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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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120 bathrooms short

Find out why a 35-storey condo doesn’t have any bathrooms.

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How the American right lost its way

Conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes talks about what it's like to take on Trump supporters.

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The birth of videos games

Rewind takes a look at the birth of a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Taking food from kids who can't pay

A school cafeteria worker quits after she's ordered to enforce the school's new policy of taking hot meals away from kids whose parents haven't paid up.

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Brahms meets Radiohead

Port City 5, classical quintet, will perform works from both musicians. Michael DePasquale is the group's cellist, and a teaching artist with Sistema NB.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership talks come to Saint John

Karen Ludwig, member of parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, is also a member of the standing committee on international trade.

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Film review: Bridget Jones is having a baby

Bridget Jones is back and pregnant in the latest installment of the franchise. Tara Thorne tells us what she thought of Bridget Jones's Baby.

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Lisa Kek Ghana experience

Health Volunteers Overseas took a woman from Saint John to Ghana. Lisa Kek talks about her experience there as an occupational therapist.

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Tourist talk

Three cruise ships called in Saint John at once yesterday. A whopping 7500 tourists filled our city. Kashmala Fida spoke to tour guides and vendors in Saint John about what intrigues our guests.

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Dr. Simon on diabetes medications

Some scientists are questioning the effectiveness of diabetes medications in controlling long-term complications. Dr Mike Simon has some thoughts.

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Take Liberty: Jessica Rhaye

Jessica Rhaye has been a big part of the Saint John music scene for almost 20 years, her latest CD shows just how much she has matured artistically in that time.

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Cathedral organ pipes need repair

The Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception in Saint John houses an amazing Casavant pipe organ. The organ is in need of some costly work and Francine Quinn-Steeves tells us about an upcoming art fundraiser.

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Councillor-at-large Gary Sullivan on counting pennies on the tax rate

Sullivan wants councillors to consider reducing the tax rate by one cent, about $18 a year, to attract outside investment and new residents.

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Fall into books with Fog Lit Festival

Susan White and Matt Mott are both writers taking part in this year's Fog Lit Festival. Events include workshops, discussions, readings and a chance for readers to interact with authors.

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Doctors studying how narcotics are prescribed to help curb addictions

Dr. Don Lalonde is a Saint John plastic surgeon taking part in a research study to try to change over-prescription of opiates.

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Community Food Basket primary source of food for too many Saint Johners

David McCready is co-ordinator for the Saint John Community Food Basket. Less money and fewer donations are coming in lately, while the numbers of new clients continues to rise monthly.

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Granite takes shape, 8 sculptors complete works for Sculpture Saint John

Artists Fetiye Boudevin, from France, and Alessio Ranaldi, from Italy, talk about the experience.

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Stone Soup wins national adult literacy award

The catering company Stone Soup was recognized as Canada's most innovative program in adult literacy by ABC Life Literacy Canada. Claire Ashton is with the Saint John Learning Exchange.

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Saint John budget increases for 2017, so do costs

The proposed city budget for 2017 has $152m, $1.4m more than this year. Much of the extra money will go toward the police and fire budgets where services would have to be cut otherwise. Hear councillors David Merrithew and Gary Sullivan.

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Champion cyclist Christian Meier retires, brews coffee in Spain

Christian Meier is from Sussex. He is retiring from competitive cycling to operate his coffee shop La Fabrica in Girona, Spain.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Snowden'

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Government investment means 2 new projects at Huntsman Marine Science Centre

The federal and provincial governments are investing $6.6 million will improve salt water supply and support the salmon broodstock program. Jamey Smith is the executive director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

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Secondary migration brings 4 new Syrian families to Saint John

YMCA Saint John executive director Shilo Boucher says, while retention is always an issue when resettling immigrants, four families have moved to Saint John from other areas of Canada in 'secondary migrations.'

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New book about oldest artillery unit in Canada, The Loyal Company

Marc Milner is a co-author of the book 'Loyal Gunners: 3rd Field Artillery Regiment and the History of New Brunswick's Artillery.' He is the director of The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at UNB.

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Dr. Simon on Zika and travel health

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The Gas Guru predicts 2 cent increase for gas, heating oil and diesel at midnight

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'It's heartbreaking': Welcome team volunteer sees Syrian families leaving Saint John

Janet Leger Hunt says five Syrian families are planning leave Saint John for larger cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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Mayor Don Darling on long term financial planning for Saint John

Costs are outpacing revenue. Some of the issues facing the city include dropping population, wages and benefits growing by $2.3m a year, and $16m a year to service long-term debt.

