Friday, August 24, 2012

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Episode date 23 August 2012
Interviews and reports
New NWT’s national park boundaries leave critical wildlife habitat unprotected, critics say
Naats'ihch'oh National Park Reserve (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
On the second day of his annual northern tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stopped in Moose Pond, NWT, to announce the creation of Canada’s 44th national park, the Naats'ihch'oh National Park Reserve.

“Today’s announcement will ensure that almost the entire length of the South Nahanni River, its tributaries, and most of its watershed will now be protected within our national parks system,” he said.

But critics caution that protecting only part of the Nahanni watershed is just not good enough.

Gilda Salomone spoke with Kris Brekke, executive director of the Northwest Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
Mississauga Art Council hosts 30th anniversary event
Home to one of Canada's most multicultural communities and a suburb of Toronto, Mississauga, is Canada's sixth largest city. This Friday, August 24, the city's art council is hosting an evening of music, dance and film screenings called "Create, Enjoy and Celebrate".

The event celebrates the 30th annivesary of the Mississauga Arts Council which was established by the city to foster and champion a dynamic arts community in the city.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke with Mississauga music producer, songwriter, composer Vikas Kohli who is curating the Friday night event that involves 100 artists.
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