NB: Shift

 
 

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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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Christmas Cards

Joanna Aiton-Kerr explains what kinds of cards are of most interest to the archives and she shares 4 examples - something very old, something about steamboats, something from a bank and something about a bus!

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16-year study details Salmon smolt movement

Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation just completed a 16-year study tracking smolt. Research scientist Jason Daniels said they hope the results will help explain why the fish are thriving in some rivers but not others, and how climate change affects fish populations.

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Shift's Political Panel: Expensive Francophonie games, property taxes and the capital budget

The panel discusses the unexpected cost of the 2021 Francophonie games, the new capital budget, and a bill introduced by new Liberal MLA Gerry Lowe that would make industry pay higher property taxes.

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Choosing the right book for anyone on your Christmas list

Erin Balser at CBC Books has some great advice for impressing anyone with a book - from sports enthusiasts to foodies and everyone in between.

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Bird Talk: Counting birds in Alma

Birder Alain Clavette spent the day counting feathered friends in Fundy National Park.

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Home Grown: Hand painted, intricate art on wine bottles

Victoria Victoria of Upper Grand Lake is the artist and co-owner of Noosphere Creations. She sells handpainted wine bottles with her husband David.

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Book ideas for young readers

Candace Hare, director at the Nashwaaksis branch of the Fredericton Public Library, offers gift suggestions for young readers.

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Bathurst police plays 'Cash Car' as part of Operation Red Nose

The Bathurst Police Force is joining Operation Red Nose but this year, the officers decided to do something a little different. Traffic officer Sgt. Judy Turple said they are playing a Cash Car game, and correct answers to questions will get passengers gift certificates.

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Capital budget delays Route 11 upgrades

The Progressive Conservative government has put a hold on upgrades to Route 11 between Cocagne River and Little Bouctouche River. Cocagne's mayor, Jean Hebert, said this also delays the instalment of much needed moose fencing.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Basement toads and eider deaths

A couple of toads are spending the winter at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. But director Pam Novak was also looking after common eiders, after more of them collided with power lines in the Tantramar Marsh.

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Plastic Challenge: Making your own cleaning products

Associate producer Viola Pruss talks to her friend Andrea Peters, who makes her own cleaning products.

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Rarely recorded nova caught on tape

Catherine Lovekin of Mount Allison University is part of the science team that monitors the BRITE-Constellation satellites. The five nano satellites capture the brightest stars, and happened to catch the full life cycle of a nova.

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A new app uses AI to flag risky babysitters. What could go wrong?

Technology columnist Ramona Pringle looks at an app that claims to scour thousands of social media posts to provide parents with a "risk rating" for potential babysitters.

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Fredericton-made Christmas podcast tops US charts

A new Christmas-themed podcast is topping the US Kids & Family podcast charts. 'Welcome to Tinsel Town' was made in Fredericton by co-writers and directors Jenna Knorr and Adam Ganong, as well as actors from around the city.

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TNB takes The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe on tour

Theatre New Brunswick has taken on the ambitious task of creating a world of magic beyond the wardrobe. The classic C.S. Lewis tale The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe comes to life on stage in Fredericton this week, and artistic director Natasha MacLellan said it will also tour to Saint John and Moncton.

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Marine scientists protest use of underwater seismic blasts

Marine scientists along the Eastern shore of the United States are raising concerns about seismic blasting along the Coast. Howard Rosenbaum, a senior scientist with the New York Aquarium, says the underwater explosions will disturb marine life, including the endangered North Altantic right whale.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Mathilda Blanchard - a ground-breaking labour leader

New Brunswick labour leader Mathilda Blanchard would be 98 years old today. She died in 2007, and was an influential leader and role model, at a time when few women held positions of power.

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Bird Talk: Spotting, but not disturbing, snowy owls

Hawks, eagles and owls. It's all about the predators this week with birder Alain Clavette.

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Shift's Political Panel: Carbon plans and chocolate milk

The federal government rejected the Premier Blaine Higgs' request to hold off on emissions regulations for industrial emitters. Meanwhile, the consumer carbon tax comes into play in April, but the Progressive Conservatives are making good on an election promise to challenge that in court. And schools are once again free to sell fruit juice and chocolate milk to students.

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Diabetes Canada disappointed in decision to backtrack on nutrition policy

Education Minister Dominic Cardy explains why the government is loosening the restrictions in the school nutrition policy... but Jake Reid of Diabetes Canada says that policy was a model for other jurisdictions and these changes send the wrong message.

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Moncton's Nutcracker performance comes with a live theatre this year

This year's production of the Nutcracker at Moncton's Capitol Theatre will be a little different. Jim Tranquilla, director of community engagement for the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, says it's the first time the ballet will be set to a live orchestra.

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Homegrown Christmas Trees

Nathan Scott of Scott Family Christmas Tree Farms talks about what it takes to grow those beautiful balsam firs, and how you can keep yours looking fresh through the season.

