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  • Consumer alert regarding gifting circles

    The Financial and Consumer Services Commission is warning consumers about gifting circles that are operating in the province, specifically targeting women. The commission advises that gifting circles, even those marketed as charitable ventures, are pyramid schemes. Participating in a pyramid scheme is illegal, regardless of whether or not a person makes money. Reports to the commission […]
  • Police looking for stolen jewels

    City police are asking for the public’s help in solving a theft. Police say jewelry items were taken from a home on Howard Street last Wednesday. If anyone has any information about the theft, they are asked to contact the Miramichi Police Force.
  • Seven children dead in Halifax house fire

    Authorities in Halifax are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of seven children yesterday morning. Neighbours say they heard a loud bang, followed by the sound of a woman screaming just after 12:30 am yesterday morning. When they went outside, the found the house engulfed in flames. All seven children were members of a […]
  • Protest convoy reaches Ottawa

    A convoy of around 200 trucks and other vehicles rolled into Ottawa yesterday to protest the federal government’s energy policies. The United We Roll Convoy for Canada left from Red Deer, Alberta last week. Organizers are trying to rally support for the energy sector and to encourage the federal government to build more pipelines. Many […]
  • Woman sentenced for throwing box cutter at ex-boyfriend.

    A 22-year-old Miramichi woman has been sentenced to jail time for throwing a box cutter at her ex-boyfriend. Melissa Caitlin Lilly will report to jail on weekends until she serves her 90 day sentence. She was also give two years probation. On top of that she was given a $1000 fine and a one year […]
  • Lobster plant destroyed by fire

    A fire has destroyed a lobster packing plant in Richibucto Village. The fire was first noticed at around 1:45 pm Thursday afternoon at the Cape Bald Packers processing plant. The plant employed around 200 people seven days a week between May and December and 150 a few times a week the rest of the year. […]
  • City unemployment rate rose in January

    The city of Miramichi’s unemployment rate rose in January for the second straight month. According to Statistics Canada, the rate was 10.8 per cent. That is up from 9 per cent a month earlier. A year ago the rate was 8.9 per cent. In the Campbellton to Miramichi economic region, the January rate was 14.7 […]
  • Gas prices expected to rise this week

    Gas prices are likely to rise again this week. Forecasters say the maximum price for gasoline will rise by just over a cent per litre when the provincial energy and utilities board makes its weekly price adjustment at midnight (Feb. 7). Expect little movement in the price of diesel.
  • Recall issued for cannabis product

    A recall has been issued for cannabis oil sold through Cannabis NB. Health Canada says CannTrust’s Liiv THC Cannabis Oil may have been incorrectly labelled with CBD potency information. The product was sold between Jan. 4-17.
  • Fire in Chatham quickly extinguished

    The Miramichi Fire Department was on the scene of a ceiling fire Tuesday afternoon at the Biomir building in Chatham. The fire was quickly t extinguished. While there were people in the building at the time, there are no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
  • Miramichi Police Force News for Feb. 6, 2019

    19-02-02 1516hrs A Miramichi Police Force officer arrested a 27 year old male for breaching a court order. This male was held in custody for weekend remand court. 19-02-02 1926hrs A Miramichi Police Force officer arrested a 19 year old female for impaired driving by drugs after a vehicle stop on Rt 117. This female […]
  • Human remains found in fire debris

    The RCMP have confirmed that human remains were recovered from a home that burned to the ground this past weekend. The Miramichi Fire Department was called out to a structure fire on Beaverbrook Road on Sunday morning. The home was completely involved when firefighters arrived and it took around nine hours to completely extinguish the […]
  • RCMP investigating property damage and theft from ball field

    The Sunny Corner RCMP is seeking information from the public to help identify the person or people responsible for cutting down a light post supporting three high intensity flood lights on the Eel Ground First Nation ball field. Police believe the incident happened sometime in late January or early February. It is further believed that […]
  • Renous among Kraft Hockeyville final four

