NB: Information Morning (Moncton)

 
 

NB: Information Morning (Moncton)

Information Morning is the essential source of news and information for radio listeners. The station broadcasts to the eastern half of New Brunswick from Campbellton to Cape Tormentine, and covers the cities of Moncton, Miramichi, Bathurst, Dieppe and Campbellton. Join the Information Morning Moncton team every weekday.

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Municipal tourism tax

Moncton's Deputy Mayor Greg Turner explains the proposed amendment which allows municipalities to set their own tourism tax rates.

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Problem solving in the workplace

Our workplace issues columnist, Pierre Battah, shares his advice on how to foster a team of great problem solvers.

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Calling all local artists

Moncton's Festival Inspire is looking for more artists from the maritimes to apply for this year's event.

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Single-plate system

New Brunswick's PC government plans to move to a one licence plate per vehicle system. Wayne Gallant, the president of the New Brunswick Chiefs of Police Association, speaks with Jonna to discuss why the association disagrees with the plan to eliminate front license plates.

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Carbon pricing plan in New-Brunswick

Lois Corbett, the executive director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, speaks with Jonna Brewer about the Progressive Conservative government's new industrial carbon pricing plan.

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Riverbend day school program to close

Riverbend Community School, which specializes in teaching kids with learning disabilities, will put an end to its day school program in September, citing lack of financial support from the province as the deciding factor.

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Rebecca Schofield Fund

Anne and Darren Schofield have partnered with the Friends of the Moncton Hospital to establish the Rebecca Schofield Fund in their daughter's memory. The money will go towards helping other cancer patients in Moncton.

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Minister defends social development budget

The provincial government will spend less on child welfare and disability support and housing programs than was spent in 2018-19, but Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard refuses to call it a budget cut.

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Fighting poverty through literacy

A new report says that if we want to reduce poverty in Canada, we need to build literacy. The report was produced by Frontier College, a Canadian literacy organization. Stephen Faul is president and CEO.

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Five Feet Apart

Tara Thorne reviews the teen love story about a young couple who both have Cystic Fibrosis.

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Dealing with floods

Several residents of two Moncton neighbourhoods want the city to revisit how it plans to deal with flooding in their area. On Monday, city council approved a plan that calls for new sewer lines and water holding ponds. Staff outlined the plans at a meeting Wednesday night.

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Night owls

Starting next month, more than 100 volunteers will head into the woods to listen for owls and document the sounds for the annual Atlantic Nocturnal Owl Survey. Amy-Lee Kouwenberg is the owl survey coordinator with Bird Studies Canada.

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Budget day in New Brunswick

The NB government has presented its provincial budget; the province is projecting a surplus and plans to pay down some debt. For an analysis of the economic and social implications, we're joined by Richard Saillant, an economist in Moncton, Pauline Gallant, co-chair of the Common Front for Social Justice and John Wishart, CEO of the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce.

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Salut, that's me!

The robins and the snow birds are starting to return. Flowers, barbecues and patios won't be far behind. With his thoughts on the change in season, here is our favourite blue-collar-philosopher, Lucien.

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Finance Minister Ernie Steeves on the NB budget

The Higgs government has introduced what it's calling a new beginning. A budget that ensures the province lives within its means. Finance Minister Ernie Steeves talks about his plans to get the province's fiscal house in order.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Some people have a genetic disposition to getting blood clots, others develop them after an injury. Our house doctor Raj Bhardwaj explains Deep Vein Thrombosis, more commonly known as blood clots.

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Cannabis edibles

Ottawa has promised to authorize the sale of cannabis edibles no later than October 17th. However, it's a long road ahead for people and businesses who want a piece of that market. The CBC's Rachel Cave has more.

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Will NB budget include affordable housing plan?

Moncton South MLA Cathy Rogers hopes to see plans to deal with New Brunswick's homelessness crisis in the provincial budget.

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Fighting for the right to strike

Sharon Teare is president of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions. She talks about the latest developments in the labour dispute between the province and nursing home workers.

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Red Cross helps Moncton fire victims

Dan Bedell is the communications director for the Red Cross in Atlantic Canada. He explains how they help people displaced by fires like the one that affected 30 people in Moncton on Monday.

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The importance of vaccines

According to the Department of health, 87 percent of kids entering school are vaccinated against measles. Dr. Gabriel Girouard is an infectious disease specialist in Moncton. He says that number needs to be higher so more children will be protected from serious illness.

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A time to heal

People are still trying to come to terms with the mass shootings in New Zealand; 50 people were shot and killed as they gathered in two mosques for Friday prayers. Riaz Akhtar is with the Muslim Association of Moncton. He spoke to us about how people here are impacted by the tragedy.

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Patient overflow

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre has been struggling to keep up with patients. The hospital's bed occupancy rate is exceeding 100 percent. Gilles Lanteigne is president and CEO of the Vitalité Health Network.

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Moncton nurse injured in attack at hospital

Norma Melanson is the mother of the nurse who was seriously injured at the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre on Monday. She spoke with the CBC's Tori Weldon. Maria Richard is vice-president of the New Brunswick Nurses Union.

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Blending musical traditions

William Beers is a musician who grew up in Kent County. His parents are Irish, and he converted to Islam 20 years ago. He talks about the differences and similarities of these two cultures, as well the inspiration behind his Irish take on the Syrian folk song, Ya Aba Zahra Ilyya.

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Maple sugar season begins

Boiling sap, wrapping maple candy, making maple butter... all things that are described and illustrated in a new book called "What-Cha Doing?" by author Kim Renton.

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Meet Captain Marvel

Brie Larson dons the super suit in Captain Marvel. It's the first Marvel movie to feature a woman in the lead role. Our movie reviewer Tara Thorne gives us her impressions.

