Pet Expo 2017

For a decade now the Fredericton SPCA has been hosting this event to bring together animal lovers from near and far. The exhibition center is chalked full of vendors, businesses and attendees – both human and animal. All who are present have one thing in common – they care about the health and happiness of…

Fear and Trembling in Fredericton

Every Time I Die played their first show in Fredericton back in October at the Capital Complex. The Buffalo, New York metal-core outfit consisting of Keith Buckley, Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams has been together for for close to 20 years now along with recent members Stephen Micciche and Clayton Holyoak, so it’s impressive and…

​Buying a craft as a Christmas gift

If you are still thinking about what to buy as a Christmas gift, a craft is an excellent choice. The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design craft sale took place in Fredericton last week. The craft sale was a local favorite for holiday gift shopping. Second-year fine craft students offered their handmade creations. They were…

Karate Kate Fights her Way to the Top: Road to the Olympics

1st December 2017 – When Kate Campbell was five years old, her parents Kendra and Ralph enrolled both her and her brother Alex in karate. Their aim was to teach their children about discipline and self-defense. They got much more than they expected when their daughter took to the sport and became what every athlete…

Annual Christmas market hits Fredericton

It’s that time of year again. When the air begins to get chilly, bright lights line handrails, Christmas trees pop up in living rooms, and the Christmas market arrives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Annual ‘Christmas at the Market’ took place in Fredericton on November 16th and 17th. The Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market was transformed…

Being Funny: Unfunny Thoughts From Comedians

Ever wanted to get up on stage and perform stand-up comedy? What does it take to be a comedian? Not a lot. Stand-up comedy is about making people laugh, it doesn’t matter how you do it. Comedians each have their own niche, some do traditional comedy by standing on stage and telling jokes, some use…

Brookside Mall hosts annual Christmas craft show

Jams and jellies, bath bombs, mittens and hats, jewellery and Christmas decorations and more could be seen everywhere you looked in the Brookside Mall on November 26, 2017. No matter what you were looking for, it could be found- not in the stores… but in the halls. Every year, this Fredericton North Side shopping mall…

A Big Bike With Big Hopes

The big bike is an annual event to help prevent heart disease. The Heart and Stroke Foundation are on a mission to warn Canadians about possible health threats and to give tips on how to be healthy. Their plan is to use bright spirits, team work, and a big red bike to help spread the…

Bollywood Show in Fredericton

          When you think of Bollywood you think of movies made in India. At the Fredericton Playhouse, Bollywood is the theme of a performance with classical Indian songs as well as the latest Bollywood hits. The Navdhara India Dance Theatre performing connects the physical methodologies of western dance with the spiritual…

Christmas decoration controversy

A debate that returns every year, is decorating for Christmas before Remembrance Day disrespectful, or does our freedom allow us to decorate whenever we want? November 11th marks Remembrance Day in Canada every year. A day that pays respects to soldiers and veterans who are fighting and have fought for our freedoms. Some think decorating…

The way of New Brunswick best help fight the global problem.

Climate change is a serious problem around the world. From extreme hurricanes to record-breaking wildfire, climate change is advancing at a quicker and quicker pace. The story is the local solution to a global problem which took place at Charlotte Street Art Centre on October 18th, The Green Party hosted this event. The event had two…

Connections in a Long Distance World

We hear a lot about long distance romantic relationships – especially now during the age of technology. What about the struggles of long distance friendships? I spoke with two people who found each other during times of great struggle. For many years they supported each other via social media. This week they were able to meet…

Essential Or Bogus?

A company, called Doterra, claims to have found a natural solution for just about every health problem. Essential oils are now a booming product in the retail industry and one company, in particular, sees them as more than just a relaxation tool. Doterra promotes the benefits of essential oils and is earning a big profit…

New petition requests recyclable pick-up at apartment buildings

Students of the Capstone Human Rights seminar at St. Thomas University have started a petition to have the city of Fredericton offer recyclable pick-up to multi-unit buildings. Fredericton doesn’t offer any form of recyclable management at apartment buildings so residents must fend for themselves if they want to recycle, however, the only bottle depots in town…

Pets, are you responsibile enough?

We all dream of waking up on Christmas morning to find a puppy or a kitten waiting for us under the Christmas tree. What people don’t realize is that this is one of the biggest mistakes they can make. Pets require a lot of time, money and responsibility, something that many of us don’t have….

Baseball Nationals Hit Home

The Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association kicked off its National Championship at the Royals Field Park, home to World Series star Matt Stairs, on October 18. The University of New Brunswick hosted the top 6 teams in the country.        

Local Brothers Experience Life of the Open Road

Brothers Josh and Matt Liston left behind the comforts of home this summer, traveling from coast-to-coast in their repurposed truck. Like in the 60’s when living out of a vehicle was an adventure; millennials too are learning to live with less to experience more. Josh spent the previous winter outfitting the vehicle for their trip so…

Liston Brothers Hit The Road: Cross-Canada Trip

October 11, 2017 – New Brunswick brothers Josh and Matt Liston have joined the recent van trip trend and decided to travel across the country this past summer. On their coast to coast adventures they witnessed even more than they bargained for. Just as the rage of the B.C. wildfires were at their peak, Josh and…

Wacky weather in Fredericton

When you think of fall, you probably think of colourful leaves, carved pumpkins, warm drinks, and cold weather. Fall in Fredericton this year brought all of those things, except the cold weather. Fall began on September 22nd, but temperatures remained high during the first full week. The thermometer reached 31 degrees Celsius with a feeling…

A Purrfect Option For Transportation

A family with a passion for animals has centered their lives and careers around giving our furry friends the services they need. Yana Tichonov and her family, started a doggy daycare six years ago. “We have a daycare and grooming for the dogs, for all kinds of dogs, small dogs, big dogs. They socialize, we…