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Money advice: Gifts that give back

CBC Money Columnist Bruce Sellery discusses charitable gift ideas that will make the recipient happy, and the world a better place.

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Woodstock area will soon have a new newspaper

A couple of long time journalists in the Woodstock area are joining forces to launch a new monthly newspaper covering communities from Bath to Nackawic. The River Valley Sun won't cost readers a dime, and is the brainchild of retired editor Jim Dumville and Theresa Blackburn of the magazine Ageless NB.

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Fils du Roy distillery recognized for community outreach

Fils du Roy continues to rack up national and international awards. Now the distillery can add a national tourism award to the list. Owner Sebastien Roy said his team received it for their commitment to local employment and resourcing.

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Music: Lennie Gallant records Christmas song with Zimbabwe band

Lennie Gallant released his first studio album in nine years. It's called Time Travel, and Gallant is performing from it at Moncton's Aberdeen Cultural Centre. And in time for the season, he also released a Christmas song he recorded with Zimbabwe band, Black Umfolosi.

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Stopping food waste at the grocery store

A new initiative in Fredericton hopes to stop food waste by connecting consumers with stores and letting them know what's on sale where. Food Scoop was created by Fredericton High School student Vardaan Malhotra.

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Plastic Challenge: Plastic hiding in... tea bags?

Shift's associate producer Viola Pruss is in to her fourth week of ditching single-use plastics. She responds to some feedback from the audience, and tells us about what she calls 'hidden plastics.'

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Mental health top of mind at Jim Sullivan Curling Classic

Curlers from across the Atlantic region and the world will gather in Saint John this weekend. It's the seventh annual Jim Sullivan Curling Classic at the Thistle St. Andrews. Sullivan was a giant in New Brunswick curling, but also suffered with depression and died by suicide in 2011. Organizer Kevin Babin said this weekend's event raises money and awareness for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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Stuck in the ice: A loon rescue

It took a group effort to save a loon that stayed at Skiff Lake a little too long. But the loons has since recovered with Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: City sketches from the pre-photography era

A number of important sketches were donated showing parts of the province pre-photography. Photo archivist Josh Green said they arrived here, after they were discovered under a bed in Australia.

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Shift's Political Panel: Fracking and propaganda

Premier Blaine Higgs says his government has a green light on shale gas development, at least in the Sussex area. And Green Party MLA Kevin Arseneau raised eyebrows when he talked about the People's Alliance leaders' frequent use of the phrase "common sense," comparing the party leader's use of language to a famous quotation by Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's minister of propaganda.

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Bird Talk: Saving birds from window collisions

Birder Alain Clavette shares tips for people putting out their winter feeders, where to place them, and how to keep birds from flying into windows.

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Moncton gets funding for out-of-cold shelter

The provincial government announced funding for an out-of-the-cold shelter for Moncton's homeless. Lisa Ryan is the director of the city's YMCA ReConnect program, which will operate the shelter.

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Home Grown: Turning bullet casings into art

There are many spent bullet casings in the woods, and metal smith Kristianne Levesque of Bite the Bullet turns them into everything from jewellery to belt buckles and money clips.

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Music: The Once, and talking to ones inner voice

Newfoundland and Labrador's The Once are in the province this week for a couple of shows. The band released its fourth studio album this year, called Time Enough. Band member Geraldine Hollett shares her thoughts on a few of the songs, including one she wrote about talking to her inner self.

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Plastic Challenge: A trip to the grocery store

Shift's associate producer Viola Pruss is well into her challenge to ditch single-use plastics and is finding that, if you only look, there's lots of options at the stores.

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Preparing autistic youth for life after high school

A workshop at the University of New Brunswick wants to help parents and those working with autistic youth prepare for life after high school. It's called Beyond High School and is hosted by Amanda Randall, a behaviour analyst and autism expert from the University of West Virginia.

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Rexton community inspires theatre troupe for 40 years

The Small Town Players have performed in Rexton for 40 years. Director and founder Jerry Cook says the troupe takes its inspirations from the community and the news, such as the shale gas controversy.

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New bill hopes to rein in Worksafe premiums

Doug Jones, president and CEO of Worksafe NB, reacts to the provincial government hoping to pass a bill to rein in soaring Worksafe premiums paid by business owners. There have been big increases in the premiums every year since 2015.

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Contest: Win a Craft NB gift basket

More than 40 master craftspeople are selling their wares at the annual starting Craft NB Christmas Festival this weekend. And one of Shift's lucky listeners has a chance to win a night in the city, and a gift basket.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: A living performance to celebrate the archives

To celebrate its 50th year, staff at the provincial archives decided to find an artist in residence. They settled on Fredericton's Solo Chicken Productions - The Coop, and the result is a living production that mixes theatre and dance with history.

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Beaverbrook launches holiday story and Nutcracker Tea

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton is hosting children and families for the Nutcracker Tea this weekend, as well as launching a children's Christmas story. A Beaverbrook Holiday was written by local author Wendy MacLeod MacKnight as a companion to her novel, The Frame-Up.

