Past Episodes: June 2013 Archives

Friday June 28, 2013

On Friday's podcast

  • Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi takes calls from listeners about the flood.
  • The Pixie Hollow book store in High River is getting some help. Saturday a number of independent book stores across the country, including the Owl's Nest in Calgary, are donating 50 percent of the day's book sales to Pixie Hollow.
  • Horticulturist and author Donna Balzer takes calls about gardening.
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Thursday June 27, 2013

On Thursday's podcast,

  • CBC reporter Bryan Labby is at the scene of a train derailment on a bridge over the Bow River in Calgary.
  • Camie Leard with the Better Business Bureau talks about how to protect yourself from flood related scams.
  • Mayor John Welsh.of Redwood Meadows updates his situation.
  • We hear from Rick Fraser, Calgary MLA and Minister for Regional Flood Reconstruction and Recovery for High River, about the aid local residents are receiving today.
  • Fran McGilvray-Cooke the Principal of Calgary's Connaught School and grade two student Jamey Stanfield return to the school which was in a flood evacuation zone.
  • Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo is visiting First Nations communities in Alberta today.
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Wednesday June 26, 2013

Emergency funding is available for displaced Albertans, for details on the debit card program and flood recovery information go the Government of Alberta website , or call 310-4455.

On Wednesday's podcast

  • 18 communities in the province remain under States of Local Emergency as Albertans continue to cope with the effects of the massive flooding.
  • Chad Oakes with Nomadic Pictures talks about how the flooding has affected the set for the popular AMC television series Hell on Wheels.
  • Dr. James Talbot Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health talks about plans to shore up public health in flood damaged areas.
  • Julie Freedman-Smith of Parenting Power has advice to help your children cope with the flood disaster and what they're seeing and hearing.
  • Scientist David Schindler who took his concerns about the environmental impact of oil sands development to Albertans and all levels of government is retiring.
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