Millennials gorging themselves to qualify for vaccination

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Millennials gorging themselves to qualify for vaccination

Saint John — Like so many other norms shattered by the coronavirus pandemic, the guidelines for “healthy eating” have also changed completely, according to some millennials. Long wait times for their turn to get vaccinated have led some in the cohort to take matters into their own hands…and stomachs. Public Health is reporting a dramatic…

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Quispamsis mayor running for re-election using fake name

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Quispamsis mayor running for re-election using fake name

Quispamsis — There was a last-minute entry into the local mayoral race last Friday. He’s a familiar face that most residents will recognize, but due to a bizarre twist you probably wouldn’t know his name. Current Mayor Gary Clark submitted his paperwork to run for re-election just before the deadline, but in an inexplicable twist…

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People’s Alliance rebrands as ‘PAnon’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: People’s Alliance rebrands as ‘PAnon’

Minto — Where many in the United States see the QAnon movement as a cancer on democracy, New Brunswick’s People’s Alliance Party announced today that it’s doubling down on conspiracy theories. While Trump-like populism, divisiveness and anglo angst have always fuelled the fringe group, Kris Austin says that his made-up party will now also fully…

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‘Be nice to us, we’re not feeling that great,’ says Edmundston

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Be nice to us, we’re not feeling that great,’ says Edmundston

Edmundston — The springtime weather has arrived in Edmundston bringing rain, fog and wind to the northern city. However, one unwelcome change that also arrived is the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. Despite being the latest hot zone in the province, Edmundston residents are asking people to tamp down the negative chatter directed towards them….

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Darling calls on new masochists to run for Saint John mayor

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Darling calls on new masochists to run for Saint John mayor

Saint John — As dusk falls on the mayorship of Don Darling, he is calling on new masochists to run to replace him as mayor of Saint John. In a news conference this week, Darling said that the citizenry needs time to get to know the candidates before the May 10 election so the time…

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Higgs to New Brunswickers: You idiots have disappointed me again

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Higgs to New Brunswickers: You idiots have disappointed me again

Fredericton — Premier Blaine Higgs’s response to today’s announcement of increased coronavirus cases in New Brunswick was not unexpected. Once again, the premier took to the lectern to chide New Brunswickers for whatever the blazes they are doing that is causing cases of the coronavirus in the province to increase. “I’m not angry,” said the…

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New ‘CNN workout’ recommended for couch potatoes

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: New ‘CNN workout’ recommended for couch potatoes

Fredericton — January is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions, breaking old routines and getting back to the gym. However, with the province-wide “orange”-level restrictions in place and the cold winter weather, New Brunswickers often find it much easier to stay at home watching TV and scrolling through their phones. With this in…

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Russell, Higgs move entire province to ‘tangerine’ level

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Russell, Higgs move entire province to ‘tangerine’ level

Fredericton — As the province reels from the news of 27 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the government has decided to move away from the well-known pandemic colour classifications. Starting today, the government will “rebrand” parts of the COVID levels of recovery in an attempt to reduce New Brunswickers’ negative perception of the restrictions. “We…

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