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English, Local-Regional News, 1 seasons, 695 episodes, 4 days 19 hours 7 minutes
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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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Michael Edwards: Hot Air Balloon

Michael Edwards of Science East headed to the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta over the weekend, which got him thinking about the science behind hot air balloons. 
01/01/000110 minutes 9 seconds
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Amazing Race: Deven and Amanda

Deven Condo-Mitchell and Amanda Larocque nearly made it to the Amazing Race Canada finale. They came in 4th. We'll speak with the first mi'gmaq couple to take on the adventure.
01/01/000110 minutes 32 seconds
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Low Monarch Count

We reach naturalist Jim Wilson, who's been tagging Monarchs this summer, about how the population in the province looks this year.
01/01/00016 minutes 42 seconds
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Libya Devastation

It's difficult to fathom the kind of devastation people are experiencing in western Libya. We reach Saint John neurosurgeon Dr. Najmedden Attabib, originally from Libya, to find out what he's heard from back home.
01/01/000112 minutes 21 seconds
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Fundy-Albert Storm Prep

Alma and nearby communities are right in Hurricane Lee's track. We reach Fundy-Albert mayor Robert Rochon to hear how the municipality is preparing. 
01/01/00015 minutes 53 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Patch Birding

This week our birder focuses on patch birding - no cars required.
01/01/00019 minutes 37 seconds
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Music Feature: Laila Biali

JUNO award winning musician Laila Biali is heading to the province and will perform at the Harvest Music Festival on Saturday. She has a brand new album - it's called Your Requests.
01/01/00018 minutes 17 seconds
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Zebra Mussels

The invasive species, Zebra Mussels, have been detected in the province for the first time. We reach program director Kristin Elton with the New Brunswick Invasive Species Council to learn more. 
01/01/000110 minutes 32 seconds
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Mullinger on Tour

Comedian James Mullinger is touring a new stand-up show - a celebration of sorts of his 10 years living here in the Maritimes. His next gig is this week in Sackville. He joins us with all the details, and a sneak peek at some of the jokes too.
01/01/000116 minutes 20 seconds
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Public Defibrillators

We learn more about a program that helps Medavie track where publicly accessible defibrillators are located in New Brunswick, to help bystanders save lives.
01/01/000111 minutes 35 seconds
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Lee Damage

New Brunswickers were well prepared for Hurricane Lee this weekend. But a road washout near Islandview, outside of Fredericton, is causing a headache for a local business. We check in with Chuck Everett of the Everett Family Orchards.
01/01/00019 minutes 54 seconds
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AIM Motion

The City of Saint John is pushing back against American Iron and Metal with the only tool at their disposal - a well-written letter to the province, asking for its permanent closure. That motion was introduced by councillor Greg Norton. We speak with him.
01/01/00018 minutes 57 seconds
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Virtual Healthcare

Most of us have some experience now with virtual health care, thanks in part to the pandemic. The New Brunswick Health Council decided to ask people about their experiences - what works, what doesn't, and what can be improved. We speak with the council's CEO Stephane Robichaud. 
01/01/000110 minutes 16 seconds
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Lucien and Jimmy the Janitor

Maritime comedy duo Lucien and Jimmy the Janitor are together again! Marshall Button (Lucien) and Sandy Gillis (Jimmy) will join us to talk about touring their new show, A Short History of Nothin'.
01/01/000112 minutes 1 second
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Petroleum Pricing

Since July New Brunswickers have been paying an additional change when they fill up at the gas station But government energy officials told MLAs they're not tracking who is benefiting from the new charge, because there is no way to do that. But apparently, there is. The CBC's Robert Jones did a little digging into the numbers. He tells us what he found.
01/01/00019 minutes 56 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Baby Bobcat

There's a new baby at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute, with a sweet face but sharp claws! Pam Novak tells us all about Lee, the brand-new baby bobcat.
01/01/00018 minutes 6 seconds
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Beach Clean-up

Carl Duivenvoorden has been raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation for more than 40 years. But these days he's not running, he's cleaning up beaches for donations! This year, Terry's brother Fred Fox is joining in.
01/01/00019 minutes 56 seconds
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Birding With Alain: Environmental Survey

Birding is a great way to spend your spare time, but for Alain Clavette, it's also a bit of a job. He'll take us along on a field survey he's doing.
01/01/000111 minutes 25 seconds
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Political Panel

We gather a panel of politics watchers to talk about the big political stories from the week, including the Premire's future as leader of the PCs, and his appearance at some controversial protests this week.
01/01/000117 minutes 45 seconds
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Sackville Early Music Fest

We talk about early music and its ongoing appeal with the director of the Sackville Early Music Festival, which gets underway this weekend.
01/01/000112 minutes 3 seconds
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Heat Pump Wait List

The waitlist to get a free heat pump installed in your house is thousands long. And NB Power says it needs more money to get through it. We check in with the opposition energy critics for his analysis of the situation.
01/01/000111 minutes 1 second
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Poverty Report Card

New Brunswick earned a grade of D-minus in a new report card on poverty. The report was put together by Food Banks Canada. Stephane Sirois of Food Depot Alimentaire was in Ottawa for the reveal - we'll get his thoughts on the grade.
01/01/00017 minutes 41 seconds
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Music Spotlight: Tommy Stinson

Tommy Stinson is likely best known as the bass player for The Replacements, though he's played in tons of bands, including a stint with Guns and Roses. He's playing a show in Fredericton and he's in our music spotlight this week. 
01/01/00019 minutes 19 seconds
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Science East: Ig Nobel Awards 2023

For Michael Edwards, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The winners of the 2023 Ig Nobel prizes have been announced. He joins us to talk about some truly improbable research.
01/01/000110 minutes 45 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Grand Manan

Alain Clavette is on Grand Manan this weekend. We'll find out what he's up to.
01/01/00017 minutes 41 seconds
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Elm City String Quartet

The Elm City String Quartet is a recent addition to Fredericton. We talk to violinist Mark Kleyn about the programs they will be playing this season.
01/01/00019 minutes 31 seconds
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N.B. Musicians Head to Dollywood

A number of New Brunswick musicians are heading to Tennessee to perform at the Harvest Festival at Dollywood. We speak with Shelley Chase, the Levee on the lake in Sackville and a manager for a number of musicians.
01/01/00016 minutes 41 seconds
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Purple Sun

Photos of a slightly purple tinged sun are making the rounds on social media. We speak to a Moncton resident who saw the purple sun and then get a bit of an explanation from amateur astronomer Chris Curwin
01/01/000110 minutes 9 seconds
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Right Whales Sighting

Four north Atlantic right whales were spotted by a tour group in the Bay of Fundy over the weekend, the first sighting of the endangered species in the bay this year. We'll speak with biologist Danielle Dion about the special moment.
01/01/000111 minutes 45 seconds
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Mycology with Alfredo

We're starting a new column for October, all about mushrooms! How to forage safely, what's growing in the woods this time of year. Mycology expert Alfredo Justo will join us to kick things off
01/01/00017 minutes 43 seconds
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Mammogram Access

The province will allow women in their 40s to self-refer for mammograms in the new year. It's welcome news for advocates like Kathy Kaufield. We'll speak with her.
01/01/00016 minutes 54 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Painted Turtle

A painted turtle was just released after months recovering from a broken shell. We'll speak with Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.
01/01/00017 minutes 39 seconds
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Getting to Net Zero

Ralph Torrie has been involved in research and consulting around energy and the environment for decades. He recently testified in front of the province's Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship.
01/01/000116 minutes 33 seconds
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New COVID Shots

We're getting details on the roll-out of the latest Covid-19 vaccine. People will be able to book appointments October 6th, and the vaccine will be available October 16th. We'll hear from Public Health, and speak with a pharmacist who's preparing for the calls.
01/01/00018 minutes 43 seconds
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"Love Affair With Vision"

We'll speak with Mount Allison art history professor Anne Koval about her new book - Mary Pratt: A Love Affair with Vision.
01/01/000113 minutes 27 seconds
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Admissions Scam

Fraudsters are scamming international students coming to New Brunswick to study, by sending them fake admissions packages. It has happened to three students at U de M this year alone. We'll hear more from the school, and its international students association.
01/01/00019 minutes 22 seconds
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Birding with Alain

Our resident birder is going nocturnal this time, with a fall trip to Grand Manan Island.
01/01/00018 minutes 1 second
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Political Panel: Election Speculation

We gather our political panel. This week, the unofficial kickoff of the election was felt in ways big and small in this province. We'll reflect on it.
01/01/000118 minutes 39 seconds
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RCMP Future

The Restigouche region is the latest to consider a switch from RCMP to a local police force --- joining Greater Moncton in that conversation. But such transitions can be long, expensive and complicated. We head to Surrey, BC where the city has been mired in a transition for years. CBC municipal affairs reporter Justin McElory joins us.
01/01/00019 minutes 25 seconds
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Mycology with Alfredo: MycoBlitz 

Got some funky mushrooms growing in your yard? MycoNB wants you to snap a pic to help them grow their database. We'll hear more about the event, coming up in this week's mycology column.
01/01/00017 minutes 41 seconds
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Carbon Rebate Details

When you open your bank account tomorrow morning, you might be surprised to see a few extra dollars in there. New Brunswickers are finally seeing the federal carbon tax rebate - we'll get the whys and the how much from the CBC's Jacques Poitras.
01/01/00019 minutes 25 seconds
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Haunted Corn Maze

In the mood for a fright? Fletchers Farm up in Miramichi has just the ticket. Its haunted Halloween corn maze starts next week. We check in to see how preparation is going.
01/01/000110 minutes 11 seconds
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Beaverbrook Ghost Tour

The haunted halls of Lord Beaverbrook's childhood home will be brought to life through a new theatrical ghost tour this weekend. Thomas Daley of Character Matters Miramichi will join us for a peek back through history.
01/01/00017 minutes 54 seconds
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Birding with Alain

Our birder Alain Clavette is gearing up for this weekend's October Big Day. It's an event where birders attempt to spot as many species as they can in one day. Alain speaks to an organizer.
01/01/00019 minutes 23 seconds
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Remembering Romeo Savoie

Painter, poet and architect Romeo Savoie has died at the age of 95. We reach Nisk Imbeault, director and curator at Le Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen at L'Universite de Moncton, to learn more about his contributions to New Brunswick.
01/01/00019 minutes 5 seconds
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MycoBlitz Update

We can get an update from our mycology guide Alfredo Gusto about the MycoBlitz, a bi-annual event to catalogue mushroom species across North America.
01/01/00017 minutes 2 seconds
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Live Net Zero Update

We check back in with Natalie Foreman to find out how her family in Hanwell cut their transportation emissions by 60 percent as part of the Live Net Zero Challenge.
01/01/000110 minutes 46 seconds
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Lifesavers and Body Snatchers

We talk with war historian Tim Cook about his new book Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War.
01/01/000112 minutes 20 seconds
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Dr. Gorfinkel: Cannabis Legalization

It's been five years since cannabis was legalized in Canada. We reach Dr. Iris Gorfinkel to get a better look at how that decision has impacted public health.
01/01/00017 minutes 59 seconds
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Off Their Rockers

Comedians Cathy Boyd and Syd Boselare gearing up to take their Off Their Rockers tour across New Brunswick this week. We reach the pair to talk about their comedy careers and upcoming shows. 
01/01/000112 minutes
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Reimagining Funerals

The death of the traditional funeral? More and more people are getting creative with how they say goodbye to loved ones. We’ll find out what they’re doing and why when we speak to the CBC's Mariam Mesbah.
01/01/000112 minutes 7 seconds
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Science Column: Long COVID Research

Brain fog and fatigue are two symptoms commonly seen in long COVID, but why? New research into the virus could provide a clearer answer, and hopefully, better treatment for those who suffer from COVID's lingering effects. Our science columnist Torah Kachur brings us the details.
01/01/00019 minutes
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New Brunswick Music Awards

This year's music New Brunswick awards will be handed out in a big event tomorrow night. But that's just the start of a three day event that aims to help musicians, venues and others get a leg up in the industry. We talk with Jean Surette. 
01/01/00018 minutes 30 seconds
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Chignecto Meeting

The mayor of Tantramar is hoping to help Canadian senators understand the threat climate change poses to the Chignecto isthmus. Andrew Black has just returned from Ottawa where he testified before a senate committee. We'll check in with him.
01/01/00019 minutes 27 seconds
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Green Deal: Herb Emery

Monday night New Brunswick and Nova Scotia made a deal with the federal government. that all three governments say will help the provinces get to net zero in terms of electricity generation by 2030. We speak with the Vaughn Chair in Regional Economics at UNB, Herb Emery.
01/01/000110 minutes
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Birding

Alain Clavette interviews author Rebecca Heisman about her book on pioneering migration scientists.
01/01/000110 minutes 8 seconds
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Policy duel

The Anglophone East district education council says its version of Policy 713 will stay despite minister's request.
01/01/00019 minutes 2 seconds
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Political panel

Alexandre Boudreau, Erica Butler and Jamie Gillies discuss a possible early election, the ongoing flap over Policy 713 and the prospect of cost-of-living relief.
01/01/000118 minutes 20 seconds
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North Atlantic Right Whale Data

New data on North Atlantic right whales shows the population is levelling off. We reach Philip Hamilton, scientist with the New England Aquarium, to learn more. 
01/01/000110 minutes 32 seconds
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Library Lends: Digital Book Lends

We head back to the Fredericton Public Library to learn about a way to borrow books without leaving the house.
01/01/00017 minutes 57 seconds
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Shivers: Three Supernatural Tales of Tantramar

Playwright Andrew Ennals has created a new play based on some scary Sackville stories. We reach him to learn more about the Live Bait Theatre production.
01/01/00016 minutes
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Ballet Auditions

Always dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer? Your chance to audition for one of the country's greatest schools is coming to the Maritimes soon. We'll hear from Royal Winnipeg Ballet alum and New Brunswicker Liam Caines about his journey through the company.
01/01/00018 minutes
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Mycology with Alfredo: The Invisible World

While we often think of mushrooms as cute and round-capped, there's a whole world of fungi under the soil working hard to protect the environment around them. Alfredo Justo tells us more.
01/01/00019 minutes 12 seconds
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Science East: Candy Science

For Michael Edwards at Science East, Halloween is less about the spooky stuff, more about the candy. He'll join us with some weird candy science.
01/01/000111 minutes 16 seconds
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Carbon Inflation

Economist Herb Emery joins us to talk about the federal carbon tax, and whether it's the root of inflation in the province, as the premier has suggested.
01/01/000113 minutes 3 seconds
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Haunted Belmont

Our associate producer Danielle McCreadie explored the Belmont house in Fredericton, that many in the area claim is haunted.
01/01/00019 minutes 19 seconds
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Memramcook Library

A cold snap last February in the Moncton area caused the pipes to burst in the Memramcook municipal building. The flooding ruined much of the interior, including the community's public library. We'll check in with the mayor to find out about plans to re-open.
01/01/00016 minutes 49 seconds
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Political Panel

We gather a couple of politics watchers for our usual Friday panel. This week: more election watch, energy policies, and fact-checking Higgs' Policy 713 timeline.
01/01/000115 minutes 39 seconds
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PanAm Wins

Riverview's Brooklyn Douthwright is coming home from this year's PanAm games with a fistfull of medals. We'll check in with her long-time coach Ryan Allan.
01/01/00019 minutes 40 seconds
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Fuel Efficient Driving

There are ways to cut down on your emissions while driving that don't involve getting an EV. Something as simple as tire pressure has an impact. We'll get some tips from CAA Atlantic's Julia Kent.
01/01/00016 minutes 22 seconds
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Federal Energy Announcement

The Prime MInister made an announcement he says will help Canadians with their energy bills. And there's some specific help for Atlantic Canadians and those living in rural areas. Catherine Cullen hosts CBC Radio's The House. She's also a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. She joins us with her analysis.
01/01/000111 minutes 31 seconds
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Birding with Alain

This week on his column, our birder Alain Clavette goes looking for rarities, and he speaks with an expert on terns.
01/01/000111 minutes 59 seconds
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Dr. Gorfinkel: Ozempic

Ozempic is a drug approved in Canada to treat type 2 diabetes. But it’s increasingly being used by people for weight loss.  It’s popularity has allowed researchers to better understand the harms that may come with the medication.  Health columnist Dr. Iris Gorfinkel gives an overview.
01/01/00016 minutes 29 seconds
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Geographies of DAR

The Silver Wave Film Festival opens this Thursday in Fredericton and the film that will be shown at the opening gala is a documentary about David Adams Richards. We speak with the filmmaker behind The Geographies of DAR.
01/01/000118 minutes 13 seconds
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Kouchibouguac Program

