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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Farmers's Almanac predictions

Pete Geiger is the editor of the Canadian Farmers Almanac he speaks with Information Morning Host Terry Seguin about what kind of fall and winter we can expect this year.

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AWSD to close four schools

Chair of the district education council for AWSD, Kim Douglass, says the plan to close four schools in the Fredericton area is part of a long term plan to replace those schools with two new ones.

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CBC poll tracker

CBC's poll tracker Eric Grenier chats with Information Morning Host Terry Seguin about the latest polling numbers before Monday's vote.

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Cannabis investors and the border

Weeding out cannabis investors - what's happening at the Canada-US border? Ray Gracewood is the chief commercial officer for the cannabis company OrganiGram and he speaks with Information Morning host Terry Seguin.

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Election 2018: Rural New Brunswick

Susan Machum is a rural sociologist, and she's also dean of social sciences at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.She speaks with host Terry Seguin about what people in Rural New Brunswick think is important as they head to the polls on Monday.

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The riding of Fredericton West-Hanwell

Catherine Harrop takes a look at the pool of candidates hoping to represent Fredericton West-Hanwell.

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East Coast Music Hour meets Harvest Jazz and Blues

Host Bill Roach is in the city to take in all things Harvest.

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Advance polls open Saturday

Everyone has the chance to vote early in the provincial election. Electoral officer Kim Poffenroth gives us the details on the advance polls.

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Community grieving after another loss of life

More tragedy strikes the town of Woodstock this week, after a senior at Woodstock High School was killed. Theresa Blackburn shares her thoughts about how the town is coping.

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Wolastoquey chiefs get survey results back

New Brunswick's Wolastoquey chiefs have their survey responses back from the province's political parties. What do their answers reveal about their approach to First Nation issues? Chief Patricia Bernard, chief of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation talks about those results.

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Capital Complex celebrating 20th anniversary

20 years of growing the local music scene is something to celebrate. Wes Ward and Zach Atkinson talk about some of the venue's music history.

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Where does the environment fit into the election campaign?

It may not be the issue that decides your vote, but it's an issue that's on a lot of minds these days. We talk environment with three of the province's leaders on the file. Roberta Clowater, Marieka Chaplin, and Lois Corbett.

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Is it possible to restore civility to politics?

Teresa Bejan is an associate professor of political theory from Oxford University. She talks about civility, how we define it, and why it's important.

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Meet the candidates for Fredericton North

Four of the five candidates in the riding of Fredericton North come into the studio to talk about the issues they feel need their attention: Stephen Horsman, Jill Green, Tamara White, and Lynn King.

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Meet the Fredericton South candidates

The first of our local riding profiles, we sit down with the candidates for Fredericton South: David Coon, Susan Holt, Scott Smith, Chris Durrant, and Bonnie Clark.

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Quilting a staple of NBEx

Sandra Day tells us about the Elm City Quilters.

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A look at N.B.'s health care system

With election day quickly approaching, we talk health care issues with a panel of people who know the industry well. Dr. Dharm Singh, Janet Weber, and Ken McGeorge discuss the big issues in health care.

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A guide to free music at Harvest!

Our live music columnist, Emma Chevarie, talks about the free shows next week during the Harvest Jazz and Blues festival.

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The latest on NAFTA negotiations

Negotiators are back at the table to work out a NAFTA deal that includes Canada. Michael Majuris is a political scientist who's been watching the give and take.

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First-time voters panel

When the provincial election takes place later this month these three people want to make sure their voices get heard. Madeleine Gorman-Asal, Justen Di Ruscio, and Katelyn Wilson talk about being able to vote for the first time.

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Election and Education panel

As students head back into the classroom, we talk election with a trio of long time education advocates and hear what they think politicians need to address in the campaign.

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What does the new school nutrition policy look like?

New Brunswick's new school nutrition policy was announced back in June, and starting today parents and students will find out exactly what it means for cafeterias, breakfast programs, and school fundraisers.

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Report on Canada's children released

A new report is out on the state of children across Canada. We ask one of the lead researchers how we are doing. Sara Austin says it's "deeply disturbing" to hear suicide is second leading cause of death among children.

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The downside of the promise to freeze NB Power rates

Former public intervenor Peter Hyslop calls the Liberal promise to freeze power rates blatant interference, and a sad return to the days when political parties used NB Power as a vote-getting operation.

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Betty's Garden: A mother's legacy

An oasis in the city, Betty's Garden was a labour of love for her daughter and many others at Hospice Fredericton.

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Leader of KISS NB talks about the campaign

We hear from Gerald Bourque, leader of New Brunswick's newest political party KISS NB, as the party prepares for the upcoming election.

