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May 2014 Archives

New Brunswick Police Association Supports Costing Regional Force

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The Regional Services Commission agreed to ask the Saint John Police Commission to figure out what it would cost to provide policing to outlying communities. Dean Secord, president of the New Brunswick Police Association, serves with the Saint John police.

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DOTS NB Setting Up In Saint John

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DOTS NB works to support youth with mental health. Saint John will be the first urban site for the group's early prevention and intervention programming. Maureen Bilerman is the co-founder and executive director of DOTS NB.

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50 Years At The Organ

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Barry Snodgrass plays the pipe organ. He's presided over thousands of ceremonies, weddings, funerals and church services for 50 years. CBC's Neville Crabbe shares his story and talent.


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Lookin' Out My Back Door - CCR for Peter from Trish Hopkins

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JD Irving Wallboard Pulling Out Of LNG Delivery By Pipeline

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Irving says it's cheaper to deliver gas to itself by truck. which it's been doing in PEI for two years. The change could mean increased costs to residential payers. Reporter Bob Jones has more.

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Gulls' Nests, Eggs Destroyed Atop Uptown Building

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Gulls are a protected species in Canada, but some property owners can get a permit from Environment Canada that allows removal of nests that may cause damage to property. Alain Clavette is a New Brunswick birder and naturalist.

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Our Movie Review: Xmen Days of Future Past

Posted by Elke Semerad

The latest XMen installation is a superhero freaky Friday that really entertains for those 2 hours.

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We're Here For A Good Time - Trooper for Susan Jackson, KVHS class of '94

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Atlantic Canada Skilled Labour Shortage Misrepresented

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Atlantic Canada's premiers met in Saint John this week to talk about issues facing the four provinces, inlcuding the lack of skilled workers. Angella McEwen is an economist with the Canadian Labour Congress.

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New Valley K-5 School Catchment Revealed

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Set to open in September 2015, the new school is going to mean a change in catchment areas and the redistribution of students. Zoe Watson is the superintendent of Anglophone School District South.

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Our Health Columnist On Tucker Park Medical Arts Building

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A new Crown corporation was formed to oversee the construction of a medical arts building in Tucker Park. Mike Simon is a family doctor in Millidgeville. He talks about what services the building could provide.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Up One Cent

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Reporter Robert Jones says the price of gas will go up tonight by one cent, and that diesel and heating oil will stay the same or go up slightly.

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Head Over Heels - Blue Rodeo for Greg and Susan Bambury

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Canadian Journalists For Freedom of Expression Ranks Canada Poorly

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In this year's CJFE report card, the federal government gets poor grades for being secretive, muzzling public servants, and failing to protect whistle-blowers. Saint Johner Tom Henheffer is executive director of CJFE.

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New Brunswick Museum Has $40-million Reno Plan

Posted by Elke Semerad

The New Brunswick Museum is approaching its 175th anniversary. It wants a $40-million addition to the Douglas Avenue building, where artifacts are stored. Jane Fullerton is the CEO of the New Brunswick Museum.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Red Lily Beetles

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The red lily beetle is a hungry little critter that has been spreading across North America since the 1940s. Betty Kennett has had to tackle them for the first time.

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Let Her Go - Passenger for Sue Hicks Macfarland

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562 Hectares Of Clear Cut Trouble Neighbours

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Clear cutting is a proven way to manage the forest. But in the hills outside Sussex, one heavily cut area has the neighbours raising questions about the size and scope of clear-cut logging in the province. CBC's Neville Crabbe has the story.

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New York Rangers' Saint John Connection

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Habs, the last Canadian team in the playoffs, face the New York Rangers. Gordie Clark, the Director of Player Personnel for the team, is from Saint John, and was grew up rooting for the Habs.

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Off The Shelf: Light and Delicious

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Book lover Mary Barlow reviews "All The Light We Cannot See," written by Anthony Doerr, and "Delicious" by Ruth Reichl.

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Rather Be - Clean Bandit for April Bagley Pitts

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Via Con Me - Paolo Conte for Tandi Hooper Clark

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Police Need 6.6 Per Cent Increase Next Year

Posted by Elke Semerad

The department needs an extra $1.5 million just to keep the police department at the level it is today. Bill Reid is Saint John's Police Chief. He spoke at length to city councilors last night.

