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    Remembering Becca's words

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 18 Feb 2018

    Early in her battle with brain cancer, Riverview teen Becca Schofield said she did not want her illness to define her.

    It didn’t.

    Becca died Saturday night. Her legacy is thousands of good deeds in her name, all stemming from a simple social media post asking that people be nice to each other, and that they document their good deeds with the cheeky hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.

    In her own words, here is what Becca had to say about her campaign, the…

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    Arts NB awards grants to aspiring artists

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 18 Feb 2018

    FREDERICTON • The New Brunswick Arts Board (Arts NB) has awarded 11 grants totalling $17,916 as part of January's Career Development Program competition.

    In a release, Arts NB said the program is set up to provide professional artists with financial assistance to help them develop their trade through travel, study and promotion. 

    The program is divided into four components:

    Arts by Invitation, which provides assistance for travel to prevent…

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    Winning $25,000 tickets purchased in N.B.

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 18 Feb 2018

    Lottery players have won big in New Brunswick. 

    According to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation's website, the winners of a $25,649 guaranteed prize draw for both Atlantic 49 and Lotto 6/49 purchased their tickets in Saint John. 

    The winner of a $5,000 Keno prize also purchased their ticket in Saint John. 

    Here are your unofficial winning numbers from Saturday's draw:

    Lotto 6/49

    18-29-31-36-47-48

    Bonus: 17

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Business

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    'Genuine carnage' in global markets following Dow drop

    • The Washington Post
    • 06 Feb 2018

    BEIJING • Global markets fell sharply on Tuesday following a volatile day in U.S. trading, renewing questions about whether the long-running global stock rally is heading for a rout and potentially testing President Donald Trump.

    The hard tumble began Tuesday in Asia. Japan's Nikkei stock index closed down nearly 4.7 per cent, recovering from a precipitous 7 per cent plunge earlier in the day. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed down 5.1 per…

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    New discount airline won't touch down in N.B.

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 02 Feb 2018

    Swoop, WestJet's new low-fare, no-frills spinoff airline, won't be flying into New Brunswick.

    The airline unveiled plans Thursday for its first summer in the skies in media events in Hamilton and Abbotsford, B.C, promising to "to change Canadian air travel forever."

    It offered a splashy promotion of $0-fares on the first 2,000 seats it sells online for each of its routes.

    Halifax is the only Atlantic Canadian destination now on Swoop's schedule. 

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    UPDATED: Failed pitch to build $2B underwater cable ‘not dead’: Proponents

    • Legislature Bureau
    • 26 Jan 2018

    Several wind farms that were pitched to be built across New Brunswick as part of a now failed $2-billion bid to supply clean energy to New England could still go ahead, according to project proponents.

    And Nova Scotia-based energy giant Emera, whose pitch it was to build an underwater cable to connect Saint John to Massachusetts, as well as New Brunswick’s Energy minister, maintain there’s still a market out there for the entire project to…

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Sports

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    CFLer gives up his beard in memory of his mom

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 18 Feb 2018

    Mike Filer has a warm heart and a cold face.

    He was happy to show them both at the Jake Thomas Celebrity Curling Classic at the Capital Winter Club Saturday.

    The 28-year-old offensive lineman with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats was one of the guest celebrities brought in to curl at the event, the proceeds of which will be split between the Capital Area Minor Football Association and the Little Rocks junior curling program at…

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    Thomas Curling Classic a sweeping success

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 18 Feb 2018

    The Argos won it all again Saturday.

    The namesakes of the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup champions won the title at the first Jake Thomas Celebrity Curling Classic at the Capital Winter Club. In this case, it was former world junior champion and mate on the current New Brunswick Scotties championship rink Melissa Adams who quarterbacked the team to victory. Billy Thomas -- brother of Jake, the veteran Winnipeg Blue Bomber who helped…

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    Fredericton well represented at Final 12 basketball

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 18 Feb 2018

    The Fredericton area will be well represented at the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association Final 12 basketball championships this week at Harbour Station.

    Both versions of the varsity Fredericton High School Black Kats will play for AAA supremacy, the women taking on the two-time reigning champion Kennbecasis Valley Crusaders, the men lining up against the Saint John High School Greyhounds.

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Opinion

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    Opinion: Something for everyone on Family Day

    • Commentary
    • 16 Feb 2018

    With jam-packed schedules and to-do lists that never seem to end, finding the right balance between working hard and enjoying life with our loved ones is both tricky and increasingly necessary. That is why your government is excited to be celebrating Family Day for the first time this year.

