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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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SJTC names Clyde Wray first artist in residence

Clyde Wray has been named the first artist in residence at the Saint John Theatre Company. He'll be telling the stories of historical figures from the Black community in Saint John in the new year as past of that new gig. He joins host Julia Wright to talk about the importance of this new position with the theatre company.

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Promise of faster internet

Premier Blaine Higgs promised on the campaign trail to increase rural broadband speed in over 70,000 households over the next three years. The CBC's Connell Smith takes an in-depth look at what it's going to take to keep that promise.

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Restaurant owners making it work

Host Julia Wright speaks with Elizabeth Rowe, founder and partner of Italian By Night and Jakob Lutes who owns Port City Royal. We hear how local restauranteurs are managing these past few months and how they're preparing for the fall.

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The Conway

Meet Australian author, Harley Stanton, he's obsessed with a ship built in 1851 here in Saint John. The Conway survived mutiny, fires, and many deaths on board. She crossed the Atlantic 26 times and And changed the course of history.

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Future of Brunswick Square

Another tenant is moving out of Brunswick Square, we speak with Wayne Smith, owner of W. Smith & Co.. He tells us why he is making the move after almost 3 decades, then Mayor Don Darling speaks with host Julia Wright sharing his concerns on the state of Brunswick Square.

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Familiar SJ faces captured in new book

Photographer James Wilson's new book of portraits, Social Studies, is a cross-section of New Brunswick society. He tells why it was so important to him to capture everyday folks and those with more prominence.

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Weather and fall colors

Host Julia Wright finds out how weather conditions can influence those shades of red, orange and gold. Julia speaks with LoÏc D'Orangeville, professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at UNB to find out how things might look this fall and why.

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Coverdale Centre on the move

With a growing number of women in need, and the arrival of COVID, the Coverdale Centre for Women needed a larger space for its emergency shelter. Plans for that new space are in motion and host Julia Wright speaks the shelter's director and program facilitator about what this move holds for them.

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Virtual health care

Rachel Cave takes a look at healthcare treatment by phone, email, video-conferencing and text. Care that was not thought possible until Covid-19 hit and made it necessary.

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A privacy lawyer on new Covid-19 tracing app

David Fraser is a Halifax lawyer. He's already downloaded the new Covid-19 tracing app and urges other to do so. If you download it, it can tell you about possible exposures. But an app that tracks who you've been close to brings up privacy concerns and Julia Wright speaks with Fraser about those concerns.

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Miller Brittain works to be auctioned

Several unusual oil paintings by Saint John artist Miller Brittain have recently surfaced from a private collection and they're going to be auctioned off with a host of other fine art pieces next week. These are rare and exciting finds for someone like Liz Isaac. Julia Wright takes you along for a look at some of the works in the show with Liz Liz Isaac.

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Virtual open farm day

Open Farm Day is going virtual and online this year, and farmers are hoping that will mean a bigger audience for agricultural issues. The president of the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick Lisa Ashworth speaks with host Julia Wright about some of those issues.

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Singing My Way Home

Moon Joyce, Rachel Grant and members of Symphony New Brunswick performing "One Sweet Day," one of 11 songs written by inmates of the New Brunswick Women’s Correctional Centre being featured in a show Sunday at the Imperial Theatre.

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St. Martins sea caves off limits

The sea caves at St. Martins are blocked off with caution tape, because of rock falls inside and out. Host Julia Wright speaks with Allen Bard, director of parks and attractions for the province of New Brunswick about what happened and if there's a fix on the way.

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What's ahead for a PC majority government

Political scientists Katie Davey and JP Lewis speak with host Julia Wright about what's next in the province with a new PC majority government.

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New home for some museum artworks

The New Brunswick Museum is moving 74 works of art on display since 1996. Host Julia Wright gets a tour with fine art curator Peter Larocque.

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The Imperial Theatre gears up for Its first show since the pandemic

Angela Campbell is the executive director of the Imperal Theatre, they return to live performances tonight, with a show by Rose Cousins.

