Petitcodiac senior offers first-born to defer nursing home costs

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Petitcodiac — Many New Brunswick seniors are in crisis as they contend with recent increases in the cost of nursing-home care. While costs are escalating by hundreds of dollars per month, many are contemplating divorce as a radical solution to the problem. However, one senior is looking to the past for a solution to his modern-day problem. In… 

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Most older NB adults suffer from teenager-illiteracy

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Fredericton — In recent years, much has been made of the literacy crisis in New Brunswick. However, a greater calamity is lurking in the families of adolescents across the province. A new study has shown that a record number of 45- to 70-year-old New Brunswick adults are either mostly or completely teenager-illiterate. “I told my… 

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Point Lepreau output still insufficient for time travel

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Lepreau — Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station has lowered the amount of electricity it plans to produce between 2015 and 2018. Despite its $2.4 billion refurbishment price tag, the only operating nuclear reactor outside of Ontario is still dealing with unexpected issues that prevent the plant from hitting full capacity as well as any additional growth. This… 

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Rothesay mystery solved, man was father of bride

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Kennebecasis Valley — A local father of the bride is embarrassed and chagrined after causing a panic this past Saturday night in Rothesay. Forty-eight-year-old Kennebecasis Valley resident Daniel LeBlanc set off a lockdown and social-media firestorm as he was on his way to the evening wedding of his 18-year-old daughter, Emily. Now, LeBlanc is apologizing for the… 

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NB senators suffering from rare ‘reality show’ disorder

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New Brunswick — In the weeks after the release of the Auditor General’s report on June 9, 4 New Brunswick senators have been diagnosed with a rare mental disorder that makes them believe that they are starring in a reality show about themselves. This “Hollywood-esque” handicap explains the alleged spending violations by the 2 sitting and 2… 

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