Shift (CBC NB)
Rare Appalachian hardwood forest preserved12/16/14
More than 30 acres of rare forest land has been aquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Meduxnekeag River Association. Simon Mitchell says the area known as Bell Flats will be preserved for future generations.
Meet the founders of The Manatee
The satirical news website The Manatee has been getting a ton of attention lately, in part vbecause some believe the stories are true! Co-founders Shauna Chase and Alex Vietinghoff are excited about the future.
Barn Owls and bird counts
It took a few days, but our birder Alain Clavette finally managed to see the Barn Owl visiting the province. He talks about that, a Golden Eagle that's been spotted in the Tantramar Marsh and Christmas bird counts.
No severence for Tory patronage appointees
Shift's political panel - Michael Camp, Jean Saint-Cyr and Lisa Keenan - talks about the Liberal move to cut off severence payments to high profile Tory Patronage appointees. Plus, Rino Volpe's lawsuit and a new Rothesay bylaw.
Driver rescued after falling into crater
Flooding washed out part of Pellerin Road near Ste-Marie-de-Kent Wednesday night. Terry Girourd happened by after a car plunged into the 15 foot deep hole and helped rescue the driver.
No-spray Christmas trees and a big fundraiser
Gerry Redmond grows no-spray trees at Red Robin Farm in Keswick Ridge. You can cut your own tree then have a hot drink. This Saturday he has a fundraiser featuring Newfoundland dogs who'll take your tree to your car!
Stephen Lewis and friends to raise money for kids' instruments
Stephen Lewis shared his story of overcoming drinking and his weight ...and now he plans to pay it forward. He joined with friends like Ben Coleman to record a song that will raise money to buy children musical instruments.
Program helps Sussex kids try hockey
A national program called First Shift helps first time hockey players to afford to try the game on for size. It's running in three New Brunswick communities. John Dunfield is Sussex Minor Hockey explains how it works.
The Humanity Project
A Moncton man who was inspired by an encounter he had with a homeless man has started his own charity, Vanessa speaks with Charlie Burell about The Humanity Project.
Long-billed Curlew, Barn Owl and winter bird list
Our birder, Alain Clavette, is having quite the week! Just as he prepared to get an early start on the winter bird list, a mega-rare long-billed curlew shows up, followed by a rare barn owl!
Throne Speech, jobs and Julian Fantino
Shift's political panel - Lisa Keenan, Michael Camp and Jean Saint-Cyr - talks about the Speech from the Throne, the controversy surrounding Gallant's jobs promise and embattled Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino.
A tractor-trailer full of lobsert tipped its load on Saint John's Harbour Bridge. Cecil McCavour just happened by. His parents own Whitetail Fisheries and the Lorneville Lobster Shop and they leapt in to help.
Sackville business expands to include Beard Oil!
April MacKinnon makes amazing soaps and skin products for new mothers and their babies. But she's expanding Anointment Natural Skin Products to include products for men, including beard oil and soon moustache wax!
Very Canadian adaptation of The Snow Queen
Students from the InterAction School of performing arts have taken the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale and they've woven elements of Canadian history and culture though it. Kate Elman-Wilcott explains.
Historic Loomcrofters studio on the move
One of the oldest buildings in the province has been moved! Susan Shalala of Queens County Heritage talks about the moving Loomcrofters studio and the plans for the building.
Rare bird in NB!
Birders are flocking to Cape Tormentine to see a long-billed curlew! It's a bird that hasn't been seen in the province in more than a century! We speak with Alain Clavette at the scene.
Chipman couple grows sea buckthorn
Sea buckthorn is all the rage in health food circles. The little berry is incredibly dense in nutrients like omega 3 and vitamin C. Beth Fowler of Big Sky Sea Buckthorn talks about bringing in the first local harvest!
Students research climate change in Fundy National Park
Environmental science students from Mount Allison University have been conducting research to find out about the affect climate change is having on the park. We speak with insturctor Ben Phillips and student Aneri Garg.
Pointe-Verte singing family turning heads on TV!
Famille Fournier has made it to the semi-finals on the Radio-Canada TV show Un Air de Famille. The show featuring singing families competing for the top prize. We speak with Nicole Fournier about their success.
Family loses barn and horses in fire
Early last Thursday morning Sylvia Balsour woke to find her barn at LB Ranch and Tack on fire. It spread to her garage, tack shop and arena. The loss is devestating - especially the loss of 11 horses, chickens and a dog.
- Moncton, NB