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March 2014 Archives

Climate Change

Posted by Cari Blanchard

What's behind this never-ending winter? Terry Seguin talks to a researcher studying abrupt climate change.

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Home from Ukraine

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Just back from Ukraine, a Fredericton man shares his first hand account of what's happening in the eastern European country.

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Black Magic

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A UNB student who dreamed big after winning a 200-thousand dollar deal on Dragon's Den learns a lesson in business.

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Movie Review

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse dives into the world of Divergent.

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Twin Rivers

Posted by Cari Blanchard

The Alward government's new forestry strategy pleases another pulp and paper company. Terry Seguin talks to Jean-Pierre Grenon, VP of Forestry and Sawmill Operations for Twin Rivers to find out what the Plaster Rock lumber sawmill is planning.

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Swingin' to Spring

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A big swing dance party is happening in Fredericton. Terry Seguin talks to Brenda Lee, one of the organizers.

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Help Yourself

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Slow business forces a downtown cafe to switch from full service to self-service, and it's not the only downtown business feeling squeezed this season.

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Pot Problems

Posted by Cari Blanchard

The Canadian Medical Association is advising doctors NOT to prescribe medical marijuana.

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Trip of a Lifetime

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Some Fredericton students are heading to Honduras to work with a village in a wildlife reserve. Terry Seguin talks to Emily Chevrier, one of the teachers organizing the trip.

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Weather

Posted by Cari Blanchard

We check in with a meteorologist about why they're calling this the worst winter we've had in twenty years, and whether spring is coming anytime soon.

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Grow Op

Posted by Cari Blanchard

People who grow their own marijuana for medical use will be allowed to continuing doing so, for now. Terry Seguin talks to Terry Perkins, a patient in NB.

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Help Wanted

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A farmer near Hampton has had to look abroad for a farm helper. Terry Seguin talks to Blair Wanamaker.

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Sex Offender Registry

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A New Brunswick group has started publishing the names of convicted pedophiles online. But is it the best way to prevent other crimes? Jacques Poitras talks to a researcher who has studied sex offender registries.

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NBFL - Shale

Posted by Cari Blanchard

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour calls for a moratorium on shale gas exploration. Jacques Poitras talks to Patrick Colford.

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Award Winning Teacher

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Winning formula: A Fredericton math teacher picks up a 15-thousand dollar national award for innovative math lessons. Jacques Poitras talks to Bliss Carman Middle School teacher Jacob Lingley.

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Snow Plow Operators

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Yet another storm is looming for the Maritimes. Jacques Poitras talks to Ryan Smith to find out what it means to snow plow operators.

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Two Nation Vacation

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Maine and New Brunswick's new collaboration to go after tourist dollars.

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Afghanistan Veterans

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Veterans set up their own organization to help former soldiers after the closure of Veteran's Affairs offices across the country. Jacques Poitras speaks with one of the founding members.

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Trying to Save VIA Rail Service

Posted by Cari Blanchard

MP Yvon Godin hops on board the VIA Ocean as the weeks count down to its final run.

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Movie Review - Veronica Mars

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Rebekah Chasse with her weekly movie review.

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Dale Graham Retiring

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Dale Graham, the Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature has announced he's retiring as the MLA for Carleton.

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Summer Road Construction

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Start those calming exercises now! Frederictonians are being warned to prepare for a busy road construction season.

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Political Panel - Foresty

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Forestry is our topic again on this week's political panel. Terry began by asking whether New Brunswickers are getting good value from the resource. But the conversation quickly moved to the science behind the government's new forestry strategy.

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Cyber Bullying

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A summit is being held on the Woodstock First Nation this weekend to talk about cyberbullying and how it affects First Nations youth.

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Mike Allen

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The MP for Tobique Mactaquac announces he won't be running in the next federal election.

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Forestry Scientist Speaks Out

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Marc-Andre Villard speaks out on JD Irving's Forest Research Advisory Committee.

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Playhouse Preview - Feeling Groovy

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Jim Witter's "Feeling Groovy" features the music of Simon and Garfunkel. It coming soon to the Playhouse.

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Gas Guru March 19

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones with his weekly price prediction on fuel prices.

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Titanic Myth

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The enduring myth of the Titanic. We spoke to Leon Litvack, a professor of Victorian studies at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland. He is giving tonight's Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture about how the great ship lives on.

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Science Ethics

Posted by Larry Dickinson

From shale gas to forestry policies to herbicide spraying, it's often hard for the layperson to sort through the conflicting science. We talk to an academic who looks at the ethical issues of talking about complex science.

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Forest Strategy

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Matthew Betts,a professor of forest ecosystems and society writes from Oregon to express his doubts about New Brunswick's new forestry strategy. He spoke with Terry Seguin.

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Jim Irving Reaction

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Jim Irving, the co-CEO of JD Irving Limited is asked about the province's new forestry management plan.