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Cellphones in school: a tool or a distraction?

Ontario plans to ban cellphones in classrooms in September, except for educational purposes. How do local school districts deal with the issue? Bryan Ouellette is the subject coordinator for numeracy and science with the Anglophone East School District.

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Housing the homeless

The CBC hosted a well-attended community forum about homelessness and affordable housing in Moncton Tuesday night. Hear more from that event, along with a story about a group in Saint John that's helping the homeless find a place to live.

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Coastal erosion

People with waterfront homes try different ways to keep the water from eating away at their land: rocks, cement walls, even old gravestones. Rosmarie Lohnes says there are more natural ways to protect your property. She's an ecological restorationist in Nova Scotia, specializing in mitigating shoreline erosion.

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The dangers of Tetanus

This past week, the Centers for Disease Control in the U.-S. published the case of an unvaccinated young boy who contracted Tetanus. Our house doctor Raj Bhardwaj tells us why vaccinations are so important.

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Discussing homelessness

The CBC forum on homelessness and affordable housing took place in Moncton on Tuesday night. Community leaders, concerned citizens and people struggling with homelessness all showed up to be part of the discussion. Here are some of the highlights.

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Producing power from garbage

Southeast Eco360 produced its 10-millionth Kilowatt-hour of electricity recently by capturing and burning methane gas that comes from a landfill. That's enough power to service 700 average homes annually, all while reducing Co2 emissions by 66,000 tonnes. Gena Alderson, Waste Diversion Coordinator with Eco360, joins us in studio.

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Waiting for a home

Imagine living outside with everything you own in a shopping cart. Misty MacFarlane shares her experience of living on the streets of Moncton.

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Affordable housing

Rooming houses are often the only option for people living on a low income. Paul Robichaud has been a rooming house landlord for the past 25 years. He says more can be done to increase the number of affordable rooms, but landlords can't do it alone.

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Remembering Peter deMarsh

Peter deMarsh was a passenger on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday. We spoke to Morris Green, a former minister of natural resources about deMarsh's impact on the province's woodlot community.

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Attitude is everything

Fourteen local teens are participating in a sixteen-week interactive leadership program. To find out more, we spoke with Matthew McKeigan, Program Director of the Riverview Boys and Girls Club and leadership coach Stephen Daniels.

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Waiting for a housing plan

Despite millions in federal funding, outreach workers, city officials and homeless people are still waiting for a provincial housing plan. With emergency shelters closing at the end of the month, many worry they will be scrambling to keep people warm again next winter. The CBC's Vanessa Blanch brings us an update.

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The faces of homelessness

We'll meet a brother and sister who have both experienced homelessness. Julie Radcliff, her baby and her fiancé now have an apartment of their own. But her brother, Thorton Crowley is in a more precarious situation.

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No strike for now

It's back to the bargaining table for the NB Association of Nursing Homes and the union which represents more than four thousand nursing home workers who voted to take strike action. On the weekend, the government won a 10 day delay in court before the workers can strike. We're joined by Cecile Cassista, executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights in the province.

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Keeping racism off the ice

The Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League has new rules to keep racist, sexist and homophobic behavior out of the rinks. The decision follows a racist incident last weekend in Tracadie, one of several the league has had lately. Radio Canada sports reporter Francois LeBlanc spoke to two players from Elsipogtog who play on the Baie-Sainte-Anne team about their experiences.

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Seeking shelter

Over the next few days, we'll be sharing the stories of people who are struggling with homelessness. Today, we bring you the story of Edward Aucoin. He eats, sleeps and volunteers at the Humanity Project, and he says sometimes, all it takes is for one person to care.

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The consequences of a possible strike

How are people with family members in nursing homes preparing for a possible strike? And do they think those employees should even be able to take job action? Stuart Lyons's mother is in a nursing home and he's warning both nursing home workers and the government not to jeopardize residents' care.

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Repairs at the Detoxification Unit

The Mapleton Road detox centre in Moncton will close on Monday (March 11) for twelve weeks for renovations. We're joined by Jill LeBlanc-Farquharson, director of Horizon Health's Addictions and Mental Health Services in the Moncton Area.

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Greta

A young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City befriends a lonely widow, but things take a dark and deadly turn. Tara Thorne reviews the movie Greta.

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Trouble in Tracadie

Jeff Carr, New Brunswick's minister for local governance says if the mayor of Tracadie isn't happy, he can resign. That's in response to Denis Losier's request for the province to place the regional municipality under its trusteeship. The CBC's Gabriel Fahmy spoke to Tracadie's Deputy Mayor Jean-Yves McGraw and Minister Carr spoke to reporters in Fredericton Wednesday.

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International Women's Day

Heather Fraser, chair of the Moncton Region Women's Committee with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, joins us to talk about celebrating the 30th anniversary of International Women's Day.

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Gate guards of Moncton

They're an impressive sight; a jet, an anchor and a locomotive at the entrance to Centennial Park. But why are they there? James Upham is in charge of public programming at Resurgo Place, he joins us with the story.

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Can nursing home staff legally strike?

More than 4000 nursing home workers across the province are holding a strike vote on Thursday March 7th. However, there is some disagreement on whether these workers are legally allowed to strike. The CBC's Shane Magee explains.

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When you gotta go...

Why are public washrooms so crappy? That's the question behind a new book. Lezlie Lowe is a journalist in Halifax and the author of 'No Place to Go: How public toilets fail our private needs'.

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The signs of a stroke

Actor Luke Perry died Monday after suffering a massive stroke last week. Would you know if a loved one was having a stroke? Our house doctor Raj Bhardwaj explains what to watch for, and why.

