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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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Bee Me Kidz social program, food support, pulled from 2 school communities due to funding shortfall

The Saturday programs for kids and parents have been pulled from Beaconsfield and St. John the Baptist/King Edward schools. Missy Bewick is the executive director of Bee Me Kidz. Bryan Elliott is the founder and sole funder of the program, but his own business challenges mean he cannot support the social program at the current level.

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Year 1 of Sea Dogs team development

The club goes into the 2018-2019 season as the youngest team in the Quebec Major Junior league. There is only one player from the Cup-winning team in 2017. Trevor Georgie is President of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

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International hepatitis conference highlights New Brunswick holistic care model

Dr. Sarah Gander is part of a group from New Brunswick in Portugal to talk about the RECAP model of care for families and patients with Hepatitis C.

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Fatality at Route 102 draws focus on safer crossings

Alysha Paul was killed by a truck while crossing Route 102. There are calls to change traffic conditions at this site. The CBC's Julia Wright spoke with Alysha's mother, Laurie Paul, about what happened the day her daughter died.

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The Gas Guru predicts a 2 cent drop in the price of gas, heating oil, diesel

CBC reporter Robert Jones says prices are on a roll, down.

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Riding of Saint Croix, candidates and issues

Kathy Bockus is a freelance journalist in St. Stephen and is following the campaign there. Candidates include incumbent John Ames, Greg Thompson, Jan Underhill, Donna Linton, and Joyce Wright.

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DFO research on Atlantic salmon DNA mixing with European 'poor science'

Susan Farquharson is executive director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association. Scientists looked at genetic research and concluded European salmon have been spawning in the region.

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Dr. Simon on Canada's trans fats ban

The product has been used for decades in processed and fast foods as a preservative and a flavour enhancer. But, it's also been linked to high cholesterol and heart disease.

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Explosion at metal recycling plant rattles city's west side, mayor

A resident called 911, but the company, AIM, did not. It said the explosion happened inside the enclosed shredder chamber which is designed to withstand such blasts, and there was no need for first responders. Mayor Don Darling expects changes to that operation.

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Memorial trees and the Vimy Oak Project

Jim Landry is a horticulturist and executive director of Landscape NB. He has planted almost 100 Vimy oak trees, and next week he'll be at the Vimy monument preparing more to be planted there.

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Saint John Energy wins innovation challenge for solar energy analytics

Ryan Mitchell is Saint John Energy's vice-president of engineering and operations. Janet Scott is with Enterprise Saint John.

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Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy has hopes for tidal projects despite OpenHydro liquidation

Tony Wright is general manager of Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy or FORCE. Five companies are developing tidal technology in the bay. The owners of Cape Sharp Tidal, with a turbine in the water, have begun liquidating assets.

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Off the Shelf: Deli Meat, a crime novel

Saint John native Tom Halford says it was a bottle of pickled beets that inspired his first book. It's what happens when a mystery gets sandwiched inside of a dark comedy.

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Sharing our waters: Master Mariners consider commercial shipping and whales

Captain Chris Hall is vice-president of the board of the Master Mariners of Canada. He's also vice-president of Operations and Harbour Master at Port Saint John. A symposium today will look at challenges for ships and whales in our busy waters.

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Vote Compass: resource economy, carbon tax and fracking

Reviewing the latest data from CBC's Vote Compass tool, JP Lewis is a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. He is also a member of the academic panel for Vote Compass.

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Weighing in on last night's leadership debate

J.P. Lewis is a political scientist at UNBSJ.

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Critiquing the performances in the election debate

Suzanne Doyle Yerxa is a longtime director with the KV Players.

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Empowering voters who've never cast a ballot before

Shelly McCready is Community Ministries Coordinator for Family & Community Services with the Salvation Army Maritime Division.

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73 years of the Queens County Fair

Hazen Underhill is president of the Queens County Fair. He brought his pony to the fair 60 years ago and has been involved ever since.

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Flyers are a nuisance, but we love them

Research shows that 80 per cent of people in Canada read a grocery flyer every week. Advertising and flyers are an important revenue stream for local papers. Kim Kierans is a journalism professor at Kings College in Halifax.

