February 2011 Archives

Medical Help Not Jail Time, Holy Angels School, Lighthouses, More Movies Picks

Posted by Maritime Noon

Hear from a woman in Freeport, NS who's speaking out about a 10-year sentence handed to her husband for trying to kill her. She says he needs medical help, not a lengthy jail term. Find out why the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has rejected a deal by a Sydney businessman to keep Holy Angels high school open. Plus, your thoughts on saving lighthouses, and some more movie suggestions.
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Bad Weather, Gas Prices, Oscars, Your Favourite Movies and Feedback

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CBC Meteorologist Peter Coade has the latest on an approaching storm. How turmoil in oil-producing countries will impact the price at the pump. An Oscar preview and your favourite movies. Plus, your thoughts on euthanasia and going bald.
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Should Euthanasia be a Crime in Canada? Plus, Judo Gold Medalist

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The RCMP in Nova Scotia is investigating a possible homicide after a man from Liverpool turned himself in for giving his wife, who had terminal cancer, a lethal injection of painkillers. We ask: "Should euthanasia be a crime in Canada?" Plus, we interview a gold medalist in the Judo event at the Canada Games.
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Fired School Board, Going Bald, Boxing Legacy, Scotties Curling

Posted by Maritime Noon

PEI's Minister of Education has fired the elected members of the Eastern School Board. Find out why. We talk to two men about the emotional impact of going bald, and a hair transplant surgeon takes your questions. Meet two members of a legendary Nova Scotian boxing family and hear their thoughts on boxing losing it's spot at the 2015 Canada Games. Curler Colleen Jones on the Scotties (the Canadian Women's Curling Championships), on now in Charlottetown.
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PEI Snow, Table Tennis, Your Feedback and Too Much Emphasis on Medals?

Posted by Maritime Noon

We discuss the winter weather in PEI, meet the youngest athlete at the 2011 Canada Games, your thoughts on mid-winter holidays and come-from-aways, and we ask: "Is there too much emphasis on winning medals at the Canada Games?"
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Car Rescue, February Holiday, Canada Games Volunteer, New Take on CFAs

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Find out what happened to two girls who were buried when snow slid off the roof of an arena in Parrsboro, NS. We ask: "Do New Brunswickers and Nova Scotians deserve a February holiday... like they have in PEI?" Meet a Canada Games volunteer who is experiencing the world of 50/50 tickets for the first time. Plus, we speak with an Islander who wants to exchange the "come-from-away" label for something more welcoming.
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Fiscal Situation, Farmland Feedback, Kitchen Gadgets, Blog Squad, Melting Igloo

Posted by Maritime Noon

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council releases a report on the fiscal situation in the region, and the headline is not good; especially in New Brunswick. Your thoughts on preserving farmland. We interview two members of the "Blog Squad" at the 2011 Canada Games. Plus, disappointment for a group in Grand Falls, NB who were trying to build the largest dome igloo ever. It seems the weather just won't cooperate. Finally, Chef Craig Flinn on reviving your useless kitchen gadgets. Here are a couple of recipes to get you started...

RICE COOKER "FRIED" RICE

1 1/2 cups basmati or whole grain rice

2 cups chicken broth

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp minced ginger

1 tbsp minced garlic

1/2 cup minced onion

1/2 cup diced red pepper

2 green onions sliced

3/4 cup sliced button mushrooms

1/2 cup frozen sweet peas

3/4 cup chopped cooked chicken or leftover roast beef

1/2 cup cooked coldwater shrimp

a couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce

salt and pepper to taste

1 whole egg (optional)

Simply place all ingredients in the rice cooker (except the egg) and give a gentle stir. If you are using the egg, beat it separately in a small bowl and make a slight depression in the middle of the rice mixer in the cooker. Pour the egg into the "well" and proceed to turn the machine on as per the manufacturer's instructions.

When the rice is cooked, open the lid and use a knife to slice the cooked egg into small pieces. Then stir the egg through the rice and serve.

Serves 4

 

SLOW COOKER HUNGARIAN BEEF GOULASH

2 lbs beef stew meat cut in 1" pieces

2 medium onions thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

pinch of chili flakes

1/2 tsp cumin

2 tbsp tomato paste

3 tbsp best quality paprika (sweet or smoked)

1/2 cup beef broth

1/2 cup red wine

zest of 1/2 lemon

Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and stir. Cook for 8 to 10 hours until the onions have melted down and the beef is very tender. Serve the goulash with mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, or rice.

Serves 4


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Moncton High, Preserving Farmland, PEI Ringette, and Your Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A parent reacts to news that the province is re-opening Moncton High in the Fall, despite health and safety concerns. Your thoughts on preserving farmland. A father/daughter team on playing ringette at the Canada Games and some feedback.


