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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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Sex is more than sex

Steve wants to have more sex with his wife. But is his focus on the bedroom obscuring a bigger issue?

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Webby nomination

The Fridge Light is nominated for an award! Vote now.

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Half-Life

Michelle explores hookup culture and the paradox of choice, meets a cute/crazy guy and finds love off the coast of Newfoundland.

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The Trouble with Rehab

Yet despite decades of research and practice, there's still no surefire way to get people clear of substance dependency.

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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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For the birds: the bald eagle

Jim Wilson is a birder and naturalist in Quispamsis.

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A new effort to change the way Sussex area LSD's are governed

Leroy Armstrong is a former Liberal MLA in the Sussex area.

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Saint John gets a tool library

Brent Harris is the founder of the Saint John Tool Library.

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Celebrating the Persian New Year in Canada

A pop-up Persian restaurant is taking place in Saint John to celebrate Nowruz. Lily Lynch is the co-founder of Sankara Cuisine and Reza Zarif is the chef of the event.

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Losing a musician turned a quintet into a quartet

Christie Goodwin is a member of the woodwind ensemble Ventus Machina.

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NB-born author and comedian has a new book

Marcel St. Pierre is the author of Cliché and Wind Go Hitchhiking. The book comes out on April 1st.

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Devour Fest is coming to St. Andrews

Lia Rinaldo is the managing director of Devour Fest - a deep and delicious weekend of food paired with film.

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Camp Kerry Atlantic gets a kitchen party

Pam Pastirik is a nursing professor at UNBSJ and the Coordinator for Camp Kerry Atlantic. Kerry's Kitchen Party will be at Steamers in uptown Saint John March 23rd.

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Tough season for Sea Dogs

Trevor Georgie is president of the Saint John Sea Dogs. Last season the team ended as President's Cup champions.

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Saint John Y Service Club has 90-year tradition of community service

Charles MacLellan is a club memeber and Peter Wilkins is the past president. The Atlantic Home Show and the Loyalist City Ribfest are two of the biggest event fundraisers for the club.

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Status recognition for Peskotomuhkati could impact fisheries access

Brad Small is president of the Fundy North Fisherman's Association. Maria Recchia is the association's executive director.

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Temporary foreign workers at Paturel have found work elsewhere

After the fires destroyed the Paturel plant, about 20 temporary foreign workers employed there have found work elsewhere, securing their work permits. Laurie Parris is the executive director of the Multicultural Association. Sarah Norman is co-ordinator of the St George and Area Food Bank.

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Why you should look at your property tax bill and consider if you should challenge it

Reporter Robert Jones reminds us that the deadline to challenge is March 31.

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ECMA winner Mike Biggar sharing secrets to songwriting

Mike Biggar will offer a six-week songwriting course with advice that's better than what he got which included 'just listen to the radio and just write what they're writing.'

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New Brunswick concerts graded on performer gender parity

Candace Shaw is the executive director of Canadian Women Working In Music. Area 506 received a 'B' and Harvest Jazz and Blues Fest earned an 'E.'

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Tara Thorne reviews 'A Wrinkle in Time'

There are a lot of wrinkles in this highly produced, female-driven film based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle.

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On stage: Shakespeare in Love and Heather Rankin

Angela Campbell is the executive director of the Imperial Theatre.

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5-day wait to see family doctor frustrating for patients and doctors

According to a new study by the New Brunswick Health Council, only 56 per cent of New Brunswickers are able to get an appointment with their doctor within five days. Dr. Dharm Singh is the president of the New Brunswick Medical Society.

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Red Cross Meals ending for some New Brunswick communities

The Red Cross Meals For Seniors program will end in Sussex, Moncton, Sackville, Richibucto and the Acadian Peninsula. Bill Lawlor is the provincial director for the Red Cross.

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Norwegian seafood producer to build land-based salmon farm in Maine

Erik Heim is the CEO of Nordic Aquaculture. The company hopes to develop an environmentally sustainable land-based salmon farm in Belfast, Maine.

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Dr. Simon on fatigue

The dark, cold winter season can affect people physically, in the form of fatigue.

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Gas Guru predicts the slightest decrease in cost of all fuels

Robert Jones is expecting a 1/2 c/l reduction tonigt.

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Cricket flour, other delectables, just the beginning of diversity at grocery stores

Sylvain Charlebois is a professor of Food Distribution and Policy at Dalhousie University.