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First results from Vote Compass

Jamie Gillies takes a look at what the most important issues are to you in this election campaign, according to the Vote Compass.

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The strange economics of a political campaign

We run the parties spending promises by two respected economists and ask them whether the province can afford them. Herb Emery and Richard Saillant are our guests.

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Our backyard botanist's last tour

Adam Weaver takes us on one last look around the yard for wild edibles.

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We look at the PPP recycling program

In other provinces, big companies pay the cost of recycling their packaging waste. A waste management consultant says a program like that could make a big difference here in New Brunswick.

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New sports cropping up in the Maritimes

Our guide to the outdoors is back to tell us about some lesser known sports that can spice up your run or ride.

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NBTA prepares for another school year

It's already promising to be a challenging year for teachers and administrators. Supply teachers are in short supply, and retirements over the next 5 years will leave 1000 positions to fill.

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Findings of flood review presented to council

Local officials with EMO have put together an extensive review of this year's flood. EMO's Wayne Tallon and Stephen Moore share the findings of that review.

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Queue up for quality wait times

Three Fredericton university students dream up a solution to long waits in the Emergency room.

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McAdam's blue bin mess

McAdam's recycling system failed to get off the ground. Deputy Mayor Taylor Gallant explains what happened.

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Top election issue in Gagetown

Business owners and residents of Gagetown are making ferry service their number one election issue.

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Brookside tenants organize 'thank you' barbecue

A Fredericton neighborhood says thank you to the people who stood by them, during their darkest moment, by holding a fundraiser for the Red Cross.

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Sidewalk veggies to go

If you've visited downtown Fredericton this summer, you may have noticed something other than flowers sprouting up in the sidewalk planters.

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The provincial election is now officially underway

Our provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras has his list of what to watch for as we countdown to the vote on September 24th.

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Soldier from WWI laid to rest

Family members say farewell to a lost New Brunswick soldier, more than a century after his death.

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Hungry? You may find lunch on the lawn

Our Backyard Botanist, Adam Weaver, is our guide to the buffet that might be growing in your own backyard.

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DFO violated labour code

The Canada Labour Code investigation findings into Joe Howlett's death are no longer secret. Karissa Donkin looked through the investigation report.

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Music in Fredericton

Summer is winding down but not the live music choices in the city. Our live music columnist Emma Chevarie tells us who's around town.

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Are our university campuses ready for legal pot?

Scott Duguay is with St. Thomas University and shares what's in store for the campus when pot becomes legal.

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Plans to study a spike in gun violence

The Fredericton shootings have become part of a growing incidence of gun violence in the country - now police chiefs across the country are planning to take action.

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Poll tracker for provincial election

CBC's polling expert Eric Grenier tells us about a new online tool that will track party support in the upcoming election.

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Celebrating plants in New Brunswick literature

The Literature Garden is now growing in Fredericton.

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Belledune under tight timeline to phase out coal

The federal climate change plan means one New Brunswick power plant has to change or die. Jacques Poitras takes you inside the province's last coal-fired generation station.

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Sounds from the regimental funeral

We take you to the Aitken Centre where two fallen officers, Constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, were remembered on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabian students leaving Canada

Robert MacKinnon is the Vice President of UNB's Saint John campus. He speaks with host Colleen Kitts-Goguen about the exodus of Saudi students from Canada and what that might mean for the University of New Brunswick.

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Karissa Donkin takes deeper look at accused shooter

Producer Karissa Donkin, with the CBC's Atlantic Investigative Unit looks into Matthew Vincent Raymonds background. Matthew Vincent Raymond is accused of killing two Fredericton police officers, Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, as well as Bobbie Lee Wright and her boyfriend, Donnie Robichaud.

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Remembering Mary Pratt

Host Colleen Kitts-Goguen speaks with Mary Pratt's sister Barbara Cross. As well, John Leroux, manager of collections and exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, talks about Pratt, her work and it's significance.

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Backyard Botanist: Edibles

Our backyard botanist, Adam Weaver, takes Shaun Waters on a walking tour of edibles. Plantain, clover and dandelion are on the menu this week.

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Guide to the outdoors: Ultramarathons

Our guide to the outdoors, Brian Conoley, on Ultramarathons and some other amazing races that happen in the Maritimes this time of year.

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The media balancing act

Director of Journalism at the University of Toronto Scarborough and former chief journalist and managing editor for radio news at the CBC, Jeffrey Dvorkin, weighs in on the job of the media in the wake of Friday's shooting incident in Fredericton.

