Monthly Archives: December 2006

Read this one carefully

Read this article about Team Pennyslvania – an initiative that I think has been quite successful at attracting industry to that state. Notice the name of the writer. She is the CEO of a local firm in Pennsylvania. Let that … Continue reading

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N.B.’s population woes are expected to worsen

The Daily Gleaner ran a story yesterday on the population decline in New Brunswick. Campbell Morrison takes a balanced look at the issue. Statistics Canada predicts the decline could mean the province would be home to as few as 708,000 … Continue reading

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Like the proverbial dog with a bone

I like the CBC. Some of the best, if not the best, reporters in New Brunswick are employed by the public broadcaster. But I’ll say this. If Robert Jones got a bee in his bonnet about the root causes of … Continue reading

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Propping up rural communities in Atl. Canada

Another article in a western Canadian paper educating westerners about the excessive federal funds sent to Atlantic Canada to prop up rural communities. This is from the Victoria Times Colonist: Government programs aimed at helping rural areas can easily go … Continue reading

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Groan

Premier Graham is setting up a task force to make recommendations on how the province can become self-sufficient. Why I titled this post ‘groan’ is the last paragraph in the article: While Graham said he’s open to new ideas, taxation … Continue reading

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Idaho?

I have an admission to make. Over the past couple of years, I have been buying up old time music CDs. Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, etc. As if I wasn’t boring enough, now I … Continue reading

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Atlantic Expats for a Knowledge Economy

Interesting. It would seem that a few ex Atlantic Canadians are still interested in the homeland. Do you think they pine for the rolling hills of Albert County? Or the majestic Annapolis Valley? How about the Nord Shore (see below)? … Continue reading

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Do or die for N.B. forestry?

The Telegraph-Journal is running a lead story this morning called “Do or die for N.B. forestry” quoting experts saying that massive change will be required such as downsizing the number of mills, turning the focus away from pulp and reducing … Continue reading

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Drink Up!

Come on, New Brunswickers! Eat, drink, be merry – for tomorrow we will have to read more Al Hogan crap. Not only do we have one of the lowest per capita spends on eating out, we had the second worst … Continue reading

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Christmas wish list

This is likely my final post before Christmas so I’ll end with my Christmas wish list. All I want for Christmas is: A local newspaper that supports good government policy and condemns bad politics (the T&T just savaged the Libs … Continue reading

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