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Talking to your kids about sex trafficking


We’ve come a long was as a society in terms of what we now teach our children — and ourselves — about personal health. Stigma is slowly being removed from discussions about physical and mental impairment, sexuality, addiction, depression, women’s reproductive health, and many other areas that were once ‘hush hush.’ I think it’s time we add sex trafficking to that list, along with ensuring everyone knows it’s okay to have made a mistake and ask for help.

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A mix of action and empathy needed to address drug addiction


I don’t often find myself in the presence of illegal drugs, and I can’t ever recall witnessing someone use injection drugs, but I thought I had a basic understanding of what is available and the…

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Parlee Beach Parking Cost Keeps Me Away


I love the ocean. Being beside the water inspires me, and comforts me. But I can’t bring myself to head to Parlee Beach, no matter how hot it gets or much I miss the ocean….

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Community Awareness is Key to Civic Engagement


Small actions can have massive impacts. Sometimes in the debates and discussions around civic issues, we forget the importance of the tiny projects and individual actions that create a compound effect in our community. I…

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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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New Brunswick: The Innovation Province


Innovative. Creative. Entrepreneurial. These words much better describe New Brunswick than the still-touted ‘picture province.’ Twice when I’ve been a passenger traveling through this province, I’ve spent the journey reading aloud tidbits from the ‘New…

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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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