April 2011 Archives

The Royal Wedding and Moose River Mine Collapse

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The world celebrates the wedding of Will and Kate. Hear what Maritimers thought of the royal occasion. Plus, Moose River commemorates a mine collapse seventy-five years later.
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Firefighting Crisis, Federal Election, Royal Wedding

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Hear about a volunteer firefighter crisis that's facing many Maritime communities. Your thoughts on what changed this federal election, in the final days of a surprising campaign. Plus we ask: how will you watch the royal wedding?
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Election Panel and Income Tax

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The Liberals falter and the NDPs surge: Maritime Noon's election panel talks about what changed the tide of this federal campaign. Plus, Pat Olmstead with the Canada Revenue Agency takes your tax questions.
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PEI Loses Plant, Allergies, Peanut Pooch, Feedback

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A PEI mayor reacts to the loss of a lobster processing plant, and 300 jobs with it. From pollen to peanuts, allergist Dr. Gregory Rex takes your questions. Find out about a pooch trained to sniff out peanuts. Plus, your feedback on the elusive youth vote.
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Sex and Texts, The Youth Vote, Atlantic Canada's Worst Roads

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Two New Brunswick researchers talk about the link between teen texting and sex. Young Maritimers share their election plans and tell us why fewer youth are voting these days. Plus, hear how you can vote for Atlantic Canada's worst roads.
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Valley Drugs, Regrets, Easter Graffiti, Your Feedback

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A cry for help in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, after a string of deaths blamed on prescription drugs. Psychologist Jason Roth listens to your regrets. Find out what one minister spray painted on the side of her church. Plus, your feedback on organ donations and motorcycle noise.
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Meteor Creek, More Motorbike Noise, Voting Rules, Voting Youth

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The CBC's Sally Pitt on the sentencing of a man who helped fake a natural gas find in PEI. Your feedback and an audiologist's perspective on noisy motorcycles. Election Canada's Karen Janigan takes questions on voting rules. Plus, we find a group of young Maritimers who take their politics seriously.
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Noisy Motorcycles, Organ Donation, PEI Boston Marathoner

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City councillors in Bathurst, NB have passed a bylaw that cracks down on noisy motorcycles. We get reaction. Your stories about donating and receiving organs and tissues. Plus, we talk to the first Canadian woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon.
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Urban Chickens, Gardening, Your Feedback

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The movement to bring backyard chickens to Maritime cities takes a step backwards. A city staff report in Halifax recommends no change in the land use bylaw. Marjorie Willison takes your gardening questions. Plus, more of your fracking feedback.
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Fracking Feedback, Science Panel, Cold Call on Potato Break

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The debate continues over a controversial method for extracting natural gas from shale. Mary Anne White and Dr. Richard Wassersug discuss misunderstood science and take your science questions. Plus, we make a cold call to Bristol, NB on the cancellation of the potato break.


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Controversy Over Extracting Natural Gas by Fracking

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CBC Land and Sea Producer Mary Munson travelled to Pennsylvania to learn more about the fracking issue. She shares her experience. Jennifer West with the Ecology Action Centre and John Herron with the Atlantica Centre for Energy share their views. Plus, we hear from you.
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Reflecting on the Leaders' Debate, Joint Replacements, Your Feedback

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We take your calls on last night's federal leaders' debate and ask our people's panel for their reactions. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dunbar takes your questions about joint replacements. Plus, your feedback on everything from dress codes to cyber politics.
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Leaders' Debate Prep, Cyber Politics, Dance Dress Code, Feedback

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The CBC's Kady O'Malley on tonight's federal leaders' debate. A conversation about the place of social media in the current campaign. Why short shorts are banned from a teen dance in Stratford, PEI. Plus, your thoughts on renaming the Cabot Trail, "fishers" versus "fishermen" and Dr. Seuss.
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What NOT to Wear to Teen Dances

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The group that runs teen dances for the Stratford Recreation Department in PEI, is telling teenage girls what NOT to wear. Check out this facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100000708846349&sk=wall


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Maritimers on Giving up Social Media for 24 Hours...

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A recent study challenged 1000 college students from around the world to give up computers and cellphones for 24 hours. Most of them failed. Listen in as our intern, Molly Segal, hits the streets to ask how well you could handle it.
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Fire Ants, Attack Ads, Women in Corporate Canada, Renaming Cabot Trail

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A fire ant researcher confirms they're back with a vengeance and she has tips on what you can do to stop them. Your thoughts on attack ads. Two top CEOs from the region on why women are having trouble climbing the corporate ladder. Why a group of Italian Canadians want to change the name of the Cabot Trail to the Caboto Trail. Plus, your favourite Dr. Seuss stories.
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"Fisher" vs. "Fishermen"

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Every so often we hear from you on the use of the word "fishermen" versus "fisher". Follow this link to get a full explainer. And feel free to share your thoughts by adding a comment to this post! 

