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  • Man charged with murder of teenage girl

    An 18-year-old man from Jacksonville, N.B. has been charged with first degree murder in the death of a 17-year-old girl, also from Jacksonville. Amon Kelleter was charged in Woodstock Provincial Court on September 12. He was arrested on September 11 at a home in Jacksonville. Police had responded to the home at approximately 4:20 p.m. […]
  • Police in Fredericton investigating finding of remains as a homicide

    The Fredericton Police Force are investigating the death of a Fredericton woman as a homicide. The RCMP were called to a dirt road in Upper Derby on Saturdayafter the discovery of human remains. It has been determined the victim was 31-year old Candace Rose Winona Stevens of Fredericton. Fredericton Police are leading the investigation with […]
  • Storm keeps first responders busy

    The Winter storm of 18-11-13 kept, City of Miramichi, first responders busy 18-11-13 1155hrs King St, two vehicle accident, no injuries 18-11-13 1233hrs Slippery roads were reported throughout the City 18-11-13 1414hrs St. Patrick’s Drive, vehicle slid off of the road and hit a pole 18-11-13 1423hrs Newcastle Blvd, 2 vehicle collision, minor injuries, police, […]
  • Feds will impose carbon tax on NB

    The federal government has rejected New Brunswick’s plan to deal with carbon emission. The Trudeau government will instead impose their own carbon tax plan on the province. Starting in January, large industrial polluters will face a carbon tax of $20 per tonne of emissions and that figure will grow until it reaches $50 per tonne […]
  • Chatham author passes away at age of 77

    Author Raymond Fraser has died. The Chatham born writer passed away Monday in Fredericton. Fraser authored dozens of works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and was a member of the order of New Brunsiwck. His work included The Black Horse Tavern and the Fighting Fisherman. This past summer he returned to Chatham to mark the […]
  • CRTC approves sale of Newcap Radio

    The CRTC has granted approval for the sale of Newcap Radio to Stingray, a Montreal-based international music service provider. The approval makes Stingray Canada’s largest public independent media company. The $506-million transaction was announced back in May and includes 101 radio licenses, including 95.9 Sun FM.
  • Gas prices set to fall

    Look for another drop in gas prices this week. Forecasters are predicting that the price of regular self-serve will fall by around two cents per litre, when the provincial energy and utilities board makes its weekly price adjustment at midnight. Diesel could fall by around a cent per litre.
  • Two arrested after police chase

    Two people are facing charges following a police chase in the city earlier this week. The Miramichi Police Force says they received a call on Wednesday of a collision on Church Street in Chatham. Police alleged that a pick-up involved in the incident, fled towards Newcastle. Police say the vehicle was being driven in a […]
  • More snow on the way for Friday

    It looks like more winter weather is on its way. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning that we can expect more snow tomorrow. They say a low pressure system will move up the eastern seaboard tonight with snow expected to begin tomorrow morning. Environment Canada says it is still too early to […]
  • Gallant announces he is stepping down as Liberal leader

    Former Premier Brian Gallant is stepping down as the New Brunswick Liberal leader. His decision comes after his party was reduced to 21 seats in the legislature following this year’s provincial election. His government then lost the confidence of the house on Nov. 2, paving the way for the Progressive Conservatives to form a minority […]
  • New lawyer for shooting suspect

    A 48-year-old Fredericton man charged with the shooting deaths of two police officers and two civilians on Aug. 10th, has been appointed a new lawyer. Matthew Vincent Raymond was back in court yesterday where Moncton laywer Alison Menard was appointed to the case. In previous court appearances, Raymond has claimed he is innocent due to […]
  • Miramichi man dies after jail assault

    The RCMP says a 33-year-old Miramichi man has died as a result of injuries he sustained after being attacked the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre in Shediac. According to police, Michael Matchett was assaulted by another prisoner on Oct. 26th. He was taken to the Moncton Hospital, but died from his injuries this past Saturday. In […]
  • Half of cannabis stores close due to shortage

