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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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Tricking TripAdvisor to list a shed as top rated restaurant

Oobah Butler built so much hype with his totally fake London restaurant, people called from all over the world trying to get reservations.

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Witchful thinking

Two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women.

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From poutine to windchill

Which Canadian 'cultural intangibles' are worthy of UNESCO's recognition?

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When the plan to 'date Indigenous' gets complicated

Sarain met a full status Indigenous man, who she loved. But, then, things started to unravel.

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Alain Clavette sees a rare mistle-thrush

Birders are flocking to the Miramichi area to see a bird considered a mega-rarity.

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Christmas with Maud Lewis

Writer Lance Woolaver tells Vanessa about a new edition of his classic book, Christmas with Maud Lewis.

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Alain Clavette

Our birder Alain Clavette talks about bird sightings and the annual Christmas bird counts.

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Sue Stultz turkey drive!

The Sue Stultz and Moncton Firefighters annual turkey drive hit its 20th anniversary this year. Sue talks about how she got started with a single turkey back in 1997.

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Political Panel

Michael Camp, Rosella Melanson and Duncan Matheson weigh in on the assessment fiasco, cross-border booze and money for childcare.

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Joshua's Bare Necessities

Twelve-year-old Joshua London discovered that there are people in his community who are going without - so he decided to do something about it. Vanessa talks to Joshua and his mother, Michelle.

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On Homegrown, we check in with Gagetown's Apple Tree Market

Gagetown's Apple Tree Market is a healthy food community store. Co-owner Julie Baglole Keenan gives us an update on their progress.

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Edmundston's Casavant organ

One of the finest Casavant organs ever made was installed 50 years ago in an Edmundston church.

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Don Darling pitches Saint John

A recent Toronto Star columnist writes about Don Darling's pitch to move east! Darling responds.

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Science East's Michael Edwards

The apparent comeback of a Guatemalan salamander has Michael Edwards thinking of something called the Lazarus effect.

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New music from Heather Rankin

Heather Rankin has a new album out, featuring sounds of the season. It's called Imagine and she spoke with Vanessa about choosing some of her favourite Christmas songs.

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Ageless NB goes national

A small magazine started by Woodstock's Theresa Blackburn is taking a big leap forward. Ageless NB is going national. Theresa talks to Vanessa about the challenges.

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Mi'kmaq writer releases children's book

George Paul of Metepenagiag First Nation worked for 30 years teaching Mi'kmaq traditions, customs and values at universities and schools. Now, he wrote and published his first children's book, The Eagle and the Crow.

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Swainson's hawks in the Tantramar Marshes

Birder Alain Clavette headed for the Tantramar Marshes to look for a rare Swainson's hawk this week.

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Political panel continues discussion of extramural care contract

Concerns continue to be raised about the government's plan to contract out intramural health services to Medavie. The political panel took a look at this, and also considered a judge's decision to recuse himself from a case involving the government.

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Madawaska Maliseet First Nation settles land claim

A dispute over a long-standing land claim by the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation was settled this week. The community estimates it owns about 3,900 acres, including most of downtown Edmundston. Chief Patricia Bernard fought for the decision for 20 years.

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Teaching history and how to do it

UNB professor of education Alan Sears says we are teaching history the wrong way, which has consequences on ensuring engaged and thoughtful civic participation.

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Saint John musicians organize Downie tribute

Saint John area musicians are coming together to pay tribute to Gord Downie. Organizer Clinton Charlton said all of the proceeds will go to the Downie Wenjack Fund supporting reconciliation efforts.

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Snowy owls at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute

A lethargic and underweight Snowy Owl recently found in the Riverview area is recovering at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. And a second snowy owl arrived on Sunday.

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An interview with Alden Nowlan

In 1983, Corinne Shriver convinced poet Alden Nowlan to sit down for an interview as part of a high school project. Almost 30 years later, she rediscovered the recording of that interview, and wrote about it in

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New Brunswick couple travels to Grey Cup

Canadian football fans braved the snow in Ottawa to take in the Grey Cup. Conrad and Sally Brock made the trek from New Brunswick for the game.

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Craft NB hosts annual Christmas arts festival

Craft NB is hosting the second annual From Human Hands Christmas Festival starting Dec. 1. Emily McCumber is one of many artists presenting at the Saint John festival. She gave up a job in business to devote herself to being The Spinner Weaver.

