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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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Found: a 17th century map stuffed in a Scottish chimney

You never quite know what you might find when you're renovating your house.

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Gamergate and the "alt-right"

Emma Vosen looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.

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You're a bad driver

Even with hands-free devices, you're still a distracted driver

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The joys of playing Lorelai Gilmore

The Gilmore Girls star discusses the past, present and potential future of the cult TV show which just returned as a Netflix miniseries.

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Christmas in the Cathedral

Michael Newnham is the conductor of Symphony New Brunswick.

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More on the water situation at Parlee Beach

Doctor Scott Mawdsley speaking with reporter Gabrielle Fahmy.

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Curling for mental health

The Jim Sullivan Curling Classic remembers a curling champion while raising money for mental health. Paul Nason is a committee member organizing the tournament.

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A Very Dysfunctional Christmas

NB comedians Nikki Payne and James Mullinger start their NB tour.

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The troubled waters of Parlee Beach

Reporter Gabrielle Fahmy looks at the system to rate water quality in the province.

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Quispamsis Considers Cutting ESJ Funding

Larry Hachey is the chair of Enterprise Saint John.

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Our health columnist on private MRI clinics

Mike Simon is a family doctor in Saint John.

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Helping female victims of violence

Doris Rajan is with the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society.

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The Auditor General's report on meat inspection

Auditor General Kim MacPherson's report focused on the meat inspection system in the province.

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HHS performs The Jungle Book

Patrick Donovan, Patrick Herron and Gareth Murphy perform in Hampton High School's production of The Jungle Book.

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Emera Pipelines buys homes in Prince of Wales

Emera Pipelines spokesperson Stacey Pineau and Prince of Wales resident Lyon Harris.

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The Gas Guru Speaks:Gas Going Up

Bob predicts gas will go up by 2 cents and that diesel and home heating oil will drop by 1 cent tonight at midnight.

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The fate of the Hammond River covered bridge

Bonnie Kellar lives in Hammond River and was at yesterday's town hall meeting on whether to repair or replace the covered bridge.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Coig

Jeff Liberty profiles a Christmas album from Cape Breton band Coig.

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Sussex gets a new educational trail

Ben Whalen is the project manager for the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee.

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Should city councillors a raise?

UNB political scientist JP Lewis, Saint John Deputy Mayor Shirley McAlary and Councillor Gary Sullivan.

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Noah Richler's new book

Noah Richler is the authour of The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

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A Cabaret Christmas

Sharron Matthews is a cabaret performer from Toronto who is coming back to the Imperial Theatre by popular demand.

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Inclusion: Pt. IV Alex Mouland's daughter's success

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Dennis Knibb, 89, remembered

Marijke Blok came to Saint John High as a teacher in 1984. Peter Hyslop was a student there in the early 1970's and is involved with the Alumni Association.

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Code Red collects period supplies for homeless women

Pamela Wheaton of the Heartbreak Boutique is the co-organizer of Code Red.

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1 in 5 children in Canada living in poverty

Sid Frankel, spokesperson for the Campaign 2000 End Child & Family Poverty report, responds to the national report on poverty released today.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Edge of 17'

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Inclusion: Pt. III

Rebecca Halliday is a teacher and co-director at Riverbend Community School in Moncton, a grade 4-8 private school for children with learning disabilities.

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Inclusion: Pt. II

Reporter Vanessa Blanch introduces us to three high school students who all say inclusion didn't work for them either.

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Inclusion: Pt. I

Vanessa Blanch finds out how education policy 322, governing inclusion, worked for student Brian Adams and his family.

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Saint John lifesaver Doug Trentowsky meets Queen Elizabeth, again

Trentowsky is in London for the 125th anniversary of the Royal Lifesaving Society, a special event hosted by the Queen and Prince Philip.

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Dr. Simon on difficulties getting pregnant

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YMCA Saint John celebrates one year since Syrian settlement

Angelique Simpson is the vice president of newcomer and community connections.

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The Gas Guru predicts prices will go up 1 cent per litre, and more than that next week

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Getting communities involved in care for the aging

Michael Keating is the executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes.

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Port Saint John loses half container traffic with exit of Tropical

Jim Quinn is the CEO of Port Saint John.

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For the birds: Rare sightings

Jim Wilson is a naturalist and birder in Quispamsis.

