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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Quality Block Party spotlights independent musicians

Peter Rowan and Abigail Smith got this started back in 2017. Their mandate is supporting New Brunswick artists and building a community through festivals, national showcases, and fundraising at venues in Uptown Saint John.

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Smart technology helps you keep an eye on your aging relatives at home

A Colorado company called Routinify believes smart technology might help your parents live independantly at home longer. The company is running a pilot here in New Brunswick to pilot it. Pat Kelly is the founder and CEO.

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Local service districts do not want to pay for Saint John rinks

Nine Local Service Districts, from Browns Flat to St Martin's, have unanimously rejected a proposal by the city to commit to a regional funding model to cover ice rink costs. Don Darling is the mayor of Saint John, Marc MacLeod is the executive director of the Fundy Regional Service Commission.

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Saint John city sounds turned into art

Indigo Poirier is one of three artists who took part in the Cross Cultural Creation Residency hosted by ArtsLink NB. She created music from on-location interviews and natural sound.

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Start training now, 25th year for Marathon by the Sea

Christy Cunningham is on the organizing committee for Marathon by the Sea. Brenda Guitard is with the Running Room, one of the event sponsors. Marathon by the Sea race weekend is August 10 and 11.

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WANTED: welders who are also goalies

Jeff Burton is director of operations with AGI Envirotank in Biggar, Saskatchewan. The company's ad in newspapers across Canada looks for tradespeople who might also be interested in playing senior hockey with the Biggar Nationals.

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Corporate political donations curbed, but big money still flowing from executives

In an all-party decision in 2017, corporate and union donations were banned, and donation limits for individuals were lowered. Reporter Robert Jones looks at the donations from the business owners.

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Saint Johner longlisted for short story 'The Cure For Plastic'

The story 'The Cure For Plastic' was selected from more than 3,000 entries to the CBC Short Story Contest. Peter Forestell is a PhD student in English at the University of Calgary.

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Maple sugar festival taps into Indigenous culture

Micha Fardy is executive director of the Friends of Fundy. The first annual Fundy Sugar Woods Festival will include walks and talks about the rich Indigenous cultural heritage.

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Cutting through the paperwork: connecting people who need help with agencies, groups who can

Cst. Duane Squires is with the Saint John Police Force. Heather Chase is president of P.U.L.S.E Inc. Together We Care takes place today from 1 to 4 at the Marco Polo Cruise Ship Terminal.

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Take LIberty: Thrush Hermit

Jeff Liberty reviews the 20-year-old album now in re-release, 'Clayton Park', on vinyl for Record Store Day.

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New water bylaw requires apartments to get on municipal water system

Dr. Nancy Grant is the mayor of Rothesay. She says the reason the bylaw was enacted is health and safety. Some apartment building owners say they were blindsided by the costly change and that it requires them to pay a consumption tax based on the amount of water used.

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Saint John has new Spring Freshet Emergency Response Policy

Mike Carr is manager of the Saint John Emergency Measures Organization and division chief with the Saint John Fire Department.

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Gas Guru predicts another 4 cent hike tonight

This expected price change tonight will mean 10 straight increases.

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Off the Shelf: Chicken Rising

Dawn Boyd is the author of the graphic novel Chicken Rising, where she goes by D Boyd. The story is of her upbringing in a troubled family in West Saint John in the 1970s. It was released this year by Conundrum Press and is available at most book stores.

Download Off the Shelf: Chicken Rising
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Daughters of the Vote fill House of Commons, Senate during difficult week in federal politics

Emma Green is a student at UNBSJ from Deer Island. She was a delegate with the Daughters of the Vote program this week in Ottawa, representing NB Southwest, in a week in politics that saw two female MPs expelled from caucus.

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Historic Shadow Lawn Inn listed for sale

Jamie Gallagher and his wife Mary Ann co-own the inn and restaurant. He says they'll hold onto it until they find someone they trust to preserve its legacy and its place in the community.

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6 times a maid of honour, tips from a pro

Rachel Hogan is Saint John's maid of honour extraordinaire. This summer, she will perform the role for the sixth time. The bride, Hilary Smith, talks about what Rachel brings to the role.

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How to be heard, New Brunswick deaf community needs more early support

The deaf community says sign language should be recognized as the key to success in a deaf person's life and that families should have access to ASL instruction as early as possible. Reporter Rachel Cave has the story of the Chandler family.

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Nova Scotia first in default opt-in for organ donations, benefits New Brunswickers

People in Nova Scotia will be presumed to agree to donate their organs after death. If they don't want to do so, they'll have to opt out. Saint John's Kristen Wheaton-Clayton is an organ recipient and works to increase awareness around organ donation.

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Dr. Simon on labour dispute at nursing homes

The union representing nursing home workers and the nursing home operators haven't been able to reach an agreement. And, workers can't strike until a court makes a ruling later this month on whether they should be considered essential staff. Dr Mike Simon is a family physician in Saint John who also regularly attends patients at a local nursing home.

