NB: Information Morning (Saint John)

 
 

NB: Information Morning (Saint John)

Information Morning in Saint John brings you all the news and information you need to start your day. We'll get you connected to your community, your country and the world. Without us, you won't know what's going on.

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Saint John Famous

Marcel Doucet is a local legend in Saint John. He's been in the antique business for over 40 years and specializes in metal restoration, and he's also what you might call Saint John Famous.

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Home demolition

A once-stately home on Waterloo Street is slated for demolition. The home was built in the 1850s, and Lori Alison of Heritage Saint John says it needs to be protected and preserved.

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Memoir of grief

Sheree Fitch has a new book out, a very different book of poetry about a mother's grief for the loss of her son.

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Preparing for premature births

For a new mom, a premature birth can be a terrifying experience. Elke Semerad spoke to a new mom and a long time nurse at the regional Neo Natal unit about why it's important to be prepared for premature births.

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Made in Saint John - Dulse Bread

It's a classic homemade bread with a uniquely local twist.  This morning our food columnist Matthew Elliot of Ethel and Mary's lets us in on his secret recipe.

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Burned birds moved artists to create book

Two Maritime artists were so moved by the loss of 7,500 songbirds at the Canaport LNG terminal, they decided to create a book about the tragedy.

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Wildlife first responder talks about bird kill, 5 years later

Rachel Cave looks into what happened after thousands of birds were killed at Saint John's Canaport LNG terminal.  

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In the footsteps of a soldier in 1943

We follow a Saint John woman who went to Italy to find the building where her father spent three days fighting in the brutal battle of Ortona.

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Saint John theatre troupe to wrap up European tour in Paris

A local theatre troupe, led by Stephen Tobias, will perform tonight in the Canadian Embassy in Paris as part of the embassy's Remembrance Day events.

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Creating transformational stories through architecture

Acre Architects' Monica Adair tells us about a new project that will take her team out onto the Kennebecasis River this winter to design a fishing hut.

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A local look at sea level rise vulnerability

Climate Central's new interactive flood risk map shows the effects of sea level rise on coastlines around the world, and shows significant risk in the Saint John area.   ACAP's Graeme Stewart-Robertson says we need to be wary of sea level rise, but the projections may not take everything into account, such as mitigation and infrastructure.

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Symposium to discuss barriers to active transportation

Active transportation can be a challenge in communities across the province. With a lack of infrastructure around Saint John, safety is often a concern.  Nick Cameron is the recreation facilitator for the Fundy Regional Service Commission.  He's hoping to break down the barriers to active transportation and make New Brunswick less car-dependent.

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Newcomers bond on the soccer pitch

Elke Semerad has the story of the Under 18 Saint John Soccer club team with mostly newcomers on the roster. Soccer dreams turned into a provincial championship for them this past summer.

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New SJ company will ease into edibles market

A cannabis edibles company started by the Crosby's Molasses family is taking it slow when it comes to getting its cannabis products into the market. James Crosby is president of EYG Consumables, he says they need to find just the right supplier for water soluble cannabis.

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Five New Brunswick veterans honoured

The Korean Ambassador and Consul General presented peace medals to five veterans of the Korean war at a ceremony in Saint John.  Elke Semerad attended the event.

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How does being creative contribute to healthy aging?

Studies have shown creative activities like sculpting and dance promote health and social inclusion in seniors.Anita Punamiya, social entrepreneur and founder of ArtForLife, explains a pilot project that will examine the role of art in seniors well-being.

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Running summit hoping to encourage women to take up running

Women and girls interested in running are invited to a summit this weekend at the field house in Saint John, where they'll talk about the rewards of the sport, and how to fit it into your life. Mary Brosnan is one of the people organizing the event, and Shawna Allaby is one of the speakers.

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One woman's path to healing after a cancer diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis, then the bottom falls out. Janet Kyle attended her first survivors weekend 7 years ago, broken, alone and depressed. It was so transformative, she now helps organize the event for others.

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Re-creating men's clothing from the 18th century

Henry Cooke's love of history led him to a career restoring and re-creating historical garments in the United States. He's giving a lecture about the clothing of the Loyalists, and he'll give a tailoring workshop this weekend.

