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A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
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Location:

Halifax, NS

Description:

A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Language:

English

Contact:

CBC Nova Scotia P.O. Box 3000 Halifax, NS B3J 3E9 1-888-686-6246


Episodes

The Problem with Parking at near Irving Shipyard

8/30/2019
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When you hear the name "John Mullane" you probably think of the band, In Flight Safety. He's the lead singer. John Mullane lives in the North End of Halifax and he says while the nearby Irving Shipyard has brought new jobs to Halifax...it has also brought a parking problem to his neighbourhood. Diane Paquette dropped by his house.

Duration:00:05:57

Quilts of Valour

8/30/2019
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When military personnel are injured or get sick, it's often a chaotic and painful time as they seek medical help and determine where their career goes from there. Nova Scotia's Mary Ewing and a whole team of others behind her use art and their sewing talent to bring a bit of light into their lives. Mary is the national president of "Quilts of Valour".

Duration:00:09:59

The crew will be away from August 5-23, and you'll hear Mainstreet from Sydney instead

8/2/2019
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Jeff Douglas will return to your radio on Monday, August 26th.

Duration:00:00:50

Big Al's Family Restaurant didn't get a tip from this family

8/1/2019
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Guest host Preston Mulligan speaks with Glenn Irving and his daughter Karin.

Duration:00:13:24

Are some drivers too polite? Summerside police & Halifax driving instructor say: YES!

7/30/2019
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Not long ago, police in Summerside issued an news release warning drivers not to be too polite. After witnessing a collision in Halifax, Mainstreet's Diane Paquette asked driving instructor Tom Furlong if some drivers are putting others at risk with their friendliness.

Duration:00:06:59

A lost pet dove finds its own way to the home of a terminally ill child

7/24/2019
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Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas speaks with Valerie Martel and Denise Hill of Dartmouth about a story that involves a terminally ill child and a stranger's pet dove.

Duration:00:17:09

Great white shark in Halifax Harbour this morning just one of many new insights...

7/23/2019
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...into the lives of great whites off our coast. Host Jeff Douglas talks to Chris Fischer from OCEARCH, the organization that tagged four of the sharks hanging around Nova Scotia this summer, and Fred Whoriskey from the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University.

Duration:00:16:17

The inside story of how rescuers largely freed two of three entangled Right Whales

7/23/2019
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Crews with the Campobello Whale Rescue Team have been working in the Gulf of St Lawrence to disentangle three endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. Research scientist Moira Brown tells host Jeff Douglas about this difficult and dangerous work.

Duration:00:11:05

Despite many sightings, champion Chow Chow eludes Kennel Club and expert tracker

7/22/2019
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Mike Chapman offers host Jeff Douglas some insight into how dogs think. Mike is a Missing Animal Response Technician -- he's kinda like a pet detective.

Duration:00:09:47

Newly released documents related to the Glen Assoun wrongful conviction case show why he's innocent.

7/12/2019
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Glen Assoun is now free, but he spent the better part of two decades behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Today information about his conviction was made available to the public. We speak with Assoun, his lawyer, and his advocate from Innocence Canada.

Duration:00:14:36

The Mainstreet Spinbusters on whether a new airport in Inverness makes sense

7/10/2019
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Jeff Douglas asks Barbara Emodi, Chris Lydon and Michelle Coffin if they think it makes sense to spend millions of dollars of taxpayers' money to build a new airport near two popular golf courses on the west coast of Cape Breton Island.

Duration:00:20:56

Ball field fixed in time for "Over-40 Overweight & Outta Shape Ball Tournament"

7/9/2019
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Dawn Grant and Kim Chisholm-Bowles tell host Jeff Douglas how volunteers and a 'bush hog' helped reclaim a long-neglected ball field in Boylston, near Guysborough.

Duration:00:10:01

The Halifax Common Public Pool should have been replaced by now says public heath expert

7/8/2019
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Mainstreet's Diane Paquette talks with Barb Hamilton-Hinch, assistant prof at Dal's School of Heath & Human Performance about the many reasons the public pool on the Common is no longer adequate.

Duration:00:10:00

Jeff Douglas jumps into Halifax Harbour to cool off. Do we need an official swimming hole?

7/4/2019
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Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas jumps into the harbour with two people who'd like to see a public swimming hole created on the Halifax waterfront. Find out what that would entail, and hear the fun.

Duration:00:12:30

Jeff Douglas gets a lesson on a century-old pipe organ

7/3/2019
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Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas drops into St Matthew's United Church in Halifax as Wayne Rogers shows Patricia Tupper around the foot pedals on the pipe organ. Then Jeff gets his turn, before 16-year old Matthew Fraser puts him to shame.

Duration:00:12:38

A concrete solution -- making cement creates CO2, but some can be trapped in concrete

7/2/2019
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And trapping CO2 in the concrete makes it stronger. Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas speaks with Sean Monkman from CarbonCure Technologies in Dartmouth.

Duration:00:09:00

Some marked Canada Day by becoming Canadian -- could you pass the test?

7/2/2019
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Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas asks people in Halifax sample questions from Canadian citizenship exams.

Duration:00:09:57

OK, helicopter parenting is bad. But if your kids are at the top of a tree...?

6/26/2019
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...can you then justify calling in a helicopter? In this episode of Readily Apparent, Mainstreet's Alex Mason wonders when you should impose limits on kids, and when you let them manage risk for themselves.

Duration:00:16:50

Little People Big Problems: A Primary Retrospective

6/26/2019
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As the end of June draws closer... students are looking forward to a break from the books, it's an exciting time to look forward -- to summer......but it's also a time to reflect. Here's some of what Rob heard from kids at George Bissett Elementary in Cole Harbour -- on how their first year of school went.

Duration:00:04:06

"A work of patience and love" -- Acadian historian on preservation of 311-year old house

6/26/2019
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Alan Melanson gives CBC reporter Paul Palmeter a tour of the DeGannes-Cosby House in Annapolis Royal. It was built in 1708. Paul also speaks with a man who grew up there. It's now a national historic site.

Duration:00:09:15