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April 2013 Archives

Gathering dust?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Whatever became of Dr. Eilish Cleary's recommendations on shale gas? Jacques Poitras zeroes in.

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Fallout from fight

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A health policy analyst looks at potential repercussions from the dispute between doctors and the province.

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Patterson patter

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Steve_Patterson_web.jpgThe host of The Debaters heads to Moncton on tour and talks about the highs and lows of his stand-up career.

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Workplace culture

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah talks about how difficult it is to change course.

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Medical Society responds

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The NB Medical Society weighs in on threats by a Sackville doctor to bill patients directly if the province maintains a cap on medicare fees.

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Marshall Arts Apr 26

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Marshall Button talks about the Frye Fest and it's impact on the community.

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Frye-ed Lit.

Posted by Terry Cottreau

AlistairMacLeod.jpgThe evolution of Canadian Literature... a conversation with Alistair MacLeod.

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Broad-casting

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Author Wayne Curtis thinks back to when nature, not video-games, provided young minds with their visual stimulation.

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Flyé high

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Gabriel Robichaud, court jestor-cum-poet-laureate of the Frye Festival, stands twixt Vanessa and Jonna.

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Docs want cap scrapped

Posted by Terry Cottreau

At least one doctor's office says patients could be invoiced directly if the province doesn't pay the rates negotiated with doctors.

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Singular sensation

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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It will be a one-night-only presentation - by design - of a play called "Winter Glory" by the Lions Senior Citizens Drama Group next Tuesday. Actors (from left) Jessie Breau, Stella Losier and one of the play's directors, Heather MacKenzie, joined Jonna in studio to talk about the production that opens and closes the same night at the Capitol Theatre.

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Pondering pensions

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Dan Noel, Information Morning's personal finance watcher, looks at shared-risk pensions.


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Rehabilitating methadone's reputation

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Moncton palliative care doctor talks about how effective methadone is in treating some terminally ill patients.

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Docs hot about cuts

Posted by Terry Cottreau

New Brunswick physicians say they're taking the province to court over caps on medicare billing.

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Riverview redux

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The town of Riverview is feted for its 40th anniversary with an original production called 'A Great Place To Grow.' From left are lead actor Paul Meunier Collins, director Helen Vaughn and play-writer Reg Hunt.

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Sounds of silence?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A concert blogger talks about speculation there won't be music at Magnetic Hill this year.

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Earth day trippers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Josh King and Brittany Daigle are two environmental science students from RHS doing their part to save the planet.

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Energetic bet

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Susan Holt is president and CEO of the New Brunswick Business Council.

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Is New Brunswick putting too many eggs in the shale gas basket? The Energy Minister responds.

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Ashley Smith inquest

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Jurors at an Ontario coroner's inquest into the death of Ashley Smith are hearing from a psychiatrist from Montreal's Philippe-Pinel institution. CBC's Jessica Doria-Brown is covering the inquest. You can follow her live blog, or watch the inquest webcast online.

Knowledge gap

Posted by Joel LeFort

Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah talks about the real impact of a workforce with limited literacy and numeracy skills.
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Remembering Margaret LaBillois

Posted by Joel LeFort

New Brunswick's Lieutenant-Governor remembers the province's first female First Nations chief who died on Friday. (Photo: Maher's Funeral Home)
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Remembering Rita

Posted by Joel LeFort

As Rita MacNeil's family and friends gather today for the late singer's funeral, Charlie Rhindress, who wrote and staged her life-story for Live Bait Theatre in Sackville, shares his memories of his time spent with the late singer.

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The age of art

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Marshall Button is feeling his age today...or at least the age of artists practising their art well into old age.

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Pension pushback

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Finance Minister Blaine Higgs defends proposed pension reforms in the face of angry opposition.


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Lucien & Jimmy

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The mill worker and the janitor talk jobs.

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Tips on tipping

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Thumbnail image for MonctonCoupon.jpgMoncton's Coupon Lady weighs in on gratuities.

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Centre as catalyst

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A civic affairs commentator from London, Ontario, says Moncton pay heed to that city's experience building a downtown sports/entertainment centre.

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Running down a dream

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Susie.jpgCancer survivor Susan Ehrhardt from Moncton talks about successfully completing a half-marathon fundraiser in Scotland.

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Downsized, but not down

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Two New Brunswickers talk about creating their own luck after losing their jobs - without leaving the Maritimes.

