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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One insurance company deems Fredericton homes "too risky" to insure

A Fredericton couple, well away from flood waters, finds out the hard way that their home is about to lose its insurance coverage, thanks to this year's flood.

Download One insurance company deems Fredericton homes "too risky" to insure
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Whooping cough outbreak in Fredericton

A public health warning about whooping cough in Fredericton has been issued after 12 cases were confirmed in the city. Fredericton's regional medical officer of health Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey is encouraging everyone to make sure their immunizations are up-to-date.

Download Whooping cough outbreak in Fredericton
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Music columnist talks Flourish fest

Emma Chevarie gives us a rundown of what's coming to the city for live music, including the Flourish festival that starts this week.

Download Music columnist talks Flourish fest
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Massage therapist investigated for sexual assault, continues to practice

A woman who says her massage therapist sexually assaulted her is wondering why he was allowed to keep practising during the investigation. Karissa Donkin looked into it and has the details.

Download Massage therapist investigated for sexual assault, continues to practice
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An update on the flooding along the St. John river

We get an update on flooding in the area from Geoffrey Downey, Wayne Tallon and Jody Price.

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Flooding update

We get a flood update from Wayne Tallon, director of Fredericton's emergency measures organization. Geoffrey Downey of EMO and Oromocto Fire chief Jody Price.

Download Flooding update
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Getting ready for the water to rise

Flood levels could reach last year's peak this weekend in Fredericton. We get flooding information from NBEMO's Geoffrey Downey, Director of Fredericton's EMO Wayne Tallon, and chief of the Oromocto Fire Dept. Jody Price.

Download Getting ready for the water to rise
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Man saves a stranger while on vacation, turns out he's from home

Quick thinking and CPR training helped save a Fredericton man's life in Florida... his rescuer? A stranger, but also from Fredericton.

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Government reacts to students plea for improved mental health care

Education minister Dominic Cardy reacts to our story yesterday regarding mental health care in high schools.

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What can you see at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery?

John Leroux tells us about the "Peacock and Dragon" by William Morris.

Download What can you see at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery?
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Today marks 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in N.B.

Lauren Bird has been researching the history of women's suffrage in the province.

Download Today marks 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in N.B.
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'Project ETS' aims to improve mental health services at Miramichi school

James M. Hill students Kate Estabrooks and Liam Quinn talk about the loss of their friend to suicide and how that has spurred a group of students to lobby for change to the mental health services offered at their school. Quinn says "The needs aren't being met. It's a devastating situation."

Download 'Project ETS' aims to improve mental health services at Miramichi school
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Minister defends reforms to tuition assistance programs

Trevor Holder, minister of post-secondary education, training and labour, responds to critics and talks about his government's plans to help students.

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Starting a conversation about the end of your life

Anne Marie Hartford and Karen Lake are organizing Death Expo 2019 hoping to get people talking about death and dying.

Download Starting a conversation about the end of your life
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Aboriginal artist searched upon arrival home

Tim Hogan believes racism played a part in the CBSA suspecting him of drug smuggling. He was detained and x-rayed before being released.

Download Aboriginal artist searched upon arrival home
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Grading government's 'Renewed Tuition Bursary Program'

Liberal MLA Andrew Harvey, and Green Party MLA Megan Mitton discuss the proposed changes to New Brunswick's tuition assistance, and how it will affect student debt.

Download Grading government's 'Renewed Tuition Bursary Program'
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Canadian rockers The Stampeders coming to Fredericton

The Stampeders will be in Fredericton for a show at The Playhouse Monday night. Rich Dodson is a founding member of the band, the lead vocalist and the man behind some of the band's biggest hits.

Download Canadian rockers The Stampeders coming to Fredericton
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Providing mental health services "essential priority" for UNB

UNB responds to reports that students are asking for help dealing with mental health problems in greater numbers than ever before. VP Academic George McLean says "it is an urgent issue".

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What does Bill C-91 mean for Indigenous languages?

The federal government says Bill C-91 will protect Indigenous languages in Canada, but Indigenous educator Andrea Bear Nicholas says it's on the wrong track.

Download What does Bill C-91 mean for Indigenous languages?
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The fight to conserve Officers' Square continues

Officers' Square was once again the centre of a public meeting last night. Beth Biggs explains what that meeting was about.

