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    'I don't really want to think about end-of-life decisions'

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 21 Apr 2018

    If you spend any time at Creek Village Cafe & Gallery in Woodstock, you might recognize Meghann Palmer as one of the volunteer waitresses serving delicious treats to hungry art lovers, but now Palmer is seeking help herself.

    Palmer, who has cystic fibrosis, needs a double lung transplant and is fundraising to cover the cost of travelling to Halifax for a week-long assessment, followed by a trip to Toronto to wait for a donor if she gets the…

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    UPDATE: Three arrested, later released, in shooting

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 21 Apr 2018

    SAINT JOHN · Three people were arrested but were later released after a south-end shooting Friday evening that left a man in hospital, police say.

    Sgt. Ron Cooper of the Saint John Police Force said all parties, including the 27-year-old victim, are known to police.

    The shooting in the 200 block of Duke Street at around 8:45 p.m.

    “We believe all these parties are known to one another and it is not a random act of violence,” Cooper said. 

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    FAA orders tests on airplane engines after fatal explosion

    • The Washington Post
    • 21 Apr 2018

    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered an inspection within 20 days of all engines of the type that disintegrated in mid-air Tuesday, killing a woman when engine parts shattered the window near which she was sitting.

    The FAA mandate requires all airlines to inspect fan blades on certain CFM56-7B engines, the engines that are used on the workhorse Boeing 737 flown by virtually all airlines. The directive is based on a CFM International…

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Business

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    Businesses deliver gifts for furry friends

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 13 Apr 2018

    The Carleton County Animal Shelter is giving a round of "appaws" to two businesses after they sponsored a large donation of pet supplies.

    Shur-Gain Feeds 'N Needs in Woodstock and Kane Veterinary Supply donated dozens of collars, harnesses and leashes for cats and dogs to the Debec shelter Friday.

    "It feels fantastic [to get this donation]," said Joanne Reid, vice-president of the Carleton County Animal Shelter. "It's so encouraging to be…

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    Take a fine walk through the history of weddings

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 12 Apr 2018

    They say clothes can say a lot about a person, but what about a wedding dress?

    To Joy Fine, they can.

    For years Fine has been collecting wedding dresses from all over and on April 21, she will be showing off her collection at the Ayr Motor Centre in the Weddings In History Exhibition.

    "There will be between 100 and 120 pieces," said Fine. "There are several multi-generational pieces. We have one piece in particular that has four generations of…

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    Seven N.B. businesses named Canada's best managed

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 11 Apr 2018

    SAINT JOHN • Seven New Brunswick businesses have been awarded as part of this year’s list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

    The annual list has been put together since 1993 for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues more than $15 million.

    This year’s list includes: Lorneville; Armour Transportation Systems; Cooke Aquaculture; Day & Ross Transportation; Imperial Manufacturing; McCain Foods; and Source Atlantic.

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Sports

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    New minor baseball boss will coach and play too

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 20 Apr 2018

    Chris Brown believes the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association hit a home run.

    In February.

    That's when 26-year-old Tyler Wiwchar was hired as the executive director of the city's burgeoning baseball program, emerging from a field of five applicants to become the organization's only full-time employee.

    "Honestly, when the calls were returned and the references were checked out, we didn't think he was real," said Brown, the organization's…

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    Leafs keep the faith heading into Game 5

    • Postmedia News
    • 20 Apr 2018

    TORONTO • Mike Babcock, Auston Matthews and the reinstated Nazem Kadri all flew to Boston on Friday afternoon, with the coach asking his whole Toronto Maple Leafs team to keep one thing in mind as they face elimination.

    “I don’t know how many of you saw Maple Leaf Square on TV or the national anthems,” Babcock said. “To me, if you’re these players and you’ve seen that, you want to see it again. We talked about that today. The only…

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    The curlers are coming: 3 national events coming to Fredericton in March

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 20 Apr 2018

    It's familiar turf -- er, ice -- for the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds.

    The school will play host to its 13th U Sports national championship in 17 years next March when the U Sports, and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men's and women's championships take over Willie O'Ree Place from March 15-19, 2019.

    No sooner will those four champions be declared than 32 mixed doubles teams will battle it out for the national championship…

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Opinion

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    Commentary: Striper mania set to hit the Miramichi

    • Commentary
    • 20 Apr 2018

    Earlier this month, DFO released some dizzying news about the population of striped bass that spawns exclusively in the estuary of the Northwest Miramichi River. Between 2016 and 2017 the number of large, mature fish tripled to nearly 1,000,000. There are now more stripers in the Miramichi than people in New Brunswick. It’s amazing considering this population numbered just a few thousand in the 1990s.

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    Letters: Fredericton police need body cameras

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 20 Apr 2018

    I think the introduction of body cameras for the police  is a good idea.   It will provide protection for both the police and the public.   There will be greater transparency and when so many people use cell phone cameras to film, often coming in late, the police cameras will show the incident from the start.

    Jennifer Abbott

    Fredericton

    Middle class, lower income getting poorer

    I think that it is pathetic that a woman has to steal from her employer…

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    Saturday cartoon

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 20 Apr 2018

    The Brunswick News political cartoon is created by Michael de Adder.

