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NB: Information Morning (Saint John)

Information Morning in Saint John brings you all the news and information you need to start your day. We'll get you connected to your community, your country and the world. Without us, you won't know what's going on.

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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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Pop-up EMO kiosks to help get through flood damage paperwork

Making claims for spring flood damage relief can be complicated. Geoffrey Downey is a spokesperson for New Brunswick's EMO. The help centre in the Kennebecasis Valley is now open in Rothesay Town Hall from noon until 8 pm weekdays.

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Take Liberty: Ennis Sisters

'Keeping Time' is the Ennis sisters' latest album. They are touring now, and will perform a Christmas show in Saint John at the Imperial on Nov. 30.

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Caton's Island celebrated on St. Jean Baptiste Day

Eric McCumber is a member of Kingston Peninsula Heritage. Caton's Island is the first European settlement in New Brunswick, in Long Reach in 1611.

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Maritime gardening refreshed with tomatillo and cucamelons

Niki Jabbour grows plants from all over the world in her raised beds. Her latest book is called 'Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun.'

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Subway stranger leads Sarah Slean to write 'Every Rhythm is the Beat'

'Metaphysics' is her first album in six years, and it came after some big personal changes in her life. Sarah Slean plays in Saint John this Thursday.

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Winter ticks a growing nuisance on New Brunswick moose

Steeve Côté is a professor at Laval University. He's the lead researcher in a 5-year study of the winter tick in moose populations. Results will help understand possible impacts of climate change and predation on moose in the province.

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Students who led school food review satisfied with 'crunchy vegetables' on stir fry day

Harbourview High School students Kennedy McGeachy and Jenna Dixon started a petition in the fall to improve cafeteria food and established a regular review committee with staff and government.

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Cherry Brook Zoo sees finances in the black for first time in years

Martha McDevitt is the executive director of the Cherry Brook Zoo. The zoo did lose some funding from the municipality but gained some through a donation from 100 Women Who Care.

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Makerspace creates hands-on learning next to book learning at public library

The Saint John Free Public Library opened its makerspace to the public yesterday, after months of renovations. It's a place for people to learn - by doing. And pick up some new skills. Joann Hamilton-Barry is the library director.

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Slime mould and poetry, scientists and artists come together at BiotaNB

The New Brunswick Museum's 10th annual BiotaNB project is happening in for a second year in Macadam. Award-winning Nova Scotia writer and naturalist, Harry Thurston, is BiotaNB's poet-in-residence.

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Province takes Sodexo hospital food contract off the table

Norma Robinson is the president of CUPE Local 1252. A joint government-union committee looked at the system and found areas to make effeciencies and improve services within the existing deal.

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Allergic reaction sends respiratory therapy grad to ICU

One day after our interview about living with allergies, Jazmin Chase was intubated at ICU after coming in contact with peanut butter cookies. She was days away from her final exam.

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World Cannabis Congress tackles pot in the workplace and on the road

Chris MacDonald is the director of government relations for JD Irving, Limited. He's been part of a national industry group of employers working on the issue of cannabis and the workplace. Ian Jack is managing director of communications and government relations for CAA.

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Federal dollars, 10-year commitment for Reaching Home program

Greg Bishop is a project manager with the Human Development Council in Saint John. The money will support 'housing first' and other programs to end chronic homelessness.

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Wither the Atlantic salmon

The Atlantic Salmon Federation has seen a 15 per cent drop in the North American wild Atlantic Salmon numbers. That puts the species well below minimum conservation limits in some areas. Jim Laws owns Miramichi Hunting and Miramichi Fishing Supplies. Nathan Wilbur is the director of New Brunswick programs with the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Y.A. novelist gets a rerelease on his Dylan Maples Mysteries

Shane Peacock is the author of The Mystery of Ireland's Eye. His young adult novels first came out 20 years ago and are being rereleased to a new audience.

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Students look for a sustainable future for Campobello Island

The mayor of Campobello Island, Stephen Smart, tells us how some students from the University of Guelph are lending their growing expertise to Campobello Island.

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Saint John woman hopes to give last frozen embryo to Ontario couple

Kelli Whitman struggled to have children and is hoping to give away one of her frozen embryos to another couple who also struggled, but the process is far from straightforward.

