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NS steel fabricator unhappy about millions in public money for new competitor / Interview about 1963 airline crash inspires memorable response / Phone-in: Marjorie Willison answers gardening questions

New Kid on the Steel Block : Green energy might come from natural elements like wind and tides, but harnessing it depends on something else : cold, hard steel.
Towers and blades for windfarms and underwater bases for tidal turbines generate millions of dollars' worth of business for steel fabricators.
But an established Maritime firm now faces competition in its backyard from an international company lured there by the provincial & federal governments.
Nova Scotia has invested $60 million and taken a 49% equity stake in a venture with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering of South Korea. Daewoo will build wind turbine towers and blades at the former TrentonWorks site in Pictou County.
The federal government - through ACOA - is giving Daewoo an additional $10 million.
But the General Manager of the Cherubini Group - Steve Ross - feels this injection of public money puts its steel fabrication business at a competitive disadvantage.

New Leads and Moving Recollections : On Monday, March 8th, we brought you the story of Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831. Five minutes after taking off from Montréal on November 29th, 1963, the plane nose-dived into the bush near the town of Ste-Thérèse-de-Blainville killing 118 passengers and crew - the worst disaster in Canadian aviation history at the time.
Dr Bob Page and Ern Dick of Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia placed an ad in the Globe & Mail last year, asking people who had personal connections with the crash to contact them.  Our producer Deborah Woolway read one extraordinary email received since the interview.

Herbs Are Bustin' Out All Over : Marjorie Willison - author of The East Coast Gardener - joined us to (a) inspect the Maritime Noon Herb Garden and (b) to answer questions about gardening, pruning and lawn preparation.



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