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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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The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Narcotic Farm

This Narcotic Farm in Kentucky played a major part in shaping the culture around mid-century heroin use in the U.S.

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Citizen's group continues fight against changes in Officers' Square

Beth Biggs, with the group "Save Officers' Square", says the changes being made are not what was in the master plan, and wants work to stop immediately.

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Downtown business owners unhappy with road closures, lack of communication

The four-day construction project in Fredericton is turning out to be much longer than downtown business owners expected. We ask Krista Neves, Shawna Foster, and Mike Babineau how they're surviving.

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Katherine d'Entremont issues final report

New Brunswick's commissioner of official languages talks about the state of both official languages in this province, and says "myths and misconceptions abound" about the official languages act.

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Backpacking 101

Roughing it doesn't have to be rough. Our guide to the outdoors, Brian Conoley, tells you how to stuff your life in a backpack (that fits) and live in the outdoors for the weekend.

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Could a natural enemy save the ash trees?

Forest entomologist Krista Ryall explains why tiny wasps could be part of the solution to fight the emerald ash borer in Fredericton.

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How well does TreeAzin work?

We check with a city in Quebec that used the insecticide to inoculate it's ash trees, and ask what effect it had on the emerald ash borer. Bill Steinberg is the mayor of Hampstead.

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Invasive pests a "significant issue" for Fredericton

Fredericton's forester, Mike Glynn, talks about the city's preparations for, and the threat of, the emerald ash borer.

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Scientists search for new species in N.B. lake

Researchers from across North America are in New Brunswick for BiotaNB, taking inventory of the biological diversity in the Spednic Lake protected area. Hear what a few of those experts are hoping to find at the annual bioblitz.

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Did clear-cutting contribute to this year's record flooding?

Shane Fowler has an in-depth report on deforestation and scientists thoughts on whether it had an impact on flooding.

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The delicate balance between whales and jobs

We ask Shannon Arnold with the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax how fishing fleets and North Atlantic right whales are going to share space in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Moving the farm to higher ground

Wanda Schuttenbeld is a farmer from Maugerville who has made the difficult decision to move her operation after this year's spring flood.

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Are seniors satisfied with life in Fredericton?

The age-friendly survey results are back. Eric Megarity has some details about what our oldest residents want in an age-friendly city.

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Council holds special meeting, approves removal of 5 trees from Officers' Square

Fredericton mayor Mike O'Brien called a special council meeting to "consider the Infrastructure renewal project underway at Saint Anne's Point Drive". The chair of Fredericton's development committee, councillor Bruce Grandy, says there are many reasons why this work is going ahead, but no other work will be done until there is public consultation.

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Can the ash trees be saved?

A Tree Canada program called Operation ReLeaf may be able to help save Fredericton's ash trees in the fight against the emerald ash borer.

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Historical settlement "A very special place", tells an important story.

Former curator Darrell Butler shares the history of Kings Landing, and why the changing vision is unsettling.

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Will policy affect student's health outcomes?

New Brunswick decided to ban the sale of chocolate milk and juice from public school. University of New Brunswick health economist Philip Leonard authored a study that says that may be a good idea.

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N.B.'s AG says province is "going into a continuing fiscal decline"

Kim MacPherson's latest report pays special attention to spending.

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Looking for live music in Fredericton? Our music columnist has you covered.

Emma Chevarie says John Prine's music is the 'kitchen party' music everybody knows, and the fun is coming to Fredericton this month with a tribute show.

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St. Mary's First Nation election "about change for the community"

Allan 'Chicky' Polchies Jr. has been elected chief of St. Mary's. He describes his vision for the community.

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Taking the pleasure out of pot sales

Cannabis NB's first general manager, Lara Wood, talks about the challenges ahead for marijuana education and sales.

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Trump takes aim at dairy tariffs

The future of free trade talks with the United States might boil down to milk. Paul Gaunce is with the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick and says if the supply management system is done away with "90% of the dairy farmers would be gone".

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Meet the candidates running for chief at St. Mary's

St. Mary's First Nation will elect a new chief and band council tomorrow. The people running for chief are Randolph Brooks, incumbent Candice Paul, Shawn Paul, Allan Chicky Polchies Jr., and Donald Paul Sr. Hear why they're running, and what issues are important to them.