    Your government listens to New Brunswickers. We understand your priorities are growing the economy, creating jobs and supporting families by investing in…

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    Daily Gleaner political cartoon

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 16 Feb 2018

    The Daily Gleaner political cartoon is created by Michael de Adder.

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    Opinion: Greenland salmon – visitors and residents

    • Commentary
    • 16 Feb 2018

    Greenland looms large in Atlantic salmon zeitgeist. Old black and white films showing huge silver fish hauled up in drift nets and being thrown into the hold of ships leave an impression. Although the commercial catch today is way down from historic levels, it still goes against international scientific consensus which says there are not enough Atlantic salmon in the ocean to support a Greenland fishery at all.

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Entertainment

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    Popular bluegrass stars returning to Woodstock stage

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 13 Feb 2018

    It's been a year, but those who took in last March's concert featuring New England's Zink & Company Bluegrass Band, along with local fiddling sensation Layla Cantafio, will have a chance to see the talented performers again. For those who missed last year's concert will have a chance to find out what all the fuss was about. 

    Zink & Co will return to Woodstock High School's McCain Community Theatre on Friday, April 6. And so will Speerville's…

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    Omarosa: 'We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president'

    • The Washington Post
    • 13 Feb 2018

    Former reality star turned White House aide turned reality star Omarosa is still going strong – and spilling tea – as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.

    On Monday night's episode Omarosa, who previously declared on the show that she wouldn't vote for Donald Trump again "in a million years," said that a Mike Pence administration would actually be worse.

    "As bad as ya'll think Trump is you should be worried about Pence," said Omarosa. "So…

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    The surprising lessons we learned from the Fifty Shades trilogy (yes, really)

    • The Washington Post
    • 13 Feb 2018

    We've finally come to the end of the road with the Fifty Shades series, the trilogy of movies – based on E.L. James's best-selling Twilight fan fiction – has earned nearly $1 billion so far at the box office with its titillating promise of S&M-tinged erotica.

    Friday marked the release of the final instalment, Fifty Shades Freed, the weakest of the movies, which will no doubt still rake in money from female audiences looking for Galentine's Day…

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Life

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    Let's Eat! Popular pizza place delivering to N.B.

    • Times & Transcript
    • 17 Feb 2018

    A new pizza place, a meat lovers paradise, and breakfast sandwiches out of a shipping container. Here's this week's Let's Eat!

    Famed N.S. pizza place delivering to N.B.

    Troy Mombourquette says he remembers the party in Halifax like it was yesterday. That fateful night when a friend's family member from New Glasgow showed up with eight boxes of Acropole Pizza. "I remember thinking, 'why would you do that?'" he said. "We live in Halifax.…

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    Two Foodies: Meat lovers paradise at new Moncton restaurant

    • Times & Transcript
    • 16 Feb 2018

    NAME: Station 42

    LOCATION: 42 Highfield St. Moncton 

    CONCEPT: Eat-in, take-out, delivery

    TEL: 384-0420

    ONLINE: station42.ca or search “Station 42” on Facebook

    TYPE OF FOOD: Pub, specializing in sandwiches

    Price*: $

    KEY* ($: Less than $50 for two, without wine, tip and tax - $$: $50 to $75 - $$$: $75 or more)

     

    Jennie’s verdict:

    Station 42 is new to the downtown Moncton restaurant scene, taking up space in the V Hotel and Suites on Highfield St.

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    Home of the Week: Custom-built country living

    • Times & Transcript
    • 15 Feb 2018

    PRICE: $425,000

    EXTERIOR FINISH: Vinyl

    STOREYS: 2

    AGE: 9 years

    SIZE: 3,302 square feet

    HEATING: Electric heat pump

    COOLING: Central air conditioning

    FLOORING: Hardwood, ceramic tile

    BEDROOMS: 3 + 1

    BATHROOMS (full) : 2

    BATHROOMS (partial) : 1

    DESCRIPTION: This private home in Lutes Mountain, minutes from Moncton, is nestled on a treed lot with a large, landscaped backyard. This custom-built house includes an over-sized…

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Arts

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    Rising country star bound for N.B.

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 28 Jan 2018

    SAINT JOHN • An country music award nominee from Alberta will soon embark on his first eastern Canada tour.

    Sherwood Park artist Karac Hendriks will hit the road for a radio tour the first week of February.

    Hendriks said Friday his exact schedule is still being finalized, but his Atlantic stops include Saint John, Fredericton and Halifax. He'll be in the Maritimes from Feb. 5 to 9 before spending a week in Ontario.

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