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October 2012 Archives

Hallowe'en costume drama

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Jane Dryden teaches philosophy at Mount Allison University. She's made some interesting observations about superhero costumes, in particular the differences between male and female superheros. She shared those observations in a conversation with Jonna.

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Much-delayed Smith inquest resumes

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The inquest into the death of Moncton teen Ashley Smith resumes today, five years after she died in a federal prison cell. What's the hold up? CBC reporter Dave Seglins explains in a conversation with Jonna.

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The Ordeal, Part 2

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Moncton woman imprisoned and sexually assaulted by Romeo Cormier in 2010 describes how she finally escaped her captor.

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Keep on biting me

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Vampires never die....certainly not as fixtures in popular culture. Some of the cast of a Moncton production of Dracula talk about the enduring appeal.

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Hubcity sinks teeth into Dracula

Posted by Joel LeFort

Hubcity Theatre productions is best known for staging Shakespeare in the Park. Now, it's taking on a character who LOVES the dark. Performances start at the Empress Theatre in Moncton Hallowe'en night and Information Morning's Michael R. has this feature about the production. (Scuffed Boots Photography)
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Romeo Cormier's victim reveals the full story

Posted by Joel LeFort

Anthonly Germain has an exclusive interview with a Moncton woman who survived nearly a month at the hands of convicted offender Romeo Cormier in Monction in 2010. Cormier was convicted of kidnapping, confining and sexually assaulting the woman, who is originally from Newfoundland. Tomorrow in Part 2, she will describe how she managed to escape.
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Accused begins testimony in Bonnell case

Posted by Joel LeFort

There were some big differences between the story Curtis Bonnell earlier told police investigators and the testimony he gave yesterday at his trial. Bonnell is charged with first degree murder in the death of Hilary Bonnell, his 16 year old first cousin. The CBC's Jennifer Choi is in Miramichi, covering the trial. She spoke with Paul Castle, the host of CBC's afternoon program, Shift.

Hairy Tease "Fosters" comedy hijinks

Posted by Joel LeFort

Actors Liam McNamara (left), Robyn Esson and director Mike Granville joined Jonna in studio to talk about the Norm Foster play that debuts this Thursday in Moncton. The Hairy Tease production of "Maggie's Getting Married" runs until Sunday at Theatre l'Escaouette.
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When moonlighting becomes you

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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In these challenging economic times, many people are forced to work more than one job to make ends meet. Some employers discourage moonlighting. Others turn a blind eye. Pierre Battah talks about the pros and cons with Jonna. He is a Moncton-based management consultant specializing in Human Resources.

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Tough times for Live Bait

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Live Bait theatre in Sackville is looking for a new home after being locked out by its landlord. Diane Fullerton is the Chair of Live Bait's Board of Directors. She talked to the CBC's Marc Genuist about the challenges that lie ahead for the theatre company that has been in operation for more than a quarter century.

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Gallant is new Liberal leader

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Fresh off his 59 per cent win at the convention in Moncton on the weekend, Brian Gallant talks to Jonna about his priorities as he takes the helm of the provincial party.

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"Townsizing" is the new downsizing

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Some younger and middle-aged people are looking to get out of the city but still live in an "intact community." Don Mills, of Corporate Research Associates, talked to Jonna about the new trend as it pertains to places like Dalhousie.

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TGIF

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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"I just wanted to tell you about my amazing Aunts."

That's how the e-mail began, from a Moncton listener to my co-host Vanessa Blanch. The amazing aunts Lise Bellefleur-Jonah was talking about live in Dalhousie.


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Mina Sanders, Irma Hachey and Norma Andersen are 73, 77 and 79. They like to swim at the local pool. This week they swam a lot. 930 laps in total. In the process, they raised more than 4000 dollars for the local SPCA.

