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October 2013 Archives

The Partners For Workplace Inclusion Program Celebrates

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Sarah Trainor tells us about a group that helps people with disabilities find employment. The group is celebrating local businesses that have promoted inclusive workplaces.

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Our Movie Review: The Counselor

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne reviews the new Cormac McCarthy movie that has a star studded cast but ends up not being much fun.

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Thriller - Michael Jackson for Brian Shanks and his car pool

Posted by Amy Grant

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A Haunting Historic Tale Of Domestic Violence

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John police officer, Scott Gogan, tells us about the case of Maggie Vail and her daughter Ella May who were murdered in Saint John 145 years ago. A service and dedication of a memorial stone for Maggie Vail and her daughter, Ella May, will be held this Friday, at noon, to mark domestic violence month, which is November.

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Our Health Columnist Debates The Legalization Of Medically Assisted Death

Posted by Amy Grant

The conversation continues in Quebec over a bill that will allow people in that province to get medical assistance to die -- and make history in Canada. Dr. Simon weighs in on the topic.

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Not Everyone Gets The Social Assistance Rate Increase

Posted by Amy Grant

Coordinator at AIDS Saint John, Diane McGovern, tells us what the increase means for people in methadone treatment.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Everything's Going Down

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Bob Jones predicts that gas will be going down by 1 cent and that home heating oil and diesel will be going down by one and a half cents tonight at midnight.

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Ylvis - The Fox for John Hanson and all the Fog City Scribes

Posted by Amy Grant

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Uptown Saint John Has Some Ideas To Make The Central Peninsula A Better Place To Live, Work And Visit

Posted by Amy Grant

President of Uptown Saint John, Matt Alexander, thinks the city's help with development incentives and improved signage would increase business and help the city by adding new buildings to the tax base.

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For The Birds: Rare Birds Spotted

Posted by Amy Grant

Birder and naturalist, Jim Wilson, tells us about the sightings that every birder lives for - the rare birds that visited our province this summer.

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All Around My Hat - SteelEye Span for Dale Peters

Posted by Amy Grant

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Pigg's Peak Partnership Helps Kids In Swaziland

Posted by Elke Semerad

MLA for Hampton-Kings Bev Harrison is a member of the Hampton Pigg's Peak Partnership. The group tries to give children of the lost generation a better life.
 
Hampton Pigg's Peak Partnership

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Saint John High School Teacher Makes Jeopardy Appearance

Posted by Elke Semerad

Maryann Lewell recently returned from taping the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament in Los Angeles.

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Off The Shelf: Rothesay Reads Author Pre-Visit

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tiffony Jacobs, one of the original Freedom Writers, talks with our own book worm, Mary Barlow, about being part of a literary phenomenon.

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St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr, David Foster for Sean Wilson

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Information Morning Saint John 35th Anniversary Show Hr. 1

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Information Morning Saint John 35th Anniversary Show Hr. 2

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Information Morning Saint John 35th Anniversary Show Hr. 3

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Sweet Misery - Teaze for Keith Wiggins

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Sweet Misery - Teaze for Keith Wiggins

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Single Mom Not Guilty Of Abandonment

Posted by Elke Semerad

Judge says Caleigh Shea had her hands full with 4 children, groceries, a cold night and a long uphill walk. CBC's Neville Crabbe was in the courtroom.

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Our Movie Review: Carrie

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne thinks the special effects in this Stephen King thriller have been updated, but the rest of the film doesn't add much to the 1976 original.

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Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang for Gillian Gillies to Brock Reid (turning 50s)

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang for Gillian Gillies to Brock Reid (turning 50s)

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Not Much Of Anything

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Bob Jones says not to worry, the price of gas shouldn't move at all, and the price of diesel and heating oil might flinch down only fractions.

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Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac for Cindy Millican

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac for Cindy Millican

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City Looks For Input On Playgrounds, Rec Space

Posted by Elke Semerad

National standards for a city this size call for 14 playgrounds. Saint John has 70 now and more ballfields than we can maintain. Kevin Watson is the city's recreation manager.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Town Heroes

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty talks about this two-instrument band from Halifax that can pump out a cathcy hard rock sound.

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Every Kinda People - Robert Palmer for Kim Cookson

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Shale Gas Protests Set Back Relations

Posted by Elke Semerad

Chief Ginnish of Eel Ground First Nation, a Mi'kmaq First Nation near Miramichi, and co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs of New Brunswick, looks for cooling off period.

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MusicNB Week And Gala Finish

Posted by Elke Semerad

Anne-Marie Parenteau is an arts reporter with Radio-Canada. She took in the Music NB events these last four days.

