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The Rick Howe Show

The Rick Howe Show – Tuesday, January 16, 2018

9 a.m.

HRM councillor Tony Mancini has brought forward a motion to have plastic grocery bags banned in the city and council will begin discussions on the issue today. HRM councillor Tim Outhit has been surveying his residents on their thoughts on banning plastic bags in the city, we’ll hear more about what he’s been hearing from the public. A new report shows Halifax transit buses are only on schedule 73 per cent of the time, the Amalgamated Transit Union president Ken Wilson says the numbers are no surprise, and we’ll hear more on his reactions. After an investigation into missing evidence from police lockers Halifax Regional Police Supt. Jim Perrin says missing cash and drugs are presumed to be destroyed, he’ll tell us more about the results of the investigation and what will be done to prevent and incident like this in the future.

10 a.m

Transit advocate from the group It’s More than Buses Ben Wedge says the solution to the city’s transit problems could be greater investments into designated bus lanes. A public hearing taking place tonight will discuss the new Willow Tree development. Developers are pushing for a 25 story high rise, but Andrea Arbic and fellow members of the Willow Tree Group have been fighting against the construction saying it doesn’t fit the area. Activist El Jones has been fighting to help save Somali refugee Abdoul Abdi from deportation. Abdi has been living in Canada since he was six years old, but never sought official citizenship and now criminal convictions could see him sent back. NDP leader Gary Burrill says he supports a moratorium on fracking in the province, and is calling on the Premier to clarify what his parties stance is on fracking.

11 a.m.

We’ll open up the phone lines from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. to hear what’s on your mind in today’s Open Hour.

12 p.m.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business stands in opposition to banning plastic bags in the HRM, the Ecology Action Centre says the federation is a big reason why there has yet to be a ban. Jordie Morgan will tell us more about why they are against the move to start the final hour. Entertainment and arts reporter for the Chronicle Herald, Stephen Cooke tells us what movies are looking hot at the box office this week for cheap night.

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