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NB: Shift

Shift is an energetic two and a half hours that connects people in the province with the events of the day and with each other.

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The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Narcotic Farm

This Narcotic Farm in Kentucky played a major part in shaping the culture around mid-century heroin use in the U.S.

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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Rescued beluga reappears

A beluga whale that was rescued from the Nepisiguit River last year has shown up again. Tonya Wimmer with the Marine Animal Response Society says belugas in the St. Lawrence are an endagered species. The rescuers had hoped the whale would integrate with one of the beluga pods there, but now he's somewhere completely different.

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Bird Talk: Sandpipers return to Johnson's Mills

The sandpipers are back in the province and our birder Alain Clavette has news about Johnson's Mills, one of the best places to see thousands of the shorebirds during their migration.

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Special Olympics begin 50th anniversary celebration with Global Day of Inclusion

The Special Olympics summer games are in Antigonish this year, beginning on July 31st. Two of the people heading to the games are Jane McKeown, the program director of Special Olympics New Brunswick, and Lennie Porter of Oromocto. He is on the provincial basketball team.

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Kayaking the 'Great Loop'

An Englishman is kayaking around the Maritimes on a 18-month journey of his version of the Great Loop, taking him from Halifax to the Great Lakes, into the States, all the way to Florida, and then back up again. When we reached him, Steve Chard was taking a break in Shippagan.

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Guitar Wars return to Fort Beausejour-Fort Cumberland

The Guitar War are returning to Fort Beausejour-Fort Cumberland. It all happens on Sunday, July 22 at the site near Aulac. Shift spoke with Mathieu D'Astous, manager of visitor experience with Parcs Canada.

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Home Grown: This Grade 9 student isn't 'fudging'

Brayley Smith will be going into Grade 9 this fall at Sussex Regional High School. But for the summer, she's making and selling her own fudge.

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Who to turn to for concerns with your medical care system

Who do you turn to if you feel you or someone else is the victim of neglect or was not treated properly by a health care provider. New Brunswick's ombud Charles Murray says there is noone but the provincial college of surgeons and physicians that people can direct a complaint to, and they're not independent.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Feeding blue herons

How do you teach a baby heron to fish? Pam Novak can tell you. She's fostering a blue heron at the Atlantic Wildlife Insitute.

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Educated Beards take all-natural approach to helping with facial hair endeavours

You may have noticed that beards are back in fashion. Scruffy, long, thick and even braided. But growing a nice one is not as easy as it looks. Fredericton's Kevin Leboeuf knows all about facial hair. He and his wife Alicia Phillips have created Educated Beards, an all-new, natural beard care line.

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Music: Galpines take on country music with a fun twist

The Galpines call themselves an all-female, crass-country, comedy-band. And yes, they are named after the beer. Their rich, four-part harmonies take on binge drinking, baby heckling, and bad credit. They're launching their debut album - Sorry Mom - this weekend.

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Every map tells a story

On our weekly feature from the Provincial Archives, how maps tell the history of the NB-Maine border.

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Three little piggies find a New Brunswick home

At 400 pounds each, they're not exactly little. But three pigs have a new home thanks to the women at the Wallflower Sanctuary in Wuhrs Beach near Minto. It's a farm animal rescue farm, started last fall by two Ontario transplants - Meg Hadley and her wife, Marissa Bolibruck.

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Bird Talk: Bank swallows in Shediac

It's not the wildest week for birders. The shorebirds haven't quite arrived in large numbers, and it's a little quiet in the woods. So Alain Clavette got an update on a bank swallow project in Shediac.

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Home Grown: After the flood - Farm stand reopens in Keswick

It's been an especially challenging spring for many farmers in the region. First the flooding, then the frosty nights. Potato Lane Vegetables in Keswick struggled with both. The farm stand on route 105 was flooded - and some cucumbers and squash were lost to the frost. But operator Gary Stephens says the newly renovated farm stand opened yesterday.

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Fringe play seeks local performers

A mother-daughter team are touring across Eastern Canada and the U.S. with their play about a homeless countess, and her friendship with a rebellious teenage girl. And playwright Victoria Goring is hiring performers along the way. She's still looking for actors to perform at the Fundy Fringe Festival in Saint John this August.

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Watch for Wildlife

The Sierra Club's Watch for Wildlife road safety program is expanding into New Brunswick.

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HOMEWURK: How a summer business has won accolades and an award

When Fredericton high school student Cameron Ritchie started his odd job business last year, he never dreamed it would be so successful. Now Homewurk is expanding.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Exclusive library access

Libraries are for everyone - at least now. But they weren't in Saint Andrews in 1815. In fact, the local library was a rather exclusive club.

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Birding with Alain Clavette

Our birder, Alain Calvette, extols the virtues of birding from the water on a canoe.

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Hot rods from all over sped into Moncton for the Atlantic Nationals car show.

