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  • Gov't makes more changes to paramedic language rules

    The Higgs government appears to be backing away from a controversial plan to lessen language requirements for paramedics in some parts of the province. In a letter to Ambulance NB’s CEO, Health Minister Ted Flemming says the province will respect its obligations under the Official Languages Act when it comes to providing service in both […]
  • Woman picked up with break and enter tools

    While most of us where hunkered down during the latest winter storm, city police allege that at least one person may have been trying to take advantage of the situation. The Miramichi Police Force is reporting that a 35-year-old woman was arrested in the early morning hour on Monday on Howard Street. Police allege she […]
  • Sledders warned to avoid Station Wharf construction area

    The city of Miramichi cautioning is snowmobilers to stay clear of Station Wharf in Chatham. Construction work at the wharf will be ongoing for the next few months. As a result, the city says there is a risk of obstructions protruding through the ice and open water. As a result, snowmobilers should keep a safe […]
  • NBers clean up after storm

    New Brunswickers are dealing today with the aftermath of massive winter storm that has caused havoc across the province. The storm cut a path through New Brunswick yesterday bringing with it snow, ice pellets and freezing rains. Some areas in Northern New Brunswick received as much as 50 cm of snow. That forced the closure […]
  • PM will visit Miramichi on Thursday

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Miramichi on Thursday. The stop is part of a series of town halls being held across the country by the prime minister. The event is scheduled for 7 on Thursday evening in the James M. Hill Theatre. It is free and open to the public. It will be […]
  • Feds sinking $1.7 million into Miramichi Bay

    The Federal government is providing $1.7 million to fund and artificial reef project in Miramichi Bay. Artificial reefs are concrete blocks designed with openings at the bottom to provide shelter for species found on the ocean floor, such as lobsters, mussels and rock crabs. It provides them a measure of protection when they are young […]
  • Police investigating report of threatening text messages

    The Miramichi Police Force is investigating a report of threatening text messages between teens. One of the teenagers had allegedly forwarded messages showing that he wished to cause serious physical harm to others. Police arrested a 13-year-old boy, who has since been released from custody with conditions.
  • Four positions eliminated at Miramichi cannabis store

    Cannabis NB has provided a store-by-store breakdown of the 55 employees it recently fired. Here in Miramichi, four employees have lost their jobs. Fredericton’s two stores lost five employees each while Oromocto saw seven positions eliminated. Stores in Dieppe, Shediac, Richibucto and on Rothesay Avenue in Saint John did not lose any employees. Officials say […]
  • Chipman woman charged with attempted murder

    A 54-year-old Chipman woman has been charged with attempted murder after a 40-year-old woman was stabbed in Salmon River. Joanne Alice Lewis appeared in Burton provincial court yesterday, where she was sent for a psychiatric evaluation. The RCMP say the stabbing incident happens on Wednesday. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to […]
  • Major winter storm on the way

    Miramichiers are bracing for a major blizzard that is expected hit this weekend. Environment Canada is tracking a low pressure system that will hit our area on Sunday. The storm will bring with it up to 60 cm of snow Sunday through Monday. The bulk of the snow, up to 50 cm, will fall on […]
  • Man arrested at hotel after alleged assault

    The Miramichi Police Force is investigating another incident at a hotel in the city. Police say late Saturday night they were called to report of an assault. They are reporting that a female was transported to the hospital with facial injuries and a 20-year-old man was arrested. He was held in custody for court and […]
  • Major snow fall expected this weekend

    The Weather Network is tracking a storm that could dump a lot of snow on us this coming weekend. According to their latest forecast, the system could bring with it as 30-40 cm of snow on Sunday (Jan. 20). The storm comes just as Miramichiers are getting over the clean-up from last weeks storm which […]
  • MGSR offering reward for return of stolen equipment

    Miramichi Ground Search and Rescue is offering up a $200 reward for the return of stolen equipment. They say the items were taken when someone broke into their rescue truck on Sept. 27. Items such as vests, flashlights and first aid kits were stolen, but the biggest loss was two Motorolla mobile radios and a […]
  • Two men going to trial in relation to break and enter

    Two Miramichi men charged with robbery, break and enter, and aggravated assault are heading to trial. 20-year-old Liam McLatchy and 19-year-old Joshua Kitchen have had their trial set for Feb. 8th. The charges are in relation to an incident on Dec. 8th where the Crown says a man was hit with a steel pipe and […]
  • Gas prices expected to edge up this week