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On-going municipal budget crisis in Saint John shines light on provincial problem

New Brunswick's claim on municipal business property tax makes it difficult for local governments to make ends meet. Robert Jones takes a look at how we compare to other Atlantic provinces, the position of a few New Brunswick communities, and possible reforms to property taxation in the next couple of years.

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Helping families deal with grief and loss

Camp Kerry Atlantic provides resources and a safe environment for families, especially youth, who are dealing with grief.  Pam Pastirik and Andrea Cain tell us about the camp, and a fundraising event planned for this weekend, as the need for help keeps growing.

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Award winning N.B. author releases new book

'Murder and Other Essays' is a collection of short works by David Adam Richards. The essays are about death, life, and how people treat other people.

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N.B.'s changing political landscape

Conservatives reclaimed a couple of stronghold ridings in our region, and the Liberals hung on in Saint John. Political scientist J.P. Lewis has a look at the patchwork, and what it all means.

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Questions remain about inmate deaths

Jessica Lirette's brother Brian died 25 years ago at the age of 17, while an inmate at the Madawaska Youth Correctional centre. An inquest into his death produced 13 recommendations, dealing with access to medical care and dispensing of drugs, but she feels little has changed.

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Saint John-Rothesay riding voters consider federal election #43

Lisa Keenan is a Saint John lawyer and chair of Port Saint John. Dan Nagel is an assistant professor in the department of nursing and health sciences at UNB Saint John. Saint Johner Robert Scott is a business student at St. FX University and an organizer of the campus "get out the vote" campaign.

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AIM scrap business meets with community in 'theatrical

American Iron and Metal owner Herb Black spoke to residents in west Saint John last night, sharing news that he has cancelled plans to expand. David Hickey is a councillor for Ward 3 in Saint John.

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Thousands of rental units necessary for growth in Saint John.

The report was presented at the city's Growth Committee meeting yesterday. Fifteen hundred rental units are already in development to be built next year, and the report predicts a need for thousands more. Jeff Cyr is manager of strategic projects for Develop Saint John.

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Canada Games Aquatic Centre working to save itself from chopping block

Big cuts to funding and the potential to sell off the asset altogether are options among the 60 recommendations to make up the city's $11-million deficit. Stephen Smith is the aquatic centre's general manager.

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Photographer surprised to be surrounded by police

John Morris is a photographer based in Charlottetown and Halifax who was taking photos at Reversing Falls bridge, with a tripod. Jim Hennessy is manager of communications and public information for Saint John Police.

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Sustainability at the cost of liveability, say residents

With more than 60 suggestions for where to cut services and where to save to make up the city's deficit, there are questions about what is left to live with. Anne McShane is a business owner in Uptown Saint John. Morgan Lanigan is an urbanist and community activist.

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Port Saint John modernization plans for west side

A multi-year project is underway to modernize Port Saint John's facilities in west Saint John. Jim Quinn is the president and CEO of Port Saint John. Construction will include a new entry road, new gate, and dredging the harbour.

Download Port Saint John modernization plans for west side
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Garbage, curbside recycling pilot coming to Saint John

The city will provide authorized bins to hold two garbage bags, $2-tags for extra garbage collected and blue bins for curbside recycling in the modernization pilot coming to Saint John.

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Deer hunt to support St. Stephen food bank

Hunters with a valid permit will be able to harvest one deer on their property for the food bank. The town of Saint Andrews will cover the cost of butchering the meat. Donna Linton is the coordinator of the Volunteer Centre of Charlotte County.

Download Deer hunt to support St. Stephen food bank
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Art gallery breaks into bank vaults in new space

The Cobalt Gallery is in an old bank on Prince William Street. One of the biggest vaults is still in the lower level, and that's the space people will be trying to break into as part of a bank heist-themed fundraising event.

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The stories of people who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust

Robert Katz is a Professor of Art, at the University of Maine and Board of Director and Past-President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta, Maine.

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100% grown-in-the-north-end salad

Foodie Matthew Elliot took a trip to the community garden in Crescent Valley.

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Eliminating voting barriers for the blind

Scott Rinehart is a legally blind client of CNIB in Saint John.

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Education Minister releases a list of ideas to improve education in NB

Dominic Cardy is New Brunswick's education minister.

