Our mandate is to bring Atlantic Canada’s dark underbelly to light. Based in New Brunswick, The Manatee has been shedding light on untold stories since October of 2014.

Our highly trained news-hounds have no greater purpose in life than covering the stories that matter to the public. Our mantra is “Truth comes first.”

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Editorial Staff:

Shauna Chase: Co-founder, managing editor, writer, copy-editor – shauna@themanatee.net

Alex Vietinghoff: Co-founder, advertising, writer, video editor – alex@themanatee.net


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Shawn Rouse – shawn@themanatee.net


Photo Editors:

Paul Lewis (Photo)                           Alex Vietinghoff (Photo, Video)

Featured Contributors:

Brandon Hicks 

Paul Lewis

Shawn Rouse 

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