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September 2013 Archives

Workplace issues

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Pretending to be the expert you're not. Terry asks Pierre Battah about the prevelence of fake credentials in the workplace.

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NB Debt

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How will the province's latest fiscal update affect our our credit rating? Terry talks with a financial analyst.



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Saskatchewan health

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Tommy C Douglas would be proud. We'll find out about some innovative work Saskatchewan is doing when it comes to health quality and patient engagement.

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Host families needed

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Young volunteers from Ghana and Canada will touch down in Fredericton this morning, but many of them don't know where they will be living. The group is having trouble finding host families in the city.


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TNB production

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From New Brunswick to Broadway and back again, Terry talks with Tony LePage and Natalie Roy about their return to Theatre New Brunswick.

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Movie review

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We hope we have a captive audience for this week's movie review with Rebekah Chasse and Tony Sekulich.

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Sunday buses

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Fredericton city staff take a look at the potential costs of a Sunday bus service. Terry talks with Bruce Grandy, the chair of the Finance committee.


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Skater frustration

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Skateboarders in the city say they've been passed over again. As the city introduces more outdoor facilities, like a frisbee golf course and an outdoor gym for grown ups, skateboarders wonder if they will ever get a skatepark.

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Gardening phone-in

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There are only two more gardening phone-ins left. So if you have any questions for George Scott you are down to two chances.



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TB case in Moncton

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Dr Eilish Cleary gives us a primer on TB. What you need to know about the bacteria and how it's contracted.


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Dr Lin

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A doctor's plea to die with dignity. We discuss assisted suicide in Canada, and why some argue that palliative care isn't always enough.

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New fungi

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We hear about some new discoveries made in Fundy Park. Scientists have been exploring the forest there all week.

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Playhouse preview

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Tim Yerxa, executive director of the Playhouse, talks about the upcoming Classic Albums Live performance. This time they are featuring Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.



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Gas guru

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Robert Jones has details on yet another drop in the price of gas tonight.


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Road builders

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Fix roads, save money, create jobs. That's the message from New Brunswick's Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association. Terry talks with the association's executive director.

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New building

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Terry asks the manager of real estate what procedures have to be followed to allow Fredericton's tallest building in a flood prone area.

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Underground railroad

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Taking a walk back through time. We find out about a hike commemorating the Underground Railroad.

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Health plan

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New Brunswick unveils its 5 year plan for health care in the province - but how much has changed? Terry talks with an analyst.

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City centre plan

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A new vision for downtown Fredericton. Terry talks with the consultant who's been hired by the city to come up with a new city centre plan.


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LaPierre decisions

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More fall out from the Louis LaPierre controversy is being heard. Now there is a call to review some past decisions that included his scientific input.


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Health panel

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New Brunswick's political parties give their prescriptions for fixing the health care system in hard times.

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U de M president

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Trying to put the best face forward after a public shaming. Terry talks with the president of the Universite de Moncton about the Louis LaPierre scandal and his school's hiring practices.


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Workplace issues

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Unpaid internships. Our workplace issues columnist calls them a double-edged sword. Tina Smith is on deck for Pierre Batth this week. She talks with Terry.


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Boiestown fire

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There were some dramatic moments in Boiestown yesterday as a power pole crashed down near a nursing home. Terry talks with a member of the Upper Miramichi Fire Department.

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Movie review

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This week Tony Sekulich joins Rebekah Chasse to review 'The Family'.

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Political panel

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Our weekly political panel weighs in on the controversy surrounding academic Louis LaPierre.

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Craig Leonard

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What do you do when one of your brightest lights suddenly dims? Terry talks with Energy Minister Craig Leonard about his department's close relationship with Louis LaPierre and what happens now.



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Biology professor

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We have scathing reaction from the scientific community to Louis LaPierre's admission that he lied about some of his credentials.

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Teaching kitchen

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It's grown from food bank to teaching kitchen. We find out about the latest addition to Fredericton's Community Food Centre.


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Gardening phone-in

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From the questions you asked George Scott today, it looks like gardening season is coming to an end.


