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April 2015 Archives

Moncton's downtown centre debated

Posted by Troy Poirier

Moncton City councillors Brian Hicks and Blair Lawrence debate the proposed downtown centre while listeners weigh in with questions and opinions.


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Young writers

Posted by Troy Poirier

Students at Salisbury Middle School get a glimpse into the life of a writer from author Emma Donoghue, as part of the Frye Festival.



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Federal money for downtown centre

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Conservative MP, Robert Goguen, says the federal government's commitment to funding for the proposed downtown centre in Moncton has been clear since the beginning.

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On-line shopping deals

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton's coupon lady, Ruth Ann Swansburg, shares some tips for saving money when you go shopping on-line.

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Bordertown Festival

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Where have all the students gone? Bordertown Festival organizer, Ron Kelly Spurles, says the first annual music, theatre and arts event is hoping to boost business at a time when sales are slow.

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Creativity in the workplace

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah, says creative people are found in all lines of work and should be approached differently by managers.

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Lobbying for a downtown centre

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Business leaders in Moncton join forces to secure funding from the provincial government for a proposed downtown centre. Marc Genuist reports on an emergency meeting that was held on Thursday.

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Moncton is 125 years old

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Heritage officer, James Upham, says Moncton is a city that lives it's rise again motto 'Resurgo' over and over in its 125 year history.

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Accommodations for learning disabilities

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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"Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, says accommodations in the classroom for students with learning disabilities will help them succeed in school.

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School boundary review

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Anglophone East DEC Chair, Tamara Nichol, says a review of all Moncton school boundaries is underway with recommendations expected in September.

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School to remain open

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The District Education Council for Anglophone East announced last night it will keep Dorchester Consolidated School open.

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Personal Finance

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Dan Noel combs through the federal budget to see how it will affect your finances.

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Coupons for kids

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Moncton Coupon Lady Ruth Ann Swansburg helps us find discounts and freebies on items for children.

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Moncton City Council

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Moncton city councillors may have dropped the prayer traditionally used to open their meetings but they are still praying for provincial money to help build the proposed downtown centre. Marc Genuist reports from Monday's meeting.

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Still the word

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Tantramar Regional High School presents Grease: the musical this week. We check in with two of the actors and the musical director.

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Thursday and Friday shows are sold out, but last time we checked, there were a few tickets available for the Saturday matinee and Saturday evening performance.

Asking for help

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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It never hurts to ask. Our workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah takes a look at how to ask for help at the office.

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Pat's Picks

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Pat Parise of Spin-it records stops by with a look at what happening's happening this weekend, on the small screen, in the theatres and in the clubs.

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Please note: Far Out East Cinema will be showing the movie "Wild Tales" on Tuesday only due to exams. There will be no screening on Wednesday.

Pushing boundaries

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Parents at Edith Cavell School in downtown Moncton say before the district talks about building new schools or closing existing ones, a complete review of school boundaries is needed. Vanessa speaks with Natalie Davison of the Parent School Support Committee.

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There's an app for that

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Our 'Learning Outside the Box' columnist Rebecca Bulmer continues her look at assisted technology, and how it helps to level the playing field for struggling students.

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Riverside Consolidated makes its case

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Over 300 people gathered in Riverside-Albert Tuesday night to argue for the future of their school. They made a presentation to the Anglophone East District Education Council. Jonna speaks with former principal of Riverside Consolidated, Barb Gebuhr.

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#1 Bike Park

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Greg Dion, manager of Sugarloaf Provincial Park, is hoping their new title as #1 Bike Park in Eastern Canada will bring in even more visitors.

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Saving Dorchester Consolidated School

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Dorchester mayor, Jerome Bear, says it was a packed meeting as community leaders, students and parents appealed to the DEC to keep their school open.

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U de M deficit

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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U de M President, Raymond Theberge, says a tuition freeze and a freeze on provincial funding are to blame for a $1 million deficit.

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Acadie Ave repairs

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Dieppe Mayor, Yvon Lapierre, says provincial delays have him concerned about timelines for major repairs to prevent flooding on Acadie Avenue.

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Future of rural NB

Posted by Troy Poirier

logo.jpgJonna Brewer speaks with three people who live and work in rural communities in the province about the challenges ahead.

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Crisis in the ER

Posted by Troy Poirier

logo.jpgAn ER physician gives his perspective on the effects of overcrowding in hospitals. Dr Serge Melanson is chief of the emergency department at the Moncton Hospital.

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Land transfers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Personal finance columnist, Dan Noel, looks at the tax rules around land transfers.

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'C' for healthcare

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Stephane Robichaud , CEO of the N.B. Health Council, says cancelled surgeries, long wait times and hospital congestion are just some of the reasons they've given the province a 'C' in their annual report card.

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City council report

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Marc Genuist reports from Moncton City Hall where the future of the proposed downtown centre was the topic of debate at Tuesday night's council meeting.

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Assistive technology

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Our 'learning outside the box' columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, says assistive technology levels the playing field for students with learning disabilities.

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Healthy eating for the budget conscious

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Moncton coupon lady, Ruth Ann Swansburg, says eating specialty foods and making healthy choices doesn't have to break the bank.

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Future of Downtown Centre

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Marc Genuist takes a closer look at the future of the downtown centre planned for Moncton after it wasn't mentioned in the provincial budget.

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Dragon Boat Festival

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Dragon Boat Festival organizers are gearing up for the 10th anniversary of the race being held on Jones Lake in Moncton June 5 & 6.

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Off-Broadway in Moncton

Posted by Terry Cottreau

You can save yourself a trip to New York City and see the off-Broadway hit, "The Last Five Years," at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton this weekend.

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Budget impact on seniors

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Personal finance watcher, Dan Noel, has advice for seniors who want to protect their assets now that they'll be paying more after this week's provincial budget.

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Fear of assimilation

Posted by Terry Cottreau

The president of the Acadian Society says separate buses for anglophone and francophone children is to prevent assimilation not to promote segregation.

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Advocating for your child

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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'Learning Outside the Box' columnist, Rebecca Bulmer says being your child's advocate is a difficult job and it can be even trickier when your child has a learning disability.

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Tough budget

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Seniors advocate Cecile Cassista, economist Richard Saillant and Denis Robichaud of the C.F.I.B. discuss the many facets of yesterday's tough provincial budget.

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