3:00 p.m. Beef producers in Alberta are battling a public relations nightmare over E.
coli-tainted beef. Should Saskatchewan meat buyers be worried about the safety
of their beef? Board chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association Mark
Elford explains what measures are taken in Saskatchewan.
3:00 p.m. The countdown is on to a "yes" or "no" from the federal government on the
$15-billion CNOOC takeover of Nexen. Everyone from corportate CEO's to federal
politicans are weighing in to see if the deal should go through. Dr. Jack Mintz,
Director of the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, shares his
3:00 p.m. Former Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Fedoruk, who led an illustrious
life in politics, science, and sports, died yesterday at the age of 85.
University of Saskatchewan Chancellor Dr. Vera Pezer talks about Fedoruk's
3:30 p.m. Canada, particularly Saskatoon, is one of the most tax competitive places in the world. That's according to the Focus on Tax study by KPMG. KPMG tax partner Cory Kraft breaks down the numbers.
3:00 p.m. While Saskatchewan faces its own housing issues, Toronto finds itself with a 70
per cent slide in house sales. George Brauges, program head of business at the
University of Guelph-Humber, gives his thoughts on what some call a "bubble."
3:30 p.m. Miners from PotashCorp's Rocanville mine are now safe and sound after being trapped by an underground fire. News Talk Radio reporter Patrick Book, who was on scene all day yesterday, tells Richard what he saw.
3:00 p.m. 29 PotashCorp miners are trapped, but safe, at the Rocanville mine. A fire broke
out early this morning, sending the miners into refuge centres and fire crews
into the mine. PotashCorp public affairs manager Bill Cooper gives us the latest.
3:30 p.m. Quebec Charbonneau commission hears shocking testimony about the international connection of mob families. A New York cop who spent years undercover testifies before the commission. The Canadian Press reporter Sidhartha Banerjee fills us in.
3:00 p.m. At least one is dead in Saudi Arabia and another lays in critical condition in
Britain as global health officials closely follow what may be a new SARS-like
virus. Microbiologist-in-Chief Dr. Donald Low with Mount Sinai Hospital in
Toronto explains the cause for concern.
3:30 p.m. It may have been a slim win, but it was a win nonetheless for the Riders over the Stamps in a 30-25 victory. News Talk Radio Rider Inisder and Green Zone host Jamie Nye settles his bet with Richard.
3:00 p.m. A new poll suggests many boomers will stay in debt to retire in comfort. Jeff
Dillon, senior director of retail banking with CIBC, explains the rationale.
3:30 p.m. The Stampeders ride into town this weekend as the Riders try to bounce back from last week's loss. News Talk Radio Rider Insider and Green Zone host Jamie Nye explains what needs to get done.
3:00 p.m. The design for the Roughriders' new home has been released. Rider President Jim
Hopson talks about the new look with Richard.
3:30 p.m. Author and soldier Rob Semrau has spent time on the battlefield seeing blood and guts. He joins Richard to talk about stories from his new book The Taliban Don't Wave to give an idea of what it's like to be a soldier on the front lines in Afghanistan.
3:00 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar is facing consequences for having a
homophobic slur written on his eye black, but says it's not a big deal in
his Cuban culture. Sportsnet columnist Stephen Brunt joins Richard.
3:00 p.m. The Rick Mercer Report is back for its 10th season tonight, the same
day his new book is released. Rick tells Richard of his adventures.
3:30 p.m. Could we be seeing the beginning of the end of the US Greenback? Major economic players such as China are now opting to trade in other competing currencies. Michael Finger, principal head of Centinel Consulting explains why countries are turning away from the US dollar.