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Campus life during the pandemic

Patrick Hickey is the president of the students' representative council at UNB Saint John.

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West side water lawsuit postponed

Rod Gillis is co-counsel for west side residents suing the City of Saint John over alleged drinking water issues.

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Harassment on the campaign trail

Researcher, Gilbert McLaughlin polled over 100 political candidates in the New Brunswick election - about the insults hurled at them during the campaign.

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A love story at the Loch Lomond Villa

Fiancées Krista Fudge and David Boudreau share the story of their romance and engagement at a nursing home in east Saint John.

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Turning your life around with support from the United Way

Sam Roy benefitted from programs supported by the United Way of Saint John, Kings and Charlotte. Nancy Creamer-Ervin is this year's campaign chairperson.

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Why you should consider a flu shot this season

Dr. Mike Simon is a family doctor in Millidgeville

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The vetting process for election candidates

Brian Harquail is a former president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick and Joan Kingston is a longtime member of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, and former politician.

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A Saint John landmark is set to be torn down

Wayne Murphy is the pastor at the Lancaster Baptist Church.

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Nature Conservancy purchases acres of old growth Acadian forest

Paula Noel is the New Brunswick program director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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Will the province split votes along linguistic lines?

The CBC's Rachel Cave looks at the P.C. governments chances in francophone communities.

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The Belleisle Bay is under invasion by an aquatic plant called the eurasian water-milfoil

Kristin Elton is director of the New Brunswick Invasive Species Council.

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9-year-old wants to vote

Esme MConnell is a 9 year old from west Saint John. She is lobbying to get the minimum voting age lowered from 18 to 10. She speaks with host Julia Wright.

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Saint John Harbour riding profile

Some political analysts say you can't win a majority government without winning the riding of Saint John Harbour. Connell Smith has everything you need to know about the riding to watch in the province,

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Issues for rural voters

Politicians have been making their way around the province making campaign stops, and lots of promises. Host Julia Wright speaks with rural voters Denise Miller on the Kingston Peninsula and John Castell from St. Andrews.

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Saint John high preparing for return to school

Host Julia Wright gets a guided tour of Saint John High to see how they're welcoming students back during the pandemic. Lots of changes to water fountains, washrooms, classroom sizes and more. Join Julia and Principal Lori Wall for the tour.

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Local actor in Disney release

Mulan-actor Nelson Lee talks about growing up in Saint John and the future of the movie industry with host Julia Wright. Mulan was supposed to be released in March, the pandemic hit, and it got pushed back and back and back, no longer a big screen release the movie is coming Disney+ Friday.

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Field trip to Canada's largest marine mammal collection

Julia Wright explores Canada's largest marine mammal collection at the New Brunswick Museum on Douglas Avenue with Zoology department head Don MacAlpine. you'll hear about pickled whale eyeballs, three-foot vertebra and why they had to stop boiling whale carcasses on Douglas Avenue.

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Political analysts JP Lewis and Katie Davey

Host Julia Wright is joined by political analysts JP Lewis and Katie Davey for a look at the key issues that could sway voters over the next couple of weeks.

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Saint John Library unveils changes this month

Staff and construction crews have been bustling behind the scenes to expand the Saint John library's offerings and the space as a whole. Laura Corscadden is the director of the Saint John Free Public Library she speaks with Julia Wright about welcoming more people after months of reduced services.

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Getting out the vote during a global health crisis

There are concerns about particularly low voter turnout in this election Elections New Brunswick has some suggestions to address that. Kim Poffenroth is New Brunswick's Chief Electoral Officer, she speaks with host Julia Wright about getting out to vote early and safely.

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Bachelor of health degree at UNB

The V-P of UNB Saint John, Dr. Petra Hauf speaks with host Julia Wright about a new degree program and a building coming to the UNB campus. Students can start studying toward a Bachelor of Health degree this September.

