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May 2015 Archives

Final exams

Posted by Danny Deveau

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High school students Eddie Anghel, Jana Giles and Travis Flynn say they are paying for three weeks of storm days over the winter as they continue to learn new material when they should be reviewing for final exams.

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Running on the ocean floor

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Run organizer Paul Gaudet says people will be able to run among the 'flower pots' at the inaugural 8 km Hopewell Rocks race on Saturday.

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Eliminating gurney gridlock

Posted by Danny Deveau

Jan Seeley from the Special Care Home Association and John Lefrancois from the Home Care Association say the province has to invest in the workforce if they want their plan to move seniors out of hospitals and into special care for rehabilitation to succeed.

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Moncton's duck dynasty

Posted by Danny Deveau

Erik Gingles is getting used to life as an empty nester now that a duck and her ducklings have moved on to a local park after weeks of living beside his front steps.

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Choosing an executor

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Personal finance watcher, Dan Noel, says it's important to make sure the executor of your will understands what is involved.

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The cost of learning disabilities

Posted by Danny Deveau

"Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer talks about a new report calling for the government to help families who need extra support for children with learning disabilities.

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Bedside manners

Posted by Danny Deveau

Health journalist, Suzanne Gordon, says better communication and cooperation among health care professionals is the best way to prevent deadly medical mistakes.

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Beauty and the Beast

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Students Brett Lewis (left), Beth MacDonald and Albert Arseneau are among students presenting Beauty and the Beast at Riverview High School this weekend.

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Tickets are $12 and are available at Jean Coutu in Riverview, Point Park Petro Canada, the RHS main office and at the door.

Thursday, May 28th, 7PM
Friday, May 29th, 7PM
Saturday, May 30th, 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, May 31st, 2PM

Dieppe's Dragon's Den

Posted by Danny Deveau

Dieppe mayor, Yvon Lapierre, says the city has $300,000 to give to citizens with good ideas for community projects.

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Danish model for seniors care

Posted by Danny Deveau

University of Toronto professor, Margaret MacAdam, says home care is the priority in Denmark which allows seniors to stay home as long as possible.

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How to stop climbing the corporate ladder

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah, says there are ways to turn down promotions without jeopardizing your career.

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MasterChef runner-up

Posted by Danny Deveau

Moncton's Line Pelletier may not have taken home the coveted MasterChef Canda title but she has big plans to put her talent as a cook to use.

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Patrick's weekend picks

Posted by Troy Poirier

parise2.jpgEntertainment columnist, Patrick Parise, keeps us up-to-date on weekend events in Moncton.


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Moncton strong

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Moncton north residents Jeff Mowat and Heidi James say this weekend's Hildegard community event is part of the healing process after the RCMP shootings in their neighbourhood last year.


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Inheritance and bankruptcy

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Personal finance watcher, Dan Noel, explains that any inheritance goes straight to the creditors if you've declared bankruptcy.

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National Senior Care Strategy

Posted by Danny Deveau

The president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Chris Simpson, is calling for improved home care as part of a national strategy to care for our aging population.

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Curbing summer learning loss

Posted by Troy Poirier

Bulmer.JPG"Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, has tips for parents to prevent learning loss during the summer particularly for students with learning disabilities.


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City Council Report

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Reporter Marc Genuist reports on this week's city council meeting and the city manager's latest update on the proposed downtown centre.


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Meeting on downtown centre

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Cabinet minister Victor Boudreau says the province will meet to discuss Moncton's request for funding for the downtown centre but there is no guarantee.


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Student summer jobs

Posted by Troy Poirier

Thumbnail image for Pierre Battah (2013)Workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah, says parents can help their children in their search for summer jobs but should make sure they are constructive rather than controlling.


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New nursing home for Miramichi

Posted by Troy Poirier

Ray Arsenault says all of the community's lobbying for a new nursing home in Miramichi paid off but for senior Veronica Jay the news is bittersweet because it comes too late for her husband.


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East Coast Comic Expo

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Marvel comic artist Nick Bradshaw talks about the annual comic con in Moncton.

