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June 2014 Archives

Changing Political Parties In Hampton

Posted by Amy Grant

Longtime Progressive Conservative M-L-A, Bev Harrison announced his intention to run as a New Democrat. We speak with him about his change from blue to orange.

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A Family Owned And Operated Business Lets Go Of The Store After 100 Years

Posted by Amy Grant

Bob and Don Shaw tell us what Dykeman's Hardware in the north end has meant to the family and the community.

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The Canada Day Countdown Begins Shortly

Posted by Amy Grant

Jill Barber is the headline act. Steven Webb talks to her about her latest album and baby boy.

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Free Ride - The Edgar Winter Group for Rose Meisner

Posted by Amy Grant

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When Principles And Personal Conviction Don't Line Up With Party Politics

Posted by Amy Grant

The CBC's Connell Smith brings us the story of how Hampton's Chris Rendell got rejected as an NDP nominee.

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The NBM Is Opening The Doors To The Douglas Avenue Archives

Posted by Amy Grant

CEO of the New Brunswick Museum, Jane Fullerton tells us how you can get a chance to dig deep in the cabinets and the wet lab of the museum's archives and collections.

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If I Could Talk I'd Tell You - The Lemondheads for Sheila Kelley for her 5 year old daughter Emily

Posted by Amy Grant

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Failure To Produce One Of The Early Promises From The Alward Government

Posted by Amy Grant

One of the early promises from the Alward government was to open ten thousand daycare spots for busy working parents. Today, there are less than half that many. Reporter Bob Jones joins us with more about that.

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Improving Shipping Traffic To And From Saint John With A Proposed Barge Terminal

Posted by Amy Grant

Members of Saint John's Conservative Caucus will meet to hear the city's pitch for a barge terminal near Lorneville. It follows a meeting with common council where industry and union leaders pushed city politicians to get the job done. CBC's Connell Smith talks with the General Manager of Saint John Industrial Parks, Brian Irving.

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Our Movie Review: The Grand Seduction

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne reviews the Canadian movie about a little Newfoundland town trying to be the best place on earth for a hot shot doctor.

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Here Comes The Moon - George Harrison for Matt Humphrey

Posted by Amy Grant

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Our Health Columnist On The Medical Training Required For Hockey Coaches

Posted by Amy Grant

Hockey Canada doesn't mandate CPR training for team staff in minor hockey. Dr. Mike Simon talks about the realities of medical safety at the rink.

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Buying Mrs. Dunster's

Posted by Amy Grant

The Sussex-based bakery Mrs. Dunster's Donuts has changed hands. We talk to the new owner, Blair Hyslop.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Everything Going Up

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Robert Jones predicts that gas, diesel and home heating oil will all be going up tonight at midnight by about one to two cents.

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Scare Away The Dark - Passenger for Burns MacMillan

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That's A Wrap

Posted by Amy Grant

We hear from some extras and the director of Dominion, the big Hollywood production being partly shot right here in Saint John.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Deadheading And Garden Tours

Posted by Amy Grant

There's a garden tour coming up this weekend in Hampton and Betty Kennett has a bone to pick with people who take them.

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My Wish - Rascal Flatts for Avril Wood Toner going out to the grads at Harbour View High School

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A Farmer In Nauwigewauk Had To Look Far Afield To Hire Someone To Work On His Farm

Posted by Amy Grant

Blair Wanamaker tells us how the new hire from the Philippines is settling in here.

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Off The Shelf: Books For The Younger Set

Posted by Amy Grant

Mary Barlow stops by with a look at some recommended reads for the kids on summer vacation.

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Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles for Maryanne Lewell for Greg Theobald on his retirement from SJHS

Posted by Amy Grant

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The Saint John YMCA Helps Refugees Settle Into Our Area

Posted by Amy Grant

Today is the UN's World Refugee Day. The refugees who arrive in our city, need help settling in. And the job of helping them settle in often falls to the people at the YMCA Newcomer Connections Centre.

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World Refugee Day

Posted by Amy Grant

Bhutanese refugee Damber Osti tells us his story.
He spent 18 years in a refugee camp in Nepal and has now made a home for himself and his family in Saint John.

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School's Out - Alice Cooper for Linda Armstrong to her husband Rob Armstrong on his retirement

Posted by Amy Grant

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Mapping Out The Marsh Creek Eco Challenge

Posted by Amy Grant

This Saturday is the fourth annual Marsh Creek Eco Challenge. It's a 5 hour race through the Marsh Creek watershed on foot, by bike and by canoe. Graeme Stewart Roberston is the project manager at ACAP Saint John.

