CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

July 2012 Archives

Camp glow

Lots of people look forward to kicking back and relaxing during their summer vacation.  Not the women taking part in Stephenville's Camp Glow.  They'll be hauling fire hoses and running up and down ladders as they get a taste of what it's like to be a firefighter.  The camp is run by the Marine Institute in tandem with Women in Resource Development. Deirdre Dunne of Kippens became a firefighter after going to Camp Glow.  Krista Parsons Butler is the founder of the program.  She's also a certified firefighter. They spoke with Ramona.
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Lost hikers - 5 German tourists spent the night lost on the the East Coast Trail between Bay Bulls and the Goulds.  Harry Blackmore is the team leader for the Rovers Search and Rescue.  He speaks with host Ramona Dearing.
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Crosstalk - Gardening with Ross Traverse
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C-sections and diabetes

Are caesarean births connected to incidences of type 1 diabetes in children?  New research suggests there could be a connection. Dr. Leigh Anne Newhook is part of the team of researchers at the Faculty of Medicine - and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information.  She speaks with host Ramona Dearing.
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Early photos of Canada - The National Archives in the UK has published hundreds of black and white photos of early Canada - including a collection about Newfoundland and Labrador.  Steven Cable is a photographic records specialist with the National Archives in the U.K.  He speaks with Ramona Dearing.  The photos can be found here
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Crosstalk - Should we ban alcohol on planes?  Ramona Dearing is joined by Woodrow French, the mayor of Conception Bay South, and the man who's been lobbying for a Bill of Rights for airline passengers.
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The Labrador Regatta

There's cause for more celebration than usual at this year's Regatta in Labrador West.  This is the fortieth Anniversary of the races. The type of boats, the race itself and many other aspects of the race may have changed over the years - but the excitement of race day remains.  Ramona Dearing speaks with The CBC's Mike Power, just as the regular heats are wrapping up.
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Nape demonstration - On July 27, members of NAPE demonstrated outside the Hoyles Escasoni Complex in St. John's to protest Eastern Health cuts.  Host Ramona Dearing spoke with Carol Furlong, the president of NAPE.
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Crosstalk - Kids' summer reading  - Ramona is joined by guests Susan Prior and Emily Blackmore with NL Public Libraries
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Uncomfortable flight

Alyson Beaudoin-Goodman flew home to Newfoundland from Yellowknife on Monday for a happy family occasion; but the young woman says a drunk passenger on one of the flights made for an awful journey, and that Air Canada didn't step in to help her. 

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Crosstalk - Bad driving: Your experiences on the road, whether as a driver or as a pedestrian or cyclist.  Ramona is joined by Constable Janet Austin with the RCMP in Holyrood, and Constable Karen Didham is with the RNC in St. John's. 

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Story of a stolen bike

Everdina Carter came to Newfoundland for a holiday earlier in mid-June. She brought her prized blue road bike with her--hoping to explore some of Newfoundland's spectacular coast line. Two weeks ago, she cycled into Victoria Cove North, which is close to Gander Bay North.  And that's when she discovered that the road ahead had its own plans for her. Everdina speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Jet ski rescue - A large-scale search took place Tuesday night in Conception Bay. A rescue zodiac in the water, A helicopter in the air.  There were reports that two men were in the water, and that their vessel was overturned.  The truth was a bit different,  But the men definitely had been in trouble - the kind of trouble that could have been avoided.  Ray Verge is the chief of the volunteer fire department in Harbour Grace.  He spoke with Ramona Dearing

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Crosstalk - Breastfeeding in public - Are you comfortable with breast-feeding in public?  Ramona Dearing is joined by the new medical health officer for Western Health, Dr. Christine Kennedy, and Janet Murphy Goodridge - the provincial breastfeeding consultant.

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Relevant links:

www.readilyaparent.comDara Squires' blog

www.babyfriendlynl.ca  - Baby-friendly NL website  

Changes at Canada Post

People in the St. John's area are getting notices from Canada Post saying that the mail may be delivered at different times than people are used to.  It's part of the restructuring taking place at Canada Post.  The union representing postal workers says it goes much further than that - that the crown corporation is cutting jobs as well.  Craig Dyer is the chief shop steward with the Canadian Union of Postal Employees, local 1-2-6.  He spoke with Ramona Dearing

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Gardening Crosstalk: The  warm and wonderful growing season continues in Newfoundland - gardening expert Michael Murray, answers all your questions about thriving tomatoes and luscious lettuce. 

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Quidi Vidi boat rescue

Quidi Vidi rescue 23 Ashley Squires.jpgThere were tense moments in Quidi Vidi harbour on Monday.  A boat hit the rocks in the entrance and its five passengers were swept into the cold waters of the gut.  Fortunately, Chris Ring and his brother Matt were also in the gut on a Fast Rescue Craft. If they hadn't been there, the outcome might have been very different. CBC's Gavin Simms spoke to Chris Ring.

