NB: Information Morning (Fredericton)

 
 

NB: Information Morning (Fredericton)

Information Morning Fredericton is your daily survival guide. We bring you the top stories from the city, the province - and around the world. We run the stories that matter to you.

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Celebrating Scottish heritage

Kincardine, Upper and Lower Kintore, and Bon Accord make up the 'Scotch colony' in the province. Kincardine is the cultural hub and the centre of Robbie Burns celebrations.

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Making Up History

Linden MacIntyre delivers the annual history lecture at St. Thomas University tonight about the elements that go into storytelling. He talks to Terry Seguin about truth, journalism, and how it's changed.

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Salmon numbers in the Miramichi

Atlantic salmon are suffering a high mortality rate, and we're seeing record low numbers in the rivers.  Mark Hambrook is president of the Miramichi Salmon Association.

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Lives changed in an instant

Elizabeth Fraser brings us the story of a near-fatal car accident involving two teenagers, and how it brought two families together.

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Understanding gender sensitivity training

Beth Lyons, executive director of the New Brunswick Women's Council, helps us understand what sensitivity training is all about and why promoting equality and equity leads to fair workplaces. 

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Addressing lack of diversity

The city of Fredericton's working group on gender diversity reported back to council last night with several recommendations, which council voted to adopt,  Councillors Kate Rogers and Greg Erikson are both part of that working group.

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Education minister touring province

Dominic Cardy is touring the province to get your thoughts on the proposed changes to the education system.

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Daytime warming centre to open

A group in Fredericton is opening a full-time afternoon warming centre to help people get out of the cold. Dr. Sara Davidson is one of the organizers behind the Barnabas warming centre.

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Is there transparency in the city's planning process?

A variance in zoning has been approved for two 8 storey apartment buildings to be built by Odell park.  People in the Sunshine Gardens neighbourhood found out after it was approved. Councillor John MacDermid sits on Fredericton's Planning Advisory Committee.

Download Is there transparency in the city's planning process?
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Improving cycling safety

Wayne Arrowsmith is the Advocacy Director for Velo NB, and a member of the province's Bicycle Safety Strategy Working Group. He's pushing for legislation to protect New Brunswick cyclists.

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Stories from the gallery

John Leroux from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery takes us to the city of lights. 

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Fredericton crime numbers

Fredericton police chief Roger Brown takes a look at crime in the city last year.  The numbers show crimes against people and property are up, and illegal drugs are part of the problem.

Download Fredericton crime numbers
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Opposition looks at deal with Hydro Quebec

We hear what New Brunswick's opposition parties have to say about the new power arrangement between NB Power and Hydro Quebec. Green party leader David Coon, Kris Austin, leader of the People's Alliance, and Liberal energy critic Benoit Bourque join Terry Seguin.

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Preparing communities for a weather disaster

N.B.'s Emergency Measures Organization is preparing for the worst by running a province-wide emergency exercise.  Planning for that evemt in June takes place today. Greg McCallum is the director of New Brunswick's EMO, he explains how the exercise will work, and why it's needed.

Download Preparing communities for a weather disaster
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What's next for the exhibition grounds?

The city is asking for proposals to redevelop 31 acres at the Fredericton Exhibition grounds. Mike Vokey is co-chair of the city's NB EX development committee, he says they'd "like to see some new ideas on the best use of the property."

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NB Power and Hydro Quebec make a deal

Hydro Quebec is going to help us refurbish the Mactaquac dam, we'll buy more power from Quebec.  We get some reaction from Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy development, about the deal.

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Palliative care doctor weighs in on paramedics offering end-of-life-care

As paramedics in New Brunswick prepare to help with home care for palliative patients, palliative-care doctor Jen Gillis-Doyle says that news came as a surprise to her and she has some concerns. 

Download Palliative care doctor weighs in on paramedics offering end-of-life-care
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Music column - Tributes

We hear from our live music columnist Emma Chevarie about what to look forward to this month.

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Elections NB wants you to run for office

Elections NB is trying to get people interested in running for office in the May elections.Kim Poffenroth is the Chief Electoral Officer at Elections New Brunswick.

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Assessing the aftermath of the Minto tire fire

Jeff Carr, Minister of Environment and Local Government, was at a meeting last night to address concerns from people in Minto about the long term environmental impact and jobs at the TRACC facility.

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The future of shopping

Retail consultant Jim Danahy says Main Street retail is poised for a resurgence.

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The possibility of virtual health care

Could Facetime improve access to  health care in rural areas? Dr. Chris Goodyear is a surgeon and president of the New Brunswick Medical Society, and he's hoping to roll out virtual care in the province.

