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March 2013 Archives

Doctors and the budget

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The New Brunswick Medical Society calls the provincial budget short sighted and not in the best interest of patients.

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Dan Noel March 28, 2103

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our personal finance watcher is looking at how provincial income tax increases will affect our bottom line.

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Holy Movies

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Just in time for Easter Michael Higgins and Rebekah Chasse mix religion and movies on today's review.

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SPCA Gets Animals From Seizure

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils, bearded dragons... it's one of the biggest varieties of animals the Oromocto SPCA has had to deal with!

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Stanley Flood Update

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Assessing the damage in Stanley after the recent flooding there.

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NB to pull its belt even tighter

Posted by Larry Dickinson

New Brunswick's Finance Minister Blaine Higgs discusses the 2013-2014 provincial budget.

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Gas Guru March 27, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Should you fill up or wait? Bob Jones has his weekly prediction for gas prices.

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City Pensions

Posted by Larry Dickinson

How will Fredericton proceed with its new shared risk pension plan now that police and firefighters have been granted an injunction.

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Playhouse Preview March 27, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

B-boyizm will treat the audience to extraordinary poetry in motion. Tim Yerxa is the executive director of The Playhouse.

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Ashfield Backlash

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Keith Ashfield's off-the-cuff comment to a 10th grader spurs backlash nationwide. We talk about whether it's ever ok to tell a teen she'll "make a wonderful wife".

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Get Tested

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Department of Health is reminding people to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases after a new case of HIV surfaced in the province.

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Move over Goldilocks!

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The New Brunswick story of the three little bears is captivating people in our province.

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Federal Budget Effects On Fredericton

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Last week brought a new Federal budget. Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside was asked for his thoughts on how the budget will affect our infrastructure.

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Ice Rescue

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A snowmobiler in Perth Andover learns the hard way to stay off the river.

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Pierre Battah - March 25, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Letting go is never easy, but bosses need to delegate. Our workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah has tips on how to lighten your workload.

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A river no one trusts

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Some people packed their suitcases just in case. We check back with Perth Andover after the anniversary of the big flood.

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MP Panel Reconvenes

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Three New Brunswick MP's weigh in with their thoughts on the federal budget.

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NB Catches Up With The Rest Of The Country

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Dr. Elish Cleary, New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health says C-difficile numbers by the hospital will be made public this Spring.

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Movie Review - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse on "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. But is she laughing?

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Lawrence Wuest Worried About Mine

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Wuest lives near Stanley. He's worried what a proposed tungsten mine might do to the Nashwaak River watershed.

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Reel Paddling Film Festival

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Experiencing kayaking without ever getting wet. Organizer Rhonda Richard tells us about it.

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Health cuts

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the president of the New Brunswick Nurses Union to find out what more cuts to health care could mean for the province's nurses.


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Ethical politics

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Improving ethics in Canadian politics. We hear one professor's idea on how to achieve that.

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Dr Lin - Herbal remedies

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Do you use herbal remedies? How do you know if they're safe? Dr. Lin gives us his tips.


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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones has his prediction on prices at the pumps tonight.

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Tim has a another classic album live show featuring the music of David Bowie.


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Tourism

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Are these troubling times for the tourism industry? Terry talks with a representative of the national association.


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Shared risk pensions

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Watching the shared risk pension trend. Terry talks with a researcher from the Canadian Labour Congress.

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Energy transition

Posted by Kevin Shaw


What types of energy should New Brunswick be pursuing to be competitive in future energy markets? Terry talks with an expert.


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Pension reaction

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Giving up some perks to hang on to basic pensions. We get reaction from two local unions to the city's move to a shared risk pension plan.

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Esgenoopetitj first nation

Posted by Kevin Shaw

There's a battle over a federal funding agreement for a First Nation community in New Brunswick. One councillor says his reserve may be cut off April 1st if they don't sign on the dotted line.


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Hanwell liquor

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A business owner in Hanwell isn't giving up the fight over the awarding of a liquor agency store in his community. Terry talks with Chris Scholten.

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City Pensions

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Pension reform will be front and centre at a special meeting called for city councillors this afternoon.


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UNB Varsity Reds

Posted by Kevin Shaw


UNB won the CIS hockey title last night. Terry talks with David Kilfoil who has been covering the championship for CHSR.

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Today Pierre Battah talks about trust in the workplace.


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Stanley flooding update

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The water is receeding in Stanley, but that doesn't mean the problems are over. Terry talks with the village mayor.


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Species at risk

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The province expands its last of species that will be watched carefully...and protected when needed.

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We find out if our movie reviewer found Oz the Great and Powerful magic, or if she wished for a tornado to take her away.