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Kevin Vickers

He's not officially part of the race, but pundits have been touting the former Canadian ambassador to Ireland for months as the next big hope for New Brunswick's Liberal party. Now he's back home in Miramichi and pondering his future.

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Spring forward...

Spring isn't far off, even though it might not feel that way. What can we look forward to this spring and summer? Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips has the answers.

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Whooping Cough

Health officials have declared a whooping cough outbreak at Moncton High School. To find out what's being done to deal with the outbreak, we're joined by Dr. Yves Leger, medical officer for the eastern region of the province.

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What to do during March Break

If you have children and you are wondering how to keep them busy this week during March Break, there is no lack of options in the Greater Moncton area. Jenna Morton joins us with some ideas and inspiration, she is the founder of the parenting website, Pickle Planet Moncton.

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You say Tomayto, I say Tomahto...

Lisa and John McLaggan make up Tomato Tomato. The award winning couple are married with a young daughter and they join us to talk about their latest album, Canary in a Coal Mine.

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There's no crying in baseball!

Numerous studies and even some classic movies have identified our most common workplace emotions, how we display them, and the trouble they can create. Pierre Battah is our workplace issues columnist, he's a human resources management specialist based in Moncton.

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Skewed survey?

Social media is buzzing with questions about the government's recently launched French immersion survey. Isabelle Agnew is a UNB master's student working on data analysis, she says the survey is clearly designed to steer respondents towards the result the government wants.

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Extraordinary Care Part 2

In part 1, Jonna Brewer took a tour of the current obstetrics and neo natal care unit at the Moncton hospital. It's a temporary unit, until a new maternity and newborn unit opens, but that will likely take about two years. Here is part 2 of her conversation with Dr. Ken Gillespie, Moncton Hospital's chief of staff.

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Moncton's immigration strategy

Immigration Greater Moncton has released its final report on its four-year immigration strategy. The author of the report is David Campbell, president of Jupia Consultants Inc. He talks about what it found, and what the next steps will be.

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Risk of a strike

Staff at 45 nursing homes across the province are warning residents' families to prepare for a labour disruption. The New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions will hold a strike vote on March 7th. Patrick Roy speaks for the union which represents more than 4,100 workers.

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Extraordinary Care Part 1

The Moncton Hospital Foundation's Extraordinary Care Campaign is wrapping up soon. Part of the money raised will go towards a new Maternity and Newborn unit. Jonna Brewer recently took a tour with the Moncton Hospital's chief of staff and obstetrician Dr. Ken Gillespie.

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Recruiting abroad

We follow up yesterday's story about how Cape Breton University has increased its international student enrollment. Dannie Brown is Crandall University's first Dean of International Academic Programs.

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Airport security

Christine Langlois of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority talks about what you can and can't take on a plane.

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Fighting With My Family

Tara Thorn reviews the true story of a working class British woman's rise to the top of the professional wrestling world.

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Reevaluating French Immersion

Education Minister Dominic Cardy plans to hold public consultations on the province's French Immersion program. We also discuss the issue with George Daley, president of the New Brunswick Teachers' Association.

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Drive safe

High winds, blowing snow and slippery roads. Driving instructor Karl Stoetereau drops by with some winter driving advice.

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Working in the cold

Laragh Dooley of WorkSafe NB shares some tips for those who have to work outside during the winter. She also reminds employers of their responsibilities when they send employees out into those frigid temperatures.

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A world of difference

Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia is seeing a dramatic rise in international student enrolment. The tendency is changing the campus and the community, and leading a trend right across the country. The CBC's Nicole MacLennan has produced a series on the phenomenon.

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Enforcing a Code of Conduct

Moncton City Council is considering hiring an Integrity Commissioner; an outside contractor to police the council's Code of Conduct and look into complaints from the public, city staff or fellow councillors. However, not everyone supports the idea.

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More than just a number

A new public health campaign in the U.K. advocates knowing your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers "like your PIN code". Our house doctor, Raj Bhardwaj, thinks that might be a bit off-target.

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Fire in Cap-Pelé

Cape Bald Packers has had a rough couple of weeks: a fire at the Richibucto Village plant and over the weekend, the plant in Cap-Pelé was destroyed by fire. What's next for the employees? Joanne Losier is a spokesperson for Cape Bald Packers.

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Controversial campground

CBC's Shane Magee speaks with the developer who wants to build a large new campground in Shediac and with someone who still has a lot of questions about the project. Luc LeBlanc is with Shediac Camping, Arthur Melanson is with a group of Shediac area residents and cottagers called the Red Dot Association.

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Celebrating Acadian culture

This year, the Congrès Mondial Acadien is being held in southeastern New Brunswick and on Prince Edward Island, and it's celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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Local governance update

A controversial report in 2008 called for a major shake up of local governance in the province. Ten years and four governments later, not much has changed. Former commissioner of local governance, Jean-Guy Finn, weighs in.

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Albert's Coffee Corner

Albert Elliott is a crossing guard in Moncton and a volunteer with the Humanity Project. He is so popular there, he has his own nook with a sign that reads Albert's Coffee Corner.

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The challenge of reducing poverty

The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation is renewing its 5-year poverty reduction plan. Jean-Claude Basque, the provincial coordinator for the Common Front for Social Justice, shares his concerns.

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Remembering Brady Francis

This Sunday, friends and family of Brady Francis will gather to rememember him. The 22-year old died after he was struck by a vehicle while he was waiting for a ride home from a party on February 24, 2018.

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End of Confucius Institute program

Radio-Canada reporter Nicolas Steinbach speaks with the education minister Dominic Cardy on the decision of pulling the plug on a Chinese culture and language program in New Brunswick schools.

