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June 2011 Archives

Updating The Saint John Trade And Convention Centre

Posted by Amy Grant

The Saint John Trade and Convention Centre looks just like it did back in 1984 and apparently, that's a bit of a problem when it comes to attracting conferences and events. Tourism industry people and politicians got a look at plans for it's re-design last night. President of the company that's overseeing the re-design, Rick Schmidt shared some of the plans with us.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Bad Teacher'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie takes us into the classroom to talk about the new Cameron Diaz comedy, 'Bad Teacher'.

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June Is Busting Out All Over - Bing Crosby for Doug Fifield

Posted by Amy Grant

The Efforts To Bring A New Youth Shelter To The City's South End

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John youth worker, Colin McDonald is part of a group trying to set up a ten-bed shelter at the old St. James Anglican Church in the south end. Last night they held a meeting at St. John the Baptist - King Edward School to hear what the community thinks of that plan.

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The Sweet Taste Of Success

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John's new candy store, Freak Lunchbox is a big hit. The CBC's Lindsay Bird stopped by to see what people are indulging in.

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Annie's Song - John Denver for Susan McFarland from Darcy, Patty & David

Posted by Amy Grant

The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas and diesel will both be going down, tonight at midnight, by about 2 cents.

A House Party Gets Out Of Hand In Quispamsis

Posted by Amy Grant

Head of the Rothesay Regional Police Major Crime Unit, Sergeant Craig MacDougall tells us about the police investigation into the teenage house party that turned violent in the valley over the weekend.

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Mailboxes Across Saint John Are Open For Business Again

Posted by Amy Grant

President of Fundy Local 105 with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Saint John, Wally Moore tells us about the postal workers who are back on the job now that they have been ordered back to work by the federal government.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Arlen Bradley

Posted by Amy Grant

Arlen Bradley grew up in Millidgeville but is now living in the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany that sits on the Danube River.

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Back In The U.S.S.R. - The Beatles for Brian Shanks

Posted by Amy Grant

The Province Unveils New Fracking Regulations

Posted by Amy Grant

New Brunswick's minister of natural resources, Bruce Northrop tells us about the province's new regulations for natural gas development.

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My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson for Ken Brown for his wife Tracey's 50th birthday

Posted by Amy Grant

The First Ever Marsh Creek Eco Challenge Runs Tomorrow

Posted by Amy Grant

Project manager for ACAP and one of the event's organizers, Graeme Stewart-Robertson tells us about the 27 kilometre race that has teams running, biking and paddling their way through the most scenic parts of the creek. The event is designed to be an awareness event, of how far the clean-up of the area has come, and that this space is ready to be used now.

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Our Resident Green Thumb Talks Ponds

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives us some tips on the new gardening must have: ponds.

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New Song - Howard Jones for Justin Michaelsen

Posted by Amy Grant

A Med Student From Saint John Saves The Life Of A Child In Mexico

Posted by Amy Grant

Alex Vhivelin recently graduated from the medical school at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland. Last month, she was on vacation in the Mayan Riveria in Mexico, when she saved a young child from drowning.

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A Sneaky Crow Steals His Way Into The Hearts Of Local Golfers

Posted by Amy Grant

Head golf pro at the Westfield Golf and Country Club, Marshall McMahon tells us about the crow that's been swooping in to steal bags of chips, sandwiches and other snacks when golfers aren't paying attention on the green at the Westfield Golf and Country Club.

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Saint John Passes Its New Vacant And Derelict Buildings By-law

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John landlord and a director of the New Brunswick Apartment Owners Association, Gerry Webster tells us about the new by-law and how it affects the city's landlords.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Green Lantern'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie checked out Canadian Ryan Reynolds in his new comic action hero movie, Green Lantern.

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Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin for Janice Yeomans

Posted by Amy Grant

The Saint John Company, Innovatia, Has Landed A Big Contract With A Global Company

Posted by Amy Grant

Co-C.E.O. of Innovatia, Dave Grebenc tells us about the 35 new jobs that were created from the contract with help from the provincial government. The province is giving the company a 3.3 million dollar financial package to support this new venture.

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It's Grad Week!

Posted by Amy Grant

J.D. Kent and Caitlin Murphy are both graduating this week and tell us about the proms, parties and graduation ceremonies that are taking place in our region.

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Our Health Columnist Talks About Saint John's Doctor Shortage

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon looks at the doctors leaving and those who are coming to town and the math that doesn't work in the patient's favour.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas and diesel will both be going down by about 4 cents tonight at midnight.

Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabarez for Mary Anderson

Posted by Amy Grant

An East Side Blast Gone Wrong

Posted by Amy Grant

Branch manager of the TD Canada Trust Bank on East Point Way, Laura Mae Slocum tells us about the blast that sent big rocks flying into more than a dozen vehicles in the bank's parking lot. Ron Buchanan is an officer with WorkSafe New Brunswick. He's been investigating the blast.

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The Old Barbour's Store Re-opens With A Few New Extras

Posted by Amy Grant

Vice-president of sales and marketing for G.E. Barbour Inc, Blair Hyslop tells us about the new tea room and some new products that are being introduced at the old Barbour's store at the bottom of King Street.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Bethany Young

Posted by Amy Grant

Bethany Young grew up in Quispamsis but is now in Bhutan working with local students.

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Storybook Love - Willy DeVille for Jason Johansen-Morris and going out to his wife April on their 8th wedding anniversary

Posted by Amy Grant

UNB Is Forming A New Alumni Group Aimed At Recent Grads

Posted by Amy Grant

Stephany Peterson is with the UNB Associated Alumni and tells us about the new alumni group and the under 35 grads they are trying to attract.

www.unb.ca/alumni

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Worries About Flooding In Millidgevillle

Posted by Amy Grant

Steve Butler lives in Millidgeville and is worried that development work going on there is going to flood out his house and the homes of his neighbours.

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Circles - Captain and Tennille for Lilli Lin

Posted by Amy Grant

Who Am I - Colm Wilkinson from Les Miserables for Caleb Hunter

Posted by Cindy Grant

Our Resident Green Thumb On Irises

Posted by Cindy Grant

They're a beautiful addition to the garden in spring and early summer. And irises bloom year after year, if you take some precautions. Betty Kennett, has some advice.

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It's Hard To Be Humble - Mac Davis for Nancy Scott

Posted by Cindy Grant

Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Super 8'

Posted by Cindy Grant

Some filmmakers are good at creating buzz, and that's about it. There was a lot of chatter on the net and elsewhere leading up to the release of the film, "Super 8". It's out now, and our film critic Matt Rainnie had a chance to see what all the hype is about.

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Wally Moore Local Postal Union President On Lock Out

Posted by Cindy Grant

Postal workers are off the job across the country they were locked out by Canada Post yesterday, after twelve days of rotating strikes by the union. Wally Moore is president of Fundy Local 105, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Saint John.

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Our Health Columnist On Fork Vs Feet Debate

Posted by Cindy Grant

There's a never-ending disagreement about the best way to lose weight and to keep off. And the latest round focuses on whether it's better to concentrate on eating less or exercising more....the so-called fork versus feet debate. Now there's a new study looking at how that works for people who regularly run. Dr. Mike Simon is ready to weigh in.

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Dave Wolpin's Journey To Owning Kredls Market

Posted by Cindy Grant

Dave Wolpin is the new owner of Kredls Market. His life has lead him full circle to own the business he started working at when he was 11-years old.

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Huge Canucks Fan Roger Luttrell Hoping For Win Tonight

Posted by Cindy Grant

Roger Luttrell is likely the biggest Canucks fan in Saint John. He tells Steven why he's a loyal Canucks fan and what his hopes are for the big game tonight.

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Traffic Jam - James Taylor for Arnold Taylor.

Posted by Cindy Grant

Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Cindy Grant

Bob says gas prices should stay stable, could be up or down slightly, but too close to call. He says diesel will increase by about 2 cents a litre at midnight tonight.

This Week's Saint Johner Away - Ian Joudrey

Posted by Cindy Grant

A Grade 10 student from Kennebecasis Valley High is wrapping up a year in France. Ian Joudrey has been living and studying in Rennes.
He's our Saint Johner Away this week.

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Local Bruins Fan Anxious for Game Seven

Posted by Cindy Grant

The Vancouver Canucks may be Canada's team, but it's also half a world away if you're in Saint John. With Boston only a day's drive it's no surprise to find a lot of local hockey fans cheering for the Boston Bruins. Gord Livingstone co-owns the Guardian Drugs in Grand Bay-Westfield and he spoke with Steven about his hopes for game 7.

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Your Personal Penguin - By Davy Jones and Sandra Boynton - for Lisa Corey and her dad

Posted by Cindy Grant

Good Times - Chic - For Steven Lamb

Posted by Cindy Grant

Open Mic Night Celebrates One-Thousandth Night

Posted by Cindy Grant

The man that started Saint John's Open Mic Night, Brent Mason, has some big plans to mark the one-thousandth night on June 22.