I spoke with Mina this morning, right after their last swim of the week. It was on the phone, but I had a wonderful picture of the three of them (in matching bathing suits they had each bought separately, by complete fluke!) open on my computer. Marshall Button, a native of Dalhousie who happened to be in studio for an interview with me, chimed in with a few questions and comments of his own. And suddenly it felt like we were gathered around Mina's kitchen table. That interview was what we call a "talker". People have been mentioning it non-stop all day.

I love this story for so many reasons. It's a great story about truly wonderful people doing an incredible thing, for the love of their community. I love the story because it came from a listener. Our coverage area is large. We can't have our eyes and ears everywhere. So I can't overstate how grateful we are when people get in touch with us with a story they think should be told. I also love this story because it comes from northern New Brunswick. I am well aware of the number of loyal listeners we have in Miramichi, Bathurst, Campbellton, the Acadian Peninsula and yes, Dalhousie. So any opportunity we have to reflect the people and issues in the north on our program makes me feel very good.

This was a feel good story. And I think that is what Mina expressed clearly and emphatically about a community that has seen more than its share of hard times. "We're going to get back on our feet".

For now, I hope Mina, Irma and Norma are putting their feet up. But Mina doesn't rule out another challenge down the road, for an important cause, for her community. I have a feeling we'll be speaking again.

A la prochaine...
Jonna


A Dalhousie double

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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First, in his Marshall Arts report, Dalhousie native Marshall Button chats about artisan villages that are popping up all over the city and the region. Then, he joins the conversation with Mina Sanders, from the Dalhousie Recreaplex where she's been swimming with ther sisters to raise thousands for the local SPCA. Left to right are Irma Hachey, Norma Andersen and Mina Sanders. (photo contributed)

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Intercity bus service revived

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Jonna talks to Mike Cassidy, president of Coach Atlantic Group. He's hoping to run a new intercity bus service in the maritimes which will take over from Acadian Coach Lines which closes at the end of November.

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VIA reductions

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The CBC's Shelley Steeves spoke with Blondine Arseneau, a regular traveller on Via Rail's passenger train, along with her seeing-eye dog Mao. Arseneau was getting off the train in Moncton on the final day of daily passenger service. Afterwards, Jonna spoke with Marc Beaulieu, Via Rail's regional general manager for the east.

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Sixty years of Scouting

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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In her second installment of the feature we're calling "Sunny With Cloudy Periods", Shelly Steeves profiles Moncton's oldest, and maybe most dedicated, scout leader, Ruth Aiken.

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Which cards deserve loyalty?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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How many loyalty cards do you have crammed in your wallet? Moncton's Coupon Lady, Ruth Ann Swansburg, joined Jonna in studio to talk about the ones that are keepers.

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Data shows French language dip

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Jonna talks to the Acadian Society's Jeanne D'Arc Gaudet of the SANB about the latest census figures that show a slight decline in french-speakers in New Brunswick. (Michael R. photo)

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Out for blood

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Moncton High School students Dana Haché (left) and Samantha Wheeler joined teacher Lawrence McGillivary to talk about the school's monthly Young Blood for Life Competition that is generating 300 donations from students every month.

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Debt rising

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The Bank of Canada is once again expressing concern about household debt. Dan Noel, our business and finance watcher, spoke to Jonna about how you know your household debt is out of control.

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Day 23: Bonnell Trial

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The CBC's Jennifer Choi spoke with Shift's guest host Christine McLean about testimony at the trial on Tuesday. Curtis Bonnell is accused of first degree murder in the death of his cousin in September, 2009. A respirologist testified he agrees with the police theory that 16-year-old Hilary Bonnell could have died by being smothered.

