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Fake Facts: Scuba Diving

I learned scuba diving in Boracay, Philippines. The coral looked all bleached out and covered in nasty sea urchins, but I did enjoy seeing the massive lapu-lapu (grouper) that looked hungry for my buddy, Mandeep. Recently I read/heard Greg Hemmings‘ mention of scuba and it reminded me of the facts below. Well, three of them. One is a fake fact. Dive in.

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Fake Facts: New Brunswick Flag Flies for 50

New Brunswick’s provincial flag hits a half-century today. Light up 50 candles! Just… keep them away from the fabric. Here are six facts about our flag. Except three of them are fake facts. How much do you know about NB’s flag?

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Fake Facts: The Plots of David Adams Richards

Mr. David Adams Richards promotes a new play at the Fredericton Public Library tonight (Feb 19). His acclaimed novels, usually set in small towns, feature large emotions, family ties tethers, and people working through life alone together. Here are plots to four of his books. Except only three are his. That means one is not. Do you know? It’s a quiz of short duration.

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Fake Facts: Fredericton City Hall

When Fredericton turns 230 on February 22, where would you send its birthday card? Right: City Hall. (Pretty weird of you to mail a city a card, though.) Here are six amazing facts about Fredericton’s City Hall. Also, three fake facts. Which is which?

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Fake Facts: March of the 104th

The time? 1813. The place? British North America. The topic? WAR… of 1812. On February 16, 1813, one of the greatest military marches in history happened in Canada. With the Americans planning an offensive in the spring, the British needed reinforcements. But the St. Lawrence ice prevented troop transport. So, New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot just hoofed… Read more »

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Fake Facts: Werner Horn, The Great War Saboteur

A hundred years ago today, a German tried to blow our bridge away. Let me introduce to you Werner Horn. He added a bomb to a New Brunswick train bridge to help Germany win the Great War. (Spoiler: Didn’t help.) Here are six facts about that. Except one is totally not a fact. I just made it up…. Read more »

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Why New Brunswick Loves to Elect PCs and Liberals

It’s election day in New Brunswick. Any students studying law or political science in the province this term really luck out because, via candidate signs, the syllabus is literally on your front lawn. One aspect of this voting process that’s difficult for students to comprehend is: Why do the same two parties keep getting elected?… Read more »

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What’s Your Favourite Christmas Story, Loralie Boyle?

Seven people with ties to New Brunswick tell about their favourite Christmas or “winter season” stories this month. I’ll highlight a title every other day from now until December 25. Here’s Loralie Boyle, Children’s Programming Coordinator at the Fredericton Public Library.

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What’s Your Favourite Christmas Story, Julia Wright?

Seven people with ties to New Brunswick tell about their favourite Christmas or “winter season” stories this month. I’ll highlight a title every other day from now until December 25. Here’s Julia Wright, reporter and media savant for CHSJ News and writer/publisher of Saint John’s Hard Times zine.