NB: Shift

 
 

NB: Shift

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

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Red Cross honours local humanitarians

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

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Oceana study finds depleting fish populations a growing concern

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

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Moncton speed skater wins gold at first World Cup

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

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Cannabis legalization opens up new research possibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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Farmers talk about preparing for climate change

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

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

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

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A 100-year old song about the battle at Vimy

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

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

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

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Nap science

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

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First EP from The Tortoise the Hare and the Millionaire

Fredericton blues-rock trio releases first EP.

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

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

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

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

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Founding documents

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

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Safe during the power outage

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

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Bird Talk: All about owls

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

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

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

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Dealing with drug abuse in young people

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

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

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

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

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

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Finding Wilbur, the runaway pig

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

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Hats for women suffering from hair loss

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

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: Snapping turtle recovers after getting stuck

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

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Carving detailed models of WWI military equipment

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

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Music: Matt Boudreau hits the road with new album

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

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WWI through the eyes of a nurse

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

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The best new brewery in New Brunswick

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

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Fredericton pilot helps with relief efforts in Uganda

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

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: The Roosevelt Campobello International Park

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

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Parks Canada plans to connect sites on Chignecto Isthmus

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

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Chipman straight pride flag raises eyebrows with Human Rights Commission

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

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

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

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Bird Talk: A chance for waterfowl lovers to meet

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

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A different take on treating PTSD

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

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Drivers advised to watch out for deer in Moncton

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

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No ghouls allowed: a scientist's view

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

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Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel

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

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David Adams Richards remembers Raymond Fraser

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

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From Potsdam to Fredericton - on a bicycle

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

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Farah Mohamed of the Malala Fund speaks in Sackville

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

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Writer Wayne Curtis

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

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New Brunswick's musical history - from the archives

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

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NB company wins entrepreneur award for training First Nations in IT

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

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Shift's Political Panel: Speaker of the House

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

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Bird Talk: Becoming a better birder

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

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Homegrown

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

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Author Carol Bruneau

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

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Our weekly update from the Atlantic Wildlife Institute

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

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In the musical spotlight this week: Colin Fowlie

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

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Miramichi landmark severely damaged by fire

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

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

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

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Nb cities want a share of pot revenue

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

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Indigenous artefacts on the Fundy Trail Parkway

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

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Gray Kingbird and the search for a Yellow-billed Cuckoo

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

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Homegrown: Lesson in Soil and Compost

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

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Panel of political observers on latest power plays and pot

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

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Not your grampy's radio

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

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The Science behind earworms

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

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Beyond Shelters

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

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Beyond Shelters

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

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Shift's Political Panel: Provincial politics remain in flux

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

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Bird Talk: Birding on Grand Manan

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

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Home Grown: A wild rescue of wild bees

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

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Anti-Liberal text campaign creates concerns for years to come

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

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Music: Nobie Jones cover band nominated for Music NB award

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

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A famous bodybuilder and his connection to a local apple

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

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Steel and aluminium tariffs hurting local brewers

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

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

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

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Bird Talk: Mom is visiting

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

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

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

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Single use plastics not as easy to get rid of

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

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Promoting NB's Indigenous music talent

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

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What makes a coalition government work?

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

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Home Grown: It's time for preserves

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

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Chemicals not labelled in your shampoo's ingredient list

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

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

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

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Music: Josh Peters revives the old-time country tune

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

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Science: Do Aliens exist?

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

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Book: New Brunswick Underwater

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

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Shift's Political Panel: The day after the election

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

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

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

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Bathurst veteran's memorial suffers from vandalism

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

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Digitizing provincial record

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

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

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

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Political 'speed dating' at the United Nations

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

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

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

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Poitras: A last look at the 2018 election campaign

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

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Shift's Political Panel: Election draws to a close

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

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Political leader interviews: Brian Gallant, Liberal Party

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

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Political leader interviews: David Coon, Green Party

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

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Senior and nursing home care remains an important election issue

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

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Home Grown: Picking leftover food for a good cause

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

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Immigrants key to economic growth - NB Multicultural Council

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

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Political leader interviews: Jennifer McKenzie, NDP

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

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: A young eagle takes flight

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

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

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

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Mystery jelly on Grand Manan beach

Squid eggs, whale snot, the blob from outer space? Jan Vertefeuille took a walk on the beach at Grand Manan this morning and stumbled upon something strange, long and slimy. Luckily, Jamey Smith, executive director at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews had two suggestions for what the mysterious jelly could be.