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'I felt it was important that we put it out there': Woman asks judge to waive publication ban

Bonnie Wilson's privacy was invaded by her own father, and has a message for other victims of voyeurism. She told her story to CBC's Rachel Cave.

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Our green thumb on harvesting

Betty Kennett talks about carrots, tomatoes and onions.

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Social enterprise Hub filling up in Waterloo Village

Seth Asimakos is the general manager of the Community Loan Fund. The spaces in the Hub are nearing 95 per cent capactity.

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Off the shelf: Black River Road, by Debra Komar

In her book, Debra Komar, a forensic anthropologist, reexamined the conviction of John Munroe in the 1869 murder of Maggie Vail and her infant daughter.

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Saint John contractor inspired to build tiny homes

Contractor Leo Girouard and his wife Karen are getting into the tiny home business.

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'Pebble in my shoe': Police Chief Bates on marijuana dispensaries

Despite the federal Liberal campaign promise to legalize marijuana, it's still an illegal substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Chief Bates is considering, with other jurisdictions, what the next move is.

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Weather man Peter Coade announces retirement

Coade holds the Guiness World Record for longest career as a weather broadcaster, 50 years, 8 months, 21 days.

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'Fragments' art show depicts impact of landmines on humanity

Sculptors Blake Ward and Boky Hackel talk about Ward's exhibit coming to the Saint John Arts Centre.

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More than 200 quilts for Sew: A Needle Pulling Thread

Sally Reibling is show convenor for this year's KV Quilting Guild show and sale. More than 200 quilts and music will entertain visitors for four days.

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World's fastest warming waters are off Southwestern New Brunswick

Members of the province's select committee on climate change heard the warning in Saint John yesterday. Donald Killorn is the executive director of Eastern Charlotte Waterways.

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Sea Dogs season revs up with sold out game, new ticket price points

Jamie Tozer runs the Sea Dogs fan site Station Nation, stationnation.blogspot.com.

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Dr. Simon on the value of annual check ups

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Gas Guru predicts 5 cents drop in price of gas tonight

Reporter Robert Jones is back from vacation, predicting the price changes.

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Big Idea: Space needle, resorts and green space for Reversing Falls site

Restaurant owner Max Kotlowski thinks the area could be developed into a Niagara-style destination if the pulp mill and other businesses moved to Coleson Cove.

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New Brunswick Heart Centre has new lead doctor, Jean-Francois Légaré

Dr. Jean-Francois Légaré is the new clinical head of cardiac surgery for the New Brunswick Heart Centre.

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Take Liberty: Al Tuck

Jeff Liberty tucks into the new album, 'Fair Country,' by Al Tuck.

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Swim with Salmon for Science at Fundy National Park

A new package tour gets you underwater with the salmon in Fundy's rivers. Danielle Latendresse works at Fundy National Park.

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City asks residents to consider priorities and 'pin it'

CBC's Kashmala Fida at the city's first 'Pin It' session at the East Branch Library. Upcoming sessions will be at Kings and Queens squares, as well as in west Saint John.

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Craft beer businesses booming in New Brunswick

Two more craft brewers are expected to open in the Saint John region this fall. Shawn Meek is a home brewer and a co-author of the Atlantic Canadian Beer Blog.

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Tara Thorne picks best movies so far this year

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Right whale population declining through North Atlantic

The right whales are having fewer calves and dying at higher rates through the North Atlantic. Scott Kraus is VP of Research at the New England Aquarium.

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Indoor plant and fish farm proposed for St. Stephen

Stewart Farms wants to establish Canada's largest aquaponics and indoor vertical farming system in St. Stephen. Tanner Stewart is the CEO.

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Horseshoe pitcher Paul Ram inducted into hall of fame

Paul Ram, 74, started pitching horseshoes competitively in 2010. He has already won multiple provincial, national, and international championships.

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Staycation - Visit Quebec City

Ellen tucker walks the cobblestone streets of ville du Quebec.

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Saints Rest Marsh's orginal land owner Hugh Carvell dies

The Carvell family donated much of their land - the site of one of the last farms on the city's west side - to the Nature Trust. Deborah Irvine Anderson had a tour of Saints Rest Marsh.

