October 2011 Archives

Jailed NB Farmer, Your Ghost Stories, Giving Up Christmas

Posted by Maritime Noon

An NB potato farmer is stuck in a Beirut prison for 7 months. Why his frustrated family is calling on the feds to help bring him home. Your ghost stories. Plus, a call to give up Christmas!
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Binge Drinking, Home Renovation Qs, Your Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Interviews from the late-night party scene in Halifax, and what they say about the impact of binge drinking. Answers to your home renovation questions. Plus your feedback on everything from GM salmon, to older workers, to living a simple life.

(P.S. Our apologies for posting the podcast late! We were experiencing some technical difficulties.)


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Genetically Modified Salmon, Canada Post Trouble, Saving Money

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The CBC's Bob MacDonald looks at the safety of farmed fish. A housing organization says delays at Canada Post mean its clients might be late paying the bills. Plus, your calls on frugal living. 
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Store Closures, Older Workers, The Wealthy Barber, Your Feedback

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Another smaller store closes in the Maritimes - we look at the larger trend. New stats on Canadians postponing retirement. We ask: Do we value older workers? "The Wealthy Barber" Dave Chilton returns with a lesson on spending. Plus, your feedback on highway fixes and mail delays.
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PEI Highway Fix, Mail Delays, Genetics Qs, Mouse Stories

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Fixing a dangerous stretch of the Trans-Canada highway in PEI, by re-routing it through a provincial park. Modernizing the mail service leads to delays for some people. Plus, your genetics questions and mouse stories.
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Genetically-Modified Salmon, Bilingual Daycares, Automotive Expert

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A PEI hatchery is growing eggs for the world's first genetically-modified food animal - an Atlantic Salmon that grows twice as fast as usual. We hear the pros and cons. Your thoughts on banning bilingual daycares. Plus, automotive expert Doug Bethune takes your questions.
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Banning Bilingual Daycare, Mice Stories, Cyberbullying Task Force

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NB's official languages commissioner calls for separate daycares for French and English children. More feedback on problem-gambling and punishment vs. rehabilitation. Your stories about finding a mouse in the house. Plus, an update from NS's Cyberbullying Task Force.
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Shipyard Jobs for Maritimers, Gambling Addiction, Rehabilitation Feedback

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A discussion about what kinds of jobs are available thanks to the new Irving contract, and how Maritimers can get them. Your stories about the impact of gambling on your life. Plus, more of your thoughts on punishment vs. rehabilitation when it comes to addressing crime.

Also, if you're interested in getting involved with Dalhousie University's gambling study, here's how to do it:

  • website: gamblingstudy.psychology.dal.ca
  • e-mail: gambling@dal.ca
  • telephone: 902-494-3201


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Anticipating NS Shipbuilding Contract, Rehabilitation vs. Punishment

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Tension builds as NS shipbuilders await news about a 30-year contract. A call for change in our prison system, from a woman whose husband committed murder and two violent sexual assaults. We ask: Should prisons focus on punishment or rehabilitation?
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Shipbuilding, Breast Reconstruction, Your Feedback

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Meet some of the people at the Halifax shipyard who would benefit from a billion dollar government contract. More on the pros and cons around the flu vaccine. Your stories about breast reconstruction following cancer surgery. Plus, your feedback on royal succession and the "occupy" movement.
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"Occupy" Movement, Flu Shot Controversy, Royal Cold Call

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An activism prof weighs in on the impact of the "Occupy" movement. Your thoughts on the annual flu shot. Plus, we make a cold call to Saint Andrews, NB about royal inheritance.
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Copper Theft, Dog Behaviour, Peanut Butter Prices

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Another copper theft puts NS jobs in jeopardy. What can be done? Our dog behaviour expert Silvia Jay takes your questions. Plus, your feedback - including a question about the price of peanut butter!
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Mandatory Retirement, Financial Advice, Residential Schools

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UPEI scraps its mandatory retirement policy. Investment advisor Dan Noel with financial advice. A survivor shares his memories from the Shubenacadie Residential School. Plus, more of your molasses stories.
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Hampton Rejects Seismic Testing, Adopting a Child, Wild Turkeys, Molasses

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Hampton, New Brunswick, rejects seismic testing. We take your powerful calls on adoption. Wild turkeys advance on Maritimes. Plus, your molasses memories.
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New Glasgow Search, Scaterie Ship, Fitness Goals, Racy Molasses Ad

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The mayor of New Glasgow on the search for Amber Kirwan. A lobster fisherman takes a look at the ship on Scaterie. Your fitness questions.  Plus, molasses makes the news.
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NS Dialysis Debate, Gardening Qs, Thankful at Thanksgiving

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Health officials in NS say no to a dialysis clinic in Windsor, NS, even though the community is willing to pay for the machines. Marjorie Willison on putting the garden to bed for another season. Plus, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
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Remembering Steve Jobs, Bullying Mail, Science Qs, Chainsaw Juggler

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A panel of Maritimers discuss Steve Jobs' impact on our lives. Your feedback on our bullying discussion. Our science panel answers your questions. Plus, a chat with the best chainsaw juggler in the world.
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Are Cell Phones a Cancer Risk? How to Stop Bullying.

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A cancer doctor explains why Health Canada is calling on parents to curb their kids' cellphone use. A bullied teen, his dad and an anti-bullying expert take your calls on how to stop bullying. Plus, your feedback on charity junk mail.
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PEI Re-Elects Liberal Premier, Charity Junk Mail, Insurance Qs

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Robert Ghiz on being voted in for a second term as premier of PEI. A listener shares her concerns about charities that send gift cards, key chains and address labels -- and we find out why they do it. Plus, your questions about auto, home and travel insurance.
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PEI Election Day, Best Workplaces, Arctic Climate Change

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Election day in PEI. Your ideas for what makes a great workplace. Plus, Mount Allison University's visiting scholar discusses the impact of climate change on the inuit.
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