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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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Shooting range operator defends kids shooting Uzis

The operator of an Arizona shooting range where a girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor says he still believes there is nothing wrong with a 9 year-old firing a machine gun.

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Alternative medicine

Hear why two prominent U.S. scientists want to pull the plug on research into alternative medicine.

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Smokey Robinson

Motown icon Smokey Robinson discusses his prolific career and new album of duets.

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Frosh Week Prohibition?

Is enough being done to curb the drunken and out of control behaviour during university orientation?

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Home Grown: A Taste Of Kent

Jenn Hudson is one busy pickling, preserving woman. She owns A Taste of Kent and we've got her away from her jars and to the phone to tell us all about her passion for preserves.

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Jacques Poitras On Campaign Trail

David Alward's PC government called it a key part of their transparency agenda. But now the PC party is being accused of violating its own law. The CBC's provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras has been following the Liberal campaign this week and joi

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Maritime Music Man: Brent Mason

Saint John singer-songwriter Brent Mason has a new CD out this month. It's called All the Pretty Horses. Our east coast music man Bob Mersereau got his hands on a copy and he takes a listen

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Richard Dunn Has Book Out

All By Myself internet sensation Richard Dunn has written a book about the video that put him on the map. He's back home in New Brunswick and we get him off the beach for a chat.

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New Yurt Design Turning Heads

Yurts are portable, tent-like homes that were traditionally used by nomad in Central Asia. As of late, they're turning up at campgrounds and as cottages, even homes. Well one New Brunswick man is installing a yurt with a difference this week at the Mactaq

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New Solar Power At Falls Brook Centre

A big solar power project was unveiled at the Falls Brook Centre on the weekend. A new 12-panel solar installation was built to power it's main building. Bullfrog Power choose Fallsbrook for it's first project in the province. Marc Gionet is the executiv

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Wild Edibles: Evening Primrose

There's a gorgeous yellow flower that makes for some good eating. Wild edibles educator Greg Osowski tells us all about it.

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Fred Ross Remembered

Fredericton architect and author John Leroux studied Fred Ross' work for his master's thesis, and the two quickly became good friends. Leroux shares his stories about Ross, an artist who's influence extends far beyond the province.

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Application By First Nations Chiefs Rejected

It's full speed ahead for the province's forestry plan at least for the time being. This afternoon a judge rejected an application by First Nations chiefs to block the plan on constitutional grounds. Jacques Poitras has the details.

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Acadian Birder Leads Shorebird Excursion

Alain Clavette spent a very rainy day last weekend with a bunch of bird enthusiasts, leading an excursion to check out the amazing shorebirds that visit the province.

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Webisode Features Chef Bon Temps

Chef Bon Temps with his straw hat and super enthusiastic style is featured on the website of The Really Local Harvest Co-op in South Eastern New Brunswick.

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Election Campaign Underway

You've already seen the signs popping up along the side of the road and soon candidates will be at your door. Jacques Poitras has details on the launch of the New Brunswick election campaign.

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Chips Good Enough To Eat Wash Up On Beach

A bag of chips washed up on a Chance Harbour beach and they were good enought to eat. Natalie Tapely tells us about how her found bag of chips turns into a box of chips.

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Comics In Moncton

A Moncton couple continues their comic book series Bittle Hill. Alan Spinney and his wife Helen are now working on their third issue of the comic.

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Grand Manan Mourns Loss

People from Grand Manan, and from across the country gathered on today to say goodbye to William Mallock. The veteran paramedic was one of two people killed in an air ambulance crash early Saturday morning. The CBC's Shane Fowler has been reporting on thi

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Martitime Music Man: Catherine MacLellan

Catherine MacLellan is making music and life simpler these days. Bob Mersereau talks up her life changes and latest release.

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Remembering Saint John artist Fred Ross.

The art world is remembering renowned Saint John Artist Fred Ross today. He passed away at the age of 87. A celebrated Canadian painter, his work hangs in the National Gallery, and in the best private collections here and abroad.

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Second Annual World Washer Toss Championships

New Brunswick is hosting the second annual World Washer Toss Championships this weekend in Naskwaak Bridge! Last year more than 130 teams came out to compete for the top prize. Darren O'Donnell is the man in charge, he's known as the Toss Boss.

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First Nation Chiefs Try To Stop Provincial Forestry Deal

First Nation chiefs were in court this afternoon trying to get an injunction to stop the province's forestry deal with JD Irving. The CBC's Jacques Poitras will

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Wild Edibles: Roses

Our wild edibles guy is eating the centerpieces when he makes all manner of tasty treats from roses. Greg Osowski is a wild edibles educator whose got all the tasty details.

