Higgs says 1980s anti-bilingualism views ‘like totally bogus’

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Fredericton — Like mullets, shoulder pads and acid-washed jeans, another unpopular relic of the 1980s caught up with Blaine Higgs over the past week. Now, he’s going out of his way to say those views make him want to gag himself with a spoon. “I mean, I like totally don’t think official bilingualism is like…

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Report: White-nosed bats actually cocaine addicts

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Albert County — Zoologists revealed today that New Brunswick’s bat population is not being snuffed out by a rogue fungus as previously believed. The rapid decline in some species of bats is actually due to pervasive and debilitating cocaine addictions. Since 2011, reports of dead bats with white-noses have been reported widely throughout the province….

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NB Power asks AECL ‘pretty please’ for Lepreau compensation

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Fredericton — There is an old saying that teaches, “Money can’t buy manners.” However, NB Power revealed last week that they are testing the theory that good manners can get them money. Last Friday at the Energy and Utility Board hearing, NB Power surprised the attendees by announcing that there is no active lawsuit against…

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People doing stuff I don’t like not thinking of children, say apartment building neighbours

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Quispamsis — When contentious matters are being debated on The Simpsons, the character Helen Lovejoy often infamously asks, “Why won’t somebody please think of the children?” Now, as a new apartment building is being proposed for the Hampton Road area in Quispamsis, the same question is being directed toward a local builder. Residents surrounding the proposed…

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Wait times for broken bones now exceeding 48 hours

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Fredericton — New Brunswickers who are sick of waiting to get their bone fractures set are being told, “Them’s the breaks.” Newly released figures show that New Brunswick has the longest wait times to get broken bones set in the country, and it’s not going to get better anytime soon according to medical experts. “My…

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NB teens in mourning after losing streaks in Snapchat outage

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Moncton — New Brunswick youth are miserable today thanks to a snap judgment about the province made by a popular social networking platform. Teenagers “can’t even” (or whatever the hell else teens say when they are being dramatic) today due to Sunday’s Snapchat outage affecting all of New Brunswick. Spokespeople from the U.S.-based social networking…

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Point Lepreau settlement to be paid in orimulsion

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Fredericton — NB Power’s latest financial windfall was a huge win for the utility, but it might not be exactly what people are expecting according to NB Power CEO Gaëtan Thomas. In an ironic twist, it was revealed today that NB Power’s financial settlement with insurers for delays and missteps with the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating…

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