August 2013 Archives

Sick Day Statistics, Western Intervention in Syria

Posted by Maritime Noon

The taxpayers federation says we're facing an "epidemic of sick-leave abuse" amongst government employees. Find out why. Plus, your views on Western intervention in Syria. Is it a good idea? Finally, a couple of inspiring stories about getting fit.
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Snook Sentencing, Fitness Advice

Posted by Maritime Noon

We get the latest from the courthouse in Saint John as a former city councillor is sentenced for sexual abuse. Your thoughts on staying out of debt. Our fitness expert answers your questions. Plus, a few more of your favourite travel stories.
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Consumer Debt, Travel Stories

Posted by Maritime Noon

New numbers show Canadians are on a borrowing spree. You share your most memorable travel stories. Plus, your feedback on what it means to be a stay-at-home dad.
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Teachers Paying for School Supplies, Your Automotive Questions

Posted by Carmen Klassen

We talk to a principal about the costs teachers often pay from their own pockets to provide supplies in their own classrooms. Plus, your automotive questions for Doug Bethune. 
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Automotive Oil Website

Posted by Mackenzie Grisdale

Today on the show, Doug Bethune suggested listeners check out this website for tips on automotive oil. The link is: http://www.aa1car.com/library/how_often_change_oil.htm 

Bear Chase, Gardening Qs, Poetry Finale

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A biologist explains what to do if you encounter a black bear in the woods after two Nova Scotians find themselves on the run. Gardening expert Marjorie Willison answers your questions. Plus, one last recitation of a favourite poem.

 

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Vacancy Rates, Buying and Selling Homes, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

An overview of high vacancy rates in the Maritimes - and what that means for renters. A house inspector and a realtor answer your questions about buying or selling your home. Plus, your feedback on abolishing the Senate.

 

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Marijuana Ticketing, Abolish the Senate, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The police chief in Cape Breton explains why he and his national counterparts are calling for lesser punishments for people caught in possession of marijuana. More of your thoughts on whether skateboarders should have to wear helmets. We debate the future of the Senate, and whether it should be abolished. Plus, more of your favourite lines of poetry.

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Skateboard Helmets, Favourite Poems

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A skateboarder fights a proposed helmet law in Saint John. Plus, we ask you to call and recite your favourite line of poetry.

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Fisheries Minister on Lobster Prices, Canning Feedback, Home Heating and Cooling Questions

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Reporter John Jeffrey fills us in on what Gail Shea had to say today about support for the lobster industry. Your feedback on canning and preserving the harvest. Plus, your questions on heating and cooling your home. 

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Premier on Snake Tragedy, Canada Games Success, Canning and Preserving

Posted by Mackenzie Grisdale

New Brunswick Premier David Alward speaks publicly about the recent death of two boys in his province. We talk to the three Maritime Chefs de Mission for the Canada Games. Plus, your questions on canning and preserving.


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Farm Workers, Gift Etiquette, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Farmers in NS and NB share their stories after a PEI farmer complains he can't find local workers. More of your feedback on buying alcohol in corner stores. The ins and outs of gift giving during wedding season. Plus, a few more of your favourite movie suggestions - and a shout-out to the Acadian community on Acadian National Day

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Dry Water Supply, Best Movies Ever

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Charlottetown struggles with a dry water supply - and pushes conservation measures. Plus, your nominations for the best movie of all time!

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Senator Audit, Medical Testing, Alcohol in Corner Stores

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The latest from Ottawa regarding Senator Wallin's expense audit. Health PEI explains when and why they would refuse to perform a medical test. Plus, your opinions on selling alcohol in convenience stores.

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Limits on Medical Tests, Pet Questions

Posted by Jerry West

An Islander complains that her doctor refused to test her for HIV and hepatitis. We ask: Should there be testing on demand? Plus, Veterinarian Eric Carnegy answers your questions.
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Exotic animals seized in New Brunswick, gardening wisdom, and your love of 4-H

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Authorities round-up some exotic animals at the scene where two young boys were strangled by a python. Marjorie Willison takes your gardening questions. And more of your thoughts on why 4-H is still relevant today.

 

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Cyberbullying Legislation Concerns, Is 4H Still Relevant?

Posted by Carmen Klassen

A lawyer shares his concerns with Nova Scotia's new cyberbullying legislation. We ask: Is the 4H Club still relevant? Plus, your feedback on the Tory government's new political ad in NB.

 

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Zinck Sentencing, NB Political Ad, Appliance Repair, Your Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

Former NS MLA Trevor Zinck postpones sentencing. Could this mean an election run? The Tory government in NB launches a new tv ad - on the taxpayers' dime. Our appliance repair expert takes your questions. Plus, your reactions to the deadly snake incident in NB.

 

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Snake Deaths, Photography Tips

Posted by Carmen Klassen

We get the latest from Campbellton, NB after an escaped python kills two children. Noel Chenier answers your questions about cameras and taking photos.

 

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Unattended Pets, Life-Changing Books, Pipeline Feedback

Posted by Carmen Klassen

The SPCA in PEI is reminding pet-owners that if it receives a complaint about an unattended pet while the owner is on holiday, the pet can be seized. We ask you to tell us about books that have changed your life. And your thoughts on a west-to-east pipeline.

 

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West-East Pipeline, Wine Recommendations

Posted by Carmen Klassen

TransCanada Corp says it's going ahead with a proposed west to east pipeline, carrying Alberta bitumen to Saint John. We speak with New Brunswick premier, David Aylward, and CBC-reporter Bob Jones. And wine writer Craig Pinhey is our guest as we hear your wine recommendations.

 

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