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December 2011 Archives

Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

 Michael Higgins and Rebekah Chasse will share their picks for best movie of the year, and they each have their choice of biggest clunker too. You'll never guess where they stand on that one!

 

 

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Blaine Higgs

Posted by Kevin Shaw

It all comes down to finances. We reveal CBC New Brunswick's Newsmaker of the Year.

 

 

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Hockey fight

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Police are investigating an alleged assault at a high school hockey game in New Brunswick between a teenaged player and one of the adult officials.

 

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Occupy Fredericton

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Occupy Fredericton says the city doesn't have the legal right to evict the camp. Christine talks with the lawyer who represented Occupy Toronto in its battle with that city.

 

 

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Drunk driving

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tougher penalties are supposed to discourage people from driving drunk. But a new report shows they're not working.

 

 

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Chairs

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A grade five class at Summerhill Street Elementary autioned chairs to raise money to help a 10-year-old girl in Africa go to school.

 

 

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Dog rescue

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We hear about a dog rescue in Quebec followed by an update on the 149
small dogs seized from a breeder in October of last year.

 

 

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Holiday loss

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out why feelings of grief and bereavement tend to feel more acute during the holidays.

 

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Homeless follow

Posted by Kevin Shaw

 Helping people get a roof over their heads in Fredericton.

 

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Top 5 books

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Ian Letourneau is here with his top 5 New Brunswick books from 2011.

 

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Homeless men

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Homeless for the holidays. Two Saint John brothers struggle to find shelter on a snowy December day. Connell Smith has their story.

 

 

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Networthy

Posted by Kevin Shaw

If the building catches fire, please exit before tweeting about it! Our Networthy columnist finds out more about live tweeting.

 

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Marysville levee

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Alexander "Boss" Gibson will be making an appearance at the New Year's Day levee. Christine finds out more about that.

 

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Robert Jones says get gassed up tonight because the price is going up.

 

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Ellie follow

Posted by Kevin Shaw

What does the future holds for a baby moose named Ellie? Christine asks an expert.

 

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Bird watch

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We have the perfect family outing to cure the post-BOXING day...blahs.

 

 

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Ellie the moose

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Ellie the moose adopts a New Brunswick family.

 

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Christmas shopping

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Checking out the Christmas shopping season in New Brunswick. We asked three heads of Chambers of Commerce around the province to survey their merchants.

 

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Atlanticade

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Christine talks with the chair of Atlanticade, Dale Hicks about why the largest motorcycle event in the province will take place in P.E.I. this summer.

 

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Buying the farm

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Christine talks with Jeff Schnurr to find out why Community Forests International wants 580 acres of farm and woodland near Sussex.

 

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Lincoln music and light show

Posted by Kevin Shaw

There's been lots of interest in the music and light show on Prestige Drive in Lincoln. Christine talked to the people behind the show.

 

 

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Canada reads

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Fredericton Reads! We're getting ready for our own Canada Reads debates, and we'd like you to help us.

 

 

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Occupy Fredericton

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Mayor Brad Woodside tells the Occupy Fredericton camp to pack up. Christine talks with the mayor.

 

 

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Tepper case

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Christine McLean asks an expert on international law for his thoughts on resolving the Henk Tepper situation.

 

 

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Habitat homes

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Terry talks with a local organization who's looking to make some families VERY happy this Christmas.

 

 

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Mark Rheaume

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Mark has his top 5 international picks today.

 

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Mark Rheaume

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Today Mark has his top five Canadian albums from 2011.

 

 

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Doaktown mill

Posted by Kevin Shaw

This Friday workers at the Irving Sawmill in Doaktown are being laid off for at least two months. How ready is the village for the impact? Terry talks with a local business owner...and the mayor.

 

 

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Flouride

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Brush those teeth. The New Brunswick Dental Society worries about cavities in the Moncton area now that the city has decided to get rid of fluoride in the water.

 

 

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Robert Jones has this week's prediction on what will happen with gas prices at midnight tonight.

 

 

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tim Yerxa has a little pick me up for the kids after Christmas. A fairy tale classic will be on stage at the Playhouse.

 

 

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Double lung transplant

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A young woman from harvey Station is hoping a new year will mean a new start to her life. Twenty five year old Heather MacInnis has cystic fibrosis and next month she'll be going to Toronto for a double lung transplant. She spoke with CBC intern Laura Brown.

 

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Real life science

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Oh Christmas tree! We find out the science behind that beautiful green pyramid-shaped object in your living room.

 

 

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Poor responsibility

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Helping the poor in New Brunswick. We find out where some people feel the responsibility lies.

 

 

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Mark Rheaume

Posted by Kevin Shaw

 Mark is by with a few picks for last minute shoppers.

 

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Saskatchewan Transportation Company

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Could a provincially run bus service be the solution to the Acadian Lines labour dispute? Terry talks with a person from a province that runs its own bus service.

 

 

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Trapper

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Urban hunting, we find out about how nuisance animals are trapped in municipalities.

 

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Presenteeism

Posted by Kevin Shaw

If the thought of calling in sick makes you feel, well, sick, you won't want to miss our workplace issues column today. Pierre Battah will be here to talk about "presenteeism" and why it's not necessarily a good thing.

 

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Grasshopper foundation

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A woman accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Canadian Progress Club started another charity of her own. This time, in the Moncton area. The CBC's Kate Letterick has that story.

