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June 2012 Archives

Matt Rainnie Reviews "Brave"

Posted by Troy Poirier

This week, Matt Rainnie looks at the latest offering from Pixar in his final movie review for Information Morning.

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Alternative Routes

Posted by Troy Poirier

Kate Letterick has the story of some people who are using social media to help people find rides during the bus lockout.

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Super Mario

Posted by Troy Poirier

Mario.JPGRace car giant Mario Andretti talks to Jonna about his career, his sport and his family.

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Hear the complete interview below:

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Burning Love for Elvis

Posted by Troy Poirier

Jennie+Chris_sm.jpgJennie Del Motte and Chris Meaney are two of the cast members of "Love Me Tender: Elvis Presley in His Own Words." They talked to Jonna about the Live Bait stage production that debuts Tuesday, July 3, in Sackville.

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Bus Lockout: Day 2

Posted by Troy Poirier

We hear how people are coping with the Codiac Transpo lock-out in Moncton - and how the city is trying to help.

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La Belle (and surprisingly Acadian) Province

Posted by Troy Poirier

A new two-part documentary produced in Moncton explores the Acadian ancestry of as many as three million Quebecois. Jonna talked with producer Monique LeBlanc about 'Les Acadiens du Quebec,' which will be launched on Saturday in Jonquiere, Quebec.

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Transit lockout

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

E912EAC366D844340A470C67BDA9.jpgThe City of Moncton locks out its transit workers after nearly three months of route cancellations and disruptions due to a contract dispute.


Jonna talks to city spokesperson Paul Thomson.


George Turple is the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union local representing the workers.


Oz-some audition

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Moncton's Michelle Thibodeau talks to Jonna about making the top 20 in the"Over The Rainbow" CBC-TV reality/talent series that will choose the next Dorothy for a production of "The Wizard of Oz."

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Horsing around with Bruce

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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On our new, summer-long "What's New at the Zoo" feature, Magnetic Hill Zoo manager Bruce Dougan tells Jonna about all the exotic equine family members that are housed at the facility.

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Pitch for IT riches

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Trevor MacAusland is executive director of a firm that helps launch startup IT companies. Permjot Valia is a private investor. They talked to Jonna about a pitch session happening Tuesday night that will see the Dieppe Arts and Culture centre transformed into a Dragon's Den of sorts.

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City takes MHS infrastructure money

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton City Council voted to accept $12.8 million from the provincial government on Monday. The money will cover part of the $30 million price tag to extend roads, sewer and water services to the new high school being built at Royal Oaks. However, not all councillors supported the deal. Listen in to part of the debate.

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Turrets and Towers

Posted by Troy Poirier

Brenda_Orr_sm.jpgBrenda Orr, the Senior Heritage Office of the city of Moncton, joins Jonna in studio to shed some light on the history of Castle Manor... a building very much in the news these days.

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Corn Hill Chronicles: June 25, 2012

Posted by Troy Poirier

Bob Osborne says rather than fostering the expansion of local farming to insure food security, we are seeing the opposite.

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The graduation day that wasn't

Posted by Troy Poirier

Moncton East MLA Chris Collins addresses the grad class in Moncton that would have included his son Sean, who died of cancer at age 13 in 2007. He talks with reporter Kate Letterick just after his address.

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Also, we reach into the CBC Moncton archives for an Oct. 3, 2006 report by Kate which chronicled Sean's visit to Australia organized by the Children's Wish Foundation.

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Pierre Battah's summer reading list

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

1. Sleeping with your smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work by Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business Press Books, May, 2012


2. Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power their Organizations by Boris Groysberg, Harvard Business Press, June 2012


3. Quiet, the Power of Introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain, Crown Publishing, January 2012

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4. Every Leader Is an Artist: How the World's Greatest Artists Can make You a More Creative Leader by Michael O'Malley & William Baker, McGraw Hill, May 2012


5. The Progress Principle Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at Work By Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer (Harvard Business Review Press) Aug 2011


6. Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins, Oct 2011


7. Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters by Richard Rumelt, Crown Business, July 2011


Notables from 2011:


Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?By Jeffrey Cohn and Jay Moran (Jossey-Bass)


BrainsteeringBy Kevin Coyne and Shawn Coyne (HarperBusiness)


Necessary EndingsBy Henry Cloud (HarperBusiness)


Change AnythingBy Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler (Business Plus)


OnwardBy Howard Schultz (Rodale)


Fixing the GameBy Roger Martin (Harvard Business Review Press)


From Bud to Bossby Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris (Jossey-Bass)

Summer fun at Moncton's Capitol Theatre

Posted by Troy Poirier

There's going to be more traffic coming and going from the Capitol Theatre this summer with the launch of their new summer season.