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Pipeline Route Landowners' Rights

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dave Core is the CEO of the Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowner Associations. Phillip Cannon is project spokesperson for TransCanada.

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Off The Shelf: A New Series For Kids And More

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Barlow talks about Brandon Mull's newest 'Spirit Animals' series, the Man Booker Prize book 'Luminaries,' and 'Longbourne.'

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DNDBAP - Mr. Something Something for Angie Robinson

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Environment Canada Investigates A Major Bird Kill At Canaport LNG

Posted by Amy Grant

President of Nature NB, Sabean Dietz tells us about the investigation into the 75-hundred songbirds that were killed last month during a flaring at the natural gas terminal.

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The Canadian Country Music Association's Male Entertainer Of The Year Comes To Town

Posted by Amy Grant

Information Morning's Maritime music columnist, Jeff Liberty speaks with Gord Bamford.  He's the opening act for Reba McEntire tonight at Harbour Station.

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Nobody's Side - Elaine Page from the original cast production of the musical Chess for Sarah Irvine McIntyre

Posted by Amy Grant

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Our Movie Review: Captain Phillips

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne reviews the intense real-life drama of an American container ship taken hostage by Somali pirates. It stars Tom Hanks.

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Fundy Royal MP Extols Throne Speech

Posted by Elke Semerad

The throne speech featured some consumer-focused legislation and promises for more stringent controls over the energy sector. Rob Moore is the MP for Fundy Royal and minister of state for ACOA.

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Cable Un-bundling Good For Consumers

Posted by Elke Semerad

The government hopes to push cable and satellite TV providers to offer "pick and pay" options. Alyson Townsend is the president of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance, representing smaller cable and phone companies.

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Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill for Jon Bidgood

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Our Health Columnist On Proud Medical Moments

Posted by Elke Semerad

Canada has a strong reputation as a leader in medical research and some people hope Saint John can play a role in enhancing that reputation. Dr. Mike Simon is a family physician in Millidgeville.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Everything Up

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Robert Jones predicts the prices of gas, diesel and heating oil will each go up by a couple of cents overnight.

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Hotel California - Gipsy Kings for Todd Ross

Posted by Elke Semerad

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First Saint John Trojan Plucked For Rugby Canada Tour

Posted by Elke Semerad

Westsider Anders Blizzard will take his place on the under 18 Team Canada roster for the International Rugby Tour in Romania in November.

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End of Era: Last Day For Milk Home Delivery In Saint John

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tony Goguen has had milk delivered by Malcolm Montyr for 16 years. Bob Whipple has been a customer for 24 years. Montyr will park his truck after today's milk run. CBC NB TV will have more tonight.

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CBC rides along with Malcolm Montyr on his last day.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Prepping For The Winter

Posted by Elke Semerad

In Betty Kennett's last visit this season, she talks about prepping the ground and plants for a cozy winter.

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Big Pink Blanket - Hundred Little Reasons for Sue Hodgins

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Donnie Snook Sentenced, Newfoundland Charges Outstanding

Posted by Elke Semerad

Former Saint John councillor and youth ministry leader Donnie Snook was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison for sex crimes against children. There are still charges in Newfoundland against him. Reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon.

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Bridging The Harbour

Posted by Elke Semerad

There's much more to the Harbour Bridge and the Reversing Falls bridge than steel and concrete. Harold Wright has explored the history of the bridges in a new book.

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I Will Wait - Mumford And Sons for Andrea Kikuchi to Sam (turning 6)

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Q League Rinks In New Brunswick Funded Differently

Posted by Elke Semerad

CBC's provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras looks over the arena contracts for two Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams, Bathurst Titan and Saint John Sea Dogs.

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Our Movie Review: Gravity

Posted by Elke Semerad

Hold on to your spacesuit! Movie maven Tara Thorne says this is a great movie, especially in 3D.

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Unicorn - The Irish Rovers for Ellen Steeves

Posted by Elke Semerad

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City Non-Profit Groups Have To Write Letter For Funds

Posted by Elke Semerad

To be considered for funding in the next city budget, groups must submit their requests on paper, not appear before council. Lynda Collrin is with the Cherry Brook Zoo. Charlene Thompson is director of City Market Seniors.

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Our Health Columnist on Flu Shot Season

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon talks about why doctors want more people to consider getting the annual flu shot.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Gas Down, Oil Up

Posted by Elke Semerad

CBC's Robert Jones predicts the price of gasoline will fall tonight by about 1 cent, but heating oil and diesel will go up by two or three cents.

