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April 2011 Archives

Radio Noon Crosstalk- Tuesday May 3, 2011

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Crosstalk - Royal Wedding

Today on the show, we’re talking about the big event of the day. The marriage of Prince William and Kate, who is now the Duchess of Cambridge. We want to know your thoughts on the royal wedding. Did you watch it? What did you think of the dress? What about all those hats? What do you think the wedding means for the public perception of the royal family? Our guests on the show got up very early this morning: Barbara Young and Lorraine McGrath.

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Turner Report - Captain Mark Turner

The report into how prepared we are for an oil disaster off the coast of Nfld and Labrador is out. And it’s calling for significant changes. Everything from a more transparent Canada Nfld Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board. To a recommendation that offshore regulators have contingency plans in the event of a blowout like we saw in the Gulf of Mexico last year. And a recommendation that we look at burning oil if there is a major spill. The provincial government appointed Captain Mark Turner to write the report.

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Adams Memorial - Andrew Brown

A memorial ceremony was held today on the Trans-Canada Highway. It was for 18-year old Danika Adams. She died last year near the Avondale Access road as a result of a moose vehicle collision. Our reporter Andrew Brown was there.

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Dare To Dance - Terry French

There’s a challenge on called “Dare to Dance”. And the challenge from “Dance Newfoundland and Labrador” is to dance for 5 minutes at some point during the day. Which got us wondering what Culture Minister Terry French will be shuffling his feet to.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Fri April 29, 2011

We want your thoughts on the royal wedding!  Ramona's guests are both watching the ceremony with keen interest:  Lorraine McGrath and Barbara Young.  Phone in!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

 

Crosstalk - Youth Vote

During the 2008 election, voter turn out across the country was the lowest ever, at 59 per cent. And here in Nfld and Labrador, it was even lower, at 48 per cent. In fact, historically, people in Nfld and Labrador have had some of the lowest turnouts in the country. There’s been lots of talk during the campaign about getting the vote out. Today on Crosstalk, we’re asking if Canadians take voting for granted. There is encouraging news: The advance polls—both nationally and provincially—showed much higher turnout than in the last federal election. And there’s hope that social media will encourage young people to get out and vote. Some students are getting involved in vote mobs. Jessica McCormack organized one in St. John’s. She’s in the incoming chair of the Cdn Federation of Students in Nfld and Labrador. And Remzi Cej, who has a keen interest in getting the vote out for a few reasons: One being that he lived in Kosovo during the war, and saw people deprived of their right to vote, and he’s a policy analyst with the provincial government on the issue of youth engagement. And also because he’s long had a long interest in human rights.Do Canadians take voting for granted.

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Michael Hlinka - Tim Horton's

Our business columnist Michael Hlinka is a coffee drinker and a donut lover. And he’s also come across some information on how much money a Tim Horton’s franchisee will make.

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Impaired Transport Driver - RCMP Sgt. Mike Ouellette

Just before midnight last night a tractor trailer went off the road near Butterpot Park. The truck was heading east, and ended up in the median. When police arrived the driver was still on the scene. The 42-year old man said he swerved to avoid a moose. But he subsequently failed a breathalyzer. Sgt Mike Ouellette is with the Holyrood Detachment of the RCMP.

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Oceanex- Corner Brook Reaction

Oceanex has stopped shipping goods in and out of Corner Brook for at least the rest of the summer. The company says the amount of goods it’s bringing into port have dropped by thirty per cent. And that exports are down seventy per cent. What will happen instead is that goods will go to the Oceanex facility in St. John’s, and then be trucked to Corner Brook. Oceanex says it will actually mean beter service, as those trucks will be on the road every single day, instead of the once-weekly shipment into Corner Book. Keith Goulding is the president of the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Thurs April 28, 2011

With the election just around the corner, and the low voter turnout for the last federal election, we're asking if Canadians take voting for granted.  Phone in with your thoughts!  Ramona's guests are youth activist Remzi Cej and vote mob organizer Jessica McCormack.

