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  Well it's Monday August 29th, the beginning of our three day trip down the Bay of Fundy for our annual scallop diving trip. On board we have my son Brett, my youngest son Greg, now with the Military Police...
Businessman treated customers as friends Innovative founder of Lee Valley Tools was an 'ethical capitalist' who shared his company's success with employees Globe and Mail - RICHARD BLACKWELL July 16, 2016 Lee Valley Tools founder Leonard Lee was an entrepreneur and an innovator...
Reuters had a scoop. Last fall, two of the news agency’s reporters were examining reports that Irving Oil Ltd. submits to New Brunswick’s department of environment, detailing problems with its pollution control equipment. Irving Oil is the dominant energy company in...

Meet Me Half Way

It has been suggested that telling a joke at the beginning of a presentation or speech can be a good way to loosen up the crowd,  so let's give it a try. Abe was a clean living older Jewish man....

Slaughter Street

The other morning around 10:00 am I had reason to be on Water Street at the corner of Water and Princess. As it turned out a young lady was also on the street. She turned to me and said;"...
Third in a six-part series on one of Canada's richest families: The House of Irvings. As self-inflicted political scandals go, the firing of Dr. Eilish Cleary must rank as one of the most head-scratching on record. Cleary was New Brunswick's highly-regarded...
  This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation in the world, almost 900 kilometres per year per person, amounting to over 15 billion kilometres...
  Call it a race to the finish. After nearly a decade of construction, the widened Panama Canal is slated to open this June—an action that has spurred ports around the globe to take measures to prepare for the world’s...
          First in a six-part series on one of Canada's wealthiest families: The House of Irvings.    
Saturday was the day to do the boat yard thing; the annual yard cleaning exercise at the Saint John Power Boat Club, clean up the yard, repair some docks install new cleats on some of the floating docks and...
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