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December 2011 Archives

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Christmas at the City Market

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Harbour Lights Total: $151,158.24

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The Mary Ellen Carter - by Stan Rogers for Roxann Gray and Alden McKnight

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KV Library Expansion To Break Ground

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The Kennebecasis Public Library expansion has been a long time coming. Board chair Heather Crawford says the wait is almost over with the job going to tender next week and construction beginning in the spring!

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World Junior Hockey Update

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Canada's Junior Hockey team is now 3 and 0 in Alberta. Veteran sports columnist Terry Jones says Saint John Sea Dog Jonathan Huberdeau is a big part of the team's success.

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Home - By Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros for Rose Doucet's son Sean

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Taxi Service for Women

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Dave Barnes has plans to open a taxi company in Saint John that caters to women and employs women drivers.

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Our Movie Guy Has His Top 10 List for 2011

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Matt Rainnie looks back at the year on the big screen and comes up with his own list of the top 10 films of 2011!

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We Are The World - USA for Africa for the Lepreau Carpool Crew!

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Homeless for the Holidays

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There's a shortage of space at local shelters for homeless men, and two brothers found themselves at the CBC Saint John office after spending a night on the streets. Connell Smith has their story.

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Big Year for Brent Mason

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Saint John singer songwriter Brent Mason has certainly had his share of memorable moments in the past year. He's been China, he's celebrated his 1000th open mic, he's survived brain surgery...and, to top it all off, he released a brand new album. 

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Harbour Lights: $145,479.24!

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Harbour Lights: $139, 301.82

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Harbour Lights Total: $132,099.07

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Health Transfer Payments Soon Limited By Federal Government

Posted by Elke Semerad

Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty recently told the provinces his government had come up with a new way to deal with healthcare transfer payments in Canada. The unilateral move did not impress New Brunswick premier David Alward. Don Desserud is a political scientist and dean of arts at UPEI.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews Sherlock Holmes And A New Christmas Classic

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Matt Rainnie reviews the Sherlock Homes sequel and Arthur Christmas.

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Chanukkah Song - Adam Sandler, SNL, for Dave Lutz

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Our Health Columnist Talks Doctor Retention

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Canadian Institute for Health Information reports show New Brunswick family doctors are among the best paid in the country. But, the numbers may not be telling the whole story. Dr. Mike Simon delves deeper.

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Police Ask For Assistance In Finding Missing Rothesay Man

Posted by Elke Semerad

An investigation continues into the disappearance of Scott Taylor, a 23-year-old Rothesay man. He was last seen December 2nd at about noon. Yesterday police released a photograph of Taylor's car asking anyone who may have seen it on that day to get in touch. CBC Reporter Connell Smith has more.

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Bobby's Hospice Success Is Changing End-Of-Life Care

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The first year of operation for Bobby's Hospice has exceded expectations. Since opening in November of 2010, the palliative care home has given end-of-life care for more than a hundred people. Sandy Johnson is the Executive Director of Hospice Greater Saint John.

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Harbour Lights Total: $124,990.96

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Huron Carol - Heebee Jeebees for Mave Lee

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Saint John Water Rates Rising For Next Several Years

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It is estimated the new water treatment plant and accompanying infrastructure upgrades are going to cost 170 million dollars. That will mean substantially higher rates for Saint Johners, starting next year with a 36 dollar increase. Here is an exchange about the issue from city council last night.

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New Rules Will Affect Charities

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There are changes coming to the rules around setting up a registered charity. Michael Boudreau is a criminolgy professor at St Thomas University in Fredericton. He talks about those changes in light of our story about Beverly Mitchell, founder of a Moncton charity who was previously convicted of fraud.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Susan McDade

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Susan McDade is head of the United Nations in Uruguay, but she grew up in Renforth.

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Harbour Lights Total: 118,071.66

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Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? - Nina, from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," for Susan Tassey

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Shelter Program Busier Than Expected

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The Out of the Cold program was supposed to last for 10 of the coldest days last winter. But the nightime shelter for the homeless stretched into two months. And it will run again this winter in a couple of weeks. Fern Bennett works with the homeless in Greater Saint John.

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Councillor Wants Clarity On Home Business Bylaws

Posted by Elke Semerad

Many home businesses in Saint John are in violation of city zoning bylaws, but they pass without notice because there isn't a lot of traffic. Then there are those high-traffic illegal home businesses - like car and truck repair shops and hair salons - that upset neighbours. Ward Four Councillor Bruce Court wants to crack down on illegal businesses operating in residential zones.

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Mary's Boy Child - Boney M for Janet Soper

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Harbour Lights Total: 110,726.66

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Retired Geologist Warns To Stay Informed About Mining In Your Backyard

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Mark Connell is a retired geologist in Markhamville. He shares his ideas about what the implications of a mine on or near your property might be.

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Harbour Lights Total: $102,762.76

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Residents Concerned No One Is Talking To Them About Potential Mining Impact

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The announcement by Atlantic Potash Corporation of their interest in a potash deposit near Apohaqui isn't going over well with some residents. Jeff Oland owns land in that area and dreams of retiring there. And Cynthia McEwen's family farm is in the Penobsquis area. Keith Attoe from the mining company responds.

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Six White Boomers - Rolf Harris For Harold Steele

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Bienvenue! A New French School Is Announced For Quispamsis

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New Brunswick will get five new schools by 2014, and two of them will be in Quispamsis: a new English K to 8 school and a French School. Marc Mathurin is head of a parents' group that has lobbied for a French school in the valley.

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Hark! A Lark! The Annual Christmas Bird Count Begins!

Posted by Elke Semerad

Beginning this week, birders all over the province will keep tabs on birds in their areas for the annual Christmas Bird Count. It's the most wonderful time for Jim Wilson, a naturalist who lives in Hammond River.