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Creating safe space for LGBTQ community

Reid Lodge is a founding member of Imprint Youth Association. The group is looking to create a safe space for the LGBTQ community in Fredericton. A place youth and young adults can go without fear of judgement.

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Hands and hearts across the city

Last night people in Fredericton gathered to show support and remember the four shooting victims of last week's shooting. The Hands and Hearts Across the City event brought people out to the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge and beyond, they held hands, joining together to remember the victims and support the friends and family of the four victims. The CBC's Philip Drost was there.

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Counsellor has advice for community

Tracey Houlding is a clinical supervisor at Family Enrichment and Counselling Service. She has some advice for the community of Fredericton to help people move through grief after last week's shootings.

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Fredericton mayor Mike O'Brien

Fredericton mayor Mike O'Brien on Friday's shooting incident and healing the community.

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Jackie McLean on loss of officer Robb Costello

Constable Robb Costello was killed on duty Friday in Fredericton. His spouse Jackie McLean speaks with producer Myfanwy Davies about their relationship and her loss.

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Sewage spill in Maine prompts precautions downstream

U.S. officials issued a warning about a wastewater spill into the St. John River. Conservation Council's Lois Corbett says we need a protocol in place to let people know what's going on upstream.

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Big week for girls basketball in Fredericton

UNB is hosting the under 15 and under 17 Girls National Basketball championships this week in Fredericton. The president of Basketball New Brunswick, Brad Janes, gives us an overview of the tournament.

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Finding a meal in your own backyard

Our backyard botanist Adam Weaver explains how to make use of the weeds growing in your backyard. Today he shows us pineapple weed and wood sorrel. Look for pictures on Instagram @infoamfredericton

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Music in Freddy this week

Our live music columnist, Emma Chevarie, talks about some free shows happening around Fredericton this week.

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Camp Glenburn closes for 2nd time this summer

Camp Glenburn is struck with another norovirus outbreak. Shilo Boucher, CEO of the Saint John YMCA, says they hope to continue to support kids at camp.

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Blue-Green Algae confirmed as cause in dog deaths

The province has confirmed blue-green algae is to blame for the deaths of three dogs in Fredericton. Deputy chief medical officer of health Dr. Cristin Muecke gives you the information you need to keep you and your pets safe.

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The growth of our net debt

Richard Saillant says his graph is worth a thousand words, showing the state of New Brunswick's economy.

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Made in New Brunswick: Meet 4 local farmers

Angela Bosse sits down to a plate of N.B. products and shares the stories of the people who produced the food.

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Final installment of the Great Trees of New Brunswick series

Forester David Palmer talks about the province's birch trees in all their varieties.

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Fallout from the Garnett 911 call

Chris Hood, executive director of the Paramedic Association of N.B., responds to allegations that two of its members acted inappropriately in the Greg Garnett case.

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Neighbourhood in Estey's Bridge joins Fredericton

The Chateau Heights subdivision officially joined the city yesterday. Wayne Flinn, former chair of the Estey's Bridge LSD says it was the right thing to do, and solves a water supply issue for them.

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The health minister reacts to Cathy Garnett's experience with ANB and Horizon Health

Health Minister Benoit Bourque answers questions about the health care system after questionable treatment of a Saint John man by nursing staff and paramedics, and says his staff will look into the case.

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Our guide to the outdoors takes us to the trails

Brian Conoley takes the run off the road and into the woods. This week he's talking about trail running.

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Garnett tells Horizon Health "this is not the last you've heard of me", wants accountability

Cathy Garnett reacts to the outpouring of support the story of her husband's death is generating, and tells us what she hopes for next from the people in charge.

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What barriers do indigenous people face when seeking employment?

Keith McIntosh, CEO of PQA Testing and founder of Plato Testing explains the challenges that make it difficult for Indigenous workers to find jobs, and how his company has helped break down those barriers.

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Why N.B. needs Apology Legislation

New Brunswick's Ombud, Charles Murray, weighs in with his thoughts on the treatment received by a Saint John area woman and her late husband after he suffered an aortic dissection.

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Fredericton's downtown business climate

With another store set to close its doors, we take a look at the state of business in downtown Fredericton. Eli Croft, Patti Hollenberg, and Bruce McCormack share their thoughts and experiences.

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3 lifelong friends join UNB soccer team

Eve MacDonald, Erin Smal and Lauren Kelly have been playing soccer together since they were five, and they'll get to keep that up at UNB next season.

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Garnett family wants accountability

Nathalie Sturgeon bring us the story of a Rowley family who wants someone held accountable for the mistreatment they say they received from Ambulance New Brunswick and Horizon Health.

