CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

June 2012 Archives

A grandfather in Central Nfld says he owes his life to his 6 year old grandson.

Walter and Bradley Small.jpgWalter Small and his Grandson Bradley (Pic left courtesy of Krysta Colbourne/The Advertise) join us on phone from their home in Grandfalls-Windsor.

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No crossings on Marine Atlantic's Argentia run until next week.

atlantic vision.jpgDarryl Mercer is a spokesperson for Marine Atlantic and he joins us on phone for an update.

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nl-hedderson.jpgA trip down memory lane. A retired in-shore fisherman from Straitsview reminisces about years with and without cod.

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Glen Critch.jpgCrosstalk: We're marking the twentieth anniversary of the cod moratorium. 20 years after the historic ban, does the moratorium still resonate with you? Ramona's guest is fisherman Glenn Critch (pictured left) who tried to attend the historic news conference on the 2nd of July, 1992, and who later diversified so that he could keep fishing today. 

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A different way of wheeling around Nfld and Labrador.

Sarah and Ashley Ault.jpgSarah Ault from Brampton, Ontario is wheelchair bound. She and her daughter Ashley are touring around Newfoundland. They both joined us in Studio to give us a persectivee from their point of view.

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Dark Tickle Logo.jpgFrom fish merchant to berry expert. We see how a business owner evolved AFTER the cod moratorium.

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Thumbnail image for Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill.jpgCrosstalk: Most of the unionized workers at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper have agreed to take concessions in order to keep the plant going. What do you think: Is it fair to ask workers to make concessions to save their industries? Junior Downey worked at the Abitibi paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor, and he's Ramona's guest.

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From cancer warrior to cancer survivor.

Florenc Jarvis.jpgBurin Peninsula blogger Florence Jarvis has a huge following--and she's just reached a major goal. http://perksofcancer.wordpress.com/ 

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Brendan Voyage.jpgRadio Noon Archives: Audio Archivist Christine Davies brings us an account of Tim Severin and his 1977 Brendan Voyage in a Boat made of Tanned Ox Hides.

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Crosstalk: It's a gardening day with Ross Traverse of Traverse Gardens in Torbay! http://www.traversegardens.com/ 

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Update on forest fire impact for people in North West River and Sheshatshui.

Northwest River.JPGFirst up Ernie Mclean, Mayor of North West River and then Eric Young, Provincial Forest Fire Duty Officer.(Pic left - Courtesy of Google Maps)

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The Caplin are rolling in Middle Cove. But watch out for parking tickets. John Kennedy is the Mayor of Logy Bay, Middle Cove, Outer Cove.

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On the Crosstalk phone-in, fire away if you have any questions about those paint jobs and deck staining projects on your list this summer. We'll have Dave and John Templeton of Templeton's in studio. http://www.templetons.ca/ 

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Spotty Service on the Burin Peninsula

Clyde Hooper.jpgPeople on the Peninsula are so fed up they're organizing a petition. Clyde Hooper chairs the Local Service District in Rock Harbour on the Burin Peninsula.

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The sixth annual St. John's Comedy Festival

St. John's-20120621-00012.jpgThe funny factor in St. John's is on bust for the 6th annual St. John's Comedy Festival. Maggie Gillis is joined for some laughs by comedians Cathy Jones and John Sheehan.

 

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No sick days:Bell Island student Brandon Hynes is celebrating 13 years of school - without a sick day! Maggie speaks with Brandon and St. Michael's Regional High vice principal Tonya Kearley.

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Reaction to new long-term care strategy

The Close to Home strategy will see government put more money into existing services aimed at keeping an aging population in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Maggie Gillis speaks with provincial NDP leader Lorraine Michael.

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School wins for innovation: St. Francis School in Harbour Grace won a special Award of Merit at the 2012 Export and Innovation Awards for its consistent efforts to introduce students to experiences that encourage them to think, create and innovate. Maggie Gillis speaks with the school's longtime technology education teacher, Norman Littlejohn.