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The Cost Of A Healthy Diet

Posted by Amy Grant

A CBC news investigation has found that New Brunswick is not providing enough social assistance money to buy food for a healthy diet. Andrea Richards Claybourn is a mother of 4 boys living on social assistance in West Saint John.

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Our Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne thinks the sequel to the movie reboot of an 80's TV show is really entertaining and is worthy of some laughs.

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Happy - Pharrell Williams for Howard Brayley to his wife Jane Perkins Love who's retiring after 35 years of teaching

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A Grad Class Remembers One Of Their Own

Posted by Amy Grant

The St. Mac's class of 1992 has started fundraising for a bursary that will honour the late Constable Doug Larche. Nathan Davis is the chair person of the committee organizing the 'Constable Doug Larche memorial bursary at St. Malachy's High School.

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Our Health Columnist On Heat Stroke

Posted by Amy Grant

The heat is on - we hope - but Dr. Simon has some words of warning for people who are looking forward to time in the summer heat.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Everything Going Up

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Robert Jones says the price of gas and diesel will both be going up tonight at midnight - gas by three cents and diesel by about two cents.

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Birmingham - Shovels and Rope for Angela M. Reid

Posted by Amy Grant

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Lessons From Mayerthorpe After The Murders Of Four RCMP Officers

Posted by Amy Grant

Recommendations for better weapons and body armour were tabled in the wake of the murders in Mayerthorpe, Alberta in 2005. Rob Creasser is the head of the association representing RCMP officers and wants to know what's taking so long.

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The Stonehammer Geopark Gets The Once Over From Some Experts

Posted by Amy Grant

Mike Sweeney, who is with the Irish geopark known as Copper Coast and Jing Zhixing, who is with Fangshan Geopark in China tell us what it takes to keep up the UNESCO site designation.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight The Trews

Posted by Amy Grant

Jeff Liberty takes a look at The Trews newest album, cleverly titled "The Trews".

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This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - The Lumineers for John McKelvey

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From Moscow To Miscou Island

Posted by Amy Grant

Local Historian Harold Wright tells us about the historic flight that ended unexpectedly here in New Brunswick and will be celebrated later this week.

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Off The Shelf: A Couple Of Real-Life Stories

Posted by Amy Grant

Book lover Mary Barlow reviews "My Salinger Year" and "What Makes Olga Run?".

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Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper for Shona on her birthday

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Minister Responds About Changes To Autism Services

Posted by Elke Semerad

Some changes are on the way for autism intervention services in this province. This week, New Brunswick's Liberal education critic called for an immediate halt to them. Marie-Claude Blais is the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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How To ID A Stranded Whale

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Campobello Whale Rescue Team rescued a humpback at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy this week. The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, MA, knew exactly which whale it was. Scott Landry is the director of the marine animal entanglement there.

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Final Days Of HNIC

Posted by Elke Semerad

This Stanley Cup final will be the last CBC-produced hockey night in almost 62 years of bringing the game to Canadians. Bruce Rainnie is the host of the CBC Supper hour show on PEI and a regular contributer to Hockey Night in Canada.

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Field Behind The Plow - Stan Rogers for Leah Smith to her dad, Fraser

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When Lightning Strikes, Do You Know What To Do?

Posted by Elke Semerad

We've heard stories about strikes hitting houses, cars and cattle. This is Lightning Safety Week. Claude Cote is a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

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Our Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne cried through this movie about a teenager with cancer, but wondered why and wanted more from the story.

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Germain Street Buildings Bought Up By Historica

Posted by Elke Semerad

Developer Keith Brideau and some silent partners have purchased four uptown properties equalling 55,000 square feet, along Germain and Canterbury.

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Kodachrome - Paul Simon for Jeanine Hartman, to SJHS grad class of 2014

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Our Health Columnist With Questions For Political Candidates 2014

Posted by Elke Semerad

We're in unofficial election season, heading to the polls in September.  Dr. Mike Simon has a few election questions on his mind.

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Blueberry Hill Nature Preserve Officially Open

Posted by Elke Semerad

Volunteers for the Blueberry Hill Nature Preserve in Grand Bay-Westfield have spent countless hours building culverts, walking trails and benches, and planting trees on the 20-hectare preserve. Walter Emrich is part of the stewardship group.