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Hollywood composer works with NB Youth Orchestra

Howard Shore is the Academy-award winning composer behind many Hollywood soundtracks - including The Lord of the Rings, Gangs of New York and Silence of the Lambs. His latest commission is a piece of music with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.

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Outdoor Grit wilderness program helps at-risk teens

The Outdoor Grit wilderness adventure program takes at-risk teen boys from the Greater Moncton area camping. It helps them develop better social skills and find a place to belong, said co-founder Kai Gosling.

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Finding turkey vultures in New Brunswick

Turkey vultures are nesting in the province in the summer and some even stay here during the winter. Alain Clavette spoke with fellow birder Jim Wilson about the large birds.

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Sharitude library of things opens in Richibucto

Cheyenne Joseph of Richibucto started a library of things called Sharitude. Similar to a regular library, it allows people to borrow household items they don't own for one week.

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Political panel debates Auditor General report

Shift's political panel reacted to the Auditor General's report on the property tax assessment mess, and also discussed a drop in tourism numbers at Parlee Beach.

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Creating Community - a literary tour across New Brunswick

Twelve New Brunswick authors are hitting the road to share their previously unpublished stories of community. Creating Community brings together writers of Acadian, English, Mi'kmaw, Wolastoquiyik and immigrant backgrounds.

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Nothing like fresh bread - Baked on Foshay

There's nothing like the smell of fresh baked, buttery bread. Gay Drescher knows all about baking. She owns Baked on Foshay, a small, home-based bakery in Lower Cambridge. And she sells her European style breads in the Village of Gagetown.

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The Canadian philosopher who predicted the German genocide

Winthrop Bell, born in Halifax and educated at Mount Allison University, was a Canadian philosopher and the first to alert the British that Adolf Hitler was bent on genocide. UNB professor Jason Bell has been looking into the story.

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Tomato Tomato releases Christmas album

Saint John duo Tomato Tomato are preparing to release a new Christmas album called Pinecones and Cinnamon. They're also heading out on a tour of the Maritimes with Heather Rankin, Dave Gunning and Ray Legere.

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UNB researcher joins Royal Society of Canada

A UNB professor will be honoured this week for her work in creating awareness of domestic violence in families of faith. Dr. Nancy Nason-Clark will be joining the fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada.

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The science of fizzy drinks

Michael Edwards at Science East loves a little fizz. He explored what vessels hold carbonation best, and whether the size of the drink container makes a difference.

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Blues for Food tour benefits Maritime food banks

A Blues for Food tour kicks off in the province this November. It's the brainchild of Red Bank-based blues musician Matchstick Mike Bidlake. He recruited his friend Travis Furlong to play 16 shows around the Maritimes, benefitting local food banks.

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Zaum plans provincial tour

Moncton duo Zaum released a new album this fall called Eidolon. Their sound isn't easy to describe - it's meditative with some heavier sounds - and after touring Europe, they now plan to bring their music to shows around the province.

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Shackling young offenders unacceptable: child and youth advocate

The office of New Brunswick's Child and Youth Advocate wants the province to stop the practice of shackling youth suspected of having committed a crime. Norm Bosse spoke to Shift about his office's annual State of the Child Report.

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Climate change's effect on mental health part of federal panel's work

UNB researcher Louise Comeau is joining the federal Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience. Comeau said climate change impacts people's mental and physical health, and the panel will measure progress in a variety of areas.

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Memramcook residents build 'homes' for ducks

Our birder Alain Clavette visited a former sewage lagoon turned nature preserve in Memramcook, and discovered the community set up boxes for ducks and other birds to live in.

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Pension plans for the self-employed

Pooled registered pension plans may be coming to New Brunswick. The plans benefit people who are self-employed and small businesses and their employees, said Jason Debly with the Financial and Consumer Services Commission.

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Political panel discusses 'golden parachutes'

The Gallant government is moving to end the so-called golden parachutes, and a look at the first casualty of the new U.S. duties on softwood lumber.

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From potato vodka... to gin

Blue Roof Distillers, the Strang family's vodka business, was born as a way to use potatoes that are too small to sell to grocery stores. Now they're also creating a potato gin.

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Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute

Pam Novak at AWI has news on the release of a male surfer scoter duck and updates on other critters in this week's report.

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Kindness meters

Uptown Saint John has installed a Meter for Change, similar to Kindness Meters found in Moncton and Fredericton. But do they really make difference?

