A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

The great Fredericton flood of 2008?

The Saint John river in New Brunswick is bursting its banks in the 2008 flood. Find out more information on the Fredericton floods and resources for monitoring the floods.

April 30th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, New Brunswick | 5 comments

New Brunswick budget day – Tax and spend or just spend?

The New Brunswick government released its provincial budget today in the Legislature. Among some of the highlights: 2007-2008 surplus of $18 million 2008-2009 projected surplus of $19 million 2008 projected 1.8% growth of provincial real GDP Post secondary tuition freeze thanks to an increase of $12 million to post secondary institutions $63.5 million or 7.2% […]

March 19th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

Canadian Federal Budget – What’s in it for me???

Today, the Canadian federal government (have they finally dropped the ridiculous “new government” moniker?) introduced their annual budget for fiscal 2008-2009 (April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009). Among the major highlights: Tax free savings account which allows individuals to invest up to $5000 per year (with carry forward of unused room) and receive tax […]

February 27th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Economics, New Brunswick | no comments

UNB research makes Discover’s top 100 science stories of the year

Research work lead by a researcher from the University of New Brunswick’s Canadian Rivers Institute has been named as one of its top 100 Science stories (number 51) of 2007. Karen Kidd‘s studies and subsequent publications on the effect of synthetic estrogen on fish populations is clearly demonstrating what we flush down the toilet (willingly […]

January 16th, 2008 Posted by Danny D'Amours | New Brunswick | no comments

Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – November 2007

Last week Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey for the month of November. As I have done in previous months, I will look at some of the numbers and try to spot some trends especially when it comes to the province of New Brunswick and the Fredericton region in particular. The headline numbers in […]

December 14th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

Atlantic Canadian IT news, stories and profiles – meshEAST.com

meshEAST is a new blog about Atlantic Canadian startup companies in the IT and the interactive media sector by Lisa Rousseau. It really is great to hear stories of local companies and their ups and downs. It is much more relevant reading than TechCrunch and all of the other Silicon Valley/US centric IT media sites. […]

December 10th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Business, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

New Brunswick highway cameras online

New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation has put highway cameras online to let users see highway conditions before heading out.

November 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Fredericton, New Brunswick | 4 comments

Topozone now has Canadian Maps

The topographic map website TopoZone.com now contains the full set of Canadian topographic maps from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Apparently these maps have been available since August of this year but with only the United States topo maps available previously, I didn’t have much reason to revisit the site. Now that TopoZone has data that […]

November 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Mapping, New Brunswick | one comment

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