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ArtsLink NB wants to get picture of arts education in Anglophone schools

Gillian Dykeman is the executive director of ArtsLink NB. Two more town hall meetings with parents, educators and artists are taking place this month.

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Take Liberty: Ladd and Lasses

Three women with classical music training turn folk pop with this debut CD called 'She Wanders.'

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TEDxUNBSJ shares expertise on variety of issues, from basketball to millenials at work

Tyson Fitzherbert and Kenya Plut are UNBSJ students, and co-chairs of the TEDX committee. The event is the first of its kind at UNBSJ and takes place on March 24.

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Sounds Of Symphony NB: Telemann's Don Quixote Suite

Michael Newnham is the conductor, and David Adams is principal violinist. The evening of Brahms Sonatas at the Saint John Arts Centre on Thursday night at 7:30.

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Off the shelf: 'All Is Beauty Now'

Lorenzo Reading Series guest Sarah Faber talks about her book informed by her family's life in Brazil in the '60s.

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Team NB lead Peter Case jonesing for media interviews at tough Brier

At his fifth Brier, Case says the tournament is getting tougher but this time he finally got his first interviews at a Brier.

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Saint John councillors may provide wish-list packet to all provincial candidates before fall election

Gary Sullivan is the councillor at large for Saint John. He hopes the packets will inform candidates of Saint John's urgent needs and big ideas that need support from the province.

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Rachel Beck on her debut solo album

Mother of three, and a part-time junior high teacher, Rachel Beck has a song that reached number 1 this week on the CBC Music charts.

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Businesses with sustainable mission good for brand and for environment

Don Hemmings is the chair of Sustainable Saint John. The annual awards will be handed out March 21.

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From dialysis three times to day to new kidney for Michael Saunders

Saint John's Michael Saunders received a new kidney after waiting for more than four years for a donor. He had the operation in October. This summer he will finally be able to travel to see his beloved Red Sox play.

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Free government money for education not being snapped up by eligible students

Wayne Long is the MP for Saint John-Rothesay. The Canadian Learning Bond is a $500 initial investment into a RESP, with further investments annually. Thousands of eligible students in New Brunswick have yet to apply for the bond.

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International women share stories of working and living around the world

Sheri McAulay is the managing director of PRUDE. Their International Women's Day event will take place next Tuesday at 10:30, at the PRUDE office on Union Street.

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Food to fuel, food to heal

Dietitians want people to 'Unlock the Potential of Food' this Nutrition Month. Jenna Traboulsee is a registered dietitian in Fredericton.

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#MyFeminism; Marylise Habiyambere, 18 year old behind feminist group at Saint John High

This year's theme for International Women's Day in Canada is #MyFeminism. Habiyambere is one of several women featured in a special CBC New Brunswick story online.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Red Sparrow'

Jennifer Lawrence returns to the big screen as a Red Sparrow, a dangerous secret intelligence officer for Russia.

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Mulitple fraud schemes already happening in Fraud Prevention Month

Mark Belliveau is with NB Power. Jake Van Der Laan is the director of enforcement and the chief information officer for the Financial and Consumer Services Commission.

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'Finding Wolastoq Voice' is TNB's first production created entirely by local Indigenous artist

Natalie Sappier of Tobique First Nation will make her playwrighting debut with this work. Her theatre-dance-multimedia production is coming to St. Andrews on March 21 and Saint John on March 22.

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On stage: Post Secret

Angela Campbell talks about a visual theatre show built around anonymous secrets sent by post card. Post-Secret: The Show comes to the Imperial on March 16.

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Transit service challenged to serve more than 600km of roadway with 50 buses

Donna Reardon is council's representative on the Saint John Transit Commission. Not all residents' needs are being met by the current bus service.

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Dr. Simon on hospital overcapacity

A new study suggests hallway medicine may affect more than just the patients' comfort.

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Dragons' Den style pitch to raise ideas and funds for the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

Dr. David Elias is the president and CEO of Canadian Health Solutions. The Dragon's Den event happens at the Imperial Theatre on April 7. Proceeds go to the Foundation to help fund equipment and research in our region.

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Gas Guru predicts a slight decrease in the price of gas tonight

Gasoline should cost 1 c/l less after the price change, and heating oil and diesel will cost about 3 c/l less.

