March 2013 Archives

Bullies At Work (Another Look)

Posted by Christina Harnett

They cost millions of dollars in lost productivity and stress...and it seems like there's one in every workplace.
A recent Executive MBA Grad - and school teacher - from PEI has been looking at how cases of bullying in the workplace make their way through the court system.
And how employers - and maybe even governments - can take a lesson from how schools are handling the issue.


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Another Hand

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This week on Maritime Magazine the story of a father's legacy and a lifeline for a rural community.
Twenty years ago few people talked about local food or sustainability.
But Mike Newall saw potential in the waters of Nova Scotia's Chedabucto Bay.
Now his son Alen is watching his father's dream of a sustainable fishery come true.
The CBC's Eileen McInnis put together our documentary, "Another Hand."

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Kids and Mental Illness

Posted by Christina Harnett

Recently New Brunswick reporter Vanessa Blanch brought us the story of a mother and her son struggling to find appropriate care for his mental illness.
Andrew Carter is 17 years old, he has bipolar disorder, and he sits on the autism spectrum.
His mother,Vickie, has spent years trying to get the treatment she believes would help him...to no avail.
We also heard how Vickie and Andrew are not alone...a 2009 report authored by New Brunswick judge Michael McKee outlined the need to overhaul the province's mental health services.
This week Vanessa brings us an update.

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Dragon Kings

Posted by Christina Harnett

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In 2007 the federal government started bringing over thousands of refugees from U.N-led camps in Nepal.

The refugees are from Bhutan, and they were forced out of that country in the early 1990s, meaning some of them spent their entire lives in the camps until they came to Canada.

In Halifax, about 350 or so Nepali-speaking Bhutanese are quietly settling into the community, but they're carrying a huge burden, and it's falling partly on the shoulders of the young people.

Freelance reporter Maggie Rahr brings us the story.

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