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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Haley Stairs

Hello! I’m a third-year journalism student here at St. Thomas University. I grew up in Noonan, which is debatably in the sticks, and then moved 6ish years ago closer to town. Up until grade 11 I was planning on taking interior design but changed my mind to journalism. After years of driving past the CBC  building…

Criminology class raises money to fight youth crime

A criminology class at St. Thomas University raised over $600 for a local bike club to help lessen crime among the city’s youth. Emma McCorkell, a student who organized the fundraiser, said the goal was to raise money for the Wil-Doo Community Bike Club and make the club known. “We really just wanted to do…

Mactaquac dam decision expected later this year

NB Power has a huge decision to make by the end of 2016. The Crown utility has to decide what to do with the Mactaquac dam, located almost 20 kilometres up the St. John River from Fredericton. The hydroelectric dam came online in 1968. It cost roughly $100 million to build, and it was expected…