NB: Information Morning (Saint John)

 
 

NB: Information Morning (Saint John)

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

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Saint John councillor urges city to go single-use plastic free

David Hickey is bringing a motion to council next week for city staff to draw up a plan to cut out single use plastics.

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St. George Summerfest grows to 3 Superhero-filled days

Chris MacKinnon is the office assistant for the town of St. George. Summerfest runs from July 19 to 21.

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Web series focusses on the Maritime racing scene

Matthew Trivett is an e-sports commentator and high performance racer from Quispamsis. You can see his racing web series on YouTube by searching Let's Go Grassroots.

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Saint John council members on the Sustaining Saint John report

Saint John mayor Don Darling and councillor David Merrithew.

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U.S. lobstermen oppose potential rules to help right whales

Fred Bever is a reporter with Maine Public Radio.

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A new plan to help turn around Saint John's finances

Jeff Carr is the minister of Environment and Local Government, his department was involved in preparing the report.

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Two Saint John treasure hunters

Sean Goguen and Scott Osborne are the Treasure Buddies who use their metal detectors to look for buried treasure.

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A rare species of ant discovered in N.B.

Aaron Fairweather is a doctoral candidate at the University of Guelph and a member of Biota NB's research team.

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New west-side water wells can't support the area's water demands

Blaine Harris is a west-side resident and business owner and heads up the west side business association.

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An investigation into the death of an inmate at a Saint John jail

Jeffrey Ryan from Pocologan was 37 years old when he died at the Saint John Regional Correctional Institute. CBC reporter, Connell Smith, is covering the story now that new details are coming to light about his death.

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City's water commissioner and mayor on the west side water saga

Saint John mayor, Don Darling and commissioner of Saint John Water, Brent McGovern on the water source switch for the city's west side.

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Murky waters; half of west side water users will tap in to east side water

Water levels in the new South Bay wellfield have fallen to a meter below sea level, risking salt water contamination. Some west side communities will be on the east side water grid to relief the pressure. The city of Saint John has fired the engineering company involved with the west side well project.

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First in Canada endo-scopic spinal surgery

Saint John spine neurosurgeon Dr. Naj Attabib performed the first endoscopic spinal surgery in Canada. The surgery will shorten recovery times and improve patient outcomes.

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Sexual Assault Response Team can help

It can be tricky for survivors to figure out where to go and who to talk to. The Saint John Sexual Assault Response Team is holding an information session to answer some of those questions. Ashley Saab is the team's coordinator.

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Footprint: Off Grid Ales, suds brewed by solar and wind power

Consumers are taking an interest in how products are made and their environmental impact. Off Grid Ales is a nano-brewery near Harvey Lake powered by wind and sun.

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Mayors of towns profess support of the Greater Saint John Area

The mayors of St. Martins, Rothesay, Grand Bay-Westfield and Quispamsis Mayor Gary Clark have drafted an open letter to Saint John's Mayor Don Darling, offering support in the city's talks with the provincial government about tax reform.

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"North Atlantic Right Whale: Past, Present and Future"

Library director and author Joann Hamilton-Barry was alarmed by the number of whale deaths recorded two summers ago. She wrote a timely book about the resilience of the whales and the threats against them in our Atlantic waters.

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Carol Ann's House for women, children opens in St. Stephen

After months of fundraising and a huge community effort Carol Ann's House has opened. It's named after journalist and long-time volunteer Carol Ann Nicholson who died last year. Kelly Kurtz Johnson is the program coordinator at Carol Ann House.

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Satire cartoonist Josh Buetel reacts to BNI cutting ties with de Adder

Josh Buetel spent the bulk of his career working for Brunswick News from the late '70s to early '90s. The cartoonist set to replace Michael de Adder in Brunswick News Inc. papers, Greg Perry, says he will not be drawing editorial cartoons for the chain.

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Saint John Famous: Domenico Schicholne

Barber Domenico Schicholne has cut the hair of three generations of Saint Johners, thousands of shaves and clips over his 40 years in business on Union Street.

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Riding into a new Shining Horizons facility

The horses and riders at the equine therapy program are settling in to a brand new, state of the art space in Red Head. The CBC's Jericho Knopp stopped by to get a tour from executive director Dave Ryan.