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New Brunswick youth mental health

Psychiatrist Dr. David Addleman wonders what happened to the "concrete" plan 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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Miramichi students bond with Special Olympians

Students at Miramichi Valley High School have spent the past five months planning and organizing the upcoming Special Olympics New Brunswick Winter Games. The CBC's Vanessa Blanch shares their story.

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Moncton's Syrian community in mourning

Syrians living in Moncton are grieving the loss of seven children following the tragic fire in Halifax early Tuesday. Justin Ryan tells us how the Mulicultural Association of Greater Moncton is consoling the community.

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A nightmare medical scenario

A New Brunswick woman who underwent life-saving surgery in Florida is now on the hook for more than $100, 000.

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Funny business

James Mullinger tells us about his "Almost Canadian" show he's set to perform at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton March 8.

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Ask Resurgo Place

James Upham from Resurgo Place talks about the early days of policing in Moncton.

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"Sing Me A Story"

Composer Andrew Creegan and members of Ventus Machina tell us about the new show featuring music, storytelling and visual art is touring the province. Sing Me A Story will be performed at Resurgo Place in this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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North end rec centre on track

A new recreation centre in Moncton's north end is a step closer to starting construction this spring. We hear about the latest on the long-sought facility.

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Unknown risks of cannabis edibles

A 70-year old man in New Brunswick suffered a heart attack after consuming a cannabis edible. House doctor Raj Bhardwaj brings us the details of a recent report warning about unrecognized health risks of edibles.

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How to solve homelessness?

With provincial funding for the homeless shelter in downtown Moncton running out at the end of March, what happens next? Vincent Merolo with the city of Moncton joins us.

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Erminie Cohen, former senator and member of the Order of Canada, passed away last week at the age of 92.

In January, 1948, newlyweds Erminie and Ed Cohen went to New York for their honeymoon... and appeared on a radio show there. Here's how that sounded.

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RRSP deadline is approaching

Our Personal Finance watcher, Dan Noel, joins us with some tips for RRSP season.

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Harness Dog Sports

The Friends of Fundy have organized the first ever Harness Dog Sports event at Fundy Park. Micha Fardy is executive director of the group.

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Dream on!

Moncton music star Travis Cormier talks about his early influences, his latest album, and what it's been like to follow his dream.

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Restigouche Hospital Centre - more from the province's ombud

Is the Restigouche Hospital Centre as safe as the head of the Vitalité health network says it is? New Brunswick's ombud, Charles Murray, says he's not convinced. At least, not yet.

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Activities for Family Day

Jenna MacNeil of Pickle Planet Moncton has a long list of ideas to keep your family busy during the long weekend.

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Codiac Transpo under fire

Many bus passengers in Moncton took to social media Wednesday to complain that Codiac Transpo's buses were running in spite of the bad weather. Isabelle LeBlanc speaks for the city of Moncton.

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An appetite for romance

If a nice Valentine's Day dinner is on your menu, our guests have some tantalizing ideas. Michel Savoie is the chef/owner of Les Brumes du Coude in Moncton and Jordan Holden is chef at Tony's Bistro, also in Moncton.

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Problems at the Restigouche Hospital Centre

For the past week, we've heard about serious issues at the Restigouche Hospital Centre. That includes "mistreatment and inadequate care" of vulnerable patients. CBC's Karissa Donkin met with two fathers who are speaking out about their sons' experience at the hospital.

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A safe place for sex workers

Yesterday on Information Morning, we heard about a new Connection Centre that's opening in Moncton next month for sex workers. Today, CBC's Vanessa Blanch brings us the stories of two women who used to be sex workers and who will be among the volunteers.

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Measles comeback

Doctors are being warned to keep an eye out for cases of measles in Canada. They are also encountering patients who ask "what's the big deal?" with measles. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj joins us with some answers.

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A centre for sex workers

In response to the growing concern around sex workers in downtown Moncton, the city's Sex Workers Action Group, or S.W.A.G., is trying something new.

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New Brunswickers at the Canada Games

In just a couple of days, athletes and coaches from New Brunswick will leave for Red Deer to compete in the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Nicolle Smith is the Chef de Mission for Team NB, leading the group of 200 athletes.

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More on the Restigouche Hospital Centre

Gilles Lanteigne, CEO of the Vitalite Health Network spoke to Campbellton City Councillors last night about the situation at Restigouche Hospital Centre. He joins us this morning.

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Remembering Harris Sullivan

The former journalist and beloved bongo poet from Moncton passed away last week. He spoke with Jonna in 2016 when he was launching a CD of his poetry readings called Kicks.

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The politics of health care

RCMP,the coroner and the Vitalite health network are investigating the death of a patient at a psychiatric hospital in Campbellton this weekend. The death came two days after the province's Ombud released a report probing complaints of mistreatment at the centre. We're joined by former New Brunswick Ombud and Child and Youth Advocate Bernard Richard.

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Slow Death by Rubber Duck

We speak to Bruce Lourie, one of the authors of Slow Death By Rubber Duck, an environmental exposé that made a splash when it came out a decade ago. It has now been updated and reprinted to mark the anniversary.

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Black History Month

We mark Black History Month with Fidel Franco, co-creator of the Black in the Maritimes podcast. Fidel talks about police street checks and immigration.

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Tune Takeover

The creators of the Black in the Maritimes podcast created a playlist for our show to mark Black History Month. Their selections are: HIGH by Sinful Poet - THERE WAS A TIME by James Brown - REMEMBER TO REMEMBER by Shad - RASPBERRY BERET by Prince

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Indigenous stereotypes an ongoing battle

Education officials are scrambling after a ten-year-old girl from Elsipogtog First Nation brought home a book from school containing a racist stereotype.

