NB: Information Morning (Fredericton)

 
 

NB: Information Morning (Fredericton)

Information Morning Fredericton is your daily survival guide. We bring you the top stories from the city, the province - and around the world. We run the stories that matter to you.

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The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But she also struggles with all text messages.

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9-1-1

When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. David Ridgin searches for answers.

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Discovering you`re a psychopath

James Fallon is determined to overcome his worst instincts.

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Native Child and the Full Moon

Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop.

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Citizen's group continues fight against changes in Officers' Square

Beth Biggs, with the group "Save Officers' Square", says the changes being made are not what was in the master plan, and wants work to stop immediately.

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Downtown business owners unhappy with road closures, lack of communication

The four-day construction project in Fredericton is turning out to be much longer than downtown business owners expected. We ask Krista Neves, Shawna Foster, and Mike Babineau how they're surviving.

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Katherine d'Entremont issues final report

New Brunswick's commissioner of official languages talks about the state of both official languages in this province, and says "myths and misconceptions abound" about the official languages act.

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Could a natural enemy save the ash trees?

Forest entomologist Krista Ryall explains why tiny wasps could be part of the solution to fight the emerald ash borer in Fredericton.

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Backpacking 101

Roughing it doesn't have to be rough. Our guide to the outdoors, Brian Conoley, tells you how to stuff your life in a backpack (that fits) and live in the outdoors for the weekend.

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Invasive pests a "significant issue" for Fredericton

Fredericton's forester, Mike Glynn, talks about the city's preparations for, and the threat of, the emerald ash borer.

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How well does TreeAzin work?

We check with a city in Quebec that used the insecticide to inoculate it's ash trees, and ask what effect it had on the emerald ash borer. Bill Steinberg is the mayor of Hampstead.

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Scientists search for new species in N.B. lake

Researchers from across North America are in New Brunswick for BiotaNB, taking inventory of the biological diversity in the Spednic Lake protected area. Hear what a few of those experts are hoping to find at the annual bioblitz.

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The delicate balance between whales and jobs

We ask Shannon Arnold with the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax how fishing fleets and North Atlantic right whales are going to share space in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Moving the farm to higher ground

Wanda Schuttenbeld is a farmer from Maugerville who has made the difficult decision to move her operation after this year's spring flood.

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Did clear-cutting contribute to this year's record flooding?

Shane Fowler has an in-depth report on deforestation and scientists thoughts on whether it had an impact on flooding.

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Are seniors satisfied with life in Fredericton?

The age-friendly survey results are back. Eric Megarity has some details about what our oldest residents want in an age-friendly city.

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Council holds special meeting, approves removal of 5 trees from Officers' Square

Fredericton mayor Mike O'Brien called a special council meeting to "consider the Infrastructure renewal project underway at Saint Anne's Point Drive". The chair of Fredericton's development committee, councillor Bruce Grandy, says there are many reasons why this work is going ahead, but no other work will be done until there is public consultation.

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Historical settlement "A very special place", tells an important story.

Former curator Darrell Butler shares the history of Kings Landing, and why the changing vision is unsettling.

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Can the ash trees be saved?

A Tree Canada program called Operation ReLeaf may be able to help save Fredericton's ash trees in the fight against the emerald ash borer.

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Will policy affect student's health outcomes?

New Brunswick decided to ban the sale of chocolate milk and juice from public school. University of New Brunswick health economist Philip Leonard authored a study that says that may be a good idea.

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Looking for live music in Fredericton? Our music columnist has you covered.

Emma Chevarie says John Prine's music is the 'kitchen party' music everybody knows, and the fun is coming to Fredericton this month with a tribute show.

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N.B.'s AG says province is "going into a continuing fiscal decline"

Kim MacPherson's latest report pays special attention to spending.

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St. Mary's First Nation election "about change for the community"

Allan 'Chicky' Polchies Jr. has been elected chief of St. Mary's. He describes his vision for the community.

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Taking the pleasure out of pot sales

Cannabis NB's first general manager, Lara Wood, talks about the challenges ahead for marijuana education and sales.