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Dr. Simon on medical billing numbers holding back recruitment

The billing cap means only a certain number of doctors can work in certain areas. Dr. Simon has been speaking with party members about abolishing the system.

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New Brunswick's first solar energy farm, right next to the dairy cows

To diversify his business, Frank Jopp can produce about 125 kilowatts, enough to power six or seven homes, and sells the energy back to NB Power. He also has hundreds of dairy cows.

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Gas Guru predicts a cut in gas, a rise in heating oils

Reporter Robert Jones predicts the price of gas will fall by 2 c/l, while heating oil and diesel will go up by 1 c/l.

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Port authoritites looking to shore up infrastructure, plans for storm resilience

Mark Gillan is the director of Emergency Solutions International. He's a former deputy chief of the Saint John Fire Department, and former director of the Saint John Emergency Measures Organization. The Association of Canadian Port Authorities conference is happening in Saint John this week.

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New financial plan necessary for Saint John arenas, increased user fees and rebates for residents possible

Tim O'Reilly is Saint John's deputy commissioner of parks and public spaces. The arenas are aging, need renovations or total replacement. People from other municipalities account for about one third of the rink usage.

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Take Liberty: Stewart Legere

Stewart Legere's debut album is called 'Quiet the Station.' Jeff Liberty reviews the album ahead of Legere's performance with Rufus Wainwright at the Imperial Theatre.

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The books shortlisted for Canada's richest prize for kids lit

CBC Producer, Chloe Shantz-Hilkes talks about all the titles shortlisted for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award.

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Policy 3-21 prevents a Sussex girl from attending school in her own town

Sonia Boulianne and her family recently moved to Sussex from Quebec. Her daughter, Hayden Thibeault, doesn't speak English and is now registered at Ecole Samuel de Champlain in Saint John.

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Non-native European salmon have been spawning in New Brunswick waters

DFO genetic research concluded European salmon have been spawning in the region and they have likely escaped from aquaculture pens. Neville Crabbe is a spokesperson for the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Vote Compass: economy, debt and spending top of mind

JP Lewis is a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. He is also an academic adviser for Vote Compass and he's analyzed the data from the online tool.

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Women for 50% reaches only 38% in this provincial election

Norma Dube is a former assistant deputy minister for women's equality, and spokesperson for Women For 50%. The NDP and the Green Party have secured the greatest number of women candidates.

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Atlantic Repetory Company will develop new artists

Stephen Tobias is artistic director of the Saint John Theatre Company, and executive director of ARC -- the Atlantic Repertory Company.

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Woodlot owners ask candidates how they will help proportional supply

Bill Richards is the chair of the board of the Southern New Brunswick Forest Products Marketing Board. Thirty per cent of the province's forestland is owned privately. In Southern New Brunswick alone there are 8000 private woodlot owners who want political support in the market.

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Gas Guru predicts up and downs tonight

The price of gas will likely go down by 1 c/l, while the price of heating oil and diesel will go up by 2 c/l.

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'Alone in Canada,' a guide for newcomers to adjust to new community, new identity

Li Song is managing director of PRUDE Incorporated. Cindy Kilpatrick is the group's language and community integration coordinator. The book offers 21 tips for making a healthy transition into a new life in a Canadian community.

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Boxing movie about 'the other guy' begins shooting in Saint John

Jeff Kelley is the director, writer and producer of the film, The Pugilist, a story about an underdog boxer with a chronic degenerative brain condition. Filming begins on September 15th.

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Dr. Simon on tonsillectomies

Once a very common procedure, Dr. Simon says it now takes more serious observation and consideration of recurring symptoms before surgery is an option.

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Clean, tasty water flowing in East Saint John

Brent McGovern is the commissioner of Saint John Water. Dean Price is project manager for the Safe Clean Drinking Water project. The project took two years, 22 km of upgrades to finish the $216.8-million Safe, Clean Drinking Water Project.

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Allergy awareness program piloted in some New Brunswick schools

The Sweet Caroline Foundation and the Anglophone School District South are piloting an allergy awareness program that includes tester EpiPens, and an assembly with video content. Jonathan Barry is chair of the Sweet Caroline Foundation. Zoe Watson is also on the foundation's board, and she's the superintendent of ASD-S.