A new program could mean additional wildlife corridors around Kouchibouguac National Park. We reach Nature Conservancy spokesperson Andrew Holland to learn more. 
01/01/00018 minutes 25 seconds
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Library Lends: Disc Golf

This week, I borrowed a set of disc golf discs. To learn what to do with them, we reach a local expert. 
01/01/00019 minutes 27 seconds
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Mycology with Alfredo: Spooky Mushrooms

This week we talk with Alfredo Justo about all the spooky mushroom species that exist. 
01/01/00019 minutes 29 seconds
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Socktober on the Miramichi

Paula Trueman is organizing the second annual Socktober drive in the community. People are donating new, warm socks through the end of October.
01/01/00017 minutes 1 second
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Hal Hines Forest

Shift's associate producer Danielle McCreadie took a walk in the Hal Hines Memorial Garden with Jim Goltz to learn about the Nature Conservancy's efforts to protect the Hal Hines Forest.
01/01/00017 minutes
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Atlantic Books Today: Fall Book Recommendations

Atlantic Books Today editor John Tattrie shares the top five books to read this fall.
01/01/000113 minutes 23 seconds
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Pam Novak: Migration Troubles

We reach Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute to hear about some migrating birds that are having some trouble getting to their final destination.
01/01/00017 minutes 38 seconds
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Silverwave Film Festival: Rebecca Tremblay

Fredericton filmmaker Rebecca Tremblay has two showings at the Silverwave Film Festival this weekend. We reach her to hear all about her short films HUM and Good Mom. 
01/01/00018 minutes 44 seconds
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Political Panel: Election, SMRs, PC Movement

We gather a panel of politic watchers to discuss the premier's decision to not call a snap election this year, the decision that will see NB Power forced to buy electricity from the provinces first two small nuclear reactors and the recent movement of PC MLAs in and out of committees.
01/01/000117 minutes 5 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Witch Book

This week our birder talks to the author of a book about birds that focuses more on spirituality than it does science.
01/01/000112 minutes 3 seconds
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Remembering the Fallen

Every year at this time the York-Sunbury Historical Society -- part of the Fredericton Region Museum -- remembers a fallen soldier from New Brunswick. As Remembrance Day approaches, the group has decided to honour Private Harold Blanchford Kelly. He was just 28 years old when he was killed in action in November of 1916. Host Colleen Kitts-Goguen speaks with society member Gary Campbell.
01/01/000110 minutes 43 seconds
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In Perpetuity

What started as a way to teach New Brunswick students about local military history has turned into a brand new book. We'll speak to James Rowinski, author of "In Perpetuity: The First World War Soldiers of the Fredericton War Memorial."
01/01/000118 minutes 13 seconds
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Election Costs

No snap election does not mean no election expenses. Elections New Brunswick took steps to prepare for an election this fall that in the end the premier decided not to call. That included signing more than 40 leases. The CBC's Robert Jones has been looking at that story -- he joins us.
01/01/000110 minutes 23 seconds
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Food Safety

Chef and educator Janet Hamilton joins us for a series on food safety for the home cook. Today, we'll talk about how to properly handle pasta and rice.
01/01/00018 minutes 44 seconds
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Carbon Tax Laws

Premier Blaine Higgs is looking for a way out of the federal carbon tax. Higgs says he doesn't have an opinion from his lawyers yet, but it's already looking like the premier may not have a legal leg to stand on. The CBC's provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras has the story.
01/01/00017 minutes 40 seconds
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Miramichi housing

Several people at risk of homelessness now have a new place to lay their head in Miramichi. Miramichi Housing Solutions Inc secured 8 units for individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Jory Geikie, the executive director of Miramichi Housing Solutions Inc, spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00015 minutes 58 seconds
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Italian Campaign Anniversary

80 years after the Battle of Ortona a group of Canadians are in Italy to learn more We'll hear from two New Brunswickers. UNB professor Lee Windsor, and Richard McQuade whose father fought in the Italian Campaign
01/01/000115 minutes 40 seconds
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Parapan Am Games

A record 5 New Brunswick athletes are heading to the Parapan Am Games in Chile. We reach Parasport New Brunswick executive director Sally Hutt. 
01/01/00019 minutes 17 seconds
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Carleton County Military Museum

Woodstock’s Aaron Bouma has spent the past couple of years building the Carleton County Military Museum, literally. Bouma has worked on everything from the exhibits to the very structure the museum sits in. And now all his work will be visible to the public. The museum will be holding an open house on Sunday.
01/01/00017 minutes 20 seconds
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Midwifery report

If you want to use a midwife during your pregnancy and birth in New Brunswick, your only option is in Fredericton. But that's something advocates would like to change. A third party report was done last year, analyzing the success of the midwifery program in Fredericton. And it came up with a number of recommendations, including expanding the program province wide. Green MLA Megan Mitton brought this up in the Legislature last week, tabling a motion to immediately implement recommendations from the report.
01/01/00019 minutes 16 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Snow Geese

This week our birder heads out to find some snow geese and speaks with the author of Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration
01/01/000112 minutes 47 seconds
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Daken report

Lexi Daken's family has been advocating for change since the 16 year old died by suicide in February of 2021. A coroner's jury endorsed 12 recommendations made by the Horizon Health Network and they made 10 recommendations of their own, including increasing awareness about available mental health services. John Sharpe has been paying close attention to these issues. He's the executive director for Partners for Youth.
01/01/00019 minutes 53 seconds
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Food safety

There's been a whole conversation about food safety happening on social media in recent weeks. Janet Hamilton is a trained chef in Moncton who has taught classes on food security and nutrition. She spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk about keeping meat fresh.
01/01/000110 minutes 11 seconds
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Tracy Dawn

Back in May two Miscou fishermen died after they fell overboard while sailing the first day of the lobster season. Now the Transportation and Safety Board of Canada has released a safety advisory letter about the incident. While it doesn't come to any conclusions...it does raise concerns about the number of lobster traps onboard - so many that they inhibited access to parts of the boat. Luc LeBlanc, a Fisheries Advisor with the Maritime Fishermen's Union, spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00016 minutes 6 seconds
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Aging out

There's a national effort underway to ensure that young people in protective custody get the supports they need when they reach the age of 19. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Melanie Doucet of the Child Welfare League of Canada and Zoe Bourgeois who spent years in and out of protective custody and is currently a social worker and a board member of the adoption foundation.
01/01/000116 minutes 55 seconds
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Fundy Albert water

A New Brunswick tourist destination is getting some help fixing their water supply. Areas of Fundy Albert, which include Alma right next to Fundy National Park, have undergone years of boil water advisories. The culprit, an aging water system not built to handle the sheer volume of tourists that pour into the community each summer. Now the federal government, province and municipality have earmarked twelve million dollars to upgrade the water system.
01/01/00015 minutes 38 seconds
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NBTA survey

New Brunswick teachers aren’t giving high marks to the province’s education system. That’s according to a survey conducted by the New Brunswick Teachers Association. According to the survey 70 per cent of teachers reported their professional duties were compromised due to facilities issues in schools. Sixty per cent have considered leaving the teaching profession or the province to teach elsewhere. And 47 per cent teachers reported experiencing verbal or physical violence at work during a recent two-week period.
01/01/00018 minutes 1 second
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AI Porn Concerns

There's lots of concern about Artificial Intelligence, but there's a new one that's getting a lot of attention and it's related to pornography. We'll speak with cybersecurity expert David Shipley about it.
01/01/00016 minutes 35 seconds
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Pam Novak: Winter Signs

We check in with Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute to hear how she can tell winter is coming based on animal behaviours. 
01/01/00018 minutes 48 seconds
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Dan Murphy: Municipal Funding

Moncton is getting more than $15 million dollars from the federal government to build nearly 500 housing units. But, the premier has raised concerns about jurisdictional creep, suggesting the federal government shouldn't be going around the province to make these deals happen. We speak with Dan Murphy with the Union of Municipalities in New Brunswick
01/01/00018 minutes 36 seconds
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Seafood Industry Ferry Concerns

Transport Canada is debating deploying the ferry service between Saint John and Digby for several months next year. We reach a Joel Richardson, vice president of public relations for Cooke Aquaculture, to learn more about what impact this could have on the seafood industry.
01/01/00019 minutes 22 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Ten Birds that Changed the World

This week our birder talks with Stephen Moss about his Ten Birds that Changed the World
01/01/000110 minutes 45 seconds
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Political Panel: Fiscal Update, Abortion Access & Housing Funding

Our panel of politics watchers gathers this week to talk about the fiscal update, abortion access and municipal funding for housing.
01/01/000117 minutes 25 seconds
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Literacy Update

It's National Child Day and the province's child and youth advocate says literacy assessments in New Brunswick schools are at a crisis level. We reach Kelly Lamrock to learn more. 
01/01/000111 minutes 14 seconds
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Library Lends: Language Skills Kit

We head back to the Fredericton Public Library to learn about a skills kit there that you can borrow that can help you learn Wolastoqey.
01/01/00016 minutes 51 seconds
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Food Safety: Keeping it fresh

Our food safety expert Janet Hamilton joins us to give some tips on how to keep your groceries fresh.
01/01/00019 minutes 28 seconds
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Music: Lennie Gallant

Lennie Gallant is in the musical spotlight this week. He's bringing his holiday show to the province next week andis remembering the late Jimmy Buffet. The pair worked together on Jimmy's latest album.
01/01/000111 minutes 47 seconds
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Fredericton SPCA Troubles

The Fredericton SPCA might be forced to close in a matter of months. The charity still hasn't recovered from the pandemic. We reach the president of the board of directors, Cecile LePage. 
01/01/00018 minutes 30 seconds
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Michael Edwards: Animals with Jobs

You've heard of dogs with jobs, but what about rats? Or spiders? Some of them are hard at work as well and Michael Edwards of Science East will have the details.
01/01/000110 minutes 42 seconds
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Live Net Zero Update

The Foreman Family in Hanwell continues their quest to cut emissions as part of the live net zero challenge. Their latest effort should also cut their electricity bills.
01/01/00019 minutes 3 seconds
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Affordability Measures

Randy Hatfield of the Human Development Council will join us to look at the province's recently announced affordability measures, and what he thinks could make a real difference for some of the people he works with.
01/01/000110 minutes 23 seconds
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TRICOAST Education

We reach the CEO of TRICOAST Education, a local company working on a new assessment tool that can help identify learning difficulties in school-age children earlier.
01/01/00018 minutes 37 seconds
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Recycling Transition

Big changes are coming for we recycle in the province. to learn more, we reach RecycleNB CEO Frank LeBlanc. 
01/01/000110 minutes 50 seconds
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Local Produce Targets

The Green Party's Agriculture critic Kevin Arseneau wants provincial institutions to have targets when it comes to buying local food. We reach him to learn more about his thoughts.
01/01/000111 minutes 12 seconds
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Newcomer Hockey

The good old hockey game will be a brand new experience for 150 newcomers this weekend. We'll talk to the organizer about what's being planned when the Moncton Wildcats play the Charlottetown Islanders.
01/01/00017 minutes 53 seconds
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Whale-Safe Fishing Gear

A five-year-long project to test whale-safe fishing gear for snow crab fishing in the province will soon come to an end. We reach Robert Hache, the project lead, to learn about what impacts the study has had on the industry. 
01/01/000110 minutes 50 seconds
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Agriculture Decline

We spoke with Green Party agriculture critic Kevin Arseneau about his concern over the decline of farmers and low rates of local produce being consumed in the province. We reach Margaret Johnson, the Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, for her thoughts. 
01/01/000119 minutes 29 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Cape Jourimain

This week our birder heads to Cape Jourimain with his birding buddy Gabriel for some late fall birding.
01/01/000110 minutes 21 seconds
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Craft NB Christmas Festival

The annual Christmas Festival is this weekend in uptown Saint John. We speak with vendor Heather McCaig and launch this year's contest!
01/01/00018 minutes 11 seconds
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Music Feature: Mike Biggar & Terra Spencer

Our music feature this week is Mike Biggar and Terra Spencer, who talk about their new Christmas single Mad At Santa.
01/01/000111 minutes 50 seconds
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Pam Novak: Eider in a Bathtub

We reach Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute to hear about an eider duck paddling about in her bathtub.
01/01/00017 minutes 15 seconds
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Colin Higgins

Wheelchair basketball player Colin Higgins took home a bronze medal from the Parapan Am Games in Chile. We'll hear more about that experience.
01/01/00018 minutes 14 seconds
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Library Lends: Ozobot

Head of the children's department Jessica Laroque introduces us to the Ozobot skills kit - an easy way to kids or adults to learn some basic coding.
01/01/00017 minutes 33 seconds
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Hayward wins 4 Parapan Am medals

Alex Hayward of Quispamsis only started cycling during the pandemic, but he won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the Parapan Am Games in Chile last week.
01/01/00018 minutes 51 seconds
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One year after municipal reform

Dan Murphy of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick says a year after reform, there are some exciting opportunities but also some challenges, especially when it comes to finances.
01/01/00018 minutes 15 seconds
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NB Lung raises concerns about work at school

NB Lung CEO Melanie Langille says she has concerns about the work being done to upgrade the ventilation system at Sir James Dunn Academy. While she's thrilled the work is taking place, she's concerned there aren't adequate measures in place to protect students and stuff during construction.
01/01/00018 minutes 49 seconds
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Head Hall Renovation

Head hall on the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus will look a lot different this spring. It's undergone a renovation and expansion project costing nearly $23 million dollars. We reach Joshua Leon, the dean of engineering, for more details. 
01/01/00017 minutes 40 seconds
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Habitat for Humanity and Highschool Aid

A family in Minto is settling into their new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity and a number of local high school students. We'll hear about the project.
01/01/00018 minutes 21 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Gifts

This week our birder shares some gift ideas for birders in your life.
01/01/000111 minutes 27 seconds
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Political Panel: CUPE, Schools, Policy 713

This week our panel of politics watchers talk about a CUPE protest against new legislation, the development of four new schools in the province and a failed promise in regards to Policy 713. 
01/01/000117 minutes 9 seconds
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Gender-Based Violence Funding

The province has reached an agreement with the federal government on addressing gender-based violence. $16.3 million dollars will be committed over 4 years to the effort. How far will that go? We'll speak with Cathy Holtmann, director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research.
01/01/00017 minutes 24 seconds
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Peat Disappointment

New Brunswick's peat moss industry is reporting one of its worst seasons in decades. We'll find out why, and what the larger implications are from the CBC's Alexandre Silberman joins us, ahead.
01/01/00018 minutes 39 seconds
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Library Lends: Winter Programming

We head to the Fredericton Public Library to find out about their December programming.
01/01/00016 minutes 38 seconds
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Food Safety: Holidays

Chef and educator Janet Hamilton joins us for a dose of food safety, and the do's and don'ts to keep in mind during the holidays.
01/01/00019 minutes 2 seconds
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St. Stephen Homelessness

Homelessness in St. Stephen has hit an all-time crisis level, leading the town to declare a local state of emergency. We'll hear the reaction in the Legislature, and the response to it from St. Stephen mayor Allan MacEachern.
01/01/000121 minutes 26 seconds
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Pension Problems

The Higgs government has two rationales for moving to force 5 public sector pension plans into a shared risk model. The first is financial viability; the second is fairness to other employee groups. But 2 of the 5 plans are in sound financial shape, and there is another pension plan that won't be touched. The CBC's Robert Jones will join us with that story.
01/01/000110 minutes 36 seconds
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St. Stephen Homeless

We'll hear from a resident of St. Stephen who lives very close to a spot where a number of homeless residents are staying. Joanne Raye says she's seeing many more people without homes, and something must be done to help.
01/01/000112 minutes 43 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Big Brown Bat

Imagine you drag a box of Christmas decorations out of the attic, open the box, and find a bat! It happened to one New Brunswick family. We'll speak with Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.
01/01/00018 minutes 22 seconds
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Coats for Kids

We'll hear about a community effort in Tobique First Nation to keep kids warm this winter.
01/01/00016 minutes 40 seconds
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Abandoned Animals

The New Brunswick SPCA says the number of people abandoning pets when they move has more than doubled this year. They are urging people to reach out for help if they need it, rather than putting pets in harm's way. We speak to Chief Animal Protection Officer Tony Porter.
01/01/00019 minutes 5 seconds
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St. Stephen shelter

A new out-of-the-cold shelter opens in St. Stephens. Mayor Allan MacEachern spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00016 minutes 54 seconds
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Christmas bird watches

