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August 2012 Archives

On The Road Again - Willie Nelson for Cynthia Cudmore

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Movies: Hit And Run

Posted by Cindy Grant

Clarissa Andersen writes a movie blog online and reviews films for us here on Information Morning each week. This week she checked out the newest action-comedy Hit and Run.

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Swing Lo Magellan - The Dirty Projectors, for Ray Seaward

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Feds Cut Environmental Assessments

Posted by Cindy Grant

CBC has learned Ottawa is making major cuts to environmental assessments. Our reporter Andy Wilson looks at the list and what Ottawa is saying about it.

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Vehicle - Ides Of March for Brian Shanks

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Saint Johner Away: Cara Funk

Posted by Cindy Grant

The shortage of teaching jobs led today's Saint Johner away to northern British Columbia where canola and oil fields rule.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Jennah Barry

Posted by Cindy Grant

It's not unusual for a young Maritimer to head off to Toronto to make a name for themselves, but as Jeff Liberty tells us on today's edition of Take Liberty, this Maritimer, Jennah Barry, found life back home far more appealing and she managed to put together a really good record on her return.

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Save Our Ocean Sciences Meets With M-P

Posted by Cindy Grant

The Chair of the Save Our Ocean Sciences Committee tells us how a meeting went between the group fighting federal cuts to St. Andrews Biological Station and the local M-P.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Conductor, Irwin Kostal for Andrea Cuningham

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Local Author Matt Gallant

Posted by Cindy Grant

Saint John author, Matt Gallant has just had his first book, "Darkness Falls"  published. It's a work of science fiction, set in apocalyptic Saint John.

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On The Road - Lee Roy Parnell for Greg Hansen

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Me And Bobby McGee - Gordon Lightfoot for Ray Garnum

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Parenting: A Vocation ?

Posted by Cindy Grant

There used to be parents, now there's "parent-ING", it's become a vocation. And it can leave parents feeling high and dry when the kids leave the house.

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Our Movie Review: Sparkle

Posted by Cindy Grant

Whitney Houston's long awaited final film Sparkle has finally hit theatres. Movie blogger Clarissa Andersen drops by with her thoughts.

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Paranormal Research In Saint John

Posted by Cindy Grant

A group in Saint John wants to get to the bottom of things that go bump in the night.  The Port City Paranormal Research Society is looking for haunted places to investigate.

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Crude Oil Coming To Saint John From North Dakota

Posted by Cindy Grant

An American energy expert says a railway train is now leaving North Dakota every week on its way to Saint John, each train contains that region's famously sweet crude oil.

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Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads for Grant Kelly

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Pride Week: Looking Back On Ten Years

Posted by Cindy Grant

The Rainbow Flag has been raised at city hall for ten years now. We will speak to a few folks who've been involved in pride week in Saint John for the past decade.

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M-P John Williamson On Biological Station Cuts

Posted by Cindy Grant

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, including cuts at the The St. Andrews Biological Station. John Williamson is the MP for the area. 

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Me and You and A Dog Named Boo - Lobo for Linda Gauthier

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Radon Testing For Your Home

Posted by Cindy Grant

Barb MacKinnon is the president and CEO of the Lung Association, she has some practical advice from the New Brunswick Lung Association about radon testing in your home.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Ryan Jimmo

Posted by Cindy Grant

Ryan Jimmo spent many a day in a Saint John dojo, perfecting his karate skills. That work paid off last month in Calgary, as Jimmo tied the Ultimate Fighting Championship record by knocking his opponent out in 7 seconds. Ryan grew up on the west side and he is this week's Saint Johner Away.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Annoying Insects

Posted by Cindy Grant

Betty Kennett is ready to deal with all those annoying insects that invade her garden.

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Mayor Mel Norton On Pension Task Force

Posted by Cindy Grant

The Provincial pension task force is trying to find a way to minimize the sting for both taxpayers and employees, but make no mistake Saint John will still have a pension problem come budget time this fall.  Mayor Mel Norton explains to Connell Smith how you can be part of the process of creating the city's 2013 budget.

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End Of The Line - Traveling Wilburys for Nicola Carter

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Some End Of Summer Reads

Posted by Cindy Grant

Before you get back to the school books, there are some great reads you may want to pick up.

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Tips On Back To School Sleep Routines

Posted by Cindy Grant

You might want to start soaking in the dog days of summer early in the morning instead of late in the evening at this point in the summer, and then you can encourage your kids to do the same.

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Keep On Driving - The Shaggy Dogs for Andrew and David Craft

Posted by Cindy Grant

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Many Oland Search Warrants Released But Redacted

Posted by Elke Semerad

There are still no arrests or charges laid related to the murder of Richard Oland, more than a year after he was found dead in his office. CBC and the Telegraph-Journal had to go to court to get several documents released. CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon has been following this story.

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Cadillac Baby - Colin James for Doug Tremblay

Posted by Elke Semerad

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DOT (Minnesota) Asks Drivers To Do The Zipper Merge

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint Johner commuters are fired up about merging etiquette. The state of Minnesota is in the middle of a huge public service campaign to promote the zipper merge. Ken Johnson is the state work zone engineer with the department of transportation in Minnesota.

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Oland Death Search Warrants Remain Sealed Until Today

Posted by Elke Semerad

Further details about the investigation into the death of Saint John businessman Richard Oland may be released today. By default, search warrants are public. It's unusual for warrants to be sealed, and for so long. Janet Austin is a law professor at the University of New Brunswick.