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Chinch bugs, blight and ugly end-of-season greens

Jim Landry is a horticulturist and executive director of Landscape NB. He talks about some of the early signs of the end of the planting season.

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Gamers convene for 17th Impossible Realities Convention

Dana Betts is one of the co-executives of Impossible Realities, a convention for tabletop gamers, cosplayers, and LARPers or Live Action Role-Players.

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Grand Manan couple take on school hot lunch cafeteria program for the kids

Jordan Phillips and Tyler Greene will be opening the Coastal Cafeteria at Grand Manan Community School. The cafeteria has not been in service for a couple of years.

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KV's Jeff Wilson plays Electric Zoo Festival in NYC

Jeff Wilson is part of the duo Chuurch. He is in New York City this weekend at the ultimate electronic dance music festival.

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Loyalist House looking for fall staff, volunteer support

Eli McNeil is the manager of Loyalist House. If you're over 55, retired, and interested in being a tour guide, contact 652-3290.

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4 1/2 km swim across St. John River is family tradition

Jeeyahn Scott-Weabury, 11, and her uncle, Mark Leger, swam across the St. John River and back, as part of a family tradition. Family members have been doing the swim since the 1920s.

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A little ecosystem of microbes in each fog droplet

A new study, published by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York, examines the microbes in fog, and compares North American coastal fog and Namibian desert fog. Sarah Evans is co-lead author of the study.

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Stolen guitar, broken faith, band throws No Thieves Allowed party

As Area 506 was wrapping up, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth played a show at Pepper's Pub. Unfortunately, one of their guitars was stolen, taken outside and smashed. Video of the incident exists but the thief has not been identified. Jamie Comeau and Drake Adams are members of the band.

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Post-secondary schools vary in funding, international enrolment, salaries and student debt

Alex Usher is president of the consulting firm Higher Education Strategy Associates. The frim has just released a report on the state of post-secondary education in Canada.

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Stories of more than 100 WWI soldiers from Grand Manan

Roger Nason is an historian on Grand Manan. He's almost finished compiling the biographies of more than 100 Grand Mananers who served in the First World War.

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Recycling program could help producers reconsider packaging and waste, help recyclers

Duncan Bury is a waste management consultant and an expert in producer responsibility. The deputy mayor of McAdam said a Packaging and Printed Paper program might make it possible for the village to afford curbside pickup.

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Take Liberty: Richard Wood

Jeff Liberty worked during his vacation and ran into Richard Wood hustling his new CD in P.E.I. 'Unbroken' is Wood's eighth album.

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3 Catholic churches close in Saint John, congregations to merge within 28 parishes

Worshippers gathered at St. Peter's, Holy Trinity, and St. John the Baptist for the last time. Bishop Robert Harris joined some of them, to remember and celebrate the history of the churches in their neighbourhoods.

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Pirates ate hard tack, read books to survive grueling job

Joann Hamilton-Barry is the author of "There be Pirates! Swashbucklers and Rogues of the Atlantic."

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Saint John woman advised federal government on nation's first anti-poverty strategy

Brenda Murphy is with Saint John's Women's Empowerment Network. She was one of 17 people across the country to help finalize the new and first national poverty reduction strategy. National targets include 20 per cent reduction by 2020 and 50 per cent reduction by 2030.

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Order of Canada recipient, fiddler, composer Ned Landry dies

Frederick Lawrence "Ned" Landry was born in Saint John in 1921. He became a three-time Canadian Open Fiddle Champion,and was inducted into the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia halls of fame. He was 97.

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Class action lawsuit developments

John McKiggan is a partner in the Halifax firm McKiggan Hebert. He's acting on behalf of more than 100 people who say they were abused by former Saint John police officer Ken Estabrooks. McKiggan speaks with guest host Rachel Cave about the latest developments in the class action lawsuit.

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KV Police constable wins award

KV Regional Police constable Kelly McIntyre is about to receive an international award in Calgary. Guest host Rachel Cave speaks with her about her work.

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NB's election machine gears up

New Brunswick's Chief Electoral Officer Kim Poffenroth talks about some of the rules and details you need to know before heading to the polls on September 24th.