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Carolyn McNulty, founder of Romero House Soup Kitchen, dies

Carolyn McNulty also helped to establish the Saint John Legal Centre, and was a board member of both the Saint John Outreach Clinic and the Saint John Ability. Linda Trites volunteers at Romero House.

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Kingsbrae Garden building residence for artists

Tim Henderson is the managing director of Kingsbrae Garden and the new KIRA house, Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts.

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Green Thumb Betty Kennett on preparing to harvest

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Apples ready for picking but loss of ferry impacts business

Wilf Hiscock, co-owner of Charlotte's Family Orchard in Gagetown, says there is are strong apple crops through southern New Brunswick this season.

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Off the shelf: 'A Wine Lover`s Guide to Atlantic Canada'

Craig Pinhey and Moira Joan Peters are the co-authors of this new book on the regions wines and vineyards.

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Missing the bus: Saint John transit needs 'infusion' of routes and frequencies

Carla Salazar is concered the Red Head route bus now has reduced service. Sara Stashick helped carry out a transit study for Vibrant Communities Saint John, now Living SJ, back in 2012.

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Circus tents pitched on longwharf, and other entertainment

CBC's Jericho Knopp details concerts, events and movies to entertain you this week, August 26 to August 31.

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Give A Shirt campaign diverts textiles from landfills, raises funds

Krista Carr is the executive director of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living. Sales of donated clothing generate funds used to support people with intellectual disabilities.

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Radio artist-in-residence creates Loveline

Michael Mohan was artist-in-residence at Local 107.3FM, and created an audio and video installation about a radio call-in show.

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Paddles Up for much needed medical equipment

The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival raises funds for medical equipment at St. Joseph's hospital, such as stablizing spoons and fetal heart doppler units. Jill Logan is co-ordinator of the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival.

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Board recommended heritage status of city's oldest church be preserved

Bob Boyce is chair of the Saint John Heritage Development Board. St. George's Anglican church is now a restaurant.

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Sweethearts' 1914 Ganong chocolate box now on display

Daughter Francis Bartlett-Steeves, 92, donated a 102-year-old chocolate box, a family heirloom, to the Ganong Chocolate Museuem. Sarah Goulding is museum manager and director.

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Tara Thorne reviews Kubo and the Two Strings

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Memories of former Saint John mayor and MP Elsie Wayne

John Barry served as a co-campaign manager on Wayne's first mayoral campaign. Shirley McAlary first served on council while Wayne was mayor. Lisa Keenan is former president of the New Brunswick PC party. Paul Castle worked with and interviewed Wayne.

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Heritage status dropped from Saint John's oldest church-turned-restaurant

David McCashion is one of the owners of the St. George's Anglican Church building, now a restaurant. The heritage designation on the former church was officially removed this week.

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Staycation - Visit Moncton

Ellen Tucker takes us to the Moncton area for Magnetic Hill, beaches, wineries, historic villages and fabulous restaurants.

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Council to review members' salaries bylaw

Councillors' salaries were last reviewed in 2002. Shirley McAlary's motion to review the bylaw did not appear in advance on last night's council agenda.

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Sea Dogs to host Q-league draft in 2017

Members and players of 18 QMJHL teams will be in Saint John in early June 2017 for the draft. Trevor Georgie is president of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

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Take Liberty: Kendall Paugh

Jeff Liberty first heard P.E.I.'s Kendall Paugh sing at the FREX.

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Forensic series: What to do if you didn't do it

Lawyer David Lutz presented "How to Get Murdered in New Brunswick AND How Not To Get Charged If You DIDN'T Do It" to the New Brunswick Forensic Symposium.

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#girlbossSJ event to spark entrepreneurship and mentoring

Allison Thorne, with Connexion Works, and Joanna Killen, with Enterprise Saint John, organized the Women Empowering Women networking event this Thursday.

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Off the shelf: Writers' retreat with Gerard Collins

Collins now lives near Norton. He offers writing retreats and his next novel, Black Coyotes and The Magic Cafe, is set in Sussex.

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No grey area about legal pot dispensaries

Kathryn Wells, a criminal defence lawyer at Wells Frost Litigation Group in Toronto, says only dispensaries licensed by the federal government are legal.

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Nancy Baker finding new normal in Fort McMurray

The Bakers, from the Saint John area, returned to Fort McMurray after the springtime wildfire was finally over. Families are resettling in time for the new shcool year.