Download The fight to conserve Officers' Square continues
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New study says starting to exercise later in life is beneficial

When it comes to exercise and age a new report says it's better late than never to get moving. Dr. Peter Lin explains the study, and talks about the benefits of exercising later in life.

Download New study says starting to exercise later in life is beneficial
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Breaking Point: UNB students stressed, and in crisis

The director of counselling services at the University of New Brunswick, Rice Fuller, says he's never seen so many students needing help, and at the same time, his own staff are burning out trying to provide that help. Fuller says the problems are getting more complex, severe, and urgent, with more than half of new patients coming in with thoughts of suicide.

Download Breaking Point: UNB students stressed, and in crisis
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Provincial science fair held in Fredericton

Middle and high school students from around the province are in Fredericton for the provincial science fair. Winners will move on to the nationals at UNB next month. Becky Geneau is the New Brunswick Regional Science Fairs coordinator.

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Learning Indigenous language through games

Roger Paul and Madeleine Poulette took part in an Indigenous language conference and demonstrated how traditional Indigenous and english games are being used to learn Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqey.

Download Learning Indigenous language through games
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'The Politics of Climate Change' course developed at UNB

UNB political science professor Donald Wright says students are worried about their future, and he wanted to teach material that grabbed their attention, so he developed a course about the threat to our climate and the politics behind it.

Download 'The Politics of Climate Change' course developed at UNB
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NB Power seeks 'rainy day' fund

NB Power President and CEO Gaetan Thomas says costs from storm damage is making it difficult to pay down the utility's debt. NB Power wants to divert money into a special fund to pay for damage from storms of the future.

Download NB Power seeks 'rainy day' fund
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Working to revive Indigenous languages

Roger Paul was one of the key note speakers at a recent Indigenous language conference. Myfanwy Davies talked to him about learning the different dialects of the Wabanaki in his youth, and his ongoing work to revive the language.

Download Working to revive Indigenous languages
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Inventory of Fredericton's rooming houses needed

Councillor Bruce Grandy is chair of the development committee and he says it's time to take stock of the rooming houses in Fredericton to help plan for the needs of the city's homeless. He says, everyone has a responsibility for social housing and homelessness.

Download Inventory of Fredericton's rooming houses needed
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Preserving Indigenous language - Part 2

Imelda and David Perley are joined by St. Mary's First Nation chief Alan Polchies Jr to discuss the importance of incorporating indigenous language into community conversation.

Download Preserving Indigenous language - Part 2
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Preserving Indigenous language - Part 1

Imelda and David Perley have made the preservation of indigenous languages their life's work. In the first part of a two part interview, hear about a language gathering happening at UNB this weekend, and what it means to them.

Download Preserving Indigenous language - Part 1
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Indigenous Language important to music icon

Buffy Sainte-Marie is in Fredericton as part of a celebration of indigenous language. She spoke to Shaun Waters about her love of the languages and says we 'must revitalize' them.

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Social media and it's effects on teens

Dr. Daniel Chorney is a psychologist in Halifax, but he travels around talking to parents and teachers about anxiety and depression in teens. Pretty much every time he speaks, he gets questions about screen time and social media. He says to ask the question 'is it causing a problem for you or those around you?'.

Download Social media and it's effects on teens
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How did Andrew Sheer get my phone number?

Politicians have turned to spam texting to get your attention. Cybersecurity expert David Shipley explains how they did it, why they did it, and why it's legal.

Download How did Andrew Sheer get my phone number?
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Jackie Webster and the Tuesday Club

The Tuesday club has been meeting for 32 years, and Jackie Webster has been there from the beginning. She has many memories from the weekly Wednesday lunch meetings and shares a few of those with Myfanwy Davies.

Download Jackie Webster and the Tuesday Club
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Can we have a healthy environment AND a prosperous economy?

A group of Canadian economists say the fairest way to control emissions of carbon in Canada is with a carbon tax, and there is little evidence to suggest it will ruin the economy. The Ecofiscal Commission's goal is to broaden the discussion around fiscal and environmental solutions. Brendan Frank is a researcher with the group, he says "carbon pricing has worked everywhere else it's been tried ".

