Ben Silcox

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Ben Silcox is a writer and photographer based in Saint John.

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Soldiers of Song brings back songs and humour of the First World War

A show of the songs, dances and jokes as performed by soldiers on the front lines of the First World War is hitting the Island.

'When I opened the phone, he cried': Libyan immigrants frantic about war-torn city

Omar Garbi and Sagda Elnihum fled Derna, Libya, in 2014 for Canada. After an air strike tore into a civilian area Oct. 31, they are worried about their friends and family.

Thousands of students gather at event showcasing their ideas for future

About 3,400 students from across the province packed Saint John's Harbour Station on Thursday to share their business and community project ideas.

The Mifegymiso abortion pill has been prescribed 74 times in New Brunswick

Sevety-four women have accessed the Mifegymiso abortion pill since New Brunswick began supplying it in July. The pill terminates a pregnancy up to 49 days after conception.

New domestic abuse project puts focus on health of victims

The University of New Brunswick has recieved $1 million to start a pilot project in 2018 that will treat the short and long-term health effects of domestic abuse.

U.S. boat caught trapping lobster in Canadian waters, DFO says

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans intercepted a vessel fishing illegally in Canadian waters and reported it to U.S. authorities, an official confirmed Friday.

School board to examine concussion policies after 9 players suffer head injuries

The Francophone South School District has commented on the football game that ended Friday with nine players transported to hospital.

'More needs to be done' about concussions in school sports, experts say

Medical experts weigh in on head trauma in sports, after nine high-school students were hospitalised after a football game.

A floating piece of Miramichi plies the canals of Britain

New Brunswickers spending time near the canals of England have a chance to see an unexpected, familiar sight: the logo and name of the city of Miramichi, emblazoned on the side of a 55-foot narrowboat.

Metal detector digs up oddity 'rare as a pink black bear'

A man from Riverview has dug up a piece that some members of a Facebook metal detector club say must be from the 1930s.

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