WHALES: Killer whale sighting in Bay of Fundy

CBC News Posted: Sep 20, 2012 1:44 PM AT Last Updated: Sep 20, 2012 2:13 PM AT Orca whale sighting off Digby (Tania Taylor-Campbell) A group of sightseers signed on for a whale-watching cruise off Brier Island to perhaps catch … Continue reading

EXPLORE: Riverview Memorial Park – Honouring those who served in the Boer War.

  Images available for purchase at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106602456/Riverview-Memorial-Park-Saint-John-NB Riverview Memorial Park is located along side the old NB Museum at 285 Douglas Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick. It is a spacious park with gravelled pathways and a monument honouring veterans of the Boer War. … Continue reading

EXPLORE: Wolastoq Park, Saint John, NB

ATTRACTION: Wolastoq Park LOCATION: Lancaster Avenue, Saint John, NB FEATURES: Splendid view of the Saint John River and Saint John Harbour, carvings of local historic figures, picnic benches and parking. CARE RATING: This Park is well cared for and groomed. … Continue reading

TOURISM: St. Andrews businesses feel Algonquin loss

But town offical says good weather and cruise ships keep him optimistic CBC News Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:25 AM AT  Last Updated: Jul 24, 2012 12:26 PM AT St. Andrews businesses are feeling the loss of the historic Algonquin … Continue reading

TOURISM: With 2 cruise ships at dock in Saint John, Brunswick Square was Buzzin’

Had the opportunity to spend an hour or so in Brunswick Square Mall. With the Convention Centre, Museum, Library, Wishing Fountain, and a great collection of small shops and restaurants, Brunswick Square is more like a downtown than a mall. Pat … Continue reading

POLITICS: First Local Service District Elected at Bocabec, NB

Thursday, June 7, 2012 About 50 residents met this evening to form a Local Service District Committee. Provincial representative Darren McCabe chaired the meeting. 6 candidates were nominated and 5 selected by vote. The committe is comprised of: Gary Christie, … Continue reading

OPINION: The real culture of dependency: In defence of Atlantic Canada

BY KAREN FOSTER BRIAN FOSTER | MAY 31, 2012 http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2012/05/real-culture-dependency-defence-atlantic-canada “Is the EI system making it more attractive to not work?” That’s the (attempt at) thought-provoking (or fire-stoking) title of a recentNational Post piece, written in the aftermath of Jim Flaherty‘s intellectually lazy and socially … Continue reading

ENERGY: 300 litres of heavy water spilled at Point Lepreau Nuclear

300 litres of heavy water spilled at Point Lepreau CBC News Posted: May 24, 2012 9:41 AM AT , Last Updated: May 24, 2012 10:58 AM AT NB Power says there has been another heavy water spill in the reactor building at the … Continue reading

POLITICS: ACOA Dumps Regional Economic Development Agencies – Time for the 99% to “go it alone”? PART 1

No surprise really, but I was still startled somewhat to see the article online at CBC.ca that ACOA is dumping all of the regional economic development organizations or REDOs as they seem to like calling them. That’s all of them! … Continue reading

VISITORS: Great Heron and Cattle Egret

    Just in from Nature New Brunswick. These are magnificent birds. If you have a chance to see them take it. Remember you binoculars! On my way back from Point Lepreau this morning (1 May, about 11 AM) , … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: NB Power ‘recklessly’ pushed Lepreau’s refurbishment

Lloyd’s Underwriting says NB Power ‘ignored’ expert advice during refurbishment By Robert Jones, CBC News Posted: Apr 26, 2012 5:47 AM AT Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012 10:30 AM AT Read 21comments21 NB Power shares more responsibility in the delays at … Continue reading

WHALES: White-sided Dolphins at West Isles

White-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) are common on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy and occasionally come over to the New Brunswick side for a visit. Maurice Haddon, a long-time friend and Deer Island lover, sent along this spectacular … Continue reading

WARNING: FIDDLEHEADS COULD MAKE YOU SICK! Cook them right!

Fiddlehead warning issued by chief medical officer CBC News Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:12 AM AT Last Updated: Apr 17, 2012 7:35 PM AT New Brunswick’s fiddlehead season is starting early and the province’s chief medical officer is warning people … Continue reading

VISITORS: Eurasian Widgeon reported at Saint’s Rest Marsh. Snow Goose at Keswick.

This past winter saw numerous unusual bird species arriving in New Brunswick and the trend is, apparently, continuing with this beautiful Eurasian species. Reporting to Nature NB, Gilbert Bouchard has identified “a Male EURASIAN WIDGEON – Canard Siffleur” in the … Continue reading