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June 2011 Archives

Coming Up on Crosstalk: Mon July 4, 2011

Soldiers face danger, and we make a point of showing our gratitude a couple of times a year. But is that enough?  Do we show enough support for our troops?  Chris O'Neill-Yates is guest-hosting Crosstalk, with Lt-Col Alex Brennan in studio.  He's with the First Battalion of the Royal Nfld Regiment, and he's working to start a new tradition to pay respect to soldiers past and present.  Phone in with your thoughts.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Thurs June 30, 2011

It's a musical Thursday with a difference!  In honour of next week's Festival 500 in St. John's--the international choral festival--we want your requests for songs from local choral recordings.  Phone in and tell us why you want to hear that particular cut!

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Michael Hlinka

Michael Hlinka.jpgMichael argues that the United Nations Food Agency does more harm than good.
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Hibernia South - First Oil

Nalcor Energy.jpgJim Keating is the Vice President of Oil and Gas for Nalcor.

 

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Foreign Workers needed for Newfoundland and labrador

Progressive Management Consulting.jpgWe speak with lewis Efford owner operator od Progressive Management consulting on finding skilled workers.
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Western Stomach Flu

There's a stomach flu going around in Corner Brook. And it's hitting some children so hard they're winding up in hospital. Dr Anne Roberts is the Acting Medical Officer of Health for Western Health.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk June 28

It's a gardening day today. We've got Dave Morrow in our studio in Grand Falls-Windsor. You've got the questions, he's got the expertise. If you're having problems with a tree, or a bush or those unstoppably hungry slugs or your compost or your lawn. Dave is here to help. And don't forget about vegetables and flowers.

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Archive Feature

1967 was a big year for Canada and Canadians. The country was 100 years old. Celebrations to mark the Centennial were held across the country -- not just the world's fair in Montreal, something we call Expo '67. One Centennial project saw a group of Inuit from Labrador -- known as the Moravian Eskimo Choir -- travel from Nain to St. John's. There were 14 members of the choir. This was their first visit to the island portion of the province. They performed at a number of venues in and around the city. A report about their visit was featured on the appropriately-named CBC Radio show "Centennial Diary."

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Wed June 29

Labrador west.jpgLabrador City is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and so is Radio Noon Crosstalk.  So many people have spent time in Western Labrador.  Phone in with your stories about the early days!  Ramona's guests are Andrew Robertston and Marcheta Gallant.

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Lead Exposure Project

Kids love playing in the dirt ... and some of them even like to eat dirt. They love to chew on their toys.  And how many want to wash their hands before they eat? Well, any and all of these things can lead to a child ingesting lead. And that's what a study has examined - how much lead children in St. John's have been exposed to. Trevor Bell was the lead investigator on this project.

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Fortis in Belize

It hasn't been an easy ride for Fortis in Belize... The Newfoundland based energy company faced plenty of environmental opposition over a dam proposal several years ago, with Hollywood celebrities like Harrison Ford and Cameron Diaz getting involved in the fight to stop it. Last week, the government of Belize took over BEL - Belize Electricity Limited. And Fortis HAD a 70% share of that company. Barry Perry is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Fortis.

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Harper Archive FTR

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not think there's much need for the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre anymore. But a few years back he was singing a different tune. Back in December of 2007 - Harper had nothing but praise for fishermen and the people charged with saving their lives when things go wrong. He was in Port de Grave back then to pay tribute to the crew of the Nautical Legacy, and the rescuers who saved their lives. Here's part of what the Prime Minister said in 2007. 

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Postal Worker

It's the last day on the picket line for thousands of Canada Post employees.The federal government passed legislation on the weekend sending them back to work.Lynn Costigan is President of Local 72 of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Labrador City - Wabush.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk June 27

If you think you know Newfoundland and Labrador, think again. My guest on crosstalk today has just released a book that might give even the most weathered NL'er a few ideas.

The book is called 'Book of Musts: the 101 places every Newfoundlander and Labradorian MUST see." Janice Wells covers everything from bights to Beothuks... George Street to giant squid...and bird's eye views to hidden treasures.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Tues June 28, 2011

It's a gardening day today!  Dave Morrow will be in our studio in Grand Falls-Windsor.  Phone in your questions about anything from invasive weeds to controlling those ever-ravenous slugs.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Mon June 27, 2011

Join guest host Maggie Gillis for a fun phone-in. What would you put at the top of a list of great places to see in Nfld and Lab?  Janice Wells' latest book is "Newfoundland and Labrador Book of Musts:  The 101 Places Every Nflder and Labradorian Must See".  She'll be in studio to take your calls!