Download Can we have a healthy environment AND a prosperous economy?
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Indigenous help line launches in New Brunswick

The 'Looking Out For Each Other Project' offers Indigenous families in the province help when family members go missing. Chief Amanda Leblanc, interim president and Chief of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, says the initial team was "tired of being left out of the conversation" and wanted to do something. Jula Hughes, law professor at UNB has been involved since the beginning.

Download Indigenous help line launches in New Brunswick
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How will the province spend money to help the homeless?

Dorothy Shephard, New Brunswick's Minister of Social Development, explains the province's plan to tackle the homelessness problem in New Brunswick.

Download How will the province spend money to help the homeless?
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CFIB looks at the carbon tax

Louis-Philippe Gauthier, director of provincial affairs in New Brunswick for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, explains the impact of the carbon tax on small business in New Brunswick.

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S&P Data loses big contract, closes offices in Edmundston and Saint John

The city of Edmundston lost 87 jobs after S&P Data, a company backed by government subsidies, suddenly closed. Mayor Cyrille Simard talks about the loss to the community.

Download S&P Data loses big contract, closes offices in Edmundston and Saint John
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Homeless to have shelter until end of April, but then what?

Fredericton's out of the cold shelter was saved from closing at the last minute and will stay open for another month. Marchell Coulombe works on affordable housing issues in the city and says "the goal is to get people into permanent housing".

Download Homeless to have shelter until end of April, but then what?
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'Rec card' being added to manage user fees for sports facilities

If you register for sports programs in Fredericton you'll need a rec card number to avoid paying outside user fees. Henri Mallet, chair of Fredericton's community services committee, explains how the card will be used.

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Should the Confucius Institute be in New Brunswick classrooms?

The Confucius Institute, largely funded by the Chinese government, has a mandate to teach and promote Chinese language and culture. Education minister Dominic Cardy says topics that cast China in a bad light have been blacklisted, and he wants the program gone. Education professor Alan Sears weighs in on this latest education debate.

Download Should the Confucius Institute be in New Brunswick classrooms?
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Music Column: Emma Chevarie

Get a rundown of live music in the capital city.

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Brake and swerve, it's pothole season

It happens every year, but this year seems worse in some areas. Shelley Irvine is one of many drivers who've had tire damage from potholes. She shares the story of her pothole encounter. Ron Hussey is seeing vehicles with "very costly" damage at his shop.

Download Brake and swerve, it's pothole season
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Fredericton facility gets licence to grow cannabis

Canopy Growth has been given the go ahead from Health Canada to start growing cannabis in it's Fredericton facility. Jordan Sinclair, VP Communications, says now that they're licensed they can "get plants in the door" and start hiring.

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What do school bus drivers think of plans to scrap front licence plates?

Brien Watson, provincial president of CUPE 1253 says government's plans to do away with front licence plates will make reporting vehicles that ignore the stop lights difficult. He says running the lights is epidemic, and "it's a child safety issue".

Download What do school bus drivers think of plans to scrap front licence plates?
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Local swimmer returns from Abu Dhabi a champion

Jesse Canney of Durham Bridge is back from Abu Dhabi where he won four medals in swim competitions at the Special Olympics World Summer Games. He came into the studio with Marta Belsh, one of his coaches, and Pam Moxon, his mom.

Download Local swimmer returns from Abu Dhabi a champion
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Single licence plate "does have impact on safety"

New Brunswick police chiefs question the province's move to a single licence plate system to save money. Wayne Gallant is Chief of the Kennebecasis Regional Police and president of the New Brunswick Association of Police Chiefs. He says a single plate system "makes the job of a police officer more difficult".

Download Single licence plate "does have impact on safety"
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Plan identifies solutions to parking woes downtown

Meredith Gilbert is the city's manager of parking and transit services. She says "in the highest demand area it's becoming more challenging to find parking" and that is one of the issues addressed in the master plan.

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Reporting on Trump and the Truth, Dalton Camp lecture tonight

Daniel Dale is the Toronto Star's Washington bureau chief and he's made it his mission to fact-check every claim the president makes. Dale is delivering the annual Dalton Camp lecture in journalism tonight in Fredericton.