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Opportunities New Brunswick to hold job fair for former S&P employees

ONB CEO Stephen Lund says the province will work hard to place the employees let go from S&P last week, and continue to invest in companies that want to set up here.

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For the Birds: Returning migrants

Jim Wilson talks about the American woodcock and the broad winged hawk, among other birds returning for some early bugs and feed.

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Youth For Youth concert by teens supports homeless teens

Youth For Youth is a concert organized by young people, with young performers, with proceeds going to the Teen Resource Centre. Rothesay Netherwood students Erin Flemming and Sarah Slipp are co-chairs of this year's event.

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New Brunswick electric vehicle owners driving right past the carbon tax

Tom McLean is a member of the Electric Vehicle Owners of New Brunswick Facebook group. He just sold his last gas vehicle, drives a Leaf and he's waiting on the delivery of a fully electric Tesla Model 3 this month.

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UNB law students get court time for mock trial

At the Saint John Law Courts, a woman defended herself against allegations of workplace harassment. The woman was actually an actor, and the lawyers defending and prosecuting her were UNB law students. The mock trial was a part of one of their courses this semester.

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AED at dentist office saves 41 year old woman in cardiac arrest

At the River Valley Dental Clinic, Melissa Dunlay was shocked four times by clinicians with an AED. She was later shocked another four times by paramedics taking her to the hospital.

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Teens and depression, anxiety in social media age

Psychologist Dr. Daniel Chorney is speaking to parents and educators this week about teens' mental health issues impacted by social media. The session is called "Social Media Meets Mental Health: But First Let Me Take A Selfie".

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Hip and knee wait times in New Brunswick exceed national average.

The latest survey of wait times by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found wait times for cataract surgeries, hip fracture repairs and radiation therapy are generally around the national average. But, too many hip and knee replacement wait times are over the national six month recommendation. Tracey Johnson is director of health systems analysis for CIHI.

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Preventing opioid deaths in Atlantic Canada, Harm Reduction Symposium

The leading cause of death for men aged 30 to 39 in 2017 in Canada was opioids. The Harm Reduction Symposium, organized by Dan Nagel and Julie Dingwell, will bring people together to talk about how to prevent those deaths.

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New Brunswick carbon tax addition is 10 times higher than P.E.I.

On April 1, a number of taxes on fossil fuels are set to jump in all Atlantic provinces as part of the federal government's national carbon pricing policy. Gas taxes will be jumping to 4.2 cents in New Brunswick. Reporter Robert Jones looks into why the differences.

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Show Buddies volunteer to keep the peace, support patrons at music venues

Show Buddies is a bystander intervention program where volunteers keep watchful eyes on patrons who might need help. They stand out in the crowd by their bright T-shirts. Abigail Smith is one of the organizers.

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Rainbow Park playground getting $1M Jumpstart redesign

A fully accessible playground, with quiet zone, will be built over the summer adjacent to the current splash pad in the south end. Tim O'Reilly is the deputy commissioner of parks and public spaces for Saint John.

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Ellen's Law to protect cyclists, drivers not always enforced

The law is named after Ellen Watters, a cyclist who died after she was struck by a car. It says drivers have to put a metre of space between their car and someone on a bicycle. Wayne Arrowsmith is the advocacy director with Velo NB. Brian Gillis is with Saint John Cycling.

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Public deserves to know more about SNC-Lavalin

Liberal MPs voted down an opposition motion to launch a Commons ethics committee probe. Nicole O'Byrne is an associate law professor at UNB. She believes says the only real solution is to have a full public inquiry, independent of government.

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Gas Guru predicts 2 price hikes in the next days

Robert Jones predicts the price of gas will go up by 2 cents per litre tonight, and then by an additional 5 cents per litre on Monday, April 1, when the carbon tax takes effect. Heating oil and diesel will also go up by 2 cents per litre tonight, but an additional 6 cents per litre on Monday.

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Cemetery trees tapped for syrup, deadly sweet

Don Creamer has permission from the owners of Fernhill Cemetery to tap the trees for sap to boil to maple syrup.

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City budget of $163.08M: now YOU spend it!

The City of Saint John has designed a budget simulator, and given residents a mission, to reduce spending by $9 million to balance the budget. Mayor Don Darling and councillor David Merrithew talk about just how each penny moved challenges the balance.

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Take Liberty: Cassie Josephine

Jeff Liberty reviews Nova Scotia's Cassie Josephine's latest album 'Only Half Blue.'

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Potholes 101: city wants you for lay of the land

Pothole filling season is upon us. Mike Hugenholtz is the commissioner of transportation and environment services for the city of Saint John. Learn more here about kinds of potholes and how to report one for fixing.

