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February 2013 Archives

Pension Coalition NB

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Close to 30-thousand public service and University retirees throughout the province are hoping there is strength in numbers.

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Paying for Plasma

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Why some Canadian companies are offering financial compensation to plasma donors, and whether payment could take precedence over safety.

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Deal Reached

Posted by Kevin Shaw

St. Anne Nackawic pulp mill workers reach a deal in their pension lawsuit, we hear from one of their lawyers, Howard Spalding.

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Playhouse Preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tim Yerxa tells us about a ventriloquist coming to the Playhouse.

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Gas Guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Bob Jones has his weekly gas price predictions.

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Winning Applicant

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Jason Lutes has his say. He's a Moncton businessman and the winning applicant of the new NBLC agency store that will serve Hanwell.

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Hanwell NBLC Controversy

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We go to the top for answers to the questions surrounding Hanwell's new NB Liquor agency store. Terry speaks to Daniel Allain, president and CEO of NB Liquor.

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Trius Cuts Bus Service

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Minto and Chipman are going to lose their daily commuter bus to Fredericton after nearly 30 years. We hear from passengers and the president of Trius Bus.

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The Big Shift

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We speak to the co-author of a new book that argues a growing number of Canadian voters will soon be wondering how the country they created got away from them.

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No U-Haul on Main St.

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Fredericton City council has voted...Trina MacDonald of Business Fredericton North joins us to discuss the decision.

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Live Right Now Park

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The winners of the CBC's Live Right Now contest have unveiled their plans for a natural park at the entrance to the province.

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Open Seat

Posted by Kevin Shaw

New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant weighs in on the resignation of former premier Shawn Graham.

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Valcourt New Aboriginal Affairs Minister

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Chief Roger Augustine shares his thoughts about Bernard Valcourt being named Aboriginal Affairs Minister.

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NBLC Agency Store Controversy

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The latest in that controversy over the awarding of a NB Liquor agency store in Hanwell.

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Cabin Fever

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Workplace issues specialist, Pierre Battah, talks about beating the February blahs.

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Oscar Picks

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Rebekah Chasse and Michael Higgins are together again and they'll give us their pick for the best movie of the year.

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Hanwell liquor outlet

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

NB Liquor representative explains the decision to pick an outside bid over two local bids for a new agency store in Hanwell.

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Pensions

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A national union leader says politicians need to act now to avoid a country where seniors end up living in poverty.

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Tax Grab

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Alward government is contemplating the reversal of a tax break.

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NBLC Decision Questioned

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We talk to the head of a group that's concerned about how agency liquor store licences are being awarded.

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Acne Dr. Lin

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Diet therapy could help in the fight against acne. Dr. Lin explains.

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Ice fishing

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Get your long underwear on! The Lipgloss Redneck is organizing an ice fishing workshop at Killarney Lodge.

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Playhouse Preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tim Yerxa stops by to talk about an upcoming show at the Playhouse.

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Gas Guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Bob Jones has his weekly gas price predictions.

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Ryan Report Follow Up

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We ask the leaders of New Brunswick's three alternative parties how they'd follow up Justice Ryan's findings on the ATCON scandal.

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Playhouse Report

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The city says it would be cheaper to tear down the Fredericton Playhouse and rebuild it than to maintain it.

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Curling

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Two young curlers from Fredericton are joining Team Canada at the World Curling Championships in Russia.

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A Field of Dreams

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Fredericton's baseball community is trying to rally support for a new field in the city.

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Sunday Shopping

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Retail Council of Canada says it's time to let store owners in Fredericton decide their own Sunday hours.

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Ryan Report

Posted by Kevin Shaw

It's more than just a fine for former premier, Shawn Graham. A retired judge's report on conflict of interest paints a grim picture of how politics are conducted in New Brunswick.

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Taymouth Voices Concerns

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We spoke to Stephen Gilbert of the Taymouth Community Association about the province's new shale gas rules.

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Dineen Lecture

Posted by Kevin Shaw

What would it take to make Canada a sustainable energy superpower?

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Canadians Driving in Florida

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Florida's department of highway safety says forget about buying an international drivers permit, you don't need one.

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Shale Gas Reaction

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Environmental reaction to New Brunswick's new shale gas rules.

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Shale Gas Rules

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We ask the Energy Minister about reaction to his long list of strict rules for shale gas development.

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Hiring Clones

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Pierre Battah explains why recruiting like-minded people may not be in our best interest.

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All schools in Anglophone West District are closed today because of weather and road conditions.

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Movie Review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Rebekah Chasse reviews provocative thriller Side Effects.

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Rink Watch

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Fredericton's outdoor skating season lasted just three weeks this winter, disappointing a lot of people. But it could be attracting the attention of a continent-wide science experiment.

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A Tough Week for Liberals

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Terry talks to NB Liberal leader Brian Gallant.

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Lamrock Leaves

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out why former Liberal cabinet Minister Kelly Lamrock is becoming a member of the NDP.

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Cruise Ship Trouble

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The stranded Carnival Triumph cruise ship docked last night in Alabama. A Maritime lawyer says he's not surprised by what happened.

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NDP Makes Progress

Posted by Kevin Shaw

NDP leader Dominic Cardy joins us to talk about the NDP legislation that may become provincial law.

