NB: Information Morning (Fredericton)

 
 

NB: Information Morning (Fredericton)

Information Morning Fredericton is your daily survival guide. We bring you the top stories from the city, the province - and around the world. We run the stories that matter to you.

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Student on BBC quiz show

Frederictonian Connor MacDonald is studying at Cambridge and earned a spot to compete on University Challenge, a BBC game show.

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Where is the new Playhouse on government's priority list?

As Fredericton looks to build a new performing arts centre, it waits for help from the federal and provincial government. MP Matt DeCourcey explains what it will take to make the project a priority.

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PANB responds to Michel Carrier

Comments made by the interim official languages commissioner on our show yesterday have the People's Alliance crying foul. Leader of the PANB Kris Austin responds.

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Language in New Brunswick

Language is a subject that inspires passionate debate and discussion. New Brunswick's Commissioner of Official Languages Michel Carrier sat down for an extended interview.

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WorkSafeNB premiums soar

Krista Ross, CEO of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, explains what increased premiums will mean to the business community.

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WWI 'single most important event in the history of our country'

Military historian Mark Milner says it's important to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

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Playhouse 2.0

Supporters of Fredericton's new performing arts centre are reviving efforts to get it built. City councillor Kate Rogers, and VP of the Playhouse board of directors Greg McFarlane explain where things stand with the funding and plans for the new centre.

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UK trade envoy visits Fredericton

The UK trade envoy to Canada, Andrew Percy, is making his first trip to Atlantic Canada and Fredericton. Percy is a Member of Parliament in Britain, and a supporter of Brexit, and says he sees more hope for his country's future through building economic ties with this part of the world.

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Historian offers advice on researching military records

Glenn Wright is a retired archivist and historian for the Federal Government and explains where someone should start looking for their family's military records.

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Fredericton teen travels to Belgium for WWI anniversary

Pascal Morimanno is going to Belgium to participate in the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The 16-year-old student is one of four young people from across Canada chosen to attend the event. He spoke to the CBC's Shaun Waters.

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25 years of 'international villages' for Fredericton youths

CISV Fredericton, which started out as Children's International Summer Villages, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Judy Coates founded the branch, organizing international camps and exchanges, and community programs for local youths. On Saturday, she'll be honoured by CISV Canada for her dedication to the charitable organization.

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Observing the American midterm elections

The American midterm elections did not directly affect President Donald Trump. But how people voted - Democrat or Republican - was seen by many observers as a message to his administration. Political scientist Jamie Gillies watched what happened.

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Playhouse to feature Led Zeppelin classic album show

Tim Yerxa, executive director of The Playhouse in Fredericton, discusses the latest classic album live show coming to the venue. This time, it's Led Zeppelin with the album House of Holy.

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Line workers respond to concerns about power loss

Many New Brunswickers wonder how the weekend's wind storm could bring down a modern grid and leave them with no power. Ross Galbraith with the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers, Local 37, is hearing people's frustrations. But he also wants them to understand the hardships line workers are facing.

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Thousands still without power after high winds batter province

NB Power president and CEO Gaetan Thomas responds to questions about the reliability of the province's power system, after thousands remain with no heat and no lights after a wind storm on the weekend.

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New plans for Officers' Square could save more trees

Fredericton City Council held a special meeting on Monday night, so staff could present two new designs for Officers' Square. Councillors Bruce Grandy and David Seabrook share their thoughts on the plans, which could save eight mature trees.

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PC leader Higgs prepares for transition to power

Premier-designate Blaine Higgs is preparing his throne speech and transition to power, just one week after Premier Brian Gallant's Liberal government lost a confidence vote.

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New free trade deal threatens Canadian retailers

Diane Brisebois, president of the Retail Council of Canada, says Canadian retailers are at a disadvantage and should be put on a level playing field.

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Saint-Quentin getting better ambulance service

The rural community will get another full-time ambulance to improve emergency response in the area. Mayor Nicol Somers says everyone was happy with the meeting.

