Category Archives: In Our Community

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Our Neighbours: Nat

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photo credit: Kelly Baker Photography What it’s like to be trans in Fredericton: Challenging. The government seems to have dragged its heels on a couple of issues compared to other provinces. BC has been covering some form of Gender Confirming Surgery since 1993, and most provinces have amended their Human Rights Acts in recognition of the discrimination trans people face. […]

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Our Neighbours: Charlie

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photo courtesty of: Kelly Baker Photography What it’s like to be a physically fluid lesbian in Fredericton? It’s difficult to be a physically fluid lesbian in Fredericton because a lot of people don’t understand that sexuality is not black and white. I am solely emotionally attracted to females but I do not fit what people recognize as “lesbian”, so as […]

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Our Neighbours: Stel

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Photo Credit: Kelly Baker Photography What it’s like to be a two-spirit/trans person in Fredericton?: I’d say it’s a privilege to be in a city where I have easy access to a health clinic that specializes in patient-driven trans health care. What could you do to make my day better?: You can do your part to make Fredericton a safe […]

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Helpful Resources in Arabic

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Welcome to Helpful Resources in Arabic. We hope some of these resources will be of assistance to our newest community members. Please feel free to share, and if you know of other resources, please let us know through the “Contact Us” page on this website. مرحباً بكم في مواقع الانترنت المفيدة باللغة العربية. نائمل إن بعض هذه المواقع سوف تكون […]

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some women are unable to access a mammogram because they are unable to get to Oromocto Public Hospital

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-Via Laura Brown (@LauraBrownCTV) March, 15 2016 “Dr. Adrian Edgar of Clinic 554 says many women have told him getting from Fredericton to Oromocto is a problem. They are often unable to drive, living alone, or cannot afford a taxi. Colleen MacDonald is one of those women. She has a fixed income, cannot afford a car or taxi, and has […]

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Green Jobs Bill brings about much conversation

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coverage by Jeremy Keefe, Global News A cafe in Fredericton hosted New Brunswick Green Party Leader David Coon’s most recent conversation about his proposed Green Jobs Bill on Saturday. While the discussion was mostly centred around the bill, many in attendance brought their own ideas along. “I think it’s fantastic and I think that’s heading in the right direction,” said […]

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Member’s Statement: Evelyn Grove Manor – 10 February 2016

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Mr. Speaker, I would like to speak to the responsibility of government to meet the needs of the people that depend on it. A prime example in my riding is the government-owned low income seniors apartment, Evelyn Grove Manor. Due to budget cuts, the residents have lost the services of a building superintendant, their lifeline alarms and a night time […]

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Question Period: NB Arts Board – February 9, 2015

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The following is the preliminary Hansard transcript of the Question Period on February 9, 2016 recorded in the language it was originally spoken. M. Coon : La semaine dernière, les gens de partout dans la province ont été surpris quand ils ont appris que le gouvernement allait transférer l’administration, la gestion et la direction du Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick au ministère […]

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Member’s Statement: Fredericton’s First Friends – 9 February 2016

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I had the pleasure of attending the Syrian Refugees Dinner hosted by the Fredericton Islamic Association on Sunday night and to chat with families that have recently arrived in our city. I also had the privilege of welcoming a new refugee family to Fredericton as they first stepped off the plane yesterday afternoon. This is an exciting time. I have […]

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