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April 2012 Archives

Louise Russo Award winners

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Some students in Fredericton win national praise for their efforts against bullies.

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Fredericton city councillors

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Three councillors in the Fredericton election are being acclaimed next month. In part one of their conversation Terry gets their perspective on some of the issues facing the city.

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Experience a lot drama in your workplace? Our workplace issues columnist has a few ideas on how to put an end to it.

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse has gone back to nature. She'll talk about the movie Chimpanzee.

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Matt Andersen

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Singing the blues for a good cause. Terry talks with Matt Andersen about the big benefit show for flood victims in Perth-Andover.

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Perth-Andover

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's been just over a month since the flooding in Perth-Andover. We get an update from the the emergency response coordinator there, Dan Dionne.


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Save the Frogs

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Greg Jongsma says New Brunswickers should be doing their best to protect frogs in our bogs and wetlands. He's also a biologist and stewardship coordinator for the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and he talks to Terry about International Save the Frogs Day.

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Point Lepreau

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's not us. It's YOU. Insurance companies being sued by NB Power to pay for cost overuns say the utility itself is the one to blame. The CBC's Robert Jones has the latest on Lepreau - 1 billion over budget, and counting.

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Doaktown elections

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Stan Donovan was certain candidates for office in Doaktown would be eager to share their views on all issues at a public forum, then he ran into fracking.

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Dr. Peter Lin

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Medical columnist Dr. Peter Lin on new research that says why elevated stress in early childhood makes people prematurely old.

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Jim Merkel's Simplicity

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Jim Merkel, considered one of the leading visionaries on living the simple life, talks to Terry about how he changed his life radically and took a new path. Merkel is the author of "Radical Simplicity. Small Footprints on a Finite Earth."

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today Tim has a preview of the next Walt Wingfield adventure.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones finally has good news about gas prices.

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Stranger alert

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Rumours of a suspicious stranger lurking near schools in District 17 raced through parents' homes once they hit Facebook, and then panic took over.

Terry asks a school superintendent how he copes with keeping parents informed in the age of social media.

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River rescue

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Four Fredericton police officers received the honour yesterday for saving Shirley Foster from her sinking car in the St. John River back in January. We hear from one of the officers and Shirley Foster.

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Bob Kenny Concert

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Friends of Fredericton's Bob Kenny are planning a special day of celebration. The wellknown and respected Frederictonian is living with ALS. Producer Peter Pacey gives details of a concert planned to honour Bob Kenny


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Matthew Hayes

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today Terry talks with the other contender for the job of Fredericton's mayor.

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Shale study

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The shale gas industry responds to an opinion study from four University of New Brunswick professors.

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NB Power

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Keith Cronkhite from NB Power explains how the utility handles the heavy rain the province is experiencing this week.

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River Watch Update

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Environment Canada issued warnings to made sure people were prepared for possible flash flooding because of heavy rain. Karl Wilmot is monitoring the situation. Wilmot is the coordinator of River Watch for the province

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Joseph Haydn's 'The Seasons'

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A feat of the orchestral kind...Richard Hornsby will join Terry to
talk about a big classical music performance this week with 150 musicians taking part.

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Brad Woodside

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Brad Woodside throws his hat in the ring for another run at the top job in the city of Fredericton. Terry asks him what's left undone on his "to do" list and why voters should send him back to city hall for another term as Mayor.


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Double-lung transplant

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Two months ago, Heather MacInnis was at death's door ... waiting for a double-lung transplant. She tells Terry how she's now looking forward to a new life.

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Hunger Striker

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Frederick Mwenengabo quits his hunger strike after 48 days on just water and salts.

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Workplace Introverts

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

On our workplace column... Pierre Battah talks about introverts in an extroverted work world.

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Leblanc case

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A group of law professors steps into the Charles Leblanc case...and urges the Attorney-General to reconsider pursing charges against the blogger.

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Rebekah Chasse is in the studio to talk about the remaking of a comedy classic.


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Environment protection

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We have an assessment of Ottawa's new system to protect the environment from both the enviromentalists and industry.

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Inclusion Conference

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


The Atlantic Human Rights Centre is taking on the issue of Inclusion at an upcoming conference. Terry talks to Marc Gionet from the Atlantic Human Rights centre at St. Thomas University.

