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Billy Graham: Old Truck Radio Talks

There were times in the 70s when driving out to, or back from, some meeting...
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The legend of the Giberson Gold

One hot September afternoon, more than a century ago, a lumberman was tramping through heavy...
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12 reasons to visit the Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews

Just before the hustle of Christmas, we decided we needed a little mini vacation –...


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Worldwide Quilting Day

Tomorrow is Worldwide Quilting Day. What are YOU doing to celebrate? Our March meeting is just a few days away - are you ready for our Yard Sale? Bring your items ready to sell, and don't forget your loonies, toofies and bills so you can shop too! And of course, bring your Show and Tell…
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Tired of Winter White and Longing for COLOUR….?

Are you tired of winter? And looking at white? As a quilter and a gardener, I find myself longing for some colour! Yes, I do have lots of colour in my fabric stash, and I've been browsing some gardening catalogues, dreaming of which new perennials to add to my garden this summer. I guess that…
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Maritime Inventions Part VI: Brushes to Saws

In this instalment we look at a variety of Maritime inventions, all of which may...


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Writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote defies gender boxes in spoken word performance

On Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote brings their show Tomboy Survival Guide to the Playhouse stage. Tomboy Survival Guide is part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for dismantling the gender stories we tell ourselves and each other. Coyote, along with an all-tomboy band, invites the audience to…
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City Council provides unanimous support for new performing arts centre location

Last month, Fredericton City Council unanimously decided to move ahead with an expanded version of...
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City Council provides unanimous support for new performing arts centre location

Last month, Fredericton City Council unanimously decided to move ahead with an expanded version of the existing Playhouse’s Queen Street site as the location for a new regional performing arts centre. This latest decision is a huge step forward in the project, and our organization is eagerly moving ahead at a more rapid pace on…


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That Bench in the Park

That Bench in the Park Norm Skelton / February 14, 2018 “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self-interest.” John Glenn   That Bench in the Park?,…
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ReadyPass and BrewHopper Poised To Grow Under New Company

FREDERICTON– Two New Brunswick startups have merged and are now offering their products under a new company name. BrewHopper, a craft beer tourism tech company and ReadyPass, a smart software company for transit agencies, are now being run by a new company called Expedition Connect. The new owners say this means more growth for both…
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Junior Achievement N.B. Names Three to Business Hall of Fame

FREDERICTON – Junior Achievement New Brunswick (JANB) has named three new members to its Business Hall of Fame. It was announced over the weekend that James M. Crosby Jr., Gordie Lavoie and Mike Timani will be inducted at the 22nd annual gala at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton on November 1. President and CEO of JANB Connie…


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High/low: Trendy coral living room

This chic coral-toned living room was created on both an aquarium-sized and an oceanic budget. Can you tell the difference? You can put this living room together, even on a millennial budget.   HIGH: $13,702 1 Printing, Pikto, $134; 2 Printing, Pikto, $81; 3 Floor lamp, Shelter, $469; 4 Sectional, EQ3, $3,299; 5 Toss cushion,…
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Style destination: Tofino

How to spend three days in Tofino, British Columbia. From surfing and whale-spotting to hot spring hopping and even shopping, a stint in this tiny West Coast town is all about adventure.   DAY 1 You’re here! Breathe in that spicy-sweet air, take in the sylvan surroundings and feel your tension subside. Check into Tofino…
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A foolproof guide to choosing paint for every room

Design experts from across the country share their favourite hues to help you pick the perfect paint for each room in your home. KITCHEN Image: Donna Griffith | Design: Orsi Panos Interiors   1 CINDER AF-705, Benjamin Moore. “Cinder strikes a perfect balance between light and dark, keeping a kitchen feeling timeless but still dynamic…

Local News

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Marshalls store construction will end 2-year vacancy in Saint John’s largest mall

Work has begun on converting 43,000 vacant square feet in Saint John's largest shopping mall into a Marshalls store that's scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. "We recently started the renovation," said Tanya McCluskey-Kelly  ofPrimaris, the company that manages McAllister Place. "It's going to be a great addition. It's going to attract new…
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2/3 of Fredericton residents in favour of Sunday transit service, survey suggests

The people of Fredericton have spoken, and at least two-thirds of them want to be able to take the bus on Sundays. That's according to a City of Fredericton's survey on public transit. The survey was conducted by consulting firm Stantec as part of its work preparing a strategic plan for Fredericton Transit. The initial results…
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4 UNB students tout converting cars to electric their way

Four engineering students hope to help New Brunswickers steer clear of the gas pump in the future. Michael Barnhill, Nicolas Dowling, Isaac Barkhouse and Sam Poirier believe they've developed a more efficient way to convert gasoline engines to electric. "Car conversions have been around since the '80s," Dowling said. "This is not new technology. "For our…

Odd News

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P.E.I. grandmother keeps snowball in her freezer for more than a decade

It's not often people want to hang onto winter, but a Summerside, P.E.I., woman has kept a piece of it in her freezer for over a decade: a snowball in a Ziploc bag. The snowball isn't just any old ball of ice, however, it was a gift from her granddaughter 11 years ago. "It's very special," says Mae Arsenault.…
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Egyptian alchemist’s recipe brings ancient beer to life in Winnipeg

An idea that began when a classicist went to a brewery to sip beers and ponder the history of hops has brought to life an ancient ale. It took hours of translating, milling and baking, but ale experimenters in Winnipeg have finally sipped a beer created from a fourth-century Egyptian alchemist's recipe. "If you expect…
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Giant, record-class walleye caught and released near Dryden, Ont.

A potentially record-breaking walleye got the break of its life last weekend. On March 10, Robert Monty of Dryden, Ont., caught and released a giant walleye that he said was record-book calibre. The experienced angler had no idea when he started on the water near the northwestern Ontario city that day, it would end with…

Refuge Canada

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Housing First Fredericton looking for city land to build micro-homes

A group trying to end homelessness in Fredericton is asking the city for land to put up eight micro-homes, meant to help people transition out of the shelter system. Housing First has raised almost $1 million, and it hopes to raise $1.4 million so it can build 40 micro-homes over three years. Now it's in…
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Canadian oil, Trudeau targeted by notorious Russian troll farm that meddled in U.S. election

The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the U.S. presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets, including the country's oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Evidence is embedded in data made publicly available through investigations in the United States, where congressional probes have been examining Russian information campaigns following the…
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Erbil, Seattle, Vancouver: why one asylum seeker walked across the border into B.C.

On a rainy day last November, 38-year-old Ribwar Omar woke up in a Seattle hotel room and packed all his worldly belongings into a backpack he'd brought with him from Erbil, Iraq. He boarded a train, then three buses, momentarily lost before arriving in the town of Blaine, Wash., just south of the Canadian border. Omar had landed in New…

Science Plus

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Happy Pi Day! What you might not know about the number that never ends

Here are some fun facts for those looking to celebrate math's big day. It's not every...
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Maritime Inventions: Part V

John Patch developed his propeller in the winter of 1832-1833, The Canadian Patent System was...
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Workshop on IP: Presented by Emergence Partner, BLG – and you are personally invited!

Intellectual property (IP) rights are valuable assets for your venture – possibly even the most...

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