Saint John celebrating 230 years of mixed feelings

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Saint John — This past week, the city of Saint John marked its 230th birthday with a combination of both fierce pride and considerable embarrassment. Saint Johners have a long tradition of being enthusiastic promoters of the city, although their zeal is often dampened by shame over the city’s many flaws. This dichotomy has become…

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Norton: ‘Uptown Funk’ song not about Saint John smell

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Saint John — Mayor Mel Norton is being asked to explain how a new advertising campaign for Saint John not only failed to promote the city in a positive light, but ultimately ended up backfiring. Last week, city hall launched a new campaign to reflect the vibrancy of the uptown region of the so-called “Renaissance City,” which is… 

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‘Gas Guru’ accused of witchcraft

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Saint John — Some residents of New Brunswick are starting to distrust the so-called “Gas Guru” and his eerie ability to tell the future. For the past several years, each week CBC reporter Robert Jones has accurately predicted the price of gasoline, diesel and home heating oil in New Brunswick. While Jones has always maintained… 

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NB Liberals pissing everyone off again

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Fredericton — Less than a year since the last election, the New Brunswick Liberals are being forced to admit that once again they are pissing everyone off. “Of course it’s not something we planned,” admitted Premier Brian Gallant. “It’s just something we seem to do, I guess. We get into power and start rapidly making changes that…

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