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Policing sexual violence

Jennifer Richard is with Sexual Violence NB, they are partnering with the Kennebecassis Valley Police Force on a new project, which could transform the way in which sexual violence is investigated. The system is designed to keep policing agencies accountable and it's a first of its kind in New Brunswick.

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Parents ready for a different back to school experience

Supplies shopping, mask buying, getting kids adjusted after more than 6 months out of the classroom. Host Julia Wright speaks with parents Amy McLennan who has a son entering Grade 2 in Saint John and Charlotte Pierce, Rothesay mother of 5 kids who range from grade 6 to grade 12 about their prep and how they are feeling about back to school 2020.

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Saint John musician, Sonny Weyman, remembered

Alisoon Cran talks about her longtime friend Sonny Weyman and the musical legacy he’s leaving behind in Saint John. Weyman passed away on the weekend. He will be remembered for playing guitar, bass and various percussion instruments for local bands.

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Barriers to political participation

Shelley Rinehart is a professor of marketing at UNBSJ, Trevor Sanipass is a Mik'maw educator based in Halifax and Diana Alexander is the executive director of Sculpture Saint John, all three have run for office. They discuss barriers facing those who enter politics with host Julia Wright.

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More Sounds of The KV Players

Aaron Sousa tells us about performing virtually as the KV Players debuts its second virtual play of the summer.

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Searching for balance in politics

Roxanne Fairweather of Saint John is co-chair of New Brunswick's political action group Women for 50 percent. She speaks with host Julia Wright about the groups efforts in their search for balance in politics here in the province.

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Sunny summer perfect for blue-green algae to thrive

Cyanobacteria or blue green algae has been spotted near Mactaquac. Public Health has said it poses little risk to humans, but a study was launched to better understand the issue. Roxanne MacKinnon is executive director of ACAP Saint John she speaks with host Julia Wright.

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Bikers gather to support abused children

A group of motorcyclists is working to help children in the Saint John area feel safer. host Julia Wright speaks with a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse.

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SJ Police commission appoints two new female members

Vision and accountability in policing are more important than ever. Katelin Dean and Tamara Kelly are the two newest members of the Saint John Police Commission, which provides oversight for law enforcement in the city.

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Foraging with food columnist Matt Elliot

New Brunswick forests are an all-you-can-eat buffet right now if you know where to look. We go foraging with Eric Scouten and our food columnist Matt Elliott.

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Landscape columnist Jim Landry takes a walk in the park

Road salt, hurricanes, vandalism, a lot of threats to trees in uptown Saint John. Those old oaks and maples in King Square or the Loyalist Burial Grounds are a crucial piece of our urban environment. Our landscaping columnist Jim Landry explains why we should look up and take notice.

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Election campaign more digital this time around

Policy analyst Katie Davey explains the challenges facing physically distant campaigns, which must operate in digital spaces now more than ever with COVID-19 in play this election.

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Darling on Saint John's future

Saint John city council has tabled next year's budget draft and it's proposed millions in cuts. Mayor Don Darling discusses council's vision for the future with host Julia Wright.

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Museum walking tour

From the white crosses on uptown windowsills to the strange figures staring down from the entrance to Tuck Studio. We explore some some everyday mysteries in uptown Saint John on a new walking tour hosted by the New Brunswick Museum.

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NB heading into campaign

New Brunswickers are headed to the polls September 14. Making us the first province in Canada to call an election during the pandemic. We hear from the politicians and from associate professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick Saint John J. P. Lewis.

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Border closure tough on Calais

They miss us south of the border. And not just because Canadians are nice. Rachel Cave has the latest from small businesses in Calais and how the border closure is impacting them.

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Developer trying to save abandoned City Road building

An abandoned building on Saint John's City Road has clearly seen better days. It is slated for demolition, but a local developer says it's worth saving. Host Julia Wright speaks with developer John Cushnie.

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Researcher on Covid and seniors

Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard interviewed seniors about how the pandemic lock down affected their well being. She talks to host Julia Wright about what we should keep in mind, going forward.