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For more information, visit the East Coast Comic Expo website.

Higher inflation or interest rates?

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Our personal finance columnist, Dan Noel, explains what an increase to inflation rates means for us.

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Higher wages for home care workers

Posted by Danny Deveau

The president of the New Brunswick Home Support Association says the government needs to increase wages for home care workers to cut down on hospital overcrowding and save in healthcare costs.

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Moncton shootings cost $9 M

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Coun. Charles Leger, who is also a member of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority, breaks down the costs associated with the June shootings and who will pay.

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Hiding behind Learning Disabilities

Posted by Danny Deveau

Our "Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, says children with learning disabilities often hide behind bad behavior to avoid looking stupid in class.

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Posted by Danny Deveau

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President of Moncton Medical staff Dr. Pam Mansfield says it's time to stop talking and start acting to solve the problem of serious overcrowding in our hospitals.

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Mental Health Centre location questioned

Posted by Danny Deveau

Former child and youth advocate, Bernard Richard, says building a youth mental health centre in Campbellton is the worst public policy decision he's seen in a long time. Meanwhile minister Donald Arsenault, the MLA for the Campellton area, says the 15 bed facility is good news.

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Find local workers

Posted by Danny Deveau

Federal Minister of Employment Pierre Poilievre says it's up to fish plant owners and the provincial government to find locals to fill empty jobs rather than depending on temporary foreign workers.

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Keeping kids safe online

Posted by Troy Poirier

Bonnie Porter & Erik GinglesParents Erik Gingles and Bonnie Porter agree it's difficult to protect children online but say open communication is the best place to start.


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Tick population growing

Posted by Troy Poirier

ticksBiologist Vett Lloyd says there will be a bumper crop of ticks this year but New Brunswickers shouldn't let that keep them from enjoying the outdoors.


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The cost of a family

Posted by Troy Poirier

Dan Noel (Nov. 2012)Personal finance columnist, Dan Noel, says living within your means key to keeping the costs of raising a family manageable.


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Hotel Shediac named in lawsuits

Posted by Troy Poirier

Radio-Canada's Michel Nogue reports on the financial problems of Hotel Shediac and its owner who are named in several lawsuits.


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Healthy food choices

Posted by Troy Poirier

"Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, says healthy food choices are key to a child's success in the classroom especially if they have learning disabilities.


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Garbage pick up

Posted by Troy Poirier

Don Morehouse says the City of Moncton's new system for bulk garbage pick-up is going well but it will take time for people to get used to the new schedule.


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Moncton man wants to be explorer

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Calixte LeBlanc is another step closer to landing his dream job.

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Family travel for less

Posted by Troy Poirier

CouponLady.jpgMoncton's coupon lady, Ruth Ann Swansburg, says it's possible to keep costs down while travelling as a family during the summer months.


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Seniors upset with changes

Posted by Troy Poirier

Wayne Harrigan says anxiety levels are growing as seniors learn more about the new government policy on paying for nursing home care because the middle class will be most affected.


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Too many bosses

Posted by Troy Poirier

Workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah, says it's common to have more than one boss in the office but there are strategies to make the situation manageable.


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Labour shortage in fish plants

Posted by Troy Poirier

Looking for a summer job? Fish plants in NB need workers to fill jobs and Jerry Amirault, member of the Maritime Seafood coalition, says they are working with the government to find solutions.


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Acadie Ave construction

Posted by Troy Poirier

Jacques LeBlancDieppe's Director of Engineering, Jacques LeBlanc, says crews will start rebuilding and raising Acadie Avenue by the end of May and drivers should add an extra 30 minutes to their daily commute.


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Heaven and hell

Posted by Troy Poirier

Neil SmithAuthor Neil Smith says "Boo" is about the heaven he imagined as a 13 year old after his brother died.


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Location, location, location

Posted by Troy Poirier

Authors Ian Weir and Craig Davidson discuss the importance of cities and settings in novels and what role they play in their novels.


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