    Half of the province’s Cannabis stored were closed Monday due to a supply shortage. Among those to close its doors was the Miramichi location. Cannabis NB official say they have only received around 20 per cent of the marijuana they ordered from producers. They say the closures are temporary and stores will re-open once they […]
  • Trial starts for former Miramichi man accused of sexual assault against a minor

    The trial began Monday in Saint John for a former Miramichi man accused of sexual assault against a minor. Scott Geikie is charged with one count of sexual assault against a minor between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010, and one count of child luring in August of 2011. His accuser testified that the […]
  • Shooting suspect wants new lawyer

    the case against a 48-year-old man charged in the shooting deaths of four people in Fredericton has been put on hold again. Matthew Vincent Raymond was back in court Monday where the Crown was expected to argue for a 60 day psychiatric evaluation. But Raymond once again registered his displeasure with his lawyer, who has […]
  • Suspect in Walmart firearms case has died

    The RCMP says a 26-year-old man suspected of discharging a firearm in Walmart last night, has died. The Richibucto RCMP assisted the Miramichi Police Force in stopping a vehicle fleeing from an incident in Miramichi. At around 5:30 p.m. on October 31, 2018, Richibucto RCMP responded to a request for assistance from the Miramichi Police Force that a vehicle […]
  • Firearm discharged at Walmart, police chase on Route 11 ends near Richibucto

    The Miramichi Police Force says a firearm was discharged inside the city’s Walmart, but that nobody was hurt. Officers responded to the store just after 5 p.m. in response to a complaint. Police say the firearm was discharges prior to officers arriving. A male suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers gave chase […]
  • Rapid response units will roll out next month

    Ambulance New Brunswick today announced the creation of Rapid Response Units (RRUs) for five communities in the province as a two-year pilot project. The units, scheduled to begin operation Nov. 29, will be placed in Minto/Chipman, Grand Bay-Westfield, Saint-Quentin/Kedgwick, the Acadian Peninsula and Blackville. Rapid response units do not replace ambulances, EM/ANB CEO Richard Losier […]
  • Human remains were 30-year-old Fredericton woman

    The RCMP say human remains found in Upper Derby this past weekend belonged to a 30 year old Fredericton woman. Police have still not provided the woman’s name, but say they have been in contact with her family. Police have declined to give any other information on the case saying it is still under investigation. […]
  • Acadian Society wants Medavie ambulance contract terminated

    The New Brunswick Acadian Society has launched a petition demanding that the contract between Ambulance New Brunswick and Medavie be terminated. According to the society, both the Anglophone and Francophone populations of the province have simply lost confidence in the ambulance system as it is currently being administered by Medavie. “Enough is enough,” declared Mr. […]
  • No new information on remains found in Upper Derby

    Official details remain scarce regarding the investigation into the finding of human remains in Upper Derby this past weekend. The remains were found by someone traveling along a dirt road on Saturday evening. Although social media has lit up with rumours around the discovery and even the name of a potential victim, the RCMP say […]
  • Crown asks for 60 day assessment for alleged Fredericton shooter

    The Crown is seeking a 60 day psychiatric assessment for the alleged Fredericton shooter. Matthew Vincent Raymond was back in provincial court on Monday. When the 48-year-old appeared in court last week, he insisted he was innocent due to temporary insanity and that he should be released immediately. The Crown cited that outburst as their […]
  • Cannabis NB racks up $950,000 in sales during first two days of legalization

    The following statement was issued by Cannabis NB president and CEO Brian Harriman: Following the legalization of cannabis across the country on Oct. 17, sales from Cannabis NB’s website and 20 retail stores totalled about $950,000 during the first 48 hours of operation. The breakdown is as follows and includes taxes and delivery fees: Provincial […]
  • Problems surrounding ambulance service in the province dominated the first question period of the new legislature Wedmesdau. And it was suggested that the issue could topple the Liberal government. People’s Alliance leader Kris Austin told reporters that it is highly unlikely that his party would vote for the throne speech because it doesn’t call for […]
  • Gallant government unveils plan for governing

