July 2013 Archives

Shark Tagging, Nazi Coins, Green Living, Widow, Walmart, and Seat Belt Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

Dalhousie University's Ocean Tracking Network receives $50,000 for a shark tagging project. We speak to researchers out on the water. A New Brunswick man wills his valuable coin collection to an American neo-Nazi group. His sister is in court today to have the will thrown out. We take your questions and suggestions on green living. And your thoughts on living widowed, Walmart Supercentres, and seat belt use.

 


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Rocky Jones Remembered, Living Widowed, Seat Belt Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

Reporter Sherri Borden-Colley shares her memories of the late social activist, lawyer, and champion of civil rights, Rocky Jones. We ask for your experiences of being widowed. And your thoughts on why so many people are still not wearing seat belts. 
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Seat Belts, Genealogy, Riparian Rights Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

Investigations into recent car accident fatalities have revealed the occupants weren't wearing seatbelts. We ask why - after 30 years of seat-belt laws - there are still those who don't buckle-up. Genealogist Terry Punch takes questions about your family history. And your thoughts on Riparian rights.
 

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Walmart Groceries, Payphones, Salmon Pools

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

The impact on local businesses now that Walmart is selling groceries in our region. Your thoughts on whether we still need payphones. Plus, a fly fisherman complains that too many salmon pools in NB are privately-owned.

 

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Stealing from Seniors, One-Way Trip to Mars, Chris Brown Concert

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

Find out how a 22-year-old man managed to steal from an elderly neighbour he'd known since he was six. Your feedback on what should happen to an owner who locks their dog in a hot car. We meet a Nova Scotian who's in the running to make a one-way trip to Mars. Plus, Saint Johners weigh in on hosting a Chris Brown concert.
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Bullying Video, Transformed Lives, Dog Rescue

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

The impact on victims when bullying videos go viral. Your feedback on the costs of premium credit cards to businesses. Stories about people who have turned their lives around. Plus, we hear from a Nova Scotian who saved a dog from a hot car.
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Credit Card Decision, Elder Abuse, Your Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

The Competition Tribunal rules that merchants cannot refuse to accept premium credit cards - or charge you extra when you use one. Advice for avoiding elder abuse. Plus, your feedback on dogs in hot cars and drivers using cellphones.
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Tornado Investigation, Doug Bethune, Hot Nursing Home Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

Environment Canada sends investigators to the Grand Lake area of New Brunswick to assess a damaged area that appears to have been hit by a tornado. Automotive expert Doug Bethune takes your questions. And your thoughts on a New Brunswick nursing home where seniors have been living in unbearable heat without air conditioners.  

 

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Sweltering Seniors, Dog Behaviour Expert, Fence Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

A New Brunswick woman pleads for help for her elderly mother - and others - living in stifling conditions in a nursing home. Dog behaviour expert, Silvia Jay, takes your questions. And your thoughts on a why a Halifax woman should be allowed to fence in her child's play area even though it breaks heritage rules.

 

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High Fence, Science Qs, Your Feedback

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

A heritage property owner in downtown Halifax gets in trouble with the city for building a tall fence around her child's play area. Halifax police on why they don't send letters to distracted drivers based on tips from the public. Mary Anne White answers your science questions. Plus, your feedback on a man who saved a woman from jumping off a bridge in Saint John.
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Bridge Rescue, Remembering Colville, Texting and Driving

Posted by Geraldine Thibeau

We hear about a dramatic rescue on the Reversing Falls bridge in Saint John this week. Remembering artist Alex Colville following his death at 92. Your stories about texting and driving. Plus, your feedback on extending Sundayshopping hours
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Hospital Bedbugs, Sunday Shopping, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

An exterminator reflects on a case of bedbugs in a hospital in Northern NB. Your thoughts on expanded Sundayshopping hours in some cities in the Maritimes. Plus, more of your feedback on newcomers pledging allegiance to the Queen.

 

 

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Cabinet Shuffle, Cancer and Nutrition, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The impact of Harper's latest cabinet shuffle on Maritime MPs. Which foods cause cancer and which foods help fight it. Plus, your feedback on a newcomer's decision not to pledge allegiance to the Queen.

 

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Citizenship Oath, Your Feedback, Gardening Qs

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Should immigrants have to pledge allegiance to the Queen before they can become a Canadian citizen? Your feedback on anti-tethering legislation. Plus, Marjorie Willison takes your gardening questions.

 

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Tethered Dogs, Adult Literacy, Christmas in Summer

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A call for regulations to help tethered dogs - and the story of a dog named Bullet. Stories about adults learning to read. Your feedback on gadgets getting in the way of conversation. Plus, a plea for stores to put the Christmas wrap away in the summertim

 

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RCMP Complaint Decision, Appraising Antiques, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The RCMP Complaints Commission explains why the force did nothing wrong in the case of a NS woman who hired a hit man to kill her husband. An appraiser assesses your antiques. Plus, your feedback on a study into our attitudes towards sexual assault victims.

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Sexual Assault Study, Electronic Conversations, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

We delve into a new study that suggests 1 in 5 Canadians say women invite sexual assault when they're drunk. We ask: Are we losing out by using a keypad for many of our conversations? Plus, more of your feedback on the pros and cons of unpaid internships.

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Ingonish Drowning, Internships, Duffy Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The search continues for the body of a 14 year old boy presumed drowned in Ingonish Harbour. We speak to a constable with the Ingonish RCMP. We ask: would you be willing to do an unpaid internship? And your thoughts on the latest developments in the Senator Mike Duffy story.

 

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Duffy Court Documents, Home Reno Experts, Trout Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Court documents reveal Conservative party was ready to pay off Senator Mike Duffy's improperly claimed expenses. CBC Reporter James Cudmore brings us up to date. We take your questions about home renovations and your thoughts on the limits of caught fish in your freezer.

 

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Hot Vehicle Warning, Trout Crackdown, Paint Qs

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Warnings about keeping kids in hot cars. An NB Fisherman on why frozen fish counts towards his daily fishing quota. Paint expert Jim White answers your paint questions. Plus, more of your feedback on understanding report cards.

 

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Report Card Language, Near-Drowning Stories, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A NS parent complains about bureaucratic language on report cards. Your near-drowning stories and water-safety tips. Plus, your feedback on whether taxpayers should cover sex reassignment surgeries.

 

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Stranded Senior, Transgender Surgery, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A Cape Breton senior says she hasn't been outside in more than two months after the elevator in her complex broke down. We look at the big picture for seniors in care. A conversation about Nova Scotia's decision to fund sex reassignment surgery. Plus, your thoughts on lap dogs distracting drivers and keeping cats out of the garden.

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