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Return to school

Back to school is normally a return to routine, not this year. The Department of Education has released more details on the plan to return to class. We hear from Education Minister Dominic Cardy and then superintendent of the Anglophone School District South Zoe Watson.

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Studying right whales using drones and thermal imaging

A UNB Saint John researcher just got Canada's most competitive and prestigious doctoral award. Gina Lonati is a biologist studying the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale and she tell us her plans for that $150,000 award.

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Another Loyalist House mystery

Loyalist House summer staff are trying to identify the people pictured in some old glass negatives that were tucked away in a corner and forgotten about until this summer. Misty McKinney is the summer student manager at Loyalist House she speaks with Julia Wright about the find.

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Wrath of naan

Host Julia Wright is defeated by the wrath of naan, but she gives it a good shot and claims the female wrath of naan championship.

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Fundy Fencing Club not letting pandemic foil its plans.

A local fencing club is preparing to return to competition after the pandemic cancelled much of their tournament season.The Fundy Fencing Club is also looking for new members. Eli McNeil is an assistant coach with the club he speaks with host Julia Wright.

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Will NB avoid an early provincial election?

Just days ago it looked like a provincial election was inevitable. Now Premier Blaine Higgs has made the three opposition parties a dramatic and unprecedented offer to avoid one. Provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras has the details.

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City paving the way for the modern mini-home

The city has plans to create a new zoning designation - Rural Mixed Residential. This new zoning would make it easier to put up mini or mobile homes in rural areas of Saint John. Host Julia Wright speaks with Alex Weaver Crawford, chair of the city's PAC and city planner Ken Melanson about the possibilities the new zone would create.

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Calais suffering from NB border closure

Calais city manager Michael Ellis says it's not just businesses suffering from the border closure. He says people are really missing family members and normal activities they share with St. Stephen.

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Making his own triathlon in Saint John

Doug Gallant runs his triathlon in support of Bobby's Hospice on August 23rd.

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Drag night is back in Saint John after the pandemic brought it to a stop

Alex Saunders is an organizer of the Open Drag Night at the Cornerstone.

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Parents concerns about back to school bussing

Katie Russell Haines has two children that will be going to Hampton schools. Joey Johansen-Morris has four children attending Belleisle schools.

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Praying for relatives and friends in Lebanon

Noor Ogli describing her reaction to the deadly explosion in Beirut.

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Fishing industry concerns about government aid

Melanie Sonnenberg is with the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association.

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A new coastal trail in east Saint John

Ian Lingley single-handedly cleared William's Trail over the past 3 months. Stephen Mitchell owned the land and asked that the trail be named in honour of his father, former lighthouse keeper William Mitchell.

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Deportation of the Acadians

Nina Savoie-Colwell teaches a course on everyday Acadian culture for UNB.

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The success of pedestrian-only streets in uptown Saint John

David Hickey is a councillor for Ward 3 in Saint John, which includes the uptown.

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NB's history of plein air painting

Peter Larocque is the head of humanities and Curator of Cultural History and Art with the New Brunswick Museum.

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A look at how RCMP in NB evaluate their own investigations

The CBC’s Shane Magee has been looking through the documents.

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Sébastien Gogan wants others to learn from his experience

Sébastien Gogan is only 13, but he's already learned a huge life lesson and he wants others to learn from his experience. Host Julia write speaks with him and his mother Natalie Richard about Sébastien's pool diving accident.

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Scholarship in memory of Pat Darrah

For more than four decades Pat Darrah helped change the landscape of Saint John. He died in June, now his friends are hoping to honor his memory and his hard work with a scholarship at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

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Dangerous Lepreau intersection

Accidents keep happening at an intersection in Lepreau, the local fire department and NB Power want changes. Wayne Pollock is fire chief with Musquash Fire Rescue. He spoke with the CBC's Hadeel Ibrahim.

