Report: Gen-X parents used to wear costumes over snowsuits

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Atlantic Canada — A new report today revealed that “Gen-X” Atlantic Canadians are making astonishing and implausible claims about past Halloweens in the region. Social media is ablaze with reports from East Coasters born between 1964 and 1984, claiming that Halloween used to be so snowy and cold that they had to wear their costumes over…

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Former minister caught lobbying himself

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Fredericton — Donald Arseneault admitted today that he has been caught publicly lobbying himself during a visit to Ottawa last week. In a contrite press scrum, the former minister admitted that he had recently wined and dined himself while making overtures on behalf of his clients. This news comes on the heels of a CBC…

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Gallant visiting lieutenant-governor to watch ‘The Walking Dead’ premiere

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Fredericton — New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant revealed today that he is paying a visit to the lieutenant-governor, but it’s not for the reason some political pundits are wishing for. Many thought that the premier’s media advisory about his visit to Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau may herald an early election. However, Gallant clarified on Monday morning that they…

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New Brunswick hires Sears engraving kiosks to print new driver’s licences

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Fredericton — While many are still absorbing the impending collapse of another Canadian retail giant, the government of New Brunswick is continuing to “expect more” from Sears Canada. Even though Sears Canada said Tuesday that it plans to close its remaining 130 Canadian outlets, Opportunities New Brunswick is doubling down on its recent partnership with…

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Halifax is #1 city for rattails

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Halifax — While Orkin has triggered St. John’s residents over their naming of the city as the ‘rattiest’ place in Atlantic Canada, a different association revealed Halifax to be the leader in a different rat category. The Atlantic Association of Barbers and Hairstylists have named Halifax as the number one city for rattails — a…

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DFO: Second biggest killer of right whales is zombie right whales

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Gulf of St. Lawrence — The North Atlantic right whale has a newly discovered enemy to contend with according to a report just released by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. DFO said today that while blunt force trauma from boat collisions was the leading killer of the almost-extinct species, the unfortunate whales have another…

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Auditor General: Graham gov’t thought it was bailing out Batman, not Atcon

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Fredericton — On Tuesday, Auditor General Kim MacPherson revealed new details regarding the 2009-2010 Atcon bailout fiasco. In a startling revelation, MacPherson shed light on the most sensitive and embarrassing details of the $63-million loan guarantee disaster that has stained both the former and current provincial Liberal governments. She said that when premier Shawn Graham…

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Sussex hoping to cash in on potash ice cream

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Sussex — An idea for a new tasty summer treat could be a boon for mind, body and spirit — but it might also spark investment in the local natural resources sector. Last summer, Toronto take-outs turned tidy profits churning out “black ice cream” — soft-serve with added activated charcoal. Now, a Sussex entrepreneur thinks…

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