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July 2012 Archives

Dry crops

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Kicking up dust. It's been a dry summer and a bad farming season. Christine talks with a Fredericton area farmer.


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Whooping cough

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's not a thing of the past. Every month there are 70 new cases of whooping cough in New Brunswick. We'll find out what the province is doing about it.


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Dr. Lin

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Medical columnist Peter Lin talks about new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that explains how involving patients in the decision-making process about antibiotic use can help lead doctors to the best outcome.


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Language Lady

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

We're improving our English skills with the help of Information Morning's Language Lady, Laurel Boone is the former editorial director of Goose Lane Editions.

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Alberta migration

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Far from home. Christine talks with two of the MANY New Brunswickers living in Fort McMurray.


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DND contracts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Union of National Defence Employees says it's worried about a recent request for information that could signal more centralization of services... and more job losses. Christine talks with the national union president.

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Invasive species

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The Department of Natural Resources has compiled a list of the top twelve invasive species in the province and is putting together a field guide to help people identify them. Nathalie Leblanc speaks to Christine about the list. Leblanc is a habitat biologist with the Fish & Wildlife Branch of DNR.


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Off the beaten track

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Jim Goltz is Christine McLean's guide stepping off the trail to find out about some of the interesting plants, birds and animals in our province. Jim is manager of the veterinary laboratory services for the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

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Guilty of manslaughter

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The President of Saint John's Bacchus motorcycle club pleads guilty to manslaughter. Reporter Matt McCann was in court yesterday, he has the details.


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Health care

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Christine talks with a former health care minister about the health care report presented at the premier's meeting in Halifax yesterday.

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Hunting age

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The province is considering letting kids as young as 12 hunt in New Brunswick. Darrin Didychuk, Owner Green Diamond Outfitters, explains why he is in favour of this change.

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Siemen - UNB

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We find out what the Siemens' announcement could mean for electrical engineering students at UNB.

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Siemans partnership

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Siemen's Canada is moving its smart grid research centre to Fredericton, and it's partnering with NB Power to use smart grid technology here. Michael talks with Siemans representative.

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McAdam list

Posted by Kevin Shaw


83 and counting. People in McAdam are keeping a list of residents who have moved to Fort McMurray. Michael talks with the former deputy mayor of the community.

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Notable acts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


11 days, 8 venues and 16 plays... the Notable Acts festival starts this weekend. Michael Stewart talks with the festival's artistic director, Len Falkenstein.

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Keith Ashfield

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Is it an attack on science or just a matter of pinching pennies? Terry talks with Fredericton MP and federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield about criticism his government is facing for cutting programs that affect fisheries offices.



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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones has his prediction on gas prices this week.


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Agency stores

Posted by Kevin Shaw


An NB Liquor agency store could be headed to a convenience store near you. Terry talks with an NBLC spokesperson, and the President of the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association.

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Basketball program

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Some coaches in the Fredericton area hope a kinder approach to learning and playing basketball. The Northside Minor Basketball Association in Fredericton is adopting the 3 on 3 Steve Nash program. Freelancer Nick Murray has the story.

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Shale gas meetings

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The public meetings with the natural gas group are over. But the people of ward ten in Fredericton still want a full public meeting on the shale gas issue. Terry talks with ward ten councillor Leah Levac.


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NB Power profit

Posted by Kevin Shaw

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NB Power's latest financial report shows record results for last year. Terry speaks with the acting energy minister.

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Language column

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Language Lady Laurel Boone is back with answers to your language and grammar questions.


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Opera bride

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A wedding dress, an opera singer, and bubble wrap, and yes, there is a connection.

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Land claims

Posted by Kevin Shaw


NOT without us! New Brunswick's off-reserve aboriginal people say the Assembly of First Nations won't be settling any land claims in the province unless they're at the table. Terry talks with their chief.


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Money for jobs

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Is it job creation financing, or corporate giveaways? We continue our discussion on whether government should be giving companies money to create jobs.

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Pawn shops

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Keeping stolen goods out of pawn shops, Terry talks with a store owner.