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LaPierre resigns

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Louis LaPierre resigns his various academic posts, including his most recent appointment as chairman of the New Brunswick Energy Institute. Robert Jones has a report.


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Bird kill

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Taking measures to protect tiny migratory song birds from giant industrial flames. Terry talks with a scientist from one of North America's top song bird research centres.



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Personal finances

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Paying off that student loan. Terry talks with personal finance columnst Dan Noel about the best way to dig yourself out of debt.

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Civil servant's pension

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We get an update on the Pension Coalition's fight against the shared risk model with meetings around the province...and hear what the Minister of Finance has to say.


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Gas guru

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Robert Jones has even more good news about gas prices this week.


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Playhouse preview

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Tim is back for another season of Playhouse previews. This week it's a show starring Canadian music legend Buffy Sainte-Marie.

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Migratory birds killed

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The death of more than seven thousand songbirds is being blamed on the Canaport LNG terminal. Thousands of migratory birds fell from the skies during flaring at the natural gas plant on the weekend.


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Child pornography investigation

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RCMP in New Brunswick ask people to circulate a suspected child abuser's photo on social media.


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Camouflage dog food

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A Fredericton pet food manufacturer looks to cash in on the popularity of an American reality TV show. Terry talks with Lee Corey, the owner of Corey Nutrition.


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Racism accusations

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A former employee of a Moncton electronics store says he experienced racism there. As Rachel Cave reports, the man is filing a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.


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Social inclusion

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Finding new ways to reduce poverty in New Brunswick. We find out about the public meetings being held by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.

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Coliseum future

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Making the case for a year-round home for sports teams that don't use hockey rinks. Terry talks with Mike Vokey.


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Orchard bees

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Terry talks with Andrew Lovell of River View Orchard in Keswick Ridge. He tells Terry about an innovative way he's fixed his problem of a fewer bees this year.

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Wet crops

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Terry talks with the head of Potatoes and Chip Hunter of Hunter Brothers Farmers Market about the affect of the weather on this year's harvest.

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Main street

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The city of Fredericton is asking for your help to come up with a vision for Main Street on Fredericton's northside. Terry talks with city councillor Dan Keenan.


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Photo contest

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but for people suffering from Alzheimer's, a picture can be worth a thousand memories. We find out about an upcoming fundraiser from the Alzheimer's Society of New Brunswick.


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TSB and Lac Megantic

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An investigation into the Lac Megantic disaster leads all the way to Irving Oil in New Brunswick. Terry talks with a senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board.

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Workplace issues

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When workers don't care. Terry talks with Pierre Battah about giving up in the workplace and the impact it has on service.

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Rare disorders

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Getting help for people with rare disorders. We hear about a national campaign.


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Gardening phone-in

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It's George to the rescue! George Scott of Scott's Nursery has answers for all your gardening questions.

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Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

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It's the weekend when Fredericton comes alive with the sounds of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. Terry talks with Brent Staeben, the festival's music director.

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Severe weather

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Batten down the hatches. Some New Brunswickers are told to prepare for severe weather over the next couple of days.


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Fundraiser

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Helping a family in need. Friends rally to support Tori McCarty who's still recovering in a Halifax hospital after a fire last month in downtown Fredericton.



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Academic integrity

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How important are academic credentials? Terry talks the director of the International Centre for Academic Integrity.


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Sports panel

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We look at the pros and cons of putting your kids in multiple sports.


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Gas guru

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You're going to like what Robert Jones has to say about gas prices today.


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Northcliff Resources

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The developer behind the Sisson Brook mine lays out his bottom line for the project. Terry talks with the president and CEO of Northcliff Resorces.


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Gas leak

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Why do natural gas leaks keep happening in Fredericton? Terry talks with the general manager of Enbridge Gas.

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Teaching math

Posted by Kevin Shaw


How to solve the problem of slipping math scores among Canadian students...and what to do if your kid is falling behind. Terry talks with a specialist in math education.


