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Tagged "New Brunswick"


"Dangerous Enemy Sympathizers" 101

May 7th is the official publishing date for "Dangerous Enemy Sympathizers"

When we think of World War II, we think of Nazis, Pearl Harbor, Vimy Ridge, and other iconic images that have been passed down through the generations in Canada. What we don’t always acknowledge are the internment of Japanese Canadians, sympathizers, and those who opposed the war effort. Canada’s self-identity tends to be absolved of guilt.

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Poetry Friday: "Where I Come From" by Elizabeth Brewster

Happy belated New Brunswick Day!

Yes, belated. The day was celebrated proper in these here parts on Monday, August 6, so this post is four days late. Yet Poetry Friday always falls on a Friday, so never the twain shall meet. You can't argue against the laws of time and space and provincial holidays.

Anyways, let us celebrate, however late, our lovely landscape with the work of New Brunswick poet Elizabeth Brewster and her poem "Where I Come From" (from Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada).

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The Bathurst Tragedy: 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today, seven teenagers with the Bathurst High School basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van, just minutes from their homes on their way back from a game in Moncton, collided with a transport truck during a snowstorm. The impact shattered the lives of eight families and their community, and it continues to resonate across the country today.
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