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SAINT JOHN • A 19-year-old woman told a Saint John courtroom Wednesday a night of sex in August 2016 that hinges on consent led to her lying in her bathtub, fully clothed, with a knife and a bottle of Tylenol debating whether she should slit her wrists.
On the witness stand, she told told the provincial court she began contemplating suicide as she walked across the Harbour Bridge to her apartment from Shane Alexander Foster’s home in lower…
SUSSEX • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says New Brunswick needs to keep spending, despite more than a decade of deficits.
In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph-Journal while in Sussex on Thursday, Trudeau stressed that the economic woes facing the province need further spending to counteract and correct.
Further deficit spending doesn’t worry him, as the prime minister believes it’s how the province will get on a track to create growth.
The mayor of Beaubassin-Est will appear in court in May to enter his plea to conflict of interest charges.
Ronnie Duguay was not present in provincial court on Thursday morning when his lawyer Basile Chiasson asked for an adjournment until May 3, which was granted by Judge Troy Sweet.
Duguay was charged last month by the RCMP with two counts of conflict of interest under New Brunswick's Municipalities Act.
A food fight is developing between organizations that work to feed the less fortunate.
The president of the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks says he feels efforts to help people potentially affected by the closure of the Grand Falls Food Bank were in vain. Laurie Stewart said time, money and effort were spent to ensure no one would go hungry after the announcement that the food bank was to close on Feb. 26, only to later find out that…
Toys “R” Us stores in New Brunswick and across Canada will remain open, despite news the company intends to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. locations, a spokesperson said Thursday.
Amy von Walter of Global Communications and Public Relations, who does communication for Toys "R" Us in Canada, said local stores will be unaffected by the liquidation in the States.
“Our stores in Canada are open and continuing to serve customers,” von Walter…
The Bathurst Supermall will have a new tenant under the TJX banner of stores.
TJX, the company that owns stores such as Marshalls, Winners and Home Sense, will open a store at the Bathurst Supermall on St. Peter Avenue, Kim Lee, vice-president of investor relations and business intelligence for Choice Properties, which owns the Bathurst Super Mall property, said in an email statement to The Northern Light on Tuesday.
International insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced Monday the acquisition of the award-winning Hartland-based broker Palmer-Atlantic Insurance.
Joe Palmer, who purchased the 42-year old company from his father, Stephen Palmer, in March 2012, said the deal will expand Palmer-Atlantic's opportunities.
Speaking with the Bugle-Observer Tuesday afternoon, Palmer said being a part of Gallagher gives his company "a lot of additional…
There’s a new shopping option in town!
The ARM Book Nook, run by the Autism Resource Centre, has opened a little boutique in their book store, located in behind the Northumberland Square Mall on Allen Street.
Autism Resource Miramichi Inc. works with individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families with resources throughout Northumberland County, which allows the clients to work in their home communities, earn money to pay for…
Miramichi's Brad Malone is returning to the NHL.
The 28-year-old forward was recalled by the Edmonton Oilers on an emergency basis on Tuesday from their American Hockey League farm team, the Bakersfield Condors.
He played in seven games with Edmonton earlier this season.
Malone signed a two-year contract with the Oilers as a free agent last July and was a late cut at the club's training camp. In 50 AHL games with Bakersfield this season, he's…
This weekend will likely be the busiest of the season for high school hockey in greater Miramichi.
In Blackville, southwest of Miramichi, the Blackville School Eagles will host the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association boys A provincial championships from Friday to Sunday at Tom Donovan Arena.
Both the Eagles and North & South Esk Cobras from Sunny Corner will participate, along with the Nackawic Nighthawks and École…
The Miramichi Timberwolves' off-season may soon start earlier than they'd like.
The Wolves trail 3-0 in their best-of-seven Maritime Hockey League EastLink North Division semifinals against the Edmundston Blizzard after dropping a 4-3 decision Tuesday night on the road.
Miramichi must now win Game 4 Thursday at home to keep their season alive.
The Blizzard, who won the President's Cup for the MHL's best regular-season record, rallied back from a…
One of the Miramichi region's biggest floor hockey rivalries will resume this weekend as both sides compete for the Atlantic Challenge Cup.
The Miramichi Special Olympics floor hockey will be competing against a team of correctional officers from the Atlantic Institution this Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Golden Hawk Recreation Centre.
Rick Hayward is the coach of the Special Olympics floor hockey team.
Canadians love meat, but other sources of protein are emerging as potent alternatives. Demand is up for vegetable proteins like pulses, as well as for fish and seafood. Loblaw has even started selling cricket flour and is trying to make insect consumption mainstream.
That’s led some people to believe that vegetarian and vegan segments of the Canadian population are on the rise.
Not so much.
According to a recent poll conducted by Dalhousie…
It’s a fact: according to 2017 data, New Brunswick has the highest proportion of seniors aged 65 and over among all provinces.
