Essential Pittsburgh
6:06 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Thursday Rundown: Canadian Relations in Pittsburgh

Constable Eric Hymander is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Credit Marcus Charleston / 90.5WESA

 These topics air Thursday April 9, 2014 at noon and 8 p.m. on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. Join the conversation LIVE between noon and 1 p.m. weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

Helping Young People Cope with Trauma

Crime and incidents of violence can affect individuals on many levels, especially young people. In the wake of the violent attacks at Franklin Regional High School Wednesday morning we’d like to take time to talk about ways to cope with traumatic events. The Center for Victims is a victim advocacy group which offers support for those affected by violence. We’ll talk with Diane Dahm director of prevention education and outreach, and trauma therapist Toya Jones about coping skills for parents and young people after witnessing violence.

Pop Up Canada

The Canadian Consulate in New York has opened a temporary one-week installment in a building on Smithfield Street called Pop-Up Canada. Inside there are Canadian themed exhibits including one on hockey, featuring iconic NHL hardware such as the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the leading scorer. We'll talk with Canadian Consul General John Prato about the purpose of Pop-Up Canada.

Canadian Mountie

What would a visit from a Canadian delegation be without the presence of one of the country's most recognizable symbols - a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman? We'll talk with Constable Eric Hymander, a former banker, about what it takes to become a Mountie and why he wanted to be one.  

New Girl Visits Niagara Falls

Long regarded as a honeymoon destination, Niagara Falls is close enough for a long weekend getaway. With the celebration of Canada taking place this week in the Steel City, Niagara Falls offers something for visitors on both the American and Canadian sides. Travel contributor Elaine Labalme offers suggestions for a trip to the falls.

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