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April 2013 Archives

Richard Raiswell - Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgMainstreet's Political Columnist Richard Raiswell weighs in on the government's Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act introduced last week in the PEI Legislature.



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Meacham's 1881 Atlas of PEI - Reg Porter

RegPorter1.jpgMeacham's 1881 Atlas of Prince Edward Island is often referred to as one of the most important historical works ever published on the Island. Historian Reg Porter tells us all about it.

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New Bill to Reduce Abuse of Prescription Medication

NarcoticsIslandMorning.jpgA new bill introduced today in the PEI legislature is trying to reduce the abuse of prescription medication and controlled substances. We hear from Peter Beven Baker, Green party leader AND a dentist, but first John Jeffery spoke with Doug Currie, health minister.

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SpinTime - Doug Macnearney

DougMacNearneySpinTime.jpgHe's a young hippie, a rambler, with a distinct musical style of his own. Doug MacNearney is home on PEI for a CD launch and he picked the tunes on SpinTime.

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Bygone Days - All Work and No Play?

DutchThompsonBygoneDaysApr25.jpgIs your life all work and no play? It was back in the Bygone Days on the Island too. Dutch Thompson tells us more about the tough working days of the early 1900s. From nursing, to bread-making, to delivering the goods... to egg-grading. That's no yoke.


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Carol Little - I Used To Think I'd Make A Good Boy

CarolLittleColleenMcKee.jpgPublisher Fierce Ink released short stories by Atlantic Canadian writers talking about the troubles they experienced in their youth. Karen Mair talks with publisher Colleen McKee and writer Carol Little about her book, I Used To Think I'd Make A Good Boy.


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Lobster Literary Contest

LobsterContestFeedPlate.jpgLobster season is just around the corner and we'd like to treat a Mainstreet listener to a feed. We're offering a $96 dollar gift certificate for lobster. So tie on your bib and butter up to the radio. You have to write a sentence or a short paragraph using all of the following words - claw, roe, trap, carapace, tomalley.


You can send your entry (sentence or paragraph) by email - mainstreetpei@cbc.ca

Call it in 1-800-680-1898. If it's 140 characters you can tweet or post on the MainstreetPEI Facebook page. The deadline is noon on April 30 - the first day we can buy fresh PEI lobster.

Mainstreet on the Map - Cheryl Dalziel

CherylDalzielMap.jpgCheryl Dalziel packed up her house and took a break from her job. Her plan - to live her dream. She's doing that in Botswana Africa. She's our Mainstreet on the Map guest. You can google her blog it's cheryljdalziel.com

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Guests Make Alternate Plans After Stanhope Fire

StanhopeAftermath.jpgThe day after the Stanhope Beach Resort was destroyed by fire, people who have events planned at the resort are trying to make alternate plans. Brian Higgins spoke to North Shore Fire Department Chief Bob Morrison and photographer Louise Vessey.

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Stanhope Beach Resort Destroyed By Fire

StanhopeResortMS.jpgIn little more than an hour four buildings of the Stanhope Beach Resort were in flames. Staff managed to get out safely. Several fire departments responded to the call, and kept the fire from spreading. Steve Bruce reported live from the scene.


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Dear Johnny Deere - A Musical

DearJohnnyDeere.jpgStruggles keeping the farm, urban expansion into rural areas, and a plan to build a highway through the countryside. Sound familiar? Dear Johnny Deere is making it's east coast debut at The Mack. Cam MacDuffee and director Wade Lynch explain.


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Rose Cousins Wins Juno Award

MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgRose Cousins from PEI won a Juno - Solo Roots and Traditional Album of the Year for her album "We Have Made A Spark". Rose will be coming back to PEI mid-May and performing at The Trailside Cafe. She joined Karen Mair by phone.

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Raymond Loo - Cancer and Courage

RaymondLoo.jpgRaymond Loo operates Springwillow Farms and he's a flag bearer for organic farming on PEI - he also has cancer. Karen mair talks to a positive sounding, healthy looking, Raymond Loo about his battle with cancer, and an upcoming benefit.

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The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger

UnwrittenDiaryIsraelUnger.jpgIt's the Anne Frank story of Poland - Israel Unger and his family hid in an attic to escape the Nazis. The book "The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger" is being launched on the Island. Dr. Israel Unger and co-author Carolyn Gammon joined Karen Mair in the story.