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Stepping back in time

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Jonna takes you on a tour of Hammond House which is the past and future residence of Mount Allison University's president. Vice president of administration, David Stewart (left), and Paul Bogaard, professor emeritus, stand at the main entrance of the Hammond House. (Jonna Brewer Photo)

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Far Out filmmakers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Two New York filmmakers with Moncton connections will present their documentaries at tonight's Far Out East film series. Carol Hachey-Todd (left) and Michele Midori Fillion joined Jonna in studio for a chat about their lives and their films. (Michael R. photo)

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Bonnell trial resumes after break

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Testimony has resumed at the Curtis Bonnell trial in Miramichi after a break due to illness on the defence team. The CBC's Jennifer Choi was in court Monday and told Paul Castle of Shift about the testimony.

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Moving experience for hockey player

Posted by Terry Cottreau

We catch up with the Lannings from Newfoundland, who moved the entire family to Moncton so that 13-year-old Brendan can pursue his hockey dreams.

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The ethics surrounding obesity

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Jenny Ellison is a professor of Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. She talked to Jonna about a conference she attended over the weekend along with international experts on obesity. The participants discussed "fat activism" and the stigma that comes with being overweight.

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Puttin' it ALL out there

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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As the use of social media continues to expand, more employers are being forced to deal with online indiscretions by their employees. Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah joins Jonna to talk about this new era from both sides of the desk.

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Cities salaries come into view

Posted by Terry Cottreau

CBC Reporter and web editor Dan McHardie takes a closer look at the salaries of city managers in the province. Then, David Campbell, an economic development consultant in Moncton, joins Jonna in studio with his perspective.

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Youth unemployment in NB hits 20 per cent

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Keeping young people in New Brunswick is getting more difficult. The latest figures show that youth unemployment for people under the age of 24 has reached 20 per cent. That's a jump of five per cent in one year. The CBC's Marc Genuist spoke with 18-year-old Morgan Wilber who is looking for work.

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Jian Ghomeshi returns to Moncton

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Host and co-creator of Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV, Jian Ghomeshi, will be in Moncton to talk about his debut coming of age memoir, 1982, on Sunday November 11 at 2 pm at Théâtre l'Escaouette.

For more information including ticket prices, visit the Frye Fest website.

Marshalling the Arts

Posted by Troy Poirier

Marshall ButtonMarshall Button highlights the best of the region's amateur theatre scene. And then stay tuned for a special announcement!

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Life on the line

Posted by Troy Poirier

After 4 months of the Codiac Transpo lockout, one bus driver is fed up and looking for other work. David Chandler speaks with reporter Jennifer Choi.

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An Authentic Italian Evening

Posted by Troy Poirier

Rosalba Santori and Lisa Di BonventuraRosalba Santori and Lisa Di Bonventura of the Moncton Italian Association fill us in on the 17th annual Authentic Italian Evening in Moncton. Yum!

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What's next for our schools?

Posted by Troy Poirier

Sam McLenaghan and Johan LevyssohnConfusion reigns over this year's school budgets. We get reaction from two presidents of home and school associations... Sam McLenaghan of Queen Elizabeth School and Johan Levyssohn of Bessborough school.

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Take Back The Night

Posted by Troy Poirier

Beth LyonsIt's an event that dates back to the 70's, but for the first time it's being held in Moncton. Beth Lyons talks with Jonna about the Take Back the Night march, and what can be done to help women feel safe in our communities.

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Boomers Getting Into Business

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Do You Believe In Miracles?

Posted by Troy Poirier

Ricky BenitezNewly-minted Moncton Miracles coach and general manager Ricky Benitez stops by the studio... and he's talking about championships for the NBL team!

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Duality Explained

Posted by Troy Poirier

Recent comments by MLA Dr. Jim Parrot have re-ignited the debate over health care, duality and bilingualism in this province. Provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras takes a look at the history of the debate.

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The Genius of John Cage

Posted by Troy Poirier

A new festival at Mount A. celebrates the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most important composers and artists: John Cage. Music professor and festival organizer Helen Pridmore is our guest.

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The Breakfast Club

Posted by Troy Poirier

Laura McNally, Evan Jackson, Zack McKeilVanessa Blanch stopped by Hillcrest School to meet the people behind a new club bringing healthy, hot breakfasts to students in the morning.