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The education Minister gives his thoughts on the immersion test scores

Brian Kenny, Minister of Education and Early Childhood, responds to assertions by former minister Kelly Lamrock that the Grade 3 entry point for immersion proved to be a better system.

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The evening dance of the chimney swift

It's quite a sight, a large flock of chimney swifts flying in circles, then suddenly funneling into a chimney to roost.

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Measuring our education system "takes time", can't be based on standardized tests.

George Daley, president of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, responds to former education minister Kelly Lamrock who says a grade 3 immersion entry point improved assessment scores by anglophone students.

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Are Canadians ready for legal recreational pot?

The senate voted last night to legalize marijuana, with amendments to the bill. Senator Pierrette Ringuette, who voted to pass the bill, says "Canadians are smoking marijuana, whether we legalize it or not". Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen voted against the bill and says "Canada, and New Brunswick, is just not ready for this right now".

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Assessments show good results from Grade 3 french immersion entry point

"It worked" says former education minister Kelly Lamrock. A second look at New Brunswick's scores in national school assessments paints a glowing picture.

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N.B. based home care company to absorb staff, clients from CBI

There's been a shakeup in the home care business in New Brunswick. Billy English, CEO of Kindred Home Care says "We've been around and know how to make it work in this province."

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Farmers fight to save berries from frost

David Walker from Sunset U-Pick in Fredericton says "every year you're fighting the frost" but this year is severe. He shares how the frost has affected the berry patch and what they're doing to mitigate the loss.

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Insurance task force to look for wind damage coverage

Some retired insurance agents have banded together to form a task force to help get information to people who suffered wind damage on May 5 during the spring flood. The Insurance Bureau of Canada's Erin Norwood is the Atlantic Manager of Government Relations, she says every policy is different and people need to check with their broker to get the correct information.

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Group of retired physicans speak out

Some senior and retired doctors in the Fredericton area are questioning changes made to the office of public health. Dr. Ian MacDonald is one of those retired doctors, he speaks to Terry Sequin about why they want to educate the public about the changes government made to public health.

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Trade Tariff Tiff effect on NB

Roger Melanson, Minister responsible for trade policy and Ron Marcolin, divisional vice-president of the Canada Manufacturers and Exporters Association for N.B. and P.E.I. speak with Terry. They discuss how the U.S. and Canadian dispute could effect New Brunswick businesses and consumers.

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Waiting for help

Terry speaks with Geoffrey Downey, New Brunswick EMO and and Mike Mallery chief fire prevention officer with the Office of the Fire Marshal, about where things stand on assessment and clean up after this springs historic flooding.

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Badminton +Tennis + Ping Pong = Pickleball

Alden Briggs, Pres. of the Fredericton Pickleball club says he likes pickleball because "It's just fun!". Find out where the name comes from, and why people love it.

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Are artifacts being destroyed?

Construction projects in heritage areas are not always flagged for archaeological surveys. Jordan Gill looked into how high-potential sites are identified, and where the gaps are in the system.

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Work at Officers' Square put on hold

Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien says the plan's effect on the trees "caught the public off guard."

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What causes vertigo, and how to treat it.

Vertigo is a common but sometimes debilitating ailment. Dr. Peter Lin talks about what causes this kind of dizziness, and what to do about it.

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Annual cupcake fundraiser coming to an end.

Cupcakes for Cancer is an annual bake sale that Fredericton High School student Noah Smith has been doing since he was nine years old.

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Why would council not discuss the trees Officers' Square?

Fredericton city councillor Kate Rogers made a motion to add an item to the agenda during a council meeting to discuss the construction at Officers' Square. That motion was not approved. She shares her thoughts on that decision, and what happened in the council chambers.

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History of Officers' Square important too.

Archaeologist Jason Jeandron says history should dictate what happens to Officers' Square.

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Fishermen running out of places to fish

With more fishing closures scheduled to start tomorrow to protect the North Atlantic right whales, Jean Lanteigne says it's getting crowded on the water.