We'll meet the man behind Mildred - one of the spectacular cars on display at the Atlantic National in Moncton.

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How do you deal with the heat when you don't have a home ?

People who live on the street or in rooming houses have difficulty getting out of the heat. Darcy Cormier of the Greater Moncton Homelessness Steering Committee tells us how local shelters are helping out.

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Summer reading guide for kids!

Fredericton librarian Candace Hare shares some great summer titles for kids of all ages.

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On Homegrown: shortcake season is here!

We talk to two strawberry growers: Melissa Ashburn at the Gilbert Farm in Burton and Madeleine Céré of Les Petits Fruits de Pré-d'en-Haut in the Memramcook Valley.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Young swallows in need of care

Baby season shows no sign of slowing down at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. Director Pam Novak recently added a couple of young cliff swallows to the mix. And if the babies weren't enough to worry about, there's the heat to contend with as well.

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Music: Womb to Tomb - not metal music, just twins

Saint John based Womb to Tomb released a debut EP this spring. The band was created by twins Jasmine and Jill Wong, who are playing the summer festival circuit, including this weekend's Evolve.

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Bill Miller says good-bye to his Fiddles on the Tobique

It's the end of an era on the Tobique river this weekend. Bill Miller is organizing his last unofficial Fiddles On the Tobique. The event has run for 25 years, pairing Miller's profession of making canoes with his love of fiddle music. But after Bill suffered a stroke last winter, he decided this would be the last year for his event.

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Bird Talk: A chat with Louis-Émile Cormier

When there's someone who shares your passion, you're bound to admire them. Birder Alain Clavette had a chance to speak with Louis-Émile Cormier, who built hundreds of habitats and nesting boxes for tree swallows and other birds.

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Gerard Comeau gets his own IPA

Two breweries in Ottawa and Gatineau are collaborating on a new beer and found a creative way of circumventing laws that limit alcohol movement across provincial borders. Dave Longbottom, the owner of Flora Hall Brewing in Ottawa, said they named the new beer after none other than New Brunswick's Gerard Comeau.

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Home Grown: Hemp production grows in New Brunswick

There's been a lot of talk about cannabis production in the province in the lead-up to legalization in October. But there's another industry that growers say is poised for growth - hemp production. Hemp comes from the same type of plant as cannabis, but without the psychoactive ingredient. And it can be used to make everything from textiles to building blocks and food products, says Kevin Cain, founder of Modern Hemp Innovations in Notre Dame.

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New satellite offices for flood victims

Thousands of people in the province are still dealing with the aftermath of the spring flooding. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is this Friday. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Downey with the provincial Emergency Measures Organization says new community and satellite offices have been set up to help people,

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A book about growing, and loving, perennials

Perennials can be tricky to grow in the Atlantic climate. That's why Todd Boland, a horticulturalist at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Botanical Garden,decided to dedicate his latest book to them. It's called Favourite Perennials for Atlantic Canada.

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Bathurst filmmaker makes short film about aftermath of sexual assault

Kaitlyn Adair left Bathurst for Vancouver years ago, with plans to work in the film industry as an actor. Now she's back in New Brunswick, writing, directing and producing a short film called March 2.4 through her company, Rebel Femme Productions. It tells a very personal story about what happens to victims of sexual assault in the immediate aftermath.

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A Great White Shark in Passamaquoddy Bay

Imagine spotting a Great White shark in the water, while sitting in an outrigger canoe. That's exactly what happened last week to Pat Barker and Pete Methot. They were paddling in Passamaquoddy Bay, when they saw the distinctive fin sticking out of the water.

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Tips for Hurricane season

While much of the province is still recovering from the recent spring flood, the coastal regions are starting to prepare for Hurricane season. The city of Moncton recently participated in a province-wide emergency preparedness exercise, simulating the impacts of a disaster caused by a hurricane and measuring the readiness of its municipal team. Fire chief and director of the Moncton's emergency measures, Eric Arseneault, said all went well.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: A rich baseball history

New Brunswick has a rich sports history, especially when it comes to baseball. Photo archivist Josh Green is working with a collection of baseball photos from the 1950's and 60's. He's been getting some help from New Brunswick Sports Hall of Famer Bill Saunders.

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Screen Project seeks candidates for gene test, cancer screening

The Screen Project is looking for 10,000 people to get tested for the genes responsible for breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Lead researcher Kelly Metcalfe said it offers genetic testing through a saliva kit for about 165 US dollars, as well as follow-up counselling.

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Shift's Political Panel: Bilingualism in New Brunswick

Rosella Melanson, Duncan Matheson and Jamie Gillies join the political panel to discuss the Official Languages Commissioner's final report, as well as PC Leader Blaine Higgs' hire first, train later approach to filling bilingual positions.

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Bird talk: Don't step on the ovenbird's nest

There are few people who love birds the way that Alain Clavette does. So, imagine his concern when he very nearly stepped on the nest of an ovenbird.