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The Right to Shine

That's the theme of a prom in Moncton for young people with special needs. Jonna Brewer speaks with organizer Jennie Baker.

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"Mistreatment and inadequate care" at psychiatric hospital

The ombud's latest report describes a series of failures and negligent treatment at the Restigouche Health Centre, New Brunswick's only psychiatric hospital. Health Minister Ted Flemming responds.

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Laughing all the way from China

Fangzhou He is a 26-year-old comedian from China, now living in Canada. He's in Moncton for the HubCap Comedy Festival. You can see him perform Friday night at 9:00 at the Tide & Boar Ballroom, and on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at our CBC Open Mic Winner's Show at the Pump House.

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Healing through body art

Breast cancer survivors who undergo mastectomies and reconstructive surgeries are often left with scars that are a constant reminder of the disease. For the last few years, a tattoo artist in Nauwigewauk near Hampton has been covering up those scars with body art.

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Open Mic comedy contest - Kanin Kuntz

Never bring a knife to a snake fight! Our Open Mic comedy contest winner talks about growing up in Saskatchewan.

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Open Mic comedy contest - MJ Miller

MJ Miller of Halifax is the second place winner in our CBC HubCap Open Mic Comedy contest. She's an actress and television writer and is new to the stand up scene.

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Open Mic comedy contest - Dylan Mahaney

You may know Dylan Mahaney as the flossing realtor from Moncton. He finished third in our Open Mic comedy contest.

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Tara Thorne reviews Miss Bala

The action movie Miss Bala puts a TV star in jeopardy inside America's drug war.

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Move over for safety

A tow truck driver was injured Tuesday night on the Trans Canada Highway near Moncton when he was struck by a car while changing a tire. Andrew Aker is a tow truck company owner who has been calling on the province to include tow trucks in its Move Over legislation.

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Old school firefighting

James Upham of Resurgo Place takes us back to the early days of fighting fires in Moncton.

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Hearing health

A recent U.S. study links hearing loss with a greater risk of cognitive decline. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, our regular health contributor, explains more about the findings.

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Worst-case scenario

In 2011, NB Power committed to paying down one billion dollars of its debt by 2025. However, in order to meet that deadline, the utility would have to increase rates by 22.3%. Heather Black is New Brunswick's public intervener for the energy sector.

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Food bank follow up

The latest numbers on food bank use in Canada paint a grim picture of food security. More than a third of the people using food banks in New Brunswick are children. Dale Hicks of Food Depot Alimentaire in Moncton explains what these numbers mean locally.

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Hunger in New Brunswick

Food Banks Canada has released its latest report on food bank use. Kirstin Beardsley is the Chief Networks Services Officer with Food Banks Canada, she's been analyzing the numbers for New Brunswick.

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Nursing homes cutting back on antipsychotic drugs

New Brunswick's 68 licensed nursing homes have been taking part in a two-year experiment to cut back on the use of antipsychotic drugs among residents. Julie Weir is the Assistant Director responsible for clinical and care innovation with the NB Association of Nursing Homes. She says the results are a real eye-opener.

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Moncton city council highlights

Moncton gives a final OK to turn the former Moncton High sports field into a parking lot. Heritage bought the sports field and former school from the province for one million dollars. The province is spending four million dollars to renovate the theatre portion of the building.

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Leading the fight against homelessness

Lisa Ryan says she's heartbroken by what she sees at Moncton's new homeless shelter on Assumption Boulevard. She's the director of the YMCA ReConnect outreach program and works directly with the city's most vulnerable citizens.

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Passion Projects

A group of Riverview High students are working on a science project with potential to save athletes from serious head injuries. Grade 12 students Wes Riley, Kayla Rollin and Anna Dixon and their teacher Ian Fogarty tell us more.

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A new library for Port Elgin

The village of Port Elgin is getting a revamped public library at the end of March, but it's costing more than expected. Fundraisers are underway to help pay for the extra expenses. Val MacDermid is a village councillor and oversees the library as part of her council duties.

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Cancellation of Francophonie Games "not a language issue"

L'Université de Moncton professor Donald Savoie says New Brunswick had no choice but to cancel the Francophonie Games.

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Pop and classical, on the same Page

Former Barenaked Ladies Frontman Steven Page and the New Brunswick Symphony Orchestra will perform together on stage at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday (Feb 2). Past member Andrew Creeghan will be conducting. Page shares his thoughts on performing with an orchestra, reuniting with old friends and the challenges of playing pop music on classical instruments.

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Francophonie Games funds could boost physical activity in NB

Sport NB would like to see the 10-million dollars earmarked for the cancelled Francophonie Games used to support the sport and recreation sector. Darcy McKillop is Chief Executive Officer of Sport NB, a federation that consists of over 60 provincial sport organizations.

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What the heck is a hackathon?

It's a computer science conference where university and high school students learn, build, and pitch projects focusing on technology for environmental sustainability. Graeme Zinck, a 3rd year computer science student at Mount Allison is heading the organizing team.

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A "black eye" for New Brunswick

Marc Lalonde is president of Athletics New Brunswick. He says the cancellation of the Francophonie Games hurts the province's credibility.

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The Kid Who Would Be King

The family film puts a modern take on the Arthurian legends. Our movie reviewer Tara Thorne will tell us whether it was worth drawing the sword from the stone once again.

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Moncton and Dieppe lose Francophonie Games

John Wishart, CEO of the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce calls the cancellation of the Francophonie games a "missed opportunity".

