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July 8, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

In Nackawic, New Brunswick, a Chinese restaurant called Saigon’s Garden rests at the end of a rural dirt road. According to Ann Hui’s Chop Suey Nation, it’s a “squat-looking brick […]

The Praxis Festival: permaculture and New Brunswick’s leave-no-trace agricultural movement

June 27, 2019, by Lisa Jodoin

The Praxis Festival recently took place in Knowlesville, New Brunswick. Happening annually on the first weekend in June, the family-friendly permacult ...

Poet Shane Neilson’s New Brunswick

June 12, 2019, by RM Vaughan

Oromocto-born writer Shane Neilson’s latest book of poems, plainly and aptly titled New Brunswick, is a major new work in the provincial, and way be ...

10th annual What’s Up Doc? showcases insightful student films

June 6, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

Local high school students showcased their films to a full house at the 2019 What’s Up Doc? Film Festival on May 30 at the University of New Brunswi ...

  • Salaam, B’y: Muslim Newfoundlander visits Fredericton
    May 28, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    More than 100 people attended an early-morning screening of a biographical film about a Muslim Newfoundlander on May 24 at Fredericton’s Cultural Centre. Lisa Bamford de Gante, director of the […]

  • Radical love: Great trees of New Brunswick
    May 23, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    More than 80 percent of New Brunswick’s land is forest. Many environmental activists are challenging corporate control of forestry and the view that the natural world is a commodity for […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster’s fallout
    April 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    During Earth Week, talk of oil, pipelines, trains and community and environmental tragedy filled Conserver House. As the original location of the Fredericton Public Library succumbed to the flood waters […]

  • Mayworks Festival begins in Fredericton
    April 25, 2019, by Mayworks Fredericton

    Artists and workers invite all to celebrate the fifth annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Fredericton on unceded Wolastoq territory. This year’s festival, that runs from […]

  • Home Made Visible films presented in Fredericton
    April 14, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Local filmmaker Lisa Jodoin hosted the screening of six striking short films at the Fredericton Public Library on April 14. The shorts were created during the collaborative project led by […]

  • Maritimes slaves’ lives matter(ed)
    March 25, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    A Vermont-based researcher recreates Maritimes slaves’ lives from archival materials he uncovers. Harvey Amani Whitfield gave the lecture “Slave Lives Matter: Putting Biography at the Centre of Atlantic Canadian Slavery […]

  • Daniel Dale on journalistic truth in the Trump era
    March 24, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    According to a seasoned journalist, reporters need to be interrupting the transmission of false claims and lies to peel people away from propaganda. The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism on […]

  • Pink Lobster Festival promises fantastic films
    February 11, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    The NB Media Co-op sat down to talk to Ty Giffin, a production assistant with Frictive Projects which runs the Pink Lobster Festival as well as other film festivals and […]

  • Rebuilding Our Red Nation
    January 31, 2019, by spasaqsit possesom – (morningstar burning) - Ron Tremblay Wolastoqew Grand Chief

    Let’s rebuild our Red Nation And stop thinking a Reservation is a Nation Labeling our Rez as 1st Nation Is in reality a false decoration Placing our people in complication […]

  • Author exposes beauty of Palestine in new book
    January 31, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Gaza is more than a place of “despairing gray,” says author Marcello Di Cintio, despite being deemed possibly “uninhabitable” starting in 2020, according to a UN Report. Di Cintio presented […]

  • Whenever my sore heart gets hungry
    January 21, 2019, by Marcello Di Cintio

    As the United States implodes over the arguments about a border wall, the Palestinians have been living in the shadow of a wall for nearly twenty years. The system of […]

  • Let’s dance together into a green economy across New Brunswick
    January 21, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Celebrating New Brunswick’s innovative spirit is one purpose of a new cellphone music video competition seeking creative music, lyrics and video material from local musicians, songwriters and video producers. Everyone […]

  • Tertulias: philosophy cafes in Fredericton
    January 18, 2019, by Tertulias Fredericton

    Tertulias this winter in Fredericton will feature the lives and works of philosophers, painters, poets, historians, a playwright and a mathematician! Our next tertulia features Robin Whittaker on Bertolt Brecht, […]

  • Alanis Obomsawin: “A place where you have a voice”
    November 27, 2018, by Shanthi Bell

    Watch Wabanaki documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin speak about her life’s work making film about Indigenous communities in this video. Alanis Obomaswin spoke in Fredericton on Oct. 24 after a screening of her […]

  • #metoo at Silver Wave Film Festival
    November 17, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    New Brunswick has an average of 523 reported sexual assaults per year (2013-2017). In the wake of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the #metoo movement, […]

  • 48H film competition produces 20 films
    October 23, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Fredericton’s Centre Communautaire Sainte Anne’s auditorium was packed almost to capacity on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 for the screening of the films produced for the 11th annual 48H Film Competition. […]