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Dr. Simon on billing number system

The physician billing number system is on its way out in New Brunswick. The change is something Dr. Mike Simon has been waiting to see for a long time. He speaks with guest host Elke Semerad about the decision and who the system moves forward.

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Sussex man breaks personal best

A Sussex man beat his personal best on the Fundy Trek this weekend. Tim Barry was making his way around the trail for third time. He ran 168 kilometers -- in 28 hours and six minutes and tells Information Morning host Julia Wright all about it.

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The Huntsman Marine Science Centre hosts a BioBlitz on Ministers Island

Jamey Smith is the Executive Director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

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The Communities In Bloom annual conference and awards

Jim Landry is the executive director of Landscape New Brunswick.

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The woman behind a suicide prevention campaign on the Reversing Falls Bridge

Denise Crawley started a posterboard campaign on the Reversing Falls bridge and spent the better part of three days on the bridge talking to people who came by.

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The elimination of the physician numbered billing system

Anthony Knight is the CEO of the New Brunswick Medical Society.

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The days of the riverboat

Eric McCumber is a historian who comes from a long line of steamboat captains. It was September 30th 1946 that the last riverboat ran from Saint John to Fredericton.

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Maddy Murphy's story

Rachel Cave has the story of a young woman whose death has shocked and galvanized her community.

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Renewable energy, needs and wants

One of its goals is to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 9 per cent by 2025. To do that, Saint John has partnered with the University of Guelph and an NGO called QUEST. Samir Yammine is the asset and energy manager with the city of Saint John.

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Canadian Properity Pipeline is about 'unity,' says CEO

The Canadian Prosperity Pipeline Project, or "CP3, " is CEO Duane Lauritsen's idea to replace Energy East plans with an entirely new pipeline to a refinery on the East coast. Reporter Jacques Poitras has the story.

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How the oceans can help in combatting climate change

A new report reveals a five-step model showing how the world's oceans can help address climate change. Thierry Chopin is a marine biologist from UNB Saint John who contributed to the report.

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Coverdale emergency housing for women over capacity

It's only September, and the shelter is already overcapacity. Crystal Scott is the shelter director. Chanelle Morgan is a program facilitator at Coverdale.

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By-name list helping to get Saint John homeless to secure housing

Since last December, more than 50 people have been placed in housing using a by-name list. But this summer, the number of homeless was high. Michael MacKenzie is with the Human Development Council.

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Poems of coast and coast, Saint John and Vancouver by Emily Davidson

"My hometown is an incontinent dog" is a poem by Emily Davidson, a love note to Saint John. It contrasts with other poems about Vancouver and living there in your early 30s. She will read from 'Lift' during the Lorenzo Reading Series

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City quietly plans curbside garbage, recycling pilot

A plan to offer 1000 Saint John residences curbside garbage and recycling, with bins and tags included, was tabled at council this week. Councillor Ray Strowbridge was suprised to hear about the pilot, and that the plan was tabled.

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Dr. Simon on insomnia

Dr. Mike Simon talks about the health consequences of not being able to sleep solidly.

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Let's Talk, I'll Listen; song inspired by Bridge of Hope signs

Steve Zaat is a musician in Saint John. He was inspired to write a song called 'Let's Talk. I'll Listen,' after seeing hundreds of people gather to support each other at the Bridge of Hope event.

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The Growing Place opens in Crescent Valley

Crescent Valley resident Fatime Hlef, food security co-ordinator at the Crescent Valley Resource Centre, Olivia Clancy and Mohammed Bagha with the Saint John Newcomer's Centre.

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"Bridge of Hope" raises awareness for suicide prevention

Jessica Holly is the orgranizer of the Bridge of Hope event at Reversing Falls bridge. Carol MacDonald and Karen Oullette were two of hundreds of people at the event at Reversing Falls bridge.

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NB women hit the road on their motorbikes for a worldwide relay

Catherine Lawrence is the New Brunswick organizer for the Women Riders World Relay.

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Crystal meth, hard drugs use in greater numbers this year

Saint John Police say there are high occurences of crystal meth and ice in Saint John in recent months. Sgt. Darin Clarke is in charge of the Saint John Police Force Criminal Intelligence Unit. Julie Dingwell is the executive director of Avenue B Harm Reduction in Saint John.