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Tina Oh - COP23

Vanessa Vander Valk talks to a Mount Allison student who is a youth delegate at the UN Climate Change conference.

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Afghan dogs to help Canadian soldiers

Sandra Buckingham and Onne de Boer have taken in four dogs from NOWZAD, the only animal shelter in Afghanistan. In the future, they hope to pair dogs from the shelter with military members or veterans who need service dogs to help with PTSD.

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The rights of children

New Brunswick is hosting the second annual Shaking the Movers event. The workshop hopes to inspire children and youth to consider the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year, the focus is on the rights of child refugees.

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American goldfinches arrive in Fundy

Alain Clavette went birding with his uncle Roger LeBlanc in Fundy National Park. And he discovered lots of American goldfinches, an orange-crowned warbler, and even a beaver.

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Question Period, MLA jobs, and where to store marijuana

The political panel discussed the extramural health deal with Medavie and the discussion around it in Question Period, as well as the new rules for storing recreational marijuana at home. Plus, the new focus on MLAs who hold second jobs.

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Saving the McGuire covered bridge

Residents near St. George are concerned about the future of the McGuire covered bridge on Route 760. The bridge was closed for repair work earlier this year, and given what happened with the Hammond River Bridge, residents worry it won't be restored.

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Bean mixes, teas and dark birch syrup

Nothing's nicer in the cold season than a hot soup or chili. Angela MacDougall and her husband sell packages of bean mixes, along with herbs, teas and dark birch syrup at Fundy Farms in Albert County.

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Bolstering dikes along the Bay of Fundy

In the 1700s, Acadian settlers built dikes along the border of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Now there's some concern that rising sea levels and frequent storms will impact the aging structures.

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Music for a good cause

Durham Bridge's Dwane Drost was already inducted into the province's country music, and the gospel hall of fame. Now he has a new CD out called Life Goes On, and he's using it to raise money for a good cause.

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Catching up on sleep

A lack of sleep can contribute to all kinds of health problems and just leave you feeling groggy and unfocused all day. Michael Edwards traveled a lot with his job as of late, and started looking into the science of sleep.

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Remembering a great pitcher

Roy "Doc" Halladay, a star pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, died on Tuesday when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. But his former roommate Jason Dickson said it won't just be his excellent pitching that Halladay will be remembered for.

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Knighted for seaweed and maritime passions

UNB's Thierry Chopin will be knighted into the Order of Merit Maritime of France for his research on seaweed. The distinction recognizes French citizens all over the world who distinguish themselves in relations to maritime activities.

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Fire destroys Lakeland employment centre warehouse

Last week, a fire destroyed the warehouse of Lakeland Industries Sheltered Workshops in McAdam. The small centre teaches employment and life skills to 24 people with disabilities. Manager Mike Perrin started a fundraiser to help with the workshop's loss.

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Understanding Passchendaele - 100 years later

It's been 100 years since Canadian forces were sent to help capture Passchendaele ridge. Lee Windsor, deputy director of the Gregg Centre at UNB, said there's much more to understand about the battle, including the role New Brunswick soldiers played.

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Student commemorates Passchendaele in Belgium

This week marks 100 years since the conclusion of the Battle of Passchendaele. Ben Jamieson, a tenth-grade student from Fredericton, was one of five Canadian students chosen to go to France and Belgium for commemoration ceremonies.

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Missed vagrants on Grand Manan

Birder Alain Clavette was in Quebec with a plan to sell people on the idea of pelagic birding in the Bay of Fundy. In the meantime, a ton of vagrant birds showed up in the Grand Manan area.

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Quartets compete at international singing competition

Fredericton's Elm City Echoes and Saint John's Sea Belles were in Halifax in early November for an international singing competition. Ann Connolly with the Sea Belles said they were quite pleased to rank eleventh at the end of the week.

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Remembering the Bosnian war

Olivera Watson and her mother Azra arrived in Fredericton 20 years ago. They were refugees from the war in Bosnia and the harrowing experience that brought them here is not forgotten.

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Ultimatums, Arseneault and chemotherapy

Donald Arseneault will quit his job as an MLA: Shift's political panel weighed in on the decision, as well as Vitalite's plans to cut chemotherapy at its Grand Falls and Saint Quentin hospitals.

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Got pumpkins? Maplehurst Farms will take them

Jason Beaton and his family are collecting pumpkins to feed their animals. They own Maplehurst Farms in the Salisbury area.

