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February 2014 Archives

Changing The Way We Deal With PTSD

Posted by Amy Grant

Post traumatic stress disorder is being linked to another suicide by a member of the Canadian Forces - a retired sergeant from CFB Gagetown.  Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Chris Linford, who recovered from PTSD and has written a book about it, is trying to help others do the same.

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It's A Planetary Bonanza

Posted by Amy Grant

NASA has just announced it's discovered 715 new planets that share our galaxy. Andrew Fazekas, the Night Sky Guy, explains why astronomers are so excited.

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Celebration - Kool And The Gang for Cynthia Smith in honour of her son, Jonathan Corscadden's 7th Birthday

Posted by Amy Grant

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Our Movie Review: The Oscars

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne gives us her picks for the 86th Academy Awards.

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The Salvation Army's Homeless Shelter In Saint John Will Close At The End Of April

Posted by Amy Grant

It certainly didn't take long for the Salvation Army to make the decision to close it's homeless centre.  Just days after the province said no to additional funding, the Sally Ann says the Hope centre will close April 30th.  Rhonda Harrington is divisional secretary of public relations and development for the Salvation Army in the Maritimes.

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Rumba Cafe - Snakecharmer for Glenda Thornton

Posted by Amy Grant

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Old Man Luedecke

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty reviews Chris Luedecke's album Tender Is The Night, nominated for several ECMAs this year.

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Province Losing On Grey VLTs

Posted by Elke Semerad

A CBC news investigation has revealed the unregistered video lottery terminals are back in the province's bars, and the profits off them are staying there. Reporter Connell Smith has the story.

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No More Provincial Funds For Centre Of Hope

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Salvation Army's Centre of Hope is facing a financial crisis and may be closed by the end of the month. Madeline Dube is New Brunswick's minister of social development.

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Blow At High Dough - The Tragically Hip for Terry Soucy

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Salvation Army Residence Faces Possible Closure

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Centre For Hope contains 27 beds for emergency lodging, plus 40 beds for special care clients, including people with special needs who require assisted living services. CUPE representative Marcos Salib  speaks for the 40 staff members who work there.

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Olympic Medalist Selling Skates For Comeback

Posted by Elke Semerad

Olympic medalist Anouk English recently posted an ad on Kijiji offering her skates and a medal for sale to help her in a comeback opportunity. She's hoping to compete in the next winter olympics in South Korea.

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Off The Shelf: 'Bear' And 'Labor Day'

Posted by Elke Semerad

Our book worm Mary Barlow talks about these two books. One is written from the perspective of an orphaned 5-year-old. The other is getting talked about again since a movie based on it has been released.

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Paloma Blanca - The George Baker Selection for Lois Beyea

Posted by Elke Semerad

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East Side Resident Complains Of Oily Smells From Rail Car Terminal

Posted by Elke Semerad

The rail terminal for oil cars sits on what used to be open space to waterfront. Resident Jessica Doyle has aired her frustration about the radically altered environment in a blog. CBC's Mark Leger spoke with her at her home.

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Cold Snowy Camping To Learn Forest Technology

Posted by Elke Semerad

Students from the Maritime College of Forest Technology are camped out in Fundy National Park. They're learning how to do research, stay warm in the winter and count moose. Gerry Redmond is the director of the Maritime College of Forest Technology.

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Whistle and A Grin - The Stanfields for Darryl Cummings

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Court Orders Media To Turn Over Rexton Shale Gas Protest Coverage

Posted by Elke Semerad

The RCMP has won a production order to access videotape and photographs taken by CBC and four other media organizations on October 17, 2013. Darrow MacIntyre is CBC's senior producer for news.

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Think Before You Flush

Posted by Elke Semerad

Hance Colburne discovers what gets flushed through a $45-million waste water treatment facility in east Saint John.

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Our Movie Review: Robocop

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne says this reboot is under developed, even if it stars one of her favourite actors.

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Happy - Pharrell Williams for Mike Blaney

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Crisis At Zoo Could Be Averted By Mystery Benefactor

Posted by Elke Semerad

The zoo has been operating for some time at a deficit, and last month the final few dollars in a reserve account were withdrawn. But there is talk of someone wanting to help. Linda Collrin is the zoo's volunteer director of development.

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Our Health Columnist On Colon Cancer

Posted by Elke Semerad

Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in Canada. And depending upon your age or your family history, your doctor, like Mike Simon, is going to bring it up at one of your visits.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Up and Down Tonight

Posted by Elke Semerad

The price of gas will go up a cent and diesel and heating oils will get a break, price going down a cent.

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San Francisco - The Mowgli's for Catherine Belliveau (Going to the Beach Playlist)

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Irving To Update DOT-111 Rail Cars

Posted by Elke Semerad

Irving says it will voluntarily convert its fleet to the Association of American Railroads' 2011 specifications for DOT-111. David Jeanes is the president of Transport Action Canada.

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For The Birds: Fascinating Vultures

Posted by Elke Semerad

Our birder Jim Wilson has a lot of admiration for a bird that isn't exactly a looker, but is a true survivor, the turkey vulture.

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Black Sheep - Gin Wigmore for Stephen Curbishley

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Other Residential Energy Incentive Programs Growing

Posted by Elke Semerad

Efficieny Vermont has been the model for other energy incentive programs. George Twigg, director of public affairs for Efficiency Vermont, responds to the cuts at Efficiency NB and and talks about ways Vermont's program is growing.

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Off The Shelf: New Series, Wolves And Mining On Mars

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Barlow dove in to a couple of new series on her recent sick days, Anne Rice's 'The Wolf Gift' and Pierce Brown's 'Red Rising.'