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One mother campaigns for car seat safety - "It's why I survived"

Eran Pelletier is pushing to change legislation around car seats, one province at a time, after two of her children and her sister in-law were killed in a car accident.

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Looking for answers: Is the St. John river safe?

New Brunswick's Department of Health has launched an investigation into what caused the death of three dogs. Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey is the regional medical officer of health.

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A biology lesson on blue-green algae

If toxic blue-green algae is in the water, what does that mean for humans and animals? Dr. Janice Lawrence, associate professor of biology at the University of New Brunswick, studies cyanobacteria and explains what it is, how it develops, and how it affects us.

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Our journey through the trees of N.B.

Tree number four in our series on the Great Trees of New Brunswick is the Ash.

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Blue-green algae chief suspect in dog deaths

Dog owners might want to be careful with their pooches near the St. John River. Reports of three sudden deaths have convinced Dr. Jim Goltz, the provincial veterinarian, to start an investigation into what happened.

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NB Power's plan for smart meters rejected by EUB

Gaetan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power, is still convinced smart meters are the way to go. He talks about the EUB decision and what it means to customers.

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Music in Fredericton

Emma Chevarie previews live music you can hear at the Highland Games in Fredericton.

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The future of Officers' Square

The city's vision for Officers' Square doesn't seem to be what people are looking for. Fredericton city councillor Bruce Grandy is overseeing the plan.

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Fredericton councillors vote for downtown skate park

Chris Griffith and Jeff Thorburn, members of the skateboarding community, are happy with the new location for an all-wheel plaza.

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EUB denies NB Power its smart meters

Public intervenor Heather Black talks about what the decision means for customers and says the EUB looked at the business case and "the benefits did not outweigh the costs."

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Dungeons and Dragons

Philip Drost finds out if the classic roll playing board game is still attracting new players.

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Teaching sex ed in N.B.'s classrooms

Heather Smith takes a look at the obstacles to teaching sex ed in schools.

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How to prepare teachers to teach sex ed

UNB professor Lynn Randall explains what new educators learn about teaching sex ed before they graduate from UNB, and says "stick to the curriculum" to avoid any possible backlash.

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Does WorkSafeNB have it's priorities straight?

We get a progress report on WorkSafe through the eyes of New Brunswick's Ombud, Charles Murray.

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Paying tribute to our trees

Retired forester David Palmer and Tracy Glynn of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick are putting together a new edition of the Great Trees of New Brunswick, 30 years after the original. Today David talks about the Elm trees of Fredericton.

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The challenges of teaching sex ed in school

Katie MacEntee gave a presentation at UNB on sex education in school and says teachers want to be better prepared for issues like consent and cyber safety. "All teachers at some point are going to confront this..."

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One blade or two? Our guide to the outdoors talks paddling.

Brian Conoley gives us a rundown on what you need to know about getting out on the water.

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What to expect in the lead up to decriminalization of cannabis

How will behaviour and policing change around cannabis in the next 12 weeks? Former federal drug prosecutor David Lutz says police have used discretion for years, and he doesn't expect legalization to cause any new legal problems.

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Will Premiers agree to freer cross border beer sales?

The provinces are taking a second look at the flow of beer across provincial borders. Howard Anglin, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, explains what's happening.

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New program to help military families

Canada's defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, introduces a program to make military moves less stressful for soldiers and their families.

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Fire pit rules and safety

Summer nights mean campfires, but what are the rules when it comes to lighting them in your own backyard? Dwayne Killingbeck is the deputy fire chief for the Fredericton Fire Department and he tells you what you need to know.

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Should Fredericton start the Officers' Square revitalization plan over again?

New Brunswick's Conservation Council says the city needs to go back to the drawing board. Lois Corbett is the executive director.

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More training needed to combat bed sores

Nursing professor and wound care expert Corinne McIsaac says better training in the care of bed sores and other pressure injuries is sorely needed in the health care system. She has assessed the level of care across New Brunswick and other provinces.

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Political panel tackles electioneering

Lots of photo ops featuring Cabinet Ministers, MLA's and candidates lately. These could be construed as the Governing party using taxpayer funds to campaign for the upcoming election. But the Premier says there's no connection between all of those announcements and the imminent election. This week the political panel takes on electioneering.

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Great Trees of NB: white pine

David Palmer is putting together a new edition of The Great Trees of New Brunswick, trees that stand out from the forest, for their size or their history or their popularity in NB. Today David talks about the white pine.

