Forecast: Summer weather only nice when you have to work

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Forecast: Summer weather only nice when you have to work

Fredericton — After a poor weather weekend of pouring rain, Environment Canada confirmed today what many had already begun to suspect. According to the latest global and regional forecast models, the summer of 2019 will have hot and sunny weather in New Brunswick. However, those warm, pleasant days that we dream of during the long…

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NB Power invests $22 million into Infinity Stone research

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Power invests million into Infinity Stone research

Fredericton — NB Power’s investments into implausible new power sources may seem strange to some, but the company president is marvelling at his new banner programs. In fact, CEO Gaëtan Thomas is vowing to vanquish NB Power’s historic debt like a black widow spider-man by using the limitless power of the Infinity Stone technology. “Of…

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Premier Higgs and Kevin Vickers face-off on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Premier Higgs and Kevin Vickers face-off on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

Fredericton — It’s the battle of the baby boomers on this week’s edition of The Manatee Political Panel! In one corner, legendary bad-ass and newly minted Liberal leader: Kevin Vickers! And, in the other corner we have the prince of penny pinching, the king of cuts: Premier Blaine Higgs! In their first of many head-to-head…

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New study: Best time to start French immersion is at birth

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New study: Best time to start French immersion is at birth

Fredericton — Educators and French-second-language advocates are reeling from a new study released today on the best entry point for students to start French immersion. The new research shows that the most advantageous time to begin French immersion isn’t Grade 5 or Grade 3 or even Grade 1. To get the best outcomes for mastering…

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DNA test reveals NB Power CEO is one-quarter smart meter

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: DNA test reveals NB Power CEO is one-quarter smart meter

Fredericton — The NB Power communications team was in full damage-control mode today after a shocking report was leaked to the media last night. The electrifying memo revealed the results of the NB Power CEO’s Ancestry DNA test, showing that Gaëtan Thomas is three-quarters human being and one-quarter smart meter. The confidential document outlined irrefutable…

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NB gov’t finally admits no cellphones while driving a hoax

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB gov’t finally admits no cellphones while driving a hoax

Saint John — What’s black and white and taken seriously by almost no one? You guessed it — New Brunswick’s cellphone ban while driving. And, New Brunswick’s minister of Public Safety is finally admitting the law was never intended to be enforced. The panned ban was actually a practical joke on the province’s police that…

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New carbon tax causes internet boycott of the environment

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New carbon tax causes internet boycott of the environment

Saint John — At the stroke of midnight, a new carbon tax came into effect at the gas pumps in New Brunswick, and with it a new reason to be pissed at the federal government. However, the new tax is also having some unintended consequences. Since early this morning, social media has become rife with…

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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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