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December 2013 Archives

Take Liberty: The Playdates Pop With New Album

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty reviews the Sky Inside by Saint John musicians The Playdates.

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Red Cross Busy During Ice Storm

Posted by Elke Semerad

Many of the warming stations that are still running were set up by the Red Cross. Bill Lawlor is Director of Disaster Management for Canadian Red Cross in New Brunswick.

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Off The Shelf: The Invention Of Wings And Standing In The Whale's Jaw

Posted by Amy Grant

Mary Barlow tells us about some good reads for the rest of your holiday and one you'll have to wait for.

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The Kennebecasis Valley Gets Hit Hard With Winter Storms

Posted by Amy Grant

Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll tells us how the valley has been affected by last week's ice storm and where people without power can go for help.

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A Local Girl Guide Leader Returns From India

Posted by Amy Grant

Natalia Hicks recently spent three months in Pune, India at one of the Guiding world centres.

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Power Outages Continue Through Christmas

Posted by Elke Semerad

Check with NB Power and Saint John Energy for updates on when the power might be back for you.

Valley Musician Wins Huge Prize For 'Shattered'

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jill Godin is the big winner of a national contest sponsored by Universal Music Canada and Slaight Music. She heads to Toronto in the New Year to work with a producer and begin recording 6 of her original songs.

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Changes At Heritage Planning Development Board

Posted by Elke Semerad

Leona Laracey is outgoing head of Saint John's Heritage Planning Development Board.

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Prostitution Laws To Be Changed In 1 Year

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Supreme Court of Canada has given Ottawa one year to decide what actions to take before striking down the laws. Leslie Jeffrey is a professor of politics at UNBSJ who has studied the sex trade and the laws around it for the past 25 years.

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O Come All Ye Faithful - Twisted Sister for Terry Soucy

Posted by Elke Semerad

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The Province Reviews Its Procedures Around The Crash Of A Sheriffs Van

Posted by Amy Grant

Hampton defence lawyer David Lutz says that common sense should have filled the void of no official policy on transporting prisoners during a storm.

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Unsilent Night Parades Through The City

Posted by Amy Grant

Participants carrying boomboxes or anything that amplifies music will simultaneously start playing music and carol through the uptown streets. Andrew Miller is one of the people who organized the carolling event.

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Christmas Is Coming - Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas for Todd Boyer

Posted by Amy Grant

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Our Movie Review: Christmastime Staples

Posted by Elke Semerad

Movie maven Tara Thorne reflects on some of the best and worst Christmas movies.

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Harness Racing Industry In Jeopardy

Posted by Elke Semerad

The last scheduled race date of the season at Exhibition Park was cancelled last weekend. There just weren't enough horses. Dr. Mitchell Downey is president of Horse Racing New Brunswick and chair of Standardbred Canada.

 

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Christmas Lights - Coldplay for Michael Bone to Jill

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Saint John High School Students Counselled During Tragedies

Posted by Elke Semerad

The body of 17-year-old Gavin Adams was found Monday. Earlier this school year, 19-year-old Genevieve Cormier was found dead after an extensive search. Students are being helped through the grieving process. Zoe Watson is superintendent at ASD-S.

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Our Health Columnist On Gout

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon talks about a common and painful Christmastime condition that happens when we over-indulge.

 

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Going Down

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Gas Guru confidently predicts today that the price of gas, diesel and heating oil will fall tonight about 2 cents.

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Hemmings House Shoots For Harbour Lights

Posted by Elke Semerad

Hemmings House Pictures is offering you a fun way to send Christmas greetings for a donation to the Harbour Lights Campaign. Greg Hemmings is the executive producer.

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Another Christmas Song - Stephen Colbert for Scott Thomas

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Former Sheriff's Officer Recalls 'Irresponsible' Driving

Posted by Elke Semerad

A prisoner injured in a sheriff van rollover last year says the vehicle was travelling too fast for the road conditions. And a former sheriff's officer backs that claim. Connell Smith has more on this investigate report.

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Take Liberty: Christmas Tunes From Atlantic Canada

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty recommends these two albums to fill your christmas stocking; The Once, and KV Worship.

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Carry Me Home - Hey Rosetta! for John McKelvey

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Detainee Injured In Sheriff's Van Rollover Speaks

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mark Langille was being transported from detention in Dalhousie to face a charge at Bathurst Court. He was seriously injured in an accident in the sheriff's van. He told his story to CBC reporter Connell Smith. 

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Saint John D-Day Veterans Could Be Honoured By France

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Government of France wants to pay special tribute to Canadian veterans who took part in that campaign. Larry Lynch, with the the Royal Canadian Legion in Saint John, is trying to get the word out.

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Annual Christmas At The City Market Show: Highlights

Posted by Elke Semerad

What a success - more than $30,000 raised at this year's Christmas at the Market Show, December 13. Here are some most memorable moments.

 

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That Spirit of Christmas - Ray Charles for Westside Wagners

Posted by Elke Semerad

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How Governments Across Canada Deal With Right To Information Requests

Posted by Amy Grant

Associate professor of journalism at King's College in Halifax, Fred Vallance-Jones, talks about transparency and the process of getting information to the public.

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Big Changes Announced For Canada Post

Posted by Amy Grant

Jeff Callaghan with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers tells us about the changes announced by Canada Post that include raising the price of stamps and phasing out urban door-to-door mail delivery.

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Our Movie Review: Out Of The Furnace

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne finds the new Scott Cooper movie, starring Christian Bale, rather grim and violent.

