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NB: Information Morning (Saint John)

Information Morning in Saint John brings you all the news and information you need to start your day. We'll get you connected to your community, your country and the world. Without us, you won't know what'sgoing on.

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Solar probe set to embark on perilous journey to the sun

Humanity's first mission to touch the sun thrills NASA scientists.

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Salesperson of the year

Digging through archives in Saskatchewan, host Connie Walker makes a shocking discovery.

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How to tell the perfect lie

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Take Liberty: Olympic Symphonium

Olympic Symphonium's latest album is called 'Beauty in the Tension' and Jeff Liberty appreciates the smart, rootsy pop addition to the band's collection.

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Third Shift adds artisitc dimension to your neighbourhood streets

Emily Saab is the executive director of Third Space Gallery, and Third Shift's coordinator. Third Shift events have been extended to begin on Wednesday and run through Friday midnight.

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Village of Alma endures boil water orders regularly when tourists arrive

Jeremy Wilbur is the owner and manager of Tipsy Tails, a restaurant in Alma. Thousands of tourists come every year for outdoor adventures at the neighbouring Fundy National Park.

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Off the Shelf: An Address in Amsterdam

Mary Dingee Fillmore is the author of 'An Address in Amsterdam,' a book she was compelled to write after living in Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter. She is reading at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum on Leinster Street.

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Ambulance N.B. staffing shortages

Gregory McConaghy is president of CUPE Local 4848 which represents paramedics and dispatchers in New Brunswick.

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Keeping things cool at the Zoo

Cherry Brook Zoo staff have to take some special precautions to make sure their residents are comfortable and happy when the temperatures soar. Martha McDevitt is executive director of the Cherry Brook Zoo.

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Woodworker holds free workshops for veterans

Rob Cosman is a New Brunswick based woodworker.

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Some newcomers to Saint John are in for the long haul

A new program in Saint John is training newcomers to be truckers. Samantha Wentzell is manager of newcomer programming for the YMCA of Greater Saint John.

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Auctioneer Tim Isaac Passes Away

Bernard Cormier recently retired as the city's cultural affairs officer and was a regular at Tim Isaac's auctions. Tim Isaac passed away yesterday after a three year battle with lymphoma.

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Things are going swimmingly for Gaspereau in the St. Croix River

John Burrows is the Regional Director for the Atlantic Salmon Federation's New England Programs.

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Fundy Fringe Festival comes to Saint John

The play Wicked Fountain of Youth was written by Veronica Steele and stars Charlotte Weeks.

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Staycation:The Fall Flavours tour on P.E.I.

Celebrity chefs host special food and drink events across the province of P.E.I for the Fall Flavours tour.Ellen Tucker works in the tourist industry in Saint John.

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Camp Glenburn closes after another norovirus outbreak

Dr. Cristin Muecke is New Brunswick's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health.Shilo Boucher is the CEO of the Saint John YMCA, which runs Camp Glenburn.

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The KV Players mark their 35th anniversary

Suzanne Doyle-Yerxa is the Artistic Director for the KV Players.

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Drag storytime

Saint John drag kings and queens will be preaching love and tolerance at the city's first drag storytime. Alex Saunders is the Secretary for Saint John Pride

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Salmon farm fined for ignoring the pesticides control act

The CBC's Connell Smith looks into New Brunswick's salmon aquaculture industry and how they deal with the province when it comes to the use of powerful pesticides to control sea lice.

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Remembering the places that disappeared when CFB Gagetown was born

Connie Denby is the President of the Base Gagetown Community History Association and was just seven years old when her family moved for the expropriation of C-F-B Gagetown. The association marks the 65th anniversary of the expropriation this weekend.

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More people get sick at Camp Glenburn

That's Saint John's Andrea St Pierre speaking to the CBC's Joe Tunney about a potential case of norovirus at the YMCA's Camp Glenburn.

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Fogfest on Campobello Island

Kathleen Case is the co-founder and volunteer with Fogfest on Campobello Island.The festival goes until Sunday, August 5th, and most events are free.

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Getting ready for the upcoming provincial election

J P Lewis is a political scientist at UNBSJ.

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Searching for an entangled Right Whale in the Bay of Fundy

Jerry Conway is an adviser with the Canadian Whale Institute and a member of the Campobello Whale Rescue team.