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New online music station for kids - There's a new CBC online radio station just for kids.  It features classic children's arttists, as well as kid-friendly tunes from contemporary musicians.  Guest host John Furlong speaks with Kim Wilson, Head of CBC's Children and Youth programming.

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MP on chopper use controversy

li-sar-labrador-20120719.jpgOpposition defense critic and MP for St. John's East, Jack Harris, comments on the recent controversy over SAR helicopter use.
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nl-forward-debbie-407.jpgMore nurse practitioners needed - Debbie Forward, president of The NL Nurses' Union says more nurse practitioners are needed in Newfoundland.
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Happy Valley Goose Bay pride

Host Ramona Dearing speaks with Denise Cole, one of the organizers of HVGB's first ever pride march.

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New geology guide - This place is famous for its rocks - and not just with tourists.  Newfoundland is a geologist's dream.  And now there's a field guide to dozens of geological highlights that you can check out yourself.  It's called "Geology of Nfld: Touring through time at 48 scenic sites".  Author Martha Hickman Hild camped her way around the island to do her research for the guide.  She speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Crosstalk - Do we still need pride parades?

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Heading to The Arctic - The Louis S. St. Laurent

lous s st-laurent.jpgOn Saturday, the Coast Guard's Louis S. St-Laurent leaves St. John's Harbour en route the Arctic.  It will be on a research mission until November.  Partly to carry out scienfitic research in the Arctic.  Marc Rothwell is the commanding officer of the Louis S. St.Laurent.  We've got him on the line from St. John's Harbour.

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                             .1172465030outofthisworldcodfillets.jpgFresh fish - Nancy Brace of The Restaurant Association of NL - Earlier this week on Radio Noon, chef Stewart Wadden raised the issue of how hard it is to find fresh local fish and seafood.  He's based in New York most of the year.  But in the summer, he offers cooking classes in Trouty.  Chef Wadden says it's frustrating that people here can't get more access to the fish that's coming out of the water here.  The Restaurant Association of Nfld and Labrador has been trying to find solutions. Nancy Brace is the executive director, and she speaks with Ramona Dearing.

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Crosstalk - Is running good for you?  Host Ramona Dearing speaks with Occupational therapist and pedorthist Sharon Horan, and Art Meaney, who is about to run Tely Ten race #31.

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CFIA OKs removal of Gray Aqua salmon

Operation will see infected fish buried; unaffected fish turned into fish meal.

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Workers from away on Fogo Island

For generations, skilled workers have left Nfld and Labrador to look for work elsewhere, but the tables have turned.  On Fogo Island, a fair few skilled workers are coming in from outside the province - including to build the high-end Shorefast Inn.  Anthony Cobb is the Co-founder of entire Shorefast development.  He's also responsible for construction of the Inn on Fogo. John Lawson is contractor and skilled carpenter from Thornton, near Barry, Ontario.

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Terra Nova sinkhole update

On Friday, drivers going through Terra Nova National Park faced slowdowns. A big sinkhole had opened up in the road the night before - and it had to be filled in to get traffic flowing again. Now there's word that a culvert near that sinkhole needed repairs - and that Terra Nova National Park knew about it in advance. Bill Brake is the Field Unit Superintendent for the Nfld East region of Parks Canada. He speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Crosstalk - Gardening with Todd Boland

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A poacher's paradise

Atlantic Salmon Federation says river levels are at their lowest levels in 50 years.
And how much salmon was eaten at SalmonFest, and where it all came from.
 
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Finding local seafood

Stewart Wadden is a chef based in New York, but he spends his summers here in Nfld and Labrador - In Trouty, in Trinity Bight.  He gives cooking classes, including one specializing in fish and shellfish.  But there's a problem.  He's passionate about using local foods - but getting local fish is a struggle.  Stuart joins Ramona in studio.

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Baseball injury

Last month, Tom Whalen of Gander played softball with his senior league team.  Everything was fine until a ground ball hit a rock in the field.  The ball flew up and smacked Whalen in the head. Now he's unable to walk, and out of work.  Tom Whalen speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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A sinkhole has opened on the Highway in Terra Nova National Park.

We've reached Terra Nova Park Manager Jerry Feltham to explain what has happenned and what is being done.

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Disgruntled crane operators are off the job again this morning at the Vale construction site in Long Harbour.jpgAnother twist in the Long Harbour labour dispute. So the labour dispute at the Long Harbour nickel processing facility appears to be getting even more tense, with camp workers preparing to be evicted. Fabian Smith crane operator with the Operating Engineers local 904 joins us for an update.

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paris georghiou.jpgCrosstalk: Is there a story behind your name? Could be your first, middle, last or married name. Or your nickname. Or your children's names. Great storytelling coming up! Ramona's guest is Paris Georghiou, who was not named after that beautiful city in Europe.

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Wildcat Strike at Long Harbour

Crane operators staging wildcat strike at Vale plant in Long Harbor.jpgFirst up we have Bob Carter for Vale Construction then Fabian Smith, a crane operator with the Operating Engineers local 904.

