May 2013 Archives

Mailbox Complaint, Gardening, Scandal And Returned Money Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A Nova Scotia woman asks Canada Post for a locked, secure mailbox to curb mail theft and vandalism, but Canada Post says she has to pay for that -- even though her neighbours get the service for free. Marjorie Willison takes your gardening questions. And your thoughts on on-going political scandals, and on $5000 returned.

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Politicians and Scandal, Painting Advice, $5000 Returned

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The resignation of Nova Scotia Liberal MLA Manning MacDonald is the latest in a string of political scandals. Globe and Mail writer Jane Taber puts it in context. Paint expert Jim White takes your questions. And a Fredericton restaurant owner loses $5000 - and has it mysteriously returned.

 

 

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Snook Pleas, Investigator, Olympic Sport, Air Canada Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Former Saint John city councillor and youth minister Donnie Snook pleads guilty to 46 charges involving child exploitation. We speak to the Toronto police detective whose investigation led to Snook's arrest.
We ask: Which sports should be included in the Olympics? And which should not? And your thoughts on compensation for passengers bumped from Air Canada flights.

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Flight Bumping Victory, Stuck Boats, Local Produce, Booze In Stores Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

A Halifax air passenger advocate is fighting for more compensation for people who get bumped from Air Canada flights. We speak to one of the fishermen who was stuck on a sandbar in Tabusintac, New Brunswick --- the same sandbar where 3 fisherman died nine days ago. We hear your recipes and take your questions about using local produce. And your thoughts on selling liquor in convenience and grocery stores.
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Orichefsky/Impaired Driver, Illegal Dumping, Automotive Advice

Posted by Maritime Noon

The Dartmouth mother of two teenage girls killed by an impaired driver 18 years ago learns that same driver has just been charged for refusing a breathalyzer test. A Saint John city councillor proposes hidden cameras to curb illegal dumping. Doug Bethune takes questions about your automobile.
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Liquor in Grocery Stores, Bodychecking Vote, Pet Advice, Deer Solutions

Posted by Maritime Noon

Nova Scotia's PC party proposes that liquor be sold in grocery and corner stores in the province. The chief medical officer of health responds. Hockey Canada is in PEI voting on bodychecking at the Peewee level. Dr. Eric Carnegy takes questions about your pet. And more solutions to keep deer out of your garden.

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Chained Teen Update, Feedback on Taping Mouths, Fire Hazards

Posted by Maritime Noon

The CBC's Blair Rhodes tells us about today's guilty pleas in the case of a kidnapped and confined teenager in Nova Scotia. Your feedback on the story of a staff member at an after school program who taped several boys' mouths shut. And your stories and questions on fire hazards. 

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Mouth Taping Incident, Senator James Cowan, Making A Change, Duffy And Deer Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A Halifax mother says her son and a group of other boys had duct tape put over their mouths at an after-school program. We hear from her and the Halifax Regional School Board. Nova Scotia Liberal Senator James Cowan gives his perspective on the Senate scandal. We hear your stories and take your questions about making a big change in your life. And more of your thoughts on Senator Mike Duffy --  and how to keep deer out of your garden.

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Harper Addresses Senate Scandal, Hemochromatosis, Duffy And Deer Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses his caucus, speaking for the first time about the two senators that have left the Conservative caucus, and the $90,000 gift his chief of staff gave to Mike Duffy. We hear reaction from a professor emeritus of political studies. We take your questions about hemochromatosis. And we hear your thoughts on the on-going furor about the senate, and your suggestions about how to keep deer out of your garden. 

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Duffy Out of Caucus, Duffy Feedback, Gardening, Soup Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Senator Mike Duffy leaves the Tory caucus, but decides to sit as an independent in the Senate. We speak to a PEI Liberal MP about that choice. We also speak to the coordinator of Democracy Watch - a group that's calling for the abolishment of the Senate. And we hear your thoughts on the controversy. Marjorie Willison takes your gardening questions And another suggestion on how to eat soup without soiling your clothes.

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Senator Mike Duffy's $90,000 Gift, Stroke Risk, Etiquette Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

We speak to CBC reporter James Cudmore about the latest in the story of PEI Senator Mike Duffy's $90,000 gift from the prime minister's chief of staff. We take your questions about stroke risk and recovery. And your thoughts on proper etiquette.

