March 2011 Archives

White Collar Crime, NB Cell Phone Ban, Yarmouth Mayor on Dog Bylaw

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NS business owner calls for stiffer sentences for white collar crime after one of his employees steals $145,000. Your thoughts on a new ban on the use of cell phones while driving in NB. Plus, the Mayor of Yarmouth responds to a recent dog attack with talk of a new bylaw.
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Should the Green Party Leader Join the Debate? What To Do With Aggressive Dogs?

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is shut-out of the televised leaders' debate. We ask: should she be allowed to take part? Plus, we reflect on a recent dog attack in Yarmouth, NS and ask: what should we do with aggressive dogs? Also, your feedback on VLT gambling, Maritime cooperation, and seal sightings.
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Maritime Cooperation, VLT Gambling Addiction, Seals on PEI Beaches

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A call for more regional cooperation in the Maritimes. Can you imagine a world with one student loan program, one liquor corporation, and one teaching certificate? Nova Scotia is going to try a gaming card to curb VLT gambling addiction, we ask what you think the best solution is. Plus, a biologist with fisheries and oceans explains why Islanders are finding baby seals on beaches.
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Cyberbullying, Schools, Life on Sable Island, Your Feedback

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A Kid's Help Phone counsellor talks about cyberbullying.  Hear from the author of "What's Wrong With Our Schools? And How can we Fix Them?"  Zoe Lucas marks 40 years living on Sable Island.  Plus, your feedback.
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Federal Election, Volunteer Shortage, Memorial Fund, Your Feedback

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Find out what issues will determine how Maritimers vote in the next election. Hear about the volunteer shortage in your community. A university Dean tells us about fundraising efforts for the five children of a slain professor in Antigonish. Plus, your feedback on farmland zoning.  


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NS Farmland Decision, PEI Concert Controversy, Comfort Foods, Curling Study

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Farmer Peter Elderkin on Nova Scotia's decision to veto a plan to develop farmland in the valley. Plus, we take your calls. An update on the concert controversy in Summerside, PEI. Nutritionist Mary Sue Waisman on updating traditional comfort foods. Plus, a study on the emotional and physical impact of curling on rural women.
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C. difficile Outbreak, Election Panel, Facebook Privacy, Farmland Decision

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria C. difficile has been linked to four deaths in Cape Breton. Our "people's panel" weighs in on a possible election. An Oxford researcher on facebook privacy. Plus, Nova Scotia has vetoed a municipal decision to re-zone farmland in the Annapolis Valley.
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Federal Budget, NB Budget, Hypnosis Doctor, Women's Hockey Rally

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A political scientist from Cape Breton University on tonight's federal budget announcement. Plus, a preview of New Brunswick's budget. A hypnosis doctor takes your questions. We also get an update on the fight to save the women's hockey team at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.
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Women's Hockey Cut, Car Expert on Ethanol Gas, Your Feedback

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The coach of the Saint Mary's University women's hockey team reacts to the team getting cut. Plus, we talk to the coach at Saint Thomas University about what the loss means for the health of the league, and the sport overall. Automotive expert Doug Bethune on new ethanol-mixed fuel (and other car questions). Plus, your thoughts on the Halifax concert scandal, ambulance fees, nuclear power and license plate slogans.


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Halifax CAO Resigns, Ambulance Fees, Nuclear Specialist, New Mortgage Rules

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We hear from Halifax's chief administrative officer on his resignation. A round-up of ambulance fees around the region. A nuclear specialist takes your calls. Plus, new rules mean no more 35 year mortgages!
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Update on the Concert Scandal in Halifax, Advice from Moncton, Your Feedback

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Halifax CAO gave a promoter $400,000 dollars to save the Black Eyed Peas concert, but neglected to tell councillors. Did Mayor Peter Kelly know? CBC's Brian Dubreuil has the latest. City councillor Gloria McCluskey and promoter Brookes Diamond take your calls. Ian Fowler from the city of Moncton explains how they avoid concert scandals. Plus, your feedback on sustainable fish and NB's license plate slogan.
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Halifax Concert Scandal, NB MLA Pensions, Re-thinking Retirement, Your Feedback