    Renous has been named one of the four finalists for this year’s Kraft Hockeyville. A large crowd in attendance at the Renous Rec Centre on Saturday night broke into a thunderous round of applause when the final four were revealed by Ron McLean on CBC. Renous will be taking on communities from Alberta, Saskatchewan and […]
  • Vickers will seek Liberal Party leadership

    Kevin Vickers has made it official. He will be seeking the leadership of the New Brunswick Liberal Party. He announced his intentions Friday afternoon at the Kin Centre in front of a large crowd of supporters. The Liberals will choose their new leader at a convention in Saint John on June 22.
  • Nursing home workers protest at MLA office

    Around 50 nursing home employees held a protest Tuesday at the constituency office of Miramichi MLA Michelle Conroy. It was one a several held across province. The workers are among 4,100 who have been without a contract since 2016 and who voted to strike last week. But the province has been granted a temporary court […]
  • Station Wharf construction deadline extended

    The reconstruction of Station Wharf will take a little longer to complete than initially planned. City council has granted an extension to the original deadline of March 31 for the project to be finished. Greenfield Construction, the company working on the project, will now have until Aug. 31 to wrap things up. The contract for […]
  • Another increase at the pumps

    It looks like more bad news at the pumps this week. Forecasters say the maximum price for gasoline is set increase for the sixth straight week. Look for the price to climb by at least three cents per litre when the provincial energy and utilities board makes its weekly price adjustment at midnight. The current […]
  • Nursing home union lashes out at province over court move

    Officials with CUPE, which represents around 4,100 nursing home employees in this province, are lashing out at the provincial government over their move to block a strike. On Thursday, workers at 46 nursing homes, overwhelmingly voted to strike and the union gave their 24 hour notice on Friday of their intent to walk out. But […]
  • Stolen truck recovered in Moncton

    The Miramichi Police Force says a stolen pick-up truck has been recovered. The 2015 Ford F-350 went missing Friday afternoon from a business parking lot on Wellington Street. Police say it was eventually found in Moncton. The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the police or Crime Stoppers.
  • Theft arrest leads to drug charges

    City police say an arrest for theft has lead to drug charges. The Miramichi Police Force is reporting that a 23-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday for an alleged theft. But while being taken into custody, officers allegedly found the woman to be in possession of methamphetamine. She will be making an upcoming court appearance […]
  • Senior hockey league cracking down on inappropriate behaviour at games

    Officials with the Acadie-Chaleur Senior Hockey League say they are taking steps to crack down on racist, sexist or homophobic acts at their games. Going forward, an announcement will be made before each game in English and French reminding players and fans that there will be zero tolerance for such actions. The league has received […]
  • NB man among those killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

    A Taymouth man has been identified as one of 18 Canadians killed when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed Sunday morning. Peter DeMarsh was the chairperson of the International Family Forestry Alliance. He was on his way to a conference on family-owned forests and climate change. The Boeing 737 Max 8 was en-route to Nairobi, Kenya […]
  • Miramichi area hit with minor earthquake

    The Miramichi experienced an earthquake last night. Earthquakes Canada is reporting that the magnitude 3 quake struck at around 11:18 pm and was located 23 km west of the city. Earthquakes Canada says that while the quake was felt, there have been no reports of damage and none are expected.
  • Man facing firearms charges

    A 24 year old man is facing charges after being arrested this past weekend. The Miramichi Police Force is reporting that officers responded to a report of a break and enter and theft from a residence in the city this past Saturday night. Police say firearms were reported stolen. While investigating the matter, officers recovered […]
  • New judge appointed in Miramichi

    Two new provincial court judges have been appointed, Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason announced today. Luc J. Labonté has been appointed as a sitting judge in Moncton, and Cameron Gunn has been appointed as a sitting judge in Miramichi. Labonté will replace Judge Denise LeBlanc who was appointed to the Court of Queen’s […]
  • Drugs, contraband tobacco and cash seized during roadside checkstop

    One man has been arrested following the seizure of drugs, contraband tobacco and cash at a roadside checkstop in Acadie Siding, N.B. On February 23, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., members of the New Brunswick RCMP Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit stopped a car on Highway 126 and noticed contraband tobacco inside. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed what appears to […]
  • More winter weather on the way next week

