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July 2013 Archives

Gas prediction

Posted by Allyson McCormack

CBC's Robert Jones predicts gas prices when they're reset on Thursday.


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Language petition

Posted by Allyson McCormack

What's fair when it comes to language in the workplace? Michael talks to a St. Stephen woman who's put the question to the province in an on-line petition.


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Pension Coalition

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Michael talks to Clifford Kennedy, spokesperson for the Pension New Brunswick group, about hiring a lawyer to fight the provincial government's pension reforms.


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Verizon concerns

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Jacques talks to Greg O'Brien, editor and publisher of cartt.ca, about why Canada's three big mobile phone providers are against allowing Verizon into this country's wireless market.


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Pay it forward

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Jacques talks to members of a Fredericton group, hoping to inspire you to be kind.


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Wireless wars

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Cell phone companies are worried that American giant, Verizon, is going to move into Canada. Jacques talks to Bernard Lord, president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.


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Camp Rotary

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Jacques talks to Alex Colpitts about the heavy rains that washed out Camp Rotary's accessible beach on Grand Lake.


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Canada Games - Reid Burrows

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Grand-Bay Westfield triathlete, Reid Burrows, talks about the upcoming Canada Games.


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Trailside Attrations - Dames Rocket

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Biology professor, Steve Heard, identifies plants and flowers along Fredericton's trails.


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Elvis festival

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Jacques talks to Fredericton Elvis impersonator, Mike Bravener, about an Elvis festival in Ontario over the weekend.


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Premiers meetings

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Jacques talks to Premier David Alward about the annual provincial premiers meetings last week.


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NB Blueberries

Posted by Allyson McCormack

Jacques talks to Brett Reidpath, chair of NB Blueberries, about the controversy surrounding a new blueberry processing plant in the province, to process local crops.


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Movie Review - The Conjuring

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse gives her take on this thriller.

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Beaverbrook Bees

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Hear about the sweet new guests who've taken up residence on the rooftop garden at the Crown Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel downtown.

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Miramichi Lumber

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Alward government has rejected a plea for help from a Miramichi mill. But despite that, managers say they hope today's shutdown will only be temporary.

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Greenway

Posted by Larry Dickinson

There are plans to create a protected area or a greenway, along the banks of the Nashwaak River. Shawn Dalton,the executive director of the Fredericton Association explains.

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NB Indian Summer Games

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The New Brunswick Indian Summer Games kicked off at the Tobique First Nation yesterday afternoon.

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Medicare Mixup

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The strange journey taken by a Fredericton woman's Medicare card after she went for blood tests at the Northside Medical Clinic.

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Gardening Phone In July 25, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

George Scott with our weekly phone in to answer your gardening questions.

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Women Who Care

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A new group, "100 women who care" is gearing up for its Fredericton debut. Anna Michaels is the organizer for the newest chapter in Fredericton.

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Gas Guru July 24, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our Gas Guru Bob Jones stops by with his weekly prediction for the price of gas.

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Mayor Wants Meeting

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The City of Miramichi is rallying this week, trying to find a way to save the 110 jobs that are on the chopping block at the local saw mill. Mayor Gerry Cormier speaks with Terry Seguin.

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Public Forests

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Don MacRae, a retired public servant says the province is losing millions of dollars in the forestry industry and the provinces management of public forests is to blame.

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Shark Kill

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Facebook photos have led to an investigation by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on Grand Manan. Neville Crabbe investigates.

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NB Highland Games

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Highland Games are set to start on Friday. We get a look at this years entertainment lineup from Katherine Moller, the Entertainment Co-ordinator.

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Miramichi Mill

Posted by Larry Dickinson

J.D Irving Limited is looking to increase its supply of crown wood in the province while at least one smaller mill is just desperately trying to hang on to what it had. Hal Raper is the Chief Financial Officer of Miramichi Lumber.

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Royal Baby Born - July 22, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The wait is over. The royal baby has arrived! We get the details live from London.

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Trails New Brunswick

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear about a new economic impact study that people in New Brunswick hope will convince politicians here that trails matter. Jane Murphy is the president of the Atlantic Canada Trails Association.

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Canada Games Profile

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Meet Sarah Myatt, a New Brunswick runner in the upcoming Canada Games.

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Protected Value

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The bottom line on protected natural spaces. Find out how the dollar value of Nova Scotia's protected areas was tallied. Peter Lee, Executive Director of Global Forest Watch Canada is our guest.

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Forestry Investment

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We talk to Mary Keith, Vice President Communications, at JD Irving about what's being lost while the government makes up its mind on protected natural areas and the wood supply.

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New Brunswick Tornado

Posted by Larry Dickinson

What looked like a tornado touched down in the Grand Lake Area on Saturday. We spoke to Bob Robichaud of Environment Canada.

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Movie Review - Rest in Peace Department

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse says... save your money! This one's a stinker.

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Mining Dispute

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Is there middle ground in the arguments for an open pit mine in the Nashwaak River watershed versus a protected natural area? We speak with David Plante and Gary Spencer.