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The Black Eyed Peas concert has turned into a scandal at Halifax city hall. NB promises to rollback a gold-plated pension plan for MLAs. Why 68 is the new retirement age. Plus, your thoughts on the future of nuclear power in NB and license plate slogans.
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Future of Nuclear Power, Sustainable Seafood, Your Feedback

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David Coon with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick on the future of nuclear power in the region. A conversation about sustainable seafood, and what you want to see at your grocery store. Plus, your thoughts on everything from the protection of private property to head hits in hockey.
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Nuclear Expert, Protection of Property, Cancer Recovery, Your Feedback

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Nuclear safety specialist David Mosey assesses the situation in Japan. An NB man hopes his court case will shed light on how far you can go to protect your property. We speak with an oncologist on how you can improve your chances of recovering from cancer. Plus, your feedback on everything from head hits in hockey, to the province of NS getting into the roadwork business.
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Hockey Hits, NS Road Building, Plus Atlantic Plants

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Hear about the head hit that could change hockey. What Nova Scotia road builders have to say about government getting into the paving business. Plus, Atlantic plants: our guide for what's blooming in your backyard.
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Beer Prices, Tax Tips, Emergency Radio, Plus Your Feedback

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Hear from two brewery owners about the climbing cost of beer. Get tax time advice. Find out about a new Maritime-wide communications system. Plus, your thoughts on fracking in NB and losing a literacy program in NS.
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Fracking, Reading Recovery, Home Heating Advice, Your Feedback

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Hear from a company that's searching for shale gas in NB, at a time when fracking is under fire. Parental reaction to a plan to pull the plug on a popular literacy program in NS. Art Irwin has essential home heating advice. Plus, it's your feedback on fluoride.
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Food Prices, Coyote Pack, Your Feedback, Fluoride Debate

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Find out what the rising price of food means for Maritime families. Hear about a coyote pack spotted in a NS subdivision. Your thoughts on clear garbage bags, the Yarmouth ferry service, and a shipwreck in the Sydney tar ponds. Plus, we ask: "Do you want fluoride in your drinking water?"
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Ferry Demonstration, Clear Bags Debate, Tar Ponds Shipwreck, Your Feedback

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People in Yarmouth, NS, rally to bring back the ferry to Maine. Two experts weigh in on a controversial plan to put Halifax garbage in clear bags. Plus, we'll hear how they handle garbage elsewhere in the region. An archeologist has a story about a shipwreck in the Sydney Tar Ponds. Plus, your feedback on everything from cougars to GPS technology.
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Extinct Cougars, Hidden Salt, Your Feedback, Disposable Cups Cold Call

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Federal researchers in the US declare the Eastern Cougar extinct. Maureen Tilley tells us where the extra salt is hidden and how to make food taste good without it. Your thoughts on minimum wage and GPS technology. Plus, we make a Cold Call to Grand Falls, NB on the subject of disposable cups.
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Low Salt Recipes

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BANANA COCOA MUFFINS

Makes: 16 muffins

Time: prepping 10 minutes, baking 16 to 18 minutes

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed,
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable oil,
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fat-free plain yogurt or unsweetened applesauce,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) milk (skim or 1%),
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract,
  • 1 3/4 cup (425 mL) whole wheat flour,
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar, 2 tbsp (30 mL) cocoa,
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a medium bowl, combine bananas, oil, yogourt/applesauce, eggs, milk and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined. Spoon batter into a lightly greased muffin tray, filling cups three-quarters full. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts Per Muffin (52 g):

Calories 126, Fat 4 g, Saturated 0 g + Trans Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 57 mg, Carbohydrate 22 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugars 10 g, Protein 3 g


VEGETABLE FRIED RICE

Makes: 5 Servings (5 cups/1.3 L)

Time: 15 minutes total

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dark sesame oil,
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar,
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander,
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated fresh ginger,
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) low-sodium chicken broth,
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) honey,
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced,
  • 1/2 red chili pepper, diced (remove seeds if you dislike spicy food),
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro,
  • 6 green onions, chopped,
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated carrot,
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) frozen peas,
  • thawed, 3/4 cup (175 mL) frozen edamame beans, thawed,
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) cooked brown rice,
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped cilantro