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Days may be numbered for you Ash trees.

Sean Blaney with Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre says the Emerald Ash Borer is on its way to the Fredericton area.

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Acadie-Bathurst Titan take home Memorial Cup

The city of Bathurst had a big viewing party for the community to cheer on the Titan. Mayor Paolo Fongemie says "everyone that has a north shore connection is very proud of our team."

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Tree Commission not happy about loss of trees.

The city of Fredericton is removing 19 trees from Officers' Square. Sarah Weatherby says trees are 'green infrastructure', and local politicians need to change their thinking on trees.

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Don Bosse says farewell after 35 years

Past and present FHS students came together for music teacher Don Bosse's farewell concert.

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What should concern you about police using body cameras?

Police officers in Fredericton are getting the body cameras they wanted, but not everyone's pleased with that. Criminologist Michael Boudreau and law professor Nicole O'Byrne discuss concerns they think need to be addressed BEFORE the cameras are switched on.

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Bathurst mayor says 'People are very very very proud' of the Titan.

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are in the final for the Memorial Cup. Bathurst mayor Paolo Fongemie says the team is a great ambassador to the city.

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Doing battle with a beetle

It's destroying sports fields and lawns all over Fredericton. Mike LaCroix, foreman of horticulture with the city of Fredericton, says the population of the European chafer beetle has grown 'exponentially'.

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Body Cameras to be in use by city police officers by end of year.

Deputy Police Chief Martin Gaudet was in the studio to talk about body cameras, and the policy for using them in Fredericton.

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CBC honey bee hive "booming"

Andrew Byers, president of the Central N.B. Beekeepers Assoc., says we lost 1 of our 2 hives, but the remaining hive is doing very well.

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Businesses nix downtown bike lanes.

The city is abandoning a pilot project for bike lanes in downtown Fredericton. Matt Savage of Downtown Fredericton Inc. says the trade offs just didn't make sense for business owners.

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Re-inventing the square.

Fredericton city councillor Bruce Grandy gives us an update on plans to redevelop Officers' Square, to make it "vibrant..more accessible".

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Hair products can lead to health complications.

A recent study shows that hair relaxer products contain harmful hormone disruptors. Dr. Peter Lin tells us why we should limit our exposure to them.

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Road Work Ahead

There are 22 major road construction projects to contend with in Fredericton this summer. The first one to get underway will be St. Anne's Point Dr. starting this Friday. Greg McCann has those details.

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Planning for the future of Fredericton's trails.

Andre Arseneault, director of trail enhancement for the Fredericton Trails Coalition, is looking for feedback on the city's trail system.

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Winslow St. clean-up underway

Gary Moore visits a Fredericton neighbourhood that was brought together by the flooding and talks to some people about the cleanup process.

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"Trying to do what we can to help people get back on their feet"

Andrew Harvey, Minister of Environment and Local Government, oversees the aid and recovery programs. Listen to find out what help is available, and how to access it.

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Flood recovery efforts underway

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief David McKinley talks about safety and inspections being done, then Grand Lake MLA Pam Lynch talks about recovery efforts in the Grand Lake area.

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Has clear cutting made flooding in the province worse?

Scientist Kim Green looked at the effects of clear cutting on the snow melt.

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Our local music columnist looks at the Living Roots Festival

Emma Chevarie calls this a 'real grass roots' festival.

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UNB to work with gov't, city, to keep pool open.

George MacLean, UNB's V.P. Academic, says 3 years will give them a good window to look at something more permanent. He also talks about the tuition increase coming for 2019.

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Should Fredericton build another walking bridge?

The topic of a second walking bridge is brought up so often, the city decided to get an estimate on what it would actually cost.

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Gov't steps in to close funding gap for SMA pool

Bill Fraser, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corp., guarantees funding to help Fredericton's Sir Max Aitken pool stay open for 3 more years.

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Fiddleheads are a little harder to sell this year.

Graham Lyons has been trying to sell a crop that people fear after the flood.

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The Asian beetle moved into your house in the fall, and now they're awake.