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Chicken Plant

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The opening of a chicken processing plant in Northwestern New Brunswick has breathed life back into the small community of Clair.

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Red Light Turns

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The City of Fredericton announced changes about which intersections which are "No right turn on reds". the message isn't getting across. Darren Charters is the city's traffic engineer.

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GeoCaching the Capital

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The high tech version of "Where's Waldo" is happening in Fredericton this weekend. Event Director Nathalie LeBlanc explains.

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Gardening Phone In July 18, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our regular gardening expert George Scott is fishing this week, so his daughter Jenny answers your gardening questions.

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Canadian Vet Receives US Medal

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Arthur Pottle, a member of the famed Devil's Brigade during World War Two, receives the U-S Congressional Gold Medal for his service.

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Store Wars

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Who's the target of all the store wars? We look at all the take-overs and moves in Fredericton's retail landscape.

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Alex Colville

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Terry Graff, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery remembers war artist Alex Colville.

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Gas Guru July 17, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Up? Down? Robert Jones with his weekly prediction for the price of gas.

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Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras spoke with Rob Moore about his new position in the Harper Cabinet.

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Mining Interests Blamed

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Lawrence Ouest is fighting to protect the natural area around the Nashwaak Watershed in the face of competing interests. He's blaming mining interests.

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Rugby Club Celebrates

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Fredericton Loyalist Rugby Club is celebrating today. The group has won 25-thousand dollars to help fix up its fields. Alison Aiton is the president of the club.

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Kings Landing

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Hitting the refresh button on Kings Landing Historical Settlement. Kevin Cormier, the executive director tells us about some of the changes visitors are seeing as the attraction approaches its 40th anniversary.

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Pipeline Surveyors

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We get some advise from Dave Core, a property rights advocate on what to do them the pipeline surveyors come calling.

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Protected Spaces

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear what from Roland Hache, the Liberal Natural Resources critic about New Brunswick's poor performance when it comes to protecting our natural environment.

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Dogs In Cars

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A seasonal warning for pet owners about the dangers of leaving your pet in a hot car from Veterinarian Dr. Jim Berry.

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Pipe Band Wins

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band has picked up another win at the Atlantic Canadian Champions. Chris Gallant is Pipe Sergeant and the Chairman of the 32nd Annual New Brunswick Highland Games.

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NB Freestyle Wrestling - Canada Games

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Meet seventeen year old "Bee" Fagan of Geary. She has a spot on New Brunswick's freestyle wrestling team for the Canada Games.

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New Brunswick Pipeline

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Some people in New Brunswick have no doubt the West-East pipeline is coming. Surveyors are paying them money to look at their properties as possible routes for the pipeline. Philippe Cannon is with Energy East Project.

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Protected Areas

Posted by Larry Dickinson

New Brunswick is singled out in a report on the state of Canada's parks for lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to protecting our natural areas. Roberta Clowater is our guest.

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Trailside Vetch

Posted by Larry Dickinson

This summer we're stopping to take a closer look at some of the plants along the way. Our tour guide is Steve Heard, a biology professor at the University of New Brunswick.

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Bear Intruder

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A black bear followed a Silverwood man into his front porch on Friday, grabbed his garbage and left. We ask a hunting guide if the bear population is a problem.

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Movie Review - Pacific Rim

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Think Godzilla versus Transformers and you'll have some sense of our movie review. Rebekah Chasse reviews Pacific Rim.

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Fracking Award

Posted by Larry Dickinson

New Brunswick's Medical Officer of health, Dr. Eilish Cleary has been recognized for the fracking report she put together. She talked to Terry Seguin.

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Mental Health

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Federal Government is giving four Atlantic universities 2.5 million to study youth mental health services. We hear from the NB researcher involved in the project. And we asked a child mental health advocate if she thinks it's money well spent.

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Fredericton Pools

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The City of Fredericton investigates the cost of heating its four outdoor pools. Mike O'Brien, the chair of Fredericton's community services committee explains.

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111 Tankers - an unacceptable risk

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Greenpeace says the tankers carrying oil through New Brunswick are "prone to rupture" and shouldn't be allowed. Keith Stewart says they are an "unacceptable threat".

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Rail Rules

Posted by Larry Dickinson

How to keep hazardous materials from going off the rails and whether current regulations go far enough. We spoke with Raynald Marchand, General Manager for the Canada Safety Council.

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Gardening Phone In July 11

Posted by Larry Dickinson

George Scott drops by the studio to answer gardening questions for our listeners.

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Feral Cats

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A group that spays and neuters feral cats in Fredericton has lost some of its volunteers and some of its working space. We spoke with Sue Knight of CARMA.

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Maine Protestor

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Reed Brugger a Maine man, fears the worst with the oil trains crossing his State. And now after Lac Megantic he's even more determined to stop them.

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Train Safety

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The town of Rothesay is changing the way it deals with rail safety in the community. Deputy Mayor Nancy Grant is our guest.