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Riding profile: Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton

The riding of Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton encompasses a big part of the city of Fredericton, surrounding rural communities, a Maliseet First Nation and Base Gagetown. With the riding's long-time MLA Jody Carr leaving politics, five new candidates are vying for the seat. The CBC's Julia Wright has been following the race.

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Political leader interviews: Kris Austin, People's Alliance

The CBC's Harry Forestell sat down with the leaders of the 5 major parties to talk about their platforms, and their vision for the province. In this episode, Harry talks to Kris Austin, the leader of the People's Alliance.

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Political leader interviews: Blaine Higgs, Progressive Conservatives

It's only one more week until election day. The CBC's Harry Forestell sat down with each of the province's five major party leader to talk about their platforms, and their vision for the province. The first interview is with Blaine Higgs, the leader of the Progressive Conservatives. Harry began by asking him to describe the financial situation the province is in now, and how much responsibility Higgs is willing to accept.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Old school photos - Part II

If your grandparents, or great-grandparents, went to school somewhere in New Brunswick. Chances are pretty good that you can find their class photo in the provincial archives. Photo archivist Josh Green dug out some school photos to share. From teams, to playground activities to nursing school graduates in uniform - it's all in there.

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Tales of tall Swedes, and how to play the nyckelharpa

Have you ever heard of an instrument called a nyckelharpa? Kirsty Money is playing the instrument at schools in the Sackville area this weekm as part of the Festival of Early Music. She says the nyckelharpa is going through a bit of a revival these days.

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HIV on the rise in Fredericton and Oromocto area

Health officials noticed a spike in HIV cases in the Fredericton-Oromocto area. The Horizon Health Network says there's been 16 new reports of HIV since January, which translates to a 175 per cent increase in the area. Regional medical officer of health, Dr. Nakoshie Lamptey, is urging people to get tested.

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Shift's Political Panel: Election debate and promises

The first leaders debate ended with an affidavit and a suggestion that PC leader Blaine Higgs was offered the chance to continue on as Finance Minister under the Gallant government four years ago - a suggestion Gallant denied by producing his own handwritten notes from the meetings. Beyond that back and forth, voters are getting a better idea of where the parties want to take the province.

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Bird Talk: One in 5 Canadians is a birder

One in five Canadians is a birder, according to research by Environment Canada in 2012. But what motivates birders to get up well before dawn and head for the woods, or stake out a sewage lagoon? Birder Alain Clavette looks at a new survey to answer some of those questions.

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Home Grown: Farmers open their businesses to the public this weekend

A number of farms across the province are opening their gates this weekend to give people a good look at where their food comes from.Sunday is Open Farm Day, organized by the New Brunswick Agricultural Alliance.Marco Boonstoppel and his family own Overlake Holsteins, where they'll introduce the public to robotic milking.

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Science: Odd facts about coffee

Many of us look to coffee for that burst of energy that keeps us going.Michael Edwards of Science East can't stomach the stuff but he is interested in the science behind it.

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Music: Ross Neilsen returns to province for Harvest festival

Ross Neilsen moved to Saskatchewan not long after releasing his last album - Elemental. But for now, he's back in the province for the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

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Transgender writer highlights struggles of navigating health care system

Five writers from across Canada made the shortlist for the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize. Lee Thomas was nominated for the story: True Trans. It's a personal story about a moment when they had to convince a skeptical doctor to approve a transgender top surgery, or breast removal. The doctor's reaction brought out an anxiety that Thomas was working hard to overcome.

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Riding profile: Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West

To give you a sense of how long it's been since the last time Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West elected anyone but a Liberal MLA: Bachman-Turner Overdrive was still topping the charts, and Pierre Trudeau had just won a third term as prime minister. The riding has been Liberal since 1974. The CBC's Julia Wright takes a look at the candidates in the running there.

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PETA takes aim at New Brunswick plant

PETA is taking aim at a New Brunswick plant processing lobster shells. They plan to fly a banner outside the offices of Omera Shells in Richibucto to put an end to the killing and eating of the popular crustaceans. But Fernand Gaudet, director of sales for Omera, says the company has nothing to do with 'killing' lobsters and the PETA campaign is not only upsetting but damaging the business.