Crosstalk - Books for Young Readers

Today on the show, we’re talking about great books for young people. All the way from picture books to teen novels, and everything in between. We’re looking for your recommendations. And my guests can offer up some of their own. They’re both with the Nfld and Labrador Public Libraries. Melissa Feaver is in our studio in Corner Brook. She specializes in teen fiction. And children’s librarian Beth Maddigan is here in St. John’s. They’ve brought some books to give away. And they’re looking forward to hearing your suggestions for really good books for young people. And of course they can offer up some of their own.

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Tire Recycling - Leigh Puddister

Last week came news that the MMSB has a plan to get rid of the stockpile of almost 2-million used tires in Dunville. They’ll go to two cement companies in Quebec, where they’ll be burned as a source of fuel for the plants. But now another recycler in New Brunswick is speaking out. Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation says it wanted our tires. And that it would have turned them into roofing shingles instead of burning them. Leigh Puddester is the Chair and CEO of the MMSB.

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Green Party Candidates - Tanya Gutmanis, Robert Miller

Pundits and polls have everything from the NDP surging, to the Conservatives inching towards majority territory and the Liberals holding steady. But there’s another national party with full slate of candidates running in this province. Although they haven’t had much attention. And that is the Green Party of Canada. Robert Miller is running in St. John’s East. Tanya Gutmanis (GET-manis) is running Random-Burin-St. George’s.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Wed April 27th

We're looking for recommendations for great reads for young people--from picture books to story books to teen novels!  Ramona's guests are children's librarian Beth Maddigan, and teen book expert Melissa Feaver.  Phone in with your suggestions!

12:35-12:05 Nfld / 12:05-1 pm Lab

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Crosstalk / BIRDING

Today on the show, we’re talking about birds and birding. We want to know if you’ve seen anything interesting. There have been some unusual visitors already this year. And Jared Clarke is here to tell you about some of them. He can also answer questions about local birds. And we’ve also got some birdsongs to try on you. We’ll play them, and you can phone in and tell us what you’re hearing. Crosstalk goes to the birds today! Phone in your questions and stories.

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Bell Island Fuel Line Cut / Corp. Trevor O'Keefe

A fuel line at a Convenience store was cut on Bell Island this weekend. 950 Litres of oil spilled onto the ground and into the basement of the building and the RCMP say this was no accident. Corporal Trevor O’Keefe is the RCMP Bell Island Detachment Commander. He joins me on the phone now.

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Cancer Funding / Karen Young

There are four types of cancers in Canada that desperately need more research funding. That’s according to a Toronto based non-profit group that analyses charities. The group is called Charity Intelligience. It says pancreatic, stomach, lung and colorectal cancers are underfunded relative to the number of deaths they cause. Karen Young is a Cancer Research Analyst with Charity Intelligience. She’s on the line from Toronto.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Tues April 26, 2011

 

nl birds.jpgBirder Jared Clarke will be in studio!  Tell us about the birds you've been seeing and hearing. And get ready to try to identify the audio bird sounds we'll play for you.  Phone in!

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Michael Hlinka - the very richest Canadians

hlinka.jpgOur Business Columnist Michael Hlinka found out something very interesting about the very richest Canadians. And he's here right now with the details:

 

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Kiss tickets go on sale in Grand Falls Windsor.

kiss.jpgEarly-bird tickets for KISS went on sale this morning in Grand-Falls Windsor.

The long-time rockers are headlining the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in July.

Almost 200 people were looking for those early-bird tickets.

And many of them camped out overnight, despite the snow.

The CBC's Carolyn Ray stopped by the NEEDS convenience store where the tickets were being sold:

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits CBS

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Conservative leader Stephen Harper was in Conception Bay South this morning.

He spoke at the Robert French Memorial Stadium in Kelligrews.

He was joined by Fabian Manning, Jerry Byrne and Loyola Sullivan ... though he did have some trouble with name of the last candidate mentioned.

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Crosstalk: Thurs April 21, 2011

EARTH DAY.jpgApril 22nd is Good Friday, and also Earth Day.  It's the latter we're focusing on:  as we approach the anniversary of Earth Day, what's your top environmental concern?  Ramona's guest is Chris Hogran of the Nfld and Lab Environment Network.