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Funeral workers' peer support group to help with stress, mental health

Kate Lavhey is a funeral director and embalmer in Saint John. The group's first meeting is coming up April 3.

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Limits of childcare availability, schedules can challlenge single moms

Brooke Cheeks is a project manager for the Saint John Women's Empowerment Network. The group is asking parents to share what childcare needs and challenges they face when trying to go to work.

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Saint John newcomers' resource Magnet presented at largest conference on immigration

The Metropolis Conference is a forum to discuss major issues, and set policy and priorities. Mohamed Bagha, with the Saint John Newcomers Centre, was there to speak about work being done in this city, particularly using the Magnet 'job dating' software.

Download Saint John newcomers' resource Magnet presented at largest conference on immigration
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Only Scout Shop in Atlantic Canada closing

After three decades, the Scout Shop in Saint John is closing, as are seven other shops in Canada that are not in properties owned by Scouts Canada. John Petitti is an executive director of Scouts Canada.

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World Water Day, ACAP Saint John reflects on rivers, marshes, streams, bay

It's an international observance to celebrate the importance of fresh water, and to take a closer look at how we manage it sustainably. Graeme Stewart-Robertson is ACAP's executive director.

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Saint John mosque opens doors to public for memorial

Abid Sheikh is the spirtual leader and imam at the mosque. Abdul Rahimi is president of the Muslim Association of New Brunswick. The memorial for victims of the New Zealand attacks starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1100 Rothesay Road.

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Small modular reactors project harnessing leftover heat, energy from Point Lepreau

Reporter Connell Smith looks at two companies, Moltex Energy of the U.K. and Advanced Reactor Concepts of the U.S., who are working on mini nuclear reactor power units. Each hopes to build their first unit at Pt. Lepreau.

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Icy sidewalk scraper equipment to be piloted in Uptown Saint John

How was that winter for you on those sidewalks? Tyler Whitehead is a sales representative with MacFarlands in Halifax. Saint John is part of a pilot program to try out a new piece of equipment designed to break anchor ice on streets and sidewalks.

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Hundred-year-old spring business in hands of fourth generation Arrowsmiths

Brothers Wayne and Jerry Arrowsmith and cousin Jeff Murray operate the century old Saint John Spring Works. They are the fourth generation of the family to maintain the spring and suspension manufacturer.

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Dr. Simon on violence against nurses

Last week a Moncton nurse was seriously injured by the husband of a patient at the George Dumont Hospital. Dr. Simon says many people in the healthcare profession have at least one story of verbal or physical attacks.

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Anxiety, depression treatments offered to young people using mobile phones, emails

Dr. France Talbot is a psychologist and psychology professor at the Universite de Moncton. She and health authorities are providing telepsychotherapy, resources on stress, anxiety and low mood, to young people between 18 and 25.

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Syrian newcomer family reaching out to bring rest of family to New Brunswick

Reham Abazid is working to bring her parents and brothers to Saint John now, after arriving herself three years ago and settling deeply into the community. Kate Wallace is one of the campaign organizers.

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For the Birds: sounds and flutters of spring

Jim Wilson talks about the spring return of birds and the misleading hoots of the mourning dove.

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Biting into edibles market a challenge for big and small companies

Edibles will be available for purchase in Canada on October 17, 2019. Reporter Rachel Cave looks in to the paper work and start up required to become a licensed provider of edibles in Canada and New Brunswick.

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Meenan's Cove park needs upgrade, input from residents

Susan Deuville is the chief administrative officer for Quispamsis. An online survey is available at the town website. It asks for details and creative ideas about how to improve the park, especially after considerable flooding last spring.

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A russian ice breaker, music and a little vodka behind Danny Michel's new album

Danny Michel created this concept album on the khlebnikov which he jokes is a cross between the Grand Budapest Hotel and the millenium falcon.

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Students' food conference to inform healthy choices at school, at home

A day long conference on school food being held at Harbour View will include students from five Saint John high schools. Ann Hogan is one of the organizers. She works with Horizon Health, but she's based at Hampton Education Centre.

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Homeless squad finds apartments, support in matter of days

CBC reporter Rachel Cave tells us about a program in Saint John that includes several social agencies focused to find safe, furnished apartments for homeless people within days of being selected.

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Phone It Forward refits old smartphones for visually impaired

Denise Coward is executive director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in New Brunswick. The Phone It Forward program needs your old smartphone, which will be valued or refit to use special programs for use by the visually impaired.

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Dennis Oland retrial breaks to prepare closing arguments

Testimony came to an end yesterday in the second degree murder trial of Dennis Oland. It will be some time before court resumes to hear final arguments, as the defence has been given six weeks to prepare its written submission. Oland is accused in the killing of his father, Richard Oland, in July of 2011. CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon has been folllowing the retrial.

