Off The Wall Reviews

The Brink – The Jezabels

The Brink – The Jezabels

The Brink is the second album from Australian band The Jezabels. While the band has named their style “intensindie,” they can be described by the more common terms of alternative rock, disco pop, or just indie. Fronted by powerful vocalist Hayley Mary, the band offers ten tracks with pulsing rhythms and a definite 80s vibe. […]

The Private World of Paradise – Wake Owl

The Private World of Paradise – Wake Owl

The Private World of Paradise, the first full-length offering from Wake Owl, is a mellow album with rich layers and sombre lyrics. But there is something to be said for melancholy, and there is something to be said for music that can invoke such feelings without sending its listener into a tailspin of sadness. The […]

Thundering: A Local Anthology – Thunder Bay Writers’ Circle

Thundering: A Local Anthology – Thunder Bay Writers’ Circle

Poetry, short story, and memoir intertwine in the fifth anthology published by the Thunder Bay Writers’ Circle, a group of local writers who come together once a month to hone their craft and support one another. The Circle is a diverse group, with members of varying experience level, so it’s no surprise that the quality […]

Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science – Simon Lamb

Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science – Simon Lamb

Thin Ice Trailer from Thin Ice Climate on Vimeo. In recent years climate scientists have been vilified by the mainstream media, being called extremists, alarmists, or worse: part of a global scientific fraud. In Thin Ice, producer, director, photographer, and geologist Simon Lamb visits his climate science colleagues around the world to find out who […]

Pain in my Heart – Otis Redding

Pain in my Heart – Otis Redding

Spring is in the air… time for some romance. What better album to put on than the 1964 classic Pain in my Heart? Fifty years later, this album is available on reissue and the songs are as timeless as ever. “These Arms of Mine” will have you longing for simpler times with the kind of […]

Music

Richard’s Video of the Week

Richard’s Video of the Week

Local music Guru Richard Gale not only provides us with his Picks of the Week, he is also pretty handy with his camera. Here are his latest videos of local shows. Tweet

A Sing-along and a Mosh Pit: Friday Night at Black Pirates Pub

A Sing-along and a Mosh Pit: Friday Night at Black Pirates Pub

By Justin Allec This is Black Pirates Pub on a Friday. Local bands Bay Street Bastards and Forever Dead are supporting a touring Kill Matilda. Suddenly amps are switched on. The Bay Street Bastards go on, and things are getting rancorous. It’s still early, and there’s standing room to be had. With a view of […]

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Transhuman Tour Fundraiser

Transhuman Tour Fundraiser

Wiggins Pro-Ductions will be hosting the Transhuman Tour Fundraiser for local post-rock acts Don’t You(,) Mean People? and Android 16, Friday, April 4 at Black Pirates Pub (215 Red River Road). Funds raised from the show will help both bands hit the road later this month to promote DYMP’s Comfy Onion EP, and A16’s debut […]

Folk Supergroup Trent Severn Takes to the Stage at the Finlandia

Folk Supergroup Trent Severn Takes to the Stage at the Finlandia

By Elly Tose Think of the incredible harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Now mix those with the lyrical stylings of a Stompin’ Tom or Gordon Lightfoot. What you get is the Canadian folk trio Trent Severn. The trio, featuring Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning, and Laura C. Bates, came together to write and perform […]

Food

The Walleye Restaurant Guide App

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Making Food a Priority – The International Year of Family Farming

Making Food a Priority – The International Year of Family Farming

By Raili Roy “WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE” reads the title of the report released in September by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. “Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate,” it urges. Judging by the United Nations’ November launch of their campaign declaring 2014 […]

Oktoberfest 2013 – Facebook Photo Gallery

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A Commitment to Local Food Sustainability

A Commitment to Local Food Sustainability

Story by Michelle McChristie Photos by Shannon Costigan, EcoSuperior “Food is a necessity of life. Food is connected not only to personal health, but the environment, the economy and a sense of community”.- Recommendations for Developing a District of Thunder Bay Regional Food Strategy (2012) On September 19, the City of Thunder Bay and partners […]

Spanish Bights

Spanish Bights

Story and photos by Marlene Wandel Spain via Kansas is not the usual Sunday night trajectory. Likewise, Spanish Bights, Bight Restaurant + Bar’s most recent wine tasting and pairing, was not the usual Sunday night fare. Host and sommelier Jeannie DuBois led the crowd through a five-course tasting menu that included samples from Spanish wineries […]

Art

William Hedican

William Hedican

Inspiring Experimentation Through Art By Michelle McChristie His last show in Thunder Bay was at the Red Oak Inn with his friend Norval Morrisseau. That was in 1983. Shortly afterwards, William Hedican put down his paintbrushes and redirected his energy to Aboriginal advocacy. In the mid-1990s, he packed up his files and left town, but […]

Lorrie Walsh

Lorrie Walsh

Sibley Stoneworks: The Beauty in Beach Stones By Rebekah Skochinski There are no two stones alike—which is precisely what Lorrie Walsh loves about collecting and sorting the naturally tumbled beach stones found on Lake Superior’s north shores. Walsh and her husband sail, which affords her countless hours to stand knee-deep in water, scanning for the perfect […]

Mac Squires

Mac Squires

Birch Bark Defined By Bobbi Henderson Local artist Mac Squires uses birch bark as a natural canvas to create scenes that reflect and share his lifelong passion for the boreal forest. Growing up in Newfoundland, Squires developed a fondness for the reflective of nature at an early age, inspiring both his artwork and his pursuit […]

