Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | Categories: Episode Update
Today on the show...from Regina... It didn't seem controversial, at first. The Heroes Scholarship was meant to help the kids of Canada's Afghan war casualties. But a group of 16 professors at the University of Regina is taking the highly controversial position that the scholarship celebrates imperialism -- and they want it dropped... from Prince Albert...last fall, 17-year-old Jasmine McGuinn got an unexpected call. Famed Canadian tenor John McDerrmott wanted her to sing a song she composed for Remembrance Day with him -- in Toronto. That experience led to an exciting new gig: she's singing "Man of The War" at a special commemoration next week in France, on Vimy Ridge... from Vancouver... Politics at Vancouver City Hall is generally of the bare knuckles kind. So, it was refreshing when Councillor Kerry Jang and the rest of his colleagues took a break to let him deliver a graceful speech on the International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ...from Calgary... A Calgary Sun news photographer got a little too close to the story when a fleeing jewelry store robber tried to hijack his car ...from Natuashish, Labrador... An old issue has reared its head again. The current Innu leadership in Natuashish says a vocal minority pushed through the local prohibition of alcohol two years ago. It tired -- and failed -- last week to end the ban -- and re-opened old wounds in the process... from Winnipeg... Duncan Thorton, a Winnipeg man who flew to Poland for a radical new kind of surgery to control his MS, checks in with CBC after operation and -- the news is good ...from Quebec City ...Locals are remembering an important event with a strong Irish-Canadian connection. In 1849 a courageous ship's captain and his crew saved a shipload of Irish refugees after their vessel hit an iceberg in the St. Lawrence. Descendants of the crew and those they rescued met in Quebec for the first time earlier this month... from Montreal... Baby boomers are aging fast and they're re-shaping the marketplace, again, just as they did when they were free-spending young consumers. Increasingly, they're in the market for funerals customized to their own tastes.
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