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A thumbs up on customer service in Nfld and Lab. John Stanley is known as the "retail guru". He's a retail and marketing consultant based in Australia.

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Bruce Cran.jpgCrosstalk: Our question for you: Are banking fees too high? Phone in with your opinions and experiences.Ramona's guest is Bruce Cran of the Consumer Association of Canada.

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A recipe for mental health in Canada.

MHCC-Logo_RGB.jpgRamona is joined in studio by Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/english/pages/default.aspx 

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Carole Furlong.jpgThere are cuts coming at the College of the North Atlantic. NAPE says they'll have an impact on some student. More from NAPE President Carol Furlong. 

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Beaches near Cape Race (Courtesy - Bob Sharpe).jpgCrosstalk: The Nfld and Lab government says climate change is one of the greatest long-term issues facing the planet. Our question for you: Are we doing enough about climate change in Nfld and Lab? Ramona's guests are the province's environment minister, Terry French, and Jackie Janes, a policy advisor on climate change. http://www.exec.gov.nl.ca/exec/cceeet/ 

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Giving up a fast food franchise to offer more nutritious food.

Renee Marquis A KFC franchisee in the province is giving up the fried chicken fast-food to go her own way -- with her own original recipes...we chat with Renee Marquis.

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Jaron Freeman Fox.jpgJaron Freeman Fox sure knows his way around a fiddle. He's here for a Sound Symposium concert tonight in St. John's and joined us in Studio

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Crosstalk: It's a gardening day with horticulturalist Dave Morrow in our studio in Grand Falls-Windsor! If you're having any problems on the gardening front, Dave will be here to help out.

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How do you kill half a million salmon?

Thumbnail image for Miranda Pryor.jpgInspectors have confirmed an an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at the Gray Aqua Group operation. Miranda Pryor (PIC LEFT) is the executive director of the province's aquaculture industry association.

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More locally grown fresh vegetables for Labrador tables. Lorne and Janet Patey own and operate Patey's Farm in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and they have good news for you.

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Thumbnail image for Shirley Scott and Seamus O'Keefe.jpgCrosstalk: Sales of alcoholic beverages are the highest at this time of year, as people kick back a little more and get together with friends and family. We're throwing out a provocative question: Do we drink too much? Ramona's guests are Seamus O'Keefe from the George Street Association http://www.georgestreetlive.ca/ and Shirley Scott of St. John's.

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Where was search and rescue when a man was seriously injured.

A Cormorant search and rescue helicopter hovers over the burning fishing vessel Nautical Legacy in 2007. ((DFO)).jpgCBC's Lee Pitts has an update on this story.

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Iceberg and Whale breaching off the Coast of St. Anthony.jpegCrosstalk: (Pics courtesy of Paul Alcock, Northland Discovery Boat Tours, St. Anthony.)  Do you have a favourite place to visit in Nfld and Labrador? Phone in and share it with our listeners! Janice Wells is the author of the Nfld and Lab Book of Musts: The 101 Places Every Nflder and Labradorian Must See. Fun--and useful--radio coming your way.

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A poll puts the provincial NDP in the lead over the other two parties.

Thumbnail image for Derek-Leebosh.jpgDerek Leebosh is the Vice President of Environics Research Group. He joins us from the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto.

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The big resort planned for Green's Harbour has been cancelled. What's that mean for locals? Rosemary Whiteway is the chair of the Green's Harbour Local Service District.

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Crosstalk: Many of us are still thinking about the tragic death of a pedestrian late last week in St. John's. Thus our question for you: Do you feel safe crossing the street? Ramona's guests are pedestrian Sandra Yetman, and Sherwin Flight, who tracks pedestrian accidents in St. John's to try to prevent them from happening in the future. Call in with your thoughts.

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

Fuel prices are on the increase.

Grand Falls-Windsor.jpgGeorge Murphy is the M-H-A for St. John's East and with the Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices.

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Fields of Athen-ryNolan Hall had big plans to build a fancy resort near Green's Harbour. But there weren't enough buyers.

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Motorcycle.jpgCrosstalk: Once again, summer-time motorcyle noise is a big issue, especially in the St. John's area. No matter where you live in Nfld and Lab, we want to hear from you on our question: Should there be regulations to limit motorcycle noise? Ramona's guest is St. John's city councillor Gerry Colbert.

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Hours for secretaries get cut at many schools in the Eastern District.

CUPE.jpgBrian Farewell is a national representative with CUPE.

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Jivy Chhatwal.jpgcole_walsh.pngTwo young men have won huge scholarships to Memorial University. Jivy Chhatwal (PIC - FAR LEFT) and Cole Walsh ( PIC - NEAR LEFT) aren't going to rack up giant debt when they start at MUN this fall.

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Thumbnail image for The GreenHouse and GardenCrosstalk: We'll be back with a gardening phone-in on Crosstalk. Kim Thistle will be here from. http://www.thegreenhouse.ca/index.html If you've hit a problem with your garden, she can help you out!

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