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May 2011 Archives

KVHS Wins Second Consecutive Reach For The Top National Championship

Posted by Amy Grant

Kennebecasis Valley High School's, Reach for the Top Team coach, Jason Thorne tells us about the teams win in Ontario.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Ken Neal

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Ken Neal grew up in the north end of Saint John but is now running a resort in the mountains of Panama.

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Fancy Colours - Chicago for John Hanson

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The Saint John Sea Dogs Win The Memorial Cup

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President of the Saint John Sea Dogs, Wayne Long tells us about the Sea Dogs big win last night in Mississauga.

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Tougher Penalties For Drinking And Driving Will Come Into Effect Next Month

Posted by Amy Grant

President of the Saint John chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Rick McNulty tells us about the amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act that will see drivers caught with a blood alcohol level between point-zero-five and the legal limit, point-zero-eight losing their licence for a week.

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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas for Jane Hemmings

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It's A Long Trip To Saint John These Days If You Live On Grand Manan

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Marjorie Davidson lives on Grand Manan and tells us how the ferry situation is creating some major headaches, for people who live on the island, since the main ferry to the island ran aground last week.

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Our Resident Green Thumb Has Some Reservations About Mulch

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives us the pros and cons of mulching.

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La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong for Chris Horrobin

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A Sneak Peek Of This Summer's Weather Forecast

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Senior climatologist with Environment Canada, David Phillips tells us what we can expect from the weather this summer.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie gives us his thoughts of the latest in the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow.

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54 - 46 That's My Number - Toots & The Maytals for Rick Russell

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The Story Behind A Terrible Weekend Trajedy In The City

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The CBC's Bailey White spoke with Angie Mills who was a friend of Troy Bridges who died in a crash on Golden Grove Road on Saturday.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Hospital Food

Posted by Amy Grant

Tim Hortons locations at hospitals in Nova Scotia are being told to pull all non-healthy items from their menus. Dr. Simon tells us about the push for healthier foods in hospitals.

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The H. & S.M. Line - Stevedore Steve for Blair Titus

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The Gas Guru Speaks

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Bob predicts that gas will go down by a penny and that there will be no real change to the price of diesel tonight at midnight.

An Instructor From NBCC Saint John Helps Out In Haiti

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NBCC Saint John electrician, Kevin McCaig was in Haiti to help build an orphanage out of shipping containers. He'll give a presentation at the college later today about his experience.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Andrew McKim

Posted by Amy Grant

Andrew McKim grew up in east Saint John but now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland where he teaches young hockey players how to play the game.

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Garden Song - John Denver & The Muppets for Rexanna Keats

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A Woman Waiting For A Liver Transplant Takes To The Water This Weekend

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Founder and president of the Canadian Liver Foundation's Saint John chapter, Kristen Wheaton who is living with liver disease, tells us about the Paddle For Parts fundraiser being held this weekend at Meehan's Cove.

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Our Resident Green Thumb Returns

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives us some tips on what to buy at local garden shops.

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Blue Skies - The Sea Belles Chorus for Ann Connelly

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A Picture Of Domestic Violence Issues In Saint John

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Saint John social worker, Lyndsey Gallant thinks that everyone has a role to play in helping people in abusive situations and wants people in this community to band together to find ways to help women in these situations.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Bridesmaids'

Posted by Amy Grant

Saturday Night Live's Kristen Wiig stars as a maid of honour who is in over her head in the new comedy "Bridesmaids." Matt Rainnie checked it out and gives us his thoughts.

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Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles for Dan Adams

Posted by Amy Grant

A Saint John Woman Is Named One Of The Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Of 2011

Posted by Amy Grant

Long-time refugee advocate, Leticia Adair moved here from Mexico City and now works with many of Saint John's newcomers.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Sleep

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon tells us about a new study that says getting too little or too much sleep will significantly age your brain.

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A Daisy A Day - Judd Strunk for Alden McKnight

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The Gas Guru Speaks

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Bob predicts that gas will be going up by about 4 cents and that diesel will be dropping tonight at midnight by about half a cent.

Lobbying For The Right To Keep Backyard Chickens

Posted by Amy Grant

Raymond Breau is joining voices in Fredericton, Halifax and other cities across Canada to bring his feathered friends back to his back yard.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Emily Bartlett

Posted by Amy Grant

Emily Bartlett grew up in Saint John but is now living in Toronto working as an actress. She's back home now working with The Saint John Theatre Company in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".

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The Best - Tina Turner for Mike Brown & his wife

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The Sea Dogs Win The Presidents Cup

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President of the Saint John Sea Dogs, Wayne Long tells us about the Sea Dogs win last night in Gatineau and their move towards the Memorial Cup.

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The Passing Of A Business Giant

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Chair of Ganong Brothers in St. Stephen, David Ganong reflects on the death of businessman Wallace McCain.

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Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters for Kim Brown & her Mom Sonya

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The Grey Cup Is In The Building

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Fomer Toronto Argonauts, Jan Carinci and Bruce Smith and Hamilton
Ti-Cats quarterback, Quinton Porter have brought the Grey Cup to Saint John to promote this weekend's football game and training camps at the Canada Games Stadium.