    Expect maximum price for gasoline to rise by around a cent per litre when the provincial energy and utilities board makes its weekly price adjustment this week. Diesel is expected to increase in price by around two cents per litre.
  • Snowmobilers rescued from river

    The Miramichi Police Force say two people were rescued after their snowmobiles broke through the ice on the river Friday afternoon. Police say that when first responders arrived, they found that two people had gone into the frigid water near the Morrissy Bridge. They say the man had managed to get out of the water […]
  • RCMP seek suspect in theft from Neguac business

    As part of an ongoing investigation, the Northeast District RCMP is releasing surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing an all-terrain-vehicle and trailer from a business in Neguac, in hopes that someone may recognize him. The theft would have occurred sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on November 24, 2018, from the property […]
  • Man charged in connection with home invasion and aggravated assault

    A 30-year-old man from the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation is facing several charges in connection with a home invasion and aggravated assault that occurred in Lagacéville, N.B. last week. On January 3, 2019, shortly before 1:30 a.m., members of the Neguac RCMP received a 911 call regarding a home invasion and robbery on Drisdelle Settlement Road. […]
  • 16-year-old faces several charges after driving into an RCMP vehicle and fleeing from police

    A 16-year-old boy from Smiths Crossing, N.B., has been charged with several offences after fleeing from police at a checkstop in Blackville. The incident happened on the evening of January 4, 2019. Members of the Blackville RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle travelling on Route 8. The driver tried to avoid the police checkstop, struck a police vehicle and […]
  • Family of four staying with relatives after house fire

    A Parker Ridge Family is temporarily homeless after a fire this past weekend. According to the Upper Miramichi Fire Department, firefighter responded Saturday evening after flames were discovered by occupants of the home. While the home is standing, fire chief Brian Spencer says the building suffered smoke damage. The couple and two children who lived […]
  • More snow on the way this week

    It looks like we are in for another blast of winter this week. Officials with Environment Canada are warning of significant snowfall beginning tomorrow and carrying into Wednesday. They say some areas can expect up to 25 cm of snow. The storm is expected to begin as light snow tomorrow afternoon and then intensify from […]
  • NB Power customers have options to manage winter power bills

    NB Power reminds customers who are having difficulty paying their power bills that there are several options available to help them this winter. “Each year, we realize that, for some of our customers, the arrival of cold weather and higher electricity bills can pose significant challenges for many,” said NB Power president and CEO Gaëtan […]
  • 2019 SEED applications now available

    Summer job applications for the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program are now available. Students may access the applications and other information on the program online. The deadline for submissions is March 31. “Our government recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for young New Brunswickers to learn and to gain hands-on experience in the job […]
  • City's unemployment rate jumps 2 per cent in December

    The city of Miramichi’s unemployment rate jumped in December to 9 per cent, up from 7 per cent in November. It was also above the 8.1 per cent record in December of 2017. The city’s bad news also contributed to a jump in the unemployment rate in the Miramichi to Campbellton Economic region. The rate […]
  • Tozer seeking federal nomination for Conservatives

    A familiar face has thrown her hat into the ring seeking the Conservative Party nomination for federal riding of Miramichi-Grand Lake. Debi Tozer, who ran in the last provincial election for the Progressive Conservative Party, has officially announced her candidacy. Tozer finished third in the provincial election behind Liberal incumbent Lisa Harris and People’s Alliance […]
  • Man and woman charged with weapons and drug offences, stolen property recovered

    A 33-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both from Rexton, N.B., have been arrested and charged with several offences, following the execution of a search warrant in Rexton. On January 2, 2019, members of the Southeast District RCMP`s Crime Reduction Unit and the Richibucto Detachment executed a search warrant at a residence on North Street. During the search, police […]
  • Miramichi Police Force News

    18-12-25 0028hrs Miramichi Police Force officers arrested a 28 year old male for causing an alcohol related disturbance. This male was held in custody until he was sober. 18-12-25 1918hrs Miramichi Police Force officers received several reports of fraudulent ticket sales for the New Years Eve Dallas Smith concert in Moncton. 18-12-26 1331hrs A Miramichi […]
  • Parents encouraged to be vigilant about children's online activities

