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May 2012 Archives

Leblanc inquiry

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Canadian Civil Liberties Association offers some advice on what kind of inquiry should be held into the arrest of Charles Leblanc on criminal libel charges.


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SWN Resources

Posted by Kevin Shaw


SWN Resources postpones its seismic testing program for the summer. Tery talks with the General Manager New Brunswick for SWN Resources.


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UNB's Cannes Connection

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Craig Davidson's collection of short stories for his Masters in English at the University of New Brunswick has inspired a film opening at the Cannes Film Festival

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Fredericton Bear Cubs

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Pam Novak, director of wildlife care at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute gives an update on the two bear cubs rescued from a Fredericton neighborhood last week.

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Philanthropist of year

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Celebrating the contributions of a Fredericton couple. John Bliss and Dr. Dorothy McDade have spent a life-time giving back to the community.


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Noise bylaws

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Well one person's mowing can be another person's torture...so just when can you let the mower rip. What are the okay hours...and what do the bylaws say about summer-time noise?

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Health Blooms

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We get an update on last year's Health Blooms campaign, and we'll tell you how you can help us out this year.

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NB Sports Hall of Fame

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Matt Stairs and five other athletes will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on June 9th. Executive director Jamie Wolverton talks about their accomplishments.

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Health Blooms

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Our Health Blooms campaign officially kicks off today. We find out about "Scopes for Hope" from David Wilson, the chair of the hospital foundation.

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Marysville fire

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A big blow to heritage in Marysville. We find out about the history of an 148 year old building destroyed by fire over the weekend.

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Anti-bullying legislation

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with Alisha Virmani, the young woman who helped the government figure out a way to deal with bullying in schools.

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EI changes

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Changes to the way people without jobs will be able to collect EI are causing some concern in provinces that depend on seasonal workers. Terry talks with Liberal leader Victor Boudreau.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Employment insurance reforms will mean big changes to many employees in Atlantic Canada. Our workplace guru Pierre Battah talks about questions bosses have.

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Fredericton Food Bank

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The Fredericton Food Bank officially opens at its new home on Riverside Drive. Elizabeth Crawford-Thurber is the executive director and explains what this new location will mean for the food bank.

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Fredericton events

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Here are some of the events going on in Fredericton this weekend. Thanks to everyone who phoned in

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EI legislation

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Our panel of federal MPs reconvenes as changes are announced to the rules for collecting EI.

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Veteran actors travel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...a place that promises good times for the gray haired. We find out what our "veteran" Information Morning reviewers think of the movie.


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Woodchip industry

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The customers for woodchips start disappearing. We find out how that's affecting one local sawmill and mills around the province.


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Bylaw Survey

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The city of Fredericton is looking for your input to help rewrite and update some of its bylaws. Terry talks to city planner Sebastian Salazar.

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Fredericton Road Work

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Mike Walker delivers the rundown on road work planned for the city
of Fredericton this summer. He's a project engineer with the city.


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DND cuts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Royal Canadian Legion raises concerns about how National Defence cuts will affect soliders suffering from mental illnesses.


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EI travel

Posted by Kevin Shaw


How far away should you be forced to travel for a job if you're collecting EI? Terry talks with representatives of business and labour.

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Shyness

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Dr. Irvin Wolkoff, a psychiatrist says shyness in extreme cases should indeed be considered a mental illness because it can be so debilitating that it prevents you from having a job, relationship, or leading a normal life.

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Riel Nason

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

New Brunswick author Riel Nason's book "The Town That Drowned", a fictional story of one of the communities affected by the construction of the Mactaquac Dam, is the winner of the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe.

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Real life science

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Bracing for the invasion. Biologist Steven Heard tells us why it's such a good year for butterflies.


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Enterprise cuts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Minister for ACOA decides one agency can do all the work that's needed to promote local enterprise. Terry talks with Bernard Valcourt.


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Seasonal work

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A Fredericton man says life is no picnic when the work is seasonal and EI is the only thing keeping you afloat. That story and more reaction to our interview yesterday with Fredericton MP Keith Ashfield.


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Computer Literacy

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Too old for Twitter? Think again. Our Networthy Columnist Angela Chang has a report about a new program in Fredericton which teaches seniors what they need to know to go online.