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Remembering Walter Learning

The founder of TNB, Walter Learning, died Sunday at the age of 81. Norm Foster says he'll remember Walter Learning as someone who truly loved the theatre.

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Province considering centralization of hospital labs

The province is planning to announce major health care reforms in the next few months, and due to a 'human resource crisis' it's looking at reducing the number of hospital labs in the province by more than half.

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Year-end interview with the mayor

Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien reflects on a year of challenge, and looks ahead as a civic election looms closer.

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No more money for Joi

Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy development, explains the decision to cancel a deal with the Florida start-up and its unproven seawater technology.

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Forestry Plan

While it looks good on the surface, Rick Doucett and Lois Corbett are looking for the details in the province's latest addition to its forestry plan.

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Flood mitigation

What can be done about flooding on the highway between Fredericton and Moncton? Karissa Donkin filed an access to information request to find out what ideas are being considered.

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Mixing millennials and baby boomers for laughs

A new comedy series, OK Boomer, will be shot in Fredericton this month. Co-producers Brenda Malley and Nancy Lynch talk about the project.

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Province weighs in on tire fire still burning in Minto

The tires are still burning in Minto, and we shouldn't be surprised if they keep burning for some time. And even once they are put out there are environmental issues to be dealt with in the weeks and months to come. New Brunswick's Environment Minister, Jeff Carr talks about what can be done.

Download Province weighs in on tire fire still burning in Minto
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A New Brunswick Christmas Story

Listener Colleen Home tells the story of a man who impacted her family for generations. Story is read by the Information Morning Fredericton team. 

Download A New Brunswick Christmas Story
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Opening a cannabis edibles bakery

As edible cannabis products  hit shelves at Cannabis NB New Brunswick businesses are working hard to enter the new market.  Jenn Guimond is the owner of Thunder Hill Bakery in Grand Bay-Westfield.

Download Opening a cannabis edibles bakery
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NB missed screening more than 1,800 possible tissue, ocular donors

Michelle Astle is fighting for better service in memory of her 16-year-old son, Avery, who died in April. The CBC's Karissa Donkin has that story. 

Download NB missed screening more than 1,800 possible tissue, ocular donors
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Air quality advisory in effect in Minto area

Provincial Emergency Measures Organization is warning people in the Minto area to stay inside after a fire at the TRACC tire recycling plant. Geoffrey Downey is the spokesperson for New Brunswick's EMO.

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Province sells downtown Fredericton property to developer

The province made a four million dollar deal with a private developer for the key to one of Fredericton's prestigious downtown addresses. Bill Oliver, minister of transportation and infrastructure, explains the deal to sell the Centennial Building and adjacent property.

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What can the province do to reduce poverty?

Green Party Leader David Coon talks about his proposal to combat poverty in New Brunswick. He's tabled a bill to amend the Family Income Security Act.

Download What can the province do to reduce poverty?
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Next steps for new aquatic centre

Chris Ramsey was appointed to chair the development and launch of Fredericton's plan to build a regional aquatic centre.  He updates us on the campaign for the new facility.

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Fredericton's 2020 budget gets approval

Fredericton city council has approved its spending plans for 2020. Councillor Greg Ericson is chair of the finance committee and shares some of the details.

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Single-room occupancy may help ease housing shortage

Fredericton's affordable housing committee is pushing for a traditional solution to the housing shortage - single-room homes. Marchell Coulombe is co-chair of the committee and says Fredericton needs more housing for singles.

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Cooking Class

Philip Drost took part in a cooking class at Greener Village, hosted by Chef Yves Dechaine.

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Youth mental health facility moving to Moncton

The province has changed course, and decided to build its youth mental health centre in Moncton, rather than Campbellton. Health Minister Ted Flemming explains that decision.

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Province's proposal for carbon tax approved

New Brunswick's carbon tax proposal has been accepted by Ottawa.  Louise Comeau is a climate researcher at the University of New Brunswick, she says it's a political win, but not great for climate action.

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Stories from the gallery

John Leroux from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery talks about Cornelius Krieghoff's painting.

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Can developers help solve the affordable housing shortage?

Jeff Yerxa and Willy Scholten  are developers in the Fredericton area. They discuss the roadblocks to including subsidized apartments in their developments. 

Download Can developers help solve the affordable housing shortage?
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A plan to take Fredericton into the future

The city's new municipal plan will be introduced tonight at the Planning Advisory committee meeting. It sets out a vision for Fredericton's future growth. Councillor Bruce Grandy tells us what's in the plan, and what it means for the city, and it's residents.