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JD Irving Ltd. asking city for more uptown parking

Nancy Tissington is the executive director of Uptown Saint John.

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Punching above her level, Grade 11 student Charlie Cavanaugh

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Councillor Donna Reardon says removing heritage status on ldest church building a mistake

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Meet New Brunswick's new Chief Entrepeneur in Residence, David Alston

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Stuffing Christmas stockings on a budget

Marissa Sollows, from the New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission, and Lesley Belyea talk about budgeting through the holidays.

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Off the shelf: Heather O'Neill, author of 'Daydreams of Angels'

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Incoming president and CEO of Horizon Heatlh, Karen McGrath

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Demand for mental health care in the justice system

Mary Ann Campbell is the Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies at UNB.

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Historic Confederation Quilt refurbished and returned to Kings County, almost

The Confederation Quilt was made by Hampton dressmaker Fanny Parlee in the 1860s. Richard Brown is president of the Kings County Historical Society.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Arrival'

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St. Stephen food bank seeing fewer clients recently

Some families have left the community and the new child tax benefit seems to be helping struggling families. Donna Linton is with the St. Stephen Community Food Bank.

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Dr. Simon on blood tests without the fasting

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French immersion streams changing for Anglophone School districts

Zoe Watson is the superintendent of Anglophone School District South.

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Gas Guru predicts 5 cent per litre savings tonight at the price change

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Regional recreational plan under development

Brenda MacCallum is the program development officer for the Fundy Regional Services Commission.

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Take Liberty: Bad People

Jeff Liberty reviews the alt-country rock band from Saint John.

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Chris Hadfield's 'The Darkest Dark'

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Last cobbler in town, Jiffy Shoe Service

Terry Crowe and Kelly Dykens of Saint John's Jiffy Shoe Service speaking with CBC's Julia Wright.

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Artist Pamela Pierce interprets 12 Days of Christmas

In a series of 12 ink and watercolour paintings, Pierce has blended the traditional with the contemporary in her own style.

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Saint John youth shelter Safe Harbour saved by bequest

Fredericton Anglican Diocese Bishop David Edwards talks about donation that will shelp Safe Harbour open its doors open.

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Off the shelf: Magali Charron on 'Rump'

The author and illustrator of this children's book from New Brunswick, living in Brooklyn, N.Y., were inspired by one U.S. presidential candidate.

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Consolvo Bikes receives Community Leader Award

Bill Consolvo co-owns Consolvo Bikes on the East Side. Jocelyn Stevens is the Director & Manager of PRUDE Inc.

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Casavant pipe organ in high school auditorium serves as rare war memorial

Elke Semerad tells us the story of a 73-year-old Casavant pipe organ installed as a tribute to fallen former students of Saint John Vocational.

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Tips for fundraising ahead of National Philanthropy Day

Catherine Hinton of the New Brunswick shapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals offers tips on how to run a successful annual giving campaign.

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Gas Guru predicts 2 cents or more down for the price of gas.

Robert Jones predicts the price of heating oil and diesel will also fall by about 1 cent per litre tonight.

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YSJ traffic is up, but could be more competitive

Derrick Stanford is the new CEO of the Saint John Airport. A new report suggests the airport's economic impact to the region is up dramatically over a similar report done in 2010.

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Mayor Don Darling on finalized priorities for 2020

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For the birds: Jim Wilson on preparing for rare winter sightings

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Lorneville playground not included in city recreation plan, needs upgrade

Deanna Allan is with the Lorneville Playground Restoration Project.

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Off the shelf: Jeremy Chiasson on spies and secret lives

Chiasson recommends 'A Spy Among Friends' by Ben Macintyre, 'Reconstructing Amelia'by Kimberley McCreight, and 'The Hidden Life of Trees' by Peter Wohlleben.

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Trial brings mental health struggles to forefront of Tucker murder case

Matthew Tucker is accused of killing his 53-year-old mother, Dorothy. CBC reporter Connell Smith has been following this story in court.

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'Where's the outrage?': literacy advocate disappointed by assessment numbers

Erin Schryer is the executive director of Elementary Literacy Inc., a registered charity that supports literacy in New Brunswick schools.

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Saint John doctor honoured for local and international philanthropy

Dr. Mahesh Raju is one of the recipients of this year's Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.

