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episodes: October 2013 Archives

Janeway Hospital - Concerned mom says ...Give the kids Internet

Posted by Tony Dawson

The mother of a 12 year old boy staying at the Janeway wants to know why the hospital isn’t keeping up with the kids these days. Debbie Clarke says her son Nicholas will be in the hospital for a full year as he battles Leukemia. But his ability to keep in touch with his friends and family back home in Happy Valley Goose Bay is seriously limited. That’s because the Janeway hospital does not have internet or wi-fi hooked up in the rooms. And in today’s day and age, Debbie Clarke says that’s not good enough. For more we’ve reached her this morning at the Janeway in St, John’s

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What's behind the mask? - Why we dress up for Hallowe'en

Posted by Tony Dawson

Sebastien Despres.jpg Sebastien Despres It’s Hallowe’en….”trick or treat!”! Tonight, costumed kids EVERYWHERE will be hitting the streets to fill their loot bags. But ever wonder why we wear costumes during Hallowe’en in the first place? Sebastien Despres is no stranger to putting on a mask. He’s competed in the George Street Mardi Gras costume contest for years having won it 5 times. He’s also doing a phD in Anthropology at Memorial University.
John Gaudi reached Sebastien Despres in Witless Bay to find out what the appeal is all about.

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Forest Fire Season

Posted by Tony Dawson

There may be snow on the ground, but this year’s forest fire season is still fresh in the minds of many. That’s particularly true of people within the Department of Natural resources. A report summerizing the province’s forest fire season says fire fighters were up against some unique challenges this year. To find out more about those challenges, and what knowledge was gained from them, Eric Earle, Supervisor of Fire Management is on the line with Tony Dawson.

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