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John Crosbie

We had a lively Crosstalk show yesterday, about the closure of the marine rescue coordination centre in St. John's. A couple of callers quoted a speech that Lieutanent Governor John Crosbie gave recently. He was at Queen's University to pick up a honouary doctorate of laws. And in his speech, John Crosbie warned that our political system isn't working the way it should.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Fri June 24, 2011

Stories and questions about whales!  Ramona's guest is Wayne Ledwell of the Whale Release and Strandings program. 

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Ice Island

Yesterday on Radio Noon, fisherman Brian Kippenhuck  described seeing an awesome sight.  The crew of the Labrador Quest was about a hundred kilometres off Black Tickle, Labrador when they saw a giant slab of ice.
Brian Kippenhuck told us it was at least 5 kilometres long when he first saw it, although it later broke in two.
He said the ice was 50 metres high, complete with a couple of waterfalls.
Not only that, Brian says there's an even bigger iceberg off Northern Labrador.
Charlie Randell is the president and CEO of C-Core, which is famous for its ice engineering.

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Transportation Safety Board

The Transportation Safety Board says it wants more action from Transport Canada and other aviation authorities to make sure Sikorksy S-92As are safe.
The TSB has done a review of progress on the recommendations it made in the wake of the Cougar Helicopter Crash in 2009.
The crash killed seventeen people. Transport Canada has agreed to follow the recommendations. But the TSB says it wants action.
Wendy Tadros is the chair of the Transportation Safety Board.
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Dunderdale Marine Rescue

The Prime Minister is not backing down. The Marine Rescue Coordination Sub-Centre in St. John's will close. That's what Stephen Harper told Premier Kathy Dunderdale last night during a telephone conversation. This morning, Dunderdale talked to reporters at the House of Assembly.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Thursday June 23, 2011

What do you think, will the federal government reverse its decision to shut down the Coast Guard Rescue Centre in St. John's?  Ramona's guests are St. John's city councillor, Danny Breen, and Merv Wiseman, one of the employees of the centre.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - June 22

Business columinst, Michael Hlinka.jpgPensions have been a big issue in the Air Canada and Canada Post labour disputes.  And the issue will come up during other negotiations as well. Workers want to know how much they'll have to retire on.  Employers are leery of going into the red on pensions. Is it time for a reality check on pensions.  Ramona's guest is CBC's well-known business columnist, Michael Hlinka.

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Ice Shelf

Brian Kippenhuck of Port Hope-Simpson has seen an incredible sight. An enormous iceberg. A huge sheet of ice that was several km long when he first saw it. Brian is a member of the crew on board the fishing boat, the Labrador Quest. And they were far out at sea when they first saw the massive iceberg. We reached Brian in Port Hope-Simpson earlier today.

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Bear Put Down

A couple of weeks ago, everyone was talking about the cute and people-friendly bear cub in Terra Nova National Park that walked right up to a police officer. Visitors to the park had been feeding the cub, along with other bears. Park officials moved the cub to a remote area, hoping it would remember how to live in the wild again. But that wasn't the case. On the weekend, Fisheries and Wildlife officers euthanized the little bear. Bill Brake is the Field Unit Superintendent in Terra Nova.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk -Wed June 22, 2011

Business columinst, Michael Hlinka.jpgPensions have been a big issue in the Air Canada and Canada Post labour disputes.  And the issue will come up during other negotiations as well. Workers want to know how much they'll have to retire on.  Employers are leery of going into the red on pensions.  We're asking if it's time for a reality check on pensions.  Ramona's guest is CBC's well-known business columnist, Michael Hlinka.  Phone in with your opinion!

Radio Noon Archives

Radio Noon Archives.jpgIn today's archive feature, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of a town
carved out of the Labrador wilderness, Labrador City...

 

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Michael Hlinka

Michael Hlinka.jpgShares at Research in Motion have been in free-fall ever since the
company released its first quarter results last week.
But you know what?
Our Business Columnist Michael Hlinka has been watching the rise
and fall of RIM.
And he sees good times ahead.
Here's Michael. 

 

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Premier Dunderdale

Kathy Dunderdale during one of Stephen Harper's campaign stops in St. John's in March. (CBC.jpgPremier Dunderdale updates reporters on her efforts to speak with the PMO concerning Coast Guard cuts in NL.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Tuesday July 21

Birdhouse.jpgRadio Noon is celebrating the first day of summer with a Gardening Day. Our guest is  Christina Bird of Birdhouse Garden Market in  Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Call in or listen for tips and answers to all you gardening concerns.