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Khairunnisa (Inda) Ayutami Intiar talks about being young and Muslim in Moncton

“Being a young muslim woman in Moncton - being a young Muslim woman anywhere right now - is tough.”

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Two Saint John artists have made it into the top 100 in CBC's Searchlight contest

Dan Verner and Aaron Grant are the two musicians from Saint John who have made it onto the Searchlight long list.

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For the birds: signs of spring

Birder and naturalist, Jim Wilson tells us that our warm, unseasonable weather has stirred up the bird activity in our region.

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5 week old infant died in her mother's arms while hospital is overcapacity

Blayke Hay-McAllister died after being diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus.

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Accessible transit

Tom McGraw is the president of Amalgamated Transit Union local 11-82 and is a veteran bus driver.

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Health concerns in your heat pump

The popularity of heat pumps for home heating has brought to light a sometimes overlooked concern on proper maintenance. The CBC's Yvonne Colbert looks into this.

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Symphony New Brunswick shines a light on the violin and viola

Dani Sametz and Christopher Buckley are principals with Symphony New Brunswick.

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A mother daughter book club

Kingston-based author, Susan White, wrote the Sewing Basket. Her 2013 book is the basis for a mother daughter book club.

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Transitioning to life in Saint John is not always easy for immigrants

Mirza Tanvir Islam arrived in Saint John two years ago. He is originally from Bangladesh.

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'14 and a Half' to be second restaurant, interpretive centre to open at Reversing Falls

Yan Del Valle is the new owner of a food service business in the former Boaz restaurant building at Reversing Falls. Stonehammer Geopark and Discover Saint John about creation of an interpretation centre on the lower floor.

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Minister's Island historic barn and house in final phases of renovations

Paul Nopper is the executive director of the Van Horne Estate on Minister's Island. The Minister's Island season opens on May 19.

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Rotary phones and Commodore 64 at the Retro Tech Zoo

Kathryn Howe is a community services librarian at the Saint John Free Public Library and the organizer of the Retro Tech Zoo. The free event takes place March 10, at the uptown branch from 12 to 5.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Game Night'

Thorne says star Jason Bateman is made better with a strong ensemble cast in this comedy.

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Area506 wants you to be contained in the village this summer

The festival committee is recruiting vendors and volunteers. Sarah Tippett oversees the festival's shipping container village. Terry Wagner recruits sponsors and partners for the event.

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Baseball player Bill Phillips to be inducted in New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Phillips was the first Canadian to play major league baseball, with the Cleveland Blues in 1879. William Akin is a member of the Society of American Baseball Researchers and specializes in the early years of baseball.

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Team Broken Earth provides medical aid, training, support to Haitians

Dr. Josh Mayich is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint John. He's just returned from a trip to Haiti and has seen how each trip improves medical conditions and resources there.

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On stage: E.T. and Billy McGuigan's Rock Show

The Imperial theatre has a Steven Spielberg classic film for March break, and a Buddy Holly experience on March 15.

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National pharmacare will mean cost savings for patients

Sarah Gander is a Saint John pediatrician, and spokesperson for Canadian Doctors for Medicare.

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Dr. Simon on new parents and sleepless nights

A newborn's sleep cycle can really challenge a new mom or dad.

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Federal budget focused on women, gender equality, pay equity

Erin Crandall is an assistant professor in the department of politics at Acadia University. One of her research interests is gender and politics.

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It pays to talk to kids about money early and often

Gary Rabbior is president of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. He is recognizing vice principal Paul Hickey at Forest HIlls School for his efforts to teach financial literacy.

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Gas Guru predicts 3 c/litre increase for all gas and oil at the pumps

Robert Jones is a reporter for CBC New Brunswick.

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Remembering Carol Ann Nicholson, journalist, community leader in Charlotte County

Maria Kulcher was a good friend of St. Stephen journalist and women's shelter founder Carol Ann Nicholson. Nicholson died last week at 77 years old.

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A rare perspective; astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his outer space and earthly experiences

Chris Hadfirld performs in Saint John at the Imperial Theatre on Friday night.

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Lip Synch Battle brings awareness, features Lady Ha Ha and a local MP quietly belting it out

Jeff Sparks is the organizer of Lip Synch Battle Saint John 2.0. He's also the national director of volunteer engagement and organizational development with Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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Take Liberty: Rachel Beck

Jeff Liberty spins Rachel Beck's solo album called 'Rachel Beck.'