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Grand Bay-Westfield looks for input on new municipal plan

The current plan is 10 years old, and was written before significant flooding and changes in the demographics of the town. Grace Losier is the Mayor of Grand Bay-Westfield and Colin Simic is an environmental and community planner with Dillon Consulting Limited.

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Dam good news for fish in St. Croix river

The Milltown generating station in St. Stephen will be decommissioned and it will open up the waterway to dozens of species of fish. Matt Abbott is the Fundy Baykeeper with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.

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Provincial archives looks at history of political cartoons in New Brunswick

An exhibit at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick brings together the cartoons of two New Brunswick editorialists, Josh Beutel and Bill Hogan. Fred Farrell is the director of the Provincial Archives.

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Nelson Hansen : Get yourself on a bike this summer

Quispamsis bike fan Nelson Hansen will join us throughout the summer to talk about cycling. Today, he has some advice for the novice on getting the right bike for you.

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New president, CEO of NBCC

From 2011 to 2016, Mary Butler was NBCC's first vice-president of college and community development. She was also the college's vp of academic and research.

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Outflow men's shelter at capacity and overflow, even in summer

Tony Dickinson is the director of shelter housing for Outflow. There are 25 beds, but last night Outflow housed 26 men.

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Guitar kid shreds competition to earn scholarship at Berklee summer rock camp

Evan Shelton is 15 years old. He's a paper boy and he is going to Berklee summer rock camp led by veteran rocker Marty Walsh.

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140 year old Milltown generating station to be decommissioned

The Milltown dam is the oldest one operating in Canada. Decommissioning the dam will reestablish the river and about 16 kilometres of additional spawning habitat for the fish that cannot currently pass the dam. Phil Landry is the executive director of generation and engineering for NB Power.

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Recent appointed judges seem to have close ties to Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc

Records show most candidates winning judicial appointments in New Brunswick over the last year have had a personal connection to senior New Brunswick Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc. CBC reporter Bob Jones has the story.

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Take Liberty: Saint John String Quarter goes pop

Jeff Liberty says the Saint John String Quartet's latest album could be their best effort yet. It's called Canadian Hits: Unplugged, and includes covers of Corey Hart, the Arkells and Neil Young.

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West side water class action lawsuit requires residents to opt out

The suit is related to the impact of the changes from soft surface water to harder well water. Cheryl Steadman is one of the citizens organizing the west side water class action suit.

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KV Players hopes for full houses with new A/C

Suzanne Doyle-Yerxa is the artistic director for the KV Players. The KVHS theatre will be outfitted with air conditioning, after a successful fundraising effort. This summer Newsies and Jesus Christ Superstar will be staged.

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Family connects in vintage Boler trailer with 42 inches of space to spare

John Hillier and his family bought a vintage 1970 from it's original and only previous owner. It's been lovingly restored to a happy little camper.

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Federal MP says ferry is top priority for Campobello residents, should be for province

MP for New Brunswick Southwest, Karen Ludwig, has talked with the new mayor of Campobello, Brett Newman, and the provincial government about securing a reliable and consistent ferry service to the island.

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Super morbidly obese, walking it off one pound, one tree at a time

Dan Culberson had reached 500 pounds at 40 years old. He's lost 100 pounds in a few months walking almost daily around Irving Nature Park. CBC's Julia Wright walked with him on his journey.

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Mayor of Campobello waiting to hear from province, federal government on ferry service

Brett Newman, mayor of Campobello Island, says islanders are 'making the best of what they've got to work with." The privately-owned seasonal ferry is expected to return at the end of the week.

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Uprooted roadways, sidewalks near lengthy construction project a hazard to senior residents

Terry Albright fell as she crossed the street at an intersection just outside her seniors' complex that has been disrupted by construction for several years. It's a site close to the new Irving headquarters. Councillor David Hickey wants to fix the paving as soon as the city can get to it.

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Canada Women's ball hockey team wins world championship in Slovakia

Jessie McCann and Danielle Ring, best friends from Saint John and long time hockey players, are members of the Canadian women's ball hockey team.

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Campobello Island residents, businesses struggling without seasonal or year-round ferry

Jack Flynn is the new chair of the Year Round Ferry Development Committee. He is concerned that there is no interest on the part of politicians to subsidize a ferry service. The private ferry service did not run at all last summer, and hasn't yet started this summer.

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A celebration of St. John River Day

Beth Quigley is with Kingston Peninsula Heritage.