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New Brunswickers publish graphic novel

A group of teenagers investigating their town's mysteries always makes for a fun story. It's also the story behind 'The Case of the Missing Men,' a graphic novel created by New Brunswickers Kris Bertin and Alex Forbes.

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'Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote as Kids' comes to Fredericton

Dan Misener knows what it sounds like when adults share journal entries and stories they wrote when they were young. He now brings his popular podcast Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote as Kids to Fredericton for a live show on Nov. 6.

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Bobcats and a lynx with attitude

The Atlantic Wildlife Institute is filled with cats these days. One young bobcat just left, another moved in, and until recently, they even had a lynx to care for.

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Remembering Hillsborough soldiers fallen at Passchendaele

Kevin Berry of Hillsborough travelled to the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium on Oct. 30 to honour two soldiers from his town. They died 100 years ago at the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Ghost stories and New Brunswick legends

If there's ever a time to tell a good ghost story - it's Halloween. Peter Pacey, historical interpreter and director of the Calithumpians theatre troupe, shared three of his favourite New Brunswick legends with Shift.

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Globetrotting photographer exhibits work in Fredericton

Fredericton's Jason Nugent is making a name for himself as an expedition photographer, travelling to far flung areas of the globe. A new exhibit of his work opens this Friday at Gallery 78 in Fredericton.

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Star charts made in the classroom

Students at Caledonia Regional High School are creating star charts of important dates in people's lives - and giving them as gifts. Teacher Ben Kelly said the project received a small grant for using art in a non-art field.

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The effect of climate change on the Acadian Forest

Researchers at the Atlantic Forestry Centre in Fredericton found that the Acadian forest may be particularly sensitive to climate change. Anthony Taylor is one of the scientist working on the project.

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A new home for Cap-Pelé swallows

Birder Alain Clavette shares news about his search for the yellow-billed cuckoo. And the Cap Bimet Swallow Society is building an artificial cliff for bank swallows to nest on.

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New gig for an MLA and recreational marijuana sales

Donald Arseneault's new job with Canada's Building Trades Union has many crying foul, including Shift's political panel. Other topics of discussion this week were the province's plan for selling recreational marijuana and abuse in nursing homes.

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Buffalo sauce 'Dunn Right'

When Erica Dunn and her husband moved to the Riverview area, she struggled to find work she could get excited about. Then she started selling her Dunn Right Buffalo Sauces, which can now be found in 250 stores across Atlantic Canada and Ontario.

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Civil liberties versus security concerns

The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, said in today's society security concerns often trump civil liberties. But Dennis Edney said society makes that compromise at its peril.

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Raglan Road releases first album

Bathurst band Raglan Road is releasing its first album. Band members Gary Gosse and Jason Martell said it features many of their popular cover songs and original material.

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Students chosen for National Young Citizen's program

Two young New Brunswickers will be off to Ottawa as the province's honourees in the National Young Citizen's program, organized by Canada's History Society. Naiya Istvanffy and Kiana Krause were chosen for videos they made for a history fair.

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Recognizing Indigenous contributions to building Canada

The Recognition2Action campaign asks the federal government to acknowledge Indigenous people for their contributions to building Canada. Professor Kathleen Mahoney spoke at UNBs third annual Peace and Friendship Treaty Days about the campaign.

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Sugar Skull album releases just before Halloween

Sleepy Driver just released their fifth studio album called Sugar Skull. Singer and songwriter Peter Hicks is preparing for a release show in Fredericton in November.

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Family produces almost zero waste

Bea Johnson's family produces no more than jar of waste per year. She is the author of the book Zero Waste Home.

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Connecting nurses with victims of abuse

Researchers at UNB want to help women better recover from domestic violence. Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey said the iHeal project connects women with nurses, who help them look after their mental and physical health.

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Attack ads and taxes

The political panel discusses changes to Saint John's property tax system, the first Liberal attack ad, and protecting the province's nurses from harassment and violence.

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Stories of grandmothers, love and AIDS

When Africa's AIDS pandemic left millions of children orphaned in the early 2000s, it was grandmothers who stepped in to keep their families together. Their stories are told in a new book called Powered by Love by author Joanna Henry.

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From goat farm to soap making

Doug MacFarlane always wanted to have some goats. Now he's making a living from selling more goat's milk soap at Lone Pine Farm than he ever imagined.

