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July 2011 Archives

A Local Man Was In Norway Last Friday During The Attacks In Oslo

Posted by Amy Grant

Thorbjorn Bordevik, a retired Norwegian sea captian who now lives in Grand Bay Westfield, tells us about being in Norway during last week's massacre.

 

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Our Gardening Guru's Green Thumb Goes A Little Bit Black

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett tells us about her favourite berries.

 

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Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger for Marcia Ross

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The Debate Continues Over Saint John Losing Its Blood Supply

Posted by Amy Grant

Amanda Cullen with Canadian Blood Services responds to the latest study done by the government on the possibility of moving Canadian Blood Services to Dartmouth.

 

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Captain America'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie tell us about the 98 pound weakling who transforms, as part of a military experiment, into Captain America.

 

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Birthday - Cruxshadows for Brian Shanks & the Point Lepreau car pool team

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The Province Releases Its Report On Replacing Canadian Blood Services

Posted by Amy Grant

The results of a government commissioned report into the state of blood services in New Brunswick states that maintaining the status quo would be the cheapest option for the blood service.  Dr. Andrea Garland is one of the Saint John doctors who has been leading the fight to keep the blood services facility in Saint John, across the street from the Regional Hospital.

 

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas wil be going down tonight at midnight by 1-2 cents and that diesel and home heating oil will also be going down by a penny or less.

The Grand Manan Adventure Arrives

Posted by Amy Grant

General manager for Coastal Transport, Murray Ryder tells us about the new ferry for Grand Manan that has slipped into the dock in Blacks Harbour.

 

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Struggling To Find Male Volunteers

Posted by Amy Grant

Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, Laurie Collins tells us about the male volunteer shortage that they are dealing with.  The organization is loking for male volunteers to be mentors to some little brothers who have been sitting on a waiting list for more than two years.

 

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Saltwater Joys - Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellas for Les Jarvis

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Saint John Council Holds An Emergency Meeting

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John Mayor Ivan Court fills us in on what happened at last night's emergency council meeting.  The council was trying to decide what to do about the power line development on the West Side.

 

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Two Young Saint Johners Wow The Crowd With Their Soap Box Skills

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Lauren Naish spoke with eleven year olds, Ben Spellman and Drew Murdock who competed in the International All American Soapbox Derby in Ohio.

 

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Jesse Ash

Posted by Amy Grant

Jesse Ash is originally from Hampton but is now working in Stratford working as a sound designer.

 

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I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth for Chris Buckley

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The Pope Twitters

Posted by Amy Grant

CBC reporter, Lauren Naish spoke to Matthew Thompson, who is the Senior pastor and co-founder of the Life Project, about how social media sites like facebook and twitter are used by his religious group. 

 

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J.D.I. Puts On A Hiring Drive

Posted by Amy Grant

Jim Ketterling is in charge of the hiring drive that JD Irving, Limited has going on today and tomorrow at the Lily Lake Pavillion.  They're looking for people to drive trucks with loads of logs and wood chips and people to run harvesting machines in the forest.  No experience necessary.

 

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Our Book Worm Talks About Everything Harry Potter

Posted by Amy Grant

Sarah Maier discusses the Harry Potter novel series and tells us about some other books fans of that genre might like.

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Dela - Johnny Clegg & Savuka for Michael Steeves

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Coupon Clipping Hits It Big

Posted by Amy Grant

Andrea Levesque has been saving lots of money with her couponing.  She's now started a facebook page - Rothesay Coupon Mom - to help others get the best deals.

 

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Our Resident Green Thumb Talks Veggies

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett tells us about her garden of edible delights.

 

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Dog Days Are Over - Florence & The Machine for Zoe Taylor

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Coming To The Defence Of Council

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John city Councillor Bill Farren and developer Gerry Lowe give us their thoughts on the scrutiny that Saint John council has come under by some developers in light of its decisions this week to reject several project applications.

 

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie checked out the final installment of the most successful film franchise of all time and came back with some very positive thoughts.

 

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Our New Food Column Dives Into Some Salt Cod

Posted by Amy Grant

Freelance journalist and foodie, Simon Thibeault drops by the home of Damien French to learn about salt cod.

Recipe for Salt Cod

1 lb salt cod

1/2 lb peeled and chopped potatoes

1/2 onion, chopped

1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 stick of butter (or more to taste)

1 bay leaf

pepper to taste

Equipment you will need

a 9" casserole dish or pie plate

food processor or food mill

Take the cod and rinse it with cold water. Place it in a bowl and change the water every hour, over three hours. Taste it. If you think it's still too salty, rinse it once more. Once de-salted to your liking, add the cod to a fresh pot of water, add the bay leaf and place on stove and bring to a steady simmer over medium heat. Cook for twenty to twenty five minutes until just falling apart. Drain and reserve the fish, discarding the leaf.

