‘Be nice to us, we’re not feeling that great,’ says Edmundston

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Be nice to us, we’re not feeling that great,’ says Edmundston

Edmundston — The springtime weather has arrived in Edmundston bringing rain, fog and wind to the northern city. However, one unwelcome change that also arrived is the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. Despite being the latest hot zone in the province, Edmundston residents are asking people to tamp down the negative chatter directed towards them….

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Darling calls on new masochists to run for Saint John mayor

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Darling calls on new masochists to run for Saint John mayor

Saint John — As dusk falls on the mayorship of Don Darling, he is calling on new masochists to run to replace him as mayor of Saint John. In a news conference this week, Darling said that the citizenry needs time to get to know the candidates before the May 10 election so the time…

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Higgs to New Brunswickers: You idiots have disappointed me again

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Higgs to New Brunswickers: You idiots have disappointed me again

Fredericton — Premier Blaine Higgs’s response to today’s announcement of increased coronavirus cases in New Brunswick was not unexpected. Once again, the premier took to the lectern to chide New Brunswickers for whatever the blazes they are doing that is causing cases of the coronavirus in the province to increase. “I’m not angry,” said the…

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New ‘CNN workout’ recommended for couch potatoes

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New ‘CNN workout’ recommended for couch potatoes

Fredericton — January is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions, breaking old routines and getting back to the gym. However, with the province-wide “orange”-level restrictions in place and the cold winter weather, New Brunswickers often find it much easier to stay at home watching TV and scrolling through their phones. With this in…

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Russell, Higgs move entire province to ‘tangerine’ level

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Russell, Higgs move entire province to ‘tangerine’ level

Fredericton — As the province reels from the news of 27 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the government has decided to move away from the well-known pandemic colour classifications. Starting today, the government will “rebrand” parts of the COVID levels of recovery in an attempt to reduce New Brunswickers’ negative perception of the restrictions. “We…

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COVID-19 update in New Brunswick: Christmas Edition

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: COVID-19 update in New Brunswick: Christmas Edition

New Brunswick — The Manatee has live coverage of GNB’s Christmas update on the novel coronavirus in New Brunswick. Today’s COVID-19 briefing will include health and safety tips from New Brunswick’s chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell, and Premier Blaine Higgs. Merry Christmas!…

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N.B. politicians reveal post-election secrets to ‘The Manatee’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B. politicians reveal post-election secrets to ‘The Manatee’

New Brunswick — As the election that no voter wanted comes to a close, New Brunswick politicians are finally spilling the tea about the secrets they have been concealing throughout the entire campaign. Last week at the CTV candidate roundtable, Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers accused Premier Blaine Higgs of having “more secrets than North Korea!”…

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New Brunswickers say only good thing about election: People’s Alliance finally going away

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers say only good thing about election: People’s Alliance finally going away

New Brunswick — With only a week to go until New Brunswickers inconveniently mask-up to go cast a ballot, there is still at least one encouraging aspect of the 2020 provincial election — the impending collapse of the People’s Alliance. After two years of exploiting linguistic tensions to weasel himself into partially holding the balance…

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