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May 2012 Archives

Should Crandall U get public $?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Jonna talks to Seth Crowell, vice-president of Academic Affairs at Crandall University in Moncton. Crowell responds to criticism over the university's "morality code". Gay rights activists have called for an end to public funding for the university.

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"Many" accuse priest of abuse, Church official says

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Donald Langis, who speaks for the Archdiocese of Moncton, talks to Jonna about how the Diocese is responding to the sexual abuse allegations arising from Father Camille Leger's time as parish priest in Cap Pele. He also addresses the ways in which the diocese is implementing changes to make sure this kind of abuse doesn't happen again.

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Cruise to Caraquet

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Daniel Landry, economic development officer for Caraquet, talks to Jonna about the impending arrival of the Yorktown. It's a small cruise ship based out of New York that could herald a bright new future for tourism on the Acadian Peninsula.

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Rik Reese Headin' Down to Memphis

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Rik Reese and Neon Highway hitting the road.

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A victim speaks out

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Vancouver resident Norman Brun talks about being sexually abused by the parish priest in Cap Pele when he was growing up. He talks both about the experience, as well as the compensation package he received from the diocese.

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Newschasers hear siren call

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Brian Cawdle and Charlene Davis are two of the people moderating the hugely popular local facebook site, Newschasers. They spoke with Jonna about a weekend gathering and fund-raising barbeque happening at Moncton's Centennial Park.

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Romeo, wherefore is thou art?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Jonna talks to renowned Acadian artist Romeo Savoie about being scammed by a con man who made off with one of his paintings.

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"Bean" there, done that

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Information Morning's garden guy Bob Osborne talks up early spring heat and legumes on this week's edition of the Corn Hill Chronicles.

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Bosses on EI

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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CBC's workplace specialist Pierre Battah talks about what employers are saying about EI reform.

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How Codiac Transpo is faring

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Vanessa gets an update on the Codiac Transpo dispute in Moncton. She talked with Paul Thomson, who speaks for the city, and then George Turple, president of the union local representing CodiacTranspo drivers, mechanics and service people.

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Alternative growth

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Vanessa talked to two of the people participating at this weekend's holistic fair in Riverview. Steve Clayton (right) operates Clayhut Healing and is one of the organizers. EagleSpirit is a contemporary shaman who will be at that fair. It's happening at the Coverdale Recreation Centre on Saturday and Sunday. If you want to know more about it, check out. Website

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Fighting fire with females

Posted by Danny Deveau

Moncton's Fire department hires a female firefighter. The chief hopes she'll stick around and encourage others to join. Marc Genuist brings us that story.


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A guide to life

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Janice Leger and Utah were Jonna's guests this morning in advance of a fund-raising event on the weekend designed to help train guide dogs. For more information on the event, which takes place in Riverview on Sunday, call 204-8433 or check out the website www.cullenwebb.com


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"Kiss" of life

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Gillian Donald and Peter Comeau are two of the organizers of the "Kiss My Cancer" charity event Thursday night at the Delta Beausejour. More than 40 artists are donating their works to the art auction to raise funds for the oncology centre at the Moncton Hospital.

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100 days (and counting)

Posted by Terry Cottreau

On the 101st day of student protests in Quebec, Jonna talks to three student leaders in New Brunswick about what those protests are accomplishing. She spoke with Pat Joyce, president of Mount Allison Students' Union and director-at-large of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, Stephen Spence, president of the New Brunswick Student Alliance, and Ghislain LeBlanc, former president of l'Universite de Moncton's Students Federation who is now studying in Quebec.


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Where the Riversong meets the sea shanty

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The ten-member Riversong ensemble from Moncton is preparing for an concert on Friday along with the Before The Mast troupe from Saint John. Riversong members Diane Ross-Lawrence and Dorrie Brown joined Jonna to talk about the night of a cappella music that's happening at the Empress theatre.

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Job hunter

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Vanessa Blanch talks to Jerry Augustine, a man from Elsibogtog, who looked around his community and knew he had to do something about the local unemployment problem. He's now offering a free resumé writing and job finding service for everyone on his reserve.

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No picnic for Kent Co. farmer

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Reporter Jen Hudson visited a farmer in Kouchibouguac who's encoutering serious bear problems. His berry and bee operation was hit twice last week by bears who destroyed 50 hives.

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Corn Hill Chronicles, May 18/2012

Posted by Joel LeFort

Information Morning garden guy Bob Osborne chimes in with his first audio column of the season.

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Discussion document invites shale gas input

Posted by Joel LeFort

Bruce Fitch, New Brunswick's minister of Environment and Local Government, talks to Jonna about the discussion paper the government issued with 116 recommendations and an invitation for the public to weigh in on shale gas exploration.