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Our Book Worm Talks Literary Awards

Posted by Cindy Grant

Our Book Worm, Sarah Maier, talks about some recent literary award winners and the controversary surrounding some of the awards. She also adds to her summer reading list.

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Tick Population Growing In Province

Posted by Cindy Grant

For a long time, the official word on black legged deer ticks in New Brunswick was - there really aren't enough to worry about. Now that's changed. The provincial department of health is putting up posters warning about Lyme Disease. Robbin Lindsay is a research scientist with the Public Health Agency of Canada and an expert on ticks.

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A Moncton Car Dealership Has Been Given An ''F'' Rating By The Better Business Bureau

Posted by Amy Grant

Radio Canada reporter Helene Branch tells us about Rallye Motors in Moncton and the complaints they've been receiving for their nonrefundable deposits for car shoppers.

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Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones for Gwenda Gauley for her son Matthew

Posted by Amy Grant

More Than Five Hundred Funeral Directors Come To Town

Posted by Amy Grant

President of the Funeral Service Association of Canada, Kent Milroy tells us about the funeral directors from across the country that are in Saint John for the Funeral Service Association of Canada's annual Conference and Tradeshow.

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Our Resident Green Thumb Gives Us Some Tips On Weeding

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives us some advice on some better ways to get rid of all those nasty weeds in your garden.

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One More Time - Streetheart for Andrew Peters

Posted by Amy Grant

Our Movie Guy Reviews 'X-Men: First Class'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie checked out the new movie in the X-Men superhero movie franchise.

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Protecting Your Pet From Lyme Disease

Posted by Amy Grant

There are more black legged ticks around, and they're the ticks that carry Lyme Disease. But the disease doesn't just affect humans. Your pet can get it too. Dr. Sarah Pridham tells us more.

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A New Community Garden Project Is Reaching Out To The City's Bhutanese Population

Posted by Amy Grant

David Petersen started the International Community Garden at Dayspring Ministries in Rothesay.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Breast Cancer

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon tells us about new research that may help patients receiving treatment in the early stages of breast cancer.

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Making The East Side A Priority

Posted by Amy Grant

Kimberly Williams is one of the leaders of the East Side Motivators, she says her neighborhood is at risk and wants the city to help.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas will drop by a cent and that diesel will increase by about 2 cents tonight at midnight.

Louie Louie - The Kingsmen for Rob Clarke

Posted by Amy Grant

Moncton's Maeng Family Hopes To Stay In Canada

Posted by Amy Grant

The Maeng family of Moncton have been told they have to move back to South Korea by the end of the month because the cost of treating their son Sung-Joo's autism and epilepsy is too much of a burden on the system. Halifax immigration lawyer, Lee Cohen tells us about the family's chances of staying in Canada.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Murray Titus

Posted by Amy Grant

Murray Titus grew up in Saint John's north end but now works as a videographer for CTV in Vancouver. He does most of his shooting from the station's helicopter, Chopper 9.

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Draggin' The Bow - Katherine Moller for Katherine Moller

Posted by Amy Grant

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry for Dan Gilchrist

Posted by Amy Grant

We Talk Safety With The Province's All-Terrain Vehicle Federation

Posted by Amy Grant

General manager of the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation, Jacques Poirier, tells us about ATV safety on the trails.

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Our Resident Green Thumb Joins Us With Some Tough Decisions To Make About Lilac Bushes

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives us some pointers on how and when to trim your lilacs and what other trees you should be trimming this time of year.

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I Get Around - The Beach Boys for Brian Shanks

Posted by Amy Grant

The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Celebrates 25 Years

Posted by Amy Grant

Founder and first curator of the Museum, Marcia Koven tells us about the festivities planned for the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum's 25 Anniversary.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'The Hangover 2'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie tells us whether the 'Hangover 2' is a fun night out, or just a bad headache.

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Reconsider Me - Narvel Felts for Larry Watson

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John Celebrates The Sea Dogs Victory!

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Melissa Oakley tells us about the Memorial Cup Victory Parade that took place in the uptown yesterday.

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Our Health Columnist Suggests Sleep Is Supreme In Fighting Obestity

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon tells us about a new study that has found a connection between the amount of sleep children get and their weight.

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Baby Come Back To Me - The Manhattan Transfer for Kate Murray

Posted by Amy Grant

The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas will go up drastically tonight, by about 5 - 6 cents and that diesel will also go up by 3 - 4 cents tonight at midnight.