Premier Higgs gives thrifty tips on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Premier Higgs gives thrifty tips on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

Fredericton — According to New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, it’s time for a wakeup call. With the provincial budget coming out on Tuesday, Higgs says that it will be tough love for a province that’s been on a spending spree for the past decade. But don’t worry your pretty little head! To help us make…

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Every child will have a different French immersion start date

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Every child will have a different French immersion start date

Fredericton — The Higgs government announced yesterday that it has abandoned a “one size fits all” approach to French immersion education in New Brunswick. On Thursday, the provincial government said that once again it will begin mucking around with the French immersion entry point for elementary school students. However, it says it will now take…

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‘Zombie deer’ feast on Rothesay and Quispamsis residents

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Zombie deer’ feast on Rothesay and Quispamsis residents

Kennebecasis Valley — An action plan to drastically cull the deer overpopulation in southwestern New Brunswick came too late for residents of Rothesay and Quispamsis. On Tuesday, deer infected with the now-infamous “zombie deer disease” violently murdered and consumed an estimated 12,000 Valley residents in a horrifying feeding frenzy. Now, violent herds of undead deer…

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Confirmed: The snowplow driver hates you

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Confirmed: The snowplow driver hates you

Atlantic Canada — After years of suspected disdain and troubling behaviour, it was finally confirmed Wednesday that the snowplow driver vehemently hates you. Not only that, it was also affirmed that the plow operator waits for you to finish removing the snow from the end of your driveway, and then he deliberately fills it right…

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Man uses entire container of washer fluid to defrost windshield

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Man uses entire container of washer fluid to defrost windshield

Miramichi — A local man who has had enough of the cold temperatures used a lot of spray to start his day. “I literally can’t anymore!” moaned 56-year-old Martin Parbree. “Eff the polar vortex, eff the windchill, eff the groundhog — eff this entire effin’ winter! “I’m not shovelling. I’m not scraping. I’m not salting…

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Francophonie Games cancelled because it was inevitable shit-show

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Francophonie Games cancelled because it was inevitable shit-show

Dieppe — Today, many New Brunswickers breathed a sigh of relief as the provincial government announced that it no longer intends to host the 2021 Francophonie Games. While many saw the event as a way to celebrate the diversity of the New Brunswick with the world, others were not so optimistic. They say the games were…

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NB Liquor will now stock beer like Cannabis NB stocks weed

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Liquor will now stock beer like Cannabis NB stocks weed

Fredericton — No beer? No problem! That’s the new mantra at Alcool NB Liquor, the Crown corporation responsible for retail sales of all alcoholic beverages in New Brunswick. After reviewing the past quarter at fledgling Cannabis NB, ANBL now says when it comes to stocking its shelves it’s clear that its judgment has been impaired….

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Premier Blaine Higgs accidentally tweets ‘Dick pic’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Premier Blaine Higgs accidentally tweets ‘Dick pic’

Quispamsis — Scandal is rocking the premier’s office today as New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs struggles to explain how a “Dick pic” was tweeted late last night from his verified Twitter account. Just past 12:30 a.m. Atlantic time, Higgs purportedly tweeted a picture of the 26th premier of New Brunswick, Richard Bennett Hatfield, from his government…

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