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Crosstalk: Motorcycle Safety: Maggie Gillis talks motorcycle safety with Jim Stoyles and Darren Dunphy of Safety Services Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

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Coyote snare strangles family pet

A routine walk in the country just after Christmas turned into a nightmare for Laurie Short-Cahill and her family.  Her dog Riley got caught in a coyote snare near a popular cabin area and died.  Now she's speaking up about the incident in the hope it won't happen to anyone else.  Maggie Gillis reached her for the story.
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Tape from the archives: Christine Davies brings us tape from the CBC Radio Archives with the first of two reports about the Brendan Voyage 35 years ago.
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Crosstalk - Gardening: Michael Murray is a horticuluritst and the owner of Murray's Garden Centre in Portugal Cove.  He joined Maggie in studio with plenty of tips and advice.
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Food allergies

Crosstalk: Maggie Gillis is joined by Dr. Pali Kamra - an allergy specialist and clinical associate professor with Memorial University in St. John's.
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Words of wisdom for workers in Corner Brook:Mill employees have until Friday to vote on the final contract offer from Kruger.  Junior Downey worked as a papermaker for 36 years with the Abitibi mill in Grand Falls-Windsor, and he knows just what people in Corner Brook are going through.  He shared his insights with host Maggie Gillis.
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NL chefs in New York City: Truffle-Infused Newfoundland Lobster-Oyster Mushroom Ravioli and Partridgeberry Sorbet with Iceberg Vodka. Those are just a couple of the dishes prepared by an all female team of chefs from this province, including Andrea Maunder of Bacalao Restaurant in St. John's.  She speaks with Maggie Gillis.
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Father's Day Reflections

Callers share memories of dad with Maggie Gillis and guests Donnie and Darrell Power.  Donnie is director of communications for the St. John's Ice Caps and a former sports journalist. Darrell is a musician - part of a little band called Great Big Sea for ten years - and the owner of Stagehouse Recording Studio in St. Philips.
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Automated Garbage collection in Mount Pearl: The City of Mount Pearl is taking out the trash in a new way. Councillor John Walsh is chair of Infrastructure and Public Works for the city of Mt. Pearl. He joined guest host Maggie Gillis to explain how the new system works.


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Controversy over "racist" remark in the House of Assembly

It was a night of high drama in the House of Assembly.  The filibuster over changes to Access to Information and Privacy Protection reached a boiling point.  It all started with a CBC report by David Cochrane quoting an expert on access to information law who says our laws will now rank below such countries as Nicaragua, Mexico, Uganda and Ethiopia.  That rankled Justice Minister Felix Collins.  NDP leader Lorraine Michael got in on the action.  Here's some of the exchange.

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Crosstalk: Jack Parsons of K&P Contracting takes your home improvement questions.

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Plastic bags - should they be banned?

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Access to information laws.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Russell Wangersky.jpgRussell Wangersky calls proposed legislation to the access to information laws by the Dunderdale government a joke...we've reached him by phone.

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Christine Davies.jpgArchives: Our resident Audio Archivist Christine Davies will be "hitting the road" with today's feature from the CBC Radio Archives.

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Crosstalk: It's a gardening day on our Crosstalk. Put your questions about growing the perfect garden to our expert. Whether its when to plant, pepping up your lawn or picking out the perfect trees and shrubs. Tim Walsh is the Nursery Manager at MUN's Botanical Garden. Tim will have tips and advice on keeping your green things growing and your flowers flourishing.

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

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Chicken Pox is showing up in St. John's.

Thumbnail image for Dr. David Allison.jpgGuest Host Maggie Gillis speaks with Dr. David Allison, Regional Medical Officer of Health for Eastern Health.

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Break ins and fires make for rought times in Trout River. Their Town Hall has been burned to the ground and now their Medical Clinic has been damaged. We've reached Paul Matthews, the Mayor of Trout River for comment.

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Crosstalk: Late assignments are ok, and there are no failing grades for cheating. Monday on Radio Noon crosstalk, we're asking "are kids too coddled in school?" Maggie speaks with Ruby Hoskins, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils, and Lily Cole, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Asociation.