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Grand Lake Search Update

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Officials say a report of a plane crash in Grand Lake yesterday was a false alarm. Terry gets an update from Major Paul Doucette, Spokesperson for Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax.

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Kony campaign

Posted by Kevin Shaw


People in the Fredericton area get caught up in the global movement to hunt down African warlord Joseph Kony. Our intern Leanne has a report.

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Environment rules

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Harper government announced sweeping changes to Canada's environmental assessment rules. Terry talks with an environment lawyer for his opinion.

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Turnaround Teacher

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Terry puts the spotlight on a teacher, Wendy Robichaud, who went beyond the call of duty to convince one of her students, not to quit and not to give up.

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Fredericton Volunteer Centre

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Help wanted ... and offered! A new service in the Fredericton area matches volunteers with organizations that need help. Terry talks to Judy Coates, one of the people who worked hard to get the project going.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Robert Jones has his prediction on what will happen to pump prices tonight at midnight.

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today Tim Yerxa previews an act from the World Sounds Series, Sagapool.


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Turnaround story 2

Posted by Kevin Shaw


In this interview you'll meet Dylan Brown. He's another Turnaround winner being honoured tonight for changing his ways at school in Minto and becoming the pride of his teachers and his family.


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Inclusive education

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with Dr. Gorden Porter to get his perspective on inclusive education in New Brunswick.

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Turnaround Story 1

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Katelyn Bruce is a Turnaround Achievement Award winner.
She's a Grade 12 student from Boisetown. Terry talks
to Katelyn and her mom Sherry.

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Edmundston Wins

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Edmundston is the winner of CBC's 2012 Live Right Now Capital of Canada. Terry talks to Paula Michaud, one of more than 600 people involved in Edmundston's Live Right Now campaign.

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Inclusion policy debate

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Harold Doherty wants to start a debate over New Brunswick's inclusion policy. He talks with Terry.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with a New Brunswick woman who knows more than most people about torture and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She's now a senior researcher on the Africa file for the international group Human Rights Watch..based in London, England.


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Perth-Andover meeting

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's been over three weeks since the flood in Perth-Andover. We check in with some residents at a public meeting held last Thursday night about how things are going.


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McAdam Earthquakes

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Getting to the bottom of the earthquake swarm in McAdam. Terry talks to Dr. Karl Butler. He's a Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of Geological Engineering at UNB

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Wolf

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


The hunter who cried wolf. Terry talks to zoologist Don McAlpine is working to unravel the mystery behind the large, wolf-like creature shot on the Acadian Peninsula

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NDP convention

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with Dominic Cardy, leader of the provincial NDP about its convention in Saint John over the weekend.


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Bullied

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A young Saint John boy is assigned an attendent to protect him from bullies. Rachel Cave has the story.

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Psychology centre

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the director of a new Psychological Wellness Centre that gives students on the job training, and helps the community.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


After the layoffs. How do you keep calm and carry on when people around you are losing their jobs? Workplace columnist Pierre Battah joins Terry to talk about workplace survivor's syndrome

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Here's a shocker...our movie reviewer didn't see James Cameron's
Titanic until THIS week. Making her possibly one of the last to see it on the planet. We find out what Rebekah Chasse thinks of the film.

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Perth-Andover meeting

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's been three weeks since the flood in Perth-Andover. We check in with some residents at a public meeting last night about how things are going.

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Hunger strike

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Day 40 of his hunger strike. A Fredericton man risks his life to get a message to the Prime Minister. Terry talks with Frederick Mwenengabo and his doctor.


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Fredericton Great Places

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Finalists were announced yesterday for this year's Great Spaces in Canada contest, the judges named three spots in Fredericton. Terry talks to Sebastien Salazar, a professional planner with the city of Fredericton.

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McAdam Earthquakes

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Enough shaking, now it's time for talking. Terry talks to the mayor about plans for an earthquake debrief in McAdam

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Municipal elections

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We find out what you need to know as the deadline draws near to declare yourself a candidate in the May 14th elections for municipalities, district education councils and hospital authorities.

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Why men lie

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with CBC's Linden MacIntyre about his latest book.

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Children and Codeine

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


This week's medical columnist Dr David Price talks to
Terry about the perils of prescription pain killers for kids.