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Family warns about severe bedsores

Bedsores are brutal, ugly things, that can eventually lead to blood poisoning and death, if not treated properly. One New Brunswick family is warning people about what happened to their mother while in the care of multiple hospitals. Catherine Harrop has the story of the Hawkins family.

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Controlling summer forest fires

Large forest fires have broken out in the Baie Comeau area of Quebec and NB has sent a contingent of 42 firefighters to help fight them. Roger Collet is helping coordinate the response, as well as keeping an eye on the forests here in New Brunswick. He's the province's forest fire prevention officer.

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Music Runs Through It: Emma Chevarie

Emma Chevarie brings us up to date on some of the live music to be had in Fredericton and beyond this time of year.

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Ellen's Law changing driving behaviours

A year after New Brunswick introduced legislation to help keep cyclists safer on the road. Chris Foster, executive director of VELO NB, says Ellen's Law is slowly changing driving behaviours.

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Local NHL'er takes to golf for charity

St. Louis Blues goaltender, and hometown favourite Jake Allen, chats about his annual golf tournament coming up in Fredericton next week. He also shares his thoughts on some of the big signings this week in the NHL.

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Great Trees of New Brunswick: Bur Oak

David Palmer is working on a new edition of the book, The Great Trees of New Brunswick. He asked people to nominate the greatest trees in the province and to tell him why they deserve the acclaim. He joins Terry Seguin, host of Information Morning Fredericton, to talk about the Bur oak as they make their way through the whittled down list over the next few weeks.

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NB Power on summer outages

To explain how outages happen in middle of the summer, and on one of the hottest days of the year, Jamie Calhoun speaks with Terry Seguin, host of Information Morning in Fredericton. Calhoun is the Director of Transmission & Distribution, Field operations with NB Power.

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NB trade minister on trade tiff

New Brunswick's minister responsible for trade policy enters the fray. Roger Melanson speaks with Fredericton Information Morning host Terry Seguin about the trade war with the U.S. Melanson is president of the treasury board and New Brunswick's minister responsible for trade policy.

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Guide to the outdoors: Hiking

Brian Conoley our guide to the outdoors talks hiking with Terry. So many places to venture to on trails here in the province, he takes us to a few.

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Canada strikes back with counter-tariffs on U.S. goods

The holder of the Vaughn Chair of Regional Economics at UNB, Herb Emery, speaks with Terry about Ottawa's response to U.S. tariffs.

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A mentor and role model in life...and in death.

There are turning points in life and people who make a difference...they inspire others as role models and mentors. Boyd Merrill followed in the footsteps of his mentor and joined the RCMP in 1988. Myfanwy Davies has his story.

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What are the rights of tenants when cannabis laws are lifted?

New Brunswick's Chief Residential Tenancies Officer, Kim Snow, explains the rules.

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Flood hazard maps being developed

N.B. and Ottawa are taking steps to arm the public with better information before the next big flood hits. Melanie Aube is a researcher with the Coastal Zone Research Institute.

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Pit house built to preserve history of early black settlers in N.B.

Graham Nickerson helped build the pit house at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, and he describes it's place in history.

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Officers' Square changes discussed at public meeting

Fredericton's development committee heard what people think of the city's effort to renew Officers Square. Chair of the committee, Bruce Grandy, says "there are 2 sides to every story", and they're trying to weigh both sides.

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Lots happening this weekend for live music in the capital city

Our local music columnist Emma Chevarie makes sure you don't miss a thing in Fredericton this long weekend.

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Fredericton's Willie O'Ree makes it into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Shaun Waters reached Willie O'Ree at his San Diego home. He says he was "thrilled and overwhelmed" to get the news.

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Looking for ways to lower suicide risk

Dr. Peter Lin explains what the American Medical Association is doing about the suicide epidemic in the United States, and what's being done here in Canada.

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Time running out for flood debris pickup

Free pickup for flood debris ends later this week. Ryan Donaghy, acting assistant deputy minister of local government, has all the information you need.

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Tick alert issued for York County

Dr. Jackie Badcock is a tick specialist. She explains what the tick alert means, and wants people to be 'tick-smart'.

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Northside business hit by flood now faces another challenge

Road construction has started at the Fort Nashwaak Motel's front door, after just getting cleaned up from major flooding. Steve Thompson explains what it's doing to his business.

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Dead finches at the feeder could mean Trichomonosis

Bird watchers are wondering if the Trichomonosis infection is still an issue this year in Atlantic Canada. To get an answer for you, we called wildlife pathologist Dr. Megan Jones.

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The search for new species continues at BiotaNB

Jordan Gill spoke to a few of the scientists taking part in the bio blitz near McAdam.

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