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Made in NB: Covered Bridge potato chips

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

potatochips.jpgThe Albright family has been farming potatoes in the province for four generations. They decided to get into potato chips just a few years ago and now they're selling across Atlantic Canada and New England! Janice MacPherson has the story behind Covered Bridge Chips.

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Brent Mason house concert contest!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Thumbnail image for brentmason.jpgSaint John singer-songwriter Brent Mason has a brand new album out called, All The Pretty Horses. To celebrate, he's offering a pretty fantastic prize! A private concert for you and your friends ... and you won't even need to leave the house! He's coming to you! To enter, all you have to do is tell us about a memorable kitchen party you attended - maybe a night where someone brought a guitar, someone else had a harmonica and music was made! Just a night that includes fun, friends and music. Send your stories to us at shiftnb@cbc.ca, or call them in to 1-855-744-3862. The deadline to enter is this Friday, October 3rd at noon. The Grand Prize winner gets a private house concert featuring Brent Mason plus a copy of All the Pretty Horses and a gorgeous handcrafted Shift mug! But that's not all! To spread the love a bit, we're offering three additional prizes that each include a copy of Brent Mason's new CD and a Shift mug! So, there are four chances to win! We'll draw the winners from the bunch on Friday's show, so get those entries in! 

Rare Warbler sighting

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

eiders.jpgAlain Clavette talks about a Golden Winged Warbler sighting on Grand Manan, and he explains why you may find moulting Common Eiders swimming in a group these days. (Photo: a raft of moulting Common Eiders)

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Radio legends back on the air

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Bathurst's new community station, Phantom 103.3 FM, has only been broadcasting from the old post office for three weeks and already they've landed local radio legends Al Hebert and Garnett Cripps.

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NB Deodorant at Golden Globes!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

deod.jpgMargaux Khoury-Traboulsee is thrilled that the natural deodorant she makes in her Fredericton kitchen will be in the swag bags at this year's Golden Globes! She figures the name, The Best Deodorant in the World, has a lot to do with it!

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Sunrise provides opportunities for unemployed

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Not too long ago Bob Parkinson had all but shut down his dairy farm in Campbell Settlement. Now Sunrise Farm has been transformed into a learning centre, welcoming school tours and training people on social assistance.

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Should we consider proportional representation?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

If we had proportional representation there would be 21 Liberals, 17 PCs, 6 NDPers, 3 Greens and 1 member of the People's Alliance heading into the legislature. Kelly Carmichael of Fair Vote Canada thinks that's the way it should be.

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Advice for Gallant: Act Your Age

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Lisa Hrabluk, a writer and the founder of Wicked Ideas, has some advice for premier designate Brian Gallant - she thinks he should act his age! It's a recipe for changing politics as usual.

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After the election....

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Shift's political panel - Lisa Keenan, Jean Saint-Cyr and Michael Camp - looks at the wild election night, the results and what they might mean for the parties and the province.

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Remembering George Fry

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

george-fry.jpgOne of New Brunswick's most important artists and educators is gone. George Fry died on Saturday at the age of 94. His long time friend Kathy Hooper remembers his amazing contribution to the arts in this province. ( Photo: George Fry website)

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