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Designs for the new New Brunswick Museum

Shannon Merrifield is the chair of the New Brunswick Museum's Board of Directors and Bill Hicks is the museum's CEO.

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Representing Canada at the junior karate championship

Alexander Cumming is competing in the Karate Junior Pan American Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A more green approach to flood control

The City and ACAP Saint John are teaming up to take a more green approach to flood control on the east side. Graeme Stewart-Robertson is executive director of ACAP Saint John.

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N.B. remains one of authors favourite places to hike

Marianne and H. A. Eiselt are the authors of Hiking Trails of New Brunswick.The fourth edition of their book comes out on August 7th.

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Love for a pigeon

Devin Wiseman and Nicole Fisher are the owners of Skittles the pigeon.

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A St. Andrews veteran recognises an unsung civil war hero

Larry Burden is president of Company I of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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A mother's push to change car seat legislation

In March of 2013, Eran Pelletier was in a major car crash that killed her 17th month old son and four year old daughter, as well as her sister-in-law. Now she's trying to change the rules on requiring car seats to be rear-facing for longer.

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Girls softball team heads off to the Little League Championship

Molly Sheehan and Avery Alward are members of The Lancaster/ Saint John All Stars Major Girls Softball Team. Sheldon Alward is their coach.

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A trip to Cap Pele

Ellen Tucker works in the travel industry in Saint John.

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Three dogs die after coming in contact with the St. John river

Dr. Jim Goltz is New Brunswick's chief veterinarian.

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Campobello Island needs a ferry

John Ames is the province's tourism minister and the MLA for the riding of St Croix.

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Whale watching guide in Bay of Fundy sees most active whales, sea life in 17 years

Danielle Dion is a naturalist and biologist with Quoddy Link Marine. She says she's logged 30 individual humpback whales in the last five days, and they've arrived weeks earlier in the season.

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Youth find skills, support towards mental health at PEERSJ

Stephanie Tucker-Kilfoil is a social worker with Horizon Health Network and the coordinator for PEERSJ. Find them at 126 Duke, but soon to moving to the Teen Resource Centre.

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Year-round ferry under consideration for Campobello Island

Brent MacPherson says the ferry's absence is a symptom of a bigger problem. He is the chair of the Campobello Year Round Ferry Development Committee, working with government to determinine the feasibility of a year-round link to the rest of New Brunswick.

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Inuk classical singer Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay represents Canada in Alaska

The Inuit Circumpolar Council meets once every four years, uniting Inuit groups from several countries. Edmunds-Ramsay sang traditional Inuk songs as well as arias from her ECMA nominated album Pillorikput Inuit: Inuktitut for All Seasons.

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Campobello Island residents without ferry, have to go through U.S to get to rest of New Brunswick

The private ferry that connects the island to the rest of the province has been down since the beginning of the summer. Kenny Daye is co-owner of Family Fisheries on Campobello Island.

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St. Stephen council signs deal for multi-million dollar apartment complex

Xenia Housing Inc. is a local family company. Freelance journalist Kathy Bockus says the 48-unit development will be called Beacon Waterfront.

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Relaxed cross-border alcohol limits may be challenging for smaller craft breweries

Wendy Papadopolous is president of the New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association. She's also brew master and co-owner of Big Tide Brewing Company here in Saint John.

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Residents talk about Rothesay redesign

Matt Alexander is the deputy mayor of Rothesay. Ideas about affordable seniors housing in the core, connecting trails, and better river access are being discussed.

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Royal Astronomical Society invites stargazers to Planets on Parade

Planets on Parade will allow people to see many more planets than usually possible, and an eight-day moon. Curt Nason is the secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in New Brunswick. The event is July 20th, at the Irving Nature Park.

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Minas Basin turbine upgraded and towed from Saint John's Long Wharf

The massive turbine was in Saint John for one year getting upgrades to improve efficiencies. Alisdair McLean is the Cape Sharp Tidal director, and the Open Hydro country manager for Canada.

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Premiers meet in St. Andrews: Day 2 review, more beer and carbon tax talk

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said his government will join Saskatchewan and challenge Ottawa's carbon pricing plan in court. And cross-border alcohol limits were discussed. Nick Gamache is the senior producer of CBC Radio's The House.