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Federal funding to support Avenue B's peer health navigator program

The program trains people to support their peers on the streets who may be addicted to drugs, without sufficient housing or who need help with mental health. It's receiving $200,000 in federal funding. Julie Dingwell is Avenue B's executive director.

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Dr. Simon on extended flu season

Some health officials are concerned a second wave of flu is on its way. Dr. Simon practices family medicine in Millidgeville.

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Gas Guru predicts 4 cent hike on price of gas tonight

Reporter Robert Jones predicts another week of price hikes tonight for gasoline, making it six weeks in a row. The price of heating oil and diesel is predicted to sit still.

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Saint John's new Arts and Culture Coordinator Kate Wilcott

Kate Wilcott has taken on the job at city hall to promote, connect and cultivate arts and culture groups and events in the area.

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"Good Wife"; how Samar Zafra escaped abusive arranged marriage

Samra Zafra raised two daughters and earned a bachelor's and master's degree after 12 years in an abusive relationship. She travels to share her story of escape and acheivement.

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Take Liberty: Tomato Tomato

Jeff Liberty talks about John and Lisa Mclaggan's 4th album release. This one, called "Canary in a Coal Mine," was put together in Nashville in about nine days.

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Cross-Cultural Creation residency invites anglophone, francophone, Indigenous collaboration

Julie Whitenect is the executive director of ArtsLink NB, which is organizing the Cross-Cultural Creation residency. The Open Studio at the Saint John Arts Centre is April 3, from 12 to 3 p.m. The Artist Talk will be April 5th.

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Pop-up restaurant honours New Brunswick home cooking, Ethel and Mary's

Ethel and Mary's is bringing a contemporary approach to recipes handed down for generations. Matthew Elliott is the chef and owner of Ethel and Mary's, which does not have a storefront yet.

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Off the Shelf: No Place to Go

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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Provincial pinball wizard heads to Las Vegas for North American Championships

Steven Fudge is going to play head-to-head elimination rounds in Las Vegas on pinball games he has been unable to practice on in Saint John. He'll be arriving three days early to practice.

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Meet Information Morning's new host

On Monday listeners will be waking up to a new Information Morning host, Julia Wright. Steven Webb speaks with her about taking on this new role and her love for the city of Saint John.

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Kerri Ough goes solo

Kerri Ough of the Good Lovelies breaks out on her own. She speaks with Steven Webb about that project and the years it's been in the making.

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National pharmacare

Taking an look at what a national pharmacare plan might look like. Steven Webb speaks with Dr. Iris Gorfinkel about the interim report from the federal government's advisory council.

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The DTL makes a splash

A recent article in the National Geographic Traveller named New Brunswick one of 17 culinary destinations worldwide. One item they highlighted was the Slocum and Ferris D-L-T. The CBC's Julia Wright spoke to the market stall's owner, Dave Forestell and a had few taste testers on site.

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Dr. Simon: Medicare

Mike Simon is a family physician here in Saint John he speaks with Steven Webb about the Medicare system what is and isn't covered and why.

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Black History: Ralph Thomas

Ralph Thomas is projects co-ordinator with the New Brunswick Black History Society. The group is still busy giving talks and tours as interest continues after black history month. Thomas speaks with CBC's Jennifer Sweet in Willow Grove, the former black community east of Saint John.

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Historic schoolhouse in Hampton

An historic one-room school on Lakeside Road in Hampton was damaged by fire last week. Richard King is a former student of the old schoolhouse and he chats with Steven Webb about the buildings history.

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Birder: Jim Wilson signs of spring

After winter's latest blast our birder, Jim Wilson, looks to the sky for his signs of hope.

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Books: They Call Me George

Black train car porters helped create modern Canada, but their contributions were so invisible that they all went by the same name, George, and their story was rarely told until now. Cecil Foster is the author of 'They Call Me George The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada'.

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SNB teams up with Interaction

Symphony New Brunswick's next performance is more than just music, actors from Interaction School of Performing Arts will also be performing.

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NB Power investment in hydrogen power start-up not part of mandate, says Green Party

David Coon has called for the premier to get involved in a plan from NB Power to support a U.S. start-up, Joi Scientific, which hopes to convert sea water into emissions-free hydrogen power at Belledune.

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Kimmirut hockey camp supported by Sussex group

Rob Matthews is the organizer of the Kimmirut Hockey Camp in Iqaluit. The camp helps about 120 youth in remote Northern communities participate in team sports and community building through hockey.

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Super Saturday Social for newcomers headed for university

Emily MacMackin is the communications specialist for the Saint John Newcomers Centre. Sarah King is the director of experiential education at UNB. The event pairs newcomers with university students in a relaxed social setting.

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Cooke Aquaculture expands to farm fish a little longer on land

The company has plans to build major facilities in Charlotte County, a $30-million stand-alone facility on the St Croix River at Bayside, and an expansion of a hatchery near Pennfield. Joel Richardson is vice president of public relations for Cooke Aquaculture.

