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August 2012 Archives

Sheilagh O'Leary's reaction to city's use of herbicides

Ted talks with councillor Sheilagh O'Leary and her reaction to Terry Croucher's comment about the city's use of herbicides.
 
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Corner Brook man fined for using his power-assisted bike

Jeremy Eaton talks with Micheal Earle, the uncle of Chestley Earle. Chestley is the 25 year old Corner Brook man who is being fined for using his power-assisted bike.
 
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Health Canada investigating Targa Newfoundland

Ted talks with Doug Mepham, one of the founders of Targa and a spokesperson for the rally. Health Canada has notified Targa Newfoundland that it's investigating Targa for violating the Tobacco Act.

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Pesticide spraying safety measures

Ted talks with Terry Croucher, head of Newfoundland and Labrador Vegetation Control, about the safety measure his company takes in spraying the pesticide Tordon 101.
 
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Seamus O'Keefe's response to minimum price of drinks

Ted talks with Seamus O'Keefe, the executive director of the George Street Association, about raising the minimum price of drinks served in bars and restaurants in NL.
 
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NLC wants to raise the minimum price in bars

The Newfoundland Liquor Corporation is asking the government to raise the minimum price of drinks in bars, because young people are drinking too much.
 
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Best and worst of human nature

The Death of Neil Armstrong, and the latest Taliban attack, lead Ted to ponder the best and worst of human nature.
 
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Ferryland Lighthouse

The federal government has turned over ownership of the Ferryland Lighthouse to the community. Host Ted Blades speaks with the Mayor of Ferryland Leo Moriarity.
 
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Black bear boom in Glovertown

On The Go wraps up its coverage of the black bear boom in Glovertown.

 

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Fly problems in Heart's Delight

Ted talks with Joanne Erazo about the fly problem she's encountering in Heart's Delight
 
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And here's Joanne's photo of just how bad the flies are.
 
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Remembering Jack Layton

Remembering Jack Layton. It's been a year since the former NDP leader passed away. Host Ted Blades speaks with the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party - Kathleen Connors.
 
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No rooms in Grand Bank

No room at the inn. Tourists want to come to Grand Bank...but can't find anywhere to stay.
Host Ted Blades speaks with the Mayor of Grand Bank - Darrell LaFosse.
 
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Bears showing up in Glovertown

There are lots of bears showing up in Glovertown and one resident thinks something needs to be done about it. Host Ted Blades speaks with Terry Burry.
 
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Eastern Health faces class action lawsuit

Eastern Health is now facing a class action lawsuit for breach of private medical information.
St. John's lawyer Bob Buckingham is representing the woman who launched the lawsuit. He speaks with host Maggie Gillis.
 
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George River Caribou herd

A recent census of the George River Caribou herd in Labrador shows their numbers continue to plummet. Host Maggie Gillis gets the latest news on the herd from Environment and Conservation Minister Terry French.
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Scotiabank is shutting down the only bank machine in Fortune

Residents of Fortune on the Burin Peninsula are angry that Scotiabank is shutting down the only bank machine in their town. Host Maggie Gillis speaks to the Mayor of Fortune - Charles Penwell.
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Special four-day adventure on the province's west coast for young adults who've survived cancer

Young adults who've survived cancer share a special four-day adventure on the province's west coast. Host Maggie Gillis speaks with organizer Geoff Eaton and participant Janice Davidson.
 
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Fortune opens Family Park

Host Maggie Gillis speaks with Wanda Drake of Fortune. The town has dedicated a park to her husband - Wade Drake and Burch Nash. Both men lost their lives in the crash of Cougar Flight 491 three years ago.
 
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The Dardanelles - hitting the road for a cross-province tour

One of Newfoundland and Labrador's hottest traditional groups is hitting the road for a cross-province tour. Host Maggie Gillis speaks with Tom Power and Matthew Byrne of The Dardanelles.
 
