Monthly Archives: July 2006

In this case, no news is good news

You know the old story, any publicity is good publicity? Probably not in this case. Vigilante violence shakes serene N.B. tourist townSHAWNA RICHERFrom Tuesday’s Globe and MailGrand Manan, the pretty archipelago in the Bay of Fundy, is typically tranquil, best … Continue reading

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Alec Bruce syndrome

You have heard about the super bugs? Those viruses that are immune to treatment and propagate ferociously? I have identified a new one. It’s called wakin’up-to-reality disease otherwise known as Alec Bruce syndrome. Peter Moreira, a writer for the Halifax … Continue reading

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Like a rolling stone

The Conference Board recently released a report on the importance of Canada’s ‘hub cities’. The problem, at least if you are a NBer, is that there was no NB city in the mix. Only Halifax. Not having a dominant urban … Continue reading

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A lament for high school teacher political consultants

Before I’ve even had coffee this morning. I read in the Telegraph-Journal a commentary from a Saint John-based high school teacher with advice for Shawn Graham on how to win the next election. His strategy? This is cut and paste: … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation

Do we have one of these in New Brunswick?

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The wrath of Al Hogan

Check out the ‘Words to inspire’ section of the Times & Transcript today: Times & TranscriptNews – As published on page d7 on July 25, 2006 Words to inspire People who oppose the authorities are opposing what God has done, … Continue reading

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Getting the ball rolling

This blog is in response to a fairly critical but well penned response to a recent blog about attitude in New Brunswick. If you want the context, read it here. I wanted to bring out the response to the front … Continue reading

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The hidden cost of living

Most would agree, though not all, that it is cheaper to live in New Brunswick than in Ontario, Alberta or BC. Obviously, this depends on your income, where you live in province, etc. but on average it would be cheaper … Continue reading

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The India Bandwagon

It’s official. Every province/state and third world country is targeting India – except New Brunswick. Even those erstwhile Manitobans are getting in on the act. In the past few months, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, BC, Norway, Iceland, Brazil, even the US … Continue reading

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Attitude: We can do better, says Lord

This was the sub-heading in a Telegraph-Journal article today. The gist of the article: New Brunswick has lost its can-do attitude and that’s its biggest obstacle to future prosperity, says the man in charge of hustling jobs for the province.Eloi … Continue reading

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