It's just about time for bird lovers to head out with their clipboards. Christmas Bird Counts begin next Thursday and they will be taking place in communities all over the province and beyond. Birder Alain Clavette spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/000113 minutes 22 seconds
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Political panel

Shift’s political panel discusses the issue of homelessness. This comes after St. Stephen's council took the unusual step of declaring a state of local emergency in an effort to get the attention of the province.
01/01/000119 minutes 15 seconds
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Para Hockey World Cup

The Para Hockey Cup is wrapping up at the Qplex in Quispamsis this weekend. Aaron Kennedy is with the town and spoke with Vannessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00017 minutes 10 seconds
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Para hockey silver

They may not have gone gold, but Canada’s national Para Hockey team swiped silver. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Moncton's Jacob LeBlanc who played on the team.
01/01/00019 minutes 22 seconds
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Official languages report

The official languages commissioner says the province missed an opportunity to make progress towards equality for the province’s two official languages. Commissioner Shirley MacLean spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/000111 minutes 46 seconds
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Université de Moncton name

The Université de Moncton announced they would not be changing their name over the weekend. But that decision isn’t sitting well with some Acadians. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Bernard Richard, who represents a citizens' committee that advocated for a name change.
01/01/00019 minutes 46 seconds
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Advocate recognized

The founder of an affordable housing community in Fredericton has been recognized with a national award. Marcel LeBrun won the Kubota / CHL Community Hero contest for his work with the 12 Neighbours community on the northside of Fredericton. He spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/000110 minutes 32 seconds
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Daycare language

The federal government's national child care legislation has been sent back to the House of Commons. That's after New Brunswick Senator Rene Cormier proposed an amendment to protect minority language rights. Cormier spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk
01/01/00018 minutes 25 seconds
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CUPE response

Labour groups are considering their next steps after the government voted to force five public sector employee groups into a shared-risk pension plan. That vote came as the Higgs government also asked the courts to toss out the union’s legal action about nursing home workers. Stephen Drost, the president of CUPE NB, spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00018 minutes 34 seconds
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Adyn Townes

Fredericton singer-songwriter Adyn Townes’ career has taken him all over the world. Most recently to Iceland where he formed a trio with a couple of friends. He spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/000112 minutes 49 seconds
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Climate round-up

It’s been a big week for climate politics, both worldwide and here in the province. COP 28 just wrapped up in Dubai and the province released their clean energy roadmap. Conservation Council of N.B.’s Moe Qureshi spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/000110 minutes 7 seconds
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Yankee swap game theory

The staff at Science East are having a Yankee swap or White Elephant gift exchange at the end of the week. Shift’s science columnist Michael Edwards is considering a strategy based on game theory. He spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/000110 minutes 56 seconds
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Mayoral roundtable

It’s been about a year since New Brunswick implemented municipal reform. The reform condensed 340 communities into 77 local governments and 12 rural districts. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with three mayors: Kevin Nicklin is the mayor of Grand Lake, Derek Pleadwell is the mayor of Arcadia and Jean-Guy Levesque is the mayor of Campbellton.
01/01/000119 minutes 47 seconds
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Maine Agent Orange commission

The effects of Agent Orange spraying at CFB Gagetown in the 1970s continue to be felt not only in Canada, but south of the border as well. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Maine Public Radio’s Carol Bousquet about a state commission looking at Maine veterans who may have been exposed.
01/01/000110 minutes 15 seconds
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Noël Kinsella

Remembering Senator Noël Kinsella. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Michael Read, a man who counted the senator as a friend and mentor.
01/01/00019 minutes 12 seconds
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Alain Clavette

Birder Alain Clavette went on a bit of a fact finding mission. You may have heard of areas designated as important bird areas. Well now biologists are looking beyond birds to areas with a lot of biodiversity.
01/01/000110 minutes 57 seconds
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Net Zero X-Mas

There's a lot of togetherness and good cheer associated with the holiday season. But there's also a lot of energy and expense. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Natalie Foreman who is focused on reducing the carbon footprint associated with the holidays.
01/01/000110 minutes 28 seconds
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Political panel

Shift’s political panel examine the province’s energy plan, the CUPE pension vote and NB Power.
01/01/000117 minutes 9 seconds
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Casket snake oil

A New Brunswick business man was featured on a big American game show last week. If you've seen Snake Oil, you'll know it features unusual products. The contestants have to decide which products are real, and which are Snake Oil. The Fiddlehead Casket Company is certainly real and so is owner Jeremy Burrill who spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00017 minutes 7 seconds
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Municipal financial reform

The Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick is calling on the province to act on municipal financial reform. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Andrew Black, the president of the union and the mayor of Tantramar.
01/01/00019 minutes 33 seconds
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N.B. disabilities

New Brunswick recorded the largest increase in disability rates in the country between 2017 and 2022. Advocates for people with disabilities say these numbers will have significant implications for all aspects of public policy. Haley Flaro, the executive director of Ability New Brunswick, spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00018 minutes 30 seconds
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Archival project

Nelson Cloud moved to Metepenagiag about 20 years ago and since then he's amassed a massive collection of photos of local events and people. The North Shore Mi'kmaq Tribal Council sees a lot of value in those photos and they are working together on an archive. Vanessa Vander Valk spoke with Cloud about the project.
01/01/00018 minutes 48 seconds
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Blind hockey

Moncton's Simon Richard has had between two and three per cent of his vision since birth. But that’s never stopped his love of hockey. He's been named to the national blind hockey team. He spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00019 minutes 27 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute

Power has returned to the Atlantic Wildlife Institute near Sackville. That doesn't mean everything is back to normal now. Pam Novak spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00018 minutes 9 seconds
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AI music video

While many musicians are concerned about the use of AI in the industry, Fredericton band Run the River decided to embrace the technology. They released a video for the single just last week created using AI. Local vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joel Manchester spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00018 minutes 11 seconds
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Flyer bylaw

Edmundston has voted on a bylaw regulating flyers in the city. Mayor Eric Marquis spoke with Vanessa Vander Valk.
01/01/00016 minutes 19 seconds
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Vintage Christmas ornaments

Whether it's hosting an annual party, using the good dishes or leaving treats for Santa, this is the time of year when tradition takes on added importance. For many people, that includes displaying hand-me-down decorations - like vintage Christmas ornaments. CBC reporter Mariam Mesbah spent the afternoon with Karee Tait-Layden of Salisbury, New Brunswick, who has quite a collection of antique ornaments.
01/01/00017 minutes 5 seconds
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Eastern Charlotte Storm Recovery

Clean-up continues in southwest New Brunswick after Monday's brutal storm. We check in with John Craig, the mayor of Eastern Charlotte.
01/01/00019 minutes 15 seconds
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Political Panel Year in Review

It was a big year in New Brunswick politics this year -- french immersion controversy, a potential snap election, MLAs leaving cabinet over changes to Policy 713. Our panel of politics watchers looks back on the year 2023 - from the top stories to what they're looking out for next year.
01/01/000136 minutes 25 seconds
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Power Outages

NB Power has restored thousands of customers this week, but still some remain. And the utility says these next ones will be tricky. Spokesperson Dominique Couture tells us why.
01/01/00017 minutes 9 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Christmas Bird Count

'Tis the season for bird lovers and naturalists to head out into their communities, counting the birds as they go. The annual Christmas Bird Counts are being held all over North America. It's a massive citizen science project that helps us understand what's happening with bird populations. Birder Alain Clavette headed out in Moncton for his annual count.
01/01/00019 minutes 57 seconds
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Science East: Science Stories of 2023

There were a lot of big science stories last year. Advancements in vaccines and in AI technology. It was also the hottest year on record. But Michael Edwards at Science East has his eye on some stories you may not have heard about.
01/01/000110 minutes 22 seconds
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Right Whale Calves

8 new right whale calves have been spotted in species' breeding grounds this year. We'll speak to researcher Amy Warren about the hopes for the calving season.
01/01/000112 minutes 43 seconds
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PWHL First Games

Players took to the ice in Toronto yesterday for the very first game of the new Professional Women's Hockey League or PWHL. And tonight's game in Ottawa will draw about 8,000 fans and set a North American attendance record for women's professional hockey. UNB Reds assistant coach Cassidy Hilworth is watching it all with interest. We check in with her.
01/01/00018 minutes 30 seconds
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Healthcare Collapse: Greens

Stories from ERs in the province are painting a dire picture of a system once again under immense amounts of pressure. Green Leader David Coon responds to the concerns.
01/01/000112 minutes 19 seconds
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Drastic Dog Rescue

A dramatic dog rescue is serving as an ice safety reminder this week. We'll hear the story from both the owners and the fire department involved.
01/01/000110 minutes 2 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Best Birds of 2023

Our birder Alain Clavette has a bit of a look back with naturalist Jim Wilson at the best birds spotted in the province in 2023.
01/01/000111 minutes 49 seconds
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'A Nurse for All Seasons'

Elisabeth Robinson Scovil was co-founder of the Victorian Order of Nurses and a friend of Florence Nightingale's. But to Fredericton's Virginia Bliss Bjrklund, she was aunt Bessie. We'll hear about the book Bjrklund wrote about her famous relative, titled 'A Nurse for All Seasons.'
01/01/000113 minutes 18 seconds
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Passion Projects

We're starting a new column on Shift - a passion project if you will. We're going to be speaking with people about the things they are passionate about, things that give them energy and peace. This week - we talk trail running with Stef Bouchard.
01/01/00019 minutes 7 seconds
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NHL Debut

Ste-Marie-de-Kent's Lukas Cormier made his NHL debut over the weekend. The defenceman was called up by the Las Vegas Golden Knights to play against the New York Islanders. We speak to him about the experience.
01/01/00016 minutes 51 seconds
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Encampment Fire

A man died after a fire destroyed a tent encampment in Saint John over the weekend. What can be done to keep people who are sleeping rough safe this winter? We'll ask Saint John mayor Donna Reardon.
01/01/00019 minutes 14 seconds
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Exciting Meteor

People in the Fredericton area spotted what they thought was a meteor last night. There's even a video. Amateur astronomer Chris Curwin took a look - we speak with him.
01/01/00018 minutes 35 seconds
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Homeless Crisis: Fresh Start

The death of a man after a fire at a tent encampment in Saint John has many wondering what can be done to help. We'll speak withNick Shephard, an outreach coordinator for Fresh Start. That's one group in the port city working to connect people on the street with services and homes.
01/01/000112 minutes 26 seconds
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UNB Foodbank

The students' union at the University of New Brunswick launched a new food bank on campus last week. We'll hear from the president of the union, Amanda Smith.
01/01/00018 minutes 53 seconds
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Hottest Year

According to the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, 2023 was the hottest year on record. We'll talk with an expert at Mount Allison University about what the numbers tell us, and what we can expect in the future.
01/01/000112 minutes 2 seconds
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Healthcare Fixes

The New Brunswick Medical Society is calling for changes in the healthcare system. They've suggested six specific changes they believe could make a real difference. We speak with society president Dr. Paula Keating.
01/01/00019 minutes 44 seconds
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Miramichi Her-icanes

It's a good time to be a female athlete, as more sports continue to grow. The Maritime Women's Basketball Association is launching a new team in Miramichi! We get all the details from the MWBA's commissioner Jen Lloyd.
01/01/00017 minutes 42 seconds
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What's Cookin'?

We're starting a new feature reaching out to people who are serious about food to hear about the ingredients they can't do without. Today, Michelle Hooton from Italian by Night sings the praises of the humble potato.
01/01/00019 minutes 32 seconds
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Bird Talk: Best Birds of 2023 pt. 2

The best birds spotted in New Brunswick, according to birders Alain Clavette and Jim Wilson - part 2!
01/01/000110 minutes 30 seconds
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Coastal Concerns

It's already been a rough week in several coastal communities with Wednesday's big storm. But there's another on the way tomorrow that could bring a storm surge. We speak with Normand Pelletier, mayor of Heron Bay, about the damage done, and the search for solutions.
01/01/00017 minutes 3 seconds
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Music Spotlight: Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene will be in the capital city, opening this year's Shivering Songs festival with a solo show. We speak with him.
01/01/00019 minutes 3 seconds
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Winter Sports - Curling - Thistle St. Andrews

We're talking about winter activities with the clubs and organizations that keep them vibrant.. We'll begin this week with curling - Jill Logan with Thistle St. Andrews club in Saint John joins us.
01/01/000110 minutes 5 seconds
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Passion Projects: Coffee

On Passion Projects, we're talking with people all over the province about the things they are passionate about. Today we check in with Conor Conway at Epoch Chemistry Coffee House about the coffee rabbit-hole he fell down and why he's glad he did.
01/01/00018 minutes 59 seconds
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Winter Sports - Curling - Capital Winter Club

We're taking a closer look at winter sports this season on Shift - and the people behind the clubs and associations that keep those sports alive. Today, associate producer Danielle McCreadie brings us curling at the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton!
01/01/00018 minutes 17 seconds
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Miramichi Erosion

Miramichi is getting a financial boost from the federal government for its erosion mitigation efforts. We'll learn more about the work from mayor Adam Lordon.
01/01/00019 minutes 2 seconds
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Modular Housing

Could factory-built homes be a housing solution for the east coast? That's one option federal and provincial housing ministers are eyeing. We'll check in with housing expert Julia Woodhall-Melnik.
01/01/000110 minutes 6 seconds
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Passkey vs Password

Passkeys are popping up everywhere, as a more secure alternative to the password. What exactly is a passkey though, and is it really more secure? Cyber security expert David Shipley tells us more.
01/01/000110 minutes 8 seconds
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Winter Sports - Hampton Curling Club

We get down in the hack with the Hampton Curling Club on our winter sports series. President Jamie Slipp joins us.
01/01/00019 minutes 5 seconds
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Bathurst Warming Centre

The city of Bathurst has just opened a temporary warming centre that will be open from 8 pm to 8 am each night. The plan is to keep the facility open all day as well when the conditions are extreme. We get more details from Luc Foulem.
01/01/00018 minutes 9 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Bird Rescue

A number of people organized a big effort to try to save a bird that shouldn't be here in January. Sadly it wasn't to be. We'll check in with Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute.
01/01/00018 minutes 39 seconds
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St. Stephen Temporary Housing

A location has been found in St. Stephen to house some of the city's homeless. Some residents in the area have concerns about what it might mean for them though, and they're looking for answers. There's a meeting tomorrow to talk it through. We'll speak with mayor Allan MacEachern.
01/01/00018 minutes 19 seconds
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Winter Sports - Bathurst Curling

We've been talking curling this week on Shift, as part of our winter sports series. Behind every club is a dedicated group of volunteers that keep things afloat, especially during tough times. Today, we go up north to visit the Bathurst Curling Club. President Kathy Grebenc joins us.
01/01/00019 minutes 26 seconds
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Embracing Dry January

Dry January has become more of a cultural phenomenon in recent years. You may think this would be an issue for local bars and taprooms. But the Saint Andrews Brewing Company has decided to embrace it, ordering in lots of non-alcoholic options. We speak to co-owner and brewer Ian Covey.
01/01/00017 minutes 43 seconds
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What's Cookin' with Shelley Shantz

This week, we're asking Shelley Shantz in Sainte-Mare de Kent what's cooking. The ingredient she can't live without is a kitchen staple -- garlic --and it seems she's positively swimming in it!
01/01/00017 minutes 14 seconds
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Birding with Alain: AI Birdsong

Alain Clavette speaks with one of the U de M scientists who created an AI tool that generates life-like birdsongs. The songs can be used to help ecologists monitor rare species in the wild.
01/01/000112 minutes 43 seconds
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St. Stephen Meeting

Two days after a site was announced for temporary housing in St Stephen, the plan was put on pause. That's after a testy meeting between politicians and residents last night. The CBC's Sam Farley was there. He'll tell us more.
01/01/00018 minutes 7 seconds
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Winter Sports - Moncton Curling

Our final curling check in this week takes us over to south-east New Brunswick. Jeremy Mallais is the president of the Moncton Curling Club.
01/01/00017 minutes 25 seconds
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'La Bottine de Rivière-des-Caches'

Victor Robichaud will take us back in time, discussing his new book. It's a fictional story inspired by what he learned about his own great-aunt, Sheldrake Island, and a boot found in the wall of his historic home.
01/01/00019 minutes 58 seconds
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International Student Cap

The federal government is capping the number of study visas it issues to international students. What will the change mean for local colleges and universities? We speak to Ryan Sullivan, vice president of enrollment at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.
01/01/00019 minutes 12 seconds
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Passion Projects