    Premier Brian Gallant’s Liberal government made their pitch Tuesday for remaining in power. Their plan to govern the province was laid out in the throne speech read by the lieutenant governor. The speech contained commitments that had been championed by the other three political parties during the election campaign. Those included faster elimination of the […]
  • Teenage boy found fit to stand trial in church fire case

    A 14-year-old boy accused of starting a fire that destroyed the 114-year-old St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Bas-Caraquet has been found fit to stand trial following a psychiatric examination. The boy was arrested on June 28th. The case has been adjourned until Nov. 27th.
  • Legislature set to open

    All eyes will be on Fredericton Tuesday as the legislatures sits for the first time since the Sept. 24 provincial election. Premier Brian Gallant and his Liberal party will attempt to hold on to power after being elected in only 21 ridings. The party’s seat total will fall to 20 after the party elects Restigouche-Chaleur […]
  • Chipman removes straight pride flag

    The village of Chipman is being heavily criticized for its decision to fly a straight pride flag. The flag was raised on Sunday in front of around 50 onlookers. But it was removed Monday and replaced with a Canadian flag after a backlash. Unlike the pride flag used by the LGBTQ plus community, there is […]
  • Shooting suspect back in court

    The man accused in the shooting death of two police officers and two civilians in Fredericton was back in court Monday where he shocked those in attendance. 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond interrupted his proceedings to say he is innocent, citing temporary insanity. He went on to say he has enough evidence to exonerate himself and […]
  • Weed now legal in Canada

    It is a historic day in Canada. Marijuana became legal at midnight. The first person legally purchase cannabis for recreational use was Ian Power in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The 46-year-old doesn’t plan on smoking the gram of marijuana, but will instead have a plaque made to mark the historic event. Each province has their own […]
  • Gallant, Higgs will meet before legislature sits

    Premier Brian Gallant and PC leader Blaine Higgs say they will meet to discuss how they can work together to run the province. Gallant told reporters yesterday that he had arranged to speak with both Higgs and People’s Alliance leader Kris Austin. Higgs confirmed that a meeting will take place, although no time and date […]
  • Postal workers union issues strike notice

    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has issued a strike notice to Canada Post and that workers could walk off the job as early as next week. Officials with the union, which represents around 50,000 Canada Post employees, say rotating strikes will start on Monday unless deals can be reached with both urban […]
  • Break at the pumps this week

    It looks like we are in for a big break at the pumps this week. Forecasters are predicting gas prices will drop by between four and five cents per litre when the provincial energy and utilities board makes its weekly price adjustment at midnight. Diesel, on the other hand, is expected to increase by around […]
  • Traffic stop results in two arrests, seizure of methamphetamine

    A man and woman from Blackville, N.B., have been arrested following a traffic stop in Red Bank. On October 12, 2018, Sunny Corner RCMP, along with the Northeast District RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit, stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Warwick Road and Route 420 and seized an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and cash. A […]
  • Fire destroys historic building

    One of the city’s most iconic buildings has been gutted by fire. Crews were on the scene Monday night of a massive blaze at the former Whooper and Choo Choos location in Chatham. Police say they arrived on the scene around 6:30 p.m. The fire department says it is too early to know what caused […]
  • Police seize illegal cigarettes in northern New Brunswick

    Two men and a woman have been arrested after the New Brunswick RCMP’s Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU) seized 53,000 contraband cigarettes during a pair of traffic stops. On September 28, 2018, at approximately 1 p.m., a member of the TTEU stopped a vehicle on Mountain Road in Campbellton. More than 34,000 contraband cigarettes were seized. A 28-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman from Halifax, […]
  • Police uncover grow-op after shed fire

    A shed fire in the Neguac area has lead to the discover of a marijuana grow-op. Authorities say the weekend fire lead police to uncover around ten plants valued at around $11,000. A 38-year-old Neguac man was arrested and released. He will return to court in December.
  • Chicken fries recalled