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"Conundrum"; the dying art of cursive

CBC's Rachel Cave went to visit the Pierce family. She asked all five kids to try out their reading and writing. An exhibit entitled "Cursive Conundrum" opens today at the Market Square location. You'll also hear from Claire Titus, lead curator Felicity Osepchook, and Dominique Gelinas, head of exhibitions and visitor experience.

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Helping Haitians mission worker unable to return to Haiti

Karen Harding lives in St. Stephen. She's vice president of a Haiti-based mission organization. Mission Evangelique D'oeuvre Sociale operates a medical clinic and school.

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Dr. Simon on alcoholism

Studies show damage from drinking has surpassed tobacco use. Among all the provinces, New Brunswick scored among the lowest in its efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm.

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Saint John woman out of pocket for cancer treatment

Tracy Folster says she too was saddled with a bill that NB Medicare said it wouldn't be paying, because she didn't consult enough doctors across the country for other options. Folster told CBC's Catherine Harrop what happened.

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Experience the Fundy Float therapy tank

Fundy Float Corp. opened its doors in Rothesay in December. CBC's Julia Wright paid them a visit.

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Harbour Lights donations reached $220,000 in 2018

Fifteen food banks in Southwestern New Brunswick will get cheques today from the funds raised in the 22nd year of the campaign.

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Gas Guru predicts prices to increase

Reporter Robert Jones says the price of gas is likely to go up tonight by 2 cents per litre. Heating oil and diesel prices will likely not move much at all.

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Fake Facebook accounts using interference tactics

CBC reporter Jennifer Sweet talks about a page by with an account name Will Johnson which has been very active in sites and groups of hot button issues in Canada and the U.S.

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Smart Food Security platform to gather real-time food bank data

Milad Pirayegar is a doctoral student at UNB Saint John. Rob Moir is the acting dean of business. They're two of the people behind the Smart Food Security online platform, developed to better understand target groups and needs.

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City needs to reassess flood zones on east side, develop proactive solutions

Councillor Ray Strowbridge wants to see better solutions provided by the city for residents of the east side who endure regular and significant flooding.

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Take Liberty: Catherine Kennedy

Catherine Kennedy is from Saint John. One of the songs on her new EP is among the Top 100 for CBC's Searchlight competition. The EP is called "Fifty-Fifty Chance."

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Luxury loft tour

The former Salvation Army shelter in south end Saint John has been transformed into luxury lofts. The CBC's Julia Wright takes us on a little tour.

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Hope 4 Heroes

A new organization is helping to treat first responders with mental health issues they develop on the job. Michael Johnston is the founder of Hope 4 Heroes, he speaks with host Elke Semerad.

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The Printer's Devil

A new book revives the forgotten tale of a Canadian business great. Host Elke Semerad speaks with Brian Moore and Bradford Gaunce, co-authors of The Printer's Devil: The Life of Samuel J Moore.

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Robert Jones updates second degree murder re-trial of Dennis Oland

After an interesting week in court Robert Jones joins us to talk about the Crown's new evidence in the seven and a half year old murder of Richard Oland. Dennis Oland is being re-tried for 2nd-degree murder in the 2011 death of his multimillionaire father. Robert Jones is covering the trial for CBC.

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St. Stephen sprucing up town's trail link between the Great Trail and Coastal Link Trail

St. Stephen's Waterfront Trail will connect the U.S. East Coast Greenway with the Great Trail here in Canada. Richard Fulton is the president of Future St. Stephen, which hosted a meeting with the community to develop ideas.

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Saint John Riptide marching into end of season

Winning five games in the last seven, the Saint John Riptide are looking ahead to the Battle of 506 against the Moncton Magic. Nelson Terroba is head coach of the Saint John Riptide.

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Spark Joy: Jane McCulloch nearing the finish line of the #KonMari method

Having now also completed steps 3 and 4, paper and komono, Jane McCulloch is a little closer to a happy home full of only useful and joyful things.

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More than 400 athletes heading to Miramichi for Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games

Wayne Crandall is the Special Olympics regional co-ordinator for the Fundy area and a coach. 21 athletes and six coaches are representing this region.

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Gas Guru predicts almost a 4-cent hike for gas, heating oil and diesel

This price hike would take prices to approximately what they were in mid-November.

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Vertical aquaponic organic farm changes crop plans to grow medical cannabis

Tanner Stewart's original idea included farming fish to fertilize leafy greens. Stewart Farms in St. Stephen is now building a facility to produce licensed medical cannabis and organic tilapia for the consumer market.

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Horizon Health involved with Atlantic Canada's first artificial pancreas

People with Type 1 diabetes now have the option of a new type of insulin pump, dubbed an artificial pancreas. Alicia Hunt, of Saint John, is one of the first people in Atlantic Canada to use one. Dr. John Dornan is an endocrinologist and chief of staff for the Horizon Health Network.

