July 2012 Archives

Muskrat Falls Agreements Signed, Drinking and Driving, Automotive Tips

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Nova Scotia Minister of Energy Charlie Parker talks about the Muskrat Falls deal and what it means for Nova Scotia.  Your thoughts on how we can deal with the problem of impaired driving.  And automotive expert Doug Bethune answers your automotive questions.


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Tree Trouble in Fredericton, Your Thoughts on Richard Hurlburt's Sentence, How We Can Stop Impaired Driving

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A Fredericton homeowner is upset with NB Power for cutting down a tree in her yard without her permission.  Your thoughts on a former Nova Scotia cabinet minister's sentence of house arrest for fraud.  And a conversation on what we can do about impaired driving with Margaret Miller and Rhonda O'Blenis of Mothers Against Drinking and Driving.
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Hurlburt Sentencing Update, Gardening with Marjorie Willison

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Former NS MLA Richard Hurlburt is sentenced to house arrest. The CBC's Brian Dubreuil brings us an update.  And your gardening questions answered by Marjorie Willison.
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Cutting Salt at Hospitals, The Science of Sweat, Athlete Drug Use

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We find out why salt is being removed from cafeterias and patient trays at hospitals in Nova Scotia.  Ollie Jay takes your questions on the science of sweat.  The games in London haven't even begun, but nine athletes have already been banned for using performance enhancing drugs.  We talk about the implications with the CEO for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.


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Right Whale Death, Young Politicians, Chanty Mystery Solved

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A team of experts investigate the death of a right whale, which has washed up on Clam Harbour Beach in Nova Scotia.  Matt Worona, candidate for Halifax Mayor, and Mat Whynott, MLA, talk about their experiences as young politicians.  And our listeners help solve an earworm mystery!
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How to Report a Dead Whale

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If you find a dead marine mammal in Nova Scotia please call
The Marine Animal Response Society Hotline at:

1-866-567-6277

You should:

  • Try to provide MARS with the following information:
  1. The exact location of the animal (beach, closest town etc.)
  2. The location of the animal(s)
  3. The number of dead animals
  4. The time that you first sighted the dead animal(s)
  5. The species of the animal, if you are able to identify it
  6. A description of the animal (size, colouring, and other physical features; see identification keys and species profiles)
  7. A description of the animal's condition. Are there any open wounds? Is there anything attached to the animal (rope, plastic etc.)
  8. Does it have any identification tags or markings?
  • Photographs are invaluable. If at all possible, please photograph the animal from all visible angles and of all wounds or injuries.
  • Keep dogs and other people from touching the carcass. Make sure that no one interferes with the remains as the carcass may provide valuable scientific information and can carry diseases.
  • If the carcass is likely to wash away, please secure the animal to a nearby tree or large rock (if possible). Be careful not to touch the animal too much and wear gloves.
  • Do NOT touch, pick up, or try to move the animal. Dead animals can carry diseases. If you are a trained member of MARS, you may be asked to collect further samples, data and photographs.
Courtesy: Marine Animal Response Society http://marineanimals.ca/

Moncton Cracks Down on Street B-ball Nets, Your Camping Stories, More Chanties...And a Mystery

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July 24, 2012 - The City of Moncton asks homeowners to remove portable basketball nets from city streets.  You share more of your camping (mis) adventures.  And listeners share more chantey stories...and ask for your help to identify an earworm.
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Tall Ships Wrap-up, Camping (Mis) Adventures

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July 23, 2012 - The Tall Ships festival wraps up with a parade of sail through Halifax Harbour.  And Michael Haynes and Emily Rae share their camping stories...and so do you!
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Perspective on the Colorado Shooting, PEI Chemical Company Fights Apartment Development, Your Favourite Sea Chanties

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July 20, 2012 - Shootings at a Colorado movie theatre leave 14 dead and 38 injured.  A Halifax psychologist puts this latest high-profile shooting in context.  A Charlottetown chemical company says a proposed apartment complex next door shouldn't be allowed to go ahead.  Ron Keefe, CEO of Biovectra, explains why.  Clary Croft talks sea chanties - and you sing along!
 
 
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Social Media and the Law, Plumbing Questions, Glass Ban

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July 19, 2012 - A judge declares a mistrial after finding out about a juror post on Facebook.  We discuss the implications with lawyer David Fraser.  Your plumbing questions answered by plumber Fred Walsh.  And should glass bottles and cups be banned in bars?  You share your opinion.
 
 
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Facebook Prompts Murder Trial Mistrial, Gay/Lesbian Acceptance in the Maritimes

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A high profile murder case is thrown out of court after it's revealed that a juror is a member of a Facebook group that made disparaging remarks about the accused.  And are Maritimers accepting of gays and lesbians in our communities?  You share your stories.
 
 
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A Wife and Mother Remembered, Getting Back to the Land

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A husband pays an emotional tribute to his wife, killed this weekend by a drunk driver during a cycling vacation in PEI.  You share your thoughts about the accident, drunk driving and sharing the road with cyclists.  And we talk to Megan Williams and Stan Sandler, two former 'Back to the Landers' who lived off the land in P.E.I. in the 1970's.
 