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No answer to paternity question for Florida man who believes he is Hatfield's son

CBC's Rachel cave has this story of John Hall who says he is the son of the late Richard Hatfield, despite what recently unsealed records might say.

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SPOILER: Margaret Atwood's The Testaments nods to Campobello Island

'The Testaments' is the sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale. ' At least one local reader was shocked to see some of the locations in the book are a little bit familiar. Karen McLean is an educator and writer in Saint John. Kate Johnston is the manager of marketing & visitor services at Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

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Building Equity in Architecture Atlantic, better design

Architects are getting together in St. Andrews later this month to talk about diversity in the profession. Monica Adair is with Acre Architects and Alex Weaver Crawford is with Weaver Crawford Creative.

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Recovery Day, working through addiction

Julie Vail and Jo-Anne Renton are involved with a Recovery Day event at King's Square.

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Steam baskets and Mimimi, a lesson in dim sum

Chef Hou Ning at Mimimi and Sierra Brock from Sankara Cuisine teach Julia Wright about dim sum. Sankara is partner ering with Chef Ning for a traditional Dim Sum Brunch experience on Sunday, September 29.

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Dr. Simon on Omega 3 supplements

It's estimated the global market for the popular fish oil tablets is around $3B. Dr. Simon says medical science hasn't been able to establish much reason for its claim to health benefits.

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KV Quilters Guild's 39th annual show 'Nature's Inspiration'

That's Anna Marie Hutton. She's the convenor of the 39th annual Quilt Show for the Kennebecasis Quilting Guild. Ann Perry is her assistant, and she'll be the convenor of next year's show.

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Mail opened at U.S. border en route to Campobello Island

Dale Calder lives on Campobello Island. His mail packages have been opened and examined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and labelled as such.

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A glimpse at a proposed K- 8 school in the city's south end

Laura Wernick is with HMFH Architects, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the firm that did the initial drawings of what a new K-8 school in the south end might look like.

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Raising money for a Bangladesh orphanage

Randi Jalil is one of the organizers of the concert Broadway for Bangladesh, to raise money to complete a new building for the Garfur Orphanage in the province of Comilla.

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Hampton author releases new children's book

Anne Huestis Scott's latest book, Making A Difference, tells the true story of an international friendship.

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Campobello Island is ready for its closeup

Jonny Harris is the host and producer of Still Standing, season 5 starts tonight on CBC TV.

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Education assistants in high demand, underfunded

The district education council has rejected a budget from the Anglophone South school district because of a $2 million-shortfall to support more than 62 additional EAs needed this year. Sharon Gerrits is a mom whose son needs an EA. Rob Fowler is the district education council chair.

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Growing Places gardens and green house support Crescent Valley residents

Olivia Clancey is the food security co-ordinator for the Crescent Valley Resource Centre. Everyone is invited to the opening of The Growing Place, Community Garden and Greenhouse September 23.

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Mushroom expert wants New Brunswickers to foray with fungi

Alfredo Justo is the new head and curator of mycology at the New Brunswick Museum. The Fungi Foray happens on September 29 at the Irving Nature Park.

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Sailing the ocean blue

A replica of the ship that led Christopher Columbus's expedition across the Atlantic will sail into St. Andrews harbour this weekend. Angel Rosa is the program director on the Nao Santa Maria.

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Fighting against tax exemptions for large industries

Dianne Hanley joined with hundreds of other citizens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to fight tax exemptions for big industry in the state and succeeded.

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A vigil at NBCC honours 3 Indian students who died in a car crash

The CBC's Hadeel Ibrahim spoke with the president of the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John, Amir Tamrakar and the communications director at NBCC, Heather Allaby.

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Planning a good death after a terminal cancer diagnosis

Saint John's Bob McVicar on what it was like to get a terminal cancer diagnosis and what he's doing to make the best of his remaining days.

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Parents granted supervised access to 5 children

The province's child and youth advocate says he's still watching a case of parental neglect that was so disturbing, it prompted two investigations into the Department of Social Development. Reporter Rachel Cave has the story.

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Free mental health counselling available, just need to show up

Laura Gatien is a social worker in Saint John who offers free counselling on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. Last week, no one showed up. Her office is at 66 Waterloo Street.