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Equal Funding for Men's and Women's Teams, Canada Post Feedback, Etiquette Questions

Posted by Maritime Noon

Former members of UNB's disbanded women's hockey team say men's and women's university teams should receive equal funding. Your feedback on what you expect from Canada Post in the internet age. Plus, your etiquette questions for butler Charles MacPherson. 

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Lobster Protests Ends, Pickers, University Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Fishermen in the Maritimes untie their boats and go fishing after a few days of protesting low prices. We speak to the president of the PEI Fishermen's Association and Nova Scotia's fisheries minister  about a plan to create a panel to look into the state of the fishery. We hear your stories of treasures you've uncovered at garage sales and in basements. And your thoughts on whether too many young people are going to university.

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Body Checking Ban, Keeping Score, University Education

Posted by Maritime Noon

Hockey Nova Scotia eliminates checking at the pee wee level. Your feedback on whether to keep score in kids' sports. Plus, your thoughts on whether too many kids are pushed to go to university.

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NS Cabinet Minister Charged, Canada Post, Homeschooling Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

An alleged dispute that began in the men's washroom at Nova Scotia's Province House has led to charges against a cabinet minister. Your calls on what you want from Canada Post in the internet age. Plus, your feedback on whether we need more regulations for families that homeschool.

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Lobster Fishermen's Protest Grows, Homeschooling Regulations, Crown Corporation Bargaining Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

We talk to two lobster fishermen protesting low prices. Nova Scotia Auditor General Jacques Lapointe has criticized the homeschooling system for lack of regulations. We talk to him, and take your calls on homeschooling. Plus, your feedback on whether the federal government should be at the table when Crown corporations bargain with their employees.

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New Brunswick Fires, Lobster Fishermen Protest, Crown Corporations

Posted by Maritime Noon

An update on two major fires in New Brunswick today. Most lobster fishermen on PEI have tied up their boats in protest against low prices. Plus, your thoughts on the government's effort to get a place at the bargaining table when Crown Corporations negotiate with employees.

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Hockey Coaches Fight, Keeping Score, Rita MacNeil Tribute

Posted by Maritime Noon

Two minor hockey coaches have been disciplined by Hockey Nova Scotia for fighting during a game. Your calls on whether we should keep score in kids' sports. Plus, some of last night's tribute concert for the late Rita MacNeil.

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Composting tips from Paul Arnold

Posted by Maritime Noon

Professor Paul Arnold passed along a document full of tips for setting up your backyard compost: Spring Backyard Composting.pdf

Maritimer Dies in Toronto Marathon, Teen and Parent Communication, Compost Questions

Posted by Maritime Noon

We hear from a family friend of the young Cape Breton woman who died in this weekend's Toronto Goodlife Marathon. Canadian parents rank near the bottom in a survey on parent-teen relationships. Plus, your questions on compost.

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Foreign Worker Snag, Sex Offender Protest, Gardening, More Dog Poo Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

A fish processor on PEI says Ottawa's new rules for foreign workers will hurt business. People in Saint John protest over the release of sex offenders in the community. We speak to a forensic psychology professor about laws that allow sex offenders to be released. Gardening expert Marjorie Willison takes your calls. And more of your thoughts on dog owners who don't clean up after their pets.

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Lobster Stunner, Living Shorelines, Sticky Money, Cigarette and Dog Droppings Feedback

Posted by Maritime Noon

Growing concern in Europe about how lobsters are cooked inspires a Charlottetown company to produce a lobster-stunning machine. We speak to the producer, and to a representative from an animal rights group in Germany. We take your questions about living shorelines. Listeners complaints about the new polymer $5 and $10 bills are answered by the Bank of Canada. And your thoughts on cigarette displays and dog owners who don't pick up after their dogs.

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Cigarette Ruling, Involuntary Treatment for Mental Illness

Posted by Maritime Noon

The Nova Scotia owner of a tobacco shop loses his fight to openly display tobacco products in his store. And we ask: should people who are mentally ill have the right to reject treatment.

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