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Chocolate trees to support planting real ones!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

chocotree.jpgGinette Ahier of Choco Cocagne has joined forces with two fellow chocolate makers, becoming part of Adorable Chocolat in Shediac. Now they're selling chocolate Christmas trees, and each one sold means a tree will be planted by Community Forests International!

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Basketball phenom released by Mill Rats

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

East Baltimore's Aquille Carr was considered a 'big get' when he was signed by the Saint John Mill Rats in September. But troubles from home followed and the team released him. Rachel Cave has the story.

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Meet the founders of The Manatee

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The satirical news website The Manatee has been getting a ton of attention lately, in part vbecause some believe the stories are true! Co-founders Shauna Chase and Alex Vietinghoff are excited about the future.

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Rare Appalachian hardwood forest preserved

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

More than 30 acres of rare forest land has been aquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Meduxnekeag River Association. Simon Mitchell says the area known as Bell Flats will be preserved for future generations.

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No severance for Tory patronage appointees

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Shift's political panel - Michael Camp, Jean Saint-Cyr and Lisa Keenan - talks about the Liberal move to cut off severance payments to high profile Tory Patronage appointees. Plus, Rino Volpe's lawsuit and a new Rothesay bylaw.

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Barn Owls and bird counts

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

bowl.jpgIt took a few days, but our birder Alain Clavette finally managed to see the Barn Owl visiting the province. He talks about that, a Golden Eagle that's been spotted in the Tantramar Marsh and Christmas bird counts. (Photo: Alain Clavette)

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Stephen Lewis and friends to raise money for kids' instruments

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Stephen Lewis shared his story of overcoming drinking and his weight ...and now he plans to pay it forward. He joined with friends like Ben Coleman to record a song that will raise money to buy children musical instruments. (You can download A Little Shy here)

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No-spray Christmas trees and a big fundraiser

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

newf.jpgGerry Redmond grows no-spray trees at Red Robin Farm in Keswick Ridge. You can cut your own tree then have a hot drink. This Saturday he has a fundraiser featuring Newfoundland dogs who'll take your tree to your car! (Photo: Facebook)

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Driver rescued after falling into crater

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

crater.jpgFlooding washed out part of Pellerin Road near Ste-Marie-de-Kent Wednesday night. Terry Girourd happened by after a car plunged into the 15 foot deep hole and helped rescue the driver. (Photo: Terry Girouard)

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Program helps Sussex kids try hockey

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

A national program called First Shift helps first time hockey players to afford to try the game on for size. It's running in three New Brunswick communities. John Dunfield is Sussex Minor Hockey explains how it works.

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