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    Creek erosion raises concerns about train track safety

    • Kings County Record
    • 22 Feb 2018

    SUSSEX • A creek that has suffered erosion over a few years is raising concerns for Sussex, as continued damage could compromise the safety of a train track that runs right above it.

    Trout Creek, which flows through Sussex, Sussex Corner and empties in the Kennebecasis River, has succumbed to Mother Nature's many storms over the years, including the Jan. 12 and 13 flooding. 

    “What’s happening is over the next couple of storms, it’s going to…

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    Man who led police on manhunt through N.B. woods pleads guilty to all charges

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 22 Feb 2018

    The Ontario man who led RCMP officers on a car chase and a day-long run through the woods and swamp of Carleton County last August pleaded guilty to all charges in the middle of his trial.

    Johnathan Watson, 29, of Slate Cresent in Ajax, Ont. was in Woodstock provincial court for a trial on five charges relating to an Aug. 17 incident near Hartland.

    The trial began Wednesday with RCMP Const. Mark Ferguson taking the stand and testifying…

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    A big dig in Napan? Province to reveal plans for Route 11 tunnel project

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 22 Feb 2018

    The Holland Tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel. The Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel … the Napan Tunnel?

    According to new details from Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser, the sleepy farming community located just south of Miramichi will be the site of a big dig that will ultimately establish what is believed to be the first project of its kind in New Brunswick.

    The tunnel – which would carry traffic along Route 11 underneath the…

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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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    Red-hot Flyers clinch first overall in league

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 22 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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    N.B. swimmer making a splash in national rankings

    • The Northern Light
    • 22 Feb 2018

    Making a splash isn't new for one of Bathurst's top swimmers, but she's made one of her biggest yet since since joining Memorial University of Newfoundland women's swim team at the start of the 2017-18 Atlantic University Sport season. 

    In a short period of time Jasmine Foran has broken an AUS swimming record, been named the Atlantic University Sport women's swimmer of the year and brought home some winning hardware at the 2018 Subway AUS…

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    Buckle up: Professional Bull Riders tour visiting N.B. for first time

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 22 Feb 2018

    Jason Davidson calls bull riding the ultimate contest between man and beast.

    "Nobody likes to see anybody get hurt, but nobody wants to miss it either," said Davidson, a former professional bullfighter and current director of events on the Professional Bull Riders Canada series.

    "You're talking about a 150, 160-pound bull rider and they're tying their hand to a 1,400 to 1,600 or 1,700-pound animal that's going to do everything in its power to…

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Opinion

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    Letters to the Editor: Driving range proposal following rules

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 21 Feb 2018

    Driving range proposal following rules

    I am writing regarding your front-page article of Feb. 21 ("Zoning issues prove a swing and a miss"), alluding to zoning issues in the Village of Salisbury.

    First, I will state that I support the entrepreneurial spirit of MarkPallen and the development of a driving range on his property. I also agree with the planning commission that this would be a “good use of this land preserving it from more impactful…

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    NORBERT CUNNINGHAM: Are superclusters an exciting vision or more hope than reality?

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 21 Feb 2018

    Lest you missed it last Thursday when the federal government unveiled it, Canada is in the midst of an economic development ‘innovation agenda’ that’s being depicted as a supercluster tsunami.

    ‘Supercluster’ is their word — mandatory spin doctor exaggeration. ‘Tsunami’ is my word to remind that powerful things also come with potential for damage.

    Add the word ‘technology’ and you have the notion that it can be used to spur regional…

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    Thursday's Cartoon

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 21 Feb 2018

    by Michael de Adder

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Entertainment

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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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    Omarosa: 'We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president'

    • The Washington Post
    • 13 Feb 2018

    Former reality star turned White House aide turned reality star Omarosa is still going strong – and spilling tea – as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.

    On Monday night's episode Omarosa, who previously declared on the show that she wouldn't vote for Donald Trump again "in a million years," said that a Mike Pence administration would actually be worse.

    "As bad as ya'll think Trump is you should be worried about Pence," said Omarosa. "So…

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Life

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    Harvest House looking for permanent home

    • Miramichi Leader
    • 21 Feb 2018

    Jeremiah and Shannon Stewart soon hope to fill what they say is a glaring gap in the support systems available to less fortunate people in their community.

    Through Shannon's chaplain work at the New Brunswick Youth Centre corrections facility, the Miramichi couple often see women and young people struggling to rebuild their lives or plan for their futures after leaving custody.

    The Stewarts say more homelessness and addictions programs are…

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    Looking Back: Do you recognize these hockey players from the 1950's?

    • The Northern Light
    • 20 Feb 2018

    Shown is an Allardville hockey team from the early to mid 1950's. The four Roy's shown in the photo are brothers. 

    Back from left: Charles Roy, Stephen Duguay, Gérard Roy, Louis Guignard, Louis Duguay, Stephane Lanteigne, Edmond Duguay, Ephrem Lanteigne, Reginald "Jackie" Gallant and Father Louis Lamontagne. 

    Front row: Armand Roy, Armand Landry, Léandre Roy and Alfred Matle.  

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    1936 Ford rescued from river bottom

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 20 Feb 2018

    Frank and Mary Hawkes of Essex, Ontario, are the proud owners of a restored 1936 Ford Cabriolet which Frank rescued from the bottom of a river in southwestern Ontario over 40 years ago.

    It was 1961 when a teenager took the car for a joy ride and lost control of it. The car plunged into a river, the driver drowned, and the car sank to the bottom and stayed there for 10 years or more.

    In the early '70s, the Township decided that the river needed to…

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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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