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Arts award goes to former Lieutenant Governor

The arts community is gathering in Moncton on Oct. 20 to honour former Lieutenant Governor, Hermenegilde Chiasson. The artist and advocate is receiving the Strathbutler Award for excellence in visual arts from the Sheila Hugh McKay Foundation.

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Searching for Abegweit goes on tour

Lennie Gallant's critically acclaimed Searching for Abegweit has long wowed audiences across Prince Edward Island. Now he's bringing the production to New Brunswick.

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Leadership for a day

St. Thomas University student Rachel Slipp celebrated International Day of the Girl by stepping in to a dream leadership role. For one day, she was Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.

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Job campaign for people with disabilities

A new campaign by the New Brunswick Association for Community Living aims at convincing employers to see the value in hiring people with disabilities. Danny Soucy said Hire for Talent is about matching people with jobs that match their abilities.

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The benefits of immigration

This fall, Kareem El-Assal with the Conference Board of Canada will release two reports on how the Atlantic provinces can benefit from more people moving here.

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The driest summer

The apples are small, some crops didn't do well at all. Photographer and writer Freeman Patterson says it was the driest summer he's seen.

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A balancing act across Walton Glen Gorge

Montreal native Cael Trudeau-Cauchon recently travelled to Walton Glen Gorge near St. Martins for slacklining. He tied a 200 meter line across the gorge and then walked across it.

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Song for a cause

Fredericton musician Tim Walker has recorded a song he wrote about George Woodworth. The C-5 quadriplegic is raising money for an accessible van with proceeds from people buying the song going to the cause.

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Fall flowers to keep for birds

Our birder Alain Clavette explains which flowers and plants to keep in your garden until the spring, so the birds can eat their seeds.

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Sears closures and the state of the ambulance service

The upcoming closure of all remaining Sears stores and the state of New Brunswick's ambulance service under Medavie were hot topics of debate for Shift's political panel this week. That, and 30 years since Frank McKenna swept into power.

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Dry weather troubles beekeepers

It's sweet and golden and goes with just about anything in your kitchen. But beekeeper Essie Lom says the dry weather this year had an effect on honey production in the province.

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Hiking Kouchibouguac

Oh the fall colours! Hiking guide James Donald spent the weekend exploring the trails at Kouchibouguac National Park.

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Quality Block Party comes to Fredericton

Little You, Little Me have a brand new EP on the way. Band member Corey Bonnevie is also involved in bringing Saint John's Quality Block Party to Fredericton on Oct. 19.

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Music NB Awards show kicks off Festival 506

Festival 506 begins tomorrow night with the Music New Brunswick Awards show at the Tide and Boar in Moncton. Jean Surette, executive director of Music New Brunswick, tells us what it's all about.

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Longer living with greenery

If you live in a city, access to green space can help you live longer, researchers found. Epidemiologist Dan Crouse worked on the study at the University of New Brunswick.

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A play on everyday struggles

Grum on a Wire is a play about a sour and anti-social civil servant struggling with his everyday routine. Marc-Andre Charron with Satellite Theatre talks about the performance.

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Bird 'domes' in the backyard

Birder Alain Clavette made an interesting discovery in his backyard. He saw a young merlin protecting its prey from other birds by hunching over it, a behaviour called mantling.

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Political Panel: The end of Energy East

Friday's political panel discusses the death of the Energy East pipeline, the auditor general's Atcon report, and senior living in New Brunswick.

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A bad year for apple growers

Thanksgiving is a busy time for farmers. But Andrew Lovell of River View Orchard in Keswick said the dry weather this year caused a small yield.

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Wild salmons don't return to Magaguadavic River

Not a single wild Atlantic Salmon returned to the Magaguadavic River this year. Jonathan Carr with the Atlantic Salmon Federation explains why.

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Fredericton fiddler releases new album

After a two-year break, Fredericton fiddler Kathleen Gorey-McSorley has released a new album on which she now also sings. Her songs are about love and mental health.

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The best hikes in the fall

Hiking guide James Donald talks about two hikes in the province to see the bright fall colours.

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Caring for a red-tailed hawk

After a collision with a car, a red-tailed hawk is being nursed back to health at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. Pam Novak is hopeful it may pull through.

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Conservation on Canvas

Woodstock artist Michael McEwing created 33 oil paintings exploring the beauty of nature preserves in the province. His latest exhibit opens tomorrow at the New Brunswick Museum.

