May 19, 2010

On today's show... from Saskatchewan...a drunk driver calls the police...on himself... from Montreal...Frantz Senat was one of the many Haitian-Montrealers trapped in Haiti following January's earthquake. He spent 17 days in a makeshift camp, came home and went right to work fundraising to help those who still live in the tent city where he resided. He recently went back, wandering the countryside, handing out hundreds of backpacks loaded with essentials... from Vancouver... What happens to senior animals when they grow old, outlive their usefulness, or are just not wanted anymore? Some of them have found sanctuary in an elder hostel for old animals, including a rooster that crows because he loves the sound of his own voice... from St John's... Bonavista is a town already struggling with survival because of diminishing fish stocks. Now the residents are asking the town's major employer, a fish processing plant, to give them the wage they think they deserve... from Saskatchewan, marking the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Batoche, where Metis rebels, led by Louis Riel, made their last stand just north of what today is Saskatoon... from B.C., it's the 10th anniversary of the Nisga'a Treaty. A decade ago, the Nisga'a signed an historic land claims agreement with the federal and provincial governments...from Manitoba, who needs Facebook for keeping tack of old friends? In the 1980s, a black bear research project was launched in Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park. Radio collars were put on 100 animals so that researchers could learn more about them. Now...27 years later...one of those "radio bears" has shown up again... and also from Montreal, home of the Montreal Canadiens....Go Habs Go!... "Canada's team" is saluted in its hometown with a special sausage... anyone for a spicy Italian Cammaleri? And...a Montreal musician pays a musical homage to the rouge, blanc et bleu.

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