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Tourism numbers reflect growth towards record year in Saint John

Victoria Clarke is executive director of Discover Saint John.

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Take Liberty: Joseph Bridge

One of Jeff Liberty's favourite artists of last year, Joseph Bridge is teasing his new album.

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A Bit Of Broadway brought by Music For the Heart

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Superintendent of ASD-South, Zoe Watson, on assessment tests and results

Provincial assessment results for 2015-16 show students are failing to achieve targets set by the province in reading, writing, math and science.

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Kevin Donovan on his book 'Secret Life'

Kevin Donovan is an investigative reporter and editor at the Toronto Star and author of 'Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation.'

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Comedy With Balls lures CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud to Saint John

Mark Burnett is the man behind Comedy With Balls. The CBC Radio taping of Laugh Out Loud takes place at KV Billiards, Nov. 17.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Infrerno'

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Gas Guru predicts 0 cents change OR 7 cents per litre UP

A suprising twist in today's prediction of gas, diesel and heating oil prices.

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Dr. Simon on pre-concussion baselines

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Saint John lawyer John Barry named to Order of New Brunswick.

Barry was recognized for his contributions to New Brunswick's legal profession, and his work as a community leader.

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Advocating for more help for military officers with PTSD

Lou Cuppens is a retired lieutenant-general with the air force. He has been advocating for more help for this region's soldiers who have PTSD.

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Off the shelf: Ami McKay on her new book 'The Witches of New York'

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When freebies compromise good business relations

An audit found the Atlantic Lotto Corporation gave away concert tickets to politicians. Chris MacDonald is an ethics professor at Ryerson University. He's also interim director of the Ted Rogers MBA program in the school of management.

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The Hampton recreation centre votes are in

Al Walker is vice chair of the Hampton Regional Leisure Services Committee.

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Auditing the Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Kim MacPherson is New Brunswick's auditor general.

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Our Movie Review: Keeping Up with the Joneses

Tara Thorne thought the comedy action movie was just so-so.

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Marine protected areas

Matthew Abbott is Fundy Baykeeper with the Conservation Council

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Saving St. Stephen's old town hall

Margaret Williamson's group the River Arts Resource Council lobbied to save the old town hall.

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Our health columnist compares dr's and computers

Dr. Simon discusses how diagnostic websites stack up against trained physicians.

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Gas Guru predicts increases

Bob Jones says prices for gas will go up 2-3 cents and that diesel and home heating oil should increase by 2 cents.

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Repealing the Canaport LNG tax deal

Saint John mayor Don Darling.

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Appeal court quashes conviction of Dennis Oland, orders new trial

Reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon has been covering the trial since day one and has details about this ruling and what comes next.

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For the birds: Jim Wilson on raptors watch

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Off the shelf: Ludic Reader redesign and recommendations

Christie McDonald recommends I Let You Go by Claire McIntosh, and All the Rage by Courtney Summers.

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Flashlight connected to Liverpool Packet sunk by German U-Boat

Mike Burchill has a working flashlight from his father that was used on the Liverpool Packet before it was torpedoed off Nova Scotia.

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Earthquake swarm happening between Sussex and St. Martins

At least 10 earthquakes between Sept. 19 and Oct. 5 in an area south of Route 111 were recorded by seismographs there. Maurice Lamontagne is a seismologist with Natural Resources Canada.

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Restauranteur holds auction to support families in Egypt

Paula Radwan and her husband own Taste of Egypt. The auction will support four Egyptian families with food, clothing and shelter.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'The Accountant'

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Senate committee to hear Saint Johners on Energy East

Senator Terry Mercer sits on the Senate committee on transport and communications. It's holding public hearings on the Energy East pipeline project today in Saint John, while the NEB meetings have yet to resume.

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Breast reconstructive surgery can bring hope after cancer

Janel Clark will 'show and tell' her experience with reconstructive surgery at the BRA Day event in Saint John. Dr. Margie Wheelock is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Horizon.

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Dr. Simon on federal health dollars and provincial demands

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The Gas Guru predicts likely no change for gas, but 2 c/litre up for diesel, heating oil

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Take Liberty: The Once

Newfoundland's hotest musical export will be playing at the Imperial this month. Jeff Liberty reviews The Once's latest album.

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Estonia shows how to digitize your country to boost economy

Taavi Kotka is the Deputy Secretary General for Communications and State Information Systems in Estonia. He is speaking at the Big Data Congress.

