Viral video of beaver smoking cigarette sparks outrage online

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Viral video of beaver smoking cigarette sparks outrage online

St. Martins — People say that there’s no smoke without fire, and it certainly is the case with the newest viral video that is setting the Internet ablaze with controversy. On Thursday evening, a new online video of a beaver smoking a cigarette was shared on the social networking platform Facebook. Within hours, the video had…

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Gov’t says that women must leave work early due to wage gap

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Gov’t says that women must leave work early due to wage gap

Fredericton — In a surprise move that is alarming many business owners, the provincial government marked International Women’s Day on Wednesday by announcing new legislation to address the wage gap between men and women. The new regulation comes into effect starting today. Considering that women in Canada earn on average only 87¢ for each dollar…

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Nova Scotia judge wakes up from bender with face tattoo

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Nova Scotia judge wakes up from bender with face tattoo

Halifax — A Nova Scotia judge has a sore head and a sore face after waking up this morning with a new face tattoo. Yesterday, Judge Greg Lenehan issued a controversial ruling in an assault case saying that “a drunk can consent.” Now, as he recovers from an impromptu bender with a skull tattoo inked on…

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Man with ‘micropenis’ sought in Université de Moncton email crime

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Man with ‘micropenis’ sought in Université de Moncton email crime

Moncton — Codiac Regional RCMP are confirming that a man with a very small — possibly invisible — micropenis is being sought in connection to a case of hateful emails sent to students at the Université de Moncton. Over the weekend, vicious and sexually explicit emails targeting a woman at the Université de Moncton were sent to a large portion of the university’s…

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BREAKING: Clinton won, wrong envelopes opened

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: BREAKING: Clinton won, wrong envelopes opened

Washington D.C. — In a second stunning and monumental blunder to hit the accounting firm today, PriceWaterhouseCoopers is admitting that the wrong winner of the United States presidential race was announced last November. The accounting firm is now revealing that they handed the wrong envelopes to election officials in several key battleground states. “We actually mixed…

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Cat born with thumbs fills owners’ hearts with love, terror

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Cat born with thumbs fills owners’ hearts with love, terror

Lepreau — Gabby the tabby is just like any other house cat that you’ve ever met — except for one pointed difference that sticks out like a sore thumb. The New Brunswick feline was born with a genetic abnormality that literally gives her a leg up on every other cat in history. The kitten, belonging…

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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!

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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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