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The Acadian Hero Tante Blanche

A new biography of Marguerite Blanche Thibodeau by Serge Thibodeau, tells the story of Acadian hero Tante Blanche.

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Connell Smith Has Details On Windsor Energy Suing Province

The president of Calgary's Windsor Energy is suing the provincial government and former Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup for over 100 million dollars.

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Chat To Future Celebrates In Uganda

Chat to the Future's Adam McKim runs a charity that supports 17 orphans in Uganda. He's at Chat house now in Uganda where they are celebrating the birthdays of the orphans.

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Homegrown: Tuddenham Blueberry Farm

The Tuddenhams have been in the blueberry business for generations as as the farm grows they add new products, but they also continue age old family traditions and use recipes handed down from ancestors.

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Two Plans To Right Province's Finances

The Liberals and Progressive Conservatives appear to have two different plans to right the province's financial ship. The Alward government has made some deep cuts and the Gallant Liberals have announced plans to reverse tax cuts for business and raise in

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Special Interest Groups Election Ready

The cbc's Robert Jones looks at how special interests groups are trying to put their issues front and centre as we move into election mode.

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Music Man on Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will headline the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo this weekend. Our music man Bob Mersereau has a look at the upcoming Perth Andover Festival.

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ACORN Holds Symposium Encouraging Farmers

There's no denying that many of our farmers are getting older. So organizations like the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (or ACORN) have been doing their best to ensure that young people nterested in farming have all they tools they need to suc

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Chance Harbour Woman Finds Message in Bottle

A lot of stuff has been washing up on the beach near Natalie Tapley's Chance Harbour home lately. Some of it has incensed her. Just two weeks ago she organized a bit of a clean-up after finding some hundreds of pounds of seaweed mixed with a whole lot of

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Forest Mapping Of The Fundy Biosphere Reserve

Researchers with the Fundy Biosphere Reserve have been taking a closer look at the forest within the reserve. As part of their Forests of the Future project they've figured out which trees they expect will flourish as the temperature warms...and which tre

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Crumb Wins Big In National Agility Competition

Some 500 very talented dogs were in Sussex over the weekend for the National Championships of Dog Agility. The competition was tough. But Isabelle Michaud and her papillon Crumb manged to do very well!

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Wild Edibles: Red Clover

Red clover is rather lovely really when in bloom. With it's pretty reddish-pink blossoms. But it's also something you can eat. Greg Osowski is a wild edibles educator we've been checking in with this summer.

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Birding: Documentary Team Captures Grand Manan Birds

Alain Clavette, has been hanging out in some of his favourite birding spots this week. He's helping out with a Canadian documentary series that's shooting two episodes here in the province - in the Bay of Fundy

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Looking back on Redford's visit

Now that former Alberta premier Alison Redford has resigned her seat in the wake of a travel expense scandal, the CBC's Robert Jones looks back on her visit to this province.

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Flattened corn rebounds at Hilltop Market

Just weeks ago the corn at James Douglas' farm in the Woodstock area was totally flattened by Arthur. Now he's busy picking corn and a whole lot more to sell at his Hilltop Market!

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Woman trying out custom tricycle as car substitute

Fredericton's Hazel Richardson had a cargo-tricycle specially made for her. It has electric assist to help her get up hills, and a big bucket to carry her groceries, or even her child. She's hoping it will eliminate any need for a car.

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Steps finally taken to protect little brown bat

More than two years ago, a federal scientific panel called an emergency meeting to talk about the decline of the little brown bat. Now the federal government is considering protection. James Page of the Canadian Wildlife Federation explains.

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11 year old makes 'lucky' earrings for Pendrel

When Catharine Pendrel won gold at the Commonwealth Games last week, she was wearing her lucky earrings. They were made from bicycle chain parts by 11 year old Ella Bragdon of Fredericton and she tells us about it!

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Banded shorebirds and hummers

Alain Clavette explains why banding birds is so important and what you should do if you come across a banded bird. Plus, he explains why you may not have seen hummingbirds at your feeders recently.

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Do political slogans matter?

New Brunswick political parties are beginning to unveil their slogans for the upcoming election. We look at some historical examples and assess the latest crop with Michael Camp of St. Thomas University.

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Growing certified organic kelp!

Lots of people are familiar with dulse, but it seems another ocean algae is gaining in popularity with chefs - kelp! True North Salmon is actually growing certified organic kelp near Back Bay. Andrew Lively has details.

