Saint John

Foghorns Of Vancouver Awaken Childhood Memories

Jane Macdougall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jane Macdougall

It wreaks its usual havoc, fog does. Commutes are complicated; flights are delayed; things get wet. So surprisingly wet. But many of us are delighted, for with the fog, comes the foghorn. The foghorn! The low, baying sound of a Vancouver from an earlier time is back. And with it, so many of our childhood memories.

N.B. Power Races To Restore Electricity

CBC | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

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 s...

New Brunswick: Avoiding Defeatism in Economic Development

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Business
Hassan Arif

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.

Ex-City Councillor Lured Boys: Crown

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Donnie Snook, a former municipal politician and youth worker in New Brunswick, said Friday he can't explain why, as a victim of chi...

Police Warn Of Violent Sex Offender

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada

Halifax police are warning the public of a violent sex offender, considered a high risk to offend again. Roger Ernest Joseph Roberge was recently r...

Death Of Brewing Mogul Remains A Mystery

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada

A year after Richard Oland was found dead in his Saint John office, details of the investigation into the prominent New Brunswick businessman's homici...

A Tale Of Two Municipal Elections in New Brunswick

Hassan Arif | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

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?

Hassan Arif | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada
Hassan Arif

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.

Canada's Sex Assault Capital, According To Maclean's

CBC | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada

Maclean's magazine has again ranked Saint John the sexual assault capital of Canada, with another New Brunswick city in third place. ...

Teen Jailed For Killing Man Who Answered Ad

CBC | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada

NEW BRUNSWICK -- A Saint John teenager has been sentenced to two years behind bars for manslaughter in the stabbing death of a man who res...

Boy Swims To Safety After Bay Of Fundy Sinking

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada

ST. GEORGE, N.B. - Moments before their fishing boat capsized and he later died, the father of a 10-year-old New Brunswick boy dropped his son close t...

Saint John, NB's Urban Renewal Should Be Pedestrian and Eco-Friendly

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

In large part, a city's reputation rests on its central core, with a decayed and hollowed out inner-city tarnishing a community's reputation (even if it may have clean and affluent suburbs) and a healthy city core being a source of civic pride that encourages tourism and new migrants to move to the city.