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Sisson Brook Mine

Posted by Kevin Shaw


The owners of the Sisson Brook mine warn investors that cash is tight and they'll need more money to finish the development.


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Farrier

Posted by Kevin Shaw

Aaron Steeves is a member of the Canadian team competing in the 34th International Team Horseshoeing Championship in England. He talks with Terry.

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Trailside attraction

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Today Steve Heard talks about Purple loosestrife. It's a wetland plant native to Europe and Asia that was brought to North America the early 19th century.


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Smoking ban reaction

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A local pub owner responds to mayor Brad Woodside's proposed ban on smoking on patios.


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Health Minister

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Terry asks Health Minister Ted Flemming about Penny Ericson's experiences at the Chalmers Hospital and what he thinks of nurses losing their jobs.


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Nurse layoffs

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Nurses around the province suddenly face the prospect of losing their jobs. Terry talks with the president, Marilyn Quinn.

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Workplace issues

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It's time to put those big ideas to work. Pierre Battah tells us how to make your workplace a little more creative.


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Confused geese

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We find out why some geese are flying north at this time of the year.


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Trailside attractions

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Today Steven Heard tells us about a plant that has its own rhyme, 'leaves of three, let it be'.


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Trailside attractions

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Today Steve Heard tells us about Milkweed, the favourite food of the Monarch butterfly.


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Movie review

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Rebekah Chasse reviews the movie Getaway. She thinks it should be called Stayaway.


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CUPE's response

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The head of New Brunswick's hospital unions says there's a good explanation for what happened to patient care at the Chalmers hospital.


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Political poll and changes

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Web editor Daniel McHardie talks with Terry about recent CRA poll results and some staffing changes in the provincial government.


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Smoking ban

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The mayor of Fredericton says people should butt out in city parks and at outdoor patios. He tells Terry why.


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Academic credentials investigated

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L'Universite de Moncton is having a close look at one of its professor's credentials. Robert Jones has a report.


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McGarry's response

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John McGarry, the president and CEO of Horizon Health answers questions raised this week by Penny Ericson about patient care at the Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton.


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Best Burger Contest

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Chef Ray Henry tells Terry how he came up with the top three burgers in our contest.


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Gardening phone-in

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George Scott not only answers your questions today, he has some advice on how to prepare for tonight's frost warning.


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Fredericton airport

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Making Fredericton the airport of choice for New Brunswick. We find out about a consultant's report on how to make that happen.


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Patient care part 3

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Recommendations from someone who's been on the front lines of patient care. Penny Ericson tells us how she hopes her observations of her late husband's time at the Chalmers hospital lead to change.


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Dan Noel

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Impulse buying, why we need to think before we buy. Our personal finance columnist Dan Noel will explain.


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E waste drop-off

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The city is planning a two day garbage collection of electronics. Terry gets the details from Krista Ross, CEO of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.

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Gas Guru

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Robert Jones says expect another bump in the price gas tonight.


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Ontario pipeline

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Ontario throws up another potential hurdle for TransCanada's Energy East pipeline. Terry talks with the Director of the Queens Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy.


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Patient Care part 2

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A grieving widow shares lessons for New Brunswick's health system after the death of her husband.


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Maritime Bus

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There will be some relief for people in downtown Fredericton trying to catch a ride on Maritime Bus. Terry talks to the owner about the company's new downtown location.


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Penniac bear

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A bear has been a frequent visitor to a backyard in Penniac. Cameraman Joe McDonald talks with the family who lives there.

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Nova Scotia fracking

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While shale gas exploration continues in New Brunswick, our neighbours in Nova Scotia are planning an independent review on the effects of fracking. Terry talks with the review chair.


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Patient care part 1

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A former nursing professor, Penny Ericson, offers her observations of patient care at the Chalmers Hospital.


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Provincial parks

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The province is conducting a review of the provincial parks and they want to hear from you.

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Heather MacInnis Award

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Remembering Heather MacInnis and her fight against cystic fibrosis. We find out more about a special memorial award that's being handed out later today.


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