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Importing Dogs

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A rescue mission brings dogs from California to homes in the Maritimes.

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The Physiology of Love

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Dr. Lin explains why falling in love has a lot more to do with the head than the heart.

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Award Nomination

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We talk to a Frederictonian who's been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

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Playhouse Preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tim Yerxa previews the double dance bill coming to Fredericton.

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Main St.

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A business association in Fredericton that is trying to stop a business from setting up shop.

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Outdoor Rinks

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Don Murray is here to give us the latest on the city's outdoor rinks.

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The Pope Resigns

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We talk to a catholic scholar about Benedict the 16th's nearly unprecedented resignation, and about what happens next.

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Remembering Tim Paul

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Chief Candice Paul remembers Tim Paul, a pioneer in the fight for First Nations rights in New Brunswick.

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Charges Laid

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The RCMP call it very serious, a senior government official charged with obstruction of justice.

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Martha Hall Findlay

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Martha Hall Findlay wants to become the next leader of the federal Liberal Party and
she is campaigning this week in New Brunswick.

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Raising Boys

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Parents give their children tools to succeed in school, sports, and careers, but we find out what boys need to become good men.

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Green Workforce

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Canadian Forest Products Association says there IS a future in forestry. It's launching a drive to recruit tens of thousands of workers.

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Alberta's premier

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Alberta Premier Alison Redford talks about the proposed
west-east pipeline.

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Pierre Battah mental health

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Workplace specialist Pierre Battah talks about how employers are coping with mental health troubles among employees in today's stressful world.

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"Beginner at Life"

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A one woman show by Alana Ruben Free, starring Rebekkah Chasse.

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Canada Reads NB 5

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A discussion about The Age of Hope by David Bergen.

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Environmental Impacts of a Pipeline

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Environmental Defense says a west-to-east pipeline is all risk, no reward.

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Fixing New Brunswick's Finances

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Finance Minister Blaine Higgs wrapped up his pre-budget tour last night in Fredericton. We find out if he heard any ideas he might use.

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Marine protected areas

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Roberta Clowater, Executive Director,Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, NB Chapter
explains why the Bay of Fundy is passed over for conservation status.

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Executive Chef Waldorf Astoria

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

From St. Stephen to New York. David Garcelon is the executive chef at the Waldorf Astoria and he's coming home to N.B. to judge the Capital Culinary Challenge.

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Canada Reads NB 4

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A discussion about Away by Jane Urquhart.

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Politics

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Dominic Cardy says he has a plan to end patronage in New Brunswick politics, he just needs the government to listen.

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Shale Warning

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Canada's Commissioner of the Environment Scott Vaughn has words of caution for New Brunswick and other provinces with plans to develop a shale gas industry.

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Personal finances

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Our personal finance watcher, Dan Noel, looks at one woman's retirement status to give
tips for others considering their retirement.

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Family support

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The New Brunswick Association of Social Workers responds to one family's claim that social workers encouraged them to falsify government paperwork.


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Playhouse Preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Tim Yerxa stops by to talk about an upcoming show, Harry Manx.

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Canada Reads NB 3

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A discussion about February by Lisa Moore.

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U.S. Consul General in NB

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Richard Riley discusses his role as the U.S. Consul General for Atlantic Canada.

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No Annexation

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Kingswood pulls out of an annexation proposal by the city of Fredericton.

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TransCanada Pipeline

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Shawn Howard, spokesperson for TransCanada Pipeline, explains what needs to be done before any West-East pipeline goes ahead.

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Ashley Smith Inquest

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We go over the latest testimony at the Ashley Smith inquest with the executive director of the association of Elizabeth Fry societies - an advocacy group for women and girls caught up in the justice system.

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Bliss Thefts

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We hear about vehicle break-ins during a basketball tournament on the weekend.

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Canada Reads NB 2

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A discussion about Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese.

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Canada Reads NB

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A discussion about Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan.

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Energy minister

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Energy Minister Craig Leonard is in Alberta making a pitch for that West-East connection.

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Town-sizing

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Time to "town-size" New Brunswick. Researcher Don Mills about his prescription for a successful province.

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Canada Reads NB

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A discussion about Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan.

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Turbine Failure

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We find out why two multi-million dollar wind turbines are a failure so far for Canadian taxpayers.

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Pipeline

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We speak with an energy expert about the potential for a pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick.

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Workplace Humour

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Our workplace specialist Pierre Battah talks about humour in the workplace.

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Something Stinks

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Getting to the bottom of a listener's question about the smells that keep coming from Fredericton's state of the art landfill.

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Movie Review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Rebekah Chasse reviews the latest scary movie to hit theatres, Mama.

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Bakery Closing

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Canada Bread is shutting down its St. Andre bakery, putting 72 people out of work.

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State of the Province

Posted by Kevin Shaw

David Alward gives his State of the Province address just as his government considers tax increases - which would break his most fundamental promise of all.

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Frex Field House

Posted by Kevin Shaw

The Fredericton Exhibition centre is planning a big change in the hopes of attracting new clients.

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Travel Health

Posted by Kevin Shaw

An infectious disease specialist tells you how to prevent getting sick while on vacation.

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Power Outages

Posted by Kevin Shaw

NB Power gives an update on the outages.

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