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Highlights/New Brunswick

Health, Politics

Marijuana warning issued by New Brunswick doctors

“The legalization of marijuana doesn’t make it safe,” reads a statement by the New Brunswick Medical Society. As the representative of that province’s 1,600 doctors, the organization has launched a public education campaign to highlight the health risks that come» 

Shadow and light: the precision art of Jessie Babin

There are always at least two things that happen when people view Jessie Babin’s art. The first is usually along the lines of “very lovely photos”, but when told they are drawn art, the reaction is “Really? Wow, that’s amazing”.» 

History, International, Military

Almost 100 years later, another soldier will be laid to rest

Up until early 1917, there was a distinct possibility that the Allies, Britain, France, Canada and other Commonwealth countries might lose the war. Then  in April came the Canadian-led victory at Vimy Ridge, not hugely significant strategically in the overall» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada history: Feb 8 1839: Aroostook War: the US-UK face-off over Canada

The name comes from the Aroostook River and County now mostly in the US state of Maine. The war pitted the US against Britain and the then colony of New Brunswick. It’s also called “the Pork and Beans War”, mostly» 

Society

Trudeau to visit New Brunswick areas hard hit by ice storm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Atlantic province of New Brunswick today following the ice storm disaster which left thousands of residents without power in its wake. Trudeau is expected to tour the Acadian Peninsula and visit emergency shelters set up» 

Lifestyle

Snow storms hit and it’s not even winter yet

It’s not officially winter yet, but as usual, snow has already hammered parts of Canada. A snowstorm forced the closure of some schools and businesses in the eastern province of New Brunswick and buses were pulled off the road in» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

The lake in winter: not asleep at all.

Winter in the northern hemisphere is a time when many creatures slow down, or even hibernate. In freshwater lakes and rivers, frozen over with ice and covered with snow, it gets darker and cold. Scientists have long thought that very» 

Education, Society

University launches fundraiser, promises support for students

The University of New Brunswick has launched a major fundraising campaign that it hopes will provide $55 million for students in need of financial help, reports Canadian Press. The eastern province of New Brunswick is one of Canada’s poorer provinces» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle

Beautiful music, beautiful setting-Celtic harp-New Brunswick.

Those who live there, and those who visit already know Grand Manan Island is a wonderfully picturesque island in the Bay of Fundy. In many ways, it resembles the scenery of Ireland, or some Scottish Isles.  That makes it a» 

Education, History, Military, Society

Learning about Victoria Cross winners and Canadian history

Canadians in provincial capitals across Canada, and the national capital, Ottawa, will soon see a number of historical banners hanging from light standards in their cities. It’s part of a larger national educational campaign to raise awareness about Canadian participation»