There are many ways to explain how we got here. The baby boomer generation entering the senior demographic, declining birth rates, youth out-migration and longer life expectancies have all played a role.
And this trend is expected to continue.
In fact, Statistics Canada forecasts that over the next 20 years, New…
New Brunswick’s Crown corporation handling worker’s compensation has appointed a new CEO: Nova Scotia native Douglas Jones. Mr. Jones has his work cut out for him at WorkSafeNB, as worker’s comp has become a major issue of contention for commerce in New Brunswick. Premiums have soared, despite rate increases putting a great burden on business owners and operators.
Worker’s compensation is an important social benefit. But like any social…
Canada has gained a temporary reprieve from steel and aluminum tariffs by the U.S. Trump administration. But that shouldn’t fool us into thinking we’re out of the woods. The habit of knee-jerk protectionism has infected Washington and threatens our most important trading relationship.
However, there are things Ottawa should be doing now to make the country more competitive. Improving our economic policy is always important. But in light of a…
PG. Violence, Frightening Scenes
Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi
Screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons. Story by Evan Daugherty
Directed by Roar Uthaug
Runtime: 118 minutes
Doug's Grade: B-
It's no secret that video game movies have had a bad run from the start. Super Mario Bros., Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Doom, Assassin's Creed, Street Fighter, The Prince…
Everything Irish was celebrated over the weekend when Susan Butler hosted the Celebrate It's Irish concert at St. Mary's Parish Centre.
The event included songs, dances and comedy, put on by local performers. The event also included tea, coffee and desserts.
PG. Frightening Scenes. Not Recommended for Young Children
Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña, and André Holland
Screenplay by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Runtime: 109 minutes
Doug's Grade: C
Fresh off her Oscar-nominated films Selma and 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay enters blockbuster territory with…
The film year that was 2017 officially came to a close Sunday night, with The Shape of Water crowned best picture during an Academy Awards ceremony focused on inclusion and equality. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy horror film about a mute woman who falls for a fish man ended the night with four Oscars – best directing, production design and score, along with the aforementioned best picture win.
After the mishap at last year’s Oscars where…
In a province with a population that is 64 per cent overweight or obese, it is wonderful to see individuals take responsibility of and pursue steps to improving their health. The keto diet, a regimen that focuses on very low carbohydrates, has taken Miramichi by storm. What better time to assess this new enthusiasm in dieting than Nutrition Month.
Having gained popularity amongst its followers for their rapid and substantial weight loss, many…
Friday, March 23
- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., weekly, at the Golden Hawk Recreation Centre, healthy, active aging classes for people 55 and older
Saturday, March 24
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the ARM Book Nook will have various events going on at the store, located behind the Northumberland Square Mall. From 2 to 4 p.m., Jason Tremere will be at the book store for a book signing of the #BeccaToldMeTo Spreading Kindness One Hastag At A Time, a book which…
In honour of women and International Women's Day the Regroupment des Femmes, a woman's group in Neguac, hosted a breakfast on Saturday March 17th.
The event held at the Golden Age Club in Neguac honoured former employees of the St. Thomas College and their dedication to their jobs and families.
The women who were honoured and presented a book on the history of the St. Thomas Collage were Luci (Roussel) Allain, Maria (Vautour) Robichaud,…
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 was a packed spot on Saturday, March 17 as members served some corned beef and cabbage dinners, a true Irish classic, for St. Patrick's Day. The legion members started serving meals at 11:30 a.m. and sold more than 500 meals by 4 p.m. It was a busy day for volunteers and the legion was full until they sold out.
Several contestants taking part in a local music competition say they're disappointed with organizers over what they're alleging was a sudden change to the rules of the contest.
The Miramichi Rocks Talent Search, which took place between Jan. 23 and March 3, pitted local artists and musicians against each other in a battle of musical talent with the grand prize for the competition landing the winner a $1,000 cash prize and a free recording…
Nelson’s St. Patrick’s Day concert had the gym of Nelson Rural School full on Saturday, March 17.
The event started off with a mass at St. Patrick’s Church, then continued on in the basement with a ham and scallop dinner. Afterwards, the Nelson Doyle Dancers performed followed by local performances putting on skits and playing instruments.
Miramichi artist Gloria Savoie is set to give a demonstration of her work at the Newcastle Farmers Market on Friday.
Savoie is the artist in residence for a project sponsored by Words on Water Miramichi and funded by the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. The project is aimed at raising awareness of the arts in the area, engaging the public and challenging the artist to explore new approaches to art.
A tale that has brought attention to the Renous/Miramichi area is about to once again take the stage, this time with a unique twist.
The Legend of the Dungarvon Whooper, a play written by Bernie Colepaugh and based on Michael Whalen’s poem from 1912, is sure to spook, delight and tickle your funny bone when it hits the Miramichi Folklore Park stage in Renous on Saturday, March 3. It is the 18th production of the play by the Miramichi…