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Sentenced in scalding case

Posted by Joel LeFort

A man formerly of Lakeville has been sentenced to four years in prison for scalding a toddler with hot water. 23-year-old James Parker-Thorne received a four year sentence (minus time served) in a Moncton courtroom Thursday for scalding the girl in bath water nearly three years ago. The girl's mother spoke with reporters after the sentencing.

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Albert County Museum celebrates 50 years

Posted by Joel LeFort

Albert County Museum curator Donald Alward joined Jonna in studio this morning to talk about the big celebration happening on the weekend. From small beginnings in 1962, the museum has grown to include eight buildings and more than 7,000 artifacts. The 50th Anniversary ribbon cutting will take place Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, followed by a community pot luck supper at 4:30 at the Community Hall in Hopewell Cape.

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Blaney's turn

Posted by Joel LeFort

Margaret Ann Blaney talks to Jonna about her decision to step down from cabinet and accept the lead job at Efficiency NB.

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Starry night at Kouchibouguac

Posted by Joel LeFort

Denis Doucet, an interpreter at Kouchibouguac National Park, talks to Jonna about this weekend's Star Fest. It's designed to showcase the park's unobstructed view (when the weather co-operates) of the heavens. For a full schedule and information, go to
parkscanada.pc.gc./kouchibouguac

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E Coli outbreak contained

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Jonna talks to Dr Denis Allard, the province's deputy chief medical officer of health, about the E Coli outbreak in Miramichi. He explains what new regulations are in the works to prevent future illness.

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I was a teenaged city councillor

Posted by Terry Cottreau

CBC Reporter Marc Genuist talks to the 19-year-old who dropped out of high school so he could campaign to be a councillor-at-large in Dieppe. Monday's election win means make-up courses for his high school diploma, as well as a steep learning curve on council.

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Not necessarily bullying

Posted by Joel LeFort

Moncton-area school social worker Michelle MacPherson tells reporter Karen Rawlines that many conflicts between students are incorrectly labelled as "bullying." MacPherson was at a youth conference in the city over the weekend. A group at the rally is working on an action plan with suggested 'best practices' to tackle bullying.

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Moncton's mayoral contest

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Candidates Carl Bainbridge (right) and incumbent George LeBlanc talk about the issues facing the city.

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CBC Last Word

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Education spending is top of mind for Maritimes this week, as boards tighten their budgets in the face of government cutbacks. We're asking: what needs to happen to improve the quality of education?

Email your thoughts to MARITIMESSATURDAY@CBC.CA. Then, tune in to CBC TV tomorrow night at 7 for CBC News: Maritimes Saturday with Elizabeth Chiu to see what your friends and neighbours have to say.

Peace talks

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Anne-Marie Collette talked to Jonna about a unique gathering in Shediac on Saturday about building a culture of peace in local communities. She is director of school peace programs with the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace. Jonna also spoke with Warren Redman, president of the Emotional Fitness Institute in Moncton who will be taking part.


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The race in Riverview

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Mayoral candidates (from left) Mark Crandall , Ann Seamans and Don Lenehan joined Jonna in studio this morning for a discussion about their ideas for growth, development and other issues facing the town of Riverview.

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Bike lane season

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Marc Genuist reports on how well bike lanes are working on the Shediac and Salisbury Roads. Their introduction last year led to some controversy.

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Super fiddle tune

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Some of the members of the Sussex Avenue Fiddlers taking part in this weekend's 24th annual Super Fiddle Show in Riverview talk about Ste. Anne's Reel, a favourite tune that's been played at every show.

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Clinical trials and tribulations

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Jonna talks to Joey Caissie, president and CEO of the Vitalité Health Network, about concerns raised by doctors at the Moncton Hospital. They're mounting an effort to make a provincial stand-alone Breast Health Centre of Excellence a joint project for both hospitals, rather that a project of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

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Wolf confirmed

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Jonna talks to Jacques Mallet, who, it turns out, shot the first wolf in New Brunswick in more than 100 years. The hunter from the Acadian peninsula reacts to official confirmation that the animal wasn't, as he first thought, a coyote.

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Dolled up

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Warrenne Agnew, left, and Doreen Johnson, right, brought along prized possessions and talked to Jonna about this weekend's Moncton Miniature & Doll Club show and sale. It's happening Saturday at the Dan Bohan Centre in Riverview between 10 am and 5 pm.

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Doctors at Moncton Hospital unhappy

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Dr. Heather Tait is one of several physicians and surgeons at the Moncton Hospital who are are opposed to the way they believe the province plans to set up a Centre of Excellence in Breast Cancer Treatment at the Dr. Georges Dumont University Hospital Centre.

