November 2012 Archives

Facebook Photo Warning, Plumbing, End of Movember

Posted by Maritime Noon

RCMP in PEI inform a Summerside family that a photo of their 6-year-old daughter was uploaded from their Facebook page to a website viewed regularly by pedophiles.  Plumbing expert Fred Walsh takes your questions. And we bid adieu to "Movember".


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Delisle Warrants, Smoking Feedback, Sleep, Money Vs. Vacation

Posted by Maritime Noon

Search warrants unsealed today show that spy Jeffrey Delisle could have been stopped a year earlier. Dr. Rachel Morehouse takes your questions about sleep. Your thoughts on smoking in hospitals. And we ask: what would you prefer - time off, or better pay?


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Moncton Transit, Hospital Smoking, Illegal Dumping and Bravery Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A 5-month long public transit strike in Moncton ends. A member of the Moncton Transit Citizens Action Group weighs in. We ask: should our healthcare facilities accommodate smokers? Your thoughts on illegal dumping. And more of your bravery stories.


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Illegal Dumping, Bravery Stories

Posted by Maritime Noon

A Truro, Nova Scotia is fed up with the loads of construction debris being dumped on his land. He wants strict penalties and better enforcement of those breaking the rules.
And we hear your stories of bravery -- along with our guest Giller nominee and columnist Russell Wangersky.


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Active Video Games, Bus Driver Update, Bad Breath, Witty Signs, Classroom Stories

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A new research review says active video games for kids won't improve physical activity levels. An update on fired school bus driver, Heather Vidito. We take your questions on bad breath. A Saint John realtor finds a creative, new way to bring attention to hard-to-sell houses. And your stories from the classroom.

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Bus Driver Update, Gerry Dee, School Bus And Shoddy Mom Feedback

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A citizens group starts a Facebook page in support of Heather Vidito. She's the Nova Scotia school bus driver who lost her job after using foul language while breaking up a fight on the bus. Comedian Gerry Dee joins us to take your calls on stories from the classroom.
And your thoughts on the school bus driver and shoddy moms.


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Bus Driver Language, Political Cartoon Feedback, Appliance Repair

Posted by Maritime Noon

A bus driver is suspended after video of her breaking up a fight between students on her school bus, while swearing, is aired on YouTube.  We talk to a spokesperson for the Halifax Regional School Board about the incident.  You share your feedback about a political cartoon that came under fire by one of it's targets.  And Aaron Publicover answers your questions on appliance repair.


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Cartoon Concerns, Franchise Advice, More Stain Tips

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NSGEU President Joan Jessome says a recent editorial cartoon depicting her climbing out of bed with NS Premier Darrell Dexter is sexist and offensive.  But cartoonist Michael deAdder says that wasn't the intention, and she wasn't singled out because of her gender.  Franchise law expert Tony Wilson gives our listeners advice on franchising.  And you share more stain removal tips every butler should know.


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Ottawa refuses to ban a generic version of Oxycontin

Posted by Maritime Noon

despite a request for a delay from a group of provincial and territorial health ministers. We speak Nova Scotia's Dave Wilson. Butler Charles MacPherson takes your calls on household cleaning and stains. And your thoughts on beer companies sponsoring public, family-oriented events.

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Oland Pulls Events Sponsorship, Winter Tires, Fundraising Feedback, Disabled Parking

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Oland Brewery withdraws sponsorship of Halifax city events amidst a controversy over whether companies that sell alcohol should put money into family-oriented events. Richard Russell answers questions about winter tires. More fundraising feedback. And a listener pitches an idea.


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Power of Public Opinion, Sh*tty Mom, Fundraising/Lobster License/Job Interview Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

After a public outcry, an elderly American senior who had been forced to leave Canada is granted a temporary residence permit. We discuss the power of public opinion. We ask you to tell us about your "bad" parenting moments. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation responds to listeners' complaints. And your thoughts on lobster license transfers, and job interviews.