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Wabanaki history at your fingertips

David Perley is the creator of the Wabanaki collection, a one-stop web portal leading to text and video about the Wabanaki.

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Live music in the capital city

Our live music columnist, Emma Chevarie, talks about some shows happening in the coming weeks, and the MusicNB awards.

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Nursing shortage in province

The Chaleur hospital is reporting a shortage of nurses in it's obstetrics unit for the second week in a row. Veteran nurse and president of the New Brunswick nurses union Paula Doucet talks about the shortage of nurses around the province, and how to fix it.

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A timeless Canadian Halloween candy

Love them or hate them, Molasses kisses are a Halloween staple. Ryan Martic is president of Kerr's, the company that makes those Halloween candies.

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Human activity wiping out wildlife species

Roberta Clowater from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society N.B. discusses the findings of the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet report. The main threats are habitat loss and degradation, and over exploitation.

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Local firefighters win competition

Dave Nicolle and Anthony Storey are part of the team of Fredericton area firefighters that brought home the title of world champions from the Firefighter Combat Challenge.

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Local synagogue see's support from community

Rabbi Yosef Goldman says there has been an outpouring of support for Fredericton's Jewish community after the tragedy in Pittsburgh.

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Waiting for flood compensation

Many homeowners affected by the spring flood still haven't had their damage assistance claim settled. John Doutre is one of those homeowners.

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On-going work at the Mactaquac Dam

NB Power Project Manager Philip Gilks explains why work on the dam is taking longer than usual this year.

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Checking in on the Cannabis NB roll-out

Brian Harriman, president and CEO of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB, discusses the first 9 days of legal cannabis sales, and addresses cost and shortages of product.

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Solving New Brunswick's ambulance crisis

Kris Austin and David Coon share their ideas about how to fix the ambulance system. They will be debating the issue in the coming days, and deciding what happens.

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Water rates in Fredericton on the rise

City staff recommend Fredericton bump up their water rates. Greg Ericson, chair of the finance committee, says they need marginal, strategic increases to cover costs in a responsible way.

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How will gov't fix ambulance delays and paramedic shortage?

The Liberal government released a discussion paper to deal with New Brunswick's ambulance and paramedic crisis, will it be enough? Minister of Health, Benoit Bourque, says "things are not great, but overall are going well".

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Route 185 on chamber's radar

The Fredericton chamber of commerce has turned its attention to a longstanding inter-provincial irritant - bottlenecks on Highway 185. Chamber CEO Krista Ross says it's adding to the cost, time and efficiency of getting goods in and out of N.B.

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Delivering bad news to expectant mothers

People in New Brunswick are used to hearing about occasional problems with the health care system, but a shortage of surgeons to help with obstetrics is unexpected. Dr. John Dornan, Chief of Staff for Horizon Health, says it's due to a shortage of skills.

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New Brunswick's new carbon plan

Ottawa is imposing a carbon plan on the province. Lois Corbett and Louise Comeau share their thoughts about the new plan, and how it will affect New Brunswickers.

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Statues find new home

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is getting some familiar residents. Gallery director, Tom Smart, says the gallery is "extending it's reach into the park and engaging the community on a whole different level".

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Chipman removes 'straight pride' flag

We hear from Glenn Bishop who is a member of the group behind the flag, and Faith Kennedy who helped organize the raising of the village's first rainbow pride flag.

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What's next for New Brunswick politics?

Political scientists Erin Crandall and Jamie Gillies look at the current political situation in New Brunswick.

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Hanwell mayor resigns

Chris Melvin resigned as mayor of Hanwell on the weekend. Deputy mayor Dave Morrison will step in for now. They explain the circumstances leading up to Melvin's decision.

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Biologist says lyme patients slipping through the cracks

Mount Allison Biologist Vett Lloyd, says 90 percent of people with lyme disease are slipping through the cracks here in New Brunswick.

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Issues with Air Canada continue

A "million miler" says enough is enough with Air Canada's sudden flight cancellations. Allan Dillon says Fredericton is not getting the air service capital cities require.