Download A plan to take Fredericton into the future
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Montreal's plan for affordable housing

Montreal is taking a big step to ensure it's affordable housing needs are met. The municipality is introducing a new bylaw that will force developers to include affordable housing in new builds.  Craig Sauve is a Montreal city councillor.  He explains how the bylaw will work.

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Why is affordable housing so slow to materialize?

The search for safe and affordable housing isn't getting any easier in New Brunswick, in spite of a 10-year funding agreement with Ottawa. Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard explains the province's strategy.

Download Why is affordable housing so slow to materialize?
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Soil mapping project

Claudia Goyer is part of a team of scientists working on a soil map for Atlantic Canada. She's a soil macro-biologist with Agriculture Canada in Fredericton.

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Fredericton decides how to use excess money in the budget

Fredericton city council chose additional staff over a potential tax cut for residents.  Councillor Greg Ericson and councillor Dan Keenan discuss what led to that decision.

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Affordable housing - Part 3

Vanessa Blanch has part three in our series on affordable housing in the province, and tells us about a project called Community Hub.

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Singing for Supper tour

David Myles will be back for his 10th Singing for Supper tour in support of food banks in the province. David is adding to his collection of Christmas songs, and he has a new album coming out in the spring.

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Affordable Housing - Part 2

Lauren Bird brings us the second story in our series about housing in the province, with a look at Fredericton.

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Food banks seeing increase in use

Two food bank volunteers share what they're seeing in their communities that's forcing more people to rely on food banks. Brenda Belliveau is the coordinator with the Minto Community Resource Centre, and Elizabeth Crawford Thurber is a volunteer with the Oromocto Foodbank.

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Fighting the grow-op next door

Corey Allen is organizing opposition to a proposed cannabis grow-op in the Nasonworth area. Glen Herrington is the man behind a rezoning application for the business and says the facility would grow cannabis for the medical market.

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Auditor General's report shines light on group homes

The number of children under the age of 10 in group homes has doubled in the last 5 years. New Brunswick's Auditor General Kim MacPherson says the system is failing the "most vulnerable children" in the province.

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NB Power continues to push for smart meters

Public intervenor Heather Black is getting ready for EUB hearings in January and updates us on NB Power's smart meter application.

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Fredericton's out-of-the-cold shelter needs community's help

Organizers are asking for your donations as Fredericton's out-of-the-cold shelter prepares to open.  Joan Kingston, chair of Fredericton's Community Action Group on Homelessness, says they are looking for donations and volunteers.

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Fredericton's fight against flushable's

Neil Thomas says wipes labelled as 'flushable' are not environmentally friendly and are causing 10's of thousands of dollars of damage to the city's sewer system every year.

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Feed a Family campaign underway

The Feed a Family campaign launches today raising money for food banks. Jane Buckley is the director of the Oromocto food bank and chair of the District 3 Food Banks. She fills us in on the need this year.

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Campbellton Regional Hospital update

It's time for a check-up on the Campbellton Regional Hospital. It was at the breaking point last week with crowding, and not admitting new patients.  President and CEO of Vitalite Health Network, Gilles Lanteigne, updates us on the situation.

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Uncertain future for mandatory vaccination legislation

Is it time to give up on mandatory vaccinations for school children?  Education Minister Dominic Cardy says he's going to keep working to get the support of his colleagues.

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Music Column

Emma Chevarie is your guide to local entertainment during the holidays.

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The Celtic Tiger explained

Can New Brunswick learn from the Irish economic strategy as Liberal leader Kevin Vickers suggested on last week's political panel? Constantine Passaris is an economics professor at UNB and a Dobbin Scholar. He discusses his thoughts on Ireland's success, and whether or not their strategy would work in New Brunswick.

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New laws aimed at improving safety on the roads

The province is proposing amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to clamp down on drivers who ignore the rules for vehicles with flashing lights, and it's extending the protection to tow truck operators.  Carl Urquhart is New Brunswick's Minister of Public Safety.

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Student's mental health survey shows need to improve access to services

A growing number of students in the province say they're not getting the mental health help they need, according to a recent survey. Stephane Robichaud is the CEO of the New Brunswick Health Council.

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Helping insects overwinter

Insect populations are in decline around the world.  Zoologist John Klymko explains how you can make your backyard hospitable to overwintering insects.

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Why does the PAC waive height restrictions downtown?

The planning advisory committee has waived height restrictions and made a deal that allows a developer to put up a 7 storey building along Queen Street, almost double the height recommended in the city centre plan. Councillor John MacDermid sits on the PAC and explains how that deal was approved, and why restrictions exist.

