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February 2013 Archives

Violence prevention

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Two Moncton women are heading to New York today to talk about violence against women. They're both with the YWCA and they'll be centre stage at a conference at the U.N.

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Coupon Lady returns

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Ruth Ann Swansburg comes back from a maternity break to talk about, surprise, how to stay on budget when a new baby arrives.

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Matters of the mind

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Psychologists Terez Retfalvi (left) Albert Cyr and Sharon Dea talk about the challenges they face while trying to meet the mental health needs of New Brunswickers.

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Getting their pink on

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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School principals Donna Godfrey (left) and Heather White-Gerhardt, talk about some of the ways schools are marking anti-bullying day and what else they're doing to help schools stay safe. (Michael R. Photo)

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MP defends EI moves

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton area MP Robert Goguen says if seasonal workers are playing by the rules, they have nothing to fear.

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Mindful concerns, Part 3

Posted by Terry Cottreau

More on Vickie's story about her struggle to get the therapy her son Andrew needs.

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Flu update

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The province's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health talks about the flu season so far.

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Mindful concerns, part 2

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Vanessa Blanch's series on young people with mental illness focuses on a struggling family.

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SPRING FEVER

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Garden guru Bob Osborne talks about the frenzied anticipation of the growing season.

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CABIN FEVER

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Workplace issues specialist, Pierre Battah, talks about beating the February blahs.

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Mindful concerns

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Part 1 of Vanessa Blanch's series on young people with mental illness.

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Marshalling forces

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Marshall Button brings along guests Tim Borlase and Lynne Surette to talk about Saturday's event at Kouchigouguac National park where 125 actors, musicians and choristers will re-enact the recruitment of the Acadians during the War of 1812.

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Lucien weighs in

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The blue-collar philosopher's take on Shawn Graham's fine for conflict of interest

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Service Canada calling!

Posted by Terry Cottreau

You'll hear what MP Yvon Godin thinks of government house calls to meet EI recipients in person.

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Bingo gone-o

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton Lions Club's Ron Paschal explains why the service club bingo is ending after 55 years.

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Local food advocates organize food bank fund-raiser

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A grocery store owner, a chef/instructor at NBCC's culinary school and a farmer tell Jonna about why they worked together to create a dinner-event tonight designed to showcase local food and raise funds for the West End Food Bank in Moncton.

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Divorce a taxing thing

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Personal finance watcher Dan Noel looks at the tricky tax implications of divorce.

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Ashley Smith's mother testifies

Posted by Terry Cottreau

CBC's Maureen Brosnahan talks about Coralee Smith's first day on the stand at the inquest into the death of her daughter.

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On the brink of their rink finale

Posted by Terry Cottreau

It will be a bittersweet weekend for five members of the Mt. Allison Mounties women's hockey team. It will be their final games. Two of the players and the coach talk to Jonna about the A.U.S. finals being held in Sackville.

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Desserud de-constructs ruling

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Political scientist Don Desserud talks about the $3,500 fine imposed on former premier Shawn Graham.

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Ashley Smith inquest continues

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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The inquest into the death of Moncton teen Ashley Smith continues in Toronto. The 19-year-old died in her cell in the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ontario in October of 2007. Her mother, Coralee Smith, is expected to testify Wednesday and Thursday.



The proceedings are available online at the Office of the Chief Coroner's website.

The dirty details

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Robert Jones drills down on the unseemly side of NB politics unearthed by a report by NB's conflict of interest commissioner this week.

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City Council report

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Management raises, Petitcodiac flooding and ducks....just some of the topics in Marc Genuist's city hall report.

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Mirror image

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah explains why hiring someone just like yourself is sometimes NOT the fairest way of all.

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Shale rules

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The energy minister and an environmentalist weigh in on NB's new regulations for shale gas development.

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Marshall Arts Report

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Artist-in-residence, Marshall Button, talks about discovering new music in New Brunswick.

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Moncton's Economy Growing

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The Conference Board of Canada says Moncton is leading the way in economic growth in Atlantic Canada.

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Protecting Your Dog

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Mindy.JPGA Riverview woman wants two dogs banned from the local dog park after they attacked her young lab and left her to pay a $180 bill from her veterinarian.