 

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Fredericton city budget

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Good news for taxpayers in Fredericton...the city holds the line on property tax rates for 2012. Terry talks with the chair of the city's finance committee, Jordan Graham.

 

 

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Food deserts

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Life in the food desert. Angela Chang has a report on communities in New Brunswick struggling to get healthy, affordable food.

 

 

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Shale poll

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The latest poll on shale gas development in New Brunswick shows politicians and industry have their work cut out for them.

 

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CFB Gagetown coyotes

Posted by Kevin Shaw

They shoot at a lot of things in the CFB Gagetown training area and one of our listeners suggests they add coyotes to that list. Terry talks with the Range biologist from the base about that.

 

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St. Thomas bus

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Call it STU lines. We find out about a new travel option for St. Thomas University students trying to get home for the holidays.

 

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Rideshare

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Frustrated by the Acadian Lines lockout? Well, a group of Maritimers is working on their own solution.

 

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Wyoming fracking

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The view from Wyoming, on the connection between shale gas fracking and water pollution. Terry talks with one of Wyoming's leading journalists on energy issues.

 

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Oromocto coyotes

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The town of Oromocto issues a warning about coyotes. Terry talks with mayor Tidd.

 

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Canada reads

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Fredericton Reads! We're getting ready for our own Canada Reads debates, and we'd like you to help us. Terry talks with organizer Colleen Kitts.

 

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Food bank tour

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Melissa Oakley takes a on a tour of the soon to be new Fredericton food bank.

 

 

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Confidential severance packages

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Terry talks with the Atlantic Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation about confidential government severance packages.

 

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Enbridge gas

Posted by Kevin Shaw

On Friday the province announced it planned to tear up its contract with Enbridge gas. Terry talks with the general manager of the natural gas provider.

 

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Are you getting ready to party down with the boss?  Our workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah joins us to talk about the perils of the office holiday get-together.

 

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Church destroyed

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Kingsclear First Nation has lost its historic church to fire on the weekend. Terry talks with band councillor Patrick Polchies about the loss.

 

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Our Movie Reviewer Rebekah Chasse has picked a couple of movies to talk about this week...ones without a big "marketing" budget.

 

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Traffic watch

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A trapping program comes to Fredericton...speed trapping that is. Terry talks with Staff Sergeant Brian Ford of the Fredericton city police.

 

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Food pressures

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Back away from the dessert table! We'll get some tips on how you can avoid holiday food pressures.

 

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Strawberry fields

Posted by Kevin Shaw

 Keeping the city a little rural. Terry talks with a memeber of a  group trying to protect greenspace on the city's northside.

 

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Ray Kurzweil

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Where are society and technology headed? We have some thoughts from a modern day visionary.

 

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Windsor Energy - Northrup

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The province asked the RCMP to investigate Windsor Energy's testing inside Sussex town limits.  They did... and the answer is... nothing we can do about it.  We'll hear what the minister responsible thinks about that.

 

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Border deal

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out what a new Canada / U-S border deal could mean for cross-border trade AND travel.

 

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Christmas at the Playhouse is a Fredericton tradition. We get a peak at what to expect from this year's performance.

 

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Robert Jones has this week's prediction on prices at the pumps.

 

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Bullying

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We continue our look at bullying in New Brunswick with one of this province's best known anti bullying activists, Marilyn Noble. 

 

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Walmart charges

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A workplace tragedy leads to charges against Walmart in New Brunswick.

 

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Local government

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Changing the way we do local. The province releases an action plan for local governance.

 

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Art edukit

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out about a new resource for teaching art to New Brunswick students.

 

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Christmas trees

Posted by Kevin Shaw

It's been another tough season for Christmas tree growers in our province. Terry talks with a representative.

 

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Guidance counsellors

Posted by Kevin Shaw

 At the front lines of school bullying.

 

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Pie guy

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Shaun Waters AKA pie guy...AKA member of the Information Morning family.

 

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Bus dispute

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Acadian Lines labour dispute is continuing, but should the federal government get involved? Transport Action Atlantic thinks so. Terry with a past president of the group.

 

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Teens bullying

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Terry talks with three Fredericton teens about bullying at local high schools.

 

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Are you taking time off for the holidays?  Are you REALLY taking time off?   Our workplace issues columnist will talk about how to get yourself unplugged.

 

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Language initiatives

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The province says "oui" to more official bilingualism.  The premier calls it a great step forward, a francophone lawyer says it may just be another delay tactic.

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Healthy donations

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Making the most of your food bank donations. Terry talks with dietician Nicole Leblanc to find out how you can give your best.

 

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Fracking 5

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras takes a look at fracking in other jurisdictions in north america.

 

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Fracking 4

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Opponents of shale gas development have been vocal...taking part in large protests and petitions, but what's behind their opposition?  What are they REALLY concerned about? Vanessa Blanch brings us that story coming up on our Fractured Future story.

 

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Hospital parking

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Essential revenue or hidden user fee? An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal takes a swing at hospital parking fees. Terry talks with the Canadian Healthcare Association about it.

 

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Feed a family

Posted by Kevin Shaw

They're not your average telephone operators. We'll find out about the people who volunteer their time to take your credit card donations for Feed a Family.

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Marysville garden

Posted by Kevin Shaw

It may be close to winter, but one group in Fredericton is getting a garden ready. Terry talks with Eldon Toner, one of the people involved in the project.

 

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