Vaccinated Americans grateful that they can finally get away from ‘the crazies’

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Vaccinated Americans grateful that they can finally get away from ‘the crazies’

Ottawa — Americans love their country, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a break from it once in a while. Yesterday, the federal government announced that fully vaccinated Americans will be able to travel to Canada without quarantining starting August 9. The news could not have come at a better time, as many Americans…

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Listicle: Top 10 New Brunswick vaccine side effects

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 New Brunswick vaccine side effects

Fredericton — Despite the government’s aggressive information campaign about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, over 20 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers still have not received their first dose. Hesitancy over potential side effects, the newness of the vaccine and wild conspiracy theories are causing many to take a “wait and see” approach to…

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Man starting third week of vaccine sick days not ‘milking it,’ he claims

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Man starting third week of vaccine sick days not ‘milking it,’ he claims

Miramichi — A local man is starting his third contiguous week of sick days after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, but claims he is not taking advantage of leeway being granted due to the pandemic. Office worker Trevor Seringue emerged briefly today for the first time in over two weeks to discuss his adverse vaccine reaction…

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Despite new COVID cases, Fredericton first to ‘Green’ level

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Despite new COVID cases, Fredericton first to ‘Green’ level

Fredericton — New Brunswick’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic hit a new milestone today as the Fredericton region became the first zone to move to the “Green” level of recovery. Despite having over two-thirds of the 46 new COVID cases announced since last Friday, Public Health announced today that the Fredericton region is ready to remove…

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Acadian civil war re-enactment causes Fort La Tour fire

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Acadian civil war re-enactment causes Fort La Tour fire

Saint John — In a startling example of history repeating itself, descendants of the Acadian military say that they are responsible for property damage at Fort La Tour that took place early Wednesday morning. While recreating a long-forgotten battle that took place almost 400 years ago, the pretend-soldiers say that they accidentally set the landmark…

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N.B. launches new rapid COVID testing — grandmothers feeling foreheads

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: N.B. launches new rapid COVID testing — grandmothers feeling foreheads

Fredericton — Today, the Higgs government unveiled its new rapid test testing strategy for COVID-19, and this new plan just might come with a kiss on the forehead. In response to the ongoing criticism for not using its stockpile of almost 400,000 rapid tests, the New Brunswick government said today that it is deputizing an…

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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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