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Time to Ditch the Drive Through Reputation


I completely understand how New Brunswick came to be called the drive thru province. I’ve driven through many times, including the past two weekends. The Trans-Canada Highway cuts through this province in a way that…

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Non-profit Support Needs to Change


Folks, we need to change the way we approach non-profits in our community. Year after year we’re finding out these cornerstone organizations are floundering to the point of closure. And each time a group comes…

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Say Yes to Yourself, Your Family


My Mom Vocabulary includes well-worn phrases such as “in a moment,” “we can’t do that right now,” and “no, that’s not something we’re going to buy.” But this week, I dropped those phrases and the…

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Summer School Prep


Summer is here, which means our house is focused on September. I’m not trying to wish away the sunshine and lazy days, but with our youngest two scholars heading off to school for the first…

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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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Time to Take the Bus, Moncton


Confession time. I have never ridden on a Codiac Transpo bus. Shocking? Not really. It seems like a lot of folks haven’t. Technically, Codiac Transpo serves about 130,000 residents in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview. I…

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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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