New Brunswickers secretly OK with climate change

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Miramichi — As the premiers conclude their meeting with the newly minted Prime Minister on the hot topic of climate change, some New Brunswickers are admitting that they are secretly fine with it. While human activity continues to turn up the heat on the planet, many residents of the Picture Province are not only OK with…

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Confused New Brunswickers mistake victims of crime with criminals

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Sussex — In a colossal misunderstanding, some residents of New Brunswick have mistaken the victims of the ongoing civilian conflict in Sussex with the actual criminals who destroyed much of the town. Now, as the province tries to help the Sussex residents displaced by the conflict, the confusion is causing concern among those who believe…

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Norton: Montreal ‘being pussies’ about raw sewage

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Norton: Montreal ‘being pussies’ about raw sewage

Saint John — Mayor Mel Norton has had enough of the complaining and hand-wringing about Montreal’s sewage release into the St. Lawrence River. In his first public comment on the caca commotion in the City of Saints, Norton says he’s done listening to the whining about wee-wee and it’s time for Montreal to just get it over with already. “In…

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Uninformed jocks want more Syrian referees in New Brunswick

618From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Uninformed jocks want more Syrian referees in New Brunswick

Saint John — Uninformed teenage jocks from all over New Brunswick are banding together with a common message for all levels of government: they want to see more Syrian referees settled in this province as soon as possible, preferably by year-end. “We know all about the Syrian referee crisis,” said 15-year-old jock Asher Gibson. “My…

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Official Languages Commissioner investigating more of her own complaints

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Official Languages Commissioner investigating more of her own complaints

Fredericton — New Brunswick’s Commissioner of Official Languages, Katherine d’Entremont, is launching additional investigations into her own complaints against her friends, family, neighbours and local businesses, after numerous individuals unwittingly failed to meet her unknown expectations. This revelation follows the public disclosure that she filed her own official languages complaint as well as the resulting investigation…

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Listicle: Top 10 NB Halloween costumes for 2015

Listicle: Top 10 NB Halloween costumes for 2015From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 NB Halloween costumes for 2015

New Brunswick — It’s almost upon us: the scariest night of the year! Whether you’re staying home to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, or going to a bash with all your friends, you’ll need a killer costume. Instead of buying a pre-made one at Walmart, why not create your own, New Brunswick-specific costume? Check out The…

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Whoopi Goldberg’s scorching comedy starts bus fire at Moncton casino

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Whoopi Goldberg’s scorching comedy starts bus fire at Moncton casino

Moncton — A fire unintentionally started by comedian Whoopi Goldberg cut short her appearance at Casino New Brunswick on Saturday night. Both the casino and Codiac RCMP have confirmed that Goldberg’s tour bus caught fire near the end of her Oct. 24 show. Goldberg is known for frequent travel via tour bus due to her debilitating…

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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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