Instead of advocating for a tax on sugar that would disproportionately impact low-income Canadians, here is a handy list of things that anyone can do to actually help low-income people gain access to fresh food and an active lifestyle, as well as recognize that health is a deeply personal and complicated concept. 1. Self-educate about […]

Feminism must be anti-capitalist in order to liberate marginalized women After reading an article published in last week’s Argosy about the interaction between capitalism and feminism, I felt the need to respond as a long-time feminist and a low-class woman. My feminism is inherently and necessarily anti-capitalist, as feminism must demonstrate solidarity with poor women, […]

A New Brunswick-based non-profit, volunteer-run rideshare service will implement a pilot project in the Tantramar region this June. The project will allow rural individuals to access larger towns via volunteer drivers, for appointments or other services. Rural Rides was founded in response to the inaccessibility of transportation for many individuals living in rural communities. Although […]

Located in the agricultural heart of New Brunswick, Sackville offers many opportunities to buy local food and produce. The Town of Sackville is now gathering feedback about the implementation of a “Buy Local” campaign. Buy Local movements have been gaining traction across Canada in the past decade due to a growing sense of discomfort surrounding […]

Last Friday, author and academic Erin Wunker presented a talk entitled “Feminist Friendship as a Way of Life” to a full library theatre. Organized by the women’s and gender studies (WGST) department and presented as the final event for International Women’s Week at Mount Allison, the talk focused on what it means to be a […]

Population decrease in Northern N.B. According to data from the 2016 census, northern New Brunswick accounts for much of the population decrease seen across New Brunswick in the past five years. The Campbellton-Miramichi region dropped from 158,741 people in 2011 to 154,351 in 2016, a decrease of 2.8 per cent. The data shows that both […]

Last Wednesday, the staff of Mount Allison’s campus pub the Pond hosted a town hall meeting to receive student feedback for future renovations. the Pond has been struggling financially for a number of years and many events are not well attended. According to an email from Andy Hebert, manager of the Pond, student feedback will […]

On Monday night, Quispamsis birder Jim Wilson gave a public talk on his experiences with bird watching and surveying, as well as the impacts of climate change on local bird species. Hosted at the Sackville Commons by the Chignecto Naturalists’ Club, the event was one of many in a full lineup for EOS Eco Energy’s […]