Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's Happening in the HRM on Canada Day?

Here's a website that will tell you everything happening in the HRM for Canada Day.
Click on the link below:

Canada Day Events

And here's another link for the events surrounding Bedford Days

Bedford Days Events

Happy Canada Day!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Get Hitched at Hatfield Farm

Here's a photo of Shawn and Patrick's wedding on Saturday. Shawn and Patrick won our Valentine's "Get Hitched at the Farm" contest.

The photo's were taken by Maria Erman.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

... At no point today, did I think I'd be coming into work tonight to announce the death of Michael Jackson, and discuss the end of the 'King of Pop' with you ON-AIR. Michael Jackson suffered cardiac arrest on Thursday, June 25th / 2009, and this evening we chatted about the loss of a legend, and counted down the Top 9 @ 9 with the most requested Michael Jackson songs.

Will this be a day we remember in 5 years? 10? 20?
What memories do you have of M.J's music?
What are your thoughts on the entire situation?
Favorite song?

We will keep you up to date as the news conferences begin, and more is known about his death.

The King of Pop ... 1958-2009

Zach Bedford.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Fun Stuff....

Bedford Days begin tonight......

Bedford Days Kick Off Celebration! Happening tonight, Wednesday, June 24th.
Location: DeWolf Park
6:00 pm - Glow Partes Bouncy Castle Only
7:00 pm - Entertainment
10:00 pm - Pyrotechnic Fireworks Show

For more details on all the activities check out the following link.

Bedford Days

Shawn and Patrick's Photographer

Maria Earman, owner of Maria Earman Photography, is doing something wonderful. She's taking all of the photos of Patrick and Shawn's wedding (Get Hitched At The Farm winners) this weekend for free.

We wanted to give her a shout out. Here's Maria's website so you can have a look at her work.

Maria Earman

Thanks Maria!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Dear Breakfast Club,

I've heard other people get advice from C100 listeners and now I need some help.

My girlfriend and I have been dating for three months, and she's great. We hang out all the time, and I like her a lot.

But the other night, she got mad at me because I haven't changed my FACEBOOK STATUS.

It still says "single" on my page, and she wants it to either say nothing at all, or that I'm dating her.

Isn't three months a little too early to be officially dating someone on Facebook? How long should you be dating someone before you change your Facebook status?

Looking for a little good advice,


Can you help Earl? Leave your comment here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New posters for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Wow! Talk about ushering in the teenage angst!

These new posters from the upcoming film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, are promoting the love stories! The Ron-Hermione-Lavender love triangle! Harry and Ginny!

The movie comes out July 15th! Can't wait!

Playground in a day...

Foresters and community partners build

a new accessible playground designed by kids in one day.

Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly joined Foresters™ President and CEO, George Mohacsi, and community partners to officially build and open a safe, new, volunteer-built playground at École John W. MacLeod Fleming Tower School on Wednesday June 17.

Designed by kids and built by Foresters, non-profit organization KaBOOM! and parents, the playground is unique. It will serve children from two districts including Purcell’s Cove – Armdale and Spryfield – Herring Cove and accessible to children with special needs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Office Chair

CHECK IT OUT: New kind of seat invented to improve posture -- and pelvic comfort: Who knows? Maybe we'll all be using one of these soon.

Click on LINK below


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Decorate an E-Cake for Dad!!!

I'm loving this! Already sent one to my dad. Fun and NO CLEAN UP!

Hit the link to visit the Better Homes and Gardens 'Decorate a Cake' site. Fun, super-easy and free!

Plus, the recipes library is suh-wheet....salty....spicy....savoury....succulent......you get the idea :)!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sami Jo Small Hockey School

If you would like to win a week at the Sammi Jo Small Hockey School for your daughter, email us and tell us why you would like to win.

Here's our email address: thebreakfastclub@c100fm.com

Find out all the details you need to know for the Sami Jo Small Hockey School for girls at the Dartmouth Sportsplex (July 27-31) by clicking on the link below.

Sammi Jo Small's Hockey School

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds-Behind the Scenes

Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and Betty White take us behind the scenes of their new movie, The Proposal, where tempers flare and we find out who the real stars of this movie are.

Very Funny. This "documentary" is from Will Ferrell's Funny or Die website.

Click below on "The Proposal"

The Proposal

The Top Five Germiest Places in the World

Last week, the travel website TripAdvisor.com released a list of the five "germiest" landmarks in the world. Check it out . . .

#5.) The handprints and footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

#4.) St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy

#3.) OSCAR WILDE'S tomb in Paris, France, which is notoriously covered in lipstick marks

#2.) The "Wall of Gum" . . . which is a wall that's full of old, chewed-up globs of gum . . . at Pike Place Market in Seattle

#1.) The Blarney Stone in Ireland . . . which is kissed by 400,000 people every year

Here is a photo of the Blarney Stone in Ireland...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Google 411

Leave it up to Google to come up with something like this!!! .........

