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September 2012 Archives

Patient's Family Frustrated By Grand Manan Air Ambulance Deal

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A new contract was struck between Ambulance NB and Atlantic Charters on Grand Manan. But, after a recent mecial emergency involving her husband, Sheila Tate-Hornjak says it doesn't seem to have changed anything.

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Duality In Health: Not Just Semantics

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Dr. Hubert Dupuis is a Dieppe family phsyician. He's also the president of Eqalite Sante en Francais, a citizen's group that agreed to drop a lawsuit against the province two and a half years ago after government officials promised equal treatment for the province's two health districts - the French and the English.

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150-Year-Old St. Jude's Merges With Neighbour Parish

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This Sunday, St. Jude's Anglican church on the lower west side will hold it's last official service. Gloria Jennings was baptized at St. Jude's 77 years ago, and may just be the parish's oldest active parishioner.

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Louie Louie - The Kingsmen for Bob Wishart

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Saint John May Consider "Josh's" Helmet Law For Skateboarders

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Common council has voted to reassess the city's bylaw on skateboarding, considering mandatory helmets. It's being called "Josh's Law", in honour of Linda Dillon's son who was severely hurt when he fell off his skateboard in August. Reporter John Van Dusen spoke with her.

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Our Movie Review: Trouble With The Curve

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Clarissa Andersen talks straight about the baseball scout movie starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.

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Refinery Explosion Rattles Citizens, Not Local MLA

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An explosion at the Irving Oil Refinery rocked neighboring businesses and sent one man to hospital with minor injuries.MLA and former fire chief Glen Tait comments about emergency services to the refinery.

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Cabinet Shuffled

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David Alward marks his second anniversary in office with a cabinet shuffle. Saint John area has two new ministers.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Leeboy

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Jeff Liberty talks about a new bluesman on the scene, Leeboy.

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As The Years Go By - Mashmakhan for Gary Sullivan

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District Lets Go Of Schoolboy Hockey Next Year

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Superintendent of Saint John schools Zoe Watson says the program will be protected one more year, until a community group can take over. CBC reporter Rachel Cave spoke with her. Art Comeau is a retired school teacher who continues to coach.

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Floating Public Private Partnership Idea For Ice Time

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A group of private investors want to have some very preliminary talks with city managers about a plan that could see a new privately run arena built along-side one of the existing municipal rinks. Connell Smith has more.

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Our Health Columnist: Duality In Health Care

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Grand Bay-Westfield MLA Jim Parrott said it was a mistake to let the politics of language affect decisions in healthcare, and got himself kicked out of caucus. Dr Mike Simon, who runs a family practice in Millidgeville, comments.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

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With the change of seasons, Bob Jones tells us we can expect to keep some change tonight at the pumps. The price of gas will fall about 5 cents.

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Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners for Cara Fanjoy Miller

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Tongue Tied - Grouplove for Milena Tremblay

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Stars On 45 Medley - Stars On 45 for Brian Shanks, Lepreau Carpool

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Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga for Ava Seaward

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Buyers Wanted: Saint John Real Estate Market Bloated

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The New Brunswick Real Estate Association says the province is in a state of oversupply, especially noticeable in Saint John. Rachel Cave has been looking into the story.

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Our Movie Review: The Words

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Clarissa Andersen tries to put in words the confusion caused by the romantic thriller The Words, starring Bradley Cooper.

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Magic - Cars for Paulette Hicks

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Small Savings At The Pumps

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Bob Jones says we should see a couple of cents drop off the price of gas after midnight tonight. No such luck for diesel or heating oils.

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Tidal Power Generating Electricity Off Eastport

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Ocean Renewable Power is now selling electricity, generated in waters just off Eastport, into the grid. John Ferland is the company's vice president.

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Renos At Regional Plan For Least Disruption

Posted by Elke Semerad

Seven nursing units will be renovated at a cost of about $1 million each. Officials are trying to figure out how to relocate patients and staff so the work can be done. CBC's Rachel Cave spoke to Horizon Health's executive director for the Saint John region, Margaret Melanson.