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In the wake

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Former NB cabinet minister Michael Murphy describes what he witnessed in Boston; communications consultant Brian Cormier analyses how social media helped people process the tragedy.

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Gallant wins seat

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Liberal party leader Brian Gallant talks what happens now after winning Monday's Kent byelection.

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Lecture series comes to Moncton

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Gino Paesani talks about the TEDx event he's organizing for this summer.


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Marathon nightmare

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A woman from Petit Rocher talks about crossing the finishing line just before the bombing in Boston.

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Contrition or contrivance?

Posted by Joel LeFort

Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah talks about when the boss says "Sorry."
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Sussex family grieves

Posted by Joel LeFort

Brother says system failed nephew accused of killing his father.

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Three-mendous things

Posted by Joel LeFort

This week's Marshall Arts Report has the Capitol Theatre's artist-in-residence pondering the artistic importance of the number "3"
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Attack aftermath

Posted by Joel LeFort

Witnesses to the attack on a Maritime Bus driver and a heroic first responder share their stories.

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Northern soundscape

Posted by Joel LeFort

Patrick Bolduc and Christie Goodwin of Ventus Machina talk about how the Dieppe-based woodwind quintet came about and how it's planning a trip to north eastern New Brunswick to play in front of students, seniors and the general public.
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Bus driver attacked

Posted by Joel LeFort

Maritime Bus company owner Mike Cassidy talks about an incident in Perth-Andover that seriously injured one of his drivers.

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Car sharing

Posted by Joel LeFort

Michel Desjardins talks about why he wants to introduce the car-sharing concept to Moncton.
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Birth Control Pill Mistake

Posted by Troy Poirier

The head of the NB Pharmaceutical Society talks about this week's birth control pill snafu.


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Tough times

Posted by Danny Deveau

The mayor of Campbellton talks about the challenges of high unemployment and a dwindling population.

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Spectres of Shortwave

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Amanda Dawn Christie talks about the documentary she's filming about the RCI towers in Sackville.

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Grease still the word

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Breagh Wadden and Alex Thibodeau flank drama teacher Jeff Lloyd. They talked about the Bernice MacNaughton High School production of Grease which gets under on Wednesday.

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Managing sick leave

Posted by Danny Deveau

Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah tackles the current crackdown on absenteeism.

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Taekwondo instructor martials own cancer battle

Posted by Danny Deveau

Shelley Steeves has the story of Master Sam Johnston, who fought the biggest battle of his life with leukemia.

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Looking for learners

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Deanna Allen talks about Laubach Literacy's recruiting campaign.

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Murderous memories

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Author Debra Komar on the Shediac murder case that still fascinates us more than two centuries later.

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Responder fills void

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Neguac man organizes a stripped-down ambulance service for the rural northeast.

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Home for teen moms

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The YWCA in Moncton plans a transitional home for pregnant teens.

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To the "extreme"

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Moncton's Coupon Lady looks at a trend that explores the boundaries of couponing.

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Havin' a ball

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Dr. Janice Cormier chats with Jonna about the Daffodil Ball, which is the Canadian Cancer Society's big fundraiser happening this weekend in Moncton.

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Guys & Dolls staged at H.T.H.S.

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Student cast members Sabrina Stace and Michael Elliott, along with music director Lindsay Dominie, talked about the lead-up to tonight's debut of Guys and Dolls. The Broadway musical runs until Sunday at Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton.

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Centre of attention

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The proposed downtown sports and entertainment centre for Moncton had city councillors fired up at last night's meeting.

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Morrissey's "Deception"

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Donna Morrissey talks to Jonna about her latest novel, The Deception of Livvy Higgs.

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Donna Morrissey will be in New Brunswick this Saturday, April 6 for a workshop and evening of dinner, music and stories at The Greenwood Lodge. The event is called "Mill Write: Notes from A Small Place" and it's hosted by the Writers' Union of Canada. Morrissey will be reading from her latest novel, The Deception of Livvy Higgs.

For more information on the workshop or the dinner, you can send an email to the Greenwood Lodge or call 854-5849.

Spring Waters

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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In another excerpt from his book of essays about life along the Miramichi, author Wayne Curtis talks about how spring waters run deep in his memory.

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Unaffordable insurance?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The province's Consumer Advocate is warning home insurance is getting out of reach for more New Brunswickers.

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Holy Land highlights

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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United Church minister Steve Berube talks about spending Easter in the Palestinian Territories as a human rights observer.

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