Fergie’s ‘Star Mangled Banner’ rendition causes worldwide chicken shortage

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Fergie’s ‘Star Mangled Banner’ rendition causes worldwide chicken shortage

Saint John — A bluesy rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles is being blamed for a worldwide chicken shortage. The American national anthem sung by superstar Fergie on Sunday night is said to be the cause of a supply chain gap in amount of raw chicken available…

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2018 pancake supper battle starts to sizzle

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: 2018 pancake supper battle starts to sizzle

Sussex — One day per year pancakes are next to godliness, and the annual frying of flapjacks for the faithful is at full steam again today across the Maritimes. Forty-seven days before Easter Sunday each year, congregations across the region hold pancake suppers to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. While the frying pans are heating up to…

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Turning stuff off suggested as alternative to new NB Power smart meters

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Turning stuff off suggested as alternative to new NB Power smart meters

Fredericton — An old-fashioned alternative to NB Power’s new money-losing smart meter plan was proposed this morning at the Tim Hortons on Prospect Street in Fredericton. NB Power CEO Gaëtan Thomas was getting his daily extra-large coffee with four cream and two sweeteners, when he was engaged in an impromptu debate on the NB Power…

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New Brunswickers ‘punk’d’ again over balanced budget

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers ‘punk’d’ again over balanced budget

Fredericton — The provincial government revealed this week that New Brunswick citizens were once again duped by the Finance department’s favourite prank. On Jan. 26, the government announced that its yearly overspending of the money it collects as taxes and transfers from Ottawa was tracking lower than expected. In fact, it appeared for a moment that…

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