Bus riders suggest ways to improve Saint John transit service

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Bus riders suggest ways to improve Saint John transit service

Saint John — While some Port City bus riders might feel like they are travelling in a limo that’s 40 feet long, it seems that many more have several suggestions on how to make the city’s bus service better. And, while some ideas are more practical than others, the Transit Authority says it’s listening to…

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Shit levels low enough today to swim at Parlee Beach again

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Shit levels low enough today to swim at Parlee Beach again

Shediac — It’s not bullshit. After three days of “no swimming” advisories at Parlee Beach Provincial Park, the government says that shit contamination levels once again are low enough to enjoy a wonderful day of swimming. However, officials are saying to watch out for advisories because the levels of bacteria from human shit can rise…

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Report: Teenage son not doing anything in there

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Report: Teenage son not doing anything in there

Moncton — The old saying goes, “When one door closes, another one opens.” But that is not the case with 16-year-old Moncton teen Brandon Jackson. The young man has started to spend extended periods of time behind closed doors in his parents’ home. But, according to a new report from Jackson himself, he’s not doing…

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Brian Gallant’s secret tapes leaked to media

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Brian Gallant’s secret tapes leaked to media

Fredericton — On the heels of the release of secret recordings between U.S. President Donald Trump and his personal fixer Michael Cohen, a similar leak in New Brunswick is making the premier go prematurely grey. In a hair-raising revelation, new recordings released today to the Legislative press gallery show that the youthful premier has a…

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Trudeau adds New Brunswick dog to cabinet

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Trudeau adds New Brunswick dog to cabinet

Ottawa — Days of dogged speculation has finally ended with the Trudeau government’s announcement of a new 30-person cabinet. And, New Brunswick has earned an enviable third spot in the PM’s inner circle. However, the novice unelected New Brunswicker in cabinet has tongues wagging across the country. Today, Trudeau lifted his leg on parliamentary conventions and…

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American: More of us would move to Canada if it wasn’t for ‘all of them commies’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: American: More of us would move to Canada if it wasn’t for ‘all of them commies’

U.S. Border — Despite the turmoil and outrage in the United States, crossing the river from Calais to St. Stephen is still a bridge too far for most Americans. Since U.S. president Donald Trump’s summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday, there has been a noticeable spike in Americans searching for a new place…

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BREAKING: Woman climbs Big Potato in New Brunswick

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: BREAKING: Woman climbs Big Potato in New Brunswick

Maugerville — A local foodie is trying to take the starch out of keto diet advocates. One hour ago, a Doaktown woman climbed to the top of the “Big Potato” in Maugerville to protest the popular high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. And, she’s not coming down until Canadians start making carbohydrates great again. “It’s time to revive…

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Lobster fishermen now only able to catch lobster from shore

item-thumbnailFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Lobster fishermen now only able to catch lobster from shore

Caraquet — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has revealed the most restrictive measures so far on lobster fishing in New Brunswick. But, New Brunswick lobster fishermen are saying that when scrutinized, DFO’s latest plan to save the whales doesn’t hold water. In a news release, DFO said today that lobster fishermen are no longer…

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