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The Rick Howe Show

The Rick Howe Show – Friday, January 18, 2019

9 a.m.

We are learning more this week about the impact of Bill C46 – the federal legislation that gives police new powers to to deal with drinking drivers. Until last month, anything above the 0.08 legal limit constituted as drunk driving. Police could be lenient but no longer. We talk with MADD Canada’s Susan McAskill about the groups push to have the legal limit pushed to 0.05. Members of the HRM Safe Streets for Everyone group is urging folks to join their Stroll and Roll tomorrow night. It is a walk around the city that highlights dangerous spots for pedestrians, cyclists and people in wheelchairs. Tory MLA Karla MacFarlane says she would like to see the new health committee meet weekly. We talk with her about the committee’s inaugural meeting. We hear this morning from an Upper Sackville resident Patricia MacKay who has issues with Halifax Water.

10 a.m.

Environment Minister Margaret Miller talks with us briefly about single use plastic bags and potentially banning them in various Nova Scotia municipalities. Human rights advocate Raymond Sheppard tells us why there is a protest outside of the Pictou County Courthouse this afternoon. Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History zoologist Andrew Hebda talks with us about recent bobcat sightings in a rural Halifax neighbourhood. We look back at this week’s headlines with News 95.7’s Sheldon MacLeod and Dan Ahlstrand.

11 a.m.

It’s Friday, Yehaa! We open up this phone lines this hour to hear what’s on your mind. 

12 p.m.

The new Canadian Premier League is targeting the last week in April for the start of its soccer season. The Halifax Wanderers is of course one of the seven teams in the league. We talk about the upcoming season with local sports business leader Derek Martin.We finish off today’s show talking with sports commentator Cecil Wright about what happened in the world of sports this week.

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Host: Rick Howe
Phone: 902.493.7132

Producer: Katie Hartai