CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

May 2012 Archives

Workers at Eastern Health speak out.

NAPE workers demonstrate outside St. Claire's Hospital in St. John's on May 31, 2012. (CBC).jpgWe join on phone Scott Mercer, President of NAPE Local 6207 as he demonstrates with other NAPE workers in front of St. Clare's Hospital.

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Labrador Affairs Minister Nick McGrath.jpgLabrador Affairs Minister Nick McGrath says No to inquiry. He says there's no need for an inquiry into the Burton Winters tragedy. Richard Rogers is a lawyer experienced with inquiries. He joins us on phone.

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Corner Brook from above. (copyright wikimedia commons).jpgCrosstalk: Kruger's been asking whether the paper mill in Corner Brook can survive. We're asking Corner Brook's future is on the line if the mill closes. Ramona's guest is Corner Brook city councillor Gary Kelly. (Pic copyright wikimedia commons)

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The Ferry Beaumont Hamel smacks into the dock at Portugal Cove.

The Beaumont Hamel after colliding with the Dock at Portugal Cove.jpgWe've reached Gary Gosine, the Mayor of Bell Island.

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Corner Brook.jpgCorner Brook is more than a Mill Town. Charles Pender is the Director of the Grenfell Secretariat and the co-ordinater of the Campus City Committee. We've reached him by phone.

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Opposition Liberal Leader Dwight Ball.jpgCrosstalk: A recent review says Eastern Health is one of the most inefficient health care providers in the country. So the health board is cutting jobs and trying to save money. On Radio Noon Crosstalk we're asking "Are there inefficiencies at Eastern Health?" Ramona's guest is Liberal Opposition Leader Dwight Ball.

Call in Daily 12:30 - Noon in Labrador. 1-800-563-8255   722-7111

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Fishery Observers harassed and bribed.

A journalist talks about his investigation into observers aboard Portuguese and Spanish vessels.

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How do we accomodate an aging population?

Thumbnail image for cbs logo.jpg Guest Host John Furlong speaks with Woodrow French, Mayor of the rapidly growing Town of Conception Bay South.

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RADIO NOON ARCHIVE.jpgRadio Noon Archives: This week our Audio Archivist Christine Davies will be here to talk about the 1892 Great Fire that destroyed much of the city.

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Crosstalk: We're all about landscaping on this show. Whether you're looking to work more edible plants in amongst your shrubs or whether you're looking for advice on putting in a fountain or you're looking for advice on trees that won't overgrow their sites. Jeanette French of Daisy Design http://daisydesign.ca/ will be in studio, along with Mark Bowering of Bowering Gardens.  http://www.boweringgardens.com/.

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Methadone Update for the City.

(Pic.. Downtown Pharmacy had taken partin the Methadone reolacemnet porgram for recvoering addicts) li-downtown-pharmacy-201101.jpgWe're joined by Don Rowe, the Secretary Registrar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board.

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cabanner.jpgIt's hard hard times recruiting a church organist these days. Reverend John Watton at St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral in Gander joins us on phone. http://www.ourcommunion.org/ 

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Here is a sampling of the St. Martin's Anglican Cathedral organ. 

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Sheilagh Rogers.jpgDr. Nizar Ladha.jpgCrosstalk: We've got CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers coming into studio, along with psychiatrist Nizar Ladha. Shelagh's getting an honourary doctorate from Memorial University, in part for her work to raise awareness about depression. We're asking if we're making progress when it comes to to the illness.

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We've got 2 phone-ins for the price of 1 today!

Thumbnail image for eric skinner.jpgFirst, we open the phone-lines to find out what you think of the upcoming changes to EI. Our Guest is the Mayor of Harbour Breton Eric Skinner. (pictured left)

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Tom Hedderson.jpgThen during the regular Crosstalk slot we have Transportation Minister Tom Hedderson in studio. We're asking what you would do to prevent collisions with moose on our roads.

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Call in Daily right after the 12:30 News and Weather (noon Labrador), 722-7111 / 1-800-563-8255

More reaction to EI reform.

Nova Scotia MP Peter McKay defends changes to the EI program and fisherman Jack Troake rejects it as "more of the same from Ottawa".

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M-P Gerry Bryne reaction to a Comment from the Mayor of St. Anthony.

