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June 2013 Archives

Moncton's Monster connection

Posted by Danny Deveau

Monsters University co-writer Robert Baird is a Moncton native. He talks about his path to Hollywood and Pixar movies.

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Market ups & downs

Posted by Danny Deveau

Personal finance adviser Dan Noel talks about recent market volitility.

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Smith inquest breaks

Posted by Danny Deveau

The Elizabeth Fry Society and a Smith family lawyer talk about what we've learned so far.

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Remembering Andy Scott

Posted by Danny Deveau

Former Moncton MP Brian Murphy talks about his former Liberal colleague.

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Shale tensions mounting

Posted by Danny Deveau

A piece of heavy equipment is set afire and a local politician complains about police tactics.

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Canada Day activities

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Here's a round-up of Canada Day events happening this Monday:

In Moncton, Canada Day celebrations start at 10 with a Bike Ride at Riverfront Park - meet at Millenium Garden behind Moncton Press Club

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Kids' Entertainment with Art Richard and Shelley Bean
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- Kids' PlayZone featuring bouncy games, facepainting, airbrush tattoos, and more (Riverfront Park)
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Vendors offering a variety of food products (Riverfront Park)
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Vendors offering a variety of food products (City Hall Plaza)
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. -- Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Main Street) featuring Monique Poirier, Tim Chaisson, La Bottine Souriante and Colin James
10 p.m. -- tri community Canada Day Fireworks (Riverfront Park)

The City of Dieppe is hosting a number of free activities to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 at Place 1604. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with an official ceremony, the cutting of a giant cake, inflatable games and face painting followed by performances by the Moncton Korean Language School at 6:30 p.m. and Roland et la Grosse Band at 7:15 p.m. The celebrations will culminate in a fireworks display presented in collaboration with the City of Moncton, Town of Riverview and Crystal Palace beginning at 10 p.m. The events will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Updates will be available on the Cancellation Info Line at 384.DIEP (3437).

The town of Riverview is holding Canada Day celebrations at Casely Park from noon until 6. In case of rain, at the Byron Dobson arena.

In Shediac, Canada Day celebrations on July 1st will be held at the Rotary Park at 7 p.m. A special presentation will be held to unveil the commemorative plate of the former New-Brunswick Minister, originally from Shediac, the Honorable Daniel Hanington. This event will give an opportunity to celebrate the Town of Shediac's 110th Anniversary. A BBQ and a cake will be served at 7 p.m. and there will also be a family concert with the group Borderline. The fireworks display will be around 10 p.m. Admission is free.

In Miramichi, there is a Canada Days Gospel concert this Sunday at St. Mary's Church , 360 Newcastle Blvd. Many local performers are taking part, including a new choral group on the river called " Miramichi Sings " under the direction of Margaret Craig. Show starts at 7pm with admission being a freewill offering. A reception will follow in the parish centre. Proceeds to the cemetery fund.

Canada Day Celebrations in Bathurst take place Monday starting at noon in Coronation Park. There will be cake, live entertainment, an inflatable jump house and Glitter Tattoos for the kids, a magician, cotton-candy, a BBQ and games. If it rains, all activities will be held at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre.

The town of Dalhousie is hosting the Multiculturalism Event on Monday at 1pm at Rotary Parc in Dalhousie. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn about different ethnic groups in Restigouche, taste their food in the kiosks and isten to their music. The free concert starts at 1pm and features performers VISHTEN from PEI, Triolet D'Nord dancers with the North Shore Highland Dance. Actor/comedian Marshall Button will be the master of ceremonies. There will also be activities for children.
The Canada Day Rotary event begins with a parade at 11h45 followed by the raising of the flag and free BBQ. If it rains, everything will be held at the Dalhousie arena.

Strawberry Shortcake recipe

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Here's Simon Thibault's recipe. Tune in next Tuesday for another editon of Assis-toi.

Strawberry Shortcake

1 pint strawberries
1-2 tbsp granulated sugar
squeeze lime or lemon juice

Wash, hull and quarter the berries into a bowl. Sprinkle them with the sugar and add the lime or lemon juice. Allow them to sit for 30 minutes, to allow the berries to release some of their juices.
Mash them with a fork or potato masher to reach desired consistency.

Biscuits:

4 cups (1000 mL) A.P. Flour
4 tsp (20 mL) baking powder
2 tbsp (30 mL) white sugar
1/2 tsp (3 mL) sea salt
1 cup (250 mL) butter
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients well...work the butter into the dry mix with a fork or pastry cutter until mealy in consistency. Beat eggs into buttermilk in separate bowl. Add the wet mix to the flour/fat mixture and just bring together (do not knead or overwork dough).