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Moncton poet wins national award

An author from Moncton has won a coveted award for excellence in Franco-Canadian literature; Le Prix littéraire Champlain for 2019. Gabriel Robichaud is being recognized for his book of poetry, Acadie Road. He also shares his thoughts on the New Brunswick government's decision to pull the plug on hosting the Francophonie Games in 2021.

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Nursing shortage in Bathurst

The Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst plans to reopen its obstetrics and neonatal units on Monday (Feb 4) after a prolonged nursing shortage. Dr. Hubert Dupuis, president of Égalité Santé en Français blames "mismanagement" at the Vitalité health network.

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Paying off debt with RRSPs

Are you eyeing your nest egg to help deal with debt? Our personal finance watcher Dan Noel tells us if it's a sound idea or a recipe for financial disaster.

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Simply Divorce not so simple

Customers of Simply Divorce, a divorce service in Moncton, say the company took their money but didn't bring them any closed to divorce. Reporter Tori Weldon brings us the story.

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Are you allergic to penicillin?

Penicillin is one of the most effective antibiotics for treating infections. Many people believe they are allergic to the medication, but a recent U.S. study says many of those people could be wrong. Our regular medical contributor Dr. Raj Bhardwaj explains the implications.

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Cross-Canada trek

Rodney Blyth is a retired teacher who walked across Canada while raising more than 60 thousand dollars for World Vision. The charity has awarded Rodney the Courage Award for his commitment to helping children in areas of conflict.

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Signs of the times

Councillor Charles Léger talks about a new policy for the city of Moncton that would require signage for rezoning and development to let residents know what's going on.

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Swimming for health, fun and charity

Two senior swimmers in Riverview have set the bar high. They're members of a swim team that raises money for the Atlantic Wellness Community Centre. They call themselves the Wavemakers.

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Home care challenges

Publicly funded home care services are failing to meet the needs of many New Brunswickers according to the latest report from the New Brunswick Health Council. Stéphane Robichaud, CEO of the council, joins us with the details.

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Behind Closed Doors

A disturbing case of child neglect in New Brunswick begs for answers. Child and Youth Advocate Norm Bossé wrote a report entitled, "Behind Closed Doors - a story of neglect." He was in our studio. CBC's Roger Cosman also spoke with Social Development Minister Dorothy Sheppard.

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Hoping for a flood....of volunteers.

The Canadian Red Cross is there to help people in any disaster or emergency situation. Now they need help. Marc Belliveau is Deputy Director of Disaster Management for the Red Cross in Atlantic Canada.

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Achiever fever

Claire Booth had a successful career in market research, until she realized her lifestyle was making her sick. Now she's written a book to help other overachievers who might be struggling. It's called: "The Achiever Fever Cure: How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy".

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The Hubcap Comedy Festival presents: HumourMania MEGA PASS!

What do you get when you mix comedians and wrestlers? Xavier Léger, event manager for the HubCap Comedy Festival and Robert Maillet, or Kurrgan as some fans know him, try to answer that question.

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Asking for help in the workplace

It's that one little word that's so hard to say. Our workplace issues columnist Pierre Battah joins us with some advice on how to ask for help.

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Opioid prescriptions: an update in policy

WorksafeNB has changed the way it manages opioid prescriptions for clients who are recovering from workplace injuries. Dr. Paul Atkinson is the chief medical officer for WorkSafeNB.

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Woman rescued from clothing donation bin

A 60-year-old woman is lucky to be alive after a Miramichi police officer found her trapped inside a clothing donation bin during a snowstorm.

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Twenty-eight amateur comedians have entered our CBC Hubcap Open Mic contest this year

We spoke with Xavier Leger event manager for the HubCap Comedy festival.

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Cannabis NB has just released its sales figures

We spoke with Lara Wood General Manager of Cannabis NB to see if the results meet expectations.

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A Riverview minister is struggling to write his Sunday sermon

Rev. Steve Berube of St. Paul's United Chuch in Riverview is always up for a challenge but says this Sunday's sermon is pushing it.

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Affordable food for Moncton

Alicia Clarkson is the garden coordinator at the Peter McKee Community Food Centre in Moncton. She has recently started a weekly affordable food market. She spoke to CBC's Vanessa Blanch about how this project fits into her quest for food security.

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Reviewing NB's child protection system

The provincial government will release the findings of a review into the province's child protection system today (Jan 24). Consultant George Savoury was hired to look at the effectiveness of the system after yet another high-profile case of child neglect in the province. CBC's Karissa Donkin explains what we can expect in that report.

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Winter driving tips

Officials say to avoid unnecessary travel, but if you do have to brave the elements, you want to do it safely. Gary Howard is the vice-president of communications for CAA Atlantic.

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Canada's new food guide is getting mixed reviews

Sylvain Charlebois is a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University. He calls the new food guide "a new dish with a dash of condescension".

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The bilingual paramedic fix

A solution to the province's bilingual paramedic issue manages to please both New Brunswick's official languages commissioner and the People's Alliance. CBC's provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras gives us the inside story.

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Farmers disappointed in Canada's new food guide

Canada's new food guide isn't getting unanimous praise. Reint Dykstra, Vice-President of Dairy Farmers of Canada, shares some of his concerns.

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Red tape blues

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business hopes the new provincial government has big pair of scissors to cut through red tape. Louis-Philippe Gauthier is the director of provincial affairs for the CFIB in New Brunswick. He says unnecessary regulation can costs businesses in the province millions of dollars.

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Resurgo's Repair Cafe

"Out with the old, in with the new". That's a mantra society has lived with for generations. But what about the idea that if something is old, it must be better because it has stood the test of time? James Upham of Resurgo Place talks about these competing ideas.

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What is hemochromatosis?

