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September 2013 Archives

Renters Stranded After Landlord Can't Afford Properties

Posted by Elke Semerad

More than two dozen adults and children in Saint John are looking for new homes. Their landlord is giving his properties "back to the bank." Lois Merritt is with Fresh Start Services.

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Saint John's First Literary Festival: Fog Lit

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint Johners are invited to participate in the first Fog Lit, October 3-6. Rosalyn Hyslop and Andrea Kikuchi are the organizers of Fog Lit Festival.

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Drawing Board For The Boardwalk

Posted by Elke Semerad

Big changes are coming to Loyalist Plaza and boardwalk. Talk the Walk wants public input. Kent MacIntyre is General Manager of the corporation.

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One Week - Barenaked Ladies for Milena and Sofia Tremblay

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Estabrooks' Victims Bring Class Action Suit Against Saint John

Posted by Elke Semerad

Ken Estabrooks was a police officer in Saint John from 1953 until 1975. Later, he was convicted of sex crimes against children. He died in 2005. John McKiggan is a lawyer with Arnold McKiggan Hutcheson.

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Zip Line Business Wants Wider Tourism Strategy

Posted by Elke Semerad

Terry Stevens owns Saint John Adventures Zip Line Tours. He is concerned about the focus of the city's tourism strategy, seemingly geared to cruise ship tourists.

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Canada's Bravest War Hero: Fritz Peters

Posted by Elke Semerad

Captain Frederic Peters fought in two World Wars, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross, and the U-S Distinguished Service Cross, as well as the Victoria Cross. Sam McBride wrote a book about him.

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Acadian Saturday Night - Joey Kitson for Cindy Logan

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Foraging For New Fungal Finds In Fundy

Posted by Elke Semerad

Researchers have been exploring the woods of Fundy Park, surveying the different types of fungi. They haven't been disappointed. Stephen Clayden is the research curator of botany and micology at NBM.

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Maine Considers Removing Taxes In Washington County

Posted by Elke Semerad

The proposal would make the state's poorest county a free-zone for state corporate, income and sales taxes. Is that good for citizens or for shoppers? Marianne Moore is the mayor of Calais.

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Our Movie Review: The Art Of The Steal

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne reviews this Canadian-made film starring Kurt Russell, about an art heist to bring the thieves out of retirement.

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Chasing After You - Shelsey Jarvis for Les Jarvis

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Council Flips On Sunday Shopping

Posted by Elke Semerad

Last week, councillors seemed cool to the idea of changing Sunday shopping hours. Then on Monday night, councillors agreed to go ahead. Councillor Greg Norton represents Ward 1.

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Our Health Columnist On Province's "New" Health Plan

Posted by Elke Semerad

Health minister Ted Flemming has a five-year plan to improve the healthcare system, that should increase care quality without costing more. Mike Simon is a family physician in Millidgeville.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Down Down Down Down

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Bob Jones predicts the price of gas, heating oil and diesel will fall tonight by about 3 or 4 cents.

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Toujours Amants - Le Vent Du Nord for Karen Holyoke

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Ballad Of Jacob Peck

Posted by Elke Semerad

Forensic anthropologist Debra Komar writes about the 1805 murder of Mercy Hall, and the role of her brother and a preacher, in Shediac.

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Prepare For Winter Heating

Posted by Elke Semerad

With the cost of both electricity and home heating fuel on the rise this year, it's time to take a hard look at home heating costs. Joe Waugh is an energy advisor with Efficiency New Brunswick.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Corduroy Road

Posted by Elke Semerad

Some Saint John musicians teamed up with other Maritimers in Guelph, ON, to create the new country sound of Corduroy Road.

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Place In The Choir - Celtic Thunder for Rexanna Keats

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Municipalities Should Know What's On The Rails

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has created a working group to push the federal government for new rules on disclosure and on rail safety in general. Brock Carlton is CEO of the federation.

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Say Hey - Michael Franti for Corry Moore Ross (17th anniversary)

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Say Hey - Michael Franti for Corry Moore Ross (17th anniversary)

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Living In The Noise

Posted by Elke Semerad

Our contributor Mark Leger reflects on what he hears while running and living in urban Saint John. Does this sound like where you live? Send your comments to infoamsaintjohn@cbc.ca.

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Community Reaction To LaPierre's Resignation And Admission

Posted by Elke Semerad

Kevin Arsenault, president of the Student Federation at UdeM, says students feel cheated. Ian Jones is a biology professor at MUN who worked with LaPierre. Energy Minister Craig Leonard trusted LaPierre's research on issues important to New Brunswick.

