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February 2012 Archives

NB Minor Hockey Council Says Quispamsis Incident Under Review

Posted by Elke Semerad

A parent, a coach and a player were thrown out of a peewee hockey game last weeked in Quispamsis for verbally abusing a 13-year-old referee. Todd Pye is the Chair of Hockey New Brunswick's Minor Hockey Council and tells Hance Colburne how incidents such as this are handled.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Bob Jones predicts increases of 3 to 4 cents on gas and heating oils.

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Buzz At City Council About Possible Potash Refinery

Posted by Elke Semerad

In December, Atlantic Potash had been selected to explore the potential development of a new mine at Millstream. But some clues emerged this week that show a lot Saint John may be part of the development plans. CBC reporter Connell Smith has been following this story.

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Self Representation In Family Law Courts Messy And Costly

Posted by Elke Semerad

Many people can't get legal aid and can't afford to hire a lawyer.
Often, literacy problems make it even more complicated for someone trying to navigate the system. Sheila Cameron was a volunteer on a 2009 task force that examined access to family justice in the province.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Health Care Politics

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon talks about new and recurring issues in health care where it seems to some doctors that politics triumph over patient care.

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Fishin' Hole - Andy Griffith for Ann Wetzel

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Sarah Wilbur

Posted by Elke Semerad

Sarah Wilbur grew up in Hampton, but now teaches in Shenzhen, China, one of the biggest cities in the world.

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Testimony In Defamation Case Against Ferguson Reveals Jet-setting Board

Posted by Elke Semerad

Former councillor John Ferguson's lawyer went on the attack yesterday, focusing on the financial disaster that the Saint John pension fund has become now. CBC's Robert Jones has the details.

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School Of Hockey Officiating Recognizes Bad Behaviour At Rinks

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Canadian School Of Hockey Officiating tries to make the ice safe for players, coaches and referees. John Gardiner is the president of Greater Toronto Hockey League which runs the school. He responds to the news of a recent rinkside incident in Quispamsis.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Mike O'Neill

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty joins us on every other Tuesday to spotlight a Maritime musician who deserves a listen.

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Happy Whistler - Don Robertson for Rose and Walter Calwell

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Hockey Mom And Coach Ejected From Game By 13-year-old Ref

Posted by Elke Semerad

An incident Friday night at the Q-Plex in Quispamsis saw one hockey mom ejected from the building during the Peewee game. Shortly afterward, her son's coach was similarly ejected. Connell Smith tells us the story.

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Why Cops May Be Mum On Two Saint John Murder Cases

Posted by Elke Semerad

Longtime justice and crime reporter Julian Sher talks about the Saint John Police department's unwillingness to talk about some high profile cases, including that of Richard Oland and the suspicious death of Serena Perry at the regional hospital.

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Wait (Fire Escape Mix) - Stephanie Mainville for Justin Michaelson

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Saint John Physician On Need For 3T MRI

Posted by Cindy Grant

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation is offering a million dollars to help with the cost of upgrading the hospital's MRI, that's causing a divide between physicians and politicians, Dr. Robert Rae is the president of the New Brunswick Medical Society.

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Flowers - Jamie Junger For Joanne Lewis

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Parenting

Posted by Cindy Grant

The one question Deborah Irvine-Anderson won't be asking while making small talk.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'This Means War'

Posted by Cindy Grant

Matt Rainnie gives 'This Means War' a thumbs down.

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Connell Smith Looks Into Suspicious Death

Posted by Cindy Grant

It's been more than a week since a 22-year-old woman died under what police are calling "suspicious circumstances" at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Connell Smith has been following the story.

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Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die

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City Promotes Energy Efficiency

Posted by Cindy Grant

Samir Yammine is the City of Saint John's energy manager and he tells us how the city is keeping tabs on the new transit building and how you can see the energy savings on the big screen at the Shoppes of City Hall.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Organ Donation

Posted by Cindy Grant

The Canadian Institute for Health Information suggests we as Canadians haven't really taken to the idea of organ donation. Dr. Mike Simon is our regular health columnist, he talks about why this is and what can be done to improve the number of organ donors in our province.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Cindy Grant

Gas up about 1/2 cent and heating oil up by about a cent as well at midnight tonight.

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Simple Pleasures - David Myles For Bob Brittain

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Jessica Homenick

Posted by Cindy Grant

Jessica Homenick is the tour guide and owner of "Ghost Tours of Quebec" in Quebec City. She grew up in Sussex, and that makes her this week's Saint Johner Away.

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Penguins - Lyle Lovett For Daryl Steeves And K V Waddlers

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Criminology Professor On Saint John Hospital Death

Posted by Cindy Grant

Saint John police are investigating the suspicious death of young woman at the Regional Hospital. They have little to say. Noone is in custody and Horizon Health says there is no risk to patient safety. Michael Boudreau teaches Criminology & Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University.

