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    Did you win big bucks? Check your tickets here

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Maybe you've been dreaming about a boat, or upgrading your home, or jetting off to a far-flung tropical beach. Well, you better pull out those tickets and check the numbers. Maybe those dreams come true sooner than you think.

    Here are your unofficial winning lotto numbers from the Atlantic Lottery Corporation:

    Lotto 649:

    10, 14, 15, 16, 40, 46

    Bonus: 06

    Tag: 462867

    Guaranteed Prize Draw: 53629427-01

    Atlantic 49:

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    'It was just a nightmare': burned-out nurse

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Overcrowded...

    Shorthanded...

    Burned out...

    Numb...

    These were all too familiar experiences for registered nurse Cindy Hamilton-Tait. She expected to work until she turned 65.

    Three years shy of her goal, the emergency room nurse at the Saint John Regional Hospital had to leave. The job she loved became too much. 

    Chronic overcrowding, a lack of beds and a shortage of nurses left her feeling overwhelmed, burned out and emotionally unable to care for…

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    Jump at the pumps: Adjusted gas prices for today

    • Times & Transcript
    • 26 Apr 2018

    Here are the maximum gasoline prices in New Brunswick after Thursday morning's adjustment by the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board. Prices are for self-serve fuel and do not include the optional 2.5 cent transportation fee. Previous week's prices are in brackets:

    Regular gas: 125.7 (123.5) 

    Mid-grade gas: 129.1 (126.9) 

    Premium gas: 132.6 (130.4) 

    Ultra-low sulphur diesel: 127.1 (124.9) 

    Furnace oil: 109.7 (107.5)

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Business

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    N.B. man behind Mapquest mentors young entrepreneurs

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 23 Apr 2018

    It isn't every day you're able to get firsthand business advice from an entrepreneur as experienced and worldly as Chris Fanjoy, but several members of Miramichi Young Professionals and Involved Entrepreneurs (MYPIE) got that chance on Wednesday night at O'Donaghues.

    Fanjoy, a decorated computer engineer, application developer and technologies project manager gave his presentation as part of MYPIE's "Mentor Moments" series, in which an…

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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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    N.B. woman credits New Boots for welding career

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 17 Apr 2018

    Roxanne Brideau didn’t have any trade workers in her family when she decided to pursue a career in welding.

    The Miramichi native applied to lots of businesses in the industry, with no luck.

    “Most of the guys in the trades, their dad did it or their uncle did it. We don’t know about it because we don’t have anyone to ask,” Brideau said of women trying to break into those jobs.

    That’s where New Boots came in.

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Sports

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    Revised senior baseball sked has Ironmen opening up against Fisher Cats

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 23 Apr 2018

    Officials with the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League have attempted to patch up the massive hole the demise of the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders subsequently ripped into the schedule for the 2018 season.

    The suddenly four-team league has rolled out a revised edition of its schedule this week, one that was conspicuously absent the name of its lone non-New Brunswick-based team.

    The Islanders, who captured the 2015 championship and…

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    Miramichiers on winning tourney team

    • Contributed
    • 23 Apr 2018

    The really big news this week is the magic 400 triple by 'Master' Jason Mullin (411; singles of 125, 156 and 130) in the Wednesday Men's League on April 11. Congratulations Jason.

    The other big news, just received moments ago, is the partial results of the Lou Vaughan Tournament held in Saint John this past weekend. It appears that 'Queen' Tasha Murray and 'Super' Corey Jones, both from the Miramichi, were on the Fredericton team that came first…

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    Wrestlers hit the ring in Loggieville

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 22 Apr 2018

    Hundreds of wrestling fans packed the Loggieville Community Centre Saturday night for Next Wrestling Entertainment's 2018 season premiere.

    The NWE Pro Wrestling King of the Ring tournament was an eight-man, single-elimination card, with several popular superstars taking the ring at the Highfield Street venue.