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Trump takes aim at dairy tariffs

The future of free trade talks with the United States might boil down to milk. Paul Gaunce is with the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick and says if the supply management system is done away with "90% of the dairy farmers would be gone".

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The education Minister gives his thoughts on the immersion test scores

Brian Kenny, Minister of Education and Early Childhood, responds to assertions by former minister Kelly Lamrock that the Grade 3 entry point for immersion proved to be a better system.

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Meet the candidates running for chief at St. Mary's

St. Mary's First Nation will elect a new chief and band council tomorrow. The people running for chief are Randolph Brooks, incumbent Candice Paul, Shawn Paul, Allan Chicky Polchies Jr., and Donald Paul Sr. Hear why they're running, and what issues are important to them.

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The evening dance of the chimney swift

It's quite a sight, a large flock of chimney swifts flying in circles, then suddenly funneling into a chimney to roost.

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Measuring our education system "takes time", can't be based on standardized tests.

George Daley, president of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, responds to former education minister Kelly Lamrock who says a grade 3 immersion entry point improved assessment scores by anglophone students.

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Are Canadians ready for legal recreational pot?

The senate voted last night to legalize marijuana, with amendments to the bill. Senator Pierrette Ringuette, who voted to pass the bill, says "Canadians are smoking marijuana, whether we legalize it or not". Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen voted against the bill and says "Canada, and New Brunswick, is just not ready for this right now".

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N.B. based home care company to absorb staff, clients from CBI

There's been a shakeup in the home care business in New Brunswick. Billy English, CEO of Kindred Home Care says "We've been around and know how to make it work in this province."

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Assessments show good results from Grade 3 french immersion entry point

"It worked" says former education minister Kelly Lamrock. A second look at New Brunswick's scores in national school assessments paints a glowing picture.

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Farmers fight to save berries from frost

David Walker from Sunset U-Pick in Fredericton says "every year you're fighting the frost" but this year is severe. He shares how the frost has affected the berry patch and what they're doing to mitigate the loss.

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Insurance task force to look for wind damage coverage

Some retired insurance agents have banded together to form a task force to help get information to people who suffered wind damage on May 5 during the spring flood. The Insurance Bureau of Canada's Erin Norwood is the Atlantic Manager of Government Relations, she says every policy is different and people need to check with their broker to get the correct information.

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Group of retired physicans speak out

Some senior and retired doctors in the Fredericton area are questioning changes made to the office of public health. Dr. Ian MacDonald is one of those retired doctors, he speaks to Terry Sequin about why they want to educate the public about the changes government made to public health.

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Trade Tariff Tiff effect on NB

Roger Melanson, Minister responsible for trade policy and Ron Marcolin, divisional vice-president of the Canada Manufacturers and Exporters Association for N.B. and P.E.I. speak with Terry. They discuss how the U.S. and Canadian dispute could effect New Brunswick businesses and consumers.

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Waiting for help

Terry speaks with Geoffrey Downey, New Brunswick EMO and and Mike Mallery chief fire prevention officer with the Office of the Fire Marshal, about where things stand on assessment and clean up after this springs historic flooding.

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Are artifacts being destroyed?

Construction projects in heritage areas are not always flagged for archaeological surveys. Jordan Gill looked into how high-potential sites are identified, and where the gaps are in the system.

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Work at Officers' Square put on hold

Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien says the plan's effect on the trees "caught the public off guard."

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Badminton +Tennis + Ping Pong = Pickleball

Alden Briggs, Pres. of the Fredericton Pickleball club says he likes pickleball because "It's just fun!". Find out where the name comes from, and why people love it.

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Why would council not discuss the trees Officers' Square?

Fredericton city councillor Kate Rogers made a motion to add an item to the agenda during a council meeting to discuss the construction at Officers' Square. That motion was not approved. She shares her thoughts on that decision, and what happened in the council chambers.

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What causes vertigo, and how to treat it.

Vertigo is a common but sometimes debilitating ailment. Dr. Peter Lin talks about what causes this kind of dizziness, and what to do about it.

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Annual cupcake fundraiser coming to an end.