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Northside Market

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The Fredericton farmer's market, northside style. Realtor Peter Perry says he'll open a market at the former Furniture Deals property on St. Mary's Street

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Keith Ashfield

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry asks the Fisheries and Oceans Minister about major cuts to his department in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.


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Public health and shale gas.

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Jacques Poitras spoke to Chief Medical Officer of Health about recommendations she'll be making for a potential shale gas industry.

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Sussex mayor

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the mayor of Sussex about new recommendations for developing the shale gas industry.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Information Morning's workplace columnist talks about revealing tattoos and other body adornments on the job.

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Royal memories

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today's a chance for a pair of brothers from Fredericton to meet Prince Charles. And if it happens, they want to tell him about the time the Prince's father was their dad's shipmate during the second world war.


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Tourism

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Preparing for tourism season in New Brunswick. We find out what the industry association is expecting.


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CFB Gagetown Royal Visit

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

CFB Gagetown prepares for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. Major Phil Meaney has been hard at work preparing for that visit. He's the officer of primary interest and lead planner for the royal visit to CFB Gagetown

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Royal Historical Tour

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Fredericton architect John Leroux is giving a historical tour to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall today in Saint John

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


He's outrageous and he's back onscreen playing another larger
than life character. Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse reviews Sacha Baron Cohen's new flick "The Dictator".


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Spruce beetle

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The New Brunswick Forest Products Association is trying to keep brown spruce longhorn beetles from invading further into New Brunswick.

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Industry reaction

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Tougher regulations and a clearer idea of how any profits might be split. Christine asks industry's view of the long-term plan for a shale gas industry in the province.

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Shale gas

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Mapping out a potential shale gas industry for New Brunswick. The government issues a discussion paper and invites the public to weigh in.

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Copperhead

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

John Houston is one of the producers of the movie Copperhead being shot at the Kings Landing historical site. He describes the movie and the filming to Information Morning guest host Christine McLean

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Blaney resigns

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Margaret Ann Blaney leaves "Energy" for "Efficiency". After 13 years in the legislature, the cabinet minister is quitting politics. Terry talks with Ms Blaney.


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Anti-bullying legislation

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The New Brunswick government toughens up against bullies. Terry talks with the Education minister about its new anti-bullying legislation.


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Perth-Andover MLA

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Wes McLean, MLA Victoria-Tobique, attended
a meeting last night in Perth-Andover as people there
continue to deal with the aftermath of the big flood
eight weeks ago.

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AIDS NB

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Nick Scott with AIDS NB explains the importance of the 10th annual International Day Against Homophobia

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones says the price of gas is going up tonight.

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Flood victims

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The flood lasted a few hours...the misery is lasting for weeks. Terry talks with the chair of a group in Perth Andover raising concerns about government aid.

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Women in politics

Posted by Kevin Shaw


An advocate for getting more women involved in politics is happy about the results in Monday's municipal elections.


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Citizen's panel

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We've talked to the mayor and some new councillors... but what do citizens of Fredericton want to see over the next four years?


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New councillors

Posted by Kevin Shaw


New kids on council. Terry talks to some of last night's winners who will be joining Fredericton city council


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Fredericton's mayor

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Brad Woodside is re-elected for a record 8th term. He talks with Terry about the victory.

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Oromocto's New Mayor

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Terry talks to the new mayor of Oromocto Bob Powell

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UNB Hackers

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Terry Nikkel, Associate VP of Information Technology Service, says hackers infiltrate the UNB website. He explains a security breach at UNB.

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Municipal Election

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Last night, New Brunswickers elected mayors and councillors in 105 municipal races and representatives for seven district education councils and two regional health authorities. Mike Quinn, Chief Electoral Officer, reviews the election process

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One year anniversary

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A year with Majority rule. We look at Stephen Harper's first year with three New Brunswick MPs, Mike Allen of the Conservatives, Yyon Godin of the NDP, and Liberal Dominic Leblanc.

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Beaverbrook and the Kennedys

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A New Brunswick connection to American political royalty. We find out about a new book about the relationship between Lord Beaverbrook and the Kennedys.

