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The MLA expense scandal in Nova Scotia is referred to police/ New Waterford Soup Kitchen/ Phone In: Pain management.

Under Criminal Investigation: The MLA expense scandal in Nova Scotia is now in the hands of the RCMP. On Tuesday, the province's Auditor General hand-delivered a two-page letter to the Speaker of the House. In it, Jacques Lapointe says he believes four former and one current MLA may have committed illegal acts. As reporter Jean Laroche told guest host Bob Murphy, the auditor general has now handed his files over to the RCMP.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: If you walk down a busy street, you might come face to face with a homeless person panhandling for change. But when the moment passes, that person is usually out of sight and probably out of mind.
Fred Milley wants to show what happens in the lives of some homeless people when we're NOT looking. He's the co-ordinator of Ma's Meals and Shelter, in New Waterford, Cape Breton. He told us about the makeshift shelter that two people were living in, that he moved out of the woods, and down to the site of food bank he'll open tomorrow in New Waterford.

Coping With Pain: We've all suffered through pain, whether it's a sprain or a temporary illness. Sometimes it seems like the road to recovery is a long and winding one. But for thousands of Maritimers that road is never-ending. They suffer from chronic pain. Pain is a public health crisis with substantial social, emotional and economic impacts. And many people who seek treatment are not happy with the care they receive. Many reach for a liquor bottle or an illegal narcotic to get some relief, or gobble over the counter medications like Ibuprofen. That worries those who are in the business of trying to relieve pain. Our guests were Dr. Ian Beauprie, who's with the Pain Management Unit of the Queen Elizabeth The Second Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and Dr. Mary Lynch, president of the Canadian Pain Society. You called with your questions about pain and pain management.

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