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Charlotte County's woodpile artist returns

Last year, Brian Golding built a giant fish out of his wood pile in Charlotte County. This year, he made a giant crouching tiger.

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Old school photos

It's the second week of school, and everybody's starting to get back into the routine. It's nothing new, of course. Kids have been going to school in the province for ages.The photographic evidence is available at the provincial archives, where archivist Josh Green is discovering old class photos and pictures of school hockey teams from the 1930's.

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New stamps honour First Responders

Canada Post is unveiling a new series of stamps, honouring First Responders and their work across the country. The first stamp was revealed at the Ambulance New Brunswick headquarters in Fredericton. It depicts the work of paramedics. Chris Hood, president of the Paramedic Association of Canada, says the gesture means a great deal to first responders.

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Bird Talk: The tricky relationship of whimbrels and blueberry producers

Some blueberry producers on the Acadian Peninsula are becoming a little more comfortable with a blueberry eating bird called a whimbrel. Birder Alain Clavette says a new research project that measures how many berries the birds eat now found the whimbrel also eat a lot of insects that damage the fruit.

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Shift's Political Panel: Leaders, promises and the 2018 election

By now, you've likely had a local candidate knock on your door. And party leaders are plenty busy, making promises and laying out their vision for the province's future. There are now six parties vying for your vote. Michael Camp and Duncan Matheson take a look at the last few weeks of election coverage and campaigning.

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Many incidents of sexual violence remain underreported

The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission has released an updated Guideline on Sexual Harassment.It's meant to eliminate discrimination and help people understand their rights and responsibilities under the province's Human Rights Act. Still, commission chair Nathalie Chiasson says many incidents of sexual violence remain underreported.

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Home Grown: No apples at Ferme Marcel Goguen Farm

Many people are planning their annual visit to a local orchard to pick some fresh Cortlands or Honey Crisps. But no one will be picking at Ferme Marcel Goguen Farm in Cocagne. Farmer Bernadette Goguen says after the spring's frost, there are hardly any apples to be had.

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Combined homerooms help communication among diverse Grade 8 students

Fredericton's George Street Middle School is taking a new approach to helping students of diverse backgrounds interact and create a sense of belonging.Principal Pierre Plourde said classes remain separate but starting this school year, kids from Grade 8 French Immersion and English Prime will go to combined homerooms.

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Music: Christina Martin on fentanyl and the death of her brother

Christina Martin has created pop music in the Maritimes for years. But her brand new album, Impossible to Hold, comes with a song close to Martin's heart. It's called Lungs are Burning and was born from her experience losing her brother from fentanyl.

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New healthy food policy an unwelcome surprise to vending machine owner

The province's new healthy food policy is causing a headache to not only parents and cafeteria staff but also some business owners. Adam Larlee of Atlantic Canada Organic Vending is the owner of a healthy vending machine business, who just discovered his products are no longer considered healthy.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: A heron with a holy beak

At least 50 animals recovered at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute enough to try life on their own. One of the released animals is a Great Blue Heron that arrived with a hole in its beak.

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Book: The best of Canada's Great Trail

Michael Haynes has been hiking and exploring nearly all of his life. He's written numerous trail guides. But when he decided to take on the Great Trail, once known as the Trans Canada Trail, he figured he might need some help. Trail groups in each province pointed out some of the best stretches to explore, and he laced up his boots. The result is his new book - the Best of the Great Trail.

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Free tuition program an efficient way of expanding education system, says education expert

New Brunswick's Liberal leader Brian Gallant announced that his party wants to improve its free tuition program, covering tuition for students from low-income families. Alex Usher says the program is better than other programs that previously existed, and other countries are creating similar programs to reduce barriers for students who may otherwise not have the money to pay for tuition. Usher is the president of Higher Education Strategy Associates in Toronto and an expert in student financial aid.web T

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Riding profile: Saint John Harbour

The hotly-contested riding of Saint John Harbour is one to watch in this provincial election. It spans very different neighbourhoods - rich and poor, industrial and residential. The CBC's Julia Wright visited the riding for a profile of its candidates, political issues and residents.

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How watching for dense breasts could save lives

Two years ago, Kathy Kaufield stood in the oncology department of the Saint John Regional Hospital, after completing months of chemotherapy as part of her treatment for breast cancer. She later learned that she has dense breasts, tissue that can obscure a mammogram image. She also learned the denser the breast, the better the chance of developing cancer. She spoke to CBC host Rachel Cave.