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Reducing poverty: need 'to reach higher'

James Hughes, former New Brunswick deputy minister of social development, helped oversee the creation of the province's poverty reduction strategy. He is back to take stock of how things are changing, and to share from his book 'Early Intervention: How Canada's Social Programs Can Work Better, Save Lives and Often Save Money.'

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Sounds of Symphony NB: Resonance resonates

Andrew Miller is the principal bass with Symphony New Brunswick, and the creative force behind Resonance, a group experimenting with music and other forms of art.

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Off the shelf: Mary Barlow's picks

Mary Barlow returns for a chat about 'A Death In The Family' by Karl Ove Knausgaard, 'Brother' by David Chariandy and 'Wisdom of Nonsense' by Heather O'Neill.

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Vacant retail spaces belie New Brunswicker's highest spending in years

Jim Cormier is the Atlantic director for the Retail Council of Canada. According to the latest Statistics Canada figures, retail sales in New Brunswick were up last year, the highest they've been in a long time.

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Remembering the Millidgeville Airport crash of 1951

Saint John historian Harold Wright delves into the fact and folklore surrounding a plane crash at the Millidgeville Airport in 1951. It's a chapter in a book he's writing about the aviation history of Saint John.

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Food banks need to expand, offer more services to reduce client numbers

Sarah Norman is co-ordinator of the St. George and Area Food Bank. A brainstorming session for food bank representatives was held in Richibucto.

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Coast Guard site to be new home for New Brusnwick Museum and collections

The province has put up $50 million, but Ottawa has not promised money yet. There is no time schedule, no public pricetag, and no architectural drawings. Comments from Mayor Don Darling and NBM acting CEO Bill Hicks.

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City of Saint John hopes to get revenue from future energy projects at Saint John Energy

The city has incorporated a for-profit, numbered company just before a deadline change to the Local Governance Act expressly forbidding that. CBC reporter Connell Smith has the story.

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Greater Saint John Field House, it's real when 'trucks roll and dirt move'

Ground was broken at the east Saint John site yesterday. Bill MacMackin is president of the Greater Saint John Field House project.

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Legendary African American actor, activist Paul Robeson visited Saint John in 1945

David Frank is an historian and professor emeritus at UNB. He researched that Saint John visit.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Black Panther'

Tara Thorne talks about the impact of this Marvel flim starring Chadwick Boseman.

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Thinking Day brings more than 450 Girl Guides to campfire at mall

Carol Ann Haggarty is the girl engagement advisor for Girl Guides of Canada in New Brunswick and PEI. Tonight's Thinking Day event at McAllister Place gets underway at 6:30.

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Orthoposphate will be added to west side hard water as temporary solution

Brent McGovern is the commissioner of Saint John Water. Mike Chaulk is the principal lead for water treatment with CBCL Limited. Harder water in the new well system may be causing leaky copper pipes in residences.

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Gas Guru predicts a slight increase in the price of gas tonight

Robert Jones thinks maybe half a cent per litre for gasoline, and maybe one cent per litre for heating oil and diesel.

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On stage: The Color Purple and Digging Roots

The Retro Film series continues with The Color Purple. And folk pop singers Digging Roots and William Prince, named the 2014 Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year at the Indigenous Music Awards, will perform at the Imperial on March 13.

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Dr. Simon on rotavirus in infants

The gastro-intestinal infection can be very serious for young children. Dr. Simon talks about why physicians are recommending a new vaccine.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: Youthful Romance

Sonja Adams and Danielle Sametz are members of the Saint John String Quartet and of Symphony New Brunswick. The quartet will present its concert, Youthful Romance, at the Saint John Arts Centre this Sunday afternoon.

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For the birds: woodpeckers of New Brunswick

Jim Wilson says there are nine species of woodpeckers in the province.

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Faces of Fusion Awards Gala celebrate community focused businesses and citizens

Anthony Enman is director of sponsorship and Jen Brown is director of events for Fusion Saint John. The awards are presented Saturday, Feb. 24.

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Entrepreneur mentorship program for women expands to Sussex

Christina Allain is the business development officer for the Community Loan Fund. Kaleena Lawless is a graduate of the Enterprising Women Program. They are accepting applications for their Sussex program until March 17.

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African- Canadian lecturer alleges UNB hiring policy is racist

Timothy Christie has filed a human rights complaint against the University of New Brunswick. He has a PhD in philosophy and a masters in health sciences, and is currently the regional director responsible for ethics services for Horizon Health.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Fifty Shades Freed'

The film is the third in a series based on the books by E. L. James.

