All posts in Opinion

  • Everybody wants to go home on Friday
    August 5, 2016, by Norm Skelton

    TGIF. It’s been a tough week. The boss was in a mood; likely due to the two month old child that needed very late and very early attention. You started […]

  • Fredericton needs more hygge
    July 12, 2016, by Matthew Hayes

    In Denmark, there is a word that captures the feeling you get from certain spaces: hygge (pronounced hooga).  The closest English equivalent would be coziness, or comfort.  Think of being […]

  • State of mind
    July 12, 2016, by Inka Milewski

    Recently there has been a great deal of discussion about the high illiteracy rates in New Brunswick. According to Statistics Canada more than 50% of New Brunswickers between the ages […]

  • Imagining an urban Fredericton
    June 13, 2016, by Matthew Hayes

    Now that the dust has settled on the recent municipal elections, and our city has a new mayor, we can focus a bit on what future vision our city needs. […]

  • First you get housing
    May 11, 2016, by Norm Skelton

    “Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.” – Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose, Doubleday, 1971. You see them on the […]

  • Irving paper defends Irving tax deal
    May 4, 2016, by Jean-Claude Basque

    Saint John City Council is trying to renegotiate a 25 year agreement it made with Irving in 2005 that gave the company an annual property tax break on its Canaport […]