Tag Archives: New Brunswick

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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Thinking about how people impact our lives

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and, as Canadians, we have much to be thankful for. This day alone is a gift to be thankful for here in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Calm, crisp, sunny, and brilliantly decorated with the splendor … Continue reading

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My home town makes national and international news, for the worst possible reason

My husband and I are certifiable news junkies. Every day we sit in the same room together, reading articles on our devices from around the world. We keep picking up our devices to check to see if something new has happened … Continue reading

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