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Prevent plastic pollution on World Oceans Day at Huntsman Marine Science Centre

Jamey Smith is the executive director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, which is also the region's marine debris coordinator.

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Moosehead, Canada's oldest independent brewery, goes small batch

Andrew Oland is the president and CEO of Moosehead Breweries. After 151 years of brewing for the mass market, the company has opened its first small batch brewery in Saint John, N.B.

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Lifelong allergies, surgeries lead grad to help others as respiratory therapist

Jazmin Chase lives with high risk allergies. She performed CPR on her own sister who died of anaphylactic shock. She hopes to help others now drawing on her own experience.

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Saint John Sea Dogs equipment manager leaves to focus on #TeamDK cancer fundraising

David Kelly, also known as DK, has spent the last year juggling cancer treatments, his Sea Dogs duties, and his growing #TeamDK kindness movement.

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Draft community plan for Saint John central peninsula shared

Saint John Mayor Don Darling and city planner Jody Kliffer are inviting the public to review the vision for central peninsula revitalization at a pop-up shop.

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85-year-old runner says 'family who runs together ...'

Ann Steylen from Charlotte County ran the 10 K in the Bluenose Marathon last month, in the pouring rain, and came first in her age division.

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Jaryd Stanley hitting all the right notes in homecoming

A CBC Searchlight Fan Favourite, winner of Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Music Mentorship Program, and then a spot on 'The Launch,' Jaryd is coming back to his hometown of Rothesay to perform and to speak at the KV graduation.

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The Forgiveness Project comes to the east coast

Kelly Vanbuskirk and Matt Letson are with the law firm, Lawson Creamer who brought the project to the city. The Forgiveness Project features stories of people who've experienced life-changing trauma, and how they got past it.

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Strangles infects horses at Rockwood Park

Lees Doley owns and operates Rockwood Stables, at Rockwood Park in Saint John. The stables are closed to the public right now.

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N.B. writer and teacher publishes her first children's book

Kelly Cooper's new children's book, If A Horse Had Words, is inspired by a childhood event on the ranch where she grew up in Saskatchewan.

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Helping immigrant students settle in at school

Lynn MacDonald is the Newcomer and International Student Coordinator for Anglophone School District South and Mark Perry is the diversity and respect lead for the district.

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Lawyer Marie Henein on #metoo, defending the unpopular, and Practicing Courage

Marie Henein is in Saint John to address a legal conference on human rights and women's issues called Practicing Courage.

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Saint John High TEDxYouth conference highlights students' passions, missions

Marylise Habiyambere is a student at Saint John High School. She's the organizer of a TEDxYouth event at the school's Dennis Knibb Auditorium tonight.

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Mother and son caught in rip tide, tell tale to warn other swimmers

Beth Johnston and her son Charlie survived a rip current last July that pulled them off-shore near Savage Harbour, P.E.I. They are telling their story of survival to raise awareness of the dangers of rip currents.

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Women architects of Atlantic Canada building gender equality in profession

It's the official launch of Building Equality in Architecture Atlantic, happening while the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada meets in Saint John. The stripes represent the future gender balance. Monica Adair is co-founder of Acre Architects.

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Phoenix system rollout hurried, employees still without accurate, on-time pay

Colleen Coffey is regional executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union representing federal employees.

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Saint John woman receives second double lung transplant after body rejected first set

Elspeth Arbow was told her new lungs were in chronic rejection. She needed a new set to survive. After four more years on another waiting list, Elspeth had her transplant in March.

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Atlantic Salmon Federation reaches deal with Greenland Fishers

The Association of Fishers and Hunters in Greenland has agreed on a 12-year moratorium on the commercial fishing of salmon. The Atlantic Salmon Federation says this is part of a larger plan to restore atlantic salmon populations in Canada.

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West Side group wants to see reports

A West Saint John group is asking the integrity commissioner to force the release of water information. The West Side Ratepayers Association wants water quality data and environmental impact assessment documents to review. Paul Groody, Saint John's former Commissioner of Municipal Operations, and Westsider speaks with the CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon.

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Newcomer student speaks out about refugee experience

Ruhamma Zaheeb is a Grade 8 student at Beaconsfield School in west Saint John. She took top prize in a provincial public speaking competition called Speak Out. Back in Sri Lanka, she had the chance to speak at the UN High Commission for Refugees.

