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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‘We’re having an election? Oh great,’ collectively moans N.B.

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘We’re having an election? Oh great,’ collectively moans N.B.

Fredericton — As many New Brunswickers are figuring out how to get their masked kids safely back to school into their new classroom pods, provincial politicians are preoccupied by something completely different in their little bubble. On Monday, Blaine Higgs called a provincial election during the pandemic state of emergency — a full two years…

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Manatee News: New Brunswick update on COVID-19

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Manatee News: New Brunswick update on COVID-19

New Brunswick — Today on the Manatee News, we have live coverage of the government’s update on the novel coronavirus in New Brunswick. Today’s briefing will include the latest on the virus in Zone 5 by New Brunswick’s chief medical officer — Dr. Jennifer Russell. Premier Blaine Higgs will provide an update on possible government…

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Somewhere in New Brunswick: ‘Quarantined’ edition

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Somewhere in New Brunswick: ‘Quarantined’ edition

How are you making out with being quarantined at home? Some people love being in their own space with their hobbies, spending time with their families and working remotely in their pajamas. For others though, being trapped in a small space can be relentlessly irritating — especially if they don’t have a job, the weather…

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N.B. gov’t opens newest ‘tip line’ to report distracted drivers

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B. gov’t opens newest ‘tip line’ to report distracted drivers

New Brunswick — Building on the popularity of the New Brunswick government’s “tip line” for those who violate the COVID-19 restrictions, today the government announced its newest tip line to catch and punish distracted drivers. On Tuesday, Premier Blaine Higgs revealed the province is receiving “hundreds of calls” to the COVID-19 “snitch line.” These calls…

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N.B.’er hopes no ones dies in pandemic — except for maybe one guy in particular

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B.’er hopes no ones dies in pandemic — except for maybe one guy in particular

Oromocto — As uncertainty and fear over possible deaths from COVID-19 cover the province like spring snow, a New Brunswicker shared his thoughts of dread on social media yesterday. Not long after New Brunswick released its projections of up to 1,750 possible deaths from the novel coronavirus, Corey Connard tweeted his hope that no loved…

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New Brunswick politicians tackle COVID-19 on ‘The Manatee Political Panel’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswick politicians tackle COVID-19 on ‘The Manatee Political Panel’

New Brunswick — While everyone else is staying home and social distancing, our political leaders are hard at work combatting the coronavirus crisis. In this edition of “The Manatee Political Panel,” our intrepid lead anchor Hugh Manatee interviews Blaine Higgs, Kevin Vickers, David Coon and Kris Austin about the government response to the COVID-19 outbreak….

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