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Checking health of North Atlantic right whales using blowhole spit

Liz Burgess is the lead author of a study on hormone levels in the blowhole exhalations of North Atlantic right whales. She conducted the research with the Anderson Cabot Centre for Ocean Life.

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Ever heard "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on balloons?

Sean Rooney is a balloon artist with a cultural anthropology degree performing at Saint John's Buskers on the Bay Festival. He 'plays' the balloons and creates incredible balloon structures.

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Harpists unite on Grand Manan for intense retreat

Sharon Johnston hosts a retreat for harpists, more than a dozen this year, on Grand Manan. They have a concert at the Community Life Church on Grand Manan at Friday night, and on Saturday at 2 PM at Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island.

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Premiers meet in St. Andrews: Day 1 review

CBC reporter and senior producer for CBC's 'The House' Nick Gamache is camped out in St. Andrews covering the meetings.

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Gas Guru predicts a small break tonight, likely more again next week

Robert Jones says you can expect a cut of about 2 cents per litre tonight.

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A summons to jury selection is not an invitation

UNB law associate professor Nicole O'Byrne says there are consequences for not showing up to a jury selection date. And even though a previous trial for Dennis Oland was covered extensively by media, that is not a reason to be excused from jury duty in this next trial.

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Daytrip tips for Hampton

Ellen Tucker works in the tourist industry in Saint John. She talks about the indoor and outdoor charms of the Hampton area.

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Ghost gear getting cleaned up, upcycled, saving fishermen's equipment and environment

Maria Recchia is part of the Fundy North Fishermen's Association. The gear clean-up has been going on for about a decade, and recently the ropes and traps are being turned into landscaping accessories and carpets.

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Privately owned but open to public, St. Andrew's beach neglected, uninviting

Gillian Pedersen-Mjaanes in St. Andrew's has noticed Katy's Cove beach is not serviced or inviting. Mayor Doug Naish explains how the town cannot budget to maintain a beach owned by a hotel company.

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Take Liberty: John Mullane

Jeff Liberty spins John Mullane's new CD 'Singles.'

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20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment included 55 Canadians, some at Battle of Gettysburg

New Brunswickers with 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment had a role in the Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War. Larry Burden is president of Company I 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The Civil War re-enactors will take part in the Charlotte County Archives open house this Saturday, July 21st.

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Madawaska Maliseet First Nation poised for big business, historic land claim settlement

With just 198 people on the reserve and near zero unemployment, it's one of the most prosperous First Nations in the country. Reporter Julia Wright has the story.

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Geothermal energy, small businesses are parts of growth plan in Sussex

Potash Corp suspended operations in 2016, and hundreds of direct and indirect jobs dried up. Reporter Connell Smith tells us how Sussex is turning things around with a big project and growing small businesses.

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Rothesay councillor and Wells resident responds to complaints of unneighbourly neglect

At the meeting this week, Rothesay council saw photos and letters from Megan Ostridge, who feels the Wells area is neglected by the town. Peter Lewis is a town councillor who lives in Wells.

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Respiratory therapists will retake exam, get compensation, after critical system failure during first test

A nationwide computer glitch meant graduates from across the country couldn't complete the exam. Isabelle Gonthier is president and COO of Yardstick, the company that administered the exam. Julie Brown is the chair of the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care.

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Tall, 3-unit building, rough around edges, looking for adventurous, motivated developer

Saint John Vacant Property Match program may be first in the country. Phil Ouellette is deputy commissioner of the city's Growth and Community Development Services. Katelyn Davis is the development and research co-ordinator with that department.

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Despite travel bumps, national darts champion heading to worlds

Jeff Smith is from Hampton. He won the North American professional darts championship in Las Vegas this past weekend. The Worlds are being held in London, England, in December.

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On the other side of the highway, Rothesay community feels cut off from town

Megan Ostridge lives in the Wells community of Rothesay. She feels her community is being neglected clean-up services, road work and sufficient street lighting because it isn't the 'big pretty mansions' along the river.