Cupcakes for Cancer is an annual bake sale that Fredericton High School student Noah Smith has been doing since he was nine years old.

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Fishermen running out of places to fish

With more fishing closures scheduled to start tomorrow to protect the North Atlantic right whales, Jean Lanteigne says it's getting crowded on the water.

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History of Officers' Square important too.

Archaeologist Jason Jeandron says history should dictate what happens to Officers' Square.

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Acadie-Bathurst Titan take home Memorial Cup

The city of Bathurst had a big viewing party for the community to cheer on the Titan. Mayor Paolo Fongemie says "everyone that has a north shore connection is very proud of our team."

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Tree Commission not happy about loss of trees.

The city of Fredericton is removing 19 trees from Officers' Square. Sarah Weatherby says trees are 'green infrastructure', and local politicians need to change their thinking on trees.

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Don Bosse says farewell after 35 years

Past and present FHS students came together for music teacher Don Bosse's farewell concert.

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Days may be numbered for you Ash trees.

Sean Blaney with Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre says the Emerald Ash Borer is on its way to the Fredericton area.

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What should concern you about police using body cameras?

Police officers in Fredericton are getting the body cameras they wanted, but not everyone's pleased with that. Criminologist Michael Boudreau and law professor Nicole O'Byrne discuss concerns they think need to be addressed BEFORE the cameras are switched on.

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Bathurst mayor says 'People are very very very proud' of the Titan.

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are in the final for the Memorial Cup. Bathurst mayor Paolo Fongemie says the team is a great ambassador to the city.

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Doing battle with a beetle

It's destroying sports fields and lawns all over Fredericton. Mike LaCroix, foreman of horticulture with the city of Fredericton, says the population of the European chafer beetle has grown 'exponentially'.

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CBC honey bee hive "booming"

Andrew Byers, president of the Central N.B. Beekeepers Assoc., says we lost 1 of our 2 hives, but the remaining hive is doing very well.

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Body Cameras to be in use by city police officers by end of year.

Deputy Police Chief Martin Gaudet was in the studio to talk about body cameras, and the policy for using them in Fredericton.

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Businesses nix downtown bike lanes.

The city is abandoning a pilot project for bike lanes in downtown Fredericton. Matt Savage of Downtown Fredericton Inc. says the trade offs just didn't make sense for business owners.

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Re-inventing the square.

Fredericton city councillor Bruce Grandy gives us an update on plans to redevelop Officers' Square, to make it "vibrant..more accessible".

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Hair products can lead to health complications.

A recent study shows that hair relaxer products contain harmful hormone disruptors. Dr. Peter Lin tells us why we should limit our exposure to them.

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Road Work Ahead

There are 22 major road construction projects to contend with in Fredericton this summer. The first one to get underway will be St. Anne's Point Dr. starting this Friday. Greg McCann has those details.

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Planning for the future of Fredericton's trails.

Andre Arseneault, director of trail enhancement for the Fredericton Trails Coalition, is looking for feedback on the city's trail system.

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"Trying to do what we can to help people get back on their feet"

Andrew Harvey, Minister of Environment and Local Government, oversees the aid and recovery programs. Listen to find out what help is available, and how to access it.

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Winslow St. clean-up underway

Gary Moore visits a Fredericton neighbourhood that was brought together by the flooding and talks to some people about the cleanup process.

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Flood recovery efforts underway

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief David McKinley talks about safety and inspections being done, then Grand Lake MLA Pam Lynch talks about recovery efforts in the Grand Lake area.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:53]


Our local music columnist looks at the Living Roots Festival

Emma Chevarie calls this a 'real grass roots' festival.

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UNB to work with gov't, city, to keep pool open.

George MacLean, UNB's V.P. Academic, says 3 years will give them a good window to look at something more permanent. He also talks about the tuition increase coming for 2019.

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Has clear cutting made flooding in the province worse?

Scientist Kim Green looked at the effects of clear cutting on the snow melt.

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Should Fredericton build another walking bridge?

The topic of a second walking bridge is brought up so often, the city decided to get an estimate on what it would actually cost.

