Maroon 5: this summer not expected to hurt like a mother-effer

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Maroon 5: this summer not expected to hurt like a mother-effer

Fredericton — For anyone who was discouraged by last summer’s weather, the Los Angeles pop band Maroon 5 has good news for you. In a forecast just released today, the band’s lead singer Adam Levine is predicting that New Brunswick’s summer is not expected to “hurt like a mother-effer.” This forecast stands in stark contrast to the band’s…

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Parlee Beach seeing huge increase in cake by the ocean

Parlee Beach seeing huge increase in cake by the oceanFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Parlee Beach seeing huge increase in cake by the ocean

Shediac — This summer, an increasing number of people are ignoring the well-known axiom to avoid eating 30 minutes before swimming — especially at New Brunswick’s beaches. Due to a widely known and often misunderstood pop song, a high percentage of visitors to Parlee Beach are bringing super-sweet confections to the park each day to enjoy “cake by the ocean.” However, the sudden…

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Saint John’s historic bandstand stolen from King’s Square

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Saint John’s historic bandstand stolen from King’s Square

Saint John — It’s often said that opportunity makes a thief, and that appears to be the case with a famous Saint John  landmark. Last night, somewhere between the hours of 2 and 4 a.m., thieves made off with one of the city’s most iconic structures — the bandstand in King’s Square in uptown Saint John….

The King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand, before and after the theft.

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Father: jerkface neighbour didn’t buy cookies from my kid

Father: jerkface neighbour didn’t buy cookies from my kidFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Father: jerkface neighbour didn’t buy cookies from my kid

Rothesay — Saying that you “only like the other kind” is not an acceptable response. In a stunning turn of events sure to cause neighbourhood disharmony, 62-year-old Jim Daley refused to buy Girl Guide cookies from 8-year-old neighbour girl Payton Miller. As a result, Payton’s parents — David and Amanda Miller — are complaining loudly to…

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Dear PC leadership candidates: how do I ask her to the prom?

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Dear PC leadership candidates: how do I ask her to the prom?

Today, The Manatee unveils a new advice column feature where ordinary New Brunswickers can ask the candidates for the N.B. Progressive Conservative leadership for advice on everyday problems. The questions will be posed to all candidates, and each will have an opportunity to respond. Dear PC leadership candidates: There’s a girl in my class – Hannah –…

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D’Entremont’s secret agenda: do a really good job

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: D’Entremont’s secret agenda: do a really good job

Fredericton — As a firestorm of controversy surrounds New Brunswick’s commissioner of official languages, leaks from the commissioner’s own office have uncovered new secrets about Katherine d’Entremont’s private agenda. While many speculate about her intentions and comment negatively about how she does her work, the new information reveals that d’Entremont has one overriding ambition driving…

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‘The Fog 2’ to be filmed in Saint John

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘The Fog 2’ to be filmed in Saint John

Saint John — Vancouver and Toronto both have been nicknamed “Hollywood North” in recent years, but soon Saint John, N.B. could be added to that list. New Brunswick director Zachary Nickleback announced plans to shoot the sequel to the 2005 Hollywood horror film The Fog in the Port City this summer. Nickleback is best known for…

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New Brunswickers celebrate Victoria Justice Day

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers celebrate Victoria Justice Day

Fredericton — On May 23, New Brunswickers will be celebrating the queen… of Nickelodeon. The New Brunswick government is trying to connect with young voters by transforming a stale holiday tradition into a hip celebration honouring a pop-culture icon: Victoria Justice. “Honestly, most New Brunswickers know nothing about Queen Victoria and don’t connect at all with this holiday. It’s…

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