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Double property tax on rental properties hurts landlords and tenants

Willy Scholten, head of the New Brunswick Apartment Owners Association, is proposing a change to help owners and tenants. Apartment owners are currently taxed municipally and then again by the provincial government for all non-owner-occupied residential buildings. New Brunswick is the only province in Canada that charges double property taxes.

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App helps with communication during custody battles

Rebecca Bromwich is the director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program at Carleton. She's also a per diem Crown Attorney in Ottawa.

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A new bylaw for taxis

Ian MacKinnon is the CEO of the Saint John Transit and Parking Commission.

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Respiratory Therapy exam glitch

Graduates of the Respiratory Therapist program tried to write exams to get their professional credentials on Monday but a computer glitch put the whole thing on hold. Maddy Howatt is a recent graduate from the Respiratory Therapist program in Saint John.

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The state of the right whale

Sean Brillant is a Senior Conservation Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

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N.B.'s pension managers get big bonuses for below average results

The CBC's Robert Jones looks into Vestcor, the firm in charge of investing New Brunswick government pension funds.

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New intimate partner violence laws not always working best for children

Rita Godin is a former crown prosecutor who worked on child protection files, now representing a father in court. She says the foundation of the law is good but 'it is being abused.'

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ACLU watching ICE actions in 'grey' fishing zone between U.S. and Canada

The organization is concerned about the increase in activity by Immigration officials in Maine and off the coast. Emma Bond is a staff attorney with the ACLU based in Portland.

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Saint John fieldhouse project awarded grant for stormwater management efforts

Bill MacMackin is president of the Greater Saint John Field House project. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Infrastructure Canada also awarded a grant to the Saint John City market for its efforts to become more energy efficient.

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Theodore Tugboat not tugging tourists anywhere, needs captain

Theodore Tugboat is in Saint John for the summer tourism season. Terri McCulloch is a spokesperson for Ambassatours, the company that operates Theodore and is looking for a captain.

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U.S. Border Patrols questioning Canadian fishing vessels in grey zone

Canada's Department of Global Affairs is investigating amid reports at least 10 Canadian fishing boats have been stopped by U.S. Border Patrol agents. The boats were fishing in the area known as the 'Grey Zone,' disputed waters claimed by both countries.

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Chief entrepreneur in residence heads for the tree tops with new tourism business

TimberTop Adventures is a ropes course in the forests of the Stonehammer UNESCO geopark in west Saint John. David Alston, the chief entrepreneur in residence for New Brunswick, opens his business this week.

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Yes, lumberjack competitions can be dangerous

Featuring double bucks and hot saws, Rod Cumberland is helping to organize the 24th Annual International Lumberjack Competition at the Ganong Nature Park in St. Stephen.

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Saint John mayor surprised by departure of city manager Jeff Trail

After about three years in the job, the Saint John city manager has decided to move on, and he plans to leave the job at the end of August. Now Mayor Don Darling and council will have to begin the search for a replacement.

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Take Liberty: Quote the Raven

Jeff Liberty looks at the new album from Newfoundland duo, Quote the Raven.

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Canadian beer standards are getting a make-over

Wendy Papadopolous is the brew master and co-owner of Big Tide Brewing Company in Saint John. She's also President of the New Brunswick Craft Alcohol Producers Association.

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Saint John mayor gives his second ever state of the city address

Saint John mayor Don Darling.

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Long hours, paid by the mile, sleepless drivers; Truckers tell it all

Reporter Rachel Cave heard from truckers on the road about the reality of working conditions and compensation in the long haul industry.

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Great Race Rally pitstop coming to Rothesay

Mary Jane Banks works for the town of Rothesay, and she's been on the road with The Great Race. It's been a bumpy ride for some cars through Mt. Washington on the way to New Brunswick.

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Local birder wins a national award for his conservation work

Jim Wilson is this year's recipient of the Roland Mitchener Conservation Award from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. He was nominated by Jan Riddell, past president of the Saint John Naturalists Club.

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N.B. job creation promises often fall flat

The CBC's Robert Jones wonders why New Brunswick politicians frequently make job announcements connected to large scale projects that never materialize.

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Opioid addiction in small fishing communities

Dr Ira Mandel is an addictions specialist in the Rockland area of coastal Maine.

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National shortage of truck drivers puts a squueze on the business

The CBC's Rachel Cave reports that finding people to take trucking jobs is getting harder all the time.