Download Reporting on Trump and the Truth, Dalton Camp lecture tonight
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Changes at the department of social development

Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard explains how budget cuts and spending changes will affect the most vulnerable people in the province.

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Finance Minister Ernie Steeves on provincial budget

The Higgs government's first budget focuses on debt repayment and education. Host Terry Seguin wades through some of the details with Finance Minister Ernie Steeves.

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Reaction to provincial budget

Host Terry Seguin speaks with Roger Melanson, finance critic for the Official Opposition Liberals, Kris Austin, leader of the People's Alliance of New Brunswick and David Coon, leader of New Brunswick's Green Party to get budget reaction.

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Latest in nursing home dispute

Sharon Teare, president of the New Brunswick council of Nursing Home Unions, speaks with host Terry Seguin about the latest developments in the nursing home worker's battle with the province.

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NB's Innovation Foundation Breakthru competition

CBC's Catherine Harrop met with finalists in the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Breakthru competition and joins host Terry Seguin to talk about the tech start-ups and their products.

Download NB's Innovation Foundation Breakthru competition
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Fredericton's Islamic community on New Zealand tragedy

In the wake of the tragedy in Christchurch, the CBC's Elizabeth Fraser speaks with members of Fredericton's mosque after prayers on Friday. Those voices are followed by Terry Seguin speaking with Mohamed El-Bayoumi a founding member of the Fredericton Islamic Association.

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Fredericton's 'battle plan' to deal with winter road damage

The city's manager of roadway operations, Mike Walker, joins us to talk about the challenges people are facing on local streets, from those ice lakes at street corners to the stretches of potholes and jagged pavement.

Download Fredericton's 'battle plan' to deal with winter road damage
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Gordon Dunphy: Vessels

John Leroux, manager of collections and exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, shares his stories and insights into the work of New Brunswick artist Gordon Dunphy.

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Grounded: What happens next in the Boeing 737 Max 8 investigation?

Many countries around the world have grounded the Boeing plane involved in last Sunday's air tragedy, including Canada. Jock Williams is a former flight safety official with Transport Canada and a retired fighter jet pilot. He says "we have to assess whether we have a software problem, a hardware problem, or a training problem."

Download Grounded: What happens next in the Boeing 737 Max 8 investigation?
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What will happen to people using the out-of-the-cold shelter when it closes at the end of the month?

Dr. Sara Davidson is a physician at the downtown community health centre and has been working closely with many of the city's homeless people staying at the shelter this winter. She says "the bigger picture is, what are the next steps to not have to do this again next year?".

Download What will happen to people using the out-of-the-cold shelter when it closes at the end of the month?
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Remembering Peter deMarsh

Peter deMarsh of Taymouth, New Brunswick, was one of the Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airline crash. Morris Green, a former minister of natural resources for the province, talks about deMarsh's impact on the province's woodlot community, and says "He wanted to change the course of the way we do things to ensure a better outcome."

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Getting ready for flood season

The city of Fredericton is getting the word out on how to prepare for potential flooding. Stephen Moore is the EMO coordinator for city of Fredericton and says it appears the snow pack is heavy, and though many factors come into play, there is potential for water levels similar to 2018.

Download Getting ready for flood season
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Nursing home labour dispute continues

The Higgs government got a 10 day stay, postponing strike action by nursing home workers. Sharon Teare, president of the NB Council of Nursing Home Unions, says "nobody's listening" and asks Minister of Social Development Dorothy Shephard to come to the table.

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Should workers' compensation fund medical cannabis?

CBC's Karissa Donkin explains the WorkSafeNB policy for medical cannabis funding.

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STU Tommies headed to nationals

St. Thomas University's women's hockey team are the AUS champions and are ready to take on the country. Coach Peter Murphy and his Tommies team captain Emily Oleksuk agree this team has something special.

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River Watch Mobile App

Spring flooding is just around the corner and the province has an app to keep you in the know. Terry Seguin speaks with Bernie Connors, the project lead on the app's development.

Download River Watch Mobile App
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Wonder Women - Young women who are working in male-dominated industries

CBC Journalist Elizabeth Fraser spoke with Terry Seguin about four young women who are breaking down gender barriers in the workplace, one brick at a time.