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Mushing home

When Justin Allen came back home to Saint John this year he travelled by dogsled. The 3500 km journey took Justin through snow and gravel over more than five months. Hemmings House has documented his journey and the 45-minute documentary will premiere this Saturday on CBC Television. Chet Wesley directed the film and Greg Hemmings is the producer they were in studio along with Justin Allen.

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Acre Architects win big.

Saint John Acre Architects just won the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. It's a first for New Brunswick. Monica Adair speaks with guest host Rachel Cave about the award and the opportunity to travel and study architecture around the world that come along with it.

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NB Votes: Poll Tracker

Eric Grenier is a senior writer with cbc.ca and the CBC's polls analyst. He speaks with host Rachel Cave about Poll Tracker, it goes live today at cbc.ca/nb. Poll tracker will be updated with the release of each new poll as New Brunswickers prepare to vote.

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Jim Landry on exotic plants

Adding more "exotic" plants to your yard can spice things up a little, but according to Jim Landry, there are good reasons to plant certain domestic ones as well. Jim is the executive director of Landscape NB.

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Cannabis and the developing brain

Dalhousie University's Dr Phil Tibbo is studying the effects of cannabis on the developing brain. As well its possible connection with psychosis. He's been using neuroimaging to help him do that. He spoke with CBC host Hance Colburne last week.

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Vote Compass

The election campaign is officially starting later this week and CBC New Brunswick is launching Vote Compass today. Host Rachel Cave speaks with Charles Breton, he's the research director of Vox Pop Labs. They discuss the new technology and how it will work to help voters better understand how their values align with the five main political parties.

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55+ Canada Games taking over venues in Saint John

More than 2300 Canadians aged 55 and over are coming to Saint John and Quispamsis next week to participate. Kevin Babin is games manager for the 2018 Canada 55+ Games.

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Trip through archtectural history

The New Brunswick Museum is offering a trip through the architectural history and expansion of Saint John along the railway beside the Kennebecassis River. The "Music of the Eye" Trolley Tour will give visitors a view of the days before and after the Prince of Wales' 1860 visit to Saint John and the Kennebecasis Valley. Megan Mainwaring is one of the people coordinating the tour.

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A deeper look at New Brunswick's forestry strategy review

The provincial Liberal government has announced details of its forest strategy review this week and there are many questions about conservation, crown land forests, and who was consulted. CBC's Connell Smith reports.

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Beatboxer from South America performs in Saint John

Pablo Killombo is a French musician who has performed the last 10 years in South and Central America. Greg Hemmings is a local film maker who saw him perform in Peru.

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Rural mayors roundtable talks of clean water, connectivity, tourism

There are huge demands on rural towns and villages, especially during high tourism season. Federal member of parliament for Fundy Royal, Alaina Lockhart, talked with 17 mayors of southern New Brunswick. Priorities include clean water, water treatment facilities, roadways and internet access.

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Respiratory therapists confused by refund solutions for glitchy exam

Maddy Howatt is a recent graduate of the respiratory therapist program at NBCC Saint John. Yardstick had problems with their computer system country-wide during recent exams.

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Kids challeneged to imagine 3D world with Sculpture Saint John

Sculpture for Children; Thinking in Three Dimensions is also a part of the symposium. Diana Alexander is the executive director of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium. Amy Ash is the learning curator.

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Sussex Corner village council in shambles

The mayor, deputy mayor and three of the four full-time staff members have left in recent months. CBC reporter Shane Magee has the story.

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Bonne fete Acadie! Celebrations in Saint John

Fête Nationale de L'Acadie means music, pets des soeurs and a party. Jonathan Poirier with ARCf is overseeing this year's celebration.

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New online training for cops about pot legislation

To help prepare police for the changes coming as of October 17, a new online training course for police officers on cannabis legislation was developed by the RCMP and the Canadian Police Knowledge Network. Sandy Sweet is the network's president.

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New Compass school to provide alternative high school education

The Compass Education Support Centre replaces Woodlawn, in the same building with some renovations and new staff. Zoe Watson is the superintendent for Anglophone School District South.

