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Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne has announced pharmacies will offer smoking cessation counselling, this at a time when the federal government is increasing taxes on cigarettes.

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The Homestretch - Pride of lionsSep 15, 2014 | 8:39The Homestretch Pride of lions Audio
The Homestretch Pride of lions Sep 15, 2014 | 8:39Brian Keating has been camping along the Zambezi River in Africa. He talks to Doug Dirks about his close encounter with a Pride of Lions.
The Homestretch - Respiratory virusSep 15, 2014 | 6:23The Homestretch Respiratory virus Audio
The Homestretch Respiratory virus Sep 15, 2014 | 6:23Enterovirus D68 is a respiratory bug that hits infants and children especially hard. Doug Dirks talks to Dr. Brian Goldman about preparations being made in Canadian hospitals in case of an outbreak.
The Homestretch - MS protocolSep 15, 2014 | 8:53The Homestretch MS protocol Audio
The Homestretch MS protocol Sep 15, 2014 | 8:53MS is a disease that can wreak havoc with your vision, memory, balance, and mobility, among other things. Doug Dirks talks to Dr. Terry Wahls about a diet that she says can help.
The Homestretch - New PC cabinetSep 15, 2014 | 6:21The Homestretch New PC cabinet Audio
The Homestretch New PC cabinet Sep 15, 2014 | 6:21Jim Prentice has been sworn in as the sixteenth premier of Alberta, and he's appointed his first cabinet. CBC legislative reporter John Archer updates the situation with Doug Dirks.
The Homestretch - PC cabinet announcedSep 15, 2014 | 8:09The Homestretch PC cabinet announced Audio
The Homestretch PC cabinet announced Sep 15, 2014 | 8:09Jim Prentice has been sworn in as the sixteenth premier of Alberta, and he's appointed his first cabinet. Doug Dirks talks to Graham Thomson of the Edmonton Journal about the latest developments.
The Homestretch - Box office bustSep 15, 2014 | 5:24The Homestretch Box office bust Audio
The Homestretch Box office bust Sep 15, 2014 | 5:24Film critic Thom Ernst talks to Doug Dirks about lower revenues for summer movies and what Hollywood needs to do to reverse the trend.
The Homestretch - Biometrics and the bank machineSep 12, 2014 | 4:50The Homestretch Biometrics and the bank machine Audio
The Homestretch Biometrics and the bank machine Sep 12, 2014 | 4:50A bank in England is planning on introducing finger readers to increase security, the devices are designed to recognize blood vessel patterns in your hand.
The Homestretch - Northern LightsSep 12, 2014 | 5:39The Homestretch Northern Lights Audio
The Homestretch Northern Lights Sep 12, 2014 | 5:39Two massive solar flares are expected to result in a spectacular display of the northern lights tonight. Doug Dirks talks to astronomer Scott Young.
The Homestretch - James Gandolfini's final filmSep 12, 2014 | 7:02The Homestretch James Gandolfini's final film Audio
The Homestretch James Gandolfini's final film Sep 12, 2014 | 7:02Thom Ernst reviews "The Drop" starring the late James Gandolfini from the hit show "The Sopranos" in his final performance.
The Homestretch - The Kingston TrioSep 12, 2014 | 6:45The Homestretch The Kingston Trio Audio
The Homestretch The Kingston Trio Sep 12, 2014 | 6:45Doug Dirks talks to one of the founding members, George Grove, ahead of the group's performance in Calgary this weekend.
The Homestretch - Flood reliefSep 12, 2014 | 6:49The Homestretch Flood relief Audio
The Homestretch Flood relief Sep 12, 2014 | 6:49The MP for Calgary Centre, Joan Crockatt, is urging the premier designate Jim Prentice and the provincial government to take action on flood relief for the communities in her constituency.
The Homestretch - EI premiumsSep 11, 2014 | 6:14The Homestretch EI premiums Audio
The Homestretch EI premiums Sep 11, 2014 | 6:14The government is cutting the premiums for small business, the move will lower payroll taxes by 15 per cent for small businesses. Doug Dirks gets reaction from personal finance expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq.
The Homestretch - Keeping teeth whiteSep 11, 2014 | 6:53The Homestretch Keeping teeth white Audio
The Homestretch Keeping teeth white Sep 11, 2014 | 6:53Longevity columnist Sharon Basaraba talks to Doug Dirks about the foods that affect your teeth and what you can do to keep those pearly whites, pearly white.
The Homestretch - Farmers and the weatherSep 11, 2014 | 8:39The Homestretch Farmers and the weather Audio
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The Homestretch - Healthcare challengesSep 11, 2014 | 9:54The Homestretch Healthcare challenges Audio
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