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Wolf restoration

Posted by Kevin Shaw


There's no reason to fear the presence of wolves in New Brunswick. A lobby group next door in Maine says it's great news for Eastern North America. It's something our government should take very seriously.

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Pierre Battah Hiring

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Help wanted. Our workplace columnist Pierre Battah gives
some tips on recruiting.

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Oromocto's mayor race

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Shaun Waters takes look at the race for mayor of Oromocto...after a popular long-serving mayor decides not to run after 23 years.

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York house

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Unloading a white elephant ... or letting a historic building go for less than its value? Terry talks with councillor Stephen Chase and businessman Gary Stairs about the York House deal.

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Young voters

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Some high school students weigh in on the race for mayor of Fredericton.


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Reaction to Wolf Discovery

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Department of Natural Resources biologist Joe Kennedy reacts
to the news that an animal killed by a hunter in northern New Brunswick is a wolf.

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New Maryland

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Angela Chang has a look at the municipal election in New Maryland.

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Pop art exhibit

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Andy Warhol is probably the best known face of the Pop Art movement...now some New Brunswick artists join in a few decades later. We'll take you for a tour, and hear about the party.

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Chief follow

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A criminologist and a law professor join us with their thoughts on how the Fredericton police chief plans to follow up on the Charles Leblanc case.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones says we can expect a significant drop in the price of gas tonight at midnight.


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It's a Wolf

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The large animal shot by a hunter last month near Caraquet on the Acadian Peninsula was not a coyote but a wolf. The hunter who shot the animal Jacques Mallet shares the news about DNA tests.

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Archive budget cuts

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

A group representing archivists in the province says federal funding cuts could hurt attempts to preserve New Brunswick history.
Terry interviews Melissa McCarthy with the Archives Advisor with the Council of New Brunswick Archives.

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Outdoor classroom

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Taking school outdoors. We find out about a new "outdoor classroom" in the village of Gagetown.


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Police Chief

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Fredericton Police Chief Barry MacKnight sits down with Terry to talk about the way his officers handled the Charles Leblanc investigation.

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Family violence

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A new perspective on family violence in Canada. Terry talks with a criminologist speaking at a conference in Fredericton today.

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Medical Column

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Dr. Peter Lin on research that shows having a purpose in life can help stave off cognitive decline in old age.

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Remote Control Car Fan

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Justin Robinson takes his hobby to a new level. The remote control car enthusiast has built an off-roading track in his backyard. He shares his passion with Terry.

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Mayor's debate part 2

Posted by Kevin Shaw


In this segment, Brad Woodside and Matthew Hayes answer questions from you.

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Mayor's debate part 1

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The race for mayor comes to our studio. Joining Terry are incumbent Brad Woodside and challenger Matthew Hayes.

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


And the bumping begins. Our columnist Pierre Battah talks about how to survive the aftermath of cuts to your workplace.

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Perth-Andover Flood Response

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Some people in Perth-Andover say it's taking too long to get help after March's flood.
The Minister of Government Services Craig Leonard explains what the province has done and is doing to help flood victims in that community.

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Former councillors

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Been there, done that. We look at Fredericton city council through the eyes of three people who've served on council and are still paying some attention to the issues facing the city.

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Enbridge lawsuit

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A business giant takes legal action against the New Brunswick government....we'll look at the Enbridge Gas lawsuit.

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Fredericton Tree Planting

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Neil Trebble, city of Fredericton aboraculture foreman,
explains what's behind the mysterious circles that are cropping up through out the downtown.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones says little change in the price of gas tonight.

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Tom Mann

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The voice we've turned to for many years when it comes to provincial labour issues...leaves for new challenges. Terry talks with Tom Mann.

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Lighter loonie

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The latest minting of Canadian loonies weighs less than in the past and that's caused a few headaches for the city of Fredericton.

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Whooping Cough Outbreak

Posted by Myfanwy Davies


Eilish Cleary, New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health,
on the outbreak of pertussis and plans for a vaccination program for
young people.

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Fredericton city councillors

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with three councillors in the Fredericton election who have won their seats by acclamation.


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Flood compensation

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's a waiting game in Perth-Andover. Terry talks with a couple in the village who say they can't make their next move until they know what the government is willing to do for them. He also talkswith the village mayor.

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