New Brunswick politicians tackle COVID-19 on ‘The Manatee Political Panel’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswick politicians tackle COVID-19 on ‘The Manatee Political Panel’

New Brunswick — While everyone else is staying home and social distancing, our political leaders are hard at work combatting the coronavirus crisis. In this edition of “The Manatee Political Panel,” our intrepid lead anchor Hugh Manatee interviews Blaine Higgs, Kevin Vickers, David Coon and Kris Austin about the government response to the COVID-19 outbreak….

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Introverts advocate for more ‘social distancing’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Introverts advocate for more ‘social distancing’

Atlantic Canada — When Jean-Paul Sartre wrote “Hell is other people” in 1944, there is a group of quiet Maritimers who knew exactly what he meant. And, it’s this group of introverted Canadians who say despite the horrible reason, social distancing to the extreme is the best thing ever. “It’s like all of your obligations…

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Netflix to add 10 New Brunswick-based reality shows

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Netflix to add 10 New Brunswick-based reality shows

Fredericton — You could call it Hollywood East, but it’s better known as the Picture Province to locals. Building on the wild success of Love is Blind — a show where couples who have never met face-to-face get engaged and married — Netflix announced today it will produce 10 new reality shows in 2020. And,…

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VIDEO: ‘Somewhere in New Brunswick: March Break’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: VIDEO: ‘Somewhere in New Brunswick: March Break’

How did you spend your March Break? If you’re like most New Brunswickers, you didn’t spend it somewhere warm and tropical. You were probably at home watching Netflix, jealously hate-liking your friends’ vacation pictures on social media. Or, maybe you did what the Tourism commercials suggest — try to make the best of it by…

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VIDEO: ‘Somewhere in New Brunswick’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: VIDEO: ‘Somewhere in New Brunswick’

It’s February — the dead of winter in New Brunswick. It’s not nice outside…anywhere. It’s either snowy or cold or freezing rain — or all of the above — and most folks are hunkered down and gritting their teeth to get through it. Somewhere in the Picture Province, a couple of average New Brunswickers are…

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Moosehead releases virus to compete with ‘Corona’s virus’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Moosehead releases virus to compete with ‘Corona’s virus’

Saint John — Canada’s oldest independent brewer is attempting to infect what it calls “the world’s most contagious beer trend.” In an epic misunderstanding of current events, newly minted CEO Skippy Oland announced today that Moosehead plans to go toe-to-fungus-ridden-toe with the popular new “virus beer” getting all of the headlines. ‘We realize that Corona’s…

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Duke, Duchess of Sussex moving to Sussex, New Brunswick

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Duke, Duchess of Sussex moving to Sussex, New Brunswick

Sussex — The rampant speculation about Harry and Meghan’s new post-“Megxit” home ended earlier today. Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that the royal couple is planning to make their new Canadian home in the dairy capital of the Maritimes — Sussex, N.B. “Meghan and Harry have always loved Canada, and being…

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Saint John: Develop uptown but don’t change anything

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Saint John: Develop uptown but don’t change anything

Saint John — Concerns over another decrepit building in uptown Saint John has sparked controversy between business interests and heritage advocates. This week, city councillors called upon J.D. Irving to restore a dilapidated building that they own next to a picturesque graveyard as well as their company headquarters. However, J.D. Irving spokesperson Keith Merry pushed…

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