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Historic Lancaster restorations moving along

Remember Edmundston's Lancaster bomber? Chris Colton, executive director at the National Air Force Museum of Canada, provides an update on the restorations on the historic plane.

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Folly Fest returns to Gagetown

Folly Fest is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Village of Gagetown this weekend. Some 60 artists will play across five stages, along with film and art productions. Musician Stephen Lewis has been involved in Folly Fest in one way or another for years, and Courtney Steeves is one of the organizers.

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Grand Manan fishermen upset about fishing closure

Fishermen on Grand Manan are preparing for a fisheries closure after a North Atlantic Right Whale was spotted in the Bay of Fundy. But the chair of the Grand Manan Fisherman's Association, Laurence Cook , said the fishermen are not convinced the Department of Fisheries is looking at the right whale.

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New Brunswickers honoured for helping during spring flood

Maugerville resident Markus Harvey was among several people honoured on Tuesday as New Brunswick's Everyday Heroes of the Flood of 2018.

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Bard in the Barracks

The Comedy of Errors begins this Friday in Barracks Square in Fredericton and Cymbeline will be performed starting Sunday amongst the trees at O'Dell Park. John Ball has a role in both shows and Kelly McAllister is a relative newcomer, playing the role of Imogen in Cymbeline. Vanessa chats with them about the upcoming shows.

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Cycling from Turkey to Brussels

A New Brunswick woman returns home after more than a decade abroad, but before she returns she takes a journey by bicycle from Turkey to Brussels. Vanessa speaks with Laura Richard about her adventure.

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Political Panel

This week our politics watchers discuss the Auditor General's latest report, which sounded the alarm, once again, on the province's finances, and pointed out the province's jails aren't offering any addiction treatment or therapy for mentally ill inmates. The panel also weighs in on President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's relationship.

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Homegrown: Making gin in Gagetown

Gagetown Distilling and Cidery is situated on more than 100 acres that has been in one family for decades. Heather Rhymes and her partner, Matt Estabrooks are fruit farmers there and starting to turn their fruit into ciders, gins, vodkas and moonshine

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A War time love story

Gay Wilson has just come home to Saint John from England after meeting the brother she never knew she had. It's a story that begins in the Second World War, long before ancestry.com and DNA testing. When love could be foiled by the most basic fail in communication.

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Healthier school lunches

The province announced today that it's banning chocolate milk and juices from being sold in public schools. The policy will apply to breakfast and lunch programmes, vending machines and school fundraisers. New Brunswick first announced a ban on junk food sales in schools in 2005. The impact of that ban was studied by Philip Leonard he's a health economist at UNB and he speaks with Rachel Cave.

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A tale of two cities' music

Fredericton Kill Chicago's Greg Webber is pretty passionate about getting kids playing music. And it seems he's met his match in Chuck Teed of Saint John. Both are music teachers and heavily into their respective local music scenes. They now hatched a plan to find a places for high school aged bands to play in both cities - with a first exchange of sorts taking place this weekend.

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Backpack program for youth takes off in Saint John

Across the country, many youth depend on free lunches in schools. With the summer break starting soon, a new program in Saint John now wants to help them bridge the gap between the school years. The Inner City Youth Ministry backpack program supplies them with food, recipes and books every Friday, said director Erin Hodge.

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Stories from the Provincial Archives: The first 50 years

Condensing 50 years of archival material into one exhibit is not an easy task. But the provincial archives did it, for County Treasures: 50 Years of Sifting for Gold. The event celebrates the big anniversary starting June 14.

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Political Panel

Our political panel shares their thoughts on how nursing homes operate in the province, G7 news and Ontario's new leader, PC Doug Ford and what the shift in politics means for our upcoming election. Duncan Matheson, Rosella Melanson and Jamie Gillies make up Shift's political panel.

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Startup Canada's entrepreneur of the year: Lisa Williams

A Miramichi woman was named entrepreneur of the year last night. It was all part of Startup Canada's 2018 Atlantic regional awards. Lisa Williams tells Vanessa what it has been like building her business after returning back to the province ten years ago. Williams is the CEO of Unicare Home Health Care Inc.

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Bobak Exhibit

Vanessa takes a tour of the People and Places of New Brunswick exhibit at Gallery 78 in Fredericton. The works of Molly and Bruno Bobak are borrowed from private collections. Vanessa chat with the mother and daughter duo behind the exhibit Germain Pataki Theriault and Nikki Theriault.

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Homegrown: Urban Teaching Farm

Edee Klee of NB Community Harvest Gardens is one of the organizers behind the Hayes Urban Teaching Farm in Fredericton.

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The art of living off the grid

Peeter and Kate Vivhelin's home and hobby farm in Bocabec are on display as part of a tour of homes that use alternative energy.

