Category Archives: Culture & Community

Vimy Ridge Never Leaves You

Vimy Ridge Never Leaves You

Arrive at Vimy Ridge before the sun rises to 8 am. Arrive while the birds are breaking the silent dawn with song. Arrive while mist still lingers and swirls in the shell craters. Stand. Face the monument. Be still. Listen. Feel the powerful sense of presence in this sacred place. Read more »

Perth-Andover’s Gathering of the Scots Festival

Perth-Andover’s Gathering of the Scots Festival

Gathering of the Scots Festival Perth-Andover, NB, Canada May 30th- June 4th, 2107, In the Scottish Highlands of New Brunswick: On a recent trip to Scotland with my family, I took an early morning stroll along a rural road in the small community of Moy, just a few miles south of Inverness… Read more »

Province to host national summit for LGBTQ youth

Province to host national summit for LGBTQ youth

New Brunswick has been selected to host OUTShine, Canada’s LGBTQ youth summit. The bi-annual summit is presented by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, which made the announcement at this year’s summit in Windsor, Ontario. “We are pleased to have been chosen to host this important event that celebrates our LGBTQ youth,” said Education and Early… Read more »

Release of New Brunswick Family Plan report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges

Release of New Brunswick Family Plan report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges

The provincial government has released a report on supporting those with addictions and mental health challenges. The report stems from the stakeholder engagement process to develop the New Brunswick Family Plan. “Good mental health is fundamental to the resilience of individuals, families and communities,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Improving mental health will also increase productivity… Read more »

Book Review: “Black River Road” by Debra Komar

Book Review: “Black River Road” by Debra Komar

Canadian author and retired forensic anthropologist Debra Komar has written her fourth book examining a historical crime, Black River Road. Subtitled “An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character”, Ms. Komar searched back through historical court records to find this unique case of a murder committed outside the city of Saint John. Read more »

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Premier Brian Gallant, who is also minister responsible for Women’s Equality, is encouraging New Brunswickers to seek opportunities for awareness and education during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Every community in New Brunswick has the power to create a supportive and responsive environment for victims of sexual violence,” said Gallant. “We are working with partners to… Read more »

Launch of new seniors’ guide

Launch of new seniors’ guide

The latest New Brunswick Seniors’ Guide to Services and Programs was released recently. “Fostering healthy aging and support for seniors is one of the seven pillars of the New Brunswick Family Plan framework,” said Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris. “Your government is listening to you and getting things done. This guide is just… Read more »

Name of new Saint John elementary school announced

Name of new Saint John elementary school announced

A $20 million school being built in Saint John will be named Seaside Park Elementary School. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement at Havelock School recently. “Improving education is crucial for our economy and for the health of our families and communities,” said Gallant. “We are proud to be building the first new school in… Read more »

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