New Brunswickers long for death’s sweet embrace

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers long for death’s sweet embrace

Moncton — While the spring weather envelops New Brunswick in brilliant sunshine, new life and warmer temperatures, many shiftless citizens of the province are longing subconsciously for the final release of their grave’s cold, eternal sleep. Some are speculating that many New Brunswickers are trying to end their hopeless, miserable existence by knowingly indulging in…

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Gallant gov’t asking what other bills should be dropped

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Fredericton — Next stop: back to committee? As the Liberal government prepares to move forward with its controversial omnibus Bill 24, they are stopping to ask the citizens if there are any other clauses or bills that should be dropped. With one onerous change removed from Bill 24 and two other controversial bills sent back to…

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Katherine d’Entremont’s volleyball coaching under fire online

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Katherine d’Entremont’s volleyball coaching under fire online

Sussex — Lately Katherine d’Entremont has been causing controversy for her contentious questions of the public service, but new accusations are being levied against her on social media. While she has been under intense scrutiny for her bilingualism investigation of security guards, she’s now also under fire for her coaching work with volleyball point guards….

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Municipalities refuse to put flags at half-mast for Jesus

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Municipalities refuse to put flags at half-mast for Jesus

New Brunswick — He may be the son of God, but the anniversary of his death and resurrection is pulling little weight with municipalities in New Brunswick. While some churches petitioned the mayors of the province’s largest municipalities to lower their flags in recognition of Easter, the cities’ response has local Christians in a flap….

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Local retiree again passed over for Senate appointment

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Local retiree again passed over for Senate appointment

Saint John — Harold Blanchard is still holding out hope that his absence is making the prime minister’s heart grow fonder. In another shocking personal frustration, the local retiree was passed over again for an appointment to the Senate of Canada late last week. Despite years of public service as a government critic, the Saint John…

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500,000 leave NB after reading Maclean’s article

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New Brunswick — Apparently misery does not always like company. In a historic outmigration, hundreds of thousands of New Brunswickers have suddenly left the province after reading an article in Maclean’s last week called “Can Anything Save New Brunswick?” After digesting the discouraging dissertation on New Brunswick’s demographic, political and language woes, now over a half-million have given up and…

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NB fiddleheads poison President Obama at state dinner

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Washington, D.C. — The red carpet may have been rolled out for Canadians in the U.S. capital late last week week, but some New Brunswick cuisine at Thursday night’s State Dinner has left the guests feeling green. During the multi-course meal, it appears as though an improperly cooked dish damned the dinner and disgusted the diners….

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Trump says no wall on Canadian border, except for New Brunswick 

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Trump says no wall on Canadian border, except for New Brunswick

Saint John — Residents of the southwestern corner of the province are wondering if they will be testing the old saying “Good fences make good neighbours” next year. The leading Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, said yesterday that there will be no wall along the Canadian border except in one particular case — New…

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