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The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is opening 'Her Metal: Six New Brunswick Metalsmiths' on January 19. Brigitte Clavette is one of the artists who worked on the new exhibition. She says each of the women found an art piece in the gallery to inspire their piece of metalwork.
The province is creating a new electronic health record system. Serge Melanson, president of the New Brunswick Medical Society says it will help doctors keep track of patient's vaccines, immunizations and potential disease outbreaks.
The Acadian Peninsula Breakfast Foundation recently set a goal to raise $1-million over the next five years, to eventually serve daily breakfasts to all of the more than 5,000 students on the peninsula, says foundation chair Wanita McGraw.
The panel looks at the coming weeks, which will be important for the Progressive Conservative minority government in setting priorities and establishing trust with the public and other parties they share power with. And to see if the other parties are willing to work with the government.
Ken Brien weighs in on the debate over how much time students should spent in a classroom. He is an associate professor of Educational Administration and Leadership at the University of New Brunswick.
Alain Clavette was involved in three separate Christmas Bird Counts in the province this year. That's a lot, but it's not the most of any birder. In fact, he's coined a new term for his uncle Roger Leblanc, who did six bird counts. He calls him a Christmas-birdcount-ologist.
Some people felt the earth shake this morning, when a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit northwest of Saint John. Nick Ackerley, a seismologist with Natural Resources Canada, describes how quakes happen and what to expect from aftershocks.
Minor hockey teams are heading for Miramichi this weekend for the 40th annual Salmon Tournament. Michael Berube, president of Miramichi Minor Hockey, played in the tournament years ago. He says it's still popular but times are also changing and fewer kids are signing up to play in the leagues.
Laurie Janes, executive director of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick, says a lot of work needs to be done to make nursing more attractive as a profession again, and to make it a viable job option for people from abroad.
Margaret Scott decided to put her bartending skills to use and open a bar back home in New Brunswick. But during a trip to B.C. she found something unexpected - vegan cheese. Now, she's making it at her business, Scottage Cheeze.
The palliative care unit at the Campbellton Regional Hospital has closed due to a shortage in staff. Johanne Roy, vice president of Clinical Services at Vitalité Health Network, says the unit is expected to re-open next week but stresses the need to find solutions to the nursing shortage in the province.…
There are many people who don't like the cold. And there are people who are actually allergic to it. Michael Edwards of Science East in Fredericton has been looking into it.
If you're thinking of trying winter hiking, there are some safety measures to keep in mind. For example, Stephanie Bouchard advises people to always carry something that will keep them warm in an emergency. She is the co-founder of the GTFO Adventure Club in Fredericton, and a wilderness first responder.…
The Progressive Conservative government says it will continue funding a Liberal daycare program that provides subsidized daycare for lower income families. It's a good move, says Beth Lyons, executive director of the New Brunswick Women's Council.
Many New Brunswick students get their first business experience through Junior Achievement. Moncton-based District Spice is one of those companies. Chief Digital Officer Tyler Travis says they just hit their break even point, selling spice packages.
A collection of some 370 photographs taken by Henry Ward Beecher Smith are of great interest to the provincial archives. He took rare photos of industry, nature and some of the province's smallest communities.
Teachers at W. A. Losier School in Tracadie found a creative way to give their students a break from their phones. They introduced them to knitting. Josee Mallais Paulin and Jessica Savoie-Sonier say the program is not just relaxing but surprisingly popular.
Michel Nadeau, the city's director of recreation and sports services, says without the public's support, fresh ideas, and a much larger volunteer base, this may be the end of the 40-year old festival.
If you're still debating whether that New Year's resolution is worth keeping, Philip Davis may have some good advice for you. He aces his every year. And he's also making others feel good by doing them.
John Deweyert of Temperance Vale was born in the Netherlands and spent much of the Second World War living in Hotel Dreijeroord in Oosterbeek. It was there at the age of eight that he watched the Battle of Arnhem.
Birds of prey are not just showing up on roads this winter, where they're often getting hit by cars. But it seems hawks and owls are also turning up in cities more often. Birder Alain Clavette takes a look at the research behind the behaviour.
Hot Garbage Comedy is expanded from doing a couple of improv shows a month, to using improv to help students with social anxiety, and businesses hone a pitch. General manager Jean-Michel Cliche explains how that works.
Four young New Brunswick children were found to voluntarily share nude pictures or videos of themselves online. Signy Arnason with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection shares tips on how to keep children safe.
Madine VanderPlaat discusses changes coming to the family reunification program, which will allow more foreign relatives of Canadian citizens and residents to immigrate to Canada. She is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Arts at St. Mary's University.