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Nursing Home Workers Strike Looming - Residents will be the most impacted

Stuart Lyons' mother is in nursing care. He says that it is the residents who will be most negatively impacted by a strike if the nursing home vote leads to workers walking off the job. He spoke with Terry Seguin about his concerns.

Download Nursing Home Workers Strike Looming - Residents will be the most impacted
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UNB Women's Hockey - Season Wrap Up

Women's hockey is back at UNB and the first season is in the books. The CBC's Philip Drost spoke with coach Sarah Hilworth about how the first year went.

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SNC-Lavalin Fallout - Will this affect the Liberal Party's chances in Atlantic Canada come election time?

How will the continuing drama over former cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott affect the Liberal party's chances in Atlantic Canada next October? Terry discusses this with Erin Crandall, a political scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Acadia University, and Jamie Gillies, political scientist and professor of communications and public policy at St. Thomas University, who are closely watching what's happening.

Download SNC-Lavalin Fallout - Will this affect the Liberal Party's chances in Atlantic Canada come election time?
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Spring Thaw - Does a high snow pack equal heavy flooding?

Jeff Carr, New Brunswick's Minister of Environment and Local Government, speaks with Terry Seguin about his department's latest report on the snow pack and River Watch and what we can expect this spring.

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International Students and Workers Boosting NB's Economy

International students who come to study and then stay, and international workers are having a positive economic impact across the province. Terry Seguin spoke with Alex Leblanc, of The Multicultural Council of New Brunswick, about the reasons why.

Download International Students and Workers Boosting NB's Economy
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STU and UNB campuses welcome international students

Students from countries around the world are becoming more and more important for Canadian universities, including two of Fredericton's own. Terry Seguin spoke with Scott Duguay, Associate Vice-President of Enrolment Management at St. Thomas, and Lloyd Henderson, Associate Vice-President of Recruitment and Enrolment at UNB about the positive impact that's having on campus.

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More on the early AC Flight Schedule changes from Fredericton to Toronto

Fredericton's International Airport lands Air Canada wide-bodied jet service, but at some cost to the early flight schedule. Terry Seguin speaks with Johanne Gallant, president and CEO of the airport. She responds to concerns from the city's business community about the changes.

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Will Kevin Vickers run for the NB Liberal Leadership?

Terry Seguin spoke with Kevin Vickers, Canada's former Ambassador to Ireland, and asked him if his intention is to become the next leader of New Brunswick's Liberal party.

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Lion or Lamb? Dave Phillips' March NB Weather Outlook

Spring isn't far off, even though with yesterday's storm, it might not feel that way. Terry Seguin spoke with Dave Phillips, Senior Climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, about what's on New Brunswick's weather horizon.

Download Lion or Lamb? Dave Phillips' March NB Weather Outlook
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Chipman's Growing Population

JDI is recruiting foreign workers through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project, and these skilled new workers are bringing their families along with them. Chipman is seeing it's population rebound and is adapting to the challenges that come with with that. CBC journalist Shane Fowler speaks with Terry Seguin about Chipman's growth.

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YFC to YYZ - Changes are Coming to Early Morning Flights

If you are a frequent early morning flyer from Fredericton to Toronto you should listen to this. Terry Seguin spoke with Krista Ross, of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, about Air Canada's plans to eliminate it's 5:45 am flight to Toronto.

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Getting Emotional in the Workplace?

To share or not to share emotions at work, how do you find balance? Workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah talks to Terry Seguin about where to draw the line.

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More Criticism of the Government's French Immersion Survey

Isabelle Agnew, a University of Alberta masters student working on data analysis, feels the survey is leading respondents in the direction GOVERNMENT wants. She and Terry Seguin discuss her take on the debate.

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NBTA president on French immersion entry point

George Daley, President of the NBTA, responds to the idea of more changes to French immersion.

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Jamie Gillies on Cohen

Political scientist Jamie Gillies weighs in on what Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is saying during his testimony before a congressional committee.Gillies also comments on the testimony of former Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and how that could play out in Ottawa.

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Education Minister on changes to immersion

Minister of Education Dominic Cardy speaks with host Terry Seguin about the need to take another look at the French Immersion entry point here in the province. Cardy says he wants to address flaws in the immersion system.

