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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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Off the Shelf: The Very Marrow of our Bones

Christine Higdon took up writing late in life. She's received critical acclaim for her mystery novel which she didn't intend to be a mystery. She will read from The Very Marrow of Our Bones at the Parkland Saint John seniors housing in the Marco Polo Room at 2 pm on October 28th.

Download Off the Shelf: The Very Marrow of our Bones
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CBC News for kids, by kids

Ainsley Good, from Quispamsis, is one of four young students across Canada participating as news editors for the new site CBC Kids News.

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Saint John Food Basket entering 35 years of emergency food delivery

The food bank is working towards being more than just a place to get a few meals to get through the month. New coordinator John Buchanan is hoping to help lead that change.

Download Saint John Food Basket entering 35 years of emergency food delivery
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Getting ice time for all who want it

The Fundy Region Ice Strategy lays out options to help deal with funding issues with long term goals of improving accessability and ice time. Nick Cameron is the recreation facilitator with the Fundy Regional Services Commission.

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Erin Costelo to launch 'Sweet Marie' in Saint John

Musician Erin Costelo talks about her upcoming release and change in songwriting and production since her last album.

Download Erin Costelo to launch 'Sweet Marie' in Saint John
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Microplastics in Saint John River watershed to be studied

Josh Kurek is an assistant professor of geography and environment at Mount Allison University.He's part of a team receiving more than $180,000 from Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada to map the presence of microplastics in the Saint John River watershed.

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Dr. Simon on anxiety

Dr. Simon talks about the range and levels of anxiety that are commonly treated in his family practice.

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World U-17 hockey championships sees 4 Sea Dogs on teams Canada

Aaron Kennedy outlines the roster and the excitement for such a huge tournament coming to Saint John.

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$2.3M Irving pollution fine may go to environmental agency where CEO is Jim Irving

Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow, or CAST, is a New Brunswick registered company, chaired by Irving, with Glenn Cooke of Cooke Aquaculture and Saint John businessman Brian Moore listed as fellow directors. The executive director is a JDI manager. CBC reporter Connell Smith has been following this story.

Download $2.3M Irving pollution fine may go to environmental agency where CEO is Jim Irving
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The progress of The Coastal Link Trail project

Lara Cooper is on the board of directors for the Coastal Link Trail. The trail would connect Saint John and the Trans Canada Trail with the U.S. East Coast Greenway in Calais, Maine.

Download The progress of The Coastal Link Trail project
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The Bells of Peace help mark the 100th anniversary of WWI

Wayne Spires is the chaplain for St Croix Branch #9 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Policing cannabis

Chief Wayne Gallant, of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force on what you should know before Wednesday's legalization.

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Documenting the story of the Tragically Hip

Michael Barclay is the author of the Never-Ending Present, a Tragically Hip biography.

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The guest conductor leading Symphony NB into their new season

Melanie Leonard is the guest conductor for Symphony New Brunswick.

Download The guest conductor leading Symphony NB into their new season
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Maintaining the Fundy Footpath

Mark Leger is trail master for the Fundy Footpath.

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Refinery workers injured, seen outside of ER after explosion

Dr. Mike Simon regularly deals with employees from a number of companies at the refinery site. Within an hour of the explosion, he got a call to see workers who had suffered minor injuries. CBC's Rachel Cave has more.

Download Refinery workers injured, seen outside of ER after explosion
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100 years ago, New Brunswick's first provincial health minister shut down the province

Jane Jenkins, associate professor at St. Thomas University and director of science and technology studies. She has studied the career of Dr. William F. Roberts, the first health minister for the province, shut down schools, theatres and churches to curb the spread of the Spanish flu.

Download 100 years ago, New Brunswick's first provincial health minister shut down the province
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Take Liberty: Kellie Loder

Newfoundlander Kellie Loder's newest album is called 'Benefit of the Doubt.'

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Debris Free Fundy starts with recycling fishing rope

Jackie Walker is the outreach coordinator at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre. The pilot project will collect fishing rope and send it to a processor in Pennfield.

Download Debris Free Fundy starts with recycling fishing rope
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Gas Guru predicts a slight hike in prices tonight

The Irving Oil refinery explosion will not have any direct impact on prices yet, but CBC's Robert Jones does predict that the price of gas will go up slighlty, and heating oil and diesel will go up by 2 c/l.

Download Gas Guru predicts a slight hike in prices tonight
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Refinery worker saw 'panic mode,' but 'serious backbone' in emergency services at Irving Oil explosion

Terry MacEachern, a Nova Scotia native who has been a boilermaker for 16 years and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Lodge 146 in Alberta, said he was surprised to hear they were called back so soon.

