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March 2014 Archives

Managing up

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah drops by to talk about keeping the boss/employee relationship happy.

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Controversial cover

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Last week, the Sackville Tribune-Post published a cover photo of a woman dressed up as Aunt Jemima, an image that's considered to be derogatory to black people.
The cover has drawn complaints from some saying it's offensive. Jonna speaks with the managing editor of the Tribune-Post Scott Doherty and gets some reaction from El Jones, an activist and Halifax Poet Laureate.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Did you miss your morning news? Listen here for coverage of local and NB news.

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A joyful noise

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Choristers from around the Maritimes are in Moncton this weekend for workshops and a big concert on Sunday. Dorrie Brown is one of the organizers.

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After the fire

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The Saint Arthur skating arena near Campbellton burnt to the ground last weekend. Now the communities are coming together to rebuild as quickly as possible. Jonna talks with Julien Ouellette, chief of the Val D'mour volunteer fire department.

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More seats, please

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The Greater Moncton Hotel Association wants a bigger downtown event centre, and is willing to chip in with a room tax. Reporter Marc Genuist spoke with Association president Ray Roberge.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Did you miss your morning news? Listen here for coverage of local and NB news.

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The Case of Moncton's Missing Mojo

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Tune in Friday between 7:30 and 8:00 am. on CBC 106.1 FM. Here's a sneak preview:

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Taking the plunge

Posted by Troy Poirier

Dan Noel (Nov. 2012)Dan Noel talks about the perks of getting life insurance sooner rather than later.

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Doctors uneasy with pot

Posted by Troy Poirier

The new president of the Canadian Medical Association, who is from NB, doesn't agree with new medical marijuana rules.

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Homecare workers unhappy

Posted by Troy Poirier

The latest raise from the Alward government isn't cutting it with workers.

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Porno played for laughs

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Kevin Robart (left) and Mike Granville talk up "Skin-Flick", the Norm Foster play being staged by Hairy Tease Productions this week in Moncton.

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Centre clears hurdle

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton City Manager Jacques Dubé talks about the latest developments for a downtown event centre.

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Burning problem

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A shortage of firewood in the province means some people are scrambling to stay warm. Jonna talks to a wood supplier.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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On the rails

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Beausejour Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc on the future of train service in the Maritimes.

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City buys Highfield Square

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton buys the property as it pushes forward with plans to build a downtown event centre.

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No strike rebate

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Mount Allison recommends no reimbursement for lost classes students for lost time during the recent strike.

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The poop on the Petitcodiac

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The head of the sewerage commission tells us what it will cost to clean up the Petitcodiac River.

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Helping your boss

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Pierre Battah talks about the concept of "managing up".

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Railing against cuts

Posted by Terry Cottreau

MP Yvon Godin hops on board the Via Ocean as the weeks count down to its final run.

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Campbellton arena destroyed

Posted by Terry Cottreau

After the Saint Arthur arena burned down on Friday, the arena administer talks about the impact on surrounding communities.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Hope springs in NB

Posted by Troy Poirier

marshall_button.jpgMarshall Button unveils his top 10 signs of spring in New Brunswick.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Troy Poirier

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How N.S. does home care

Posted by Troy Poirier

If you're struggling to find good home care, you're not alone, as Vanessa Blanch reported this week. This morning, we look at how it's done in Nova Scotia.

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Where's the buzz?

Posted by Troy Poirier

The hotel association says the lack of concerts and major events in Moncton is hurting the local economy.

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Iron will

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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A Riverview Middle School teacher is lacing up his running shoes for the run of his life. Armand Doucet wants to inspire young New Brunswickers to get fit.

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Home and alone

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Traditionally in Atlantic Canada, when someone needs help, family and friends rally around. But with an aging population and an increasing number of immigrants without established supports, that's not always be possible. Here's a link to Vanessa Blanch's documentary Home and Alone. Kofi Ampong (left), a quadriplegic, says finding care workers to help him remain independent is a challenge on nights and weekends. (Photo: Kofi Ampong)

What has your experience been getting home care support in New Brunswick for you or a member of your family? We'd like to hear from you. Send an email to Information Morning or post a comment on our Facebook page at CBC Moncton 106.1 FM.

Like a Roch

Posted by Troy Poirier

Roch Voisine's conversion with Jonna about his new 'best-of' CD release.

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Retirement strategies

Posted by Troy Poirier

Dan Noel (Nov. 2012)Personal finance watcher Dan Noel talks about how to plan for a post-65 retirement age.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Smith inspires play

Posted by Troy Poirier

Students in Ontario mount a production inspired by the life and death of Ashley Smith.

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Towers tumble down

Posted by Troy Poirier

The RCI towers in Sackville no longer dominate the Tantramar horizon.

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Coliseum options

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The City wants to hear how residents would re-purpose the Moncton Coliseum if a downtown event centre is built.

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Too much parking?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The "Meet-Up" panel discusses downtown Moncton parking concerns.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Merrill Henderson dies

Posted by Terry Cottreau

City hall reporter Marc Genuist and former deputy mayor Kathryn Barnes remember the city councillor who died Monday.

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Forestry strategy panned

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The President of the Miramichi chamber of commerce says the province is pandering to big interests.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Festive workplaces

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Pierre Battah puts on a "Kiss Me I'm Irish" button while discussing festive holidays and whether they should be celebrated at work.

