Author Archives: Brian Cormier

The Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Secret Sister Gift Exchange scam pops up again this holiday season
– Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings named as first interim host after the death of Alex Trebek
– Repairman has advice for newly minted pandemic sewers
– Evidence of COVID-19 in sewers an early outbreak warning
– Live mic catches government news conference participant in the bathroom
– World first: Scotland makes menstrual products available free to everyone who needs them
– Practising gratitude has tangible benefits
– Is your side hustle making masks? Here’s what you need to know!
– The Crown series on Netflix revives interest in Diana’s fashion choices
– Smile! The holidays are on their way!
– Hospice SENB launches year-end fundraising campaigns
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 23-29, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Heinz will be making ketchup in Canada again in 2021
– Charlie Brown coming back to TV for the holidays after all!
– Zoom to lift 40-minute limit for free meetings on U.S. Thanksgiving
– CNN journalists didn’t sleep much during Election Week
– Canada Post releases 2021 stamp subjects
– Harry Styles becomes first solo male model on the cover of Vogue
– Nova Scotia school drops name of Canada’s first prime minister
– The Elf on the Shelf is in quarantine this year… hopefully temporarily!
– And the winner of Finding Avalon is…
– Three cheers for the upcoming holidays!
– Hospice SENB launches Angels Remembered campaign and tree lighting fundraiser
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Hospice SENB launches 2020 Angels Remembered and Virtual Angel Tree campaigns

Hospice SENB Angels Remembered 2020
Hospice SENB Angels Remembered 2020

Hospice Southeast New Brunswick (SENB) launched its fifth annual Angels Remembered campaign on November 18.

Established in 2004, Hospice SENB provides free, confidential palliative care and bereavement services to residents of Albert, Kent and Westmorland counties. The annual Angels Remembered campaign is a flagship event wrapping up the year’s events and celebrating loved ones who have passed away to become the “angels we remember”. The campaign runs from November 18 to December 18, 2020.

Hand-made angels, angel bookmarks, glass angels and a virtual angel tree are available at Hospice SENB’s The Hospice Shoppe located at 164 Collishaw Street in Moncton, online (www.hospicesenb.ca) and at the Salisbury Baptist Church Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 5. Crafted with love by Hospice SENB volunteers, hand-made angels of every variety will be available for purchase at The Hospice Shoppe. Again this year, Hospice SENB’s partners at Kent Building Supplies will be selling paper angels at stores in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview. Paper angels will be available at Kent Building Supplies starting December 1.

The Angels Remembered campaign is a key fundraising initiative for the not-for-profit organization. This year, the public is also invited to make $50 donations on the Hospice SENB website. Each $50 donation will help light up the Virtual Angel Tree for all to enjoy. The goal for the Virtual Angel Tree campaign is 200 donations for a total of $10,000.

Media contact:

Germaine Robichaud
Events Coordinator
Hospice SENB
events@hospicesenb.ca
506-854-7013

The Nov. 16-22, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Whole Foods feels wrath of Canadians after banning employees from wearing poppies at work
– Chicken Bones Liqueur is back for 2020… kinda
– Best idea ever or the worst? Play-Doh for grown-ups hits shelves.
– How to keep your packages safer this holiday season
– Bell is Canada’s fastest mobile network in 2020
– Gap fails at bringing blues and reds together in U.S. election
– Exhibit honours beloved TV painter Bob Ross
– Restaurant plays word games while naming menu item after sexual assault… then changes its mind
– The pandemic has been great for the golf industry
– World gears up for holiday season
– Win a copy of Finding Avalon, a young adult novel from Chocolate River Publishing
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

The Nov. 9-15, 2020, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
– Ginger ale gives Canada Dry nausea after $200K lawsuit settlement
– Wear a poppy to honour Canadian veterans
– Music legend Elton John inspires new Barbie
– Canada Post’s 2020 Christmas stamps to feature Maud Lewis art
– No more double cupping at Tim Hortons!
– Netflix releases list of new Christmas shows
– Sesame Street helps kids with autism with wearing a mask
– Where to find full U.S. election results
– Expats swoon at the quiet sounds of Newfoundland and Labrador
– Baby Shark swims past Despacito to take crown as most-watched YouTube video ever
– The holiday season is pretty much upon us
– Win a copy of Finding Avalon, a young adult novel from Chocolate River Publishing
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!