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Fiddleheads are a little harder to sell this year.

Graham Lyons has been trying to sell a crop that people fear after the flood.

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Gov't steps in to close funding gap for SMA pool

Bill Fraser, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corp., guarantees funding to help Fredericton's Sir Max Aitken pool stay open for 3 more years.

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The Asian beetle moved into your house in the fall, and now they're awake.

It may look like a harmless lady bug, but the invasive Asian beetle is causing concern among entomologists. Chandra Moffat with Agriculture Canada says nylons and a vacuum are the only real solution.

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Hour 3 - Flood Aftermath: Answering your flood recovery questions.

A panel of experts answer flood recovery and clean-up questions.

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Hour 2 - Flood Aftermath: Answering your flood recovery questions.

A panel of experts answer flood recovery and clean-up questions.

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Flood Aftermath: Answering your flood recovery questions.

A panel of experts answer flood recovery and clean-up questions.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:49:54]


The city of Fredericton starts the cleanup

"We're in the full blown process of recovering", says Wayne Tallon, Fredericton's director of EMO.

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Business owners assess flood damage

We check with three businesses on the northside that are dealing with clean up after the flood.

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The flood didn't stop the NB Drama Festival

Megan Cormier is one of the organizers of the NB Drama Festival underway in Fredericton this week. She says the best part is the people.

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Potential health implications after flood waters recede.

Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey, regional medical officer of health, outlines some of the post-flood health concerns people should be aware of.

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Flood damage to ward 6.

Fredericton city councillor Eric Megarity tells us about the flood damage in his ward.

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Why does Fredericton need an immigration policy?

The City of Fredericton doesn't have an immigration policy, but it's working on creating one. Adriana Rivas explains why we need one.

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Predicting earthquakes..there's an app for that

Fredericton High School student Patricia Kelly is taking her earthquake app to the National Science Fair. Search for it on the Amazon app store, bSEMA.

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Bad luck or a blessing?

A United Church minister looks after her congregations as flood waters surround their churches. Mary Tingley says it's a wonderful community to be part of.

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CBC's eye in the sky

Patrick Morrell and Trevor Lyons took flood coverage to new heights when they deployed the CBC drone and gave us a bird's eye view of what was happening along the banks of the St. John River.

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It's 'Plan B' for the Fredericton Marathon

Bruce Macfarlane explains the route change for the marathon forced by the flood.

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Fighting potato fungi

Grade 11 student Dhanishta Ambwani's discovery could change the world for farmers everywhere.

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Dealing with the consequences of extreme weather.

Blair Feltmate has some cold hard advice for people in the province after this year's flooding. He says "not acting is not an option".

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Planning for the return to classes once flood waters recede.

Superintendent of ASD-West Catherine Blaney is making plans to re-open the schools that have been closed due to surrounding flood waters. Hear why the schools were closed, and how the lost time will be made up.

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Should cottage owners get assistance to rebuild?

The province appears to be re-thinking its disaster assistance program to include people whose recreational properties were damaged by the flood. Nick Ingram says "the cottages in the area are destroyed."

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Food bank down, but others are filling the need

With the Fredericton food bank inaccessible, Jane Buckley with the Oromocto food bank is doing what she can to make sure people don't go hungry.

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Grand Lake hit hard by flood waters

The scenes from Grand Lake during last week's flood are shocking a lot of people. We connect with homeowner Dawn Burke, who abandoned her home and is still stranded in the area, and we talk to Paula Colter who's been watching the water slowly swallow her cottage and others.

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EMO update - Monday

We check with Dave MacLean of Saint John EMO to see how they fared on the weekend, then we get the latest in the Fredericton area from Geoffrey Downey of N.B. EMO.

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No access to Chipman

The mayor of Chipman, Carson Atkinson, tells us what's happening around Chipman. Only emergency vehicles are allowed in and out.

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Flooding in Gagetown

We hear from the mayor of Gagetown, Mike Blaney, who says the river still hasn't peaked there, in fact it's risen since yesterday.

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Are you covered by insurance or not?