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Tremplin filmmaker

Nathalie Hébert of Scoudouc talks about her documentary film project that will challenge you to rethink the meaning of happiness

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Mi'gmaq Trail nears completion

Trail volunteer Jason Grant tells us about plans for restoring the final stretch of an ancient indigenous route between Bathurst and Mount Carleton

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Sackville women's arts festival

Poet and Live Bait Theatre board member Shoshanna Wingate gives us the low down on all the workshops, performances and other activities in the programme for the first edition of the Women's Arts Festival in Sackville.

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Our birder on birds and cats

A very big birding day on Monday, and a real find last Saturday. But first a little bit of a lesson on migratory bird sanctuaries. Alain Clavette is Shift's birder.

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Political Panel

The federal government bought a pipeline this week and it wasn't long before Energy East boosters saw an opportunity. Our political panel weighs in on that and the Gallant government's self-assessment heading in to the election campaign. Also a shared water authority plan for First Nations across the Maritimes and what that means. Duncan Matheson, Rosella Melanson and Jamie Gillies are Shift's political panel guests this week.

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Deadly rip currents and how to avoid them

Swimming against the sudden force of the sea, and living to tell about it. How can you avoid deadly rip currents this summer. Vanessa speaks with Chris Houser Faculty of Science Dean at the University of Windsor and a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Pam Novak saves a skunk

The Atlantic Wildlife Institute's Pam Novak saves a skunk that gets stuck. She talks to Vanessa about the art of skunk saving.

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Brendan MaGee hosts Lottery II

There's a ton of musical talent in the province and a Fredericton band wants to get more of that talent on stage. Starting tomorrow night Brookside Mall is hosting a weekly event they're calling The Lottery II. Brendan MaGee tells Vanessa all about it.

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Watershed association studies effect of shoreline vegetation loss

The Canaan-Washdemoak Watershed Association just released the results of their latest shoreline survey. There's now 18 km of shoreline vegetation along Washdemoak Lake that's been altered, or lost. More than half of that took place between 2003 and 2017, said Shawn Dalton, the association's executive director.

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A chicken coop for Rogersville students

Assumption School in Rogersville is home to a couple of chickens. Their names are Josee and Banane and they may well be the first chickens to roost at a New Brunswick school. Teacher Vincent Guerette came up with the coop plan as a way to teach his students about science. But he says the chickens are a big hit all across town.

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Cocagne opens community garden for children

The town of Cocagne just celebrated the opening of it's first Community Children's Garden. Garden volunteer Yvan Picard said it allows children and their families to own a plot of land, where they can learn about growing fruit and vegetables, and becoming self-sustainable, even if they don't know much about gardening at first.

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Provincial craft brewers take home gold

New Brunswick breweries earned some new hardware over the weekend. Four craft breweries took home eight awards at the 16th Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax this weekend. Including two gold, for Fredericton's Grimross Brewery and Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault in Edmundston. Brewery co-founder André Legér Petit-Sault said they won it for their Belgian Blonde - Bob LeBouef.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: A deadly shot through a Sussex wall

A note in the margin of a diary led provincial archivist Kim McGuire to discover a strange story from her hometown of Sussex. McGuire tells the story of a nurse, who died after accidentally being shot through a wall, almost 100 years ago.

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A sleep kit for dementia patients

For many people suffering from dementia sleep can be a real problem. Two recreation therapists at Fredericton's York Care Centre are now working on a solution. Eve Baird and Claire Hargrove created a sleep kit, and received a $50,000 grant to fund a research study of the product.

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Bird talk: Lesser known birds nesting in the province

Have you heard about the Upland Sandpiper or the Common Galinule? Both are lesser known birds nesting in the province right now. Birder Alain Clavette encountered them on his travels around the province.

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Fredericton author releases children's book featuring ... Lord Beaverbrook

Don't let anyone know the paintings are alive.Thirteen-year-old Mona Dunn adhered to that rule for almost 100 years, ever since her portrait was hung on the walls of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. So begins the outline for a new novel for Grades 3 to 7 by Fredericton author Wendy McLeod McKnight. It's called The Frame-up.

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Shift's Political Panel: Troubles with whales, party members and school closures

The federal government temporarily closed a 3,000-square-kilometre area to fishing in an effort to protect the endangered right whale. The decision angered some crab and lobster fishermen. Also this week - the Liberals' hold on a key Moncton riding is in doubt after eight members quit over the premier's handling of the Chris Collins case. The Gallant government was also rapped on the knuckles this week, for pre-empting a New Brunswick school board's decision-making process for closing a small rural school.

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A passion for maps - Fredericton student heads to national geography competition

Nicholas Hume knows much of the world by heart. The Grade 8 student from Fredericton is fascinated with maps and facts about the world. Which is why he's one of only 20 students, and one of the youngest, to head to the Canadian Geographic Challenge in Ottawa this weekend.

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Home Grown: The new New Brunswick farmer

Many young farmers have moved away from owning larger farms to smaller parcels of land, and returning to more traditional farming techniques, without the use of heavy machinery. One of those farms is Alva Farm in Kent County. Alain Rouselle owns it with his partner Eva Rehak, and they're now also teaching others about their techniques.