Download Refinery worker saw 'panic mode,' but 'serious backbone' in emergency services at Irving Oil explosion
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More than 60% of landfill material at Crane Mountain is plastic: Waves of Change

Everything we get rid of, whether it's a coffee cup, plastic bag, or straw, ends up at Crane Mountain. Brenda MacCallum is with the Fundy Regional Service Commission.

Download More than 60% of landfill material at Crane Mountain is plastic: Waves of Change
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Dr. Simon on the modern day house call

These days some doctors are seeing advantages in seeing some patients in their own homes.

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Mayor says communications could be improved between industry, city and residents

Don Darling is the mayor of Saint John. The explosion that shook the area and was seen from across the city happened at 10:16 a.m. on Monday, and the first official information about the incident came about one hour later.

Download Mayor says communications could be improved between industry, city and residents
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Emotional, psychological stress common after industrial city incidents

Gordon Dalzell is a clean-air activist who lives near the Irving Oil Refinery. He thinks timely communications could have mitigated some 'psycho-social' impacts on residents.

Download Emotional, psychological stress common after industrial city incidents
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Director of EMO says 'God was on our side'

Kevin Clifford is fire chief and EMO director for Saint John. He talks about how communications could be improved and how lucky the employees and first responders were in such a high-risk incident.

Download Director of EMO says 'God was on our side'
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4 people injured in refinery explosion on Thanksgiving Monday

Almost 3,000 people were working on the site at the time because the refinery is undergoing a huge maintenance project that carried into the holiday weekend. CBC's Rachel Cave chronicles the day.

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Ballot recount confirms Liberal Gerry Lowe wins Saint John Harbour riding

It took two days of going through all the paper ballots by hand in a Saint John courtroom. The recount upheld the totals from the Elections New Brunswick tabulation machine. Liberal candidate Gerry Lowe and PC's lawyer Kelly Vanbuskirk both spoke with reporters.

Download Ballot recount confirms Liberal Gerry Lowe wins Saint John Harbour riding
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New Brunswick Innovation Foundation has new CEO

Jeff White, formerly of Radian6, is the new CEO of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Its strategic investments have helped launch more than 100 companies and funded nearly 500 applied research projects in New Brunswick since 2003.

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5 needle drop boxes set in Saint John area

The boxes are placed in convenient, high-use areas. Organizers hope they'll discourage people from dropping their used needles on the sidewalk. Barry Galloway is the executive director of the One Change, one of the community partners.

Download 5 needle drop boxes set in Saint John area
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Robotexter Pam now asks residents to call for Brian Gallant's resignation

Heidi McKillop is 'Pam' who robocalled New Brunswick voters during the election. CBC's Rachel Cave looks at the machine behind the latest texts, an online petition calling on Gallant to resign.

Download Robotexter Pam now asks residents to call for Brian Gallant's resignation
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This is your brain on weed, research on teen congnitive development and pot use

New research from the University of Montreal looks at how cannabis affects a teen's developing cognitive function. Kamran Afzali is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Montreal and a co-author of the study.

Download This is your brain on weed, research on teen congnitive development and pot use
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Concessions in USMCA are a win-lose for Canadian consumers

Ian Lee is an associate professor at Carleton University at the Sprott School of Business. Lee predicts some changes in the long term to supply management of dairy in Canada.

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Boil water order not because of bad water, just procedural red tape

The order was declared in August, prime tourist season. The water is now clear, but the village is losing its public works operator to Sussex Corner. The department of health still requires reviews of the system, the operations manual and remidiation plans. Kirstin Shortt is the mayor of Alma.

Download Boil water order not because of bad water, just procedural red tape
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Pilot social program mentoring fathers and tots brings Anglican, Roman Catholic missions together

A six-week program in Saint John to help fathers connect with their pre-school children is a small first step in what the two churches hope will become an international effort to start practical programs around the world. David Hamid is the Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe.

Download Pilot social program mentoring fathers and tots brings Anglican, Roman Catholic missions together
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Saint John horticulturist planting Vimy oak trees, cycling through Belgium, France

Jim Landry is a horticulturist and the executive director of Landscape NB. He is biking through Belgium and France for the 100th anniversary of the First World War. There will be a plaque with his name on it at the site of a newly planted Vimy oak memorial tree in Centennial Park.

Download Saint John horticulturist planting Vimy oak trees, cycling through Belgium, France
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91 King St. development project under development

The property had been vacant for years until Roo Chang and Siobhán Riley of Integrity Real Estate Investments purchased it and two others for $2.7 million. The architect firm originally involved with the project has pulled out, and there are no anchor tenants interested in the property to date. Reporter Julia Wright has the story.