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Loyalist House servants' rooms now open to public

The windowless, third-floor rooms of the national historic site have been spruced up and opened to the public for the first time. Deborah Coleman is with the New Brunswick Historical Society.

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There will be pie! Granite Town Wild Blueberry Festival

This weekend is the 7th annual festival in St. George, but the first time there is a blueberry pie contest scheduled. Elizabet Stevens helps organize the festival.

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Saint John water levels low, residents asked to conserve

Three city water reserves are at levels three feet lower than normal. Brent McGovern is commissioner of Saint John Water.

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Boy in Scotland finds Miramichi salmon fish tag

Callum McLeod found a fish tag originally on a New Brunswick salmon. Graham Chase is a biologist with the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Karate kid Alexander Cumming to compete for Canada on his birthday

Almost 14-year-old Alexander Cumming will represent Team Karate Canada at the 2016 Pan American Karate Federation Junior & Cadet Championships.

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Tara Thorne reviews Florence Foster Jenkins

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Genevieve Lalonde looking forward to closing ceremonies

Genevieve Lalonde came 16th in her first Olympic Games 3000m steeplechase final. After the closing ceremonies, Lalonde will focus on her masters in geography.

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Musician Kyle Vincent has first gigs in Canada

Vincent performed with Candy in the '80s, and his following solo gig made him a star in Asia.

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Shorebird populations low this summer

Andrew Holland is with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The number of returning birds at the reserve at Johnson's Mills is down.

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Remembering journalist Fred Hazel, 87

Connie Camp worked with Fred Hazel, former editor-in-chief of the Telegraph Journal and Evening Times-Globe. And he was known for his mentorship of young journalists.

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Staycation - Visit Fredericton

Ellen Tucker says a great mini vacation is just an hour away in the provincial capital.

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New book on Richard Oland murder by CBC's Bobbi- Jean MacKinnon

'Shadow of Doubt: The Trial of Dennis Oland' will be released on November 1. It's published by Goose Lane Editions.

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Forensic series: Real life CSI

Dr. Marnie Wood is a medical examiner and forensic pathologist in Nova Scotia.

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Green Thumb Betty Kennett on earwigs

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Riding horses for healing

Shining Horizons, a therapeutic riding association, wants to add another horse to the program, and more volunteers. Elise Vaillancourt is a volunteer coordinator.

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Celebrating Fete Nationale de l'Acadie

Nicole Arsenault-Sluyter is the director of finance for ARCf.

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Our book reviewer on reading to prolong life

Book lover Christie McDonald picks three picks for the dog days of summer. I'm Thinking of Ending Things - Iain Reid The Crooked House - Christobel Kent The Girls in the Garden - Lisa Jewell

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Efforts to stamp out rabies in NB

New Brunswick's Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Jim Goltz speaks about the half a million baited oral vaccines that are being distributed by air and by hand.

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In Rio with the swim team

Nathan White is in Rio as a volunteer for the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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ELF looks for volunteers

Elementary Literacy tries to help kids with basic literacy skills. Erin Schryer is the Executive Director of Elementary Literacy.

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Cutting Saint John transit bus routes

Donna Reardon is a Ward 3 Councillor and a board member on the Saint John Transit Commission.

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Marathon by the Sea

Patrick Grannan is board co-chair for Marathon by the Sea.

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The Saint John String Quartet tours South America

Christopher Buckley is a violist with the Saint John String Quartet.

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Our Movie Review: Suicide Squad

Bad guys fighting for the greater good. Tara Thorne checked out the summer blockbuster Suicide Squad.

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Surgical services in Charlotte County

Health minister Victor Boudreau talks about the future of the surgical program at the Charlotte County Hospital.

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The Perseid meteor shower

Curt Nason is with the Saint John Astronomy Club.

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Making art more accessible

The Executive Director of ArtsLink NB, Gillian Dykeman speaks about The Short and Sweet Speaker Series.

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Maritime Staycation - Upper bay of Fundy coast

Ellen Tucker thinks the area between Musquash marsh and Dorchester has some of the best sightseeing around.

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Swimming the Northumberland Strait

Khristian McGrath will be taking part in his first Big Swim, the annual fundraising event where swimmers swim the 14km from New Brunswick to PEI.

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Saint John mayor on the Energy East project

Saint John mayor Don Darling spoke at the National Energy Board hearings on behalf of the city.

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Hiking in NB

Adrian Redgwell is training for the hike of a lifetime by backpacking the trails of New Brunswick.

