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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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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September 23 2018 , 12:54:00 • Miramichi
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