Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Episode date 24 August 2012
Interviews and reports
From black and barren to green and diverse: replanting Greater Sudbury’s forest floor
Stephen Monet, Sudbury’s manager of environmental planning initiatives (Megan Thomas/CBC)
In the 70’s, the Greater Sudbury area was mostly black and barren, the result of decades of smelting operations and sulphur dioxide emissions.

Nowadays, thanks to an innovative long-term project that started in 1978, parts of the largest city in Northern Ontario have been re-greened.

Gilda Salomone spoke with Stephen Monet, manager of environmental planning initiatives of Greater Sudbury.
Government consultations across Canada on international trade
The Canadian government has been consulting business groups and others this week on the next phase of its "Global Commerce Strategy".

There were consultations in the cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Devinder Shory who hosted the consultation in Calgary for International Trade Minister Ed Fast yesterday. Shory is a Member of Parliament for the electoral riding of Calgary Northeast and a member of Canada's International Trade Committee.
McGill University’s Giant Fruit Salad
He’s making a list and checking it twice, three, four or five times now. Mathieu Laperle, Director of McGill’s Food and Dining Services is amazed at what it takes to get into the Guiness Book of World Records, but that’s what happens when you want to serve up the biggest fruit salad.

It’s a nutrional welcome to all the new students and their parents who’ll be settling in and saying their good-byes next week as another academic year begins in Montreal. The idea is also to raise the profile of an aspect of campus life, that is sometimes taken for granted; the food.
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