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Non-Fiction Creative Writing about New Brunswick for Kids


I believe strong communities raise strong children. Children who are resilient. Children who are confident. Children who are creative. Children who are connected to people & to place. Children who know they belong. Children who…

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Pickle Planet Podcast: The One Where We Talk About Pride of Place


A strong connection to place can be a powerful force for everything from economic growth to population attraction and retention to raising confident children who feel like they belong to a community. It’s a passion…

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Where is New Brunswick’s Mayor Pete?


I don’t know Mayor Pete, but I’m starting to really like him. Seems a lot of other folks are, too, and not just those in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, where he’s wrapping up…

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New Brunswick poised to reap benefits of resident, employee loyalty


When we raise children who are proud of this province, who understand its history and its potential, we are creating the groundwork for a generation of leaders who can bring people and prosperity to this province, even if they choose to live elsewhere. Now is the time to draw on those connections, to find the New Brunswickers who have moved to other parts of the country and the world, and not only remind them of their love for this land but also inform them of the advances since they’ve left.

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Community Awareness is Key to Civic Engagement


Small actions can have massive impacts. Sometimes in the debates and discussions around civic issues, we forget the importance of the tiny projects and individual actions that create a compound effect in our community. I…

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Time to Ditch the Drive Through Reputation


I completely understand how New Brunswick came to be called the drive thru province. I’ve driven through many times, including the past two weekends. The Trans-Canada Highway cuts through this province in a way that…

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Celebrating Youth in Moncton


“It was a real privilege to see our beautiful city through their eyes.” Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold shared those words on social media this week, reflecting on the morning she spent with a group of…

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Positive Attitudes Needed for Population Growth


New Brunswick’s efforts to attract and retain immigrants is making headlines again. And again, I’m left wondering what we’re doing to attract and retain everyone who doesn’t identify as an immigrant – and why we…

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How Would You Describe Moncton’s Culture?


Heavy metal bands and wrestling events. That was my answer 10 years ago when I was asked to describe Moncton’s culture. I’d been living in the city for a few months, working an early morning…

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Introducing a Growth Mindset in the Classroom


There might not be report card boxes for optimism, resilience, persistence, flexibility, and empathy, but read between the lines of the comments and you’ll find them.

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