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    Feds consider easier pardons for minor pot offences

    • Times
    • 24 Feb 2018

    The federal government plans to make it legal for adults to possess small amounts of pot later this year, which has Moncton lawyer Christian Libotte fielding questions from clients.

    Not from people charged with possessing marijuana, but from individuals previously convicted wondering if they can get it wiped from their criminal record.

    "I've had 10 to 15 calls from clients asking me if they can get a pardon," said the lawyer, who previously…

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    Ice rider spars with judge

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 24 Feb 2018

    A Moncton man who made headlines for driving golf balls in a city park a few years ago was charged with several offences on Friday, the day after he rode an ice chunk down the Petitcodiac River.

    Michael Edward Delahunt, 34, of Lutz Street, appeared in provincial court Friday morning and almost immediately got into an argument with Judge Denise LeBlanc. The judge was trying to read Delahunt’s new charges, but he didn’t want her to hear them.

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    Jackpot: Check your lottery tickets

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 24 Feb 2018

    If your ship came in, please remember the important people in your life. Congratulations.

    Here are your unofficial winning lottery numbers:

    Lotto Max:

    13, 17, 24, 32, 33, 44, 45

    Bonus: 48

    Tag: 175371

    Salsa Bingo:

    B07, G59, G50, N31, B11, G46

    I30, B01, N33, O63, O67, I18

    O72, N35, O64, N36, I24, O73

    B15, I28, O74, G55, G49, G58

    N41, N39, N43, I20

    Lotto 4:

    6, 0, 1, 6

    Bucko:

    01, 08, 17, 31, 36

    Keno:

    03, 05, 06, 10, 11, 12, 13

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Business

  • TAX TALK: Changes in tax rules affect students

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 12 Feb 2018

    If you're a student, there are some changes in the Canadian tax rules that could apply to you.

    The 2017 federal budget extended eligibility for the Tuition Tax Credit to fees paid for occupational skills courses - which are not at a post-secondary school level - offered at a post-secondary educational institution in Canada, if the individual is 16 or older at the end of the year, and enrolled at the institution in a program to obtain or…

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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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Sports

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    Magic veteran believes team's depth is key

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 24 Feb 2018

    Moncton Magic small forward Brent Jennings is a fifth-year veteran in the pros and it's his fourth season in the National Basketball League of Canada.

    "I've played with a lot of talented players, but this is the deepest team that I've been part of in this league," he said. "The coach can go to every player on the roster. I think our biggest weapon is our defence and then on the offensive end we have several guys who are capable of having a big…

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    Wildcats defeat QMJHL's hottest club

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 24 Feb 2018

    The Moncton Wildcats wanted to make a statement.

    "We talked before the game about the fact we were playing against the hottest team in the league and we rose to the challenge," said Wildcats head coach Darren Rumble following his club's 4-1 win over the Gatineau Olympiques in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Friday night in front of 4,710 fans at the Moncton Coliseum.

    "This was one of our best games this season for keeping our foot on…

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    Red-hot Flyers clinch first overall in league

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 23 Feb 2018

    Moncton Rallye Motors Nissan Flyers head coach John DeCourcey is becoming the king of understatements.

    "I think we're trending in the right direction," he said. "I think we've been playing really well since early January. We feel good about how things are going for our team."

    Moncton, 26-6-2-0, has clinched first overall in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League and it has allowed just 16 goals against on a current 11-game winning…

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Opinion

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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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    NORBERT CUNNINGHAM: Image game has risks, including tinkering with Senate

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 23 Feb 2018

    The federal Liberal Party of Canada has long been a strong practitioner of public relations and image-building, a part of the modern political game.

    It’s unrealistic to expect politicians, Liberal or others, to stop paying attention to image. We’d be surprised if they did and many would criticize them for not selling their plans as well as they could have. 

    In the last provincial election, then-Premier David Alward’s biggest mistake was not…

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    Olympic Matters: Here, hold my flag

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 23 Feb 2018

    This week, an obviously novice freestyle skier took to the halfpipe and completed her Olympic runs right-side up – mostly because she didn’t attempt to go upside down – for a solid last-place finish.

    Her mediocre performance didn't light up the scoreboards, but it definitely lit up the Twitterverse: was Hungarian skier Elizabeth Swaney’s Olympic performance laudable or laughable?

    As athletes fly the flags of other countries more and more, it's a…

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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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    N.B. bluesman pushes the envelope with new album

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 14 Feb 2018

    While New Brunswick bluesman Matt Andersen is no stranger to the road, he admits he’s been in a bit of a strange place since before the Christmas holidays: He’s been at home.

    “So far, this year has been pretty low key. It’s been weird being in the same time zone for more than a week,” Andersen told the Times & Transcript earlier this week, speaking in advance of his shows at Moncton’s Tide & Boar Ballroom this Saturday night.

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Life

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    'It's unbelievable'

    • The Tribune
    • 24 Feb 2018

    Barb Snow cannot find words to express her gratitude.

    Snow and her husband Len, both retired, are the parents of Campbellton’s Chris Snow, a 37-year-old letter carrier who was badly injured in a car accident last autumn. She said that the support her family has received has been nothing short of remarkable.

    “We cannot express our thanks enough to every single person who has offered their support since Chris’ accident,” she said on Feb. 23.…

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    In search of whiter slopes, N.B. skiers head north

    • The Victoria Star
    • 22 Feb 2018

    For Julie Couturier, a three-and-a-half-hour drive is completely worth it if it means getting to ski on a slope packed thick with snow.

    Which is why she, along with her husband and two children, makes the drive up to Edmundston from Quispamsis every two or three weeks to hit the hill at Mont Farlagne Outdoor Centre.

    Sitting surrounded by the rich brown hue of the wooden walls inside the centre's lodge, Couturier and her husband, Marc-Antoine,…

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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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Arts

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    Brunswick News writer among 35 N.B. ECMA nominees

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 31 Jan 2018

    Matt Minglewood may be best known as a Cape Bretoner but he still considers himself a New Brunswicker.

    "I'm a Monctonian. I grew up in Moncton and a lot of my friends and relatives still live there. I still have a lot of connections there," Minglewood said Monday. He was born in Moncton on Jan. 31, 1947.

    Minglewood, one of Atlantic Canada's best-known performers, was among the nominees announced Monday for this year's East Coast Music Awards. He…

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