We continue our passion project, talking to people about their interesting hobbies. Today we'll hear from Annabelle Babineau who's passionate about crochet, and uses it to create incredible outfits for her drag persona, Barb Wire.
01/01/00019 minutes 30 seconds
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Para-cycling World Cup

Quispamsis Para-cyclist Alexandre Hayward's season is off to a great start. He's just returned from the first World Cup of the year in Australia. It's the beginning of the push for the Paralympic Games in Paris. We speak with him.
01/01/00018 minutes 52 seconds
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Winter Sports: Miramichi Cross Country

We're talking about cross country skiing this week and the people around the province dedicated to keeping the sport vibrant. Today we're off to Miramichi to check out the club there.
01/01/00019 minutes 2 seconds
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Winter Sports - Charlo Cross Country

We'll continue our series looking at cross-country clubs in the province with a visit to Charlo, one of the best known clubs in the province.
01/01/00019 minutes 16 seconds
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Construction Shortage

The push is on to build more housing in the province and across the country. Several cities have now accepted federal funding to speed up construction. But with a shortage of skilled tradespeople, who will build what's needed? We'll check in with the construction association.
01/01/00019 minutes 41 seconds
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Winter Sports - Ski Codiac

We continue our look at the cross-country ski community around the province. Today we're headed to the southeast to talk with the president of Ski Codiac, Daniel Doiron.
01/01/00019 minutes
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What's Cooking with Carol Ann McDevitt

Today on our What's Cooking segment, it's all about almond flour. The proprietor of a B and B in Lower Queensbury explains why she's changed the way she bakes.
01/01/000111 minutes 14 seconds
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Building Quickly

There's an urgency to the call for more housing. That's what the federal government's housing accelerator fund is all about - speeding up the process. We'll speak with a not-for-profit developer about the challenges involved in getting projects built.
01/01/000110 minutes 16 seconds
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Parasport Prize

Paralympians will be paid the same as Olympians when they earn a spot on the podium. We'll speak with a couple of New Brunswick para athletes about what the recognition means to them.
01/01/000110 minutes 15 seconds
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Miramichi SPCA Outbreak

The Miramichi SPCA have been dealing with a gastrointestinal virus called panleukopenia. So far, three cats have died. We reach the SPCA's executive director Jennifer Arseneault.
01/01/00019 minutes 26 seconds
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Political Panel: State of the Province

Our panel of politics watchers gathers to discuss Premier Blaine Higgs's final State of the Province speech before the next election.
01/01/000118 minutes 5 seconds
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Winter Sports: Slippery Mitten

We continue our look at the cross-country ski community around the province. Today we're headed to the Slippery Mitten trail. We reach Brian Clark to learn more.
01/01/00019 minutes 7 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Lemming Research

This week our birder speaks with a Université de Moncton student who's been travelling to the arctic each summer to monitor lemmings.
01/01/000112 minutes 1 second
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Siakim Scholarship

A student at UNB has former Toronto Raptor Pascal Siakam to thank for helping with his schooling. We'll speak with Cedrick Tahmo about being the first recipient of a special technology scholarship.
01/01/00019 minutes 24 seconds
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Winter Sports - Fredericton Hiking

We're talking about winter hiking this week. We'll begin with a Fredericton woman who has just started organizing walks through a local Facebook page. She's finding lots of other women who are looking to get outside this winter.
01/01/00015 minutes 14 seconds
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Passion Projects: Kimberley Smith

We're looking for inspiration from people who have found their passion. Today we'll hear from a French Lake woman who's turning trash into treasure, and finding confidence she never knew she could have.
01/01/00019 minutes 6 seconds
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Food Bank Funding

The province is giving Food Depot Alimentaire $2 million dollars to buy food for food banks across New Brunswick. It's the same amount the group received last year. How far will it go? We'll find out from executive director Stéphane Sirois.
01/01/00018 minutes 24 seconds
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Maple Syrup Insurance

Many maple syrup producers will soon be able to get insurance, to protect against dismal years like 2023 when the sap just didn't run as expected. We'll speak with the president of the producers association, Frederick Dion.
01/01/00018 minutes 55 seconds
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Winter Hiking - Sussex

We continue our look at winter hiking when we check in with a woman from Sussex who's fond of icy landscapes, and prefers a winter hike because there aren't any bugs.
01/01/00019 minutes 43 seconds
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Lycée School Leaves

A French school that planned to open in the old New Brunswick Museum space in Saint John this September has pulled out. Organizers say renovation costs turned out to be much more than expected. We'll get the city's reaction to the news when we speak to deputy mayor John MacKenzie.
01/01/00016 minutes 39 seconds
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Unclaimed Property

Is it possible you're owed money that you've forgotten all about? The New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission has been tracking all those unclaimed funds through a new program. And during its first year, more than $30 million dollars in unclaimed funds was reported. We speak with FCNB communications director Marissa Sollows.
01/01/00019 minutes 22 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Puffin Release

Pam Novak tells us about an Atlantic Puffin that was recently grounded in someone's yard. With a little help, that bird is now back in the wild.
01/01/00018 minutes 29 seconds
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Winter Sports - Hiking NB

We continue our look at winter hiking with James Donald. He runs the website Hiking NB where you'll find detailed information on trails all over the province.
01/01/000110 minutes 28 seconds
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Clean Fuel

New Brunswick's Energy and Utilities Board held a hearing this week to revisit a controversial issue it decided on last year - the price New Brunswick consumers should pay to compensate oil companies for the cost of new federal clean fuel rules. The CBC's Robert Jones has been covering the story. He'll join us.
01/01/000110 minutes 30 seconds
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Cold Pets

If you're under the impression that a little fur will keep your cat or dog safe from the cold, the New Brunswick SPCA says you're wrong. We'll talk about keeping pets safe in the winter months.
01/01/00017 minutes 39 seconds
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What's Cooking with Yves Deschaine

This week on What's Cooking we stop by the Greener Village in Fredericton. Resident Chef Yves Deschaine can't get enough onions of all varieties.
01/01/000110 minutes 16 seconds
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Grand Manan Air Ambulance

Grand Manan is getting its air ambulance service back. An aircraft will be stationed on the island permanently in the fall. We'll speak to the town's mayor Bonnie Morse.
01/01/00016 minutes
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Birding with Alain: World Wetland Day

Birder Alain Clavette celebrates World Wetlands Day in a marsh with a biologist from Ducks Unlimited.
01/01/00017 minutes 45 seconds
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Woodstock Snowmobile Racing

A racing tradition is returning to Woodstock this month. Snowmobiles will be racing around the oval at Connell Park Raceway in a couple of weeks for the first time in more than 40 years. We'll speak to Bob Fowlie, who's announcing at the upcoming Maritime Snowmobile Championship.
01/01/00018 minutes 17 seconds
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Political Panel

Premier Blaine Higgs is losing two of his cabinet ministers. Arlene Dunn resigned today, and Mike Holland says he won't run in the next election. What does this mean for the future of the PC Party? We'll check in with our panel of politics watchers.
01/01/000118 minutes 53 seconds
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Passion Project: Snow Sculptures

Our passion project continues. Today we'll speak with sculptor Jean-Pascal Brideau of Caraquet, who creates fantastical figures entirely out of snow.
01/01/00019 minutes 18 seconds
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The Cappy Cup

The World Pond Hockey Championship in Plaster Rock may be known around the world, but the Cappy Cup in St. Stephen is that community's pride and joy. We'll learn more about the annual tournament in memory of a beloved friend.
01/01/00019 minutes 19 seconds
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Strep Test Demand

People in the province continue to test positive for Strep A. Many of these tests are now being done at community pharmacies, but only 6 in the province are part of the pilot project. How are they coping? We'll speak with Anastasia Shiamptanis, registrar of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists.
01/01/00019 minutes 30 seconds
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Smelt Derby

An old tradition is coming back to the Renforth Wharf ice fishing community. Kelson Hilchie is organizing a smelt derby! We'll get the details from him.
01/01/00019 minutes 33 seconds
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New Brunswick Potters

If you're curious about clay, then CBC's latest competition show is for you. The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down premiere's this week. And three of the 10 competitors are from right here in New Brunswick! Andrew McCullough, Elsa Valinas and Michael Wood stopped by for a chat.
01/01/000116 minutes 15 seconds
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Coach of the Year

A Moncton swim coach is being recognized nationally by Swimming Canada For his efforts in supporting paralympian Danielle Dorris. We'll speak with Ryan Allen.
01/01/00019 minutes 27 seconds
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Dental Confusion

Seniors are starting to get letters from the federal government suggesting they may be eligible for the new federal dental plan. But dentists still have a lot of questions about how the plan will work, and whether there's capacity for thousands of additional patients. We'll speak Paul Blanchard, executive director of the New Brunswick Dental Society.
01/01/00019 minutes 10 seconds
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Winter sports: Speed skating club

We continue our look at activities you can do on ice. We'll check in with the Saint John Amateur Speed Skating Club, which is believed to be the oldest in the country.
01/01/00019 minutes 42 seconds
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Music Feature: Coldest Night of the Year

Two New Brunswick musicians worked together to bring attention to the issue of homelessness. We'll speak with Joel Manchester and Colin Fowlie about their song for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser.
01/01/000111 minutes 29 seconds
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Radon Awareness

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and as many as 1 and 4 homes in this province have high levels of radon. We'll speak with the CEO of the New Brunswick Lung Association about the danger and an event taking place tomorrow in St. Andrews.
01/01/00018 minutes 29 seconds
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Curling Win

A team of Oromocto representing New Brnswick at the U-18 Junior Curling Championship in Ottawa has secured its spot in the tournament's quarter finals.
01/01/00016 minutes 36 seconds
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What's Cooking: Mussels

On this week's segment, we talk with Karen Mersereau of Hotel Paulin in Caraquet about her recent appreciation for mussels.
01/01/000111 minutes 43 seconds
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Winter Sports: Figure Skating

We talk with Gaye Cail, who has rediscovered her passion for figure skating.
01/01/00017 minutes 24 seconds
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Renewed Tradition

The Neguac Golden Age Club is bringing back a masquerade tradition that was once a regular event in the community over 60 years ago.
01/01/000111 minutes 7 seconds
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Winter Sports: Rink Watch

Continuing on our winter sports series, today we'll hear about a citizen science project related to ice, called Rink Watch
01/01/00018 minutes 11 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Wetlands

This week our birder celebrates World Wetlands day by visiting a wetland in his own backyard.
01/01/000112 minutes
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Vaping in Schools

Some New Brunswick schools are installing sensors in washrooms to curb vaping. The HALO units can also detect vandalism, fighting or even someone calling for help. We'll find out more about the systems and how they're being used.
01/01/000110 minutes 12 seconds
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Passion Project: Scotties

Melissa Adams is certainly passionate about curling. She's taking Team Adams to the Scotties in Calgary later this week. It's her fifth time competing at the Tournament of Hearts. We'll speak with her.
01/01/00018 minutes 20 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Owls

A Barred Owl has survived not one, but two run-ins with a vehicle of some kind. It joins four other owls who are receiving care at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. We'll speak with Pam Novak.
01/01/00017 minutes 46 seconds
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NBTA Budget Hopes

Teachers are asking the province to focus on staffing and student well being in this upcoming budget. The NBTA provided its priorities to the FInance MInister this morning. We'll speak with president Peter Lagacy.
01/01/00018 minutes 54 seconds
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Hate Crime Increase

The number of hate crimes reported in Fredericton in recent years appears to be on the rise. That matches what we're hearing about incidents across the country. Criminology professor Michael Boudreau will join us to talk about the issue.
01/01/00019 minutes 26 seconds
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What's Cooking with Kumar Uprety

This week on our What's Cooking segment, onion is a key ingredient in just about every curry, followed closely by tomato. Those are the two ingredients occupying the mind of Kumar Uprety, owner of Saffron Indian Foods in Fredericton. We speak with him.
01/01/00017 minutes 39 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Migratory Species Decline

This week our birder talks to an expert about a United Nations report this week that warns nearly half of the world's migratory species are in decline. 
01/01/000113 minutes 22 seconds
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Sean Couturier Makes Bathurst Proud

Once a peewee hockey player in Bathurst, Sean Couturier has been titled captain of the Philadelphia Flyers. We hear from a Bathurst man who coached Couturier for a short stint back in the day.
01/01/00016 minutes 56 seconds
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North Atlantic Right Whale Deaths Update

Another North Atlantic Right Whale was found dead this week. No word yet on what caused that death, but there is news about a death discovered at the end of January. We speak with a representative of Oceana. 
01/01/00018 minutes 24 seconds
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Energy Efficiency Kits

EOS Eco-Energy has kits that can help you cut your power usage and they're available at a number of libraries. We reach the charity's executive director to learn more. 
01/01/00019 minutes 55 seconds
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Seed Exchange

A seed swap event will soon take place at Hampton High School and we'll find out how students hope to inspire others in the community to grow some of their own food.
01/01/00018 minutes 26 seconds
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Michael Edwards: Moon Science

Our science guy Michael Edwards joins us to talk about the idea that people can act differently during a full moon. 
01/01/00018 minutes 58 seconds
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Teen Pregnancies

We hear from Statistics Canada researcher Nora Galbraith, who recently co-authored a study on fertility in Canada that unveiled that New Brunswick teens give birth at nearly twice the average national rate. 
01/01/000111 minutes
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Sleepy Girl Mocktail

A new trend has surfaced on Tik Tok and it involves mixing magnesium powder and tart cherry juice with the goal of getting a better sleep. We reach an expert to learn if this actually works.
01/01/000110 minutes 24 seconds
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What's Cookin': Bill Rowe

BIll Rowe of LavenHop in Cambridge Narrows has been growing greens - even in the depths of winter. He tells us how he uses them.
01/01/000110 minutes 53 seconds
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Blue Green Algae

We'll speak with a researcher who's looking at testing for the toxins in blue green algae and it's not as straightforward as you might imagine.
01/01/00019 minutes 56 seconds
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Campbellton School

Work on a new school in Campbellton will begin this spring... we'll check in with the district superintendent to get a better understanding of the need.  
01/01/00017 minutes 33 seconds
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Political Panel

We took a break over the summer, but with a fresh Auditor General's report, we've called together a panel of politics watchers.
17 minutes 43 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Great Pelagic Bonanza

We'll head out on the boat with birder Alain Clavette, on his 7th annual Great Pelagic Bonanza in the Bay of Fundy.
10 minutes 49 seconds
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Remembering Bruce Guthro

Cape Breton singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro has died at the age of 62. Bob Mersereau tells us about Guthro's incredible career that's detailed in The East Coast Music Book of Fame.
11 minutes 51 seconds
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Nursing Home Wait List

The Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents Rights is raising serious concerns, after the number of people waiting for placement in a nursing home nears 1000. The number has increased by 100 in just the last month. Executive Director Cecile Cassista will join us.
7 minutes 34 seconds
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Pandemic Preparedness

The Auditor General's latest report looks at the provincial government's response to Covid-19. One of the major issues raised is around pandemic preparedness at nursing homes. 90 nursing home residents and one staff member died during the pandemic. We speak with Sharon Teare, president of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions.
8 minutes 28 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Injured Hummingbird

A hummingbird is resting up at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute, after colliding with a window. Pam Novak will join us to talk about that.
9 minutes 4 seconds
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Coastal Shell Injunction

Residents of Richibucto have filed an injunction to close down the Coastal Shell Products facility in their town. We get the latest update from Maisie Rae McNaughton with The Kent Clean Air Action Committee.
6 minutes 56 seconds
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Lung Cancer Screening

One in four cancer deaths in this province is due to lung cancer, and now the province is working on a new screening program to catch cases in the early stages. Dr. Eshwar Kumar of the New Brunswick Cancer Network joins us.
12 minutes 35 seconds
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Paddling: White Water Kayaking

We've been talking with paddling enthusiasts across the province all summer to find out about the amazing places you can explore. We have one more paddler, Matthew Hall, a lover of white water who finds rapids to be a stress-reliever.
9 minutes 44 seconds
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Live Net Zero

Natalie Foreman, her husband and three kids of Hanwell are one of eight families taking part in the Live Net Zero challenge. The families need to have reduced their carbon footprint the most over a span of several months to win the $50,000 cash prize.
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Minto Jail Concerns

A public meeting was held in Minto last night to talk about the provincial jail slated for that community. We'll speak with the mayor about any concerns raised, and why he thinks it's the right move for the village.
9 minutes 16 seconds
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Alain Clavette: David Allen Sibley

