Program 57


PROMO: U of L's Dr. Susan Lingle researches different strategies deer use to avoid coyotes
Quinn Holtby develops a giant drip can for drilling rigs to prevent pollution

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TITLE: Dr. Susan Lingle, Zoologist, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
SUBJECT: #57 Mule Deer, White Tail Deer, and Coyotes on the Hunt
SYNOPSIS: Interested in the difference in habitat choices of mule deer and white tail deer, Dr. Susan Lingle has spent the last six years observing these deer on the McIntyre Ranch near Lethbridge. The rolling, open vistas on the ranch provide excellent terrain for Susan to watch coyotes hunt deer and see how they adapt their strategies to the different behaviors of the two species. Mule deer will stand and fight, whereas white tail deer flee. Through selective hunting, coyotes help push mule deer into the higher, rougher terrain. Her present research at the University of Lethbridge is sponsored by the Alberta Conservation Association.



TITLE: Quinn Holtby, Katch Kan Ltd, Edmonton
SUBJECT: #57 Preventing Oil Field Waste
SYNOPSIS: When Quinn Holtby was working on the rigs, he couldn't believe the amount of drilling fluids that were wasted on drill sites, and the dangerous conditions they created for rig workers and the environment. He vowed he would come back and change the industry. And he's well on his way with the Katch Kan system he invented. He has developed a big drip pan fits around a rig to catch drilling fluids for reuse. The system is made from polymers used in the aircraft industry which are designed to stand up to extreme hot and cold temperatures and it can be assembled in minutes. Not only does Katch Kan prevent fluids from spilling on the ground, it also saves companies thousands of dollars in lost fluids.



TITLE: The Corb Lund Band
SUBJECT: #57 Roughest Neck Around
SYNOPSIS: Thematic song from Corb Lund's newest CD, "Roughest Neck Around"