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Hakuna Matata - from The Lion King, Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella for Burns MacMillan

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Louis LaPierre Resigns UdeM And Posts

Posted by Elke Semerad

Louis LaPierre has issued a statement saying he misrepresented his credentials and he's sorry. Reporter Robert Jones has the latest.

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Our Movie Review: Prisoners

Posted by Elke Semerad

Movie maven Tara Thorne says this psychological drama with a great cast holds the suspense and tension for the full 2 hours and 40 minutes.

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Bondi Junction - Peter Foldy for Rob Fowler

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Imperial Must Go On, Jack MacDougall Awarded

Posted by Elke Semerad

In 1982, Jack MacDougall offered to buy the theatre for a dollar and promised he could raise $1 million to begin returning the building to its former glory. The Imperial has its centenary tomorrow.

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Paramount Coming Down

Posted by Elke Semerad

The old Paramount theatre was built in 1947 and it used to be a big attraction. The building couldn't stand the test of time. Owner Paul Daeres tells us why is has to finally come down.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Down 4 Cents, But Watch Out Ahead

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Bob Jones predicts the price of gas will fall another 4 cents tonight, and the price of heating oils and diesel will fall by 1 cent. But he warns to prepare for coming price hikes on heating oils with the possibility of an approved pipeline.

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Our Health Columnist On Surgery Vs. Stent

Posted by Elke Semerad

Doctors have been able to avoid bypass surgery by using stents to open up arterial blockages. But, a new study suggests bypass surgery may be a better option for some patients. Dr Mike Simon runs a family practice in Millidgeville.

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Brave - Sara Bareilles for Jasper Soucoup

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Sussex Hockey Teams Playing Other Rinks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Kings County Hockey League has been around for about 35 years, but is expected to fold this year. Teams have pulled up stakes deciding to play in Saint John and Petitcodiac instead. Kevin Wynn is the league president.

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Turkish Canadian Files Human Rights Complaint Against Future Shop

Posted by Elke Semerad

Erkan Demir says he was the target of numerous slurs and insults while working at the Future Shop. CBC's Rachel Cave has the story.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Bulbs

Posted by Elke Semerad

Betty Kennett is already thinking spring with bushels full of tulip bulbs from the plant stores.

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Boys of Autumn - David Roberts for Tamara Jan Cosman

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Saint John Youth Shelter Closer To Bricks And Mortar

Posted by Elke Semerad

One of the keys to tackling youth homelessness is a proposed shelter. It's called Safe Harbour, and Colin McDonald is the co-ordinator for the project.

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Off The Shelf: Fall Release Excitement

Posted by Elke Semerad

Our book lover Mary Barlow is excited about two new books out for fall, Orenda by Joseph Boyden, and Salinger, a biography of JD, by David Shields and Shane Salerno.

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We'll Sing In The Sunshine - Gale Garnett for Tracy Friars

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Urban Researcher Says Nurture The Middle Class

Posted by Elke Semerad

It can be hard to reconcile Saint John's industrial future with its residential one. And inner city density may not be the solution, according to Joel Kotkin, an urban researcher, writer, and speaker on urban futures.

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Deer Population Grows, But Slowly

Posted by Elke Semerad

New Brunswick's deer population is growing, but it's not as big as you might think. Joe Kennedy works for New Brunswick's Department of Natural Resources.

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Juice - Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb for Andrew Clark

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Boost To Saint John's Efforts To End Youth Homelessness

Posted by Elke Semerad

Randy Hatfield is the Executive Director of the Human Development Council. Melanie Redman is a co-chair of the Mobilizing Local Capacity to End Youth Homelessness Program.

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Pipeline Impact Reviewed By Independent Researcher

Posted by Elke Semerad

TransCanada Corporation hired Deloitte to do an economic impact assessment of the West - East pipeline. Matt Rousu, an associate professor of economics at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, independently reviews these kinds of assessments.

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First North End Market Opens Sunday

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jody Kliffer is one of the organizers of this weekend's Victoria Square farmers market, off Adelaide. It takes place Sunday from 8:30 am until 2 pm.

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Our Movie Review: The Action At TIFF

Posted by Elke Semerad

Movie maven Tara Thorne is taking in all the highlights and lowlights of the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet for Tandi Hooper-Clark

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Our Health Columnist On Quarterback Care At Hospitals

Posted by Elke Semerad

CEO of Horizon Health agrees changes to the healthcare system have made it more difficult to stay connected with the needs of patients and families. Dr. Mike Simon responds.

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Review Of Pipeline's Economic Impact Review

Posted by Elke Semerad

TransCanada's Deloitte report says the pipeline could create up to 10,000 jobs and pump $10 billion into the country's GDP. Andrew Leach is an associate professor at the Alberta School of Business who watches the oil and gas industry.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Finally - Save A Nickel

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Bob Jones predicts we shall see a cut in the price of gas tonight of about 5 cents.