Here's a number worth putting in your cell phone and your home phone speed dial:

1-800-goog411. (a.k.a. 1-800-466-4411)

This is an great service from Google, and it's free -- very helpful when you are on the road.

Don't waste your money on information calls and don't waste your time manually dialing the number.

I am driving along in my car and I need to call Hatfield Farm but I don't know the number.

I hit the speed dial that I have programmed in (1-800-466-4411), for information.

The voice at the other end asks, "City & Province."

I say, "Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia"

He says, "Business, Name or Type of Service."

I say, "Hatfield Farm."

He says, "Connecting" and Hatfield Farm answers the phone.

How great is that? This is nationwide and Google provides the service absolutely free!

No "Information" charge, and no long distance charge.

Click on the link below and watch the short clip for a quick demonstration.

Google 411

Let us know how it works for you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How Harper Can FIX the Economy

From "Anonymous" an open letter to the Prime Minister......

"Dear Mr. Harper,Please find below my suggestion for fixing Canada's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to banks and car companies, that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan:There are about 20 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Twenty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new Canadian CAR. Twenty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

4) They must send their kids to school / college /university - Crime rate fixed

5) Buy $50 of alcohol / tobacco / petrol a week... there's your money back in duty / tax etcIt can't get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances." this open letter sent anonymously is good fun (good points, though!)

Russell Peters

Gail and Beth enjoyed Russell Peters at the Metro Centre this week and were fortunate enough to get backstage and meet him!!! Lucky them!

Overpriced items we all purchase!!


"In this economy" it seems insane to pay for a product with a more than 4,500% markup. I'm talking about those multi-blade razors made by companies like Gillette. The products sold by Gillette and other companies cost as little as 10 cents to make, yet consumer are charged up to $4 a piece -- a mark-up of more than 4,500%.

Some other products that are marked waaay up:

• Bottled water. For the price of a single bottle of Evian bottled water, you could pay for 1,000 gallons of municipal tap water.

• Wine in restaurants. The average retail markup on a bottle of wine in a restaurant is 300 percent. (The best advice: Bring your own bottle and pay the $10 corking fee.)

• Diamonds. Retailers mark up diamonds between 50 and 200 percent, and 100 to 400 percent for gold.

• Wedding dresses. They retail for at least 100 percent more than the wholesale price.

• Coffee shop coffee. $3-$5 for a cup at Starbucks when it costs between 25 and 50 cents at home?

• Eyeglasses. Some opticians charge 1,000 percent over wholesale for designer frames.

• Popcorn. When a consumer has no other option, he'll pay the 1300% markup on a large tub of theater popcorn. Sucker!

• Concessions. The markup on nachos is 47 to 64 percent; on corndogs it's nearly 90 percent; on snowcones it's nearly 100 percent.

• Jeans. Everyone owns at least a few pair. A $21.99 pair of jeans from Kohl’s still has a 112 percent markup from wholesale, while a $300 pair of designer jeans from True Religion can boast a markup as steep as 300 percent over cost.

• French fries at restaurants. A 30 cent potato can bring in about $1.75 for a restaurant.

Adam Lambert on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Here is a look at Adam Lambert on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, coming out later this week. Speaking of "coming out", this is the article where Adam does not deny his sexuality. In fact he says he's proud of his sexuality.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NDP make HISTORY!!!!

Darrell Dexter and The New Democrats make history with both the popular vote and a majority government! And I have to say, Dexter's victory speech was lovely and gracious to both his opponents and all Nova Scotians who took the time to support their candidate of choice by vote.
Hey, does this mean Orange is the 'new black'? I guess in Nova Scotia it is!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The 12 Year Old and the Cell Phone

Dear Breakfast Club,

I'm calling out to C100 listeners for help.

Two months ago I became a single dad and I have to admit I don't know what I'm doing.

My twelve-year-old has been begging me for a cell phone . . . because all his friends have them.

I've talked to parents of these kids, and they say it's great . . . because you can keep in constant contact with them.

In my mind, a twelve-year-old is WAY too young to have a cell phone. I think the earliest kids should get one is when they turn 16 . . . because they can drive.

How many other parents would recommend this? Should I listen to my friends and get my twelve-year-old a cell phone for safety reasons? Or am I right in thinking my kid is still too young?

Thanks for your time,


Thursday, June 4, 2009


FOUR BAD HABITS THAT CAN RUIN A MARRIAGE (It doesn't hurt to be reminded once and awhile...)

[1] Letting yourself go. Now, no one’s saying you should obsess about your looks, but it’s important to send your spouse the message that you care what they think. Trade in your ratty sweats for real clothes on the weekends. Taking a walk or going to the gym together is a great way to add a little ‘couple time’ to your daily routine.