Our birder joins us this week to share his recent conversation with one of North America's best known field guide authors and illustrators.
11 minutes 28 seconds
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Green Shift: Solar Distillery

Today on Green Shift - Farmers are well aware of the climate change issue, which is part the the reason Devon Strang had 5 large solar panels installed at his potato farm and vodka distillery in Malden. We'll speak with him.
9 minutes 11 seconds
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Nursing Pathway Program

We find out about a new UNB program that offers LPNs in Miramichi and Moncton the opportunity to become RNs without leaving home.
10 minutes 57 seconds
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Edmundston Tourism Funding

New funding was announced this week to expand recreational tourism in the Edmunston area. We'll speak with Cyrille Simard, president of Republik Nature about what this money means for the region.
8 minutes 22 seconds
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Yellowknife Update

It's been nearly two weeks since we spoke with Pierre Lebel as he was packing up to evacuate Yellowknife. We'll get an update from him, as he waits for more news in Alberta.
9 minutes 9 seconds
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NB Track and Field

It was a huge week for Team Canada at the Athletics World Championship. It's also been a huge year for New Brunswick track athletes. We speak to Steve LeBlanc with Athletics New Brunswick.
9 minutes 11 seconds
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Paddling: Vanessa's Adventure

James Donald of the Hiking NB website has a new passion - paddling! He started a Paddling NB website, and recently he took me out in his canoe. We share some of that adventure with you.
9 minutes 42 seconds
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Bathurst Airport Financial Crisis

The Bathurst Airport managed to secure funding to keep going until the end of October, but in order for the airport to continue operating it's going to need more help. A new committee has been tasked with finding solutions and lobbying the province. We'll hear from the airport authority's president.
9 minutes 20 seconds
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Forestry Strategy

The province has come out with a new strategy to manage its forests, one it says strikes a balance between economic and environmental needs. We'll get some reaction to the new plan from Roberta Clowater with CPAWS NB.
11 minutes 2 seconds
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Science East: Loch Ness

Michael Edwards spent much of his weekend watching people search for evidence of the Loch Ness monster online. He'll tell us a little about the work that's been done to finally prove or disprove the legend.
10 minutes 6 seconds
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McAdam Geothermal

Funding has been approved for a geothermal system at the historic McAdam Railway Station. It will cut the station's power bills by at least half, freeing up funds for the restoration. We speak with McAdam Historical Restoration Commission treasurer Frank Carroll.
9 minutes 58 seconds
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Left-Handed Science

Historically, lefties have faced negative perceptions about their choice of hand. It turns out, even today, in many scientific research, they're excluded from being candidates in research projects. The CBC's Mariam Mesbah tells us why.
12 minutes 12 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Riceboy Sleeps

For the last time this summer, our film buff shares her thoughts on a film. This time she'll talk about the award-winning Canadian movie Riceboy Sleeps.
5 minutes 51 seconds
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Backyard Firework Committee

Many people have strong feelings about backyard fireworks. Some people hate them and others can't get enough. In Quispamsis a committee will be formed to look at the issue and see if there's some middle ground. We reach councilor Kerrie Luck to learn more.
11 minutes 4 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Western Sandpiper

This week our birder shares a bird sighting he will never forget while in Johnson's Mills this week.
10 minutes 37 seconds
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Woodlot Woes

It's been a very wet summer. We reach Neil Silliker, the general manager for the South Eastern Forest Products Marketing Board, to see how private woodlot owners are fairing with the conditions.
9 minutes 17 seconds
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Backyard History Podcast

If you're a fan of quirky stories about the past then you ou may already be aware of the Backyard History podcast. We meet the mind behind the show and hear about some exciting plans he has for the future.
9 minutes 13 seconds
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Music: Amber Walls

Blackville's Amber Walls is in our music spotlight this week. The 23-year-old recently made it to this year's CBC Searchlight Top 100.
8 minutes 30 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Summer Releases

It's been a pretty great week at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. They've managed to release a number of animals who've recovered from injury. But one of the biggest wins of the week involves an eider that was saved before it needed serious rehab. Pam Novak explains.
8 minutes 7 seconds
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Music NB Survey

Music NB is looking to a survey to help paint a picture of the local music industry and its economic impact. We reach Music NB executive director Jean Surette to learn more. 
9 minutes 25 seconds
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Saint John Rock Camp

Some brand new bands are getting ready to rock the stage of Saint John's Imperial Theatre. And by brand new, I mean, only a week old! We reach Saint John Rock Camp director Abigail Smith to learn more.
9 minutes 45 seconds
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Lego World Record

A Burton woman may soon have the world record for the largest playing card made entirely of Lego. Faith Howe plans to build a 12-foot tall Lego playing card. She spoke with the CBC's Jacob Moore at the Fredericton Library
8 minutes 37 seconds
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Ukrainian Independence

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. Associate producer Danielle McCreadie stopped by a flag raising in Fredericton earlier today, and spoke with some of the people there.
7 minutes 45 seconds
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HPV Testing

New Brunswick is phasing in a big change around testing for cervical cancer. Traditional Pap tests will be replaced by tests for HPV. We'll look at why the change is being made when we speak to OB-GYN Dr. Christa Mullaly.
12 minutes 39 seconds
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Dr. Gorfinkel: New COVID Testing

New COVID-19 mutations are not only rendering vaccines less effective, but are also making it more difficult for rapid home tests to detect the virus. Health columnist Dr. Iris Gorfinkel joins us for a closer look.
7 minutes 5 seconds
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Foster families needed

The Department of Social Development is trying to find more families who are able to open their homes to children in need. Tracy Coates is the Director of the Southeast (Riverview) Region for the New Brunswick Foster Family Association.
8 minutes 29 seconds
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Blueberry Blues

It's blueberry season and so far weather conditions have not been ideal. We reach Todd Tuddenham at Tuddenham Farms in Oak Bay to hear how his growing operation has been impacted.
8 minutes 8 seconds
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A tour is a great way to try paddling

Shift continues our look at paddling in the province. This week Vanessa Vander Valk speaks with Catherine Van Kempen at Second Nature Outdoors in Fredericton.
10 minutes 23 seconds
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Fundy Fringe Festival: F.S. Thomas & Sons Musical

Scott Thomas has been creating shows for the Fundy Fringe Festival since the beginning. His latest is called F.S. Thomas & Sons, a musical comedy inspired by his own family history. Scott Thomas joins us to talk about the play.
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Mushroom season at peak

With all the wet weather we've seen this summer, the forests are full of fungus. Alfredo Justo is the head of Botany and Mycology at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. He speaks with Vanessa Vander Valk about the state of mushrooms in NB.
9 minutes 33 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Late To The Party Playlist

Our film buff Lisa Hrabluk has some ideas about things you may have missed.
7 minutes 48 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Pet Birds

This week our birder heads to Berry Mills to chat with the owner of Chirp N Dales Pet Supply about birds that people keep as pets.
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Charlotte Street School reunion

Former students of the Charlotte Street School in Fredericton had a reunion last night at what is now known as the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. The CBC's Lars Schwartz was there and spoke with a number of people.
8 minutes 42 seconds
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Former N.B. resident getting ready to flea Yellowknife

Pierre LeBel is planning to hit the road from Yellowknife at 5 am tomorrow. Originally from Edmundston LeBel has called Yellowknife home since 1986. He lives in Yellowknife's famous Old Town neighbourhood, he spoke with host Vanessa Vander Valk.
9 minutes 12 seconds
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Para-Cyclists

We meet two New Brunswick para-cyclers who just finished competing at a world championship in Scotland.
13 minutes 19 seconds
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Paddling: Camping Symposium

We continue our look at paddling in the province. This week, we'll find out about a big Canoe and Camping Symposium at Yoho Lake next month.
8 minutes 35 seconds
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Too Wet for Farming

It's been a wet summer, and one grower with heavy clay soil says that's made for a really tricky year. In fact, the owners of Bunker Hill Farm let remaining customers know they won't have any veggies for sale this summer. We'll speak to Richard Cleveland about the issue.
8 minutes 20 seconds
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DECs on Policy 713 Report

There's some guidance in the child and youth advocate's report on policy 713 for District Education Councils. Many of them have passed strengthened versions of the government's revised policy. The Education MInister has suggested provincial policy takes precedence, but the advocate finds DECs have a duty to protect students. We'll speak with a DEC member.
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713 Report

The Child and Youth Advocate has released a much anticipated report on Policy 713, after spending the summer doing consultations and research around legality and children's rights. Kelly Lamrock joins us.
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Video Games Roundup - August 2023

It's the dog days of summer now, and many of you may be trying to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But for those rainy days, or even those too-hot days, there's always video games to play! Associate Producer Danielle McCreadie has a few titles she wants to hype up.
8 minutes 54 seconds
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Science East: Banana Measuring

Have you ever seen someone include a banana in a photo to provide scale? Michael Edwards at Science East has, and it's led him down a whole rabbit hole of measuring.
10 minutes 43 seconds
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Q-League Fighting

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has essentially banned fighting. Q-League blogger Jamie Tozer will tell us more about the league's decision and its wider implications.
8 minutes 32 seconds
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Francophonie Bronze

Team New Brunswick won a pair of bronze medals at the Francophonie Games in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this month. Both medals were won by women wrestlers from the Fredericton area. We speak to one of them - 20 year old Vivian Kutnowski.
9 minutes 46 seconds
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Airport Mural

Wolastoqey artist Percy Sacobie has been working on a massive piece for the Fredericton Airport. It will be unveiled next week - but he'll give us a few hints about what we might see.
10 minutes 47 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Prestige TV

Film buff Lisa Hrabluk turns her attention to the small screen for a look at what she calls prestige TV. She'll focus on two shows - The Bear and Only Murders in the Building.
8 minutes 14 seconds
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Birding with Alain: August Pelagic

Birder Alain Clavette takes us on a pelagic trip in the Bay of Fundy, where got a new bird for his list! That doesn't happen often!
10 minutes 26 seconds
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Nursing Home Workers

Bargaining between the nursing home workers' union and the employer have broken down. That's according to the NB Council of Nursing Home Unions. President Sharon Teare speaks to the CBC's Rachel Cave.
7 minutes 48 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute

Pam Novak has been dealing with a Great Horned Owl, a Cedar Waxwing and a Ruby Throated Hummingbird this week. The stories don't all have happy endings. We'll speak with Pam.
10 minutes 2 seconds
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Flight Cuts

Air Canada is cutting some flights to and from New Brunswick, and the cuts are hitting Saint John especially hard. We'll speak with the CEO of the Saint John airport about what travellers can expect in the weeks to come.
8 minutes 28 seconds
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Campus Radio News Ban

Fredericton campus radio station CHSR is running its annual fundraiser this week. But it's running into a snag. It seems campus radio isn't immune from the ban on Canadian news shared on social media sites owned by Meta. So while CHSR can post to its Facebook page, no one can see it. We'll speak with station manager Mark Kilfoil.
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Remembering Gerry Taylor

Remembering music lover and longtime columnist Gerry Taylor. He passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Today, we're revisiting a piece from 11 years ago, when Gerry was nominated for an award as an arts support in Saint John. He was certainly that, and a great deal more.
7 minutes 36 seconds
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Losing Yourself

The new documentary, Losing Yourself, tells the story of Katrina O'Neill of Fredericton who lost 14 years of memory. Robert Gow produced and directed the documentary and joins us to talk about that experience.
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Car Shortage

When you're thinking of buying a new car, you may imagine shopping around, visiting dealerships, taking some test drives. But that's not the scene at some New Brunswick dealerships this summer. The CBC's Sam Farley explains.
6 minutes 12 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: They Cloned Tyrone

This week our movie reviewer Lisa Hrabluk checked out a new movie on Netflix called They Cloned Tyrone.
7 minutes 47 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Musée De Kent

This week our birder Alain Clavette heads to the Musée De Kent in Bouctouche where he met artist Elsie Nowlan whose paintings showcase the birds of New Brunswick.
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Rose Messenger as Josie Pye

Fredericton's Rose Messenger is starring as Josie Pye this summer in Anne and Gilbert, the musical on PEI. We reach Rose to learn more about that experience.
12 minutes 4 seconds
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Diabetes Program Expansion

Ian Curran, a 19-year-old with type 1 diabetes, joins us to talk about New Brunswick's move to expand an insulin pump program and how it's impacting his life.
9 minutes 12 seconds
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Music: JR Miles

This week's music feature is Jack Miles - also known as JR Miles - from Fredericton. This 24-year-old has already produced two solo albums and an EP. He talks in dept about his latest EP Old Soul.  
6 minutes 18 seconds
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CHCO on Meta News Block

We reach Vicky Hogarth at CHCO TV to hear how Meta's decision to block news content on Instagram and Facebook will impact the non-profit. 
11 minutes 40 seconds
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Paddling: Kayak

On our summer paddling series, we'll speak with Fredericton-based kayak instructor and enthusiast Bree Perreaux.
10 minutes 2 seconds
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Grand Lake Jail

New Brunswick has selected Grand Lake as the location for a new jail development. We reach the municipality's mayor Kevin Nicklin for his thoughts. 
6 minutes 24 seconds
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Old Thom

The CBC's Sam Farley joins us to talk about a rare sighting of the orca, known as Old Thom in the Bay of Fundy.
6 minutes 56 seconds
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Highland Games

Music, dancing, heavy sports and workshops! There's all that and more happening this weekend at the 40th New Brunswick Highland Games. Chris Gallant joins us to go through the lineup of activities.
8 minutes 56 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Oppenheimer

Lisa Rabluck will bring us her review of the blockbuster movie Oppenheimer. She went to see it last night and Saint John and will be here with her thoughts on the cast, director, and overall experience.
11 minutes 42 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Bay of Fundy

Our birder takes us out on the ocean this week on a pelagic tour.
15 minutes 54 seconds
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Phragmites Awareness

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and other conservation groups want property owners to be on the lookout for a damaging invasive plant that's made its way to New Brunswick. Paula Noel shares efforts the conservation is taking to spread awareness. 
12 minutes 18 seconds
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Fundy Trail Parkway

Andrew Dixon from the Fundy Trail Development Authority explains why the provincial government is going to take over the operations of the Fundy Trail Parkway.
8 minutes 35 seconds
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Pam Novak: Releases

Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute tells us about some animals that were released back into the wild.
7 minutes 25 seconds
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Music Feature: Fireball Kit

Our music guest this week is Colin Ratchford - or Fireball Kid. He talks about the release of his first solo album Gas Station.
9 minutes 15 seconds
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Blue-Green Algae Research

Research scientist Meghann Bruce shares new research that contradicts old beliefs about how water levels impact blue-green algae in the province. 
7 minutes 42 seconds
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Moot Court Accomplishments

St. Thomas University graduates Julia Evans and Elisha Gunaratnam were in Geneva, Switzerland, to compete in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. We reach them to hear how they did. 
7 minutes 57 seconds
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Fruit Machine

Alex Rioux joins us to talk about their production Fruit Machine. That theatrical performance will tour for the first time this summer as a Solo Chicken Production.
10 minutes 40 seconds
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Paddling: Kids

On this week's paddling segment we reach John Fletcher in Miramichi to hear his best tips for going out on the water with children. 
9 minutes 3 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Backyard Research

Our birder joins us this week to share some research he conducted in his own backyard.
11 minutes 43 seconds
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Gallery 78 Chimney Swifts

Gallery 78 in Fredericton got some special visitors this spring. We'll hear about their encounter with chimney swifts
7 minutes 19 seconds
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North Atlantic Indigenous Games

The North American Indigenous Games are underway in Halifax. The CBC's Alexandre Silberman joins us from the scene.
8 minutes 42 seconds
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40 Years of the Highland Games

The New Brunswick Highland Games are now just one week away. And this year is the 40th edition! We speak with one person who's been there since the very beginning...Frank Scott.
9 minutes 42 seconds
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Great White Shark Sighting

A Grand Manan teacher got a surprising visit Thursday when he was sailing and a great white shark began to circle his boat. Andrew Jones joins us to tell the tale.
8 minutes 11 seconds
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Hays Farms: Open Farm Day

We visit Hays Farms to hear about its Open Farm Day and a workshop on plant propagation planned for next week.
7 minutes 22 seconds
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Forest Capital of Canada

Fredericton has been awarded Forest Capital of Canada. We hear from city forester Richard Hall about the significance.
7 minutes 45 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Barbie

Our movie critic Lisa Hrabluk shares her thoughts on the much-anticipated Barbie movie.
10 minutes 3 seconds
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Grow Me Instead Guide

The New Brunswick Invasive Species Council has launched a guide to help gardeners learn about native plant alternatives. We hear from the council's outreach and communications coordinator Claire Ferguson.
9 minutes 45 seconds
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Michael Edwards: Puzzles

