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August 2014 Archives

Cycle Of Chronic Child Poverty In Saint John

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Saint John has a child poverty rate of 29 per cent. Community organizations, business leaders and government officials have been working to reduce that. Barry Galloway and Randy Hatfield are involved.

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School Literacy Rates Rising Slowly

Posted by Elke Semerad

Nearly 80 per cent of Grade 2 students in this province are reading and writing at their grade level. But the rate is much lower at the schools in Saint John's inner city neighbourhoods. Christine Roy and Tina Estabrooks are school principles.

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Saint Johner, Patron Of Arts, Receives Order Of Canada

Posted by Elke Semerad

Faun Wilson White grew up in Saint John and is now is the international chairman of the Friends of the Certosa di Capri, in Italy.

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History: The Canadian Story

Posted by Elke Semerad

Marc Milner's book Stopping the Panzers, argues that Canadian soldiers were placed exactly where allied planners expected the German counterattack. However the book almost didn't get published in the United States.

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Save It For Later - The English Beat for Justin Michaelsen

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How Does Your Apartment Garden Grow?

Posted by Elke Semerad

Sara Stashick is sustainable development consultant in Saint John. She is experimenting with a garden in her apartment to see if it's cost effective and sustainable for lower-income people.

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What Message Do Election Signs Send?

Posted by Elke Semerad

JP Lewis is Assistant Professor of political science at UNBSJ. He says signs are only one of the campaign tools in modern elections.

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Deborah Discovers: Black Beach

Posted by Elke Semerad

Deborah Irvine Anderson finds Black Beach outside of Lorneville is a unique, accessible and sticky beach of peppery sand.

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Obesity Should Be Election Issue

Posted by Elke Semerad

Gabriela Tymowski is a professor in the faculty of kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. She says obesity is costing the province, and candidates should be thinking about prevention.

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Our Movie Review: If I Stay

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne was pleased by this teen romantic drama where a girl has to decide between life and what's after.

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The Luckiest - Ben Folds for Nathalie Godbout

Posted by Elke Semerad

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New Brunswicker Leads Canadian Medical Association

Posted by Elke Semerad

Old age is the next big national health crisis and the focus for newly elected president, Dr. Chris Simpson, who is from Nakawic.

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Back On Campus At UNBSJ: 50th Anniversary

Posted by Elke Semerad

Robert MacKinnon is vice president of UNB Saint John. The fall semester will kick off a year-long celebration.

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From Summer Job To Success: Bryana Ganong

Posted by Elke Semerad

The new president and CEO of Canada's chocolate family company talks about her I-Love-Lucy moment on the factory lines during her early summer jobs.

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He's Got The Whole World - Bobby McFerrin for Anne-Healy Swift

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Riding Confusion: Electoral District Changes Around Saint John

Posted by Elke Semerad

Some voters may be a bit surprised by which candidate shows up on their doorstep. There have been changes to a number of ridings on the outskirts of the city. CBC's Connell Smith has the details.

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Take Liberty: Brent Mason

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty reviews Brent Mason's latest CD, produced by several other well-known local musicians.

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Bright Side Of The Road - Van Morrison for Tricia Watson-Foley

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First Nation Chiefs Look For Injunction On Forestry Deal

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Today a judge will rule on an injunction to put the province's forestry deal on hold and to acknowledge its duty to consult First Nations in any decisions regarding their traditional territory. Ken Coates is author of the Marshall Decision.

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(Sittin') On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding for Kathie Bourque

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The 'Sea' Connects Saint John Shipbuilding History To Australian Man

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For one Australian man, years of digging into his family heritage turned up a Saint John connection. Freelance broadcaster Lorne Daltrop has the story of Bob McKenzie and the ship called Sea.

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Our Movie Review: Boyhood

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne reviews the epic coming-of-age story directed by Richard Linklater who is admittedly Tara's favourite director.

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Bouje - J. Perry for Katherine Nodding Grant

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Painter Fred Ross Remembered

Posted by Elke Semerad

Fred Ross had his work displayed at the National Gallery in Ottawa, and was the first New Brunswicker to have his work shown at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Fred Willar was his friend of more than 60 years.

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From Summer Job To Success: Roxanne Fairweather

Posted by Elke Semerad

A young girl from the east side and South End of Saint John, started at Zellers on King Street, and now runs Innovatia and has received the Order of New Brunswick.


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Back On Campus At UNBSJ: Studying Money Matters

Posted by Elke Semerad

A researcher at UNB Saint John is trying to figure out why people make the financial decisions they make. Mohammed Siddiquee is a doctoral student and lecturer at UNBSJ.

