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August 2011 Archives

Arka Teks Song to be in "Rookie Blue"

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Andy Brown isn't the only act from the province with a song in this week's episode of "Rookie Blue". The Arka Teks' song "I Know You Know" will also be featured!

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Mt. A Student Returns from National Apprentice Competition

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Daniel Hebert spent last week running around Toronto working to impress some high powered executives as one of just over 30 applicants selected to compete in the Impact Apprentice challenge.

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Travel Guide: Disney Deals

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Ellen Tucker's looking ahead to some great deals from Disney for March break.

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Andy Brown Song Featured on "Rookie Blue"

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Fredericton singer-songwriter Andy Brown is thrilled his song "Ashes" will be featured on this week's episode of the hit television show "Rookie Blue".

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Teen Saves 15 Horses from Fire, Loses Her Own

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

17 year old Shanita Fox-Pelletier saved fifteen horses from a stable fire in Fredericton.  Three horses died in the fire, and one of them was Shanita's own.

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Car Guy: Jake's Secret Obsession with Things that Float

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Jake Palmer may be our car guy, but he says there have been times when he's been without a car, but he's never been without a boat!

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Wine Guy: Canadian Wine Awards in NS

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Craig Pinhey is over in Nova Scotia judging the Canadian Wine Awards, which are being held in the maritimes for the very first time. His wine of the week is Belliveau Pre d'en Haut Sparkling Apple. It's a penny shy of ten dollars a bottle.

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NB Native Presiding Over Layton State Funeral

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes is preparing to preside over the state funeral for his friend Jack Layton. Hawkes is originally from Bath, New Brunswick and has received the Order of Canada for his work on human rights issues.

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Environment Minister Accuses Conservation Council of Inciting Protests

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Margaret-Ann Blaney is accusing the province's oldest environmental organization of inciting protests and spreading misinformation in an effort to stop shale gas exploration.

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Music Man: Jane Ehrhardt

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Bob Mersereau meets Moncton-born musician Jane Ehrhardt in a bar and can't believe his luck.

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Three People From New Brunswick Lost in Arctic Tragedy

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

A couple from Bathurst and a man from Miramichi are among 12 people who died in the First Air crash in Resolute Bay over the weekend. The CBC's Matt Bingley reports from Bathurst.

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Travel Guide: Better Deal for US Passengers

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Ellen Tucker has details about new airline rules in the United States that deal with issues such as providing more compensation for bumped passengers, disclosing hidden fees and reducing tarmac delays.

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Remembering Jack Layton: Elizabeth Weir

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The former leader of the provincial New Democratic Party, Elizabeth Weir, remembers her colleague and friend, Jack Layton.

 

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Remembering Jack Layton: Yvon Godin

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The NDP MP for Acadie-Bathurst, Yvon Godin, remembers his friend and colleague, Jack Layton.

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Made in NB: Investing in Local Businesses

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Our guide to what's made in New Brunswick, Janice MacPherson, explains what the New Brunswick Securities Commission is doing to ensure local businesses find investors.

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Bouctouche Business Student to Compete in National "Apprentice"

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Daniel Hebert is among 32 students chosen from 400 hopefuls who will compete in Toronto in the Impact Apprentice Competition. Hebert is entering his last year of business at Mt. Allison University.

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The Fascinating World of Dragonflies

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Paul Brunelle is fascinated by dragonflies, so fascinated he's devoted the last 25 years of his life to studying the insects. Brunelle is in the province working on a dragonfly survey of two protected areas and he shares his passion.

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Car Guy: The Pros and Cons of the Car Alarm

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Jake Palmer looks at car alarms and whether anyone pays much attention to them anymore....and he offers a low cost replacement suggestion.

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Wine Guy: Fine Dining in Florenceville-Bristol

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Craig Pinhey has a delicious meal at Fresh in Florenceville-Bristol, and he chooses some nice wines to pair with the dishes. His wine of the week is 08 Cave Spring Riesling at $17.29 a bottle.

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Two Piping Plover Chicks Successfully Released

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Two abandoned piping plover eggs were incubated at the Magnetic Hill Zoo, hatched, raised and released in Kouchibouguac National Park! Three more chicks are headed in the same direction. We find out about the research project when we speak with species at risk coordinator Deborah Austin of Parks Canada.

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NB Dancer Makes the Top 10 on National Show

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Quispamsis dancer Matt Marr has made it to the Top 10 on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and he's pretty darn excited about it!

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Great White Shark Confirmed in Bay of Fundy

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

A young great white shark found its way into a fishing weir in Nova Scotia. Dr. Steven Campana examined the head and he talks about how rare it is to find one of these massive fish in the Bay of Fundy.

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French Music: Bois Joli

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Marc Xavier Leblanc looks at the impact Bois Joli has had on Acadian music.

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Music Man: Levon Helm

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

When Gregg Allman's health caused him to cancel for a second year, organizers with the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival had to scramble, but hey managed to book two legends! Bob Mersereau looks at one, Levon Helm.

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Project Zoom: A Month in Every Provincial Capital

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Yvonne and Jim Price have found a unique way to get to know the country better and raise awareness for their favourite charity - they're spending a month living in each provincial capital! They're about halfway through their stay in Fredericton and we speak with Yvonne about the journey.

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Project Zoom

Travel Guide: West Jet

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Ellen Tucker has the scoop on West Jet's new flight times in the province and some new destinations as well!

 

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Shift's Travel Guide: Ellen Tucker

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Thumbnail image for Ellen 002.jpg Ellen Tucker has been hooked on travel since her Dad took her on her first flight at the age of six - sight seeing over Bar Harbour, ME. Since then she has travelled extensively on every continent except Antarctica and has sailed most of world's seas. She is currently Chairman of he Board of ACTA - the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies and is a CTC Certified Travel Counsellor And CTM - Certified Travel Manager.