-date-a-scandinavian/. If you have ever watched a romantic comedy, you know what the American upper middle class hetero dating model is like: the onus is on men to make [...]

March 5, 2014
No Vacancy: Students’ experiences of high rates, less space

No Vacancy: Students’ experiences of high rates, less space

Are high rent rates hurting students? By Stephanie Simko, News Editor After getting an acceptance letter from any university, students are faced with another decision: “Do I live at home or live on my own while studying?” At Lakehead, for students coming from outside of Thunder Bay, this may be the first time living alone. [...]

March 5, 2014

The “Mean Girls” of Lakehead

A discussion between the relationship of Thunder Bay and Orillia Mary Wolfe Orillia Bureau Chief I think something needs to be set straight. Students in Orillia chose to come here. We did not get rejected from Thunder Bay and tossed to Orillia. A conscious decision was made to come here, instead of Thunder Bay. The [...]

February 26, 2014

Smackin’ down some “trash talk”

Thunder Bay reviewing waste management plan By Ian Dew, Contributor Reform is coming to the way Ontarians dispose of solid waste. One of the driving factors of the reform is the new provincial legislation, which is still in draft form before the provincial legislature at Queen’s Park. Bill 91, when passed, will be known as [...]

February 12, 2014

The money pit

Why Thunder Bay’s foray into the AHL will end in disaster By Josh Kolic I guess I should start by congratulating the good people of my hometown of Thunder Bay for the recently announced impending arrival of the Winnipeg Jets AHL franchise to the city. I’d like to also congratulate the city of Saskatoon or [...]

February 5, 2014
Human trafficking discovered near home

Human trafficking discovered near home

“Thunder Bay cited a hub for human trafficking of women and children” By Stephanie Simko, News Editor The Understanding and Working with Children and Youth who have been Sexually Exploited/Trafficked workshop ran last week out of the Salvation Army Community Church in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. The intensive five-day training course [...]

November 13, 2013
Left in the dark

Left in the dark

Taking a taxi at night in Thunder Bay By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Complaints about taxis in Thunder Bay revolve around two things: availability and cost. Taxis are usually readily available during the day from Monday to Thursday, but it is on weekends and holidays that limitations become noticeable. “A friend of mine arranged to [...]

October 23, 2013
Pipeline says, “Hello East Coast”; protesters say, “Bye bye World”

Pipeline says, “Hello East Coast”; protesters say, “Bye bye World”

Thunder Bay hosts TransCanada Pipeline information forum amidst strong objection from CUSP By Stephanie Simko News Editor The Thunder Bay Community played host to representatives of the TransCanada Pipeline as they held an open house to promote their “East Energy” project.  Trans Canada Pipeline (TCP) is going across the country on the pipeline route looking [...]

October 2, 2013

Mobile apps developed to bring change

Ellen Stevens Smartphone and tablet technologies have gone far beyond assisting the daily lives and entertainment of the average human. Companies and altruists are now using these tools to help aid individuals with disabilities and individuals in remote areas, to preserve lost languages, and to monitor live function of one’s businesses. Skyscape, described to Apple’s [...]

September 11, 2013
Teasingly short

Teasingly short

Zack & the Morrises launches their EP By Amy Szybalski Arts & Culture Editor Last week, The Argus had the opportunity to sit down with three members of the up-and-coming Thunder Bay band, Zack & the Morrises. We talked about their music, their influences, their hockey teams, and where their sound is going. Zack Santerre, [...]

April 8, 2013

Annual Powwow wows university and community

By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) hosted the 25thAnnual Powwow from Friday, March 15 to Sunday,March 17. It was a large event that attracted multiple First Nations groups, onlookers, students, and dancers. The colours were vibrant, the beats were steady and moving. Each dance had sacred meaning, and the [...]

March 27, 2013
It takes a community

It takes a community

Inuit culture discussed in Lakehead University Study By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer Relationships are more important than candy. On Tuesday, March 19, the Study welcomed fourth-year Indigenous Learning student, Romani Makkik, and the Regional YouthProgram Coordinator for the Quikiqtani Inuit Association,Becky Quilavvaq, to discuss Inuit culture. They focused on life in Igloolik and Iqualuit in [...]

March 27, 2013

Remembering Elder Agnes Hardy

By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer The flag around campus has been flying at half-mast to honour the passing of Elder Agnes Hardy of Biinjitwaabik ZaagingAnishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation).Surrounded by family, Hardy passed away peacefully on March 9 at the age of 80. Hardy volunteered as an Elder with the Native Language Instructor’s program at [...]

March 27, 2013

Need a summer job?

By Alicia Alves The Argus It’s always tough finding a job, let alone competing with the rush of seasonal applicants. So how can you put your best foot forward and stand out? Sharon Kovacic, the marketing and communications officer at YES Employment Services, says to keep it short: “Resumes should be fairly brief. What employers [...]

March 27, 2013
Showcasing student talent

Showcasing student talent

LU Visual Arts Students take the spotlight By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer On Friday March 15, the Lakehead Department of Visual Arts was proud to host the opening of The Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. The exhibit showcased pieces of many different art styles including interactive, realism, surrealism, abstract, and [...]

March 27, 2013

Open House to raise awareness of storm water management

By Alicia Alves The Argus According to Jim Bailey, Remedial Action Plan Coordinator for Thunder Bay and Nipigon, “storm water management is considered one of the major issues facing the Great Lakes.” Storm water, the runoff from heavy rain or melting snow that does not soak into the ground, contributed to three damaging storm events [...]

March 20, 2013

Building strength together

Preview: Feathers of Hope Youth Forum By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer The Feathers of Hope Youth forum is being held from March 24 to 28 at the Best Western Nor-Western Hotel and Conference Center. The forum is supported by the Provincial Advocate for Children, and Youth and the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. [...]

March 20, 2013

International Women’s Day celebrated at Lakehead

By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer On March 7, 2013, the Department of Women’s Studies celebrated International Women’s Day in the Faculty Lounge. Dr. Treena Orchard from the University of Western Ontario discussed her research on social justice and marginalised women in India and Canada, which involves studying attitudes towards child prostitution in various regions of [...]

March 20, 2013