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Dear David Alward

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Biologists and naturalists pen an open letter to Premier Alward warning him his new forestry policy could cause a lot of harm. We spoke with Sabine Dietz is a biologist and President of Nature NB and Ken Hardie, Manager of the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners.

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CIS Women's Championship

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Tonight the Saint Thomas women's Tommies show the rest of the country what they're made of. They're host team of the national championships. Terry Seguin talks to athletics director Mike Eagles.

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Speed Skating

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A small contingent from Fredericton's Amateur Speed Skating Club are headed to Prince George, B.C. for the Canadian Age-class Short Track championships.

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Forestry Report

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Terry Seguin talks to a panel of stakeholders. They share their thoughts on New Brunswick's new forestry strategy.

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Forestry Strategy

Posted by Cari Blanchard

New Brunswick has released its new forestry strategy. Terry Seguin talks to the Minister of Natural Resources, Paul Robichaud.

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Rail Safety

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A delegation of Canadians, including the mayor of Richibucto, are in Washington to make sure Lac Megantic is a tragedy we learn from, but don't repeat.

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Perth Andover Flood Compensation

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Questions about fairness and equality in handing out flood compensation in Perth-Andover. Terry Seguin talks to Leslie Smith.

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Rebuilding Haiti

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A life's mission inspired by the death of one boy. Terry Seguin speaks to Eugene Lewis, a retired engineering professor from Fredericton about his dedication to rebuilding Haiti.

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Health Snapshot

Posted by Cari Blanchard

The New Brunswick Health Council releases its latest health snapshot. Terry Seguin talks to Stephane Robichaud, CEO of The New Brunswick Health Council.

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First Responders and PTSD

Posted by Cari Blanchard

The president and CEO of Ambulance NB says contrary to what we've been hearing, there is help for first responders with PTSD. Terry Seguin talks to Alan Stephen.

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RCI Towers

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A piece of New Brunswick history is coming down, starting this week. Radio-Canada International's shortwave towers will be felled, one by one.

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River Watch

Posted by Cari Blanchard

The annual lookout for flood dangers begins today. We find out what the predictions are.

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Bus Fakes

Posted by Cari Blanchard

Could cheaters be lurking on Fredericton city buses? We find out whether fake bus passes could be a problem for Fredericton.

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PTSD and it's effect on First Responders

Posted by Cari Blanchard

A cry for help for first responders coping with post-traumatic stress in New Brunswick. Terry Seguin talks to fire fighter Jeff Mack.

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Fire Flap

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A Fredericton woman claims a Fredericton city councillor complained to her boss after she sent out tweets supporting local firefighters. Blair Sullivan, president of the Fredericton Firefighters Association weigs in on the matter.

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Snowshoe Geocaching

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Mactaquac Provincial Park is hosting a snowshoe geocaching event tomorrow afternoon. Justin Morehouse, the park events coordinator at Mactaquac explains.

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Atholville Assesments

Posted by Larry Dickinson

New Brunswick mill towns struggle with new property tax assessments for their communities' biggest employers. Michel Soucy, Mayor of Atholville talks about the town's situation.

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Movie Review - Non-Stop

Posted by Larry Dickinson

In his latest movie, Liam Neeson boards a plane in New York bound for London. You know it's going to be an eventful flight. Our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse drops by with her thoughts.

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TransCanada Pipeline

Posted by Larry Dickinson

TransCanada Corp has submitted its initial filing for the Energy East pipeline. We talked with Warren Mabee, Director of the Queens Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy to find out what that means, and what hurdles the project still faces.

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Privacy Breach

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Women who worked with Dr Fernando Rojas want to know why he accessed their personal medical files. The CBC's Jennifer Choi brings us an update on the privacy breach at the George Dumont Hospital.

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Obesity in NB

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A new study has found obesity rates soaring straight across the country - with New Brunswick topping the charts. We talk to an expert about what needs to be done.

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Gas Guru March 5, 2014

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Will it go up or down? Our Gas Guru Bob Jones with his weekly predictions on the price of fuel.

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Hungry Ducks

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We here about a massive flock of ducks who have landed in a yard near Centreville.

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Ukraine

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A New Brunswicker with ties to the Ukraine shares his thoughts on the conflict in his country.

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NB Power Roadshow

Posted by Larry Dickinson

NB Power takes to the road to talk to homeowners about their high power bills. We talk to Bob Scott, NB Power's director of government relations.

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24 Hour Online Games

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Josh Green wants to open the world of gaming to people who've been shut out because of disabilities.

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Molly Lamb Bobak

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We remember the life of Molly Lamb Bobak with her friends Inge Pataki and her daughter, Germaine Pataki-Theriault.

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Rallying for the rails

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear from people campaigning to save Via Rail in New Brunswick.

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