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Huddle Turns Two: 10 of the Articles You Loved Most

Has it been another year already?

Huddle is now officially two years old. It’s been a year of steady growth with lots of amazing stories. So, we decided to take a look at some of the ones from the last year that had the most views.

Here’s what you loved most:

1) New Brunswick’s 7 Most Haunted Places: New Brunswick is a province jammed-packed with history, including the spooky kind. You guys loved learning about the creepy stories behind landmarks like the Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, abandoned buildings like Centracare in Saint John, and beautiful walking spots like French Fort Cove in Miramichi.

2) MUCH Came To New Brunswick: We love visitors, so when social media celebrities decided to pay our province a visit, you loved checking out where they went and what they thought of our home.

3) 7 New Brunswickers Who Get It Done: At Huddle, we’re all about those who DO, not just talk. In this listicle, we took a look at just a few of the entrepreneurs and innovators in the province who get it done.

4) A Look at New Brunswick’s First Certified Net-Zero Home: A famous frog once said it’s not easy being green, but that didn’t stop a New Brunswick contractor from build the province’s first certified net-zero home, meaning, it meets the criteria required by both the federal government and the Canadian Homebuilders Association.

5) 12 New Brunswick Business Titans Not Named Irving Or McCain: Let’s face it, when a lot of people talk about New Brunswick, it often circles around those two names. But we know that there’s so many more business leaders who are doing great things. This list takes a look at some of them.

6) Kredl’s Secures Funding To Pay Off Creditor Debt: It was a crazy year for Kredl’s corner market and owner Dave Wolpin fought a long battle to prevent the popular business from falling into bankruptcy. The saga came to a happy ending in January when Kredl’s secured funding to pay off its creditors and stay in business.

7) Vinyl Bar Spinning Into Uptown Saint John: Vinyl records are indeed back, if the success of this story about a new bar is any indication. We’ve also discovered in the last two years that stories about new bars, restaurants and retail stores are immensely popular.

8) IKEA Announces Collection Points in Saint John and Moncton: Which brings us to our next story about the announcement that IKEA customers can now shop online for IKEA home furnishings and have them delivered to either Collection Point for only $59, regardless of the size and value of the purchase. Readers were excited about this one, and it didn’t even involve the opening of a bricks-and-mortar store.

9) Let’s Celebrate The Irving Family, Not Criticize Them: This vigorous defence of the Irving family by contributor Bob Manning was based on the article, “Company Province, Provincial Company,” in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. The Globe piece was nominated for two National Magazine Awards, but was much reviled by admirers of the family here. No matter what your opinion on the Irvings was, one thing was certain. You clicked on Manning’s commentary.

10) A Look Inside the Construction of the New Irving Oil HQ – Back in April, Huddle’s Cherise Letson and Lise Hansen put on their boots and hard hats to get an exclusive look inside the construction of the new Irving Oil Headquarters in Saint John.