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Science: Lava and other volcanic activities

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been spewing lava since early May. Michael Edwards of Science East says he fields volcano questions all the time. But right now, there's an eruption in volcanic curiosity from young and old alike.

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Music: TWIN tours province by canoe

Winnipeg duo TWIN takes a unique approach to touring. When they arrive in a province, they find a river, borrow a canoe, and then they're off. This week, band member David Fort said they're heading for the Living Roots Festival in Fredericton.

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A Record of Us: A play that's all New Brunswick

A theatre piece all about New Brunswick is touring several communities next month. A Record of Us debuted a couple of years ago at Notable Acts in Fredericton. It was the first piece by The Coop, and relied heavily on inspiration from the works of David Adams Richards. Two years later the show is returning to Saint John, Moncton and Sackville, says Coop member Lisa Anne Ross.

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Blue carbon, and how the Bay of Fundy could produce carbon-offset credits

The mud and plants along the Bay of Fundy store large amounts of what researchers call 'blue carbon,' with the potential of producing millions in carbon-offset credits. Environment and Climate Change Canada is conducting a study of how much carbon is stored along the Bay of Fundy coastline. Lead researcher Gail Chmura said she's been looking at a marsh in Dipper Harbour, which soaked up and locked in carbon dioxide for 3,000 years.

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Bird talk: Sackville Waterfowl Park celebrates 30 years

Birder Alain Clavette checks in from his travels around the province, including a short trip to Grand Manan. He also has the latest (and the history) on the 30th anniversary of the Sackville Waterfowl Park.

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Shift's Political Panel: Flood clean-up and the upcoming election

The province announced some help with the clean up after the flooding, but none to rebuild recreational properties. And, in other news, Fredericton Liberal MP Matt DeCourcey may have violated a rule with his latest newsletter, while the Liberal party just released its next attack ad on Progressive Conservative leader Blaine Higgs.

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Baked goods to go with a royal wedding

It's time to get out the fine china, and perhaps make up a plate of tea sandwiches! The Royal wedding is Saturday and true royal devotees will be watching - including Tracy Arseneault of the Micro Bio Baker blog, who is baking up a storm.

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Billet moms make pillows for Humboldt Broncos families

A special gift is on the way to Humboldt Saskatchewan from a group of billet moms in Saint John. It all started with Heather Brittain, who's been a Saint John Sea Dogs billet mom for the past five years. When tragedy struck the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in Saskatchewan she decided she and her fellow billet moms needed to do something for Bronco billet families. They decided on special pillow - pillows with a message.

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Home Grown: After the flood - Gagetown business organize mini-market

Flooding forced several businesses in the Village of Gagetown to shut their doors. Until repairs can be made, some business owners are going back to their farmers market roots. They're holding a mini-market on Saturdays and Sundays. Chef Thane Mallory of Gulliver's World Cafe is one of them.

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Red Cross offers direct financial assistance for flood relief

The Canadian Red Cross collected about $650,000 in donations for flood relief. The organization now announced plans for some direct financial assistance for households that registered with the Red Cross. Provincial director Bill Lawlor said they will receive $300 in the next few days to help with some basic needs.

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Music: Colony Recording Club continues despite long distance

Technology is changing the way musicians create. The Colony Recording Club started back in 2010, with a couple of friends in Fredericton interested in home recording. But when Scott Kitchen moved away, the project continued. And they even added a third collaborator, Ian Chiasson, in Calgary. Meanwhile, Eben Arnold remains in Fredericton.

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From reading Archie comics to drawing for Marvel and DC

The East Coast Comic Expo in Moncton is bound to feature all kinds of comics, collectables and creators, including Moncton's own Nick Bradshaw. He's worked with many of the major publishers, and worked on covers for DC's Superman, Justice League and Marvel's Infinity Countdown event. But what got him started was reading a lot of Archie comics.

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Edmundston street names need a change

The city of Edmundston had to figure out new names for more than three dozen streets because some of them appear not once, but twice - even three times. Nicole Lang with the Edmundston Place Naming Committee said that creates a lot of confusion for tourists, locals and first responders.

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Moncton's ReConnect program switches to street level outreach

The ReConnect Street Intervention Program at the YMCA of Greater Moncton is changing its focus after their lease on St. George Street was terminated early. Initially, there was real concern about the future of the program. But now the staff sees it as a blessing in disguise, and decided to focus more on street level outreach, says interim director Lisa Ryan.

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Tips on gardening ... and dealing with grubs

The plants are starting to bloom in many parts of the province. But not everyone has a green thumb. For those who want to know more, environmental consultant Corinne Hersey of Natural Capital Gardening in Fredericton has some useful advice.