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Being active in the community, forging quality relationships can keep loneliness at bay

According to Statistics Canada, as many as 1.4 million elderly Canadians report feeling lonely almost all the time. Gary Irwin-Kenyon is a Professor of Gerontology at St. Thomas University and author of Pathways to Stillness.

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Loss of community policing impacts neighbours and newcomers in priority neighbourhoods

Saint John's budget woes saw a $1.25 million dollar cut, including an immediate end to the community policing program. Juanita Black lives in Crescent Valley and puts together the community newspaper. Mary LeSage lives in the lower south end and is with the community group PULSE.

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Priority neighbourhood schools may be closed and merged at new building, location

The proposal, closing Hazen White/St. Francis and Centennial schools and moving students to a new, centrally located school, is currently in the public consultation phase, but there wasn't much consulting at the first meeting. Rob Fowler is the chair of the district education council.

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Plans to repurpose St. Vincent's high school abandoned

Kevin McDonald is the chair of St. Vincent's Apartments Inc. The project was short $3 million and the group is now considering building new on a vacant plot next door.

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On stage: Lemon Bucket Orkestra

This Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk Super-band was one of the most talked about shows at the Imperial in recent years.

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The Gas Guru predicts the price of gas to fall tonight by 4 or 5 c/l

This is a drop we haven't seen in months.

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Dr. Simon on homeopathy

A provincially funded community college in Ontario announced it was planning a diploma course in homeopathy and later cancelled the program.

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Complicated Heart: Sarah Trainor talks about her son's congenital heart disease

One in every 80 to 100 Canadian children is born with congenital heart disease, making it the number one birth defect. Sarah Trainor's son, Ellis, is 1-in-100. This week is CHD Awarenes Week.

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Sculpture Saint John returns to waterfront with new and returning artists

Diana Alexander is the executive director of Scuplture Saint John. The fundraiser Bold Taste for Boulder Art is happening on Feb. 22.

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'New deal' from province can help Saint John finances

The province is setting aside $22.8 million to deal with municipal deficits over the next three years. Council voted unanimously to accept the financial help. Hear councillor David Merrithew and mayor Don Darling.

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Garbage at Crane Mountain featured in new arcade game designed by NBCC students

Luke Tudor is one of three NBCC electronics engineering technology students working on the game. The team presented it at an applied research conference in Ottawa.

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Take Liberty: Aryelle Morrison

Aryelle Morrison had the official launch late last month of the EP entitled Stereotypical and Jeff Liberty reviews it here.

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Off the shelf: #Becca Told Me To, Spreading kindness one hashtag at a time

Jason Tremere is the author of the collection of social media posts from people who, inspired by Becca Schofield, shared their good deeds.

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UNB research project maps New Brunswick Loyalists' journeys

Leah Grandy is a library assistant in the microforms unit at UNB, and a member of the research team. Zoe Jackson is the project's story map designer and a fourth year undergraduate student.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: Valentine's Day inspiration

David and Sonja Adams are principal players with Symphony New Brunswick. They highlight 5 popular romantic pieces of music.

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Harbour Lights 2017 campaign distributes $195,000 to 14 food banks in Southwestern New Brunswick

It's cheque distribution day! Thank you for your donations.

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Irving Oil considers buying some but not all homes affected by the butane leak

Karen Shepherd, Ruth Vossen and Abbie Tays live on Pleasant City Street in east Saint John, near the site of the butane leak in January.

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The return of Saint John's mental health court

Greg Zed is the clinical coordinator for the mental health court and Don Higgins is the director of court services.

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Saint John-Lancaster MLA wants to prevent child neglect cases

Dorothy Shephard, MLA for Saint John-Lancaster, thinks it's time that Social Development be investigated by outside agencies.

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Tara Thorne reviews Winchester

Tara finds the connection between guns and ghosts in this new horror movie.

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Butane leak affected homeowners may have the option to relocate

Irving Oil has reached out to some Saint Johners affected by last month's butane leak, to discuss the idea of buying their homes. Heather Follett lives in east Saint John.

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The Saint John International Culture Fest

Guy Verna is with the Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre.

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A child neglect case in Saint John

It took an eviction for rent nonpayment for authorities to learn about the scope of a child neglect case, which has some wondering how it wasn't detected earlier. Rachel Cave has the details.

