Category Archives: Culture & Community

Groundhog Day Predictions For 2018

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 The three main meteorological Marmots have spoken. Shubenacadie Sam did not see his shadow today in Nova Scotia, meaning an early spring for our region. Punxatawney Phil did see his shadow so he says six more weeks of winter for the US Wiarton Willie in Ontario also saw his… Read more »

New ESJ Board Chair Andrew Oland ‘Excited About the Future of Saint John’

Jan 18, 2018 by  Cherise Letson        Andrew Oland Image: Cherise Letson/Huddle SAINT JOHN – Moosehead Breweries president Andrew Oland is the new board chair of Enterprise Saint John (ESJ), the region’s economic development agency announced Thursday. Oland takes over the position as board chair effective immediately. The move comes at the time of other… Read more »

Situation ‘Pretty Much Stable’ After Latest Storm, EMO Says

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 The latest storm to hammer our region brought evacuations, road washouts, power outages and more but the current situation is described as pretty much stable. That’s according to Robert Duguay of the New Brunswick Emergency Measure Organization who says that they are still watching a few isolated cases in… Read more »

Saint John Hosting 2019 National Skating Championships

Saint John has been named the host of a national skating competition that will see the best of the best in Canada hit the ice at Harbour Station. The 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships will be held in the city from January 13th to the 20th and is expected to bring about $2.5-million in economic… Read more »

More Blood Donors Needed After Recent Bad Weather

Canadian Blood Services estimates it lost about 400 blood donations in the region last week due to the so-called “weather bomb”. Numerous blood collection clinics had to be cancelled and the agency has issued a plea for more donors to help replenish supplies. CBS says it’s important to build up inventory during the winter to… Read more »

Red Cross Disaster Management Teams Seeking Volunteers

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018 The Canadian Red Cross is looking for new volunteers to join its various disaster Saint John Team Leader Christy Jacquard says there is certain criteria you must meet. These include be at least 19 years old, have a valid driver’s licence, and a clear criminal reference check. You must… Read more »

New Business Wants to Help Seniors Age in Place

  Posted on January 2, 2018 by Eleanor MacLean For years, Judy Lane heard stories from families struggling to find the right services to meet the needs of their aging parents. While many ended up in special care or nursing homes, it wasn’t always what they wanted. “Many seniors struggle to find and coordinate various service providers to… Read more »

Saint John Will Host The First WE Event In New Brunswick

Like Toronto and Vancouver,  Saint John is joining the WE movement. The event WE BELIEVE-in support of WE is coming to Harbour Station on May 17th featuring 7000 middle school students, motivational speakers and lots of music. Hampton Middle school teacher Dan Foote says in previous years only a few kids from each school could… Read more »

Young immigrants get help becoming New Brunswick leaders

New Canadians chosen to be part of a leadership program in New Brunswick that starts on Friday. (Imagine NB) By Elizabeth Fraser, CBC News Posted: Dec 08, 2017 Imagine NB, a two-year bilingual leadership “accelerator,” is aimed at teaching immigrant youth the skills to be decision-makers in areas they’re passionate about. “If we want to attract more new… Read more »

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