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Off the Shelf with Mary Barlow

Mary Barlow reviews a couple of historical fiction reads she discovered at the 19th annual Fry Festival.

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School district gives out Turnaround Acheivement Awards

Some students in Anglophone School District South were recognized for overcoming individual challenges and making positive changes in their school lives. Bayside Middle school principal Pat Laskey, students McKaila Duplessis and Ben McIllwraith and superintendent of Anglophone School District South, Zoe Watson.

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Putting the city's best facades forward

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's annual festival of architecture comes to Saint John. Don Sterritt is President of the Architects' Association of New Brunswick and Gregory MacNeil is the director for the Atlantic Region with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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Women applying for emergency intervention, protection under new provincial act

Lynn Matheson is the executive director of the Fundy Region Transition House in St. Stephen. The Department of Justice and Public Safety says it received 17 applications between May 1 and May 22 pronvice-wide.

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How's your blood pressure? Global May Measurement event takes your numbers

May Measurement has expanded into a global synchronised screening campaign. Martin MacKinnon is a nephrologist and hypertension physician at the Complicated Hypertension Clinic in Saint John. Keith Brunt is a translational scientist for the New Brunswick Heart Centre.

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Pathways to Education program a roadmap through high school into a career

Mikailyn LaPierre is a grade 10 student at St Malachy's High School. Heather Doyle is the program manager at Pathways to Education Saint John. Kristen Murphy is a social work student at St. Thomas University who is working with the charity this term.

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Tackling generational poverty in Saint John with funding, new programs

The program is in its first year of 5-year, $10 million-funding from the provincial government. Donna Gates with Living SJ and Dr. Sarah Gander, a local pediatrician and a member the NB Social Pediatrics Research Program, talk about plans to make the most of the funding.

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Dr. Simon on managing asthma

Research has found that puffers and steroids together work better to relieve symptoms and manage breathing over the long term.

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Google Transit, Pay by Plate technology, new buses to ease transit troubles

Ian MacKinnon is the CEO of the Saint John Transit and Parking Commission.

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Colour bombs celebrating spring, Hindu Holi Festival of Colour comes to Saint John

Anamika Jain is one of the organizers of Holi, a colorful celebration of Indian tradition taking place at Rockwood Park this Saturday.

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City has opened enforcement files on 6 PMV buildings in old north end

Mayor Don Darling says property developers like PMV who own 47 properties in the north end of Saint John, need to renovate, rebuild, demolish or sell. There are 75 more properties on the city's watch list.

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Take Liberty: Rawlins Cross

Jeff Liberty reviews Rawlins Cross' ninth studio album called Rock Steady.

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Addiction in provincial jails

In the wake of a CBC investigation into deaths in the province's correctional system, the auditor-general is launching an investigation into how addiction is dealt with in provincial jails. Diane Kearns works with AIDS Saint John.

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It was a bad winter for New Brunswick bees

Chris Lockhart is president of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association.

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Our health columnist on arthritis

Dr. Mike Simon talks about osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects more than 1 in 10 seniors.

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Aquaculture company fined $12,000 for illegally using pesticides

Maria Recchia is the executive director of the Fundy North Fisherman's Association.

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Charlotte County rallies around a boy from their area who's battling cancer

Paula Clinch is one of the organizers of Chelsea's Legacy Dinner and Auction in St. George tomorrow evening. The dinner is in support of Zackary Shaw who is at Sick Kids in Toronto for cancer treatment.

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From Saint John, New Brunswick to international concert halls

Philip Thomson has built a career as a classical pianist.

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Travellers say it costs more to fly out of Saint John.

Deborah Plester wonders why it costs her more to fly to Toronto from Saint John, compared with Moncton and Fredericton. Derrick Stanford is the CEO of the Saint John Airport.

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The long process of cleaning up after the NB flood

Betty and Jim Evans live in Grand Bay-Westfield. They were speaking to the CBC reporter Rachel Cave, and videographer, Brian Chisholm.

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The landfill gets ready to accept mountains of flood garbage

General manager of the Crane Mountain Landfill, Marc MacLeod talks about getting rid of your flood damaged materials.