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Documentary film 'Noah, 18 ans' premieres in Moncton

Moncton filmmaker Francine Hebert is premiering her new documentary 'Noah, 18 ans'. The short film tells the story of a young man who changed genders three years ago. Hebert said she wanted to normalize the way we look at transgender people.

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Bird Talk: Helping birds see power lines

Two weeks ago, Alain Clavette watched helplessly as flocks of common eiders flew straight at power lines along their migration route in the Tantramar Marsh. Birds that made contact with the lines dropped to the ground and died. Since then, Clavette decided to find out what can be done to prevent this from happening in the future.

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Shift's Political Panel: Another Throne Speech and rising child poverty rates

The Progressive Conservative Throne Speech committed to balancing the budget by 2020, improving health care and education among other things. And more than 31,000 children in the province are living in poverty according to the latest report card from the Human Development Council.

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Plastic challenge: No milk today

Shift's associate producer Viola Pruss is trying to ditch single-use plastics for a month. Last week, she told us about removing all plastic items from her bathroom. This week, she's focused on food. Specifically, her issue of accessing fresh milk.

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Home Grown: Port City Candy Co.

Noah Donovan of Quispamsis started making bath products when he was still in High School. Now that he's studying marketing at NBCC, he's launched a second business. It's called Port City Candy Co., making old-fashioned candies, and chances are you'll see him at a Christmas market this season.

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Promoting re-using materials as a business model

La Coopérative de dévelopement régional-Acadie is organizing a series of lectures on the topic of circular economies all around Atlantic Canada. Executive director Marc Henrie said it's about discussing ideas of business models that re-use materials to make something new.

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$100,000 for Hampton's Accessible Playground

Andrea Hughes says it took a community effort to win the Aviva Community Fund's grand prize, and it mean work can begin on the accessible playground this spring.

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Wombat waste is cubed!

Michael Edwards at Science East looks at new research about just how wombats make their cubed poop - and why!

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Renee Pellerin on 'Conspiracy of Hope: The Truth About Breast Cancer Screening'

Renee Pellerin was a veteran broadcast journalist working for the CBC in 2014, when a Canadian study casting doubt on the value of annual screening mammograms was published. She since started examining how mammography became standard medical practice. The result is her new book, Conspiracy of Hope: The Truth About Breast Cancer Screening.

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Words that speak to, and about Miramichi

A Miramichi writers group is paying homage to the city's most famous authors and local culture by creating a literary trail. Sandra Bunting, a member of Words on Water, said she picked up the idea while living in Ireland.

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Full interview: Paramedics Association responds to new ambulance service plan

Chris Hood, executive director of the Paramedics Association of New Brunswick, says the province's plan to address issues with Ambulance New Brunswick response times is a good start, but there's still more work to be done.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Prisoner of war

A collection of documents in the provincial archives provides insights into the history of the Baptist church and of China. The documents were donated by the family of George Manter Wilson of George St. Baptist Church - a preacher and civilian prisoner of war in China.

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Editing famous Canadians: Publishing icon shares his stories

Canadian publishing icon Douglas Gibson visits Fredericton for a talk titled "Across Canada by Story: A Coast-to-Coast Literary Adventure." Gibson's career spans some 45 years and he's worked with some of this country's most famous authors, including Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood and Alistair McLeod.

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Some skiing at Crabbe Mountain starts this weekend

The ski hills are getting ready to open in early December. And if you're really keen, Stefanie Bouchard, marketing director at Crabbe Mountain, says they're opening their bunny hill this weekend for a fundraiser and beer tasting event.

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Shift's Political Panel: Homelessness and Gallant resigns

The panel discusses Brian Gallant's announcement that he'll resign as leader of the Liberal party but will stay on until a replacement is elected. That, and the homelessness crisis emerging in Moncton.

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Plastic challenge: 5 days in it's all about baking soda

Associate producer Viola Pruss started her challenge to ditch single-use plastics this week. She's five days in and baking soda is pretty much her go-to at this point.

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Bird Talk: Power lines kill flock of eiders

Longtime listeners will know that no one loves birds more than Alain Clavette. You can imagine his heartbreak last week, when he watched eider after eider fall from the sky.

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Home Grown: A one-year collection of homestead skills

Kimberlee Bastien of Upper Coverdale just released her book '52 Homestead Skills: A self-taught homesteader's one-year journey to learning a skill a week.'

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Beyond Reconciliation: Indigenous advocate Jesse Wente speaks at Mount Allison

Pop-culture critic and broadcaster Jesse Wente is part of the President's Speakers Series at Mount Allison University. He's long been a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity in the representation of indigenous peoples in media. This time, his topic is called Beyond Reconciliation: Looking Towards the Future of Canada.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: No power, no phone

Winter weather has hit parts of the province with a bang, including the Atlantic Wildlife Institute near Sackville.