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Lessons in Love

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Mount Allison professor Robert Lapp reads a couple of old-school romantic poems for Valentine's Day, and tells the stories behind them.

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Saving Through the Generations

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our personal finance watcher Dan Noel looks at the saving and spending habits of 3 generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X and the Millenials.

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Remote Rescue

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Moncton Deputy Fire Chief Don McCabe stops by the studio to tell us about a rescue of two people in a remote area 25 kilometres outside Moncton following a snowmobile accident.

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The Sweetest Little Thing

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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It's the social event of the season in Sackville... The Sweetest Little Thing. Part art auction, part cake raffle, a chance to dress up, taste some sweet treats and support the Owens and Struts Gallery. Vanessa speaks with Sackville artists Amanda Fauteux and Jerry Ropson about the event.

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Rocking with Randy

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Canadian music legend Randy Bachman is coming to Casino New Brunswick next month for an intimate show.. where he's play his hits and tell the stories behind the songs. He speaks with Jonna about the show and the inspiration behind it.

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Avalanche Warning

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Vanessa speaks with avalanche safety educator Keith Nicol after the Canadian Avalanche Centre issued a hazard alert for the Maritimes due to the weekend's heavy snow.

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CBC Book Club: February

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Atlantic Canada's book in this year's Canada Reads competition. February by Lisa Moore is about the sinking of the Ocean Ranger oil rig on Valentine's Day in 1982 with the loss of all 84 aboard. Christine Manore and Joe Woodward join Jonna for a conversation about the book.

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Two books have already been eliminated:
The Age of Hope by David Bergen.
Away by Jane Urquhart

Three others are still in the running:
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan
February by Lisa Moore

We'll put your name in a draw for one of the five books in this years Canada Reads competition. Just tell us what you think of any one of the five books. There are three ways to do it:

Call our talkback line: 853-6636 or 1-877-222-1061
Send an email to infomorning@moncton.cbc.ca
Or post your comment on our facebook page: CBC Moncton 106.1FM

Follow all the drama with Host Jian Ghomeshi and the the Canada Reads debates on CBC Radio One every day this week through Thursday at 11:06 a.m. and again at 8:05 p.m.



Humans of Sackville

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Ian Chew is second-year Mount Allison student from Malaysia. In September he began collecting stories and photos for a project called "Humans of Sackville". Now his project is attracting national attention. (Photo by Nick Sleptov)

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Health Canada says one in five Canadians will suffer some form of mental health trouble in their lifetimes. What happens when we bring it to the place of work? Pierre Battah, our workplace specialist explores the issue.

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A Bump on the Road to Varadero

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Reporter Jessica Doria-Brown speaks with travellers from PEI stranded in Moncton airport this weekend thanks to the big winter storm. They even wrote a song about their experience!

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Comedy... and History

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Marshall Button recaps the HubCap comedy festival and profiles a unique historical re-enactment coming up at Kouchibouguac National Park.

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A Musical Valentine

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Four members of the Gentlemen of Harmony Chorus are in studio. For over a decade they've been singing barbershop... and raising money for the Speech and Hearing Department at the Moncton Hospital. They serenade us with a couple of numbers.

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Who's Watching the Bay?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Parks Canada confirms it has no plans to turn the Bay of Fundy into a National Marine Conservation Area.
It's a decision that disappoints the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Jonna speaks with Roberta Clowater, the chapter's executive director.

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Another Way to Fight the Deficit

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Susan Holt is president and CEO of the New Brunswick Business council. The council is asking the province to increase the HST and corporate income tax to help reduce the provincial deficit. She speaks with Jonna about why we need higher taxes to slay the deficit.

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Pucker Up!

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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There's love in the air... and the folks at Downtown Moncton want to capture it. Vanessa speaks with Anne Poirier Basque about their "A Downtown Kiss" photo contest... just in time for Valentine's Day.

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Retirement Advice

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Dan Noel, our personal finance watcher, takes a listener question about what's really needed to enjoy a comfortable retirement.

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A Pledge to End Patronage

Posted by Terry Cottreau

New Brunswick NDP leader wants to end insider politics in the province. He's put forward two bills that he thinks might end the practice.. but needs the help of the government and opposition party in order to take things further.

