Moncton mandates Christmas lights on just one hour per day

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Moncton — Citizens celebrating Christmas in Moncton will be far less happy and bright this year. In a move being called nanny-state politics and environmental activism run amok, Moncton city council passed a surprise motion last night limiting the lighting of outdoor Christmas lights to just one hour per day. The new bylaw imposes a city-wide…

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Taxes paid by rich down, mattresses stuffed with cash way up

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Rothesay — While the New Brunswick government is checking the couch cushions for extra tax revenue, newly released information shows that the additional cash from well-off taxpayers is harder to find than ever before. In 2015, the Liberal government raised taxes on the wealthiest New Brunswickers, but the “tax the rich” plan backfired dramatically. Instead…

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Saint John ‘broke’, moving in with Rothesay and Quispamsis

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Saint John — Groucho Marx once said, “I’ve worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.” And according to the balance sheet of the city of Saint John, Mayor Don Darling can relate. On Thursday, Darling made the blunt announcement that the city of Saint John is completely “broke,” and the…

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Suspected child ‘draws’ mean picture

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Moncton — An unidentified emotionally disturbed child is the leading suspect in a harassment and littering incident in Moncton this past weekend. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and newly minted Liberal nominee Courtney Pringle-Carver were startled on Sunday to find hundreds of crude scribblings purporting to be the two women strewn around their neighbourhoods. The so-called…

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Donald Arseneault stops wearing pants

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Fredericton — In a surprising — but not that surprising — turn of events, former deputy premier Donald Arseneault has abandoned the conventional practice of wearing pants. On Wednesday, Arseneault said that now that he’s no longer in cabinet, he feels that he should be less constrained — especially on his bottom half. “There’s no…

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