Our science guy Michael Edwards talks puzzles. If you see him at a farmers market this summer, he'll have a bunch of them.
10 minutes 13 seconds
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Music: Mali Obomsawin

Jazz on Wolastoq kicked off last night with a big event at Klub Khrome with a performance by Mali Obamsawin. The Abenaki musician from Maine shares more about her month-long tour that just came to an end.
10 minutes 52 seconds
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Paddling: Bathurst Paradise

We're talking all things paddling this summer. We hear from Bathurst resident Catherine Mallet who's found a paddling paradise.
8 minutes 59 seconds
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Moot Court: Geneva

St. Thomas University graduates Julia Evans and Elisha Gunaratnam are in Geneva, Switzerland competing in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. They joins us to share that experience.
8 minutes 3 seconds
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Retrospective

A new play is premiering in Sackville this week, about an artist who suddenly becomes aware she's heading in the wrong direction. We hear from playwright Sue Rose.
11 minutes 29 seconds
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Chignecto Isthmus Funding

The premiers of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have reluctantly agreed to apply for shared federal funding to shore up the Chignecto Isthmus. We talk to Tantramar Mayor Andrew Black about his thoughts. 
10 minutes 14 seconds
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Sea Shanty

The Fundy Sea Shanty Festival is just weeks away now. We've been preparing by chatting with organizer Gary Caines. He shares his review of last year.
6 minutes 30 seconds
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Gender Euphoria Event

Pride week is underway in Fredericton and, as part of that, the Little Hair Shoppe hosted a "gender euphoria" event. The idea is to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to embrace whatever style they want to affirm their gender identity free of judgement. hairdresser Jeremy Weeks spoke with the CBC's Jacob Moore.
5 minutes 23 seconds
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Restoring Nature

A new study by World Wildlife Fund Canada has identified a number of areas in New Brunswick that are prime for ecological restoration. We'll find out where they are and what's involved when we speak with the WWF's Jessica Currie.
9 minutes 46 seconds
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Birding With Alain: Sibley Trivia

More from our birder's conversation with THE David Allan Sibley. The renowned author and illustrator has just released a pack of birding trivia - and Alain Clavette will put him to the test.
8 minutes 21 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Mission Impossible

Lisa Hrabluk is back with her review of another summer blockbuster. This time it's the new Mission Impossible flick - part one of two.
6 minutes 58 seconds
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Rapid Rural Workforce Housing Pilot

Mylene Vincent is is the non-profit housing development corporation Housing Hub's chief development officer. The Housing Hub will oversee the Rapid Rural Workforce Housing Pilot in the province.
8 minutes 48 seconds
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35th Summerfest Tournament

Some 900 young basketball players will be in Saint John this weekend for the annual Summerfest Tournament. Basketball New Brunswick's Tyler Slipp shares the details.
7 minutes 13 seconds
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Too much rain for many farms

Tim Livingstone and his family run Strawberry Hill Farm near Woodstock.
9 minutes 3 seconds
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Music with Shawn Richard

Charlotte country country musician Shawn Richard recently released a couple of new tunes.
6 minutes 31 seconds
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'He Deserved Better'

It's been 18 months since the previous Child, Youth and Senior Advocate issued 13 recommendations. They're the result of an investigation into the death of a nursing home resident following a physical assault by another resident. The current advocate released a monitoring report today, finding there's still work to do, and a need for a change in the culture. Kelly Lamrock joins us.
9 minutes 34 seconds
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Lisa's Blockbuster Summer: Indiana Jones

Movie reviewer Lisa Hrabluk says Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is good summer fun.
9 minutes 22 seconds
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Shanty vocabulary #4

Gary Caines of the Fundy Sea Shanty Festival helps us decipher our favourite shanties. This week's focus is parts of the ship!
7 minutes 41 seconds
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Alma water woes

Another summer of boil advisories in the tourist hotspot while the search for a new water source continues.
7 minutes 59 seconds
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Scapes and more

Checking in with Carol Muncer at the Hayes teaching farm in Fredericton ahead of open farm day Sunday afternoon.
7 minutes 44 seconds
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Basketball fallout

Former staffers and league officials discuss what went wrong with the Eastern Canadian Basketball League.
13 minutes
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Nurse influx

An end may finally be in sight for New Brunswick's longstanding nurse shortage.
8 minutes 41 seconds
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Dieppe's Kamylle Frenette picks up bronze

Dieppe's Kamylle Frenette was in Montreal for the World Triathlon Championship Series. as part of her drive to return to the Paralympic Games next summer in Paris. Frenette is off to a great start, picking up a bronze medal in Montreal on the weekend.
8 minutes 5 seconds
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Flying boats

A dream to commemorate an age of aviation in Shediac Harbour.
12 minutes 12 seconds
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John Tattrie new editor of Altantic Books

The new editor of Atlantic Books today has some suggestions from New Brunswick authors.
13 minutes 28 seconds
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Birding

Alain Clavette chats with birding rockstar David Allen Sibley and takes a field trip to Chignecto.
11 minutes 41 seconds
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Tara MacLean memoir and music

Tara MacLean is in the province, sharing her music and best selling memoir, "Song of the Sparrow" and she's speaking at a number of libraries beginning tonight in Moncton
10 minutes 14 seconds
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Sea shanties with Gary Caines

Gary Caines has another lesson in ship vocabulary all to help you decipher your favourite sea shanties.
9 minutes 10 seconds
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Paddle around the province: Nepisguit to the Miramichi River

John Fletcher's spring paddling trip took him from the system. He tells host Vanessa Vander Valk all about it on this week's paddle around the province.
10 minutes 47 seconds
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Craft alcohol producers not giving up

Craft alcohol producers are breathing a sigh of relief this week, after NB Liquor announced a brief reprieve from a price hike. Doug Williams is the vice president of Craft Alcohol NB he says producers will continue to work with ANBL to try come to a reasonable agreement.
9 minutes 32 seconds
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Health Council Report: Surgery waitlists

The province's latest health plan includes a focus on improving wait times for hip and knee replacements. A new report from the New Brunswick Health Council finds that while more of the surgeries are being done, the backlog is substantial and wait times are not yet meeting national benchmarks. We speak with the council's CEO Stephane Robichaud. 
10 minutes 43 seconds
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Music: The Monoxides

After two decades, Moncton rock band The Monoxides are releasing new music. We hear from drummer Ken Kelley.
11 minutes 51 seconds
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Crown Land for Maple Production

The province is making 5000 hectares of Crown land available for maple production. It's something the industry has been asking for since 2019. We speak with Maple Syrup Association president Frederick Dion.
9 minutes 6 seconds
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Paddling: Sea Kayaking

We're exploring the province from the water this summer...talking about the many places you can visit while paddling. This week we explore sea kayaking with instructor and owner-operator of Outdoors NB Jeremy Cline.
11 minutes 30 seconds
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Michael Edwards: Hygroelectricity

Michael Edwards of Science East is looking at something called hygroelectricity. It's power you can just pull from the air. It's an old idea that's suddenly gaining steam...and Michael says we all have Nikola Tesla to thank.
10 minutes 41 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Guide for Kids

Our birder joins us this week to share his visit with an author of a new guide for kids.
10 minutes 56 seconds
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Housing Strategy

The province released its housing strategy Thursday. Julia Woodhall-Melnik, director of the Home Research Lab at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and Canada Research Chair, joins to share her thoughts.
13 minutes 20 seconds
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Bridge Tournament in Fredericton

Hundreds of bridge players are gathering in Fredericton for the CAN-AT Tournament. Organizer George Mitchell describes the event and the lure of the game.
10 minutes 15 seconds
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Pam Novak: Baby Birds

A pack of baby birds are now in the care of the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. Pam Novak shares how it's been caring for the birds she now calls the Danger Noodles.
9 minutes 59 seconds
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Green Shift: Salt Marsh Donation

Ducks Unlimited received 20 acres of salt marsh land. Adam Campbell joins us to explain why this is so significant for the nonprofit.
5 minutes 34 seconds
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Moving to NB

Every summer we welcome a number of interns from Ontario. And one of them - Arfa Rana - has been so impressed with life in New Brunswick she decided to speak with other Ontarians who've made the move.
9 minutes 57 seconds
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Monument Honouring Missing and Murdered

A new monument was unveiled this week in Pabineau First Nation, honouring missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirited people. Felicia Galbraith is an educator and a Mi'gmaq artist from the community.
5 minutes 58 seconds
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Lobster Vandalism

Shediac is known for its giant lobster statue, which holds a sense of pride for the community. That statue was vandalized. Shediac mayor Roger Caissie joins us to share his thoughts.
9 minutes 10 seconds
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Sea Shanties

Gary Caines is back with more shanty terminology. He'll make sure we know our bo'sins from our cabin boys.
8 minutes 30 seconds
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Paddling

We continue our look at paddling around the province, though this week there's no paddle involved. We're poling with Kevin Silliker in Sunny Corner.
9 minutes 48 seconds
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Cabinet Shuffle 

It continues to be an interesting week in provincial politics. Two well-known ministers are out of cabinet, and there are new faces around the table. The shake-up was necessary after two ministers resigned over the last two weeks. The CBC's Jacques Poitras will join us with the details.
9 minutes 4 seconds
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Cabinet Shuffle Tee-up

Premier Blaine Higgs is set to shuffle his cabinet tomorrow, after the resignation of two of his ministers. What options are available? What are the pros and cons? We'll speak with political scientist JP Lewis.
11 minutes 40 seconds
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State of the Child

Kelly Lamrock's annual State of the Child address happens today. What are the key goals for the Child and Youth Advocate? We'll ask him.
9 minutes 40 seconds
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Jesse's Medals

NB Para-swimmer Jesse Canney is coming home from the World Special Olympics with some medals - three gold ones to be in fact. We catch up with his mom Pam Moxon.
7 minutes 4 seconds
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Richibucto Smell

The smell in Richibucto continues to have an impact on the town. Now the fumes from Coastal Shell have halted a much needed housing development. We get the latest from Kent Clean Air spokesperson Maisie Rae McNaughton.
8 minutes 52 seconds
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Birding with Alain

This week on his birding column, Alain Clavette takes a closer look at the woodthrush -- a little brown bird that looks a bit like a robin. Even if you haven't spotted one, you've likely heard their distinct songs.
11 minutes 56 seconds
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Political Panel: PC Turmoil

This week on the Shift Political Panel, we talk about the tough spot the Premier finds himself in, after more calls for his resignations and more resignations within his cabinet.
18 minutes 55 seconds
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Health Council Survey

The New Brunswick Health Council just released the results of its latest survey on primary care. The council's executive director Stephane Robichaud joins us to explain the results.
10 minutes 20 seconds
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Paddling

We continue our look at paddling around the province. Fredericton's Rob Neish likes the rush of white water, but he can also appreciate a nice day on the lake. He's our guide this week.
10 minutes 18 seconds
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McAdam Avenue Farewell

A small Fredericton elementary school is closing its doors this week - for the last time. The CBC's Lars Schwartz spoke with former teachers and students as they gathered to reminisce and say goodbye.
10 minutes 47 seconds
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Shoreline Erosion Workshop

Serge La Rochelle is the program coordinator with the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group. He tells us about a workshop that teaches people about working with the ecosystem as they work to slow coastal erosion.
8 minutes 40 seconds
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Science East: Moose

Michael Edwards of Science East looks at domesticating animals. This after he heard a story about a tamed moose
10 minutes 49 seconds
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Sea Shanties with Gary Caines

Gary Caines of Before the Mast is back with another vocabulary lesson to help you decode your favourite sea shanties.
5 minutes 39 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Out in the field

Our birder joins us this week as he heads out in the field with a researcher.
9 minutes 50 seconds
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Political Panel: Bill 46, Policy 713

Our panelist of politics watchers gathers to discuss Policy 713 and the pause of Bill 46.
19 minutes 27 seconds
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Shephard Resigns

MLA and Minister Dorothy Shephard resigned from her post today, over Policy 713. The decision came out of the blue, during a debate over Policy 713. Shephard handed the Premier a handwritten note, and walked out. The CBC's Jacques Poitras brings us her decision, live from the Rotunda.
7 minutes 30 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute

Pam Novak with the Atlantic Wildlife Institute will give us an update on some of the animals they have in their care.
8 minutes 28 seconds
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Shania Musical

A Fredericton woman is heading to Moncton tonight to see Shania Twain live. It's a dream come true for LiIy Smallwood. But she's also hoping she might catch the star's attention. You see Lily has written a musical - and the story is told through Shania Twain's songs. She'll tell us about it.
9 minutes 54 seconds
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Education Concerns

There's been a lot of debate around education in the province over the last few weeks. Whether its concerns around changes to the Education Act in Bill 46, or about the revision of Policy 713. We'll speak with Jody Carr, a former education minister in the David Alward government, for his perspective on the politics.
11 minutes 50 seconds
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Green Shift: At Home Solar

This week on Green Shift, have you considered installing solar panels to offset your electrical bills? Carl Duivenvoorden installed a solar array a couple of years ago. He'll share his experience.
10 minutes 46 seconds
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Stop the Stink

Residents of Richibucto showed up in Fredericton today trying to get the attention of politicians. They want something done about the stench they say is coming from a local processing plant. Associate Producer Danielle McCreadie speaks with Maisie Rae McNaughton, a spokesperson for the Kent Clean Air Action Committee.
9 minutes 56 seconds
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Q-League Draft

The draft for the Q-League was held over the weekend - the first in person draft since before the pandemic. We'll speak with Station Nation's Jamie Tozer to find out how the New Brunswick teams made out.
9 minutes 4 seconds
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Shanties with Gary Caines

Last year was the first year for the Fundy Sea Shanty Festival in St. Martins. Gary Caines joined us for a number of weeks leading up to the event to introduce us to the world of shanties, so we'd all know our short hauls from our capstans. Last year's event was a hit, and it turns out there's a lot more for us to learn about shanties. Gary Caines is back for the first of six lessons this summer.
7 minutes 28 seconds
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Lamrock's Review

New Brunswick's Child and Youth advocate advised the province to leave Policy 713 alone. And if a review was to be conducted, that it be done thoughtfully, outlining the parameters and adhering to the process. Now that the review is complete, Kelly Lamrock has some concerns with the revisions.
11 minutes 22 seconds
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Paddling: Deer Island

This summer we're exploring the province from the water...talking about all of the amazing places to travel by canoe or kayak. When it comes to Deer Island and the surrounding area in the Bay of Fundy, few people know it better than Bruce Smith. He's developed a connection to the water and he's on a mission to protect it. We'll check in with him on a journey he's calling Rivers to Ocean.
9 minutes 40 seconds
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Parent on Policy 713

After weeks of controversy, New Brunswick's minister of education unveiled three changes to a policy protecting LGBTQ students in schools. Shawn Rouse of Quispamsis is the father of three children...the youngest identifies as transgender. We get his thoughts.
15 minutes 12 seconds
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Hays Farm: Open Farm Day

We headed to Hays Farm this week to hear from Community Farm Coordinator Matthew Golding. They talk about the farm's new Open Farm Day.
8 minutes 15 seconds
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Political Panel: Policy 713

Our panelists gather this week to discuss Policy 713.
17 minutes 40 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Roger LeBlanc Tribute

Our birder provides a special tribute to his uncle Roger LeBlanc, who passed away last week. 
19 minutes 11 seconds
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Tech: AI Language Learning

We reach CBC producer Antonia Reed to learn how artificial intelligence is being used to help people learn languages.
9 minutes 8 seconds
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Farmer Mental Health

The province has launched a new hub to help farmers with mental health and wellness, in response to research from the University of Guelph that suggests 1 on 4 Canadian farmers has experienced thoughts of suicide in the last 24 months. We reach Andria Jones-Bitton, who helped conduct that study.
9 minutes 30 seconds
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Paddling

This province has a ton of lakes, rivers, streams to explore...not to mention shoreline! Bert Landry is president of the River Runners Canoe Club in the southeast of the province. We reach him to hear about his canoeing adventures. 
10 minutes 51 seconds
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Music: Dram & A Draw

Dram & A Draw are in the musical spotlight this week. Andrew Chatham plays guitar and Kris Morey is on the accordion. The duo will play the Living Roots Festival in Fredericton tomorrow night.
7 minutes 31 seconds
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Blue Green Algae

The province recently put signs up at ponds, lakes and rivers to provide people with information about blue-green algae. Most of us have heard about the algae and the toxin it can emit. Meghann Bruce is a researcher and instructor at the University of New Brunswick's Canadian Rivers Institute.
12 minutes 40 seconds
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Volunteer Firefighter Shortage