It may look like a harmless lady bug, but the invasive Asian beetle is causing concern among entomologists. Chandra Moffat with Agriculture Canada says nylons and a vacuum are the only real solution.

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Hour 2 - Flood Aftermath: Answering your flood recovery questions.

A panel of experts answer flood recovery and clean-up questions.

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Hour 3 - Flood Aftermath: Answering your flood recovery questions.

A panel of experts answer flood recovery and clean-up questions.

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Flood Aftermath: Answering your flood recovery questions.

A panel of experts answer flood recovery and clean-up questions.

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The city of Fredericton starts the cleanup

"We're in the full blown process of recovering", says Wayne Tallon, Fredericton's director of EMO.

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Business owners assess flood damage

We check with three businesses on the northside that are dealing with clean up after the flood.

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The flood didn't stop the NB Drama Festival

Megan Cormier is one of the organizers of the NB Drama Festival underway in Fredericton this week. She says the best part is the people.

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Potential health implications after flood waters recede.

Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey, regional medical officer of health, outlines some of the post-flood health concerns people should be aware of.

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Flood damage to ward 6.

Fredericton city councillor Eric Megarity tells us about the flood damage in his ward.

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Why does Fredericton need an immigration policy?

The City of Fredericton doesn't have an immigration policy, but it's working on creating one. Adriana Rivas explains why we need one.

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Predicting earthquakes..there's an app for that

Fredericton High School student Patricia Kelly is taking her earthquake app to the National Science Fair. Search for it on the Amazon app store, bSEMA.

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Bad luck or a blessing?

A United Church minister looks after her congregations as flood waters surround their churches. Mary Tingley says it's a wonderful community to be part of.

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CBC's eye in the sky

Patrick Morrell and Trevor Lyons took flood coverage to new heights when they deployed the CBC drone and gave us a bird's eye view of what was happening along the banks of the St. John River.

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It's 'Plan B' for the Fredericton Marathon

Bruce Macfarlane explains the route change for the marathon forced by the flood.

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Fighting potato fungi

Grade 11 student Dhanishta Ambwani's discovery could change the world for farmers everywhere.

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Dealing with the consequences of extreme weather.

Blair Feltmate has some cold hard advice for people in the province after this year's flooding. He says "not acting is not an option".

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Planning for the return to classes once flood waters recede.

Superintendent of ASD-West Catherine Blaney is making plans to re-open the schools that have been closed due to surrounding flood waters. Hear why the schools were closed, and how the lost time will be made up.

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Should cottage owners get assistance to rebuild?

The province appears to be re-thinking its disaster assistance program to include people whose recreational properties were damaged by the flood. Nick Ingram says "the cottages in the area are destroyed."

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Flooding in Gagetown

We hear from the mayor of Gagetown, Mike Blaney, who says the river still hasn't peaked there, in fact it's risen since yesterday.

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No access to Chipman

The mayor of Chipman, Carson Atkinson, tells us what's happening around Chipman. Only emergency vehicles are allowed in and out.

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Food bank down, but others are filling the need

With the Fredericton food bank inaccessible, Jane Buckley with the Oromocto food bank is doing what she can to make sure people don't go hungry.

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Grand Lake hit hard by flood waters

The scenes from Grand Lake during last week's flood are shocking a lot of people. We connect with homeowner Dawn Burke, who abandoned her home and is still stranded in the area, and we talk to Paula Colter who's been watching the water slowly swallow her cottage and others.

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EMO update - Monday

We check with Dave MacLean of Saint John EMO to see how they fared on the weekend, then we get the latest in the Fredericton area from Geoffrey Downey of N.B. EMO.

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Saint John EMO says "make your way out while you can"

Saint John is preparing for what could be the worst flood the city has ever seen. Dave McLean asks that people who have evacuated register with the Red Cross, 1-800-863-6582.

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Are you covered by insurance or not?

Erin Norwood with the Insurance Bureau of Canada Atlantic says they want to help with your flood insurance questions and issues. Their number is 1-844-227-5422.

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Assessing the impact of the flood on Fredericton

Mayor Mike O'Brien has a look at the past week as water inundated the city, and a look ahead at what's still to come. He says "hopefully soon we can move into the recovery phase".

