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August 2012 Archives

Two men stage a rampage on Bell Island.

Two men on Bell Island went out of control yesterday, assaulting people, bashing cars and trashing a convenience store. First up we speak with mayor Gary Gosine and then Glenn Payette straight from court.

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logo.jpgA doctor from St. John's is in London England, taking care of athletes at the Paralympics. We catch up with Dr. Ean Parsons.

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Invasion of the Japanese Beetle.

Japanese Beetle.jpgWe're joined the president of Landscape NL, Doreen Layman.

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MOMFEST.jpgWinnie and John Kennedy are MOMFEST Cancer award winners. For 23 years, they've been helping cancer patients. Winnie joins us in studio to talk about MOMFEST. http://momfest.ca/ 

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Michael Walsh.jpgCrosstalk: It's been a real issue across Nfld and Labrador over the past few years. Is it getting any easier to find student housing? Ramona's guest is Michael Walsh, who chairs the NL chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students, and he says it's still too hard for students to find affordable and decent housing.

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Rethinking ways to discipline students who act out.

Memorial University Education Professor Dorothy Vaandering and Junior High School Teacher Chris Peters jons us for an indepth conversation on a new approach.

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                                Crosstalk: St. John's Farmer's Market Logo.jpgCan you get all the local foods you're looking for? Phone in with your experiences. Ramona's guests are Stewart Wadden, a New York-based chef who spends his summers offering cooking classes in Trouty http://stewartwadden.com/ and Dean Barnes, who is both a vendor and the chair of the board with the St. John's Farmers' Market. http://stjohnsfarmersmarket.org/ 

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 Also check out this essay by the CBC's Heather Barrett: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/08/24/nl-heather-barrett-fresh-fish-825.html

Here's another link to the Newfoundland and Labrador farm Guide. http://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/publications/agrifoods/nl_farm_guide.pdf

More trouble for Marine Atlantic passengers

nl-marine-atlantic-logo-2011.jpgThe whole schedule for Marine Atlantic is on a day-by-day basis right now. Don Barnes is the Vice President of Customer Experience.

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West Point Burial Mound.jpgIt's been several years since human remains were disturbed in a long forgotten Portugal Cove-St. Phillips graveyard. The town now has a plan to give them a proper resting place. Bill Fagan is the Mayor of Portugal Cove-St. Philips and Kaaren Robinson is on the town's Heritage Committee. (Pictured Left - Western Point Portugal Cove Graveyard Location.)

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Ramona Dearing , Mark Bowering and Jeanette French.jpgCrosstalk: Put your questions about landscaping to our experts: Landscape designer Jeannette French of Daisy Design http://daisydesign.ca/ and Mark Bowering, Certified Landscape Technician with Bowering Gardens http://www.boweringgardens.com/. From building walkways or water features or outdoor fireplaces, to figuring out where to plant what where.

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Radio Noon - Monday August 27, 2012

Gerard Yetman.jpgInterpreting a jump in the number of people using a clean needle program. Gerard Yetman is the executive director of the AIDS Committee.http://www.acnl.net/default.asp

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Newfoundland's first Garlic festival. If you like garlic, consider heading to Upper Amherst Cove near Bonavista on Saturday for the first ever garlic festival. Shane Hayes brings us the details.

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Canadian Tiger Swallow .jpgCrosstalk: We'll have entomologist Barry Hicks in studio to answer (Pic left - courtesy of Gina Feltham MacArthur) your questions about insects, from fire ants to wasps to moths to earwigs, with thousands of other species in between! Listeners young and older are welcome to phone in their questions.

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Moose alert number

Many of us see moose on the roads.  Now there's a way to report the sightings to warn other drivers.  The Save Our People Action Committee, or SOPAC, made the announcement.  Lucy Stoyles is the Chair of the Committee.  She speaks with host Ramona Dearing.
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Golf course damage Vandals on an ATV hit the Amaruk Golf Club in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Thursday night, tearing up the course and causing thousands of dollars in damage.  Howard Bishop is the Club's Vice-President.  He spoke with CBC's Peter Cowan.
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Crosstalk - Grandparents bragging We're celebrating the joys of being a grandparent, and offering up bragging rights to grandparents, so to speak.  Our guest on the program is Jan Dymond, a proud grandmother in our studio in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
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Highway rescue