A new study published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting that the genetic disorder may be 10 times more common than previously thought. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj is our regular medical contributor, he explains what hemochromatosis is and what it does to the body.

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A new Codiac RCMP station

Moncton council approved the purchase of almost two hectares of land Monday night. The CBC's Shane Magee spoke to Councillor Charles Leger after the unanimous vote. Leger is also the chair of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority, which oversees Codiac RCMP and has a building committee planning the new station.

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"I didn't realize we were awesome!"

Every year CBC Music holds the Canadian Music Class Challenge. Although the Grade 4-8 choir from Northrop Frye School in Moncton didn't win, its members say they learned a lot from the 1970 Joni Mitchell song they chose.

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Anti-bilingualism sentiment in NB

A town-hall style forum on anti-bilingualism and francophone communities will take place this afternoon at l'Université de Moncton. The public discussion will explore anti-bilingualism sentiment and what can be done about it. Éric Dow is with the New Brunswick Acadian Society.

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Are you a Kondo convert?

It seems everyone is talking about the author and now Netflix star Marie Kondo. But what do other tidying up experts think about Kondo's fame and her methods? Kim Eagles is a decluttering expert and owner of Kaos Solutions in Moncton.

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SymptomGuide Dementia

For families dealing with dementia, looking for information while providing care can be an overwhelming task. A Nova Scotia company has developed a free app to help people caring for loved ones with dementia. Chere Chapman is CEO of DGI Clinical.

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Personal paperwork: what to keep, what to toss

Bills, receipts, forms, records, insurance papers; it all has a way of piling up. Our personal finance watcher Dan Noel is here with some tips on restoring order, without getting rid of what's important.

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Play it Louder!

Moncton musician Chris Colepaugh tells us about his 2019 project: a new song for every month of the year. The first single is released today (Jan 18), it's called Louder.

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NBTA applauds auditor general's report

The head of the New Brunswick Teachers Association says finally someone gets it. George Daley says New Brunswick Auditor General Kim MacPherson's latest report backs up many of the problems teachers have been pointing out in the education system.

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Moncton's booting controversy

The city of Moncton is asking a judge to put an end to unlicensed booting. The city filed an application yesterday naming PSI Parking Solutions and the company's former partners, Dale Dixon and Greg Kennedy. CBC's Shane Magee has been following the story.

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Songs of the City

The United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick is presenting its third annual "Songs of the City" tonight (Jan 17) in Moncton. It's a special evening of local stories and songs composed for this event and performed by local musicians. The stories will be told by people whose lives have changed because of a helping hand from the United Way. The free concert takes place at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

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A new lease on life

When Jon White of Sackville needed a new kidney, his daughter Lindsay stepped up.

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Tuxy in the Dragon's Den

Moncton represents on an episode of Dragons' Den on CBC Television. The founders of the clothing company Tuxy make their pitch for backing from the dragons. Derek Martin is CEO and co-founder of the company.

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Frequent changes in education system hurt student performance

New Brunswick Auditor General Kim MacPherson says results on provincial assessments consistently fail to reach targets - and politicians are to blame.

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Prescription for exercise

A new position paper out this week from the European Association of Preventative Cardiology says that doctors should prescribe exercise to patients with diabetes. Our regular health contributor, Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, gives us his take on this recommendation.

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Calling NB Power to the legislature

NB Power is asking for a 2.9% hike in your power bills this year. Green Party leader David Coon wants them to make an appearance before the legislature's Crown corporations committee.

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Bad to the 'bone

Moncton trombonist Kim Conway is attending a conference in Toronto this week organized by the Canadian Women's Brass Collective. Issues discussed will include getting more women to play in a field traditionally dominated by men.

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Call centre stigma

The province's call centre industry is dealing with a labour shortage. Jason Purdy, executive director of ContactNB, says it's getting harder to find people willing to do the work.

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Search and rescue equipment theft

Jerry McKenna is the Search Manager with the Ground Search and Rescue team in Miramichi. He gives us an update on the efforts to recoup essential Ground Search and Rescue equipment stolen last fall.

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Fluoride study

It's been seven years since Moncton removed fluoride from its drinking water. The impact of that decision has never been studied. Jennifer Meyer is a public health scholar and assistant professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Health. She conducted a study looking at tooth decay in children before and after Juneau, Alaska stopped fluoridating its tap water.

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Booted, but fighting back

Several people have been grumbling about getting their vehicles booted in downtown Moncton. Moncton lawyer Darren Blois is taking the booters to court.

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Functional Neurological Disorders

FNDs remain something of a mystery for many healthcare professionals. Sherry Bertin-MacIsaac was diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder. Dr. Mohamed Gheis is a neuropsychiatrist and president of FND Hope Canada.

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Thankful to be alive

Tom King and his wife Darcie Stewart-King were riding their snowmobiles on the Miramichi River Friday night. Things took a turn for the worst when both fell through the ice into the cold waters below.

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Higher rates for electricity

NB Power wants to increase the price you pay for electricity by almost 3 percent. CEO Gaetan Thomas explains why.

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Getting the boot

The city of Moncton is following up on complaints from people who've had their vehicles booted in the downtown. The city's solicitor says the company responsible is breaking the city's bylaw.

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Is New Brunswick ready for more female political leaders?

The Liberal Party of New Brunswick is expected to set the date soon for its leadership convention. Politicians Susy Campos, Susan Holt and Jennifer McKenzie discuss the importance of women putting their names forward to be the next leader of the Liberal party.

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Robert Maillet on Netflix

New Brunswick's Robert Maillet talks about his role in the upcoming Netflix film, Polar.