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The progress of the Saint John Fieldhouse

Bill MacMackin is president of the Saint John Field House project and the founder of the East Coast Games.

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Improving cybersecurity for newcomers

Moazzam Jafri is a cybersecurity expert. Lina Gharbiya works at the Saint John Newcomers Centre. The workshops run every Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm at Connexionworks, 3rd floor of the office tower at 1 Germain.

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Things aren't looking great for some of Canada's bird species

Andrew Holland is the national media relations director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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A new map of all of the Atlantic Salmon rivers in North America

Neville Crabbe is the director of communications for the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Get colourful at Holi Festival

Dahlia Das is the cultural director of the Indo-Canadian Society of Saint John. Holi celebrates the coming of spring, but as weather permits in Saint John, the festival will be this weekend, the first of the summer.

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Immigration leads growth in New Brunswick, Charlotte County accommodates

New Brunswick's population grew more than it has in nearly 30 years, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada. Almost all of that is down to international immigration. Laurie Parris is the executive director of the Multicultural Association of Charlotte County.

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Saint John Alpines starting season strong, 9-and-2, with lots of 'arms'

It may be the pitching that has helped the Alpines keep their opponents to one run or less in eight of their 11 games. Terre Hunter is with the Saint John Alpines.

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The Great Trees of New Brunswick, 2nd ed.

Seventy of the most remarkable trees from across the province are featured in a new book by David Palmer and Tracy Glynn.

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Dr. Simon on nursing shortage

Recently, the chair of the Horizon Health Board sent out a video message warning about a nursing crisis in the New Brunswick healthcare system.

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St. Stephen father, son attend Raptors celebration, end up very close to shooting

Andrew Atkinson is a basketball coach and Raptors fan. He took his 14 year old son with him to Toronto for the parade, and coincidentally ended up feet away from the shooting.

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Masonry at 200 ft, way up the Trinity church tower

CBC's Mike Heenan and Julia Wright met up with Trinity church warden Derek Oland, put on our safety gear, and began the long climb upwards to see the work replacing decades old mortar on the tower.

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Take Liberty: Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

The P.E.I. boys lead by 'crazy legs' Gordie MacKeeman have a new album called Dreamland.

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Quispamsis councillor wants town to consider amalgamation with Rothesay

Councillor Sean Luck wants to see a plebescite on regional cooperation in the next municipal election. Instead, the council decided Tuesday night to potentially conduct a survey of residents to determine their views on amalgamation.

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Hockey New Brunswick fears drop outs, diminished level of skill for young players with new rink fees

The city of Saint John has voted to charge a $200 rink user fee per non-resident starting this fall. That fee will likely increase next year too. Chris Green is with Hockey New Brunswick as the representative for District 4.

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Saint John Famous: Frenchie Leblanc

Frenchie Leblanc is a busker in uptown Saint John, playing classic country and early rock songs in front of the liquor store, the city market and other other places uptown.

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Walk to support newcomers on World Refugee Day

Mohamed Bagha is the executive director of the Saint John Newcomers Centre. World Refugee Day is June 20. The march happens in King Square at 11:30 a.m.

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Eyesore vacant motel in East Saint John in legal battle delaying demolition

The Fundy Line Motel is in councillor Donna Reardon's ward on Rothesay Avenue. The structure is on the list of buildings to be demolished, but there are several legal issues causing delays.

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The Conservation Council on taxing N.B.'s big carbon emitters

Lois Corbett is the Executive Director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.

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Local chef puts a modern twist on rhubarb

Matthew Elliott, of Saint John-based food company Ethel and Mary's.

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Tibetan monk or complete fraud?

The CBC's Connell Smith has the story of Lobsang Rampa, author of a bestselling book on his Tibetan experiences who somehow ended up in Saint John.

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Cooke Aquaculture renovates the former synagogue

The Shaarei Zedek synagogue was slated for demolition but now it houses Cooke Aquaculture's offices. Joel Richardson is the vice president of public relations for Cooke Aquaculture.

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Province's $22.8M deal for Saint John under scrutiny of New Brunswick's auditor general

New Brunswick's Auditor General Kim MacPherson says procedural rules were broken in the deal made with the former Gallant government and the city of Saint John. Mayor Don Darling responds to those findings.