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Job Costs

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Incentive for companies to invest in New Brunswick or paying too much for a few jobs? We talk to Kevin Lacey of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation about the government's role in bringing employers to the province.

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A tale of two cities

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Fredericton officials entertain municipal officials from Bolivia.

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Drought of 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

It's the worst drought in the United States in decades. And now the lack of rain could be putting Canada's crops at risk too. We find out how serious the impacts could be, including for your wallet.

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Police on smash and grabs

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Six hundred dollars of damages for a couple of dollars in change. We talk to Constable Danielle Carmichael of the Fredericton police about smash and grabs in cars in the downtown.

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Movie Revue Ice Age 4

Posted by Larry Dickinson

It looks as though the Ice Age is lasting a bit longer! Rebekah Chasse reviews the movie.

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Car Break Ins

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A woman's car is broken into and the only thing taken is a handful of change.

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Gardening Phone In

Posted by Larry Dickinson

George Scott drops by the studio to help listeners with their gardening problems.

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AFN Election Results

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Canada's First Nations chiefs have spoken and Shawn Atleo is once again the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. John Paul is the Executive Director of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations. He spoke with Terry Seguin about the results.

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David Coon goes Green

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The prominent environmentalist has announced he's running for the leadership of New Brunswick's Green Party.

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AFN Election

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Today First Nations Chiefs from across Canada will decide who should lead the Assembly of First Nations for the next three years.

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NB firefighters in Alberta

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Robert Amos, a New Brunswick forest ranger is helping to battling a massive forest fire in Alberta.

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Gas Guru

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones with his weekly prediction on the price of gas.

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Antique aircraft display

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Some aviation history lands in Fredericton! a Tiger Moth, a Fleet Finch, a Cornell and a Harvard. We hear about a special display of antique aircraft at Capital Airways at the Fredericton airport.

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What causes thunderstorms?

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Ben Newling, a physics professor at the University of New Brunswick explains.

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How weather takes its toll

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Take to the basement! Temperatures are staying high. Too high for some. We speak with Louis Comeau, Park Manager at Mount Carleton Provincial Park which closed due to weather recently. And Jennifer MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Directors, Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick, about how the weather is affecting crops.

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GeoSweep

Posted by Larry Dickinson

New Brunswick's Opposition Liberals and NDP party say the province can't sweep this one under the rug... its purchase of a failing lottery game. We spoke with the Liberal party's lottery and gaming critic, MLA Donald Arsenault and the leader of the New Brunswick NDP, Dominic Cardy.

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Mounties turn down the volume

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Neighbors' pleasure craft giving you no pleasure? The RCMP turns down loud boat motors. We speak with Corporal Pat Cole, with District 3 RCMP.

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Science Cut

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Our MP panel weighs in on the so-called 'Death of Evidence' protests.

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Perth Money

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The river rose, and the donations poured in. Thousands of dollars have been donated to flood victims in Perth-Andover. We find out where that money is going.

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Grant

Posted by Kevin Shaw

UNB Professor Tom Beckley has been given a grant to study how N.B Power should engage New Brunswickers on public policy issues.

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Protest

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Scientists protest the cuts to scientific research the Conservative government keeps making.

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Organ Fail

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Health Minister Madeleine Dube explains why New Brunswick is temporarily suspending its organ donation program.

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Xplornet

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Woodstock's Xplornet Communications is expanding, and adding jobs in the province.

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Triathlon

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Kids, and adults of steel!! We find out more about some family-friendly triathlons happening in Fredericton this weekend.

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The Death of Evidence

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We hear about protesting scientists on Parliament Hill and the federal cutbacks that will affect programs across the country, including in New Brunswick.

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Dr. Denis Allard

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Dr. Denis Allard from Public health talks about the e. coli strain that put two Fredericton teens in hospital.

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French Fry Day

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Florenceville-Bristol is FRYing up the tastiest holiday around!

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E.Coli

Posted by Kevin Shaw

E.coli sends two Fredericton teens to hospital as public health searches for the source of the contamination. We reached the parent of one of those teens, and Terry speaks to a parent whose son survived E.Coli.

