NB Education Dept. rolling out ’emoji grades’

NB Education Dept. rolling out ‘emoji grades’From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Education Dept. rolling out ’emoji grades’

Fredericton — Only three years after introducing a new evaluation system for New Brunswick students, the “achievement scale” system is getting a failing grade from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The provincial government announced today that beginning in the 2018-19 school year,  they will be abandoning the system of achievement scale grading. In its…

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Report: That roadkill is still there

Report: That roadkill is still thereFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Report: That roadkill is still there

Quispamsis — The old expression “Death keeps no calendar” is being proven true this week on the Gondola Point Arterial route 119. A new report out today reveals that a dead raccoon has been on the side of the Quispamsis road for five days, and there is no sign of any plan to remove it….

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Priests encouraging discussions on deer abstinence

Priests encouraging discussions on deer abstinenceFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Priests encouraging discussions on deer abstinence

Saint John — As Saint John city staff look at methods to control deer populations in the Millidgeville area, a local priest is objecting to the promotion of contraception as the chosen method of deer birth control. Church leaders are responding to the city’s possible initiative to capture deer and inject them with a contraceptive…

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