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Rick Mercer: Saving Lives with Poppy Dickey

Don't you just hate it when November rolls around each year and you go to pin that bright red flower symbolizing wartime remembrance onto your clothes and you prick yourself? Apparently, poppy injuries are a very serious health issue, as seen on the Rick Mercer Report. So serious in fact, they may actually cause death (they're kidding). But wait, Rick has a new invention just in time for Remembrance Day that will protect you from all of those temperamental little pins.

Check out the Poppy Dickey. Trust us, you'll want one:

CBC Remembrance Day 2012 Coverage Highlights:

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge will be live in Ottawa on Sunday Nov. 11 at 10am covering the Remembrance Day Ceremony.

At 8pm, CBC presents a Remembrance Day special In the Words of a Soldier; the story of Captain Nichola Goddard, her time in Afghanistan told through the letters she wrote home before her death.

Then at 11pm, The National's Nahlah Ayed will show viewers the story about Channel Islands residents who were helped during World War II by Canadians who put together food parcels for the Red Cross.



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