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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...

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...

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...

Coal Mining in New Brunswick: the Beginning

This series of articles is dedicated in memory of Dr William “Bill” “Doc” Spray, the St Thomas University Professor who got me excited about...

North America’s First Coal Mines

Coal from the Grand Lake area was used as early as 1639 by French traders and settlers at their fort at the mouth of...

Shiny Pieces of Energy

People are usually surprised when I give them a piece of coal. But they start to like the shiny piece of energy, that was...

Time Banking: It’s About Time!

Exchange and barter in the not so distant past were common occurrences in New Brunswick. At times, it enabled people to subsist during financial...

Covered Bridge Workers Are Covered

In my previous reflection on My Mothers Ten Commandments, I considered briefly by way of one illustrating example the very real struggle of workers...

Rogers Small Business Centre in Fredericton hosts networking event

As part of their Small Business Centres launch across the country, Rogers has been hosting free networking events in order to promote local Small...

A Modern Story: Socrates and the Sophists

A recent communication with a colleague prompted a little meditation on the role of the perennial tradition of philosophy that has its roots with...

Architectural Attraction

Last night well over 300 people filled to overflowing a basement gallery in Fredericton's Beaverbrook Art Gallery to hear and see presentations from Maritime...
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