Sussex hoping to cash in on potash ice cream

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Sussex — An idea for a new tasty summer treat could be a boon for mind, body and spirit — but it might also spark investment in the local natural resources sector. Last summer, Toronto take-outs turned tidy profits churning out “black ice cream” — soft-serve with added activated charcoal. Now, a Sussex entrepreneur thinks…

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NB Education Dept. rolling out ’emoji grades’

NB Education Dept. rolling out ‘emoji grades’From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Education Dept. rolling out ’emoji grades’

Fredericton — Only three years after introducing a new evaluation system for New Brunswick students, the “achievement scale” system is getting a failing grade from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The provincial government announced today that beginning in the 2018-19 school year,  they will be abandoning the system of achievement scale grading. In its…

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Report: That roadkill is still there

Report: That roadkill is still thereFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Report: That roadkill is still there

Quispamsis — The old expression “Death keeps no calendar” is being proven true this week on the Gondola Point Arterial route 119. A new report out today reveals that a dead raccoon has been on the side of the Quispamsis road for five days, and there is no sign of any plan to remove it….

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Priests encouraging discussions on deer abstinence

Priests encouraging discussions on deer abstinenceFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Priests encouraging discussions on deer abstinence

Saint John — As Saint John city staff look at methods to control deer populations in the Millidgeville area, a local priest is objecting to the promotion of contraception as the chosen method of deer birth control. Church leaders are responding to the city’s possible initiative to capture deer and inject them with a contraceptive…

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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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