Drop the dough onto a greased or parchment lined baking tray with a spoon (should be around 2 1/2 inches in diameter) and bake at 400 F on the middle rack until golden brown.

250 ml whipping cream
1 tbsp sugar, or more to taste

Add the sugar to the cream and whip to soft peaks.

Tear the biscuit in two, and cover with mashed berries. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Teaching jobs shrink

Posted by Joel LeFort

The head of the UNB faculty of education talks about bleak prospects for her students.

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Alberta bound

Posted by Joel LeFort

A Red Cross volunteer heads to help flood victims and a former CBC Moncton reporter talks about what Calgary's been through.

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Catch all, release all

Posted by Joel LeFort

N.B. salmon fishermen are urged to voluntarily release their catches.

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Corn Hill Chronicles, June 24

Posted by Troy Poirier

bob.jpgGarden guy Bob Osborne bemoans cutbacks in soil scientific research just when farmers and people who care deeply about the source of their food need it most.

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Battah on books

Posted by Troy Poirier

Battah.jpgWorkplace issues specialist Pierre Battah shares some reading that will help you become a better boss or a better co-worker:

1. Decisive-How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, Chip & Dan Heath (2013), Random House Canada.

2. Leadership on the Line-Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading, Ron Heifetz & Marty Linsky (2002), Harvard Business Review Press.

3. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership-Tools & Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World, Ron Heifetz, A Grashow, Marty Linsky, (2009) Harvard Business Review Press.

4. Immunity to Change-How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and your Organisation, Robert Keegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, (2009) Harvard Business Review Press.

5. Presentationzen-Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, 2nd edition Garr Reynolds, (2012) New Riders.

6. Productive Workplaces: Dignity, Meaning and Community in the 21st Century, 3rd edition, Marvin Weisbord, (2013) Jossey-Bass.

7. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, 2nd edition, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler, (2012) McGraw-Hill.

8. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan (2013) Bard Press.


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Trust issues

Posted by Troy Poirier

Picture 9023.jpgAmid sex-related charges against daycare operators, a child psychologist talks about how to address the issue with your kids.

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Broken promise?

Posted by Troy Poirier

Outgoing NBTA president Heather Smith says the Alward government is going back on a pledge to maintain jobs.


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All things Scottish

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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John Patterson on the Highland Games this weekend in Moncton.

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Heirloom cottages

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Personal finance watcher Dan Noel says there's lots to think about when passing on the family cottage.

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Not without us

Posted by Terry Cottreau

NB First Nations demand to be part of shale gas discussions and development.

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Bouctouche, y'all

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Two performers explain why Le Pays de la Sagouine is the perfect spot for a George Jones tribute concert on Friday.

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31 surgeries

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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A drunk-driving victim brings her powerful and cautionary tale to NB students.

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Government stays its course

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Energy minister Craig Leonard responds to a statement by NB First Nations Chiefs on shale gas development.

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100 years of Shhhhh!

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The Moncton Public Library is celebrating its centennial and Beatrice Houston talks about the planned festivities.

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City commits

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Marc Genuist reports on two big steps towards a Moncton sports and entertainment centre.

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Anti-climatic

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Consultant Ginny Cosgrove talks about steps the City of Moncton is taking to guard against climate change.

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Corn Hill Chronicles

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Bob Osborne talks about the difference between dirt and soil.

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Advisably so

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Crossing lines

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The Sierra Club's Robert Bennett weighs in on the debate about shale gas civil disobedience.

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Prom-phenomenon

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Gavin Simms explores the art of the prom-posal.

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Movie review: The Internship

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Tara Thorne went to The Internship to find out if it's full time or part time funny.

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A prom of their own

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

AIDS Moncton's Safe Spaces Program is holding a Rainbow Prom Saturday night for gay and transgendered youth. Jackson Wilbur is a grade 11 student at Moncton High who plans to attend. He talked to reporter Kate Letterick about his experiences as a gay high school student.


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Jackson Wilbur, Grade 11 student and Sarah Doiron, Coordinator of Safe Spaces Program at AIDS Moncton. (Photo: Kate Letterick, CBC)

Marshall's music

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Marshall Button is musically-minded today on his Marshall Arts report.

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Doctors win ruling

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The head of the NB medical society reacts to a court ruling that sided with the doctors on at least one point.

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Police presence

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The RCMP's Corporal Chantal Farrah responds to questions about why so many officers are assigned to the shale gas protests on Route 126.