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Turn On Your Love Light - Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings for Greg Marquis

Posted by Elke Semerad

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New Brunswick Farrier Heads To Championships In England

Posted by Elke Semerad

Aaron Steeves will be putting his best shoe forward at an international competition later this month. Aaron is a farrier, and the only farrier from the Maritimes on Team Canada.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Tomato Tomato

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty shares the music of husband and wife duo of John and Lisa Mclaggan who make up Tomato/Tomato.

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The Wheel Men Want You

Posted by Elke Semerad

The first and only all men's roller derby team, The Wheel Men, is looking for new blood. Dan Chamberlain, ZZ Slop, is a blocker and pivot on the team.

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Edelweiss - Original movie soundtrack "Sound Of Music" for Jane Hemmings

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Spearheading A Project To Train Homeless Youth In The Trades

Posted by Amy Grant

Some people in Saint John have a plan to address both homelessness and unemployment in the city. A workshop will lay out a project to train at-risk youth in the trades.
Co-ordinator of Vibrant Communities, Barry Galloway and Ian Somerville, who was involved with a project in Toronto for youth who were living on the streets, tell us the story.

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Off The Shelf: Supernatural Chinese Traditions And Simple Maritime Recipes

Posted by Amy Grant

Bookworm Mary Barlow reviews 'The Ghost Bride', 'Blood, Bones and Butter' and 'Back to Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes with a Twist'.

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Kissing Rain - Roch Voisine for Carl Duivenvoorden

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Jelly Bean Buildings Could Become Urban Artists' Village

Posted by Elke Semerad

The city is close to a deal with developers to acquire and convert the five buildings. Brian Irving is senior manager of real estate for the city of Saint John.

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Workers 4 Wishes Unveil Latest Granted Wish

Posted by Elke Semerad

Eamon Clark and Violet Brown are volunteers with Workers 4 Wishes, a union member driven not-for-profit. Ria Foss, her siblings, and her mom, Leslie Foss, will get a new play structure today.

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Blessed - Brett Dennen for Greg Hemmings

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Warning: Slope Failure

Posted by Elke Semerad

Lori and Terry Finnigan bought a house in 2009, overlooking the Bay of Fundy. It is now sliding down the bank. They say the problem started when a contractor began dumping fill next door, to secure a newly constructed house.

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Change-Throwing Double Double Customer Guilty

Posted by Elke Semerad

A judge convicted Roy Gilmore of assault for throwing change at a Tim Horton's server in Quispamsis last year. Rachel Cave has the story.

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Grand Manan Teacher In Guinea

Posted by Elke Semerad

Robert Griffin is conducting research on women's health literacy in rural developing countries in Guinea, West Africa, using solar-powered iPads.

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Our Movie Review: Closed Circuit

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne was pleasantly surprised by this British legal thriller with Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall.

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It's Like That - Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins for Michelle Massicard

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Our Health Columnist On Blue Book Pay Procedures

Posted by Elke Semerad

Certain services and procedures are not covered by medicare and patients have to pay out of pocket. Dr. Mike Simon runs a family practice in Millidgeville.

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Big League Breaks Big Record

Posted by Elke Semerad

A decades old record was broken at the the EPR by four-tenths of a second. Saint John's Dale Spence drove the gelding, and Sean Dooley trained the horse.

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Snook's Victims Not Using Counselling Service

Posted by Elke Semerad

The court heard that few of those 17 boys are seeking counselling for the abuse they suffered. Nancy Cusack is a counselling therapist in private practice.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Up A Cent, Again

Posted by Elke Semerad

Robert Jones has crunched the numbers and predicts the price of gas will increase tonight by one cent a litre, diesel and heating oils up slightly more than that.

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I Got A Bicycle - Coco Love Alcorn for Joanie Lawrence

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I Got A Bicycle - Coco Love Alcorn for Joanie Lawrence

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Adventure Biking Through Labrador

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Peter Oxley and Terry Burt are on a motorcycle trip through Newfoundland and Labrador, over a gravel stretch of the trans-Labrador highway before it gets paved.

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Judge Weighs Snook Case For Sentencing

Posted by Elke Semerad

Neville Crabbe recounts the proceedings and questions raised during Donnie Snook's court appearance last week.

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Sea Dogs Skating Into New Season

Posted by Elke Semerad

Wayne Long is the president of the Saint John Sea Dogs. He looks ahead to the season after loosing early in last season's playoffs.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Caterpillars

Posted by Elke Semerad

Betty Kennett says the best way to get rid of tent caterpillars is spray them down and stomp them - 'blech.'

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Let's Go Crazy - Prince for Jayne Ingalls

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