Brian Critch was driving on the Burin Peninsula, when he came across a dramatic scene - A car off the road, upside down and filling up with water.  The driver had swerved to avoid a moose and lost control of the vehicle.  The car flipped over and trappied him inside - that's when Brian Critch and his co-workers took action.
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The Western Royals
  Big hockey news on the West Coast - The Corner Brook Royals are moving to Deer Lake, and the team will be known as the Western Royals.  We check in with hockey fan Barry Wheeler about the changes.
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Crosstalk - New home in NL Did you come here to live from somewhere else?  Why? What brought you here, and why do you stay?  Jivetesh Chhatwal is about to start university at MUN.  His family arrived from India just about 2 years ago.  Susan Felsberg arrived in Labrador from England in the 60s to work as a nurse and midwife with the Grenfell Mission.  They join Ramona in studio.
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Fundraiser in Botwood for mother-to-be

There's a fundraiser in Botwood on August 24 for a mother-to-be who is dealing with a very serious case of cancer.  Sarah Lights and her husband moved to Botwood from Toronto last year, and now the community is rallying to help them at such a difficult time.  Sarah Lights worked as a bartender at The Landing Pub in Botwood until she got sick.  Her boss is pub owner Karen Hayter, Who is organizing the benefit concert on Friday.  Host Ramona Dearing speaks with Karen.  For more info: Link

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Grand Seduction It's lights, camera, action in New Bonaventure right now. The town is the main set for the movie The Grand Seduction - an English remake of a popular comedy from Quebec.  The film features a who's who of Canadian actors.  Including Taylor Kitsch, Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, and the one and only Gordon Pinsent.  He speaks with the CBC's Emily Brass about his role in the film.
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Crosstalk - Jams and jellies Ramona is joined in studio by Sarah Macaulay of Serendipity Jam and Creations.
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Cambridge Bay dogs

A couple of Newfoundlanders living in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut have made it their passion to save dogs.  Al and Bernie Thompson take in strays from their community and help them find new homes.  They share their story with Ramona.
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Canadian Coin Association Interested in turning your old coins and jewelry into cash, but you don't know whether they're even worth anything?  You may want to check out the Canadian Coin Association show.  Krista Downey is a manager with the show.  She speaks with Ramona.
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Crosstalk - Gardening Host Ramona Dearing is joined by gardening expert Donna thistle - they take your questions.
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Ashelin

They're just back From a month-long stint at Dollywood... we check in with a couple members of Ashelin to hear about the trip, their "Keeping up With Ashelin" dinner show at The Masonic Temple, and everything else the five sisters have been upto lately.

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Bell Island hit and run Two hit and runs sent three pedestrians to hospital on Bell Island on sunday night.  They happened within minutes of each other.  Corporal Phonse Foley is Acting Operations NCO for the Avalon East Detachment of The RCMP in Holyrood.  He speaks with host Ramona Dearing

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Crosstalk - Catholics and Protestants Do you remember the old divisions between Catholics and Protestants in Newfoundland?  Ramona is joined by Memorial University folklorist Philip Hiscock

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Sportscentre from Clarenville

Clarenville recently won a contest co-sponsored by the food company Kraft and TSN, the Sports Network.  The prize?  25 thousand dollars going towards improvements to the Elizabeth Swan Memorial Park, a recreation facility that suffered severe damage during Hurricane Igor a couple years ago.  As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Clarenville also won a special edition of TSN's Sportscentre, which will be broadcast live from the town on Saturday night, featuring two of the sport networks top on-air personalities, Dan O'Toole and Jay Onrait.  Jill Monk composed the winning entry for Clarenville.  Mack is joined in studio by Jill and Jay.
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Contractor Robbed On August 16, when contractor Steven Barnes left the house he's building on Kenmount Terrace in St. John's, everything was locked up -- tight as a drum.  It was a different story on the morning of the 17 - He'd been robbed for the second time in six months.  Steven Barnes spoke with the CBC's Robyn Miller.
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Crosstalk - What was your favorite concert?   Mack is joined in studio by super music fan Stacey Tuttle
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Pearson United World College

The director of Pearson United World College of the Pacific has arrived in Newfoundland... by bicycle.  Mack speaks with David Hawley about the Pearson United's unique learning experience.
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Crosstalk - Has road work got you "drove"?  Mack is joined by St. John's Morning Show traffic guru Cecil Haire
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Climate Reality Project

Krista Perry is heading to the USA to attend an international event on reversing climate change.  She speaks with host Mack Furlong.
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Proposed new railway - Labrador MHA Yvonne Jones is wondering what role the provincial government will play in a feasibility study on a proposed new railway through the Labrador Trough.
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Crosstalk - Classical music Mack is joined by guests David Maggs and Madeleine Christie
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Blue Jays in St. John's

