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

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

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

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

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Saint John Riptide marching into end of season

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

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Vertical aquaponic organic farm changes crop plans to grow medical cannabis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Horizon Health involved with Atlantic Canada's first artificial pancreas

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

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QMJHL is 50, Saint John Sea Dogs involved for 14

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

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A walk in the cold to bring awareness about homelessness

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

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For the Birds: the murderous shrike

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

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

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

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

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

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Shared business space in Waterloo village expanding services

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

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Tourism tours heading to hidden gems like Midland caves

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

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Sex workers and support services build safe community in Saint John

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

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Rogue icy winters, slippery sidewalks challenging for uptown small businesses

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

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

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

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Fish often mislabeled through supply chain to customer

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

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Gas Guru predicts an increase in price of all fuels

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

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Dr. Simon on virotherapy

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

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

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

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Safe space for Indigenous university students, Mawoluhkhotipon

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

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New Theatre Six Presents company staging first play

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

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Province wants your input on dementia strategy

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

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Take Liberty: The Gregories

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

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Tidying up sparks joy for libraries, thrift stores

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

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

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

Download Off the Shelf: Some kind of 'romance' books for Valentine's Day
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'Good bowl'; Try cricket for moms and daughters

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

Download 'Good bowl'; Try cricket for moms and daughters
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'Brave New Waves' Saint John host Brent Bambury looks back on 35 years

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

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Cooke Aquaculture buys shrimp producer Seajoy

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

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

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

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Move-Over legislation should include tow trucks

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

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

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

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Circular economy should influence packaging and contests

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

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

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

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

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

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Welsford revives rink for Winterfest

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

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Dr. Simon on rising costs of diabetes treatments

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

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For the Birds: Birds of prey surviving the winter

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

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

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

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Deer management plan working in Kennebecasis Valley

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

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

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

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Missing PC Points

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

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NB Underwater

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

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Update on the re-trial of Dennis Oland

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

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Training parents to strengthen families, empowering children

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

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

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

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Leading the city to leaner and greener times

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

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Steven Page joins Symphony NB at Imperial Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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Anime illustration instruction from Carlos Nieto III

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

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Dr. Simon on lung capacity tests for smokers

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

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Rothesay council green lights new build arena

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

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Gas Guru predicts savings tonight at the price change

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

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

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

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Council hears how Click 2 Gov breach impacted Saint John

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

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Campobello hears business plan for possible year-round ferry

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

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Take Liberty: Debbie Adshade

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

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

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

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

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

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Mother's adoption story informed how she raised adopted daughter

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

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

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

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Tips for smoother, safer winter driving in challenging conditions

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

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Coffee and a muffin to Catapult underemployed into workforce

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

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Saint John EMO warns that warnings matter

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

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Hotel mattress donation to support women escaping homelessness

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

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

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

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Gas Guru predicts gas prices up by two cents

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

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Jules Michaud on provincial road closures

For a look at how the province makes decisions and gets their message about road closures during storm conditions, Jules Michaud, Executive Director of Operations for Transportation and Infrastructure speaks with host Rachel Cave.

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Dennis Oland's retrial test Saint John Police Force's handling of investigation

Oland's team seems to be bringing new problems to light that did not come out in the earlier trial. Reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon is following the second trial daily.

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Off the Shelf: 'The Garden Crew'

Retired teacher Carolyn Harris was inspired by her grandson's drawings of vegetables and fruits with super powers and created 'The Garden Crew.' Harris has written three books and a team of stuffies for the kindergarten set.

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Saint John Energy wants to harness wind power at Spruce Lake

The utility has collected five years of wind data from the site, and now is issuing a call for proposals for a wind energy project at Spruce Lake Industrial Park. Ray Robinson is president and CEO of Saint John Energy.

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Record Harbour Lights donation year, $223,000 supporting 15 food banks

Lt. Lance Gillard heads up the Salvation Army in Sussex, running a Thrift Store and Food Bank, along with other programs. It is one of 15 food banks from Sussex to St. Stephen supported by the Harbour Lights campaign.

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Unsustainable debt, chaotic education changes, inefficient programs under auditor general's lens

Kim MacPherson is New Brunswick's auditor general.The annual report was released yesterday.

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Rothesay councillor equally frustrated by rink plan delay, 'the albatross of Rothesay'

Peter Lewis was one of three councillors who walked out of a council meeting earlier this week where a resident requested an update open meeting about the rink plans. Council has been talking about what to do with the rink for 15 years.

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Take Liberty: Randy Vail

A farmer from the Belleisle, Randy Vail collaborates with his son on the album 'Holding on to Memories.' Jeff Liberty reviews it for us.

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Resident wants to open discussions about Rothesay rink plans

Three town councillors left the Rothesay council chambers, rather than vote on a motion that would have led to a public meeting on Rothesay's plans for its ageing arena. It all came about after Rothesay resident Brendan Kilfoil presented to council, asking for a meeting to update citizens on the latest plan.

