Riverview ‘lawn cops’ prepare to crack down on lazy citizens

Riverview ‘lawn cops’ prepare to crack down on lazy citizensFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Riverview ‘lawn cops’ prepare to crack down on lazy citizens

Riverview — Fresh from tabling a new bylaw mandating that lawns be kept no higher than 20 centimetres, the Town of Riverview is now preparing to take its private property supervision duties to a whole new level. Acting as the new enforcement arm of the neighbourhood busybodies, Riverview bylaw officers are ready to start doling…

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‘Monkey’ in airport was cocaine drug mule

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St. John’s — A seemingly innocent monkey who gained cult popularity on social media has been arrested at St. John’s International Airport on charges of smuggling and aggravated assault. Barney “Snuggles” Murphy was arrested on Monday after he could no longer maintain his cover as a stuffed animal, and attempted to escape WestJet custody with…

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NB’s ‘New NDP’ same as ‘Old NDP’

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Fredericton — Everything old is new again as New Brunswick’s NDP prepares to veer left back to its old unpopular policies. As leader Jennifer McKenzie takes the reins as the party’s 7th leader in the past 12 years, she is vowing to return to the policies that made the party so deeply unpopular with New…

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‘The Littlest Hobo’ getting gritty new remake

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Toronto — With reboots of successful sitcoms like Roseanne and Will and Grace coming soon to the nation’s television sets, a production company is hoping it can also teach an old dog some new tricks. Manatee Films announced today that it plans to revive one of the most beloved Canadian television series of all time — The Littlest…

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Moncton nursing home holds ‘Great Depression’ theme week for residents

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Moncton — This week, a nostalgic nursing home in Moncton is helping its residents relive their childhoods in the Dirty Thirties. Manoir Notre Dame de la Pauvreté is sponsoring a “Great Depression” theme week for its residents to help them call to mind their resilient youths in the impoverished early- to mid-1930s. Activities director Pepper…

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Parents accept child will not be athlete after he scores on own goal yet again

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Rothesay — After scoring a hat trick for the opposing team in last night’s U8 boys soccer game, Rothesay parents Stacey and Richard Cormier have accepted that their son, Jackson, will not be the star athlete for which they secretly hoped. “He was out there on the field going through the motions, only paying half…

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New Brunswick MLAs diagnosed with severe amnesia

item-thumbnailFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswick MLAs diagnosed with severe amnesia

Fredericton — In an embarrassing revelation, the Liberal government announced yesterday that it forgot to pass the MLA pay freeze that it that vowed to implement in 2016. As a result, MLAs were entitled to a pay hike as of last October and they will be eligible for another in close to 60 days. At the…

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‘Heck’s Angels’ annoy Frederictonians

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Fredericton — While the international biker gang Hell’s Angels is known for their intimidating outlaw reputation, a new rival biker gang with a less terrifying stature is gaining notoriety in the province’s capital. The new gang — known for its membership of middle-aged men with poor hearing going through a midlife crisis — is poised to become…

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