    The New Brunswick RCMP is encouraging parents to be vigilant about what children are doing online, after a number of recent incidents of young people sexually exploiting themselves on the Internet. In recent months, the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit identified four children between the ages of eight and 12 in New Brunswick who voluntarily shared […]
  • Fire at home in Chatham

    The Miramichi Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire in Chatham yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the house house, located near the intersection of Wellington and Princess, at around 3. Nobody was in the home at the time and no injuries were reported. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. It […]
  • Storm forces rescheduling of levee

    The city of Miramichi’s New Year’s Levee is now set for this weekend. The annual event, which sees the presentation of community service awards, is usually held on New Year’s Day. But yesterday’s storm has pushed the even back. It is now being held on Saturday at 1 pm at the Seaman’s Hospital in Douglastown.
  • Vickers mulls bid for Liberal leadership

    Kevin Vickers says he is considering a run at the leadership of the provincial Liberals. Vickers said several people have reached out to encourage him to run, specifically saying several of his Acadian friends had contacted him suggesting he do it. Although he says he is strongly considering making the move, he is a long […]
  • Two arrested for allegedly breaking in to vehicles

    Two people have been arrested in connection with thefts from unlocked vehicles. The Miramichi Police Force is reporting that officers arrested a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man just after 3 am Saturday morning. Officers were on patrol at the time in the Riverside Drive area. Police say at least six vehicles were entered into. […]
  • Woman charged in connection with shooting incident returns to court

    A 41-year-old woman charged in connection with a shooting incident at Walmart in October is scheduled to return to court this morning. Wendy Gail Losier is facing seven charges including theft under $5,000, interfering with the lawful use of property and several firearms related charges. She last appeared in court two weeks ago, where an […]
  • By-election today in Doaktown

    Today is by-election day in the province and the village of Doaktown will elect a new mayor. It is one of several communities today trying to fill vacant council seats. The by-election was prompted by the resignation of Mayor Bev Gaston in October. Two people are vying for the position. They are Charles Stewart and […]
  • Canada Post says there is still a large backlog of parcels

    Canada Post says it is dealing with two to three times more parcels than usual this holiday season. Officials say there is a six-million-package backlog after five weeks of rotating strikes that ended last month. The Canadian Union of Postal Employees disputes that the rotating strikes caused any of the backlog.
  • Stolen vehicle recovered

    A vehicle stolen from a property in Chatham last week has been recovered. The 2008 Pontiac G5 was reported missing Friday morning after disappearing overnight from a driveway on Lobban Avenue. Police say the vehicle was located thanks to a tip from the Public.
  • City water rates on the rise

    City water rates will increase again next year. City treasurer Darlene O’Shea presented city council with a proposed 2019 utility operating budget last week. The proposed increase works out to $2.79 a quarter or $11.16 for the year. At the same time, the city is still in the process of trying to collect hundreds of […]
  • 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 […]
  • Dickinson sets new Canadian record

    Miramichi’s Laura Dickinson now hold the Canadian women’s Under 20 record in the 5,000 metres. Dickinson set a new record time of 16:10.65 this past weekend while competing in a race at Boston University. The time shattered the Under 20, Under 23 and senior women’s New Brunswick records, while breaking the Under 20 Canadian record […]
  • Man arrested for allegedly stealing firearm

    A report of a man carrying a partially concealed long barrelled firearm has lead to the arrest of an 18-year-old man. The Miramichi Police Force is reporting that when officers responded to the call, they say the man fled on foot before being arrested on Hennessy Street. Police alleged that the suspect had committed a […]
  • City gets look at proposed capital budget

    The city’s proposed capital budget for 2019 contains $8.9 million in projects. The bulk of the work wold fall under the umbrella of the city’s engineering department which is looking for $5.7 million. Among the projects included in the proposed budget are upgrades to King George Highway, sidewalk installation near French Fort Cove, storm system […]
  • No tax rate increase expected next year in city

    If Miramichi city council approve this year’s general operating budget as proposed, there will be no tax rate increase for next year. Councillors have been presented with a $35 million budget – which contains almost a million dollars more in expenditures. The city’s is able to hold the line on taxes due to an increase […]
  • Chocolate milk, juice sales allowed back in NB schools

    The provincial government has lifted the ban on chocolate milk in New Brunswick schools. The PC government released a rewritten policy Wednesday which now allows the sale of chocolate milk and 100 per cent fruit juice in schools. However, that doesn’t mean sales of those drinks will necessarily return to all schools in the province. […]
  • Adjournment in case of murdered Miramichi man