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Today on the show, the strong Canadian dollar.

 

Canadian Dollar.jpgRight now the Canadian dollar is up around a dollar four against the American. We're asking if consumers are getting the most they can out of the strong Canadian dollar. If you've been looking at big-ticket items, have the prices gone down the way you expected they would?
Has the idea of traveling to the United States become a lot more attractive?
Or has the strong Canadian dollar affected your pocket book in a different way--affecting your household income if anyone in your family relies on exports for a living?
My guest on the program today is Alison Coffin, who is an economist at Memorial University.
Are consumers getting the most they can out of the strong Canadian dollar?

 

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Tom Marshall - 8 per cent heating rebate for all households

tom marshall.jpgOne of the key measures in yesterday's budget is the new 8 per cent heating rebate for all households.
That's on top of the old rebate to help low-income earners.
Yesterday, reporters asked the minister of finance, Tom Marshall, about the rebate programs.

 

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Dr Geoff Smith, President, NL Dental Association.

NL Dental Association.jpgIn yesterday's budget, the province announcement more money for adult dental health. $1.5 million dollars is going towards the enhancing the Nfld & Lab Dental Health Plan for adults.
For this reaction to this announcement, we're reached Dr Geoff Smith
He is the president of the Nfld & Lab Dental Association.
And, he's on the line from Burin.
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Radio Noon Archives// Tuesday April 19

In today's archive feature, we'll hear from one of Labrador's Moravian missionaries and educators, Kate Hettasch

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Business columinst, Michael Hlinka

Business columinst, Michael Hlinka.jpgToday he's focused on how Greece's debt problems are getting worse, and how everyone's talking about debt restructuring.
But Michael  doesn't think that's the answer.
He says what Greece really needs is its own currency, even if it might mean the end of the Euro zone.

 

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Wilf Nicholls - State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

wilf nicholls.jpgWilf Nicholls is well-known for his time at Memorial University's Botanical Garden in St. John's.
He joined us on the line from Athens, Georgia, where he runs the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tues April 19, 2011

Traverse gardens.jpgThe first gardening show of the season!  With none other than Ross Traverse of Traverse Gardens in Torbay.  Phone in and get some tips on dealing with winter damage, and prepping for the growing season ahead!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1:00 Lab

 

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How to Vote. - Susan Flanagan

 

canada votes.jpgTwo weeks from today, polling stations across Canada will be open so that people can cast their votes in the federal election.
But there are other options.Including advance polls starting on Friday. And voting by mail.And also at an Elections Canada office. Susan Flanagan is the regional media advisor for Elections Canada.

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Coyotes in st. John's

coyote-.jpgThis weekend, Bill Butt of St. John's saw something he wasn't expecting. A coyote near his house on Wishingwell Road.
Mike McGrath is a senior biologist with the provincial government's Wildlife Division. He's on the line from St. John's:
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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK - Monday April 18 - Spirituality

Misel Joe.jpgWe're taking time out to ask if spirituality is important to you. Ramona's guests was Chief Mi'sel Joe of Conne River, who is well known for his work in spiritual healing.

12:35-1:30 pm Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

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Amena Sentorisi: Middel East to Carbonear

 

middle east.jpgcarbonear.jpgIt's one thing to move to a new country when you have a good job lined up.
But when it's your spouse who has the job, and you're arriving with no work and no prospects, it can be a very different experience.
As part of our series 'Come from Away', we travel to Carbonear to hear firsthand from a woman who knows what that's like.

 

 

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Dr Dan Fontaine, Pathologist- HPV - Human Pampilloma Virus study

Dr Dan Fontaine, Pathologist.jpgThere's a better test for HPV - the Human Papillomavirus that causes cervical and other cancers.

Researchers at Memorial University recently verified through a Canadian study.

Their research was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

Pathologist - Dr Dan Fontaine was one of the people who examined the new test.

 

 

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Lorraine Michael, Leader, Provincial NDP - HST

Lorraien Michael NDP.jpgThe NDP is calling once again for the HST to be removed from the cost of heating your home.

Lorraine Michael launched a petition this morning in St. John's.

