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Ella Hatheway Gets Her Due

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The Labour Exhibit Centre is being renamed for both Frank and Ella Hatheway after a UNB student's paper uncovered the work that Ella Hatheway did as a suffragette and reformer. Hatheway Trust Chair Pat Riley explains the decision.

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American Lawyer Fighting Canada Border Services

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Deborah Butler was on her way to a family reunion last July when she  was stopped at the border in St. Stephen and told she'd have to pay duty on liquor she was bringing into Canada. Worried she'd miss the ferry to Digby, she planned to pay the duty on her way back and left. She says her reception when she returned two weeks later was anything but friendly.

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Love's All That Matters Tonight - The Guess Who for Mark Chase

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This Week's Saint Johner Away: Allie Mayberry

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elephant.jpgAllie Mayberry grew up in Rothesay. These days, she lives in a remote village in Thailand and works for the Thailand Elephant Project!


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Take Liberty: Spotlight Paul Lamb

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paullamb.jpgPaul Lamb is well known in the east coast music scene as a member of Signal Hill and the recording group Crush. Now he's striking out on his own with a new solo project and Jeff Liberty gives it a spin.

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Love Shack - The B-52's for Brian Shanks and the Lepreau Carpool Crew

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The Mary Ellen Carter - by Stan Rogers for Roxann Gray and Alden McKnight

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KV Library Expansion To Break Ground

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The Kennebecasis Public Library expansion has been a long time coming. Board chair Heather Crawford says the wait is almost over with the job going to tender next week and construction beginning in the spring!

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World Junior Hockey Update

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Canada's Junior Hockey team is now 3 and 0 in Alberta. Veteran sports columnist Terry Jones says Saint John Sea Dog Jonathan Huberdeau is a big part of the team's success.

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Home - By Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros for Rose Doucet's son Sean

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Taxi Service for Women

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Dave Barnes has plans to open a taxi company in Saint John that caters to women and employs women drivers.

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Our Movie Guy Has His Top 10 List for 2011

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Matt Rainnie looks back at the year on the big screen and comes up with his own list of the top 10 films of 2011!

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We Are The World - USA for Africa for the Lepreau Carpool Crew!

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Homeless for the Holidays

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There's a shortage of space at local shelters for homeless men, and two brothers found themselves at the CBC Saint John office after spending a night on the streets. Connell Smith has their story.

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Big Year for Brent Mason

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Saint John singer songwriter Brent Mason has certainly had his share of memorable moments in the past year. He's been China, he's celebrated his 1000th open mic, he's survived brain surgery...and, to top it all off, he released a brand new album. 

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Harbour Lights: $145,479.24!

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Big Benefit Concert for Charlotte County

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Fundy High student council vice president John Berriault talks about the twelve hour benefit concert students are arranging to help friends and neighbours affected by the flooding in Charlotte County.

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I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash for Larry and Lee Ann Lack

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Family Finally Returns to Bonny River Home to Assess Damage

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Cheryl Barker fled her home early Tuesday morning after a neighbour arrived to warn her of the rising water. She's been staying with family and just managed to get a look at the damage to her home.

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O Holy Night - Nat 'King' Cole for Ken Bradbury in Rothesay

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Rescue Operation to Save Two Horses from Rising Flood Waters

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The water was up to the middle of Bonnie Sweeney's barn door near Durham Bridge, and she had to use a boat to free her two horses from their stalls.

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Community Steps Up To Help Family That Lost Everything in Fire

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The Rumson family home was destroyed by not one, but two fires on December 8th. Lisa Rumson has an update on the local companies and individuals who have stepped in to help her brother, his wife and two daughters put their lives back together.

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The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) - The Chipmunks for Amanda Hodgin

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Flooding in the Bonny River Area Forces Rescue

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The CBC's Connell Smith tries to get to Bonny River, but the roads are impassable. Chuck Todd of the Red Cross Emergency Response Team witnessed the rescue of a couple whose car was swept off of Route 770 and into the river.

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Ben Gamble is Hunting for Paradise

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Ben Gamble has already been to more than 20 countries, but the Kingston Peninsula man is hoping to do a lot more travelling if he wins the job as host of a television series called "Paradise Hunter."

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Our Health Columnist Explores Christmas Conditions

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Dr. Mike Simon says stress, rich food and loneliness can make for an unhealthy holiday season!

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At Last I'm Ready for Christmas - The Barra MacNeils for Dave MacDonald in Belleisle

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Lawyer Mel Norton Wins in Ward Three

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There's a new face on Saint John's city council. With 516 votes, lawyer Mel Norton won the seat vacated by new MLA Carl Killen.

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This Week's Saint Johner Away - Jeremiah Touchbourne

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Jeremiah Touchbourne is a pastor with a street ministry on Vancouver's infamous downtown east side.

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Cool Yule - Bette Midler for Linda Boyle in Grand Bay-Westfield

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Local Man Scores with the Mill Rats!

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Grand Bay-Westfield's Mike Anderson took to the floor with the Saint John Mill Rats over the weekend, scoring 20 points over two games!

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Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives for Cindy Millican

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University Students Signing Up in Droves to Mentor Youngsters

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In just a year the number of UNBSJ students signing up to mentor students at Hazen White St. Francis has more than quadrupled to about 130! The university's community engagement officer Peter McGuire and the school's principal Jennifer Carhart talk about the program's success.

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A Tale of Three Cities

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Urban researcher Kurt Peacock says New Brunswick's three urban centres could have a lot of political and economic clout if they started working together rather than competing with one another.

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I Love My Dog - Connie Kaldor for Judy McNab

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Tik Tok - Kesha for Holly Johnson and family

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Teachers are Ready and Excited to Welcome Students!

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David Ripley of Lakefield Elementary in Quispamsis and Margo Emrich of Havelock Elementary in West Saint John describe the first day of school from a teacher's perspective.

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Court Case May Change Map of Traditional Native Territories

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CBC reporter Connell Smith has the story of Steven Bernard who has been found guilty of hunting without a license, but not before the judge accepted his evidence that Saint John was a traditional area for the Mi'kmaq.

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Glen Falls Prepares for Earl

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People who live the in flood-prone neighbourhood of Glen Falls get ready for Hurricane Earl.

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Our Resident Green Thumb Visits the Rock

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Betty Kennett goes to Newfoundland and checks out gardening on the Rock.

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Keeping the Maliseet and Mi'kmaq Languages Alive

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St. Thomas Chair of Native Studies Andrea Bear-Nicholas makes the argument that Maliseet and Mi'kmaq should be included among the province's official languages.

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Goodbye Earl - The Dixie Chicks for Dan Adams

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Pop Goes the World - Men Without Hats for Heather Blodgett

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Saint John's Grisly History

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As part of our on-going coverage of the city's 225th birthday, local historian Harold Wright looks at Saint John's more grisly murders and executions.

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Movie Gals Review The American

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With regular movie reviewer Matt Rainnie on vacation, Lindsay Bird and Sarah Konsmo step in with a look at the latest George Clooney movie.

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Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon for Russ Gunter

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Woman Injured in Little League Brawl Speaks Out

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70 year old Pat Bryson was taken to hospital after she was knocked down during the August 12th brawl at the Canadian Little League Championships in Saint John. She is still dealing with the aftermath.

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Plethora of Pests!

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Greg Flynn of Braemar Pest Control Services describes the insects and other pests he's seeing in homes this year.

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59th Street Bridge Song - Simon and Garfunkel for Lou Delvallet

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Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder for Dianne McAllister

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