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Hampton High School going green with 64 solar panels

Solar panels have been installed on buildings around the province, including Hampton High School and there are more to come. Endre Raduly manages renewable energy projects for DTI.

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Gas Guru predicts a 1-cent hike tonight

More significantly, Robert Jones predicts the price of heating oil and diesel will go up by 3 or 4 cents per litre.

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Spark Joy: Jane McCulloch takes on step 1 of the #konMari tidying process

Moving to Saint John, Jane McCulloch downsized to a condo, and then moved to a bigger house where she was reunited with all her old stuff. Does it all spark joy, like tidying expert Marie Kondo says it should? Jane considers where to begin.

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Consultants warn changes to property tax for businesses will impact big and small

A letter sent to local businesses by Turner Drake & Partners claims even small business owners would be impacted. Saint John Harbour MLA Gerry Lowe speaks to the CBC's Connell Smith. Mayor Don Darling responds to the letter and explains the property tax exemption

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Doctor says social spending increase can improve health outcomes, save on health care spending

Dr. Daniel Dutton is an assistant professor at the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie Medicine NB, specializing in social spending to improve health care.

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Norm Eastman's art for men's adventure magazines selling for thousands

Norm Eastman was from St. Stephen. Jane Eastman, his widow, talks about his artistic inspiration and the business of creating pulp art.

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DIY shop wants to grow to instruct more people, work on bigger projects

Brent Harris is the founder of the Saint John Tool Library. The organization hopes to train more women in construction skills, start a plastic recycling company and take on larger construction projects.

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Giller prize-winning author Sean Michaels coming to Sussex AX

Michaels wrote the novel 'Us Conductors.' The book tells a fictionalized version of the story of the inventor the theremin. Michaels will read from it and demonstrate the instrument.

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Refinery explosion investigations continue, WorkSafe NB involved

It's been three months since part of the Irving Oil refinery erupted into flame. CBC News has learned it may take that much longer for the workers compensation investigation to produce a final report. Eric Brideau is the assistant director of investigations for WorkSafe NB.

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High school Poetry In Voice reaches out to middle school students

Harbour View High School is the only school in the Saint John Area taking part in the national Poetry In Voice competition. CBC CO-OP student Aaron Sousa spoke with English teacher Karen Vickers and students Sophia Wilcott and Jacob Moore.

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Bee Me Kidz still hoping to secure funds for 2 regular Saturday programs

Missy Bewick is the executive director of Bee Me Kidz, which teaches social and emotional skills to kids and parents. There was concern its remaining two Saturday sessions could be gone by Christmas, but fundraising efforts have picked up.

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New Brunswick Youth Orchestra premieres 'Wolastoq Fantasia' by Sam Arnold

Tony Delgado is the conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, which is made up of young musicians ranging in age from 12 to 22. The composition will be played for the first time at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John.

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Saint John Transit increasing hours on certain routes

Ian MacKinnon is the President and CEO of the Saint John Transit and Parking Commission. For the first time in years, starting next month the service will add additional trips to select routes.

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Dr. Simon on cyberbullying impacts on brain development

Researchers are finding evidence it can actually change the way a child's brain develops. Mike Simon is a family doctor in Saint John.

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Mom forced to falsify records to get help for disabled son

Provincial support to Colette Theriault for her son was cut off in April 2018. She says she is unable to find regular support for her son at the official hourly rate at her rural home. Reporter Connell Smith has the story.

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Gas Guru predicts a slight increase on the price of gas tonight

Robert Jones predicts prices will go up tonight for both fuels, gasoline by 1 cent per litre, and heating oil and diesel by 3 cents per litre.

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Elvis Stojko supporting hundreds of junior skaters at National Championships in Saint John

Elvis Stojko is the athlete ambassador for the 2019 National Figure Skating Championships, being held in Saint John January 13 to 19.

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Author turns installation artist to engage readers in The Book That Wrote Itself

Gerard Collins is inviting you into his own personal process, literally. His new exhibit, the Book that Wrote Itself, is a physical representation of how he puts together a novel. It's at the AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex.

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For the birds: Christmas bird count local results

Decades of bird counts from Saint John and from the Hampton area have revealed some interesting trends about the birds coming and going through our region. Jim Wilson has the details.

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New Brunswick Teachers' Association president says class composition is challenging

George Daley is president of the New Brunswick Teachers' Association. He responds to Education Minister Dominic Cardy's comments about low test results and higher than average time away from class.

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Off the Shelf: Jane Austen book club begins

The Jane Austen Book Club holds its first meeting this Sunday at 2 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library's uptown branch. Kathryn Howe is a community services librarian and the co-organizer of the club.