It calls on the Dunderdale government to remove the provincial portion of the HST - that's 8 percent - from home heating costs. 

For more inforation you can Email ndpinfo@gov.nl.ca

 

 

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Crosstalk - Friday April 15

mack furlong_trivia.jpgJoin us today for Radio Noon Trivia. Mack Furlong is our current Trivia Host which has now been running for 30 years.

Call us with all your Trivia questions 12:35-1:30 pm Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

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The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic.

The band Played On.jpgwallace hartley.jpgOn this day, 99 years ago, the unsinkable ship - the Titanic - struck an iceberg 640 kilometres south-east of Nfld.

Less than 3 hours later, the Titantic was swallowed by the sea.

15-hundred and seventeen people lost their lives, mainly because there were not enough lifeboats.

Amid the chaos, the members of the band kept playing.

Steve Turner has just written a book about them called, The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic

He's in London, England, and he speaks with Ramona:

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Remzi Cej - department of human resources, labour and employment

Remzi CEJ.jpgAll this week we're looking at the immigrant population of Newfoundland and Labrador

through our series called "Come From Away". This week The Conference Board of Canada

held a "Leader's Roundtable on Immigration" - including the Newfoundlandland and Labrador Experience.

Remzi Cej is with the department of human resources, labour and employment.

He has first hand experience on immigrating.

He came here from a tumultuous Kosovo ten years ago

Here's part of what he told the audience yesterday here in St. John's.

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Dr. Karl Kabasele, medical specialist for CBC News - MS treatment

karl-kabasele-.jpgNew research from the U.S. casts doubt on a controversial MS vein therapy. We'll talk to CBC News medical specialist Dr. Karl Kabasele about what it could mean for M-S research in Canada.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Thurs April 14, 2011

 

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Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada.  How can you prevent heart problems?  Roger Samson is guest-hosting the show.  His guests are Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Wendy Decker, and Terasena Smith, a dietitician in the Cardiology Unit at Eastern Health. 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk April 13

Today's subject was immigration.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk Wed April 13th, 2011

Everyone talks about trying to increase the population of Nfld and Lab.  Would you like to see more immigrants here?  Ramona's guest is José Rivera of the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Board.  Phone in with your thoughts!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1:00 Lab

 

Polar Bears in st Anthony

Polar Bear April 10,2011 008.jpgA polar in St. Anthony is causing a stir.

Early this morning, it was wandering the roads around town.

And that meant students got to school in an unusual fashion.

Ernest Simms is mayor of St. Anthony.

And he also lives in the area where the polar bear has been spotted.

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MV Apollo Ferry breaks down.

MV Apollo ferry.jpgIt's been a week since the Apollo Ferry has travelled from Blanc Sablon to St. Barbe.

The Apollo has mechanical problems - it's down to one engine - and ice is causing problems too.

And that's got Junior Hancock upset. He distributes groceries and confectionary products throughout the south coast of labrador. But his products are not getting in. Junior Hancock is on the line from Forteau.

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Conception Bay South - Boil Order

A boil-water order is disrupting life for people in Conception Bay South.

The town has been under the order since Friday.

boil water.jpgPeople need to boil their water for at least one minute before drinking it.

Woodrow French is mayor of CBS.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tues April 12, 2011

The Coaltion for Alternatives to Pesticides in Nfld & Lab is calling for a ban on using them in people's lawn and gardens.  What do you think:  Should there be a ban on the use of pesticides in people's yards?  Ramona's guests are Don Barry, the owner of ServiceMaster Lawn Care, who would oppose a ban.  And Dr. Ian Simpson, who co-chairs the coalition.

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1:00 Lab

 

Radio Noon Crosstalk: Mon April 11, 2011

excessive noise.jpgFrom roaring motorcycles to loud movie theatres to the volume level at gyms, are we bombarded by noise?  Ramona's guest was Leon Mills, the executive director of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association in Nfld and Lab. 

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Moose Cull - Ron Hicks- Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters' Association

out door image nl.jpgThe Province is issuing more than 5-thousand extra moose licences this year. 
That'll bring the total number to over 32-thousand.
The hope is that there will be fewer moose on our roadways.
However, one group is not one bit happy about that--
The Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters' Association.
Ron Hicks is their president.