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No Speaker, Jacques Poitras explains what's next in NB politics

It now appears that no MLA will be on the ballot to become speaker of the legislature next week. And that means nothing can happen in the legislature.CBC New Brunswick's political reporter Jacques Poitras explains.

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Government coalition idea non-starter

Liberal leader Brian Gallant and Progessive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs respond to the idea of forming a grand coalition to govern New Brunswick.

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Bud Bird proposes coalition

A veteran New Brunswick politician thinks the province's two main political parties should make a deal to govern the province for the next four years. Former PC MP, MLA and Fredericton mayor, Bud Bird, discusses the idea with host Terry Seguin.

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Playhouse preview: Metropolois

Playhouse executive director Tim Yerxa speaks with host Terry Seguin about Metropolis and the original score by NB composer Andrew Miller.

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Policing Cannabis in NB

Kennebecasis Regional Police Chief Wayne Gallant serves as Director for NB on the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. He speaks with host Terry Seguin about what people need to know when it comes to how cannabis will be policed after legalization.

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Sociologist on legal cannabis

Jenna Velleriani studied sociology at the University of Toronto and is a Post Doctoral Fellow at UBC where her work focuses on cannabis and drug policy. She speaks with host Terry Seguin about what impact legal cannabis may have on society.

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Political Panel: Legal Cannabis

Our political panel contemplates the imminent arrival of legal cannabis and their preferred approaches to selling it. On this week's panel: for the Liberals, Cathy Rogers. For the Progressive Conservatives, Ross Wetmore, for the Peoples' Alliance, Michelle Conroy, and for the Greens, Megan Mitton.

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Can the political parties find a way to work together?

Political scientist Jamie Gillies takes a look at the behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing for power in New Brunswick.

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UNB Women's hockey returns

Philip Drost talks to UNB women's hockey coach Sarah Hilworth about rebuilding the team.

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'Legal, not safe' - risks of using cannabis

Doctors in New Brunswick are warning people that just because cannabis is about to be legal, doesn't mean it's safe. Dr Serge Melanson talks about the risks.

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Is a 'Declaration of Intent' best for the province?

The Greens want a signed promise from MLAs to work with each other in the legislature, no matter who forms government. Party leader David Coon explains how that would work.

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Waiting for help

Mayor of Saint-Quentin Nicole Somers says she's grown tired of pleading for ambulance service, and the community doesn't want any more excuses.

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The reality of cannabis abuse in youth

Luc Desjardins is a youth addictions counsellor in New Brunswick, and he is concerned about the consequences of legal cannabis.

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A province in limbo

Nora Kelly, a veteran of several government transitions in New Brunswick, talks about who keeps the province working, and under whose rules, while politicians figure out who's in charge.

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Cannabis NB ready for legalization

Cannabis NB has high hopes for the roll-out of its product once pot is legalized in Canada next week.

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Stories of N.B. soldiers

Author Brent Wilson talks about his latest book in the series "A Family of Brothers", telling personal stories of soldiers from the great war.

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Theatre New Brunswick celebrates its 50 year history

Walter Learning, Norm Foster, and Ilkay Silk talk about the past, and future, of TNB.

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Cancelled flight? Know your rights.

Gabor Lukacs, founder of a national air passenger rights group, explains what you can do if your flight is suddenly cancelled.

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A new predator has made its mark in New Brunswick

History tells us the last wolf native to New Brunswick forests was killed in 1876. In recent decades, a new predator has made its way in the province. Its genetic makeup includes traces of wolf, coyote and even the domestic dog. Shane Fowler has discovered, there's a lot more to this hybrid creature.

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Left behind

Fredericton councillor Stephen Chase is tired of Air Canada cancelling flights between Fredericton and Halifax at the last minute. He says he not alone. He speaks with host Terry Seguin

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Cannabis lawyer on new rules

Trina Fraser is a cannabis lawyer in Ottawa, she speaks with host Terry Seguin about the different rules that will apply to users across the country when marijuana becomes legal.

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Dairy farmers and new trade deal.

