Shediac wants to see ‘No poop at beach’ in water strategy

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Shediac wants to see ‘No poop at beach’ in water strategy

Shediac — A few days before Christmas, the New Brunswick government gifted citizens with a new 10-year water strategy for the upcoming year and extending all of the way to 2028. While the presents in the document included many items on the wish lists of environmental stakeholders, Shediac residents are mainly worried about getting one…

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Report: Granddaughter was best one in her class

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Report: Granddaughter was best one in her class

Saint John — It’s Christmas concert season again, when the province’s children take to the stage to sing, dance, act and awkwardly recite seasonal poetry. And while many stars twinkled on stage this year, none of them outshone seven-year-old Hannah Mason according to her grandmother Judy Hughes. “Oh my gosh, she just took my breath…

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Report: You can’t eat those, they are for Christmas

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Report: You can’t eat those, they are for Christmas

Atlantic Canada — A new report released today revealed that you can’t eat any those treats that were just baked. I mean not just you can’t eat them — everybody really — but especially you. Data revealed that those delicious once-per-year baked goodies are not for you to “inhale as fast as you can,” but…

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Special weather-complaining statement in effect for Atlantic Canada

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Special weather-complaining statement in effect for Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada — In advance of this season’s first blast of miserable winter weather, Environment Canada has issued a “special weather-complaining statement” for the entire Atlantic region. Officials are warning of excessive amounts of griping and grouchiness beginning on Saturday and lasting for all of Sunday. Topics of fussiness will likely include snow accumulation, shovelling, cold…

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Christmas laser projector goes haywire, incinerates house

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Lepreau — After a long day yesterday, the Beams were looking forward to a silent night. But while all was very bright, it certainly was not calm. At 7:36 p.m., Musquash Fire-Rescue Department responded to a house fire on the Beaver Brook Road in Lepreau. When the first truck arrived on the scene, the home…

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Quebecers urged by New Brunswick to say ‘Bonjour-whassup’

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Campbellton — While many are exchanging seasons greetings at this time of year, a different greeting was on the minds of Quebecois last week. Last Thursday, the Quebec National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution formally asking merchants to stop saying the standard “Bonjour-Hi” greeting. Instead, Quebecers were urged greet customers only in French by simply saying “Bonjour.”…

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Seasonal affective disorder misdiagnosed, depression because ‘a lot of things kind of suck right now’

item-thumbnailFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Seasonal affective disorder misdiagnosed, depression because ‘a lot of things kind of suck right now’

Atlantic Canada — Etta James once said, “When I’m singing the blues, I’m singing life.” And, as the weather turns colder and global crises deepen, the lives of many are feeling a lot bleaker than usual. At this time of year Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is often diagnosed, but medical doctors are saying that this year…

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Moncton mandates Christmas lights on just one hour per day

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Moncton — Citizens celebrating Christmas in Moncton will be far less happy and bright this year. In a move being called nanny-state politics and environmental activism run amok, Moncton city council passed a surprise motion last night limiting the lighting of outdoor Christmas lights to just one hour per day. The new bylaw imposes a city-wide…

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