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Music: The Barr Brothers

Brad Barr of the Barr Brothers talks about the band's new album, and writing music while also being a new dad.

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Oceana study finds depleting fish populations a growing concern

Oceana Canada released a report today, saying little is being done to rebuild depleting fish stocks. Science director Robert Rangeley says only 34 per cent of Canada's fish populations are considered healthy.

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Red Cross honours local humanitarians

The Red Cross is honouring two New Brunswick humanitarians. Saint John's Roxanne Fairweather will be honoured for her work on early childhood literacy, anti-poverty and gender parity. And Austin Henderson of Salisbury has been named young humanitarian of the year for his work on issues like youth empowerment and immigrant integration.

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Moncton speed skater wins gold at first World Cup

Moncton speed skater Courtney Sarault just returned from her first World Cup trip to Calgary and Salt Lake City in Utah, where she earned a silver in the women's 1,500 metres short track.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: The sinking of the Empress of Ireland

The Empress of Ireland ocean liner collided with a Norwegian coal ship in the St. Lawrence in 1914, within sight of the shore near Rimouski, Quebec. Some 1,400 people were aboard, and more than a thousand were lost in the disaster.

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Waves of Change: (Almost) plastic-free for a month

The CBC's Viola Pruss is going 'almost' plastic-free for a month as part of the CBC Atlantic Waves of Change series. On 'Day One' she explains how she'll do it.

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Cannabis legalization opens up new research possibilities

Academics, government officials, community groups and others from across the Maritimes gather at Mount Allison University to look at cannabis research from a social sciences point of view.

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Farmers talk about preparing for climate change

ACORN is holding a workshop for farmers to talk about the risks from climate change. It's being held at Sarah Smith's Sweet Soil Organic Farm in Centre Village. She told us about her own experiences with storms and some of the ways she's dealing with issues like heavy rain and wind.

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Shift's Political Panel: A new premier and new cabinet

Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs was sworn in as New Brunswick's new premier, and also introduced his new cabinet.

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A 100-year old song about the battle at Vimy

Hartley McGee returned to New Brunswick from the trenches in Europe 100 years ago. He didn't talk much about the war, but instead recorded his feelings in a song and poem called 'The Battle of Vimy.' His grandson, Ken McGee, had it re-recorded.

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40 years later, woman receives photo of herself at rock concert

A photo of Noreen McCallum-Fedoriuk hung on Norm Foster's wall in Fredericton for decades. The two don't know each other. But a friend of Foster's took the photo at a rock concert, where McCallum-Fedoriuk was proudly holding up her Canadian flag, using a crutch as a flag pole. It was not until recently that Foster reached out to find McCallum-Fedoriuk, and sent her the photo.

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Nap science

Feeling a little tired? Would a nap help? Maybe...but not if it's longer than 25 minutes. Michael Edwards of Science East takes a look at the latest research on napping.

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First EP from The Tortoise the Hare and the Millionaire

Fredericton blues-rock trio releases first EP.

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Safe during the power outage

Thousands of people remain without electricity after the weekend's storm. After four people suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, the province is also stepping up its warning against the unsafe use of generators.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Founding documents

There are hundreds of thousands of documents in the provincial archives. But provincial archivist Fred Farrell has a favourite. It's a type of founding document and census for a New Brunswick community once settlers arrived.

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Fatal Fun: How Atlantic Canadians are dying on recreational vehicles (Part 1)

At least 178 people have died as a result of ATV or snowmobile crashes since 2012. That's according to the CBC News investigation, Fatal Fun: How Atlantic Canadians are dying on recreational vehicles. Investigative reporter Karissa Donkin said the investigation found a confusing web of regulations across the region, and prompted a call for mandatory safety training.

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Book: A Soldier's Place - The War Stories of Will R. Bird.

Will R. Bird survived the First World War and returned home to Nova Scotia, becoming one of the most prolific writers sharing stories from the war. Now, Thomas Hodd at the Universite de Moncton gathered many of these stories for a new book called A Soldier's Place: The War Stories of Will R. Bird.

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Shift's Political Panel: Gallant resigns - what happens next

Premier Brian Gallant's minority Liberal government has been defeated in a confidence vote in the New Brunswick Legislature, setting the stage for Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs to be sworn in as premier in the coming weeks.

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If you haven't started already, don't rake those leaves

Word is that raking leaves may not be necessary, or even recommended this year. Andrew Holland with the Nature Conservancy of Canada says the leaves provide a winter habitat and food source for small animals and insects.

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Bird Talk: All about owls

Birder Alain Clavette brings us news about an owl banding program in Quebec.

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Dealing with drug abuse in young people

The Department of Public Health held a symposium on cannabis with educators from across the province this week. Harvey Milkman was the keynote speaker. He is a drug researcher and professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University in Denver, where cannabis is legal. And he also worked with Reykjavik University in Iceland, where substance abuse was a big problem for young people 20 years ago.