 

 

 

 

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Radio Noon CrossTalk - Monday June 20

Wade Locke.jpgJo mark Zurel.jpgToday on the show, we're talking about life in Nfld and Labrador after the oil money runs out.

Are you worried about what will happen to this province ... when oil is no more?

Wade Locke certainly is. He's in studio now, along with Jo Mark Zurel, the president of the St. John's Board of Trade.

 

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Hannah Jardine comes home a big winner....

Hannah Jardine is the only player from Atlantic Canada who made the under 16 National basketball team. This week she played a key role in winning 3rd place at the FIBA America's tournament in Mexico.Hannah Jardine.jpg
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Minister Terry French on West Jet contest.

The Province is teaming up with WestJet to give away 48 free flights.
Minister of Tourism Culture and Recreation, Terry french is here to tell us about that.

 

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Law firm ad campaign stirs up controversy

SPD_1230_SCOPE-1.jpgCBC reporter Lacy O'Connell speaks with Host Roger Samson.
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Robert Hinks - Acting Fire Chief Happy Valley Goose bay

Fire has destroyed an office building in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Crews were called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing office on Royal Street at about 1 o'clock this morning. Nobody was inside at the time. It took about four hours to fight the fire, but the single-storey building could not be saved. Acting Fire Chief Robert Hinks speaks with Roger Samson.

nl  housing fire_04.jpgMike Mealy Photos

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Fri June 17, 2011

Mack Furlong is heading into studio for another edition of Trivia, the radio show where you never know what might happen.  Phone in and try his questions for you.  Feel free to try some of your questions on him! 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Thurs June 16, 2011

From handling clapboard to the best approach to stain your deck to indoor painting, phone in and get some valuable advice from John and Dave Templeton of Templeton's store in St. John's!

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Wed June 15, 2011

Okay, a change in plans:  we were going to have paint experts John and Dave Templeton of Templeton's in studio to give you great advice on everything from staining your deck to trickier jobs such as painting a kitchen counter.  We're still going to get them on Crosstalk, but not until tomorrow, Thurs June 16.

Today, with the lockout of Canada Post workers overnight, we're opening up the phone lines to hear from you:  Will you be affected by the Canada Post lock-out?  Phone in and let us know.

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Air canada Customer services on Strike.

Air canada.jpgCBC's lacey O'Connell went to St. john's International Airport to speak with passengers.
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Radio Noon Archives - Famous flyers

Newfoundland avaiation pioneer Douglas Frasers.jpgToday we'll learn about some of Newfoundland avaiation pioneer Douglas Frasers encounters with famous flyers.
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Constable Suzanne Fitzgerald

rnc.jpgRNC responded to more than 11 thousand alarm system calls last year and most were false alarms.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Tues June 14, 2011

Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O'Brien.jpgMunicipal Affairs Minister Kevin O'Brien will be in studio to answer your questions about the province's waste management plan.  The so-called super-dumps have been in the works for years, but there are still lots of decisions to be made.  Phone in.

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Kelvin Parsons Retiring from politics.

Kelvin Parsons.jpgOppostion House Leader Kelvin Parsons has announced he will be retiring from polotics this fall. 

 

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Constable Jerry Goudie

vehicles.jpgThe RCMP in Central Newfoundland were busy pulling over commercial vehicles for inspections last week.
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Irish Man and the Sea..

nl ocean.jpgIrishman Sean Moriarity is lucky to be alive after being rescued at Sea. Cec Haire has an update for us.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Mon June 13, 2011

We're asking if you mind people wearing scented products in public places. You're probably seeing more and more signs asking people to refrain from wearing them. Good idea or going too far?  Ramona's guest is Greg Noel, the executive director of the Nfld and Lab Lung Association.  Phone in with your opinion! 

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Chris Oneil Yates reports from Mile One on AHL kickoff..

Chris Oneil Yates.jpgMile One.jpg
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Dunderdale speaks out.

Premier Dunderdale.jpgPremier Dunderdale reacts to Ottawa's plan to shut down the Coast guard.
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AHL is back to Mile One

Danny Williams speaks to crowd at Mile One announcement.Danny.jpg

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Fri June 10, 2011

Manual Typewriter.pngDo you know they've stopped manufacturing typewriters?  We want to know if you miss typewriters.  Our guests on Crosstalk certainly do.  Author and journalist Fred Armstrong and administrative manager Vicki Larkin have fond memories that run the gamut from worn-out ribbons to stuck keys to the bell warning you about the end of the line. Phone in with your memories!