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City & Frex talk about new development plan

It's taken years and yes, some disagreement, but finally a deal seems in reach for Fredericton's most desirable piece of real estate. Mike O'Brien, mayor of Fredericton and Mike Vokey, executive director of the NB-Ex speak with host Terry Seguin.

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What do you think Main Street should look like?

Bruce Grandy, chair of the development committee, is seeking public input on development guidelines for Main Street in Fredericton.

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Wanted: .a new leader for New Brunswick's NDP

Jenifer McKenzie has resigned as leader of the province's NDP. We talk to party insider Patrick Colford about what it will take to win the support of members.

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Helping newcomers learn new skills

Hadeel Ibrahim brings us the story about a program for newcomers that gets them ready for the professional world.

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Should NB Privatise Liquor and Cannabis Sales?

Peoples Alliance leader, Kris Austin, pushes for a privatised system he thinks will boost efficiency, increase revenue and create jobs.

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Reducing Poverty in NB - Is the current strategy working?

The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation is renewing its 5-year poverty reduction plan. Jean-Claude Basque, provincial coordinator for the Common Front for Social Justice, says if we want real change, we need to talk to the people who are actually living in poverty.

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Taxi operators don't want meter system in Fredericton

Fredericton cab operator George Youssef says there's word the city is planning to ask taxis to install meters, and he says that kind of decision would hurt the local industry.

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Local music columnist

Emma Chevarie talks about some live shows happening in Fredericton in the coming weeks.

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Mental health plan developed a decade ago

Dr. David Addleman, a long-time psychiatrist, wonders what happened to the "concrete" plan of action the province developed more than 10 years ago to take care of the mental health needs of youth in New Brunswick.

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New roundabout proposed for Route 8 in Fredericton

The city is holding a public meeting about plans for another roundabout along Route 8 by College Hill. City traffic engineer Jon Lewis says roundabouts are "just safer, overall".

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Concern over drones flying near homes, following vehicles

An Oromocto couple are documenting their encounters with drones, while they try to find a way to stop the overhead visits. Brittney Jones says her biggest concern is the invasion of privacy.

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What should our mental health care system look like?

Both Sarah Wagner with NBACL, and Cindy Miles with Partners for Youth, agree with the decision to put the youth mental health centre on hold, and feel a community based approach would be better.

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New position at UNB helps develop indigenous engagement and 'carve a path forward'

Amanda Reid Rogers has accepted the position of Piluwitahasuwin, assistant vice president of indigenous engagement at UNB to promote indigenous culture.

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Steve Burns grateful for community support

Months after Constable Sara Burns was killed in the tragic shooting last August in Fredericton, her husband Steve Burns continues to draw strength from the community. He says 'there's just no better place to live'.

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New Brunswick Art Bank celebrates 50 years

John Leroux, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, has set up a special exhibit marking 50 years of the art bank. With close to 1000 works of art in the collection, Leroux says "you really get a feel for the culture of this province".

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Emergency shelter looks abroad after pleas for help ignored at home

Executive director of Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc., Warren Maddox, has mixed emotions about being forced to turn to Switzerland for money to pay for mental health support workers in the shelters.

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Green Party leader in Maritimes on "community matters tour"

Elizabeth May is busy getting the message out as she makes a very early campaign style visit to Fredericton as part of her nationwide tour.

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Parents speak out about problems at Restigouche Hospital

Are patients and staff safe at the Restigouche Hospital centre? Two fathers fear the answer is no. Karissa Donkin looks into their story.

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Federal opposition leader visiting New Brunswick

The leader of the Conservative party, Andrew Scheer, talks policy, party principles, and taxes.

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Fredericton Fire Chief to retire

After three decades with the Fredericton Fire Department, Paul Fleming will retire in March. He talks about his time with the department, and how firefighting has changed in 34 years.

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Youth mental health centre may be in jeopardy

Former New Brunswick Ombud and Child and Youth Advocate Bernard Richard advised the province years ago against building a 'centre of excellence' in Campbellton to treat youth with complex mental health issues.

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Restigouche hospital doesn't meet minimum standard of care

Ombud Charles Murray releases graphic disturbing details of how patients have been cared for at the Restigouche Hospital. He calls the treatment negligent, abusive and unacceptable.

