Monthly Archives: April 2016

Two New Brunswick Theatre Companies Announce Historic Partnership

Two New Brunswick Theatre Companies Announce Historic Partnership

Two of New Brunswick’s oldest theatre companies have come together in a historic partnership to create the province’s first professional stage production to be produced in both official languages. A Sunday Affair, written by Gabrielle Houle, Thomas Morgan Jones and Richard Lee will be produced by Theatre New Brunswick (TNB) and Théâtre populaire d’Acadie (TPA) with a French language translation by Maurice Arsenault. Read more »

Forest-fire season begins April 18th

Forest-fire season begins April 18th

The 2016 forest-fire season in New Brunswick begins on April 18th. Each year, the season begins on the third Monday of April and continues through until October 31st unless otherwise indicated. Anyone igniting a Category 1 fire (fires with a diameter of three metres or less) should ensure burning is allowed in that area. This… Read more »

Free Tuition for Low-income & Middle-class Families

Free Tuition for Low-income & Middle-class Families

Premier Brian Gallant and Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour Minister Francine Landry have announced that through the Education and New Economy Fund, tuition will be free for New Brunswick students from low-income and many middle-class families. The announcement was made today at the University of New Brunswick. The new Tuition Access Bursary was established to… Read more »

Downtown Fredericton Community Health Centre location announced

Downtown Fredericton Community Health Centre location announced

A new permanent location has been secured for the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre. “Ensuring we have the right location to improve access to primary health care and the use of health-care professionals is important,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “The new location will allow the interdisciplinary team of health-care providers to provide community-based primary… Read more »

PARC presents the Annual New Brunswick Playwrights’ Cabaret!

PARC presents the Annual New Brunswick Playwrights’ Cabaret!

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC) presents its annual New Brunswick Playwrights` Cabaret on Saturday April 30th 2016 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by the Saint John Theatre Company in the BMO Studio with MC Stephen Tobias, the evening will feature readings by Saint John writers Neil Bonner, Dan Culberson, Gretchen Kelbaugh, Jordan Stewart and Bet O’Toole, who is the Chair of SJTC`s script development program, Script Happens. Other playwrights taking part in the Cabaret from around New Brunswick include Ryan Griffith, AD of Fredericton`s The Next Folding Theatre Company, Theatre New Brunswick`s AD, Thomas Morgan Jones, and from Sackville, Jenny Munday, AD of PARC. Read more »

Theatre New Brunswick Welcomes Playwright in Residence

Theatre New Brunswick Welcomes Playwright in Residence

Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to name New Brunswick playwright Ryan Griffith as the company’s playwright in residence for its 2016-2017 season. The residency, funded through ArtsNB’s artist in residence program, will support the development of a new play that will open the company’s 2017-2018 season as part of a three year commitment in support of… Read more »

Book Review: “Three Wrongs” by Chuck Bowie

Book Review: “Three Wrongs” by Chuck Bowie

New Brunswick author (born in Miramichi, now living in Fredericton) Chuck Bowie has written three books in his “Sean Donovan: Thief for Hire” series. Three Wrongs (Muse It Up, 2013) is the first instalment. The latest is Steal it All (2016). When I first found out about Sean’s vocation as a thief, I thought about that 60’s TV series “It Takes a Thief” starring Robert Wagner. Read more »

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