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This Christmas, support local musicians, too


Imagine a day without any music. No pop tunes on the radio when you wake up. No country twang on the way to work. No Christmas carols playing while you shop downtown. No nighttime jazz…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: The Play Cafe Story


Curiosity is a natural instinct. It’s not uncommon to find yourself wondering about what’s happening in another person’s life, especially when you come to feel like you know the person, even if your relationship is…

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Digitial Influencers have much to offer local businesses


A food tourism expert told our city this week that we need to create a distinctive ‘taste of place’ to stand apart from other Maritime destinations. A key part in doing this, as Culinary Tourism…

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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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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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Faciam Istud – Making Change Happen


I think we could add a tag line to Moncton’s motto of Resurgo: Faciam Istud. Resurgo is a rallying cry, a promise that the city will rise again: from losing its original town charter in…

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Workforce Development Strategy Should Complement Education Plan


The same building blocks of growth mindset and resiliency that are being introduced into the elementary curriculum can help prepare our children for future industry shifts.

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She Said: Inspiring our Economy


It was a big headline this week: Moncton tops the list for commercial and industrial development in Atlantic Canada. Statistics Canada reports that the Greater Moncton Area saw $163.9 million spent on non-residential building construction…

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