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Judge pleased with community mental health effort

Posted by Troy Poirier

Provincial Court Justice Michael McKee talks about a new counseling centre in Riverview and the ongoing need for mental heath services for young people.

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Rocking through the ages

Posted by Terry Cottreau

We're talking big hair, lots of eyeliner and enormous, cheezy rock riffs in this week's movie review of "Rock of Ages".

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Help for youth with mental health issues

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The Atlantic Wellness Community Centre in Riverview opens its doors officially to help youth struggling with mental health issues.

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New baby seal at aquarium

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Signed, sealed... and delivered! The story of the birth of a new seal pup at the Shippagan Aquarium.

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Internet trolls beware

Posted by Terry Cottreau

People who use fake names online are warned to think twice before they post after a Moncton columnist and blogger exposes the identity of a man he says went too far with his comments.

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Criminology professor says anonymous posting on the internet should be regulated in the future.

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For the love of soccer

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A soccer coach from Dieppe heads to the Solomon Islands to help bring players one step closer to their dream of playing for the World Cup.

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Corn Hill Chronicles

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Bob Osborne muses about early summer days.

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Good night's rest

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A new clinic in Moncton is working to help thousands of people affected by insomnia.

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Safe riding

Posted by Terry Cottreau

An extra course offered to motorcyclists may help cut down the number of accidents and fatalities.

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Last week of school

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Students with District 2 will be enjoying their last few days of school doing a variety of fun filled activities.

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Contact us

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Fresh start for soap company

Posted by Terry Cottreau

From receivership to redemption. A group of investors take over the Olivier Soapery and breathe new life into the New Brunswick company.

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Hitting the track

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A world class stadium opens for public use until the end of June.

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Safe riding this summer

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Nice weather brings out more cyclists and motorcyclists. But with several fatalities already this spring, enthusiasts are asking for more caution on the road this summer.

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Financial advice for seniors

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Good advice for seniors and their families about keeping their financial house in order.

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Small but mighty

Posted by Terry Cottreau

He'a a tiny animal with a big personality. Sheldon, the squirrel monkey, is adjusting to his new home and family at the Magnetic Hill Zoo.

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Police seek public information

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Codiac RCMP are investigating a hoax that stopped traffic for several hours Wednesday morning in downtown Moncton.

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Bringing change through hip-hop

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Two teens from Listuguj First Nation are trying to make a difference by putting a positive spin on their hip-hop single.

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Being Dorothy

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Michelle Thibodeau is putting on her ruby red slippers and heading to Toronto to compete for the lead role in the musicial The Wizard of Oz.

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Cornhill chronicles

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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"Be prepared" may be a Scout's motto but Cornhill Nursery's Bob Osborne says gardeners should be adopting the same mantra.

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Victim reacts to church's decision

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Sexual assault victim, Norman Brun, gives his thoughts on how the Archbishop of Moncton is helping victims abused by Fr. Camille Leger in Cap Pele.


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Moncton's community Peace Centre opens

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Information Morning's Jonna Brewer gets a guided tour of the new home to several of Moncton's non-profit groups.

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Capitol "Celebration"

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Marshall Button, artist-in-residence at the Capitol Theatre, joins Jonna every week for his "Marshall Arts Report". This week, he brought along Alicia Potter, an emerging playwright and the director of an upcoming show at the Capitol called "Celebration 4", which will be staged at the Capitol on June 21st.

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Singing for Sistema

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Peter Butler and Pat Dickie talked to Jonna about the Metrotones Pop Chorus and their concert Saturday that's raising money for the Sistema teaching orchestra. The Chorus' 11th annual charity concert is called An Evening of Musical Memories and it's happening at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesleyan Celebration Centre.
Tickets are $10 and are available at all Read's Newsstands, all Jean Coutu Pharmacy locations, Vaughn Harvey Sobeys and Morning Glory Gifts. For more information call 389-8948 or visit www.metrotones.org

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Worried minds

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Business and finance watcher Dan Noel talks to Jonna about the top financial concerns among consumers.

