Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | Categories: Episode Update
Host Jeff Gilhooly has some politics in this episode. It's hard to ignore during a federal election campaign.
From Newfoundland and Labrador: The meaning of Muscrat Falls. How a scenic attraction on the mighty Churchill (Grand) river has divided political parties.
A National Coalition of religious leaders has created a website that challenges candidates to make poverty reduction a political issue in this campaign. The website is called: candidatesagainstpoverty.ca
From Ontario: A provincial MLA, who is also a family doctor, warns against the slow release health effects of radiation from the ruined Japanese nuclear reactor.
From Manitoba: Two stories from Leslie McLaren's series "Dying Well." We meet a family that says it sustained its daughter's quality of life by refusing invasive surgery that would have prolonged her suffering. And a Toronto man plans to die at his own hands when a chronic disease makes his life intolerable.
From Saskatchewan: How a disease in sheep is making neighbouring bison farmers uneasy.
From Quebec: A Human Rights decision helps a Repentigny family with an autistic child, by allowing them to take their dog with them, wherever they go.
From St. Alban's, Newfoundland - The annual fireman's ball is interrupted by a freak false alarm that, had it not been found, would continue to signal distress to everyone within satellite-receiving distance.