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For The Birds: Owls

Posted by Cindy Grant

Our birder and naturalist Jim Wilson is going to give us a quick lesson in recognizing the calls of three main species of New Brunswick Owls.

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More Wild Turkeys In Province

Posted by Cindy Grant

CBC reporter Connell Smith has been investigating the increase of the wild turkey population in the province, and he has this report.

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Our Resident Bookworm: Variations On A Theme

Posted by Cindy Grant

Sarah Maier is looking at variations on a theme this morning.

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Sing It Loud - K.D. Lang For Heather Fougere

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Moosehead Lock Out Subject Of Documentary

Posted by Cindy Grant

Last February, employees at Moosehead Breweries made the news when they were locked out for five weeks. But it was their behaviour during the lockout that's now getting attention, as the subject of a new documentary. Sheldon Garland is a Moosehead employee and one of the creators of the film 'Drink 'Em Dry'.

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When I'm 64 - The Beatles For Brian Shanks And Car Pool Crew

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The Loss Of Dr. Mohan Iype

Posted by Cindy Grant

Dr. John Steeves is the Associate Dean of Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick. He worked closely with Dr. Iype over the years.

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Tour St. Stephen Civic Centre

Posted by Cindy Grant

St. Stephen. He explains how people in St. Stephen can now take a virtural tour of the town's new civic centre. The 20-million dollar project is slated to open in September of next year.

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The Best - Tina Turner For Mike And Betty Brown

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Cindy Grant

Bob's back but he didn't bring back any good news about gas prices.

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Our Health Columnist On Kids And Sleep

Posted by Cindy Grant

Authors of a study, published in the journal "Pediatrics", say kids haven't been getting the amount of sleep recommended by experts for at least 100 years. That's makes for some pretty tired grown ups ! Dr. Mike Simon has some advice on getting the kids to sleep.

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Nobel Peace Prize Nominee: Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Posted by Cindy Grant

Sheila Watt-Cloutier speaks tonight in Hampton at the John Peters Humphrey Foundation Annual Human Rights Forum. She is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee for her work in the impacts of global environmental issues on human rights.

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From The Heart - Another Level For Kim Cookson

Posted by Cindy Grant

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Erin McAleenan

Posted by Cindy Grant

Erin McAleenan is from Sussex, she grew up playing basketball in the Dairytown and now coaches out in Edmonton.

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All You Need Is Love - Beatles For Kim Murphy

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Andrew Sisk

Posted by Cindy Grant

Jeff Liberty joins us on every other Tuesday to spotlight a Maritime musician who deserves a listen.

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Magzy's Kettle Korn Owner Moving On

Posted by Cindy Grant

It's the sweet and salty crunch that stretched from Fredericton's Farmers Market to a Quispamsis production plant to the Dragon's Den on CBC TV. Now, the Magzy of Magzy's Kettle Korn is stepping away from the Kettle.

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Circles Of Support Coming To Saint John

Posted by Cindy Grant

Christina Farnsworth is the Moncton coordinator of the Circles of Support and Accountability Program she tells us why they are reaching out to Saint John in hopes to start a group here.

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Que Sera Sera - Sly and The Family Stone For Kyle Roberts

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West Side Foodbank Update

Posted by Cindy Grant

Harry Cross of the West Side foodbank on the benefits of Habour Lights.

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Snowshoe Trek Marks War Of 1812

Posted by Cindy Grant

The King's County Museum is using snowshoes this weekend to celebrate New Brunswicks role in the war of 1812. Christine White is the director of the museum.

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Friday I'm In Love - The Cure for Elspeth Nickerson

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Small Steps: Census Finds Population Trend Reversal in Saint John

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint John's population has been in decline for about the past 50 years. But in the last four years, the city's population actually grew by 2000. Jacqueline Hamilton is the deputy commissioner of planning for the city.

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Saint John String Quartet Celebrates Juno Nod

Posted by Elke Semerad

A recording by the Saint John String Quartet of Jacques H├ętu's String Quartet No. 2. The piece is nominated for a Juno award as Classical Composition of the Year. David Adams is a violinist with the String Quartet.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'Chronicle'

Posted by Elke Semerad

Matt Rainnie loves the new mashup of superhero and high school movies, called 'Chronicle.'

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Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - The Weavers for Ed McNeil

Posted by Elke Semerad

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NB Forestry Resources Need New Framework

Posted by Elke Semerad

Competition rules in the woods, between private lots and crown land. A task force released its report called "A New Approach for Private Woodlots - Reframing the Forest Policy Debate." Don Floyd chaired the task force.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Croup

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Simon tells us that croup is creeping into clinics this season. Here's how to spot it and what to do.

