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    DREAM HOME: Residence offers old-world charm

    • The Daily Gleaner
    • 22 Apr 2018

    A Rothesay home brings the old-world charm with a stately design accomplished through large living spaces, high ceilings and classy craftsmanship.

    Located at 3188 Rothesay Rd., the four-bedroom three-bathroom home is perfect for large families with its close proximity to schools, tennis courts and the local yacht club, said realtor Lesley Oland.

    "It's an older home, but it's been completely restored inside. It's been in the same family for 40…

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    'What's that Duck?' workshop goes swimmingly

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 22 Apr 2018

    SAINT JOHN · Aspiring birders took a quack at identifying the divers and dabblers of the waterfowl world during a free duck ID'ing workshop at Rockwood Park on Saturday morning. 

    The event, organized by the Saint John Naturalists' Club, saw veteran birder Paul Mansz lead the class of roughly 30 people inside the park's Interpretation Centre.

    His slide show presentation helped cover the basis of identify several different types of waterfowl that…

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    'I just believe he's out there': search for missing dog

    • Telegraph-Journal
    • 22 Apr 2018

    DARLING'S ISLAND • Duck and his owner, Kerry Stackhouse were outside together on March 17. Suddenly, Duck took off into the woods and Stackhouse hasn't seen him since. This weekend, a group of people in her community are meeting to search for the pup, who turned one last week.

    "I'm sure he saw a deer, because we're in Darling's Island and it is full of deer," said Stackhouse. "I saw him running into the woods. It was unlike him. I called him…

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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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    Bodybuilders break into the spotlight

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 21 Apr 2018

    The very first Atlantic Classic Championships were held in a high school. Twenty athletes were entered in eight classes of competition in 1978.

    Forty years later, how the event has changed.

    The Atlantic Classic hosts its 40th anniversary show on Saturday at Moncton's Casino New Brunswick. One hundred and sixty participants in 33 classes of six disciplines - bodybuilding, men’s classic physique, men’s physique, women’s physique, figure…

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    Magic may stay at Moncton Coliseum

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 21 Apr 2018

    It's far from an easy slam dunk decision that the Moncton Magic will move into the new $104-million, 8,800-seat downtown events centre.

    "Absolutely," said Magic vice-president of operations Mike Storey when asked if it's possible the club will continue playing at the Moncton Coliseum next season. "We have to make a business decision, not an emotional decision. When things settle down after the playoffs we'll take a look at the numbers and do…

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    Flyers set for spotlight on national stage

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 21 Apr 2018

    The Moncton Rallye Motors Nissan Flyers are ready to step onto the national stage and head coach John DeCourcey wants his players to cherish the moment.

    Moncton is champion of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League and it also captured the Atlantic title. The red-hot Flyers, who have 24 wins in the past 25 games, are now set to compete in the 2018 Telus Cup, the Canadian championship tournament that begins on Monday in Sudbury, Ont.

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Opinion

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    CHAMBER VOICE: We have the jobs, now we need the people

    • commentary
    • 20 Apr 2018

    As TD Bank deputy chairman Frank McKenna announced the creation of 1,015 jobs in Greater Moncton last week, I leaned over and whispered three words to an economic development colleague in the next seat: Labour Force Development.

    Last week’s announcement of 440 financial services jobs by TD on top of the previously announced 575 business service centre positions is certainly great news for the region. The deal will mean an estimated $50…

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    JENNA MORTON: Who will teach our kids online ethics?

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 20 Apr 2018

    Criminal mastermind or misguided teen?

    A young man from Nova Scotia has been described to the world as both this week, as that province struggles with an information breach that highlights our collective deficiencies when it comes to keeping pace with technology.

    Nova Scotia’s Internal Services minister first announced that the province’s online access-to-information request portal was taken offline in early April, citing an “issue with…

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    NORBERT CUNNINGHAM: SCOC ruling really about federal-provincial rights, not beer

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 20 Apr 2018

    Now we know the law regarding interprovincial trade in Canada: we have free trade between provinces except when we don’t.

    And when we don’t is when restrictive laws are created to manage something internally within a province and they  incidentally also restrict trade between provinces.

    It’s splitting hairs in some instances, including the test case that the Supreme Court of Canada decided Thursday that arose from New Brunswick’s…

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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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    Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer helps solidify rap's significance

    • The Washington Post
    • 17 Apr 2018

    Damn for real. Kendrick Lamar just won the Pulitzer Prize for music. What does it mean? So many things.

    First, it confirms that these strange days have been blindingly golden for black pop culture. Black Panther just made history at the box office, Beyoncé just made history at Coachella, and on Monday, one of the leading candidates for Voice of His Generation made history by winning a medal that has only ever hung across the hearts of…

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    Johnny Reid sells out two N.B. shows

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 16 Apr 2018

    By the time Canadian superstar Johnny Reid wraps up his national tour in St. John’s on April 24, he estimates he will have played before upwards of 75,000 fans across Canada.

    “It’s just been an incredible response,” Reid says, speaking in advance of his two sold-out shows at Casino New Brunswick on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. “By the time the tour wraps up, we will have played 49 shows, which we’re proud of. I’ve never been the…

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Life

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    Woodstock journalist gets blunt with cannabis podcast

    • Bugle-Observer
    • 19 Apr 2018

    Woodstock journalist and town councillor Theresa Blackburn hopes a cannabis podcast she is set to launch on April 20 will provide education and information on the drug ahead of recreational legalization.

    Sitting down with the Bugle-Observer this week, Blackburn said the idea to start a cannabis podcast had been ruminating in her head for awhile.

    In 2017, she said, her son was battling an illness in which medical marijuana was considered a…

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    Home of the Week: $777K home has beautiful pool area

    • Times & Transcript
    • 19 Apr 2018

    ADDRESS: 16 Hayden Drive Moncton

    PRICE: $777,500

    EXTERIOR FINISH: Stone, wood siding

    STOREYS: 2

    SIZE: 4,544 square feet

    AGE: 36 years

    HEATING: Forced air, heat pump

    COOLING: Central air conditioning

    FLOORING: Hardwood and ceramic tile floors

    BEDROOMS: 4 

    BATHROOMS: (full) : 4

    BATHROOMS: (partial) : 2

    DESCRIPTION: This climate-controlled home near Moncton's Centennial Park offers a circular driveway, a three-car garage with heated floors…

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    It's a bird! No, it's a plane! It's... a parasailer?

    • Contributed
    • 18 Apr 2018

    Miramichier Bonnie Coughlan had her camera at the ready and caught some very unique glimpses of different sights around Miramichi. 

    Here are just some of what she captured. 

    If you have some pictures that you'd like to share, feel free to send them to us with a little write up of what the picture is, where it was taken, etc. You never know, you may just make the front page!

    All submissions can be sent to news@miramichileader.com.

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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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    Hairy Tease offers some comedic Self-Help

    • TIMES & TRANSCRIPT
    • 08 Apr 2018

    If there's something funny about people struggling to carry a body wrapped in a carpet, Mike Granville will make it happen.

    "People want to laugh and the older demographics really enjoy adult, suggestive humour," said Granville, the director of Moncton's Hairy Tease Productions community theatre group. They will present their latest comedy Self-Help, written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, at Moncton's Theatre l'Escaouette April 12-15.

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