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How Would You Describe Moncton’s Culture?


Heavy metal bands and wrestling events. That was my answer 10 years ago when I was asked to describe Moncton’s culture. I’d been living in the city for a few months, working an early morning…

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Introducing a Growth Mindset in the Classroom


There might not be report card boxes for optimism, resilience, persistence, flexibility, and empathy, but read between the lines of the comments and you’ll find them.

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Project Nice List Challenges Community to Be Kind


Life is about to get very busy for most of us. The month leading up to December 25 is filled with demands: people want our time, our money, our attention. It can become overwhelming, when…

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Attack Politics Should be Under Attack


Premier Brian Gallant makes more than $150,000 a year as premier of this province. That actually doesn’t sound like a huge paycheque for all that the job consumes his life; even his wedding was considered…

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Remembering the Veterans who didn’t serve on the Frontlines


“We should endeavour to educate our younger people to know what it has meant and what has gone.” Those are the words my grandfather, Norman MacPhee, shared with a reporter more than three decades ago….

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New Brunswick Literature Curriculum a Welcome Addition


There’s a shelf on our family bookcase reserved for East Coast authors. (Yes, I organize by theme, and ‘local interest’ takes centre stage.) I was pleasantly surprised when I took inventory of the New Brunswick…

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The Price of Playgrounds


Playgrounds are big business. Did you know that one piece of play equipment suitable for an elementary school has a starting price tag of $50,000? A full design can easily cost in excess of $150,000,…

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She Said: Salisbury Must Prepare for Potential


Salisbury is in an enviable position of being just 25 minutes from the ‘fastest growing urban centre’ on the East Coast – and it’s about to have a brand-new, $16 million elementary school. That’s a huge potential for growth coming to a village of just over 2,000 people with an average home price hovering around $200,000.

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She Said: Localize the Story


I once gave a phone interview to a news agency from my basement. It’s where I was, along with my husband and our three small children, on the morning of June 5, 2014. I was…

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She Said: Creating a Music City


Music City. That’s what some people are hoping Moncton can become. The city, Music / Musique NB, and Music Canada are hosting a symposium here later this month to “identify key strategies and concrete recommendations…

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