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NB: Shift

Shift is an energetic two and a half hours that connects people in the province with the events of the day and with each other.

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Dam betrays Trudeau's pledge to First Nations, say critics

Despite a promise to forge a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government's support of the Site C dam is facing criticism. The dam is opposed by First Nation leaders, the Royal Society of Canada and Amnesty International.

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'Some relief': Taran Killam's SNL ax

Well-liked and versatile actor Taran Killam reflects on life after his six season run with Saturday Night Live.

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Toll of assisted deaths on doctors

What impact do assisted deaths take on the doctors involved? Dr. Jeff Blackmer says some doctors will struggle, and Canada needs a framework to support them.

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Virginia woman blasts trespassing drone with her shotgun

Jennifer Youngman says it was the last straw when a hovering drone scared her cattle, so she picked up her trusty shotgun and took aim. As It Happens guest host Dave Seglins talks to her about how it all went down (literally).

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Deborah Carr's Coyote Moon

Hillsborough writer Deborah Carr makes the longlist for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.

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Bobblehead breakthrough!

Norm McDonald sells his Value Village bobblehead doll for thousands of dollars.

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Olive the wayward lovebird

A quispamsis woman is searching for the owners of a lost lovebird.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:32]


Blue mussels on the decline in the Gulf of Maine

A research scientist says the declining blue mussel population in the Gulf of Maine could have serious repercussions for the region.

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Why birds need wetlands

Our birder Alain Clavette explains why birds need wetlands.

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Jaclyn Reinhart's new album is adventurous!

New Brunswick singer/songwriter Jaclyn Reinhart has a new album. She's going back to the 90s with Adventures.

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Kedgwick River glyphosate protest

Jean MacDonald tells host Colleen Kitts-Goguen about a protest by a small local group called Eco-Vie in the Kedgwick River area against spraying by forestry workers of the herbicide glyphosate.

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Great Places Canada contest

Do you think your neighbourhood or street is something special? Then you might want to think about taking part in The Great Places in Canada contest.

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Hiking and homemade pie!

Hiking guide James Donald takes us to McAdam for a walk around the trail behind the restored railway station (where there's pie!) and to beautiful Spednic Lake.

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How d'ya like them apples?

Keswick Ridge apple grower Andrew Lovell tells guest-host Colleen Kitts-Goguen how this year's crop is looking...and what makes NB apples so "ap-PEEL-ing."

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Missing shorebirds?

Mount Allison University's Diana Hamilton addresses concerns about reports of smaller numbers of semipalmated sandpipers stopping over at Johnson's Mills.

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Doggie DNA

Science East's Michael Edwards answers a listener's question about the genetic origin of domestic dogs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:40]


You say belvas and I say blueberry.

Filmmaker Stephanie David captured some distinctive Acadian vocabulary in a national film board documentary called Le gout des belvas or Bittersweet Blues.

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Acadian publishing house celebrates 20 years

Louise Imbeault, owner of Bouton d'Or d'Acadie press based in Moncton, is proud of the success of her homegrown book publishing house.

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Johnson's Mills attracts researchers and filmmakers

Our birder Alain Clavette speaking with sandpiper researcher Sarah Neima, and helps a documentary crew from France.

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Local webseries getting national attention

AJ Ripley created Babes, which Buzzfeed included this week in a list called "7 Queer Web Series You Should Be Binge Watching Right Now."

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Centreville singer makes music video around the world

Tommy Green Jr. used his winter gig as a cruiseship performer to shoot a music video that hits ports of call like Sydney, Australia.

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Boots, bags and water - selecting hiking equipment

Hiking NB's James Donald shares some tips derived by trial and error.

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Minister tells ferry protesters to 'move on'

Transportation Minister Bill Fraser says 'Save our River Ferries' signs are causing concern and confusion. He says the Gagetown ferry is the only one being cut.

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Recovered snapping turtle released

Hit by a car a month ago, the turtle listed as a "special concern" in the province recovered at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.

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Kill Chicago video highlights student debt

Singer Greg Webber says with New Brunswick students graduating owing an average of $35,200, the band wanted to bring attention to the problem.

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Fredericton pianist going back to Carnegie Hall

Deborah Park came second in an international music competition, and she'll play the winner's recital at Carnegie Hall, her second time at the venue.

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French student attracted to NB by birds!

Alain Clavette speaks with Sebastien Georgel, a student from France who was drawn here by a documentary about birds.

