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    Mixed bag of precipitation for N.B.

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 19 Feb 2018

    Warm, soggy weather is on its way. 

    Environment Canada is forecasting that much of the province will see temperatures above freezing, coinciding with a mix of precipitation falling on Family Day. Fredericton is expecting a high of 7 C and Saint John and Moncton are expected to hit 5 C on Monday.

    In northern parts of the province, a special weather statement is in effect. 

    Environment Canada says a mixture of rain, snow and a risk of freezing…

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    Becca Schofield dies: 'One girl with one big heart'

    • 18 Feb 2018

    Rebecca Schofield has died.

    The Riverview teen, who became known far beyond New Brunswick for her social media wish that people be nicer to each other, died surrounded by family at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, a date commonly recognized around the world as Random Acts of Kindness Day.  

    She was 18 years old.

    Becca was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 and in December of 2016, doctors told her the cancer was terminal.

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    Remembering Becca's words

    • 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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    '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.

    • 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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    Startup Sussex supports ideas, no matter how small

    • Kings County Record
    • 27 Jan 2018

    SUSSEX • No matter how small or silly you think your business idea may be, Matt White wants you to know he is listening.

     White, a community builder with Startup Sussex, is part of the group that aims to help bring people's business ideas to life. 

    The group is made up of community builders and partners who come from different “aspects of life” and areas of the community, White explained. 

    Startup Sussex is part of Startup Canada, a national…

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    Sledge programs in Sussex continue to grow

    • Kings County Record
    • 17 Feb 2018

    SUSSEX • What started out as a way of giving one child the opportunity to get on the ice regardless of his disability has grown to help many other people, and is continuing to thrive.

    The Parallel Program, which started in Sussex and has been picked up on a national scale, is continuing to grow, said program developer Stacey Charlton. She runs the program Mondays and Wednesdays where kids both with and without disabilities are on the ice…

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    N.B. baseball star spreading his hitting gospel to San Diego

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 16 Feb 2018

    Matt Stairs is still introducing himself to some of the players he'll be working with this season as the new hitting coach with the San Diego Padres.

    His calling card arrived Wednesday.

    Freddy Galvis was one of his disciples last season when both were with the Philadelphia Phillies. Galvis, the 28-year-old switch-hitting shortstop, had the finest statistical season of his career last year, with Stairs serving as the team's hitting coach.

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    N.B. runner named to Canada's world championships team

    • 15 Feb 2018

    Moncton standout runner Geneviève Lalonde has received another international assignment from Athletics Canada.

    Lalonde has been named to the Canadian team competing at the World Indoor Track and Field championships March 1-4 in Birmingham, England. Athletics Canada announced the 14-member roster on Wednesday.

    Lalonde, 26, is entered in the 3,000 metres at the world championships.

    “The World Indoor Championships in Birmingham are a great…

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    Olympic Matters: One moment in time

    • 09 Feb 2018

    I willingly get up early for three reasons only: Christmas morning, to catch a flight, and to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

    This morning, as things got underway 13 hours ahead in PyeongChang, South Korea, I cheerfully set my alarm for dumb o’clock, made a pot of coffee and sat transfixed for three hours, watching the predictably weird parade of Olympic pageantry, mass interpretive dance and national team uniforms. It is…

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    Editorial: Sunday shopping hours should be set by business, not council

    • Kings County Record
    • 05 Feb 2018

    The debate around Sunday shopping has started from a very different place than it did a dozen years ago when the people of Sussex went to battle over the issue.

    It was heated within the community as family members spoke up for loved ones they didn't want to see behind a counter on Sundays. Clergy felt it was vital that people not be held back from their time of worship. Some businesses were adamant that their livelihoods depended on that Sunday…

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    Editorial: Repair money should stay in community impacted

    • Kings County Record
    • 29 Jan 2018

    When PotashCorp delivered its harsh blow of a mine suspension to the Sussex region two years ago, the company knew it was delivering devastating news.

    Certainly for the 400-plus people put out of work that day the announcement was crippling.

    But the pain went much deeper than that. Contract workers with jobs on the Picadilly and Penobsquis mine sites were instantly without a pay cheque, businesses that served the mines or its well-paid staff took…

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    Peter Rabbit disrespects the classic children's books

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 12 Feb 2018

    Rated G

    Starring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste

    Screenplay by: Rob Lieber and Will Gluck

    Directed by: Will Gluck

    Runtime: 93 minutes

    Doug's Grade: C-

    We aren't even two months into 2018, and already there are two live-action adaptations of beloved British children's books. After last month's Paddington 2, we now have Peter Rabbit, a film adaptation…

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    Jim Cuddy on life, death and the Big Dipper

    • 10 Feb 2018

    Blue Rodeo co-founder Jim Cuddy doesn’t consider himself a workaholic. He just wants to make the most of the time he’s got.

    That might help explain why Cuddy decided to launch his fourth solo album, Constellation, during a planned stretch of downtime from Blue Rodeo.

    “I think there are a couple of points of view on the whole notion of taking time off,” Cuddy says, speaking in advance of the Jim Cuddy Band's almost sold-out show at Casino New…

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    N.B.-born filmmaker 'a handshake away' from series

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 07 Feb 2018

    Jon Mann was born in Fredericton and now lives in Halifax. But a lot of his future is tied up in Wolfville.

    The sleepy university town is the setting for the script the 28-year-old filmmaker and his writing partner, actor Rob Ramsay, will take to the Banff World Media Festival in June. The friends met while they were students at Acadia University, and worked together on a 58-page script that – eventually – became the pilot for a one-hour…

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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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    TADD group to raise funds to attend upcoming conference

    • Kings County Record
    • 17 Feb 2018

    BELLEISLE • A student group in Belleisle committed to raising awareness about the dangers of impaired driving will begin raising funds to attend a conference this spring.

    The Teens Against Drinking and Driving (TADD) group at Belleisle Regional High School will be hosting upcoming fundraisers in an effort to raise money to attend the Canadian Youth Against Impaired Driving Conference in Ontario.

    TADD is a group led by student volunteers who aim…

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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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