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New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced

Fred Horgan is with the selection committee for the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductees include Sue Ellis-Loparco, Tom Young and the Flood brothers. The induction dinner will be held on November 2 at the Lily Lake pavillion.

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Community spirited Horsfield Street landlord sells properties to Uptown developer.

Debbie Murphy-Eden and her husband, Dominic, were landlords on Horsfield Street for more than three decades. He was known as the mayor of Horsfield. Now, numbers 17, 19, 21, and 23 Horsfield have been sold to Historica Developments.

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200 students perform Francophone musician's song in annual Sam Chante

Rodney Doucet is the cultural affairs director of ARCf de Saint-Jean. Sam Chante students will perform with Danny Boudreau June 14.

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Substance abuse, digital health, anxiety among top issues facing kids and youth

Dr. Sarah Gander is a pediatrician in Saint John. Doctors at the Canadian Pediatrics Society recognize an epidemic of anxiety and stress among youth and kids.

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13 deer per square kilometre of property in Saint Andrews

Brad Henderson is the deputy mayor of Saint Andrews. The town has four times the average number of deer for the town's size. The nuisance issues include property damage and a high percentage of lyme-carrying ticks found on deer.

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More than "TV dinners and Mr. Noodles;" kitchen brigade instructs students in food literacy

The Kitchen Brigade is a pilot project teaching kitchen skills started in Quebecnow in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Rowe is co-owner of Urban Deli and Italian-by-Night. She's been leading the project at Harbour View High School. Culinary tech teacher Jacinta Gallagher and students Jacky Wallace and Nathaniel Robinson-Dyck are involved.

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Grey zone fishing regulation leaves Canadian and U.S. fishermen in tense waters

Lobster fishermen in Maine will now be able to work at night in the waters around Machias Seal Island. That might thaw tensions between fishermen on both sides of the border who set their traps in the grey zone. Melanie Sonnenberg is with the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association.

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park expanding customer experience

The park, which is just across the New Brunswick-Maine border on Campobello island, opened for its 55th season in late May. Michelle Landry is the new superintendent.

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Bloomfield community students split between Hampton and Norton catchment

Historical school zones and recent catchment changes are compicating which elementary students go where. John MacDonald is the director of finance and administration for the Anglophone School District South.

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Simonds High student makes a video tribute to a D-day soldier

Grade 11 Simonds High School student, Lewie Kernighan with the help from retired teacher, Stephen Wilson researched the story of Private Arthur Strang, the North Shore regiment soldier who lost his life on D-Day.

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The city's review of agencies, boards and commissions

Saint John Mayor Don Darling.

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Concern over school catchment areas in Bloomfield

Richard Brown lives in Bloomfield and is wondering why the school district is sending some kids from his community to schools in Hampton and others to schools in Norton and Sussex.

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Pleas for help for a family struggling to pay their power bill

Donna Linton is the co-ordinator of the Volunteer Centre of Charlotte County.

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The FoG Cup ball hockey tournament raises money for Foundation Glycosylation

Dr. Duncan Webster's daughter, Maria, has a rare condition called Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation. Terence Sullivan is a longtime friend, who helped him start the FoG Cup ball hockey tournament.

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New city restrictions on taxi industry cars

Gerry Lowe owns a cab in Saint John, and he's been involved in the taxi industry for decades. He's also the Liberal MLA for the riding of Saint John Harbour.

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The Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists come to town

Stephen Hill is president of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.

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Council enters into a financial agreement to keep the Sea Dogs in the city

Trevor Georgie is the President and general manager of the Saint John Sea Dogs.

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Mind the bats, researchers looking for white-nose syndrome

Researchers are looking for colonies to help them with their study of white nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease. Don McAlpine is curator of zoology for the New Brunswick Museum.

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Cherry Brook Zoo losing financial support since dismissed allegations of animal cruelty

Both investigations by the SPCA and Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums found no mistreatment by staff at the Cherry Brook Zoo. Martha McDevitt is the executive director. Megan Gorey is a zookeeper there.

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Contaminated silt has to be removed from Market Slip

Pleasure boats need more clearance at the sea bottom at Market Slip. But if it's dredged, the contaminated silt now has to be completely removed from the water, not just redistributed in the harbour. Graeme Stewart-Robertson is the executive director of ACAP Saint John.

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Saint John considers charging non-resident user fees at city rinks

Chris Green is a coach and Hockey New Brunswick representative for Region 4 in Saint John.