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Forensics series: Deaths by suicide

New Brunswick's chief coroner, Greg Forestell says a pocket of the province has higher rates of suicide.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Adam Olmstead

Jeff Liberty on St. Stephen country/bluegrass musician Adam Olmstead.

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Energy East pipeline public hearings

Matthew Abbott is the Fundy Baykeeper with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.

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Taking away inmates prescriptions

Doctor Ed Schollenberg is Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

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Uptown Saint John's pet friendly initiative

Kjeld-Mizpah Conyers-Steede is a summer intern for Uptown Saint John.

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The proposed Energy East Pipeline project

The National Energy Board is hosting panel sessions to discuss the proposed Energy East Pipeline project. John Soini is the president of Energy East.

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Journalist Josh O'Kane

A new book about Maritime musician Joel Plaskett.

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Exploring Rockwood Park

The CBC's Steven Webb goes off the beaten path in one of North America's biggest municipal parks.

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Improving cycling infrastructure in the valley

Brian Gillis is a cycling advocate.

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Forgotten deaths in New Brunswick jails

Jeffrey Ryan was denied the medication he needed while in an NB jail.

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Dr. Abraham Gesner is inducted into the order of NB

Dr. Randy Miller is the Curator of Geology and Paleontology at the New Brunswick Museum.

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Our Movie Review: Nerve

Tara Thorne checked out the new summer techno-thriller.

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Irving Oil announces plans to buy the only oil refinery in Ireland

Irving Oil announced their intentions to buy the Whitegate refinery in Cork, Ireland. Peter O'Dwyer is a business reporter with the Irish Examiner.

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Maritime staycation - Cape Breton

Freedom Tours' Ellen Tucker joins us throughout the summer with her favourite Maritime vacation destinations.

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From homeless teen to tech CEO

Joe Roberts is pushing a cart across Canada to fight homelessness.

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Stealing plaques from the NBM

Bronze plaques are missing from the New Brunswick Museum's Centre on Douglas Avenue. Jane Fullerton is the CEO of the New Brunswick Museum.

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Summer forensics series part 1

Dr. Ken Obenson is a forensic pathologist and director of autopsy services for the Saint John Regional Hospital.

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Connecting two countries by trail across the international border

Robert Poirier is working to link the Trans Canada Trail and the US East Coast Greenway at Calais - St Stephen.

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Our resident green thumb on strawberries

Betty Kennett says growing your own strawberries requires a patient and careful hand.

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Taking away inmates prescriptions

Doctor Ed Schollenberg is Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

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Cherrybrook Zoo's finances to be scrutinized by Saint John Police

Kate Bahen is managing director of Charity Intelligence, an organization which does research for donors. The zoo's books have already been independently audited.

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Saint John man nearly scammed by classic 'CRA' call

George Naves says a convincing and intimidating phone call sent him rushing to the bank to take out $1000. Reporter Rachel Cave gets details about the scam.

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Walking tour app of Canada's oldest incorporated city

Victoria Clarke is Discover Saint John's executive director. The Saint John Walking Tours app is available for free on the app store and google play.

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Saint John council looks for update from Waterfront Development

Saint John's Waterfront Development general manager Kent MacIntyre made a presentation to council this week, then answered councillors' questions.

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Look back: July 1914, Saint John trolley riot

David Frank is an historian and author of the book Provincial Solidarities. The trolley car workers strike lasted three days and ended in a riot that toppled two trolley cars.

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School district gets new money to support Syrian students

Zoe Watson is the superintendent of Anglophone School District South. The province has set aside an additional $1.48m to help the district handle the increased fall enrolment.

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Tara Thorne reviews Star Trek Beyond

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SHAD summer students solve world problems

Neil Mueller and Amy Dai, students at Saint John High, are at universities across the country, taking workshops and meeting mentors, solving food security issues.

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Gas Guru predicts long weekend gas prices to go down 1/2cent per litre

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Pride Week celebrations: Aug 3-7

Mike Cummings is this year's President of Saint John Pride. A full schedule of events is available on the Saint John Pride Facebook page.

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Splash pad a sign of fun and growth to north end community

Crescent Valley Resource Centre president Anne Barrett talks about the years of fundraising and planning to bring recreational spaces to the neighbourhood.

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Take Liberty: Weird Lines

Jeff Liberty talks about Julie Doiron's new band, Weird Lines, and their perfect summer hit.