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Grand Manan Fishermen, Job Interviews, Deportation and Christmas Creep Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Lobster fishermen in Grand Manan are upset about lobster licenses being transferred off the island, and they're asking the federal fisheries minister to step in. We ask about your job interview experiences.  And your thoughts on the deportation of an elderly American woman, and "Christmas Creep".


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Deportation, Christmas Creep, Fundraising Feedback

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An American woman living in Nova Scotia who is caring for her Canadian friend is forced to leave the country. We speak to her lawyer.  We ask about "Christmas Creep" -- how early is too early to get festive? And your thoughts on annoying fundraising tactics.


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No Gas Tax, Annoying Fundraising, Remembering Janice Murray Gill

Posted by Maritime Noon

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia believes that the industry should NOT pay fuel taxes.  We find out why from Sean Kirby, the Association's Executive Director.  What fundraising tactics annoy you?  We take your calls.  And remembering long-time Maritime Noon contributor Janice Murray Gill.


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White Point Opens, Pet Advice with Dr. Carnegy, Happiness Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

White Point Beach Resort celebrates it's opening, exactly one year after a devastating fire.  We speak with owner Robert Risley.  Veterinarian Dr. Eric Carnegy answers questions about pet health on our phone in.  And what makes you happy?  We share your calls and emails.


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Veteran Gets Medals Back, Happiness, Knit Poppy Compromise

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Disabled veteran Dennis Manuge will have his medals returned to him later today by MP Peter Stoffer in a ceremony in Halifax.  He tells us what this day means, three years after he sent his medals back to the Governor General in frustration.  What makes you happy?  Happiness expert Catherine O'Brien of Cape Breton University takes your calls.  And the knitting club that was asked not to knit poppies earlier this week is asked to take on another task - knitting scarves, hats and mittens for veterans.


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Osama Video, Science Questions, Weight Bias and Poppy Feedback

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We hear more about a controversial video made by soldiers at CFB Greenwood which shows a member of the military making terrorist jokes. We take your questions on every day science. And your thoughts on weight bias and knitted poppies.


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PNP List, Knitted Poppies, Weight Bias

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After a court battle, the government of PEI finally releases a list of companies that received money through the controversial Provincial Nominee Program. A knitting club in Fredericton is ordered to stop knitting poppies. We ask: have you been judged unfairly because of your weight?


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Links to more information on personal directives

Posted by Carmen Klassen

In Nova Scotia:

http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/patients-clients-visitors/preparing-your-hospital-stay/personal-directives

http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/pda/

 

In PEI:

http://www.cliapei.ca/sitefiles/File/publications/PLA14.pdf

 

General Information:

Dalhousie Health Law Institute End of Life Project

http://hli.law.dal.ca
search for 'end of life project'

BC Ministry of Health

www.health.gov.ca
search 'my voice'

Parking for Women, Shaming Update, Personal Directives, Poppy/Brett Wilson Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Fredericton's deputy mayor is raising the idea of designated parking spots for women only. Parents of a man charged in neighbourhood break-ins call for understanding. You share your experiences and questions about personal directives. Your advice to keep poppies pinned, and a New Brunswick connection to Brett Wilson.


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Poppy Protocol, Brett Wilson, Body Checking Feedback

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Poppies are prevalent on lapels everywhere just before Remembrance Day. We look at the do's and don'ts of wearing a poppy. Brett Wilson - formerly of The Dragons' Den - takes your calls on money, success, and happiness. And your thoughts on banning body checking for young hockey players.


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Hockey Fiasco, Doctors and Body Checking, Internet Dating, Language Feedback

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Some strange developments are emerging in the story of the effort to unionize junior hockey. We'll get an update. The Canadian Pediatric Society is recommending that body checking not begin until young hockey players are at least 13. We ask for your internet dating stories. And your thoughts on new mandatory language tests for Canadian citizenship applicants.


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Lost Rings, Citizenship Language Rules, Ghost Stories

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A woman from New Minas, Nova Scotia loses her valuable rings in a compost bin, and the local waste management company helps her find them. We hear that story. We ask: should we demand that newcomers speak better English or French? And your ghost stories.


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