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ASD-West town hall to address concerns from parents

Parents in the Fredericton area will have a chance for their concerns to be heard at a town hall meeting.  ASD-West superintendent David McTimoney will talk about snow days and bussing issues, and take questions from parents.

Download ASD-West town hall to address concerns from parents
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7 storey building approved for Queen St.

There's a new building going up on Queen Street that's nearly double the height of what the Fredericton's bylaws allow. Barry Morrison is a downtown property owner, and is concerned about the project.

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Ongoing investigation into Joi Scientific

Karissa Donkin has the latest in our ongoing investigation into Joi Scientific, a Florida company that received millions of dollars from NB Power. Yet another former employee says he doesn't think it's going to work.

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New language commissioner announced

The province has named its next official languages commissioner. Shirley MacLean says she's 'extremely honoured' to have been chosen.

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Rideshare app

A new rideshare app launched in Fredericton. Tony Elzayat says Easy Services is similar to Uber and the first of its kind in the city.

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Campbell Hospital

Campbellton Regional Hospital can't take any patients and it's sending ambulances elsewhere. President and CEO of the Vitalite Health Network Gilles Lanteigne spoke about the issue's the hospital is facing.

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Youth Advocate Report

New Brunswick's Child and Youth Advocate Norman Bosse releases his final report on the state of the Child and includes his lessons for the province.

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Stories from the gallery

John Leroux tells us about Karen Stentaford's photo exhibition: the Process of Time

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Book on Grief

Sheree Fitch has a new book out, and it's different than her usual work. You Won't Always be this Sad is a book of poetry about a mother's grief for the loss of her son.

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Hockey Mental Health

The Fredericton Red Wings are looking to help players with their mental health needs. The team is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Red Wing's Billet Coordinator Ross Gorman says it will help players get in touch with their feelings and emotions.

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Farmer Concerns

New Brunswick's minister responsible for agriculture Ross Wetmore faced protesters and chickens at the Legislature on Tuesday. He spoke with Terry Seguin about their concerns.

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Taxi Survey

The city of Fredericton asked people for their wishes when it comes to cab service, and the results are back. Councillor Kevin Darrah says there's work to do. 

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First Nations Cannabis

Black market or a rightful share? Chief Isadore Day is part of a group of chiefs from the Assembly of First Nations trying to work out a national arrangement for a share of the cannabis market.

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Finding new name for UNB Law building

The University of New Brunswick is considering changing the name attached to its law school after complaints from students. UNB president Paul Mazerolle explains the process.

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Where are the birds this year?

There seem to be fewer migrating birds around this fall.  Laura Tranquilla, a biologist and director of Birds Canada Atlantic Region, explains what's happening.

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Consultant says dumping cannabis business a good move for province

Legal marijuana didn't turn out to be the cash cow the province hoped for, so it's asking the private sector for business proposals for the rights to recreational sales in the province. Bruce Winder is a retail consultant who follows the cannabis market, and he tells us what went wrong, and where the cannabis industry goes from here.

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Province looking for private cannabis retailer

The province wants to get out of recreational marijuana sales and let the private sector try its hand. It's asking for business proposals from private operators. N.B. finance minister Ernie Steeves says they need to stop the bleeding.

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Proposed change to contract negotiation with 1st responders meets cool reception

Police and firefighter unions say the cities of New Brunswick should look elsewhere to cut costs, not change their hard won bargaining rights. Glenn Sullivan is president of the Atlantic Provinces Professional Firefighters Association.  He says 'a lot of times it's not the ability to pay, it's the willingness to pay."

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Dark days in Belledune as smelter announces closure

The Brunswick Smelter, one of the region's largest employers, is closing its doors permanently, leaving 420 people out of work.  Trevor Holder is minister of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour.  He says the community, government, and community leaders need to come together to find solutions.

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N.B. cities can't afford increasing costs of 1st responders

New Brunswick municipalities have proposed reforms they hope will improve the way they negotiate with their police and fire unions.  Adam Lordon, mayor of Miramichi, and  president of the Cities of New Brunswick says 'ability to pay' should be considered in collective bargaining.

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Funding problem at Sexual Violence NB

A lack of funding has forced a sexual assault help centre to stop taking new clients that need counselling.  Lorraine Whalley is the Executive Director of Sexual Violence New Brunswick, she says they need increased, sustainable funding from the government to meet the increased demand for support services.

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Will an out of the cold shelter open this year?

Winter weather has arrived and there's still no emergency out of the cold shelter for those living rough in Fredericton.  Joan Kingston is the chair of Fredericton's Community Action Group on Homelessness, and she says organizers are still looking for a location for the shelter.