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Finding Wilbur, the runaway pig

For three weeks, Wilbur the runaway pig has been making the rounds around Nelson, an urban neighbourhood of Miramichi. His owners have tried to get him back, to no avail. Now Ashton Corcoran hopes someone else might have an idea on how to catch the guinea hog.

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Home Grown: Bloody butcher corn - and what to make with it

It's not unusual to see colourful corn hanging up at this time of year. But it's not just ornamental. Angela MacDougall of Fundy Farms: Local Harvest in Albert County hung up some of her Bloody Butcher Corn to dry, with plans to grind it into flour and make cornbread.

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Hats for women suffering from hair loss

Hair loss can be difficult for anyone. For many, beauty is tied to hair, its thickness and style. Fredericton hat maker Trish Hirschkorn hopes a new line of hats can help.

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Music: Matt Boudreau hits the road with new album

Matt Boudreau has a new album out called Goeland, or Seagull. He's talks about growing up with metal music and seeing the local music scene expand to the north of the province.

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Carving detailed models of WWI military equipment

The Walter Chestnut Library in Hartland is hosting a display of military models for Remembrance Day. All of the models are made from wood by local hobby historian and carver Aaron Bouma.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Snapping turtle recovers after getting stuck

A snapping turtle that got stuck in a hole for several months is recovering at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. It's unlikely to hibernate this year. First, director Pam Novak says it needs to put some calories back on.

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WWI through the eyes of a nurse

This Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. Historian Ross Hebb has a new book that looks at the war through the letters three Maritimers with very difference experiences wrote to their loved ones back home. One of them was a nurse from New Brunswick.

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The best new brewery in New Brunswick

Several New Brunswick breweries took home awards at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards in Halifax. Including, Four Rivers Brewing in Bathurst, which won the award for New Brewery of the Year. The brewery opened this January, and is run by Rene Legacy, his 2 sons and brother-in-law.

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Fredericton pilot helps with relief efforts in Uganda

Matt Eagar is a pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Uganda, providing free air transportation for other NGOs. Matt, his wife and their three children spent most of the year in Uganda, and return to Fredericton every year to raise funds for their work abroad.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: The Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Heather Lyons at the provincial archives was so intrigued by The Roosevelt Campobello International Park, she decided to do some digging into how the park came about.

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Parks Canada plans to connect sites on Chignecto Isthmus

For years, Nova Scotia MP Bill Casey wanted to focus more attention and resources on the Chignecto Isthmus connecting his province with ours. It's home to four national historic sites: Beaubassin, Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland, Fort Gaspareaux and Fort Lawrence. Now Parks Canada has developed a new management plan for the area, focusing on connecting the sites.

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Chipman straight pride flag raises eyebrows with Human Rights Commission

The chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, Nathalie Chiasson, shares her concerns about the raising of a straight pride flag in Chipman earlier this week.

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Shift's Political Panel: Winning the confidence of the House

On Tuesday, PC Leader Blaine Higgs delivered what sounded like a throne speech for a Higgs government. Meanwhile, one area where each party is staking out a position is in solving the paramedic shortage issue.

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Bird Talk: A chance for waterfowl lovers to meet

Birder Alain Clavette talks about a citizen science opportunity for waterfowl lovers this weekend in the Baie Verte area. Plus he got some great photos, and sounds, of a blue-gray gnatcatcher.

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A different take on treating PTSD

Marvin Westwood established the UBC Veterans Transition Program to help promote recovery from war-related stress injuries. It connects soldiers suffering from PTSD, and lets them reenact their traumatic experiences and work on ways to getting better over the course of several meetings.

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Drivers advised to watch out for deer in Moncton

Vanessa Blanch did some digging after we heard from a listener who hit a deer on Wheeler Blvd. Turns out there are more deer in the city.

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Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel

Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel is on a swing through the region. He's shared the stage with the likes of Etta James and Bob Dylan and now he's in the Maritimes.

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No ghouls allowed: a scientist's view

Science East's Michael Edwards says there's no scientific proof of ghosts. But they still make for lots of fun at Halloween.

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David Adams Richards remembers Raymond Fraser

New Brunswick has lost one its most prolific writers. Raymond Fraser died yesterday at the age of 77. Senator David Adams Richards knew Fraser very well. .

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From Potsdam to Fredericton - on a bicycle

It seems the adventure of starting life in a new country wasn't enough for Patrick Schilf of Potsdam, Germany.No - he decided to make his way to Fredericton by bicycle, with the assistance of a cargo ship.

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New Brunswick's musical history - from the archives

There's a big event in Fredericton this Friday night that combines live music...With the provincial archives. It's a jamboree - featuring Ivan and Vivian Hicks and Gary Morris - And recordings from the archives. Vanessa talks with archivist Fred Farrell and fiddler Ivan Hicks.

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Writer Wayne Curtis

For writer Wayne Curtis, the Miramichi is not just the name of a river or a city in New Brunswick. It's a mythical place: a river stocked with leaping, gleaming salmon, men of uncommon strength and the cares of a close-knit family. Curtis is about to launch his 18th book. He spoke with Vanessa about Fishing the High Country: A Memoir of the River.