 
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Cyclist Dies in PEI, Stories Behind Boat Names

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A female cyclist from Alberta is dead after being hit by a drunk driver on a PEI road. We speak to a long-time cyclist who organized a memorial ride in her honour.  And what's behind your boat's name?  We share stories with Mac MacKay, CBC's Harbour Watcher.
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NS Man Swims From NB to PEI, Summer Gardening Tips

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Nova Scotian Christopher Darwin attempts to swim across the Northumberland Strait, between PEI and New Brunswick.  We speak to his coach and mentor, Jen Alexander.  And our gardening expert Marjorie Willison takes your calls on gardening in dry weather.
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Student Job Shortage, Wind Turbines and Health, Getting Fit on a Budget

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Students are facing more competition for fewer summer jobs.  MP Scott Brison discusses the implications for students now and in the future.  You share your thoughts on the health impacts of wind turbines.  And we talk fitness on a budget with Alina Cress, head trainer at the fitness assessment centre at the University of New Brunswick.
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Health Canada Turbine Study, Women in Media, Lobster Scam

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Health Canada plans to study the health effects of turbines, but the Sierra Club of Canada is already convinced they're safe.  Why are women underrepresented in the media?  We talk with Shari Graydon.  And a lobster fisherman tries to get a credit card scammer arrested, but RCMP can't help.
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Dry Weather Brings Water Shortage and Increased Fire Risk, Summer BBQ Tips

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The warm, dry weather isn't letting up in the Maritimes, and that's causing concerns around water shortages in Charlottetown and increased fire risks in our region's forests.
 
Chef Craig Flinn shares his tips for summer BBQ success, from searing your meat just right to cooking vegetables to perfection.
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Recipe for Porchetta from Chef Craig Flinn

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PORCHETTA

(boneless loin and rib roast of pork with fresh herbs)

 

Porchetta is an Italian boneless pork roast using the loin, the rib meat, and the upper part of the belly of the pig. Your butcher can easily do this for you by removing the rib bones and leaving the meat attached to the bones on the roast. The result is a familiar eye of loin with a large boneless slab of meat still connected. This dish is a great thing to do for a large number of people (10 to 14) but variations can be made using other smaller cuts of pork such as shoulder and leg. Making this on the barbecue is also a nice touch, but use the upper rack and keep the heat low.

 

  • 1 X 8 lb (5 kg) pork loin roast with rib meat attached
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) thyme leaves
  • zest of 2 lemons, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) coarse sea salt
  • lots of freshly ground black pepper

 

Preheat your barbecue or oven to 250 F (120 C).

 

Trim the pork of any large pieces of extra fat on the inside surface of the rib meat. In a small bowl, mix the garlic, chopped herbs, and finely chopped lemon zest. Rub a couple of tablespoons of the olive oil all over the meat and season with some fresh pepper. Sprinkle the herb mix evenly over the rib meat and pat it down with the palm of your hands...the olive oil will help the herbs to stick to the meat.

 

Roll the roast up beginning at the loin end. When the roast is rolled, use a sharp paring knife to make small little slits about 1/4" deep into the fat cap of the loin. Rub the remaining olive oil over the fat and roast on all sides. Use butcher's twine to tie the roast up with knots about 2" apart. Season the roast with the coarse sea salt and some more fresh pepper.

 

Place on a rack above a roasting try and cook at 250 F (120 C) until you reach an internal temperature of 140 to 150 F (60 to 65 C); this should take about 2 hours. Rest the roast for at least 40 minutes under aluminum foil before removing the butchers twine and carving.

 

Serve with the pan drippings, fresh bread, and side of choice.

 

Serves 10 to 12

Queen of Green blog

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Lindsay Coulter (aka the Queen of Green) offers plenty of advice for living green every day, including recipes, videos and tips.  Visit www.queenofgreen.ca.

You'll also find the David Suzuki Foundation's list of dirty dozen cosmetic chemicals to avoid here: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/

Potato Farmers Respond to PEI Fish Kill, Advice For Living Green at Home, More Visitor Horror Stories

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Gary Linkletter of the PEI Potato Board discusses his organization's reaction to last week's fish kill on the Salmon River in PEI.  The Queen of Green, Lindsay Coulter, gives her advice for living green at home every day.  And you enjoyed our conversation on the art of the visit last week so much, that you shared even more of your house guest horror stories.
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PEI Fish Kill, Feedback on NB Egg Crackdown, Entertaining Summer Guests.

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We discuss the latest on an investigation into a fish kill in PEI's Trout River with provincial freshwater biologist Roseanne MacFarlane.  Listeners share their thoughts on a crackdown on ungraded eggs in NB.  And etiquette expert Kathy Bertone shares her advice for handling summer guests.
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More Information on Auto Insurance

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Our insurance expert Saskia Matheson suggests visiting this website if you have more questions about auto or home insurance: http://goodhandsadvice.ca.  

A Crackdown on Ungraded Eggs, Your Questions About Car Insurance.

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A Fredericton local food store is told to stop selling local, ungraded eggs. We speak to Levi Lawrence, the owner of Real Food Connections about the decision.  And insurance expert Saskia Matheson answers your questions about car insurance.
 
 
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The God Particle, Developing the Green Economy, Google's Tribute to NB's Hartland Bridge.

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It's a monumental discovery 50 years in the making - the Higgs Boson or "god particle".  We speak to a scientist about what it means.  Moving to a green economy isn't always easy - a conversation on the challenges, and benefits, of going green.  And the world's longest covered bridge receives a surprise anniversary gift from Google.
 
 
 
 
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Cuts to Refugee Health Coverage, Terry Punch on Family Crests and Family History, Your Thoughts on Oreo's Rainbow Cookie.

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New cuts to federal health benefits for refugees has one Halifax advocacy group worried.  Terry Punch talks family crests, family history and all things geneology.  And our listeners share their thoughts on Oreo's rainbow cookie campaign.
 
 
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