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Preparing for future flooding

Blair Feltmate is head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation. He tells us how we can prepare for the impacts of climate change, and why we need to do it right now. He says "I'm 'not suggesting any of this is easy to do, but I AM saying it's non-negotiable."

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Assessing Cannabis NB's competition

Fighting the black market for cannabis sales has been a challenge across the country.  Michael Armstrong is an associate professor in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.  He says the black market has an established set of retailers and consumers, which is difficult to compete with.

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Memoirs of the second World War

Angus Hamilton of Fredericton has many memories of serving during the Second World War. The 97-year-old veteran has just written a book about those years, and shares some of those stories with us.

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Province to create new provincial park

The province will host consultations on establishing a provincial park within the Restigouche River watershed.  CPAWS executive director Roberta Clowater says it's exciting news, but there are some important elements that need to be included in the park plan.

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How will climate change affect your insurance?

Canada's insurance industry is bracing itself for the effects of climate change. Amanda Dean is vice-president Atlantic for the Insurance Bureau of Canada and says we need to adapt, and we need to lower our risk.

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Fredericton's Cultural Market is looking for a new home

Renovations are forcing the cultural market to find a new place to do business, but manager Dan Taylor says finding just the right space is proving difficult.

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What can Fredericton do to protect itself from flooding?

The city has created an 8 year plan to make Fredericton more resilient to flooding. Mayor Mike O'Brien and Sean Lee explain plans to mitigate flooding in the city, and say they're waiting for the provincial mapping before planning for climate change flood levels.

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Looking for answers to mental health concerns

The minister of Social Development met with experts on mental health to find ways to improve the delivery of services in the province. Dorothy Shephard says we need to focus on urgent care, rural service, and communication to help people find the services they need.

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Fredericton MP-elect in Ottawa as Green party leader steps down

Jenica Atwin talks about Elizabeth May's decision to step down as party leader yesterday, what it means for the party, and what it means for her.

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NB Power says "major players" are key to taking hydrogen tech. to next level

Jacques Poitras has more information on Joi Scientific, the Florida company that got 13 million dollars from New Brunswick taxpayers and ratepayers. 

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The search for our signature song

Fredericton musician Mike Bravener tells us why he started searching for New Brunswick music, and what he's learned so far.  He's putting together an album of songs that tell the stories of this province.

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Should businesses be compensated for loss of revenue during road construction?

A local sports bar closed after infrastructure work nearby limited access to the business for months at a time. One of the country's biggest business organizations says cities need to ensure road work and infrastructure projects don't harm their small businesses.  Louis-Philippe Gauthier, director of provincial affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in New Brunswick, says "municipalities should consider having a compensation program".

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Recognizing the first Canadian-born black lawyer

CBC's Lauren Bird brings us the story of Abraham Beverly Walker.  Born in New Brunswick, he was posthumously honoured with the Order of New Brunswick.

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Music column: Emma Chevarie

Always lots of live music in the capital city. Emma Chevarie helps you find it.

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Road work contributed to failed business

Greg Hallihan's sports bar has closed after trying to survive for three years.  The first two of those years were disrupted by months of city construction projects.

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Joi Scientific test results 'disappointing'

Our investigative unit has been looking into Joi Scientific, the Florida start-up that NB Power has licensed secret technology from. CBC's Karissa Donkin has an update on the company, and the technology.

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Fights, arrests...What's going on at our high schools?

Tensions are running high between students at high schools in the Fredericton area. ASD-West superintendent David McTimoney, and Fredericton Police Chief Roger Brown are working to get to the root of the problem, and keep students safe.  They say events have been exaggerated on social media, making the situation worse.

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Left Behind - The aftermath of suicide

How do family and loved ones cope with the guilt of loss?  Harry Forestell brings us the story of the wife and best friend of Brad Martin, a man who died by suicide two years ago.

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Province to double the amount of protected land

The Higgs government will consult with experts and First Nations to map out which areas of land and water to protect.  Mike Holland is New Brunswick's Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development.  He says wildlife, climate change, recreation, and First Nations all need to be considered.

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Micro-apartment complex proposed for the downtown

Cheryl Young is the marketing manager for Micro Boutique Living.  She says Fredericton is ready for smaller living.  She talks about a micro development proposal that went before city council last night. We also hear from some neighbours who are opposed to the idea.

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NBTA responds to discussion on school system

New Brunswick Teachers Association president Rick Cuming says they have many concerns about changes proposed in the green paper. He says "we don't have enough resources in our classrooms, and we have classrooms in crisis".

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Re-imagining the education system in New Brunswick

The education minister released a green paper on education suggesting changes to the education system, and he wants your input. Dominic Cardy came into the studio to hear your questions and concerns.

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