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Six of the "13 Hands"

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Shirley Alexander, Bernie McCarthy and Heather MacKenzie are with the The Moncton Lions Seniors Drama Club. "Thirteen Hands" is being performed at the Empress Theatre in Moncton on tonight and Wednesday night. (May 8 & 9)
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Capitol Theatre Box Office at 506-856-4379.

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Preventing domestic homicide

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Jonna talks to Brian Brown, a coroner and the chair of the province's Domestic Death Review Comittee as it reviews its first case.

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Win a Mother's Day gift basket

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

The Heart and Stroke Foundation wants women to pay attention to their heart health.
The Foundation's Heart Truth campaign is spreading the message leading up to this Mother's Day. And you could win a Mother's Day gift basket valued at $525 from the The Heart and Stroke Foundation in New Brunswick.

The gift basket includes several items, including:


  • A 60-minute personal session (in person or virtual) with a Heart and Stroke Foundation nutritionist

  • A best-selling Heart and Stroke Foundation cookbook

  • A Health Check reusable water bottle, measuring spoons, apron, grocery list pad, and shopping bag

  • A luxurious red pashmina

  • And what's called a ractivity sensor that discretely tracks your activity to improve health



The Heart Truth campaign calls on women to put their own health first, make heart healthy lifestyle changes, recognize heart attack and stroke symptoms and seek prompt treatment. While heart disease and stroke is the number # 1 killer of women in Canada- more than all cancers combined - most don't know it.

To enter the draw for the basket, send us an email and tell us why you wnat to take better care of your health. What was your wake-up call? You can also ented by calling our Talkback Line at 853-6636 or 1-877-222-1061. Or you can post a comment on Facebook.

Deadline to enter is this Thursday at noon.

New district, new leader

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Jonna talks with Greg Ingersoll, incoming superintendant of the newly re-organized Anglophone East school district.


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Heart stopping

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Sylvia Williams tells Jonna about her heart attack nearly 30 years ago at the age of 26. Sylvia will address a symposium on heart failure later this week in Moncton. She was joined by Dr. Ron Bourgeois of the Moncton Hospital's Cardiology unit.
This event is open to the public. To register, call the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick @ 634-1620 or 1-800-663-3600 and ask for Sharon Manson.


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Mon Qui Towne - Monday, May 7, 2012

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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"Mon Qui Towne" is the creation of Moncton based illustrator, Eric Dyck. His comic strip will be appearing the first Monday of every month.

Read more about Eric Dyck in the May 3rd edition of Here.

Education Re-organization

Posted by Troy Poirier

Jody Carr, the minister of education, talks to Jonna about the new changes to school districts in the province.

A Mother's Relief

Posted by Troy Poirier

The mother of a Moncton-area 13-year-old girl who went missing earlier this week talks to reporters after her daughter was located on Thursday. Police say the girl was found in a car heading towards Sussex with a 24-year-old man. The man has been arrested and police say they expect charges will be laid.

Paraguayan Peregrination

Posted by Troy Poirier

Picture 9086_lg.jpgMarcia Bergeron came to Moncton from Paraguay, learned to speak English and has now won an award for her writing. Marcia told Jonna her story along with Peter Sawyer, who is with The Greater Moncton Literacy Advisory Board, which sponsored the award she won.

Dieppe Mayoral Debate

Posted by Troy Poirier

Picture 9084_lg.jpgThe three candidates who want to be the mayor of Dieppe, from left Dave Maltais, Helene Boudreau and Yvon Lapierre, spoke with Jonna about their ideas for growth, development and other issues facing the city.

A Mother Speaks Out

Posted by Troy Poirier

Lynn Nason's 27-year-old son Trevor Nason was killed in a traffic accident last fall. She is now making a plea to drivers to be more careful behind the wheel.

Transit an election issue?

Posted by Troy Poirier

Reporter Marc Genuist finds out what people in Moncton are saying about the deadlock between the city and the union.

Creative Policing

Posted by Troy Poirier

A Codiac RCMP officer wielding a squeegee used his disguise to catch distracted drivers in the Greater Moncton Area this week. Codiac RCMP explains, and lawyer Scott Fowler (pictured below) talks about the legal leeway the force has when it comes to using deception to enforce the laws.
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Hiking for Hospice

Posted by Troy Poirier

Picture 9078_sm.jpgHelen Sastaunik, executive director of Hospice Greater Moncton, talked to Jonna about an upcoming fundraiser, along with Karen Fullerton from Bayshore HomeHealth, which has adopted the hike as one of its designated charities.

The hike will be held on Sunday, May 6th along the Riverfront Trail in Riverview. Registration starts at the gazebo at 11:00 am.