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Pilots from all over are in Saint John

Carter Mann is director of government affairs and communications for COPA - the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. It's holding its annual convention at the Saint John Airport.

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The province extends its fracking ban indefinitely

The CBC's Robert Jones reports on the Gallant governments decision to extend their "temporary" moratorium on natural gas fracking indefinitely due to conditions it established for lifting the ban back in 2014 not being met.

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How much should you make an hour to make a living wage?

Natalia Hicks is with the Saint John Human Development Council and Christine Saulnier is with the Centre For Policy Alternatives.

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Dr. Simon on drug shortages

A new study suggests the intermittent problem of shortages of common drugs such as EpiPens and more specialized drugs may be getting worse. Mike Simon is a family doctor in Saint John.

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Pop-up EMO kiosks to help get through flood damage paperwork

Making claims for spring flood damage relief can be complicated. Geoffrey Downey is a spokesperson for New Brunswick's EMO. The help centre in the Kennebecasis Valley is now open in Rothesay Town Hall from noon until 8 pm weekdays.

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Take Liberty: Ennis Sisters

'Keeping Time' is the Ennis sisters' latest album. They are touring now, and will perform a Christmas show in Saint John at the Imperial on Nov. 30.

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Maritime gardening refreshed with tomatillo and cucamelons

Niki Jabbour grows plants from all over the world in her raised beds. Her latest book is called 'Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun.'

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Caton's Island celebrated on St. Jean Baptiste Day

Eric McCumber is a member of Kingston Peninsula Heritage. Caton's Island is the first European settlement in New Brunswick, in Long Reach in 1611.

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Subway stranger leads Sarah Slean to write 'Every Rhythm is the Beat'

'Metaphysics' is her first album in six years, and it came after some big personal changes in her life. Sarah Slean plays in Saint John this Thursday.

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Students who led school food review satisfied with 'crunchy vegetables' on stir fry day

Harbourview High School students Kennedy McGeachy and Jenna Dixon started a petition in the fall to improve cafeteria food and established a regular review committee with staff and government.

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Winter ticks a growing nuisance on New Brunswick moose

Steeve Côté is a professor at Laval University. He's the lead researcher in a 5-year study of the winter tick in moose populations. Results will help understand possible impacts of climate change and predation on moose in the province.

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Cherry Brook Zoo sees finances in the black for first time in years

Martha McDevitt is the executive director of the Cherry Brook Zoo. The zoo did lose some funding from the municipality but gained some through a donation from 100 Women Who Care.

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Slime mould and poetry, scientists and artists come together at BiotaNB

The New Brunswick Museum's 10th annual BiotaNB project is happening in for a second year in Macadam. Award-winning Nova Scotia writer and naturalist, Harry Thurston, is BiotaNB's poet-in-residence.

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Makerspace creates hands-on learning next to book learning at public library

The Saint John Free Public Library opened its makerspace to the public yesterday, after months of renovations. It's a place for people to learn - by doing. And pick up some new skills. Joann Hamilton-Barry is the library director.

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Province takes Sodexo hospital food contract off the table

Norma Robinson is the president of CUPE Local 1252. A joint government-union committee looked at the system and found areas to make effeciencies and improve services within the existing deal.

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Allergic reaction sends respiratory therapy grad to ICU

One day after our interview about living with allergies, Jazmin Chase was intubated at ICU after coming in contact with peanut butter cookies. She was days away from her final exam.

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World Cannabis Congress tackles pot in the workplace and on the road

Chris MacDonald is the director of government relations for JD Irving, Limited. He's been part of a national industry group of employers working on the issue of cannabis and the workplace. Ian Jack is managing director of communications and government relations for CAA.

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Federal dollars, 10-year commitment for Reaching Home program

Greg Bishop is a project manager with the Human Development Council in Saint John. The money will support 'housing first' and other programs to end chronic homelessness.

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Wither the Atlantic salmon

The Atlantic Salmon Federation has seen a 15 per cent drop in the North American wild Atlantic Salmon numbers. That puts the species well below minimum conservation limits in some areas. Jim Laws owns Miramichi Hunting and Miramichi Fishing Supplies. Nathan Wilbur is the director of New Brunswick programs with the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Y.A. novelist gets a rerelease on his Dylan Maples Mysteries

Shane Peacock is the author of The Mystery of Ireland's Eye. His young adult novels first came out 20 years ago and are being rereleased to a new audience.