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QMJHL is 50, Saint John Sea Dogs involved for 14

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League was founded back in 1969. In celebration, the league commissioner is visiting all 18 communities its teams call home.

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A walk in the cold to bring awareness about homelessness

Jayme Hall is with Outflow Ministry. The Coldest Night of the Year walk takes place Saturday, Feb. 23. It supports housing and comfort services for the homeless in Saint John. The goal is to raise $50,000 this year.

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For the Birds: the murderous shrike

The small and talented hunter called the northern shrike is considered a song bird. It may be visiting your bird feeder and terrorizing other birds. Jim Wilson is a naturalist from Quispamsis.

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St. Andrews swimming hole Katy's Cove to be restored by non-profit

Paul Delaney is the vice president of Katy's Cove Inc, a new non-profit group looking to restore it to its original glory. The group presented to St. Andrew's town council last week.

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Sister Margaret Vickers, member of Order of Canada, dies at 91

She ran St. Joseph's Hospital from 1972 to 1995. She lived in Vancouver, where she worked with AIDS patients for many years. She was recognized for introducing innovative hospital services that benefitted families in New Brunswick.

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Shared business space in Waterloo village expanding services

Haley Adams Green and Owen Green are the co-owners of the Wheelhouse of Waterloo Village. The 3rd floor will be open for rental, and they are developing an 'institute' to offer workshops and courses.

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Tourism tours heading to hidden gems like Midland caves

Wanda Hughes is the owner of Inside Out Nature Centre and Go Fundy Events. Their first tour, to the Midland Ice Caves, is sold out.

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Sex workers and support services build safe community in Saint John

Although Saint John has no single destination building as Moncton soon will, Julie Dingwell says there are constant supports for sex workers. She is a founding member of the Sex Trade Action Committee in Saint John, and executive director of Avenue B Harm Reduction Inc.

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Rogue icy winters, slippery sidewalks challenging for uptown small businesses

Multiple weather systems worked together to build up layers of ice on yards, driveways, and sidewalks. Vanessa and Mike Duncan own Rogue Coffee.

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Saint John's average temperature will rise by 5 degrees by 2080

A new study will make it easier for people to comprehend just how global warming will affect them. Published in Nature Communications, the authors looked at 540 cities across North America and projected how warm it will be in the latter half of this century. Robert McLeman is an associate professor of environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Fish often mislabeled through supply chain to customer

Research from the University of Guelph shows 32 per cent of fish are mislabeled at some point in the supply chain. Robert Hanner is the author of the study and professor at University of Guelph.

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Gas Guru predicts an increase in price of all fuels

The CBC's Robert Jones predicts the cost of gas, diesel and heating will all go up a little tonight.

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Dr. Simon on virotherapy

Virotherapy is a new biotechnology to fight cancer being used with some promising results. A virus is added to a tumour to alert the body's immune system to notice the abnormal growth.

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Strengthening Families program coming to Saint John for high-risk moms, dads

Sarah Gander is a pediatrician in Saint John. She's head of the team leading the Strengthening Families Program. The program is being funded partially by the 100th anniversary grant from the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire.

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Safe space for Indigenous university students, Mawoluhkhotipon

Dan Nagel is an assistant professor in nursing and health sciences at UNBSJ. He and a colleague recently launched a program to help make Indigenous students more comfortable on campus.

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New Theatre Six Presents company staging first play

Annie Baker's 'Circle Mirror Transformation' is a play about a drama troupe putting on a play. Scott Thomas and Pippa Wennberg are actors and members of Theatre Six Presents. The company's first production begins Thursday, February 14.

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Province wants your input on dementia strategy

The Alzhiemer Society of New Brunswick will host five consultation sessions to help develop the Provincial Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. Chandra Macbean is executive director of the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick.

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Take Liberty: The Gregories

Moncton's The Gregories emulate early '80s pop bands. Jeff Liberty reviews their new release, 'The Offal Truth.'

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'Brave New Waves' Saint John host Brent Bambury looks back on 35 years

'Brave New Waves' was 30 hours a week of music and talk about pop culture that was off the beaten track, and it filled the dead air time on CBC Radio overnight.

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'Good bowl'; Try cricket for moms and daughters

The International Cricket Council wants to encourage women to try cricket for a fun team sport and to improve health and wellness. Liz McCleave is the KV Cricket Club's brand and marketing director, and Heather Purcell coaches the mother-daughter program. It runs every Thursday evening, starting on February 21.

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Tidying up sparks joy for libraries, thrift stores

The de-cluttering craze has turned out to be a boon for second hand businesses. Daniel Teed is the head of community library services at the Saint John Free Public Library. He told the CBC's Elizabeth Fraser they've seen a recent boost in donations.