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Residents have concerns about air, noise, water, land pollution from scrap metal operation

The company claimed the operation would have little impact on neighbours in documents filed for its environmental impact assessment. Raven Blue lives in the central peninsula and is active in the group Liveable Saint John. He spoke to the CBC's Connell Smith.

Download Residents have concerns about air, noise, water, land pollution from scrap metal operation
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Off the Shelf: Pipe Dreams: The Fight For Canada's Energy Future

CBC reporter travelled the proposed pipe line route to see and hear if Canadians could even agree an climate policies and how to address energy consumption in the future, as the Energy East Pipe Line was still on the table.

Download Off the Shelf: Pipe Dreams: The Fight For Canada's Energy Future
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'Canadianity' reigns for Taggart and Torrens podcast, live show

Former Our Lady Peace drummer Jeremy Taggart and actor and former Street Cents host Jonathan Torrens have turned a kinship of conversation into a successful podcast, a book, a soon to be album and a live tour. They are bringing it to Saint John.

Download 'Canadianity' reigns for Taggart and Torrens podcast, live show
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New firearms legislation proposes changes to transfers, transportation and eligibility

Bill C-71, new firearms legislation, now heads to the Senate for review. In the last election, the party vowed to reverse a decade's worth of Conservative changes to gun rules. Karen Ludwig is the member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest.

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An ounce of prevention can save hundreds from bogus loans, scams, fraud prevalent

After our story about a family out their last $600 because of a fraudulent loan company, Rick Hancox contacted us. He is CEO of the Financial and Consumers Services Commission of New Brunswick.

Download An ounce of prevention can save hundreds from bogus loans, scams, fraud prevalent
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'After the Fall,' musician changes sound and name

Musician Adyn Townes fell into the Atlantic ocean at Cape Spear, injuring his shoulder. He took time off music to heal and to reflect on his sound.

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Plows moving snow and tracking data this winter

Jeff Hussey is deputy commissioner of Transportation and Environment Services for the city of Saint John. The city will partner with software company T4G to collect data on the roads while snowplowing. The data will help optimize snow clearing operations.

Download Plows moving snow and tracking data this winter
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Doors wide Open in St. Stephen

Sarah Conley is one of the organizers of Doors Open St. Stephen. The Mill Town generating station, the oldest basketball court in Canada and the local aiport are among the venues open to the public this weekend.

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Green Party leader David Coon courted by two who wish to be premier

David Coon's Green party earned three seats this election. Both Blaine Higgs and Brian Gallant are looking for the party's support.

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Gas Guru predicts the dip is over

Robert Jones predicts the price of gas, heating oil and diesel will all go up tonight at the price change by 1 c/l, and likely go up again next week too.

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New Brunswick election; 'The premier stays the premier, unitl ... '

Nicole O'Byrne is an associate professor of law at UNB who follows constitutional law. The results of the provincial election put the Liberals at 21 seats in the legislature, the Progressive Conservatives with 22 seats, and both the Green Party and the People's Alliance with 3 seats each.

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Art washed away by highest tides in the world wins Discover Saint John international award

Victoria Clarke is the executive director of Discover Saint John. She accepted the Marketing Initiative of the Year Award from the Seatrade Cruise Awards. The seawall mural was painted by the artist known as Hula.

Download Art washed away by highest tides in the world wins Discover Saint John international award
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Dr. Simon on opiods

The Canadian Medical Association is calling for an "open and courageous" debate about whether opioids should continue to be considered illegal. Dr. Simon dives into that controversy.

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How we go forward with a minority government

JP Lewis is a political science professor at UNB Saint John.

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A disappointing night for the N.B. New Democratic Party

NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie spoke with the CBC's Connell Smith. Sue Shedd was the NDP candidate for Kings Centre and Kim Blue was the candidate for Portland Simonds.

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Liberals win Saint John Harbour by a tiny margin

Gerry Lowe is the newly elected Liberal MLA in Saint John Harbour.

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What you need to know as you head to the polls to vote today

Kim Poffenroth is New Brunswick's chief electoral officer.

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The details on this year's Fog Lit Festival

Andrea Kikuchi is on the board of directors for the Fog Lit Festival. The festival runs from Wednesday Sept 26 through Sunday Sept 30.

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Protecting the Saint Andrews waterfront from storm surge damage

Doug Naish is mayor of Saint Andrews.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Download New financial plan necessary for Saint John arenas, increased user fees and rebates for residents possible
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Woodworker holds free workshops for veterans

Rob Cosman is a New Brunswick based woodworker.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The KV Players mark their 35th anniversary

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

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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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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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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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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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Love for a pigeon

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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