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The Rick Howe Show

The Rick Howe Show – Friday, July 20, 2018


Regional Council voted in favour of amendments to the nuisance bylaw earlier this week that will significantly restrict smoking in the municipality. Mayor Mike Savage joins us first this morning to talk about the changes. Twelve markers are being revealed in places around the HRM today to commemorate the Halifax Explosion. Three of them have been placed at Fort Needham Memorial Park. Historian Blair Beed gives us the details. CEO of medical marijuana producer Aqualitas Myrna Gillis says although it’s reasonable to restrict smoking of all kinds, she tells us why she thinks the amendments to the nuisance bylaw are unbalanced and inconsistent. Sean King with the Mining Association of Nova Scotia tells us why he thinks the government needs to lift the long standing ban on uranium mining.


We continue our conversation about the smoking bylaw amendments with privacy lawyer David Fraser. He says council should have started with more liberal regulations. Former President of the Africville Genealogy Society Irvine Carvery gives us the details about the annual Africville reunion this weekend. News 95.7’s Sheldon MacLeod and Dan Ahlstrand are back for another edition of Week in Review, talking about the biggest stories of the week.


It’s Friday, YeeHa! Call in this hour and tell us what’s on your mind.


This week city council approved south end Halifax community Schmidtville as a heritage district. We talk with Schmidtville resident Larry Haiven about the significance of this designation. Our sports fan Cecil Wright wraps us this Friday taking a look at this week in sports.

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