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Mario Andretti

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Race car legend Mario Andretti was in Fredericton yesterday doing some promotional work. We were lucky enough to get him on the phone for an interview.

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Gas Guru July 9, 2013

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones, our Gas Guru says... fill up. Prices are on the rise this week.

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FAPO Truck

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization is reaching out to the community it's served for decades - only this time it's the group that's in need of help.

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Lac-Megantic The Aftermath

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Stephen Puddicombe has been in Lac-Megantic since the explosion last weekend. He talked to Terry Seguin about the current situation, and how people are dealing with it.

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New Brunswick Jobs

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Elizabeth Beale, the President of APEC joined us with a look at the massive job losses in New Brunswick.

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Moving Oil

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A deadly explosion caused by an oil tanker-train in Quebec has put safety top of mind. We hear from a Dalhousie University professor who says pipelines and rails aren't the only ways to move oil.

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Rusagonis Plebiscite

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The communities of Rusagonis and Waasis are seriously looking at the idea of becoming a rural community. We spoke with Scott Smith.

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Pipeline Bucks

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The West-East pipeline dream gets an injection of public support through the Alberta government. We spoke with Warren Mabee, Director of the Queens Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy.

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Budding NB Tennis Star

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Nick Dempsey of Nackawic is on New Brunswick's Canada Games team which start the first weekend in August in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

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Yarrow

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Yarrow. You see it along the highway but you may now know what it's called. Biologist Stephen Heard explains.

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Problem Bears

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bears are causing problems for residents of Penniac. We spoke with Jon and Krystal Edwards.

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Movie review

Posted by Kevin Shaw

This week Rebekah Chasse reviews 'Heat' staring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.


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Siemens Canada

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Changing the NB Power you know. We wrap up our look this week at the way the provincial utility is trying to prepare for the future.

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Bear warnings

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Okay, a bear's been spotted in the city. But how will you know? We find out who's in charge of making sure you're informed.


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Grimross Brewing Company

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Good news for craft beer fans in Fredericton. There's a brand new beer in town!


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Gardening phone-in

Posted by Kevin Shaw


George Scott answers questions frrom all over the province.


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Patient's rights

Posted by Kevin Shaw


So you're sick, now what? We tell you more about a guide to your rights as you navigate New Brunswick's health care system.


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Energy use

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Terry talks with the Ontario senior manager of smart grid and network policy about time of day electricity pricing.


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Lyme disease

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Looking out for Lyme disease. Why it often goes undiagnosed, and what can happen when it does.

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Community Bicycle Organization

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Give a kid a bike and he'll go for a ride. Teach a kid to fix a bike, and he'll keep on riding! We find out about a new group in Fredericton that's teaching how to refurbish old bicycles.


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Gas guru

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Robert Jones says diesel is about the only thing moving in the petroleum markets this week.


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Power Shift Atlantic

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Why did NB Power buy European when it could be buying local? One business owner wants to know. Terry talks with Michel Losier, the program director of Power Shift Atlantic.


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Thermal Storage Unit technology

Posted by Kevin Shaw


A Fredericton manufacturer tries to convince NB power to go local in it's pursuit of Thermal Energy Storage technology with not much luck. Terry talks with the president of ThermaRay.


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Francophone school

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The location of a new francophone elementary school has been announced for Fredericton's northside.


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Summer recreation

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Wet sports fields are taking the fun out of summer sports in the city. Terry talks with Paul Hornibrook president of the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association.


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Name That Plant

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Have you ever seen a plant or flower when you're out walking and wondered what it is? We're starting a series with UNB biologist Steve Heard, to identify some of the plants and flowers you might see.

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Name That Plant

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Have you ever seen a plant or flower when you're out walking and wondered what it is? We're starting a series with UNB biologist Steve Heard, to identify some of the plants and flowers you might see.

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Tabusintac Update

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Harry Forestell brings us an update on the spring tragedy in Tabusintac, and we share his interview with a fisherman's widow who says she'll fish in his memory.

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Teachers Looking For Work

Posted by Larry Dickinson

These are tough times to be a new teacher coming out of the UNB education program. The Alward government is cutting teaching positions and the Dean of the Faculty of Education at UNB is suggesting graduates set their sights further.

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NB Power Pilot Project

Posted by Larry Dickinson

NB Power says it's discovered a better way to heat the homes of New Brunswickers, but it needs to test it on a select few customers before offering it to everyone. It's called electric thermal storage.

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Bossless Workplace

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Vacation time is here and bosses are taking time off. In many instances their staff enjoy them being away too. This could lead to workers fantasizing about a bossless workplace. Pierre's a management consultant specializing in Human Resources.

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NB Red Cross

Posted by Kevin Shaw

We check in with Red Cross volunteers from New Brunswick who are in southern Alberta helping with flood recovery efforts.

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Canada Games Basketball

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Shaun Waters spoke to one member of Team New Brunswick, Fredericton's Dan Luton.

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