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#hellorhighwater, Mothers' Day will go on at Saint John Marina

The first floor of the restaurant reception area is still soaked, but the upper level is safe for celebrations of all kinds. Dick Hickey co-owns the marina with his brothers, who also own Hickey Brothers DKI, specializing in reconstruction after floods and fires.

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What to tell the insurers when you finally get a chance to make the call

The full extent of damage from the 2018 flood may not be known for weeks. Erin Norwood is the manager of Government Relations, Atlantic for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

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Tools and tips of the trade, construction training for Syrian newcomers

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is part of a project to train a dozen tradespeople from Syria to work in construction in Saint John.

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Take Liberty: The Once

Newfoundland favourites The Once release album number four. Jeff Liberty reviews 'Time Enough.'

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How to shut down power safely in a flood situation, then plug back in when waters recede

Officials are strongly recommending people in certain Saint John neighborhoods evacuate their homes, and consider cutting power to it before they go. Marc Belliveau speaks for NB Power.

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1927 Casavant organ to be played before church sale

Organist Mike Molloy will perform works by 19th century French composers on the Casavant organ this Sunday at 2 pm, at the Church of St. Andrews and St. David on Germain Street. The church and its contents are for sale.

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Historic home movies of Saint Andrews from 1923 to 2017

The Charlotte County Archives has been working to uncover historical records through home movies. Franklin Cardy is a Saint Andrews resident, and chair of the Charlotte County Archives board.

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New Brunswick's Janet Kidd heads to Nashville's Harmony University for barbershop singers

Janet Kidd is a chorus and choir director, singer and composer who works with Sea Belles and Men Of Fundy. She's heading to Harmony University this summer to tune up her choral skills to pitch perfect.

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More homeless men, women used Saint John shelters last year

Michael MacKenzie prepared this year's report on homelessness in Saint John for the Human Development. Last year 263 individuals stayed at Outflow Ministry's Men's Shelter, while 93 used Coverdale Centre for Women. The shelters' combined occupancy rate was 86 per cent.

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Saint John is on an energy QUEST

The city is one of six QUEST cities, looking for Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow. Samir Yammine is the manager of assets and energy for the city of Saint John.

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Trumpeter Guy Few inspires new musicians with his story of recovery

Guy Few was a child prodigy who had to relearn his skills twice after being diagnosed with cavernomae, a blood vessel disease that can lead to brain tumours and seizures.

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One of New Brunswick's oldest and most important shortcuts

The CBC's Shane Fowler on a portage route that allowed indigenous people to travel quickly across the province.

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Singer Petula Clark on her career and new French language cd

Petula Clark's career that has now spanned three quarters of a century. Her latest French language recording was number one in France on I-Tunes just last week.

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The problem with Canada Day

NB retailers would like the official holiday, when it falls on a Sunday, moved ahead to Monday, July 2nd. Jim Cormier is the Atlantic Director of the Retail Council of Canada.

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Standing guard over New Brunswick's covered bridges

Ray Boucher is president of the Covered Bridges Conservation Association of New Brunswick.

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A memorial to Maritime inventor and geologist, Abraham Gesner

Ruth Abernethy is an award-winning Canadian sculptor who has been hired to create a new, expanded tribute to the 19th century inventor.

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Local mockumentary shines a light on domestic abuse

Last in League is a film by Quispamsis filmmaker Gretchen Kelbaugh. Kate Colwell is a Domestic Violence Outreach Social Worker.

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Managing city's urban deer populations

Tim O'Reilly is the deputy commissioner of parks and public spaces for the City of Saint John.

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Are investment targets for retirement funds being set artifially low?

The CBC's Robert Jones looks into this story.

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Taking readers into communities that have survived genocide

CBC News reporter Raffy Boudjikanian is the author of "Journey Through Genocide: Stories of Survivors and the Dead".

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Jeremiah's Deli in the city market closes for health violations

After 37 years in business, Jeremiah's Deli has closed its city market location after its licence was revoked for health violations. Owner of the shop, Graham Stillwell gives his side of the story.

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Get a great deal on a steepled church built after Saint John's Great Fire

The towering church of St. Andrew and St. David on picturesque Germain Street is for sale. The sale may include a 1927 casavant organ. Terre Hunter is the chair of the board of trustees for the church.