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White Christmas - The Drifters for Karen Vickers and her daughter Ellie Bidgood

Posted by Amy Grant

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Harbour Lights Roadshow broadcasts:

Posted by Amy Grant

Friday December 13th - Christmas at the City Market show (breakfast served by council)

The Province Introduces Its Long-Awaited Catastrophic Drug Plan

Posted by Amy Grant

Families facing huge expenses for the drugs they need to stay alive get the news they've hoped for. The province's Health Minister, Ted Flemming tells us about the introduction of the catastrophic drug plan.

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Keeping The Policies On Inmate Seatbelts From The Public

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Connell Smith tells us about the lengths the province went to just to keep some simple information out of the hands of the media and the public.

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Our Health Columnist On Celiac Disease

Posted by Amy Grant

Dr. Mike Simon tells us about the disease that makes eating gluten-free a necessity for some people.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: No Real Movement In Gas Prices

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Bob Jones says that gas won't really see much of a change tonight at midnight.

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Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bob Dylan for Kim Hughes

Posted by Amy Grant

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Looking Into The Rules For Transporting Prisoners

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Connelll Smith looked into a highway crash that injured three prisoners in the north of the province.

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A King's Christmas Comes To Town

Posted by Amy Grant

The University of King's College Chapel Choir will present its first-ever New Brunswick concert, at Trinity Church on Charlotte Street. Paul Halley and Gary Thorne tell us all about A King's Christmas.

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For The Birds: A Beautiful Arctic Predator Is Making Itself Comfortable In N.B.

Posted by Amy Grant

Birder and naturalist, Jim Wilson explains why so many snowy owls are showing up here.

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All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey for David Craft

Posted by Amy Grant

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A Local Charity Receives Some High Profile Support

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John High School teacher and founder of CHAT to the Future, Adam McKim, tells us about his charity that helps orphans in Uganda and the gala on the west coast that attracted some high profile donors.

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A Saint John Hotel Will Be Featured On A Reality TV Show

Posted by Amy Grant

A television crew were in town all last week filming an episode of the reality TV show, "Hotel Impossible", at Chipman Hill Suites. The CBC's Neville Crabbe stopped by and spoke to the hotel's owner, Susan Fullerton, and the host of "Hotel Impossible" Anthony Melchiorri.

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Off The Shelf: Benediction And Survivor

Posted by Amy Grant

Whether you're looking for exotic adventure or the drama of daily life, Mary Barlow has a couple of books that'll fit the bill. 

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Little Saint Nick - John Denver and The Muppets for Amy McAdam

Posted by Amy Grant

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New Brunswick's Finance Minister Talks About The Province's Debt

Posted by Amy Grant

Blaine Higgs says the revised deficit is $59.5 million dollars more than projected. The news comes on the heels of the province's Auditor General's report warning the province has to get a handle on its growing debt.

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New Brunswick Needs More Computer Coders

Posted by Amy Grant

Hi-tech entrepreneur, David Alston says schools need to teach computer programming to prepare students for the job market of the future.

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My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small for Colin Hugh Smith from his daughter Ruth Ellen Smith and her son in honour of her father's birthday

Posted by Amy Grant

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Roar - Katy Perry dedicated to Theresa Daigle from her friend, Summer

Posted by Amy Grant

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Kenneth Estabrooks' Sex Abuse Victims File Class Action Suit

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Rachel Cave brings us the story of well known advocate for at-risk youth, Bobby Hayes, who is taking on the city, the police department and the police commission.  He says they all need to be held accountable for the damage inflicted by former Saint John police officer Ken Estabrooks who went to prison for violating children.

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Our Movie Review: Frozen

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne was impressed with Disney's newest animated feature.

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Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby and David Bowie for Marcia Ross

Posted by Amy Grant

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Tough News For The Sussex Area

Posted by Amy Grant

More than a hundred people are set to be laid off from the local potash mine. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan announced 130 permanent layoffs at the local mine due to falling potash prices.

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Our Health Columnist On Baby Food Allergies

Posted by Amy Grant

The thinking on food allergies and babies has changed again. Parents are now being told NOT to restrict foods such as peanut butter and eggs until baby is older. In fact, studies now show it may do more harm than good. Dr. Simon joins us to talk about it.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: No Real Change In Gas Prices

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Bob Jones predicts that gas will be going down by 3/10 of a cent and that diesel and home heating oil will both be going down by 2 cents tonight at midnight.

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings - The Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan for Lloyd Ravn

Posted by Amy Grant

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Trying To Clear A Route To Tin Can Beach

Posted by Amy Grant

CN Rail Lines announced an extension of their tracks in the south end that would have effectively cut off access to Tin Can Beach.  Ward 3 city councillor Gerry Lowe has been following the progression of the work on the rail line and the accessibility to Tin Can Beach.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Molly Thomason

Posted by Amy Grant

Jeff Liberty introduces us to Halifax native Molly Thomason who has three records under her belt and is not yet 20 years old.

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Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler for Anne Lawson Darrah

Posted by Amy Grant

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Public Access To Tin Can Beach Is Expected To Be Blocked

Posted by Amy Grant

Just when a group of UNBSJ students come up with a plan to turn Tin Can Beach into a more public place, heavy industry finds a way to close it off to the public entirely. The CBC's Connell Smith tells us about the report on revitilizing the historic beach.

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Off The Shelf: Across The Ravaged Land

Posted by Amy Grant

Mary Barlow tells us about a book of photographs that caught her eye by Nick Brandt. It's the third installment in Brandt's three-part series of photography books set in Africa.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke for Janet Brown

Posted by Amy Grant

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