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Singing the praises of opera

We talk opera with Cheryl Hickman, Robert Herriot, and Lida Szkwarek of Opera on the Avalon

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SOPAC on moose hotspots - SOPAC - the Save our People Action Committee - has launched a new program to record moose collision hotspots around the province.  Maggie speaks with SOPAC member Linda Bishop about what kind of information the group is looking for, and what they're planning to do with the data.

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NAPE protest in Bonavista - Health care workers in Bonavista protested Eastern Health job cuts.  Maggie spoke with Neil Fleming: President of Local 4210 with NAPE.

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K9 Hero

A family in Outer Cove says they owe their lives to a neighbour's dog.  Their garage caught fire early Sunday morning.  Lisa Phillippe, her husband and two children were sleeping and had no idea what was happening.  But luckily - Bailey - the Lab in a nearby home was on the alert.  Lisa Phillippe joined Maggie Gillis with the story.

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Disturbing news stories and kids: A hand and foot sent to Ottawa, another delivery of a hand and foot to two elementary schools in Vancouver...then there's the Eaton Centre shooting.  It's been a gruesome couple of weeks in the news.  Our discussion on Crosstalk today, do you talk to your children about disturbing stories in the media?  Maggie Gillis speaks with Paula Tessier - a lifestyle columnist and Mt. Pearl city councillor, and Jan Dymond, a grandmother and writer

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New Tattoo Regulations: There are tighter regulations coming for the tattooing industry.  It's part of new government legislation to regulate personal services - including tattooing, piercings and indoor tanning.  Dave Munro is a tattoo artist and owner of Trouble Bound Studio in St. John's.  He's been calling for stronger oversight of his industry.

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Foreign workers in Newfoundland

What do you think of foreign workers being brought in to fill low paying jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador?  We have two guests to weigh in on this.  Fish Food And Allied Workers president Earle McCurdy, and Lewis Efford  - the owner operator of Progressive Management Consulting, a company based in Coleys Point that helps connect people and employers.

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Wild dogs on the Port Au Port  - Glenn Hinks says 13 of his lambs and three mother sheep have been killed by wild dogs in the community pasture.

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No weather for flyingThe rain, drizzle and fog, isn't just putting a damper on people's spirits, It's causing some headaches for people who have booked flights to and from the province.  The CBC's Jessica Doria-Brown joined us from the airport

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Road rage and what you can do about it.

Lloyd Hobbs is Manager of Traffic Safey with Safety Services Newfoundland and Labrador. He joins us on the line.

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Radio Noon Archives.jpgRadio Noon Archives. This week our resident Audio Archivist Christine Davies takes us back the Queen's visit in 1997 to commemorate the Cabot 500 celebrations.

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Crosstalk: On the Crosstalk phone-in, put your questions about gardening to our guest...horticulturalist Dave Morrow.

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What happened to our nice weather?

David Philips, Senior Climatologist with Environmant Canada.jpgIt's nice in parts of NL but on the East Coast it's grey and foggy. Guest Host Maggie Gillis speaks with David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.

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Mayor Ernest Simms.jpgNo good news in store for St. Anthony. It was just announced that the Coast Guard vessel, Harp - based in the town - is being de-commissioned. We've reached the Mayor of St. Anthony Ernest Simms for comment.

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Glenn Redmond.jpgCrosstalk: I'm Maggie Gillis, hosting Radio Noon on Monday. If you've got a dog with obedience problems, call in and get some help. Animal behaviourist Glenn Redmond http://www.billynudgels.com/dog_cat_care_facility.htm will be in studio. Maybe your puppy is eating all your shoes. Or you've got a dog that barks all the time. Or growls at other dogs. Give us a call. And Glenn's got tips on handling cats, too.

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Call in Daily -  12:30, 12:00 in Labrador.

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A local student's perspective on the protests in Quebec.

Students protest in Montreal.jpgGrayce Wight is a student at Concordia University in Montreal. She is originally from Conception Bay South in this province. She plans to keep participating in these protests and joins us on phone.

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St Lewis labrador(wright-photo.com).jpgAnnie Rumbolt is the Mayor of St. Lewis, Labrador. It's a bittersweet situation for some plant workers in St. Lewis. Getting badly-needed work offloading crab to be processed in another town.(St Lewis labrador (wright-photo.com)).

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