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Government responds to report outlining negligent treatment at psychiatric hospital

Health Minister Ted Flemming responds to a disturbing report compiled by the Ombud on treatment of patients at the Restigouche Health Centre.

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Trying to stop the youth vaping craze

The federal minister of health discusses the proposed new rules for e-cigarette advertising, and the director of health promotion at the New Brunswick Lung Association says youth vaping almost epidemic.

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Can NB Power pay down it's debt while keeping rate increases low?

The current proposal to bring down the public utility's debt includes extending the debt reduction deadline. But what kind of rate increases will we see? New Brunswick's public intervenor Heather Black talks about how NB Power can achieve it's goal of debt reduction.

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Premier has "disappointing discussion" with Prime Minister

Premier Blaine Higgs talks about his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Premier Higgs brought a list of issues to the table but says they are "not on the same page, on many items".

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Two students in Fredericton look into vaping problem

Emily Davis and Emma McCluskey are student journalists who produced a documentary about the prevalence of underage vaping at Leo Hayes High School.

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Aftermath of AUS hockey brawl

Phil Currie is the executive director of Atlantic University Sport, and the person left to sort out what happened on the ice in Wolfville, and what happens next.

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Remembering Michael Ferguson

Canada's auditor general died at the age of 60 this weekend. Kim McPherson, New Brunswick's Auditor General, shares her memories of her friend and mentor.

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Transit study and recommendations would impact seniors

Seniors aren't happy with certain recommendations to change the city's transit fares. Consultants suggest getting rid of their discounted yearly pass. Dr. Nicholas Tracy is questioning the recommendation as well.

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Proposed school closures not sitting well with some parents

ASD-West district education council is recommending closure for four smaller schools, replacing them with two larger schools. Amanda Nicholson and Karen Boyle both have children at McAdam Avenue school, and are not pleased with that recommendation.

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Why are there so many people living on the streets of Fredericton?

Gary Moore takes a closer look at Fredericton's growing homelessness problem, and the work still needed to be done to get people off the streets.

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"Karate Kate" hoping to qualify for 2020 Olympics

Kate Campbell's sport will be included in the Olympics for the first time, and her coach has set up a fundraiser to help get her there.

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Minister reacts to cancelled games

Federal minister of science and sport, Kirsty Duncan, says Ottawa is 'deeply disappointed' that N.B. walked away from the Francophonie games.

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Adjusting to plant-based eating

Nicole Boyd, registered dietitian and nutritionist, gives us a little guidance on following the new food guide.

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A political scientist looks at the Francophonie Games decision

Mount Allison political scientist Mario Levesque talks about the political price and economic impact of backing out of the Francophonie games.

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How do we repair N.B.'s Social Development system?

Minister of Social Development Dorothy Shephard responds to N.B. Child and Youth advocate's report "Behind Closed Doors - a story of neglect".

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Review of Glyphosate assessment deems herbicide safe

Health Canada assessed the risk of glyphosate to the environment and human health. Dr. Connie Moase explains how the review was conducted and what the findings mean.

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Dutcher's music part of an "Indigenous renaissance"

Polaris prize winning musician Jeremy Dutcher talks about his music, his language, and his culture. He says "our songs tell us how to live."

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Data breach affects UNB email

UNB is warning it's email users to be on the alert after some email addresses were detected in a massive data dump. UNB senior cyber security officer Erik Denis explains what that means and who should be concerned.

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Consultant says child protection needs to be made a priority

George Savoury is a consultant hired to review how child protection is handled in New Brunswick. Of the 107 recommendations in his report, he says "case load and staff support would be the single most important issue".

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11th annual Mike Fitz games to be the last

The parents of a Fredericton teen who died in 2008 are stepping aside after a decade of organizing basketball games in his honour.

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How's business at Cannabis NB?

Cannabis NB released its first quarterly report. General manager Lara Wood says people are enjoying the in store experience, with dried cannabis being the best seller, but are frustrated with supply issues.

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Scams having financial impact on New Brunswickers

People in the province lost over a million dollars to frauds and scams in 2018. Rick Hancox is the CEO of New Brunswick's Financial Consumer Services Commission, and he explains common scams, how they work, and red flags to watch for.

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