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Plans to grow Saint John

Don Darling is mayor of Saint John and David Dobbelsteyn is the city's population growth manager.

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The Gas Guru predicts a decrease in all fuel prices

Bob Jones is predicting that gas will go down by 1 and a half cents and that diesel and home heating oil will also fall by 2 cents tonight at midnight.

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Dr. Simon on legalizing marijuana in Canada

Dr. Simon is concerned about the effect legalization of marijuana will have on future generations.

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Atlantic Canada accepts more refugees than anywhere else in the country.

Jack Julian is a Data Journalist with CBC Investigates in Halifax.

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St. George doctors office offers teddy bear clinics for children

Dr. Meenakshi Natarajan is a doctor in St. George. Her teddy bear clinic takes place this Friday for students from St. George Elementary School.

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Barney Bentall on singing and ranching

Barney Bentall is coming to Saint John with Jim Cuddy to the Imperial Feb. 08.

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Saint John new growth plan to be 'most welcoming' city

The city will unveil its growth strategy tonight. Paul Pollari runs a garage in Saint John. Leticia Adair is with the Immigrant and Refugee Support Centre.

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For the birds: collisions with glass

Jim Wilson shares how to protect birds and how to rescue them in case of a collision with a window.

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Looking for a Smart City idea worth $10M

Brent Harris is a contractor who's trying to establish the Saint John Tool Library. He recently took part in a brainstorming session for the national Smart Cities Competition.

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What goes where, blue bin or garbage? Winning questions 4

Brenda McCallum answers questions about microwave popcorn bags and good old fashioned glass.

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Off the shelf: Paul McAllister leads Grade 2 class in monster story creation

Paul McAllister is author of the Herman the Monster series of books. He just wrapped up a residency project with students at Vincent Massey Elementary in St. Andrews creating a new monster story.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: Supporting children to try music

Saint John's Helen Gollings has three children, who all perform. Dani Sametz plays with the symphony. She and most of her siblings are still playing music as adults. They've also been responsible for instilling that love of music in hundreds of other kids through the local school string program.

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White canes help visually impaired and sighted people

Scott Rinehart is vice chair of the Canadian Council of the Blind Saint John Chapter. This week is White Cane Week.

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Saint John curbside garbage collection rules changed

Jeff Hussey is deputy commissioner of transportation and environment services for the city of Saint John. Changes to bundling, demolition materials, and kind of garbage bags are included.

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Saint John Energy serviced 200 water heaters since switch to hard well water

Marta Kelly is vice president of finance and customer service at Saint John Energy. Some customers are having tanks or heating elements replaced.

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Chopstick Travellers taste flavours of Korea ahead of Olympics 2018

Luke Martin is from Hampton and Sabrina Davidson is from Saint John. Together they travel the world to sample local cuisine for their feature on YouTube, "Chopstick Travel."

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What goes where, blue bin or garbage? Winning questions 3

Brenda McCallum from Fundy Recycles answers questions about corks, paint and light bulbs.

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Pretty Archie creates music to 'stomp your boots' to

Colin Gillis is a member of Pretty Archie, coming to Steamers in Saint John.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Paddington 2'

Tara recommends this expertly crafted family film to kids and adults too.

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Saint Johner sings with Olivia Newton John on cruise ship gig

Kory Fulton is a performer for Royal Caribbean, starring as Danny Zuko. Olivia Newton John performed a few songs with him on board last week.

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Cardboard condos for kitties and a good cause

Cheryl Wilson and her daughters Hannah and Grace are organizers of the Cardboard for Kitty community build event this Saturday at Lancaster Mall, in support of the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue.

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Principal Bonnie Hierlihy is 1 of 40 best in Canada

The Learning Partnership honours 40 principals across Canada with "Principal of the Year" awards. Bonnie Hierlihy works at Fairvale Elementary in Rothesay.

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UNBSJ newspaper publication of controversial commentary could be breaking university policies

George MacLean is the vice president, academic at UNB.

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West side splash pad lowest tender is $235,000 above budget

Gerry Lowe, councillor for Ward 3 in Saint John, isn't sure a splash pad can be built in time for summer 2018.

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Finance minister details the Gallant government's final budget in its mandate.

Kathy Rogers speaks with Information Morning Saint John's host Hance Colburne.

