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April 2012 Archives

A wreath-laying ceremony goes wrong for Corner Brook Town Councillor.

Priscilla Boutcher joins Ramona on the line from Corner Brook.

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Thumbnail image for NH_Orlova.jpg A Love story aboard the vessel Lyubov Orlova. Its been seen as an eyesore in the St. John's harbour but Erin Scarrow remembers an on-board romance that changed her life. We reached her in Canberra, Australia. (Pictured left Erin Scarrow and Husband with Lyubov Orlova in the background) http://www.jamiescarrow.com/ 

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Crosstalk: We dread cancer, but in many instances it's preventable. That's why we're asking if you've changed your lifestyle to prevent cancer. Ramona's guests are Janice Kennedy from the Canadian Cancer Society and cancer survivor Darrell Yetman, who is with the Prostate Cancer Awareness Network in NL. http://www.cancer.ca/Newfoundland-Labrador.aspx?sc_lang=en 

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Crosstalk april 27, 2012

Today on Crosstalk, it’s Trivia with Mack Furlong.

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Edible Landscaping

There’s a new trend in landscaping, and it’s a tasty one. Edible landscaping. Where you get to enjoy pretty plants on your grounds before you eat them. Ramona speaks with Landscape designer Jeanette French .

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Serious fire in Clarke's Beach, Conception Bay North.

Ramona speaks with Jeremy Hall, fire chief with the Bay de Grave Fire Department, about the house fire in Clarke’s Beach.

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Radio Noon - Thursday April 26, 2012

Bad Roads: An on-line survey by the Canadian Auto Association says five of the top ten worst roads in Atlantic Canada are in this province.  Two are on the Bay D'Espoir Highway. Eric Skinner is the mayor of Harbour Breton

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Fluorspar jewelery: Fluorspar was mined in St. Lawrence for years, and it left a terrible legacy of industrial disease because workers weren't properly protected. But the mineral itself is a rainbow of colours - pinks, greens and gold - and a small group of adults on the Burin Peninsula with challenging needs are creating something beautiful with St. Lawrence fluorspar.  Freelance reporter Fred Dodge has that story.

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Crosstalk: Sentences for impaired drivers - we're asking whether they're tough enough.  Our guest on the program is Josephine Gaulton-Rowe, the president of the chapter of M.A.D.D. in Western Labrador. 

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Radio Noon - Wednesday April 25, 2012

Crosstalk: Tuesday April 24, 2012:  Is the trash problem getting better or worse?  We've got Karen Hickman in studio.  She's the executive director of St. John's Clean and Beautiful, and concerned citizen John Trend, who lives in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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New breast cancer screening rules: The provincial government is broadening its Breast Cancer Screening Program to include women in their forties.  Dr. Pradip Ganguly is a recently retired oncologist in St. John's.  Susan Sullivan is the Minister of Health.

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The sub-centre in St. John's stops taking calls tommorrow..

 For comment we reached the Inshore Director with the FFAW, Bill Broderick.

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Radio Noon Archives: Christine Davies is here with some wild archival tape today, all about giant hot-air balloons sending rhesus monkeys way, way up in the sky.

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Crosstalk: The ban on 5 key pesticides in Newfoundland and Labrador comes into effect in one week, on the first of May. We're asking on the Crosstalk phone-in if we're ready to stop using pesticides. Ramona's guest is Michael Murray of Murrays Garden Centre in Portugal Cove.

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Family says a court sentence doesn't go far enough.

CBC reporter Andrew Brown speaks with relatives of a Wabush man killed in a hit and run.

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In St. Lewis, Labrador, there's fear about the future now that the crab plant is closed. Ramona speaks on phone with town councillor Warrick Chubbs.

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adria_vasil.jpgDo you worry about chemicals in cosmetic and body products? Ramona's guest is Adria Vasil, whose latest book is Ecoholic Body (http://www.ecoholic.ca/). There's lots to talk about, from heavy metals in some lipsticks to whether some brands that proclaim they're natural actually are.

(Ecoholic Author, Adria Vasil in Allen Gardens in Toronto. Photo credit: Sarika Seghal)

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Is the union's new lobster Co-op is not a Co-op at all

Non traditional seal recipes. A different view of the fleet separation policy.

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How a Dog caused a serious and almost deadly accident.