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Our Health Columnist: Legionnaire's Disease

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Dr. Mike Simon talks about the sometimes fatal respiratory disease hitting Ontario and Quebec now.

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Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones for Lloyd Ravn

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Saint John Sewer System Needs Work

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Wastewater is the big challenge for most municipalities around the province, and across Canada, according to a new national report card. David Hanson is the president of the Union of Municipalities in New Brunswick.

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Sea Dogs Score With NHL Lockout

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Head coach Mike Kelly is pleased that Jonathon Huberdeau, drafted to the Florida Panthers, will be playing the Q-league as a Sea Dog until the NHL lockout is resolved.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Late Season Prep

Posted by Elke Semerad

Betty Kennett joins us for the last time this gardening season, but reminds us there are two glorious growing months left before winter sets in.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Malorie Dobbin

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Quispamsis' Malorie Dobbin arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, about 10 days before a massive earthquake destroyed buildings and infrastructure. She continues to teach kindergarten in a small town outside the renovated city.

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Jump - Van Halen for Graham Burgess

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Make Me Smile - Chicago for John Hanson

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Terry Fox Inspires Saint Johner With Prosthesis

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Chris Thompson was diagnosed with the exact same type of cancer in a bone in his leg. Eventually, he had to have his leg amputated. Chris Thompson now works as an orthopedic nurse.

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Shaw Offers "Solution" To CBC Digital Signal Loss

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Many New Brunswickers lost their CBC television signal this summer and they're not happy about it. Harry McInerney of Saint John is one of them. Another service is offering a solution. Connell Smith has the story.

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Spread Too Thin - The Dirty Heads for Doug Tremblay

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Request For Info On Sea Lice Counts Denied

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New Brunswick's Access to Information Commissioner decided information on sea lice counts and pesticide use at individual salmon cage sites in the Bay of Fundy is proprietary and will not be released to the public. Matthew Abbott is the Fundy Baykeeper.

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Minister On Property Tax Adjustments For Owners

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The New Brunswick government announced an overhaul to the property tax system. Local Government Minister Bruce Fitch explains.

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Our Movie Review: Beat Down

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Clarissa Andersen reviews the Can Con film produced in Newfoundland about a young girl who wants to became an amateur wrestler just like her father.

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Parenting: Best Summer Experiences

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What will your kids remember about summer 2012? That day camp they went to or their soccer team or dance class? Our Collective Wisdom columnist Dave Atkinson remembers.

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Whiffenpoof Song - Bing Crosby for Daniel Keith

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Citizens' 2 Cents On Saint John Budget Decisions

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In the first in a round of public consultation meetings, 81 per cent of the attendees voted to instruct the city to look at another model for the delivery of fire-emergency services or to simply slash the fire department budget. Reporter Connell Smith was there.

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Conflict In Mali In Brief

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Modibo Diarra, Saint John Mill Rats Basketball player, left Mali with his family after a coup d'etat this summer. Robert Nathan is a PhD student in African studies at Dalhousie University, writing a book about the conflicts in Mali.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Bob Jones warns that it'll cost a nickel more to fill up tomorrow. But diesel and heating oils will cost a penny or two less.

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Kaya - Bob Marley and The Wailers for Kaya Hemmings

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Mayor Wants Details On Province's Review Of Local Government

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The city of Saint John has drawn up a position paper on the local governance review process, and sent it up to Fredericton. Mel Norton explains his concerns.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Geoff Cann

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Geoff Cann grew up on the Old Rothesay Road in Brookville. He has cycled thousands of kilometers around the foothills of the Canadian Rockies to raise money for cancer research, and is now on his way across the UK from bottom to top.