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a nationwide recall of Loblaw’s $10 chicken fries. The recall is part of an investigation into an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw chicken, including frozen breaded chicken products. There have been four cases of illness so far, although no one has had to be hospitalized. Anyone who […]
  • Higgs disputes Gallants claim that he has permission to form government

    Two days after New Brunswickers cast their ballots, we are still no closer to knowing who will form the next provincial government. No single party won the 25 seats needed to form a majority government. The PC’s were elected in 22 ridings, the Liberals 21 and the Green Party and People’s Alliance in three each. […]
  • Gallant says lieutenant-governor has given him permission to govern

    Premier Brian Gallant says that New Brunswick’s lieutenant-governor has given him permission to continue governing the province. Gallant met with Lt. Gov. Jocelyn Roy Vienneau this Tuesday morning. Although four political parties won seats in the yesterday’s provincial election, none secured the 25 needed to form a majority government. The Progressive Conservative Party of Blaine […]
  • New Brunswick will have minority government, but who will lead it?

    It was a historic election night in New Brunswick. For the first time in roughly a hundred years, the province will have a minority government, but it is still not clear who will lead it. When the dust settled, the Progressive Conservative Party had captured 22 seats and the Liberal Party 21, while the Green […]
  • Election day in New Brunswick

    After more than a month of campaigning, it is finally election day in the province. Polls will be open from 10am to 8 pm. If you have your voter information card, you should take it with you to your polling station. If you do not, or it’s your first time voting, you need to bring […]
  • Million say they will buy legal weed

    According to a new Stats Canada study, an estimated 5.4 million Canadians say they will legally buy cannabis after it becomes legal on Oct. 17. That will generate revenue of between 3.8 and 4.8 billion dollars per year. Another 1.7 million Canadians expect to continue purchasing illegal cannabis. In this province, all 20 Cannabis NB […]
  • Fredericton shooter case adjourned until Oct. 22

    A judge has granted an adjournment in the case of alleged Fredericton shooter Matthew Vincent Raymond so that his defense team can review disclosure. The 48-year-old was in court Monday morning, making his second appearance since being arrested on Aug. 10th, the day that two police officers and two civilians were shot and killed in […]
  • School districts says no to bilingual buses

    The Francophone North East School District Education Council has come out against bilingual busing. The district includes schools in Neguac and Lagaceville. Council members say they felt it was important to have a solid policy in place to ensure that bilingual transportation within the district would not be allowed under any cirumstances. The issue of […]
  • Human remains found in Upper Derby

    The New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is investigating following the discovery of human remains in the Upper Derby, N.B. area. On October 27, 2018, shortly before 6:30 p.m., police received a call from a person who had discovered human remains while travelling along a dirt road near the intersection of Highway 8 and Route 415 in Upper Derby, northeast of Blackville. The […]
  • Payments for Social Development clients available for pickup

    Monthly social assistance payments made by cheque through the Department of Social Development will be available for pickup at designated sites around the province. Due to the potential disruption of postal service as a result of the rotating strikes, regional offices have made arrangements to distribute cheques at the locations indicated below. Monthly payments made […]
  • Forum says Tories will form majority government

    The Forum Poll is projecting that if the New Brunswick election where held today, the Progressive Conservative Party would form a narrow majority government, despite the Liberals continuing to lead in the polls. Forum says that based on their research, the Tories would secure 25 seats, while the Liberals would form the official opposition with […]
  • Three arrested in theft case

    Three people were arrested Thursday in connection with a series of thefts. The Miramichi Police Force says a 25-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were taken into custody for allegedly possessing items reported stolen on Tuesday. Those items belonged to vehicle owners and an industrial park business. All three are expected to […]
  • Stolen truck recovered

    The Miramichi Police Force says they have recovered a pick-up truck stolen earlier this month from Dalton Avenue. The 1995 Toyota Tacoma was discovered by the Codiac RCMP in a gravel pit in their area. The truck had been damaged. Police say video of the potential suspects has been obtained. In the meantime, anyone with […]
  • Man arrested in fatal two-vehicle crash