ByrneGerry_Lib.jpgM-P Gerry Bryne on whether there's bad blood between him and the Mayor of St. Anthony Ernest Simms.

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CricketNL.jpgCricket revival. (Pic Courtesy of Canada Cricket http://www.canadacricket.com/nlcricket/) If you're looking for a new sport to try out, consider cricket. It used to be very popular here, and now there's a revival underway. Ashwin Gupta is the secretary of the board of directors for Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador.  

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Crosstalk: We're asking if there's racism in Nfld and Lab. There's certainly been a lot of controversy this week, after some ugly comments about Labrador Innu were posted on Facebook. Ramona's guests are educator Kanani Davis and Remzi Cej, the chair of the NL Human Rights Commission.

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A lethal blow to Regional Economic Development Boards.

nlreda_logo.pngRoxanne Notley is the executive director of the Southeastern Aurora Development Corporation in Labrador. We've reached her in Port Hope Simpson. Linda Randell is executive director of the Nordic Economic Development Corporation on the Northern Peninsula. We've reached her in Roddickton. http://www.nlreda.ca/ 

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ta-on-ladder-again.jpgTA Loeffler has made two attempts at climbing Mount Everest. So when she heard about the climbing tragedy on the weekend, she had goosebumps. We've got TA Loeffler on the line for her thoughts. http://taloeffler.com/ 

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Crosstalk: There's lots on the go in Nfld and Lab: including the closure of the Maritime Russell Wangersky.jpgRescue Sub-Centre in St. John's, along with other federal cuts, and the on-going calls for an inquiry into Burton Winters' death. Our question for you: Are our politicians speaking up enough for Nfld and Lab? Ramona's guest is Russell Wangersky, the editorial page editor with The Telegram newspaper. http://www.thetelegram.com/ 

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More Cuts to Cod Quotas

Northern Gulf cod quotas in 4-R have been reduced by 25 percent.

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Racist comments against the Innu people of Sheshatshui.

 First we have an interview between Bonnie Learning, spokesperson for the SPCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Colleen Connors of a Labrador Morning. Ramona follows with a live reaction from Grand Chief of the Innu Nation Joseph Riche.

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Radio Noon archives with Christine Davies: Christine take us back 1963 to re-visit a trip to the bird islands near Witless Bay. A great soundscape piece with CBC announcer/producer Ken Pagniez.

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The GreenHouse and GardenIt's a gardening day. We'll have Kim Thistle from the Greenhouse in Steady Brook http://www.thegreenhouse.ca/about.html on hand to answer your questions about what you can start planting, how to get your lawn pepped up again, and how to handle your shrubs and bushes. 

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Call in daily at 12:30, noon in Labrador.

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Will cuts to Coast Guard Radio put safety on the line.

Tracey Button is the skipper - and owner/operator of a 50-foot longliner. We reached her in Fermeuse.

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CBC sports reporter Teddy Katz. Teddy is here with an in-depth look at the rise of women athletes in Nfld and Lab.

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Mack Furlong.jpgCrosstalk: What's just about the best thing to jump-start your long weekend? How about Mack Furlong with another edition of Trivia? He's got questions for you, you've got questions for him, and Ramona's got the prizes. Call in!

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Environmentalists say science is under threat in our National Parks.

header.jpgJohn Jacobs is with Nature Newfoundland and Labrador. http://naturenl.ca/ 

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for StJohnsIceCaps_zoomLG_07291.jpgThe IceCaps take on the Norfolk Admirals. Ramona reached Robin Short in Virginia. We'll hear his predictions. (LOGO - courtesy St. john's ice caps)  http://stjohnsicecaps.com/

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On Monday, federal finance minister Jim Flaherty set off a big debate about the EI system. He said "there is no bad job" and that people should do what they have to do to make a living. Our question: Should people on EI have to take any jobs that come up? Ramona's guests are Richard Alexander of the NL Employers' Council and Lana Payne of the NL Federation of Labour.

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Remembering Rita Hagan of Aquaforte.

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Rita Hagan of Aquaforte was an exceptional woman, who was famous for her hospitality. We've reached her daughter Anne Marie to help us remember a remarkable life.

