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Government’s consultation on French Immersion gets failing grade


This isn’t the first time I’ve shared my opinion on this province’s early French Immersion program, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. This week, the education minister announced that “the French Immersion entry…

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Why good parents avoid politics


“Take a gander through the Susan Holt article online. She engages with the tolls in the comments.” That was the text from my husband Wednesday morning. Perfect timing, as I was standing by the coffee…

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Attack Politics Should be Under Attack


Premier Brian Gallant makes more than $150,000 a year as premier of this province. That actually doesn’t sound like a huge paycheque for all that the job consumes his life; even his wedding was considered…

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Courtney Pringle-Carver is a Super Mom – Just Like You & Me


You know how you see another parent and think, Man, they have this thing figured out! Calm, cute kid, awesome job, out on the town, supportive spouse, killer fashion sense – wish I could get…

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She Said: Five Hour Kindergarten in New Brunswick


The province is piloting a five hour Kindergarten class for New Brunswick students in 17 schools, beginning in September 2018. The details are sparse, but the intention seems to be focused on improving and expanding the play-based curriculum model, not just more time sitting in class. New Brunswick’s current four-hour day is among the shortest in the country.

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She Said: Appreciating Celtic Awareness Week in New Brunswick


Creating a week that promotes an appreciation for the Celtic influences in our province can only help deepen our collective pride and understanding of our history, as well as celebrate our current cultural assets. A slow and steady investment in the Gaelic language and culture of Nova Scotia has boosted the language in that province and created employment opportunities and a culture that has retained and attracted many young Gaelic speakers.

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