  • Candlelight vigil keeps memory of MMIWG present
    October 18, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Thirty people came together in the tipi constructed on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campus behind Marshall d’Avray Hall, to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women […]

  • Tertulias: Fredericton’s new philosophy cafe
    October 15, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    What is a tertulia? A tertulia, of the Latin American and Iberian tradition, can be described as a literary and artistic social gathering or a philosophy cafe where people get […]

  • Wonderfully WARPED
    October 10, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    In the art world, casual conversations can lead to brilliant collaborations. Artists Emily Kennedy, Rebecca Salazar and Emily Blair showcased their multidisciplinary collaborative project at Memorial Hall on Oct. 5, […]

  • What’s Up Doc? showcases thoughtful student films
    May 25, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    More than 150 people were treated to films made by high school students at the ninth annual What’s up doc? Showcase on May 24th at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The […]

  • Natalie Sappier finds her Wolastoq voice
    March 7, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The NB Media Co-op interviewed Wolastoq artist Natalie Sappier- Samaqani Cocahq about her new play, Finding Wolastoq Voice, premiering March 8, 2018 at Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton and touring the […]

  • My Stolen Sisters
    March 2, 2018, by Melissa Beek

    My stolen sisters, I think of you. I think of you when I visit the river. She flows to the shore to greet me, her current lapping at the earth. […]

  • Creating Community Tour in Fredericton
    December 11, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    There was an ambiance of joy and friendship at the Picaroon’s Roundhouse in Fredericton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 as it hosted the final stop on the Creating Community Literary […]

  • The Night Before Christmas
    December 7, 2017, by N.J. Purcell

    The Night Before Christmas Copyright © N. J. Purcell For the turtles and people of Estey’s Bridge, New Brunswick ’Twas the night before Christmas And down by the stream A […]

  • 18 films made during 10th annual 48H film competition
    October 22, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Over 350 people showed up for the Gala screening event and awards ceremony of the 10th annual 48H film competition in Fredericton on Oct. 18th, 2017, held at the Centre […]

  • The Wreck of the Maritime Union
    October 21, 2017, by Low-Rents West

    Oh the wreck of the Maritime Union, lies rusting in the Sea of Confusion When the Irving Light failed, onward she sailed Through the wind, the rain and the gale. […]

  • “Taken” tells the story of Gladys Simon from Elsipogtog
    October 13, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    On Oct. 11, 2017, UNB Fredericton’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosted a screening of a New Brunswick-based television episode from the acclaimed series “Taken” as part of the third annual Red Shawl […]

  • Sisters in Spirit hold second annual poetry slam
    October 3, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The second annual Sisters in Spirit poetry slam was held on Oct. 2, 2017, at Kinsella Auditorium at St. Thomas University in Fredericton with much success. The Poetry Slam is […]

  • Jan Wong launches hybrid cookbook memoir
    September 29, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Saint Thomas University Journalism Professor and writer Jan Wong was at Kinsella Auditorium in Fredericton on Sept. 28, 2017, launching her more recent book Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family […]

  • Inaugural Word Feast kicks off in Fredericton
    September 25, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    A lively crowd of attendees filled the gallery space at the Fredericton Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, for the inaugural event of Fredericton’s brand new literary festival, Word […]

  • Cultural Expressions Festival shines despite rain
    June 26, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Hundreds gathered at the Fredericton Exhibition Centre over the weekend of June 23-24, 2017, to celebrate diversity. After years of good weather, this year’s Cultural Expressions Festival was held at […]

  • Natalie Sappier sings Indigenous reality and survival
    June 23, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Wolastoqiyik artist Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier performed at the Beaverbrook Gallery on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, “National Aboriginal Day,” in Fredericton. Sappier’s very intimate performance was offered to the public on [&hellip ...

  • Crazy For Theatre! Fous de la Scène celebrates 25 years
    May 5, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Hundreds of Francophones from Fredericton and surrounding area were delighted by the comedy performed to mark the theatre company’s 25th anniversary. On Saturday, April 29th, at the Bernard Poirier Theatre, […]

  • Theatre Review: Theatre UNB’s Hedda Gabler
    April 3, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    UNB student actors tackle a classic story by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Theatre UNB presented Hedda Gabler from March 29 to April 1st at Memorial Hall on UNB Campus. This […]

  • No White Picket Fence in New Brunswick
    February 9, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    A new play broaches the often cruel realities lived by children in foster care in New Brunswick. The world premiere of the play No White Picket Fence was held on […]

  • Pink Lobster LGBTQIA+ Film Festival launches
    January 30, 2017, by Pink Lobster Film Festival

    This month, Fredericton becomes home to a new LGBTQIA+ film festival, the Pink Lobster Film Festival, featuring films from around the world over three nights, February 16th to 18th at […]