Special weather-complaining statement in effect for Atlantic Canada

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Special weather-complaining statement in effect for Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada — In advance of this season’s first blast of miserable winter weather, Environment Canada has issued a “special weather-complaining statement” for the entire Atlantic region. Officials are warning of excessive amounts of griping and grouchiness beginning on Saturday and lasting for all of Sunday. Topics of fussiness will likely include snow accumulation, shovelling, cold…

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Christmas laser projector goes haywire, incinerates house

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Lepreau — After a long day yesterday, the Beams were looking forward to a silent night. But while all was very bright, it certainly was not calm. At 7:36 p.m., Musquash Fire-Rescue Department responded to a house fire on the Beaver Brook Road in Lepreau. When the first truck arrived on the scene, the home…

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Quebecers urged by New Brunswick to say ‘Bonjour-whassup’

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Campbellton — While many are exchanging seasons greetings at this time of year, a different greeting was on the minds of Quebecois last week. Last Thursday, the Quebec National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution formally asking merchants to stop saying the standard “Bonjour-Hi” greeting. Instead, Quebecers were urged greet customers only in French by simply saying “Bonjour.”…

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Seasonal affective disorder misdiagnosed, depression because ‘a lot of things kind of suck right now’

item-thumbnailFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Seasonal affective disorder misdiagnosed, depression because ‘a lot of things kind of suck right now’

Atlantic Canada — Etta James once said, “When I’m singing the blues, I’m singing life.” And, as the weather turns colder and global crises deepen, the lives of many are feeling a lot bleaker than usual. At this time of year Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is often diagnosed, but medical doctors are saying that this year…

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Moncton mandates Christmas lights on just one hour per day

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Moncton — Citizens celebrating Christmas in Moncton will be far less happy and bright this year. In a move being called nanny-state politics and environmental activism run amok, Moncton city council passed a surprise motion last night limiting the lighting of outdoor Christmas lights to just one hour per day. The new bylaw imposes a city-wide…

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Taxes paid by rich down, mattresses stuffed with cash way up

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Rothesay — While the New Brunswick government is checking the couch cushions for extra tax revenue, newly released information shows that the additional cash from well-off taxpayers is harder to find than ever before. In 2015, the Liberal government raised taxes on the wealthiest New Brunswickers, but the “tax the rich” plan backfired dramatically. Instead…

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Saint John ‘broke’, moving in with Rothesay and Quispamsis

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Saint John — Groucho Marx once said, “I’ve worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.” And according to the balance sheet of the city of Saint John, Mayor Don Darling can relate. On Thursday, Darling made the blunt announcement that the city of Saint John is completely “broke,” and the…

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Suspected child ‘draws’ mean picture

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Moncton — An unidentified emotionally disturbed child is the leading suspect in a harassment and littering incident in Moncton this past weekend. Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and newly minted Liberal nominee Courtney Pringle-Carver were startled on Sunday to find hundreds of crude scribblings purporting to be the two women strewn around their neighbourhoods. The so-called…

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