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Saint John Energy tells west side ratepayers it has replaced 395 failed water heaters

Pamela Ross speaks for the West Side Ratepayers Association. It has filed a lawsuit against the city for issues with the new harder water system. City councillors have been advised by city lawyers to not attend ratepayers' meetings.

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New Brunswick need doctors, medical students need residency matches

Henry Annan is a medical student and president of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. He talks about why the two needs are not lining up.

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Gagetown ball field gets funding for upgrades from Toronto's Blue Jays Care Foundation

Alyssa Shupe is director of the Gagetown and District Recreation Council. There will be a celebration with alumni Blue Jays when the field is complete.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Indian Horse'

Thorne says the movie adaptation of Richard Wagamese's novel is a heavy film.

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Some NB churches are stepping up to sponsor refugees fleeing civil war in Eritrea

Jean McDonald is chair of the refugee committee at St Mark's Catholic Church in Rothesay.

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Dr. Simon on new specialists for NB's healthcare system

The Gallant government says it will hire 25 new specialists for our healthcare system but Dr. Mike Simon says saying it is a lot easier than making it a reality.

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The Gas Guru predicts everything going up

The CBC's Robert Jones says that gas will go up by 3-4 cents and that diesel and home heating oil will also go up by 3 cents tonight at midnight.

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The uptake for French immersion programs in Anglophone South

Zoë Watson is the superintendent of the Anglophone South school district.

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A Syrian newcomer to Saint John tries to bring his sister to Canada

Muhammad Ubeyd is hosting a Syrian dinner at Taco Pica to raise money to help his sister, Duaa come to Canada.

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A celtic musician and a champion candlepin bowler

Mike Hall is a candlepin bowling world champion and celtic fiddler.

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Members of a German theatre troupe perform in Saint John

Jana Alexia Rodiger, Georg Melich and Miriam Dold are with Theatre Konstanz. Stephen Tobias is with Saint John Theatre Company.

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For the birds: spring migrants

Jim Wilson is a birder and naturalist in Quispamsis.

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KVHS puts on The Wizard of Oz

Shannon Carol Simon plays Dorothy and Brianna Blair plays Glenda the good witch in the KVHS performance of The Wizard of Oz.

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Accounting firm refurbishes building in Waterloo Village

Owen Green and his wife are the founders of Adams-Green. They are refurbishing a heritage building on Prince Edward Street as a business space and community centre.

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A song for Humboldt

Local musician and paramedic Dave Myles on why he'd like you to hit the post of his new video.

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'Unspoiled' Campobello Island's hidden trash

Reporter Julia Wright talks about empty buildings crumble and trash that piles up to threaten the popular Bay of Fundy tourist spot.

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'Poetry is word music': Catherine Owen in Saint John for National Poetry Month

Catherine Owen is a writer and musician from B.C. She's written 10 collections of poetry, and sings and plays bass in a metal band. She'll give a workshop at the Saint John Free Public Library tomorrow and then you can see her at Poetry at Picaroons tomorrow night.

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New heritage preservation group wants in on North end properties before demolition

As many as five vacant, century-old buildings at Main and Albert Streets are on the list to come down. They're owned by PMV Canada. Chris Osborne is with Heritage Saint John 2017.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: Tania Miller conducting

Tania Miller is guest conducting Symphony NB over the next weeks.

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'Let's do it again': James Mullinger to play Harbour Station with new material

After successfully pulling off an arena show at Harbour Station in front of thousands of people, the comedian booked the building again, and will bring in some new friends to add to the entertainment.

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Soprano Jessica McCormack performs in hometown

Soprano Jessica McCormack is a performer and teacher from Saint John and now based in Indiana.

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Quality Block Party returns with secret shows and surprises

The first Quality Block Party was held last year during the ECMAs in Saint John. Abigail Smith is a founder and co-organizer.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'The Quiet Place'

The new horror flick has raised the bar on the genre, done with very little script and the use of intense music.

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New apartment development proposal too big for some Quispamsis residents

The town's planning advisory committee has given its approval to the 42-unit, three story complex on Hampton Road. Now, town council has to decide if it will give the final go-ahead. Gary Losier is town manager for Quispamsis. Geraldine Black lives near the proposed site.