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Main Street Could Become A Temporary Harbour Passage This Summer

Posted by Amy Grant

Advocate for active transportation, Jeff Roach tells us about the plan to create a temporary bicycle lane on Main Street in an effort to assist people who normally use Harbour Passage and what needs to be done so that people will actually use it.

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When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along - Al Jolson for Bob Miller

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John's New E-R Comes To Life At Midnight Tonight

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Head of the Emergency Department at the Saint John Regional Hospital, Dr. Michael Howlett gives us a preview of the newly expanded E.R.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Thor'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie checked out the first of the summer superhero movies and gives us his thoughts on the latest Marvel comic adaptation of "Thor".

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Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett for David Galbraith & dedicated to Sally Marshall for her birthday

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Calling For Changes To N.B.'s Motorcycle Regulations

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Don Higgins tells us about his family's push for better motorcycle safety laws after his sister, Caroline Higgins was struck and killed by a motorcycle.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

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Bob predicts that gas will go down by 2 to 3 cents tonight at midnight and that diesel will stay pretty much the same.

Our Health Columnist Talks The Power Of The Placebo

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon tells us about a new study that shows one in five Canadian doctors has prescribed harmless sugar pills to their patients.

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It's A Grand Night For Singing - State Fair Musical for Marilyn Galbraith and the Saint John Choral

Posted by Amy Grant

One Man's Story Of A Two Decade Long Battle With Depression

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Local manager and promoter in the music industry, Jeff Liberty tells us about his struggles with depression and the stigma that goes along with mental illness.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Wayne Best

Posted by Amy Grant

Wayne Best is an actor who grew up in Saint John but is now living in Ontario acting in the Stratford Festival.

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Bright Side Of The Road - Van Morrison for Tricia Foley

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The Province Pulls The Plug On The New School Set For K-Park

Posted by Amy Grant

M-L-A for Rothesay, Margerat Ann Blaney and school supporters, Janice MacPherson and John Oxley tell us about the elementary school, that was just days away from tender, in Kennebecasis Park that has now been given a red light.

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Our Book Worm Starts Her Summer Reading

Posted by Amy Grant

Sarah Maier picks some books that will help you travel through time - and this week the books are all about Italy.

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Two Brave Locals Ran The Gauntlet On Wipeout Canada

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John dentist, Cindy McCormick and Grand Manan fisherman, Martin Daggett tell us about the big splash they made on national T.V. last night as they appeared on the TV show Wipeout Canada.

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Hot Dog! - They Might Be Giants for Sophie Dore's 2nd birthday from her Grandmother, Judy Dore

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The Continued Expansion At 'Simply For Life'

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'Simply For Life' founder, Bruce Sweeney tells us about the healthy eating franchise that has more than 30 clinics across the country and is now starting to tap into the Ontario market.

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The New Saint John E-R Gets Its Official Unveiling This Afternoon

Posted by Amy Grant

The expansion to the Emergency Room at the Saint John Regional was a top recommendation of a coroner's inquest into the death of 78-year-old Lillian Mullin. Shirley McAulay is Lillian's daughter and gives us a look back at the old E.R. and Dr. Mike Simon looks forward to what the new E.R. will mean for your health.

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We Built This City - Starship for Gillian & Julie Reid

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Looking For Justice For 'Major' - The German Shepherd

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The CBC's Sarah Konsmo spoke with Elmer Soucy who's dog 'Major' was severely injured after being dragged down the road by a passing truck.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Fast Five'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie gives us his thoughts on the latest installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and The Rock star in Fast Five.

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The Loch Lomond Villa Prepares To Celebrates Its Tenth Annual Fundraising Dinner

Posted by Amy Grant

C-E-O of the Loch Lomond Villa, Cindy Donovan tells us about this weekend's event will help make life better for the people who live at the Villa.

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Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me - Tiny Tim for Brian Shanks & the Point Lepreau car pool team

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Saint John Musician Dann Downes Records A Brand New Solo CD

Posted by Amy Grant

Dann Downes tells us about his newly released solo CD, entitled New Wolf at the Door. He's launching it at the Bourbon Quarter a week from today.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Obesity

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon tells us about a new article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that says government intervention is vital to battling our expanding girths.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas will be going up by 1 to 2 cents and that diesel should be coming down by less than a cent, tonight at midnight.

This Feeling - Danny Michel for Eric Porcellato

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Our Political Panel Discusses Last Night's Federal Election

Posted by Amy Grant

Shirley McAlary, Don Desserud and David Welch look at the new political landscape.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Ryan Grant

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Ryan Grant is originally from Hampton but is now living in Nottingham, England working as a lighting designer.

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I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Lion King Soundtrack for Paige Danaher

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A Kennebecasis Valley Group For Parents And Kids Is On The Verge Of Shutting Down

Posted by Amy Grant

Chair of KV3C, Dr. Lisa Yang tells us how one of the valley's best known groups for parents and kids is on life support.

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The "Other" Election Happening In Quispamsis

Posted by Amy Grant

Freelance journalist, Lisa Hrabluk fills us in on the council by-election taking place in Quispamsis that will see voters going to the polls next Monday.

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Firework - Katy Perry from Kate McCoy for Rachel McCoy on her 10th birthday

Posted by Amy Grant