Erin Norwood with the Insurance Bureau of Canada Atlantic says they want to help with your flood insurance questions and issues. Their number is 1-844-227-5422.

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Assessing the impact of the flood on Fredericton

Mayor Mike O'Brien has a look at the past week as water inundated the city, and a look ahead at what's still to come. He says "hopefully soon we can move into the recovery phase".

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Saint John EMO says "make your way out while you can"

Saint John is preparing for what could be the worst flood the city has ever seen. Dave McLean asks that people who have evacuated register with the Red Cross, 1-800-863-6582.

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Trans-Canada closure will last several days.

MRDC has been keeping an eye on water levels all week. GM Norman Clouston says the portion of Highway 2 between Fredericton and Moncton likely won't reopen until early to mid-week next week.

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Rescued livestock settle in at the Frex

Gary Moore dropped by the stables to check on the temporary tenants. Brent Dunphy and Mike Vokey were there looking after the cattle.

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Thursday morning EMO update

Saint John has hit record levels, and the water will continue to rise. Geoffrey Downey says people need to be on high alert and consider evacuation.

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Flood waters are rising around Gagetown

The mayor of Gagetown, Mike Blaney, has been keeping an eye on the water level and says "the worst case scenario..is being cut off at the Sucker Brook location."

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Oromocto deals with evacuations

Oromocto Fire Chief Jody Price talks about what's happening in the area as things get worse downriver.

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Flooding forces many to abandon their homes

Paul Arthurs and his wife had to leave their home in Maugerville as flood waters surrounded it. Listen as he describes the stress of leaving and worrying about what comes next.

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EMO flood update

Geoffrey Downey from Fredericton EMO gives us another update on flooding in the area. Warm temperatures and rainfall are not helping.

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How does the Mactaquac Dam manage the large volume of water coming down the river?

Philip Gilks is a hydro engineer with NB Power and he explains how the water flow at the dam works during a flood and why the headpond is so low right now.

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Flooding update for Fredericton area and down river.

Geoffrey Downey from EMO says "the worst of this isn't over" and water levels are still rising.

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Flooding update from the city.

Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien and the Director of Fredericton EMO Wayne Tallon bring us up to date on what's happening in the city right now, the challenges of predicting this flood, and what to expect this week.

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Here's what you need to know as water levels continue to rise.

The city of Fredericton is urging people to be prepared for rising water from the St. John river this weekend. Wayne Tallon from N.B. EMO says "stay away from the river".

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Searching for waterfalls

Brian Conoley, our guide to life outdoors, take us to a couple of waterfalls in the Fredericton area.

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Residents get some good news about the Sir Max Aitken pool.

Chris Ramsey, president of Capital Region Aquatic Facilities team, says they're "optimistic" a solution can be found now that the province has offered to help.

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Canada begins to move away from coal.

Lois Corbett from New Brunswick's Conservation Council was appointed to co-chair a national task force on the transition away from coal production.

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Resettlement needs and challenges for refugees.

The UN Refugee agency's representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze is in the province exploring the Atlantic Immigration program and how it could lead to an economic path for refugees.

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Panhandlers in Fredericton could be ticketed as last resort.

Parking enforcement officers will now be able to give out panhandling tickets. Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization's Dan Weston says it's going to take money to solve the problem.

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Government says 'no' to hotel tax.

New Brunswick's tourism operators want to charge visitors a "destination marketing fee" to help fund tourism promotion, but the Gallant government says 'no' to any legislation to enable that. Ron Drisdelle with the Tourism Assoc of N.B. and former Tourism, Culture & Heritage Minister Bill Fraser joined Terry Seguin to discuss what happened.

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A Day In Their Shoes

Thom Swift talks to Terry about an event he is hosting in support of Mental Health. A Day in Their Shoes will be held on May 7th and aims to bring mental health out of the shadows and into the spotlight on centre stage with music and song.

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Hanwell Mayor Chris Melvin on Toronto Van attack

Hanwell Mayor Chris Melvin was in Toronto yesterday when the deadly van attack took place. He describes the scene close to the attack and how the city dealt with transportation and security in the hours that followed.