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Farah Mohamed of the Malala Fund speaks in Sackville

Farah Mohamed spoke in Sackville this week. She's the CEO of the Malala Fund - named for Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for going to school. She talks to Vanessa about empowering and inspiring girls.

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NB company wins entrepreneur award for training First Nations in IT

A New Brunswick business that trains First Nations in software testing just took home the national Startup Canada Social Enterprise Award. Founder Keith McIntosh says many software testing jobs have left the country. But he wanted to create employment for First Nations people who often experience under-employment and lower entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Shift's Political Panel: Speaker of the House

MLAs from every party made a show of taking their names out of the running for Speaker of the House. That would mean Liberal Premier Brian Gallant's attempt to gain the confidence of the house would be over before it could begin. Now, Lisa Harris, the acting house leader, said there would be a speaker when the house opens on Tuesday.

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Bird Talk: Becoming a better birder

Alain Clavette has spent many, many hours in the field looking for birds. And he has some tips to share on becoming a better birder.

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Homegrown

Ever wonder how to cook some of those seasonal veggies in your farm box? This week on Homegrown, Vanessa checks in with Shannon Jones of Broadfork Farm in River Hebert.

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Author Carol Bruneau

A Circle on the Surface is a new book by Carol Bruneau that explores a hasty marriage set against the backdrop of WW 2 Halifax. She'll be in Saint John on Sunday at 2 at the public library. Here's her conversation with Vanessa.

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Our weekly update from the Atlantic Wildlife Institute

Vanessa talks to Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute about a porcupine that's getting a second chance after a collision.

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In the musical spotlight this week: Colin Fowlie

Fredericton's Colin Fowlie has released three songs on a new EP. It's called Harmony. And he's hitting the road for the first time as a solo act.

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Miramichi landmark severely damaged by fire

Historian Shaun O'Reilly talks to Vanessa about the former Chatham train station. It was severely damaged in a fire but he hopes it can be rebuilt.

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In praise of NB's 23rd premier, John B. McNair

Do you have a favourite premier? Britany Sparrow at the Provincial Archives certainly does! She explains why McNair is the best premier ever.

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Nb cities want a share of pot revenue

Cannabis NB is expecting $45 million dollars in sales its first fiscal year -- and that's going to create significant tax revenue. New Brunswick's cities want to make sure they get a fair share of those dollars. 8 Cities NB is calling on the province to distribute that money fairly to all regions of the province. Miramichi mayor Adam Lordon is president of the group.

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Indigenous artefacts on the Fundy Trail Parkway

When Cecilia Brooks saw the ancient tools and other artefacts uncovered as part of the work on the Fundy Trail Parkway, she knew they had a story to tell. The Parkway is a long term project nearing completion - it will link St Martin's to Fundy National Park. During work near Sussex this summer, a number of tools and implements were uncovered from the soil.

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Gray Kingbird and the search for a Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Alain Clavette continues his birding adventure with his mother. She gets her 300th lifetime bird - and it's a Gray Kingbird. That's a first confirmed sighting in New Brunswick!

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Homegrown: Lesson in Soil and Compost

Rosemary Tayler has been teaching biodynamic culture and gardening since 2013.She'll be in Cogagne for a workshop Oct. 20 called "Soil compost and biodynamic preparations". She speaks with host Vanessa Vander Valk about how to get the best from your soil.

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Panel of political observers on latest power plays and pot

Rosella Melanson, Duncan Matheson and Michael Camp share their thoughts on the latest efforts to lead New Brunswick's minority government, and what changes when cannabis is legal in 5 days.

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Not your grampy's radio

You might think of hamm radios as a thing of the past, but with the way we rely on technology these days the importance of hamm radios might make a come back. Mike Johnson is with the WestCumb Amateur Radio Club, and he's also the Cumberland Regional Emergency Management coordinator.

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The Science behind earworms

Michael Edwards of Science East explains why some songs get stuck in your brain and how to get rid of them.

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Beyond Shelters

A new book offers insights into how homeless shelters operate in Canada. "Beyond Shelters" includes perspectives from shelter employees and govenment officials. Brian Duplessis is the former executive director of Fredericton Homeless Shelters, he wrote a chapter titled Advocacy Centre.

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Beyond Shelters

A new book offers insights into how homeless shelters operate across the country. "Beyond Shelters" includes perspectives from shelter employees and govenment officials. Brian Duplessis wrote a chapter titled Advocacy Centre. Duplessis is a former Executive Director of the Fredericton Homeless Shelters.

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Shift's Political Panel: Provincial politics remain in flux

The election recounts are done with no changes. Still, the province is kind of in flux. The political panel discusses the latest news from the party leaders, as well as the issue of proportional representation. It also touches on the legalization of marijuana, which is two weeks away.