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New Brunswick ocean beach first to get Blue Flag designation

Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pelé earned its Blue Flag designation today. It's an international designation that's awarded on a yearly basis to beaches that, among other things, are safe and meet strict criteria for water quality.Only 26 beaches across Canada hold a Blue Flag designation and Aboiteau is the only coastal beach on the list. The community plans a big celebration for the designation, said mayor Serge Léger.

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Provincial archives offer help restoring flood-damaged items

Flood waters damaged many items dear to New Brunswick residents. Treasured family photos, a great-grandparent's diary, important legal documents - these things are irreplaceable. But Fred Farrell, director at the provincial archives, says his team may be able to help restore some of these items - and offer advice on how to protect them in the future.

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Cybersecurity summit comes to Fredericton, looks for young or female future employees

The need for people working in the cybersecurity realm is certainly growing. The city of Fredericton is hosting to the CyberSmart 2018 summit this week. And summit chair Heather MacLean says one major focus is attracting more women and young people to the field.

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Living Roots Festival promises Canadian acts - and a washboard workshop

The third annual Living Roots Music Festival gets underway in Fredericton from May 23 to 27. More than 50 acts will perform at venues across the capital city. Organizer Eddie Young of Roots and Soul said he chose acts from across the country. And there's even a washboard workshop and concert taking place.

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Bathurst celebrates Titan win at home

Bathurst hockey fans were thrilled with the Titan win Sunday night. The team took the Presidents Cup and Mayor Paolo Fongemie says the entire community is celebrating.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: The history of the British home children

Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from the British Isles. They were poor, orphaned or abandoned, and taken in by families as a source of cheap farm and domestic labour. Cartographic archivist Mary-Ellen Badeau said many people who can trace their roots to the home children, could now find useful information in a book that recently arrived at the provincial archives.

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Our weekly political panel

Rosella Melanson, Michael Camp and Duncan Matheson talk about disaster politics in the wake of the province's historic flooding.

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Birder Alain Clavette visits the show to look at the week in birding

Alain Clavette shares what he's seeing this spring and a couple of rarities.

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Hope in the Darkness

Kevin Redsky has worked with at-risk youth for years as an Anishinaabe police sergeant. He became convinced of the need for more support for youth in crisis... So he founded a national walk uniting young people and police officers in an effort to raise awareness about mental health.

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Moncton voted one of Canada's 'most youthful' cities

Canada's three largest cities are also its most youthful, according to a new, first of its kind report by Toronto-based social enterprise Youthful Cities. The Youthful Cities index examines how attractive 13 Canadian cities are to young people. Topping the list are Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Moncton is in the middle. Youthful Cities co-founder Robert Barnard said the cities are considered more prosperous, happier, and offer more opportunities.

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Fredericton's marathon going ahead ... despite flooding

The route has changed but marketing coordinator Bruce Macfarlane says the 40th Fredericton Marathon will go ahead as planned. He also expects the event may attract the most runners yet.

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Home Grown: Farmers hit by flooding

Many farmers in the province were hit hard by the flooding. It's forced some to move animals to safety, while others saw equipment destroyed.Dave Wolpin is marking his tenth year with Dave's Produce Packs in Hampton. He only had to rescue some seedlings from the water but he's concerned about other farmers.

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Dog sledder Justin Allen arrives in New Brunswick

Justin Allen left Churchill, Manitoba via dog sled 106 days ago. He took the long way home to New Brunswick, through polar bear territory and across ice and snow. Now he's home in New Brunswick, with mere days left before arriving in his native Saint John.

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Music: Free to Grow celebrates new album release

Fredericton's Free to Grow has a new album, called Time to Rise. Shift spoke to band member Jeff Patch.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Taking care of baby animals

It's baby season at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. Director Pam Novak says they've been inundated over the past couple of weeks with foxes, squirrels, ravens and all manner of young animals.

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Vinyl - and all you need to know about the return of records

In some circles, vinyl never really left. But now it seems listening to records is once again mainstream. There are likely few who know more about vinyl than music columnist and writer Bob Mersereau. He's now giving a course on the comeback called 'Getting (back) into vinyl' in Fredericton.

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Returning property lost in the flood

As cottages and homes are damaged or even destroyed in the flood, personal property has started showing up on the shore. To help return some of these items to their rightful owners, some residents have organized groups for cleanups and item exchanges. Joseph Tattersall is the organizer of two of these groups, the St. John Watershed Clean up Lend a Hand and the St. John Watershed Flood Exchange.

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Fredericton SPCA seeks to reunite 'flood' pets with owners

It's not just people that were displaced by the flooding.Several animals have also ended up at the SPCA. Including an older Jack Russell terrier from Grand Lake, which is still waiting for someone to come get him for a week now, said Fredericton SPCA director Annette James.

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Acadie Bathurst Titan vie for Presidents Cup

After two games, the Acadie Bathurst Titan are even against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. And executive director Gilles Cormier says the team is receiving a lot of attention across the province.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Letters of daily life

Personal letters offer some of the best opportunities to get to know the past in a more intimate way. Julia Thompson shares three letters of New Brunswick residents that she discovered in the private records unit of the provincial archives.

