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An Historic Energy Deal/ A Blow for Berwick, NS/ Phone In: veterinarian Dr Eric Carnegy.

A Historic Deal: Nova Scotia Power's parent company Emera has agreed to lay an undersea cable to carry hydro electric power from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia and into the power grid that carries electricity to New Brunswick and beyond. It's part of a six billion dollar deal Emera has made with Newfoundland's energy crown corporation, Nalcor. NSP will invest in 20 per cent of the project that's being developed on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador in exchange for 20 per cent of the electricity generated there. We spoke with Rob Bennett, the president of Nova Scotia Power, about the deal.

Out of Work: 280 people who work at a Larsen's meat packing plant in Berwick, Nova Scotia, will lose their jobs when the plant closes next April. The decision is part of Maple Leaf Foods' plan to combine some of its plants, to become more competitive. We heard from Alan Burns, who's worked at Larsen's for 23 years, and, John Prall, the mayor of Berwick, about the economic blow.

A Different Kind of Help:
Former federal politician Flora Macdonald travels regularly to Afghanistan with the group she founded, Future Generations Canada. It focuses on improving the health, education, and economic circumstances of the Afghan people. You reacted to her suggestion that we need to ask the Afghan people how we can help, instead of telling them how to improve their lives.

On the Phone-In, veterinarian Dr Eric Carnegy answered all your pet care questions


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