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Robert Jones looks a Vestcor's high salaries

The CBC's Robert Jones looks at Vestcor Investment Management Corporation and their high salaries. The company manages more than fifteen-billion dollars in retirement funds for NB government employees and others.

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Facebook and Politics

Co-founder & CEO of Eyesover Technologies, Craig Leonard, says Facebook and other social media platforms can be a force for good when it comes to politics.

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Awaiting a different season

Snow crab fishermen on the Acadian Peninsula are waiting for the season to open. A season that comes with many changes to the fishery in an effort to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

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Harvest Jazz and Blues lineup revealed

Brent Staeben talks about booking acts and what we can expect to hear at this years festival.

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New palliative care plan "a game changer".

Dr. Jennifer Gillis-Doyle says the new plan is "fundamentally changing the way we deliver palliative care in the province".

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Local music in Fredericton

The fourth annual Flourish festival is underway. Emma Chevarie has all the highlights.

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What's wrong with our licence plates?

Licence plates in the province are fading and peeling. Find out what's happening and what you can do about it.

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Gagetown gets help from the Jays to build field of dreams

Alyssa Shupe applied for and won a grant to revamp an old neglected ball field in the village.

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Expanding Fredericton's downtown business district

Downtown Fredericton Inc is asking the city to expand what it considers the core business district, so additional businesses can benefit from their services. Matt Savage is president of the group and hopes to have new boundaries set by the end of the year.

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​"I saw the road I was going down, and didn't want to go down it." - McKenna Wolfe-LaFleur​

FHS student McKenna Wolfe-LaFleur will receive a Turnaround Achievement award tonight for changing the path she was on, from cutting classes, to earning scholarships.

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Lessons from our past - learning the history of inclusion in N.B.

A course that includes the history of people with intellectual and physical disabilities is being tested in local schools. Danny Soucy with NBACL explains the value of adding the course to the curriculum.

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"It's been a long journey for me." - Aeddan Mulherin

Recent FHS graduate Aeddan Mulherin is being recognized with a Turnaround Achievement Award for turning her life around. She talks about her journey, and those her supported and encouraged her along the way.

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Coming home to help indigenous families

Former child and youth advocate Bernard Richard will be returning to New Brunswick to work on behalf of indigenous children and families.

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Will ageism be the next big social movement?

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is making it her mission to get rid of ageism.

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Broadway trip "amazing" for grade 8 students

Bliss Carman Middle School students Alice Newling, Anna Hackett, and Avery Goodfellow are back from Broadway, and came into the studio with their teacher Jared Mallard, to tell us about their experiences with the cast of Hamilton.

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Keeping seniors connected to their community

Joan McGowan, director of long-term care with the Dept. of Social Development, explains how Home First seniors support hopes to keep seniors in their own home for longer.

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Help Wanted: Vacancies "higher than projected" in N.B. schools

NBTA president George Daley says the teacher's association is concerned with the higher than usual number of retirements across the province, including teachers and principals. He says they're "by no means in a crisis situation, but it's starting to catch our attention".

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71 years of Music Festival

Deborah VanSlyke, president of the Fredericton music festival committee, tells us how they've refined the idea of competition this year.

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Criminologist has concerns about body cameras.

Michael Boudreau of St. Thomas University says police need to answer a lot of questions before he gives the idea of city police officers wearing body cameras any support.

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Working to improve women's access to the justice system.

The Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre is working with the police department to make it easier for victims of sexual assault to come forward, and feel satisfied with the response. Director of Community development, Jennifer Richard, says they're looking for changes and recommendations to improve things in the future.

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Is Fredericton doing enough to reduce homelessness?

Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien responds to criticism about the city's lack of movement on the homelessness problem.

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Finding Wolastoq Voice tour wraps up.

Theatre New Brunswick's first Wolastoqiyik writer in residence, Natalie Sappier, is back from touring her first work. She says it was "pretty magical".

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'Til Death Do Us Part; stories of love and loss.

Myfanwy Davies meets widows and a widower who are adjusting to life after the loss of their partner.

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What's wrong with Route 616?