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Working with Black and textured hair not part of hairstylist's training

A hairstylist in Rothesay sees a huge gap in her industry, when it comes to working with Black and textured hair. Annie Parker wants the Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick to make it a mandatory part of hairstylist's training.

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Chief Medical Officer of Health on COVID-19 fatigue

Dr. Jennifer Russell speaks with host Julia Wright about how we are all doing 131 days into the state of emergency. She warns it is no time to let our guard down.

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Small museums struggling

You'd think summer staycations would be a boon to community museums, but many are struggling with a big drop in visitors, and trying to navigate the new normal. We check in with Quaco Museum in St. Martins and the Grand Manan Museum.

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Sexual assault reporting and how police could do better

Jennifer Richard is director of strategic development for tSexual Violence New Brunswick. They've been working on improving the situation for people who have experienced sexual vioelnce. Richard is also part of a working group that has come up with recommendations for police forces across the province.

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Managing chronic conditions during the pandemic

Kerrie Luck is an occupational therapist and post doctoral fellow in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at UNB Saint John and Shelley Doucet is an associate professor in that department.

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Flip Saint John takes a no prisoners approach to digital activism

Drew Sweet is with a recently-formed grassroots activist group, Flip Saint John, Wayne Long is the Saint John - Rothesay M-P and Don Darling is the Mayor of Saint John.

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Who is art for? Art critic wonders why contemporary art is so alienating

RM Vaughan releases a new book called -- Contemporary Art Hates You.

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Drivers can help keep turtles safe this summer

Kristyn Ferguson is Program Director at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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High school students bringing their own laptops to classes this fall

Dominic Cardy is the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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Saint John Police Officers to get body cameras

Jim Hennessy is the communications manager for the Saint John Police Force.

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Iconic St. Stephen take out for sale

For more than 75 years King Street Takeout has served up some of the best takeout in southern New Brunswick. Jeff and Lisa Richardson speak with Julia Wright about the long history of the St. Stephen Takeout and why they are selling it.

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The Sussex Drive-In is making the best of it

The CBC's Megan Macalpine takes us out to the Sussex Drive-In for the latest in our summer series 'Making the Best of it.'

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Looking back, how we used to sell NB as a destination

Felicity Osepchook at the New Brunswick Museum takes us back through museum archives to look at marketing campaigns. There are some pretty unique tourist brochures is the archives dating back tot he turn of the century.

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Market Slip is ready for boats

It's now easier to moor your boat in Saint John. Jim Quinn at Port Saint John speaks with host Julia Wright about the challenges Market Slip presented for boaters.

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Disability Action Plan

The province's 2020 disability action plan has been released. Randy Dickinson of the premier's council on disabilities talks with host Julia Wright about the plan's recommendations and shortfalls.

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Border communities struggle

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the U.S. and Canada continues to delay the opening of the border to non essential travel. Julia Wright speaks with some folks closer to the NB - US border about what that closure has meant for their communities.

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Anti-racism education needs to happen at work too

Shauna Cole is a biracial Saint Johner. She runs her own career and human resources consulting firm. She will emcee the Saint Jon Black Lives Matter Movement event this weekend.

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City's lack of Kings Square maintenance "discouraging, demoralizing, and depressing"

Seven years after an investment in the bandstand, John Irving, president of Commercial Properties, is upset it's been neglected. Mike Hugenholtz is commissioner of transportation and environment services with the city of Saint John.

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Low diversity in awards, nominees at ECMAs 2020

Just four of 27 music category awards went to women or bands including women. And the nonimees skewed heavily toward men as well. Kimberly Sinclair is an industry professional and former ECMA board member. Michelle Robertson is a current ECMA board member.

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Microplastics impeding growth in lobster larvae

Researchers at the Bigelow Labratory for Ocean Science in Maine have found microscopic bits of plastic are hurting respiration in the larvae, and could mean it doesn't survive to adulthood. Paty Matrai is a research scientist at the lab in East Boothbay, Maine.