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Questions about the recent measles outbreak

The CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon has been following this story and has an update.

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Local musicians compose original songs for Songs Of The City

John and Lisa McLaggan are Tomato/Tomato.

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Dealing with immunosuppression at KVHS

Jan Gootjes's speaks about her daughter Marissa Gootjes who battled brain cancer, went through chemotherapy and is now at home during the measels outbreak.

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Climate change preventative measures in Charlotte County

Donald Killorn is the executive director of Eastern Charlotte Waterways.

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Jessica Rhaye's new album covers Bob Dylan tunes

Jessica Rhaye and the Ramshackle Parade have a new album - Just Like A Woman: The Songs of Bob Dylan. Jessica Rhaye, Bill Preeper and Sandy McKay are three of the people behind the new record.

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Complications with dredging Market Slip

Saint John councillor-at-large, Gary Sullivan.

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A Saint Johners take on Brexit

Tristan Stewart-Robertson is from Saint Johnn and works as a reporter for the Clydebank Post in Clydebank, Scotland.

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An icon of the Saint John skyline gets some work

Major cracking has been discovered in the steeple of Trinity Church and now a push is underway to save it. Derek Oland is the warden of Trinity Church in uptown Saint John.

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Upgrading the Fundy Footpath

Marc Leger is trailmaster for the Fundy Footpath.

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Warmer waters are effecting the North Atlantic Right Whale

Nick Record is a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine.

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Blocks of stone with ornate carvings found along Saint John trail

Some of the stones from the Saint John Customs House ended up along the Sheldon Point walking trail and others ended up at The New Brunswick Musum. Keith Dow's father-in-law was involved in the demolition of the Saint John Customs House and Gary Hughes is the museum curator.

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An update on the measles outbreak in the Saint John area

Jennifer Russell is New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health.

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Eastern College to offer 3D animation courses to abandon Atlantica College students

Stuart Bentley is president of Eastern College. His school has agreed to step in to continue a 3D animation course for students at Atlantica College, which closed suddenly last week.

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Non-profit seniors housing project coming to Hampton

Stephen MacMackin is chair of Demille Place Inc., the non-profit 21-unit seniors apartment complex being built in Hampton. The property has been donated by St Paul's Anglican Church.

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Train whistles too long, too loud on Douglas Avenue crossings, say residents

Michelle Petite lives in a condo at the western end of Douglas Avenue. She and her neighbours are trying to convince city council to help silence the train horns at night.

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A Saint John filmmaker makes his homage to 90s direct to VHS movies

Matt Parks is the director and creator of the short film The Minister.

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Lily Morrow's letter to her favourite author

The Saint John Free Public Library's "Dear Author" event helps grade nine students celebrate influencial books. Lily Morrow is a grade nine student at St. Malachy's High School.

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Nabiha Rahimi's letter to her favourite author

The Saint John Free Public Library's "Dear Author" event helps grade nine students celebrate influencial books. Nabiha Rahimi is a grade nine student at St Malachy's High School.

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A day in the life of the emergency room

E.R. nurses from across the country are meeting in Saint John this weekend. Kalina Repin is a registered nurse who's been living in Toronto and Allan Lai is a registered nurse who works in Vancouver.

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Atlantica College closes its doors unexpectedly

Amber McGuire-Oursien studied animation at Atlantica College and has now been left in educational limbo.

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Valerie Bi's letter to her favourite author

The Saint John Free Public Library's "Dear Author" event helps grade nine students celebrate influencial books. Valerie Bi is a grade nine student at Saint John High School.

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Teighen Nordholt's letter to his favourite author

The Saint John Free Public Library's "Dear Author" event helps grade nine students celebrate influencial books. Teighen Nordholt is a grade 9 student at St Malachy's High School.

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The petite powerlifter

Kara Au is a powerlifter from Saint John, who'll compete in the 47 kilogram weight class at this weekend's New Brunswick - Nova Scotia Powerlifting provincial championships in Moncton.

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A pop-up choir helps the Sophia Recovery Centre

Christopher Lane is the choir director for Hear Our Voice, a fundraiser for the Sophia Recovery Centre and Jo-Anne Renton is the centre's executive director.

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Saving the life of a sticky squirrel

St. Andrews high school student, Jaydon Pettipas discovered the squirrel and Dr. Melanie Eagan is the founder and veterinarian at the St. George Veterinary Clinic who saved the squirrel.