In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, coriander, ginger, broth, honey, garlic, pepper and the 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro. Set aside. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, saute onion and carrot for 4 minutes or until crisptender. Add peas, edamame beans and rice and saute, stirring frequently, until heated through. Pour on the broth mixture and stir to combine. Continue to saute, turning regularly, for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the fi nelychopped cilantro. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts Per 1 cup (250 mL)

Calories 187, Fat 4 g, Saturated 0 g + Trans Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 36 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Fibre 5 g, Sugars 5 g, Protein 5 g


ROSEMARY AND PARMESAN TENDERS

Makes: 4 servings (5 tenders each)

Time: prepping 10 minutes, cooking 10 to 12 minutes

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, each breast chopped into 10 pieces,
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) buttermilk* or orange juice,
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL) crushed reduced sodium crackers (I use Breton reduced-fat and reduced-sodium crackers),
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried rosemary,
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) onion powder,
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder,
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika,
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated Parmesan,
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

* To make buttermilk substitute, combine 1 cup (250 mL) skim milk with 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In a medium bowl, immerse chicken pieces in buttermilk or orange juice. Make sure chicken is covered. Set aside to marinate until other prep is complete. In a freezer bag, combine crushed crackers, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cheese and pepper. Remove chicken from buttermilk/orange juice and shake off any excess liquid. Place all chicken pieces in bag with cracker mixture and shake until chicken is coated. Remove chicken pieces and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until juices are clear when you cut into the centre of a piece.

Nutrition Facts Per 5 Tenders

Amount % Daily Value: Calories 125, Fat 3 g, Saturated 0 g + Trans Cholesterol 35 mg, Sodium 120 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fibre 0 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 17 g


CARIBBEAN PINEAPPLE TURKEY BURGERS

Makes: 8 servings

Time: 20 minutes total

  • 1 lb (450 g) extra-lean ground turkey,
  • 1 small onion, chopped,
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated fresh ginger,
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced,
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh cilantro,
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili pepper flakes,
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground pepper,
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) whole wheat breadcrumbs,
  • 1 egg white,
  • 8 slices pineapple,
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, cut into quarters

In a medium bowl, combine turkey, onion, ginger, garlic, cilantro, chili flakes, pepper, breadcrumbs and egg white. With your hands, form 8 patties. Place burgers on a grill over medium heat. Place pineapple slices on grill, as well. Flip pineapple when grill marks form on side facing down and cook second side. Once pineapple is grilled, remove from BBQ or place on warming rack until burgers are cooked. Grill burgers for about 5 minutes and flip. Continue to cook until no longer pink in centre. Serve burger in 1/4 pita, topped with 1 ring of pineapple and sauce and vegetables of your choice.

Nutrition Facts Per burger

Calories 174, Fat 6 g, Saturated 2 g + Trans Cholesterol 49 mg, Sodium 155 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugars 5 g, Protein 13 g

Makes: 16 muffins

Time: prepping 10 minutes, baking 16 to 18 minutes

Mr. Big Technique, Is Minimum Wage Fair?, Lost Thanks to GPS

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Psychology professor Steven Smith on a controversial police technique used to get confessions, your thoughts on minimum wage and whether it's fair, plus a GPS expert explains why a Quebec woman might have gotten lost for 3 days in Northern NB.
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Paula Gallant Murder Trial, Feedback, Chemistry Questions, Crow Documentary

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Jason MacRae has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in a case that has haunted Haligonians for years. We get the latest from the courthouse. Your thoughts on snow days and lighthouses. We talk to a filmmaker who's making a movie about the crows in Charlottetown. Plus, two chemistry experts take your questions. Here's the website for the International Year of Chemistry: http://www.chemistry2011.org/ By the way, it's a UNESCO designation!

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PEI Roads, School Closures on Snow Days, RRSP Deadline

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Meet a local MLA who's calling for help clearing snow off the roads in Western PEI. Your thoughts on the school closure policy at your district or board when it comes to snow days. Plus, some last minute advice on whether to pay off your debts or save for retirement.
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