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Reaction to RCMP restructuring

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The RCMP says it's not necessary to have as many detachments in New Brunswick as it does now.but some people in rural parts of the province disagree.

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Perth Andover flood plan

Posted by Kevin Shaw


One year after the devastating flood in Perth Andover, the village works to protect itself from another disaster.


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Mitch Clarke Nashwaakis centre and family park

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A tribute to a man considered by many to be a local hero. We hear about the opening of a family park named after Mitch Clarke.

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Stanley flooding

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Christine talks with the mayor of Stanley for an update on Thursday's flooding.

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Fredericton flooding

Posted by Kevin Shaw


How did Fredericton fare during the heavy rains this week? Terry talks with the local EMO spokesperson.


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Restructuring RCMP

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The RCMP's top cop in New Brunswick is retiring just ahead of big changes for the force in the province. Terry talks with Wayne Lang.

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EUB deal

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The EUB released details of the proposed petroleum deal between the public intervener and the Irvings yesterday. Robert Jones has a report.

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Market regulations

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Some farmers' market vendors want the province to go back to the drawing board when it comes to regulations for food vendors. Terry talks with one of them and get an explanation of the regulations from the Department of Health.


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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


If you want to see some fine guitar musicianship, Tim Yerxa has a show for you.

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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw

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


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Worksafe

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Officials with Worksafe NB were in front of the Crown Corporations committee in the legislature yesterday. Rachel Cave spoke with the Worksafe chair.

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Petroleum pricing.

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with Nova Scotia's Consumer Advocate for Petroleum on how a pricing deal with Irving was handled there.


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Behaviour course

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Blowing the whistle on bad fans. We hear about a plan from Hockey New Brunswick to teach fans respectable behaviour.

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Public intervenor

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Opposition politicians call on the public intervenor and the EUB to open the books on a proposed deal with Irving.

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Public art

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Dozens of artists from across the country are vying for the opportunity to create a sculpture for downtown Fredericton. The city's culture manager, Angela Watson, has sifted through them and talks with Terry.


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Jody Carr

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The education minister responds to parents' confusion about changes to the early intervention program.

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Workplace issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Put on the coffee, your flannel pyjamas are fine. Terry talks with our workplace issues specialist, Pierre Battah, about working from home.

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Potato prices

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Potato farmers struggle with a big drop in the price being offered for fresh potatoes. Terry talks with the executive director of Potatoes NB.


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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A giant adventure ... or full of beans? Our movie reviewer takes on Jack the Giant Slayer.


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Compressed Natural Gas

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Soon Irving tanker trucks will be delivering CNG around the province. Reporter Connell Smith has a report.

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Early intervention program

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Parents in Fredericton are demanding an explanation after learning the government is shutting down its local early intervention program.

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Fire chief retires

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today is the last day on the job for Fredericton's fire chief Philip Toole. He spoke with Christine about his career.

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Mortgage wars

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We find out whether a looming mortgage rate war is good news for consumers.


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Sandy DiGiacinto

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A former mayor of Fredericton reacts to proposed riding changes for the city...changes he says don't make any sense.


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Psychiatric disorders

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We learn about the genetic link that autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia may have in common.


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Maple syrup

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The sap is starting to flow in the sugar bush! We find out what the hopes and fears are for this year's maple syrup season.

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Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Tim tells Terry about a full Broadway experience coming up later this month, Rock of Ages.

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Electoral Boundaries

Posted by Kevin Shaw


How close do you feel to your riding? The provincial boundaries commission is in Fredericton today getting reaction to its new map. Christine talks with co-chair Allen Maher.


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Diabetes champ

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Fighting diabetes on the family front. Peter McDoughall not only fights to raise awareness about the disease, he lives with it more than most people.

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Politics in class

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Is it ever okay to mix politicians and impressionable minds? Christine talks with Alan Sears a professor of civics education at UNB.


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Playhouse

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Searching for public opinion. A group lays out the next act in its plan for performing arts in Fredericton.


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STU Tommies Womens' basketball

Posted by Kevin Shaw


STU Tommies women's basketball team is on a winning streak. Christine talks with their coach and a player about the secret to their ongoing success.

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FredKid

Posted by Kevin Shaw


If you haven't left the province for the March break, don't worry, there's lots to do in Fredericton. Christine gets the details from FredKid Executive Coordinator Lodvi Bomgres.


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Eating issues

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Studies show obesity rates continue to rise in the province, despite all the talk about correcting the trend. So what's going on?
Christine talks with someone who's fighting the problem personally, and someone whose helping students battle eating issues.


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Meeting the Ancestors

Posted by Kevin Shaw

A 91- year old has organized an event this weekend that will bring her family history to life.

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Mixing Students and Politicians

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Does taking high school students to a political rally qualify as education?

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