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    See photos N.B. considered too dangerous to release

    • Times & Transcript
    • 23 Feb 2018

    The provincial government has released three photos of illicit drugs seized from a jail after asserting the images would pose a threat to public safety if given out. The grainy photos show a lighter and several packages wrapped in cellophane along with two Ziploc bags with hundreds of pills.

    The Times & Transcript filed a right to information request with the Department of Justice and Public Safety last May seeking a list of all contraband…

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    Man killed in head-on crash

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 23 Feb 2018

    A motorist was killed Thursday morning in a head-on crash near Elsipogtog.

    RCMP say the two-vehicle collision happened on Route 116 near Elsipogtog First Nation and the intersection with Big Cove Road. The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. and police say a 27-year-old Birch Ridge man was killed.

    "It was a pretty hard impact," Sgt. Pat Tardif told the Times & Transcript.

    The crash involved two vehicles each occupied by only the driver. The man who…

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    Cold walk to raise funds for homeless programs

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Local charities are asking Frederictonians take a walk in the cold to help those in need.

    On Saturday, the John Howard Society of Fredericton and Youth in Transition Fredericton are hosting a walk to raise funds for their respective organizations, both of which support people who've experienced homelessness. The event, called the Coldest Night of the Year, is part of a nationwide campaign supporting organizations helping people who are…

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Business

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    N.B. Bitcoin investors: It's about the long game

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 09 Feb 2018

    It’s all about keeping the faith.

    The co-founders of Fredericton's Truth Anchor Technologies say they're not being scared off by the wild fluctuations happening now with Bitcoin.

    Jason Merrett, who, with Michel Guitard and Mitch Airey, recently created the company to help private investors and wealth management firms acquire and trade the much-hyped – and lately much-maligned – online currency.

    Despite Bitcoin's rapid fall in value in recent…

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    'Genuine carnage' in global markets following Dow drop

    • The Washington Post
    • 06 Feb 2018

    BEIJING • Global markets fell sharply on Tuesday following a volatile day in U.S. trading, renewing questions about whether the long-running global stock rally is heading for a rout and potentially testing President Donald Trump.

    The hard tumble began Tuesday in Asia. Japan's Nikkei stock index closed down nearly 4.7 per cent, recovering from a precipitous 7 per cent plunge earlier in the day. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed down 5.1 per…

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    New discount airline won't touch down in N.B.

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 02 Feb 2018

    Swoop, WestJet's new low-fare, no-frills spinoff airline, won't be flying into New Brunswick.

    The airline unveiled plans Thursday for its first summer in the skies in media events in Hamilton and Abbotsford, B.C, promising to "to change Canadian air travel forever."

    It offered a splashy promotion of $0-fares on the first 2,000 seats it sells online for each of its routes.

    Halifax is the only Atlantic Canadian destination now on Swoop's schedule. 

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Sports

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    Kats on the prowl for provincial hoop titles

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 23 Feb 2018

    It will be raining Kats and dogs at Harbour Station Saturday afternoon.

    The Fredericton High School Black Kats and Saint John High School Greyhounds square off for the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association boys AAA basketball banner at 3:30 p.m. It's the back end of the Saturday afternoon flight of championship games, following the battle between the Black Kats girls and the two-time reigning champion Kennebecasis Valley…

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    Bantam AAA Caps trying to crosscheck cancer

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 23 Feb 2018

    The Fredericton Mr. Automotive Bantam AAA Caps have an important fundraising drive this weekend.

    Cross-Check Cancer is in support of two families affected by cancer.

    The fathers of Caps forwards Owen Tran and Zander Best -- Dr. Peter Tran and James Best -- are undergoing cancer treatments. So the proceeds from Sunday's home game against the North West Pioneers will go towards the two families, as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

  • Sports Digest items

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Caps to face Flyers in midget hockey semifinal

    The Fredericton Office Interiors Caps wrap up the N.B./P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League regular season with road games Saturday against the Kensington Wild and Sunday against the Charlottetown Pride.

    Then it's on to a first-to-eight points New Brunswick semifinal against the Moncton Flyers, starting Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Superior Propane Centre.

    Game 2 is set for Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at…

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Opinion

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    Daily Gleaner political cartoon

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 23 Feb 2018

    The Daily Gleaner political cartoon is created by Michael de Adder.

