Wait times causing patients to develop crushes on doctors

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Maritimes — It’s often said that good things come to those who wait. Or, at least that’s the hope of Maritimers who are enduring the longest wait times for health care in the country. But, the protracted wait time for specialist appointments is having an unanticipated side-effect. The heightened anticipation, extended fixations and unmet expectations are causing Maritimers to develop secret…

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Trudeau imposing new carbon tax on marijuana smoking

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Halifax — Starting in 2017, marijuana enthusiasts might need a loan if they want to get stoned. Yesterday in Halifax, the federal finance minister announced that after marijuana consumption is legalized next year, Trudeau’s planned carbon tax will also affect those taking tokes. “OK OK OK, I’ll tell you how we came up with this idea, man,” said a…

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Millions of Americans decide not to move to Atlantic Canada

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New York — The true north strong and free may be our home and native land, but Americans who vowed to move to Canada if Trump won aren’t feeling the true patriot love yet. Activity along the eastern United States-Canada border has been remarkably quiet to date. It seems as though millions of sheepish citizens are thinking twice about…

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Kindergarten class president candidate using Trump tactics

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Saint John — With the countdown to Christmas on the minds of many Maritime children, kindergartener Davis Smith has been preoccupied with his political aspirations instead. On the cusp of the class president selection, 5-year-old Smith is being criticized by his opponent, Abigail Mason, for employing tactics out of Donald Trump’s political playbook. Yesterday at…

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Man trapped in car with kids singing songs they don’t know

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Cape Breton — There’s an old joke that bees hum because they don’t know the words. Well, now it appears that the joke is on 38-year-old father Andrew Miller. As the Miller family enters 5th hour of a 6-hour drive from Saint John, N.B. to Sydney, N.S., the relentless drone of his children singing along…

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