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Alberta Job Fairs Draws Hundreds

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Brandon Boyd is an automotive mechanic from Woodstock. He arrived at the job fair in Fredericton 30 minutes early and there were already 500 people in line ahead of him.

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SOS St. Andrews Hopes Library May Be Spared

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The Save Our Ocean Sciences group in St. Andrews has met with MP John Williamson to see what of the deep cuts to the fisheries lab could be saved. Chair Caroline Davies says the new focus is to save the library.

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Searching For The Franklin

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Parks Canada is heading up a team equipped with the latest technology to find the ships' final resting place in the Northwest Passage. CBC News has been granted exclusive access to that search. CBC's Reg Sherren is covering the story.

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Forager Takes To The Woods

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forager.jpgSt. Andrews' artist Adam Jeffrey and his household supplement their daily meals with food they forage from the forests around them.

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Therapy Animals Good For The Soul

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Our Pet Vet Sheila MacGowan is here to tell us about the healing power of a therapy animal.

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Province Investing In and Suing Tobacco Companies

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The province of New Brunswick is embroiled in a lawsuit against "big tobacco" to get compensation for the money it spends to treat smoking related diseases. The province is also a big investor in tobacco. The CBC's Robert Jones is following the story.

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Rescue Falcon Takes Flight

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falcon2.jpgfalcon.jpgA peregrine falcon chick rescued at the Hopewell Rocks was unable to fly. Naturalist Mary Majka adopted the chick and asked the Atlantic Wildlife Institute to help. Pam Novak is director of wildlife care and helped released the falcon to the wild this week.

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Music Man: Summer's End Festivals

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summersendlogo.jpgOur music man Bob Mersereau reflects on the summer that was and that will still be in the next couple of weekends, including the Summer's End Folk Festival in Grand Manan.

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PIs Resurrect Saint John Sex Abuse Case At City

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ken-estabrooks.jpgCity officials have hired two Ontario private investigators to look into allegations of sexual abuse allegedly committed by a former city police officer named Ken Estabrooks. Estabrooks died in 2005. Connell Smith was at the media briefing.

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Yennah's Edge Tour On Last Kms Through Southeastern NB

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After this week, the big RV will be pulling in to the garage at Yennah's home for a rest. We get the highlights of the last few days of her roadtrip.

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Vacation To Burn? Extended Stay Ideas

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Our travel guide Ellen Tucker has some ideas for great deals on longer trips to Europe for fall and winter.

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Urban Ecovillage Plans Coming Together For Outside Fredericton

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arthur_taylor.jpgArthur Taylor is the coordinator and educational facilitator of ECOFredericton. The group hopes to build a sustainable co-op village just outside the city limits.

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Mt. A Researcher In Yellowknife Developing Sex Ed For Youth

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vanessa_oliver.jpg Vanessa Oliver is in Yellowknife to begin a project to improve sex education for aboriginal youth. With a $13,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research they will produce educational films made by young people themselves.

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Ferguson Awarded Partial Legal Fees

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Saint John city councillor John Ferguson won his case against the city's pension board. The board was suing Ferguson, saying he defamed the board with comments he made as a councillor. Three months later, a judge has decided to award partial legal fees to Ferguson, and noted he was very critical of the board. The CBC's Robert Jones has been following the case.

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Music Man: The Hullabaloo in Perth-Andover

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hullabollo.gifBob Mersereau features the fantastic line-up at the fifth Hullabaloo - the little festival that could in Larlee Creek.

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Home Grown: Community Forests International

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The local branch of Community Forests International is behind the so-called living roof and the edible forest in Sackville. Daimen Hardie is the program director.

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This Little Piggie Ran All The Way To A Rescue

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blessingpig.jpgOn the holiday weekend, Bev and Kevin O'Neil found a bruised and injured pig wandering the highway. They stopped the car, picked up the little pig and took him home with them.

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Music Man: Ennis

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ennis_finalCD_sm.jpgAlthough one sister is no longer with the band, Bob Mersereau tells us, Ennis managed to improve on what was already a very good thing.

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Google Doodle Features Hartland Anniversary

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li-nb-hartland-google-620.jpgAaron Brindle works with Google Canada and tells us what was behind the decision to feature the world's longest covered bridge.

