Budget consultations like terrible game of ‘Would you rather…’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Budget consultations like terrible game of ‘Would you rather…’

New Brunswick — As the date of the Feb. 2 provincial budget approaches, it’s becoming apparent that most citizens don’t want to talk about it and prefer to remain in denial about the serious state of the province’s finances. While continuing to whistle past the proverbial graveyard, New Brunswickers are pleading the government to stop playing…

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Criticism of Gallant’s trip stymied by lack of Swiss insults

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Criticism of Gallant’s trip stymied by lack of Swiss insults

Davos — As criticism of Premier Brian Gallant’s trip to Switzerland rages online in the wake of the announcement of the closing of the Picadilly mine, the premier’s detractors are being impeded by the lack of Swiss stereotypes to incorporate into their mean tweets. While the government’s critics continue to pile on, the famously punctual, introverted…

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Kevin O’Leary to run for NB Tory leadership

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Kevin O’Leary to run for NB Tory leadership

Fredericton — Whether you consider him a dragon, a shark or even “Mr. Wonderful,” his next title just might be “Leader of the Official Opposition.” Kevin O’Leary, world-famous entrepreneur and bombastic commentator, has put his name forward in the race for the leadership of New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative party. This announcement comes just days after…

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New rules mean cigarette litterers need to hold onto their butts

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New rules mean cigarette litterers need to hold onto their butts

Fredericton — Like old acquaintance not forgotten, the provincial government wants to make sure that new punishments for littering cigarette butts are also brought to mind. Recent regulations intended to stop cigarette litter came into effect on Jan. 1, but most New Brunswickers are being caught by surprise by the rules. While the new penalty…

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Listicle: Top 10 New Year’s resolutions – New Brunswick edition

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 New Year’s resolutions – New Brunswick edition

New Brunswick — The arrival of the new year brings about a time of reflection as many set goals for themselves for the upcoming months. The list of New Year’s resolutions is often pretty common from person to person in Canada; however, New Brunswickers tend to have a unique local twist on the usual resolutions. With…

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