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Moncton groups plans rock camp for girls

A group in the Greater Moncton area is hosting a rock camp for girls. Co-founder Dylan Hackett Dylan Hackett said the camp is planned for August 13 to 17. It hopes to empower girls 12 to 18 years old, including transgender and gender non-conforming people.

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Baking for first responders

Ammy Wasson and a group of volunteers in the Oromocto area decided to bake goods for First Responders who spent their days going up and down the river to help those affected by the flood.

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New Brunswick students collaborate on satellite project

New Brunswick is launching its own satellite into space. It's the size of a loaf of bread and called a cube satellite. The University of New Brunswick, Universite de Moncton and the New Brunswick Community College are collaborating on the project. UNB professor Brent Petersen said the cube satellite will provide new insights on the Earth's ionosphere - which is part of the upper atmosphere - take photographs, and collect meteorological data.

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Which roads to take during the highway closure

If you have plans to travel between Fredericton and Moncton this weekend, you'll have to plan accordingly. The Trans Canada Highway is now closed between the cities. Norman Clouston, general manager for MRDC, the company that maintains the highway in that area, shared some suggestions for getting around in the meantime.

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Finding Max - A CBC New Brunswick podcast about the last captain of the Hindenburg

Shift's associate producer Viola Pruss has a family connection to the Hindenburg disaster. Her great grandfather Max was the captain of the airship when it crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. What started as a casual conversation at a story meeting, became a personal mission for Viola to find out more about Max. Now CBC New Brunswick has released her radio documentary on its original podcast, The Hook.

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Home Grown: Testing maple syrup quality

The New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association is starting a pilot-project with the Center of Excellence for Agricultural and Biotechnological Sciences in Grand Falls. Executive director Louise Poitras said the association wants to give members better access to independent quality testing for their syrup.

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Music: Frantically Atlantic CD release... and dulse

Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle are launching their new self-titled album, Frantically Atlantic, at the Bordertown Festival in Sackville this week. They also just returned from Maine, after being invited to perform there because they sang about ... dulse.

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Edmundston's art festival Les Eloizes celebrates 20 years

The Acadian Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick is celebrating the very best in dance, theatre and visual arts from May 2 to 6. Artistic Director René Poirier said Les Eloizes is marking its 20th anniversary and also includes a nod to local artists this year.

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A WWI Spitfire crash in Scotland, and a New Brunswick family's pilgrimage to discover a part of their history

Kevin Berry's family knew little about what happened to his great-uncle Reg Pauley. The Port Elgin man was killed in a Spitfire crash in 1941 in the Orkney Islands, off the coast of Scotland. The area is incredibly difficult to navigate. And during the war, more than 200 planes crashed in the area. Berry and his son visited the area, after a local group that researches the crash sites invited them to learn more about Pauley.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: How New Brunswick almost had its own 'Woodstock'

The rock band Mountain played the Woodstock music festival in 1969. Their next hit could very well have been in New Brunswick. The band was scheduled to play a festival here the year after, along with Grand Funk Railroad, Leonard Cohen, Sly and the Family Stone - even Led Zeppelin! But, as archivist Rob Gilmore explains, it didn't happen.

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STU journalism documentaries: A soldier's take on medical marijuana and PTSD

Years after the end of Canada's Afghanistan mission, the Canadian Armed Forces is still dealing with the human cost. Some veterans have turned to medical marijuana to combat their PTSD. Journalism student Jack Carr reports on Marijuana for Trauma, an Oromocto-based business that claims use of its product shows encouraging results.

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Bird talk: Can birds suffer PTSD

It seems noise can have lasting, harmful effects on birds. Birder Alain Clavette spoke with birding expert Andrew Horn on the subject.

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Shift's Political Panel: Time to look at the Opposition

In any election, the party in power is a bit of a 'known' quantity. But for the opposition, it's the time to define who they are, and where they want to take the province. PC Leader Blaine Higgs is beginning to do just that. The political panel also looked at the CBC's Robert Jones' reporting on big bonuses for pension investment managers for meeting questionable targets.

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Heavy spring floods hit province in April

Rivers swelled in many parts of the province on Friday. In some areas flooding closed roads, and water came into basements. Markus Harvey kept track of what's going on from his home in Maugerville.

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STU journalism documentaries: What's inside and often hidden

Margaret Burns Hargreaves works as a cashier at a Fredericton supermarket. She's one of many people who struggled with her mental health, especially in recent years. But as journalism student Cassidy Chisholm reports, Hargreaves' also determined not to let it get in the way of her plans to make one last visit to her native Scotland.

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Edmundston's Les Eloizes welcomes artists in residence

Les Eloizes will celebrate it's 20th anniversary next week in Edmundston, with events planned from May 2 to 6. But for a couple of artists, including visual artist Vicky Lentz, the event is already underway with an artist residenc .

