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Technoethics Teaching Needed for All


Criminal mastermind or misguided teen. A young man from Nova Scotia is presented as both this week, as that province struggles with an information breech that highlights our collective deficiencies when it comes to keeping…

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Parenting in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


I often do that age-old adult shtick of asking my kids what they want to be when they grow up. Somedays, they’re pretty traditional with their answers. Policeman. Fire fighter. Dentist. Somedays, they’re more creative….

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Embracing New Brunswick’s Creativity


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about creativity. It’s a complicated word, as the connotations vary from thoughts of artistic masterpieces to crafty aunts to professional innovation. I also think it can be a key…

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New Law Encourages ‘Free Range’ Parenting


For the better part of the 20th century, children were trusted to make their way home from school and remain unsupervised for hours at a time. Now, we need laws to protect parents who want…

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Positive Attitudes Needed for Population Growth


New Brunswick’s efforts to attract and retain immigrants is making headlines again. And again, I’m left wondering what we’re doing to attract and retain everyone who doesn’t identify as an immigrant – and why we…

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Teaching Mental Health Awareness through Heritage Minutes


Like most Canadians my age, I have a special infinity for Heritage Minutes. I recall one particular road trip during which my friend and I tried to recall every topic and personality covered in the…

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Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs Could Boost Economy


‘Business is better when women are in business. We are all better when women are in business.’ Cape Breton Voices. ‘Community over competition.’ Ms. New Brunswick. ‘Inspiring women in Atlantic Canada: Not a supply problem.’…

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Budget Needs a Work-Life Balance Lens


Much is being made of this federal budget’s gender-equality mandate,but I think the terminology is doing a disservice to the intent and distracting from the real work that must be done. We don’t need a…

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The Lockdown Generation Comes of Age


These students have grown up under the threat of school shootings. They were just being born when Columbine happened. They were just entering their teens when Sandy Hook happened. They are the first generation to truly grow up with this type of gun violence – and they are about to start voting.

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How Much Does it Cost New Brunswick to Have Two License Plates?


I cannot tell you my license plate number. I can tell you the Nova Scotia plate on the 1984 Ford truck we sold when I was in elementary school. I can tell you the Alberta…

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