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Lester The Lobster singer Stevedore Steve dies

Steve Foote put out four albums, had his own TV show in Toronto and was good friends with Stompin' Tom Connors. He was 80 years old.

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Off the shelf: Jeremy Chiasson returns with recommendations for adults to feel young again

Chiasson recommends The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Momo by Michael Ende, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

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Trial of Richard Valiquette in death of teenager who took drug 25i

Reporter Rachel Cave has been in the courtroom covering this case. More testimony is expected in the coming days.

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'Not much' known about electoral reform, says MP Karen Ludwig

The federal government wants to hear what Canadians think about electoral reform. Town hall meetings are being held in New Brunswick Southwest, MP Karen Ludwig's riding.

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Mixed housing renos at St. Vincent's $3M short

Kevin McDonald is chair of the committee trying to redevelop the former St. Vincent's High School into mixed income apartments. The original estimate was $9 million, which they have.

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Heat pump incentive program too hot for NB Power

Reporter Robert Jones tells us how NB Power winds down its heat pump program as Saint John's municipal utility expands its own program to NB Power customers.

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Canadian-led mission helping Haitians after Hurrican Matthew

Kim O'Dwyer is the Canadian co-director of Mission of Grace in Haiti. It operates two orphanages, a school, a church, a home for the elderly, a home for teen girls and a medical clinic.

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Seafarers' Mission brings comforts of home to international crews

Rev. Eric Phinney is the chaplain at the Seafarers' Mission in Saint John. The mission will soon begin its Christmas packages campaign.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Girl On The Train'

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Anti-overdose kit to be available in Saint John sites through AIDS Saint John

Diane Kerns is the needle distribution co-ordinator for Aids Saint John. She's working with two local nursing students on the project to distribute Naloxone injection kits.

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Rare glass fibre dress at New Brunswick Museum

Peter Larocque is the NBM's curator of cultural history and art. Charlotte Holzer, from the Technical University of Munich, is studying this dress and the only two others like it.

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Dr. Simon on benefits of non-invasive surgery

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Gas Guru predicts 1 cent more per litre for gas, heating oil an diesel

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Loyalist tombstone inscriptions recorded with paper and pencil

John Elliott is a genealogist and author of Gone But Not Forgotten: Cemetery Inscriptions of Kings County.

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North End Food Bank assisting 42% more clients than last year

Hazel Clarke, co-ordinator of the North End food bank, says doesn't know if there's enough funding to stay open until Christmas.

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Saint John's basketball team under new management, looking for new name

Scott Van Wart is the new CEO of the Saint John National Basketball League franchise, formerly known as the Mill Rats.

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Take Liberty: David in the Dark

Jeff Liberty talks about this new-to-the-scene group from Fredericton.

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Laugh it up for yogic relief

Amanda Carson is a registered laughter yoga instructor. She teaches classes bi-monthly in Saint John.

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Stroke treatment at Regional getting national attention

Dr. Dylan Blaquiere, stroke neurologist with Horizon, talks about endovascular therapy and telestroke procedures.

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Youth to advise Trudeau on issues through Youth Council

Fredericton's Sara Abdessamie and Greg Perley-Francis of Kingsclear First Nation will be members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Youth Council.

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Jim Bryson's latest nominated for Canadian Folk Music award

Ottawa musician Jim Bryson is nominated in the 'pushing the boundaries' category. He'll be playing a house concert in New Brunswick.

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The Strawbs' Dave Cousins to play acoustic in Saint John

Prog-rock icons The Strawbs having been performing in different configurations for more than 50 years.

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Saint Johner picked grapes with the Parisiens for vendange

By invitation, Claire McCarroll took part in the annual grape harvest, le vendange, in Paris.

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Developers snap up multiple North End properties

Dozens of properties will be transferred to a Fredericton-based company, PMV Canada. All of the buildings were caught up in one man's bankruptcy.

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'Sydney harbour used to stink': Expert speaks on human activity affecting marine environment

Emma Johnston, professor at the University of New South Wales, is delivering the Hynes Lecture to the Canadian Rivers Institute.

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Tara Thorne reviews 'Deepwater Horizon'

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South End members react to city's plan to bolster peninsula communities

Carl Trickey is president of PULSE, People United in the Lower South End.