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To see a featured land & Sea Feature on Rita Hagan please follow this link.http://www.cbc.ca/landandseanl/2011/07/the-heart-of-hagans-hospitality.html

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judy foote.jpgTough talk from the federal government on EI. Could it mean workers will have to take jobs they don't want? For comment we've reached Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George's, Judy Foote. 

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CROSSTALK: There was a time in the not-so-far past when this place was pretty much producing it's own food. Could those days come back? Could we make Nfld and Lab self-sufficient when it comes to food? Ramona's guests are local food activist Mark Wilson and Andrea Maunder of Bacalao Restaurant.

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Women and heart disease in Nfld and Labrador.

Ramona speaks with Heather Percy. She's the director of Health Promotion and Rescuscitation Programs with the Nfld and Lab Heart and Stroke Foundation. For more infomation please follow this link. heartandstroke.nf.ca 

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Radio Noon Archives: Christine Davies will be here to wrap up the amazing story of Jim Janes of Brigus and his thousand kilometre walk for survival.

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Thumbnail image for botanicgardensMUN.jpgIt's a Gardening Crosstalk. In parts of NL the Dandelions are out and some trees are breaking into leaf. Lots of gardeners are happily digging around in the dirt. Todd Boland will be here from the Botanical Garden at Memorial University. (pictured left Botanical gardens courtesy of Mun.ca)  http://www.mun.ca/botgarden/   

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Cuts to refugee health care.

Joining us in studio is Jose Rivera, the executive director of the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council. 

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 Margaret Gough's grandfather was Reuben Crewe of Elliston. He was found frozen to death in the 1014 Newfoundland Sealing disaster with his arms wrapped around his son, Albert John. Below left is an artist rendering of a proposed statue to honor the lives of the many people who those who took place in the Seal Fishery. For more information follow this link. http://www.homefromthesea.ca/project/memorial-statue 

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Crosstalk: Are there stories in your family about the old days of the seal hunt? We'll have Jim Winter in studio, who went to the front in the late '70s, both as a sealer and a journalist. 

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A voice in support of using methadone to help drug addicts.

Ramona speaks with Dr. Paul Bonisteel who practices in New Harbour, Trinity Bay and he's got a special license to prescribe methadone.

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Thumbnail image for ennis 3.jpgCrosstalk: We're thinking about Mothers' Day, and we're asking: Did your mother do things that you appreciate even more now? Ramona's guests are well-known musicians, Karen and Maureen Ennis! http://www.ennismusic.com/ 

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Laurence McCauley pays a visit to Labrador.

Owen Myers says his fisheries observer clients are guilty of nothing and More information on those emergencey medical to calls to Italy.

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We have 2 Crosstalks for Thursday May 10, 2012

First up at 12:05 right after the Noon news  .. Are you shocked that Mariners in trouble Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for The Sherry Ann Chris is pictured breaking ice near Twillingate in this 2007 photo. A call for medical assistance from the vessel Tuesday was routed to Rome. (Submitted by John Churchill).jpgwere being routed through Italy for medical advice. This Tuesday Shang Rideout called for medical assistance for his ailing father Ronald, skipper of the fishing vessel Sherry Ann Chris, he did not expect to speak with a doctor in Rome -- and did not expect the doctor to have difficulty understanding him. What do you think? (The Sherry Ann Chris is pictured breaking ice near Twillingate in this 2007 photo. A call for medical assistance from the vessel Tuesday was routed to Rome. (Submitted by John Churchill)

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Phone in!  722-7111 / 1-800-563-8255 - 12:05-12:30 Nfld / 11:35- 12:00 Lab

Then .... Does your town need a new firetruck? Last year--an election year--the provinciaThe donated Ontario fire truck leaving Clinton, Ontario, Feb. 15. (CBC).jpgl government came up with money for 22 of them. This year, there's only money for 7. And the NL Association of Fire Services says 60 firetrucks need to be replaced. Ramona's guest is Vince MacKenzie, the president of the association. (The donated Ontario fire truck leaving Clinton, Ontario, Feb. 15. (CBC)

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NL has a higher rate of cancer deaths than most other provinces.

We contacted the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Cancer Society, Michael Woods.

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The Burton Winters case. CBC National Reporter Vik Adhopia will run you through the many significant developments into this story this week.