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Take Liberty: Olympic Symphonium

Olympic Symphonium's latest album is called 'Beauty in the Tension' and Jeff Liberty appreciates the smart, rootsy pop addition to the band's collection.

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Village of Alma endures boil water orders regularly when tourists arrive

Jeremy Wilbur is the owner and manager of Tipsy Tails, a restaurant in Alma. Thousands of tourists come every year for outdoor adventures at the neighbouring Fundy National Park.

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Third Shift adds artisitc dimension to your neighbourhood streets

Emily Saab is the executive director of Third Space Gallery, and Third Shift's coordinator. Third Shift events have been extended to begin on Wednesday and run through Friday midnight.

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Off the Shelf: An Address in Amsterdam

Mary Dingee Fillmore is the author of 'An Address in Amsterdam,' a book she was compelled to write after living in Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter. She is reading at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum on Leinster Street.

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Celebrating Indian Independence Day

Indian Independence Day takes place this Wednesday, and the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John is having a party. The newly re-formed group will be offering food, music, and cultural exchange at the free event. Amit Tamrakar is the president of the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John. Dahlia Das is a member of the board.

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Keeping things cool at the Zoo

Cherry Brook Zoo staff have to take some special precautions to make sure their residents are comfortable and happy when the temperatures soar. Martha McDevitt is executive director of the Cherry Brook Zoo.

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Woodworker holds free workshops for veterans

Rob Cosman is a New Brunswick based woodworker.

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Ambulance N.B. staffing shortages

Gregory McConaghy is president of CUPE Local 4848 which represents paramedics and dispatchers in New Brunswick.

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Auctioneer Tim Isaac Passes Away

Bernard Cormier recently retired as the city's cultural affairs officer and was a regular at Tim Isaac's auctions. Tim Isaac passed away yesterday after a three year battle with lymphoma.

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Some newcomers to Saint John are in for the long haul

A new program in Saint John is training newcomers to be truckers. Samantha Wentzell is manager of newcomer programming for the YMCA of Greater Saint John.

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Things are going swimmingly for Gaspereau in the St. Croix River

John Burrows is the Regional Director for the Atlantic Salmon Federation's New England Programs.

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Staycation:The Fall Flavours tour on P.E.I.

Celebrity chefs host special food and drink events across the province of P.E.I for the Fall Flavours tour. Ellen Tucker works in the tourist industry in Saint John.

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Fundy Fringe Festival comes to Saint John

The play Wicked Fountain of Youth was written by Veronica Steele and stars Charlotte Weeks.

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Camp Glenburn closes after another norovirus outbreak

Dr. Cristin Muecke is New Brunswick's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health. Shilo Boucher is the CEO of the Saint John YMCA, which runs Camp Glenburn.

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Drag storytime

Saint John drag kings and queens will be preaching love and tolerance at the city's first drag storytime. Alex Saunders is the Secretary for Saint John Pride

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The KV Players mark their 35th anniversary

Suzanne Doyle-Yerxa is the Artistic Director for the KV Players.

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Salmon farm fined for ignoring the pesticides control act

The CBC's Connell Smith looks into New Brunswick's salmon aquaculture industry and how they deal with the province when it comes to the use of powerful pesticides to control sea lice.

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Remembering the places that disappeared when CFB Gagetown was born

Connie Denby is the President of the Base Gagetown Community History Association and was just seven years old when her family moved for the expropriation of C-F-B Gagetown. The association marks the 65th anniversary of the expropriation this weekend.

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More people get sick at Camp Glenburn

That's Saint John's Andrea St Pierre speaking to the CBC's Joe Tunney about a potential case of norovirus at the YMCA's Camp Glenburn.

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Fogfest on Campobello Island

Kathleen Case is the co-founder and volunteer with Fogfest on Campobello Island. The festival goes until Sunday, August 5th, and most events are free.

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Getting ready for the upcoming provincial election

J P Lewis is a political scientist at UNBSJ.

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Searching for an entangled Right Whale in the Bay of Fundy

Jerry Conway is an adviser with the Canadian Whale Institute and a member of the Campobello Whale Rescue team.

