September 2012 Archives

Release Rules, Home Renovation Advice, Scent & Memory Feedback

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The two men who are charged with confining and sexually assaulting a 16-year old boy are still at large. We explore how the justice system determines how someone accused of a crime is released from custody. Our home renovation experts take your calls. And we hear more about your favourite scents and the memories that go with them.


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Man Helps Rescue Teenager, Bottled Water Feedback, Scent & Memory

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A Nova Scotia man helps a teenager who escaped - after being held against his will for two weeks. We hear your feedback on banning bottled water. And we hear about your favourite smells and the memories associated with them.


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New Brunswick Language Debate, Banning Bottled Water, Saving Troop Island

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The People's Alliance of New Brunswick calls for an open debate about language issues in the province. As the Halifax Regional School board prepares to vote on a bottled water ban, we ask: can we live without it? And a community stewardship association in Nova Scotia is in a race against the clock to save an island from developers. 


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Bank Inspector Scam, Happy Maritimers, Perfectionism, More Hospital Smoking Feedback

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A scam is swindling hundreds of seniors across the country - including those here in the Maritimes. We hear from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. A new report finds Nova Scotians are the happiest of all Canadians. Dr. Gordon Flett takes your calls on perfectionism. And we hear more hospital smoking feedback.
 
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Government Bailouts, David Suzuki, and Hospital Smoking Feedback

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People in the Strait region of Nova Scotia have lived through an emotional few days as a paper mill deal faltered, and was then revived. We explore the question of governments bailing out industries. Internationally renowned scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster David Suzuki takes your calls. And your thoughts on smoking in hospitals.



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Smoking in Hospitals, 95-Year-Old Moose Hunter, Plumbing Advice, And Santa Calls!

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Capital Health is being told to provide onsite smoking facilities at the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Halifax. We talk to CEO Chris Power. A 95-year old Nova Scotia woman bags a moose! Fred Walsh takes your plumbing questions. And Santa calls talk-back.


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EI Changes, Inclusive Education, Your Feedback on Organ Donation and Smoking Santa

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MP's offices around the region are being flooded with calls because of changes to employment insurance. We'll speak to a worker who's frustrated with the new rules. We ask: should classrooms include students of all abilities? And your feedback on organ donation, and a revised 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.


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Census Data on Families, Presumed Consent, A New Version of an Old Classic

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New data from Statistics Canada shows that the definition of the family is changing. We ask if our organ donation system should be changed to the presumed consent model. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas gets a make-over. And we hear your thoughts on mandatory pay-at-the-pump legislation.


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Gas & Dash, Wildlife Expert Bob Bancroft, Roundabout Feedback

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The death of a gas attendant on-the-job in Ontario has prompted new calls for mandatory pay-before-you-pump legislation. We'll speak to two Nova Scotia gas retailers. Bob Bancroft takes your questions about wildlife. Your suggestions and stories on roundabouts.


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Apple Prices, Roundabouts

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An apple shortage in Ontario is affecting prices here. We speak with a Nova Scotia farmer. We ask for your opinion on roundabouts. And we hear a roundabout-related April Fools' Day joke.
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NHL Lockout Looms, Gardening Advice, Feedback on Chores

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With an NHL lockout looming, Hockey Night in Radio's Gord Stellick shares his perspective on what this might mean for the season, and the fans.  Marjorie Willison answers your gardening questions.  And what is the value of chores in your home?  You share your thoughts in response to our interview on kids and chores.
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Pink Shirt Day Turns 5, The Value of Chores, Salt Feedback.

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Travis Price, the co-founder of the anti-bullying campaign known as "Pink Shirt Day", visits the school of a young Nova Scotian girl who's started a campaign of her own. We ask for your thoughts on how important chores are for kids. And we hear your opinions on regulating salt in processed food.
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Report on University Administrators' Salaries, Salt, Your Wasp Stories

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A new report reveals the surprising salaries being paid out to Nova Scotia university administrators. We hear from the group that put the report together. Is it time to regulate salt in processed food? And your wasp stories and suggestions.
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Looking at Solutions to Flooding, Your Wasp Stories and Questions, Maritime Culture Feedback.

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Floodwaters in Truro are receding, but the causes remain. Nova Scotia's premier says he's ready to look at solutions. Your stories about wasps, and questions about how to cope with them. And your thoughts on Maritime culture.
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Flooding in Truro, Local Food Feedback, and What Is Maritime Culture?

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Torrential rains in PEI and Nova Scotia cause widespread flooding. We speak with the Colchester Emergency Measures Organization, and hear a rescue story. Your feed back on local food. And we ask: What is Maritime Culture?
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Investing in a Yarmouth Ferry, Arguments Against The 100-Mile Diet.

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The Nova Scotia government says it's ready to reinvest in a ferry service between Yarmouth and the US. Anti-locavore author Pierre Desrochers takes calls on the 10,000-Mile Diet.
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How Class Sizes Affect Learning. Advice on How to Cope with Being Fired. Feedback on Public Investment in Art.

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The cap of Nova Scotia class sizes has been increased. We hear how larger classes can affect learning. Labour lawyer Scott Sterns gives advice on how to cope with being fired.
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Norovirus in the Maritimes, Canada's Spanking Law, Investing in Public Art

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Food services at a PEI resort shuts down due to a norovirus outbreak. The Canadian Medical Association Journal weighs in on spanking. And we ask: should we invest in public art?
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Nutrition in Organic Food, Automotive Advice

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A new study finds that organic food does not provide more vitamins and nutrition than conventional produce and meats. We talk to a professor of nutrition about the implications. And our automotive expert Doug Bethune answers your questions on automotive maintenance and repair.

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