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Off the Shelf: Some kind of 'romance' books for Valentine's Day

Christie McDonald is the Ludic Reader, and talks about love stories to read that include 'You,' by Carolyn Kepnes, 'Familial Love,' Sadie Courtney Summers, and 'Book Love,' by Debbie Tung.

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Cooke Aquaculture buys shrimp producer Seajoy

Joel Richardson is vice-producer of public relations for Cooke Aquaculture. The Saint John/St George-based seafood producer finalized the deal to purchase shrimp-farming giant SeaJoy earlier this month.

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Circular economy should influence packaging and contests

In a society that is becoming more and more environmentally conscious, the Tim Hortons Roll-up-the-Rim campaign in particular has been coming under scrutiny. It's all because of a concept called the circular economy. Sylvain Charlebois is professor of food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.

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Move-Over legislation should include tow trucks

Earlier this week, a tow truck pulled over to help change a tire on a vehicle off the Trans-Canada highway near Moncton. A second car struck the tow truck driver while he was changing the tire. Andrew White works with Loyalist City Towing in Saint John. He runs the Slow Down Move Over New Brunswick Facebook page.

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Pre-confederation Gillmor estate in St. George on the market

The estate was built in 1846 by Arthur Hill Gillmor, then a Senator of the Dominion of Canada, for his wife. Six generations of Gillmor have lived there. This is the first time the house is on the market.

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Good Deeds Cup peewee hockey team nearing finals for $100,000 to charity

In the fall, the KV PeeWee Devils worked to raise funds and food for a breakfast club. They are still working hard and have entered a contest to win even more to support other kids. Dave Piercy is head coach. Laura Trites is a mom and volunteer with the team.

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Dr. Simon on rising costs of diabetes treatments

A recent survey by the Canadian Diabetes Association suggests that more than 50 per cent of patients have changed their treatment due to costs of medications and supplies. Mike Simon is a family doctor in Saint John.

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LSD and rural communities cannot come together on budget, Commission 8 dismissed

Marc Thorne is mayor of Sussex and a member of the board of Regional Service Commission 8. The province put the Commission under a trustee earlier this week.

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Gas Guru predicts tenths of a cent change up and down for fuels

The price of gas will go up only slightly, and the price of diesel and heating oil will go down marginally.

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Welsford revives rink for Winterfest

Weslford lost its community skating rink about 18 years ago. It had been a fixture in the village for around half a century. Last year, though, a few people got tired of doing without, and set their minds to finding a replacement. Micah Williamson is the president of the Welsford Community Association.

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Deer management plan working in Kennebecasis Valley

Joe Kennedy is the provincial deer biologist with the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, now called Energy and Resource Development. On average annually, about 100 deer are being culled, which is merely stabilizing the population.

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For the Birds: Birds of prey surviving the winter

Jim Wilson is a birder and naturalist who lives in Quispamsis. Hawks may be showing up at your feeder.

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Year of the Pig and a lot of 8s, Chinese Cultural Association donates lucky funds to hospital foundation

David Xu is the president of the Greater Saint John Chinese Cultural Association. Jeff McAloon is the president and CEO of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.

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Hunger Count 2018: More than 20,000 clients used New Brunswick food banks last year

Kirstin Beardsley is the Chief Networks Services Officer with Food Banks Canada. There were 1.1 million visits to a food bank somewhere in Canada in the month of March alone.

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NB Underwater

Lisa Hrabluk is the author of New Brunswick Underwater- the 2018 Saint John River Flood. Rachel Cave revisits last spring's flooding with local author Lisa Hrabluk.

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Missing PC Points

If you're one of 6 million Canadians with a PC Optimum card, you may want to check your points. That's because people from one end of the country to the other are complaining about lost and/or stolen points worth hundreds of dollars. Our consumer watchdog Yvonne Colbert is here with the story.

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Update on the re-trial of Dennis Oland

CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon joins us with an update on the second degree murder re-trial of Dennis Oland

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Introduction to the Dark Web, where identify theft can start with a stolen credit card

The security breach inside Saint John's online parking ticket payment system has brought to light a big worldwide problem. The information that hackers can find by attacking cities and towns is valuable on the black market, the so-called Dark Web. David Shipley is CEO of Beauceron Security in Fredericton.

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Training parents to strengthen families, empowering children

The minister of social development says keeping the family unit together cannot be done at the expense of the children. Karol Kumpher and Henry Whiteside developed the Strengthening Families Program, now used throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally, to help parents learn appropriate parenting and life skills.

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Leading the city to leaner and greener times

Samir Yammine is in charge of asset and energy management for the city of Saint John. Last night, Yammine shared a Greenhouse Gas and Energy Action Plan for city departments, and for citizens.

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Steven Page joins Symphony NB at Imperial Theatre

Page's most recent releases are called "Heal Thyself, I" and "Heal Thyself, II" last year. They're subtitled "Instinct" and "Discipline." Page is touring with Symphony New Brunswick.