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District education council recommends closing 2 north end schools

Rob Fowler is chair of the district education council for Anglophone South. The recommendation to the province is for the closure of Hazen White-St. Francis and Centennial schools.

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Truth and Reconciliation Day held at St. Malachy's

Tobique First Nation elder Ed Perley speaking yesterday as part of Truth and Reconciliation day at St Malachy's High School.

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On stage: A brave little mouse

Manxmouse, a puppet theatre production from the Netherlands, is at the Imperial on April 22.

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Christian Martin returns from European tour to home well water issues

Christina Martin is promoting her brand new record, 'Impossible to Hold,' with a tour that stops in Saint John on April 21.

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Playwriting contest in its 17th year, open to first time writers

Len Falkenstein is the artistic director of Notable Acts Theatre Company. Submissions are due April 23.

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Resident of 'butane lane' says Irving offer is not enough to move family of 4

Irving Oil has offered $110,000 for Kelsey Fillmore's home on River Avenue, about $8000 more than the home's assessed value. But she feels that is not enough to get similar size and quality house on a different street.

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Dr. Simon on the hazards of using Dr. Google to self diagnose

Dr. Simon says it has started a phenomenon called cyberchondria.

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Gas Guru predicts a cut in the price for gas and heating oils tonight.

Robert Jones' predictions will bounce back from last week's misstep. He expects 2 c/l off for gas and 3 or 4 c/l off of heating oils.

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New microscope will help doctors treat patients at the cellular level

At the Medical Dragons' Den, the winning pitch was for a new microscope that helps test new drugs quickly at the cellular leverl. Dr Keith Brunt is a translational scientist at Dalhousie University. Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial is an Interventional Cardiologist here at the NB Heart Centre.

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Waterfalls attract visitors and illegal dumping

The third annual New Brunswick Waterfall Cleanup Day is April 28. Spokesperson Katie Crawford says too many waterfalls are used as dumping grounds for garbage and unwanted goods.

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Take Liberty: Dennis Ellsworth

Jeff Liberty reviews Dennis Elsworth's new record where 'Things Change.'

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We'll do it! Lancaster parade organizers to take on Saint John's uptown parade

Blaine Harris is the executive director of the Saint John Lancaster Business Association. That west side group will take on the planning responsibility for the city's annual parade in uptown.

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Off the shelf: Dying for a Paycheck

Jeffrey Pfeffer is a professor of management at Stanford University and the author of 'Dying For a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and what we can do about it.'

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Rick Mercer on his final 'Report'

The final episode of the Rick Mercer Report airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on CBC television. Mercer tells us why he loved this gig so much.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: guest conductor Tania Miller

David Adams and Sonja Adams are orchestra members. Tania Miller, conductor of the Victoria Symphony, performs with Symphony New Brunswick next week.

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MLA Glen Savoie hears East side Saint Johners' questions about butane, community safety

Glen Savoie says he's asking EMO, the city and Irving Oil for more information with a public meeting or regular updates on the investigation and routine monitoring since the butane leak that affected residents on five streets.

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Community outreach during summer months at Milltown Elementary earns extra funds from United Way

At Milltown Elementary School in St. Stephen, the summer camp-style program runs to help students avoid summer slide and increase parent wellness. Heather Bell-Williams is the school principal.

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Mayor Don Darling was 'New Brunswick loud' at newcomers' fair

The Newcomers Canada Career and Settlement Fair is an annual event for foreign-born workers already in Canada. Saint John Mayor Don Darling attended representing Saint John.

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Paul Brandt speaks volumes about his new EP

The Country Music Hall of Famer just released 'Journey to YYC: Vol 1.' The second volume is expected this fall.

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Area506 Festival lineup announced

Ray Gracewood is the Area506 committee chair. The music and cultural festival takes place in Saint John on New Brunswick Day weekend. Ticket sales have begun.

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United Way 2017 fundraising goals surpassed, successes celebrated

The Community Excellence Awards are hosted by the United Way serving Saint John, Kings and Charlotte. Amanda Baxter and Adreya Palmer talked about how the support changed their lives.