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Ottawa Report

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A political watcher in Ottawa talks about a Supreme Court hearing that could have big implications for Elections Canada.

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Eggs Follow

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Real Food Connections has a new plan to get eggs to customers, but for restaurant owners, buying local is not as easy as you might think.

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E. Coli

Posted by Kevin Shaw

E. Coli appears in New Brunswick, for the second time in three months.

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Grammar

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Our summer column tackles some of the biggest grammar and language mistakes.

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Fire Index

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A wildfire behavior specialist talks about the latest fire restrictions in the province.

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Oland Update

Posted by Kevin Shaw

In the year since Richard Oland was killed in his Saint John office, police have laid no charges, made no arrests. Terry talks to CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon about where the case stands now.

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Lyme disease comes to Fredericton

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We meet someone who was bitten by a tick carrying the disease at the UNB woodlot.

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Local Eggs

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out how one store in PEI got around regulations governing ungraded eggs.

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Grant-Harvey Update

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Wayne Tallon, director of community services, gives us an update on the Grant-Harvey centre construction.

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Rebekah Chasse has a review of the movie "Magic Mike"... and in case you don't know, this movie is NOT about a magician.


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Hartland internet hits

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Talk about a marketing dream come true! We find out how the Google doodle is affecting Hartland.


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New Maryland bear

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The escaped bear in New Maryland is still on the loose. Terry talks with a wildlife biologist about it's potential behaviour.

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Lyme disease

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Dealing with the disease no one believes in. We'll hear about Lorraine Bird's years of struggle trying to find treatment for her Lyme disease.


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Local eggs

Posted by Kevin Shaw


You can't unscramble eggs, but some egg farmers in the province are trying to unscramble the regulations for selling their products.

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River Jam

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A jam down by the river, Terry talks with one of the organizers about a concert at the Delta tonight.

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Elder abuse

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Helping to stop elder abuse in New Brunswick. We find out about a new program being funded by the federal government.


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Lyme disease victim

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A Fredericton man talks about his three and a half year struggle to get a diagnosis of Lyme Disease.


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Bear escape

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We have an update on the bear that escaped from a DNR trap in New Maryland yesterday. Plus Terry talks with a woman from Starlight Village who had a visit from a mamma bear and two cubs last night.


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Whirligig

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The wonderful world of whirligigs. We hear about a whirligig exhibit at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

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Hartland Google

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Mayor of Hartland talks about his town's ability to advertise worldwide today, without a cent from taxpayers.

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Lyme disease

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The Maine Centre for Disease Control issues warnings about a big jump in cases of Lyme disease this year, and says New Brunswick needs to pay attention. Terry talks with with the director.

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Missing deck

Posted by Kevin Shaw


One of the stranger lost and found ads we've seen on Kijiji. Terry talks with a woman who's missing a 5 metre by 5 metre deck after the weekend rain!

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Toilet test

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's a simple test, but it could save you money on your next water bill. Terry talks with Fredericton's water and sewer engineer Neil Thomas.

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Burton fire

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Oromocto's fire chief wonders how many times he has to repeat the message. Don't smoke in bed. Jody Price talks with Terry.


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Urban aboriginals

Posted by Kevin Shaw


UNB becomes a new centre of research for studying urban aboriginal populations. Terry talks with the centre's director.

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Dr Lin

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We find out what happens when doctors and nano-technology experts collaborate, and how it could change medicine.


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Police review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The attempted criminal libel case against Charles LeBlanc is being reviewed by former New Brunswick Ombudsman Bernard Richard. Terry finds out what he'll be looking at in his investigation.

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Dual citizens

Posted by Kevin Shaw


On this Canada Day weekend two dual American-Canadian citizens share the story of the unusual burden they face while living here. Even though it's been for decades, they have to tell the IRS what their income is every year.

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Trees and shrubs

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We have just what you need the next time you go for a stroll on New Brunswick trails. And no, it's not bear spray.


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