New Brunswick hires Sears engraving kiosks to print new driver’s licences

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswick hires Sears engraving kiosks to print new driver’s licences

Fredericton — While many are still absorbing the impending collapse of another Canadian retail giant, the government of New Brunswick is continuing to “expect more” from Sears Canada. Even though Sears Canada said Tuesday that it plans to close its remaining 130 Canadian outlets, Opportunities New Brunswick is doubling down on its recent partnership with…

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Halifax is #1 city for rattails

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Halifax is #1 city for rattails

Halifax — While Orkin has triggered St. John’s residents over their naming of the city as the ‘rattiest’ place in Atlantic Canada, a different association revealed Halifax to be the leader in a different rat category. The Atlantic Association of Barbers and Hairstylists have named Halifax as the number one city for rattails — a…

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DFO: Second biggest killer of right whales is zombie right whales

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: DFO: Second biggest killer of right whales is zombie right whales

Gulf of St. Lawrence — The North Atlantic right whale has a newly discovered enemy to contend with according to a report just released by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. DFO said today that while blunt force trauma from boat collisions was the leading killer of the almost-extinct species, the unfortunate whales have another…

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Auditor General: Graham gov’t thought it was bailing out Batman, not Atcon

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Auditor General: Graham gov’t thought it was bailing out Batman, not Atcon

Fredericton — On Tuesday, Auditor General Kim MacPherson revealed new details regarding the 2009-2010 Atcon bailout fiasco. In a startling revelation, MacPherson shed light on the most sensitive and embarrassing details of the $63-million loan guarantee disaster that has stained both the former and current provincial Liberal governments. She said that when premier Shawn Graham…

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Sussex hoping to cash in on potash ice cream

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Sussex hoping to cash in on potash ice cream

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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