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Bill Fraser, responds to concerns about the state of Route 616 in Keswick Ridge.

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Chris Collins "needs to step aside, at least temporarily"

Mario Levesque, assoc. prof. at Mt. Allison University, talks about the political future of Moncton Centre MLA Chris Collins in the wake of allegations he harassed a former employee of the legislature.

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Buckle up..the cost of driving is about to climb.

A warning from New Brunswick's consumer advocate for insurance, Michele Pelletier..The costs for insuring your car are on their way up​.​

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Local writer longlisted for CBC literary prize.

Lisa Alward is the winner of several recent short fiction awards and now she's been longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize.

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Wolastoqi artist nominated for award

An artist from the Tobique First Nation has been nominated for an Indigenous Music Award for best video. Jeremy Dutcher's first album drops April 6.

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Local doctors show support for aquatic facility

Jill Goodyear and Jeff Barton are two of more than 100 Fredericton doctors diving into the pool debate, saying these facilities are "vitally important to the health of our communities."

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Celebrating Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy

UNB is holding a Powwow today at the Fredericton campus. This year's theme is 'All My Relations: Unity in Diversity'. Organizers Imelda and David Perley tell us what we can expect to see and hear at the event.

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Should federal gun laws be tightened or left alone?

Some people voiced their concerns about Ottawa's proposed changes to the firearms law last night in Gagetown. We hear from Howard Wright of Cambridge Narrows, and M.P. for the area, Karen Ludwig.

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How should N.B. achieve growth?

Several business groups recently put forward a platform for growth. Hannah Moore and Leaya Mullin are part of a group of St. Thomas University students who have a different idea about where the province should be heading.

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Badminton saved my life.

From the court to the hospital and back. Maria Jose Burgos has the story of how badminton saved a young man's life.

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The plastic problem.

Plastic products are putting a strain on recycling programs. Ashley Wallis is a program manager at Environmental Defence and talks about what companies and consumers can do to curb the impact.

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Life Outdoors column

With all of the sunshine and melting snow lately, our Life Outdoors columnist Brian Conoley talks about ways to transition from winter to spring.

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Do there need to be changes to boxer examinations?

After the death of New Brunswick boxer David Whittom the New Brunswick Combat Sport Commission is looking to make changes to fighter examinations. Denis Leger is the executive director of the commission and says they're always looking for ways to improve examinations.

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Removal of vulnerable child road signs

Council's decision to remove street signs warning of vulnerable children is not sitting well with everyone. Rick Hutchins, Executive Director with Autism Connections Fredericton, favours a case by case approach.

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NBEx taking city to court

Fredericton Exhibition Ltd says the city of Fredericton is violating sections of the Landlord and Tenant Act, and they're taking the matter to provincial court.

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Brothers lost to PTSD

Harry Forestell talks to a New Brunswick couple who have lost two sons to PTSD as they struggled to cope with life after military service.

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Minto hockey team wins in Nashville

Ye Old Miners hockey team traveled to Nashville over the weekend to compete in a world hockey tournament, and they WON! Mel MacKenzie says it was "quite a thrill" to play at the Predator's arena.

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Young Fredericton Reads

Our Young Fredericton Reads winner, Juliette Tristant-Akret, talks with Riel Nason, author of the book she championed.

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Fredericton's financial health.

Fredericton released its audited financial statements to the city's Finance and Administration Committee last night. Councillor Greg Ericson shares the good news, and the areas of concern.

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Pole Sport championships being held in Fredericton.

The Canadian Pole Sport championships are coming to Fredericton this weekend. Ashley Wiggins, president of the Canadian Pole Sport and Arts Federation says it's hard to battle perceptions.

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Intimate images exchanged on web sites.

New Brunswick women are speaking out after learning they're the victims of a massive exchange of intimate photos. Cyber security consultant David Shipley explains how it happens, and what can be done about it. He says "one in ten of these victims are under 15".

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Community help needed to preserve historic wharfs.

A local group is looking into the use and preservation of historic riverboat wharfs along the Saint John River. Kathy Fullerton, director of the Saint John River Society, says there is "great potential for tourism".

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