Thumbnail image for North Harbour accident 1.jpgConstable Tony Seward is with the RCMP in Placentia. (pictured left)

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Placentia Lift bridge Update. Traffic will go down to one lane when the lift bridge in Placentia is repaired. Mayor Bill Hogan is on line.
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iStock_earthinhand.jpgSunday is Earth Day. Which environmental issue is number one on your list right now? Chris Hogan of the Nfld and Lab Environment Network will be in studio with Ramona. And here's their webpage: http://www.nlen.ca/
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The Environment Minister defends the new pesticide regulations.

Terry French is the Minister of Environment and Conservation. He joins us on phone.

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There's a promising new treatment for people with severe eating disorders. Adele LaFrance Robinson is a psychologist at Sudbury Regional Hospital and also teaches at Laurentian University. She's in St. John's at a conference on eating disorders to share her techniques.  

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Mayor Doc Okeefe.jpgCrosstalk: St. John's mayor Dennis O'Keefe is speaking out agains the federal job cuts in this province. Our question for you: Are they making Nfld and Lab into a colonial outpost, as the mayor maintains? He'll be in studio. We want to hear your thoughts on this one. Phone in!

Mayor Doc Okeefe

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Does the upcoming ban on pesticide use go far enough.

Gideon Forman is the executive director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. He joins us on phone from Port Elgin Ontario.

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One Grand Falls-Windsor woman's fight to get more homecare for her disabled son. Charmaine Noble, says the system isn't working for her family.

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Crosstalk: It's National Volunteer Week, and we want to know, Has volunteering changed your life? We want to hear from you. Sheilagh Guy-Murphy and Charlie Pope are long-time volunteers, and they'll be in studio with Ramona.

Job cuts for Environment Canada employees who coordinate oil spill clean-ups

Stan Tobin is with the Nfld and Labrador Environmental Association. He's in our Studio for reaction.

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Radio Noon Archives. This week Christine Davies brings us some nice archive tape from CBC Radio's Gary MacDonald reporting on the mill whistle in Grand Falls-Windsor on New Year's Eve, 1998.

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Crosstalk: Some people say dieting is not healthy. Other's say it's the only sure-fire way to slim down. Do you believe in dieting to lose weight? Ramona's guest is Dr. Arya Sharma, one of Canada's leading experts on obesity.  http://www.drsharma.ca/ 

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Another Case of Internet Luring involving a Young Teenager

Ramona speaks with Sgt. Cal Barter, of the Deer Lake Detachment of the RCMP, about a 24-year-old man from Corner Brook arrested on several sexual charges involving a fourteen-year-old girl.

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The Local Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society Oppose Teens using Tanning Beds. Ramona speaks with Matthew Piercey, executive director of the Canadian Cancer Society in Nfld and Labrador, about the locals stand on whether teens should use tanning beds.

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You're driving along and then someone in another vehicle cuts you off or does something else that puts you in danger. Have you ever experienced road rage? It's probably happened to most of us. The CBC's Cecil Haire is here with Ramona.

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Why one woman is walking the strike line in Labrador City today.

Co-op workers in Lab City on strike.jpgJolynn Randell is a cashier and clerk with the Carol Wabush Co-op in Labrador City. We've reached her on the picket line. (Pictured left - Co-op workers in Lab City on strike) 

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Makkovik Food Prices. Yesterday, we talked about food prices in Rigolet, on the Labrador Coast. Today we reached Herbert Jacque. He's the Mayor of Makkovik

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Crosstalk. We're putting off an ad-hoc talent show! We want young people to phone in and sing a song or play an instrument or read a poem or tell us about their heritage projects. It's all in the spirit of non-competitive fun, and we'll have lots of prizes to give away. Plus musical theatre dynamic duo Peter MacDonald and Ronalda Hutton MacDonald in studio.

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Radio Noon - Thursday April 12, 2012

labrador-bread-620.jpgRigolet... nine dollars for a box of breakfast cereal.  Marie Rich is a town councillor from Rigolet and she's joins us on the line from Rigolet. (Pictured left - a loaf of bread in Rigolet) 

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Terry Fox's courage and determination inspired a whole nation. Including Donna Ball of Paradise. But Donna was inspired by Terry long before he became a household name. In fact they met and corresponded by letter in the late 1970's. Back in 2009 - we had a Crosstalk with Terry's brother Fred - and listeners called with their memories of Terry. Donna Ball was one of those callers.