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Rural Lynx ridership numbers not as good as hoped, may not be sustainable

The pilot project brings transit service to Charlotte county and it's been under constant evaluation since it started six months ago. Alex Henderson is vice chair of the Southwest New Brunswick Transit Authority.

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Millidgeville practice 1 of 2 in the province using new Family Medicine model

The model allows for more flexibility with hours for patients and for doctors and staff. Dr. Lyndsey MacDonald is part of Harbour Health Partners, the new Family Medicine model practice in Saint John.

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Charlotte Country Ground Search and Rescue recruiting

The team has nearly doubled in number in the past years, but more volunteers are needed. Brian Owens is a team leader and the first vice-president of the New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association.

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Deadly Force: Fatal encounters with police in Canada and New Brunswick

Raj Ahluwalia is a senior producer with the Investigative Unit at CBC News. You can see the entire first-of-its-kind database and read about all 461 cases.

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3 schools' voices in 1 are 'Stronger Together'

Three schools came together in one new school last fall. Seaside Park Elementary students, teachers from the Interaction School of Performing Arts, and singer-songwriter Hilary Ladd composed a school anthem.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Player One'

The visuals and intent of this film by Steven Spielberg confuses Tara Thorne.

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DTI on site when excavator crashed through floor of 104-year-old Hammond River Bridge

Court records obtained by CBC show New Brunswick's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure had complete control of repair work on the Hammond River covered bridge when an excavator crashed through the decking. Connell Smith has been following this story.

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Dr. Simon on dementia

Saint John family doctor Mike Simon makes regular nursing home visits to see patients with dementia. It's estimated more than half-a-million Canadians are living with the condition.

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Sheep to sweater in one weekend

The Fundy Fibre Artisans' Spring Fling invites you to Sarah Glinz's farm near Sussex to see and feel the process of making wool into art and clothing.

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Who's got the worst pothole in Atlantic Canada?

A Saint John road has not yet made the winner's list in the worst-pothole contest. Gary Howard is vice-president of communications and marketing for CAA Atlantic.

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Irving Oil buys up some homes on streets near butane leak, but not all

Karen Shepherd lives on Pleasant City Street, right next to River Avenue, where Irving Oil bought six homes. She speaks with the CBC's Connell Smith.

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Gas Guru predicts no change at the pumps tonight

The price of gas and heating fuels is not expected to change overnight.

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For the birds: returning birds

Jim Wilson talks about the birds you'll be seeing in your yards as winter melts into spring.

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Where are all the New Brunswick babies?

The number of babies born in 2017 in New Brunswick is the lowest since WWII. Reporter Robert Jones finds the problem is the potential parents are leaving.

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Anything goes at Fundy Fringe Festival 2018

This summer's lineup includes magicians, stilt walkers, and straight up theatre. Sarah Rankin is the festival director.

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Off the shelf: Olympic athlete Heather Moyse inspires through new book

'Redifining Realistic' is a message from PEI gold medalist Heather Moyse about exploring your potential rather than seeing the obstacles.

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Blind woman shares insight with visually impaired through CNIB

Marian Zaichkowski refuses to let her vision loss stand between her and the things she loves to do. After losing her sight at 70, she says she learned to do things for herself again with help from the CNIB.

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Blind woman works with landscape gardener for beautiful television

Milena Khazanavicius lost her sight at 22. With the help of Rosemarie Lohnes, she builds urban gardens in a new documentary series called "Growing Sense."

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Finding support and community with Tell Ruths

Holland College student Charles Aondo says everyone has a story to tell, but not always a place to share it safely. He started a website called TellRuths.com to help people feel less lonely through their struggles.

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Don't Dis-My-Ability supoprts youth on Autism spectrum

Shawn Smith, diagnosed with ADHD at age 30, became a counselor to help others on the Autism spectrum or with 'neurodiversity' through their challenges.

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St. Andrews prepares for U-18 National Curling Championships

More than 25 teams from across Canada will compete in the resort town of St. Andrews. Sue Lister is chair of the organizing committee. Competition begins April 8.

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Crescent Valley champion Juanita Black starts bursary to support community students

Using a little black balance book, Juanita Black helped herself out of social assistance. She has now contributed the first $1000 to the Juanita L. Black Bursary Fund - Circle of Friends.

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The Acadian games are coming to Saint John and Quispamsis in 2020

Michel Cote is the Executive Director of ARCf de Saint Jean.