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Off the shelf: 'Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park'

Ronald Rudin has written a book about the expropriation of land and resettlement of Acadians to create the national park. Find more at returningthevoices.ca

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Saint John String Quartet tours way down south

The group will be playing in South America. David Adams is violinist with the quartet. Composer Martin Kutnowski, originally from Argentina, teaches music at STU.

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Area 506 festival contained on Long Wharf

The shipping containers, where musicians will play, are being assembled now. Ray Gracewood is one of the Area 506 chairs.

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Moving whale bones

Don Dearborn, biology professor at Bates College in Maine, was part of a team that moved a humpback whale skeleton from Sheep Island to Grand Manan.

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Romeo and Juliet in the park

Toronto actor, Christopher Fowler comes back home to direct a local youth production of Romeo and Juliet in Hampton.

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Changing the way Saint John is governed

Saint John Mayor Don Darling speaks about the new committee system that the city will roll out in September.

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The Brides return to the Maritimes

Rolling Stones cover band, The Blushing Brides who frequented our area in the 80's are coming to Charlotte county. Maurice Raymond is the long-time frontman for the band.

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Our Movie Review: Ghostbusters

They ain't afraid of no ghosts. Tara Thorne lets us know if you should be afraid of this reboot.

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The International Lumberjack Championship

St. Stephen BIA community events coordinator, Heather Donahue on the annual championship that takes place on August 1st.

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Homestar Inc records an experiment on hot cars

A local home renovation company recorded an experiment to see how quickly cars heat up and what it felt like to be inside the car.

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Have a staycation on PEI

Ellen Tucker of Freedom Tours in Saint John says that friendly island of PEI has gone from quaint to sophisticated.

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Some insight into the Pokemon Go phenomenon

Aspiring pokemon masters are everywhere, and not just on screens any longer. Nathan Thompson is a PhD candidate in sociology at UNB.

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The Gas Guru Predicts No Real Change

Bob Jones says not to rush to the pumps tonight at midnight. Home heating oil and diesel will go down a penny but there won't be much movement in the price of gas.

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Big Sugar coming to Saint John

The Area 506 Festival is bringing Canadian band, Big Sugar to town at the end of the month. Band member, Kelly Hoppe talks about their upcoming performance.

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Resident Green Thumb - Irises

Betty Kennett has tips on perennials and cleaning up the veggie patch.

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Seeking closure after inmates death

Ex-jail guard, Ian Beckett was working the night that Jason Hopkins killed himself in his cell and would like answers about his death.

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The KV Players bring Fancy Nancy to the stage

Suzanne Doyle-Yerxa is the director of the K-V Player's production of Fancy Nancy and Holly Ells is playing the title role of the popular children's book character.

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Saint John has the lowest median income for lone parent families

Randy Hatfield is the Executive Director of the Saint John Human Development Council and speaks about the new Stats Canada data that shows that Saint John has held the title for ten years.

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Ensuring human rights for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Brenda Goddard is a Refugee Protection Officer in Turkey with the UNHCR.

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Biodiversity in N.B. explored in new documentary

Lloyd Salomone is co-writer and producer of Every Living Thing: A New Brunswick Bioblitz, which documents baseline biodiversity in the province.

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Businesses on 'road closed' still open

A section of Hickey Road is closed to through traffic for water system upgrades. Sean Fillmore owns On the Vine, on that section of Hickey Road.

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CanCertainty wants equal and fair take-home cancer treatment for all

New Brunswick is one of the provinces with limited coverage of oral cancer treatments. Deb Maskens is the founder of CanCertainty, and a cancer patient advocate.

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Darius Raynes races Saint John soap box at Derby Downs

Raynes, 13, is in Akron, Ohio, at the 79th annual All-American Soap Box Derby.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'The Secret Life of Pets'

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Good for consumers, tough on Moosehead

NB Liquor is offering special pricing on six brands of beer: Alpine, Moosehead Light, Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Budweiser and Bud Light. Sommelier Craig Pinhey writes about beer and wine.

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CBC Investigates: 13 inmate deaths since 2004, details kept largely secret

New Brunswick's Department of Public Safety says it is going to start telling the public when someone dies in a provincial jail or while in some form of custody. Reporter Connell Smith has the story.

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Judge rules against last-ditch effort to reverse closure of St. Stephen court

David Bartlett is the secretary of the Charlotte County Barrister's Society.