Several former players from the major league roster are touring the country this summer with the Toronto Blue Jays Honda Super Camps.  Roberto Alomar, Otto Velez, Jesse Barfield ... and this man, relief pitcher Duane Ward, are all here - Mack speaks with Duane.
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Grounded Russian cargo plane  A Russian cargo plane is sitting on the ground at St. John's International Airport.  The huge Antonov Ilyushin 76 overshot a runway on August 13.  Mack Furlong speaks with Marketing Manager Marie Manning of The St. John's Airport for an update.
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Crosstalk - gardening Gardening expert Tim Walsh joins Mack in studio and they take your calls!
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Successful fundraising for MUN

MUN took the opportunity of it's recent reunion to announce how it's "Dare To..." fundraising program is progressing. The results are not chump change.  $62.8 million has been promised from the private sector so far, and that exceeds the goal the university had set.  Dr. Christopher Loomis is the vice president in charge of research at Memorial University.  He speaks with host Mack Furlong.
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Cash for 5-Wing - National Defence Minister Peter MacKay was in Labrador this morning to announce millions of dollars for 5-Wing Goose Bay.  About six-million dollars will be spent on repairs and projects to remediate contaminated sites on the 70-year-old airbase.
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Crosstalk - BBQ Todd Perrin was a Top Chef Canada contestant, he runs the kitchen at The Chef's Inn in St. John's - and he'll soon be opening Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi. He's also a renowned barbecue fan.  Todd joined Mack in studio to answer all your BBQ related questions.
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Hurricane predicitons

The forecast for the number of hurricanes on the Atlantic coast this season has gone up. To find out what that might mean for us, Ramona speaks with Jean-Marc Couturier.  He's a meterologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax.
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CBC TV: Analogue to digital - The 31st of July was a significant day for CBC TV.  It's the day they shut down analogue transmitters - transmitters that beamed their TV signal into Canadian homes for decades.  Steven James May is researching the transition from analogue to digital for his doctorate in Communication and Culture at Ryerson University. He speaks with Ramona.
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Grandmother of an Olympian

A wrestler with roots in Nfld and Labrador lost her first match at the Games in London.  25-year old Leah Callahan put up plenty of resistance against her opponent Burmaa Ochirbat from Mongolia - but she's now likely out of the competition for Women's 72-K freestyle wrestling. Miriam Gill is the very proud grandmother of Leah Callahan.  She speaks with Ramona Dearing, from Bottwood.
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Corner Brook Cemetary Vandalism - It's one of the ugliest things you can see: vandalism in a graveyard - and that's exactly what Calvin Pretty saw this week in the Townsite Cemetery in Corner Brook.  He's a volunteer with the United Church cemetery committee.  Calvin Pretty speaks with Ramona.
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Crosstalk - Memories of MUN - We're focusing on the big reunion celebrations at Memorial University - and asking listeners for their stories about MUN.  Elizabeth Miller started at MUN as an English and Education student, and ended her career as a professor in 2002.  Writer Lynette Adams went to MUN first a young woman, and then as a mature student.  Lynette won a Gregory Power Award for her writing, and she's now doing a Master's in English and Creative Writing at UNB in Fredericton. They join Ramona in studio.
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Codroy Drowning

One man has drowned in the waters off the Codroy Valley.  A local fishermen saved two other people who were in the water for hours.  Sgt Dale Foote is with the RCMP in Port aux Basques, he speaks with host Ramona Dearing.
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Sybarite 5 - A young string quintet from New York makes its Canadian debut at the Tuckamore Festival. Sybarite5 includes St. John's viola player, Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf.  They speak with host Ramona Dearing.
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Crosstalk - Do you still get excited about The Olympics?  Julia Kawamoto is an elite middle-distance runner: She's ranked Number Seven in Canada in the women's 1500 metre race, and she came close to making the Olympic team.  She joins Ramona in studio with her first-ever running coach, Ray Will.
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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Thurs Aug 9, 2012

Memorial University is celebrating its Having a Time reunion, and we know there are all kinds of memories floating in the ether right now. Do you have a story from your time at MUN, whether as a student, prof, or staff member? MUN grad and retired professor (and Dracula expert) Elizabeth Miller certainly does. She'll be in studio along with writer Lynette Adams, who returned to MUN as a mature student. Phone in with your stories.