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Right Garden - Jane Olivor for Glenda Thornton

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Got A Dream? We've Got The Space

Posted by Elke Semerad

A new startup in the city, DreamMaker Innovations, will offer a space and the tools you need to create your own startup projects, big and small. Shawn McHatten is one of the founders.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Slugs

Posted by Elke Semerad

Some rainy days and nights can bring out the worst in the slugs and pests. Betty Kennett has some suggestions on how to get rid of them.

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Grand Mananers Devasted By Loss Of Mallock, Sonnenberg

Posted by Elke Semerad

Klaus Sonnenberg was the owner of Atlantic Charter and one of its pilots. William Mallock was a paramedic. Two others survived the plane crash in Grand Manan. CBC's Shane Fowler has details.

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Tell Your Tale Of A Town

Posted by Elke Semerad

A husband and wife are touring the country, stopping in communities to gather stories about downtowns of all sizes. Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto will then dramatize some of the stories from the nation.

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New Executive Director Of Uptown Saint John

Posted by Elke Semerad

From parking to vacancies and pedestrian-friendly streets, the issues facing the city's uptown are tricky. Nancy Tissington is the incoming executive director for Uptown Saint John.

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Louie Louie, Rice University Marching Owl Band and Jelly Roll Blues by Jelly Roll Morton - for Janet Watts

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Reducing The Deer Population In The Valley

Posted by Amy Grant

The town councils of Rothesay, Quispamsis and Hampton will soon decide whether to allow a new type of deer hunt in an effort to cut down the population. D.N.R. deer biologist Joe Kennedy gives us the details.

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History: Canada's Navy

Posted by Amy Grant

The director of the Gregg Centre for the study of War and Society at UNB, Marc Milner tells us about the very important role a New Brunswicker played in shaping the future of Canada's navy.

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Having an Average Weekend - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet for Matt Humphrey

Posted by Amy Grant

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Saint John Alpines Go To Bat For The Give

Posted by Elke Semerad

The team is donating the proceeds from this week's 50/50 draw to the Regional Hospital Foundation's latest fundraising drive. Assistant coach Chris Bartlett and his wife Gwenn know how personalized medicine can help a patient through cancer.

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Our Movie Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne reviews Lasse Hallstrom's film about a culinary conflict in Paris between Dame Helen Mirren's character and Indian film star Om Puri.

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Deborah Discovers: Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

Posted by Elke Semerad

Katherine Biggs Craft gives Deborah Irvine Anderson the grand tour of the people and stories that make up the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum on Leinster street.

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What A Wonderful World - Loius Armstrong for Ina Mortimer to Crabbe Baby

Posted by Elke Semerad


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French Day Care Opens In Valley

Posted by Elke Semerad

A new centre is set to open at the new French school in the valley in late October. In the meantime, after-school care will be based at St. Mark's Church on Pettingill Road. Michel Cote is the executive director of ARCF.

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Back On Campus At UNBSJ: Studying Criminality

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Ann Campbell is the director of UNB's Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in Saint John. She identifies and evaluates the best ways to reduce criminal offending behaviour.


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From Summer Job To Success: Gerry Pond

Posted by Elke Semerad

Gerry Pond, a Canadian Angel, is the chairman of the board of Mariner Inc. and East Valley Ventures Inc.

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The Gas Guru Predicts No Change

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Robert Jones predicts the price of gas will probably stay the same or drop by only one tenth of a cent.

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Freak Flag - Shrek The Musical for Dale Estey

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Valley Deer Cull Proposal Lacks Details

Posted by Elke Semerad

Councils of Rothesay, Quispamsis and Hampton will meet with Department of Natural Resources staff to talk about the "Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program," which involves hunting of a sort. Bill Bishop is the mayor of Rothesay.

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RCMP Annual Report Reveals Increased Spending Due To Rexton Protests

Posted by Elke Semerad

Other report hihghlights include a 30 per cent decrease in car collisions over last year and a new policing strategy, cutting 12 districts into 4 and broadening civilian input. Roger Brown is the Assistant Commissioner in New Brunswick.

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You Always Make Me Smile - Kyle Andrews for Rexanna Keats

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Morgan Davis

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty talks about blues great Morgan Davis, and the night he lost his fender duo sonic.

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Multiple Murder Pleas Change Bourque's Parole Possibilities

Posted by Elke Semerad

Justin Bourque pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and two charges of attempted murder. Sentencing will be held in October. Jula Hughes is a professor of criminal law at UNB in Fredericton.

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Saint John Author Shares Daughter Maddie's Wish

Posted by Elke Semerad

Sharon Babineau is the author of "The Girl Who Gave her Wish Away," the story of her daughter Maddie and the incredible impact of her dying wish to support children in Africa.