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What goes where, blue bin or garbage? Winning questions 2

Brenda McCallum answers questions about tetra paks and black garbage bags.

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On stage: Victoria

The dance performance show 'Victoria' addresses old age, vulnerability, loss and death in a way that is not morbid, frightening or depressing.

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Dr. Simon on breathing the flu

A new study says someone with the virus can pass it on simply by breathing. Dr. Mike Simon has a family practice in Saint John.

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Gas Guru predicts another 1 c/l increase on all fuels

Robert Jones watches and predicts the price changes for fuels every week.

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"Making sure they wanted me": Eisners reflect on adoption challenges and rewards

Cassaundra was 11 years old by the time she was adopted by Jon and Susan Eisner. There are 400 children waiting to be matched for adoption through New Brunswick Adoption Foundation.

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World's largest toe nail collection to help in prostate cancer research

Dr. Anil Adisesh, with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and Atlantic PATH, is lead on a project researching if examining toenails, and levels of toxic metals can help detect, or prevent, prostate cancer.

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Saint John council spends more than 1 hour talking west side water issues

The city has enlisted the services of a water consultant and PhD students from Dalhousie University to look at what the change from the old water to the new water will do to your pipes.

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Take Liberty: Kenny James

Jeff Liberty reviews Sackville's Kenny James' newest album called 'Ghost Town.'

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Cannabis trade show coming to Saint John just before federal legalization

Stephen Lund is CEO of Opportunties New Brunswick and co-chair of the World Cannabis Congress happening in June.

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What goes where, blue bin or garbage? Winning questions 1

We hope recycling is as easy as 1-2-3. But we all have questions about how to sort all that packaging. Brenda McCallum is the public relations officer at the Fundy Solid Waste Commission. Contest ends on Feb. 9.

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Off the shelf: 'Dragon Springs Road'

Author Janie Chang will read from her novel this Thursday at UNBSJ as part of the Lorenzo Society Reading Series.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: growing up musical

Chris Buckley and his siblings still perform shows together. Andrew Miller's father is a composer and professor emeritus at Mount A's music program. He and his two brothers are all working musicians. Both Chris and Andrew are members of Symphony New Brunswick.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares Eastern Cougar extinct

You may have thought you saw one in New Brunswick, but you probably didn't. Mark McCullough is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Recovery Program in Maine.

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Farmers want to increase snowmobile etiquette awareness

The Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick is hoping to educate snowmobilers about trespassing and the potential to damage farm environment in winter. Christian Michaud is the group's president.

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West side water woes, residents complain of burst pipes

Saint John Water commissioner Brent McGovern explained to reporters that calcium deposits in older copper pipes may be part of the problem.

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Mel Vincent, long time Saint John councillor, dies at 77

In an interview from 2001, Mel Vincent speaks to former host Paul Castle, about deciding not to run again, after almost three decades at council.

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Groundhog 'Gale of a Tale,' creative Saint Johners celebrate the city

Brent Mason is joining forces with Saint John poet Clyde Wray and photographer Dan Culberson for the show Gale of a Tale, at the BMO Theatre on Princess Street February 2nd.

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'No backup for the backup' power on Grand Manan

Dennis Greene is mayor of Grand Manan. The undersea cable that runs between Deer Island and Campobello was damaged last week. Diesel has been trucked to the island for the power station since.

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Preparing frontline workers for new Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act

Julia Forgrave is a social worker at Second Stage Housing in Saint John. The act, yet to be proclaimed, is intended to make it easier for someone to leave an abusive relationship.

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Tim Hortons brand at risk of loosing Canadian-ness

Sylvain Charlebois is a professor of Food Distribution and Policy at Dalhousie University

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Liberals say no new Canada Post community boxes, but don't expect renewed home delivery

Robert Campbell is the president and vice chancellor of Mount Allison University. He has researched and written extensively on Canada Post. He also chaired a federal panel that produced a strategic review of the crown corporation back in 2008.

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NB Power to help fish passage along St. Croix river with updated ladder at Milltown

NB Power shared its proposal for a new project for fish passage at the Milltown Generating Station. Phillip Gilks is project manager with NB Power.

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3 Fundy gymnasts qualified for Elite Canada gymnastics competition

Nick Blanton is head coach of Fundy Gymnastics Club. This Elite competition is the next step towards international competitions and potentially making the Canadian national team.