    A Moncton man charged with the murder of a Miramichi man has had his case adjourned until later this month. 20-year-old Michael Fallon appeared in Moncton provincial court yesterday. He is charged with the second degree murder of 33-year-old Michael Adam Matchett. It is alleged that Fallon assaulted Matchett at the Southwest Regional Correctional Centre […]
  • Police investigating another stolen vehicle

    The Miramichi Police Force is investigating the theft of another vehicle from a residence in Chatham. This time, it is a grey 2016 Nissan Frontier. The license plate is CTG-247. It was taken sometime between Monday night and yesterday morning. This is the second vehicle reported stolen in the city in less than a week. […]
  • Employee killed at CN rail-yard

    The Transportation Safety Board and CN Police are investigating after an employee was killed at the CN rail-yard in Edmunston Tuesday morning. The 33-year-old man father of two was killed when a rail-car reversed at around 8:30 am. Authorities have not released the man’s name. It is the second serious incident involving a railway employee […]
  • Alleged Fredericton shooter fit to stand trial

    The alleged Fredericton shooter has been found fit to stand trial. Matthew Vincent Raymond was sent for the fitness assessment last week and appeared in court yesterday afternoon where the results were revealed. The 48-year-old is charged with four counts of first degree murder in the Aug. 10th shooting deaths of two police officers and […]
  • Around 20 per cent of NB seniors living in poverty

    A new study has found that 20 per cent of seniors in this province are living in poverty. The University of Moncton says more than 25,000 people aged 65 and over are surviving on less than $14,000 a year. The study found that women tend to be worse off than men, rural seniors worse off […]
  • 2019 community funding and equalization grants announced

    Local governments and local service districts will receive more than $75 million in community funding and equalization grants from the provincial government in 2019, an increase of about $117,000 over last year. “Our government understands this information is integral for local governments and local service districts to complete their budgets and be in a position […]
  • New nurse practitioners in Miramichi

    Miramichi is now home to two new nurse practitioners. In a release, the Horizon Health Network says nurse practitioners Gregory Murphy and Sara Greeley are based out of Horizon’s Chatham Health Centre on Water Street. Both nurse practitioners are currently taking new patients. Horizon says that if you are seeking a primary care provider, you […]
  • Canada Post says parcel delivery could be delayed into next year

    Canada Post executives are warning of long delays in parcel delivery, even though a series of rotating strikes by unionized employees has ended. The crown corporation says hundreds of trailers full of mail and parcels are waiting to be unloaded. The backlog of letters is expected to be cleared by Christmas. But they say parcel […]
  • Latest Miramich Police Force News

    18-12-16 0019hrs Miramichi Police force officers responded to a report of an unwanted person. Officers learned that the unwanted male, who was on a court order not to be at the location of the call, had left prior to police arrival. Later in the day, officers arrested this 37 year old male. He was held […]
  • Former Miramichi man sentenced to 35 months for sexual assault on minor

    A former Miramichi man has been sentenced to 35 months behind bars for sexually assaulting and luring a child. Scott Geikie was sentenced Tuesday in Saint John. The 43-year-old former youth hockey and baseball coach was also given a lifetime ban on even applying to volunteer or work anywhere that he’d be in a position […]
  • Speaker says Nazi comments did not violate rules

    The speaker of the New Brunswick Legislature has ruled that while a Green Party MLA’s reference to Nazi propaganda was in bad taste, it did not violate parliamentary rules. Earlier this week, Kent North MLA Kevin Arseneau used a quote by Adolf Hitler’s propaganda Minister while criticizing the People’s Alliance during his reply to the […]
  • Contraband seized at Renous prison

    On November 23, 2018, at about 1:15 p.m., staff members confiscated multiple packages containing contraband from a visitor to Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of detector-dog team and security intelligence officers. The contraband seized includes 72 grams of marijuana and 3 grams of “shatter” […]
  • Girl's death prompts change to Blackville parade

    The tragic death of a four year old girl in Yarmouth has prompted the Village of Blackville to make a change to its annual Santa Clause Parade of lights . The village is asking parade participants to refrain from throwing candy from their floats. They are also requiring that all participants be on their float […]
  • Gas prices will fall again

