Month: February 2016

SOUNDING THE ALARM

BY TAYLOR HOYT He calls it New Brunswick’s “demographic deficit.” Or the “demographic perfect storm.” Or the “triple demographic whammy.” For years, Constantine Passaris, a…

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NO EASY ROAD

By SARA PEREZ When Arianne Melara graduated from St. Thomas University with the top accumulated GPA in economics courses in 4th year, an award for best…

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RAHMEH PAYS IT FORWARD

BY JOSEPH TUNNEY She moves her hands with each sentence she speaks. She has short brown hair with piercing hazel eyes. In her living room hang a…

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IMMIGRATION CREATES JOBS

BY JORDAN GILL The province’s chief economist David Campbell says bringing more immigrant families to New Brunswick will essentially pay for itself. “They will fill labour market…

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BY THE NUMBERS

BY CONNOR JAY New Brunswick population in 2011: 755,500. New Brunswick population today: 753,914. In 2014, New Brunswick had more deaths than births. Number of…

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THE TRUTH OF HIJAB

BY EMMA CHAPPLE It’s still rare to see women wearing hijab on the streets of Fredericton. But the sight will become more common as the…

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‘I CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING’

By OSCAR BAKER III Shahrom Ghanbori immigrated to Fredericton in mid-winter last year. The Iranian man and his family faced the January weather and embraced…

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THINGS THAT MAKE A HOME

BY EMILY McPHEE A nondescript pop-up warehouse in an industrial park on the outskirts of Fredericton has become a place of new beginnings. It’s a…

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ESSENTIAL LANGUAGE APPS

BY CONNOR JAY With the wave of Syrian families arriving in New Brunswick, technology is helping many residents of Fredericton overcome language barriers. Here’s a…

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EVANGELINE

Acclaimed journalist Lyse Doucet was once told by the head of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) that she saw Acadians as the modern world’s first…

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