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Searching for the perfect note in a new conductor

Symphony NB is asking their audiences what they want from a music director, and test-driving a few conductors too. David Adams is involved with the search as a principal musician with the orchestra.

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No Northern atlantic right whale deaths, one birth in 2017

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Department of Transportation put together new regulations for fishing and commercial traffic in Canadian waters to protect the whales. These rules came with strict fines for non-compliance, but they seem to have worked. Adam Burns is the director general for fisheries resource management.

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Chair of Horizon Health board involuntarily resigns

Grand Bay-Westfield Mayor Grace Losier submitted her resignation letter to the department yesterday, in which she says Health Minister Ted Flemming asked her to do.

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Show off #whatsinmyfridgeNB

Dr. Serge Melanson is the president of the New Brunswick Medical Society. The social media campaign and contest hopes to improve awareness about regular healthy eating.

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The year in Hampton

Mayor Ken Chorley recalls the business taken care of in 2018 and what is ahead for Hampton in 2019.

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Lois Merritt, founder of Fresh Start housing remembered

Lois Merritt mobilized landlords and housing services to help people in urgent need. Melanie Vautour is the executive director of Fresh Start Services and will deliver Merritt's eulogy.

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Employment service for youth in Saint John working

UYES is a youth employment and education program that has helped about 130 youth at risk with basic needs and pre-employment training in its first year. Keith Pierce is the project manager for UYES.

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Criminal pardon process under review

Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long brought forward the motion to review the pardon process in committee. He says the current regulations disproportionately affect low income people who can't afford the cost to have their crimes pardoned.

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Janet Mills sworn in as Maine's first female governor

Many in Maine are excited about the change in direction in Augusta. Eliza Townsend is the executive director of the Maine Women's Lobby, and she was at the governor's inauguration ceremony.

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Poverty 101

It's intended as a guide to help promote a better understanding of the roots of poverty, and clear up misconceptions. Donna Gates is the executive director of Living SJ, one of the organizations behind Poverty 101.

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Saint John Mayor Don Darling

Saint John Mayor Don Darling joins us in the studio to talk about his priorities for the coming year and what lessons 2018 had for city officials.

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Christmas across religions: Muslim children talk about Jesus in the Quran

Hundreds of refugees and newcomers arrived in Saint John three Christmasses ago. Muslim kids are now growing up experiencing Christian Christmas, while learning the importance of Jesus and Mary in the Quran.

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NaviCare

NaviCare is a free service that connects parents of kids with complex health needs to medical experts and financial supports. Hannah McGee is one of those parents. Her son was born prematurely which led to a number of health challenges. Shelley Doucet is one of the researchers who developed NaviCare.

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Gas Guru predicts the future of Saint John

Robert Jones puts his amazing skills as a prognosticator to use each week as the gas guru. Of course, that's a matter of predicting on Tuesday what's going to happen on Wednesday... and he's remarkably accurate. But, each year at this time, Bob tries his hand at some longer term predictions and tells us what's in store for Saint John in the coming year.

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Dealing with the city's derelict buildings

Amy Poffenroth is Saint John's deputy commissioner of growth and community development services and Rachel Van Wart is the technical services officer in that department.

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Saint John native to perform her solo stage performance

Robin Hebb is an actress and stand up comedian from Saint John, now living and working in Toronto.

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Tips for viewing the Geminid meteor shower

Curt Nason is president of the Saint John Astronomy Club, and secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in New Brunswick.

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Saint John is the new home of a research data storage facility

Sarah Campbell is the Project Lead for the NB-IRDT expansion and Ted MacDonald is the director of the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.

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The Higgs government re-evaluates funding for the new NB museum

Bill Hicks is the CEO of the New Brunswick Museum.

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A clay deposit generates interest at the Crane Mountain Landfill

Marc MacLeod is the executive director of the Fundy Regional Service Commission.

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ACAP SJ executive director back from COP24

Graeme Stewart-Robertson is the executive director of ACAP Saint John.

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The history of the Christmas bird count in the province

Jim Wilson is a birder and naturalist who lives in Quispamsis.

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SJ Police Department under fire at the Dennis Oland murder trial

The CBC's Bobbi Jean MacKinnon has been going over some documents from an investigation into the police.

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Symphony New Brunswick to perform Handel's Messiah this Christmas

Jillian Bonner and Paul Bustin are two of the soloists in Symphony New Brunswick's The Messiah.

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The potter of the limited edition Harbour Lights mug

David Eastwood is a potter who lives and works in Central Hampstead. The 2018 Harbour Lights mug is available this Friday morning at our annual Christmas at the City Market show.

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Santa never brings him a banjo

David Myles uses his musical talents to raise money for food banks in our region.

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25 years of Christmas shows

Spencer Belyea is the music director of the Saint John Chorale and Alison Hughes is a member of the Chorale.

