March 2012 Archives

Maritimers React to the Federal Budget

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Your reactions to the federal budget, plus commentary from Kevin Lacey with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and David MacDonald with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
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Important Correction from Automotive Expert Doug Bethune

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Doug Bethune clarifies that there is no ethanol gas in Nova Scotia; only in New Brunswick and PEI.
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Budget Expectations, Bethune Correction, Windmill Feedback

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Your hopes for today's federal budget announcement. Automotive expert Doug Bethune with an important correction on the availability of ethanol gas in the Maritimes. Plus, your feedback on how we decide where to put windmills.
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Pugwash Wind Farm, Bedbug Stories

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NS approves an environmental assessment for a wind farm in Pugwash - we hear from fans and foes of the project. Plus, tips on identifying and exterminating bedbugs; not to mention some creepy stories!
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Yacht Rescue, Relocating Flood Victims, Value of Books

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An update on the search for 3 sailors who went missing after their yachet ran into stormy weather off the NS coast. The mayor of Perth-Andover, NB on permanently relocating flood victims. Plus, book appraiser John Townsend on the value of your books.
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What Are Your Books Worth? Check Out These Links...

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Great for comparing prices:

http://www.bookfinder.com/

Also, check out the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Canada:

http://www.abac.org/home.php

NB Flood Stories, Automotive Advice

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We hear from homeowners in Perth-Andover, NB about weekend flooding and get an update from the local emergency response co-ordinator. Plus, automotive expert Doug Bethune answers your questions.
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Doug Bethune Weblinks

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Some warnings about ethanol:

http://www.fuel-testers.com/manufacturer_e10_warnings.html

Another perspective on ethanol:

http://www.ethanolrfa.org/pages/ethanol-facts-engine-performance

Service station locator:

http://essostations.com/locator.php

Wildcat Strike, Cyberbullying, Your Feedback

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Travellers stranded following an illegal strike at Air Canada. A new report puts the onus on schools to stop cyber-bullying. Plus, your feedback on protecting jobs for pregnant women.
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Cyberbullying Report, Pregnancy Discrimination, Your Feedback

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We get an update immediately following the release of a report from the cyberbullying task force in NS. Your stories about pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Plus, your feedback on the sentencing of Graham James.
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Fair Sentence, Home Heating Qs, Your Feedback

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Reaction to the sentencing of former junior hockey coach Graham James. Art Irwin on heating and cooling your home. Plus, your feedback on whether eating meat is ethical.

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MLA Pension Cut, Is Eating Meat Ethical?

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A former NB MLA files a human rights complaint after the provincial legislature cuts his pension retroactively. Plus, a vegan activist is our guest and we ask: Is eating meat ethical?
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Untreated Eating Disorders, Farewell to a Mild Winter

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Why some patients with eating disorders are out of luck when it comes to getting help. Climatologist Dsvid Phillips on the mild winter: did you love it or hate it?
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Eating Disorder LINKS

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The National Eating Disorder Information Centre

 http://www.nedic.ca/

Academy for Eating Disorders

 http://www.aedweb.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Maudsley Parents: A Site for Parents of Eating Disordered Children

 http://www.maudsleyparents.org/

Murder Suicide Survivor, Eating Disorders

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Shayna Conway returns home to PEI after surviving a murder suicide along an Alberta highway. Plus, your personal experiences with eating disorders, and advice on how to get help.
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Good Samaritan, C. difficile Update, Drug Side Effects

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A good samaritan steps up to help an NB man who hasn't had electricity for almost 13 years. An update on changes at the CB hospital in the wake of a C. difficle outbreak. Plus, a doctor answers your questions about prescription drug side effects.
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Modern Fishery, Saving Power, Your Feedback

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We take a closer look at a controversial government initiative to modernize the fishery. Tips for cutting back on your energy bills. Plus, your feedback on stopping gas thieves and tipping etiquette.
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Gas and Dash, Tipping Etiquette, Your Feedback

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A gas station owner uses public shame to stop gas-and-dash incidents. Tipping dos and don'ts. Plus, more of your thoughts on forcing some PEI medical students to return home to practise.
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Apology in Cap Pele, Concussion Legislation and Plumbing with Fred Walsh

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An archbishop in New Brunswick has apologized for the actions of a former priest...in the community of Cap Pele.

Ontario is bringing in legislation that will require schools boards to have policies on preventing and managing concussions. Should we have the same thing in the Maritimes?

And retired plumber Fred Walsh takes all manner of questions regarding your pipes.

 

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Halifax Transit Strike, Where Should Med Students Practice, Your Feedback

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Talks resume in the Halifax transit strike. Your calls on whether medical students should have to practice in the province that subsidizes their education. Plus, feedback on a controversial contest, and driving pet peeves. 
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Dating Contest Controversy, Driving Pet Peeves

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Controversy over a contest sponsored by a Halifax radio station makes it to the floor of the House of Commons. We find out why. Plus, you share your driving pet peeves.
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Drug Shortage, Drug Costs, School Closures, Your Feedback

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Trouble at a pharmaceutical plant leads to possible drug shortages. We ask: Can you afford your prescription drugs? A NS school board closes more schools. Plus, your feedback on whether we're training too many teachers.

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Charges in Prescription Drug Death, Are We Training Too Many Teachers?

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RCMP lay charges in the case of a NS man who died after taking prescription drugs at a party. Plus, we ask: are we training too many teachers in the Maritimes?
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SJ Defamation Case, Dog Behaviour Expert, Dog Yoga

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A defamation trial brings attention to Saint John's pension woes. Our dog behaviour expert Silvia Jay answers your questions. Plus, limber up with dog yoga?!
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High Gas Prices, One Year to Live, Hidden Burial Grounds

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An analyst reassures us we won't see gas prices at $1.50 a litre. We ask: what would you do if you only had one year to live? Plus, old burial grounds lost to development.
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Head Lice in Schools, Your Final Resting Place

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Find out why experts support a policy that keeps kids in school when dealing with a head lice infestation. Plus, your thoughts on your final resting place - and what you want to happen to your body when you die.
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