    It looks like March will indeed come in like a lion. The Weather Network is warning that a powerful Nor’Easter will likely hit the Maritimes on Monday. Two low pressure system will actually sweep into the Maritimes. The first on Sunday will bring in a light dusting for us here in the Miramichi, with more […]
  • Stolen pick-up recovered in Halifax

    A pick-up truck stolen from a residence here in Miramichi in December has been recovered in Halifax. The 2016 Nissan Frontier was reported stolen from a driveway overnight on Dec. 4th. At the time, the Miramichi Police Force reported a confirmed sighting in Moncton. They are now reporting that police in Halifax located the vehicle […]
  • Blowing snow causes numerous pile-ups on NB highways

    Strong winds and blowing snow were to blamed for a several major accidents in the province yesterday. The biggest was on the Trans Canada Highway near Grand Falls involving 20-25 vehicles. While several people had to be transported to hospitals in Grand Falls and Edmunston, there were no reports of major injuries. The RCMP say […]
  • RCMP say death of inmate was a homicide

    The RCMP say the death of an inmate at the Atlantic Institution in Renous was a homicide. Police were called to the prison on Monday morning just before 10:30 am, where a 27-year-old inmate was found badly injured in his cell. He was later pronounced dead in the facility’s infirmary. The family has identified the […]
  • Legendary fiddler Matilda Murdoch has died

    Miramichiers and music fans alike are mourning the passing of legendary fiddler Matilda Murdoch. She died on Saturday, just days after celebrating her 99th birthday. The Loggieville native picked up the fiddle when she was a child and taught herself to play. She went on to play with some of the best musicians in the […]
  • Fire destroys Purolator building in Bathurst

    Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the Purolator building in Bathurst on the weekend. The fire chief says his department received the 911 call around 11 p.m. Saturday night. In total, 22 firefighters and four fire trucks battled the blaze until 5 a.m. Sunday morning, but the building could not be […]
  • Building burns on Beaverbrook Road

    The Miramichi Fire Department was on the scene of a structure Sunday afternoon on the Beaverbrook Road. The building appears to be a total loss. There is no word yest on what caused the blaze.
  • Miramichi Police Force News for Feb. 4, 2019

    19-01-29 0404hrs Miramichi Police Force officers responded to a domestic call involving a male and a female. Mediation occurred and the male was asked to leave which he did. 19-01-29 0954hrs A Miramichi Police Force officer stopped a vehicle on Pleasant Street finding that the 22 year old male driver was driving with a suspended […]
  • Vickers resigning as ambassador to Ireland

    Kevin Vickers has announced his resignation as Canada’s ambassador to Ireland. He made the announcement in a Facebook post. He will officially leave the position in March and plans to return to his home in Trout Brook. The Miramichi native is best known as the former Sergeant at Arms on Parliament Hill. He came to […]
  • NB cancels plans to host Francophonie Games

    The provincial government has cancelled plans to host the 2021 Francophonie Games. Premier Blaine Higgs made the announcement this morning. The original cost of the games was $17 million dollars. The province agreed to fund $10 million, but the cost of the games ballooned to $130 million. Organizers reduced the cost to $62 million, but […]
  • Man arrested for impaired driving following fatal collision

    A 68-year-old man from Renous, has died following a collision in the community, and a 54-year-old man from White Rapids has been arrested for impaired driving in connection with the crash. On January 29, 2019, at about 8 p.m., members of the Northeast District RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 108. It’s believed the victim was pulling out of his […]
  • Two arrested after chase city to Renous/Plaster Rock Highway

    The Miramichi Police Force says two people were arrested after a vehicle chase this past weekend. Police say that just after 11 Sunday night, officers attempted to stop a vehicle on St. Agnes Street, just outside of the Eel Ground First Nation. They also noticed that the license plates did not match the vehicle’s description. […]
  • Man rescued after snowmobile breaks down

    A 61-year-old Rexton man had to be rescued yesterday, after his snowmobile broke down. The Miramichi Police Force says it was contacted by a provincial off road enforcement officer, asking for help in finding the missing snowmobilers. The man had left his home Sunday morning and not returned. A city police officer and the off […]
  • Report says system failed neglected children