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Shale Gas Shakedown

Posted by Troy Poirier

New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health, Dr. Eilish Cleary released her recommendations on the development of the shale gas industry this week. Jonna gets her take on what should be done to move forward with hydrofracking in this province.

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Advice for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted by Troy Poirier

As a part of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, Jonna speaks with Dr. Jayson Dool, a Moncton plastic surgeon, about options for women following mastectomy.

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To frack or not to frack

Posted by Troy Poirier

U de M professor emeritus Louis Lapierre talks with Jonna about his new study "The Way Forward", a study which recommends a phased-in approach to shale gas in New Brunswick.

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Drama at City Council

Posted by Troy Poirier

Council (2012-10-15)Jonna wraps up the turbulent events at Moncton City Council on Monday Night, including a showdown between mayor George LeBlanc and Amalgamated Transit Union president George Turple. Plus... urban chickens!

(Photo: Kate Letterick)

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Sunny with Cloudy Periods

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Getting real time off

Posted by Joel LeFort

Our workplace issues specialist, Pierre Battah looks at the trend of employees not taking their full vacation time.

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And the winner is...

Posted by Joel LeFort

Brock Gallant of the Divorcees stops by to talk about the Music NB awards and the future of the music industry in the province.

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Running for a cause

Posted by Joel LeFort

Alison Davidson pledged to run ten 10K races this year in order to raise money to fight cancer and honour her late mother. She completes her final race this weekend, and shares her experiences with Jonna in studio.

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Desperate to get the buses back

Posted by Joel LeFort

Jonna speaks with Lucien Sivret, head of a citizens group trying to convince the city and the union to get together to end the lockout at Codiac Transpo


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Guns and domestic deaths

Posted by Joel LeFort

A researcher says tighter gun control in known cases of abuse could save lives.

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TGIF

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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It's challenging for journalists to tell compelling stories about numbers, but some numbers are impossible to ignore. Here are the ones we were talking about this week.

Between 1999 and 2008, 91 people were murdered in New Brunswick. Thirty-two were included in a report from the Chief Coroner's office this week on domestic deaths in the province.

Deborah Doherty is a researcher with the Silent Witness project. She investigates and tells the stories of women who were murdered by a husband, partner or intimate aquaintance. On Friday, she told us more than half of the cases she's investigated involved women who were shot. Deborah Doherty says most of them were killed not for leaving, but while they were still in an intact relationship.

The numbers in aboriginal communities are even more startling. Rhonda Flewelling in Elsipogtog told us the rate of domestic violence in aboriginal communities is at 75 per cent. Yet she says people are reluctant to talk about it. Two events are happening in our region today, one in Elsipogtog, to raise awareness about domestic violence. To get more people talking about it.

I'll leave you with one more statistic. Stats Canada information suggests one in three women are or will be victims of some form of violence. I have three daughters. To think of one of them in an abusive relationship is unimaginable to me. Put a face of someone you love to any one of those numbers. I guarantee you'll want to start talking about it.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Posted by Joel LeFort

Jonna talks to the organizers of two events to support women involved in abusive relationships.

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If you are in an abusive situation, you can contact the Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships Outreach Worker at (506) 855-7222.

You can also find information online at www.coalitionagainstabuse.comThe Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Moncton takes place today at noon beginning at the the Crowne Plaza downtown Moncton. The Elsipogtog Violence & Abuse Prevention Committee will hold a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at noon the Elsipogtog Health Centre Healing Lodge.

Domestic death study

Posted by Joel LeFort

Jonna Brewer talks to New Brunswick's Chief Coroner about a new study into domestic homicides in the province.

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Moncton Coupon Lady on brand loyalty

Posted by Joel LeFort

Our Information Morning columnist explains how to save on the brands you love.

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Curtis Bonnell trial continues

Posted by Joel LeFort

Reporter Jennifer Choi shares details of the latest testimony at Curtis Bonnell's first degree murder trial in Miramichi.