The new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement has left dairy farmers with some questions. Paul Gaunce is chair of the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick.

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New look for Centennial building

Brent Stewart is one of the architect's behind the design Centennial building. The building is being redesigned to become home to a six-storey Fredericton courthouse.

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Lyme survivors share their stories

Two survivors of Lyme disease share their stories of recovery six years later. Host Terry Seguin speaks with Caitlin Leonard and Rory Pronk about how they got back their health and their lives.

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Jamie Gillies weighs in on a province without a government

Political scientist Jamie Gillies speaks with host Terry Seguin about the current political situation in New Brunswick.

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Premier Brian Gallant

Host Terry Seguin speaks with Premier Brian Gallant about his quest to continue to govern the province in a minority situtation.

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What's next for the PC's?

The Progressive Conservative party won the most seats in Monday's election but leader Blaine Higgs is still waiting to see if the party will get a chance to form government.

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Scientists concerned about invasive plant

Eurasian Water Milfoil, also known as the Zombie Plant, is a new invasive species spreading in the St. John River. UNB research scientist Meghann Bruce describes the plant and its effect on the ecosystem.

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Acadian Society objects to government working with People's Alliance

Robert Melanson, president of New Brunswick's Acadian Society, draws a line in the sand, and says it would be a 'historical mistake' for PC's to associate with the Alliance.

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Will there be a Liberal/Green coalition?

We try to find out what's going on between the Gallant Liberals and New Brunswick's Green Party. Green party leader David Coon says his focus is building a stable government.

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Still wondering who our premier is?

Brian Gallant is still the premier and still in charge, at least for the time being. We speak with public policy expert Donald Savoie about the strange state of affairs.

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What is it like to govern with a minority government?

Former Nova Scotia premier Rodney MacDonald was at the helm of a PC minority government from 2006-2009, and says "it's not an easy thing" to keep a minority government going.

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People's Alliance joins the legislature

People's Alliance leader Kris Austin talks about the party's role after winning 3 seats.

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Green's win 3 seats

Green party leader David Coon has been re-elected, now has a caucus, and says there's a 'real desire for change' in the province.

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PC leader Blaine Higgs on election outcome

The ballots have all been counted, but who will form government?

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Marijuana and border questions

Julia Kruger is a lawyer in Buffalo, NY who works with Canadians banned at the Canadian U-S border. She speaks with Information Morning Host Terry Seguin about what questions people can expect once pot is legalized in Canada.

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Music Runs Through It

All female voices paying tribute to the legendary female artists of our time, Information Morning's music columnist Emma Chevarie talks about a unique show happening in Fredericton next month.

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Student Vote

Susan Belliveau is coordinating 'Student Vote' at Oromocto High School and she speaks with fill in host Colleen Kitts-Goguen about how that will work today for students there.

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Farmers's Almanac predictions

Pete Geiger is the editor of the Canadian Farmers Almanac he speaks with Information Morning Host Terry Seguin about what kind of fall and winter we can expect this year.

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AWSD to close four schools

Chair of the district education council for AWSD, Kim Douglass, says the plan to close four schools in the Fredericton area is part of a long term plan to replace those schools with two new ones.

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CBC poll tracker

CBC's poll tracker Eric Grenier chats with Information Morning Host Terry Seguin about the latest polling numbers before Monday's vote.

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Cannabis investors and the border

Weeding out cannabis investors - what's happening at the Canada-US border? Ray Gracewood is the chief commercial officer for the cannabis company OrganiGram and he speaks with Information Morning host Terry Seguin.

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Election 2018: Rural New Brunswick

Susan Machum is a rural sociologist, and she's also dean of social sciences at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.She speaks with host Terry Seguin about what people in Rural New Brunswick think is important as they head to the polls on Monday.

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East Coast Music Hour meets Harvest Jazz and Blues

Host Bill Roach is in the city to take in all things Harvest.

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The riding of Fredericton West-Hanwell

Catherine Harrop takes a look at the pool of candidates hoping to represent Fredericton West-Hanwell.