    The Southeast District RCMP have arrested the driver of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle collision that has claimed the life of one man. A 45-year-old man from ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Bouctouche was arrested on September 12, 2018. The crash happened on September 11 at around 9 p.m. on Highway 11 at Black River Bridge. A vehicle heading south on the highway appears to have crossed the […]
  • Poll shows NB Liberals lead with decided and leaning voters

    With just under two weeks remaining in the 2018 provincial election campaign, the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s lead in voter support has narrowed, as compared to pre-campaign results, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, just under one-half of New Brunswick decided and leaning voters support the Liberals (45%, […]
  • Vehicles damaged in crash

    Two vehicles were destroyed Tuesday morning after an accident in Chatham. Police say that around 10 a.m., the driver of a pick up truck failed to to stop at the intersection of John and Church Streets. It collided with a white van and then struck a utility poll. Both vehicle were heavily damaged, but there […]
  • Postal workers vote for strike

    Postal workers have voted in favor of strike action and could walk off the job before the end of the month. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says 94 per cent of urban letter and parcel carriers, and 96 per cent of rural and suburban carriers, voted in favor of a strike. The union and […]
  • Man clocked doing 173 in 80 zone

    The RCMP says a 20-year-old is facing charges after being caught speeding in Brantville. The driver was clocked doing 173 km an hour in an 80 zone. The Neguac RCMP stopped the man just after 1 am. He was fined and is facing a charge of failing to stop for a police officer. The man’s […]
  • Hundreds given wrong cancer drug dosage

    Horizon Health says 248 patients may have been given less than the prescribed dosage of cancer drugs during their treatment. The information comes from letters sent to patients and the families of patients who have since died. In the letter, officials say that around 10 per cent of the dose was left in IV tubings. […]
  • Roundabout opening on Monday

    After weeks of construction and detours, Miramichi’s new roundabout is now scheduled to open on Monday. The roundabout replaces the four-way intersection on the Chatham Head/Nelson side of the Miramichi Bridge. The project was undertaken to improve safety and to improve traffic flow in light of the temporary closure of the Centennial Bridge to replace […]
  • Thieves steal from archery club

    The Esgenoopetitj Archery Club is dealing with the theft of its archery equipment. The group says 15 bows along with arrow and targets were taken after thieves broke into a shed where the items were being stored. Most of the equipment was owned by the club, but some was owned by archers. Group President Robert […]
  • Three injured in Route 126 crash

    Three people were injured Wednesday in a head-on collision on Route 126. The RCMP say it happened south of Rogersville sometime after 2:30. Both cars involved caught fire and that fire spread to the surrounding forest area. A man in one of the vehicles, and a man and woman in the other, were taken to […]
  • Driver caught doing 176 in a 60

    The RCMP say two drivers were charged with impaired driving, and 17 tickets and four warnings were issued during a traffic operation between Lower Newcastle and Tracadie over the Labour Day long weekend. Tracadie and Neguac RCMP stopped approximately 200 vehicles between Friday and Monday. In one case, a driver was travelling 176 kilometres an […]
  • NBers have varying opinions on strengths of parties

    With the September 24th New Brunswick election approaching, there is varying opinion on which political party would do the best job in terms of important policy issues, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, the Liberal Party is most likely to be chosen as the party that would do […]
  • Police seek info on truck damage

    The Miramichi Police Force is looking for information who might caused a fuel leak at a city business. Police say officers and the Miramichi Fire Department were called to 303 King George Highway on Monday morning when a business owner discovered that someone had damaged the fuel tanks on four trucks sometime overnight. The damage […]
  • Man arrested on St. Patrick Drive

    A 43-year-old man is facing charges after being arrested early Monday morning. Police say he was arrested on St. Patrick Drive for trespassing at night. He is scheduled for an upcoming court appearance where he will be charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. Police did not release the man’s name.
  • Police searching for stolen truck

    The Miramichi Police Force is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen pick-up truck. The 1995 Toyota Tacoma was stolen sometime overnight from a Dalton Avenue business. The truck is beige with a black bush guard on the front. The license plate is CRA-340. If anyone has any information about this theft, they […]
  • $1.8 million impact from Striper Cup