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Bird Talk: Birding on Grand Manan

Birder Alain Clavette visits Grand Manan with his mother, who has arrived from Montreal for her annual visit. And his uncle has joined the family birding trip as well.

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Anti-Liberal text campaign creates concerns for years to come

Cybersecurity expert David Shipley says the Proud NB campaign is a sign of worse things to come and it's time the province prepare for the next election, because other groups with more malicious intent or more serious issues may use the same tactics in the future.

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Home Grown: A wild rescue of wild bees

Tavis Marr of Marrs Sweet Syrup is in the honey business and every so often, he is asked to put his expertise to work. Just this week, he embarked on a bee rescue mission in the Woodstock area.

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Music: Nobie Jones cover band nominated for Music NB award

Music New Brunswick added a new category for its music awards this year: best cover band! The Nobie Jones Band, named after singer Noemie Auffrey-Jones, is one of three nominees. The band is also nominated for Fan's Choice and Member's Choice.

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A famous bodybuilder and his connection to a local apple

Strong, hardy, esthetically pleasing. All that and more was said about the once strongest man in the world, Eugen Sandow. Incidentally, some of the same characteristics were also used to describe a Canadian apple, the Sandow, which grows at Sandow Farms in Keswick Ridge. St. Thomas University history professor Carey Watt has been studying the connection between the man and the apple.

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Steel and aluminium tariffs hurting local brewers

New Brunswick breweries and distilleries are feeling the pinch after tariffs on steel and aluminium remain in place under the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Sebastian Roy, owner of New Brunswick's Distillerie Fils Du Roy, says the tariffs not only impact the cost of aluminium cans but steel equipment prices are also going up.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Heartfelt memories of Margaret Ann Ireland

Famed concert pianist and documentary producer Margaret Ann Ireland was born in Winnipeg in 1928. She toured the globe and travelled extensively but eventually settled in Saint John in the 1980's. She actively supported the arts and served on the first New Brunswick Arts Board. Ireland passed away just this past June, but had donated several personal items to the provincial archives. It's a favourite collection of sound and moving images of archivist Elena Cobb.

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Bird Talk: Mom is visiting

Alain Clavette has been freed up to get out in the field lately. And it's great timing because his favourite birder is on the way for a visit.

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Shift's Political Panel: Who's courting who?

People's Alliance leader Kris Austin met with the Lieutenant Governor to indicate his party will provide stability for a Progressive Conservative government. Then, Liberal leader Brian Gallant came out to say the legislature will be back by Oct. 23. He's talking with the Green Party. Meanwhile, the Progressive Conservatives say they're not happy with the idea of working with the Alliance.

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Single use plastics not as easy to get rid of

Much of the focus for reducing single use plastics has been on bags and straws. But the produce section of the average supermarket is full of plastic: strawberries come in a clam shell, and mushrooms in a plastic tub with cellophane wrap. But changing that is not as easy as one may think, says Sylvain Charlebois, a professor at Dalhousie University working on food distribution and policy.

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Promoting NB's Indigenous music talent

Indigenous musicians from around the province are meeting in Fredericton this weekend to participate in a three-day recording session. The project was organized by Arts NB and a travelling recording studio called Musique Nomade. Program coordinator Corrina Merasty-Gallant hopes the project will promote the province's Indigenous talent to a greater audience.

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What makes a coalition government work?

Gregory Marchildon was the former cabinet secretary for the Government of Saskatchewan and helped broker a deal for a minority government in that province in the '90s. He is now a Professor and Research Chair with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, and shares his thoughts on where New Brunswick's politics may be heading.

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Home Grown: It's time for preserves

It's a busy time of year for Riverview's Cheryl Scott. She's cooking and canning preserves every day. For the last five years it's been her full-time job. That's when she started Jems Preserves.

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Chemicals not labelled in your shampoo's ingredient list

The chemicals that make most popular personal care products smell good are not listed as ingredients on their labels. A new report published this week is looking at some of the unlisted ingredients and found not all of them may be good for our health. Muhannad Mulas is a program Manager of Toxics at Environmental Defense Canada, which partnered in the study.

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Acadian groups, mayors reject possibility of coalition with People's Alliance

Several mayors and Acadian organizations have signed a letter rejecting the possibility of a coalition between the New Brunswick People's Alliance and another party to govern the province. Cyrille Simard is the Mayor of Edmundston, one of several community leaders who signed the letter.

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Book: New Brunswick Underwater

The Saint John River Flood earlier this year was the worst this province had seen in more than 50 years. New Brunswick journalist Lisa Hrabluk now released a book on the flood, mixing photographs and facts with the personal stories of the volunteers, evacuees and first responders.

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Science: Do Aliens exist?

Some of us can spend hours staring up at the stars and planets. Science East in Fredericton has a planetarium for just such a purpose. And recently a young visitor asked the big question: Do aliens exist? Executive director Michael Edwards says there's some new thinking on that.

