February 2013 Archives

Minister Diane Finley, Accommodating Parents, Lawyer Jim O'Neil Debunks Rumour of his Death

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Human Resources and Skills Development Minister Diane Finley tells us more about the federal government's integrity officers and EI reform. Barb Byers is the executive vice president of the Canadian Labour Congress. She takes your calls on how far employers should go to accommodate parents' child care needs. And, Jim O'Neil, a lawyer in Amherst, Nova Scotia, assures us he's alive after a viral rumour of his death.


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EI Uproar, Deer Rescue, Affordable Housing

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Protests calling for a change to new EI rules continue in Shediac, New Brunswick. And federal Liberal and NDP politicians ask questions about how the government is handling EI fraud. A Nova Scotia man videotapes an amazing rescue by the Department of Natural Resources of a deer and a fawn on thin ice. And we hear your personal experiences and your solutions for the lack of affordable housing in the Maritimes.


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Doctor Discrimination, Birth Order, Miss Ally And Tea Feedback

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New research finds your income level may affect whether or not you can access a doctor in Canada. We speak to the physician who did the study. We take your questions about birth order. And your thoughts on the fishing boat Miss Ally, and tea-drinking.


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Woods Harbour Grieves, EI Feedback, Your Favourite Cup of Tea, SARS Supplies Feedback.

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We hear from George Hopkins, the father of Joel Hopkins, one of the five missing fishermen on the Miss Ally. Your thoughts on the federal government's decision to make house visits to Canadians on EI. Philip Holmans is the owner of World Tea House in Halifax. He takes your calls on your favourite cup of tea. And we hear some of your thoughts on what NS should do with surplus medical supplies purchased for a potential SARS outbreak ten years ago.


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House Visits to Canadians on EI, Feedback on the Miss Ally Search, Craig Flinn on Guilty Food Pleasures, SARS Supplies

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The federal government is sending fifty officers to 1,200 Canadians on EI to make sure they're following the rules. We talk to an NDP MP in New Brunswick who's critical of these house visits. Chef Craig Flinn takes your calls about guilty pleasures when it comes to food. And we find out what Nova Scotia is planning to do with medical supplies purchased for a potential SARS outbreak ten years ago.


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Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe from Chef Craig Flinn

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Check out Chef Craig Flinn's "guilty pleasure" recipe for Bourbon Barbecue sauce.

 

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Lasagna Bolognaise Recipe from Chef Craig Flinn

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Check out chef Craig Flinn's "guilty pleasure" recipe for Lasagna Bolognaise.

 

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Contact Information - Air quality

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If you have more questions about indoor air quality, you can reach Health Canada's air quality team at: 613-957-1876  or 1-866-225-0709, or by email at: AIR@hc-sc.gc.ca.
You can also visit the website: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/air

Demand for Search of Capsized Vessel, Indoor Air Quality, Big Families Feedback

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The families of the fishermen who were on the Miss Ally off Nova Scotia are demanding a search of the hull before it sinks. Your questions on indoor air quality. Plus, your feedback on whether having bigger families is a good idea.


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Safety on Fishing Vessels, Bigger Families, Clubbed Seals Feedback

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The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia comments on what the industry can learn from events like this week's tragedy at sea. Your calls on what would encourage you to have more children. And your feedback on the arrest of three teens in the case of 50 clubbed seals on PEI.


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Missing Fishermen, Volunteer Firefighters, Fracking Feedback

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Reporter Phonse Jessome updates us on the search for five young fishermen who have been missing at sea since Sunday. Your calls on recruitment of volunteer firefighters in our rural communities. Plus, your feedback on fracking.


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Police on Bouncers, Legalizing Drugs, and Terry Punch

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Police offer their perspective on a Halifax man's story of a possible assault by a bouncer at a bar. Your feedback on legalizing drugs. Plus, we talk genealogy -- and middle names -- with Terry Punch.


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NB Shale Gas Regulations, Legalizing Drugs, Meteor Hit

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New Brunswick unveils new rules to regulate fracking. The president of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition takes your calls as we ask: should drugs be legalized? And a meteor explodes over Russia, injuring hundreds of people. We speak to an astronomer about meteors.
 


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St. FX Tentative Deal, Chocolate, Energy Drinks Feedback

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Faculty at St FX University reach a tentative deal with the university administration. We hear from the student union president and from a parent of one of the students. We also hear from university president Sean Riley. Two chocolatiers take your questions about chocolate and hear your favourite chocolate recipes. And your thoughts on energy drinks.


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St. FX Update, Energy Drinks, Slow Fix Feedback

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Striking faculty and administration at St FX University began meeting again today. We hear from the head of the students' union at the school. We ask: should there be a ban on the sale of energy drinks to teenagers. And we hear your thoughts on The Slow Fix.


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Two Victories For The Little Guy, Weight Loss Myths, Summer Poem

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Marlene Giersdorf - the PEI woman who has been protesting against new employment insurance rules - has her EI reinstated. A New Brunswick man learns he doesn't have to pay an old welfare debt after all. Dr. Tom Ransom separates weight loss fact from weight loss fiction. And a listener shares a summer poem in the doldrums of winter.


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Pope Resignation, Future of Catholic Church, Dog Behaviour

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Pope Benedict stunned Catholics around the world today with the unexpected announcement that he is resigning. We speak to the Archbishop of the Halifax-Yarmouth archdiocese. We also speak to scholar David Deane about the future of the Catholic church. And Silvia Jay takes your questions about your dogs' behaviours.


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Duffy Investigation, Cheap Home Heating, The Slow Fix, Hitman Letter, Science Feedback

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The senate committee investigating the living expense claims of Mike Duffy and 2 other senators passes the matter to external auditors. A New Brunswick company builds homes that can be heated for about $10 a month in winter. Author Carl Honore hears your stories and suggestions on how to slow down. We respond to a listener concerned about CBC's coverage of the Nicole Doucet case. And you help answer more every day science questions.


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Hitman Tape, Mike Duffy Update, Everyday Science

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CBC News obtains the video tape of Nicole Doucet telling an undercover officer that she wants her husband killed. We hear some of that, and your comments on this ongoing story.
Senator Mike Duffy dodges reporters questions about where he lives, we hear a Made In PEI spoof on this story and speak to its creator. And Mary Anne White answers your questions about everyday science.


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Nicole Doucet Case Goes To RCMP Public Complaints, Hollaback, Senator Mike Duffy And Winter Biking Feedback

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Nova Scotia's Minister of Justice announces that the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP will review the case of Nicole Doucet, a woman who says the police didn't answer her calls for help when her husband was being abusive. We also speak to Ms. Doucet's former husband. We ask for your street harassment stories. And your thoughts on Senator Mike Duffy's residency issues, and on winter biking.


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Duffy Investigation, Tax Return Advice, Birds In Winter Feedback

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An investigation into living expenses claimed by senators is raising questions about where PEI senator Mike Duffy lives. We speak to a CBC reporter who is looking into the story. We take your questions about this year's tax return. And more of your winter bird sightings and suggestions.


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More Turbine Troubles, Goodbye Penny, Auto Phone-In.

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A wind turbine bought for a New Brunswick prison sits idle.
We get nostalgic as the penny is officially dropped from circulation.
And Doug Bethune takes your automotive questions.


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Dead Seals, Politicians Health, Birds In Winter, Taxes Feedback

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A wildlife pathologist confirms that more than 50 dead seals found earlier this week in PEI were clubbed to death. We speak to two Nova Scotia politicians and a journalism professor about how much politicians should be obligated to reveal about their health. We hear about the birds you're seeing this winter. And your thoughts on new tax options in New Brunswick.


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