There's a shortage of volunteer firefighters in this province and across the country. We reach New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs president Scott Poupart for his thoughts.
11 minutes 8 seconds
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Specialized Nurses

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada is calling on the province to change the way it handles specialized care. Cathy Harley is a registered nurse and the CEO of NSWOCC.
9 minutes
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Dr. Gorfinkel: Cancer Tests

As some companies trial new multi-cancer detection tests, health columnist Dr. Iris Gorfinkel joins us for a look at what the technology offers and its pitfalls
7 minutes 3 seconds
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Alain Clavette: For Beginners

This week our birder heads out in the field with a beginner birder.
11 minutes 45 seconds
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The Green Pig

The Green Pig Country Market in Salisbury was destroyed by a fire 10 months ago. We reach its co-owner Dawn Beckwith to find out how the reconstruction process is going. 
6 minutes 38 seconds
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Political Panel: Policy 713, Clean Fuel Regulations, Wildfires

Our political panel gathers this week to talk about the review of Policy 713, clean fuel regulations and the wildfire situation in the province.
16 minutes 40 seconds
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Torah Kachur: Agriculture & Biodiversity

As the world's population grows, so to does the need for expanding food production. But, how can we better balance those needs with the environment. A new study out is suggesting some ways both can better co-exist. Science columnist Torah Kachur shares the details.
9 minutes 7 seconds
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Liam Caines

Liam Caines left his home on the Kingston Peninsula in Grade 11 to study at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. That was 20 years ago and now he's coming back home.
9 minutes 47 seconds
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Swallow Finds A Nest

The Gaia Project has published a book to educate children about climate change. Program Director Guylaine Doucet-Ferguson shares how Swallow Finds a Nest came about.
4 minutes 17 seconds
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Music: Joe Grass

Joe Grass left Moncton a number of years ago for Montreal. He's been making music there for years on his own, and with big names like the Barr Brothers. He joins us to talk about his new album Falcon's Heart.
6 minutes 18 seconds
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Pam Novak: Porcupette

Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute joins us to talk about the babies that are with her this year.
8 minutes 15 seconds
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Sophia Recovery Centre

The Sophia Recovery Centre has found a new home in the north end of Saint John. And, the provincial government is funding half of the renovation costs. We talk to the centre's director Julie Atkinson.
6 minutes 53 seconds
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JEDI Trades Trailer

The Joint Economic Development Initiative is educating Indigenous youth about the trades with a new project. The CBC's Isabelle Leger went to see what JEDI's Trades Trailer was all about.
10 minutes 13 seconds
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Housing Deficit

By the end of the year, the province will have an implied housing deficit of over 10,000 units, according to a new report by economist David Campbell. We reach him to learn more.
8 minutes 57 seconds
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Gathering Of The Scots

The 20th annual Gathering of the Scots takes place in Perth-Andover on Saturday. There will be pipers piping and lots of feats of athleticism. We talk to the gathering's founder Rod McIntosh.
10 minutes 2 seconds
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Refuge Canada Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Resurgo Place in Moncton aims to help people understand what refugees experience when they're forced to leave their homes. The CBC's Mariam Mesbah has that story.
7 minutes 37 seconds
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Green Shift: Saint John Energy

Saint John Energy is working towards its Zero 30 Energy Action Plan. We talk to the utility's president and CEO Ryan Mitchell about what that entails.
10 minutes 24 seconds
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Charlotte County Fire

As of Monday afternoon, firefighters were still battling a forest fire in the Charlotte County area. We reached Brad Henderson, the mayor of St. Andrews, for an update.
12 minutes 29 seconds
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Turtle Study

Mount Allison University researcher Issac Acker is placing some turtle traps in the Tantramar area. He's trying to find out if there are snapping or painted turtles in the area.
6 minutes 11 seconds
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New Brunswick Women's Council: Policy 713

The New Brunswick Women's Council is asking the province to halt its review of policy 713, as LGBTQ+ people and communities continue to experience backlash. Beth Lyons is the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Women's Council.
10 minutes 34 seconds
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Canoe Kayak NB

Every summer here on Shift we focus on ways to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, maybe even get a little exercise. Jordan Fournier is the president of Canoe Kayak NB and a Paddle Canada Moving Water Instructor.
11 minutes 37 seconds
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Table Tennis

New Brunswick's table tennis team is just back from a big competition in Newfoundland where they won a bunch of medals. We hear all about it from the team's head coach MIchel Ichiy.
7 minutes 31 seconds
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Bill 45

Bill 45 is raising concerns among some municipalities in the province. We hear what Dan Murphy thinks about it. He's the executive director of The Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick.
7 minutes 39 seconds
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Death Cafe

Across the region, the death cafe movement has been growing in popularity. CBC reporter Mariam Mesbah took in a death cafe meeting in Moncton to hear what people had to say.
11 minutes 22 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Grand Manan

Our birder shares his latest discoveries on Grand Manan Island.
8 minutes 15 seconds
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June Bugs

June Bugs have arrived. The big insects can be...unsettling. So we thought we should learn a bit more about them. Steve Heard, a biology professor at the University of New Brunswick, tells us more.
7 minutes 17 seconds
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Political Panel: Bill 45, Health Council Findings

Our political panel joins us this week to talk about Bill 45 and the New Brunswick Health Council's finding that New Brunswick had the lowest public-sector health spending per capita in Canada in 2020.
15 minutes 16 seconds
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Science East: Canada Wide Science Fair

Michael Edwards of Science East has just returned from Edmonton, Alberta. That was the location for this year's Canada Wide Science Fair. Over a dozen students from New Brunswick brought their projects to the fair...and they took home some big prizes.
11 minutes 2 seconds
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Gabriel Faure's Requiem

Two New Brunswick choruses are joining forces for the first time to present a pair of concerts this weekend. The Sussex Choral Society will join Fredericton's Bel Canto Singers. We reach both directors to learn more.
12 minutes 48 seconds
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Hearts Above Us

The Spirit Project is a company of artists in the Fredericton area with and without intellectual and physical disabilities. Since September, the artists have been working on a new production. We reach Lisa Anne Ross of Solo Chicken Productions, who is directing Hearts Above Us.
13 minutes 7 seconds
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Aurora Alert

The aurora borealis is not easy to catch, as the forecast is ever-changing. We reach amateur astronomer Chris Curwin of Saint John to learn some best tips. 
10 minutes 35 seconds
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Political Panel: Policy 713

This week on Shift's political panel, we talk about the Premier's views on policy 713, and the growing dissent in his party about his words and the policy review.
19 minutes 14 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Spring Outing

What started as a three hour outing for Alain Clavette this morning quickly stretched out into much more. Our resident birder took along his friend Gabriel Arsenault, who's new to birding. They expected to spot dozens of birds -- and ended up seeing 60 different! Spring is really in swing.
10 minutes 56 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Spring Babies

It's baby season for the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. We'll check in with our wildlife expert Pam Novak.
7 minutes 14 seconds
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No Mow May No More?

No Mow May has caught on around the world in recent years, but is letting your dandelions grow long really good for the bees? We'll chat with the Nature Conservancy about it.
7 minutes 33 seconds
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Pollinator Gardens

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is downplaying no mow may --- in favour of a more ambitious approach. Just don't mow! And replace the grassy lawn with plants that can feed the pollinators all year long. But that can be a daunting task. Thankfully, host Khalil Akhtar got some tips from local gardener Bob Osborne.
11 minutes 51 seconds
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Policy 713 Opposition

New Brunswick's former minister of education says policy 713 didn't elicit opposition from caucus back when it was introduced. So what has changed since then? Dominic Cardy takes us back to when the policy was signed, and what may have changed in the government's view.
11 minutes 4 seconds
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Tech: Zelda Review

CBC's resident gaming expert Jonathan Ore has spent dozens of hours playing the much anticipated Tears of the Kingdom. He’s here to tell us if you should play it, too.
9 minutes 44 seconds
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Political Panel

We gather our panel of politics watchers to weigh in on the big stories in provincial politics. In the spotlight this week: Policy 713, and overhauls for both district education councils and regional health boards.
18 minutes 15 seconds
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School Boards Challenge

The province's four anglophone district education councils may go to court to fight legislation taking away their powers. And they may have a novel constitutional argument on their side. The CBC's Jacques Poitras will bring us that story.
6 minutes 15 seconds
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Newcomer Employment

A new program from the Saint John newcomers centre will help international students stay in the province post-graduation, by helping them find meaningful employment. We'll get the details from managing director Mohamed Bagha.
9 minutes 17 seconds
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Virtual Mental Health Care

Horizon Health announced yesterday that virtual consultations are now available for patients seeking urgent mental health care in Horizon emergency departments. We'll find out more from Dr. Sanjay Siddhartha, a psychiatrist in Miramichi.
9 minutes 20 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Flycatcher Field Guide

Alain Clavette speaks with the illustrator of a new field guide about flycatchers, a group of birds that are notoriously difficult to identify.
10 minutes 28 seconds
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Hussars Anniversary

The 8th Canadian Hussars are marking their 175th anniversary next week. They were originally formed as a volunteer cavalry regiment years before New Brunswick became a province. Historian Lee Windsor is himself a former Hussar. He wrote a book about the regiment's contributions during World War II and he'll be speaking during the commemoration events. We speak with him.
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Sweet Dreams in St. Andrews

Shakespeare meets Air Supply in Broadway by the Sea's first show of the season. It's called 'Sweet Dreams: An Air Supply Musical.' We'll talk to dynamic Broadway duo director Courtney Hammond and Tony LePage, the show's co-writer and one of its stars.
11 minutes 22 seconds
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St. Andrews Jobs

A job fair last weekend in St. Andrews brought job seekers and employers together with a goal of doing some job match-making. We'll find out how it went from Julia Halbleib, one of the organizers.
8 minutes 35 seconds
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Nature Trust Ambassadors

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is offering some learning opportunities for anyone interested in stewardship. We'll hear about the Ambassador program from coordinator Pierrette Janes.
7 minutes 30 seconds
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Shauna Cole: Diverse Job Ads

For employers seeking to hire, the job ad is often the first point of contact that candidates have with their company. We'll hear from career expert Shauna Cole about how to create job postings that attract a more diverse range of candidates.
8 minutes 16 seconds
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Tick Season 101

We're well into spring now, and heading towards summer. And that means it's tick season in New Brunswick. We'll talk to Vett Lloyd, professor of biology and the head of the Lloyd Tick Lab at Mount Allison University in Sackville.
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DEC Changes

The Higgs government is reforming how district education councils govern the province's schools. Elected Councils in the four school districts will lose their decision-making authority over budgets and superintendents. But in the francophone districts, charter rights mean the councils will keep those powers. We'll speak with the Education Minister Bill Hogan about the changes, and why they're being made.
9 minutes 26 seconds
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Policy 713

The Higgs government says it is rethinking its school policy on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. And it's causing concern for parents and teachers, who wonder what's really behind the sudden push for a policy review. Jacques Poitras will lay out the controversy for us.
9 minutes 51 seconds
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Library Lends: Board Games

We head back to the Fredericton Library to return a unicycle and borrow something a little less active.
6 minutes 45 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Novice Birding 2

Alain continues his adventure with a friend who's interested in birding.
11 minutes 39 seconds
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Sackville Football Player Headed for the CFL

21 year old Lucas Cormier was drafted in the second round by the Ottawa Redblacks. He's off to rookie camp next week.
10 minutes 26 seconds
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Nasal Tanning Spray

People will go to great lengths to improve their appearance. But a tanning product gaining traction on TikTok and Instagram may be taking things too far. We reach Toronto dermatologist Dr. Renita Ahulwalia about why nasal tanning spray may be a trend worth passing on. 
7 minutes 57 seconds
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Green Shift: Living Lab

We head to Prince Edward Island to find out about cover crop research conducted over the last four years on potato farms. Ryan Barrett is a research and agronomy specialist with the PEI Potato Board.
10 minutes 18 seconds
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Unicycle Commuter

We've borrowed what may seem like an odd item from the library this week - a unicycle! But for some, this one-wheeled apparatus is a method of daily transportation. Vanessa gets some tips from one such expert, Eric Nielsen in Fredericton.
9 minutes 14 seconds
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Science East: Meteorite

A number of people reported seeing a meteorite in the sky last month. Michael Edwards at Science East joins us with a deep dive on meteorites, including some tips for recognizing them if you're after that big reward!
10 minutes 27 seconds
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COVIDWatch Changes

Public health is pressing pause on its weekly COVID 19 updates. From now until October, the information will only be available monthly. We'll ask infection control epidemiologist Colin Furness about the change.
10 minutes 42 seconds
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Shauna Cole: Diversity Trends

HR professional Shaune Cole joins us to talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. How well are we faring here in Atlantic Canada? She'll tell us about a recent study into hiring trends, and where we stand in the region.
8 minutes 13 seconds
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Fish Parasites

Previously undiscovered tapeworms have been found in some freshwater fish here in New Brunswick. It prompted a biology student at UNB to look into it, hopefully with the help of some citizen scientists. We'll speak to Megan Fraser about her research.
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Library Lends: Unicycle

We head back to the Fredericton public library to borrow something else. And this time it's something very unusual indeed. There's a tire involved. And a helmet. Can you guess what Vanessa will be learning this week?
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Dr. Gorfinkel: Masks in Hospitals

Some Canadian healthcare facilities are dropping their mask mandates. Health columnist Dr. Iris Gorfinkel joins us to discuss how this is impacting the spread of COVID-19, and other unpredicted outcomes.
6 minutes 52 seconds
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Rural Policing

A couple of weeks ago we spoke with the Mayor of Carleton North. That community was moving to create its own municipal police force to replace the RCMP. Now Hartland wants in as well - and there's a meeting planned next week with the public safety minister. We'll speak with the mayor of Hartland.
9 minutes 21 seconds
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Political Panel

Last week our panel of politics watchers talked about the coming byelection. Now that it's over they'll weigh in on the results - and other stories from the week.
17 minutes 59 seconds
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Bar None Camp

Stephen Lewis is taking over as director of the camp his parents started more than 30 years ago. Bar None Camp has been closed for nearly 4 years, but it will re-open this summer offering a free camp experience to at-risk kids. Stephen joins us to explain what re-opening the camp means to him.
10 minutes 52 seconds
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Birding with Alain: Novice Birding

Alain Clavette will bring us along on an outing he did recently with a novice birder, as they search for ducks.
10 minutes 45 seconds
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Green Shift: Farm Plan

On Green Shift this week, we'll hear about the Environmental Farm Plan Program. Farmers have been using the process for years to identify possible issues, and learn about ways to improve sustainability.
8 minutes 21 seconds
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EV Preparedness

It's still pretty rare to see an electric vehicle on a New Brunswick street, but sales are beginning to pick up steam. If that continues, how prepared is the province in terms of charging infrastructure? The CBC's Robert Jones will join us with that story.
11 minutes 37 seconds
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Mullin's Boom

It's been 200 years since inmates at the Newcastle jail first performed the folksong "Mullin's Boom". The song was banned not long afterward. The theatrical troupe Character Matters Miramichi has created an original production around Mullin's Boom to celebrate the song's bicentennial. We'll speak to some of the actors.
8 minutes 38 seconds
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Stargazing with Chris Curwin

Host Vanessa Vander Valk borrowed a telescope from the library this week for our Library Borrows column. Amateur astronomer Chris Curwin joins us for some stargazing 101 to help her get going.
11 minutes 52 seconds
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By-Election Analysis

The Liberals swept yesterday's provincial byelections, and their leader has won a seat in the legislature. While the Greens may not have won seats, the party did increase its vote in all three ridings. The CBC's Jacques Poitras has been looking at all the results. He'll join us.
6 minutes 59 seconds
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Royal Astronomical Society: Stargazing 101

We continue our look at stargazing this week when we chat with Curt Nason of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Brunswick.
10 minutes 19 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Bird Collisions

Good news for a loon that hit a light pole in Moncton. Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute has that story, and word on another collision that didn't end so well.
9 minutes 29 seconds
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Kelp & Climate Change

Some farmers around Atlantic Canada are finding new uses for kelp - from keeping cattle from getting too gassy to farming for food. The CBC's Mariam Mesbah brings us the details.
12 minutes 47 seconds
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Special Care Home Wages

Wages are going up for those who work in special care homes in the province - to $19 an hour. It's a good start, but not as high as some advocates were hoping for. We speak to Jan Seely, president of the New Brunswick Special Care Home Association.
11 minutes 5 seconds
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Library Borrows: Stargazing

