Monthly Archives: April 2006

Rumours abound about ACOA

For those of you that follow such things, you know that the selection of the Minister in charge of ACOA can be a contentious issue. Will he/she be from Nova Scotia? New Brunswick? PEI? Newfoundland? I have heard from two … Continue reading

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Northrop rolling over in his grave

I just heard from someone associated with the Northrop Frye Festival that our good friend Al Hogan over at the Times & Transcript doesn’t seem to like the event. Apparently, he thinks its a bit too elite for his taste. … Continue reading

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Animation nation – the ‘Chi goes digital

I got a fair amount of ‘ho hum’, ‘yeah right’ (s) from a bunch of you when I floated the idea of Miramichi leveraging its great NBCC animation diploma program into an animation cluster. It seems that some people are … Continue reading

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There was a time when people said the Moncton airport would not amount to much. But a few folks got busy. They took on some risk (i.e. debt) they did a few novel things (i.e. departure fees). And, I think, … Continue reading

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Dream trip to New Brunswick ?

I know all the tourism data. The reason why we spent the majority of our tourism advertising dollars on screens and in media in New Brunswick is to keep New Brunswickers home. I realize that this is a bit counter … Continue reading

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Just after 9-11 I made a prediction that George W. Bush would either go down in history as one of the best Presidents or one of the worst Presidents of all time. It seemed to me then, and now, that … Continue reading

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On retirement and Al Hogan

The Times & Transcript is reporting this morning that Moncton is a great place for retirees. In its May issue, the magazine for the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) lists Moncton among the Top 10 places to live for … Continue reading

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Last word on Tanker

The TJ is reporting this morning that Tanker got the Riding office assistance he had ‘requested’ to Premier Lord before quitting and that more goodies are on the way. So, it looks like Tanker got the last laugh (i.e. got … Continue reading

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Kings County Energy Park

The are most likely to suffer from the new Trans Canada highway between Moncton and Fredericton is Sussex. That region is now no longer on the Trans Canada highway and is somewhat orphaned outside the urban zone of Moncton, Saint … Continue reading

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Virtual jobs

This is interesting. The Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection, a website to help assistants connect with each other and with clients, lists five assistants in New Brunswick. There are dozens listed in Ontario and British Columbia, and hundreds on other sites … Continue reading

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