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Connie Newell - Telegram Learner Achievement Award

Connie Newell of Bell Island will pick up the Telegram's learner Achievement Award as part of the peter gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for literacy.
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Bear Cub in Terra Nova Park

bear cub.jpgA very cute bear Cub is causing quite a stir in Terra Nova National park. Bill Brake is the field superntendent in Terra Nova.
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Postal Workers on strike in labraodr City

cupw.jpgLynn Costigan is the Presidnet of Local 72 of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Thurs June 9, 2011

We've actually got two phone in's coming for you today.

Thumbnail image for The Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John's, which answers hundreds of calls for help annually, operates out of the coast guard station. (Courtesy DFO).jpgIn just a moment, your reaction to news the Martime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John's is closing. In our Studio is St. John's city councillor Danny Breen who  has been pushing for improved Search and Rescue services in Nfld and Labrador.

 

stanley cup.jpgAnd then after the regional news update in twenty minutes, we move over to talk about the NHL playoffs, and who you think is going to win.

Sports reporter Don Power will be here for that.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Wed June 8, 2011

Kim Winsor.jpgWe're talking about starting your own Brendan Brothers.jpgverafin.pngbusiness.  Do you have advice for an entrepeneur? Or questions for one?  Ramona's guests are retail entrepeneur Kim Winsor of Johhny Ruth and Rocket Bakery fame, along with Brendan Brothers, the co-founder of the high-tech company, Verafin.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Tues June 7, 2011

Tod Boland.jpgIt's a Gardening Day with Todd Boland of the Botanical Garden at Memorial University.  He's a research scientist there, and a font of information about all things green.  He can tell you what you can get into the ground at this time of year, and what to do with the greenery that's already up, including those seemingly endless invasive weeds. Call in with your questions!

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Michael Walsh, Executive Director, External Affairs and Communications, MUNSU

The Supreme Court.says The Breezeway bar on the campus Memorial University is a business and as such, it must pay municipal taxes.

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Basil Crosbie, President, Insurance Brokers Association of Newfoundland (IBAN)

ibannew.pngIt wasn't widely known.

But up until a few days ago, insurance companies selling policies in Nfld and Labrador could use your credit rating against you when you were buying personal insurance.

 

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Mon June 6, 2011

Lots of people are trying to shed some pounds.  But is it realistic to try to lose a lot of weight?  We'd like to hear your thoughts.  Our guests have plenty to say.  They're both with the Janeway Lifestyle Program, but their expertise applies to adults as well.  Holly Grant is an dietitician, and Tracey Bridger is an endocrinologist.

 

 

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Katherine Chubbs, VP Cancer Care Eastern Health - patient navigators

Eastern Health.jpgOne of the recommendations in the Cameron report into the breast cancer tragedy at Eastern Health was to get patient navigators in place.
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Darrin King - Canada Post update

Canada Post.jpgCanada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers failed to reach an agreement last night in their labour dispute.
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Skate Canada director Bev Power

In January, figureskater Joey Russell made it to the podium in the National Figureskating Championships.
Picking up a bronze medal was a huge achievement for the 22-year old Labrador City.

Joey Russell.jpg And he generated no end of pride in Western Labrador--and in fact right across Nfld and Labrador.
But not too long after placing 24th at the Worlds, Joey Russell is retiring from the sport.

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Carole Peterson is a professor of psychology at Memorial University

Carole Peterson.jpgWhat's your earliest childhood memory?

 

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Al Antle, Executive Director, Credit Counselling Services - NL

Loonie.jpgCanadians are going further and further into debt.
And Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are leading the way.


 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk-Thurs June 2, 2011

Sandy morris.jpgRamona's studio guest is none other than Sandy Morris, who just received an honourary doctorate from Memorial University.  The musician and composer has played onstage with everyone from Wonderful Grand Band to Dame Vera Lynn.  Phone in, and get some great stories from Dr. Morris!

 

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Michael Hlinka

Michael Hlinka.jpgLast year's Canada's top one hundred CEOs had compensation packages that exceeded six million dollars.
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Jessica McCormick, NL Chairperson Elect - Canadian Federation of Students

Higher tuition fees....Jessica McCormick.jpg
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Mike Moffat- AHL franchise spin-offs.

an economist at the Richard Ivey School of Business is challenging the assertion that an AHL franchise in St. John's would have economic spin-offs.
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