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'Hey, you ok?' signs offer mental health outreach on Reversing Falls bridge

Brandi Downey is the co-chair of the Saint John Suicide Prevention Committee. If you or someone you know needs help, here are 24 hour emergency numbers. The 24-hr crisis line here in Saint John is 1-800-811-3664 or the Canada Suicide Prevention Service 1-833-456-4566.

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Independent grocer insists no mask, no service

Tim Cochrane of Cochrane's Country Market is imposing and enforcing a rule that no customer without a mask will be allowed in the store.

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Walking bus and bike train, ideas for getting to school without depending on the bus

Last week, the province's department of education asked parents to find ways to take some of the burden off the school bus system. Nick Cameron with Saint John Cycling has some creative ideas for how to do it.

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'Find Your Way' video shares message of Indigenous artists

Musique Nomade was invited by ArtsNB to help artists record professional to find a wider audience. Corrina Merasty is the outreach officer for the New Brunswick arts board and helped with the project. The artists include Connor Ward, Hubert Francis, Judie Acquin, Matt Comeau, Michel Tremblay, and Logan Perley.

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Parents preparing to homeschool with extras

Rebecca Halliday is part of a group of parents in Moncton looking at the idea of forming a homeschooling group for the coming school year. She's the former director of the Riverbend Community School, and she runs a mobile tutoring service.

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New Pride NB/Fierte NB plans for Pride week during pandemic

Michael Cummings is the president of Saint John Pride and a founding member of Pride NB.

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Hampton night market opens

Gill Cormier and Liz Malatestinic are co-founders of The Lupine Market, a new eco-friendly market starting up in Hampton. The first market gets underway tonight in the town square.

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Saint John Black Lives Matter Movement meets with premier

Matthew Martin is the founder and president of the Saint John Black Lives Matter Movement. At least three agenda items were discussed, including the idea of creating a permanent Black history heritage room or building.

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Learning curve for teachers, students and parents on Microsoft Teams

Gary Hall is the director of curriculum and instruction for the Anglophone South School district. Microsoft Teams will be the main, online teaching platform in schools across New Brunswick. Hall has been helping teachers learn how to use it even before the pandemic.

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Concerns about return-to-school plans A, B and C for students

Parents Jana Comeau and Heather Tait are worried about the governments plans for return-to-school in the fall. Heather Tait is the mother of two high school students. Jana Comeau has a daughter in high school, and a daughter in middle school. Education minister Dominic Cardy responds.

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Romero House serves 30,000 meals, bottles of water during COVID-19

In the past four months, the soup kitchen has seen demand up 25 per cent. Staff have had to reconfigure how they serve their clients. Evelyn McNulty is the executive director of Romero House Soup Kitchen.

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Saint John urges cities, province, federal government to make racial discrimination a crime

Saint John council passed a motion to call for acts of racism to be punishable by law. Mayor Don Darling brought the motion to council after a presentation by UNB bio ethics professor Timothy Christie.

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ACAP steward to coordinate land and sea protection for Word Wildlife Fund

After a decade with ACAP Saint John, Graeme Stewart-Robertson has a new job with the World Wildlife Fund, as the International Coordinator for People Protecting Landscapes and Seascapes.

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Enduring Powers of Attorney Act came into effect July 1

MLA and attorney general Andrea Anderson-Mason explains how this new act is meant to clarify the law regarding enduring powers of attorney and health care directives.

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Computer Generated Solutions finds back-to-office work solutions

Jeff Ewart is a senior operations specialist with CGS in Saint John.The company is slowly transitioning 120 staff back to the office.

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Creating temporary pedestrian streets in the uptown

David Hickey is a councillor for Ward 3 in Saint John

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Take Liberty: Corey Bonneive

Music columnist Jeff Liberty profiles Saint John musician Corey Bonneive and his project Doctor, Mother, Father.

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Saving a Saint John rink

Mark Hughes is one of the founders of a group that wants to help the city come up with a plan for its ice rinks.

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