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STU journalism documentaries: How living abroad can change us and our values

For many university students, working in poor and developing countries during the summer can be a rewarding experience. It forces them to question the values and affluence they were raised in. But how do you rationalize the values you learned abroad with the realities of your Canadian life? St. Thomas University journalism student Isabelle Leger went to find out, when a good friend returned a changed person from a trip to Nepal.

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Saving grocery store food from becoming waste

The Food Depot in Moncton has worked for more than a year now on a food recovery program, collecting food from grocery stores that's at or near its best before date. But executive director Chantal Senecal said a lot of food still ends up as waste because it can't be processed quickly enough. That's where the Adam O'Brien with the Medavie Community Kitchen comes in.

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TNB celebrates 50 years

Theatre New Brunswick celebrates a major milestone this year. The company marks it's 50th anniversary, and artistic director Thomas Morgan Jones said it will celebrate with a special season of shows coming up - many of them written by New Brunswick playwrights.

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Sustaina-Palooza returns to in Riverview

The Town of Riverview is holding it's 4th annual Sustaina-Palooza, starting April 26. It's a three-day event that invites residents to hear about, and share their own ideas to make the town more sustainable, said director of economic development Shane Thomson.

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The Edmundston Blizzard move into the MHL

To say it was a huge night for Edmundston hockey fans is putting it mildly! The Blizzard won it all in Yarmouth on Tuesday night, making them the MHL champions. It's a huge accomplishment for the first-time time, said president Andrew Lebel.

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STU journalism documentaries: Maggie Paul, or a French students quest to learn about Canada's Indigenous people

Maxim Corre wanted to find out more about the culture of Canada's Indigenous people. When asked who he should talk to after arriving at St. Thomas University from his native France, people told him about Maggie Paul. The St. Mary's elder has travelled around the world to share Maliseet and Passamaquoddy culture. She's also a sweat lodge keeper, and continues to perform and record traditional songs.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Lost loons and other birds

Staff at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute just returned a Common Loon to the wild after it recovered from a road collision. Director Pam Novak said the birds are adapted to swimming under water but cannot move very well on land, which means they often end up stuck when they find themselves on a road by accident.

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Music: Falling Leaves debuts first album

Fredericton folk-rock band the Falling Leaves are releasing their debut album, Unfurl. Singer and songwriter Alex Green and violinist Patrick Gushue shared their thoughts on creating the six-piece band.

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Bordertown Festival returns to Sackville

The fourth annual Bordertown Festival will be held in Sackville from May 2 to 6. David Myles and Tomato Tomato will headline the event. And there's much more music ,fine art, workshops and family activities planned, said tourism manager Ron Kelly Spurles.

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STU journalism documentaries: A tale of identity theft

Sometimes, all the best security precautions are not enough when it comes to others harvesting personal information off social media platforms like Facebook. St Thomas University journalism student Allison Roy tells the story of a friend, who fell victim to identify theft - and the perpetrator was someone in her family.

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Quispamsis filmmaker documents women's hockey league

Quispamsis filmmaker Gretchen Kelbaugh joined a women's hockey league to mark her 50th birthday. It quickly became the inspiration for her latest film, called Last in League. The one hour mockumentary features members of her own team.

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Organ donations - and why they matter

Terry and Suzanne Hunter of Stickney are passionate about organ and tissue donation. Each of them has donated a kidney.Suzanne to their son, Ian, before he passed. Terry to a total stranger. When they heard there was a rally of living donors in Chicago, they decided they needed to be there. The group managed to set a World Record for the largest gathering of living donors.

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STU journalism documentaries: A country boy in Haiti

You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy. Journalism student Nate Leger tells the story of one rural New Brunswick who gets recruited to go on a mission to Haiti.

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Hoyt community comes together to clean up farmer's fields

The community of Hoyt is coming together to help clean up a farmer's fields, after they were severely damaged by flooding earlier this year. Debbie McCann is the organizer of the clean-up. She said she's never seen the fields look so ravaged.

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Stories from the Provincial Archives: A 150-year-old book

Archivist Josh Green takes a journey up the Saint John river valley through a photo album that's over a 140 years old.

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Saint John and how a 19th century novelist saw it

Most people likely never heard of May Agnes Fleming. The Saint John native was one of the most prolific authors of the mid-19th century, with over 40 published novels and short stories. Bonnie Huskins, a professor of history at UNB and St. Thomas University, said one of her novels is even based in the port city.

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Hermenegilde Chiasson poems translated to English

Hermenegilde Chiasson first published Mourir a Scoudouc in 1974. And more than 40 years later the book of poetry is considered a foundational work of Acadian modernism. Now, the first English language edition will be published. To Live and Die in Scoudouc is published by Icehouse Poetry, a Goose Lane Imprint, and was translated by Jo-Anne Elder.

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