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Shared responsibility and changing costs for city fields affect maintenance

Tim O'Reilly is Saint John's deputy commissioner of parks and public spaces. The city worked with Saint John Soccer Club to find alternate fields this year.

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The Gas Guru predicts 4 cents off per litre tonight

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Coach injured on pocked soccer field

A coach required surgery after an injury on a city-maintained soccer field. Isabelle Logan is president of the Saint John Soccer Club.

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Take Liberty: Craig Lang

Jeff Liberty can say he knew musician Craig Lang when...he was a teenager performing at Sessions Cafe in Rothesay.

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Literacy programs during summer keep kids reading

Erin Schryer is the Executive Director of Elementary Literacy Inc. Programs begin today to engage parents and kids in summertime reading.

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Tennis on the rise in southwestern New Brunswick

Matt Morrison is with the Saint John and District Tennis Association. He says there is a growing demand for year-round tennis.

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Hockey costs are more than skates and sticks

Cory Kulczycki, from the University of Regina, studied the "invisible" costs of hockey, such as gas, vacation days, even ice creams for the siblings.

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Local comedian opens up about mental health

Mark Burnett is from Quispamsis and has battled anxiety since his teen years. He recently started talking about it openly on social media.

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Fat, sugar, vanilla, marshmallow and wax-wrapped vaccine bait for rabies

For the first time, the baited vaccine program is extending to Fredericton and Saint John. Jim Goltz is New Brunswick's chief of veterinary services.

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Charlotte County Hospital OR set to close August 8

Surgeries requiring general anaesthetic will no longer be done in St. Stephen. John Dornan is chief of staff for the Saint John region. John Gardner is part of a group of people in Charlotte County who've lobbied to protect hospital.

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Methane vacuumed at landfill used to power generator

Fundy Region Solid Waste's Crane Mountain is the test site for a project to extract methane gas and sell power back to the grid. Marc MacLeod is general manager.

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Repeat bankruptcies occurring more often in New Brunswick

John Eisner is president of Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'BFG'

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Graydon Nicholas named to Order of Canada

Former New Brunswick lieutenant governor Nicholas has just been named to the Order of Canada. He speaks with Hance Colburne.

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Gas Guru predicts a slight increase in the price of gas

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Gas Guru remembers was gas prices were unregulated

It's the 10th anniversary of petroleum pricing laws in New Brunswick. How much have you saved?

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Betty Kennett on tomatoes, trees and fertilizers

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New Brusnwickers working in unsettled UK during Brexit

Jim Grant is a philosophy lecturer at Oxford University, and has been in the UK for 13 years. Tristan Stewart-Robertson is a journalist based in Glasgow, and has been in the UK for 14 years.

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Learning continues for newcomers over the summer

Summer language and education programs will help Syrians keep up this summer. Zoe Watson is the superintendent of Anglophone School District South.

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Off the shelf: Ludic Reader's summer list

Christie McDonald has a couple of Hemingways, Rowlings and a M.R. Carey to get through this summer.

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Reports lost, but corporation 'closing in' on Fundy Quay development project

Kent MacIntyre, the general manager of the Saint John Development Corporation, speaks with reporter Rachel Cave.

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Curbside pickup in Quispamsis is 'so clean'

Brenda MacCallum is the public relations and project development coordinator for Fundy Region Solid Waste. The transition from community bins to curbside is almost complete.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'The Shallows'

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PlanSJ is working, CEO of investment group

Morgan Lanigan is with ft2 Group Inc., an urban-focused real estate investment company.

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Community group at end of Energy East line has unanswered questions

The Red Head Anthony's Cove Preservation Association has concerns about risks and liabilities of the Energy East Pipeline. Lynaya Astephen is the spokesperson.

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Dr. Simon debunks health myths

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The Gas Guru predicts two increases on the price of gas

Robert Jones says the price of gas will go up only about one cent or less, however the new HST rates will also affect the price on Friday.

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Tidal power conference highlights New Brunswick potential

Tidal power projects have been approved in Nova Scotia for the Bay of Fundy. Rick Doucet is Minister of Energy and Resource Development, and the Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

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Plasma-for-dollars clinic coming to Moncton

Canadian Plasma Resources is looking to open a donor clinic in Moncton by early 2017. CBC Tori Weldon has the story.

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Take Liberty: Heather Rankin's A Fine Line

Jeff Liberty spins the youngest Rankin's debut album.

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