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Election Stories, Chef Flinn on Seafood, Lobster Tagging, Dr. Seuss

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Green candidate in NS kicked off Tim Hortons property, PEI activist barred from Harper rally, and the parallels between attack ads and bullying. Chef Craig Flinn with tips on cooking perfect seafood. A new tagging program allows customers to track exactly where their lobster came from, and who fished it. Plus, some favourite Dr.Seuss quotes.
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Seafood Recipes by Chef Craig Flinn

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BUTTER POACHED SEAFOOD SALAD WITH ASPARAGUS AND BABY BEET GREENS

  • Raw lobster meat from 1 Atlantic lobster
  • 6 Digby scallops (large)
  • 6-8 Malpeque oysters (shucked)
  • 1/2 lb steamed asparagus
  • 1/4 cup baby beet greens (arugula or basil makes fine substitute)
  • 1/2 lb butter (salted or unsalted)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Gently melt butter on LOW in saucepan. Place lobster meat and scallops in butter. Cook over low heat for 3 or 4 minutes, swirling the butter over the shellfish. Add oysters and cook for additional 30 seconds. Let seafood stand in butter for 5 minutes before serving.

Blanch asparagus in microwave with a splash of water for 1 minute. Assemble salad garnishing with a squeeze of lemon juice and baby beet greens.

COCONUT CURRIED MUSSELS

  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 60 curry leaves
  • 15 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 onions minced
  • 3 lbs chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp organic sweet yellow curry powder (from farmers market)
  • 3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 15 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 9 cups water
  • 3 cans coconut milk

Heat oil. Fry curry leaves until shriveled and add garlic, ginger and onions. Cook for 5 minutes on high heat, then add the spices. Fry onions and spice mixture for 5 more minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until oil comes to the top and much of the tomato water is evaporated. Add sugar, water, and coconut milk and simmer for 15 minutes.

Sauté mussels in a small amount of butter. Do not over season as the sauce is powerful. Deglaze with white and add 4 oz. finished curry sauce (cold). Finish with 1 oz of heavy cream and garnish with chopped cilantro and tomato concasse.


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Your Bullying Feedback, Advice on Your Will, A New Private Court

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More of your stories about bullying, and possible solutions. A lawyer gives advice on writing your will and choosing an executor. Plus, we hear about a private court where hearings take place out of the public eye.
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Bullying, Internet Addiction, Your Feedback on Minority Governments

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Maritimers reach out with their stories about being bullied. Plus, Dr. Patrick McGrath has advice for victims, perpetrators, and their families. Your feedback on minority versus majority governments. We also talk to a researcher to find out what happens when 1000 college students from across the world turn off their computers and cellphones for 24 hours.
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Long Gun Registry, Minority vs. Majority Governments, Your Feedback

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The long gun registry is back on the agenda, we ask pollster Don Mills if this is the issue that could push the Conservatives into majority territory. Plus, we ask which do you prefer: minority or majority governments? Finally, your feedback on the value of a paper phonebook.
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Cyber-bullying, Genealogist Terry Punch, Cold Call on Phonebooks

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Nova Scotia's Education Minister plans to address the issue of cyber-bullying at Province House. We hear from her in the wake of another teen suicide. Genealogist Terry Punch dares you to share the skeletons in your family closet. Plus, we make a cold call to Miramichi, NB on whether we still need paper phonebooks.
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New Drunk Driving Law in NS, Pesticide Ban + Recipe to Kill Creeping Charlie, NHL Legend Darryl Sittler in NB

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NS becomes the first province in the Maritimes, and the second in Canada, to introduce tougher penalties for drunk drivers caught with kids in the car. NS follows NB and PEI and bans the sale and use of pesticides. We take your questions on going chemical-free in the backyard. Plus, NHL legend Darryl Sittler chats with us on his way to a Bantaam AAA tournament in Quispamsis, NB.

RECIPE FOR KILLING CREEPING CHARLIE:

  1. Dilute 285 grams of Borax in 1 cup of warm water.
  2. Dilute that mixture with water until you have 10 litres.
  3. Apply that over 100 square metres... voila!
  4. Do this in June, when the plants are rapidly growing.

CAUTION: To avoid killing your grass as well, do not apply more than once a year and no more than two years in a row.


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