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Greater Moncton Hospice Fundraiser

Posted by Joel LeFort

Robert Pilon will present "Robert Pilon and Friends at thet Capitol Theatre" in Moncton Friday night starting at 7:30. Tickets are $44.50 and it's a fund-raiser for Greater Moncton Hospice.

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Christian chaplains only

Posted by Joel LeFort

Last week, CBC learned that the federal government is cancelling the contracts of part-time non-Christain chaplains at federal prisons. Zia Khan is a Muslim Imam and the director of the Centre for Islamic Development in Halifax. He was one of three Muslim Chaplains serving federal prisons in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia until the contract was cancelled last month.

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Hands-on fund-raiser

Posted by Joel LeFort

Jonna stepped outside of the studio to interview Capt. John Rice along with Belinda Gagné and her daughter Samantha. They're all taking part in the Touch-a-Truck fundraising event this coming Saturday at the Moncton Coliseum in support of juvenile diabetes research.


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The pull of the River

Posted by Joel LeFort

Salmon always return to the rivers where they were hatched. In some people, that homing instinct is just as strong for the rivers they grew up along. People like New Brunswick writer Wayne Curtis. In this second excerpt from his book of essays, "Of Earthly and River Things," Curtis reads from the essay "Papa's Rock."


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Bonnell Trial, Day 16

Posted by Joel LeFort

It was a dramatic day at the Curtis Bonnell trial in Miramichi on Tuesday. We have an update from reporter Jennifer Choi. Please note it does includes graphic details that may be disturbing to some listeners.

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L'UdeM celebrates 50 years

Posted by Joel LeFort

From the vaults, Jonna Brewer retrieves a documentary she put together for the show "C'est La Vie" back in 2005 that tells the story of l'Université de Moncton through the eyes of one family which has been connected to the institution since the beginning.

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Dream big, be happy

Posted by Troy Poirier

Left to Right: Lily Chiasson, Leland Blanchard, Ryan HughesA study shows children with ambitious career goals are generally happier. So Jonna decided find out what some seven year olds in Moncton want to be when they grow up. She talked to (from left) Lily Chiasson, Leland Blanchard and Ryan Hughes, all grade two students at Bessborough school.
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No easy fix for Church

Posted by Troy Poirier

After years of discussion, a Catholic church congregation in Riverview has decided to go ahead with a campaign to raise more than one million dollars to fix the roof and window problems that have plagued the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church since it was built.

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Jonna's Thanksgiving faves

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Onion Twists

1 large onion
2 tbsp butter
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp shortening
2/3 cup milk

1. Saute onion in butter in frying pan, stirring often, for 10 minutes until onion is soft but not brown.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add milk. Stir until evenly moist. Turn out onto board and knead a few times.
3. Roll out dough to 20 x 10 rectangle. Cut in half crosswise. Spread onion mixture over one half, top with second half. Cut into eight long strips, then halve each cross-wise. Lift strips, one a time, and twist into rope. Place on greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 425 degrees, 10 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot.


Bavarian Apple Torte

(courtesy of Elaine Smith of Sackville. This was published in our CBC Apple Recipe book in the late 80's.)


½ cup margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour

Combine above ingredients; press onto bottom and one inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

1 eight oz. pkg cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla

Mix these four ingredients together well. Pour into pastry-lined pan.

4 cups cooking apples
1/3 cup sugar
½ tbsp. cinnamon

Toss together and spoon over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle 1/4 cup slivered almonds on top of apple mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; then at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Cool before removing sides from pan. Serve with whipped cream!


TGIF

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

I put that question to a group of seven year olds at Bessborough School. We're airing the interview Tuesday morning, so I don't want to give away all the answers. Suffice to say the responses were ambitious, focused, sincere and...quick! It took about a minute to go around the group. I needed to hear more, (a) because they were so cute, (b) as a broadcaster, I knew I'd need to stretch out the interview and (c) my acquired adult wisdom immediately put this concern in my head: "Great choices...but what's their plan B???"

