Listicle: Top 10 NB Halloween costumes for 2015

Listicle: Top 10 NB Halloween costumes for 2015From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 NB Halloween costumes for 2015

New Brunswick — It’s almost upon us: the scariest night of the year! Whether you’re staying home to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, or going to a bash with all your friends, you’ll need a killer costume. Instead of buying a pre-made one at Walmart, why not create your own, New Brunswick-specific costume? Check out The…

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Whoopi Goldberg’s scorching comedy starts bus fire at Moncton casino

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Whoopi Goldberg’s scorching comedy starts bus fire at Moncton casino

Moncton — A fire unintentionally started by comedian Whoopi Goldberg cut short her appearance at Casino New Brunswick on Saturday night. Both the casino and Codiac RCMP have confirmed that Goldberg’s tour bus caught fire near the end of her Oct. 24 show. Goldberg is known for frequent travel via tour bus due to her debilitating…

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Smug know-it-alls, election losers advocate for proportional representation

Smug know-it-alls, election losers advocate for proportional representationFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Smug know-it-alls, election losers advocate for proportional representation

Fredericton — New Brunswickers are preparing themselves for the 1- to 2-day post-election period where people will discuss the electoral system known as proportional representation, before it is totally forgotten again until the next election. Proportional representation is an alternate model to Canada’s existing system of electing democratic representatives, known as “first past the post”…

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Ten-year-old signed to NHL due to parents’ coaching from stands

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Ten-year-old signed to NHL due to parents’ coaching from stands

Riverview — A 10-year-old boy from Riverview has become the youngest player to sign a contract with the National Hockey League, thanks to the relentless onslaught of shouting that he received from his parents. Fifth-grader Austin Leblanc, a student at Riverview East School, has been toiling away in the Novice and Atom leagues for more than 4…

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Alchemy business is bankrupt, province on hook for millions

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Alchemy business is bankrupt, province on hook for millions

Saint John — An innovative business promising huge rewards to the province has filed for bankruptcy protection. Maritime Alchemy, a small technology startup located in uptown Saint John, dashed the hopes of its investors by not delivering on its key value proposition. Having failed in its pursuit of a technical process for turning lead into gold,…

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