    The city says the tournament generated $1.8 million in economic impact for Miramichi. Of that, around $800,000 was the result of extending the cup beyond a single weekend by opening up some division to the beginning of May. More than 200 teams alone took part in this year’s event.
  • Ironmen clean up in year end awards

    Four senior Ironmen are among this year’s New Brunswick Senior Baseball League award winners. Catcher Jeff Watkin was recognized as the seventh player in league history to earm the triple crown. He was named league MVP and top batter, and received awards for being the home run and RBI leader. He was named as a […]
  • Alleged Fredericton shooter makes court appearance

    The alleged Fredericton shooter is due in court today. Matthew Vincent Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the August 10th shooting incident in the provincial capital. Two Fredericton police officers and two civilians were killed during incident. The suspect was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after exchanging fire with […]
  • Police looking for information on playground vandalism

    The Miramichi Police Force is asking for the public’s help in finding out who damaged playground equipment at Waterford Green. Police say the damage was recently done. If anyone has any information about who may have caused the damage, they are asked to contact city police or Crime Stoppers.
  • Man arrested for impaired driving following multiple vehicle collision that injured six people

    The Northeast District RCMP arrested a man for impaired driving following a motor vehicle collision involving three cars and an ATV in Brantville, N.B., that sent six people to hospital. On August 26, 2018, shortly after 9:30 p.m., police responded to a multiple vehicle collision on Highway 11. The collision is believed to have occurred when a vehicle travelling southbound […]
  • Public's help sought in locating 24-year-old woman and her seven-year-old daughter

    Codiac Regional RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate a 24-year-old Moncton woman and her seven-year old daughter. Samantha Thebeau and, her daughter, Kaylee Thebeau were last seen on Mountain Road near Plaza Boulevard in Moncton, on August 16, 2018. Samantha Thebeau is described as being approximately 5’6″ tall, weighing 146 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. Kaylee […]
  • Liberals hold lead in CRA poll

    Prior to the September 24th provincial election, the New Brunswick Liberal Party continues to hold a comfortable lead over other provincial parties in terms of voter support, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, one-half of New Brunswick decided and leaning voters support the Liberals (50%, compared with 45% […]
  • New trial ordered for Wilbur Dedam

    Wilbur Dedam is getting a new trial. The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has set aside his 2016 conviction on six sex crimes against three girls dating back to the 1970s. He had been sentenced to nine years. The 66-year-old former chief of the Esgenoopetit First Nation had appealed his conviction on the grounds that […]
  • Trudeau gov't says they are looking for Phoenix replacement

    The Trudeau government says it will seek out potential alternative pay systems through a procurement process it will launch to replace Phoenix. The government has already been looking at a number of software providers and will work with civil servants and their unions in testing, and ultimately launching, a replacement human resources and pay system. […]
  • Survey says NBers want beer, wine in corner stores

    A poll commissioned by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association has found that 75 per cent of New Brunswickers want beer and wine to be sold in convenience stores. Support was strongest in Fredericton with 79 per cent support. Some grocery stores in the province have been allowed to sell wine since 2014.
  • French language leaders debate cancelled

    Radio Canada has cancelled the French language debate among the party leaders vying to become the next premier of New Brunswick. The broadcaster says the decision came after Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs said he could not debate in French. He was offered the option of having someone else take his place, but Liberal party […]
  • Seizure of contraband at Atlantic Institution

    On August 20, 2018, correctional officers at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution. This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers/detector-dog team/security intelligence officers. The contraband seized includes 13.13 grams of heroin, 15.86 grams of hashish, 29.35 grams […]
  • Man charged in Brady Francis case opts for judge and jury trial

    A 56-year-old Saint-Charles man charged in the hit and run death of Brady Francis has chosen trial by judge and jury. Maurice Johnson was not in a Moncton court room Tuesday. Instead his lawyer, Gilles Lemeuix, spoke on his behalf. Lemieux also told the court that his client has chosen to be tried in French. […]
  • Charity shuts down operations in Miramichi