Host Vanessa Vander Valk heads back to the public library today to borrow a kit that's out of this world!
6 minutes 11 seconds
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Dr. Gorfinkel: Literacy and Mental Health

A recent study has uncovered a link between low reading literacy and mental health. Our health columnist, Dr. Iris Gorfinkel takes a look at the evidence.
7 minutes 53 seconds
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Political Panel: Byelections

People living in three provincial ridings will be heading to the polls on Monday. By-elections are being held in Dieppe, in Restigouche-Chaleur and in Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint Isadore. Jacques Poitras is CBC's provincial affairs reporter based in Fredericton. Michelle LeBlanc is a journalist with Radio-Canada based in Moncton. And Jamie Gillies teaches communications and public policy at St. Thomas University.
15 minutes 34 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Point Lepreau Bird Observatory

Our birder visited the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory this week to find out about the work being done there.
12 minutes 10 seconds
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Green Experts Program

The non-profit Gaia Project has a Green Experts program where volunteers who work in green jobs talk with students about the work they do, and even offer mentorships. Jane Burchill is one of them. She's the decarbonization and sustainability specialist at Port Saint John.
6 minutes 57 seconds
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Kevin Hart in Moncton

It's not every day a famous comedian wanders into a local store looking for running shoes. But, that's exactly what happened yesterday when Kevin Hart visited the Running Room in Moncton. We speak with employee Kris Acker, who got to meet him.
5 minutes 35 seconds
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Michael Edwards: Cookie Science

Michael Edwards with Science East explores some cookie science. It seems some researchers looked at why the icing sticks to one side of a sandwich cookie when you twist them apart.
10 minutes 36 seconds
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Greenhouse Gas Increase

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is concerned over a new report that says greenhouse emissions increased by six per cent between 202 and 2021. We talk with Louise Comeau about the significance of these numbers.
7 minutes 16 seconds
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Invasive Species

Camping season is fast approaching, so we talk with Claire Ferguson with the New Brunswick Invasive Species Council about best ways to avoid spreading harmful species. 
10 minutes 38 seconds
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Land Protection Update

Canada has committed to protecting 25 per cent of land and water by 2025, and 30 per cent by 2030, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Paula Noel, the program director Nature Conservancy of Canada in New Brunswick, explains.
8 minutes 7 seconds
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Library Lends: Fly-tying

I've been borrowing a lot of different kits from the Fredericton Public Library. This week I took home a fly-tying kit. We talk with library director Julia Stewart.
7 minutes 58 seconds
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Truckers Health Adaptive Technology Project

Researchers at the Universite de Moncton are working with professional truck drivers to help improve their health. We talk to Dr. Jalila Jbilou who launched the Truckers Health Adaptive Technology Project last fall.
15 minutes 36 seconds
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Humble Bandits

Earth Day is coming up this weekend, but we'll hear from Pete Nickerson with the Humble Bandits. He focuses on cleaning the earth all through the year.
7 minutes 10 seconds
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Fly-tying

I borrowed a fly-tying kit from the Fredericton Public Library this week. Jack Cole is one of the experts who volunteers to share his skills.
10 minutes 21 seconds
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Dr. Gorfinkel: Mask Mandates

Change is coming to mask mandates that have remained in place within hospitals since the beginning of the pandemic. Dr. Iris Gorfinkel joins us to take a look at that issue. 
7 minutes 28 seconds
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Nashwaak Watershed: Smolt Count

It's time to start counting smolt in the Nashwaak River and you could be part of the effort. We speak with Lauren Murdock with the Nashwaak Watershed Association.
5 minutes 42 seconds
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Tax Season Scam

It's the time of year when taxes are top of mind. With so many people focused on filing, the Better Business Bureau is reminding people about a scam that's been around for years. We speak with Kristin Matthews.
8 minutes 33 seconds
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Carleton North on Dropping the RCMP

Now the new municipality of Carleton North is looking to drop the RCMP and go its own way. We talk to mayor Andrew Harvey about why.
10 minutes 25 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Duck Research

Our birder gives us an update about some research on ducks that's being conducted in his very own backyard.
12 minutes 12 seconds
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I Don't Like That: The Story of a Grumpy Dog

Dog behaviourist Hilary Strong from the Fredericton area has written a new children's book called I Don't Like That - The Story of a Grumpy Dog. Her hope is to create a legacy for her dog and educate children about dog behaviours. Half of the proceeds will support the Oromocto SPCA.
10 minutes 42 seconds
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Para-Hockey

New Brunswick is sending a team to the para hockey nationals for the first time. We'll speak with coach Shawn Lucas.
8 minutes 1 second
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Samuel Richard: Toronto Maple Leafs

It's been a pretty great year for UNB Reds goaltender Samuel Richard. And this week he has a chance to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. We talk to Gardiner MacDougall, the head coach of the UNB Reds men's hockey team.
7 minutes 38 seconds
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Agriculture Map

The province is launching a new interactive online map for farmers, to help them make decisions about what to plant where. We'll learn more from the Minister of Agriculture Margaret Johnson.
8 minutes 35 seconds
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Sellery: First Home Savings Account

Bruce Sellery looks at the new First Home Savings Account, and whether it might be a good option if you're trying to save to buy a home
5 minutes 55 seconds
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Titanic Menu

A Dieppe restaurant is travelling back in time with a rather unique menu, inspired by the actual menu served on board the Titanic We'll learn more from Atelier Tony's general manager, Chris Holden.
9 minutes 8 seconds
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Music Feature: Don't Tell Roy

Linda McPhee and Charlotte Dort are the musicians behind a duo called Don't Tell Roy. The Saint Johners are releasing their first EP and have plans to play the Swallowtail Lighthouse telethon this weekend.
8 minutes 8 seconds
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Pam Novak: Sparrow release

Pam Novak with the Atlantic Wildlife Institute will tell us about some injured creatures that overwintered at the institute and are anxious to get out into the wilds, including a sparrow.
8 minutes 46 seconds
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Library Borrows: Seeds

My latest borrow from the Fredericton Public Library will have me sprouting some seeds in no time. We'll hear more about their seed library this week - and ask for your gardening tips.
7 minutes 53 seconds
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Cupcake Donation

Trudy Almon of Saint John has made over 800 cupcakes in the last couple of weeks. We chat with her about her ongoing efforts to support the Saint John SPCA with her baking skills.
7 minutes 17 seconds
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Bee Research

Two buzz-worthy studies are shedding new light on the intelligence of the bee species -- particularly the honey bee and bumblebee. Science columnist Torah Kachur explains.
10 minutes 2 seconds
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World Pond Hockey Tournament

The World Pond Hockey Tournament is taking place for the first time in three years, starting Thursday. We talk to tournament president Danny Braun during all the hustle and bustle.
9 minutes 14 seconds
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Brandi Lingley: Judo Silver

Thursday was a record-breaking day for Team New Brunswick at the Canada Games. Judo athlete Brand Lingley was one of five medalists and we hear from her.
6 minutes 10 seconds
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Science East: Spiders

New species of spider are being discovered all the time. In fact, scientists have named more than 50,000 species, and they think there could be twice that number. Michael Edwards of Science East looks at the diversity in this group.
9 minutes 49 seconds
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Political Panel

With the legislature back in session, there's lots for our panel of politics-watchers to dig into, especially when it comes to this province's power future.
17 minutes 21 seconds
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Northern Lights in N.B.

Did you happen to catch the Northern Lights last night? Fredericton-area photographer Brad Perry has been getting some stunning aurora shots lately. He's here with some tips and tricks on how to see the lights - with your eyes and with the lens.
10 minutes 50 seconds
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Trades Shortage

New Brunswick construction companies say they are facing a major labour shortage. How can schools play a role in getting more young people interested and entering the industry? We'll talk to Ann Drennan, Vice President of Academic, Innovation, and Student Affairs at New Brunswick Community College.
9 minutes 40 seconds
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Theatre New Brunswick woes

It only takes one exhaust system, a couple of burst pipes and a copper wire theft to ruin a week. We'll hear how all of that happened to Theatre New Brunswick in the span of just seven days. We hear from artistic director Natasha MacLellan.
8 minutes 49 seconds
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Right Whales Sound Data

Some new research from Dalhousie University is helping ocean scientists better understand the whereabouts of North Atlantic Right Whales. We talk with Delphine Durette-Morin, an assistant scientist for the Canadian Whale Institute.
10 minutes 21 seconds
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Fredericton Performing Arts Survey

While plans for Fredericton's new performing arts centre are almost complete, the city is asking for the public's help in finalizing some last details. We talk with Tim Yerxa, executive director of the Playhouse.
7 minutes 20 seconds
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Sunwing Cancellations

Some travellers in the maritimes are having to rethink their winter travel plans, due to last minute cancellations from Sunwing. We'll speak with airline expert Duncan Dee about what's going on. He's a former Air Canada COO.
10 minutes 12 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Effing Birds

Our birder talks with humorist Aaron Reynolds about his book Effing Birds.
10 minutes 17 seconds
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Political Panel: Carbon, Dornan and Surplus

On this week's political panel, The Higgs government has reversed course when it comes to replacing the current French immersion system. The province announced a record budget surplus of more than $862 million dollars. And, the unjust dismissal case that awarded the former head of Horizon $2 million dollars. We talk with Alexandre Boudreau with Acadie Nouvelle, Michelle Leblanc with Radio-Canada in Moncton and Jacques Poitras, CBC's provincial affairs reporter.
17 minutes 12 seconds
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Astronomy by the Bay

Clear skies and the fact that it's still dark pretty early make this the perfect time to check out the night sky.. We talk with Chris Curwin, with the Saint John astronomy club and astronomy by the Bay, about what you can currently see with a set of binoculars.
8 minutes 20 seconds
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Senior Caregivers: Russ and Frances

At some point in our lives we will either be caregivers or need care ourselves. We're beginning a five-part series looking at senior caregivers in our region and the challenges they face caring for a loved one - starting with the story of Russ Kellogg and his wife Frances, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease four years ago.
11 minutes 51 seconds
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Riverwatch 2023

With warmer weather on the way, we'll check in with the province's emergency measures organization to talk about preparing for any flooding issues we might face.
6 minutes 22 seconds
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City Planning Expert: Moncton

Downtown Moncton's vision for more density and pedestrian friendly public space got one step closer to reality after the city announced $36 million dollars worth of upgrades to lay the groundwork for developments. Jino Distasio, an Urban Geography Professor at the University of Winnipeg for his thoughts.
10 minutes 35 seconds
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PFAs Expert

In recent weeks we've heard a fair bit about a group of chemicals often referred to as PFAs. We learn more about them with Heidi Pickard, who's been studying these chemicals for 8 years now.
11 minutes 40 seconds
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Four Day Work Week: Miramichi

The city of Miramichi is getting in on the 4 day work week trend. We talk to Mary Savage, the human resources director for the City of Miramichi.
5 minutes 7 seconds
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Grand Manan Bird Sanctuary

The Nature Conservancy's Aaron Dowding tells us all about a "rewilding" project on Grand Manan, turning a plot of land full of ATV trails and gravel pits into a sanctuary for migratory birds.
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Frye Fest 2023

The Frye Fest has announced its lineup for this year. We'll chat with organizer Noel Bourque about which authors will be making an appearance - including a Pulitzer prize winner! The festival is set for April 21 to the 30th and will include 40 events around the Greater Moncton area.
9 minutes 19 seconds
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Port of Belledune

The Port of Belledune is getting help with a $25 million dollar infrastructure project. The federal government is kicking in half the cost, with an eye to increasing the amount of bulk cargo the port can handle. We speak with port CEO Denis Caron.
11 minutes 6 seconds
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Team Jones Takes The Brier

The best male curlers in the country are converging in London, Ontario. Representing New Brunswick this year is Team Jones from Curl Moncton. We reach team member Jeremy Mallais.
8 minutes 43 seconds
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Whodunnit?

Symphony New Brunswick is incorporating a little mystery and detective work into a series of performances later this week. The concert is called Whodunnit? And it features a mystery composer and a mystery symphony at the end. The audience's job is to try and figure it out. We'll get more details from SNB's music director Mélanie Léonard.
7 minutes 55 seconds
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Admin Reveal

Have you ever wondered why there is an Anne of Green Gables theme park in Ashibetsu, Japan? Or who designed the World's Largest Lobster in Shediac? If you have, John Batt likely has the answers. Batt, a Frederictonian living in Montreal, may be better known simply as "admin." That's the name tens of thousands of Canadians know him by as the creator of the Instagram account canada.gov.ca, which shares stories, quirky facts, and long-lost photos from Canadian lore. And no, he's not a government employee.
9 minutes 22 seconds
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Library Lends: Ukulele

It turns out there's a lot more than books, CDs and movies at the library...and that's something we plan to explore in the coming weeks. We'll chat with Julia Stewart at the Fredericton Public Library about lending ukuleles.
10 minutes 33 seconds
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Alain Clavette: Bird Name Book

Our birder talks bird names with author Susan Myers.
11 minutes 56 seconds
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Science East: 25 Years!

Michael Edwards is celebrating his 25th anniversary with Science East. The occasion has him thinking back to the big science stories from his first year on the job, stories that continue to resonate today. He'll share some with us.
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Library Borrows: Sensory Kit 3

Every week we're borrowing some of the more unusual items they lend at the Fredericton Public Library. This week I have one of the library's sensory kits for kids. So far this week we've heard about a kit designed to calm, and another that's filled with fidget items. I asked Kim MacLean and occupational therapist Rebecca Wurm which of their remaining kits they'd like to highlight.
6 minutes 54 seconds
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Autism Swim Miramichi 

A program that offers swimming lessons to people with autism has just been recognized on a global scale. Autism Swim Miramichi earned runner up as provider of the year out of 1,200 programs alike. We talk to founder Cindi Green. 
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Municipal Orientation

More than 200 mayors, councillors and municipal workers from around the province will gather in Fredericton this weekend for an orientation held by the Union of New Brunswick Municipalities. We talk to Dan Murphy, the executive director of the union.
7 minutes 53 seconds
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Pickleball Moncton

Well this week I borrowed pickleball paddles from the Fredericton Public Library. Today we heard there's a brand new pickleball club in Moncton that's really taking off. Moe Belliveau is the president of Pickleball Moncton.
10 minutes 14 seconds
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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Young Raven

A raven known affectionately as Poley is receiving treatment at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. Pam Novak will tell us about the bird and the amazing things that ravens can do.
10 minutes 4 seconds
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Library Lends: Community Fridge

We've been borrowing some of the more unusual items from the Fredericton Public Library, but this week we'll look at how it's addressing hunger. We speak with library director Julia Stewart.
7 minutes 17 seconds
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Choir Takes Carnegie Hall

Dieppe choir group Les Jeunes Chanteurs D'Acadie was one of six choirs selected from cross the country to take part in the Canada Carnegie Festival over the weekend. We talk to director Nadine Hébert about their experience. 
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Science East: Einstein Shape

If you've ever done tiling, quilting or made a patio with interlocking bricks, you've been doing some pretty complex math! Michael Edwards will tell us about a man from England who solved a problem that had mathematicians stumped.
9 minutes 44 seconds
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Music Feature: Joe Ross

For the first time in about 20 years, Joe Ross of Fredericton is back in the recording studio. We'll talk with Joe about his return to music and the release of his new single.
7 minutes 49 seconds
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Political Panel: Higgs Remarks

This week Premier Blaine Higgs made some comments that New Brunswickers didn't take lightly. Erica Butler, news director and reporter at CHMA in Sackville, and Jamie Gillies teaches communications and public policy at St. Thomas University in Fredericton join our panel this week to talk about it. 
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Avion Flu

It's been about a year since the H5N1 strain of avian flu was first confirmed in this province. We reach Megan Jones, a professor of wildlife and anatomic pathology at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, for an update. 
12 minutes 38 seconds
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Music Feature: Raglan Road

Raglan Road is working on a new album release. We talk with a band member Jason Martell about it and the band's new single Pour It Black.
7 minutes 44 seconds
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Tutta Musica Orchestra

A 50-piece orchestra is on tour with a new project called Ovation. Jim Tranquilla is the executive director of Tutta Musica and Blair Lawrence is the project manager of the Ovation project. They join us to talk about this free performance.
9 minutes 58 seconds
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Political Panel: Immersion & More

We'll gather our panel of politics watchers to go through the week in news - including more reaction to French immersion changes, the Wolastoqey tax deal expiry, and the feds' health deal.
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Political Panel: Land Transfer, Housing

On this week's political panel, we talk about the memorandum of understanding sig