All Posts Under Tides of Change

IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS AND HOW TO ACHIEVE THEM

BY KENYA MARCELLINE The aroma of Caribbean flavours escaped from Naz’s dorm into the hallways of his residence at the University of New Brunswick. These lingering…

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THE SAMOSA FAMILY

BY MARIA J. BURGOS The sun’s not up when Karim Fagir’s alarm goes off. After dressing, he walks to the small house next door. This…

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MARKET FOR CHANGING CITY

DASH OF SPICE BY EMILY MCPHEE Elma Miranda-Mirza moved to New Brunswick from Ontario in 2009. She hails originally from India, but spent most of…

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THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF SOCCER

BY JOHNNY CULLEN You’ll find them at the Wesleyan Church on Duncan Lane. They roll around on the floor, getting covered in that gym-floor dust…

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MEMORIES OF WAR HAUNT THOSE WHO ESCAPE

BY OSCAR BAKER III When Nelofer Pazira landed in Moncton, New Brunswick, she was 17. She came with her brother and sister and parents from…

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LUTZ’S LIFELINE: WHAT NEWCOMERS CAN DO

BY JOSEPH TUNNEY On a rainy late winter afternoon in a church on the outskirts of Saint John, N.B., a family seeking refuge from the…

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TIDES OF CHANGE

Tides of Change: New Beginnings in New Brunswick, is a project of the graduating journalism class at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. The project…

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FOR THE ONE WHO KNOCKS

BY CONOR BROWN On a Sunday last November at the Cherryfield Baptist Church near Moncton, N.B., Steve Dempster preached a sermon on the subject of…

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‘LUGGAGE YOU CANNOT SEE’

BY ALEXANDER CORBETT Frederick Wangabo Mwenengabo was 34 when he was granted asylum to move to Fredericton, New Brunswick. He felt great relief, but still…

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OLD MEMORIES, NEW FRIENDS

BY JOHNNY CULLEN It takes them nearly an hour. Not to move the mattress in, that’s the easy part. But simple human interaction, verbal communication;…

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MY LONG LEAP OF FAITH

BY HADEEL IBRAHIM When I was nine years old, I found a gun in my mother’s bedside table. She took the gun with her when she…

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THE LANGUAGE OF FRIENDSHIP

BY DEBORAH NOBES I have a new family. They happen to be from Syria. They landed in New Brunswick four weeks ago, on a dark…

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THE NEW CULTURE OF FOOD

BY KATE OULTON Yusuf Shire Mohamed, the produce manager at the Victory Meat Market in downtown Fredericton, N.B., landed his job almost by accident. He…

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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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