Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Systemic racism in our little corner of the world – it’s real and it’s everywhere

I have mentioned in previous posts that our little province in eastern Canada usually flies under the radar. This can be both a good thing and not so good thing, but by and large it brings a peaceful lifestyle in … Continue reading

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COVID life in our little corner of the world

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Canadian geography or with the profiles of all of its provinces, my little, often-overlooked province of New Brunswick in eastern Canada won’t be a name that rings a bell. Don’t feel bad, … Continue reading

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Do fences make good neighbours? When COVID’s around.

For those of you not schooled in Robert Frost’s poetry, the title of this post refers to his famous poem called Mending Wall. Of course, the point of Frost’s poem, with which I happen to usually agree completely, is that … Continue reading

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Evangeline, Acadia, Refugees, and Resilience

Today, August 15, is National Acadian Day –  la fête nationale de l’acadie. Not only is today National Acadian Day, but our Maritime provinces are in the midst of hosting the 2-week long World Acadian Congress, aka le congrès mondial … Continue reading

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Yes, New Brunswick deserves its own day!

Few people outside the small eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick will know that today is New Brunswick Day. Even fewer will care! In fact, there is nothing historically significant about today – or the first Monday in August – … Continue reading

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Why you should visit Canada’s Maritime provinces

The simplest explanation to why you should come visit our part of the world, tucked away in the northeast corner of North America, is because it is simply the best. But then again, I’m biased! Every place has a story … Continue reading

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Mount Everest just the world’s latest victim of tourist hordes

Thought-provoking article by Kelly McParland in the National Post (May 29, 2019) follows in full, for starters. ‘Once, you travelled the world to see the world. Now, you travel to shoot the perfect selfie. It might seem odd to equate a … Continue reading

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And the folly of governments keeps on marching along

In perusing our overflowing bookshelves for something to read last weekend, I happened to pull out Barbara Tuchman’s The March of Folly, an old goldie from 1984. Oh my goodness, talk about the old saying, “History has a tendency to … Continue reading

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