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The Homestretch
with Doug Dirks
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Homoeopathic vaccine

Families concerned about vaccinating their kids may look to homoeopathic ways to boost immunity, but Health Canada says the products must be labelled "not intended to be an alternative to vaccination." Dr. Peter Nieman explains.


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Dust bowl folk opera

It's a musical show called This Little Piggie, featuring several well known local artists. 
Eric Rose is the show's co-director and he tells us about the show.

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Entertainment for the long weekend

Jenn Blair of the Homestretch looks at events taking place around Calgary this weekend.

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Transcendence and Trailer Park Boys

Film reviewer Eli Glasner's take on Johnny Depp in the new sci-fi thriller Transcendence and the new Trailer Park Boys movie.

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Change of life

It's a normal change of life, but the fact is menopause is still a mystery to many women going through it. Our longevity columnist Sharon Basaraba says there is a new study that aims to spell out the changes during a woman's menopausal years.

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Temporary foreign workers

Canada's employment minister Jason Kenny suggests temporary foreign workers don't belong in some fast food restaurants. A Calgary MLA agrees and tells us why.


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Stabbing deaths

With the stabbings in Calgary and other tragic stories in the news recently it seems like knife attacks are more common. We'll find out why, and what can be done to prevent them.


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Cycle track

The proposal for a down town cycle track network is before a city council committee today. CBC reporter Scott Dippel was at today's meeting and gives us an update.

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Triple chocolate mousse

It is Easter weekend and Chef Marnie Fudge has chocolate on her mind....just let everyone else.
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Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Judge Sean Dunnigan is a provincial court judge here in Calgary. He examines Bill C-32 in his "View From the Bench."

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