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10 Places to See Before They are Gone!

What do you think of the list? What are your 10 places to see?...
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Billy Graham: Old Truck Radio Talks

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

One hot September afternoon, more than a century ago, a lumberman was tramping through...


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Maritime Inventions Part VII: Food to Washing Machine

In this seventh instalment we look at another variety of Maritime inventions, all of...
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Q/A with Ashley Brown of Hammerthreads

Q/A with Ashley Brown, a.k.a. Hammerthreads The next issue of CreatedHere magazine will soon hit the printers (and yes I will release the cover soon!) and I will be featuring some of the artists who will be a part of it, and also submissions that I just didn’t have room for but still really want…
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April Updates

Hello quilters! Just a few updates for you today.First of all, some exciting news... Karen Neary of Amherst (our Aurifil thread supplier) will be aguest on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan on Monday April 9. It will be "live" at 5p.m. our time. You can find the link to tune in…


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Cirque company Flip FabriQue creates pure magic on stage

Coming to the Playhouse on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m., cirque company Flip FabriQue will wow audiences with their incredible show Catch Me. Created by six alumni of Quebec City Circus School in 2011, Flip FabriQue adopts a creative and collaborative approach to highlight each performer’s strengths, and create pure magic on stage. Their…
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Heather Rankin forges her own musical legacy while honouring her roots

On Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. the Fredericton Playhouse presents a solo performance by famed Cape Breton artist Heather Rankin. After more than 25 years of performing with her siblings as part of The Rankin Family, Heather Rankin has come into her own with A Fine Line, her debut solo album released in 2016.…
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Employment Opportunity: Communications Director

Fredericton Playhouse Inc., a charitable non-profit organization that manages and develops a 709-seat performance venue, has an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time marketing/communications professional to join our team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Director is responsible for the development of the Fredericton Playhouse’s brand and the management and distribution of its external…


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Eastlink Launches Wireless Service in Fredericton

FREDERICTON– After launching in Saint John last month, Eastlink has now launched its wireless service in Fredericton. The company now offers its wireless services in New Brunswick’s three major cities, first launching services in Moncton back in 2016. “We are so pleased to continue the expansion of our wireless service further into New Brunswick,” says…
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Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Honour Leadership, Innovation and Collaboration

In a sentence, NB Power President and CEO Gaëtan Thomas sums up the reasons why household consumers and business owners should focus on energy efficiency measures and technologies. “The cheapest and most environmentally friendly electricity, by far, is the electricity you don’t use,” says Thomas. Thomas says it’s a message that’s resonating with New Brunswickers…
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How An N.B. Fashion Designer Can Help Back Home From Her Base in Toronto

A New Brunswick-born fashion designer who recently moved to Toronto says she hopes to help create more opportunities for those in creative industries back home as her business grows. Dee Wilkie is the founder of the Dee Silkie brand. She was born and raised in Fredericton and graduated in 2012 from the New Brunswick College…


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How to host the perfect Mother’s Day tea party

From tips for creating a stunning tablescape to recipes for delectable sweets, here's how to host a special tea party for Mom this Mother's Day. Celebrate at home this Mother’s Day by hosting a tea party that rivals what even the finest hotels can prepare. With thoughtful planning and a dash of creativity, you can make…
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Insider tips on how to throw an Instagram-ready wedding shower

If a wedding shower isn't 'grammable, is it really worth throwing? We chatted with Pink Peonies blogger Rach Parcell to uncover her tips for throwing a beautiful shower for your friend or family member. Style at Home: Where would you look for beautiful invitations for a wedding shower? Rach Parcell: My favourite place to order prints…
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Jillian Harris’s top 8 design and decor trends

Design and style guru Jillian Harris dishes on the best design trends this year for spring. Springtime is synonymous with rebirth so it's the perfect time to reimagine your home and add some new life to it! If you're looking to shake things up this season, we've got some ideas to help. We checked in…

Local News

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Ticketing panhandlers will hurt the vulnerable, says anti-poverty worker

