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From Loblaw to Food Banks Via You!

You have no doubt heard of the bread price-fixing scheme that Loblaw Companies Ltd. (that includes the Atlantic SuperStore) has admitted involvement in and...

What Vegans Need to Know About Protein, According to the Experts

Ask any vegan which question they’re most commonly asked and they’ll probably give you the same answer: Where do you get your protein? Decades...

Change is:

“those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw One could add a near endless list of phrases to that thought. Some...

A Tweet For These Days Of Ours: On “The Churchmen”

I’ve argued recently that for our times (and for this winter in particular) it is the things of beauty and art that may best...

Maritime Inventions: Coleman Suspension Innovations

Stephen Leonard Chauncy Coleman was a civil engineer. He graduated from UNB. Coleman was first to propose the use of equalizer bars on the...

A Target in Fredericton

This is what happens when you’re a Target in Fredericton. Can Sears be far behind?

Maritime Inventions: Chestnut Canoe

Wood-and-Canvas Canoe: Inventor: William T. Chestnut, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Patent Nos. (CA 91,848, February 23, 1905; CA 93,181, May 11, 1905; CA 117,374, March 23, 1909) The Chestnut Canoe Company was...

Meet the Market: Family Favourites Jams & Jellies

Sarah Ingersoll can be found most Saturdays at the Boyce Market with her highly sought-after homemade jams. Sarah, along with her sister and a...

A Public Bank for NB?

As previously announced, on October 4th Keith Helmuth delivered a lecture on Public Banks at St. Thomas University to an enthusiastic audience including students...

The “conflicts” of October

Can any month offer more conflicts of emotion than the month of October? The position of the sun and the moon in the sky creates...

Is Public Banking the Solution to NB’s Record Debt?

Keith Helmuth is delivering a talk at St. Thomas University at 7:00 Wednesday, October 4th. Keith’s talk, “The Case for Public Banking in NB...

What’s Really Killing the Right Whales?

The plight of the right whales in the waters off the East Coast has made headlines this summer and continue now that Fall has...

Coal in NB – The Growth, Decline and Benefits

The New Brunswick coal industry experienced steady but slow growth after the 1630s, but entered the modern age and grew quickly after 1892 when...

Violence in Northwest Myanmar Sparks an Information War Online with Anti-Rohingya...

An example of a pro-Rohingya hate speech post disparaging Buddhists in Myanmar, who are accused of committing ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people. Screenshot...

Muslims in the Former Soviet Union Rally Behind Myanmar's Besieged Rohingya

‘Rohingya’. Creative commons image by Flickr user Rockefeller. Over the past few weeks, Russia's North Caucasus republics and the ex-Soviet states of Central Asia have...

Scenes From the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border, Where Rohingya Refugees Are Seeking Refuge...

Screenshot of a Facebook video by Saiful Huq Omi. As Myanmar has brutally cracked down on Rohingya Muslims, forcing many to flee to neighboring Bangladesh,...

Macedonia's Former Ruling Party Accused of Inflaming Xenophobia Ahead of Local...

The anti-migrant campaign has led to violence against some journalistsScreenshots of social media posts and leaked SMS messages inciting supporters of Macedonian political party...

It’s September -the “Meanders” are back!

Every year, as August turns to September, Charlotte county changes not only from the cooler temperatures, as summer turns to fall, but also in...

Thousands of Rohingyas Fleeing Violence Are Stranded on the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

The Rohingya community in Myebon. 2013. Image from Flickr by European Commission DG ECHO. CC BY-NC-ND Violence between an insurgent group and Myanmar's security forces...

Work is episode three

It is understandable that you might think that an education, training and a job would prevent you from experiencing homelessness one day. You'd be...

Heidegger’s Black Notebooks: A Troubled Episode In Modernity’s Thinking

Martin Heidegger, the German philosopher, was one of the most influential thinkers of our times. The fact that his attraction to Nazism, which he...

Afghan Asylum Seekers’ Anti-Deportation Protest in Stockholm Marks Two Weeks

One of the organizers of the protest in Medborgarplatsen, Stockholm, Sweden – August 16th. Image taken from Kateb Media Group with permission. Today marks two...

Deadly Floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal Wreak Havoc

Flood in Biratnagar Airport, Nepal. Screenshot from YouTube video by Deo Creations. A series of terrible floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are disrupting lives...

Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and...

Héctor Molina plant photo: Geisy Guia Delis. Published with permission. The sugar industry has been a cornerstone of Cuba's economy since the colonial period until...
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