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Trans-Canada closure will last several days.

MRDC has been keeping an eye on water levels all week. GM Norman Clouston says the portion of Highway 2 between Fredericton and Moncton likely won't reopen until early to mid-week next week.

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Thursday morning EMO update

Saint John has hit record levels, and the water will continue to rise. Geoffrey Downey says people need to be on high alert and consider evacuation.

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Rescued livestock settle in at the Frex

Gary Moore dropped by the stables to check on the temporary tenants. Brent Dunphy and Mike Vokey were there looking after the cattle.

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Flood waters are rising around Gagetown

The mayor of Gagetown, Mike Blaney, has been keeping an eye on the water level and says "the worst case scenario..is being cut off at the Sucker Brook location."

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Flooding forces many to abandon their homes

Paul Arthurs and his wife had to leave their home in Maugerville as flood waters surrounded it. Listen as he describes the stress of leaving and worrying about what comes next.

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Oromocto deals with evacuations

Oromocto Fire Chief Jody Price talks about what's happening in the area as things get worse downriver.

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EMO flood update

Geoffrey Downey from Fredericton EMO gives us another update on flooding in the area. Warm temperatures and rainfall are not helping.

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How does the Mactaquac Dam manage the large volume of water coming down the river?

Philip Gilks is a hydro engineer with NB Power and he explains how the water flow at the dam works during a flood and why the headpond is so low right now.

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Flooding update for Fredericton area and down river.

Geoffrey Downey from EMO says "the worst of this isn't over" and water levels are still rising.

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Flooding update from the city.

Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien and the Director of Fredericton EMO Wayne Tallon bring us up to date on what's happening in the city right now, the challenges of predicting this flood, and what to expect this week.

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Here's what you need to know as water levels continue to rise.

The city of Fredericton is urging people to be prepared for rising water from the St. John river this weekend. Wayne Tallon from N.B. EMO says "stay away from the river".

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Canada begins to move away from coal.

Lois Corbett from New Brunswick's Conservation Council was appointed to co-chair a national task force on the transition away from coal production.

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Searching for waterfalls

Brian Conoley, our guide to life outdoors, take us to a couple of waterfalls in the Fredericton area.

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Residents get some good news about the Sir Max Aitken pool.

Chris Ramsey, president of Capital Region Aquatic Facilities team, says they're "optimistic" a solution can be found now that the province has offered to help.

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Resettlement needs and challenges for refugees.

The UN Refugee agency's representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze is in the province exploring the Atlantic Immigration program and how it could lead to an economic path for refugees.

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Panhandlers in Fredericton could be ticketed as last resort.

Parking enforcement officers will now be able to give out panhandling tickets. Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization's Dan Weston says it's going to take money to solve the problem.

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Government says 'no' to hotel tax.

New Brunswick's tourism operators want to charge visitors a "destination marketing fee" to help fund tourism promotion, but the Gallant government says 'no' to any legislation to enable that. Ron Drisdelle with the Tourism Assoc of N.B. and former Tourism, Culture & Heritage Minister Bill Fraser joined Terry Seguin to discuss what happened.

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Robert Jones looks a Vestcor's high salaries

The CBC's Robert Jones looks at Vestcor Investment Management Corporation and their high salaries. The company manages more than fifteen-billion dollars in retirement funds for NB government employees and others.

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Hanwell Mayor Chris Melvin on Toronto Van attack

Hanwell Mayor Chris Melvin was in Toronto yesterday when the deadly van attack took place. He describes the scene close to the attack and how the city dealt with transportation and security in the hours that followed.

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A Day In Their Shoes

Thom Swift talks to Terry about an event he is hosting in support of Mental Health. A Day in Their Shoes will be held on May 7th and aims to bring mental health out of the shadows and into the spotlight on centre stage with music and song.

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Facebook and Politics

Co-founder & CEO of Eyesover Technologies, Craig Leonard, says Facebook and other social media platforms can be a force for good when it comes to politics.

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Awaiting a different season

Snow crab fishermen on the Acadian Peninsula are waiting for the season to open. A season that comes with many changes to the fishery in an effort to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

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