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A look inside a local food bank

John Buchanan is the executive director of the Saint John Community Food Basket.

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Saint John City Hall has new owners

Keith Brideau is president of Historica Developments and one of the new owners of the Saint John City Hall Building.

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Saint John has a new city manager

Don Darling is the mayor of Saint John.

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Grocery bills are on the way up in 2019

Sylvain Charlebois is a professor in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture.

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A Christmas gift for wild animals in South Africa

Megan Gorey runs the infirmary at Cherry Brook Zoo and is trying to gather supplies to send to a wildlife rehab in South Africa.

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Fracking could resume in the Sussex area within weeks

Gordon Kierstead lives in Wards Creek near Sussex.

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Parenting in the era of social media

Constable Duane Squires is with the Saint John Police Crime Reduction team and Shara Munn is a crown prosecutor in Saint John.

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A Quispamsis author publishes his first novel

John Hamilton is the author of The Night's Eye under the name J-A Hamilton.

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Helping marketing students and refugees

Emin Civi is a professor at UNB in Saint John.

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A DNA mystery of what may be the only remaining sea mink skin

Howard Huynh is a mammologist at the CRI genomics lab at UNBSJ.

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1 in 5 New Brunswickers over the age of 65 lives below the poverty line

Senior poverty is an issue Debbie McCormack has been trying to call attention to for years. She's a retired public health nurse in Saint John, and a board member for the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights.

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Lower fees for employers to cover workers compensation coming

Ron Marcolin is vice president of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and chair of the NB Employers Coalition. New Brunswick has had the lowest rate paid by employers in the country.

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All aboard! Polar Express train ride success supports Children's Wish

The Children's Wish Foundation is getting help from NB Southern Railway, and other community partners, to offer another special opportunity this season. Kristin Colville is the foundation's development co-ordinator.

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Changes coming to workers' compensation, premiums and employee coverage

Starting in the New Year, employers in the province will have to pay $2.92 for every $100 of payroll to cover benefits for injured workers. The PCs say their legislation has a chance of bringing that down. Charles Murray is New Brunswick's Ombud.

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220th anniversary of St. Andrews Society, and there will be haggis

Dave Nickerson is former president of the St Andrew's Society. Allan McNeil is the society's pipe major and Jane Stevely is a member. The annual St Andrew's dinner is Friday night at Riverside Country Club.

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New storefronts, revitalization of Union Street

Change is underway on Union Street. Percy Wilbur has re-developed a building on the corner of Union and Charlotte Streets. Vivienne Sun has opened the FreshVille Supermarket at 200 Union.

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Highly visible and vacant Uptown properties purchased by FKLE Investments

Stephanie Turner is with Partners Global Corporate Real Estate. She is working on behalf of FKLE Investments to find tenants and new development plans for 22 King St. and 91 King St. in uptown Saint John.

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Clean Foundation hopes to get plastics, waste out of the oceans

It was the first Marine Waste Summit organized by the Clean Foundation. Fishing gear and consumer plastics were priority issues discussed. Erin Burbidge is the foundation's director of programs and regulatory affairs.

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Gas Guru predicts a 3 cent cut tonight

The price of gas has been falling weekly for a while now. This week, the price of heating oil and diesel is also predicted to fall.

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5 north end schools reviewed for merging or refits

The District Education Council is hosting meetings to update parents on the latest phase of the plan. It would see some students relocated, at least one new school, and potential refits for others. Rob Fowler is chair of the district education council for Anglophone South.

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Dr. Simon on ecoli

Romaine lettuce is the culprit this time, but Dr. Simon says ecoli infections have other symptoms and other causes.

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Quispamsis Island View Lions Club prepping to host Harbour Lights valley breakfast

The service club crew will be hosting the big valley breakfast stop for Harbour Lights this year. The live-remote is on December 12th. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:00am. Chris Gray is a member of the Quispamsis Island View Lions club.

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Oland trial 2, day 4

CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon was in court for the first week of Dennis Oland's retrial, and for his first trial in 2015. She's been covering the case since Richard Oland's body was discovered more than seven years ago.

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For the birds: grosbeaks, sparrows and siskins

Jim Wilson is seeing a few birds stick around as the early winter settles in.

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Christmas with the Cops, a ticket people actually want

Constables Shanda Weir and Scott Gogan are two of the organizers of this weekend's Christmas With The Cops variety show. The two-show charity event scheduled for this weekend has sold out, for the third year in a row.

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Metal scrapper and city talk, 6 month plan review in place

One day after the provincial health authority ordered AIM to shut down since complaints of dozens of explosions over the past year and a half, president and CEO Herb Black met with Saint John city officials in a closed meeting.

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Groups urge new PC government to prioritize women's issues

Five groups across the province have teamed up to write an open letter to the MLAs with their concerns. Brenda Murphy is the executive director of the Saint John Women's Empowerment Network.

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