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  • Retirees from defunct paper mill in Northern NB to see pension increase

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    Members of the Legislature returned for a special one-day session to pass the amendments.

  • Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital

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    A man suffered undetermined injuries, but they did not appear to be life threatening.

  • August 8th is deadline for free well water testing for flood victims

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    The Department of Environment and Local Government has been testing the water quality of private wells.

  • New siren system for Codiac RCMP

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    RCMP Constable Damien Theriault says they are installing a new Rumbler Intersection Clearing System that emits low frequency tones, with the ability to feel sound waves at distances of over 50 metres.

  • Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

    Chris Hadfield to visit Saint John

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    He will be in Saint John on November 18th to help promote his book, “An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth”.

  • Investigation continues into Millville fire

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    The RCMP have not ruled out foul play.

  • Special one day legislature session today for NB politicians

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    Members will vote on amendments that allow people who once worked at the pulp mill to start receiving increased pension payouts.

  • RCMP not ruling out foul play in Millville fire

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    RCMP say they’re not ruling out foul play in the blaze that destroyed the fire hall and the village council chambers of a small community in northwestern New Brunswick.

    Volunteer firefighters from several nearby departments responded to the blaze at the Millville Hall at about 3:30 this morning.

  • FIFA Women’s soccer arrives in Hub City in just over a week

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    The Box Office will be open from 11 until 7 each day with extended hours on match days.

  • Millville Village Hall and Fire station destroyed

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    Reports from the Fire Chief in Woodstock say that everything is gone including the fire hall, all of its equipment and the Village Council Chambers.

  • N.W.T. political leader objects to posting chiefs’ salaries online

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    YELLOWKNIFE – A political leader in the Northwest Territories says there are concerns over the federal government’s new law requiring the salaries of First Nations chiefs be posted online. Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus, who is also the Assembly of First Nations’ regional chief for the Northwest Territories, says his people are not opposed to

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  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2004, file photo, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington at the State Department. A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept Powell and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    AP EXCLUSIVE: Some US ambassadors who knew of brutal CIA interrogations told not to discuss it

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    WASHINGTON – A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the U.S. concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some American ambassadors uninformed about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report

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  • FILE - This Oct. 25, 2009 file photo shows former Presidents George H. W. Bush, right, and George W. Bush before the Houston Texans NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Houston. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are cooperating with a historian for a joint biography about the former presidents. “Presidents Bush: A Portrait of a Father and Son,” by Mark K. Updegrove, has been acquired by Henry Holt and Company. The book is scheduled for Spring 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel, File)

    AP NewsBreak: George W. Bush writes book about his father; scheduled for November release

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that

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  • FILE - In this April 27, 2007 photo provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anne and Robert Drew, left, join Ed Carter and Grace Guggenheim, right, during an event honoring him at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The "cinema verite" technique and its pioneer, documentary filmmaker Robert Drew, were celebrated by the National Archives and Records Administration and Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Drew’s eldest son, Thatcher Drew, confirmed that the filmmaker died Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, at his home in Sharon, Conn. (AP Photo/Neshan Naltchayan, AMPAS)

    Cinema verite, documentary pioneer Robert Drew, whose credits include ‘Primary,’ dies at 90

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    SHARON, Conn. – Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in “Primary” and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90. His son Thatcher Drew confirmed he died Wednesday morning at

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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    Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,524.82, up 78.27 points): Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Down $1.37, or 13.78 per cent, to $8.57 on 11.7 million shares. Shares in the company fell sharply Wednesday after it announced it’s reviewing its accounting practices

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  • James Shigeta, actor known for roles in ‘Flower Drum Song’ and ‘Die Hard,’ dies at 85

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical “Flower Drum Song” and had a small role in the first “Die Hard,” has died. He was 85. His sister-in-law, Ellie Shigeta, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1le6ow4 ) that he died Monday at an assisted-living facility in Beverly Hills.

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  • Agnico Eagle’s Q2 net profit is US$37.7 million, revenue rises on higher output

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    TORONTO – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX:AEM) had US$37.7 million of net income in the second quarter and the profit would have been higher without costs associated with its acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Osisko Mining, in partnership with Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI). Agnico Eagle’s profit for the three months ended June 30

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  • B.C. government approves $5.3-billion copper-gold mine in province’s north

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    VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has granted environmental approval for a proposed $5.3-billion mine in the provinces north on the site of one of the largest gold and copper deposits in the world. The provincial environment and mines ministers say they’ve issued an environmental assessment certificate to Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX:SEA) for the company’s

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  • B.C. evacuation order lifted two years after B.C. landslide killed four people

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    JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. – Almost two years after a landslide tore down the slopes of Johnsons Landing, B.C., claiming the lives of four people, the last of the evacuated residents are allowed to return home. But the Regional District of Central Kootenay is cautioning residents that risks and hazards remain and those problems will have

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  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa delivers to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    ESPN announcers to call Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park’s Green Monster

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    BOSTON – ESPN announcers will call Sunday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park’s Green Monster. The network said Wednesday that Dan Shulman and John Kruk will be located in Section 9 of the stands above the stadium’s famous Wall. Boston first installed the Green Monster seats in 2003. In May, Shulman and Kruk

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