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's the last performance of the Classic Albums Live series at the Playhouse for this season, and it's a great one. Tim Yerxa has a preview.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jone says it looks like a change in the direction of the price of gas this week.

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CBC cuts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


What CBC cuts mean for our region. Terry talks with the Managing Director for the Maritimes.


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City council

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Fredericton city council delivers one more verdict on fracking in the city.


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Meduxnekeag Watershed

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has purchased a 35-acre property in the Meduxnekeag Watershed Natural Area. That means a total of 650 acres of land in the watershed is now protected but the conservation efforts aren't stopping there. Paula Noel talks to Terry. She's the New Brunswick program manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Oromocto Food Bank

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The Oromocto Food Bank has has been in the same spot for the past 24 years but is now planning a move to a new location ... near the Oromocto SPCA. Greg Doucet, the project manager for the new Oromocto and Area Food and Clothing Bank, talks to Terry.

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TD Scholarship

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Kali O'Dell lost her parents in a drunk driving accident when she was 12 years old. Since then she's been working to stop drinking and driving, and now that work has earned her a major award.


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Bus threat

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A Oromocto mother calls for extra protection after her 7 year-old receives a death threat - on the school bus. Shaun Waters has a report.


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Perth-Andover Sisters

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Terry talks to Maggie and Emma Crawford. The sisters are high school students in Perth-Andover. They are going back to class in different schools two weeks after the devastating flood.

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Perth-Andover Stress

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Coping with stress in the aftermath of the flood. Terry talks to Noelle McHugh with the Perth Andover Community Mental Health Centre

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Stuck in the middle again. Our workplace issues columnist takes us into the minds of the managers who are forced to make and implement decisions on who stays, who goes when it comes to job cuts.


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Perth-Andover churches

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Keeping the spirit. Christine talks with a Minister and a Pastor in Perth Andover about damage to their churches, and what they are saying to their congregations.\


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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today Rebekah Chasse and Michael Higgins talk about "SEPARATION", the Oscar winning foreign film.


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DND cuts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Civilian workers take the first barrage of layoffs at CFB Gagetown. Christine talks with the president of the union of national defence employees.

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Networthy

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today on Networthy we find out about the growing social media site Pinterest, and why YOU should read its copyright policy.


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Southern Victoria High School

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Christine talks to John Tingley, the acting superintendent of School District 14 to get the details of the plan for Southern Victoria High School students. The school is closed indefinitely because of last month's flood.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The bad news just keeps coming.

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Christine and Tim Yerxa do 'lunch' at The Playhouse.


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UNB

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Dr. Eddy Campbell talks with Christine about the state of the University of New Brunswick.


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NB Power

Posted by Kevin Shaw


NB Power responds to allegations it could have done more to prevent flooding in Perth-Andover.


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Helping Perth-Andover students

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Christine talks to Lynn Farmakoulas. She's the principal of Fundy High School. Her students are organizing a relief concert fundraiser for the high school in Perth because they know what it's like to live through a devastating flood.

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Remembering Vimy Ridge

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Christine talks to Bob MacFarlane. He's the NB Army Cadet Leagure Representative and he talks about a special ceremony planned for the 95 anniversary of Vimy Ridge in Woodstock

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Ashfield

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Christine talks with Fredericton MP and Atlantic Canada's senior cabinet minister Keith Ashfield about the federal budget.


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Tepper

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Who gets credit for getting Henk Tepper back to Canada? Christine talks to his sister. We also hear from the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

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Andover Elementary Opens

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Getting back to normal for elementary students in Perth Andover. Christine Mclean talks to Ann Marie Barry-Wattie, the principal of Andover Elementary. The school is reopening this morning after recent flooding

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Faith Conference

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Christine talks to Emily Sheen and Jasmine Kranat--two young people involved in a conference tomorrow in Fredericton for students of different faiths. They're gathering at St. Thomas University for their second Celebration in Faith and Diversity.

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Forest plan

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A ten-year tree plan for New Brunswick, what's in it and what will it mean for people who log for a living. Christine talks with the Minister of Natural Resources, and the President and CEO of New Brunswick's Forest Products Association.

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today human resources specialist Pierre Battah talks about competition in the workplace. Is it healthy for everyone?


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