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Chocolate Milk and Juice Divide a Province


The milk war isn’t just a Canada/US issue. My social media has been filled with passionate opinions on both sides of the debate regarding New Brunswick’s decision to ban the sale of chocolate milk (and…

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Trust in the Time of Hacking


I’m being held for ransom. My information is, at least. That’s what my bank told the media this week. I’m one of the 90,000 Canadians whose information was hacked by what appears to be Russian-based…

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Province Should Poll Youth Regularly


If it’s good enough for the United Nations, maybe it’s good enough for New Brunswick. The UN’s director general, Michael Moller, says organizations and governments have not been listening closely enough to young people. “The…

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Celebrating Youth in Moncton


“It was a real privilege to see our beautiful city through their eyes.” Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold shared those words on social media this week, reflecting on the morning she spent with a group of…

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Making Moncton a Youthful City


Sometimes, you really should read the comments. Sure, there are armchair politicians and professional complainers, drama llamas and unhappy souls who seem to read online material simply to push negativity into the world. But there…

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What Moncton Could Have Taught Toronto


Moncton is no stranger to the shock and terror felt this week in Toronto. We understand how quickly our sense of security can be shattered. We know what it’s like to ask ‘why’ over and…

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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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