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…

LGBTQ Groups at University

LGBTQ communities have become common at universities and high schools across Canada. Canadians have become more accepting of people in the communities, but we still have a long way to go. Often people in the community don’t feel comfortable walking down the streets. Some Canadians are not accepting of the LGBTQ. Universities like St. Thomas…

Camp Wegesegum: vacation hot-spot for kids

With school back in sessions, kids are longing for the time they spent at summer camp. This past summer nearly 75 children from across the province travelled to the small village of Chipman, New Brunswick, where they spent their time on the Salmon river at Camp Wegesegum. The camp was established in 1922 as a…

Personal Textbooks: Beneficial for Students?

  Textbooks are a topic of debate in every learning establishment. In universities many students agree that the prices for these are unreasonable. Specifically, when they’re written by unknown authors and often don’t get used. At St. Thomas university, many professors write their own textbooks or put together booklets. Multiple professors argue that this practice benefits…

The Big Bike

The bike big is an annual event to help prevent future heart disease. The Heart and StrokeFoundation are on a mission to warn Canadians about possible health threats and to give tips on how to be healthy. Their plan is to do so using bright spirits, team work, and a big red bike. Local businesses…

Differing Views on Harrington Renovations

Harrington Hall has been a hot topic at the university since the beginning of the year. The renovations to the residence are a multi-million-dollar project which began before the summer. The building was constructed in 1964, and was formerly the all boys residence. Over the summer the building was gutted, despite the age of the residence making…

Peril-lel Parking

Monday morning. It’s 7am, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. Everything is great. Then your alarm goes off. You’re telling yourself to open your eyes, but your eyes don’t move. All you want is for the birds to stop singing and for your boss to call and tell you that you have…

“It Really Is A Gamers Paradise”

Local gamer swimming to safety in Player Unknown’s Battleground. Dead Dino Gaming, located across from the Tannery at 348 King Street on the second floor, is Fredericton’s new gamer hot spot. Customers can come in to play a variety of video games till they drop for a small fee of $5 an hour. “The idea…

Nada Ratmi

  My name is Nada Ratmi and I am currently finishing my degree in Journalism & Communications. I was born in Morocco but have lived in Canada my entire life. Also, I am completely fluent in French and English. In the past, I have interned for CJPN 90.5 FM, worked for Fresh U, Crepe Delicious&…

Queen’s County Fair returns for 72nd year

The 72nd annual Queen’s County Fair arrived in Gagetown, New Brunswick for a weekend of festivities. September 14th to 17th was full of rides, food, animals, and art. The fair brought out a great crowd to celebrate the transition of summer to fall. The fair is a tradition in New Brunswick. Families come out every…

Sewer lines, water lines, and long traffic lines

Turn up your air conditioning and crank the radio, you might be in your car for a while… especially if you travel through the intersection of Greenwood Drive and Route 8, near Pepper Creek Area. Since May, Greenwood Drive has been under construction. Phase one was completed on the lower half of the street. Now,…

Good Deeds for Special Needs

         The often brisk September weather attributed to the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival had an usual warmth. Perhaps it was the smell of fresh donuts or crowd pouring in to listen to music. However, many believe it was the efforts made by fundraisers. “We’re playing for charity today. All funds raised…

Cassidy Chisholm

Hello everyone! My name is Cassidy Chisholm and I am a third-year journalism student. I am from the small village of Chipman, New Brunswick but I moved to Fredericton to go to school at St. Thomas University. Alongside working at Sobeys for the past two years, I work at my hometown’s paper the Grand Lake…