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Advance polls open Saturday

Everyone has the chance to vote early in the provincial election. Electoral officer Kim Poffenroth gives us the details on the advance polls.

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Community grieving after another loss of life

More tragedy strikes the town of Woodstock this week, after a senior at Woodstock High School was killed. Theresa Blackburn shares her thoughts about how the town is coping.

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Wolastoquey chiefs get survey results back

New Brunswick's Wolastoquey chiefs have their survey responses back from the province's political parties. What do their answers reveal about their approach to First Nation issues? Chief Patricia Bernard, chief of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation talks about those results.

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Capital Complex celebrating 20th anniversary

20 years of growing the local music scene is something to celebrate. Wes Ward and Zach Atkinson talk about some of the venue's music history.

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Where does the environment fit into the election campaign?

It may not be the issue that decides your vote, but it's an issue that's on a lot of minds these days. We talk environment with three of the province's leaders on the file. Roberta Clowater, Marieka Chaplin, and Lois Corbett.

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Is it possible to restore civility to politics?

Teresa Bejan is an associate professor of political theory from Oxford University. She talks about civility, how we define it, and why it's important.

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Meet the candidates for Fredericton North

Four of the five candidates in the riding of Fredericton North come into the studio to talk about the issues they feel need their attention: Stephen Horsman, Jill Green, Tamara White, and Lynn King.

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Meet the Fredericton South candidates

The first of our local riding profiles, we sit down with the candidates for Fredericton South: David Coon, Susan Holt, Scott Smith, Chris Durrant, and Bonnie Clark.

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Quilting a staple of NBEx

Sandra Day tells us about the Elm City Quilters.

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A look at N.B.'s health care system

With election day quickly approaching, we talk health care issues with a panel of people who know the industry well. Dr. Dharm Singh, Janet Weber, and Ken McGeorge discuss the big issues in health care.

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A guide to free music at Harvest!

Our live music columnist, Emma Chevarie, talks about the free shows next week during the Harvest Jazz and Blues festival.

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The latest on NAFTA negotiations

Negotiators are back at the table to work out a NAFTA deal that includes Canada. Michael Majuris is a political scientist who's been watching the give and take.

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First-time voters panel

When the provincial election takes place later this month these three people want to make sure their voices get heard. Madeleine Gorman-Asal, Justen Di Ruscio, and Katelyn Wilson talk about being able to vote for the first time.

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What does the new school nutrition policy look like?

New Brunswick's new school nutrition policy was announced back in June, and starting today parents and students will find out exactly what it means for cafeterias, breakfast programs, and school fundraisers.

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Election and Education panel

As students head back into the classroom, we talk election with a trio of long time education advocates and hear what they think politicians need to address in the campaign.

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Report on Canada's children released

A new report is out on the state of children across Canada. We ask one of the lead researchers how we are doing. Sara Austin says it's "deeply disturbing" to hear suicide is second leading cause of death among children.

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Betty's Garden: A mother's legacy

An oasis in the city, Betty's Garden was a labour of love for her daughter and many others at Hospice Fredericton.

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The downside of the promise to freeze NB Power rates

Former public intervenor Peter Hyslop calls the Liberal promise to freeze power rates blatant interference, and a sad return to the days when political parties used NB Power as a vote-getting operation.

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Leader of KISS NB talks about the campaign

We hear from Gerald Bourque, leader of New Brunswick's newest political party KISS NB, as the party prepares for the upcoming election.

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Our backyard botanist's last tour

Adam Weaver takes us on one last look around the yard for wild edibles.

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The strange economics of a political campaign

We run the parties spending promises by two respected economists and ask them whether the province can afford them. Herb Emery and Richard Saillant are our guests.

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First results from Vote Compass

Jamie Gillies takes a look at what the most important issues are to you in this election campaign, according to the Vote Compass.

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NBTA prepares for another school year

It's already promising to be a challenging year for teachers and administrators. Supply teachers are in short supply, and retirements over the next 5 years will leave 1000 positions to fill.

