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June 2015 Archives

CBC Information Morning Moncton

Posted by Karin Reid LeBlanc

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Jonna Brewer has been with the CBC since 1988, starting as an editorial assistant in the national radio newsroom in Toronto after graduating from the University of King's College. A native Maritimer who was ready to move anywhere, it was a happy coincidence when a reporting job opened in Moncton.

Jonna has done many jobs during her years at CBC Moncton, from reporter to executive producer, news announcer and now host of Information Morning. Her passion for story telling has never waned and she says there is no shortage of stories to tell, nor a shortage of fascinating people to talk to, in New Brunswick.



Have a story to tell? Get in touch! Send a tweet to @JonnaBrewerCBC or send an email.

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Vanessa Blanch joined CBC in 2000 after graduating from the University of Kings College in Halifax and her career has taken her from coast to coast. She has worked as a reporter, news editor, host and producer in Fredericton, Prince Rupert and Moncton. She loves the daily challenge of delivering the news to Information Morning Moncton listeners and is also an award-winning documentary maker.


Vanessa grew up next door in Amherst, Nova Scotia and has been happy to call Moncton home since 2006. She loves people, politics and being a Mom. You can reach her at vanessa.blanch@cbc.ca

Downtown centre debacle

Posted by Danny Deveau

Finger pointing continues between the province and the federal government over funding for the proposed downtown centre. As the final deadline approaches MLA Victor Boudreau and MP Robert Goguen blame each other for holding back the money.

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Sold out soccer

Posted by Danny Deveau

Venue general manager, Stephane Delisle, says transportation to the weekend's Women's World Cup doubleheader went smoothly and 13,000 FIFA fans took in some of the best soccer they've seen.

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Bricklin turns 40

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Resurgo Place in Moncton is celebrating the birthday of the sports car that was manufactured in New Brunswick this Saturday. One of the few remaining Bricklin cars will be there. (Photo: Chris LeBlanc, Bricklin owner)

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Financial literacy

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Our personal finance columnist Dan Noel talks about a national strategy to improve the financial literacy of Canadians and shares tips on where we should start.

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FIFA boost for business

Posted by Danny Deveau

Cab drivers, restaurants and retailers are all enjoying the financial boost the FIFA Women's World Cup is bringing to the city. Reporter Marc Genuist brings us that story.

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Role models for struggling students

Posted by Danny Deveau

"Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, says children with learning disabilities are encouraged by stories of celebrities who have also struggled with learning.

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Transportation troubles

Posted by Danny Deveau

FIFA fan, Darren Blois, was frustrated by the long line up to get into the Women's World Cup games in Moncton but the first two games didn't disappoint despite the delays.

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FIFA fans subdued

Posted by Danny Deveau

Globe and Mail columnist, John Doyle, says women's soccer is an exciting sport and he hopes people in Moncton find more enthusiasm for the FIFA Women's World Cup games.

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Affordable tutoring

Posted by Danny Deveau

Amanda Pooley started an affordable tutoring program for families in Moncton whose children need the extra help but they can't afford the average hourly rate.

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FIFA survival information

Posted by Danny Deveau

Stephane Delisle, Venue General Manager for the FIFA Women's World Cup, has all of the do's and don'ts for fans going to the matches today in Moncton.

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FIFA fans

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Team England supporter, Rex Baldwin and Team France fan, Thomas Raffy go head to head before this afternoon's match between the two teams.

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Sports tourism lucrative for cities

Posted by Terry Cottreau

Grant MacDonald says sports tourism is a growing industry and Moncton has been a leader for more than a decade.

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Inspiring travellers

Posted by Terry Cottreau

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Julie Landry and her husband Benoit Ferradini say travelling with your family is a fantastic way to see the world after touring fifteen countries in ten months with their two children.

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FIFA fever

Posted by Danny Deveau

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President of Soccer Dieppe, Taha Maroos, says FIFA fever is high among local players as they prepare to meet team Mexico at the airport.

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Wandering wood turtle

Posted by Danny Deveau

Pam Novak from the Atlantic Wildlife Institute says the homing instinct is so strong in a lost endangered wood turtle that it will wander for as long as it needs to find its home again.

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A community moves forward

Posted by Troy Poirier

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian minister, Martin Kreplin, is still helping people in the neighborhood where three RCMP officers died a year after the tragedy.


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Angela Gevaudan's road to forgiveness

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Angela Gevaudan, wife of slain RCMP officer Fabrice Gevaudan, talks to the CBC's Stephen Puddicombe about her road to recovery and forgiveness in the year since her husband's death.


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3 km for 3 Fathers

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Organizers of the 3 km for 3 Fathers event, RCMP Constable Christy Elliott and Armand Doucet, say the annual event is a legacy to the the three fallen RCMP officers that will continue in the community for years to come.


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Learning success stories

Posted by Danny Deveau

"Learning Outside the Box" columnist, Rebecca Bulmer, says the recipe for helping students with learning disabilities can be complicated but when the ingredients are right, kids succeed in the classroom.

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One year anniversary of RCMP shootings

Posted by Danny Deveau

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Mayor George LeBlanc says Moncton will be forever marked by the events of June 4, 2014 but there are signs of a community healing.

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Moncton firefighter reflects

Posted by Danny Deveau

Moncton firefighter, Captain Ron McFadden, explains what it was like to be called to help one of the fallen RCMP officers last year.

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City Council report

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Marc Genuist has his regular report from Moncton city council with an update on the renaming of Robinson Court to honour Acadian poet Gerald LeBlanc.


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Petitcodiac River rescue

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Members of the Dieppe Fire Department are practising their rescue skills on the Petitcodiac River on Monday and Tuesday as part of their first response training.


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Francophone teachers suing the province

Posted by Troy Poirier

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Lucie Martin, VP of the New Brunswick Association of Francophone teachers, says the group is suing the provincial government because they have been denied funding to cover the higher cost of a French education.


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Regional support for downtown centre

Posted by Troy Poirier

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The head of APEC, Elizabeth Beale, says a downtown centre in Moncton is a perfect catalyst for private investment in the region which has slowed down.


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