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Dissecting the latest report on homelessness in Saint John

Michael MacKenzie is the Community Development Coordinator with the Human Development Council.

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Finding a new home for the Area 506 Festival

Terry Wagner is one of the organizers of the Area 506 Festival that will now take place at the former Canadian Coast Guard site on New Brunswick Day weekend.

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Science fair judges impressed by tech, health related projects

Lilli Lin, occupational therapist, and Pamela Wallace, physiotherapist, volunteered to judge science projects in health sciences from Grade 7 to 12 students at the Canada Wide science fair.

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Biobank to collect research samples of heart, blood from New Brunswick surgeries

Dr. Jean-François Légaré is the head of cardiac surgery at the New Brunswick Heart Centre, and a medical researcher. He wants to build a biobank to store tissue and blood retrieved during surgeries.

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Missing the date; fiscal calendar year errors falsely increase ANBL profits, bonuses

CBC News has learned $400,000 had to be paid out in profit sharing bonuses to NB Liquor employees, including senior executives, because of a missed end-of-fiscal date. Reporter Robert Jones has the story.

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Take Liberty: Mike Biggar

Mike Biggar's latest CD is a live pick-up. Jeff Liberty reviews Biggar's covers and original tunes on this album called "Live at The BMO Theatre."

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Invasive Chinese mystery snail studied in New Brunswick ecosystems

The Chinese mystery snail can be found near boat landings in Albert county area, and recently in the St. John river. The Don McAlpine is curator of Zoology for the New Brunswick Museum. Sarah Kingsbury is a grad student at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

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YSJ Your Saint John airport looking to grow passenger travel to half million by 2025

Derrick Stanford is the CEO and president of the Saint John airport. There was a record passenger tally last year, but even that only represented half of the potential market.

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Senior telephone Check-in program cut

Bev Pleadwell and Brenda Sterling are former volunteers with The Red Cross Community Check-in program. The program was cancelled March 31st, but they're continuing to call their clients anyway.

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Saint John vocational 40th reunion celebrations missing photo of class of '79

Arliss Wilson was the valedictorian of the class of '79, and he's on the organizing committee for the reunion. The original composite was lost in a fire years ago at the photographer's studio.

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Unstoppable Tracy says success is 'limb-itless'

Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt is a teacher, an author, aspiring paralympian, sailor, mountain climber, and motivational speaker with an MBA. She also happens to be a four-way amputee. She is speaking at a fundraiser for the Shining Horizons Theraputic Riding Association.

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Deer Island students recover, recycle fishing rope

Teacher Brent Anderson challenged his students to make something useful out of old fishing rope. Keaton Lord is in grade 8. The rope doormats will be auctioned off at the school next week to raise money for the Fundy North Fishermen's Association's efforts to control ghost gear.

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1 case of measles confirmed at Kennebecasis Valley High School

This person was at the emergency room at the same time as the first confirmed patient with measles. Zoe Watson is the superintendent with Anglophone School District South.

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Night market coming to Uptown Saint John

Vendors will line South Market Street and the city market solarium, weekly, Thursday nights, starting May 30. It will also be licensed. Ian Fogan is the deputy commissioner of administrative services for the city of Saint John.

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New area code,10-digit phone numbers standard in New Brunswick November 2020

The new area code 428 will geographically overlap the current 506. Edward Antecol, general manager of the Canadian Numbering Administrator, says people will have to make changes to some contacts and alarm services.

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Hot meals and a handshake, Salvation Army support during flood weeks

The Salvation Army was on the ground helping with necessities like food and water for the workers and flood victims. Louise Armstrong is emergency disaster services co-ordinator for the Salvation Army in New Brunswick.

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University of Guelph students visit Campobello Island as practical management project

For a second year, business students from the University of Guelph are working with residents to create a sustainable future for the island. Ayla Thompson is one of those students. Ruben Burgha teaches in the department of management at the University of Guelph.

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Climate action plan by city includes big and small changes

From reducing idling, introducing electric vehilces, and eliminating water bottles to infrastructure and development considerations, the city of Saint John has targets to meet by 2025. Don Darling is the mayor of Saint John.