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Million-dollar Art Completed At Saint John Waterfront

Posted by Elke Semerad

It's been six weeks of dusty, hard work for six international scultpors and their apprentices. This Sunday, six huge, granite sculptures will be moved to their pads in Quispamsis, Saint John, UNBSJ, Rothesay, Grand Bay-Westfield and St. George. Diana Alexander is chair of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Sandy Mackay

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Saint Johner Sandy Mackay pulls in all the favours with his musical friends and produces Call of the Wheel.

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Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams for Shelley Berdan Harris

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New Chapter For Modibo Diarra

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The Saint John Mill Rat is making a new home in Saint John for his wife and daughter, after a long journey from war-torn Mali.

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Real Estate Mogul In Property Dispute

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Marc Mawhinney has a new real estate venture. But a businessman based in Germany says Mawhinney and his company owe tens of thousands of dollars after the sale of a vacation home went bad. Connell Smith has the story.

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CBC Saint John Studios On The Move

Posted by Elke Semerad

On September 24th, CBC Saint John will be broadcasting from its new home in Brunswick Square. Former and original CBC Saint John broadcaster Costas Halavrezos recalls the days of CBC Saint John moving in to Hilyard Place, in 1978.

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Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf for Carrah McAllistair

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Mill Rat Modibo Diarra En Route To New Home With Family

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Friends and supporters of Diarra have been raising money to bring him and his family back to Saint John from war-torn Mali. Rebecca McCullough and her family have been a huge part of those efforts.

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Parents Consider Suit Against Aquatic Centre For Son's Death

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jason Yifan Wang was an international student who had come to study at Simonds High School. A year ago, Wang was found lying unconscious at the side of the pool at the Aquatic Centre. He died two days later. CBC's Rachel Cave spoke with the family's lawyer Rod Gillis.

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Rounding Out Simms Corner

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Westside councillor Greg Norton will request time at a future council meeting to hear why the tricky intersection should be turned into a roundabout. Reporter Connell Smith talks with the councillor and drivers.

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Dune Buggy - Presidents of The United States Of America for Rebecca Lagace

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Original Broadway Cafe Owner Reacts To News Of Fire

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The Broadway Cafe has been a community gathering spot in downtown Sussex since 1981. Peter Williams was the original owner of the Broadway Cafe.

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Our Movie Review: Lawless

Posted by Elke Semerad

Clarissa Andersen finds the heart behind the historical grittiness of the Prohibition Era in Lawless.

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I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Elvis for Byron Williamson

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Theatre in Bosnia

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Lauren Goddard from Rothesay recently returned from a summer spent in Bosnia, where she worked as production co-ordinator with a theatre project for youth in the city of Mostar.

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Historic Broad Street Buildings In Sussex Destroyed In Fire

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Fire tore through a stretch of historic properties in downtown Sussex overnight. They housed apartments and a number of businesses, including the Broadway cafe, Outdoor Elements, Soap Works and a Chinese food restaurant. Mayor Marc Thorne was on the scene of the fire overnight.

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Our Health Columnist: Medical Advice For The Health Department

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Dr. Mike Simon returns from his summer break to comment on the evidence-based submission from the Medical Society to the health department about how to fix health care in the province.

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Medical Society Prescribes Fixes To Health Care

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President Rob Rae of the New Brunswick Medical Society shares the healthcare advice it's giving the provincial government today.

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The Gas Guru Speaks

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Bob Jones says we can expect another penny increase on the price of gas tonight. More on heating oils and diesel. And at 50 per cent certainty, our gas guru says you can take that to the bank.

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Drive Me Wild - Sawyer Brown for Trish Hopkins

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Erin Molloy

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International school teacher Erin Molloy is in Dusseldorf, Germany,  this school year.

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ARL/SPCA Needs $200,000 This Week Or Will Close

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Donations trickled in over the weekend, but president Melody McElmon says much more is needed, and soon, to keep the doors open past this weekend.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Dry Spells

Posted by Elke Semerad

Prune, prune, prune. Betty Kennett says it is the thing to do while gardeners wait for the rain.

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Man In Black - Johnny Cash for Barry Ogden

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