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Enjoying Johnson's Mills

Hiking NB's James Donald wanders into Johnson's Mills and witnesses the amazing annual shorebird migration.

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Local by Atta is back

The Moncton indoor hydroponic farm burned this past winter, but the Howatt brothers have rebuilt in a new location.

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Checking in with Students on Ice

Alain Clavette reaches a scientist and a student from New Brunswick aboard a research ship in the Canadian Arctic.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:43]


NB couple records likely first Scarlet Bluet in Canada

Charlotte County's Jim Bell and Gail Taylor recorded the sighting at Cranberry Lake on the weekend, thrilling local damselfly lovers.

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Campaign to re-open Dorchester prison farm

Former mayor Mel Goodland is hoping to convince the Trudeaugovernment to re-open the prison farm in Dorechester closed by the previous government.

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Rossmount Inn celebrates Food Day Canada

Chef and owner Chris Aerni is planning his all local menu for July 30th, the day to celebrate what's available locally from coast to coast.

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Hiking in the Bathust area

Hiking NB's James Donald says the city trails in Bathurst are worth a look, and there's a group working on a much longer trail nearby.

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Caring for abandoned chimney swifts

There are three young Chimney Swifts being raised at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute, plus one emaciated Great Horned Owlet.

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Expanded nature preserve in Blacks Harbour

A donation from the Wallace family has added 11 acres of land to the Nature Trust's Connors Bros. Nature Preserve at Pea Point.

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Man pushing shopping cart across the country

Joe Roberts who was once a homeless teen started The Push For Change. He's walking to raise money to prevent youth homelessness.

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Ruff spotted in Amherst area

Alain Clavette meets up with some birders who drove for hours hoping to see the Ruff. They also spot a Black Tern!

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Community Gardens open house

Edie Klee of NB Community Harvest Gardens says everyone is welcome to 6 Fredericton area gardens on Saturday to learn and enjoy.

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Sugarloaf crosses repainted

Laura Doucet organized the repainting of two white crosses on the mountain that serve as a memorial for two sisters who died years ago.

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Whisky tasting at Highland Games

Frank Scott of the Lunar Rogue shares a few whisky tips before his popular workshop at this weekend's New Brunswick Highland Games.

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Hikes in the Moncton area

James Donald from the Hiking NB website recommends a couple of trails in the Moncton area, including the Dobson Trail.

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Drive-through dust-up in Sackville

A gas station wants the town to make an exception to its drive-through ban to help their business, but council so far has held firm.

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Fundy Park mural

Park lovers are invited to share their memories of trails at Fundy National Park to be part of a mural on the new Salt and Fir Centre.

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The work of David Adams Richards as performance art.

A Record of Us is a performance art piece based on the work of David Adams Richards. Premieres in Fredericton July 20.

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The search for the elusive black-billed cukoo

Birder Alain Clavette goes on a hunt for the black-billed cuckoo and also finds some black terns.

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Jail deaths in New Brunswick: an investigation

Thirteen people died in custody of New Brunswick's jails since 2004. Jason Hopkins was one of them. His mother, Barb McAllister, is still looking for answers.

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Hiking the Bouctouche dunes

Hiking NB's James Donald takes us to two fantastic trails in the Bouctouche area.

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Weasels, a porcupine and a nest of bluebirds

Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute is busy raising a variety of orphaned animals!

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NB man taking second-hand bobblehead to the bank

Fredericton's Normand McDonald bought a papier mache bobblehead from the 60s for $2.99 and a collector has offered him $4000.00!

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NB man to complete Nijmegen march for 14th time

Caissie Cape's Keith Jones will march with the Canadian Military in the 100th Four Days March, even completing the Honour Lap!

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Tri-coloured heron and students on ice

Alain Clavette shares a great bird sighting, and he speaks with a local biologist who's off to the arctic with high school students.

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May Bline makes her Moncton debut!

Kent Writtenberry drove up from Virginia to show his gorgeous '51 Chevrolet Fleetline May Bline at the Atlantic Nationals care show.

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Australian man interested in Edmundston bomber

Peter Smythe of Reevers Warbirds & Pastoral Services is looking at possibly securing and restoring Edmundston's WWII Lancaster Bomber.

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Strawberry season in full swing!

Madeleine Cere of Les Petits Fruits de Pre-d'en Hauts in Memramcook talks about opening her strawberry u-pick and the season so far.