    G prices are expected to fall again this week. Forecasters are predicting that the per litre price of gasoline could fall by around four cents per litre, when the provincial energy and utilities board makes its weekly price adjustment Thursday morning at midnight. Diesel could fall by as much as five cents per litre this […]
  • MLA receives threats after use Nazi referenced response to throne speech

    The Green Party MLA for Kent North say he has received threats following his response to the government’s throne speech. Kevin Arseneau drew a swift rebuke from People’s Alliance member Kris Austin and others, after he drew a comparison between Austin’s use of the phrase “common sense” and a famous quote from Nazi propaganda minister […]
  • Stolen truck and snowmobile found burned near Rogersville

    The Miramichi Police Force is investigating the theft and destruction of a snowmobile and pick-up truck. Police say the 2017 Ram one-ton and 2017 Polaris were taken from an industrial park business on the weekend. They were located Saturday night on a woods road in Rogersville. Both vehicles had been burnt. Anyone with information is […]
  • Stewart wants to improve relationship with First Nations

    Newly appointed aboriginal affairs minister Jake Stewart says it is his goal to improve the province’s relationships with its First Nations people. Stewart held his annual Christmas Dinner Saturday night at the Renous Rec Centre. The minister told those in attendance that his government will respect First Nations rights and that the systemic marginalization of […]
  • Senate to vote on back to work for postal workers

    The senate is expected to make its final decision today on back to work legislation for Canada Post employees. A third and final reading of Bill C-89 is scheduled for this afternoon. If passed, the legislation could come into effect as early as tomorrow afternoon. The Senate met for eight hours during a rare Saturday […]
  • PANB will support throne speech

    People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin says his caucus will support the PC government’s Thrones speech. On Friday, Austin said he was please with what he heard in the speech, especially when it came to increased funding for the auditor general. Votes from the three People’s Alliance MLAs along with the PCs would be enough to […]
  • BBB warns people not to fall for snow removal scams

    The Better Business Bureau is warning people be wary of snow removal scams. The group says they receive numerous calls each winter from people who have received poor service and have given money to someone who never shows up. They said if something seems to good to be true, it probably is. They say you […]
  • Woman charged in Walmart shooting incident needs time to apply for legal aid

    A woman facing charges related to a shooting incident on Halloween at Walmart has had her case adjourned. Wendy Gail Losier was in court yesterday where she was given more time to apply for legal aid. The 41-year-old is facing seven charges including theft and and firearms related charges. She was released on an undertaking […]
  • Porter elected new mayor of Doaktown

    The village of Doaktown has a new mayor. Jeff Porter was elected last night in a by-election, after two-term mayor Bev Gaston resigned in October for health reasons. Porter beat out former mayor Charles Stewart by taking 263 of 373 votes. Porter is a local business owner who had previously served as a member of […]
  • Police remind residents to lock their car doors

    The Miramichi Police Force is once again asking city residents to make sure that their vehicles are locked and their valuables secured. Police have been dealing with a number of recent thefts from vehicles as well as thefts of vehicles themselves. Last Tuesday, a 2016 Nissan Frontier pick-up went missing and was last spotted in […]
  • Police warn of telephone scam

    The Miramichi Police Force is warning city residents to be on alert for a telephone scam. Police say several people in the city have received calls from an automated system claiming to be the Visa credit card department. The messages indicates that there has been two charges on your credit card. The system them prompts […]
  • One case of E. coli in New Brunswick linked to lettuce

    A case of E. coli has been confirmed in New Brunswick. “The likely source of the outbreak has been identified as romaine lettuce,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “New Brunswickers should avoid eating romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce until more is known about the outbreak and the cause […]
  • Alleged Fredericton shooter sent for assessment

    Accused Fredericton shooter Matthew Vincent Raymond will undergo a 60 day psychiatric evaluation. The 48-year-old was back in provincial court on Wednesday. The Crown has asked for the assessment to determine if Raymond is fit to stand trial. He is charged with four counts of first degree murder in the Aug. 10th shooting deaths of […]
  • Man in critical condition following crash

    A 20-year-old Tracadie man was sent to the hospital in critical condition Saturday morning after a head-on collision near Tabusintac. The RCMP says that around 10 am, a pick-up truck and a Honda Civic collided on Route 11. An 18-year-old man and a 17-year old girl, who are both from Brantville, were in the pick-up. […]

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January 22 2019 , 8:52:00 • Miramichi
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