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I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts for Gillian, 18, from Michael Grant

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Tomatoes

Posted by Elke Semerad

Growing tomatoes in Atlantic Canada is a touchy thing. Betty Kennett gives us her best tips.

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Hampton Rec Plex Ideas Coming Together

Posted by Elke Semerad

Residents of Hampton and surrounding LSDs are being asked to decide the scope of the project, and how much they're willing to pay. Al Walker is the co-chair of the Hampton Regional Leisure Services Committee.

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Maybe Tomorrow - Terry Bush for Matt Humphrey's wife Melanie

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Off The Shelf: Books For Dad

Posted by Elke Semerad

Book lover Mary Barlow offers some gift ideas for fathers this weekend: 'The Opposite Of Loneliness,' 'Gastro Grilling,' 'Testimony: The Legacy of Schindler's List and the Shoah Foundation.'

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Public Frustrated By Paywalls During Moncton Crisis

Posted by Elke Semerad

Last week's crisis in Moncton left people in this province hungry for information. Halifax Chronicle Herald dropped the paywall during the Moncton crisis. But many others did not. Tim Currie teaches online journalism at the University of King's College.

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Friend Of Const. Douglas Larche Remembers

Posted by Elke Semerad

Constable Don Shannon grew up with Douglas James Larche, went to St. Malachy's High and had recently reconnected with his childhood friend

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June Night - Mike Biggar for Marijke Blok

Posted by Elke Semerad

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New KV French School Taking Kids This Fall

Posted by Elke Semerad

Anik Duplessis is the principal of the brand new École de la vallée de Kennebecasis. The school will divert some kids from Samuel de Champlain, and others eligible for French system education from the valley.

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Violent Incidents

Posted by Elke Semerad

Charles Emmrys is a psychologist who specializes in helping young people and their families cope with tragedies like the shooting in Moncton. His own father was a Moncton Police detective in the '70s when two officers were kidnapped and killed.

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After The War - Sarah Slean for Mike Francis

Posted by Elke Semerad

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How The New Federal Prostitution Laws Impact The Streets

Posted by Elke Semerad

The bill comes after the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Ottawa's laws around the legality of the sex trade as unconstitutional. Leslie Jeffrey studies the sex trade and way society deals with it. She teaches political science at UNBSJ.

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Our Movie Review: Maleficent

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne says Angelina Jolie and her cutting check bones carry this film about the story behind Aurora's sleeping habit.

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Father and Daughter - Paul Simon for Gary Caines to his daughter Erin

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Radon Levels In New Brunswick Homes Can Be Health Risk

Posted by Elke Semerad

One of the highest radon readings in a CBC-obtained report was from a home in northern New Brunswick. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Barb MacKinnon is the President and CEO of the New Brunswick Lung Association.

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Our Health Columnist On Longevity Predictors

Posted by Elke Semerad

The province of Ontario has developed an online tool to encourage people to think about their own lifestyle. It's called a hospitalization calculator. Mike Simon runs a family practice in Millidgeville.

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Province Makes Changes To Services For Autistic Preschoolers

Posted by Elke Semerad

Parents of children with autism in this province took to social media yesterday, with concern over changes to services for preschoolers. Shanell Mouland is the mom of a daughter with autism, who writes about autism issues.

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I Do Adore - Mindy Gledhill for Heather Christ

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Rotary Saint John Hosts Gala Celebrating 100 Years

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Rotary Club of Saint John is celebrating 100 years in the Port City. And doing what it does best, it's also celebrating members of our community. Heather Peterson is a Rotarion. Lisa Keenan is the Director at Large.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Dave Sampson

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty looks at Nova Scotia's Dave Sampson debut album, created after attending a hit-maker camp in Cape Breton.

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Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx for Anne Lawson Darrah to her daughters

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RCMP Option Is Best Value

Posted by Elke Semerad

Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown is the commanding officer for the RCMP in New Brunswick. He responds to a report that a regional police department can be established in two communities for about the same cost as the current RCMP service.

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Off The Shelf: Food Trends and Pixar

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Barlow talks about 'Creativity Inc.' by Ed Catmull on the creation of Pixar, and about 'The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up With Fondue' written by David Sax.

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Hey Brother - Avicii for Ella, from Corry Moore Ross

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