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January 2012 Archives

Fredericton reads part 2

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Our second group of Book Lovers takes on Ken Dryden's The Game.
Philippe Theriault, Ben Conoley and Jill Davidson


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Real life science

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We enlist some scientific help in figuring out whether robins stay or go in the winter.


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Michel Boudreau

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A voice missing from the table? A labour leader wants workers' voices heard when the Premier picks his advisory panel.


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Tony Huntjens - Fracking

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A fomer conservative MLA is blasting the premier and his ex-colleagues for moving ahead on fracking in total disregard of what the people in the province want. Terry talks with Tony Huntjens.


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Fredericton reads part 1

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Our first group of Book Lovers takes on The Prisoner of Tehran.
Liz Whidden, Jeanne Kay Speight and Dawn DeCourcey.


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Leadership race

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We meet the third candidate in the provincial Liberal Leadership race, Nick Duivenvoorden.

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Bud Bird

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The premier's state of the province speech earned him some applause, but then a blast on Friday from a prominent New Brunswicker. Bud Bird will tell us why he decided to let loose.


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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Silicon Valley, Waterloo, Ottawa... the Maritimes? Our workplace issues columnist looks at how to better brand our information and technology sectors in this part of the world.


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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out if Rebekah Chasse went Haywire for Stephen Soderbergh's latest action movie.


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Speech reaction

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We have reaction to Premier Alward's state of the province speech. Terry talks with the executive director of the New Brunswick union, and the CEO of the Fredericton Chamber of commerce.


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Dalhousie rink fee

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the Chief Administrative Officer for the town of Dalhousie to find out the reason behind the town's decision to charge a user fee for some out-of-town hockey players.


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Promises

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The premier and Mr. Straight Talk - when it comes to election election promises, David Alward - and finance minister, Blaine Higgs have very different views. The CBC's Robert Jones has a report.


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Gwen Bear

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Celebrating the life of elder Gwen Bear. Terry talks with a longtime friend.


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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today on the Playhouse preview we hear about a show that promises to inspire and challenge you.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones has his predictions on what will happen to prices at the pumps tonight.


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Chief Candice Paul

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A summit between the Crown and First Nations leaders wrapped in Ottawa yesterday. Terry talks with a New Brunswick chief who was there.


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Edmunston NBCC

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Federal Liberal leader Bob Rae blames political pressure for a cancelled visit this week in New Brunswick. Terry talks with the NBCC in Edmundston about what happened.


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Leadership candidate

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Another candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for the provincial Liberal leadership. Terry talks with Brian Gallant.

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Municipal elections

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Elections New Brunswick doesn't want you to just mark your ballot they want you ON the ballot. Terry talks with the chief electoral officer.



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Nashwaak Watershed Association

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the Nashwaak Watershed Association about delays in the declaring Watershed Protection legislation into law.


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Perth Andover surgeon

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The community in Perth Andover say a surgeon recruited for their hospital has been assigned to the Waterville facility. Terry talks to Horizon Health about what happened.


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Jordan Graham

Posted by Kevin Shaw


City councillor Jordan Graham says the arrest of Fredericton blogger Charles Leblanc is an attack on freedom of speech. He talks with Terry.


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Bob Rae

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Bob Rae the interim Liberal leader is in the province this week. He talked with Terry.


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Libel charges

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with a lawyer about the charges being faced by Fredericton blogger Charles Leblanc.


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Concussions

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The things you need to know about concussions. Terry talks with an athletic therapist.


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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Surviving today's job market takes resilience. Now some employers are actually training their workers in the art of being more resilient. Pierre Battah explains.


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UNB Water

Posted by Kevin Shaw


UNB is offering a new course on water and water issues.


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Quitting smoking

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Ever tried to quit smoking 'cold turkey'? It works for some, but for others, quitting is a losing battle. But one Fredericton woman says she may have the answer.


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Water protection

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Conservation Council of New Brunswick and the Environment department disagree over the way water is protected in the province.


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Crime spree

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Thieves terrorize rural New Brunswick stores. Terry gets an eye-witness account.


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Deer yards

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Closing down the deer yards. The province takes action after the death of a St. Leonard man last fall.


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AV Nackawic

Posted by Kevin Shaw


AV Nackawic will be losing 35 jobs over the next year. Terry talks with the Senior Vice President of Operations.

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Cost of promises

Posted by Kevin Shaw


I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden, or any of the OTHER expensive things you're expecting.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Robert Jones says there is no need to rush to the pumps today. The price of gas isn't moving.


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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

This week Tim Yerxa tells us about a broadway performer coming to the Playhouse next month.


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Perth-Andover surgeon

Posted by Kevin Shaw

People in Perth-Andover are demanding answers. They recruited a surgeon for the village but the Horizon Health network had other plans.


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Dog seizure

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Michael talks with the manager of the SPCA shelter in Oromocto She and volunteers were up for hours last night dealing with more seizures from a suspected puppy mill.


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Outdoor rinks

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We've had rollercoaster weather this winter...one day the temperatures are up..the next they're down. Imagine what it's like for the people trying to keep ice on Fredericton's outdoor rinks. Michael talks with Don Murray the manager of parks and trees.


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FHS evacuation assesment

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the principal of Fredericton High School about what happened during a school lockdown that left students in the cold.


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Mortgages

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The cost of buying a home keeps going DOWN, what's happening? Terry talks with two mortgage specialists about a new offer from one of Canada's banks.

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Matt Andersen

Posted by Kevin Shaw


He's impressed many New Brunswickers, he's impressed international blues judges, and now Matt Andersen conquers Canada.


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Federal Liberals

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with Wendy Robbins the new vp Atlantic for the national women's Liberal commission after the federal liberal convention.