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Happy 108th birthday Dad, granddad, great-granddad, great-great granddad!

Andrew Hawkins has lived in Beaver Harbour all his life. His granddaughter, Cheryl McKinley, and daughter Violet McKinley, spoke to CBC videographer Graham Thompson about the big day.

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Library assistant's life long dream to be on Jeopardy!

Sean Thompson met up with the CBC's Julia Wright to talk about his effort to get on the show, which he taped in early December. The episode airs tonight.

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Anime illustration instruction from Carlos Nieto III

Carlos Nieto III is an artist and illustrator from Los Angeles, who has worked on 'King of the Hill' and 'The Simpsons.' He'll be in Saint John this Sunday, teaching a course in the basics of anime drawing at the Free Public Library.

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Dr. Simon on lung capacity tests for smokers

New Brunswick Lung Association says smokers and former smokers over the age of forty should be getting lung function tests. Dr. Simon is a family physician in Saint John.

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Rothesay council green lights new build arena

It has been more than a decade of discussion, and finally Monday night, it was a unanimous vote. Mayor Nancy Grant describes plans for the $13M budget to build a new arena.

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Gas Guru predicts savings tonight at the price change

Gas Guru Robert Jones predicts the price of gas will fall tonight by about 2 c/l, and heating oil and diesel will also go down, by about 1 c/l.

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Child neglect behind closed doors; Norm Bosse's report, Minister Dorothy Shepherd's response

Five young siblings were found covered in feces inside a filthy Saint John home in May 2016 when a sheriff went to the home to evict the family. This case is just one of many 'worse cases.' Child and Youth Advocate Norm Bosse's report is titled "Behind Closed Doors - a story of neglect." Dorothy Shepherd is the Minister of Social Development.

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Council hears how Click 2 Gov breach impacted Saint John

Stephanie Rackley-Roach is the Acting Director of Corporate Performance with the city of Saint John and one of the authors of the report. the city warned nearly 10,000 people who paid parking tickets online that their private information may have been compromised.

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Campobello hears business plan for possible year-round ferry

A privately run ferry from Deer Island did not run at all this past summer. That ferry has been the only boat service available to Campobello residents. The alternate route is a long drive through Maine, U.S. Brent MacPherson is the chair of the Campobello Year Round Ferry Committee.

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Take Liberty: Debbie Adshade

Debbie Adshade's first album was released in 2004. She took a break. Now, her next album called 'Toss The Bones' is finally released.

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Off The Shelf: Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense

Marcello Di Cintio has spent many years visiting and working in the West Bank and wanted to write this book that illuminates culture and art over political crises. Di Cintio will read at the Lorenzo Series at UNBSJ on January 31.

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Spark Joy: Jane McCulloch reviews step 1, 2 of #KonMari method

More than seven bags of clothes and seven pairs of brand new shoes collected, Jane McCulloch has completed steps 1 and 2 of tidying according to Marie Kondo.

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Mother's adoption story informed how she raised adopted daughter

According to the NB Adoption Foundation, 410 children from infants to age 18 are waiting for a permanent home. Maryann Bourgeois was adopted by a Canadian family in the late '60s. Maryanne later adopted Zoe in New Brunswick when she was 15 years old.

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Red Cross N.B. needs volunteers as number and severity of crises increase

Marc Belliveau is Deputy Director of Disaster Management for the Red Cross in Atlantic Canada. Two thousand and 600 people were helped by the Red Cross last year alone. Over the past 20 years, there is a rising trend of more responses, more severe and affecting more people.

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Tips for smoother, safer winter driving in challenging conditions

Gary Howard is the vice president of communications for CAA Atlantic.

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Child protection system reviewed, after case of neglect of 5 children in Saint John

Consultant George Savoury was hired to look at the "effectiveness" of the New Brunswick system. The report is expected this week. Karissa Donkin is a journalist in our Atlantic investigative unit.

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Coffee and a muffin to Catapult underemployed into workforce

Miriam Westin and Andrew Glidden are co-managers of Catapult Coffee and Studio. It's a social entreprise serving customers with coffee, and employees with opportunity.

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Saint John EMO warns that warnings matter

Saint John Police, city services and highway management authorities have been asking people to be especially cautious or off the roads altoghether during this winter weather. Kevin Clifford is director of the Saint John Emergency Management Organization.

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Hotel mattress donation to support women escaping homelessness

The Fairmont Algonquin donation of 80 mattresses and box springs is going to Fresh Start and the Salvation Army, who will match them with women escaping homelessness. Erin Cortes is with Fresh Start Services for Women, and Jennifer Del Duca is the executive housekeeper at the Algonquin Resort.

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Gas Guru predicts gas prices up by two cents

Gas and heating oil expected to rise by 2 cents a litre tonight at midnight.

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