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A call for Catholic reform

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Ted Schmidt, retired editor of The New Catholic Times, talks to Jonna about the need for change within the Catholic Church in the wake of sex abuse scandals.

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Inclusively speaking

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Heather Smith, president of the NB Teachers Association, talks to Jonna about the changes the education minister made this week to help students with special needs.

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Province responds to Enbridge

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Acting energy minister Craig Leonard talks to Jonna about charges by Enbridge Gas that changes made to the Gas Distribution Act will cost the company millions of dollars.

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Victims of the Church

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Linden2.jpgAuthor and journalist Linden MacIntyre talks about his experience researching and writing about abuse in the Catholic Church as the Archdiocese of Moncton prepares to compensate victims of Father Camille Leger.

Wanted: your unused musical instruments.

Posted by Joel LeFort

Antonio Delgado (left), conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and of Sistema NB and Ken MacLeod, president of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, dropped by the studio and talked with Jonna about Sistema's second annual instrument drive. Sistema is expanding to Richibucto this year and hopes to solicit more donated instruments. The drive continues until June 15, and you can drop off instruments right here at CBC Moncton, 250 University Ave. For more information, you can call 506-866-7920.
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Council starts fresh

Posted by Joel LeFort

Monday was the first night on the job for Moncton's rookie city councillors. City Hall reporter Marc Genuist talks to Jonna about how they fared.

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He LIKES Mondays

Posted by Joel LeFort

Moncton's Kevin Robart declared today "One Great Monday" and he started the day in studio with Jonna to explain why he's going all out to convert people to his Monday fan club.

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Corn Hill Chronicles June 4, 2012

Posted by Joel LeFort

Bob talks about a late Newfoundland horticulturalist who left a lasting impression on him.

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Pony up

Posted by Joel LeFort

Kim Leffley and Kaitlyn Arsenault (left) talked to Jonna about their love of horses in advance of the Greater Moncton Pony Club show that's coming up this weekend. Kaitlyn is also pictured alongside her horse, Annabelle.

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Maeng family happy to be here

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Maeng.jpgA year ago, the Maeng family of Moncton was fighting deportation. Today, they're still working on becoming Canadian citizens.

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Instrument drive ends Friday

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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CBC Moncton is pleased to support Sistema NB's second annual Musical Instrument Donation Drive. Sistema NB is a free, not-for-profit, intensive daily after school orchestral music program for young children who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Sistema NB is currently seeking donations of new or used instruments, in playable condition, for the coming year.


Instruments needed: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, piccolo, clarinet, e flat clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, english horn, bassoon, contrabassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, snare drum, timpani. String instruments will be accepted in all sizes.

You can drop off your instruments at CBC Moncton at 250 Universite Ave weekdays between 9 and 5 until Friday, June 15. We'll be collecting until June 15. Or call 506-866-7920 for pick up or for more information. All donated instruments will be appraised and a tax receipt for the value will be mailed to each contributor.



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G.I.: Generational Issues

Posted by Joel LeFort

Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah talks about the challenges of making sure Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millenials all work together.

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Slug Solution

Posted by Joel LeFort

Here's the recipe that Pat Gallant called in to get rid of slugs (thanks Pat!):

1-1/4 cup vaseline
1 cup castor oil
3 tbsp cayenne pepper
3 tbsp hot sauce

Mon Qui Towne - June 4, 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 appears the first Monday of every month.

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

When credit's due

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Dan Noel, our business and finance watcher, talks to Jonna about mounting student debt in the form of credit cards.

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Student rep speaks out against Crandall U stance

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Ian Pelkey, student association president at Crandall U., talks to Jonna about his opposition to the university's hiring policy which has been called anti-gay. Jonna and Vanessa also read some listener letters to this ongoing issue.

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Trees for bees

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Susan Linkletter is project co-ordinator for the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance. She talked to Jonna about the organization's participation in the "pollinator park" project on Saturday. The Alliance is teaming up with the City of Moncton and Molson's to create a space that helps feed the birds and bees that make our food and flowers grow.

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