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Students look for a sustainable future for Campobello Island

The mayor of Campobello Island, Stephen Smart, tells us how some students from the University of Guelph are lending their growing expertise to Campobello Island.

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Moosehead, Canada's oldest independent brewery, goes small batch

Andrew Oland is the president and CEO of Moosehead Breweries. After 151 years of brewing for the mass market, the company has opened its first small batch brewery in Saint John, N.B.

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Saint John woman hopes to give last frozen embryo to Ontario couple

Kelli Whitman struggled to have children and is hoping to give away one of her frozen embryos to another couple who also struggled, but the process is far from straightforward.

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Prevent plastic pollution on World Oceans Day at Huntsman Marine Science Centre

Jamey Smith is the executive director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, which is also the region's marine debris coordinator.

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Saint John Sea Dogs equipment manager leaves to focus on #TeamDK cancer fundraising

David Kelly, also known as DK, has spent the last year juggling cancer treatments, his Sea Dogs duties, and his growing #TeamDK kindness movement.

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Lifelong allergies, surgeries lead grad to help others as respiratory therapist

Jazmin Chase lives with high risk allergies. She performed CPR on her own sister who died of anaphylactic shock. She hopes to help others now drawing on her own experience.

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Draft community plan for Saint John central peninsula shared

Saint John Mayor Don Darling and city planner Jody Kliffer are inviting the public to review the vision for central peninsula revitalization at a pop-up shop.

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85-year-old runner says 'family who runs together ...'

Ann Steylen from Charlotte County ran the 10 K in the Bluenose Marathon last month, in the pouring rain, and came first in her age division.

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Strangles infects horses at Rockwood Park

Lees Doley owns and operates Rockwood Stables, at Rockwood Park in Saint John.The stables are closed to the public right now.

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The Forgiveness Project comes to the east coast

Kelly Vanbuskirk and Matt Letson are with the law firm, Lawson Creamer who brought the project to the city. The Forgiveness Project features stories of people who've experienced life-changing trauma,and how they got past it.

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Jaryd Stanley hitting all the right notes in homecoming

A CBC Searchlight Fan Favourite, winner of Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Music Mentorship Program, and then a spot on 'The Launch,' Jaryd is coming back to his hometown of Rothesay to perform and to speak at the KV graduation.

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N.B. writer and teacher publishes her first children's book

Kelly Cooper's new children's book, If A Horse Had Words, is inspired by a childhood event on the ranch where she grew up in Saskatchewan.

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Helping immigrant students settle in at school

Lynn MacDonald is the Newcomer and International Student Coordinator for Anglophone School District South and Mark Perry is the diversity and respect lead for the district.

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Saint John High TEDxYouth conference highlights students' passions, missions

Marylise Habiyambere is a student at Saint John High School. She's the organizer of a TEDxYouth event at the school's Dennis Knibb Auditorium tonight.

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Lawyer Marie Henein on #metoo, defending the unpopular, and Practicing Courage

Marie Henein is in Saint John to address a legal conference on human rights and women's issues called Practicing Courage.

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Mother and son caught in rip tide, tell tale to warn other swimmers

Beth Johnston and her son Charlie survived a rip current last July that pulled them off-shore near Savage Harbour, P.E.I. They are telling their story of survival to raise awareness of the dangers of rip currents.

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Women architects of Atlantic Canada building gender equality in profession

It's the official launch of Building Equality in Architecture Atlantic, happening while the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada meets in Saint John. The stripes represent the future gender balance. Monica Adair is co-founder of Acre Architects.

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Phoenix system rollout hurried, employees still without accurate, on-time pay

Colleen Coffey is regional executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union representing federal employees.

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Saint John woman receives second double lung transplant after body rejected first set

Elspeth Arbow was told her new lungs were in chronic rejection. She needed a new set to survive. After four more years on another waiting list, Elspeth had her transplant in March.