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Hand Surgeon Hopes To Relieve Pain After Surgery

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Don Lalonde is a professor of surgery at Dalhousie University, and past president of the American Association for Hand Surgery. He just received a grant from the Chesley Research Fund, to study the use of narcotics for pain control after operations.

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Our Health Columnist On Tonsils

Posted by Elke Semerad

Overall the number of tonsillectomies performed is down, but Dr. Mike Simon says there can still be valid reason to remove the tonsils.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: A Cent Up

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Reporter Robert Jones thinks the price of gas and diesel will go up tonight at midnight by one cent.

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Lifted - Alysha Brilla for Burns MacMillan

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Reform Committee Quits After Two Meetings

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The select committee on legislative reform was appointed two and a half years ago to develop a plan to make the legislature more inclusive and less divisive, but it quit after just two meetings.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Vogue Dots

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty talks about this Halifax based duo, made up of Saint John's Babette Hayward and producer Tynan Dunfield.

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In Spite Of Ourselves - John Prine, Iris Dement for Izabel Fagan and husband Larry

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Special Care Home Complaints Need To Be Public, CBC Investigates

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Those who advocate on behalf of care home residents say the public has a right to know what is going on, especially in homes where the province finds multiple infractions. Reporter Rachel Cave has more.

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National Police Week: Police In Your Neighbourhood, Community Service

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Constable Tony Arsenault with the Saint John Police Force and works in the North End.

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Our Movie Review: Neighbors

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne thinks this Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne comedy stands up to all the noise.

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Sugartime - The McGuire Sisters for C.D. Sheppard

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Special Care Home Complaints, CBC Investigates

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CBC News has learned there were almost 100 founded complaints last year in special care homes across the province. CBC reporter Rachel Cave has the story of one care home in Saint John.

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Our Health Columnist On Family Doctor Waiting List

Posted by Elke Semerad

Dr. Mike Simon says there is some relief coming as the government has changed its position on billing numbers of those doctors retiring and closing practices.

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The Gas Guru Predicts A Cent Drop

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Reporter Robert Jones says the price of gas and diesel will be about one cent lower just in time for this long weekend.

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I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys for Lisa Weir

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Getting Growing In The Garden

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Betty Kennett returns Tuesday mornings for the gardening season. She tells us what she's working on in her garden.

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Day One: Dennis Oland's Preliminary Inquiry

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The inquiry is held to determine if there's enough evidence to go to trial. Dennis Oland and his lawyers were there. Reporter Bobbi-Jean Mackinnon has the details.

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Caring For People With Dementia

Posted by Elke Semerad

Within a generation, more than 1 million people will be living with some form of dementia. Dr. Elizabeth Rhynold is a geriatrician in Saint John.

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It's A Great Day To Be Alive - Travis Tritt for David Craft

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Saint John Seven Halt Strike, But Locked Out

Posted by Elke Semerad

Seven private radio station employees, on the picket line for 686 days, are no longer on strike. But MBS Radio has now locked them out. There is a meeting with the company, the seven, and a mediator in a couple of weeks.

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Off The Shelf: Jane Austen Special

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Saint John Theatre Company is staging Pride and Prejudice, the Fundy  Reads selection. Carl Killen, Tracy Lutz, Sandra Bell and Mary Barlow talk about the classic novel.


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National Police Week: Police In Your Neighbourhood

Posted by Elke Semerad

This week we will introduce you to members of the Saint John Police Force. First, Saint John police officer for 23 years, Sargeant David Hartley Brown.


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Constable Tom Clayton is with the traffic unit of the Saint John Police Force.

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Constable Mary Gellatly is with the Saint John Police Force in Family Protection Services.

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You're The One - The Vogues for Barbara Keirstead from Brian Shanks

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Minister of Finance On His Bill To Show The Money

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Finance Minister Blaine Higgs introduced legislative changes on Wednesday that will force political parties to disclose cost estimates of any promises. Political parties failing to disclose these estimates could lose their annual operating allowance.

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Hank Snow Feted On His 100th Birthday

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Today in Liverpool, NS, writer and journalist Vernon Oickle will launch his new biography called 'I'm Movin' On: The Life and Legacy of Hank Snow.' Hank's son Jimmie Rodgers Snow will be there.

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NB Chief Augustine Not Considering Top Job at AFN

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Shawn Atleo quit as national chief over divisions and conflicting views of the federal government's proposed overhaul of aboriginal education. Chief Roger Augustine, of Eel Ground First Nation, is the Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.