[2] Secret spending. This one can’t be stressed enough. According to a recent Pay Pal survey, eight out of 10 people have hidden a purchase from their partner. The problem isn’t the new cordless drill or pair of shoes -- it’s the erosion of trust that happens when you tell small lies. Plus, secret spending sets the stage for big blowups about finances.

[3] Forgetting small gestures. Every day signs of affection are what keep romance alive. Treat your spouse as if you’re dating. That way, you won’t get too busy for a goodbye kiss, or forget to thank them when they do mundane things like clean the kitchen or take out the trash.

[4] Sweating the small stuff. Just because someone leaves a wet towel on the bed, that doesn’t mean they don’t love you. So instead of freaking out about every irritation, ask your spouse to help you with one or two things that really matter - like keeping up with the dishes or making it to work on time. Then, relax and let go of the rest.


Dear Breakfast Club,

You guys have had some great advice in the past and I'm hoping you can help me with this.

This insanely hot guy asked me out on a date, and when it came time for us to go out . . . he asked me if *I* would drive . . . because he didn't have a driver's license.

--Even though I thought it was odd, I agreed to drive . . . and the two of us ended up having a great time.

--Here's the thing: I asked him why he didn't have his license . . . and he told me it was REVOKED . . . but he wouldn't explain why.

--Is this a giant red flag that I shouldn't date this guy? We had such a great time on our date. Should I still give him a chance?


Okay C100 Listeners.....it's time to step up with some sage advice for Dana.


Are you guilty of any of these?

#1.) PROCRASTINATING: If you work best under pressure, that's one thing. But a LOT of people say that. And here's what they REALLY mean: "I can't be bothered to actually do anything unless my job depends on it." That attitude sucks.

--If you put everything off until the last minute, people notice, and it gets old FAST . . . even if the end result looks good. And eventually, you'll miss a deadline.

#2.) SLOPPY EMAILS: Now that email is one of the main ways people communicate at work, using small caps, a casual tone, or lame acronyms isn't "cute" . . . it's just plain sloppy. You should run a quick spell-check too . . . most email programs have the feature built-in.

--And I can't say this enough: ALWAYS double-check the recipients. One little click can mean the wrong people getting a message you didn't want them to see . . . so only use "Reply All" if you REALLY want everyone in the office to know that "Brenda's ass looks tight today."

#3.) DISSING THE BOSS: These days, bosses aren't cigar-chomping fat-cats who bark your last name when they want something. They might be younger, dressed down, and even part of the group when you grab drinks with your co-workers.

--But they're still the boss. Obviously, being on a first name basis is fine . . . if that's the rule in your office . . . but don't get TOO casual. Always remember to show respect for authority when that respect is due. 'Nuff said.

#4.) BEING TOO INFORMAL: At work, you're expected to take care of things without someone breathing down your neck . . . like showing up on time, working a full day, and dressing appropriately. Fudging things might not get you fired . . . but it DOES get noticed.

--And SMOKERS, I'm putting you on blast: If you think being a smoker gives you the right to take four or five SMOKE BREAKS a day, you are SO wrong. That's like an extra lunch break.

--Why should you get one? Because you're an addict? Plus, you stink when you come back in.

#5.) BEING A LONER: We all know it can be bad news to mix work and play too much. But if you're ALWAYS the guy who won't hang out at a work gathering? That's just weird.

--Hanging out helps build office camaraderie. Whatever you might think, it shows that you give a crap.

#6. ) RUNNING LATE: I don't think this one needs any explanation. Look, we ALL run late SOMETIMES. But if you do it all the time, you'll just look lazy . . . even if you're a rock-star WHILE you're at work. It's just one of those things.

#7. ) SAYING "THAT'S NOT MY JOB": Really? Because I'm pretty sure your JOB is to do WHATEVER THE HELL your boss ASKS you to do. Got that? If you don't think of it that way . . . then START thinking of it that way right now.

--Look, you might TECHNICALLY be right, but chances are, if someone's asking you to do something you don't USUALLY do, it means they really need your help. So, help. And you'll reap the rewards of being a clutch player sometime down the road.

#8.) ACTING LIKE YOU'RE SMARTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE: It's one thing to share your great ideas when they ARE great. But if you're always shooting other people down, you look like a jerk. So stop it. Swallow your pride, and be a team player.

#9.) TALKING SMACK: We've all heard the stories: Someone blogs about wanting to quit their job, or posts something negative about their dumb boss on Facebook . . . and it comes back to haunt them at work.

--Obviously, you're going to vent. But you have to do it in the right environment, with the right people. Here's a good rule: If you wouldn't tell EVERYONE in the office how much you hate your job . . . don't do it on the Internet either.

