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Remembering a Maritime mine rescue/Lobster market news/Phone In: Heart Health

Mine Rescue: No matter where you live, it's impossible not to have been swept up in the emotion of the rescue of 33 miners in a remote corner of Chile. That rescue is particularly poignant for Maritimers. From the Moose River mine disaster, to the Springhill Bump, to the Westray Mine explosion, this part of the world has known its share of tragedy deep underground. In 1936, Reporter J Frank Willis made radio history by reporting non-stop for two days at the site of the Moose River gold mine in Nova Scotia, where rescuers tried desperately to reach three trapped men. One of them was the mine's time-keeper, Charles Albert Scatting. He was also CBC listener Yvonne Macintyre's great uncle. As events unfolded in Chile this week, Yvonne wrote to us to share her memories of what her great uncle went through after he entered the mine.

Lobster News: Things may be looking up for lobster fishermen in the Maritimes.That's the message John Sackton delivered to fishing industry representatives in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He's a leading seafood market analyst, who publishes Seafood.com News.

Heart Health: We're told to eat right, drink less, stop smoking and get plenty of exercise - all easier said than done. John Stanton knows all about that. He founded the hugely successful North American-wide business, The Running Room. In 1981 he was overweight, out of shape and smoking two packs a day. Today he's a nationally recognized promoter of heart health. He and Dr Michael Love, a Halifax cardiologist, answered your questions about heart disease.


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