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Hydro transmission lines to Makkovik and Hopedale.

hydro line.jpgThere's word from Premier Dunderdale that the provincial government could run hydro transmission lines to Makkovik and Hopedale.
That's if Vale decides to run a power line from the proposed Muskrat Falls development to the nickel mine in Voisey's Bay.
And right now, Vale says that's a very big if.
Bob Carter is the manager of Corporate Affairs for Vale.

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Marine Atlantic - Blue Puttees rolls

Blue Puttees.jpgOn Friday Marine Atlantic held a news conference to speak about an incident that happened on the Blue Puttees on March 19th.
Just outside Port aux Basques that day, one of Marine Atlantic's newest Ferries - the Blue Puttees -rolled and listed hard.
The CBC's Brian Callahan took in this briefing.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk: Fri April 8, 2011

wine and beer.jpgBill and Ken Reddy of Brewery Lane were in studio to answer your questions and take your best tips about making your own wine and beer.  And we heard the more unsual ones, too! To listen to this and other radio Noon podcasts follow this link.

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Linda Ross, President/CEO, Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women. - Sexist language.

status of women.jpgA week ago in the House of Assembly, Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones compared Premier Kathy Dunderdale to Little Red Riding Hood.

She also commented on the premier's outfit , saying Dunderdale was all dressed up for her meeting later that day with Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

Linda Ross couldn't believe what she was hearing.

She's the President and CEO of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

She went so far as to write a letter to the editor that appeared in today's Telegram newspaper.

Linda Ross joins us in the studio.

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Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Dev't - High-speed internet service

Susan Sullivan.jpgA couple of days ago on Crosstalk, we heard from caller after caller who still doesn't have high-speed internet service.

People on the south coast of Labrador, as well as in Mud Lake.

And people on the Northern Peninsula, and the south coast of the island, and near Lewisporte, and even on the Avalon Peninsula not too far from St. John's.

They said using dial-up internet is more than an inconvenience.

That it has an impact on businesses, on tourism. And even on simple necessities, like trying to book an airline ticket.

So will we ever have access to high-speed internet for every household in Nfld and Labrador?

Susan Sullivan is the provincial minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development.

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Janet Vivian-Walsh - School bus crash last week in Old Perlican

school-bus-20100722_1.jpgThere was a school bus crash last week in Old Perlican, and there were some injured students.
Janet Vivian-Walsh is the assistant director of education responsible for programs for the Eastern School Board.
She joins us on the line:

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Recall of Walnuts throughout Eastern Canada

si-220-walnut-recall.jpgThe walnuts are distributed by Amira Enterprises which operates out of Quebec.

They are contaminated with E Coli.

While there have been no reported illnesses in this province

There have been 13 cases of E. coli reported from Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

Nine of those people have been hospitalized.

For more on this, the Radio Noon's Roger Samson spoke with Garfield Balsom.

He's with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Ottawa.

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Thurs April 7, 2011// Radio Noon Crosstalk

Parks Canada will start culling moose in Terra Nova and Gros Morne National Parks this fall.  moose.jpgIt says there are way too many of them, and that they're damaging the forests.  Do you agree with the decision to reduce the number of moose in the two parks?  Ramona's guest is environmental scientist Ian Goudie.  Phone in with your thoughts.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Wed April 6, 2011

alex marland.jpgYou've been hearing from the politicians--now it's your turn: what issue matters the most to you in the federal election campaign? Ramona's guest is Memorial University political scientist Alex Marland.  Phone in with your thoughts.

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Ed Martin, the President and CEO of Nalcor

Ed Martin.jpgYesterday, we heard from retired politician John Collins on his concerns about the plans for the hydro development at Muskrat Falls.

He served as finance minister under Brian Peckford, and still considers himself a supporter of the provincial Conservatives.

However, he's got concerns about whether the Dunderdale government's plans to Muskrat Falls project makes economic sense.

To respond to the questions he raised, we have Ed Martin, the President and CEO of Nalcor.