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Designs for the new New Brunswick Museum

Shannon Merrifield is the chair of the New Brunswick Museum's Board of Directors and Bill Hicks is the museum's CEO.

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Representing Canada at the junior karate championship

Alexander Cumming is competing in the Karate Junior Pan American Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A more green approach to flood control

The City and ACAP Saint John are teaming up to take a more green approach to flood control on the east side. Graeme Stewart-Robertson is executive director of ACAP Saint John.

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N.B. remains one of authors favourite places to hike

Marianne and H. A. Eiselt are the authors of Hiking Trails of New Brunswick. The fourth edition of their book comes out on August 7th.

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Love for a pigeon

Devin Wiseman and Nicole Fisher are the owners of Skittles the pigeon.

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A St. Andrews veteran recognises an unsung civil war hero

Larry Burden is president of Company I of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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A mother's push to change car seat legislation

In March of 2013, Eran Pelletier was in a major car crash that killed her 17th month old son and four year old daughter, as well as her sister-in-law. Now she's trying to change the rules on requiring car seats to be rear-facing for longer.

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Girls softball team heads off to the Little League Championship

Molly Sheehan and Avery Alward are members of The Lancaster/ Saint John All Stars Major Girls Softball Team. Sheldon Alward is their coach.

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A trip to Cap Pele

Ellen Tucker works in the travel industry in Saint John.

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Three dogs die after coming in contact with the St. John river

Dr. Jim Goltz is New Brunswick's chief veterinarian.

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Campobello Island needs a ferry

John Ames is the province's tourism minister and the MLA for the riding of St Croix.

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Year-round ferry under consideration for Campobello Island

Brent MacPherson says the ferry's absence is a symptom of a bigger problem. He is the chair of the Campobello Year Round Ferry Development Committee, working with government to determinine the feasibility of a year-round link to the rest of New Brunswick.

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Youth find skills, support towards mental health at PEERSJ

Stephanie Tucker-Kilfoil is a social worker with Horizon Health Network and the coordinator for PEERSJ. Find them at 126 Duke, but soon to moving to the Teen Resource Centre.

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Whale watching guide in Bay of Fundy sees most active whales, sea life in 17 years

Danielle Dion is a naturalist and biologist with Quoddy Link Marine. She says she's logged 30 individual humpback whales in the last five days, and they've arrived weeks earlier in the season.

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St. Stephen council signs deal for multi-million dollar apartment complex

Xenia Housing Inc. is a local family company. Freelance journalist Kathy Bockus says the 48-unit development will be called Beacon Waterfront.

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Inuk classical singer Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay represents Canada in Alaska

The Inuit Circumpolar Council meets once every four years, uniting Inuit groups from several countries. Edmunds-Ramsay sang traditional Inuk songs as well as arias from her ECMA nominated album Pillorikput Inuit: Inuktitut for All Seasons.

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Campobello Island residents without ferry, have to go through U.S to get to rest of New Brunswick

The private ferry that connects the island to the rest of the province has been down since the beginning of the summer. Kenny Daye is co-owner of Family Fisheries on Campobello Island.

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Relaxed cross-border alcohol limits may be challenging for smaller craft breweries

Wendy Papadopolous is president of the New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association. She's also brew master and co-owner of Big Tide Brewing Company here in Saint John.

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Residents talk about Rothesay redesign

Matt Alexander is the deputy mayor of Rothesay. Ideas about affordable seniors housing in the core, connecting trails, and better river access are being discussed.

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Royal Astronomical Society invites stargazers to Planets on Parade

Planets on Parade will allow people to see many more planets than usually possible, and an eight-day moon. Curt Nason is the secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in New Brunswick. The event is July 20th, at the Irving Nature Park.

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Minas Basin turbine upgraded and towed from Saint John's Long Wharf

The massive turbine was in Saint John for one year getting upgrades to improve efficiencies. Alisdair McLean is the Cape Sharp Tidal director, and the Open Hydro country manager for Canada.

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Premiers meet in St. Andrews: Day 2 review, more beer and carbon tax talk

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said his government will join Saskatchewan and challenge Ottawa's carbon pricing plan in court. And cross-border alcohol limits were discussed. Nick Gamache is the senior producer of CBC Radio's The House.