Giving parking enforcement officers the power to deal with panhandlers in Fredericton will only exacerbate the issue, says a local anti-poverty official. City council approved changes to loitering and begging laws this week, permitting parking commissionaires to write tickets to any violators, but Dan Weston, co-ordinator of the Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization, said the move will…
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Gerry Lowe will seek Liberal nomination for Saint John Harbour

Saint John city councillor and businessman Gerry Lowe will seek the Liberal nomination for Saint John Harbour in the provincial election this September. Lowe made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, confirming rumours that had been circulating for several months. "I feel I can do more for the City of Saint John and my riding by sitting at the…
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Tourism group calls for minister’s resignation over hotel tax

Promoters of the New Brunswick tourism industry are not happy about a Gallant government decision not to introduce a hotel tax and they're calling on the minister of tourism to resign. Ron Drisdelle, the CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, said he was led to believe that Tourism Minister John Ames would…

Odd News

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New Waterford basketball team slip makes America’s Funniest Home Videos final 3

They fall like dominoes. One by one, all 12 players on the Breton Education Centre boys basketball team hit a wet patch in the corner of the gymnasium and slide to the floor, piling onto one another in a jumble of flailing limbs, before scrambling back to their feet to continue their pre-game lap of the court.…
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Mint’s newest coin showcases famous Falcon Lake UFO encounter in Manitoba

One could be forgiven for describing the mint's newest coin as rather otherworldly. The Royal Canadian Mint's newest offering features Manitoba's most famous UFO encounter, which happened in 1967 when Stefan Michalak went looking for precious metals near Falcon Lake. "I was very surprised, frankly. They called me out of the blue and said 'I have this…
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Newfoundlander finds homegrown solution for BBQ brush health hazard

Jason Janes really loves to barbecue. He can be found behind one of the three outside grills at his home in the Humber Valley on Newfoundland's west coast a few times a week, and he keeps things sizzling all year long. "I love things that are low and slow," he said, describing his favourite dish — pulled pork with smoked…

Refuge Canada

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CBC New Brunswick wins 5 RTDNA awards

CBC New Brunswick has earned five awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for an in-depth regional series, in-depth and investigative reporting, innovation, diversity and a radio feature.  Each year, the association honours the best in Canadian journalism with awards for each region. The awards ceremony for the eastern region took place in Halifax on…
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‘We all want peace’: Tima Kurdi speaks in Moncton

EDITOR'S NOTE (GRAPHIC WARNING): This story contains a graphic photograph of a young boy who died, an image some viewers may find disturbing. It is at the bottom of the story, after the last paragraph. We want to give readers the option to not scroll down and to click away from the story if they don't want…
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Canadian man imprisoned for 11 years in Ethiopia returns to Toronto

A Canadian citizen imprisoned in Ethiopia for more than 11 years has returned to Toronto after a gruelling campaign by his family and an international human rights groups to free him.  Bashir Makhtal was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 after he was arrested by Ethiopian authorities for his alleged involvement in an independence movement. Amnesty…

Science Plus

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Emergence client, Dosecann Inc., is hiring: company seeking to fill 11 new positions

We recently announced that Emergence client, Dosecann Inc. has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. of Vancouver for $38 million. Dosecann is a late-stage “Licensed Dealer” applicant. You can read the full story here! Dosecann is developing a suite of cannabis-based health and wellness products for the current medical and future adult use cannabis…
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Welcome to new Emergence client, zpharm

We are happy to extend a warm “EmerGence welcome” to our newest client, Waterloo, Ontario-based zpharm. Welcome to Canada’s bioscience incubation program! Learn more about zpharm here! zpharm is the maker of Cravv® – for smoking cessation. Cravv® is a new, “first of its kind in Canada”, natural health product designed to help reduce nicotine cravings in smokers, making it easier to…
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Discount for Emergence community at Atlantic investor and entrepreneur workshops

We recently announced that Emergence has partnered with the National Angel Capital Organization to deliver a series of workshops across Atlantic Canada for both investors and entrepreneurs. Click here to see that story! The NACO Academy Roadshow, as the series is known, will be presented in all four Atlantic provinces from April 30 – May 04, 2018.…

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