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Gordon Peddle - Co-owner of Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems

 

nb-petro-can-gas-wide-220.jpgThe Consumer Group for Fair Gas prices is expecting the cost of fuel to go up across the board tomorrow. The prediction is that heating oil will go up by just over a cent, gas will go up by 5 cents a litre, and diesel will be up by 1-point-3 cents a litre.
That may not sound like a big increase for diesel.
But people in the trucking business say it's going to hurt.

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Radio Noon archives with Christine Davies

In today's archive feature, we'll meet one of the province's pioneers in aviation, Douglas Fraser.... fraser_doug.jpg Doug Fraser piloted the first flight from Newfoundland Airport, 1938

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Frank Collier, Volunteer Fire Chief, St. Alban's

Frank Collier.jpgThere was quite the commotion in St. Alban's on the weekend. In the middle of the fireman's ball on Saturday night, the fire chief got a call from Coast Guard. The emergency beacon belonging to a local vessel was was going off. To pick up the story from there, we've got the volunteer fire chief Frank Collier on the line in St. Alban's. To listen or download this and other interesting radio Noon Podcasts please follow this link.

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John F Collins, former Provincial Progressive Conservative Finance Minister.

He's been out of politics for a long time.
But that's not stopping former provincial Conservative cabinet Minister John Collins from questioning the plans for the Muskrat Falls hydro development.
John Collins handled the finance portfolio back when Brian Peckford was premier.
One of his questions is whether enough alternatives have been explored.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Are you getting the internet service you need?

Getting access to high speed internet is still a big issue for some people, especially in Labrador. Here's the question on Radio Noon Crosstalk tomorrow: Are you getting the internet service you need Our guest is Sheila Downer of Smart Labrador. You can phone in at 12:30, noon in Labrador.

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Arnold Bennett - Coalition against poverty

Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Moravian, Mennonite, Muslim, Pentecostal,

Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, United Church

RELIGIOUS SOCIAL ACTION COALITION

OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

http://candidatesagainstpoverty.ca/

The Religious Social Action Coalition of Nfld and Lab is asking federal election candidates to make a commitment to do something about poverty. And they've put together a website so that voters across Canada can track which would-be politicians promise to take poverty seriously. The Coalition is made up of people from various religious groups, including the Pentecostal Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Arnold Bennett is with the Jewish community.

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Nora Duke - Fortis Building

Fortis has come up with a new proposal for a big office tower for downtown St. John's. The 12-story office building would be built at the corner of Gower Street, Springdale Street and Hamilton Avenue Extension. An earlier plan by Fortis to build an office tower on Water Street caused a lot of controversy last year, and was later withdrawn by the company.

Nora Duke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis.

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Crosstalk: Mon April 4, 2011

 

There's a children's advocate in Nfld and Lab.  Do we also need an advocate for seniors?  Phone in with your thoughts.  Ramona's guest is Rosemary Lester, who chairs the Elder Abuse Committee of Nfld and Lab.  She's also on the board of the Seniors' Resource Centre.

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Gail Fraser, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

gail fraser.jpgOn Monday, March 28, the drill rig Henry Goodrich spilled more than 26-thousand litres of synthetic based drilling mud spilled into the ocean.

The fact that it happened only became public Thursday march 31..

We spoke to Sean Kelly, the spokesperson for the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.

He told us the mud went straight to the bottom of the ocean ... and therefore wouldn't affect seabirds in the area.

But Gail Fraser questions that.

She's an associate professor of environmental studies at York University.

She joins me on the line from Toronto.

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MHA Shawn Skinner // Power rate increase.

Shawn Skinner.jpgThe provincial government says you should expect electricity rates to increase dramatically in the near future. In fact, Natural Resources Minister Shawn Skinner says rates will go up 35 per cent in five years.

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Crosstalk: Fri April 1, 2011

IMG-20110401-00032.JPGWhat's the secret to a really good pot of split pea soup?  Ramona's guests have their own secrets.  They're award-winning soup makers Frank Norman and Alvin Tucker, who put in a lot of time at the kitchen at George Street United Church in St. John's.

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