So I went around again. "If the first thing doesn't work out, what else would you do?" I immediately felt bad. By the looks on their faces, they clearly hadn't thought about this. Who was I to throw cold water on their dream of being, for example, a professional athlete? That guilt disappeared when I came back to Ryan, a future major league baseball player. He looked me in the eye and without hesitation and with complete innocence, told me his plan B. He would be a professional athlete, in his second favourite sport: hockey.

You can hear the interview next Tuesday.
Happy Thanksgiving.
-Jonna

Country hall gets new inductees

Posted by Troy Poirier

Marshall ButtonIn his Marshall Arts report, Marshall Button turns his attention to the big Country Music Hall of Fame week. The inductees include Moncton's Georges Hebert, the late George LeBlanc of Memramcook, Bonnie Rairdon of Maxwell, Carson Leighton of Black's Harbour and the late Ron Goodwin of West Sackville. The reception and gala begin at the Coverdale Recreation Centre Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. At 8 p.m. there will be a country music concert at the Riverview Arts Centre, and a late night jam will follow at the Riverview Lions Club. Tickets to all events are available by calling 386-2996 or emailing ivan@ivanhicks.com.

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To catch a gas thief

Posted by Troy Poirier

The CBC's Kate Letterick has the story of a gasoline retailer in the Moncton area who is turning to social media to try and track down a gas and dash thief.

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Proposed downtown arena land contaminated

Posted by Troy Poirier

Highfield Square in MonctonThe property the City of Moncton is hoping to buy for its new arena and convention centre is contaminated with heavy metals and hydrocarbons. That information is contained in a report prepared by city staff and obtained by a resident under the Right to Information Act. The CBC's Marc Genuist spoke with that concerned resident, and lawyer Steve Truman, who says the city expected the contamination and has budgeted accordingly.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Exchange

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Here are two of Vanessa Blanch's favourite Thanksgiving recipes:

Mom's Rolls

These rolls never fail and are always a huge hit. I bring them every year to dinner with the Doncaster side of the family.


1 cup boiling water
add:
1 tbsp shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp yeast

let cool & then add:
1 egg, beaten
31/2 - 4 cups flour
knead until combined and smooth
form into a ball, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until double bulk (about 1 hour)

knead again and divide into 24 pieces of dough
form round balls and place in buttered pans
cover and rise again

bake at 350 for about 30 minutes
when the rolls come out of the oven, rub butter over the top and enjoy.


Chocolate Bread Pudding


This is the recipe for Chocolate Bread Pudding that I love. It is easy and is perfect comfort food for fall. I originally found it in a Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazine.


combine in a pot:
2 cups whole milk
3 ounces chocolate chips (I put in about 3/4 cup)
1 tbsp butter
cook over medium-low heat until melted and combined

In a bowl whisk 2 eggs and ½ cup of sugar.
Combine this with the hot mixture VERY slowly. I whisk small amounts of the hot mixture into the bowl gradually.
Add 1 tsp vanilla.

Meanwhile butter a 2 quart shallow dish and add to it 8 slices of torn up raisin cinnamon bread. Then pour the hot chocolate mixture over the bread.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Put on a pair of slippers, sit in your favourite chair, and eat a big bowl with cream, or a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Shale gas secrecy

Posted by Troy Poirier

Dr. Eilish ClearyMany people are looking forward to hearing what the province's chief medical officer of health concludes about the health effects of shale gas exploration, but she's been ordered to keep her study and her comments to herself.

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Caledonia Regional High video

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Thanks to Anne Edgett Marcoux for sharing this on our Facebook page:

Check out the students at Caledonia Regional High in Hillsborough. They had a lot of fun putting this together. I believe they have submitted it to The Ellen Show, for an entry in a contest she is running.

