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RADIO NOON - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2012

Eastern School District cafeteria workers could go on strike right now: Chartwells  provides cafeteria service to about 40 schools in the Eastern School District. They've been trying to work out a new contract with their workers. The workers have voted 93 per cent in favour of going on strike. They could have legally walked off the job today but chose not to. Ed White is the national rep. for CUPE Local 4885. Brian Callahan reached him by phone.

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A Canadian company plans to run fibre-optic cable from Clarenville Iqaluit: It's the first leg of an ambitious plan by Artic Fibre to bring high-speed internet to Canada's North. It could mean big changes in Nain and Voisey's Bay. Doug Cunningham is the President of Arctic Fibre. Ramona reached him by phone.

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CROSSTALK: There's no grey area with this question: do you love winter? If you don't, fair enough. But our guests love to get outside at this time of year. They are Carolyn Staple, who makes igloos and has tried all sorts of winter activities including kite-skiing. Also, Roxanne Notley, who loves a good boil up.  Call in, with guest host Brian Callahan!

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