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Village invesitgates

The Village of Dorchester is investigating after weekend fireworks veered into the crownd. Shift's guest host Rachel Cave's speaks to a mother who was there with her children and the mayor of the village.

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Villiage investigates after fireworks display goes sideways

The village of Dorchester is conducting an internal investigation after the fireworks display veered into the crowd last Saturday. Shift guest host Rachel Cave spoke with Deborah Jollimore who was at the event with her children and the mayor of the village JJ Bear.

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Capturing the world's wild horses

Wild horses are on display at Saint John's Gallery Hop this weekend. Photographer Jennifer Irving is displaying images from trips to California and Sable Island, Nova Scotia, after setting out on a journey to capture 20 of the remaining wild horse populations around the world.

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Saint John woman involved with first national poverty reduction strategy

The federal government has announced the country's first national poverty reduction strategy. It includes reduction targets for 2020 and 2030, and officially defines poverty in Canada. Seventeen people from across the country were selected to help round out the strategy. One of them is Brenda Murphy, executive director of Saint John's Women's Empowerment Network.

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Live Bait Theatre celebrates 30 years

In the summer of 1988, Charlie Rhindress had just graduated from Mount Allison University and was heading to Toronto to find his way as an actor. He and some friends knew that the campus theatre would sit unused during the summer. So they decided to put on a few shows. Now, Live Bait Theatre is celebrating it's 30th anniversary.

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Bird Talk: Birds may love your backyard shrubbery

Sometimes, what may look like an invasive plant species can make for a cozy home or dinner for birds. Birder Alain Clavette talks about wilder backyard plants, and why we should keep them.

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Home Grown: Bees wax wraps instead of plastic

Jillian Brown of Jillibee's Wax Wraps originally planned to make bees wax wraps to raise funds for a mission trip to Bolivia. But now, she's turned her project into a small business.

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Back to the 50's - with champagne and caviar - in St. Andrews

A stylish '50s soiree with champagne and caviar is coming to St. Andrews. And the venue itself sparkles.The DaySpring estate, the former home of Lady Beaverbrook, is having an End of Summer Gala. Program coordinator Taylor Lee says it's a chance to get dressed up and enjoy the gallery and grounds of the former Oppenheimer and Prager residence.

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Bikers meet in Shediac to help sick children

The 16th annual Shediac Motorcycle Rally is in Shediac this weekend. There'll be more than 400 bikes, hearty food, music and fun activities.And a lot of guys and gals raising money for the Children's Wish Foundation. Rally president Joanne Roach says you don't need to ride a bike to join in on the fun, and that it's one of the best rally's in the region.

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Tale of a copper whale

Five years ago, Michael McQuay got stuck on a whale of a project: He was asked to make a whale. It's 16 feet long, and made from copper.The whale now decorates the roof of a boat house somewhere in New Brunswick. McQuay can't say where it is but hopes it will help him get some even bigger artist gigs in the future.

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Campobello residents survey lack of ferry service

Residents of Campobello Island never had a year-round ferry service to the island. And the seasonal ferry that was available is privately owned and operated. That ferry has not made a single run this season.Brent MacPherson says the status quo is just not sustainable. He is the chair of the Year-Round Ferry Development Committee, which just started circulating a survey about the lack of ferry service.

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Music: Michelle Thibodeau returns to Moncton with first album

From high school musicals to her first album: Michelle Thibodeau put in her time at performance college in Victoria, B.C.and at shows in Toronto. Now, she's coming back to Moncton to launch her first CD of all-original material.

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150-kilometer Nepisiguit trail opens to NB hikers

If you're looking for a place to hike, the Nepisiguit Mi'gmac Trail might be an option. The volunteer group restoring the trail just announced they're about to complete their work. But trail master Jason Grant says they're already looking ahead at economic and tourism opportunities.

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Through the lens: research project wants Muslims and Christians to open up

A new research project at the University of New Brunswick hopes to engage young Muslims and Christians in discussions about their religion using photos. It's one of five projects going on across North America but this is the only one at a Canadian university, says Cathy Holtmann, associate professor of sociology at UNB.

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Moncton charity Big Hearts, Small City is shutting down

Big Hearts, Small City is closing down in September. The Moncton charity helped people displaced by fires or struggling with poverty since 2012. But founder Jason Surette says they don't have enough funding or volunteers.