Foundry folk exhibit

Posted by Troy Poirier

Sandblasting Room (by Evan Rensch)The Owens Art Gallery is unveiling an exhibit simply called "Enterprise" detailing the history and the people of the Enterprise Fawcett Foundry which was destroyed by fire this past January. Jonna spoke with gallery director Gemey Kelley and the photographer whose work will be shown in the display, Evan Rensch (pictured below). Evan now lives in Dawson City. The attached photo (left) is part of the exhibit and is called "Sandblasting Room."

As mentioned during the interview, here is a link to a poem called "The Men Around Here" by Sina Queyras.

Evan Rensch

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Jumping into the pool

Posted by Troy Poirier

dan.gifInformation Morning's personal finance specialist Dan Noel explains something new on the money horizon. It's called a "Pooled Registered Pension Plan" and it's going to be available beginning next year.

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Moose mania

Posted by Troy Poirier

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A 72-year-old paraplegic from Moncton talks about why he signed himself out of hospital, against his doctor's advice, so he could go moose-hunting.

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Of legendary stories

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Dishing on the list

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Liza Cooperman is an editor with Maclean's magazine. She spoke to Jonna about how the magazine came up with a list of the top 50 restaurants in Canada. Two Moncton restaurants made the cut: L'Idylle and The Tide and Boar Gastropub.

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More video/audio evidence at Bonnell trial

Posted by Troy Poirier

Marc GenuistCBC reporter Marc Genuist has details on the latest testimony at Curtis Bonnell's first degree murder trial in Miramichi.

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Flight diverted to Moncton

Posted by Troy Poirier

The CBC's Shelley Steeves talks to two passengers whose US Airways flight was diverted to Moncton on Tuesday. The flight from Philadelphia en route to Tel Aviv made an emergency landing at the Greater Moncton International Airport when a fire started in an oven.

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Finding their way

Posted by Troy Poirier

A mentorship program in Moncton is helping immigrants navigate their way through the business world. Ombeni Katigh is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has high praise for the program and its Coordinator Danielle Salib. Katigh spoke to reporter Kate Letterick a couple of weeks ago about his experience.

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Health(y) language debate

Posted by Troy Poirier

Two Moncton Hospital physicians dispute claims that their institution is unable to deliver health services in both official languages. Jonna spoke with Dr. Jeff Pike, the clinical department head for the Department of Neurosciece and Dr. Dhany Charest, division chief of Neurosurgery.

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Preparing for the rising

Posted by Troy Poirier

CBC reporter Marc Genuist's city hall debrief includes a segment about the City of Moncton's heightened preparations for catastrophic weather as the result of global warming.

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Bonnell trial continues

Posted by Troy Poirier

CBC Reporter Jennifer Choi has the details of Monday's testimony at Curtis Bonnell's first degree murder trial in Miramichi.

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Three decades of support

Posted by Troy Poirier

Nancy HartlingSupport to Single Parents is preparing for a 30th anniversary celebration. Executive director Nancy Hartling joins Jonna to talk about the group's accomplishments and what it hopes to accomplish in the future. (Michael R. Photo)

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Coffee, coffee everywhere.

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Some big coffee retailers have set up in Moncton's north end and that's creating stiff competition for a small local coffee shop. The CBC's Jennifer Choi has the story.

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I bring you greetings, colleague

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Shake hands? Kiss kiss? Bro' hug? How do you greet your colleagues? Information Morning's workplace specialist talks to Vanessa about navigating the confusing and sometimes awkward world of workplace greetings.

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The language of health

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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What's the difference between duality and equality in heathcare? Vanessa talks to a francophone doctor who says the current system in New Brunswick isn't fair to those whose mother tongue is French. (Michael R. photo)

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Beaverbrook Saga continues

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The most aggressive member of the Aitken family has had a change of heart about the Beaverbrook art dispute. The CBC's Jacques Poitras tells Vanessa why Tim Aitken tried to settle the dispute.

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