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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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  • B.C. First Nation chief urged to quit over $800,000 contract bonus

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    COQUITLAM, B.C. – At least one member of a tiny Metro Vancouver First Nation is calling for their chief’s resignation over an $800,000 bonus paid on an economic development contract. Documents published under a federal financial-transparency law show Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem (kwee-kwet-lum) First Nation was paid $914,219 in remunerations and $16,574 in

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  • Openings announced for prized Fraser River sockeye fishery in B.C.

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    VANCOUVER – The prized Fraser River sockeye-salmon fishing season is opening along southwestern British Columbia for what could be a banner year. Federal Fisheries spokeswoman Jennifer Nener says the food and ceremonial fishery for First Nations opened last week on the south coast and the lower Fraser and more opportunities will open up river as

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  • Maclean’s on the Hill – Episode 29

    Andrew Pinsent @1310Pinsent 0

    Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.

  • San Francisco transit vehicles involved in 2 crashes; 1 serious injury, 19 moderate and minor

    Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press 0


    SAN FRANCISCO – Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said. Crews were called to the city’s Japantown neighbourhood at 1:29 p.m. Friday when a bus collided with a dump truck, fire spokeswoman Jennifer Balestrieri said. Twenty

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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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    WASHINGTON – Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” —Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior adviser; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Palestinian representative to the United Nations; Sens. Robert Menendez,

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  • Former ‘Real Housewives’ cast member files defence in defamation suit

    The Canadian Press 0


    VANCOUVER – A former star of “Real Housewives of Vancouver” denies she defamed castmate Jody Claman in the wake of a shooting that injured Claman’s daughter. Claman and her daughter, Mia Deakin, are suing former cast member Mary Zilba for comments Zilba made during a CBC interview the day after the shooting. Deakin was wounded

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  • Demonstrators play their musical instruments outside Lincoln Center during a protest over a labor dispute with New York's Metropolitan Opera, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in New York. Metropolitan Opera says labor talks with its unions have been extended for an additional 72 hours, averting a threatened midnight lockout. The company announced late Thursday that the delay was requested by a federal mediator who had arrived just hours earlier to try to resolve the labor standoff. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    As deadline is extended, Met Opera workers say they hope to avert lockout

    Vanessa A. Alvarez, The Associated Press 0


    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of New York City’s most prestigious cultural institutions. A day after a lockout deadline was postponed, Tino Gagliardi, president of the Met orchestra’s union, told about 100 performers and other union members

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  • Emergency officials say 911 operator made ‘error’ after professor fatally shot

    The Associated Press 0


    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The head of a Florida dispatch centre is acknowledging an “error” was made in the moments after the fatal shooting of Toronto-born law professor. Timothy Lee says a 911 operator did not initially alert police that Daniel Markel had been shot after receiving a phone call from one of the man’s neighbours.

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  • For former CNN stars Larry King and Piers Morgan, their disdain for each other is showing

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Clearly, former CNN prime-time stars Larry King and Piers Morgan aren’t big fans of each other. After King derided Morgan’s interview skills and called him pompous, Morgan responded on Twitter on Friday that King was a “graceless, petty little man.” Morgan’s 9 p.m. CNN show was cancelled this year. He had

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  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, a visitor stands between World War I front lines from 1914-1918 during an exhibition at the Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History in Brussels. Opposing sides both participated in bitter trench warfare during World War I in which front lines sometimes barely moved in either direction. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    European powers started the Great War a century ago – underestimating the tragedies ahead

    Raf Casert, The Associated Press 0


    SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium – British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of ‘Ole Man’ Parr, the ironic nickname he won due to his tender age of 17. He became

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