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West Side group wants to see reports

A West Saint John group is asking the integrity commissioner to force the release of water information. The West Side Ratepayers Association wants water quality data and environmental impact assessment documents to review. Paul Groody, Saint John's former Commissioner of Municipal Operations, and Westsider speaks with the CBC's Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon.

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Atlantic Salmon Federation reaches deal with Greenland Fishers

The Association of Fishers and Hunters in Greenland has agreed on a 12-year moratorium on the commercial fishing of salmon. The Atlantic Salmon Federation says this is part of a larger plan to restore atlantic salmon populations in Canada.

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Newcomer student speaks out about refugee experience

Ruhamma Zaheeb is a Grade 8 student at Beaconsfield School in west Saint John. She took top prize in a provincial public speaking competition called Speak Out. Back in Sri Lanka, she had the chance to speak at the UN High Commission for Refugees.

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Off the Shelf with Mary Barlow

Mary Barlow reviews a couple of historical fiction reads she discovered at the 19th annual Fry Festival.

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School district gives out Turnaround Acheivement Awards

Some students in Anglophone School District South were recognized for overcoming individual challenges and making positive changes in their school lives.Bayside Middle school principal Pat Laskey, students McKaila Duplessis and Ben McIllwraith and superintendent of Anglophone School District South, Zoe Watson.

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Putting the city's best facades forward

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's annual festival of architecture comes to Saint John.Don Sterritt is President of the Architects' Association of New Brunswick and Gregory MacNeil is the director for the Atlantic Region with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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How's your blood pressure? Global May Measurement event takes your numbers

May Measurement has expanded into a global synchronised screening campaign. Martin MacKinnon is a nephrologist and hypertension physician at the Complicated Hypertension Clinic in Saint John. Keith Brunt is a translational scientist for the New Brunswick Heart Centre.

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Women applying for emergency intervention, protection under new provincial act

Lynn Matheson is the executive director of the Fundy Region Transition House in St. Stephen. The Department of Justice and Public Safety says it received 17 applications between May 1 and May 22 pronvice-wide.

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Pathways to Education program a roadmap through high school into a career

Mikailyn LaPierre is a grade 10 student at St Malachy's High School. Heather Doyle is the program manager at Pathways to Education Saint John. Kristen Murphy is a social work student at St. Thomas University who is working with the charity this term.

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Dr. Simon on managing asthma

Research has found that puffers and steroids together work better to relieve symptoms and manage breathing over the long term.

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Tackling generational poverty in Saint John with funding, new programs

The program is in its first year of 5-year, $10 million-funding from the provincial government. Donna Gates with Living SJ and Dr. Sarah Gander, a local pediatrician and a member the NB Social Pediatrics Research Program, talk about plans to make the most of the funding.

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Google Transit, Pay by Plate technology, new buses to ease transit troubles

Ian MacKinnon is the CEO of the Saint John Transit and Parking Commission.

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City has opened enforcement files on 6 PMV buildings in old north end

Mayor Don Darling says property developers like PMV who own 47 properties in the north end of Saint John, need to renovate, rebuild, demolish or sell. There are 75 more properties on the city's watch list.

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Colour bombs celebrating spring, Hindu Holi Festival of Colour comes to Saint John

Anamika Jain is one of the organizers of Holi, a colorful celebration of Indian tradition taking place at Rockwood Park this Saturday.

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Take Liberty: Rawlins Cross

Jeff Liberty reviews Rawlins Cross' ninth studio album called Rock Steady.

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Addiction in provincial jails

In the wake of a CBC investigation into deaths in the province's correctional system, the auditor-general is launching an investigation into how addiction is dealt with in provincial jails. Diane Kearns works with AIDS Saint John.

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It was a bad winter for New Brunswick bees

Chris Lockhart is president of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association.

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Aquaculture company fined $12,000 for illegally using pesticides

Maria Recchia is the executive director of the Fundy North Fisherman's Association.

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Our health columnist on arthritis

Dr. Mike Simon talks about osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that affects more than 1 in 10 seniors.

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Charlotte County rallies around a boy from their area who's battling cancer

Paula Clinch is one of the organizers of Chelsea's Legacy Dinner and Auction in St. George tomorrow evening. The dinner is in support of Zackary Shaw who is at Sick Kids in Toronto for cancer treatment.

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