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Borefest a wash

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A city councillor is concerned staff at City Hall turned down the organizers of a proposed surf festival without discussing it with council first.

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7:30 Newscast

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Help for PTSD patients

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Video conferencing technology is helping war vets in the region deal with PTSD without having to travel to see their doctors.

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Dowsing for water

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton city works employees use an old fashioned tool to find underground water pipes....a dowsing rod.

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Muddy River blues

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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The City of Moncton rejects a request for funding for a riverbank festival this summer to celebrate surfing on the Petitcodiac.

Fake taxis

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

People in Moncton are being warned to avoid unlicensed taxis offering cheap fares.

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Woodlot owners react

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Woodlot owners in New Brunswick say they've been squeezed out of the province's new forestry plan.

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Rail safety

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The mayor of Richibucto is in Washington DC lobbying for stronger rail safety regulations.

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Falling towers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The RCI towers on the Sackville marsh are coming down this week and a Moncton filmmaker is documenting the story.

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Rebuilding Haiti

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A former UNB engineering professor is spending his retirement helping to rebuild Haiti including the Mark Gallagher Memorial Vocational School which is set to open this fall.

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Attempted murder trial

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Reporter Kate Letterick is covering the trial of a Riverview man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife with a shotgun.

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Hillsborough high water

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Members of the Hillsborough Floodwaters group say they've, 'Had it up to here,' with flooding in the community.

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Coffee, tea & death

Posted by Terry Cottreau

An event to disuss the end is sold in Sackville. Jonna learns more about the 'Death Cafe' planned for Wednesday night.

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Goldman's concerns

Posted by Terry Cottreau

White Coat, Black Art host Dr Brian Goldman weighs in on the privacy breach at the Georges Dumont Hospital.

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Tantramar transit

Posted by Terry Cottreau

An interview with the woman behind a new shuttle for the Sackville area with service to Moncton.

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Books winner

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

Congrats to Shirley Kirkpatrick of Riverview, winner of our Canada Reads books contest. Thanks to everyone who entered! Shirley wrote:

I must say that "Les Miserable". By Victor Hugo was a life changing story for me as a youth. This powerful story of injustice, forgiveness and transformation of the human spirit continues to inspire me 60 years later. I don't remember how I came to have it in my possession but I remember reading it non stop, staying up thru the night. It still has a relevant message for us this day.

A literary life

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Vanessa chats with Douglas Gibson. For 40 years he edited and published a who's who of Canadian literary greats. He brings his show to the Aberdeen Centre in Moncton Friday night which celebrates the life and work of Alice Munro.

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A trashy improvement

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Citizens of southeastern New Brunswick are getting better at sorting their trash, but there's still room to improve. Andrew Wort of Recycle SENB gives us an update.

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Property tax bite

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Michel Soucy is the mayor of Althoville. His town is struggling with major property tax increases, after the taxes on the local mill were reduced.

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Retirement Arithmetic

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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How much is enough when it comes to saving for your retirement? Our personal finance watcher, Dan Noel, has some answers.

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Fighting for programs

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Sam LeBlanc of the Universite de Moncton student federation speaks with Jonna about the need to save programs at the university that are on the chopping block.

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Making moose happy

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Denise Roy of The Nature Conservancy of Canada talks about a new donation of land in the Chignecto Isthmus that brings their dream of a 'moose sex corridor' closer to reality.

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Screen time throwdown

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Our Meetup Panel discusses screen time. How much is too much for kids and should parents be setting a better example?

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Question of privacy

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Jennifer Choi brings us the details of a privacy breech by a doctor at the Georges Dumont Hospital who accessed the files of 142 patients without permission.

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Enter for a chance to win books!

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Canada's annual battle of the books is on. The 2014 edition of Canada Reads features five celebrity panelists debating the question: What is the one novel that could change Canada? The books are being eliminated one-by-one, Survivor style.

We have a complete set of Canada Reads books up for grabs, along with a stylish Canada Reads tote bag. We want you to tell us about the one novel that changed you and why.

Send your answer to Information Morning and your name will be added to the draw. Contest closes Friday at noon.

Check out the Canada Reads debates on CBC Radio at 11 am, CBC-TV at 4 pm and online at CBC Books at 11 am.

Ready for kickoff

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Representatives from England and Mexico's under-20 women's soccer teams were in Moncton to look at the stadium where they'll play at this summer. They spoke with reporter Marc Genuist.

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Share The Road

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Drivers Wanted! Joni Fleck Andrews tells Jonna about Sackville's car-share pilot program which is the first of its kind in the province.

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High heating costs

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The record cold temperatures are sending a chill through wallets across the province. Jonna spoke with Bob Scott of NB Power about how to keep costs down and still stay warm.

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What's next for Ukraine?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Bernard Richard served as an election observer during the country's last revolution ten years ago.

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Remembering Molly Lamb Bobak

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The New Brunswick artist Molly Lamb Bobak passed away on the weekend. We speak with her longtime friend and neighbour, Judy Budovitch.

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Taking the temperature

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah looks at ways employers can
survey the office.

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Rallying for the Rails

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Jonna speaks with Marc Savoie, of the group "Save Our Trains in Northern New Brunswick", about efforts to preserve VIA rail service.

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