3:00 p.m. From the leader of the Ontario Liberals stepping down, to the corruption
allegations of the Quebec Liberals, to the rebuilding of the federal Liberals,
and a slide in the polls for the BC Liberals, the once mighty party has found
itself in a nearly dismantled position across the country. Globe and Mail chief
political writer John Ibbitson paints a bleak picture for the Grits.
3:00 p.m. Nine prairie communities dominated the list of Canada's top entrepreneurial
cities. According to the CFIB's Communities in Boom report, Saskatoon, Regina,
and Moose Jaw made the top four. CFIB chief economist Ted Mallett explains why
the prairies are the place to be.
3:00 p.m. The case of Amanda Todd has once again brought the epidemic of bullying to the
front page. Reporter Carly Weeks shares her story in the Globe and Mail
today. Carly tells Richard how she was bullied in school while classmates and
teachers watched in silence.
3:30 p.m. Saskatchewan's streak came to a grinding halt with a loss to Edmonton. Rider Insider and Green Zone host Jamie Nye explains what went wrong.
3:00 p.m. 15-year-old Amanda Todd of Coquitlam, BC killed herself this week after posting
a heartbreaking video about her being bullied. Norm Jakubowski, Red Cross
RespectED manager, explains how you can protect your kids.
3:30 p.m. The Green & White are riding a hot three game streak heading into Edmonton tomorrow. Rider insider and Green Zone host Jamie Nye talks about Saskatchewan's fight for four.
3:00 p.m. Chinese technology company Huawei is at the centre of a security controversy
with links to Saskatchewan. A United States government house committee has
issued a warning suggesting that the company is a security risk and may be
collecting information from the equipment it installs. Cyber security analyst
David Skillicorn with Queen's University explains the potential dangers.
3:00 p.m. Halloween is right around the corner, and with it comes creative costumes. Those
include unusually coloured contact lenses. However, these lenses can also be
purchased at non-optical outlets. This is a cause for concern for Paul Johnson.
The President of the Saskatchewan College of Opticians joins Richard.
3:00 p.m. A controversial new study finds there is little environmental impact from
Alberta's oil sands. Lead researcher Dr. Roland Hall, professor of biology with
the University of Waterloo, believes the oil sands have an impact that's local,
3:30 p.m. The Riders are making a convincing argument for a playoff spot with their third straight win. Rider Insider and Green Zone Host Jamie Nye explains what went right in Toronto.
3:00 p.m. As Saskatoon and Regina's mayorality races continue, it appears some candidates
in both cities are focusing on not-so-pressing issues. News Talk Radio reporter
Patrick Book looks at the unusual candidates looking to head City Hall.
3:30 p.m. It's a busy weekend for brides who want fall weddings. We hear the story about one bridezilla who goes overboard in setting out ground rules for her bridesmaids. News Talk Radio's Sarah Mills tells us the story.
3:00 p.m. The first of three US Presidential debates got underway last night. John looks
back at the ups and downs of the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
3:30 p.m. It was courageous for Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston to respond back to her bully for comments over her weight. Dealing with criticism, justified or otherwise, is the norm for those in the public eye. Global Morning News anchor Lisa Dutton and CBC anchor Costa Maragos share their experiences with John.
3:00 p.m. The gloves come off tonight as US President Barack Obama and Republican
challenger Mitt Romney step into the ring in their first televised debate. Chris
Cargill, political pundit and policy analyst, explains what you can expect to
3:30 p.m. The Guinness World Record for the "most combines working simultaneously on a single field" could be shattered this weekend. Harvest for Kids, which focuses on community development programs, plans to take on that challenge. Director Derek Unrau joins Richard.