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First Nations community demands interpretation services for trial

An Indigenous advocate is leading a fight for precedent-setting interpretation services at the upcoming trial of Maurice Johnson, charged in the hit-and-run death of Brady Francis of Elsipogtog First Nation. CBC's Vanessa Blanch explains.

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How Do We Listen

The storytelling and music project by a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in New Brunswick will be touring schools and communities this fall.

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Vice

This week, our movie reviewer Tara Thorne reviews Vice - the dark comedy about Vice President Dick Cheney's influence on the Bush administration.

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Risky drug combinations

This week, we've been hearing about the sometimes deadly consequences of taking prescription opiods together with benzodiazepines. Dr. Ed Schollenberg, head of the New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons says putting an end to these dangerous prescription combinations is easier said than done.

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A lethal combination

When benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax are combined with opioids, the consequences can be lethal. Dr. Tom Evans is the director of the Atlantic Pain Clinic in Moncton and he says that this combination of drugs is getting prescribed far too often in New Brunswick.

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A long history of flight

James Upham of Resurgo Place gives us the fascinating story behind the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport.

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False food allergies

Our medical columnist Dr. Raj Bhardwaj sheds light on a new study that suggests that half of the people who think they have food allergies ... don't.

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Crisis in New Brunswick's home care system

Colette Theriault, the single mom of a profoundly disabled 28-year-old man, has been accused of misusing funding she receives for his care. She says she was only doing what she had to do.

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Business with a social purpose

The city of Moncton is moving towards a ban on plastic bags, along with Riverview and Dieppe. Jim Cormier, Atlantic director of the Retail Council of Canada, is hoping for a collaborative approach to this issue.

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Welcome to the Pink Flamingos

Since it opened last month, Pink Flamingos cabaret and lounge, formerly Triangles, has been a happening spot. And now an open call variety show is being added. Organizers Matt Williston and Jon Jerome explain the concept.

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Are teachers spending enough time teaching?

Education Minister Dominic Cardy says New Brunswick has 20 percent less instruction time in the classroom compared with other provinces. George Daley, head of the New Brunswick Teachers Association, disputes the minister's figures.

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The plastic bag debate

The city of Moncton is moving towards a ban on plastic bags, along with Riverview and Dieppe. Jim Cormier, Atlantic director of the Retail Council of Canada, is hoping for a collaborative approach to this issue.

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Safety concerns for first responders

Chris Hood, the executive director of the paramedics association of New Brunswick says more safety precautions for first responders may be necessary. His comments come after police shot at a 25-year-woman on Saturday when she displayed "threatening behaviour" toward first responders after a car crash.

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More on the opioid crisis

CBC Reporter Richard Cuthbertson talks about the role that sedatives called benzodiazepines are playing in many opioid-related overdose deaths.

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When renovations go bad

Two Moncton residents say building supplies they paid for were never delivered, and their home was left in a state of disrepair. CBC reporter Tori Weldon joins us with an update.

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High hopes for football fans in Atlantic Canada

Anthony LeBlanc, one of the founding partners of Schooners Sports & Entertainment, gives us an update on the bid to bring a CFL team to Atlantic Canada and on the Touchdown Atlantic game set for later this year.

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Cannabis edibles

The next phase of cannabis legalisation in Canada comes in the form of edibles and will be rolling out later this year. Jonna Brewer spoke with Sylvain Charlebois about Health Canada's guide of regulations released shortly before the end of 2018. He is the scientific director of the Canadian Agrifood Foresight Institute and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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Meteorologist Tina Simpkin joins Information Morning team

Meet Tina Simpkin, our new morning meteorologist.

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What's in your fridge?

A new online contest encourages New Brunswickers to take a photo of the food in their fridge and explain what healthy changes they'll be making in 2019. Dr. Serge Melanson, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society, tells us more about #WhatsInMyFridgeNB.

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Flu season in full swing

Dr. Gabriel Girouard, a microbiologist and infectious disease specialist at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. For more information, visit www2.gnb.ca and search for flu vaccine.

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Better sleep

Is good quality sleep a priority for you and your family? We talked to neurologist and sleep specialist, Dr. Chris Winter, about how to improve your bedtime routine.

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Fitness resolutions

Zane Korytko presents his tips for a fitter, healthier 2019. He is the CEO of the Greater Moncton YMCA.

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Mind your finances in 2019

Dan Noel is back with tips and advice to help get your personal finances in order in 2019.

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Retro Movie Day

The Capitol Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary with "Retro Movie Day" this Saturday, January 5. It's a free event featuring three classic films from 1993.

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Decluttering in the new year

Kim Eagles of Kaos Solutions in Moncton shares some ideas on how to manage all your stuff.

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'Big sister, little sister' celebrate 25 year match

Riverview's Connie Keating and Chrystal Sarson never dreamed a match made by Big Brothers Big Sisters 25 years ago would continue for their entire lives - but it has.

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Update on emergency 'out-of-the-cold' shelter

Lisa Ryan of the YMCA's ReConnect street outreach program talks about the temporary homeless shelter on Assumption Boulevard.

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Best & worst movies of 2018

Movie reviewers Rebekah Chasse and Tara Thorne share their top three movies of the year and the one film they recommend you don't see.

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Seniors going back to work after retirement

The CBC's Jennifer Sweet speaks with 75 year old Beth McDermott of Fredericton who embarked on a new career in health care about 10 years ago, after retiring from the civil service.

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Long lost sisters reunited for the holidays

Tina White of Fredericton is in the U.S. this Christmas with her sister Susan Rice. Both were adopted from Quebec and found each other this fall.

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Our blue-collar-philosopher Lucien resumes 2018

Lucien is the alter ego of Marshall Button.

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