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Springbrook Cranberry

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

springbrook2.jpgRebekah Nason and her family run an organic cranberry farm over more than 13 acres in Tracy. They also have their own brand of cranberry juice, ambrosia and dried berries!

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The Lobster Kings

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

lobkings.jpgAlexi Zentner talks about his latest novel set on a fictional island off New Brunswick. The Lobster Kings is about a family of lobster fishers.

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NBCC looks to #TransformNB

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

NBCC is making community leadership training and volunteer service a mandatory part of the curriculum. President and CEO Marilyn Luscombe describes the program and the big launch day!

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Old Thom spotted off St. Andrews

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

oldthom.JPGNot long after a whale watching company spotted the orca known as Old Thom off Grand Manan, a second company spotted the killer whale off of St. Andrews! Danielle Dion of Quoddy Link Marine describes the sighting. (Photo: Danielle Dion/Quoddy Link Marine)

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Grand Manan and Finch forecast

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

commonredpoll.jpgBirder Alain Clavette checks in from Grand Manan where he's seen some good birds, plus he takes a look at this year's winter finch forecast. (Photo: Alain Clavette's shot of a Common Redpoll)

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Spoiled ballots and Gallant's first days

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Shift's political panel - Michael Camp, Jean Saint-Cyr and Lisa Keenan - looks at how tabulators may have contributed to fewer spoiled ballots this election and the new Gallant cabinet.

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MNB Festival Contest!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

mnb.jpgSome of the best musicians in the province are heading for Fredericton! October 16 through the 19 is the MNB Festival with tons of amazing music from artists like Thom Swift, the Motorleague, Tomato Tomato, Tristan Horncastle, Julie Doiron and a whole lot more! Plus this year's big awards will be handed out. You could be there to enjoy it all! We have a great package that includes accommodation for two at the Delta on the Friday and Saturday nights and access to all the MNB Festival events except for the Sunday brunch. That's a whole lot of music to enjoy. For a chance to win all you have to do is tell us who your favourite New Brunswick musician is, and why. Send your entries to shiftnb@cbc.ca or call them in to 1-855-744-3862. The deadline to enter is Thursday, October 16 at noon. We'll draw the winner from all of the entries we receive that day on the show. Good luck!

Turkeys at the expanded Kredl's Corner Market

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

kred.jpgDave Wolpin says his customers wanted pasture-raised turkeys that hadn't been fed genetically modified grain...but there didn't seem to be any available. So he had a farmer raise the turkeys and mixed his own feed! They have whole turkeys for Thanksgiving and they'll grind the rest at their brand new butchery in the expanded market.

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Northrups are Pumpkin champs again!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

giantpumpkin.jpgDawn and Bill Northrup from the Sussex area grew the biggest pumpkin in Atlantic Canada for the second year in a row! Even with poor weather, their pumpkin weighed in at 1389 pounds! Plus, their pumpkin was judged the prettiest! (Photo: World's Biggest Pumpkins.com)

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Don't fight Lamb's Quarters, Eat them!

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

lambsquarters1.jpgOur wild edibles educator, Greg Osowski of the Atlantic Wildlife Institute, says there's no reason to waste time trying to pick Lamb's Quarters out of your garden. They actually taste better than some of the things you're growing!

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