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Our Movie Review: The Campaign

Posted by Elke Semerad

Clarissa Andersen got her ticket to the new Will Ferrell film, The Campaign, a satire about modern-day U.S. politics.

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Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters for Byron Williamson

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Coverage Of Drug Avastin Should Be A Priority, Lawyer

Posted by Elke Semerad

A Saint John man's fight for access to a drug that could prolong his life is drawing attention to New Brunswick's lack of a catastrophic drug plan. Nathalie Godbout is a friend of the family and a lawyer in Saint John.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Bob Jones says there is no relief at the pumps, even though there was no hurricane. Expect to pay another penny or more for gas after tonight.

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Paramount Theatre's Story To Air On CBC TV

Posted by Elke Semerad

The theatre may be dark, but a light recently shone on the Paramount Theatre will be seen on CBC TV. Greg Hemmings directed the new documentary on the dilapitated former film house.

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland for Glenda Thornton

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Bike Path Connecting Tucker Park To Uptown Proposed

Posted by Elke Semerad

The 5.3 kilometre run linking UNBSJ and the Regional Hospital to the uptown will get a lot of people out of their cars. Jeff Roach is a board member with Uptown Saint John and serves on "Green Feet" the board's environment committee.

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Sick Injured Dog Left In Cardboard Box At ARL/SPCA

Posted by Elke Semerad

Last week, a seriously injured and sick dog was found in a cardboard box in the Animal Rescue League's parking lot. It had to be euthanized. The New Brunswick SPCA is investigating. Kathy Illingworth is the shelter manager.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight J.P. Cormier

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty tells us about the quintessential Maritime musician and his latest album "Somewhere In The Back Of My Heart."

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Maureen Tonge

Posted by Elke Semerad

Maureen Tonge found her calling as an art teacher and yoga instructor in Yellowknife. Tonge came back to Saint John this summer to visit her family in Quispamsis and she's been able to teach a little yoga while she's here.

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Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers for Brian McKnight

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Life-extending Drug Not Covered By Province

Posted by Elke Semerad

New Brunswick doesn't yet have a catastrophic drug plan. That means John Phillippe and his wife Lynn have to come up with $10,000 every month for as long as he survives. The couple sat down together with CBC reporter Connell Smith.

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Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels for Dave Barnes

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Doctor Buddy System To Help Transition Patients And Physicians To New Practice

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Shared Workload Initiative will give five retiring New Brunswick doctors a chance to split their workload with a new physician. Anthony Knight is the CEO of the New Brunswick Medical Society.

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Fire - Bruce Springsteen for Peter White

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Public Transportation System Vital To Maritimes

Posted by Elke Semerad

Acadian Bus Lines is leaving the Maritimes in November. Michael Perry is with Transport Action Atlantic, a group to promote, advance and develop public transportation.

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Our Movie Review: Total Recall

Posted by Elke Semerad

Clarissa Andersen tells us how much Schwarzenegger you might recall when seeing Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in the new Total Recall.

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Serena Perry's Family Speaks About No News In Homicide Investigation

Posted by Elke Semerad

After six months of investigation police have yet to lay a charge in the homicide death of psychiatric unit patient Serena Perry. CBC's Connell Smith talked with the Perry family about the case.

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Matchbox - Carl Perkins for Cheryl Hoyt

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Psychiatric Ward Safety At Saint John Regional Hospital

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint John police are treating the death of the 22-year-old Serena Perry as a homicide. She was a patient in the psychiatric unit. Dr. Rachel Morehouse is head of the hospital's psychiatric department.

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Acadian Bus Lines Roll Out Of Maritimes

Posted by Elke Semerad

The company announced it would cease service to the Maritimes, effective November 30th. Denis Gallant is vice president for the Maritimes at Groupe Orleans Express, the company that owns Acadian.

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MMMBop - Hanson for Sarah McIntyre

Posted by Elke Semerad

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter and gas guru Robert Jones says you'd better save your nickels for this week's price change at the pumps.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Robert Ash

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint Johner Robert Ash operates a tall ship tour company in the Caribbean.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Early Blackberries

Posted by Elke Semerad

The dry hot season means Betty Kennett is eating her blackberries two weeks earlier than usual. Other plants are doing not so well in her garden without the rain.

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Live Right Now Winner Rose Misner On Incredible Weight Loss

Posted by Elke Semerad

Rose Misner won a 6-month pass to the Y to start her weightloss journey more than a year ago. She stopped by the studio to show off her new health and vitality.

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Grease/Summer Nights - Olivia Newton John, John Travolta for Rexanna Keats

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Jim Henman

Posted by Elke Semerad

Original April Wine band member Jim Henman has picked up his guitar again and produced a solo album. Jeff Liberty tells us about Jim Henman's Same Old Feeling.

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Musician Mike Biggar On His Smaller Self

Posted by Elke Semerad

It was less than a year ago when Saint John musician Mike Biggar decided to change the way he was living. Now, 175 pounds lighter, his coaches say they've never seen a success story like his.

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Knee Deep - Zac Brown Band, for Christine McGinnis Kelly

Posted by Cindy Grant

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

The price of gas is predicted to go down about one cent for the August long weekend. Reporter Bob Jones says the price of heating oils will remain the same.

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