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Rockwood Park has history of selling off parcels

When it was overseen by the Saint John Horticultural Association, quite a bit of land was sold to pay bills. Saint John historian Harold Wright spoke to CBC's Connell Smith.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'I, Tonya'

Two actresses in this movie about skater Tonya Harding are nominated for Oscars this year.

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Jim Cuddy opens solo tour at Imperial Theatre

His solo album called 'Constellation' is out Friday, Jan. 26. Jim Cuddy plays the Imperial Theatre in Saint John on Feb. 8.

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Lord Greystoke 'Tarzan' character features in Saint John comic

Peter Breau and Monique McNaughton have created an illustrated story that will soon be in the archives of the estate of Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jill Davis Leblanc is putting together the comic art anthology for the Fundy Comic Arts Society.

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Canada 1st Basketball Inc. to purchase St. Stephen building with historic basketball court

It's believed to contain the oldest remaining original basketball court in North America, from the late 1800s. Peter Corby is president of Canada 1st Basketball Inc.

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On stage: The Shining and all-female sketch comedy

Angela Campbell is the executive director of the Imperial Theatre. The Stanley Kubrik film plays Jan. 29 and Girls Nite Out is on Feb. 03.

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Dr. Simon on cognitive tests

Dr. Simon says these tests are an important part of any regular checkup.

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New Brunswick considers paid work leave for victims of domestic violence

Peggy Sattler is the MPP for London West and the NDP critic for women's issues in the Ontario Legislature. She introduced a bill there last year to offer similar support for victims.

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Gas Guru predicts another 2 cent per litre hike

Robert Jones says this will make the fouth highest prices in the last year and a half, and one of the highest prices in January in several years.

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Buyer beware of sun destination packages and travel advisories

Bruce Cran is president of the Consumers Association of Canada. The Canadian government issued a travel advisory for Jamaica warning Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling there.

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For the birds: Raptors and that rooted mistle thrush

Jim Wilson is a birder and naturalist from Quispamsis. Snowy owls will be more visible these next months as they are forced to come south for food.

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Section of Sandy Cove Rd no longer slotted for potential development a blight in city park

The plot is now a treeless plot covered with huge rocks removed from a road construction project. Gary Sullivan is a councillor who voted to stop the potential development.

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Elementary literacy program desperate for volunteer mentors

Erin Schryer is executive director of Elementary Literacy Inc. Edward Powell is an ELF program volunteer at Grand Bay Primary School.

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Local Service District advisory committees feeling ignored by province

Steve Gourdeau is a member of the Kingston LSD advisory committee. He says the committee has had a difficult time dealing with the province on a number of local issues.

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Sounds of Symphony NB: children's programs

Musicians entertain and interact with children at least four times a year at the library. Dani Sametz is with the Saint John String Quartet. Heather McKend is the children's librarian at the Saint John Free Public Library.

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Your photos will help Eastern Charlotte Waterways plot weather impact atlas

Donald Killorn is the executive director of Eastern Charlotte Waterways. The atlas in progress is at https://ecwinc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/StoryMapCrowdsource/index.html?appid=f796c7a3c55447df891bd0358df892e6&folderid=dac126462c7048b39c59f084faceac9f

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Off the shelf: 'A Floral Journey Through the Seasons'

Amanda Muis Brown is the author of 'From Seed To Centrepiece: A Floral Journey Through the Seasons.' Her farm, Humble Burdock Farms, is in Steam Mill, near Kentville.

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Norwegian fish company wants to purchase Maritime Harvest

CBC's Connell Smith spoke to Alf-Helge Aarskog, he is Marine Harvest's CEO. The company has entered into an agreement to purchase controlling interest in Northern Harvest, which has nine farm sites in the bay.

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Commuters frustrated by disruption in ferry service at Gondola Point

One of two ferries was off its run with mechanical issues for two days. Just when it was up and running again, the other ferry went down. Denise Miller commutes to Saint John from the Kingston Peninsula.

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Historic brining shed salvage begins with help from both sides of the border

Michael Calder is a contractor from Campobello. Peter Thornton is the main contractor overseeing the effort to save materials from the historic brining shed from Lubec, Maine, that washed up on Campobello Island. The building dates back more than 110 years.

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Pop quiz competition, 26 hours to solve local business problem

Students will find out which local company they will be assisting in the first hour of the competition. Greg Fleet is one of the organizers of the First Annual Undergraduate 2018 Business Case Competition.

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