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Ever heard "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on balloons?

Sean Rooney is a balloon artist with a cultural anthropology degree performing at Saint John's Buskers on the Bay Festival. He 'plays' the balloons and creates incredible balloon structures.

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Harpists unite on Grand Manan for intense retreat

Sharon Johnston hosts a retreat for harpists, more than a dozen this year, on Grand Manan. They have a concert at the Community Life Church on Grand Manan at Friday night, and on Saturday at 2 PM at Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island.

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Checking health of North Atlantic right whales using blowhole spit

Liz Burgess is the lead author of a study on hormone levels in the blowhole exhalations of North Atlantic right whales. She conducted the research with the Anderson Cabot Centre for Ocean Life.

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Premiers meet in St. Andrews: Day 1 review

CBC reporter and senior producer for CBC's 'The House' Nick Gamache is camped out in St. Andrews covering the meetings.

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A summons to jury selection is not an invitation

UNB law associate professor Nicole O'Byrne says there are consequences for not showing up to a jury selection date. And even though a previous trial for Dennis Oland was covered extensively by media, that is not a reason to be excused from jury duty in this next trial.

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Gas Guru predicts a small break tonight, likely more again next week

Robert Jones says you can expect a cut of about 2 cents per litre tonight.

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Daytrip tips for Hampton

Ellen Tucker works in the tourist industry in Saint John. She talks about the indoor and outdoor charms of the Hampton area.

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Take Liberty: John Mullane

Jeff Liberty spins John Mullane's new CD 'Singles.'

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Privately owned but open to public, St. Andrew's beach neglected, uninviting

Gillian Pedersen-Mjaanes in St. Andrew's has noticed Katy's Cove beach is not serviced or inviting. Mayor Doug Naish explains how the town cannot budget to maintain a beach owned by a hotel company.

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Ghost gear getting cleaned up, upcycled, saving fishermen's equipment and environment

Maria Recchia is part of the Fundy North Fishermen's Association. The gear clean-up has been going on for about a decade, and recently the ropes and traps are being turned into landscaping accessories and carpets.

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20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment included 55 Canadians, some at Battle of Gettysburg

New Brunswickers with 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment had a role in the Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War. Larry Burden is president of Company I 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The Civil War re-enactors will take part in the Charlotte County Archives open house this Saturday, July 21st.

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Madawaska Maliseet First Nation poised for big business, historic land claim settlement

With just 198 people on the reserve and near zero unemployment, it's one of the most prosperous First Nations in the country. Reporter Julia Wright has the story.

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Geothermal energy, small businesses are parts of growth plan in Sussex

Potash Corp suspended operations in 2016, and hundreds of direct and indirect jobs dried up. Reporter Connell Smith tells us how Sussex is turning things around with a big project and growing small businesses.

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Rothesay councillor and Wells resident responds to complaints of unneighbourly neglect

At the meeting this week, Rothesay council saw photos and letters from Megan Ostridge, who feels the Wells area is neglected by the town. Peter Lewis is a town councillor who lives in Wells.

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Respiratory therapists will retake exam, get compensation, after critical system failure during first test

A nationwide computer glitch meant graduates from across the country couldn't complete the exam. Isabelle Gonthier is president and COO of Yardstick, the company that administered the exam. Julie Brown is the chair of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care.

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Tall, 3-unit building, rough around edges, looking for adventurous, motivated developer

Saint John Vacant Property Match program may be first in the country. Phil Ouellette is deputy commissioner of the city's Growth and Community Development Services. Katelyn Davis is the development and research co-ordinator with that department.

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Despite travel bumps, national darts champion heading to worlds

Jeff Smith is from Hampton. He won the North American professional darts championship in Las Vegas this past weekend. The Worlds are being held in London, England, in December.

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On the other side of the highway, Rothesay community feels cut off from town

Megan Ostridge lives in the Wells community of Rothesay. She feels her community is being neglected clean-up services, road work and sufficient street lighting because it isn't the 'big pretty mansions' along the river.

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Double property tax on rental properties hurts landlords and tenants

Willy Scholten, head of the New Brunswick Apartment Owners Association, is proposing a change to help owners and tenants. Apartment owners are currently taxed municipally and then again by the provincial government for all non-owner-occupied residential buildings. New Brunswick is the only province in Canada that charges double property taxes.

