New Brunswickers celebrate Victoria Justice Day

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers celebrate Victoria Justice Day

Fredericton — On May 23, New Brunswickers will be celebrating the queen… of Nickelodeon. The New Brunswick government is trying to connect with young voters by transforming a stale holiday tradition into a hip celebration honouring a pop-culture icon: Victoria Justice. “Honestly, most New Brunswickers know nothing about Queen Victoria and don’t connect at all with this holiday. It’s…

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NB woman: Trudeau also elbowed my chest

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB woman: Trudeau also elbowed my chest

Sussex Corner — It’s often said that you need sharp elbows to be in politics, and now revelations about the prime minister are showing that to be the case about him. In the wake of yesterday’s uproar in the House of Commons, new allegations of inelegant elbowing are being made by a New Brunswick woman. “It hurt…

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Poll: Fire is ‘kind of an a**hole’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Poll: Fire is ‘kind of an a**hole’

Miramichi — Although it’s been a source of heat and energy crucial to the survival of man since the Stone Age, a recent poll of new Brunswickers reveals that fire’s popularity has reached an all-time low. Despite the prevalence of fire and combustion in their everyday lives, more people than ever before self-identify as “anti-fire,”…

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Rousselle’s multiple personalities divided on beer ruling

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Rousselle’s multiple personalities divided on beer ruling

Fredericton — Brian Gallant’s lucky number of 13 ministers may be the smallest cabinet in 50 years, but wearing so many hats may be causing issues with the team’s mental health. In some cases, a minister’s profession or posts could come into conflict with each other causing mental stress and confusion. Some experts believe this role overload…

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Saint John collecting tourist urine

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Saint John collecting tourist urine

Saint John — This summer, the Port City is hoping that visitors to will help put the “p” in “phosphorus.” Using a patented process, Saint John is piloting a program to prospect phosphorus by procuring pee from portable potties. Patterned after a popular Dutch program from Amsterdam, dozens of shoulder-high urine collectors will be placed throughout the uptown in June…

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