#10.) GETTING INVOLVED IN OFFICE POLITICS: Drama at the office is unavoidable. I have one thing to say about that: STAY OUT OF IT. You might get sucked in anyway, but play it cool. Office politics ruin people's trust, and it'll keep you from getting work done.

(CNN / CareerBuilder.com)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


We heard from Jack last week that he is worried that he and his wife aren't ready to start a family, however, his wife is desperate to get pregnant. According to Redbook Magazine....here are the.....


76% of expectant parents say they feel financially prepared for having a baby -- but 41% of new parents admit that, in hindsight, they were not as financially prepared as they thought.

Nearly half of new parents say they spent more money than necessary on a car seat; 36% overspent on strollers; about 25% went overboard on baby photos, a crib and clothing.

48% of expectant parents think that managing everyday expenses will be their biggest financial worry, but only a third of new parents feel the same way.

36% of expectant parents anticipate that tension in their relationship will increase after their baby's birth. Watch out: Nearly half of new parents found that to be the case.

Expectant parents figure on spending an average of $120 a month on diapers; new parents actually spend half that. What gives? New parents are savvier shoppers: Three-fourths of them shop for baby items at discount retailers, compared with only half of expectant parents.

In the survey, the percentage of couples who split their family's financial management equally dropped from 44 percent before the baby was born to 32 percent after the baby's arrival.

Half of new mothers report that they handle the family money, up from 37 percent prior to the baby's birth.

Monday, June 1, 2009

^ First Aid Tips Parents Need to Know

Summer is right around the corner, and that means kids will be out of school, outdoors, and . . . most likely . . . finding new ways to injure themselves. If you're a parent, or you'll be around kids this summer, here are six first-aid tips you HAVE to know . . .

#1.) NOSEBLEEDS. They're caused by dry air, allergies, and soccer balls to the face. Tilt the child's head FORWARD, not back, and apply pressure to the space above the upper lip, right below the nose. If the bleeding doesn't stop in 20 minutes, go to the ER.

--Most people think you're supposed to tilt your head BACK if you get a nosebleed, but if you do, blood can run down your esophagus or into your lungs, causing vomiting or choking.

#2.) KNOCKED OUT TEETH. If it's a baby tooth, put it under a pillow and make an appointment for your child to see the dentist. Losing a baby tooth doesn't matter, but you'll want to make sure the fall didn't affect how the PERMANENT teeth will grow in.

--If it's a permanent tooth, rinse it and store it in milk, then go to the dentist as soon as possible. DON'T put it in water, DON'T handle it too much, and DON'T brush it. All three things can make the tooth unsalvageable.

#3.) DISLOCATED JOINTS. Call 911 or go to the hospital. Whatever you do, DON'T try to pop it back into place. You'll almost certainly screw it up, and if you do, you can damage the bone, the surrounding muscles and nearby nerves.

#4.) ACCIDENTAL POISONING. If a child starts complaining about a stomach ache and says his "juice" tasted funny, don't be surprised if that "juice" was actually engine coolant or medication. If you think your child ate or drank something toxic, stay calm.

--If the child seems drowsy, cranky, or suddenly congested, call 911 or poison control. But DON'T induce vomiting unless a 911 operator or a poison control expert tells you to.

#5.) BURNS. Don't use ice, butter or oil on burns. First-degree burns should be soaked in cold water, then treated with first-air cream. If the burn looks bad or covers a large area of skin, see a doctor. Electrical burns and chemical burns require immediate care.

--Electrical burns aren't always visible on the skin, but they can cause internal injuries, so make sure the child sees a doctor. For a chemical burn, remove any clothing that might have been in contact with the chemical, and wash the burned area with A LOT of water.

--Don't use any creams or ointments on a chemical burn since they can cause a chemical reaction and make the burn even worse.

#6.) PUNCTURE WOUNDS. If your child steps on a nail or a large piece of glass, don't hesitate to call 911. Bandage the area, and leave the object in place if it's still there. But if your child already pulled it out, apply pressure to control the bleeding.

--Just make sure you wash your hands before handling ANY open wound. And when in doubt, call the doctor immediately.



C100 Listeners! Jack needs your help. He sent us an emergency email this morning. Here's how it goes.

My wife just turned 30 . . . and it seems like her biological clock just sped up.

--We've talked about having kids when our careers and finances are in better shape, but unfortunately, that just isn't the case yet. We haven't been able to buy a house in this economy, and we're both still working on our careers.

--I don't want to have kids until things are more stable, but my wife has suddenly decided she doesn't care about all that . . . she just doesn't want to be an "old mother."

--Now she's started pushing me to get her pregnant right away . . . but I don't feel ready, and it's not a decision I want to be rushed into. What should I do?

--Jack, 31

What should jack do. Let us know.

MTV Video Awards Drama

Take a look at what happened at the MTV Video Awards on Sunday night. Was it real drama or scripted shenanigans?Eminen gets mad