Place the potatoes in another pot of water, bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and reserve the potato.

Meanwhile, soften the onions in a skillet with a 1/2 the butter over medium-low heat.

If using a food processor

Once all the ingredients are properly cooked, place inside the food processor and pulse until the mixture is well blended. If the mix is dry, add a small amount of milk to help it bind together.

If using a food mill

Pass each ingredient through the mill seperately, and then blend together. If too dry, add a small amount of milk to help it bind together.

Add pepper to taste.

Place the mix inside the casserole/dish and cover with breadcrumbs and dot with the remaining butter. Place in the oven under the broiler and cook until the crumbs are nice and golden (usually less than 5 minutes).

Serve with pickles or chow chow.

 

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Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie for Margie Small

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob says that there won't be much change in the price of gas tonight at midnight. 

Disgruntled Saint John Developers

Posted by Amy Grant

DSCN1263.JPGDeveloper, Mac Blair and Fundy Bay Sand and Gravel owner, Steven Langille give us their thoughts on decisions Saint John city council made Monday night to reject several project applications.

 

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Buskers Come To Saint John's Boardwalk

Posted by Amy Grant

Festival director for Buskers on the Boardwalk, Stephanie Peterson tells us about the street performers from all over the world who will be in Saint John starting tomorrow.

 

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Cry For Me - September requested by Kelly Norman for the retiring Rick Drapeau

Posted by Amy Grant

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The One Mile House Interchange In Saint John Is Running Up A Big Bill

Posted by Amy Grant

Crews have been working on the costly One Mile House highway interchange for two straight years with another full year to go - and although the province says the project is on time - it is definitely not on budget.  CBC news reporter Robert Jones tells us more about the costs of the highway ramp.

 

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Lynn Marr

Posted by Amy Grant

Lynn Marr is originally from Quispamsis but is now in Toronto suppporting her son Matt, who's in this season of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada".

 

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Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba for Chris Beauchamp

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Saving The Westside Coastline From High Voltage Power Lines

Posted by Amy Grant

Westside resident and member of the Save the Westside Coastline, Wendy Cyr tells us about their fight with NB Power over a plan to run high voltage power lines through her waterfront neighborhood. 

 

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The Media Coverage Surrounding The Death Of Saint John Businessman Richard Oland

Posted by Amy Grant

Director of the school of journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax, Kelly Toughill comments on the unconfirmed reports from anonymous sources popping up in national newspapers across the country.

 

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Inka Dinka Doo - Jimmy Durante from Sarah & Violet Maier for Patrick Maier's birthday

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An Update On The Homicide Of Richard Oland

Posted by Amy Grant

CBC news reporter Bobbi Jean MacKinnon tells us about the search warrant she witnessed police execute at the home owned by Dennis Oland, the son of Richard Oland who was found dead in his Saint John office last Thursday.

 

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Our Resident Green Thumb Looks At A Few Red Things In Her Garden

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives a word of caution on trimming bushes in your yard until the bird breeding season is over and tells us a bit about the Red Lily Beetle.

 

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O Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison for Mark Allaby

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Seven Months Ago A Lot Of Land Around St. George And Bonny River Was Underwater

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Connell Smith looks at what if anything could have been done to minimize the flooding in the St. George area last December.

 

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A Saint John Artist Gets Nominated For A Prestigious Award For His Paintings

Posted by Amy Grant

Jared Peters has just been nominated for Canada's top pize for emerging visual artists.  He's is one of 15 semi-finalists from across the country and the only nominee from New Brunswick.

 

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Our Movie Gal Reviews 'Horrible Bosses'

Posted by Amy Grant

Vanessa Vander Valk went to see the new Jason Bateman comedy and gives her thoughts.

 

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Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy for Paulette Kimball

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Handi Buses in Saint John Juggle Medical Appointments And Recreation

Posted by Amy Grant

David Black who's the executive director of Independence Plus, the NGO which runs six Handi Bus's in Saint John, tells us about the struggle to balance medical appointments with leisure activities for people with disabilities.

 

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas and diesel will both be going up tonight at midnight, gas by 4 cents and diesel by 5 cents.

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing In The Workplace

Posted by Amy Grant

Human resources specialist, Pierre Battah speaks about the labour dispute that ended in a court ruling in favour of allowing random  alcohol and drug testing at work.

 

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Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles for Rob Clarke

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The Latest On The Mysterious Death Of Saint John Businessman Richard Oland

Posted by Amy Grant

69 year old businessman, Richard Oland was found dead in his office last Thursday.  Police have ruled his death - a homicide.  Saint John Police Chief Bill Reid updated reporters on the case yesterday and joined us this morning with some details.