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Government Checks Water Taps At Schools After High Lead Levels Found

Posted by Elke Semerad

During the week of November 29th, nine schools in District 10 were found to have elevated lead levels in many water fountains. The results were shared with the government. Jody Carr is the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews The Holiday Releases

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The theatres are full of new releases in time for the holidays. Matt Rainnie has a review roundup of a few of them.

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Harbour Lights Total: $88,079.11

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I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas - The Goons for Sharon McGladdery and Dave Nickerson

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Poll Finds New Brunswickers 50/50 On Shale Gas Development

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A Corporate Research Associates polls shows the number of people who support exploration in principle is about the same as the number of people who oppose it. But, there is bad news for the government's campaign to convince New Brunswickers shale gas drilling can be done safely. Don Mills is president and CEO of Corporate Research Associates.

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More People Using Food Banks According To Hunger Count

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The use of foodbanks has grown 26 per cent since the start of the recession in 2008-2009. Katharine Schmidt is the Executive Director of Food Banks Canada.

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Our Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Bob Jones predicts there will be almost no movement at all on the price of gas, but deisel and heating oil will be down between two or three cents a litre.

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon and Yoko Ono for Ken Craft

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Harbour Lights Total As Of Wednesday Morning: $85,864.11

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Harbour Lights Total : $79,675.46

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Workplace Christmas Parties Require Special Etiquette

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Our human resource specialist Pierre Battah has a few tips on how to behave and still enjoy your workplace Christmas party.

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Potash Deposits Near Sussex To Be Explored by Chinese Company

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A company called Atlantic Potash Corporation is doing exploratory work to see if the potash deposit near Millstream could be mined profitably. The company is backed by a number of investors, including a Beijing businessman who operates a number of potash processing facilities in China. Keith Attoe is the co-CEO of Atlantic Potash Corporation.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Mattays Huggard

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Mattyas Huggard grew up in Saint John, but now lives in West Hollywood where he is working towards his PhD in linguistics.

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The Boy From The Woods - Bruce Guthro for Henry Barry

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Harbour Lights Total So Far: $74,277.46

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Public Blue Book Doesn't Reveal NB Power Chair's Severance

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New Brunswickers aren't going to be able to find out how much money they spent on the severance package for NB Power chair David Hay. The Graham Cabinet approved a confidentiality agreement, but former Energy Minister Jack Keir said the confidentiality agreement wouldn't prevent the severance package from being publicized. Kevin Lacey is the Atlantic Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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It Snowed - Megan Smith, Jill Barber, Rose Cousins for Susan Dunn

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Sussex Mayor Ralph Carr Sees Great Opportunity In New Mine

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Premier David Alward and Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup will be in Sussex to announce an exploration agreement for a potential new potash mine at the "Millstream deposit." Ralph Carr, mayor of Sussex, told CBC reporter Connell Smith what that mine could mean for the town.

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$23,090 raised at the city market show for Harbour Lights! Wow! Thank you for your donations!!!

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Keeping The Waters Of The Gulf Of Maine Healthy And Productive

Posted by Amy Grant

Member of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, Don Hudson tells us about the new five year plan for the Gulf that was released in Saint John last night.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Hugo'

Posted by Amy Grant

Matt Rainnie gives us his thoughts on the latest Martin Scorsese film about a young orphan boy in 1930's Paris who has a gift for fixing things.

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Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - The Rubber Band for Marlene Allaby

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The Harbour Lights Tree is getting brighter & brighter - our latest total: $48,095.46!

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The Designer Of This Year's Beautiful Harbour Lights Pottery Mug

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Thumbnail image for HLMug.JPGMartha Millard, of MJM Pottery in Rothesay tells us about the mugs she created for this year's Harbour Lights campaign.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob predicts that gas will be going up by a fraction of a cent and that diesel will be going down by about 2 cents tonight at midnight.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Christmas Stress

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Simon tells how to deal with holiday stress.

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Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen for Portia Buckley and Kes Morton

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Our latest Harbour Lights total: $46, 310.21!!

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Our Latest Harbour Lights Total: $36,781.21

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The Harbour Lights Pottery Mugs Have Arrived!

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They're festive and made by MJM Pottery this year. You can buy one Friday morning (Dec 9th) starting at 6:15 am at our annual Christmas at the City Market show.HLMug.JPG

Addressing A Common Problem Breast Cancer Survivors Face

Posted by Amy Grant

Researcher, Roanne Thomas MacLean and physiotherapist, Andrea Tilley tell us about the play they're involved with that presents the results of a study on lymphodema.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Michael Losier

Posted by Amy Grant

Michael Losier grew up in Martinon but now lives in Victoria, B.C. making a career out of teaching people how to use the power of positive thinking.

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You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft for Emma Cormier

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Our Resident Book Worm Points Us To Some Historical Novels

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Sarah Maier picks out some period pieces about an artist and a Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novel.

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Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee for Elaine MacDonald and Rick Russell and his wife

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Our latest Harbour Lights Total: $28,927.99

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Cherry Brook Zoo Faces Restructuring

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The Cherry Brook Zoo is rebuilding its board, now that five of its 10 members have resigned. Dr. John Mackay, a former board chair, resigned last week after more than 20 years of service. Lynda Collrin is the director of zoo development.

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Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry for Larry Grant

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Our Latest Harbour Lights Total: $24,559.80

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'The Muppets'

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Matt Rainnie gives us his thoughts of Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang who are back in the new movie 'The Muppets'.

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Peace Carol - John Denver and The Muppets for Amy MacAdam and Jane Wasson

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Our Latest Harbour Lights Total: $22,133.60

Posted by Amy Grant