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Former MLA, heart surgeon, Jim 'Doc' Parrott dies

Bruce Fitch is the interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, and served with Dr. Parrott in the legislature.

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Dr. Simon on the effectiveness of nasal mist flu vaccine

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Gas Guru predicts 3 cents up tonight at the pumps

The price for heating oil and diesel will also go up.

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New mental health services for students delivered through school district

Zoe Watson is the superintendent of Anglophone School District South. The program was first piloted in St. Stephen area schools.

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Dennis Oland trial new subject matter for UNBSJ professor

Greg Marquis studies crime and punishment in New Brusnwick. His book 'Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland' is out now.

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Mayor Darling on growth plans for South End, Uptown and central peninsula

Last night, council voted to move ahead with a neighbourhood plan in the central peninsula.

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Take Liberty: The Honeyboys

Jeff Liberty tells us about the new album from The Honeyboys, called The Honeyboys.

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French immersion early entry returns to Grade 1

Adam Read of Grand Bay-Westfield, has children in both grades 1 and 6.

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Early immersion returns

Education Minister Brian Kenny on the implications for children and the school system with the return of Grade 1 french immersion.

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Off The Shelf:Cure for Wereduck

Former CBC journalist Dave Atkinson has written his second novel for pre-teens.

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A family's journey through mental illness

Saint John high schools are hosting an event about teen mental health. Stephanie Chiasson is a mom and Kathy Dumouchel is one of the organizers of the event.

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Saving whales from fishing gear

Tim Werner is the director of the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction.

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Taking scrabble to a whole new level

Chuck Abatte is a veterinarian in Rothesay who is playing Scrabble at an international tournament in Shediac.

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Surviving breast cancer

Breast cancer survivor Kathy Kaufield shares the story of her diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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Right to information is a right, says Green Party leader

David Coon, leader of New Brunswick's Green Party and MLA for Fredericton South, says NB Liquor and other agencies should be more forthcoming with requested information.

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Bill proposed to ban food, beverage ads targeted to kids

Senator Nancy Green-Raine's proposed amendment to the Food and Drug act would ban any advertising or packaging that is directed at people under the age of 13.

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Reexamine rural hosptial service, NB Health Council

Several New Brunswick communities are fighting for the future of a rural hospital. Stéphane Robichaud is chief executive officer of The New Brunswick Health Council.

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Tara Thorne reviews Storks

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North Atlantic right whales getting entangled, numbers dwindling

In the last 38 days there have been seven incidents of whale entanglements. Amy Knowlton is a research scientist at the Anderson Cabot Centre for Ocean Life.

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Dr. Simon on managing expectations at nursing homes

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Exhibit features Charlotte County contributions to WW I, WW II

Nicolas Gibeault is the researcher and designer of Memories and Pictures, Charlotte County & the world wars: A Commemoration for Those Who Served.

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Hampton courting neighbouring communities to help finance new recreation facility

Al Walker is vice chair of the Hampton Regional Leisure Services Committee and the representative from the LSD of Hampton. Meetings with Nawigewauk, Upham, Norton, Kingston and Bloomfield begin in October.

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Hampton courting neighbouring committees to help finance new recreation facility

Al Walker is vice chair of the Hampton Regional Leisure Services Committee and the representative from the LSD of Hampton. Meetings with Nawigewauk, Upham, Norton, Kingston and Bloomfield begin in October.

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Bettty Kennett prepares her garden for winter

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St. Stephen OR to perform only surgeries without anesthesia

No cuts, but no hires. John Gardner is the co-chair of the Concerned Citizens of Charlotte County.

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Isaiah Lightning CD covers history of Gospel

Saint John musician Grant Heckman has spent the last four years putting together an album that spans roughly 200 years of gospel history. It's called Isaiah Lightning: Starry Crown.

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Wild and farmed salmon hooking up, not a good thing

A new study out of Newfoundland shows wild fish and escaped farmed fish are breeding with each other. Ian Bradbury, research scientist with DFO, conducted the study.

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Group hoping for open work, travel through Commonwealth

Joshua Thomson is with the Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation which hopes to see freedom of movement and work between Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

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Off the shelf: Disposable Souls

Reporter Phonse Jessome wrote the fictional lead character in this murder mystery to help deal with his own complex post traumatic stress disorder.

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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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