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UNBSJ students make it into the top 20 of a contest to transform Canada's infrastructure

Nakul Gupta and Peter Hopper are first-year students at UNB Saint John. For more details on the project and to vote, visit www.smartroads.ca

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Saving the whales

Director of the Marine Animal Response Society, Tonya Wimmer speaks about the government's decision to support right whale rescue activities.

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Another veteran dealing with PTSD

Retired Sniper Sheldon Roberts wonders why there aren't more services in place to prevent PTSD tragedies. .

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Dr. Simon on a weight loss drug

There has been little success in developing a pill to help people lose weight. But, according to Dr. Mike Simon some research suggests that's about to change.

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Drug use in the city

Julie Dingwell, executive director of AIDS Saint John says they are seeing higher than ever numbers at their needle exchange.

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The Gas Guru guesses gas going up

Bob Jones is predicting that gas, home heating oil and diesel are all on the rise by about 3 cents tonight at midnight.

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Losing two sons to PTSD

The CBC's Harry Forestell has the story of a New Brunswick couple who've lost two sons to PTSD-related deaths.

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Geothermal energy under Picadilly mine could support businesses more than 3 kms away

Bill Thompson is economic development coordinator for the Town of Sussex. This kind of geothermal project from an abandoned mine could be one of only 20 in the world.

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St. George hopes to grow community garden to promote healthy living

Dr. Meenakshi Natarajan has been invovled in this project and other anti-poverty initiatives for about three years. Raised planter beds will be installed this year.

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Sea Dogs management holds town hall for season ticket holders

After ending last in the league, Trevor Georgie, president of the hockey team, shared the strategic plan for team development in the next season.

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Take Liberty: Ryan Cook and his musical postcard

Jeff Liberty can tell that Cook is 'Having a Great Time' on his latest album, inspired in some part by snowbirds and Florida winters.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: early music

Divertimentos is a program with Symphony NB and the Early Music Studio of Baroque music. It will be in Moncton, Saint John and Sussex. David and Sonja Adams are members of the Saint John String Quartet.

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Teaching health care providers to better care for transgender people

Erin Fredericks teaches in the sociology department at St. Thomas University. Barry Strack is the regional director of research services for Horizon Health Network. They participated in the tenth annual Interprofessional Health Research Day.

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Saint John developer John Rocca being sued by investors

A group of 40 out-of-province investors is suing well-known Saint John developer John Rocca, several Rocca companies, and a Montreal area real estate investment promoter for more than $3M. Reporter Connell Smith has the details.

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Off the shelf: UNB Writer-in-residence Collen Murphy

Colleen Murphy is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. She'll give a reading this Thursday at the Ganong Hall lecture theatre.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke in Sussex

Justin Trudeau speaking in Sussex yesterday.

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The first two succesful mitraclip procedures were performed at the NB Heart Centre

Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial is director of the cardiac catherterization lab at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

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The first degree murder trial of Marissa Shephard

CBC reporter Tori Weldon recaps what's happened so far inside the courtroom.

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Two Celtic acts from either side of the Atlantic converge in Saint John

Cassie MacDonald is one half of Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Paul McKenna is the frontman of The Paul McKenna Band.

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Movie review: Love, Simon

Tara Thorne checked out the teen rom com and found it was a coming of age movie with lots of heart.

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Coach of Canada's Paralympic snowboarders

Mark Fawcett was born and raised in Rothesay. He now lives in British Columbia and coached Canada's Paralympic snowboard team.

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A symposium in Saint John explores the best care for people affected by opioid use

Dr. Sarah Gander is a pediatrician in Saint John, and one of the organizers of the Harm Reduction Gala and Symposium.

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Dr. Simon on screening for prostate cancer

Dr. Mike Simon discusses the differing opinions on how to screen for prostate cancer.

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Turning your car electric

Samuel Poirier is one of four engineering students at UNB who've developed technology to convert a car that runs on gas into an electric car.

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The Gas Guru predicts price increases

Bob Jones is saying to gas up today before gas potentially goes up 3 cents and diesel and home heating oil go up by 3 cents or more.

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Where your health care dollars are going

Dr. Michael Rachils is a health policy analyst.

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