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Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Brunswick’s economy projected to grow in 2017

New Brunswick’s economy projected to grow in 2017

The Conference Board of Canada recently announced a GDP growth projection of 0.2 per cent for New Brunswick in 2016 and 1.4 per cent for 2017. “New Brunswickers are working hard and it is showing,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “Because of the efforts of New Brunswick businesses, we have seen record economic growth in 2015… Read more »

Make buying locally a holiday tradition

Make buying locally a holiday tradition

The provincial government is urging the public to buy local as they purchase gifts and food for the holidays. Interested individuals may visit their local farmers market, or a local butcher or fish merchant as they prepare for holiday feasts. They may also purchase uniquely New Brunswick gifts. Following are some tips for including local… Read more »

Legislation being introduced to help fund free tuition

Legislation being introduced to help fund free tuition

The provincial government will take another step in implementing changes to post-secondary education financing for students by introducing legislation tomorrow to eliminate the provincial education and tuition tax credits, as announced last spring. “We are listening to New Brunswickers who have told us that we need upfront assistance for students with the greatest need to… Read more »

Advocate releases State of the Child Report

Advocate releases State of the Child Report

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released its eighth annual State of the Child Report today at a breakfast for government members and senior civil servants in Fredericton. The release of the report coincides with the 25th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The… Read more »

Promoting Locally Grown Christmas Trees

Promoting Locally Grown Christmas Trees

New Brunswickers are encouraged to spruce up their homes this holiday season by taking home local, sustainably grown Christmas trees. “Whether you buy from a retail vendor or harvest it yourself at a tree farm, choosing a sustainably grown, local Christmas tree is a fun and easy way to support New Brunswick’s farmers and your… Read more »

Buying Local During Holiday Season

Buying Local During Holiday Season

By choosing local and independent businesses for services, shopping, dining and other needs during the holidays, consumers not only enjoy a distinctive and personal experience, but also help build and strengthen communities and the economy. “Local businesses are the heart and soul of our community; they grow the economy, create jobs and foster innovation,” said… Read more »

Cookshack’s Final Show at Woodstock Legion

Cookshack’s Final Show at Woodstock Legion

Saturday December 17th will be Cookshack’s final show at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 11 in Woodstock, New Brunswick. They are so very appreciative of all the support the legion has provided them over the past few years, thank you! It’s always a great time at the Woodstock Legion! See you there on Saturday, December… Read more »

Submission Call: Christmas!

Submission Call: Christmas!

With snowflakes in the air it’s beginning to feel like Christmas in the River Valley! This holiday season we’re looking for your Christmas themed submissions! So send us your holiday memories, short stories (fiction or non-fiction), poems, photographs, or favourite Christmas recipes and crafty projects! Or tell us about your favourite family Christmas traditions! Read more »






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