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HockeyNB preparing for user-fee season on Saint John rinks

Chris Green is a member of the board of directors of Hockey New Brunswick. Most out-of-town residents will have to get a registeration card for $200.

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Dr. Simon on house calls

House calls by doctors is much less common than it used to be, but Dr. Simon says there are cases where it may beneficial for the patient and the doctor.

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Rink user-fee card system roll out

Starting Monday, September 23, registration cards will be available for people who live in the outlying communities for $200. Tim O'Reilly is the deputy commissioner of parks and public places with the city.

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The Pugilist actor, writer, director took a hook to the noise for the craft

Jeff Kelley filmed his story 'The Pugilist' about a boxer who is usually the 'other guy.' During filming he broke his nose in a scene. The movie opens this September 12.

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48-year-old radiothon Santa's Helpers closes due to lack of volunteers

Bob Brown is a member of the St. Stephen and Milltown Lion's Club. The club had organized the holiday radiothon for children's charities for 48 years.

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Take Liberty: Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade

Jeff Liberty reviews the new album from Jessica Rhaye, all Bob Dylan covers, produced by Dale Murray in Nova Scotia. The album is called 'Just Like A Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan.'

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Town of St. George left without family doctor

Dr. Raza was expected to replace Dr. Natarajan's general practice in the town clinic. But he is now slated to work at the Fundy Health Centre in Blacks Harbour. Jason Gaudet is the chief administrative officer for the town of St. George.

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Two construction projects snarl traffic at major highway intersections

There's a substantial paving project on the McKay Highway organized by Gateway Operations. Down below, the end of Rothesay Avenue is closed, while crews work under the train bridge and along Rothesay Road. Brad Mullin is the senior resident engineer for the Saint John district with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, overseeing the work on Rothesay Avenue and Rothesay Road.

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Stained glass artisan Paul Blaney remembered

Saint Johner Paul Blaney was born in London, England, in 1933. His work can be found in churches, private homes, museums and even in Saint John City Hall. Blaney died September 3, 2019.

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Ethel & Mary's pop-up restaurant finds brick and mortar home

Matthew Elliott hopes to build a new restaurant at 107 Princess Street, a former nail salon.

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Brenda Murphy appointed lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Grand Bay-Westfield's Brenda Murphy with the offer Wednesday evening at 6:15.

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Saint John Energy building wind farm at Spruce Lake

The Burchill Wind Energy project will have up to 10 turbines from Natural Forces of Halifax to generate electricity to the Saint John Energy grid.

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New lobster warehouse in Dipper Harbour too close for comfort

Dipper Harbour residents are upset that a new lobster warehouse on a recently sold property will be so close to residences. Deanna Vlug is a lifelong resident.

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Dr. Simon on vaping

The use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers has skyrocketed among youth and doctors are just as concerned as school administrators. Dr. Mike Simon is a family physician in Millidgeville.

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Footpath hotspots getting abused by ATVers

On certain parts of the Fundy Footpath, such as Martin Head, hikers are finding themselves at odds with people on ATVs. Marc Leger is the trailmaster for the Fundy Footpath, and is with the Fundy Hiking Trails Association.

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"If you're looking for a sign not to take your life": stickers on bridge offer mental health help

Jaclyn McColgan's husband died by suicide at the Reversing Falls bridge in April. Now she's posted signs in the area to offer help to people who are considering the same.

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Tour of Fernhill cemetery trees

Julia Wright walks and talks with Jim Landry, the executive director of Landscape NB.

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CAST salmon revitalization plans rejected again

Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow is a registered company, with directors Jim Irving, of JD Irving Ltd, Glenn Cooke of Cooke Aquaculture, and businessman Brian Moore. The federal fisheries department has rejected its plans to restore salmon populations in the Miramichi for the third time.

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School bus safety for students and drivers

More than 220 buses are taking more than 18,000 students to school starting today. Zoë Watson is the superintendent for Anglophone School District South. She wants to remind drivers to respect school bus stop signs and flashing lights.

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Cannabis, growing and curing by local nursery

Bob Osborne is the owner of Corn Hill Nursery. The first cannabis growing workshop is sold out, but there are still spaces left for the October 5th seminar.

