June 2013 Archives

Distracted Driving, Your Gardening Q's

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A new survey points to Atlantic Canadians as the most distracted drivers in the country. An NB lobster fisherman weighs in on prices at the wharf. Plus, our gardening expert answers your questions.

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PEI Lobster Season, Supplement Safety, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

PEI Lobster fishermen describe the worst Spring season in recent memory. Your reaction to stories about racial profiling in the Maritimes. A supplement safety expert takes your questions. Plus, more of your ant extermination tips

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Child Exploitation Arrests, Failed 911 Call, Household Solutions

Posted by Carmen Klassen

RCMP rescue two children, make arrests, and seize equipment in a child exploitation investigation that spans Atlantic Canada. An injured Saint John man discovers his cellphone can't make a 911 call. Plus, household solutions for all your problems: from pesky ant invaders to musky washing machines!

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Radio Strike, Racial Profiling, Super Bore

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Seven Saint John radio stations employees mark one year since they walked off the job. We ask: have you experienced - or witnessed - racial profiling in the Maritimes? And one of the year's strongest tides - a super bore - pushed through the Peticodiac River today.

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Fisherman Murder Case, Automotive Questions, Bacon Bits

Posted by Carmen Klassen

CBC's Phonse Jessome gives us an update on what one of the men accused of the murder of a Petit-de-Grat fisherman told police after his arrest. Your questions for automotive expert Doug Bethune. Plus, your tips on making bacon as delicious as possible. 

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Accessible Taxis, Bacon, Free Parking And Sick Friend Feedback.

Posted by Dean Gallant

The chair of the New Brunswick's Human Rights Commission is taking on a Fredericton taxi company that's charging 25 percent more for passengers in wheelchairs. We ask: what's your favourite way to eat bacon?

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Lottery Winners, Sick Friend, Free Parking, Obesity Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

5 workers at Kentville, Nova Scotia's Snack Shack restaurant are $15.2 million dollars richer today.  We ask for your advice on what to say -- or what NOT to say - when a friend is sick.  A Yarmouth town councillor wants free parking in the town.  And your thoughts on the American Medical Association recognizing obesity as a disease.


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Obesity Disease, Update On Food Fight, Cloth Diapers, Optimism And Whistling Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease. We hear from a Canadian obesity expert. A Nova Scotia man fighting for better-quality meals for hospitalized veterans gets his wish. We ask for your stories and comments on cloth diapers. Your thoughts on being optimistic or pessimistic. And more of your whistling performances.

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Zinck Future, Veterans' Food, Whistling

Posted by Carmen Klassen

All three political parties in Nova Scotia are calling for the resignation of MLA Trevor Zinck, who pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and breach of trust. But Zinck wants to stay on in the legislature.
A Pictou, Nova Scotia man has been fighting for better food quality for hospitalized veterans. He's waiting on a provincial announcement today. And we celebrate whistling, and hear you whistle your favourite tunes


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Sibling Aggression, Strawberry Virus, Optimism or Pessimism, Wheat Belly Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A brand new study shows aggression by siblings can have the same effect as bullying at school. An update on the strawberry virus affecting Maritime farms. Your calls on optimism and pessimism. Plus, your feedback on our Wheat Belly phone-in.

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Alcohol testing at work, wheat belly diet and exam exemptions

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The Supreme Court announces its decision on random alcohol testing in the workplace, the author of the popular book Wheat Belly takes your calls, and we hear your view on high school students who are granted exemptions from exams.

 

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Seal killing sentencing, birth control pill worries and home heating advice

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Three teens are sentenced in P.E.I. for killing dozens of seals, a mother who lost her daughter in January 2011 wants to see the Yaz birth control pill pulled from shelves, and Art Irwin takes your calls on home heating tips during the off-season.

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Two million likes, teens drinking at home, and noisy reaction

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A mom turns to Facebook to help her son who was teased over his haircut, we take your calls whether or not parents should allow their underage kids to drink at home, and your thoughts on bylaws against noisy motorcycles.

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Internet Black Widow, Fredericton's noise debate, and hip and knee advice

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The so-called Internet Black Widow case wraps up in a Sydney courtroom, bikers in Fredericton celebrate a victory after city council votes down a proposed noise bylaw, and Dr. Michael Dunbar takes your calls on hip and knee replacement.

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Bomb threat cancels charity events, plumbing problems and your thoughts on grammar

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Halifax Regional Police released a tape of the 911 call that led to the cancellation of two charity events in Halifax over the weekend. We ask the police chief what they're doing to catch the person on the phone. Fred Walsh joins us to dish out advice on your plumbing woes. And more from that pile of feedback we've received about grammar.

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An online lottery flop, grammar complaints, and more about buying and selling via Kijiji.

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation is spending big bucks on a game few people seem to be playing. We take your questions -- and complaints -- about grammar. And more of your stories about buying and selling online. 
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AGNS gets Leibovitz photos, buying and selling online, and views on teacher glut.

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia gets a $20-million collection of celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz's work. Your calls and questions on buying and selling safely online. And your views on the issue of too many teachers and not enough jobs.

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Teacher Glut, Wildlife Expert, Farm Funding Feedback, Rollingdam Update

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Ontario is set to cut the number of teachers they train in half to ease the numbers of unemployed teachers. We speak to an education professor about why the strategy didn't work in Nova Scotia. Bob Bancroft takes your questions and stories about wildlife. Your thoughts on a family in PEI using crowdsourcing to save their farm. And an update on the efforts of people in Rollingdam, New Brunswick to have their town name spelled correctly.

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Farm Funding, Exam Exemptions, Town Name Change, Cell Phone Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A PEI family tries crowdsourcing to save their potato farm. We ask: should high schools allow exam exemptions for students? People in a New Brunswick town fight to have the spelling of their town's name corrected. And your thoughts on new rules for cell phone companies.

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Twister in New Brunswick?, Cell Phone Rules, Genealogy

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Residents of Napan, New Brunswick experience a strange wind event that levels trees, destroys barns, and moves a mini-home off of its foundation. The CRTC announces a new code of conduct for wireless companies. Genealogist Terry Punch takes questions about tracing your family history.

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