    A charity that helps fire victims and those living in poverty is has shut down its operations in Fredericton and Miramichi. Big Hearts, Small City says the move was made because of a lack of donations and volunteers. The group will also close down operations in Moncton on Sept. 19.
  • Provincial election campaign now officially underway

    The New Brunswick election campaign is now officially underway. The province’s chief electoral officer signed the 98 writs Wednesday and Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau confirmed that as of 12:01am, New Brunswick is in an official election period. Premier Brian Gallant revealed yesterday that he had already taken steps to dissolve the legislature. He also decided […]
  • Teva Canada expands recall of valsartan drugs to include additional lots, as a precaution

    Health Canada is advising Canadians that, as a precautionary measure, Teva Canada is expanding its voluntary recall to include eight additional lots of valsartan products in Canada because they may contain an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. This latest action is further to an initial recall […]
  • Audited financial statements show surplus

    Financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31 show a surplus of $67 million. The statements were independently audited by Auditor General Kim MacPherson. “For the third year in a row, our economy is growing at a rate faster than predicted by private sector economists. We are seeing our revenues grow while continuing to […]
  • Government of Canada announces new supports in New Brunswick for workers in seasonal industries

    The federal government announced Monday measures to help season workers. The Government of Canada will: invest approximately $189 million to implement a new pilot project to provide up to five additional weeks of EI support to eligible workers in seasonal industries in the EI economic regions of Madawaska-Charlotte and Restigouche–Albert (which includes the Miramichi area). […]
  • Man pleads guilty after Illegal cigarettes and controlled substances seized in Miramichi region

    Enforcement officers with the Department of Justice and Public Safety, in partnership with the Miramichi Police Force, seized 513,000 unstamped cigarettes, $12,232 in cash, 145 methamphetamine pills and 25 hydromorph pills on March 25, following a five-week investigation. Clark Hannah, 47, of Moncton pleaded guilty to charges of possession of unstamped tobacco, transportation of cigarettes […]
  • White milk prices going up Sept. 1

    It is about to get more expensive to buy milk in the province. The New Brunswick Farm Products Commission says the price of white milk will increase by five cents per litre as of Sept. 1. The commission says increase costs to producers is the reason for the increase. The price of milk under the […]
  • Free online training on autism for parents

    Parents of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder in New Brunswick will soon have free access to the online training currently offered to preschool autism agencies and educational personnel. ‟Your government knows the importance of supporting families who have children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian […]
  • Investment in Miramichi SPCA

    The provincial government is investing $102,125 towards an infrastructure project for the Miramichi SPCA. “Animals are an important part of family life for many New Brunswickers,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. “The Miramichi SPCA plays an important role in ensuring these animals […]
  • Unemployment Picture Continues To Improve In City

    The city of Miramichi’s unemployment picture continues to improve. Stats Canada says the city’s unemployment rate in July was 8.6 per cent. That is down from 9.7 per cent in June. There was also good news in the greater Campbellton to Miramichi economic region. The rate in july was 10.3 per cent. That is down […]
  • Funding towards new park at Rankin House site

    The provincial government is investing $210,000 towards the installation of a new municipal park at the old Rankin House site in Miramichi. “Your government is pleased to once again be partnering with the City of Miramichi on an important community project,” said Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris. “This historic piece of land will […]
  • Trails Action Plan now online

    The provincial government has posted its Trails Action Plan online. The plan outlines an investment of $15.78 million into the trails system. “The provincial government recognizes the importance of trails to economic development, particularly in rural areas,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. “Beyond yielding economic benefits, the Trails Action Plan will serve […]
  • Reopening Of Normal Fishing Hours For Angling In The Miramichi River System (Cold Water Pools Remain Closed)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that the waters of the Miramichi River system will be reopened to angling during normal hours, following an improvement in water conditions. These changes are effective as of Saturday, August 11, 2018. The following salmon holding pools, closed to angling since July 5th, will remain closed to […]


November 17 2018 , 4:52:00 • Miramichi
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