 

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Yennah's Edge Hits Southern New Brunswick For Canada Day Weekend

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Yennah Hurley is travelling the province this summer, creating an internet-based scrapbook to boost tourism inside the province.  Yennah's Edge

 

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One Tank Of Gas To Great Holiday Destinations

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 troutpoint.jpgTravel guide Ellen Tucker takes us to some incredible and luxurious resorts within driving distance.  

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Plankton At Risk From Too Much Rain

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An increase in rain and the resulting river runoff is threatening the plankton that live in the Gulf of Maine. Plankton is of course key to the survival of much of the fish and seafood we eat. Dr. Barney Balch is the lead author of this study.

 

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The Great Canadian Cocktail

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Craig Pinhey hopes you bought or mixed Canadian drinks for the long weekend. He has a few ideas for you, including the Crapple - one and a half ounces of Johnny Ziegler Apple Brandy from Winegarden Estate ($24.99 at ANBL), half an ounce of New Brunswick maple syrup, one ounce of cranberry juice, mixed with Picaroons Dooryard.

 

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Peregrine Falcon Rescue In Downtown Moncton

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falcons.jpgTwo chicks were not quite ready to fly away from their nest, and needed to be rescued and returned to their rooftop home. Shift's birder Alain Clavette was part of the rescue.

 

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Jake Palmer Learns To Be The Boss

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Jake Palmer is a boss for the first time in his life. But is he really the one in charge?

 

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Panel: Higgs Still Mum On Blaney, and Fisheries Act Changes

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It has been difficult to pin down Finance Minister Blaine Higgs' opinion of Margaret Ann Blaney's appointment to Efficiency NB. And the changes to the fisheries act downloads many responsibilities to the province. Our political panel regulars, Michael Camp and Lisa Keenan, are joined by guest panelist Jean Saint-Cyr, editorial writer for L'Acadie Nouvelle.

 

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Bill C-31 Opens Borders to Wines from Across the Country

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lafiole.jpgThe passage of the federal bill paves the way for wine to flow from one province to another.  To date, interprovincial trade barriers and other government regulations made it difficult for wine lovers, including our Wine Guy Craig Pinhey. His wine of the week is La Fiole Cotes Du Rhone, from France, $15.49.

 

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Ghost-Free Home Is Move-In Ready

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haunted.jpgJake Palmer tells of the trials of selling a particular house which had to be relisted after an initial offer fell through. The big selling point now - it's not haunted.

 

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New Brunswick Proud At Under 17 World Hockey Challenge

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Team Atlantic is made of 22 players from the atlantic provinces, and there is strong New Brunswick representation. Six players are from here, so is one of the coahes. Ryan Leland is the goaltender coach. He's a phys-Ed teacher in Quispamsis and hockey coach for the Saint John Vito's Major Midget team.
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Gas Regulation Up For Review in 2012

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Gas prices in New Brunswick have been lower than the Canadian average 5 years in a row now, since the province adopted petroleum price regulation. It's an effect of regulation few predicted, but now the whole system is up for review. The CBC's Robert Jones has more.
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Studying Medicine On The Island of Saba

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Jeremy Durling is in second year medical school at the Saba University School of Medicine. The small Dutch island is in the Carribean. It's a beachless island, home to 2000 people. Jeremy Durling is home in Fredericton for the holidays.
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Home Grown: Naturally Raised Turkeys

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Thousands of turkeys were carefully cooked for the holiday feast. Some of those birds were raised in a pasture in Steeves Settlement on Murray Bunnett's Family Farm. It was an idyllic place to grow free of antibiotics and hormones, feasting on grass and grain. Murray Bunnett is our guest this week on Homegrown.
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Science: Best Discoveries of 2011

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This past year was jammed packed with some amazing astronomical discoveries and developments. Andrew Fazekas looks in awe to the skies for us.
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Travel Guide: Jamaica and River Cruises

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Ellen Tucker has some ideas on how you can treat yourself to a trip South for sun.
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Rare Bullocks Oriole in Hampton

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Harvey Mcleod's property in Hampton has been busy with birders for the past several weeks. You see - there is a rare visitor to Harvey's backyard bird feeder. It's a beautiful bird way off it's natural course of migration. It's a Bullocks Oriole. And it's attracting curious birders from near and far.
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Kidney Donation Couple: Part 1

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John and Lidwina Taylor from Quispamsis are preparing for major surgery in the new year. Lidwina will be donating one of her kidneys to her 57 year-old husband John.
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