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Imagine - John Lennon for Kim Cookson, dedicated to Deloitte Impact Day Team

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Mayor Norton Wants Strategic Budget Plan

Posted by Elke Semerad

City council is getting ready for next year's budget and it could be a tricky one. Mayor Mel Norton has his ideas about the priorities.

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Poverty Reduction Strategy Shaped By Your Ideas

Posted by Elke Semerad

The government wants your help. Barry Galloway is the co-ordinator for Vibrant Communities in Region Two. Tonight's public input session will be held at the Carleton Community Centre in west Saint John, tomorrow's meeting in Fredericton.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Max Keenlyside

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty takes his ears back in time to a rag time sound of PEI musician Max Keenlyside.

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New England - Billy Bragg for Bob Tait

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Car Insurance Hearing To Determine How Much Is Too Much

Posted by Elke Semerad

A hearing today between the province and the insurance board will discuss whether New Brunswick drivers have been getting fleeced by auto insurance companies over the last decade. CBC's Robert Jones will attend.

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Black Hockey Player Manny McIntyre To Be Honoured

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Sherbrooke Saints of the Quebec Senior League boasted the first all-black line in professional hockey. Prude is hosting a memorial dinner for Manny McIntyre, the left wing. Ralph Thomas is an organizer.

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Off The Shelf: UNB and Rothesay Read

Posted by Elke Semerad

Book worm Mary Barlow talks about the selections for two community reads programs, 'The Name of The Wind' and 'Freedom Writers' Diary.'

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Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners for Chris Buckley

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Department Of Neighbourhoods Makes Good Neighbourhoods

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jim Diers helped recreate neighbourhood engagement in Seattle. He is the author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way.

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Dr. David Stephen Memorial Foundation Honours Saint John Police Officer

Posted by Elke Semerad

Police officer Donnie Dwyer will be remembered for his work to help exploited children and families at risk. Suzanne Buckley is vice president of the foundation. Paula Maher is a former colleague.

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Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves for Melanie Koteff Backman and Alexander (5)

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Health Care Partners Program Discussed At Horizon

Posted by Elke Semerad

Leslee Thompson is the President and CEO of Kingston General Hospital, where patients help direct care decisions. She will meet the head of Horizon Health, John McGarry.

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Police Want Help Locating Missing Saint John Teen

Posted by Elke Semerad

Nineteen-year-old Genevieve Mary Cormier, a Saint John High co-op student, was last seen on Sunday afternoon. Janine Noel-Hawkins is Genevieve's mother.

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City Fire Response To Rail Tank Leak Just Protocol

Posted by Elke Semerad

Emergency crews are monitoring a burn off of propane from a rail tank. Highway 1 was shut down for hours yesterday, both eastbound and westbound. Fire Chief Kevin Clifford describes the situation.

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Our Movie Review: Don Jon

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne gives credit to first-time writer director and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt for trying to make a social statement through this movie.

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Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin for Byron Williamson

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin for Byron Williamson

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Land Bank Could Protect Properties And Value

Posted by Elke Semerad

Kit Hickey is the executive director of Housing Alternatives and Rehabitat. She presented the land bank idea to council this week.

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Calls For 3T MRI Renewed

Posted by Elke Semerad

Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation still wants the more expensive 3T MRI, when the health authority says the 1.5T is good enough. Jeff McAloon is the president and CEO of the SJR Hospital Foundation.

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Our Health Columnist On Shingles

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon talks about what happens when the chicken pox of old comes back.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Likely No Change

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Robert Jones says the price of gas, heating oil and diesel will likely not move much at all tonight, or perhaps just a fraction of a cent down.

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Atlantic City - Levon Helm, The Band for Todd Ross

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Atlantic City - Levon Helm, The Band for Todd Ross

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Former Cop Ken Estabrooks' Sexual Assaults Number in Hundreds

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Private investigators estimate 263 children may have been abused by Estabrooks in cases dating back to the '50s. Mayor Mel Norton made a public statement and investigator Dave Perry comments.

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Louis LaPierre's Research And Publications Scrutinized

Posted by Elke Semerad

The controversy has sparked a discussion about what a degree means, and what other way we can measure someone's record. Jacques Poitras has the story.

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Saint John Pitcher Signs With Blue Jays

Posted by Elke Semerad

20-year-old Andrew Case was offered a contract by the Toronto Blue Jays after throwing a no-hitter in a tournament in Toronto. He and his parents, Jade and Kathy McDermott, spoke with Neville Crabbe.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Pond Scum

Posted by Elke Semerad

Betty Kennett advises your backyard pond likely needs a little underwater TLC this fall.

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I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City - Harry Nilsson for Kathryn Hanson

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