January 2013 Archives

New Brunswick Taxes, Membertou Virgin Mary, Civility Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

New Brunswick premier David Alward is giving New Brunswickers a choice when it comes to paying down the debt. We ask the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation to weigh in on the options. A Cape Breton woman says an image that appears to be the Virgin Mary is on her bedroom wall. And your thoughts on civility in the House of Commons.


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Dead Seals, EI Meeting, Civility In Parliament

Posted by Maritime Noon

We speak to a wildlife pathologist who is trying to find out what happened to dozens of seals found dead on a PEI beach. We hear from some frustrated Prince Edward Islanders who attended a meeting to call for a reversal of new EI rules. And NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen takes your calls on civility in the House of Commons.


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Teen Pregnancy, Winter Biking, Strike Opposition Feedback

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Teen pregnancy rates are up across the country -- as much as 40% in New Brunswick. We ask a professor to explain the statistics. We hear your winter cycling experiences and tips. And your thoughts on the St. FX professor who opposes the strike at the university.


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Strike Opposition, Abortion Anniversary, Chimney Advice, More EI Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

400 faculty and support staff at St. FX University are on strike today. We hear from a professor who's opposed to the job action. Prince Edward Island remains the only place in Canada where women must leave the province to have an abortion. We hear one PEI woman's story. We take your calls on chimney maintenance. And we hear more of your thoughts on EI.



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Missing artifacts, St. FX braces for strike, and recruiting rural doctors

Posted by Maritime Noon

The CBC's Stephen Puddicombe describes the artifacts that were discovered in a Fall River home. The head of the St. FX student union talks about how students are bracing for a potential strike. And we hear your suggestions on how to recruit and retain doctors in rural communities.


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Employment insurance debate and kids and risk feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

We hear an update on Marlene Geirsdorf, a Monatgue, P.E.I. woman who is protesting after her employment insurance was cut off because of new rules in the system. Then, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente takes your calls on EI. We ask, what message do you want to send to the rest of Canada about the system? Also, your view on our show about teaching kids about risk.


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Rejected garbage, New Glasgow's new image, over-protective parents

Posted by Maritime Noon

A man in Lunenburg Country questions if we've gone too far in setting rules for sorting garbage after his trash was rejected several times. We take your calls on parenting tips. Do you think parents are too protective these days? And New Glasgow starts a letter writing campaign after being labelled the worst place to live in Canada.


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New Brunswick bats, how to write a will, and a Maritimer at the inauguration

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A recent census of bats in New Brunswick has revealed shocking problems with the species. Don McAlpine explains why bats are in trouble. Dartmouth's Scott Stirrett found himself a front seat to history when he attended U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration Monday. And we take your questions on how to write a will.


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Nicole Doucet speaks, home heating tips and the sailors say farewell

Posted by Maritime Noon

A woman who tried to hire a hitman to kill her abusive husband reveals more details of what happened during her marriage. Plus eight sailors stranded in Halifax since December finally start their journey home. And Art Irwin takes your calls on home heating issues.


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Hitman Decision And Reaction, Home Renovations, Leaf On $20 Bill

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The Supreme Court of Canada overturns the aquittal of a Nova Scotia woman who tried to hire a hitman to kill her husband. We speak to the head of the Elizabeth Fry Society - a group that intervened in the case. We take your questions about home renovations. And experts say a leaf featured on the new Canadian twenty dollar bill is NOT a Canadian maple leaf.

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Turbine Failure, Marriage Contracts, Idle No More Feedback, Food Obsession Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A new wind turbine at a community rink in PEI is not delivering the promised savings on electricity. We speak to the president of the rink's board. We get some insight into a whopping spousal support settlement, and take your questions about marriage contracts and prenuptial agreements. We hear your thoughts on the Idle No More movement. And your feedback on food obsession.
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Racial Slurs, Day of Action, Food Obsession, Hazing Feedback, Sailor Update

Posted by Maritime Noon

A young cashier in New Brunswick is being invited to an aboriginal forgiveness circle after she was accused of making a racial slur against an elderly native woman. The Idle No More movement continues with a Day of Action. We ask: are we too food-obsessed? Your thoughts on Dalhousie University's decision to discipline a hockey team for hazing. And an update on 8 Central American sailors stranded in Halifax.
 


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Stranded crew, Dalhousie hazing, employment insurance reaction

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Eight crew members on a stranded tugboat in Halifax want to return to their homes in Honduras and El Salvador. We hear about efforts to get them back to their families. We hear your opinions on Dalhousie University's decision to suspend the woman's hockey team after an incident of hazing. And your stories about dealing with the employment insurance program.



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EI Denied, Youth Sentencing, Accents, Wine Store Feedback

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A woman from Montague, PEI is protesting outside her local EI office after her employment insurance was cut off under the new federal rules. We speak to the Liberal MP for the area.
A young man who committed murder as a teenager is sentenced as an adult. We ask: has your accent ever held you back? And your thoughts on a legal fight between the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation and wine-store retailers.
 


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Liquor Limbo, First Internet Domain Name, Advice for winter getaways

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Nova Scotia retailers who allow wine-making in their stores are granted a reprieve from an injunction from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. 25 years since UPEI registered the first ".CA" domain name EVER. More of your head lice comments. And ... your questions and advice about booking the perfect winter escape.



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Heritage Fence Battle, Climate Research and Skating Rinks, Head Lice.

Posted by Maritime Noon

A Halifax woman fights to keep used needles and other debris off her property. How researchers want to collect data from backyard rinks in the region. And answering your questions and debunking myths about head lice.


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E coli, War of 1812 Coin

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There's a new coli outbreak of a dangerous strain in the Maritimes. We take your calls about the bacteria. And a rare, 200 year old coin is found on a beach in Shippagan , New Brunswick.


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Foster Mother Case, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, EI Feedback

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A Nova Scotia foster mother who tried to starve an infant in her care is sentenced. Financial advisor and TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade takes your questions about managing your money. And we try to answer some of your questions about the new EI changes.


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EI Changes, Pet Advice, Childhood Possessions Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

New, controversial employment insurance rules come into effect today. We speak to an academic who believes the system was in need of an overhaul. Veterinarian Dr. Eric Carnegy takes your questions about your pets. And more of your stories about treasured childhood possessions.


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Dal Hazing, Old Toys, Penny & Airline Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Senior members of the Dalhousie University women's hockey team are suspended because of a hazing incident. We speak to a professor who has researched hazing behaviour. We ask for your stories of memorable childhood possessions. Your thoughts on getting rid of the nickel. And more of your airline complaint stories.


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Goodbye Nickel? Airline Complaints, Pay It Forward

Posted by Maritime Noon

A former economist with the Bank of Canada is calling for nickels to go the way of pennies. The one-cent coin is being retired as of Feb. 4th this year. We hear your airline travel complaints and stories. And customers at a Charlottetown drive-thru have been paying for the order behind them as a random act of kindness over the holiday season.


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Visiting Chief Theresa Spence, Paint Expert Jim White and Ultimate Habs Fan.

Posted by Maritime Noon

We check in with Chief Candice Paul of the Saint Mary's First Nation, to hear about the trip she and other Maritime aboriginal activists made to Ottawa. They met with Attiwapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, to support her in her hunger strike.
We'll also hear what it takes to be named the No. 1 Canadiens fan, and what that means during an NHL lockout.
On the phone-in, Jim White answers your questions on painting and wallpapering.


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