    Wrestlers who took part Saturday's event included defending heavyweight champ Kurtis Isiac Real, Ryan Heath, El Fuego Dragon, Precious…

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Opinion

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    Act now to fight the opioid epidemic

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 25 Apr 2018

    While opioid addiction is reaching crisis proportions in some parts of Canada, New Brunswick is fortunate – if such a word can be used in this case – that the severity of the problem here is not yet as severe as it is, for instance, in British Columbia.

    Not yet.  

    That means New Brunswick still has the luxury, of sorts, of being able to tackle the crisis before it grows further out of control. But to do so, the provincial government must act…

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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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    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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    Like lists? We've got you covered for summer movies

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 22 Apr 2018

    It may feel as though spring has yet to arrive in New Brunswick, but the summer movie season is already upon us, with the release of Avengers: Infinity War later this week. If it feels like the summer blockbusters are arriving sooner than usual, that is exactly the case, as the latest Marvel film originally slated for the first Friday of May was moved ahead a week earlier this year. As has become the norm, it's a summer packed with action…

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    High school drama club rocks around the block

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 22 Apr 2018

    The North and South Esk Regional High School drama club brought the 50s to life when they danced and sang their rendition of the play Rock Around the Block over three days.

    Sixteen students starred in the musical comedy, which was written by Tim Kelly in 1997 and set in a 1950s diner.

    The play focused on Gracie Stanley (played by Rachel Blowers) who was leading her high school's dance committee and promised to have her distant cousin, rock star…

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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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    An Apple a Week: Three myths about vaccinations

    • Special to the Miramichi Leader
    • 24 Apr 2018

    Immunization with vaccines is one of our greatest public health achievements.

    Through the collective efforts of researchers, public health officials, health care professionals, and participation from the general public, vaccinations are preventing diseases, saving lives, and reducing health care costs.

    Most of the general public are appropriately vaccinated but sporadic anti-vaccination movements in the media raise concern and bring into question…

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    The long history of Murdoch Beach

    • Contributed
    • 23 Apr 2018

    John and Harriet

    Becoming interested in Murdoch Beach saw John and Harriet purchase a large lot with a “trailer” sitting on it at Ern Murdoch’s Beach Road from Anna Rogers in 1978. The trailer on the front of the lot (facing the river) gave them living accommodations on site while they masterminded the building of two buildings plus the placement of a baby barn.

    They built their two-door garage prior to their home to make storage space available.…

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    Hair donations needed for annual Relay for Life event

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 22 Apr 2018

    On June 10, 2017, Miramichi hosted the annual Relay for Life ceremony at the James M. Hill Memorial High School track. Funds raised through Relay for Life are invested in cancer research and support programs for people living with cancer in New Brunswick.

    The evening included a Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation ceremony. Participants included children, teenagers, and adults. This year, the hair donation ceremony included its first male…

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Arts

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    Mi'kmaq exhibit highlights New Brunswick at risk species

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 19 Apr 2018

    A Mi'kmaq artist has taking her passion for art and wildlife and put them together in a new exhibit at Miramichi's Carrefour Beausoleil.

    Francine Francis, a Mi'kmaq artist from Metepenagiag First Nation, currently has several of her paintings of different animals on display at the Carrefour Beausoleil Art Gallery.

    The art is based on Francis's artist residency for the past three years at Metepenagiag Heritage where she became aware of…

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    Attention to detail guides resident artist through project

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 15 Apr 2018

    Gloria Savoie likes having something to focus on when she wakes up each morning.

    The Miramichi artist has had her work cut out for her in recent months as she works gradually as the city's artist-in-residence.

    Since January, Savoie has been designing and creating wood etchings promoting the works of local writers Doug Underhill, Ray Fraser, Wayne Curtis and Sen. David Adams Richards.

    "I really appreciate that they chose me to do the work," said…

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    All smiles

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 11 Apr 2018

    The Vogue Theatre in Chatham was rocking over the weekend as James Mullinger, Miramichi's Joe Butler and Mark Burnett performed some knee-slapping comedy on Saturday, April 7.

    Mullinger recently released the live stand-up DVD Maritime Directions, filmed at the Vogue Theatre, which features 84 minutes of his on-stage performance from the April 2, 2017 show, as well as 20 minutes of bonus material.

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