Fredericton

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93,000 IN THE DARK

Crews are struggling to restore power to about 79,000 customers in New Brunswick and more than 25,000 in Nova Scotia, two days after post-tropical storm Arthur hit the Maritimes. The hardest-hit area...
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Mountie Weeps, Surrenders Uniform

FREDERICTON - A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can't smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has returned his red serge and accused the government and t...

New Brunswick: Avoiding Defeatism in Economic Development

There seems to be a prevalent trend in media and political commentary about New Brunswick; that our province is falling behind, in decline. There are no doubt serious challenges facing New Brunswick, including recent unemployment numbers that are the highest in the country, and a recent increase in outmigration rates.However, it is not all bad news.

Are We Paying Enough Attention to Municipal Politics?

Nonetheless, despite the many good examples of Canadian mayors, some of the bad examples -- especially those like Rob Ford who cast a bad reputation on their city -- raises the question, are we paying enough attention to municipal politics? And, especially, are we paying enough attention to who gets elected to municipal office?
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What Canadian Cities Can Learn From Fredericton

Good urban planning is important to preserving Fredericton's quality of life advantages that make it a desirable place to live and work. This includes promoting walkable streets, unique architecture that enhances the character of the city, and curbing generic box-store style sprawl.

A Tale Of Two Municipal Elections in New Brunswick

With some time having passed since the municipal elections, there is some space from the euphoria (or disappointment depending on the candidate) of election time to assess what the results mean. Saint John is a city beset by significant challenges -- including a costly pension plan, the need for social housing, cuts to mass transit that hurt the poor and the costs of maintaining city infrastructure.

There's Growth in New Brunswick -- But is it Smart?

While the growth of New Brunswick's urban and suburban areas is not on the scale of larger cities in Canada, there are lessons to be learned from these larger centres where, after periods of rapid growth which led to vast landscapes of generic car-oriented sprawl, there has been a backlash and a desire to return to more walkable downtown-like neighbourhoods.