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  • New Brunswick committee recommends province reinforce dangers of co-sleeping

    Andrew Cromwell 1

    FREDERICTON, N.B.- The New Brunswick government is wading into the controversial issue of parents sleeping in the same bed with their infants and children.

  • N.B.’ers fondly remember Farley Mowat

    Allan Dearing 0


    MONCTON, N.B. – New Brunswickers are remembering the late author and environmentalist Farley Mowat. Mowat, who died at the age of 92, wrote 45 books and many were based on his own travels and adventures. Moncton librarian Catherine Vienneau-Leclair tells Global News that Mowat’s work was inspiring. “His book ‘Never Cry Wolf’ drew me in

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  • Accidents up on Confederation Bridge

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    BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. – The general manager of the Confederation Bridge says the number of traffic accidents on the bridge has risen in the past 18 months and he believes driver distraction is to blame. Michel LeChasseur of Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd. says that’s why motorists are being reminded that drivers caught using cellphones and other

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  • Names sought for new tigers at Magnetic Hill Zoo

    Jason Chevrier 0


    MONCTON, N.B. – The Magnetic Hill Zoo’s two most exciting new additions will soon have names. The zoo is holding a contest for the public to help name the zoo’s two Amur tiger cubs that arrived at the beginning of March. Zoo staff have come up with some common names from southeast Russia – where

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  • Moncton enjoys banner tourism year in 2013

    Jason Chevrier 0


    MONCTON, N.B. – The City of Moncton is doing “exceptionally well” in what has been a struggling region for tourism according to a long-time industry consultant. Rod Cunningham told Moncton council last night that the city was up in every tourism category in 2013 including total visitors, room nights sold, attraction attendance and airport volumes.

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  • Runner finishes race after suffering cardiac arrest

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    MONCTON, N.B. – Family, friends and paramedics cheered as a man completed a half marathon in Moncton yesterday – six months after a sudden cardiac arrest stopped his heart just 600 metres from the finish line. Dave Mulford of Sussex says it was important for him to finish the race he started, and to thank

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  • Screen capture of video of Ammon Road, April 6, 2014

    Ammon Road receives dubious distinction

    Allan Dearing 0


    MONCTON, N.B. – Ammon Road, north of Moncton, has the dubious distinction of being one of the worst roads in Atlantic Canada. Results from this year’s Canadian Automobile Association’s Worst Roads campaign put Ammon Road at number 7 on the list. Other provincial roads in the top ten were Hanwell Road in Fredericton and Route

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  • Proposed Shediac campground passes another hurdle

    Allan Dearing 0


    SHEDIAC, N.B. – Shediac Town Council has given final reading to bylaw amendments surrounding a proposed 700-site campground in the east end of the community. But the developers, area Liberal MLA Victor Boudreau and partner Michel Boudreau (no relation), still need provincial approval on a parcel of land to be annexed from Pointe-du-Chêne to Shediac.

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  • Seal pup along the Petitcodiac River in downtown Moncton, 26 April 2014

    Seal pup found on riverbank in downtown Moncton

    Allan Dearing 1


    MONCTON, N.B. – A seal pup grabbed some attention in the Hub City on the weekend. A small crowd gathered along the Petitcodiac River near the Moncton Press Club on Saturday morning after a seal pup was spotted and appeared to be injured. Eyewitnesses contacted the Greater Moncton SPCA for help. Two workers arrived and

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  • Route 114 in Lower Coverdale, 25 April 2014

    Route 114 expected to partially reopen this weekend

    Allan Dearing 0


    HILLSBOROUGH, N.B. – A partial reopening of Route 114, south of Riverview, is expected this weekend which is welcome news for businesses and residents who have been taking a detour for more than a week. Heather Mitchell, owner of Cinnamon Soul Cafe in Hillsborough, says many of her customers are local and some have been

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  • Bing Crosby’s kids recall dad’s Christmas duet with David Bowie

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – David Bowie’s duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer’s 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby’s teenage children. Harry, Mary and Nathaniel Crosby were on set when Bowie arrived to tape his appearance. The mash-up between the cardigan-clad singer known for “White Christmas” and the glam rocker who

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., right, and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden. Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers. The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

    Montana senator says he was being treated for PTSD when he used unattributed work in thesis

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    HELENA, Mont. – U.S. Sen. John Walsh said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars’ work in his master’s degree thesis at the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder. The apparent plagiarism first reported by The New York Times was

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  • Technical problems hit US passport, visa issuance at embassies worldwide

    Matthew Lee, The Associated Press 0


    WASHINGTON – The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel documents in the lurch. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says the problem is worldwide and not specific to any country, document or visa

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  • Defence minister to deploy frigate to Mediterranean for ongoing NATO mission

    The Canadian Press 0


    HALIFAX – A Royal Canadian Navy ship will head to the Mediterranean to join an ongoing NATO mission in the region. The military said in a statement Wednesday that Defence Minister Rob Nicholson be in Halifax on Thursday to send off HMCS Toronto. The frigate will join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean. Toronto will

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  • Arctic growth hot topic at Whistler, B.C., economic summit

    The Canadian Press and Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press 0


    WHISTLER, B.C. – The Arctic may be a hot commodity, but a conference has heard that Canada and the United States are barely out of the ice age when it comes to harnessing the region’s growth potential. Business and political leaders from both countries heard that while Russia is building ice breakers to help transport

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  • FILE - This Jan. 18, 2014 file photo shows actor Eric Stonestreet arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. The two-time Emmy winner plays Cameron Tucker on the hit ABC series. On the show’s season finale, he married his partner, Mitchell, in the landmark episode. Commemorating same sex marriage. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Modern Family’ star predicts coming out for gay athletes won’t require act of courage

    John Carucci, The Associated Press 0


    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it’s not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. The “Modern Family” star says gay athletes eventually won’t feel they need to keep their sexuality a secret. The two-time Emmy winner’s comments follow announcements

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  • Report says whale, dolphin research would suffer if they’re banned from aquarium

    The Canadian Press and Keven Drews, The Canadian Press 0


    VANCOUVER – A new report says research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program. The report by University of California veterinarians and scientists comes at a time of increased public debate about keeping the animals in captivity and will go to the Vancouver parks

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  • Failure to launch? Auditors say NASA doesn’t have enough money to build big rockets on time

    The Associated Press 0


    WASHINGTON – NASA does not have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA’s Space Launch System is at “high risk of missing” its planned December 2017 initial test flight.

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  • In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo released by PBS, from left, actor Courtney B. Vance, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, recording artist Nas, actor Khandi Alexander and host/executive producer/writer/presenter Henry Louis Gates Jr. discuss uncovering family histories during PBS’ "Finding Your Roots," 2 session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverley Hills, Calif. In its second season, the 10-part series that traces celebrities' ancestry will focus on, among others, Nas, Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Sting, Stephen King, Derek Jeter and chef Ming Tsai. The show premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2014 and runs through November 26, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). (AP Photo/PBS, Rahoul Ghose)

    Musician Nas traces his family tree to slavery in season 2 of PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’

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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel discussion Wednesday. “First I was

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  • File - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 15, 2014, Al-Jazeera's Egyptian journalist Abdullah Elshamy, center, appears in a defendants' cage along with several other defendants in a courthouse during a trial on terror charges in Cairo, Egypt. On Wednesday, July 23, an Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to fake news reports with the aim of destabilizing the country. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam, File)

    Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Al-Jazeera colleagues did the ‘devil’s’ job:judge

    Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press 0


    CAIRO – An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Egyptian-Canadian, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilize the country. The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday was footage produced by the journalists that included voices

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