Archive for February, 2010
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Every now and then we receive a question about the history of North Bay on our Ask Vicki feature, and we head to an outside source to fill us in. I had a question from Peter regarding a stone structure at the intersection of Highland and Britton here in North Bay. He wanted to know what it was. It is basically shaped like a rectangle and formed with large stones. After a few weeks of searching without luck, I went to Paul Walker, CEO and Chief Librarian at the North Bay Public Library. Paul was able to dig up a post card that uncovered some clues on the structure in question… listen here.
I have also attached some pictures of the structure and what it may have been.
Special thanks to Paul Walker for his help.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
The first annual North Bay Steps For Life Walk is being planned for May 2nd. Wendy Sanche is the guiding force behind the event which is a walk for victims of workplace tragedy. Find out more about the walk by listening to our interview with Wendy and Threads for Life media representative Sian Gibson right here. Visit the website at www.stepsforlife.ca
Monday, February 22nd, 2010
This morning we asked our listeners how they felt about the Canadian Men’s Hockey Team and there seems to be mixed opinions…listen here. In my opinion, the Canadian Men are trying to be to too elaborate. We have a team full of all stars, let’s be honest. They are all capable of incredible performance, and it may be that they are showboating a tad too much. I mean if they were up by a few goals, fine, but if you can’t back it, stick to the basics.
Quite a few people calling in this morning blaming goalie Martin Brodeur, saying that Roberto Luongo should be in net as it is his play ground.
Could it be that the other teams are as good if not better than our Canadian Men’s Team and that we are simply expecting too much? When you are put on a pedestal with such high expectations, there is only one way to go…that’s down.
Our men may be taking the long way, but I’m sure they’ll get there. I say GO CANADA GO!!!
Friday, February 19th, 2010
North Bay’s Steve Omischl will hit the slopes in Vancouver Monday night as qualifying gets underway in the Men’s Freestyle Aerials event at the Winter Games. Steve is a five-time Canadian Aerials Champion who is also the reigning World Champ, but so far an Olympic medal has eluded the man who has been so dominant in his sport. We are proud to call him North Bay’s own and many will be watching Monday night when Steve goes for his Olympic dream. Over the years we have talked to Steve many times and his dedication to his training and regimen are second to none. Have a listen to Steve talking about what his sport is all about here. Go Steve Go!
Friday, February 19th, 2010
We’ve been busting out some of your favourites here at The Fox, all thanks to your input on our Fox Listener Advisor survey. Take a look at some of the great music we’re playing because of you:
Bruce Springsteen- I’m on Fire, Black Sabbath-Heaven and Hell, Genesis- I Can’t Dance, The Rolling Stones- Emotional Rescue, Filter- Hey Man Nice Shot…
That’s just the beginning! When you head to foxradio.ca you can be a Fox Listener Advisor, we’ll hook you up with 2000 Rockstar Points and we’ll enter your name to score a 40” LCD television! You have until next Sunday to sign up; Mitch and I will draw the winner of the TV during the morning show on Monday March 1st. Sign up today and let us know which songs you want to hear on The Fox. Good luck and happy listening!
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Keeping the romance alive after Valentines Day
Ah, Valentines Day…when men are at their best. Flowers, chocolates, maybe even jewelry. It seems such a shame that it is so short lived. I have some tips that can help keep the romance alive all year long. How about a nice foot rub, dinner out without the kids, or flowers without a reason, just a few ideas…
Or you could take a look at this and realize that it could always be worse!
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
As I write this, it has been just a few hours since Canada struck gold again. Maelle Ricker pulled out a first place finish in the women’s snowboard cross event at the Vancouver Games, bringing Canada’s medal count to five, including two gold. I don’t know if you caught her post win interview, but this girl was such a joy to watch as she talked about the fun she was having at the Olympics. I am so impressed with our Canadian athletes and the way they have carried themselves, win or lose. North Bay’s Steve Omischl will hit the mountain next week looking for his first Olympic medal and with under two minutes left in the second period, our Canadian men’s hockey team has a 3-0 lead over Norway. I do believe I have Olympic fever. These late nights can be draining for a guy who gets up at 3:30 every morning, but what the heck, we only get the chance to see our Olympic athletes shine in the snow every four years. I hope you’re enjoying the spectacle as much as I am. Go Canada!
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Mitch and I talked about the 10 discs you could not live without on the show this morning, so I thought I would add my list.
Guns and Roses- Appetite For Destruction
The Doors- The Doors (debut album)
Black Sabbath- Paranoid
Pearl Jam- Vitalagy
Nirvana- In Utero
Fleetwood Mac- Rumors
AC/DC- Back in Black
Alice In Chains- Nothing Safe
The Guess Who- Canned Wheat
These CD’s, a few frosty beverages and a beach filled with sunshine would make any stay on a desert island quite enjoyable in my opinion. Let us know your top 10 Desert Island picks at foxradio.ca.
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Last Sunday Ken Anderson and I teamed up with Cody from Bartlett’s Towing to visit one of our frozen ice communities with some tasty pies from Pizza Hut and great prizes from Canadian Tire. Congratulations to our first “Show Us Your Shack” winner, Chopper Cameron and his son Kyle. If you’d like a visit, send us an e-mail with a picture of your ice shack, your name and your location. We could be coming to see you next! Our expert videographer Kenny documented the historic first trip and you can see it all here!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
So I was at a party the other night and the topic of Desert Island Discs came up. If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the 10 discs you could not live without.
My list includes:
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
Pearl Jam – Vs.
Supertramp – Crime of the Century
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Jeff Buckley – Grace
Radiohead – OK Computer
AC/DC – Back In Black
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Tragically Hip – Fully Completely
You’ve seen my list. Now I’d love to see yours. Please post it here for all to see!