Smug know-it-alls, election losers advocate for proportional representation

Smug know-it-alls, election losers advocate for proportional representationFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Smug know-it-alls, election losers advocate for proportional representation

Fredericton — New Brunswickers are preparing themselves for the 1- to 2-day post-election period where people will discuss the electoral system known as proportional representation, before it is totally forgotten again until the next election. Proportional representation is an alternate model to Canada’s existing system of electing democratic representatives, known as “first past the post”…

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Ten-year-old signed to NHL due to parents’ coaching from stands

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Ten-year-old signed to NHL due to parents’ coaching from stands

Riverview — A 10-year-old boy from Riverview has become the youngest player to sign a contract with the National Hockey League, thanks to the relentless onslaught of shouting that he received from his parents. Fifth-grader Austin Leblanc, a student at Riverview East School, has been toiling away in the Novice and Atom leagues for more than 4…

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Alchemy business is bankrupt, province on hook for millions

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Alchemy business is bankrupt, province on hook for millions

Saint John — An innovative business promising huge rewards to the province has filed for bankruptcy protection. Maritime Alchemy, a small technology startup located in uptown Saint John, dashed the hopes of its investors by not delivering on its key value proposition. Having failed in its pursuit of a technical process for turning lead into gold,…

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Blood moon total eclipse a sign that gods displeased with Gallant gov’t

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Blood moon total eclipse a sign that gods displeased with Gallant gov’t

Fredericton — In an event straight out of heathen folklore, the people of New Brunswick have received a spectacular warning that the gods are displeased with the Gallant government. According to a local pagan priest, the Sept. 27/28 super “blood moon” total lunar eclipse is a sign that the provincial government must change course immediately, or…

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NB Power adrenaline junkies itching to start Mactaquac refurbishment project

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Power adrenaline junkies itching to start Mactaquac refurbishment project

Mactaquac — NB Power officials are eagerly awaiting the chance to begin their next high-risk project — the Mactaquac Dam. After just recently finishing the risky and problematic refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear power station, the staff of the Crown corporation desperately wants its next rush of adrenaline that only can come from a…

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Cruise ship passengers say Saint Johners rude, unfriendly

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Cruise ship passengers say Saint Johners rude, unfriendly

Saint John — As one of the largest cruise ships to visit the Renaissance City left port this week, some of the passengers aboard complained that the Saint Johners they met were very unfriendly and extremely rude. “I have no idea what happened,” exclaimed Mayor Mel Norton. “We go out of our way to roll out the proverbial…

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New Brunswickers celebrate Labour Day by working

New Brunswickers celebrate Labour Day by workingFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers celebrate Labour Day by working

Saint John — While some lazy do-nothings are marking the last long weekend of summer vacation with rest and relaxation, many New Brunswickers are honouring Labour Day with – what else – their labour. “The Days of Rest Act clearly stipulates that ‘it is necessary to provide for days of rest from work,’ and it…

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