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Candy Everybody Wants

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Candy Palmater of APTN's "The Candy Show" talks about her upcoming appearance at CBC's Open Mic contest, and gives some tips about what it takes to make it in the comedy game.

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Dumont Doctors Demand Change

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Dr Hubert Dupuis is president of the medical staff at the University Centre at the Georges Dumont Hospital in Moncton. His staff wants to separate from the Vitalite Health Network. He joins Jonna in studio to outline the group's argument.

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Is "Townsizing" the Answer?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Jonna speaks with Will Kriski. He's moved his home and career from Calgary to Sackville as part of the trend of "townsizing", quitting the big city for the small town, while continuing to work from home.

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Free Candy

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Candy Palmater, host of APTN's The Candy Show joins us Wednesday morning after 8 to talk about her comedy and what she'll be looking for when she joins Marshall Button and Samuel Chiasson on our celebrity judges panel at our CBC Open Mic comedy contest.

Join us Wednesday night at 7 pm at the Pumphouse. Amateur comics from around the Maritimes will compete for a chance to perform with the pros. You can see their video entries on our CBC Open Mic website. The show is FREE and will feature a performance from Candy Palmater herself. It's all part of Moncton's HubCap Comedy Festival.

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Petitcodiac River report

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Reports, legal opinions and a controversial bidding process plagued Moncton city councillors Monday night. Reporter Marc Genuist was at council and shares his findings with Jonna.

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Pipeline or Pipe-dream?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Professor Warren Mabee, Director of the Queen's Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy in Kingston, Ontario, looks at the feasibility of an oil pipeline linking Alberta and New Brunswick.

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Plugging Back In

Posted by Terry Cottreau

After last weeks' winds left some customers without electricity for days, Jonna speaks with Brent Staeben of NB Power about what it takes to get the system up and running after a major storm.

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Just Kidding Around

Posted by Danny Deveau

Our workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah stops by to talk about humour in the workplace.. what's all in good fun, and when does it cross the line?

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Soup's On!

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Nancy Hartling of Support to Single Parents joins Vanessa in studio to talk about their upcoming fundraiser... SoupFest! 24 delicious soups will be served up at the Moncton Market on Tuesday.

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Windmill Woes

Posted by Danny Deveau

Reporter Kate Letterick has been looking into the story of two wind turbines purchased for Canadian prisons.. including one at Dorchester Penitentiary, that have barely been working in the past few months.

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Changes in Cocagne?

Posted by Danny Deveau

Vanessa speaks with Mathieu D'Astous about the possibility of Cocagne changing from local service district to full-fledged rural community. They're looking for citizens' input.

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TGIF!

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

JonnaPic.jpgIt started as a small kitchen party. Now 500 people are planning to go.

Don't worry. No need to call the police. This is not a wild house party hosted by a teen whose parents are away for the weekend. This is a party about awareness, compassion and support for people who suffer from mental illness. It's called Women and Wellness.

Ten years ago, it really did start in a kitchen. Helen MacDonnell's kitchen in Riverview. Saturday night, 500 women are expected to fill a high school auditorium. And people in 15 other communities across the country will be doing the same over the coming weeks.

This week, I spoke with Audrey Vaughn, who has taken over organizing the Moncton event. She's a woman who gets things done. But she also has a personal stake in this event. A couple of years ago she brought her niece, for an evening out, having no idea her niece was struggling. Her niece, Samantha, listened to the stories and watched as people in the audience were moved to tears one minute and laughing the next. Suddenly she didn't feel alone. After that night she talked with her family. She found the courage to reach out for help and was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Audrey says she doesn't wear it as a 'badge of shame' but accepts it simply as part of who she is.
Samantha wrote a letter to Helen MacDonnell after that night and said, "This event saved my life. Literally."

For tickets and information about the Women and Wellness event, call 859-3114 or go to their facebook page, Women and Wellness.

A la prochaine.
-Jonna

Business as Usual

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Codiac Transpo passengers will be paying full fare on most routes starting today. Vanessa speaks with Marie-Claire Pierce, Senior Transit Planner, to see how the redesign of the transit system has gone now that they're back to full service.

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A Little Classical... A Little Comedy...

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Marshall Button is by with his weekly Marshall Arts Report. This week: Collaborations with Symphony New Brunswick and more from the HubCap Comedy Festival.

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