Annual N.B. moose purge begins

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Annual N.B. moose purge begins

Fredericton — Blessed be the New Brunswick Founding Fathers, the annual 120-hour Moose Purge began yesterday at dawn. Thousands of blessed ones streamed into the woods, eager to “release the beast” and quench their thirst for animal blood. “I was chosen — finally chosen — to purge,” said wide-eyed Hampton purger Ronald Chasseur. “I was loading and unloading my…

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New Brunswick man still wearing white pants

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswick man still wearing white pants

Saint John — For most New Brunswickers, the rules of fall fashion are black and white. However, for one Saint John man, it is definitely a grey area. IT consultant Noel LeBlanc is creating a stir in his uptown office tower by sporting his white cotton pants past Labour Day — a move that has colleagues turning pale….

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Selena Gomez pushes NB economy into recession

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Selena Gomez pushes NB economy into recession

Moncton — Last week’s cancellation of the Selena Gomez concert shows that even though every beautiful thought’s been already sung, the heart wants what it wants. With New Brunswick’s economy precariously floundering over the last several quarters, the cancellation of Gomez’s Sept. 4 appearance at Atlantic Fest 2016 has hit the tourism industry hard. While the losses are…

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Truro pets found living feral in Stewiacke compound

Truro pets found living feral in Stewiacke compoundFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Truro pets found living feral in Stewiacke compound

Truro — Robert Frost once wrote that “Freedom lies in being bold,” and that appears to be the case with some feisty pets from the hub of Nova Scotia. The mystery of the Truro’s vanishing cats and dogs was solved when the pets were found roaming free at a private compound close to Stewiacke — about 30 kilometres south…

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Dear PC leadership candidates: How do I get rules changed?

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Dear PC leadership candidates: How do I get rules changed?

Today, The Manatee continues a new advice column feature where ordinary New Brunswickers can ask the candidates for the New Brunswick 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: I signed up for a “Best banana bread” contest…

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DominicLeblanc.ca now forwarding to Viagra advertising

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: DominicLeblanc.ca now forwarding to Viagra advertising

Shediac — An domain name expiry has a New Brunswick politician’s staff feeling limp and dysfunctional. In an embarrassing and emasculating series of events, the political website for Beauséjour Member of Parliament Dominic LeBlanc is being redirected to online advertising for Viagra. The dejecting redirection to the online male enhancement spam is the result of the member’s…

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Olympics 2016: NB horse brings highland dance to Rio

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Olympics 2016: NB horse brings highland dance to Rio

Havelock — Competitors at the 2016 Olympics better look out for this “dark horse” competitor who’s bringing some Maritime spirit to Latin America. A frolicking filly from Havelock, N.B. is hot to trot in this year’s Olympic Equestrian Dressage competition.  The elegant equine is winning the hearts of Canadian ghilly-wearers by promoting the art of highland dancing in Rio de Janeiro. Violet…

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Cancel the egg scramble too, say animal rights advocates

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Cancel the egg scramble too, say animal rights advocates

Petitcodiac — Using language that would fry bacon, animal rights advocates are decrying the “Egg Scramble” — a beloved annual event at Westmorland County Agricultural Fair. Calls to end the shell shock come only days after similar pleas to end the “Pig Scramble” at the same event. The pig scramble is a longstanding tradition at the farming fair, where children enter…

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