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Music: Josh Peters revives the old-time country tune

If you ever got a tattoo in Saint John, chances are pretty good that Josh Peters was the artist. But his creativity is more than skin deep. He's also an old school country crooner, with a new album called Pages of My Heart.

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Confused by the 2018 election? Here's what happens next...

If you're still processing last night's election results, so are the party leaders. The PC party won the most seats with 22 but that's not a majority. The Liberals won 21 seats and leader Brian Gallant says he will try to keep governing. The CBC's provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras explains what happens next.

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Shift's Political Panel: The day after the election

Now that the election is over, Liberal leader Brian Gallant will get the first crack at winning the confidence of the legislature. If that fails, PC leader Blaine Higgs will give it a try. Either party will have to look for support from the other parties, leaving the Green Party and the People's Alliance holding the balance of power.

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Bathurst veteran's memorial suffers from vandalism

Members of the Bathurst legion are upset after someone stole plaques and flags from a veteran's memorial in the community. Project organizer Jordan Chiasson says the Flags of Remembrance project pays tribute to Canadian veterans by flying 128 flags, and placing plaques with the names of veterans in several communities each year.

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Political 'speed dating' at the United Nations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his cabinet ministers are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting. The leaders from 193 countries are there to discuss international development, world peace, and security. Elliot Tepper, professor of international relations at Carleton University, says they may also be mobilizing support for Canada's campaign to become a non-permanent member of the security council.

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Stephen King's 'Popsy' to be filmed in Fredericton

A new adaptation of one of Stephen King's short stories will be filmed in Fredericton. 'Popsy' first appeared in King's 1993 collection 'Nightmares and Dreamscapes.' Filmmaker Jon Mann is based in Halifax, but he knew Fredericton was perfect for this project, because he was born here.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Digitizing provincial record

If you are looking for information about your great-great-grandparents, or perhaps the original spelling of your name, chances are they have what you need at the provincial archives. Right now, you still have to comb through the records. But Joanna Aiton Kerr, manager of services and private sector records, says that's about to change, thanks to a major digitization project.

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Waves of Change: New technology looks to recycle, not bury, plastic

Peter Vinall and his investors spent tens of millions of dollars to build an experimental waste treatment plant near Chester, Nova Scotia. If it works, it could make burying garbage a thing of the past. And Vinall hopes to one day deploy the technology worldwide, in an attempt to keep plastic waste out of the ocean. The CBC's Jack Julian has more on this from the G7 summit on climate change, oceans and clean energy.

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Poitras: A last look at the 2018 election campaign

The party leaders are beginning their final sprints to the finish line before the election. The CBC's provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras takes one last look at the campaign.

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Shift's Political Panel: Election draws to a close

The 39th New Brunswick election is nearing its close. So who's been most effective this campaign? What issues have resonated with voters? And what issues have been largely ignored?

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Political leader interviews: Brian Gallant, Liberal Party

The CBC's Harry Forestell sat down with the leaders of New Brunswick's five major parties to talk about their platforms, and their vision for the province. In this episode, Harry talks to Brian Gallant, the leader of the provincial Liberal Party.

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Political leader interviews: David Coon, Green Party

The CBC's Harry Forestell sat down with the leaders of New Brunswick's five major parties to talk about their platforms, and their vision for the province. In this episode, Harry talks to David Coon, the leader of the Green Party.

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Senior and nursing home care remains an important election issue

During this election campaign, families who are worried about providing care for an elderly parent or grandparent will likely zero in on what the parties have to say about senior care. The CBC's Rachel Cave has been looking into this, including the case of a woman who's been following her mother's nursing home care through a webcam.

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Home Grown: Picking leftover food for a good cause

A grape grower in the province has more grapes than he can process. Rather than let them go to waste, he's contacted Fredericton Food Rescue. Volunteers will be spending their evening picking the leftover grapes. The groups' organizer Susanne White says the grower will get a third, the volunteers another third, and the last third will go to community groups.

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Immigrants key to economic growth - NB Multicultural Council

The top issue in the provincial election may be the economy. But it seems no one wants to talk about the role immigrants will play. Alex LeBlanc with the New Brunswick Multicultural Council has been touring 15 communities in the province to talk about their hopes and concerns for attracting newcomers.

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Political leader interviews: Jennifer McKenzie, NDP

The CBC's Harry Forestell sat down with the leaders of New Brunswick's five major parties to talk about their platforms, and their vision for the province. In this episode, Harry talks to Jennifer McKenzie, the leader of the New Democratic Party.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: A young eagle takes flight

Is there anything more beautiful than watching a once injured young bald eagle take to the skies again? Pam Novak of the Atlantic Wildlife Institute recently had the pleasure.

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Music: Jeremy Dutcher on his Polaris Music Prize, and reviving Wolastoq language

Imagine you're working on your first album. You decide to focus on songs from the past, in the Wolastoq language, gathering dust in a museum archive. Mix in your own background in opera, and the result is unique, incredible to listen to, and now, as in the case of Jeremy Dutcher, award winning.

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