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Royal Visit, Bank Hero, "Stop Praying for Snow", Weight Loss via Squash, Facing Fear

Posted by Maritime Noon

Your thoughts on the news that Will and Kate will visit PEI, but not NB or NS. Meet a citizen in Amherst, NS who caught a bank robber, and a Squash player who lost 50 pounds on the court. Plus, we ask: "What are you afraid of?" Our guest is a psychology professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Margo Watt is leading an Anxiety Sensitivity Study. You can sign up by calling 902-494-7897 or emailing: telephonetreatment@dal.ca

We also meet a psychology professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He helped design a computer game that helps people with arachnophobia face their fear of spiders. The game is called: "Fear of Spiders Treatment HD". You can the app in the iTunes store, or through his website: http://www.cyberpsyc.com But here are some photos from the game to make your palms sweat...

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Frozen Windmills, Target Shooting, Cold Call: Flag Day, Solar Power

Posted by Maritime Noon

Find out why a windfarm in Northern New Brunswick has frozen to a halt, meet the coach of the NB target shooting team at the Canada Games, listen to a cold call to Summerside, PEI on the issue of flag day, and your questions about solar power.
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RCMP on NS MLA Expenses, Loud Snowmobiles in PEI, NB Speed Skating Sisters, and Should Phys Ed be Mandatory?

Posted by Maritime Noon

Some background as the RCMP in NS prepare to release their investigation into MLA spending. Also, we rev up the discussion around loud snowmobiles in Kensington, PEI, we speak with a pair of speed skating sisters from Saint John, NB, and we ask: "Should Phys Ed be mandatory in high schools?"
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President of Egypt Resigns, Canada Games Kick-Off, NB Grammy Nominee

Posted by Maritime Noon

Special bulletin announcing the resignation of the Egyptian President, we talk to the CEO of the 2011 Canada Games, NB Soprano Measha Bruegergosman on her Grammy nomination, and your thoughts on how to get more kids involved in sport.
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Winter Tires, Your Feedback on Education Cuts, Tiger Parents and Dragon's Den Winner

Posted by Maritime Noon

A winter driving instructor discusses making winter tires mandatory, your thoughts on what to cut if we want to trim our education budgets, Halifax entrepreneur Barb Stegeman on her Dragon's Den win, and we ask if kids are under too much pressure to succeed.

Dr. Patrick McGrath was our guest on the subject of "Tiger Parents". It's not too late to ask him a question. Just visit the "Ask Dr. Pat" blog: http://www.crfh.ca/askdrpat/


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Bedbugs, Women's Shelter Pets, TFSAs Pt.2, Education Cuts

Posted by Maritime Noon

Bedbugs found in rooms set aside for Canada Games athletes, NB shelters pets so women can escape abusive relationships, more on tax free savings accounts, and with the cost of education on the rise, we ask: where would you make cuts?
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Halifax Stadium, Moncton Snow, Summerside Centenarian and Tax Free Savings Accounts

Posted by Maritime Noon

Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly reacts to the news that Moncton has booked another CFL game, a representative from the City of Moncton talks about the challenge of dealing with so much snow, we hear from the first female barber in PEI who's now 101 years old, and a financial advisor explains the ins and outs of the Tax Free Savings Account.
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Tragic Death in Hantsport, Roof Collapse in Moncton, Car Questions and Your Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A teenage girl dies in Nova Scotia when a car slides off a local wharf and into the Avon River. We hear about the attempted rescue. A roof at a Moncton charity caves in under the weight of heavy snow. Plus, automotive consultant Doug Bethune explains why winter driving drains your gas tank.
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Ski Cape Smokey, Year of the Cat, Record-Breaking Igloo, Free Snow Ad

Posted by Maritime Noon

Volunteers open Ski Cape Smokey in Cape Breton for the first time in four years, a PEI veterinarian explains why she thinks we don't value cats the same way we value dogs, a group in Grand Falls, NB sets out to break the world record for "largest igloo", and a Maritimer posts an ad on Kijiji for "free snow" following a recent storm.
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Roof Snow, Toxins in Everyday Products, Canada Post Mail Delays

Posted by Maritime Noon

A roofer has tips on how to clear the snow off your roof, we talk to Bruce Lourie, the author of "Slow Death by Rubber Duck" about toxic chemicals in everyday products, and Canada Post responds to complaints about mail service delays.

By the way, if you're concerned about toxins in your deodorant and dish soap, here are some links to check out:

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

http://www.lesstoxicguide.ca/

http://www.ewg.org/bodyburden/consumerproducts


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Shark Attack, Farmland Vote, Saving Old Churches and Your Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Meet a mother and daughter from Moncton who witnessed a shark attack in Mexico, find out why farmland can now be re-zoned for development in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, and your thoughts on how we save our church buildings.
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NB Auditor General, Activist Honoured with Stamp, and Amalgamation

Posted by Maritime Noon

The first look at a new report by New Brunswick's Auditor General, Nova Scotia human rights activist Carrie Best is honoured with a Canada Post stamp, and your thoughts on amalgamation!
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