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SpinTime - Chris Roumbanis

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Smelt Festival - Angela Douglas

PisQuidRiverSmeltFestival.jpgThe fish are flying up the Pisquid River these days. This Sunday you can celebrate that at the annual Smelt Festival. There will be a smelt fry and lots of activities for the kids. Angela Douglas spoke with Karen Mair about the Pisquid River Enhancement group.


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Graphic Novel - War Brothers

GraphicNovel.jpgThe graphic novel War Brothers is being launched this weekend. It depicts the life of a 14-year-old Ugandan boy, forced to be a child soldier and his struggle to survive. Sharon McKay, who's moved back to PEI, stopped by to talk about the book.


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Boyde Beck - Frederick Newton Gisborne

FrederickNewtonGisborne.jpgHistorian Boyde Beck takes us back to the 1845s, when news traveled at the speed of a galloping horse, a mailman or a ship. Frederick Newton Gisborne laid the first deep-sea cable between PEI and New Brunswick in 1852, offering Islanders telegraph communications.

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Lyman MacInnis Remembers Rita Macneil

LymanMacInnisMSPEI.jpgMusic fans and Maritimers have been grieving the loss of Rita Macneil today. The unlikely superstar from Big Pond Cape Breton passed away last night. Her songs were hits around the world. Karen Mair talked with Lyman MacInnis from Morrell, her friend and manager.

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Security at PEI's Marathon - Myrtle Jenkins-Smith

MyrtleJenkins-Smith.jpgMarathon organizers around the world are looking at their security after yesterday's bombings in Boston. Karen mair talked with Myrtle Jenkins-Smith, the race director if the PEI Marathon to see how these events might change our October 20th marathon.


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Janice Blacquiere - Easter Seals Co-ordinator

PaxtonColeEasterSeals.jpgPaxton Cole, PEI's Easter Seals Ambassador, starts the annual Tim Hortons School Tour tomorrow morning. It's a chance for students across the province to hear her message. Karen Mair talks with Janice Blacquiere who's been co-ordinating that tour for 24 years.

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Richard Raiswell - Dealing with Diabetes

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgBy the year 2020 the Canadian Diabetes Association projects one in every three Canadians will have either diabetes or prediabetes. It's issued a number of new guidelines to prevent those numbers from coming true.

Our political columnist, Richard Raiswell lives with type 1 diabetes. So a recent move by the Provincial Legislature got his attention.


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Holland College students exhibit their art

MediaArtsShowMainstreetPEI.jpgYou can see animation, large graphics, photography and more at an exhibit of work by Holland College Media Arts students. It's the first time graduates have shown their work in the Confederation gallery and Karen Mair stopped by and spoke with Instructor, Nigel Roe.

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Spintime - Composer-in-Residence James O'leary

JamesOLearySpinTime.jpgFrom the classics to Chicago style blues,  from Canada to Sweden and back across the ocean to America; James O'Leary has literally covered all the bases.  He told us some tales and played some tunes as this week's Spintime DJ.


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College of Piping - Dancing and Fundraising

HighlandDancers2013.jpgKearsney Smith is the Highland Dance Instructor at the College of Piping. They're hosting a concert this weekend is at Gulf Shore School in North Rustico... that has everything from celtic to cake. Funds will help get dancers to a competition this summer.



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Bygone Days - Margaret Shaw's 105th Birthday

DutchThompsonApr122013A.jpgDutch Thompson's guest today is Margaret Shaw who's celebrating a special birthday... she's 105 years young as of today. She reminisces about life in the early 1900's, when everything was done by hand... splitting wood, pumping water, making butter, digging potatoes.

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Mainstreet On The Map - Andrea Reid

MainstreetMapAndreaReid.jpgShe's a National Geographic young explorer and she's researching a small but vibrant fish that lives in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Africa. She's even told the CBC's Quirks and Quarks and the NY times about her research. On Mainstreet on the Map we'll talk to Andrea Reid from O'Leary.

CBC Quirks & Quarks


NY Times Green Blog


National Geographic Young Explorer


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Barb Stegemann - Top Game Changer

BarbStegemann7Virtues.jpgHalifax businesswoman Barb Stegemann has travelled to Haiti with Bill Clinton and helped Afghani farms grow poppies for perfume oil rather than heroin. Barb is the CEO of The Seven Virtues - a line of perfumes. Barb Stegemann is coming to PEI, bringing her message and story to a fundraiser for the Catholic Family Services Bureau. Karen talked to Barb on the phone.