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What an Elsipogtog Frist Nation Aboriginal title claim might look like

Ken Coates, formerly of UNB Saint John, is the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's senior fellow in Aboriginal and Northern Canadian issues. In 2016, Elsipogtog filed a claim for the land, which encompasses almost one third of the province.

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Parents as Partners helps students learn, parents get involved with cirriculum, development

A new program in the south end of Saint John brings parents into the classroom regulalry, to teach them how to help their kids succeed. Janet Flood teaches kindergarten at St. John the Baptist/King Edward School. Christine Roy is the principal.

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Unexpected expenses of a progressive disease, pillows to wheelchair accessible vans

Dave Love was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis. He's had to re-frame his doorways in his home, install ramps, renovate the bathroom and now needs a wheelchair accessible van, all costs that most healthy people don't begin to consider saving.

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A new book sheds more light on Camp B in Ripples

Andrew Theobald is the author of Dangerous--Enemy--Sympathizers: Canadian Internment Camp B, 1940-1945. He grew up in the Kennebecasis Valley and now lives in Toronto.

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Grade 1 Immersion stays - for now

New Brunswick's education minister says the current French immersion system is not working. Education Minister Dominic Cardy explains what he plans to do about it.

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Dennis Oland murder trial closing arguments

The judge in the Dennis Oland murder trial heard closing arguments yesterday as both the crown and the defense summed up their case. CBC reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon was there.

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Donation keeps Community Connector going

A pilot project that helped people in the north end navigate government and community programs was about to end but is now, still in place, thanks to a generous donation. Barry Galloway is the executive director of the One Change.

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Saint John actor shares his experience with students at the annual drama festival

Shawn Wright is from Saint John, but is now based in Toronto and is working as an adjudicator at the New Brunswick Drama Festival this week.

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Improving psychiatric care at the Restigouche Hospital Centre

New Brunswick's ombud, Charles Murray responds to the new report on how to improve safety and care at the province's psychiatric hospital.

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Byelection voter turnout challenges

Donna Reardon is a councillor for Ward 3 in Saint John. Voters in the ward elected David Hickey to fill the other Ward 3 seat, which had been vacated by Gerry Lowe.

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Remembering the founder of L'Arche, Jean Vanier

The community leader with L'Arche in Saint John, Zoel Breau worked with founder, Jean Vanier who died yesterday at the age of 90.

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The Sussex mine will now provide road salt for the province

MLA for Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins, Bruce Northrup on the 16 new jobs coming to Sussex.

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David Hickey emerges as the new addition to Saint John council

David Hickey is the new councillor for Ward 3 in Saint John.

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Building in flood prone areas

A property in Grand Bay-Westfield is in the middle of a hot debate. Grace Losier is the mayor of Grand Bay-Westfield and Stella Taillefer is building a home on the Grand Bay-Westfield waterfront.

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May is Asian Heritage Month

This year's celebration will include entertainment, food and the new addition of the Eastern Light Festival at Lily Lake. Somaditya Das is chair of the Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick - Saint John Chapter and Li Song is executive director of PRUDE Incorporated.

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Ramadan through the eyes of teenage girls

It's called a Halaqa - it means circle - symbol for equality, no one in the group is superior. In this case it's a group of 16 Muslim girls on what Ramadan means to them.

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Sea Belles harmonies for 50 years

The Sea Belles have forged plenty of friendships over the past 50 years. The group is the longest standing ladies barbershop chorus in the Atlantic Region. Ann Connolly has been with the group for 10 years.

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Open range day at the Mispec firing range

Dave Greene is the treasurer for Fundy Shooting Sports.

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Ward 3 byelection: David Hickey

Hickey is one of seven candidates for this municipal byelection. Voting is May 6.

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City looking ahead to prep, planning for next flood

Homeowners and official response was far better in this year's flood than last spring, but there are still lessons to be learned. Don Darling is the mayor of Saint John.

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Uncovering the magic of New Brunswick's covered bridges

Clarence Ball from Saint John has spent three years biking, hiking, and driving to every covered bridge that remains in New Brunswick. He's shared them on his Facebook group, Covered Bridges New Brunswick.

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Mental, emotional costs of flood experience

Julia Woodhall-Melnik is an associate professor in social sciences at UNB Saint John. She has just finished a round of focus groups with people who were affected by last year's floods, as this year's flooding was approaching.

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Ward 3 byelection: Brad Mitchell

Mitchell is one of seven candidates in this byelection. Voting is Monday, May 6.