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App helps with communication during custody battles

Rebecca Bromwich is the director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program at Carleton. She's also a per diem Crown Attorney in Ottawa.

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A new bylaw for taxis

Ian MacKinnon is the CEO of the Saint John Transit and Parking Commission.

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Respiratory Therapy exam glitch

Graduates of the Respiratory Therapist program tried to write exams to get their professional credentials on Monday but a computer glitch put the whole thing on hold. Maddy Howatt is a recent graduate from the Respiratory Therapist program in Saint John.

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The state of the right whale

Sean Brillant is a Senior Conservation Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

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N.B.'s pension managers get big bonuses for below average results

The CBC's Robert Jones looks into Vestcor, the firm in charge of investing New Brunswick government pension funds.

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ACLU watching ICE actions in 'grey' fishing zone between U.S. and Canada

The organization is concerned about the increase in activity by Immigration officials in Maine and off the coast. Emma Bond is a staff attorney with the ACLU based in Portland.

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New intimate partner violence laws not always working best for children

Rita Godin is a former crown prosecutor who worked on child protection files, now representing a father in court. She says the foundation of the law is good but 'it is being abused.'

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Saint John fieldhouse project awarded grant for stormwater management efforts

Bill MacMackin is president of the Greater Saint John Field House project. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Infrastructure Canada also awarded a grant to the Saint John City market for its efforts to become more energy efficient.

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Theodore Tugboat not tugging tourists anywhere, needs captain

Theodore Tugboat is in Saint John for the summer tourism season. Terri McCulloch is a spokesperson for Ambassatours, the company that operates Theodore and is looking for a captain.

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Yes, lumberjack competitions can be dangerous

Featuring double bucks and hot saws, Rod Cumberland is helping to organize the 24th Annual International Lumberjack Competition at the Ganong Nature Park in St. Stephen.

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U.S. Border Patrols questioning Canadian fishing vessels in grey zone

Canada's Department of Global Affairs is investigating amid reports at least 10 Canadian fishing boats have been stopped by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The boats were fishing in the area known as the 'Grey Zone,' disputed waters claimed by both countries.

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Chief entrepreneur in residence heads for the tree tops with new tourism business

TimberTop Adventures is a ropes course in the forests of the Stonehammer UNESCO geopark in west Saint John. David Alston, the chief entrepreneur in residence for New Brunswick, opens his business this week.

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Saint John mayor surprised by departure of city manager Jeff Trail

After about three years in the job, the Saint John city manager has decided to move on, and he plans to leave the job at the end of August. Now Mayor Don Darling and council will have to begin the search for a replacement.

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Take Liberty: Quote the Raven

Jeff Liberty looks at the new album from Newfoundland duo, Quote the Raven.

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Canadian beer standards are getting a make-over

Wendy Papadopolous is the brew master and co-owner of Big Tide Brewing Company in Saint John. She's also President of the New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association.

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Saint John mayor gives his second ever state of the city address

Saint John mayor Don Darling.

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Great Race Rally pitstop coming to Rothesay

Mary Jane Banks works for the town of Rothesay, and she's been on the road with The Great Race. It's been a bumpy ride for some cars through Mt. Washington on the way to New Brunswick.

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Long hours, paid by the mile, sleepless drivers; Truckers tell it all

Reporter Rachel Cave heard from truckers on the road about the reality of working conditions and compensation in the long haul industry.

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N.B. job creation promises often fall flat

The CBC's Robert Jones wonders why New Brunswick politicians frequently make job announcements connected to large scale projects that never materialize.

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Local birder wins a national award for his conservation work

Jim Wilson is this year's recipient of the Roland Mitchener Conservation Award from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. He was nominated by Jan Riddell, past president of the Saint John Naturalists Club.

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National shortage of truck drivers puts a squueze on the business

The CBC's Rachel Cave reports that finding people to take trucking jobs is getting harder all the time.

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Opioid addiction in small fishing communities

Dr Ira Mandel is an addictions specialist in the Rockland area of coastal Maine.

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