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Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra for Christa Lynn

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Crossing The Floor Is Rare And With Good Reason

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PC MLA Wayne Steeves introduced a private members' bill he says is designed to make New Brunswick's provincial politicians more accountable. It would ban an elected MLA from switching parties. J-P Lewis teaches political science at UNBSJ.

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Affordable Housing Alternatives

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Proponents of affordable housing in New Brunswick say the sector is in need of some renovation. Tim Ross is the incoming executive director of the NB Non-Profit Housing Association.

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Our Movie Review: Amazing Spider Man 2

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne says there is just much too much comic action goin on to let these great actors have their momemts. But fans of the franchise will love it.


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Here Comes The Sun - Beatles for Dianne McAllister

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Illiterate New Brunswick Millionaire Publishes Computer-Generated Book

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Vital Thebeau is New Brunswick's newest author, an 85-year-old former trapper, mill-worker, mechanic, and fish hatchery operator. He also cannot read or write.

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Survey Shows Stress High On New Brusnwick Teachers

Posted by Elke Semerad

New statistics released by the Canadian Teachers' Federation show teachers across the country aren't happy with their work life balance. Peter Fullerton is the president of the New Brunswick Teachers Association.

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Our Health Columnist On Dental Care

Posted by Elke Semerad

Even the smallest of baby teeth need a little preventative maintenance, but Dr. Simon says a lot of young children never get to the dentist.

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The Gas Guru Predicts A Couple Cents Drop

Posted by Elke Semerad

CBC Reporter Bob Jones thinks the price of gas, diesel and heating oil will drop tonight at midnight by 2 or 3 cents.

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Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong for Donna from Greg Marquis

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Adoptees And Parents Open Up

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The Department of Social Development says 500 children over the age of 2 are legally available for adoption in this province. Zoe Bourgois was adopted at 15, after spending most of her life in and out of foster care.

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Corporate Sponsorships Can Hurt Higher Education

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Jon Thompson is professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick. He's been nationally recognized for his writing on, and defense of, Canadian academic freedom.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Terry Whalen

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty talks about another New Brunswick contribution to the blues.

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Shake It - Michael Franti and Spearhead with Lady Saw, for Jeff Crossman to Beth

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Flood Relief Coming For Sussex Area Residents

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Don Dupuis's home was among hundreds in the Sussex area damaged by flooding last month. The province has announced disaster assistance money will be made available to victims of those floods.

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Get Your Grill On, SJ Burger Week

Posted by Elke Semerad

Uptown Saint John launches first annual burger week. Trent Seely suggested the idea, and Tracy Hansen helped get it cooking for this week.

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Off The Shelf: Books for Mom

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A dark tale of crime set in the Ozarks and some sage advice from Arianna Huffington top Mary Barlow's reading list this week.

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Get Lucky - Daft Punk for Jennifer Power Scott

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Energy Minister Responds To New Fracking Impact Report

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Environment Canada commissioned the study to get an "evidence-based" look at the science behind exploration, extraction and development of Canada's shale gas resources. Craig Leonard is New Brunswick's Minister of Energy and Mines.

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Temporary Foreign Workers In Saint John Distressed

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The debate over Canada's temporary foreign worker program rages in the House of Commons, and is causing plenty of upheaval across the country. Janet Thompson-Price is a lawyer with Thompson Price Law, specializing in immigration.

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Back Packs For Homeless Project Catches On

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Dave Smith is collecting hygiene and clothing essentials for the homeless in Saint John. He started the project on Wednesday. See his facebook page, Saint John Homeless Backpack Project.

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Happy Happy Birthday Baby - Elvis for Chris Price's mom, 65

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Fracking Report Finds Concerns For Water and Gases

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John Molson is a member of the multidisciplinary expert panel that worked on the review. He's the Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Hydrogeology of Fractured Porous Media.

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Saint John Man Helps Organize Brooklyn Beastie Boys Memorial

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Jason Palk is a longtime Beastie Boys fan. He'll be attending MCA Day, an annual tribute to the life of Adam Yauch, in New York this weekend.

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Our Movie Review: TPB Don't Legalize It

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne thinks this franchise film falls nicely in to character. But if you're not a Trailer Park Boys fan, don't bother.

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Daughter - Loudon Wainwright III for Todd Ross for Emma

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