James Livitski

James Livitski

The Art of the iPhone While most of us use our iPhone cameras for selfies and fuzzy shots of our dogs, Thunder Bay’s James Livitski has taken iPhone photography to a whole new level. A self-described “mobile artist,” Livitski’s photos are surreal, vivid, and probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen. And he can create them […]

Ahmoo Angeconeb

Ahmoo Angeconeb

Expressing Common Values that Unify Cultures Growing up in the remote stretches of Northwestern Ontario along the shores of Lac Seul, one of Ahmoo Angeconeb’s earliest memories is drawing with a .22 caliber lead bullet. “I remember starting to draw when I was five,” he recalls. “I used the bullet as a pencil.” Now approaching […]

CityScene

Rick Mercer Brings His Rant to TBay

Rick Mercer Brings His Rant to TBay

Few comedians bring together all ages, from students to seniors. As I sat in the Community Auditorium on Thursday night with a 10 year old on my right and an 85 year old on my left, it became clear that Rick Mercer has an engaging and family-friendly brand of comedy. The show centered around Mercer’s […]

Sexy Fifth Element

Sexy Fifth Element

Sexy Fifth Element. Sexy Zelda. Sexy Planet of the Apes and sexy Star Wars?! All of this and more were on stage at Crocks on April 8 and it was…for lack of a better word…amazing! SuicideGirls’ Blackheart Burlesque strutted their way through Thunder Bay and stopped just long enough to blow a few minds with […]

Zumba Disco Fundraiser

Zumba Disco Fundraiser

Community Clothing Assistance is hosting a Zumba Disco Dance Party Fundraiser on May 10th at the CLE Coliseum from 8pm-1am. Different Zumba instructors (including Magda), dancing, hot food (dessert perogies, nachos, etc.), cash bar, over 50 raffle draws, contests,and a big screen. Tickets are $10 per person. Come out and join the fun Thunder Bay! […]

We Stand Up!  Renowned Children’s Rights Activist to Speak in Thunder Bay

We Stand Up! Renowned Children’s Rights Activist to Speak in Thunder Bay

By Judy Roche As a parent of two boys in elementary school, the ongoing problem of bullying in our schools has hit close to home a number of times. I admit that, to an extent, we have had to deal with both sides of the situation. Because of this, I am thrilled that the We […]

Rick Mercer Q&A

Rick Mercer Q&A

By Caroline Cox Rick Mercer is a man who needs no introduction. His CBC shows 22 Minutes and the Rick Mercer Report have been national sensations. On April 10, Mercer will bring “A Nation Worth Ranting About,” a comedy performance highlighting his experiences travelling throughout Canada, to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. The Walleye spoke […]

Health

Don’t put it off! Screening Services Even More Accessible through the Screen for Life Coach

Don’t put it off! Screening Services Even More Accessible through the Screen for Life Coach

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s (TBRHSC) Screen for Life Coach is expanding its cervical screening services with pap testing for women across Northwestern Ontario, starting at 30 years of age. Starting February 1, women ages 30 – 69 years of age can make a cervical screening appointment on the Screen for Life Coach. Until […]

Create Your Vision for 2014 at The Yoga Room

Create Your Vision for 2014 at The Yoga Room

Every new year motivates us to start afresh and set goals for ourselves. We all know that the challenge in making new year’s resolutions lies in sticking to them, so instead of becoming disillusioned with yourself because you are unable to carry through with your resolutions, start 2014 off with a new approach. Remember the saying […]

TBRHSC Staff Wear Jerseys to Promote Physical Activity

TBRHSC Staff Wear Jerseys to Promote Physical Activity

Sports fanatics at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) wore their favourite team jerseys to work on Friday, November 29 to promote physical activity as part of National Jersey Day. National Jersey Day is a nation-wide event sponsored by ParticipACTION that aims to increase awareness of and promote physical activity as a fundamental part […]

Movember Thunder Bay is Launched with Shave Day

Movember Thunder Bay is Launched with Shave Day

The month previously known as November has officially been changed today with Mayor Hobbs launching Movember. Today, our Mayor and esteemed guests had their precious lip blankets shaved down to then effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation […]

Screen for Life Coach Now Available in Thunder Bay

Screen for Life Coach Now Available in Thunder Bay

The Screen for Life Coach is now back in Thunder Bay and available to screen women at 25 different locations. The new state-of-the-art coach provides women, age 50 and older, with access to three organized cancer screening programs. “This is the first time cancer screening services have been bundled into one program, offering improved and […]

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Sebastien Hardy

Sebastien Hardy

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has grown up in the Lakehead has seen countless renditions of the Sleeping Giant—more or less the same insipid watercolour fare in pastel blue and violet. That may be why Sebastien Hardy’s work, “Interpretation of Sleeping Giant,” at first glance, looks so foreign. It takes a moment for my eyes to focus on […]

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Noël Keag

Noël Keag

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Noël Keag of Stone Circle Pottery uses the essence of clay as her inspiration to create unique yet functional works of art reflecting movement and flow. “Some of the components of clay are over 400 million years old,” says Keag. “That knowledge hits my soul in a unique way. There has been so much life […]

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Ian Phillip

Ian Phillip

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Provocative Persians Ian Phillips is playfully toying with Thunder Bay’s favourite pink pastry: the persian. His ink-based art portrays local landscapes, incorporating the pink-icing-covered pastries at specific locations around the city. It’s brilliant. Everyone who sees them can’t help but crack a smile. His work is vibrant, sometimes dainty, adorable, and oh-so-flamboyantly attractive. However, Phillips’ […]

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