CBC Prince Edward Island

August 2011 Archives

Dennis Ellsworth

 

 

dennis.jpgA new ep ready and a plan to record a solo CD in Georgia...Dennis Ellsworth drops by to chat with Karen Mair. ( unfortunatly we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

  

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Charlottetown Yacht Club

RaceweekLogo80.gif Murray Cook from the Charlottetown Yacht Club spoke with Karen Mair about the effects Hurricaine Irene had on the club.

 

 

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Mikinduri and Stanley

pei-300-adammcquaid.jpg Ted Grant spoke with Karen Mair about how Adam McQuaid and the Stanley cup will help children in Africa

 

 

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Spin Time - Sen. Mike Duffy

Take a musical trip down memory lane......when conservative senator Mike Duffy takes the Spin time D-J chair with Angela Walker .

(unfortunatly we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

 

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Growing Forward-Building Natures Bridges

 

 

growing.jpgSomething special has been happening this summer at Wedgewood Manor in Summerside.

16 residents there have been planting, weeding and nuturing a garden....with the help of 15 young people from the YMCA Youth at Risk program.

It has resulted in a beautiful garden......and some beautiful friendships.

The project was organized by the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association or BBEMA.

Tracy Brown is the executive director. She spoke with Angela Walker.

 

 

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Boyde Beck - Tragic Land Dispute

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Boyde Beck will take us on another trip in the Mainstreet time machine....this time going back to this day in 1819....and a squabble over back rent that ended very, very badly.

 

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How to avoid dating a jerk

 

 

jail.jpgThis summer some of women serving time at the provincial correctional centre have had a chance to take part in a unique pilot program.

It's called "how to avoid dating a jerk."

It was put on by the folks at Open Door Ministries...who do a lot of work with women in and out of the corrections system.

Cheryl Millman is the executive director of Open Door ministries and Ann Visser is the women's mentor.

 

 

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Pamela Large Moran on Jack Layton

 

 

The news came early Monday morning. One of Canada's most loved and respected politicians...lost his battle with cancer.

And while everyone knew Jack Layton wasn't well....the news of the opposition leaders death still came as a shock to many.

Those who didn't even know him....feel the loss.

For those that DID know him....his passing is deeply upsetting.

Pamela Large Moran is a Charlottetown lawyer who considered Jack Layton a friend.

She was on business  in Saskatoon...and that's where we reached her

 

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Spin Time - Peter Bevan Baker

Every Friday we have a guest come into our Studio to spin some favorite tunes. Peter Bevan Baker was here to be our DJ. (Unfortunately we can't include the music from the interview because of copywrite issues.)

  

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Stacey MacKinnon - Love & Money

 UPEI psychology professor Stacey Mackinnon drops by with relationship advice and tips. she talks dollars and sense......and how money management styles can make or break a good relationship.

 

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Dutch thompson accent quiz

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                              codfish caught near Rustico

 

 Dutch Thompson has a new twist on the by-gone days. He puts our Mainstreet team to the test....with the "island accent quiz"

 

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                                          Charlie Scanton

 

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Mainstreet on the Map - Tim Cullen

 

 

photo 1.JPGIn just about every corner of the world, you'll find people from Prince Edward Island who are working, studying and traveling.

Their experiences and sense of adventure are often awe-inspiring.

Every once in awhile...we check in with some of those people.

on  "Mainstreet on the Map"...we caught up with Tim Cullen from Charlottetown who is now in Turkey...and has been on a law internship in the middle east.

 

 

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Bracelets of Hope

 

Thumbnail image for bracelets.jpgEvery Sunday at the North River Flea market you'll see a little girl named Sierra sit in her wheelchair behind a table full of hand-made bracelets and necklaces. That jewelry has been a real labour of love for her family. Sierra was born with a rare birth defect. She requires treatments at the children's hospital in St.John's, Newfoundland. And while the treatments are covered by the government, the cost of getting to Newfoundland and accomodations is not. Her brother Morgan has autism. So her mom Lisa O'Raniuk and the rest of the family made jewelry and sell it at the flea market. They've been doing that faithfully for the last two years. Sierra has problems speaking.....but she has a smile that lights up a room.....and warms the hearts of many customers at the flea market. Angela Walker dropped by the flea market on Sunday and had a chat with Lisa....with her daughter Sierra looking on.

 

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Hamilton Tigercats

 

 

Cornwall-20110815-00062.jpgIf you were driving by the football fields at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall earlier this week you might have done a double take. There were four professional football players in the field from the Hamilton Tiger Cats...putting some young players from PEI through the moves.

This special training clinic was an opportunity to generate more excitement for football on PEI and for Touchdown Atlantic taking place in Moncton next month.. That regular season game will feature the Tiger Cats against The Calgary Stampeders.

Angela Walker  dropped by the Terry Fox complex to speak with the players and the organizers

 

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Exibition Drive

track.jpg Well the horses are going through their paces at Old Home Week. harness racing is a big part of the annual celebration. And this year a team of filmakers will be documenting that side. it's one of five multi-media projects commissioned by the city of charlottetown under the 2011 cultural capital program. Jason Arsenault is producing and directing 'exhibition drive' and Jeremy Larter is a camera operator. Karen Mair spoke with them near the stables alongside the track.

 

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Edouard Blanchard - St. Augustine's church

 

blanchard.gifNational Acadian day is coming up monday august 15th and this year PEI's official

celebrations will be marked in the South Rustico area of Rustico. if you aren't sure which part that is - just look for the

tall white steeple of St. Augustine's church which can be seen for miles around.

It's the oldest Catholic church on PEI. From its 175-year-old bells, to its porcelain statues,

it's a historic site worth visiting. And if you're lucky and stop for a tour - your guide just may be 91 year old Edouard Blanchard. Last summer he guided 45 bus tours through the building and he's back at it again this summer. In fact earlier this year Edouard was recognized for his contributions with a Provincial Heritage award for "volunteer of the year".

Lindsay Carroll tagged along with Edouard Blanchard to see the church.

  

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Shepherd's Farm - Gordon Bailey

Thumbnail image for bailey.jpg We're heading back to the Shepherd's farm in Pisquid pei. Karen Mair spoke with Chef Gordon Bailey of Lot 30 in Charlottetown near one of the barns.
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Boyde Beck - The Worrell Job

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for boyd.jpg Boyde Beck Mainstreet's historian has a real estate story from pei's past known as the worrell job.

 

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Q line Carmen Mikol

 She's an expert cheesecake maker - and believes in the power of kindness and lonliness- Karen Mair has a q line chat with singer-songwriter Carmel Mikol on the eve of the launch of her new CD and book.

 

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Mainstreet on the Map

 

 

Thumbnail image for daoust.jpgWe're travelling to cameroon where Gabrielle Daoust is volunteering with Cuso-VSO - she tells Karen Mair about the challenges of working in a predominantly muslim country and not having a washing machine!

  

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