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New app helps connect to nature adventure

If you're looking for a great spot to kayak, hike, or bird watch in New Brunswick - there's an app for that! A number of organizations collaborated with government to come up with ExploreECONB. Renata Woodward of the Nature Trust explains.

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Good news about the provincial economy?

The Conference Board of Canada says New Brunswick's economy has been the worst in the country over the last few years, but is starting to recover. The CBC's Robert Jones has details.

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Summer Institute graduates first entrepreneurs

We get an update on a new program that offers entrepreneurs the chance to move from idea to real world business! 5 teams have now completed the program, and have the business to show for it! Gracen Johnson of the Summer Institute explains.

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One runner wins four gold medals!

Team New Brunswick won an amazing 26 medals at the North American Indigenous Games in Regina. Nadia Wysote of Listuguj chose to compete for this province, and we're glad she did. She won 4 gold medals at the games!

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Pendrel wins Commonwealth gold!

Harvey Station-native Catharine Pendrel won gold in women's mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland! We check in with her very proud mother, Johanna Bertin.

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Meier finishes first Tour de France

We check in with Sussex-area cyclist Christian Meier who just completed his first Tour de France, with his family waving from the sidelines!

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Made in NB: ACFOR

Mathieu Leblanc took a big chance back in 2006, coming home to New Brunswick to start a forest management company. But it has paid off. Now, as Janice MacPherson explains, he's expanding into biofuel.

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Shorebirds return for Sandpiper Festival

Alain Clavette meets another avid birder while searching for shorebirds, and he checks out the excitement at Dorchester's Sandpiper Festival!

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Anglers asked to release all salmon caught

After two tough years, the numbers of Atlantic salmon are so low this year that the Atlantic Salmon Federation is asking all anglers to release any salmon they catch this year, no matter the size.

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Tossing cabers at the Highland Games

One of the big draws at this weekend's Highland Games in Fredericton is the heavy events, featuring amazing feats of strength and impressive technique! Organizer Joe Hall explains what it takes to compete.

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The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney, Vol. 2

Tappan Adney meticulously recorded everything he saw when he started traveling in the woods of New Brunswick in the 1880s. Goose Lane has just released a new collection of his notes, and Andrea Bear Nicholas wrote the foreward.

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Great White Shark spotted near St. Andrews

Tourists on a whale watching excursion on Monday got quite the shock when they spotted a Great White Shark. Nick Hawkins is a naturalist guide with Quiddy Link Marine and he tells the tale.

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A look at the province's books

The latest numbers give a fairly complete financial picture of the Alward government's four year term ... and it's not what voters were told to expect back in 2010. The CBC's Robert Jones explains.

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Putting purslane on the menu

Many would consider purslane an invasive weed, but in much of Europe you can buy it at the grocery store! Greg Osowski explains where to find it. The wild edible educator frequently gives workshops at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.

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Link between stomach bacteria and mental health?

As the belly goes, so goes the brain. That's according to a growing body of evidence that says gut bacteria can have a serious impact on our minds as well as our metabolism. Microbiologist Jason Tetro explains.

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Tidal Art at Fundy

Visitors to Fundy National Park get to make some amazing art on the beach with local artist Karin Bach and interpreter Anna Holdaway! They describe one of the longest running programs at the park.

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Backyard bird behaviour

Alain Clavette talks about some interesting bird behaviour you may see at your feeders, he adds a bird to his backyard list and he talks about some of the shorebirds that started arriving this week.

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Morgentaler clinic closes

The last procedures were performed at Fredericton's Morgentaler Clinic while about 75 people marched to the legislature to demand better access to abortion services. The CBC's Jacques Poitras has the story.

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Garlic scapes!

Joanne Venart and Paul Breau of Gagetown Garlic have about 30,000 garlic plants on their farm - and that's a lot of scapes! Joanne explains how she uses them for pesto, jelly and just about everything!

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Dunn meets Dion

Moncton-native Richard Dunn was invited to meet Celine Dion in Las Vegas after his lip sync video to her version of All By Myself shot alone in an airport went viral. He took the whole family!

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Edge of East

Actor, filmmaker and sometime host of Shift Jackie Torrens talks about her new documentary about the odder-side of living on the east coast.

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Dunn meets Dion

Moncton-born All By Myself viral video star Richard Dunn talks about meeting Celine Dion in Las Vegas.

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Meier at the Tour de France

We check in with Sussex-area cyclist Christian Meier at his first Tour de France! He's one of just two Canadians competing this year.