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Architects win prize for cultural tourism pitch

An architectural firm in Saint John just won the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture, a first for New Brunswick. Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp are behind Acre Architects and the award is an opportunity to travel and study architecture around the world. Their pitch for the award was based on the idea of cultural tourism in New Brunswick .

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Tales from the Provincial Archives: Purity Ice Cream

If your grandparents or great-grandparents grew up in New Brunswick, chances are they could have finished an evening meal with a nice dish of Purity Ice Cream. The company started just as milk pasteurisation was becoming the law, and it quickly expanded. Mary-Ellen Badeau found out about the company while searching through a collection of architectural drawings at the provincincial archives.

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Online tool wants to help NB voters

Vote Compass is an online quiz that asks voters 30 questions about election related issues such as tax rates, healthcare, immigration - and suggests the party their views align with most. Dan McHardie, digital senior producer for CBC New Brunswick , says it's the first time they make it available in New Brunswick.

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Fighting wild fires in Alberta

British Columbia is in its fifth day of a province-wide state of emergency and smoke from more than 500 fires is spreading into neighbouring Alberta. That province has its own fires raging through the northern parts of Alberta. And that's where wild land firefighter Wesley Currie is. Wesley is from Fredericton but landed a job with the Alberta government earlier this spring.

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14-year old log roller on her way to Boisetown

Some of the finest lumberjacks and lumberjills are gathering in Boisetown to show off their skills at the annual Lumberjack festival. The competition will no doubt be fierce in categories like axe throwing, bow saw and vertical chop. But there will also be a demonstration from world renowned log roller, 14-year-old Alyssa Casey.

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Bird Talk: Common Nighthawks begin their migration

Birder Alain Clavette has been noticing Common Nighthawks lately. They are preparing for migration.

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Seeing the stars at Moncton High's observatory

Did you know Moncton High School has its own observatory? We had a chance to learn a bit about what that means for students, and the community from Emile Cormier with Astronomy Moncton and teacher James Mosher.

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What about mayo?

Lovers of sandwiches served with a dollop of mayonnaise, brace yourselves. Earlier this week, a columnist at a Philadelphia Magazine wrote a piece on the death of mayo. Writer Sandy Hingston blamed its demise on the millennial generation, and the rise of "identity condiments." But chef and food writer Claire Tansey says there is still much to love about mayo - and it's not dead.

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No more cliff-edge sites at iconic Grand Manan campground

With its campsites right on the cliff's edge next to the sea, the Hole-in-the-Wall Campground on Grand Manan is the place to see a sunrise or hear whales blow in the night. But come September, sleeping on the cliff will no longer be an option. Karen Wishart says her family has decided to reduce the campground's sites, closing all of the ones along the cliff.

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Home Grown: Considering farming? It's not for everyone

Many people hope to get into farming. It's always hard work and often a dream come true.But sometimes, it also doesn't work out. Three years ago, Jason Beaton of Maplehurst Farms wanted to try farming cows, pigs and sheep full time.But he's come up against something he calls Farmer's Math and decided farming for profit isn't for him.

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Free rides for first responders

Following last week's shooting in Fredericton, many people are looking for ways to help or show their support. Robb Hartlen is organizing free rides into Fredericton for emergency responders arriving at the airport for Saturday's regimental funeral.

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Elections NB takes on fake news

With the provincial election coming up, Elections New Brunswick is guarding against the spread of so-called fake news. Chief electoral officer Kimberley Poffenroth says the government agency has created ads and is offering tools to help people question information shared on social media.

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Remembering the art and life of Mary Pratt

Artist Mary Pratt has died at the age of 83. The New Brunswick woman was well-known for turning ordinary household objects into beautiful and highly-realistic works of art. Art historian Anne Koval at Mount Allison University is working on a biography of the late painter.

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Music: Funk fusion band Morohubu releases debut EP

Woodstock band Morohubu just released their debut EP, Get Up and Dance. The band members are John Morris, Randy Ross, Steve Hubbard and Andrew Bull - so drummer Randy Ross says it's not difficult to guess where the band's name originated. But there's more of a story to it, nonetheless.

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Atlantic Wildlife Institute: A crow that wears it's feathers black and white

Pam Novak is fostering a young crow with an interesting feather discolouration. The director of the Atlantic Wildlife Institute says the bird also proved to be a bit of an escape artist.

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