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Police Union Rep Urges Fight Against Million Dollar Cuts

Posted by Elke Semerad

Bob Davidson is a consultant for the Saint John Police Association, the union representing the city's 160 officers. He appeared before Saint John's police commission where he urged the board to fight the cuts. Christopher Waldschutz chairs the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

From Florida, Bob Jones predicts gas will not budge this week. Heating oil will inch up.

Phasors On Stun - FM for Matt West

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Irving Oil Lists 20 Houses Along Redhead Road

Posted by Elke Semerad

It was a real estate bonanza. Irving Oil put 20 homes in the Redhead-Anthony's Cove area onto the market. These homes are adjacent to the proposed site of the second refinery.

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Grand Manan Lobster License Sold To Nova Scotia Fisher

Posted by Elke Semerad

A DFO policy used to ensure that licenses were sold to local fishermen. Lawrence Cook is the Chairman of the Lobster Committee for the Grand Manan Fisherman's Association. Stefan Leslie speaks for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Linda Fox

Posted by Elke Semerad

Linda Fox has had an interesting journalism career in Toronto that has taken her around the world.

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For The Birds: Rare Finds

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jim Wilson talks about a few of the unusual visitors to our communities' feeders this season.

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Flip Flop And Fly - Downchild Blues Band for Robin Stanley

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Police Talk To School About Criminality of Bullying

Posted by Elke Semerad

Bullying can be a criminal activity once you reach the age of 12. Nadine Bulmer's son attends Forest Hills School, where she says he is often bullied. Sargeant David Hartley-Brown of Saint John Police will make a presentation at Forest Hills School about bullying and criminal behaviour.

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Ordinary Day - Great Big Sea for Terry Moore

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Blacks Harbour Sardines Plant Packed Into CBC Documentary

Posted by Elke Semerad

The village of Blacks Harbour is home to the last remaining sardine processing plant in North America. "The Last Sardine Outpost," a documentary for Land and Sea, was written and directed by Latonia Hartery.

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Saint John Community Organizations Consider Impact Of Plan B Budget

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint John council made deep cuts to programs, and eliminated 50 jobs, when it passed its 2012 budget on Wednesday night. The police, fire, and transit departments are all affected, as are many more organizations. Kari Poore is the executive director of the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue. Randy Hatfield is executive director of the Human Development Council.

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Hemmings House Documents Journey Of Paramount Theatre Revitalization

Posted by Elke Semerad

The fight to save the Paramount theatre may end this March. Paramount proponent and filmmaker Michael McDonald and Saint John filmmakers Greg Hemmings and Lauchlan Ough are shooting a documentary about saving the Paramount and how Saint John is not alone in its fight to revive a lost cultural treasure.

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Ain't Necessarily So - Willie Nelson for Ann Webster Wetzel

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Plan B Budget Passed: Cuts Begin

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mayor Ivan Court talks about the precarious position council was in when considering which budget to pass. And Ward 2 councillor Gary Sullivan reads, for the record, the organizations directly affected.

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Dairytown Classic Celebrates 25 Years Of Hoops

Posted by Elke Semerad

Twenty-five years ago, Peter McAleenan planned an event to bring the very best in high school basketball to Sussex. The Dairytown Classic begins today and runs through the weekend.

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Our Movie Guy Reviews 'The Grey'

Posted by Elke Semerad

Matt Rainnie thinks Liam Neeson's new film is a good one, as is the Canadian film nominated for an Oscar, Monsieur Lazhar.

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Political - Spirit Of The West for Debbie Howard

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Venture Capital Injection To Three Saint John Businesses

Posted by Elke Semerad

GrowthWorks, a venture capital investment company, is investing 1.75 million dollars in three Saint John I-T businesses.
Emmanuel Elmajian is CEO of Spinzo.

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Todd Murphy is the CEO of Medrunner, an electronic prescription system.

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Saint John Woman Heads To Cambodia To Rescue Children In Sex Trade

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jenn Jewett regularly serves coffee at Java Moose in Lancaster Mall. But this month, she's heading to Cambodia to help set up a safe house and retraining program for children who've been rescued from brothels.

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Crime Bill Talks Begin Today With Rothesay Senator Chairing Committee

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Bill is designed to impose longer sentences, and will send more people to jail. That will lead to more costs downloaded to the provinces, which Ontario and Quebec disagree with. John Wallace is a Senator from Rothesay and chair of the senate committee discusssing Bill C10.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Bob Jones predicts the price of gas will rise overnight by one cent. The price of heating oils will drop only by fractions of a cent.

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Our Health Columnist Talks Detox

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon says detox products for the skin or for the body are not only unnecessary, they can be dangerous.

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Bicycle Race - Queen for Cindy Millican

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