Many starting to suspect that groundhogs know jack squat about weather

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Many starting to suspect that groundhogs know jack squat about weather

Shubenacadie — As Maritimers grit their collective teeth and squint into the driving sleet of the third major snow event in a week, many are beginning to suspect that groundhogs can’t forecast the location of their hindquarters with both paws. On Feb. 2, local groundhog celebrity Shubenacadie Sam purportedly released his annual springtime forecast. To the relief of…

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Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow!

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow! Snow!

Maritimes —  Snow snow snow snow snow snow, snow snow snow snow snow snow snow. Snow snow snow snow snow, snow snow snow. Snow snow snowman snow, snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow — snow. Snow snow snow snow, snow snow snow snow snow windchill snow. Snow Snow snow snow snow snow, snow…

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Seagull hunting now legal within Saint John city limits

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Seagull hunting now legal within Saint John city limits

Saint John — Starting this spring in the Port City, a gull in the hand is will be worth two in the bush — about $20 more actually. However, some in Saint John are calling it a bird-brained idea. The Department of Energy and Resources Development announced today that as of March 1, seagull hunting will…

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Right-wing wants to ban Christian immigrants to Canada

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Right-wing wants to ban Christian immigrants to Canada

Rogersville — In the wake of the tragic shooting at a Quebec City on Sunday evening, right-wing activists are pressuring Ottawa to implement a ban on immigrants from Christian countries for the next 90 days. “We know the shooter at the mosque called himself a Christian crusader and he had a lot of Christian associates who…

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School bus full of nuns and puppies lost in Fredericton pothole

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: School bus full of nuns and puppies lost in Fredericton pothole

Fredericton — Most people think of nuns as close to God, but yesterday they got a little closer to Satan — and they might need to raise a little hell to get back on hallowed ground. On Tuesday, a school bus carrying 27 nuns tumbled into a Regent Street pothole and completely vanished. While many motorists…

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New ‘No head up own ass’ policy at Dept of Social Development

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New ‘No head up own ass’ policy at Dept of Social Development

Fredericton — On the heels of a discouraging news report, government is moving quickly to implement a new hiring and human resources policy at the Department of Social Development. On Monday, CBC released a report detailing a case of botched adoption where a child’s foster parents were told that they were too white, old and fat…

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Trudeau announces next vacation will be in Petitcodiac

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Trudeau announces next vacation will be in Petitcodiac

Fredericton — While he’s blowing through the province today on a whirlwind tour, it appears that the prime minister is coming back when he can stay a while. Now under investigation by the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner over his Christmas trip to the Bahamas, today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his next…

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Trudeau: Next, we need to phase out wood

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Trudeau: Next, we need to phase out wood

Halifax — Even though the prime minister is not out of the woods for his oil sands comments, his latest remarks about natural resources are leaving many to question if he can see the forest for the trees. Last week, Justin Trudeau threw a match onto gasoline when he mentioned “shut[ting] down the oil sands” on his cross-country…

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