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Community champion Juanita Black retires from local paper Around the Block

Juanita Black recently retired as coordinator of Around the Block, which she was started in 2008. It's a biweekly newspaper that features good news from Saint John's five priority neighbourhoods. Black has lived in Crescent Valley for 40 years.

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Syrian refugee integration study finds language skills, employment hurdles in settling

From UNB's Urban and Community Studies institute, Mikael Hellstrom conducted a two-year study, with a focus on Syrian refugee settlement and integration experiences in New Brunswick. One huge hurdle for immigrants is getting meaningful work.

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Cindy McCormick's legacy inspires new scholarships for students

CBC's Rachel Cave talks with Jennifer Gordon and Sheri Sutherland, friends of Cindy and members of the Dr. Cindy McCormick Scholarship Foundation. Two students at Nakawic High School will be awarded scholarships valued at $2500 apiece this June.

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Ward 3 byelection: Adam Salesse

Salesse is one of seven candidates for this municiapl byelection. Voting is May 6.

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'Flood Fairies' organize volunteers to help neighbours during floods

This was the second year of flood volunteering for Geneviève Roberge. She and her friend, Robin Gardner Losier, helped out at homes along the river. One homeowner called them "flood fairies."

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Ward 3 byelection: candidate Katelin Dean

The byelection is scheduled for May 6.

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Rural Lynx, Charlotte county pilot bus service to end due to low ridership

Stan Choptiany is president of the board of the Southwest New Brunswick Transit Authority, the group behind the Rural Lynx transit service in Charlotte County. The last day for that service is May 31.

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Ward 3 byelection: candidate Andrew Costin

Voting day in this byelection is May 6.

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UNB writer in residence Phil Hall wraps up his visit

Canadian poet Phil Hall is wrapping up his residency at UNB this month. He's been publishing poetry since 1973.

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Ward 3 byelection: candidate Frank James

The ward was left unrepresented at Saint John city council after former counicllor Gerry Lowe was elected to provincial politics in the fall. Frank James is one of seven candidates.

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Heart and Stroke support and advancements

Doctors from across Canada, survivors of stroke and their families, are meeting in Saint John at the annual New Brunswick Stroke Conference. Dr. Dylan Blaquiere is a stroke neurologist. David Hickey is with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick.

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Getting voting equipment to Campobello Island by boat

Elections NB has chartered a boat to ferry over all the ballots, tabulators and officials to Campobello Island for the mayoral byelection on May 6. Otherwise, the crew would have to drive through the U.S, passing two border crossings, risking inspection of sealed ballots and computers.

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How to safely disconnect and reconnect power after a flood

Saint John Energy has deployed crews to check in on customers whose homes may be at risk of flooding. Ryan Mitchell is the utility's vice president of engineering and operations.

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Girls, women in conflict with the law, new supports and services needed

Judy Murphy is the executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saint John. Kassandra Churcher is with the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

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Last blue bin recycling depot in South End is being removed

The land where the Mecklenberg Recycling Depot blue bins currently sit has been sold, and Fundy Region Solid Waste has to move them. Brenda MacCallum is the public relations and program development officer.

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Dominion Park resident moving belongings upstairs to keep dry, not ready to leave the house

Suzanne Pelletier is hoping her sump pump suffices in keeping the flood waters and sewage backup under control in a zone of the city where EMO has issued a voluntary evacuation notice.

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High school student starts Misfit Theatre company to stage challenging stories

Grade 12 student Zak Boulanger has begun a new theatre company, Misfit Theatre, to produce strong, challenging theatre . The idea was born of an entreprenuerial project with the Idea Centre. Auditions for the first play are tonight and tomorrow night at Connexionworks.

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Long lost aunt surprised to find her own Somali family among newcomers

Ruqia Wehliye was asked to provide intrepreter services to a family coming from a refugee camp near Kampala. By total chance, the family was her nephew, his wife and their eight children whom she hadn't seen in a decade.

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Take Liberty: Don Brownrigg

Jeff Liberty, who was just awarded the ECMA Stompin' Tom Award, talks about the vast talents of Newfoundlander Don Brownrigg and his latest album, 'Fireworks.'

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

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

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

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

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Saint John city sounds turned into art

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

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Quality Block Party spotlights independent musicians

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

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