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Saint John native makes short list for Giller prize

Michelle Winters' novel is called I am a Truck and the story is set in a fictionalized New Brunswick town.

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Theatre New Brunswick to present apocalyptic play

Theatre New Brunswick is preparing to stage another play by Ryan Griffith. And for Fortunes of Wolves, the actors have to learn several versions of the play.

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Alain Clavette on music inspired by the birds!

This week our birder met up with a well known musician who's been inspired to compose a song based on the sound of the birds.

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Political Panel

Our panel talks about the guilty verdict in the RCMP trial related to the Moncton shooting rampage that killed 3 officers in 2014.

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Project Honour and Preserve

Two men are working to reunite families with military artifacts from their long lost loved ones, dating as far back as WW1.

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Today on Homegrown: the yummy stroopwafel

A Dutch delight comes to the Kingston Peninsular market. Willem Van-Jankel describes the stroopwafel and why he makes them.

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New collection of Alden Nowlan poetry

There's a new book out collecting the poetry of the great Alden Nowlan. Vanessa speaks to the book's editor, Brian Bartlett.

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New music from Brent Mason

Saint John singer-songwriter Brent Mason releases his 10th album this week. He talks with Vanessa about High Water Mark

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Hiking Guide James Donald

Our Hiking Guide climbed Big Bald Mountain near Miramichi and enjoyed Sheephouse Falls.

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Would I lie to you? Michael Edwards on the science of lie detectors

Science East's Michael Edwards on how lie detectors work - or do they?

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Catharina Bonnemann

Dr. Catherina Bonnemann is a German psychiatrist specializing in treating trauma without medication.For the past year she's been volunteering with women and children from Afghanistan.

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Silver Donald Cameron

Writer and filmmaker Silver Donald Cameron talks to Vanessa about his new film, Green Rights.

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Jan Wong

Journalist and author Jan Wong talks to Vanessa about her new book, Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy and China.

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Alain Clavette is all about the birds

Our birder Alain Clavette talks to Vanessa about the beautiful birds of fall.

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Political Panel

Our weekly political panel chews over the tax assessment scandal, changes to the chief medical office of health, and other topics.

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Chef Rob Carson on Homegrown

On Homegrown, chef and farmer Rob Carson talks about the South Central NB Local Food Movement and a special event that highlights local food.

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Kit and the Calico Cat

Brigitte Marsden talks about her new novel for young readers, illustrated by 12-year-old Haylee Boone.

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Hiking with James Donald

This week, our hiking guide takes on a couple of trails in the northeast that are great for young families.

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New music from Patrick Murray

Patrick Murray has gone from the military to the stage. He talks about his journey and we spin a tune from his new album.

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Pam Novak at AWI

Some Canada Geese are experiencing something called "angel wing." The Atlantic Wildlife Institute's Pam Novak explains.

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Mi'kmaq artist Peter Clair's first novel

Mi'kmaq basket weaver Peter Clair has written his book book. It's a novel called Taapoategl and Pallet: a Mi'kmaq Journey of Loss and Survival.

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Oh the Bricklin!

A UNBSJ prof says maybe it's time to to use the Bricklin as a tourism attraction.

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Remembering Eldon Hay

Sackville activist and longtime Mount Allison professor Eldon Hay passed away from cancer recently. His son Ron Hay remembers his father's humour and commitment to LGBTQ rights.

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Birding: Alain Clavette

Our intrepid birder Alain Clavette was preparing for his annual pelagic birding adventure off Grand Manan when we last spoke to him. But it seems mother nature made him wait!

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Political Panel

The political panel reacts to news that the province created a new Crown corporation to deal with issues surrounding recreational marijuana, and looks at the continuing controversy over the federal Liberal's proposed tax changes for small business.

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Mythbuster Michael Edwards

Science East's Michael Edwards busts some common myths. Did you know it does not take seven years for swallowed gum to digest?

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Home Grown: Green Acres Farm

Farmer Mike O'Brien invites the public to visit Green Acres Farm, his 9th generation dairy farm, for the annual Open Farm Day on Sunday.

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Hiking: Runnymeade Road

Hiking guide James Donald talks about Runnymeade Road in Riverview.

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JE Sheehy

JE Sheehy has played in several New Brunswick bands. Now he's come out with a second EP as Saint Jack. It's called Acadie Truck.

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