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February 2015 Archives

Weekend round-up

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Entertainment columnist, Patrick Parise, looks at events happening this weekend

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Snow struggles

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Record snowfall means Moncton streets are narrow and many side walks aren't clear which is challenging for the elderly and disabled.

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Frye Festival 2015

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Line up of authors for this year's Frye Festival announced.

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School sustainability

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The District Education Council chair says all options are open as they study the future of schools in Dorchester and Riverside-Albert.

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Prison health centre to close

Posted by Terry Cottreau

MP Yvon Godin critical of decision to close Shepody Healing Centre in Dorchester.

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RRSP deadline

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The deadline for RRSP's is just days away and personal finance watcher, Dan Noel, has advice on buying at the last minute.

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Bill C-51

Posted by Terry Cottreau

NB's Anti-Shale Gas Alliance is concerned Bill C-51 will criminalize public protests.

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Saving rural schools

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Residents of Dorchester and Riverside-Albert are fighting to save their community schools.

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FIFA fever

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Tickets go on sale today for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Moncton.

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Environmental advocate dies

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton environmentalist, writer and educator, Beth McLaughlin, will be remembered at a memorial service Tuesday afternoon.

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Marc Chouinard, 1953-2015

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton's arts community is mourning the loss of one of its biggest champions, Marc Chouinard.

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Stolen bus batteries

Posted by Terry Cottreau

School bus drivers thought it was the cold temperature that was preventing their buses from starting on Tuesday, but it turns out their batteries had been stolen.

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Investigation begins

Posted by Terry Cottreau

New Brunswick's privacy commissioner begins her investigation into the Larry's Gulch controversy.

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Costume conundrum

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton High School drama teacher, Mike McArdle, is looking for a permanent place to store his costumes from 27 years of productions.

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Dieppe approves rezoning

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Dieppe council approves a commercial rezoning despite opposition from residents in the Fox Creek area.

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Big garbage pick up

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Council sorts through the changes to bulk garbage pick up in Moncton.

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A winter wonderland

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Hopewell Rocks attracts thousands of tourists during the summer but a new video shows how beautiful the area is during winter.

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University enrolment down

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Fewer students are enrolling in maritime universities and New Brunswick registration is among the lowest.

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Team N.B. at the Canada Games

Posted by Terry Cottreau

New Brunswick athletes are taking the podium at the Canada Games underway in Prince George.

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Difficult discussions

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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If you're dreading a conversation with the boss, or your colleague, our workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah has some advice.

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A widow's victory

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The widow of an injured worker who killed himself appealed WorkSafe N.B.'s decision to deny her survivor benefits and won.

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Snow clearing continues

Posted by Terry Cottreau

City crews and snow plows took advantage of the mild weather this past weekend to clear snow.

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Long term fixed mortgages

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our personal finance columnist, Dan Noel, delves into long term fixed rate mortgages which are available in the U.S. but not in Canada.

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New rules for Larry's Gulch

Posted by Terry Cottreau

CBC reporter Jacques Poitras takes a closer look at the guest lists for Larry's Gulch from previous years.

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Keep on truckin'

Posted by Troy Poirier

Despite white-out conditions and a no travel advisory, many tractor trailers still set out during latest snowstorm.

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Shovelling out fire hydrants

Posted by Troy Poirier

Local high school students are digging out fire hydrants and issuing a challenge after the latest snowstorm.

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Nursing home crisis

Posted by Troy Poirier

N.B.'s Minister of Health says there is no quick solution for seniors stuck in a Miramichi hospital with nowhere to go because local nursing homes are full.

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Nursing home needed

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Miramichi woman says the province has done a poor job of planning for the growing number of seniors who need nursing home care in their community.

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Busy tow truck and snow plow drivers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Despite the warnings to stay off the roads, many still headed out during the latest snowstorm keeping tow truck and snow plow drivers busy.

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Stuck on planet Earth

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Moncton scientist, who has always dreamed of exploring other planets, is disappointed to find out he won't be taking a one-way trip to Mars.

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Difficult co-workers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah, has some tips on dealing with difficult people at the office.

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Go Team NB

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Athletes with Team New Brunswick are off to a great start at the Canada Games in Prince George, BC.

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Murder plot foiled

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Halifax police say a Crimestoppers tip prevented a Valentine's Day shooting and the two suspects charged with conspiracy to commit murder will appear in court Tuesday. The CBC's Angela MacIvor has the latest on this story.

