New study: Best time to start French immersion is at birth

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New study: Best time to start French immersion is at birth

Fredericton — Educators and French-second-language advocates are reeling from a new study released today on the best entry point for students to start French immersion. The new research shows that the most advantageous time to begin French immersion isn’t Grade 5 or Grade 3 or even Grade 1. To get the best outcomes for mastering…

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DNA test reveals NB Power CEO is one-quarter smart meter

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: DNA test reveals NB Power CEO is one-quarter smart meter

Fredericton — The NB Power communications team was in full damage-control mode today after a shocking report was leaked to the media last night. The electrifying memo revealed the results of the NB Power CEO’s Ancestry DNA test, showing that Gaëtan Thomas is three-quarters human being and one-quarter smart meter. The confidential document outlined irrefutable…

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NB gov’t finally admits no cellphones while driving a hoax

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB gov’t finally admits no cellphones while driving a hoax

Saint John — What’s black and white and taken seriously by almost no one? You guessed it — New Brunswick’s cellphone ban while driving. And, New Brunswick’s minister of Public Safety is finally admitting the law was never intended to be enforced. The panned ban was actually a practical joke on the province’s police that…

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New carbon tax causes internet boycott of the environment

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New carbon tax causes internet boycott of the environment

Saint John — At the stroke of midnight, a new carbon tax came into effect at the gas pumps in New Brunswick, and with it a new reason to be pissed at the federal government. However, the new tax is also having some unintended consequences. Since early this morning, social media has become rife with…

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Premier Higgs gives thrifty tips on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Premier Higgs gives thrifty tips on this week’s Manatee Political Panel

Fredericton — According to New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, it’s time for a wakeup call. With the provincial budget coming out on Tuesday, Higgs says that it will be tough love for a province that’s been on a spending spree for the past decade. But don’t worry your pretty little head! To help us make…

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Every child will have a different French immersion start date

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Every child will have a different French immersion start date

Fredericton — The Higgs government announced yesterday that it has abandoned a “one size fits all” approach to French immersion education in New Brunswick. On Thursday, the provincial government said that once again it will begin mucking around with the French immersion entry point for elementary school students. However, it says it will now take…

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‘Zombie deer’ feast on Rothesay and Quispamsis residents

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Zombie deer’ feast on Rothesay and Quispamsis residents

Kennebecasis Valley — An action plan to drastically cull the deer overpopulation in southwestern New Brunswick came too late for residents of Rothesay and Quispamsis. On Tuesday, deer infected with the now-infamous “zombie deer disease” violently murdered and consumed an estimated 12,000 Valley residents in a horrifying feeding frenzy. Now, violent herds of undead deer…

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Confirmed: The snowplow driver hates you

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Confirmed: The snowplow driver hates you

Atlantic Canada — After years of suspected disdain and troubling behaviour, it was finally confirmed Wednesday that the snowplow driver vehemently hates you. Not only that, it was also affirmed that the plow operator waits for you to finish removing the snow from the end of your driveway, and then he deliberately fills it right…

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