School bus full of nuns and puppies lost in Fredericton pothole

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Fredericton — Most people think of nuns as close to God, but yesterday they got a little closer to Satan — and they might need to raise a little hell to get back on hallowed ground. On Tuesday, a school bus carrying 27 nuns tumbled into a Regent Street pothole and completely vanished. While many motorists…

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New ‘No head up own ass’ policy at Dept of Social Development

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Fredericton — On the heels of a discouraging news report, government is moving quickly to implement a new hiring and human resources policy at the Department of Social Development. On Monday, CBC released a report detailing a case of botched adoption where a child’s foster parents were told that they were too white, old and fat…

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Trudeau announces next vacation will be in Petitcodiac

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Fredericton — While he’s blowing through the province today on a whirlwind tour, it appears that the prime minister is coming back when he can stay a while. Now under investigation by the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner over his Christmas trip to the Bahamas, today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his next…

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Trudeau: Next, we need to phase out wood

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Halifax — Even though the prime minister is not out of the woods for his oil sands comments, his latest remarks about natural resources are leaving many to question if he can see the forest for the trees. Last week, Justin Trudeau threw a match onto gasoline when he mentioned “shut[ting] down the oil sands” on his cross-country…

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Trump threatens sanctions over cold Canadian air

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New York — Marty Rubin once wrote, “To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.” However, there’s no love lost by Donald Trump when it comes to Canada’s cold winter temperatures. As residents of the Maritime provinces try to stay warm today in -30°C wind chills, the American president-elect is waging a war of…

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New Brunswick claiming Bluenose ‘began in’ NB

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Lunenburg — As fishing stories go, this one is considered a whopper by hundreds of outraged Nova Scotians. This week, New Brunswick unveiled more of its #NBProud campaign by asserting that the genesis of the historic Bluenose schooner — made iconic by its appearance on the Canadian dime — was due to New Brunswick, not Nova…

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Dog: ‘Someone is at the door!!’

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Quispamsis — In alarming news that interrupted an otherwise uneventful day, a local dog’s behaviour changed drastically when it became aware of a visitor at the front door of its house. “I don’t know what happened,” said new dog owner Janice Perrot. “The dog was lying down and sleeping, when the doorbell rang. Suddenly, his demeanour…

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NDP Leader Cardy ‘done putting up with this sh*t’

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Fredericton — In Harper Lee’s latest novel, the main character says of her father, “I can’t beat you, I can’t join you.” It appears that New Brunswick’s NDP Leader Dominic Cardy has similar sentiments about his own political party. In a frustrated and rambling statement released yesterday, Cardy says that he is done putting up with…

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