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Historic church on the auction block

The Central Hampstead Baptist Church was built in Canada's Confederation year, 1867. Bob Johnson says the dwindling membership made the difficult decision to sell the church when it became clear it was just too much to maintain.

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Parks in peril

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's new report concludes that New Brunswick lags behind when it comes to protecting natural areas -- a situation made worse by the government's new forestry strategy. Roberta Clowater explains.

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Munching on chickweed

Our wild edibles guy, Greg Osowski, turns his attention to chickweed which he says tastes a bit like spinach when it's cooked and like corn silk when it's raw. Makes a nice pesto and a great addition to a grilled cheese!

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Birds and Arthur

Alain Clavette says nesting birds had a lot of trouble during Arthur. The storm also brought some unusual birds to the region.

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Milking by hand in an outage

Debbie Gordon had never milked a cow by hand in all her years at Cedar Ridge Farms in Keswick Ridge. That all changed when the power went out! With 50 cows to milk it was all hands to the barn.

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Climate change resistant trees

A lot of trees have been lost this week, and if you're looking to re-plant you might consider some new information from the Fundy Biosphere Reserve. Ben Phillips explains the research on which trees will prove resistant to climate change.

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Sussex-area cyclist to ride in Tour de France

Christian Meier's teammate Michael Matthews is injured. So, suddenly Meier is tapped to fill the spot in the Tour de France! With just 48 hours notice! We caught up with him in Leeds, England preparing.

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Peregrine Falcon chicks lost

Birder Alain Clavette has some bad news about some of the Peregrine Falcon chicks in the area - 3 died at Hopewell Rocks and one died in Moncton. Still, four fledged at another nest outside of Moncton.

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Several Peregrine Falcon chicks lost

Our birder, Alain Clavette, has some bad news about some of the Peregrine Falcon chicks in the area - three died at Hopewell Rocks and one in Moncton. But at another nest four have fledged!

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Growing Lamb's Quarters on purpose!

Most of us think of lamb's quarters as a weed to try and get out of your garden. Not Peter Salonius! His garden in Durham Bridge is full of lamb's quarters that he says taste great!

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A marriage proposal!

Candice MacLean used to have a table at the Kingston Farmer's Market, so she wasn't surprised when long time love Jason Ogden took her there last weekend. But she was certainly surprised by what happened next!

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Making meals ...from cattails?

Wild edibles educator Greg Osowski explains the many ways that you can eat a common wetland plant - the cattail!

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Counting Terns in Kouchibouguac

Our birder, Alain Clavette, checks in from gorgeous Kouchibouguac National Park where he's lucky enough to be part of a survey of Common Terns!

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Homegrown: Edible Landscapes

Gardens are gorgeous, but what could be better than a landscape you can eat! Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture held a workshop on edible landscapes last weekend that was so popular, it sold out!

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Frederictonians get in the swing

Jackie Torrens stops by the Public Library on Carleton Street where every Monday night for the summer the UNB Student Swing Dancing Group is gathering to dance and to teach others. It's open to anyone, and it's free!

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Banding Peregrine Falcon chicks

Alain Clavette was atop the Assumtption building in Moncton for the banding of two Peregrine Falcon chicks. Plus, he has some birding news including a Scarlet Tanager he photographed!

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Amazing Places: Laverty Falls

In the last film in the Amazing Places series, Ben Phillips and Craig Norris explore Laverty Falls and Third Vault Falls. You can see the clear water that's filtered through the Acadian forest, plus mushrooms and insects!

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Political Panel

Shift's panel - Lisa Keenan, Jean Saint-Cyr and Michael Camp - get together one last time before summer to talk about what's ahead as unofficial campaigning begins.

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Les Jardins Anicha

David Fishman and Pauline Richard met while studying at McGill Univeristy in Montreal. Both dreamed of farming, so they gave up their academic pursuits and they're growing vegetables in the Melrose area!

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Parent looking for answers

Karen Valanne of Sackville is concerned after her daughter came home from her 7th Grade health class saying that the teacher shared a person opinion about homosexuality - that it is a choice.

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Rare Tufted Puffin spotted

Ralph Eldridge photographed a Tufted Puffin on Machias Seal Island this week. Naturalist Jim Wilson says it's the first time since the the 1830s that the Pacific bird has been recorded on the Atlantic coast!

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Furness mess

A former Saint John Energy executive who was on the run from the law here, somehow managed to land a senior executive position with a U.S. utility and has now been charged with theft there. Robert Jones has details on the Anthony Furness mess.

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School staff make amazing grad video

Staff at Oromocto High School tried their hand at music video production to honour their graduating class. Media studies teacher Dean Grattan describes re-writing Macklemore's Thrift Shop and trying his hand at rap!