    A report on a horrific child-neglect case involving five children has found that social workers failed to meet protection standards. Child and Youth Advocate Norman Bosse says social workers need to understand and use their authority to enter a home and remove a child who may be in danger. But he also pointed out that […]
  • Minister says Liberals did nothing with multiplex application

    The province’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister says the Gallant Liberal government left the city’s multiplex application to gather dust. Jake Stewart says when he looked into the matter recently, he found nothing had been done with the city’s application. The city is seeking more than $40 million in combined funding from Fredericton and Ottawa to help […]
  • Woman found in donation bin

    The Miramichi Police Force says they had to rescue a woman who became trapped in a clothing donation bin during this week’s winter storm. They say that on Monday, a passing officer noticed that one of the metal flops on a bin outside of the Lord Beaverbrook Arena appeared to be moving. When the officer […]
  • Shannex names new nursing homes

    Shannex has announced the names for their new senior care facilities in the city. Officials announced yesterday that the nursing home in Chatham Head will be called Losier Hall in honour of Dr. Gerard Losier Meanwhile, the Parkland Retirement Living campus in Douglastown will be now be known as Parkland on the River, while the […]
  • Man pleads guilty in ATV theft case

    One of three people arrested in connection with the theft of an ATV in Neguac has pleaded guilty. 42-year-old Steven Legere from Lakeburn, 43-year-old Kevin Gionet from Moncton and a 38-year-old woman from Moncton were arrested Sunday. The RCMP say they were in possession of an ATV taken from outside of a business in Neguac […]
  • John McGarry named as chair of Horizon Health Network’s board of directors

    John McGarry has been appointed as chair of the Horizon Health Network board of directors, effective immediately. “John McGarry brings a wealth of knowledge to Horizon Health Network with over 35 years of experience in health care,” said Health Minister Ted Flemming. “We are looking forward to working with Mr. McGarry, knowing that the province’s […]
  • Cannabis NB releases quarterly results

    Cannabis NB has released its unaudited results for the quarter ending Dec. 23, 2018. Total sales since cannabis was legalized on Oct. 17, 2018, were $8.6 million. Key sales trends for the quarter include: Online sales revenue of $400,000 In-store sales revenue of $8.2 million Dry flower sales represented 87 per cent of sales at […]
  • NB Liquor releases third-quarter results

    NB Liquor has released its unaudited results for the quarter ended Dec. 23, 2018, which indicated an increase in sales of 0.9 per cent or $900,000. Key product sales, by category, for the third quarter (Sept. 24 to Dec. 23, 2018) compared to the third quarter last year (Sept. 25 to Dec. 24, 2017) were: […]
  • Fire at construction trailer on Shannex site

    The Miramichi Fire Department was on the scene Tuesday of a small fire at a construction trailer in Chatham Head. The trailer was being used by a company working on the new Shannex nursing home facility across the road from the Miramichi Regional Hospital. Although smoke could be seen escaping from windows and doors on […]
  • Three arrested in connection with ATV theft

    Three people from the Moncton and Dieppe area are facing charges in connection with a stolen ATV in Neguac. A 43 year old man, a 42 year old man and a 38 year old woman are accused of taking the ATV from outside of a business in Neguac on Saturday night. The suspects were apprehended […]
  • Food guide updated

    The federal government has updated Canada’s Food Guide. The new guide emphasizes eating plenty of vegetables and fruits, choosing whole grains, and eating “protein foods.” When picking proteins, the food guide suggests eating plant-based proteins, more often than those from animal sources, like dairy, eggs, meat and fish. When it comes to drinks, the food […]
  • French paper recommends visiting New Brunswick

    The newspaper Le Monde has published its annual list of destinations not to be missed in 2019, and New Brunswick is in first place. Since 2016, the French newspaper has drawn up an annual list of the 20 destinations to discover during the year by interviewing professionals and travel experts. The list takes into account […]
  • 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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March 19 2019 , 4:52:00 • Miramichi
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