New Brunswick is not alone in dealing with a drop in birth rates and resulting drop in population. But Michael Haan says other countries found ways of adjusting to the change. He is the Canada Research Chair on Migration and Ethnic Relations at Western University, and the former Canada Research Chair in Population and Social Policy at the Unive ...…
Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute took in several injured hawks and owls who were hit on roadways in recent weeks. She has some theories about why the collisions seem to coincide with snowfall.
Fredericton's Pete Hansen played guitar for 14 years, mostly covers of other people's music. But lately he's been working on his own songs, including one that was inspired by the television show Breaking Bad.
Jessica Emin is a writer, photographer and food stylist in Halifax. Al Douglas is a food photographer in Charlottetown and Simon Thibault is a writer and the author from Halifax. Colleen Kitts-Goguen spoke with them about food trends and great eats they discovered in 2018.
Oscar Baker III grew up in two cultures. His late mother was a member of the Eslipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick. His father is a Black American who lives in Florida. Oscar joined me to talk about the special foods prepared by the two most important women in his life.
Our birder Alain Clavette speaks with a Mary de La Valette who's concerned about the fate of turkeys she says are being released for hunting, and follows up with the Minister of Energy and Resource Development Mike Holland.
Duncan Matheson, Rosella Melanson and Michael Camp look back on a wild year in New Brunswick politics, and they imagine what might happen in 2019.
About a year and a half into the federal government's Atlantic Immigration Pilot, New Brunswick is outpacing other provinces in the region when it comes to attracting immigrants. Colleen Kitts-Goguen spoke with Kelly Toughill who's been looking at the numbers for the Public Policy Forum.
Our science expert Michael Edwards busts the myth behind the idea that turkey makes us sleepy.
Joanna Aiton-Kerr explains what kinds of cards are of most interest to the archives and she shares 4 examples - something very old, something about steamboats, something from a bank and something about a bus!
Birder Alain Clavette spent the day counting feathered friends in Fundy National Park.
The panel discusses the unexpected cost of the 2021 Francophonie games, the new capital budget, and a bill introduced by new Liberal MLA Gerry Lowe that would make industry pay higher property taxes.
Erin Balser at CBC Books has some great advice for impressing anyone with a book - from sports enthusiasts to foodies and everyone in between.
Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation just completed a 16-year study tracking smolt. Research scientist Jason Daniels said they hope the results will help explain why the fish are thriving in some rivers but not others, and how climate change affects fish populations.
Candace Hare, director at the Nashwaaksis branch of the Fredericton Public Library, offers gift suggestions for young readers.
Victoria Victoria of Upper Grand Lake is the artist and co-owner of Noosphere Creations. She sells handpainted wine bottles with her husband David.
The Bathurst Police Force is joining Operation Red Nose but this year, the officers decided to do something a little different. Traffic officer Sgt. Judy Turple said they are playing a Cash Car game, and correct answers to questions will get passengers gift certificates.
The Progressive Conservative government has put a hold on upgrades to Route 11 between Cocagne River and Little Bouctouche River. Cocagne's mayor, Jean Hebert, said this also delays the instalment of much needed moose fencing.
Associate producer Viola Pruss talks to her friend Andrea Peters, who makes her own cleaning products.
A couple of toads are spending the winter at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute. But director Pam Novak was also looking after common eiders, after more of them collided with power lines in the Tantramar Marsh.
Technology columnist Ramona Pringle looks at an app that claims to scour thousands of social media posts to provide parents with a "risk rating" for potential babysitters.
A new Christmas-themed podcast is topping the US Kids & Family podcast charts. 'Welcome to Tinsel Town' was made in Fredericton by co-writers and directors Jenna Knorr and Adam Ganong, as well as actors from around the city.
Catherine Lovekin of Mount Allison University is part of the science team that monitors the BRITE-Constellation satellites. The five nano satellites capture the brightest stars, and happened to catch the full life cycle of a nova.
New Brunswick labour leader Mathilda Blanchard would be 98 years old today. She died in 2007, and was an influential leader and role model, at a time when few women held positions of power.
Marine scientists along the Eastern shore of the United States are raising concerns about seismic blasting along the Coast. Howard Rosenbaum, a senior scientist with the New York Aquarium, says the underwater explosions will disturb marine life, including the endangered North Altantic right whale.
Theatre New Brunswick has taken on the ambitious task of creating a world of magic beyond the wardrobe. The classic C.S. Lewis tale The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe comes to life on stage in Fredericton this week, and artistic director Natasha MacLellan said it will also tour to Saint John and Moncton.…
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