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Seven’s a crowd for Fundy tourism

July 26, 2011

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As Bernard Weber counted down from seven, the crowd lowered their umbrellas, threw their collective hands into the air and looked skyward. Rain had been falling on and off for about an hour, but cheers still rang out from a crowd assembled in a number 7 formation when Weber got to “one.” The Giant 7 […]

Research project to test viability of on-land salmon farming

July 26, 2011

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Salmon farming is moving on land. The Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Conservation Fund are joining forces in a research project that will try to rear salmon in a freshwater closed-containment system. “It’s huge, it’s groundbreaking,” Bill Taylor, the federation’s president, said. “Hopefully it will help us move towards much more environmentally friendly and wild-salmon […]

Head-on crash kills three

July 26, 2011

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David Basque never got to see his second child. Basque, 45, was one of three people killed in a three-vehicle crash in Inkerman Ferry on the Acadian Peninsula late Friday night. He left behind a young daughter and his pregnant wife, RenĂ©e. Police are expected to release the names of the other two crash victims […]

Heavy reliance on potatoes puts agriculture in peril: prof

July 26, 2011

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A researcher of rural economies warns that a lack of diversity in the industry is steering New Brunswick agriculture toward a crisis. Susan Machum, the Canada research chair in social justice and a professor at St. Thomas University, said the reliance on potatoes in New Brunswick’s agricultural sector is a disaster waiting to happen. Farmers […]

Organics: the natural way to keep ’em down on the farm

July 26, 2011

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The face of farming is getting younger. With the traditional, family-owned farm continuing on a steady decline as farmers age and find it increasingly difficult to convince younger generations to take over, observers have noticed a surprising trend: Twentysomethings are jumping eagerly into the field. As young people learn about the chemicals used to grow […]

New Brunswick star attraction needs repairs

July 26, 2011

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The big water wheel on the iconic lumber mill at King’s Landing Historical Settlement has ground to a halt and the devastating rainstorms that hit New Brunswick in December are to blame. Officials at the site say the mill can’t be repaired in time for this summer’s tourist season, but there are plans to fix […]

Devastating disease threatens bat population in province

July 11, 2011

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New Brunswick could lose its entire bat population in a few short years, researchers say, because of the devastating white nose syndrome that is ravaging caves from Nova Scotia to Oklahoma. The fungus, whose scientific name is almost self-explanatory (geomyces destructans), was first detected by researchers in a cave in Albert County on March 15. […]