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Crosstalk: Have you ever had a pet? Have they ever done anything really smart or cute or incredibly bad? We want your pet stories! Jessica Rendell of Heavenly Creatures will be in studio with Ramona. zoe the dog.jpgZoe the dog

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Radio Noon - Wednesday April 11, 2012

Cpl JP MacDougall - Elders_1.jpgRCMP officers learn some cultural lessons at an Innu campsite. We speak with RCMP Officer JP Macdougall and Natuashish Band Councillor Kevin Pashtiwet. (Pictured left - Cpl JP MacDougall - Elders)

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What is the link between Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D? Dr. Jock Murray is a professor emeritus at Dalhousie University and founder of the Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit in Halifax.

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We're approaching the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Will we ever forget the day the ship went down? Get ready for some great storytelling. Larry Daley is a Titanic diver and amateur historian. Dave Myrick says his great uncle Jimmy was the one who heard the distress call at Cape Race.

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RADIO NOON - TUESDAY April 10, 2012

Vimy Ridge.jpgFour Hundreds students from Newfoundland and Labrador make an emotional visit to Vimy Ridge. MacKenzie Davidson and Bridgette Kenny both go to Lakecrest School in St. John's. We reached them in Paris.

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Radio Noon Archives. Today we mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

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Crosstalk: At 145.9 a litre on the Avalon Peninsula, gas prices are just under the historic high of 149.3 a few years back. Are the high prices eating into your budget? Phone in with Ramona's guest, George Murphy of the Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices.

Radio Noon - Monday April 9, 2012

Cuts in the federal budget mean there won't be as many Canadian Forces reservists working in Gander. Ramona speaks with the Mayor of Gander, Claude Elliott.

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We live in an age where there are TV and computer screens everywhere. Dr. Tracey Bridger says babies and toddlers up to the age of two shouldn't be spending any time in front of TVs or computers or I-pads.

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Have you been following the St. John's IceCaps in their first year? We'll have defenceman John Negrin in studio to take your calls, along with team communications director Don Power.
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Radio Noon - Thursday April 5, 2012

Maria Matthews remembered. A couple of days ago, a caller mentioned Maria Matthews of Corner Brook. She was an amazing person who lived to help others.

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Crosstalk: We're asking if music has the power to heal, from a broken heart to a broken body. Our guests are choral director Valerie Long, and musician Chris Kirby. They've got stories for you.

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Radio Noon - Wednesday April 4, 2012

The RCMP shot and killed a polar bear in Greenspond yesterday. Corporal Dale Lewis is the officer who put the animal down. We reached him in Gander.

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Alan Doyle on Radio Noon.jpgWednesday night (9:30 pm Nfld/9:00 Lab) is the season finale for the Republic of Doyle. And ROD's Allan Hawco will be in studio to take your calls, ranging from the on-camera work to what happens behind the scenes. We'll also have some students with us from St. Kevin's Jr High in the Goulds, Allan's old stomping grounds.

(Pictured - From right - Matthew Martin, Rebecca Williams, Allan Hawco, Amanda Boyles, Ryan Doyle, Host Ramona Dearing)

 

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Radio Noon - Tuesday April 3, 2012

Making sense of the Muskrat falls debate. We speak with Consumer Advocate Tom Johnson. 

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Radio Noon Archives: Christine Davies will be here, with tape of the British pilot who dropped the first bombs during the war on the Falkland Islands.

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Long Beach.jpgCrosstalk: Is there a particular place you find spiritual? Maybe there's a spot in the woods, or along the shoreline. Or maybe it's a formal place of worship. Or right in your back yard, looking at the night sky. Ramona's guest is biologist and writer Shane Mahoney.

 

 

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Radio Noon - Monday, April 2, 2012

Mourners said goodbye to Stephanie Chaisson at her funeral in Stephenville on Saturday. Father Boland is the parish priest for our Lady of the Cape Roman Catholic parish. We reached him in Corner Brook.

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A polar bear paid a visit to the community of Newtown, Bonavista Bay. Terry Rideout got a good look at the bear. We reached him by phone.

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Crosstalk: Looking for a new or used vehicle? Looking for some advice? Phil Edmonston can help you out. He's the author of the Lemon-Aid guides to new and used cars, SUVs, vans and trucks. He can tell you what makes and models have the most going for them, and which ones to avoid.

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