 

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Brian Walker

Posted by Amy Grant

Brian Walker grew up in Saint John but now lives in Los Angeles and teaches at U.C.L.A.

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Here It Goes Again - OK Go for Janet Soper

Posted by Amy Grant

A B.C. Civil Liberties Group Keeps An Eye On How Police Handled The Death Of A Saint John Man

Posted by Amy Grant

Executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, David Eby tells us about the investigation into the death of 20 year old Silas Rogers.

 

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Controlling The St. Croix Water Levels

Posted by Amy Grant

A St. Stephen area canoe and kayak outfitter, Tammy Smearer is worried the authorities may be keeping water levels too low on the St Croix river.

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Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves for Michelle Taylor

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Cirque du Soleil Facebook Contest

Posted by Amy Grant

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Harbour Station and Information Morning has a seat for you and your family! All you have to do to enter the draw is join our new CBC Information Morning Facebook Fan Page. Post your favourite circus memory and you're automatically in the draw for a four-person family pass to see Cirque du Soleil on Saturday July 16.
The deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 13th at noon and we'll announce the winner on Thursday's show.

Remembering Richard Oland

Posted by Amy Grant

The death of prominent Saint John businessman Richard Oland has left the local business community reeling.  Pat Darrah knew Dick Oland and worked with him to bring the Canada Games to Saint John in 1985.

 

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The Fight Over Hydrofracking Continues

Posted by Amy Grant

Citizens for Responsible Resource Development says it's no longer calling for a moratorium on hydrofracking.  Phyllis Holmes of Hampton says that not everyone's fears have been allayed.

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A Fight Over Gravel

Posted by Amy Grant

Some people living in Saint John's Latimore Lake area are upset about a proposed new quarry.  Steve Langille's family owns Fundy Bay Sand and Gravel and wants to expand his gravel pit.

 

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Our Resident Green Thumb Talks Roses

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett tells us about her new roses.  She built a fence in her yard that now allows her to have roses growing in her yard again.

 

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The Dukes Of Hazzard Theme Song - Waylon Jennings for Greg Williams

Posted by Amy Grant

Trying To Change The Reputation Of The City's North End

Posted by Amy Grant

It's been a difficult, and violent, week for a Saint John neighbourhood working to change its reputation.  North end community police officer Brian Kelley and some teens involved with the community group ONE Change spoke to the CBC's Sarah Trainor.

 

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The Shale Gas Debate Continues

Posted by Amy Grant

President of Citizens for Responsible Resource Development, Bethany Thorne-Dykstra tells us how her group is now satisified with the government's new regulations on hydrofracking and is no longer calling for a moratorium.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Larry Crowne'

Posted by Amy Grant

Tom Hanks co-wrote, directed and stars in the new big screen comedy Larry Crowne. It's about a middle-aged man who goes back to school and his teacher just happens to be Julia Roberts. Matt Rainnie checked it out and gives us his thoughts.

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The Water Song - Doreen Day for Maureen Robichaud

Posted by Amy Grant

Man Sentenced In Death Of Kylee Wallace

Posted by Amy Grant

The family of 15-year-old Kylee Wallace was in court yesterday to hear the fate of the man responsible for her death.

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Saint John Common Council May Get A Bit Smaller After The Next Election

Posted by Amy Grant

City councillors, Chris Titus and Gary Sullivan tell us about council's vote to draft a new by-law that could reduce its size by four positions.

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Mold Wreaks Havoc In A Grand Manan Nursing Home

Posted by Amy Grant

Jordie Leighton tells us about his father, Darwin who will have to be moved from the Grand Manan nursing home to a home on Campobello while the mold problem gets fixed.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that everything is going up tonight at midnight, gas by 3 cents and diesel and home heating oil by 2 cents.

Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes for Byron Williamson

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Nelson Cloud

Posted by Amy Grant

Nelson Cloud grew up in Saint John's south end but now lives in the first nations community of Metepenagiag, near Miramichi.

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Sunny Days - Lighthouse for Les Jarvis

Posted by Amy Grant

A Staffing Update For The Saint John Regional Hospital

Posted by Amy Grant

Executive director of the Saint John Regional Hospital, Margaret Melanson tells us about the challenges in staffing the Regional in light of doctor retirements and summer vactaions.

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Our Bookworm Gives Us Her List Of Summer Reads

Posted by Amy Grant

Sarah Maier tells us what's on top of her "want to read" pile of books for summer.

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Monkey - Harry Belafonte for Kelsey Drummond

Posted by Amy Grant