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Threatened Wood Turtle returned to habitat

Habitat loss and predators are threatening wood turtles, so when the Atlantic Wildlife Institute was approached to over-winter a young female, they jumped at the chance. They've now released her to her original habitat. Pam Novak has details.

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Made in NB: Glenwood Kitchens

A Shediac cabinet-making business has managed to weather the housing crisis and the downturn in the economy. Janice MacPherson has the story of Glenwood Kitchens.

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Amazing Places: Moose Horn

We check out another Amazing Place in the Fundy Biosphere Reserve - Moose Horn! The water is so strong at times that it has sculpted the rock. Ben Phillips and Craig Norris have the details.

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Political Panel

Shift's panel - Lisa Keenan, Jean Saint-Cyr and Michael Camp - looks at the somewhat surprising Ontaio election results, plus the coming election in the province including former Liberal Abel Leblanc joining the NDP.

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Rescuers free humpback whale

A nine-year-old humpback whale is swimming free in the Bay of Fundy after a team of rescuers released it from lobster gear. Mackie Green of Campobello was one of the rescuers and he tell us what happened.

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Homegrown: Petit-Sault Brewers

A few friends in Edmundston thought there should be a local micro-brewery, so they recruited 84 investors and decided to open one! They're bringing stubby bottles back too! Mychele Poitras tells us more about Petit-Sault Brewers.

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Celine Dion reaches out to Richard Dunn

When we first spoke with Moncton-native Richard Dunn about his lip-synch video to Celine Dion's All By Myself, he'd had just a few thousand views. Now more than 10 million people have seen the video and the diva herself has called it hilarious!

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Nature Conservancy looks to preserve Shediac Island

Shediac Island sits across some of the most developed coastline in the Maritimes, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada has identified the island as an area that is worth preserving. Program Manager Paula Noel explains.

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Alain Clavette goes birding with Zachary Richard!

Our birder has some updates on stories such as a Bathurst elementary school's efforts to preserve a Killdeer nest ... and then we speak with his birding buddy cajun music legend Zachary Richard!

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The latest from Fredericton's Sleepy Driver

Maritime Music Man Bob Mersereau checks out two new CDs from Sleepy Driver.

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All by himself at Las Vegas airport

Richard Dunn found himself alone overnight in Las Vegas' McCarren Airport so he decided to make an amazing music video lip synching to Celine Dion's All By Myself. Dunn grew up in Moncton and now lives in Georgia.

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Amazing Places: Black Hole

Ben Phillips and Craig Norris talk about the latest film in the Amazing Places series. It's about Black Hole where salmon used to thrive.

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Panel on Moncton Tragedy

Shift's political panel - Michael Camp, Lisa Keenan and Jean Saint-Cyr - talks about the shooting in Moncton, as well as the most recent political poll.

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Liberals holding lead in latest poll

Corporate Research Associates has released its last regular quarterly poll before the provincial campaign gets underway in August. It suggests the Liberals have a comfortable lead. Jacques Poitras looks at the numbers.

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A prescription for exercise

Four Moncton family medicine residents recently won an award for a research project called The Super Pill. They looked at whether doctors were prescribing exercise to their patients. Supervising physician Dr. Mathieu Belanger has the details.

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Conservation Council responds to climate change plan

The Alward government has released a new report and plan for dealing with climate change. Lois Corbett of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick gives us her assessment.

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Seniors raise and release butterflies

Residents of the Shannex Parkland retirement home in Fredericton raised Painted Lady butterflies from cocoon to full flight. They just released the insects and 82 year old Midge Meade describes the scene.

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Learning to love dandelions as food!

When it comes to dandelions it may be time to give up entirely on herbicides and digging and embrace the yellow flowers! Wild edible educator Greg Osowski says nearly every part of a dandelion is tasty and nutricious.

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Lepreau woman to compete nationally in bricklaying

27 year old Ashley Bent is a licensed carpenter and she's finishing up a bachelor's degree at UNB. She won the 2014 Skills Competition in bricklaying for the province and she's off to Toronto to compete against the best in the country!

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Political Panel May 30, 2014

He could have held his senate seat until 2021, but Romeo Dallaire chose to hand in his resignation this week. We'll talk about what his departure means with the members of our political panel.

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Amazing Places: The Upper Salmon River Delta

This week's film is all about a spot that's familiar to most of us - right in the village of Alma. The Upper Salmon River Delta is a great spot to watch how the high tides change the landscape.

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