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In Czech theatre, it's 'break a neck,' not just a leg

Theatre VAD from the Czech Republic is one of six international groups performing in Saint John at the International Amateur Theatre Assocation festival and symposium. John Steinsky is the honourary consul for the Czech Republic in P.E.I. and New Brunswick.

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Retention key to immigration growth in province

KJ Conyers-Steede is the executive director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance. He moved here from Bermuda five years ago. He responds to the province's new 60 point action plan to recruit retain immigrants and students.

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Sharpen your skills at the Lumberjack Championships

The 25th International Lumberjack Championship features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, and relay races. Rod Cumberland has competed as a jumberjack as well as organizing the championship.

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Gearing up for cycling at your local bike shop: Nelson Hansen

You don't have to ride far for a good, local bike shop to get all the gear and support you need.

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How not to get lost, then rescued, in the woods

Phillip Howe is with Greater Fundy Ground Search and Rescue. That group was involved with 4 rescues already this summer along the Bay of Fundy trails.

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South District schools preparing to take on vaping

Zoe Watson is the superintendent of Anglophonse School Distric South. To curb vaping among highschool students, the district is developing education programs for students and parents, better signage, and consisitent consequences for breaking the rules and the law.

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Bandstand silent since access stairs not safe for performers

The unique 1908 bandstand was refurbished in 2013. Recently, the stairs to get to the upper performance area have been deemed unsafe. Shirley Cochran of the band Four Of Us Plus One was trying to organize a show there.

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Teeny, tiny island home of Gannet Rock lighthouse

Chris Mills lived and worked at the Gannet Rock lighthouse from 1991 to '93, and returned 26 years later after it was decommissioned and listed by Heritage Canada as one of the top 10 endangered places in Canada.

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After 8 summers of boil orders, Alma finally getting municipal well

The federal and provincial governments, as well as some local efforts, put up almost half a million dollars to build a well that will handle the large influx of tourists to the Fundy National Park area. Jane Chrysostom is a local business owner.

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Hug a neighbourhood tree, ACAP takes inventory

Trees can reduce stress levels, increase property values, and boost the kid's test scores. A new research project from ACAP Saint John is taking stock of city trees, as part of its climate action plan. Graeme Stewart-Robertson is the executive director.

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Take Liberty: Christina Martin

Jeff Liberty reviews 'Wonderful Lie,' the new album coming this September from Christina Martin. It features some new songs, but also covers of some of Christina's favourite songs.

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Lowe on review of property tax system

As part of its plan to help Saint John move past its financial difficulties, the province says it will review the property tax system. Gerry Lowe, the Liberal MLA for Saint John Harbour, wants the province to look at property assessments in New Brunswick and maybe include machinery and equipment used by industry.

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Ukrainians celebrate independence day

Lena Biryukova and Olena Tykhonovska speak with Elke Semerad about their immigration to Canada and the growing Ukrainian community in Saint John.

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Pop-up Art show set for East Saint John

Artists Michelle Becketteau and Sheila Howell are a couple of the artists taking part is a pop-up outdoor art show. Local artists are getting together to clear out their studios. The event runs next Friday and Saturday at 60 Meredith Avenue in East Saint John.

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Radio stars

The local 107.3 radio camp stopped in to see what we do here yesterday and the kids arranged to interview Greg Cutler in the parks and recreation department with the city. Here's just part the great radio they made.

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Janmashtami to be celebrated in Saint John

Saint John will join millions around the world this week, to celebrate Janmashtami. It's a big celebration of spirituality and culture in the Hindu faith. The Saint John Krishna Centre and the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John are hosting an event Friday night, Nick Pareira is one of the organizers.

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Sandpipers 101

The semi-palmated sandpiper, only spends two weeks in the Bay of Fundy, but those two weeks are vital. The Saint John Naturalists Club is helping to educate people about the birds. Guest host Elke Semerad speaks with the club's project coordinator, Hank Scarth.

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St. Stephen dealing with job losses

Arauco announced it will shut down particleboard operations at its St. Stephen plant yesterday. People in the town are just coming to terms with 60 to 75 jobs that will be lost. Guest host Elke Semerad speaks with Terry Dempsey, of the St. Stephen Area Chamber of Commerce and Kendall Kadatz, of Future St. Stephen.

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