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Stranded Travellers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Two men from Fredericton spent the night in Cap-Pelé after a snowplow driver rescued them from a snowbank where they were stuck for 11 hours yesterday.

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Left shark onesies

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A former Moncton High grad turns a Superbowl half-time dancing shark into a business after she loses her job with Target Canada.

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The real cost of payday loans

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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It's easy to get a payday loan but personal finance watcher. Dan Noel, says the cost is crippling.

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The cost of Moncton's mega concert

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton mayor, George LeBlanc, won't reveal how much taxpayers are paying to bring AC/DC to Magnetic Hill this summer.

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Shortage of space for seniors

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Nearly 40 per cent of hospital beds in Miramichi are occupied by senior citizens who are waiting for a space in a nursing home.

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Local Hoser Hero

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Miramichi man wins the coveted 'Great Canadian Hoser' award for his work on a local outdoor rink.

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Film production moving to Halifax

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Moncton based production company is moving two of its biggest projects to Halifax because of funding cuts in New Brunswick.

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Referendum on bilingualism?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A New Brunswick man is organizing a petition calling for a referendum on bilingualism in the province.

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Saving a piece of history

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The Vogue Theatre in Sackville has been a hub for the arts community since the 1940s but unless the owner can raise $100,000 it could close.

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Controversial development in Dieppe

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Dieppe council wants commercial property developers and residents to find a compromise they can both live with when it comes to a proposed grocery store development in the Fox Creek area.

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$100,000 for young entrepreneurs

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Young entrepreneurs could win a $100,000 grant through Business Development Canada but time is running out to enter.

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Making decisions at work

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah takes a closer look at the pros and cons of consensus among colleagues.

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Search continues

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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A mother in Moncton is waiting for news about her son, Sgt. Mark Salesse, who was swept away by an avalanche last week in Banff National Park during training with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Career help for immigrants

Posted by Terry Cottreau

It can be difficult for immigrants to transfer their credentials to Canada, but a new program based in Moncton is hoping to help them find work in their fields.

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Moncton arts report

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our weekly entertainment columnist Patrick Parise does a round-up of what's happening this weekend.

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Snow train

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Over two million people have now watched the YouTube video of a CN train plowing through fresh snow near Salisbury. We meet the Moncton train-lover behind the video camera.

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Arrest in python deaths

Posted by Terry Cottreau

An arrest is made in the case of two young boys who were killed in Campbellton by an African rock python that escaped its enclosure.

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Women and wellness

Posted by Terry Cottreau

This weekend's annual Women and Wellness event shines the light on mental health issues. Keynote speaker and life coach Bev Crossman tells us what motivates her to help others.

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22 Minutes comes to Dieppe

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Two writers from This Hour Has 22 Minutes give us a sneak peak of what the audience can expect when the popular comedy show comes to Dieppe this week.

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The search is over

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The hunt for two escapees from a mental health facility is over after weeks of tracking their route through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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Preserving firefighting history

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton firefighters want to open a museum to show off their 140-year history including an antique truck from 1926. They have the artifacts but they need a space.

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Financial advice for snowbirds

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Personal finance columnist Dan Noel has some tips for seniors who own homes or are interested in buying property in the United States.

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Hubcap Comedy winner

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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The house was packed for the annual CBC Open Mic Comedy Contest and we have a winner!

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Snow days or school days?

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Snow days are nothing new to students in New Brunswick but what are we doing to make up for lost time in the classroom?

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Volunteering on the high seas

Posted by Terry Cottreau

A Saint-Ignace man is home after six months on board a medical charity ship in Africa.

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City Council Update

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Reporter Marc Genuist has the latest news from this week's Moncton city council meeting.

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60% more snow than normal

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton has seen about 150 cm of snow in less than a week but Environment Canada's Senior Climatologist says do not despair - spring is coming.

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NB Symfunny Orchestra

Posted by Joel LeFort

The Hubcap Comedy Festival and the NBYO join forces to create a night of laughter and symphonic music.

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Bee keepers bolstering blueberries

Posted by Joel LeFort

Bee keepers from across Canada gathered in Moncton and one of the items on the agenda was how to protect the blueberry industry.

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Snow plow shortage

Posted by Joel LeFort

Snow plow operators say the province needs to get more plows on the roads before an emergency situation turns tragic.

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Bringing Broadway to Moncton

Posted by Joel LeFort

Two Moncton High School graduates, now working in theatre on Broadway and in Toronto, are bringing their talent back home with a production of A Chorus Line.

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