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Trails around Mt. Carleton Provincial Park

James Donald of Hiking NB has a couple of recommendations - one easy hike, and one he describes as strenuous!

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Charlotte County Hospital to lose OR

Regional Chief of Staff Dr. John Dornan explains why the hospital is losing surgery, and Trudy Higgins of Concerned Citizens reacts.

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Love of cilantro is all in the genes

Michael Edwards of Science East says genetics can be blamed for why some people say cilantro tastes like soap, and others just love it.

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Explosion in local craft alcohol

Grimross owner Stephen Dixon is the head of the New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association and he talk about the big Tasting NB event.

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NB cyclist going far

28 year old Ellen Watters of Apohaqui rides with The Cyclery-Opus Team, and she's having a great season! She recently won the Tour of Sommerville.

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Learning from post-tropical storm Arthur

Two years after the storm hit the province, Louise Comeau of the Conservation Council is asking people in Fredericton to share their stories.

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Magnetic Hill Winery expanding

Zach Everett says they've just broken ground on a new 8000 square foot building and they plan to make 10,000 cases of wine a year!

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Waterfalls to visit near Miramichi

Hiking NB's James Donald recommends visiting Fall Brook Falls and Sheephouse Falls.

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Endangered Canada lynx kitten dies

Pam Novak has a sad update on the 'mystery kittens' found near Fredericton. She's convinced they're lynx, and the smaller of the two has died.

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Bloodwatch fight Moncton pay-for-donation clinic

Kat Lanteigne of Bloodwatch wants the province to reject a bid by Canadian Plasma Resources to set up a clinic in Moncton.

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Cycling without age in Copenhagen

Holly McKay attended an international conference about Cycling Without Age, and she brought back ideas to help the program in Saint John.

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NB woman makes amazing felt creations

Katrina Isbill-Floyd found her passion when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was looking for a way to work from home.

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Biologist for a day at Kouchibouguac

Alain Clavette finds out about a new program where you can help count piping plovers, plus he gets details on the tern census.

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Baby bear saved in Saint-Hilaire

Jeannette Raymond was one of the people who spotted the cub with no mother and called natural resources for help.

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NB farmer helps build egg operation in Africa

Belleisle Bay's Aaron Law, known as the empowered farmer, went to rurual Swaziland to help build an egg farm to feed orphaned children.

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NB filmmaker on cross-country adventure

Fredericton's Chad Ingraham is filming a cross-Canada trip by motorcycle for an audience in China interested in travel.

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Hiking around Nackawic

Hiking NB's James Donald features a couple of hikes in the Nackawic area - a spot he calls home.

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Filmmakers win grant for Fredericton webseries

Tim Rayne and Arthur Thomson won a $112,000 grant worth for 'When Good People Do Bad Things,' a series about the local music and bar scene.

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Mourning warblers and camping with a chicken

Mourning warblers are one of Alain Clavette's favourites, and he describes where to find them. Plus he explains why he took a chicken camping!

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Scotty's Hotties expands

Scott McAllister is taking his pickled fiddlehead business to a new, dedicated facility and planning to expand to include asparagus and eggs.

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Hiking Fundy Coastal West

James Donald from the website Hiking NB recommends a couple of trails to try around New River Beach and the Musquash estuary.

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Injured ducks act as surrogates for orphans

Two ducks known as Fred and Ethel are stepping in to raise more than 30 ducklings left orphaned at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.

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Grounded loon rescue

Alain Clavette has the story of a Rogersville farmer who managed to help a wayward loon find a lake.

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Group hopes to boost farming in Rogersville

Kevin Arseneau is hoping to inspire more young people to farm vacant land in Rogersville, and he's hoping a film about the past will help.

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Oromocto teachers honour grads with parody

For the third year Dean Grattan and his fellow teachers spoofed a popular song (this time by The Weeknd) as a goodbye to the graduating class.

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SJ basketball player wins full scholarship

18 year old Julian Roche will attend Santa Clara University, the same school that put Steve Nash on the path to the NBA.

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Do centipedes really have 100 legs?

Science East's Michael Edwards answers another question from a budding young scientist.

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UNB professor wins major book award

Robert (R.W.) Gray won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award valued at $25,000 for his second book of short stories, Entropic.

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Birding on the Mapleton-Acadian Forest Trail

Alain Clavette travels to Elgin to hike a trail he's never visited and to find out about efforts to ensure its future.

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