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Entertainment

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    Big Brother Canada evictee reacts to N.B. contestant's ruthless move

    • Special to Postmedia News
    • 19 Apr 2018

    Canada may have shown some mercy on the Big Brother Canada house, but the Head of Household certainly did not. That contrast of power and a major twist sent the house into a tailspin, resulting in the devastating backdoor eviction of beloved houseguest and frontrunner Erica Hill.

    The week began with an entirely different target in mind after 25-year-old Saint John wine ambassador Kaela Grant won the HoH competition and proved she was much…

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    Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer helps solidify rap's significance

    • The Washington Post
    • 17 Apr 2018

    Damn for real. Kendrick Lamar just won the Pulitzer Prize for music. What does it mean? So many things.

    First, it confirms that these strange days have been blindingly golden for black pop culture. Black Panther just made history at the box office, Beyoncé just made history at Coachella, and on Monday, one of the leading candidates for Voice of His Generation made history by winning a medal that has only ever hung across the hearts of…

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    Rampage is a dumb, action-packed video game movie

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 15 Apr 2018

    14A. Violence. Language May Offend

    Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton

    Screenplay by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel

    Directed by Brad Peyton

    Runtime: 108 minutes

    Doug's Grade: C

    Another month, another video game adaptation in movie theatres. This time around we have Dwayne Johnson starring in a film adaptation of

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Life

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    Woodstock journalist gets blunt with cannabis podcast

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 19 Apr 2018

    Woodstock journalist and town councillor Theresa Blackburn hopes a cannabis podcast she is set to launch on April 20 will provide education and information on the drug ahead of recreational legalization.

    Sitting down with the Bugle-Observer this week, Blackburn said the idea to start a cannabis podcast had been ruminating in her head for awhile.

    In 2017, she said, her son was battling an illness in which medical marijuana was considered a…

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    Home of the Week: $777K home has beautiful pool area

    • Times & Transcript
    • 19 Apr 2018

    ADDRESS: 16 Hayden Drive Moncton

    PRICE: $777,500

    EXTERIOR FINISH: Stone, wood siding

    STOREYS: 2

    SIZE: 4,544 square feet

    AGE: 36 years

    HEATING: Forced air, heat pump

    COOLING: Central air conditioning

    FLOORING: Hardwood and ceramic tile floors

    BEDROOMS: 4 

    BATHROOMS: (full) : 4

    BATHROOMS: (partial) : 2

    DESCRIPTION: This climate-controlled home near Moncton's Centennial Park offers a circular driveway, a three-car garage with heated floors…

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    It's a bird! No, it's a plane! It's... a parasailer?

    • Contributed
    • 18 Apr 2018

    Miramichier Bonnie Coughlan had her camera at the ready and caught some very unique glimpses of different sights around Miramichi. 

    Here are just some of what she captured. 

    If you have some pictures that you'd like to share, feel free to send them to us with a little write up of what the picture is, where it was taken, etc. You never know, you may just make the front page!

    All submissions can be sent to news@miramichileader.com.

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Arts

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    German theatre company brings Greek drama to Saint John

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 20 Apr 2018

    SAINT JOHN • It all started when Christoff Nix picked up a ticket for An Enemy of the People.

    Nix was the Intendant of Theatre Konstanz in Germany. His company happened to be putting on the same show back home, Ein Volksfeind.  

    That show, and the conversations with the Saint John Theatre Company afterwards, have turned into friendships spanning an ocean. 

    Nix invited the theatre company to perform in Konstanz, a city the size of Saint John,…

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    Fredericton Musical Festival results for April 18

    • Daily Gleaner
    • 19 Apr 2018

    Here are the results for Day Three of the 71st Annual Fredericton Music Festival.

    3109  VOCAL 12 YRS & UNDER FOLK

    86  Muriel Falkenstein

    85  Gary Shao

    84  Mylene Vautour

    3115  VOCAL 14 YRS & UNDER SECULAR

    86  Katherine Justason

    84  Macey Steeves

    83  Renee-Claude Vautour

    3108  VOCAL 10 YRS & UNDER SACRED

    85  Aurélien Jacomelli

    84  Georgy Kreidi

    83  Deidra Hatheway

    3506  MUSICAL THEATRE 18 YRS & UNDER

    89  Jacob Martin

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    Fredericton Musical Festival results for April 17

    • Daily Gleaner
    • 18 Apr 2018

    Here are the results for Day Two of the 71st Annual Fredericton Music Festival.

    Tuesday April  17

    3102  VOCAL 8 YRS & UNDER OWN CHOICE

    Silver - Evaëlle LeBlanc, Blair Travis, Maryn Mombourquette, Surina Salehi

    Bronze - Megan Nauffts, Celia Johnson, Doralie Farrah, Ava Quinn, Madeline Neville, Chloe Knight, Kaiya Mattinson

    8404  MUSICAL THEATRE DUET 14 YRS & UNDER

    85  Alyssa Sprague & Ava Sprague

    8410  MUSICAL THEATRE TRIO 18 YRS & UNDER

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