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August 7 Crosstalk with Dave Morrow

Crosstalk phone-in on Radio Noon. We’ve got a gardening day for you today. As we’ve been doing every Tuesday during this amazing summer. If you have any questions about any of your plants, from trees right down to houseplants, give us a call. Our guest expert extraordinaire today is Dave Morrow. A horticulturalist in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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August 7 Wild Dogs

Wild dogs are killing livestock on the Port au Port peninsula. Glenn Hinks says the losses are threatening his ability to keep going as a farmer. And he’s doesn’t like a plan to live-trap the dogs. We’ve reached Glenn Hinks at his home in the community of Mainland.

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August 7 Rodney Devries

All kinds of people here in Nfld and Lab have old fiddles kicking around. And lots of people are digging them out and learning how to play. Of course, those old instruments need some TLC. And that’s where Rodney Devries comes in. He’s giving a free workshop tonight at Memorial’s School of Music about how to look after stringed instruments. Rodney is with me in the studio.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tues Aug 7, 2012

It's a gardening day with horticulturalist Dave Morrow of Grand Falls-Windsor. Phone in and get some excellent advice, whether you're having problems with bugs, diseases, soil that's too dry, or anything else.

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August 6 Crosstalk: NL Hospitality

The people of Nfld and Labrador are famous for their hospitality. How often have you heard visitors say the place is beautiful, but that what really stands out is the kindness of the people? We’re talking about that today on the Crosstalk phone in. Asking if the hospitality in Nfld and Labrador is really as good as everyone says. And joining us to field calls today, Harold Mullowney, who is the mayor of Bay Bulls. A town that sees more than its share of tourists.

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August 6 Joelle Carey

There was a sound coming off the water in Bonavista on Saturday that warmed people’s hearts. A small flotilla of boats with Make and Break engine. A taste of what the Make and Break Flotilla in Bonavista on Saturday sounded like. Joelle Carey is a follklore student interning with the Nfld and Lab Heritage Foundation this summer. She organized that flotilla. And since we had such a big response to our Crosstalk last week on Make and Break Engines, we’ve invited her back to tell us how it went:

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August 6 Mayor Ernest Simms

The RCMP on the Northern Peninsula have responded to 13 crashes between moose and vehicles over the past month. Some of them have been minor. Some of them have been serious. The police say there are more moose on the highways these days. Ernest Simms is the Mayor of St. Anthony. We have him on the line.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Mon Aug 6, 2012

Our question for you: Is the hospitality in Nfld and Lab really as good as everyone says it is? We'd love to hear your stories. Our guest is Bay Bulls mayor Harold Mullowney. His town sees lots of tourists, and he's got a couple of stories of his own. Phone in!

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Hiking in NL

Crosstalk: Do you have a favourite place to hike in Nfld and Labrador?  Ramona is joined by Mary Smyth and Fred Hollingshurst - the authors of the book 52 Great Hikes.

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Here's an excellent interactive trail map the NL government has put together: http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlanYourTrip/InteractiveMap  Click on Attractions and Activities to get to hiking info.

Today's other feature:

Marble resort: Ramona checks in with Marble Resort in Steady Brook -- one of the new condo resorts in the province that's up and running

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Growing organic strawberries

The hot days this summer have been both a blessing and a curse for farmers - but Terry Dobey likes a challenge.  "Grow Dat" farm is on the outskirts of Heart's Content.  The young farmer wants to specialize in organic strawberry production.  But he's learning, it's not as easy as you might think.   CBC producer Marie Wadden met Terry Dobey while she was hunting for locally-grown strawberries on the Baccalieu Trail.
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Home Share NL - affordable student housing

It could mean more affordable housing for students, and a little help around the house for seniors.  And the idea is about to get a test-drive.  Andrew Harvey is the coordinator of the Home Share NL program.  He speaks with Ramona.
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No CBC - A tradition of watching local CBC for news and weather came to an abrupt end at midnight on Tuesday, July 31, in some communities around the province.  Recent CBC cuts mean the shutdown of analogue TV transmitters happened a year faster than expected. The signal can still be picked up by cable, satellite or digital converter. But none of that will work for Eastlink customers - and the company says it won't be able to deliver local CBC TV for several months.   Ramona speaks with Lloyd Bennett, the mayor of Hawkes Bay.
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Make and Break Engines

Crosstalk, August 2:  Talking Make and Breaks - Joelle Carey of the NL Heritage Foundation and proud Make and Break engine owner Charley Donnelly join Ramona - you share your stories.

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Documentary:  Here's part of a documentary that the CBC's Gerry Amey put together on Make and Break engines in 1997.

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