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  • 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 […]
  • City unemployment rate drops below provincial average

    There was good news for the City of Miramichi on the unemployment front last month. Statistics Canada released their monthly labour force survey on Friday. They are reporting that the city’s unemployment rate for November was 7 per cent. That is down from 7.6 per cent in October and down from 8.7 per cent a […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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December 12 2018 , 12:52:00 • Miramichi
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