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Norovirus effects local journalists

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A suspected outbreak of norovirus hit the Canadian University Press national conference in Victoria, BC. New Brunswick student journalists found themselves in the middle of a big story.

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Aging Survey

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Find out how you might be able to help unlock the mysteries of aging. We speak with Dr. Perminder Rainah, the lead principal investigator for The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

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Tiny the cat

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Now you might think you have a big cat, but you haven't met Tiny yet! We'll find out about a 30 pound cat at the Fredericton SPCA who's gaining some internet fame.


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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Our movie reviewer and her thoughts on the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


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Education cuts reaction

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The official opposition weighs in on the province's decision to cut the province's school districts in half. Terry talks with Victor Boudreau.


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Auditor General report

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The auditor-general has gone through the province's books and she has some "serious" concerns about how the government is handling your tax dollars. Terry talks with Kim MacPherson.


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Vandalism

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The head of Fredericton's parks and trees department despairs over the vandalism he's facing. Terry talks with Don Murray.

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Ross Neilsen

Posted by Kevin Shaw

He's singing the blues..but he couldn't be happier. Musician Ross Neilsen talks with Terry about his upcoming appearance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis....and how YOU can help him get there.


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Education minister

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Proposal for a shake-up. The plans to cut the number of school districts in half...and get rid of at least a hundred district staff. Terry asks the Education Minister what he has in mind.


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FHS evacuation

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the superintendant of school district 18 about yesterday's evacuation.

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District cuts reaction

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Fewer school districts, and fewer district staff. What will this mean in the classroom? Terry talks with the president of the NBTA.

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Occupy speaker series

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Reinventing the Occupy. A new speakers' series at St. Thomas University is continuing the "public learn-ins" that were a part of the movement.



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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tim Yerxa previews Late Nite Catechism 3.


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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Roberts Jones says gas up before midnight tonight.


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E-waste

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tackling the province's e-waste. We hear about one non-profit group trying to make a dent in the electronic garbage pile.


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Pedestrian survey

Posted by Kevin Shaw

It's a perennial hot topic...crosswalk safety in Fredericton...but the city's on-line survey isn't attracting the attention councillors hoped for. Terry talks with Councillor Bruce Grandy, the Chair of the City of Fredericton's Transportation Committee.


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Edmonton Urban Coyote Project

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with a researcher at the University of Alberta who's studying urban coyotes.


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Electronic garbage

Posted by Kevin Shaw


So you've recycled the Christmas tree and the cardboard boxes your new gadgets came in, now what to do with your old electronics? Terry talks with two guests about the options THIS province has for recycling those outdated gadgets.

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Coyotes

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Should you be worried about coyotes in Fredericton? On Saturday, a coyote attacked and killed a deer in a backyard in Oromocto. We'll hear from the Department of Natural Resources and talk to the head of Fredericton's public safety committee.

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Jon Oliver

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Remembering Fredericton architect Jon Oliver...a long-time champion of the alternative voice.


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Heavy water

Posted by Kevin Shaw


There are some surprising details emerging about the heavy water spill last month at Point Lepreau - Robert Jones will join us with the latest.

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Coyotes

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Oromocto's coyote problem gets a little more serious after a coyote takes down a deer in a residential neighbourhood.

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


When it comes to resolutions, did you make any to impress your boss? Our workplace issues specialist will tell us how to start the new year off on the right foot at work.


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Mike Murphy Runs

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Former Cabinet Minister Mike Murphy jumps back in the ship. He has launched his campaign for the Liberal leadership.

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Subsidized Bus Travel

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Michael Perry, Vice President of Transport Action Atlantic says the group thinks that inter-city bus travel in the province should be subsidized.

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Divorce Mediation

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We speak to Sheila Cameron , a Moncton lawyer about the province's decision to stop funding mediation services for families going through divorce or separation.

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Moncton Coupon Lady

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Imagine if you could cut your grocery bill down...way down. We get some tips from the Moncton Coupon Lady, Ruth Ann Swansburg.

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In the shadow of the big-box store

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Downtown Fredericton Incorporated's Bruce McCormack talks to us about the impact big-box stores like Costco can have on small businesses in the downtown area.
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PEI-NB Shuttle Service

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Acadian could be getting some competition in the province. We hear from the PEI company making a bid to start up a shuttle service in the province.
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Sitting could be bad for your health

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Travis Saunders is a PhD candidate and certified exercise physiologist at the University of Ottawa. He spoke with Terry Seguin.
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The Costco Effect

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Is it a myth or an actual impact being felt by retailers in Fredericton. We spoke with Art Carden, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Student Union Hires Bus

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The wheels on the bus go round and round. St Thomas University's student union revives its charter bus service to get students back to school.
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Playhouse Preview

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of the Playhouse drops by to talk about Quebec Superstar Marie Josee Lord. She will be performing at the playhouse January 13th.
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Gas Guru

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones with his weekly prediction on gas and heating oil prices.
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Mayor on site for Occupy tear down

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Public works crews moved in on the Occupy Fredericton camp this morning.The Occupy group's tents and belongings were carted away leaving just a few members standing in Pheonix Square, next to city hall. We spoke with Mayor Brad Woodside who was there.
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Occupy Fredericton Dismantled

Posted by Larry Dickinson

City crews dismantled the occupy Fredericton site this morning at 5am without incidents. We spoke with Dana hart, from Occupy Fredericton shortly afterwards.
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Competing with Costco

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Costco effect shuts down a gas station in New Maryland. We talk to the owner who is throwing in the towel.
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Pointing a finger at texting

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear from a massage therapist whose treating several patients for injuries caused by over-use of their communication gadgets.
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