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Tragedy in the Codroy Harbour area Part 2

The dramatic conclusion of the story of Mary Williams and William Beggs. They spent seven hours clinging to their overturned boat desperately hoping for rescue. They speak with host Maggie Gillis.
 
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"The Endeavour" - believed to be first ship built in Newfoundland

It looks like the end of a dream for the people who were trying to build a replica of "The Endeavour" - believed to be the first ship ever built in the province. Marie Wadden has the story.
 
 
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Tragedy in the Codroy Harbour area Part 1

A morning of fishing and photography went horribly wrong for three people in the Codroy area last week. One man lost his life when their boat sank. The other two spent seven harrowing hours battling for their lives. William Beggs and Mary Williams share their story with host Maggie Gillis.
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Heritage homes on Temperance Street

A woman who grew up in one of the heritage homes on Temperance Street in St. John's is disgusted with their dilapidated condition. Judy MacFarlane has been pushing for years to have the homes preserved. She speaks with host Maggie Gillis.
 
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British battleship HMS Raleigh

Host Maggie Gillis gets an update from one of the divers who's been exploring the wreck of the British battleship HMS Raleigh off the coast of Labrador.
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West coast farmer's grapes are thriving

An unexpected crop is thriving in the summer heat this year. Gerard Beaulieu of Reidville on the west coast tells host Tony Dawson about his great grapes.
 
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Health effects of pesticides

Environment Minister Tom Hedderson reassured people - last week - that the pesticide used to clear roadside vegetation is safe. The Ontario College of Family Physicians has done two extensive reviews of the health effects of pesticides. Dr. Margaret Sanborn was co-author of both. She speaks with host Tony Dawson
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Roadside clearing of vegetation with pesticides

Minister of Transportation Tom Hedderson comes under fire for his comments about the safety of pesticides. The government is using pesticides for roadside clearing of vegetation.
The minister then attempts to clarify his comments with reporters.
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Extremely low water levels in Port aux Choix

Water woes in Port aux Choix. Hot dry weather is means extremely low water levels. It could even mean the closure of their fish plant. Mayor Carolyn Lavers talks with host Tony Dawson.
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Canadian Lawn Bowling Champ - Elizabeth Mayo

An Avondale woman has captured the national title in blind lawn bowling. Host Tony Dawson speaks with Elizabeth Mayo about her exciting win.
 
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Mary Walsh - New Campaign Chair for the Bannerman Park Foundation

Acclaimed comedian, actor and writer Mary Walsh is the new Campaign Chair for the Bannerman Park Foundation. She speaks with host Tony Dawson about her new role and her heartwarming memories of the park of her childhood.
 
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Divers preparing to look at a British battleship on the coast of Labrador

Divers are preparing to take a firsthand look at a British battleship that ran aground 90 years ago on the coast of Labrador. Host Tony Dawson speaks with Chris Harvey-Clark - the leader of the volunteer dive team.
 
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Original four members of Great Big Sea in two surprise appearances this weekend

They haven't performed together for a decade. But the original four members of Great Big Sea hooked up for not one - but two surprise appearances over the weekend. Host Tony Dawson speaks to the man who left the band a decade ago - Darrell Power.
 
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Elimination of wheat in diet of autistic 3 year old, makes hugh difference

Mary Byrne was listening to our program last week and she heard Dr. William Davis. He's a preventive cardiologist and author who says if you've been trying to lose some weight and/or lower your blood pressure and/or lower your risk of developing diabetes...eliminate wheat from your diet. She says the diet has made a huge difference to her 3-year-old son Nathan who has autism.

 

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay area looses local CBC programs

Happy Valley-Goose Bay resident Ruth Voisey is not happy about the loss of local CBC programs in her area. She speaks with host Tony Dawson.
  
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C-E-O of Western Health talks about privacy breach

A clerk with Western Health has been fired for a serious privacy breach.
Host Tony Dawson speaks with Susan Gillam - the C-E-O of Western Health.
Following the interview we also hear reaction from provincial Health Minister Susan Sullivan.
 
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