Monthly Archives: April 2014

Max Grizzly EP Release Party in Sackville

Max Grizzly and the Entertainment, the recent winner of the 2014 ASCAR Band of the Year, is releasing its first EP on May 10th at 10 PM in Sackville. The show will take place at the Sackville Music Hall. Mark Leblanc, the handomest member and rhythm guitar player, spoke with Boardwalk about the recent award, the upcoming EP, and the good feelings Max Grizzly gives when performing. Listen below!

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The Closure of the Morgentaler Abortion Clinic in Fredericton

Earlier this month, the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton – one of five in Canada – announced that it would close its doors during the summer due to lack of funding. To better understand the issue, Boardwalk Radio spoke with Mount Allison professors Tasia Alexopoulos and Elaine Naylor about abortion accessibility in New Brunswick.

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(Photo of Henry Morgentaler – photo taken from the Huffington Post)

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Boardwalk Interviews Weird Lines

By Divine Right, Nick Ferrio, and Weird Lines will be playing a fantastic show – presented by SappyFest – in Sackville on April 28th. By Divine Right has been huge on the Canadian music scene for decades, with names like Feist and Alex Lukashevsky having made stops in the band. Nick Ferrio is an excellent folk musician, and he shared a bill with Michael Duguay during the most recent Stereophonic. Weird Lines is, well, I’ll let them explain…

You can find more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/627164904024643/

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Summer Plans at Struts Gallery

Amanda Fauteux, the program director at CHMA, spoke with Boardwalk about upcoming plans at Struts’ Gallery, including hiring opportunities for students.

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Town Council and the Former United Church

Councilor Bill Evans – a regular Tuesday fixture at Boardwalk Radio – discusses what Town Council can do as related to the former United Church.

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Local Governance in Sackville

Sackville is run by Town Council, which includes Robert Berry as mayor. Boardwalk Radio investigated how town council functions in Sackville last Friday. As part of this ongoing investigation, councilor Bill Evans will be interviewed on Boardwalk every Tuesday about town council functions. Here’s a sampling of interviews on local governance:

– A Sackville high school student discusses what by-laws in Sackville mean to him.

– Amelie Jarvis Lavoie discusses her role in the RCMP and how RCMP units in Sackville coordinate with town council.

– Town councilor Bill Evans discusses his role on council.

Tune into Boardwalk Radio each Tuesday to learn more about local governance! Also, to learn about a specific case example of how Sackville government interacts with local groups, tune into Be the News this upcoming Friday, April 25 to learn about the struggles involving the Sackville United Church.

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Presidential Address: Exams

Boardwalk spoke with Dr. Robert Campbell on Monday April 14th to learn about exam time for administrators and students. We also discussed summer plans for the university, including the construction of a new Bio lab. Find the interview here:

 

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The Grocery Runners vs. Buy Local

The Grocery Runners is a student business initiative that brings groceries from Sobeys to the consumer’s door in Sackville. Boardwalk spoke with Tyrell Giffin about the initiative and the process of turning an idea into a business. Ellen Pickle, the owner of Tidewater Books, describes why buying local is important. Check out these interviews combined into one:

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Earth Day in Sackville

On April 26th, Sackville will host a series of exciting family events as part of Earth Day. This year, the Tantramar Alliance Against Hydrofracking, EOS Eco-Energy, and the Tantramar Family Resource Center will co-sponsor the event. Some of the events will include a family walk in Waterfowl Park, a locally produced trade fair, and a Voice of the People presentation on alternatives to shale gas. Learn more about this day with an interview with Tantramar Alliance Against Hydrofracking member, Heather Patterson:

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The End of Kyle Whitehead’s Residency in Sackville

Kyle Whitehead has been working in Sackville for the past month on his lifetime project involving double exposure on film, in which two unrelated films are exposed to each other. This project has been hugely successful during his time in Sackville, as Kyle has had 10 different participants add film to his project! Listen to Boardwalk’s interview with Kyle here:

You can find an interview recorded with Kyle at the beginning of his residency here: https://boardwalkradiochma.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/art-in-sackville-kyle-whitehead/

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