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    Secrecy suggests districts don’t know the law: Expert

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 24 Apr 2018

    A privacy expert says two New Brunswick school districts' refusal to release threat assessment data suggests they are misapplying the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

    Michael Karanicolas, president of The Right to Know Coalition, a Halifax-based non-governmental organization that works to promote transparency and open government, made his comments in the wake of a Daily Gleaner investigation into violent threat risk…

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    Water protection advocate renews calls to halt coast development

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 24 Apr 2018

    SHEDIAC • A moratorium on the development of vulnerable, coastal areas across New Brunswick should be one takeaway from the first Northumberland Strait Conference on Coastal Protection and Restoration, said conference organizer and fervent water protection advocate Arthur Melanson.

    More than 150 people packed a Shediac conference room Monday to hear speakers assembled by groups along the Strait which are pushing government to take the…

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    Two men taken to hospital following rollover: Police

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 24 Apr 2018

    Two men were taken to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital with "serious injuries" following a single-vehicle accident on Monday evening, says the Fredericton Police Force.

    Sgt. Justin LeBlanc said the primary response team received a report of a rollover accident on Gulliver Drive, located on the city's north side.

    When they arrived at the scene around 10 p.m., officers found the vehicle's two male occupants had suffered serious injuries,…

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Business

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    Chamber of Commerce fears impact of call centre closure

    • The Tribune
    • 19 Apr 2018

    It’s still sinking in that by mid-summer, close to 100 people will be without a job when one of the larger employers in Campbellton shuts its doors.

    On April 17, officials with  Brookfield Global Integrated Services were at the company's call centre in Campbellton, where employees were told the centre would be closing effective July 27. While the majority of employees will get some sort of severance package and qualify for employment insurance…

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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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Sports

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    PHOTO GALLERY: N.B. bodybuilder excels at Atlantic Classic

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 22 Apr 2018

    Fredericton bodybuilder Randy Madsen needed his big biceps to carry all the hardware he won Saturday night.

    The St. Stephen native won the David portion of the David vs. Goliath Gladiator Elite Bodybuilding Showdown, the overall men's physique title, the men's classic physique A category and the men's middleweight bodybuilding crown.

    He pocketed a total of $1,500 in bursaries to put toward future Canadian Physique Alliance pro qualifiers and was…

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    'We hate them now': Titan put down Tigres in Game 2

    • The Northern Light
    • 22 Apr 2018

    The gloves are off between the Titan and Tigres. 

    "We hate them now," said Louis Robitaille, head coach of the Victoriaville Tigres after a 7-3 loss at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre on Saturday night.

    The Acadie-Bathurst Titan (No.2) and Tigres (No.6) went toe-to-toe in Game 2of their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League best-of-seven semifinal. The Titan lead the series 2-0 after a 6-3 win the previous night at home. 

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    Former Olympian makes splash at children's camp

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 22 Apr 2018

    As a child, Tera Van Beilen remembers how inspired she felt after meeting Canadian Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden.

    Now, 25, the Youth Olympic Games gold medallist and former Olympic swimmer said she was happy to offer the same to children in Fredericton as she led a two-day training camp for members of the FAST swim club on the weekend.

    "Any sport you're in, you always look to the best [athletes] and admire the best, and try to strive…

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Opinion

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    Commentary: An immigrant's perspective – to stay or not to stay?

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 12 Apr 2018

    When I first arrived in Moncton as an immigrant in April 2011, I was struck by the strong and sustained voice of politicians and pundits on the importance of immigrants to New Brunswick. It was energizing. Here was a forward-looking province that recognized immigrants as necessary engines of growth. Here was a province that saw in me and my fellow immigrants power and potential, not peril.

    In light of the dangerous demagoguery currently…

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    Tuesday cartoon

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 10 Apr 2018

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

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    Jackson Doughart: Humboldt's grief shared across the country

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 09 Apr 2018

    Any time a young person is killed, society rightly responds with grief and sympathy. But with the news of 15 people killed in a highway accident in Saskatchewan – involving a tractor trailer and a bus transporting the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team – it is hitting thousands of Canadians even harder.

    Hockey is one of our national pastimes. By the time players get to the NHL where we watch them compete for our entertainment, they (and many…

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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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    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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    A Quiet Place is a monster movie that demands good etiquette

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 08 Apr 2018

    14A. Violence, Disturbing Content

    Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward

    Screenplay by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski

    Directed by John Krasinski

    Runtime: 90 minutes

    Doug’s Grade: A-

    Just over a year after comedy genius Jordan Peele gave us a horror masterwork in Get Out, we have another comedy actor turned filmmaker delivering a horror film. John Krasinski, best known for his work in the…

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Life

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    Sussex Christian School to present Anne of Green Gables

    • Kings County Record
    • 22 Apr 2018

    SUSSEX • The Sussex Christian School Theatre Department will bring an iconic Canadian novel to the stage. 

    The SCS High School Drama will present Anne of Green Gables May 3 and 4. 

    Two public performances will be held at the Sussex Wesleyan auditorium, 280 St. George St., at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evenings.

    Advanced tickets may be purchased for $8 from the school office, or $10 at the door. Please contact the school for information at…

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    Sussex volunteers recognized for service

    • Kings County Record
    • 20 Apr 2018

    SUSSEX • The Town of Sussex recognized 42 volunteers and two young people for their contribution to the community at a reception Thursday evening. 

    "Whatever motivated you to do what it is you do, the common thing of it all is selflessness," Sussex Mayor Marc Thorne said as he addressed the audience. "We know you're not doing it for recognition ... but it's people like you who make any place worth living in."

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    Two Foodies give new burger joint a try

    • Times & Transcript
    • 20 Apr 2018

    NAME: Classic Burger

    LOCATION: 300 Main St., Moncton

    CONCEPT: Eat-in, take-out

    TEL: 382-6498

    ONLINE: classicburgergroup.com or search “Classic Burger” on Facebook

    TYPE OF FOOD: Burgers, hot dogs, pub food

    Price*: $$

    KEY* ($: Less than $50 for two, without wine, tip and tax - $$: $50 to $75 -…

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Arts

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    Indigenous play offered learning opportunity: Writer

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 14 Apr 2018

    Showcasing the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples to a wider audience has been a goal for Natalie Sappier.

    With her play Finding Wolastoq Voice recently wrapping up its tour across New Brunswick, the Wolastoqiyik playwright said she thinks she accomplished that following feedback she's heard about the production.

    "They [attendees] got the opportunity to learn a bit about Wolastoqiyik culture and some of what Wolastoqiyik people feel…

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    Sebastian Bach to perform in Moncton

    • Times & Transcript
    • 14 Apr 2018

    Rocker Sebastian Bach is coming to Moncton this summer. 

    The former Skid Row frontman will perform at Casino New Brunswick on July 5.

    Skid Row's popularity soared in the late '80s and early '90s with a string of hits including "Youth Gone Wild," "18 and Life" and "I Will Remember You." 

    Since leaving Skid Row in 1996, the singer/actor has released three solo albums and has performed on Broadway and the small screen. Bach has made guest…

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    #BeccaToldMeTo book 'highlights every act of kindness'

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 25 Mar 2018

    A Moncton author is helping Rebecca Schofield's kindness legacy live on through his new book.

    Schofield recently passed away after a battle with cancer. But after learning her fate, she had one simple request: Be kind to each other. A social media campaign took off and touched thousands worldwide, which inspired Jason Tremere to put together his first book #BeccaToldMeTo: Spreading Kindness, One Hashtag at a Time, which compiled various good…

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