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Crosstalk: There are still so many questions about how the search for Burton Winters was handled, and how the various agencies responded to what turned into a haunting tragedy. Should there be an inquiry into the Burton Winters case? Ramona's guest is Randy Edmunds, the MHA for Torngat Mountains.

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Improving the Province's Methadone Program.

One pharmacist says the existing program is just a band-aid approach and it needs to be overhauled. Radio Noon's Producer Jo-Ann Dooley is here with more.

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Radio Noon Archives - Christine Davies will be here in a few minutes with amazing archival tape about a shipwreck leading to a thousand mile walk for survival.

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Crosstalk - It's a gardening day! On this program we'll focus on organic gardening techniques, with guest expert Sarah Crocker and Mike Rabinowitz. Check out their websites at http://www.seedtospoon.ca/ and http://www.theorganicfarm.net/ . We're looking for your best tips, and your questions about how to handle bugs and weeds the organic way.

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Dorothy Clemens' slug jam:

1 tsp jam

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

Form it into a paste and smear inside an open-ended tomato juice can with lots of holes in it.

Maria Gosse's beer-saving slug bait:

Fill a margarine tub or yogurt container 1/3 full of water, to which 1 tsp of baker's yeast and 1 tsp molasses have been added, along with some dishsoap to make it too slippery for them to crawl out

 

 

There's a Methadone Scramble in St. John's.

We've reached Don Rowe, Secretary-Registrar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board to explain why.

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Another protest at the Marine Rescue Sub-Centre. Tracey Button is the skipper and owner/operator of a 50 foot longliner. She explains why she's there today.

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Crosstalk: They're huge, amazing, beautiful and dangerous. And icebergs are abundant this year. Do you have questions or stories about them? Iceberg expert Stephen Bruneau will be in studio. Call in!

Are plant workers on the endangered list?

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It's been a devastating couple of weeks for plant workers in St. Lewis, Black Tickle and Burin. Wendy Quinlan will join us from Black Tickle, and Jean Thomas of LaScie. Are plant workers on the endangered list.

(Pictured left - Burin, a town on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, will see its fish plant close by December.) 

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Crosstalk # 2 - Do you like a good feed of flippers? Or would you rather stay far away from them? Ramona's guest is Todd Perrin, one of the chefs who is reviving interest in seal meat. And who has converted people who previously had diehard aversions to flippers.  

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Changes to our National parks and Historic sites.

Western Brook Pond fjord in Gros Morne National Park..jpgBill Brake is a superintendent with Parks Canada, and we've reached him in Terra Nova National Park. Jeff Anderson is the Superintendent of the Western Nfld and Labrador Field Unit. He's on the phone from his office in Gros Morne National Park. (Left - Western Brook Pond fjord in Gros Morne National Park. (CBC)

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Crosstalk: St. John's city councillor Wally Collins wants to see studded tires banned within city limits. He says they're tearing up the roads. What do you think - should studded tires be banned in Nfld and Lab? Ramona's guest is certified mechanic Gary Ball.

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Recycling your old paint.

images.jpgLeigh Puddester is the CEO of the MMSB. He joins us in Studio with the details. http://www.productcare.org/newfoundland

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Coyotes in urban areas. Biologist Mike McGrath will tell us what he thinks these animals was up to.mahon-coyote2.jpg

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Crosstalk: When it comes to sports for children, there's a move afoot to take out the emphasis on winning tournaments. The idea is that more young people will get active if the focus is on fun. So scores won't matter for younger players, and tournaments will be called "festivals" instead. Our question: Should we make children's sports non-competitive? Ramona's guest is Tim Fletcher, who trains teachers in Phys Ed at Memorial University.

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Cuts to Parks Canada

We reached Liberal M-P Scott Simms for comment.

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Jeanie.jpgRadio Noon Archives: Christine Davies has archival tape about a shipwreck in the North that led to a thousand mile trek on foot in order to get back to civilization.

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ross-marcie.jpgCrosstalk: We're kicking off our gardening season! Ross Traverse will be here from Traverse Gardens in Torbay. If you've got a gardening question, look no further! (Pictured left Ross and Marcie Traverse)

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Mother Nature conspires against lobster co-op

Wind damage sets fishermen back thousands of dollars.

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