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Shorebirds return for Sandpiper Festival

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sandpiperfest.jpgAlain Clavette meets another avid birder while searching for shorebirds, and he checks out the excitement at Dorchester's Sandpiper Festival! (Photo: Alain snapped this one of some fellow bird lovers)

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Anglers asked to release all salmon caught

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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

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caber.jpgOne 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. (Photo: New Brunswick Highland Games)

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The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney, Vol. 2

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tappan.jpgTappan Adney meticulously recorded everything he saw when he started traveling in the woods of New Brunswick in the 1880s. Some of the people described in the journals are Andrea Bear Nicholas' Maliseet ancestors. She wrote the foreward for a new book just published by Goose Lane, and she talks about his story and what can be learned from his journals.

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Great White Shark spotted near St. Andrews

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shark.jpgTourists 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. (Photo: Nick Hawkins)

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A look at the province's books

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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

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purslane2.jpgMany 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?

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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

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tidalart.jpgVisitors 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

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brownthrasher.jpgAlain 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. (Photo: Alain Clavette's Brown Thrasher)

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