February 2015 Archives

On the Move - How and Why We Travel for Work

Posted by Christina Harnett

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We know that people in this region often work in one place but live in another.
People on the Alberta "turn-around," flying in and out every few weeks is the obvious example.
There are also truckers, construction workers, military personnel, fishermen, nurses...the list goes on and on.
But even though more Canadians than ever seem to be on the move for their jobs, there's almost no information about who they are, or what effect this mobility is having on our communities and our economy.
The On the Move Partnerhip is a seven year, multi-million dollar, multi-province research project that's trying to answer some of those questions.
Pauline spoke with project director Dr Barbara Neis from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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"Answer back, brother."

Posted by Christina Harnett

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It's been more than two years since Chris Metallic disappeared.
He was a student at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, four hours south of his home on the Listuguj First Nation in Quebec.
Chris left a party one night in November 2012 - and vanished. He was 20 years old.
Since then his family has tried to cope with their grief, while maintaining their hope.
His brother Spencer still writes him letters, ending each one with the tagline, "Answer back, brother."
That's the name of Vanessa Blanch's documentary about the Metallic family.

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Til Death Do Us Part

Posted by Christina Harnett

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We've all heard the stories...couples who can't seem to live without each other.
One spouse dies and the other goes as well, within weeks, days or even hours.
There's even a name for it, Broken Heart Syndrome.
Caroline Hillier tells us about the science behind the phenomenon.
And tells us two remarkable tales of true love.

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Another Hand

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This Sunday, February 15, our friends at Land and Sea will air their documentary "The Winter Shrimp Fishery."
It's the story of a man named Mike Newell who had a vision for a winter fishery that would help his community. Now his son Alen is carrying on his Dad's dream.

We first brought you this story back in 2013.
The CBC's Eileen Mcinnis spent time on the water with Alen and his crew...and found out why they often feel there is "another hand" working with them on the boat.

Here's the radio doc that inspired the TV story.


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Something Big - The Aftermath of Protests at Fredericton High

Posted by Christina Harnett

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2014 was the year when feminism and how women are treated came roaring into public discourse.
It was also the year that a group of Fredericton High students walked out over their school's dress code.
The protest - and the punishment that followed made headlines.
And began a discussion about gender politics, morality, sexual assault - and free speech and the right to protest.
The CBC's Jacques Poitras takes us through those events last fall, in his documentary Something Big.

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