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Five Fall Family Adventures in New Brunswick


We are so incredibly lucky to live in a province where autumn truly transforms the land around us. Early October is the perfect backdrop for so many adventures, whether it’s updated family photos, a picturesque…

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Moving From Conflict to Cohesion in New Brunswick Politics


A recent headline in the Globe and Mail captured the heart of what saddens me about our political system: society’s appetite for perpetual conflict too often becomes the focus of politicians’ campaigns and governance. Commenting…

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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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New Brunswick Literature Curriculum a Welcome Addition


There’s a shelf on our family bookcase reserved for East Coast authors. (Yes, I organize by theme, and ‘local interest’ takes centre stage.) I was pleasantly surprised when I took inventory of the New Brunswick…

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Day Trip Ideas in Saint John from Network of Mom’s Michelle Lefrancois


Michelle Lefrancois runs Network of Moms, a website and online community for moms in the Saint John area. She has two lovely little girls and lots for day trip ideas in Saint John!

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Tartan Day No Sew Tutu DIY


New Brunswick’s tartan (which I used for this Tartan Day No Sew Tutu) was created in Gagetown in 1959, commissioned by Lord Beaverbrook. The red used symbolizes the loyalty of both the New Brunswick Regiment and the province’s early Loyalist settlers. The ‘beaver brown’ is a nod to Beaverbrook. The forest green represents our lumber history, while the meadow green stands for agriculture. The blue symoblizes our coastal and inland water, while the threads of gold represent our potential wealth.

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She Said: Let Them Vote


Lowering the voting age to 16 is the way we show our youth that we care about them, that we value them, and that we respect the role they play in our community. That sense of empowerment could change the way a generation sees this province – and not just within our borders. If New Brunswick becomes the first in Canada to take this stand, and talks about it in this way (please, don’t mention drivers’ licences), we could shine a national and even international spotlight on ourselves as a leader in respecting youth.

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She Said: Choose to Be … In This Place


The province is taking a lot of heat this week for its ‘3,000 jobs now’ campaign. Yes, the number is misleading, if not completely false. Single job postings on multiples sites were counted as separate…

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