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Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles for Brian Shanks

Posted by Elke Semerad

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The Women Of Shanklin Road Are Ready For A Change

Posted by Amy Grant

Dawn Ellis, Lisa Bennett and Joyce Miller are the women of Shanklin Road. After twenty years of performing together, the band has decided to call it quits on this coming New Year's Eve.

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ACAP Saint John Says The Waters Of Marsh Creek Are Getting Cleaner And Clearer

Posted by Amy Grant

Executive director of ACAP, Tim Vickers tells us about some encouraging test results.

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History: Conscription

Posted by Amy Grant

The director of the Gregg Centre for the study of War and Society at UNB, Marc Milner tells us how conscription divided Canadians and New Brunswickers in 1914.

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Stardust - Gemini Syndrome from Jesse Bell going out to his wife, Erica on their 5th wedding anniversary

Posted by Amy Grant

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Our Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne went to see the latest Marvel comic book turned into a movie. The motley crew of characters proved fun but lacked character development.

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The Head Of City Transit's Union Says The City Needs To Rethink How It Is Treating The Transit System

Posted by Amy Grant

Veteran bus driver and president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1182, Tom McGraw tells us how he is pushing for a change in thinking around the city council table.

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Musician Bryan Potvin Is On His Way To The East Coast

Posted by Amy Grant

Canadian pop rock band, The Northern Pikes had several hits in the 80's and 90's.  We talked with Bryan Potvin, a member of the Pikes who has recently released his second solo album.

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Deborah Discovers: Saints Rest Marsh

Posted by Amy Grant

It's a spot many Saint Johners drive by each day, but few have explored. This week Deborah Irvine Anderson heads to Saints Rest Marsh, the F. Gordon Carvell Nature Preserve on the west side.

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Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry from Janet Rolland going out to her husband Charlie in honour of his birthday. And to the Gillmor's in St. George and Harry Bryan in L'etete.

Posted by Amy Grant

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Articles In The Wall Street Journal Put The Irving Family Story Back In The Spotlight

Posted by Amy Grant

The Irving empire in New Brunswick may not be the picture of a happy family. We talk with, Alistair MacDonald, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal who got details about a family feud.

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Sisters Set For The Big Swim

Posted by Amy Grant

The Big Swim is a fundraiser swim that runs 15 kms across the Northumberland Strait. We talk to two New Brunswick sisters, Mary Helen  and Ruth McLeese who are taking part.

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We Check In With A Saint John Motocross Rider

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John's Konnor Long is competing as a pro-am on the motocross circuit and just returned from the Motocross Nationals in Riverglade, N.B.

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Isabel's Song - Catherine MacLellan from Cindy Christie and dedicated to her husband Andrew on their 21st wedding anniversary.

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Training for Stamina And Strength

Posted by Amy Grant

We speak with the new strength and conditioning coach with the Saint John Sea Dogs, Terry Blizzard.

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Two Local Women Compete In An Iron Man Race

Posted by Amy Grant

An Iron Man consists of swimming for four kms, biking for one hundred and eighty, and then running for 42. Sherry Fitzgerald and Shelley Wood recently completed their first Iron Man competition in Lake Placid, New York.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Detergent Pesticides and Black Currants

Posted by Amy Grant

Betty Kennett gives a recipe for non toxic insect control, has a tip on growing more fruitful tomato plants and talks cutting back black currants.

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Stop - The Spice Girls for Rita Raymond-Millett for her daughter Olivia

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Scientists Are Blitzing An Area Near Grand Lake This Week

Posted by Amy Grant

Chair of the Natural Science Department at the New Brunswick Museum, Don McAlpine tells us what the dozens of biologists and researchers will be working on during the second year of the bio-blitz.

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Off The Shelf: Biographies

Posted by Amy Grant

Mary Barlow recommends two books from the non-fiction shelves.
'The Mockingbird Next Door: A Life With Harper Lee' by Marja Mills and 'A House In The Sky' by Amanda Lindhout with Sara Corbett.

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This Is My Song - Petula Clark for Jennifer Loomer

Posted by Amy Grant

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St. Patrick's School Is Closing This Year After Engineers Deem It Unsafe

Posted by Amy Grant

We speak with Monsignor Brian Sheehan, the pastor from Our Lady of Assumption on the Lower West Side. The church owns the building that housed St. Patrick's School. We also speak with Carl Killen, MLA for Saint John Harbour.

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History: Fort Beausejour

Posted by Amy Grant

Fort Beausejour was once Fort Cumblerland. The director of the Gregg Centre for the study of War and Society at UNB, Mark Milner recounts little known history about the famous fort overlooking the Tantramar Marshes.

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Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts for Cindy Millican

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