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STATE OF EMERGENCY

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The City of Saint John, N.B., declared a state of emergency Tuesday after the third storm in less than a week pummelled the port city overnight and left its streets choked with snow...
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N.B. Power Races To Restore Electricity

Thousands of New Brunswickers face the prospect of Christmas without power as N.B. Power crews scramble to repair a battered electricity grid in the southern part of the province. Back-to-back storm s...

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.

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.