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    Ivison: Trudeau too busy tilting windmills to balance budget

    • National Post columnist
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Next week’s federal budget will be the latest chapter in the Liberal government’s inclusive growth agenda – but early signs are its emphasis will be firmly on inclusion, rather than growth.

    Justin Trudeau laid out what will be the budget’s central theme last month in his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos – bridging the gender gap in the workplace to boost economic performance.

    Trudeau quoted a McKinsey Global Institute study that…

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    Editorial: Campaigning for healthy minds

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Here’s a question to ask the next provincial political candidate soliciting your support: How will they improve mental health diagnosis and treatment for New Brunswickers?

    A group of New Brunswick medical students hopes to make mental health treatment an issue in September’s election, asking candidates to address the stigma of mental health and provide solutions on par with the effort and investment made to address physical ailments.

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Entertainment

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    Vance Joy builds relationships with concept album Nation of Two

    • Postmedia News
    • 21 Feb 2018

    Vance Joy had a big hit all over the world in 2013 with the unlikely but impossibly catchy ukulele-driven pop ditty "Riptide," and that helped him sell nearly 2 million copies of his debut album, Dream Your Life Away.

    The song also helped land him one mighty high-profile fan in Taylor Swift. She covered "Riptide" and ended up inviting the Australian artist to come along as the opening act on her massively successful world tour in support of her…

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    Black Panther sets new benchmark for Marvel films

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 19 Feb 2018

    PG. Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children

    Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis

    Screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole

    Directed by Ryan Coogler

    Runtime: 134 minutes

    Doug's Grade: A

    It has been nearly 20 years since Blade became the first blockbuster superhero film with a…

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    Indigenous painter's art 'coming to life' in new theatre production

    • The Victoria Star
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Theatre art is giving Natalie Sappier's paintings the voice and sounds they never had.

    After 14 years of putting brush to canvas, Sappier's going beyond the two-dimensional platform with her new play Finding Wolastoq Voice, a production coming to Theatre New Brunswick as part of this season's lineup, before touring across the province and premiering in Toronto.

    "Painting will always be a part of me because … that’s how I’ve expressed what…

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Life

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    Home of the Week: Custom bungalow sits on one hectare

    • Times & Transcript
    • 22 Feb 2018

    35 Boundry Drive, Moncton

    PRICE: $409,900

    EXTERIOR FINISH: Vinyl siding

    STOREYS: 1.5

    AGE: 9 years

    SIZE: 2,113 square feet

    HEATING: Forced air, heat pump

    COOLING: Air exchanger, central air conditioning 

    FLOORING: Ceramic tile, hardwood

    BEDROOMS: 4

    BATHROOMS: 2

    DESCRIPTION: This custom bungalow sits on a one-hectare treed lot. Three bedrooms, plus a loft bedroom. The main level features hardwood floors, a propane fireplace and cathedral ceilings.…

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    'Just be kind and that's it, that's all you have to do': family friend reflects on Becca's legacy

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 22 Feb 2018

    Rachel Bernard remembers Rebecca Schofield as a person who loved to play practical jokes, finding good puns and did whatever it took to make people smile.

    "She was happy-go-lucky and she just had this positive infectious outlook on life," said Bernard.

    Bernard, close friends with Becca's parents, said she had the honour and the privilege of watching Becca grow up.

    "The person that you saw in front of cameras and on social media is exactly who she…

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    Harvest House looking for permanent home

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 21 Feb 2018

    Jeremiah and Shannon Stewart soon hope to fill what they say is a glaring gap in the support systems available to less fortunate people in their community.

    Through Shannon's chaplain work at the New Brunswick Youth Centre corrections facility, the Miramichi couple often see women and young people struggling to rebuild their lives or plan for their futures after leaving custody.

    The Stewarts say more homelessness and addictions programs are…

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Arts

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    Rising country star bound for N.B.

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 28 Jan 2018

    SAINT JOHN • An country music award nominee from Alberta will soon embark on his first eastern Canada tour.

    Sherwood Park artist Karac Hendriks will hit the road for a radio tour the first week of February.

    Hendriks said Friday his exact schedule is still being finalized, but his Atlantic stops include Saint John, Fredericton and Halifax. He'll be in the Maritimes from Feb. 5 to 9 before spending a week in Ontario.

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