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Trip The Light - Garry Schyman, Mike Harding for Fiona Conolly

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Efficiency NB Cancelling Residential Grant Program

Posted by Elke Semerad

The head of Efficiency NB, Margaret Ann Blaney, told CBC yesterday that NB Power will now oversee electricity efficiency, and her agency will focus on other energy sources. David Coon is the leader of the provincial Green Party.

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Nurse Layoffs Worries Union

Posted by Elke Semerad

This week, Horizon Health laid off 16 registered nurses, 11 more had their hours reduced. A week ago, the Vitalite Health Network let go of seven. Marilyn Quinn is president of the New Brunswick Nurses Union.

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Feeling Good - Nina Simone for Andrew Christie to his wife, Cindy, 50

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Pretty Little Angel Eyes - Curtis Lee for Ellie Melanson to her Grampie Herbie, 75

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New Book Could Be Evidence In Court Case

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jon Tattrie is the author of 'Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax.' Discoveries in his book may be involved in a court case about aboriginal hunting rights in Saint John.

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Edith Butler Sings For Cathedral Restoration

Posted by Elke Semerad

A musical program on Sunday afternoon will celebrate the cultural diversity of the people of the diocese. Acadian singer and folklorist Edith Butler will take centre stage.

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Our Movie Review: The Lego Movie

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne thinks this nod to the classic toy is one of the best animated features, branding spinoffs, she's seen.

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Love Me Tender - Andrea Bocelli for Jennifer Loomer

Posted by Elke Semerad

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MP Fundy- Royal Talks Federal Budget News For NB

Posted by Elke Semerad

Rob Moore is MP for Fundy Royal, the Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He's also the senior minister at the cabinet table for New Brunswick and Newfoundland/Labrador.

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Harbour Lights 2013 Cheque Presentation

Posted by Elke Semerad

From the 17th annual Harbour Lights campaign, we present the cheques to 13 area food banks, totalling $149,000.

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Our Health Columnist On Bedwetting

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon talks about the common and sometimes embarrassing trouble with bedwetting in young children.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Up 3 Cents Or More

Posted by Elke Semerad

Robert Jones predicts the price of gas, heating oils and diesel will all go up tonight at the midnight adjustment.

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Dancin' - Devin Cuddy Band for Anne Lawson Darrah

Posted by Elke Semerad

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UNB Bathurst Nursing School Cut

Posted by Elke Semerad

UNB announced significant cuts to its nursing faculty admissions, including ending the program in Bathurst altogether once the current students finish. Gail Storr is the Dean of Nursing at UNB. Meghan Waugh is a nursing student in Bathurst.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Hupman Brothers

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty talks about the latest album from the kings of the Annapolis Valley, Ryan and Scott Hupman.

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Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond for Andrea Scott, remembering Russell Webster

Posted by Elke Semerad

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TransCanada Responds To Emissions Report

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Pembina Institute thinks people are underestimating the environmental impact of the proposed Energy East pipeline. Davis Sheremata speaks for TransCanada Corporation.

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Off The Shelf: Books To Inspire

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Barlow loved Millrat's Eric Crookshank's  'Its Not Just a Game: My Journey from the Streets to Professional Basketball,' and 'The Novel Cure' by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.

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Oh Well - Erin K for Don Higgins

Posted by Elke Semerad

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NB Youth Orchestra Brushing Up On Dvorak

Posted by Elke Semerad

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra will tour Europe this summer. Margie Christ and Elizabeth Trecartin both play violin in the 82-member orchestra.

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Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies for Janet Rolland (60th)

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke for Paulette Kimball to Mike Breen, 62

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Quispamsis Woman Wants To Bring Lyme Disease Awareness To The Valley

Posted by Amy Grant

anne-gus-300.jpgAnne Downey has been outspoken about the dangers of deer ticks in her community and has learned her dog has Lyme disease.


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Our Movie Review: That Awkward Moment

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne tells us about the awkward moments in the new romantic comedy starring Zac Efron.

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That's Amore - Dean Martin for Kim Shaw

Posted by Amy Grant

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Rothesay Native Gets To Work On His Dream Project With The Jim Henson Company

Posted by Amy Grant

Co-CEO and executive producer for the entertainment company, marblemedia, Mark Bishop, tells us about his latest job working with The Jim Henson Company to produce a show called, "Hey Opie".

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A Very Different Way To Produce Maple Syrup

Posted by Amy Grant

Maple syrup season isn't too far off. Tim Perkins studies it year-round, and has made a discovery that could radically change the way it's produced.

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For The Birds: Not Eagles Are Bald

Posted by Elke Semerad

Birder and naturalist Jim Wilson says although bald eagles are common here, you may spot a golden eagle here too.

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Heritage Church Will Not Be Declassified

Posted by Elke Semerad

A request to remove the heritage designation from the century-old structure was denied at council. Susan Jack is a warden at St George's - St. Jude's Anglican Church.

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New Shoes - Paolo Nutini for Heather Purcell

Posted by Elke Semerad

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New Shoes - Paolo Nutini for Heather Purcell

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Province Hopes To Reboot Forestry Industry

Posted by Elke Semerad

Premier David Alward will announce changes to its forestry policy. Atlantic Provinces Economic Council released its report on the state of the forestry industry. David Chaundy is APEC's senior economist.

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Hammond Basement Brewery Hits Restaurants Next Week

Posted by Elke Semerad

Shane Steeves set up a nanobrewery in his basement, Hammond River Brewing. Last week, he got the news that he'd been listed by NB Liquor and available in some local restaurants.

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The Maritimes - T. Buckley for Chris Buckley to Ellen on her birthday

Posted by Elke Semerad

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