Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Emancipation Day comes to Canada

There’s so much happening in our little corner of Canada this weekend. You might say that in New Brunswick we are being emancipated from the emergency restrictions put in place to combat COVID.  Starting yesterday, the province that cut off … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: including President Biden’s obvious concern for the welfare of Canadians

A few fellow bloggers I follow often have a Gratitude Sunday post; I thought maybe I’d give it a try considering all that I have to be grateful for this week.  Aside from the over-the-top joy of seeing both families … Continue reading

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A unicorn in the woods, even angels, and not because of Halloween

I’ve always been a believer in unicorns, because … why not? They could exist! Wouldn’t that be something, to be the first person to actually see one of those magical, mystical animals?! And what about angels? I believe in them, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving in 2020: Give thanks, not COVID

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! For the non-Canadians among you, yes, this is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. It’s always the second Monday in October, to be precise, but no need to wait until Monday when you’ve got a long weekend. Almost always … Continue reading

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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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