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Father's Day

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Author Wayne Curtis looks back at the complicated relationship he had with his father.

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Miramichi photo memories

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Karl Wade talks about his facebook group, "Our Miramichi Heritage Photos", which has more than 2,600 members in just a year and will host as many as 1,500 people this weekend at a gathering.
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(Tax) Freedom at last!

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Personal finance watcher Dan Noel's advice now that we've made it to Tax Freedom Day.

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Community rallies

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Tabusintac bands together to help the children of fishermen who died at sea nearly one month ago.

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Live Bait lives

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Lee J. Campbell talks about the "Not Dead Yet" fundraiser aimed at securing a future for Live Bait Theatre in Sackville.

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The Riverview rundown

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Town of Riverview chief administrative officer Dave Muir describes the construction projects of note happening in his municipality this summer.

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Gas study questioned

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Jim Emberger of the Opposition to Shale Gas Coalition questions a study that says the industry would mean a lot of jobs.

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Salut, bonjour

Posted by Danny Deveau

Some parting thoughts from Michel Carrier as he prepares to leave his role as the province's Commissioner of Official Languages.

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Shale gas opportunities

Posted by Danny Deveau

The NB Business Council says says the industry could create millions of dollars in economic spin-offs

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Downtown centre endorsed

Posted by Danny Deveau

Economic development consultant David Campbell says a downtown entertainment centre makes economic sense for Moncton.

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Spreading the word

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Nathalie Wendling, her son Tommy and daughter Melanie, who suffers from Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, dropped by Information Morning's studio and chatted with Jonna about a book the family self-published about their experiences. Pet rats Chewy, Jay Bee and Jerry also came along for the ride.

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Corn Hill Chronicles

Posted by Danny Deveau

Garden guy Bob Osborne says a hard rain is gonna fall...so you'd better get used to it.

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Sticking out

Posted by Danny Deveau

Workplace issues specialist Pierre Battah says sometimes disruptive behaviour in the office has a positive effect.

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Salmon woes

Posted by Danny Deveau

Conservationists in Canada are raising a red flag over Greenland's Atlantic Salmon harvest.

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Lawful laughs

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Lucien and the Legislature. A potent combination.

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Lone wolf on display

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The rare wolf shot near Caraquet last year will be on display at the Village Historique Acadienne this summer.

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Burke urges respect

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Lawyer T.J. Burke calls for more respect and consultation with First Nations as exploration begins for shale gas.

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In Sabrina's Memory

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Dale Patterson, the brother of murder victim Sabrina Patterson, talks about this weekend's fundraiser for Crossroads for Women held in her honour.

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Taxing to Americans

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Personal finance advisor Dan Noel looks at the financial challenges Americans face living, working and banking in Canada.

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Protester arrested

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Lorraine Clair gives an account of her arrest at a shale gas protest on Wednesday in Kent County.

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Motivational researcher

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Mt. A psychology prof who's looking at what will motivate us to get OFF the couch to exercise.

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Peregrine-nation

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Kevin Snair talks about about the latest addition to Hopewell Rocks - a peregrine falcon chick.Photo courtesy Crystal McCormack

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Call for submissions

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Capturing that quintessential Moncton Moment. The city is looking for your submissions.

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"We're not bad people"

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A corrections manager gives emotional testimony at the Ashley Smith inquiry.

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A native "no"

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Members of the Elsipogtog First Nation send SWN Resources Canada a message.

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Saving Shipyard Park

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Mary Majka talks about the Albert County Heritage Park that was damaged by weekend rains.

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Native company supports seismic

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc


An aborginal consulting group is supporting SWN Resources Canada's seismic testing program this summer. Chief to Chief Consulting Group consists of eight people from First Nations communities in New Brunswick. Stephen Sewell, says they'll work with oil and gas exploration companies to make sure traditional territories are respected. Here's part of his interview with Jonna Brewer.


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Tornado talk

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Claude Coté, a warning-preparedness meteorologist, talks about the need for a tornado emergency plan.

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Instrumental drive

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Sharing the gift of music, one instrument at time. Sistema New Brunswick kicked off its annual instrument drive Monday at CBC Moncton. Jonna spoke with NBYO/Sistema NB president Ken MacLeod along with oboe teaching artist, Chelsea Hiebert (listen below).


You can drop off your musical instruments at 250 Universite Avenue weekdays between 9 and 5. Or call 506-866-7920 for pick up or for more information.


The Moncton Sistema symphony orchestra will perform its season finale Thursday, June 13 at the Wesleyan Celebration Centre in Moncton.

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