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New sports cropping up in the Maritimes

Our guide to the outdoors is back to tell us about some lesser known sports that can spice up your run or ride.

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We look at the PPP recycling program

In other provinces, big companies pay the cost of recycling their packaging waste. A waste management consultant says a program like that could make a big difference here in New Brunswick.

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Findings of flood review presented to council

Local officials with EMO have put together an extensive review of this year's flood. EMO's Wayne Tallon and Stephen Moore share the findings of that review.

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McAdam's blue bin mess

McAdam's recycling system failed to get off the ground. Deputy Mayor Taylor Gallant explains what happened.

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Queue up for quality wait times

Three Fredericton university students dream up a solution to long waits in the Emergency room.

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Top election issue in Gagetown

Business owners and residents of Gagetown are making ferry service their number one election issue.

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Sidewalk veggies to go

If you've visited downtown Fredericton this summer, you may have noticed something other than flowers sprouting up in the sidewalk planters.

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Brookside tenants organize 'thank you' barbecue

A Fredericton neighborhood says thank you to the people who stood by them, during their darkest moment, by holding a fundraiser for the Red Cross.

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The provincial election is now officially underway

Our provincial affairs reporter Jacques Poitras has his list of what to watch for as we countdown to the vote on September 24th.

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Soldier from WWI laid to rest

Family members say farewell to a lost New Brunswick soldier, more than a century after his death.

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Hungry? You may find lunch on the lawn

Our Backyard Botanist, Adam Weaver, is our guide to the buffet that might be growing in your own backyard.

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DFO violated labour code

The Canada Labour Code investigation findings into Joe Howlett's death are no longer secret. Karissa Donkin looked through the investigation report.

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Music in Fredericton

Summer is winding down but not the live music choices in the city. Our live musiccolumnist Emma Chevarie tells us who's around town.

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Are our university campuses ready for legal pot?

Scott Duguay is with St. Thomas University and shares what's in store for the campus when pot becomes legal.

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Plans to study a spike in gun violence

The Fredericton shootings have become part of a growing incidence of gun violence in the country - now police chiefs across the country are planning to take action.

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Poll tracker for provincial election

CBC's polling expert Eric Grenier tells us about a new online tool that will track party support in the upcoming election.

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Celebrating plants in New Brunswick literature

The Literature Garden is now growing in Fredericton.

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Belledune under tight timeline to phase out coal

The federal climate change plan means one New Brunswick power plant has to change or die. Jacques Poitras takes you inside the province's last coal-fired generation station.

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Sounds from the regimental funeral

We take you to the Aitken Centre where two fallen officers, Constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, were remembered on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabian students leaving Canada

Robert MacKinnon is the Vice President of UNB's Saint John campus. He speaks with host Colleen Kitts-Goguen about the exodus of Saudi students from Canada and what that might mean for the University of New Brunswick.

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Karissa Donkin takes deeper look at accused shooter

Producer Karissa Donkin, with the CBC's Atlantic Investigative Unit looks into Matthew Vincent Raymonds background. Matthew Vincent Raymond is accused of killing two Fredericton police officers, Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, as well as Bobbie Lee Wright and her boyfriend, Donnie Robichaud.

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Backyard Botanist: Edibles

Our backyard botanist, Adam Weaver, takes Shaun Waters on a walking tour of edibles. Plantain, clover and dandelion are on the menu this week.

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Remembering Mary Pratt

Host Colleen Kitts-Goguen speaks with Mary Pratt's sister Barbara Cross. As well, John Leroux, manager of collections and exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, talks about Pratt, her work and it's significance.

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The media balancing act

Director of Journalism at the University of Toronto Scarborough and former chief journalist and managing editor for radio news at the CBC, Jeffrey Dvorkin, weighs in on the job of the media in the wake of Friday's shooting incident in Fredericton.

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Guide to the outdoors: Ultramarathons

Our guide to the outdoors, Brian Conoley, on Ultramarathons and some other amazing races that happen in the Maritimes this time of year.

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