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UPEI Chaplaincy Centre Offers Students Hot Lunch

UPEIChaplaincyCentreLunch.jpgThe chaplaincy centre at UPEI is making sure students get a good hot healthy meal during exams. For two days they're offering a hot chili lunch, free to students. Laura Meader spoke with Sister Sue Kidd, UPEI's Chaplain.

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Richard Raiswell - MLA Compensation

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgMLA compensation became a hot issue this week in the PEI legislature after the Premier flip-flopped on an announcement about scrapping the agency that makes recommendations on increases to MLA's salaries. This got our Political Columnist's attention. Here's Richard Raiswell.


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Chef Ross - Hands-on Culinary Adventure

ChefRossMunroePhotosCourtesy.jpgChef Ross Munroe has launched a hands-on culinary adventure company where people can go lobster fishing, harvest in the fields, and eat delicious meals. For the past year he's been cooking up this project. Karen reached Chef Ross Munroe on the road.

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Sustainable Living Sessions - Tracey Allen

TraceyAllenSLS.jpgA series of Saturday afternoon Sustainable Living sessions begin tomorrow. Tracey Allen has a blog called Simplify and Save and she's organized the Sustainable Living Sessions. She stopped in to speak with Karen Mair.  


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SpinTime - Mike Redmond

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Here's links to Mike's picks... The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot,
Fire and Rain - James Taylor, Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane

World Theatre Day Celebrations in PEI

WorldTheatreDay.jpgThis Saturday Islanders will have a chance to celebrate World Theatre Day. In fact, it's the 53rd anniversary of the day. Kate Martin is helping to organize the festival and Lennie MacPherson and Graham Putnam joined Karen in the studio to talk about Saturday's event.


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Landscape PEI - Jamie Smith

JamieSmith.jpgLandscape PEI is a recently formed trade association and is making efforts to raise awareness about the professional side of the trade. Karen visited Red Oak Landscaping in Winsloe to talk with the owner Jamie Smith about the newly formed group.

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Jean-Sébastien Morin - Wines From Portugal

Jean-SébastienMorinMSA2013.jpgSommelier Jean-Sébastien Morin is continuing our tour of Europe and today we'll get introduced to wines from Portugal - a country with a rich wine history and a diverse variety of grapes and vintages.


11799Z Quinta da Aveleda, Vinho Verde - $13.75

07514Z Vinha do Monte, Alentejano - $14.50
7508Z Barco Negro, Douro - $17.95
0200Z Quinta da Garrida, Dão - $17.20

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Boyde Beck - Potatoes, Autos, Foxes and Mottos

BoydeBeckFoxPotatoPlate.jpgBoyde Beck explains some of PEI's many firsts - From banning autos in 1908; the 1912 rush to breed foxes; to the booming seed potato industry in the 1920s. In 1927, another canadian first - we put a motto to our licence plates "seed potatoes and foxes".


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Terry Dawes - Anne of Japan

TerryDawesAnneJapanMS.jpgTerry Dawes is an Island filmmaker who is making a pitch to do a documentary about the Japanese fascination with Anne of Green Gables, and now a finalist in a competition called Connect The Docs. Terry spoke with Karen about the project.


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Women's Institute - 100 Years Of Contributions

Women'sInstitute100YearsMS.jpgOver the years the Women's Institute has done much for the community, and to help mark the 100th anniversary Karen Mair spoke with President of the PEI Women's Institute Doreen Cole and past-president Carol MacLellan.

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PEI Burger Love Campaign Kicks Off

PEIBurgerLoveMS.jpgThe PEI Burger Love campaign kicked off today in Charlottetown with 31 restaurants are taking part. John Jeffery spoke with Ivan Johnson, the chair of the PEI Cattle Producers Association about The PEI Burger Love campaign, now in it's third year.


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Dessert and Daffodils - A Tasteful Fundraiser

DessertDaffodilsMS.jpgA student at the Culinary Institute has paired her talent with a cause she feels strongly about. Jessica Holmes has created a dessert as a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Now Dessert and daffodils has spread to other restaurants in Charlottetown. Karen Mair visited the Culinary Institute to talk to Jessica Holmes and Claire Nantes.

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Bygone Days - Goose Grease to Airplane Rides

DutchThompsonBygoneDaysMar282013.jpgDutch Thompson brings everything from goose grease, salt herring home remedies, to schooner races and airplane rides on today's Bygone Days.


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Mainstreet on the Map - Mike Mooney in Chiloe

MikeMooneyMS.jpgMusic, sunshine and meaningful work. In this episode of Mainstreet on the Map, we'll catch up with Mike Mooney who's working on a project on the Chilean Island of Chiloe.

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