NB Power: 40% of power to come from fidget spinners by 2019

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Power: 40% of power to come from fidget spinners by 2019

Fredericton — While many are focussed on tidal, solar and wind turbines as energy sources of the future, NB Power is now turning its attention to green energy generation efforts from another natural source — the boundless energy of children. President and CEO Gaëtan Thomas announced today that the future of renewable energy in New Brunswick is to harvest…

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Lactose-intolerant man gets sick after drinking Tim Hortons latte

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Lactose-intolerant man gets sick after drinking Tim Hortons latte

St. Stephen — Tim Hortons may be billing its new lattes as “perfectly uncomplicated,” but now the company is being called upon to explain the intestinal complications suffered by one New Brunswick man. On April 26, Tim Hortons rolled out its “new latte” at more than 3,500 restaurants across Canada. Boasting its new great taste and innovative espresso machines, the…

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Donald Arseneault ejected from cabinet after giving Gallant birthday spanking

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Donald Arseneault ejected from cabinet after giving Gallant birthday spanking

Fredericton — Post-Secondary Education Minister Donald Arseneault was the one who got schooled yesterday. The lesson? Don’t spank the premier, even if it’s his birthday. At a news conference yesterday afternoon, the PETL minister appeared to be sullen and embarrassed when Gallant announced that the mischievous minister was being put on “a time out.” The premier said…

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Blaine Higgs’ moustache still missing, presumed dead

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Blaine Higgs’ moustache still missing, presumed dead

Quispamsis — After several days of intense searching, Kennebecasis Valley Regional Police are holding out little hope of locating Blaine Higgs’ moustache alive and well. At this time, the moustache — also the former deputy leader of the provincial Progressive Conservative party — has been missing for more than two weeks, and he is presumed to be…

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Man decries monthly ‘power-shaming’ letters from NB Power

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Man decries monthly ‘power-shaming’ letters from NB Power

Riverview — A local man is all charged up about new monthly letters from NB Power regarding his electricity consumption. He says that he has become a lightning rod for criticism due to rabid environmentalism gone amok, and he is pushing back against what he calls the “liberal nanny state.” Johnny Foudre, a 46-year-old Riverview investment…

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Declassified: Anne Murray was CIA’s deadliest assassin

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Declassified: Anne Murray was CIA’s deadliest assassin

Springhill — In a startling revelation, newly declassified documents from the American Central Intelligence Agency have revealed that one of their deadliest secret agents in the 1970s was Canadian music legend Anne Murray. In a The Manatee exclusive, one of the Grammy-winner’s associates from the dimly lit world of covert operations has stepped forward to confirm…

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Property tax minister to host HGTV series ‘Imaginary Renos’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Property tax minister to host HGTV series ‘Imaginary Renos’

Fredericton — When people undertake renovations, it’s usually to get their house closer to their dream home. However, a new HGTV series hosted by SNB minister Ed Doherty is all about renovation dreams that never come true. “I guess this flap about SNB and property taxes got the attention of the network, and they said…

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Listicle: Top 10 New Brunswick Kijiji ads

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 New Brunswick Kijiji ads

New Brunswick — The winter winds are turning from cold to cool, the sun feels warmer and the first signs of spring are appearing across New Brunswick. Along with putting on shorts as soon as it hits 10 degrees above zero, another N.B. tradition is spring cleaning. Soon, yard sales will spring up across the…

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