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  • Premier says snake death investigation can’t be rushed

    Jason Chevrier 0


    Its been nearly a year since two boys were asphyxiated by a python in Campbellton and only yesterday was it announced police have completed a probe into the case.

    And, with the Crown Prosecutor’s office still yet to make a final decision on charges, some are wondering if the case has dragged on for too long

  • NB Liquor records ‘positive’ first quarter

    Jason Chevrier 0


    Higher sales of wine and cider have led to a better start to NB Liquor’s fiscal year compared to last year.

    The provincial Crown corporation says sales are up 1.3% from the same time in 2013 with net earnings down slightly due to investments in a new IT system.

  • Dieppe Circus Festival gets underway today

    Jason Chevrier 0


    The Dieppe Circus Festival gets underway today with a live performance of Circus Stella.

    It’s a free show tonight from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Place 1604.

  • Fugitive may be in New Brunswick

    Jason Chevrier 0


    A man wanted on decades-old sex assault charges, who has connections to New Brunswick, is being sought by police in Hamilton, Ontario.

    Charles Peter Billone, 53, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, but has so far evaded capture by changing his identity.

  • Abandoned building crackdown paying off

    Jason Chevrier 0


    A crackdown on vacant buildings by the City of Moncton and fire officials appears to be paying off.

    Since January, the city says it has demolished 11 abandoned buildings identified by the monitoring program as being a potential fire hazard.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd to play Moncton

    Jason Chevrier 0


    Another classic rock band is coming to Moncton.

    Legendary southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will play two shows in the Hub City this fall.

  • Greater Moncton YMCA receives provincial funding

    Jason Chevrier 0


    The provincial government has provided $11,000 to the YMCA of Greater Moncton to keep the organization’s youth tutoring program operating.

    A total of more than 90 students at four schools around the region participate in the tutoring program.

  • Woman who tried to rob store with syringe to be sentenced

    Jason Chevrier 0


    A woman who tried to rob a clothing store while armed with a syringe will be sentenced today in Moncton provincial court.

    The attempted robbery took place in April of last year when the woman entered the store, confronted the owner and an employee and demanded cash.

  • Moncton city council approves final phase of Magentic Hill Zoo’s Asian exhibit

    Jason Chevrier 0


    The final phase of the Magnetic Hill Zoo’s new Asian exhibit is now underway.

    Once completed, the exhibit will house the zoo’s two new Amur tigers as well as other animals from the region including leopards, birds, deer and tortoises.

  • CFIA bans movement of spruce wood from Memramcook area

    Jason Chevrier 0


    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has banned all movement of spruce logs and firewood from the Memramcook area after a single brown spruce longhorn beetle was recently found.

    The order comes just over a year after the CFIA announced New Brunswick was clear of the bug.

  • Toby Regbo, left, and Adelaide Kane attend the "Reign" panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

    Marriage, power and sex rule season 2 of CW’s ‘Reign’ as Mary and Francis are newlyweds

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    SAN DIEGO – When The CW’s “Reign” returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage. Don’t expect it to be all wedded bliss and festivities at court. The young couple has to contend with their newfound position of power,

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  • Vancouver street youth face ‘alarmingly’ high risk of hepatitis C: study

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    VANCOUVER – A new study published in the British Medical Journal says Vancouver street youth face an alarmingly high risk of hepatitis C infection. The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS tracked youth aged 14 to 26 over the course of six years. One hundred people tested positive for the disease at the outset of

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  • FILE - This April 22, 2013 file photo shows the slightly smashed acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley during the final tour before his death in 1977 on display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D. The guitar may have to taken off display. A lawsuit filed in July 2014 in South Dakota is seeking to determine who is the legal owner of the guitar. Memphis-based guitarist Robert Johnson donated the Elvis guitar last year to the museum, but a man now claims he is the owner of the slightly smashed acoustic guitar. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

    Collector insists he, not SD museum, rightfully owns guitar Elvis smashed during final tour

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    SOIUX FALLS, S.D. – An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. Johnson even

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  • Man charged after airsoft guns brought to pro-Israel rally in Calgary

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    CALGARY – Police have charged a man after two replica handguns were brought to a pro-Israel rally in southwest Calgary. Officials at a Calgary Jewish Community Centre rally on Wednesday night were checking audience bags, when they discovered two airsoft handguns in one. Airsoft guns look like real guns and fire plastic pellets. Police were

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  • Vancouver police say ‘Weeds’ store an illegal marijuana operation

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    VANCOUVER – If the name of the store didn’t give away the secret, the complaints were sure to get police attention. Vancouver police say they executed a search warrant on a store name Weeds on Thursday afternoon. They allege it was an illegal marijuana store. Police say officers moved in after receiving reports that pot

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  • CBC, Just for Laughs searching for comedic talent; prize is $500,000 TV special

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    TORONTO – The CBC is searching for the next great Canadian comedic talent — with the hefty incentive of a $500,000 half-hour TV special. CineCoup Media and Just for Laughs Television are joining forces with the public broadcaster to launch what they call a “digital comedy accelerator.” Starting in August, aspiring creators can submit a

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  • John Malkovich attends "The Penguins of Madagascar" press line on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    Malkovich, Cumberbatch introduce their animated DreamWorks characters at Comic-Con

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    SAN DIEGO – John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch each made their Comic-Con debuts — as themselves and as their first animated characters. The two actors were in San Diego Thursday to offer an early look at DreamWorks Animation’s “Penguins of Madagascar,” a sequel to 2012′s “Madagascar 3.” They revealed they’d only just met one day

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

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    Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,394.45, up 0.07 of a point): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down four cents, or 1.07 per cent, to $3.70 on 10.1 million shares. The Montreal-based company’s unexpected layoffs of 1,800 employees, an organizational restructuring

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  • John Mellencamp’s son free on bond for battery charge after underage drinking arrest

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A lawyer for rock star John Mellencamp’s oldest son says her client will receive alcohol treatment and stay out of trouble following an underage drinking arrest. Monroe Circuit Judge Marc Kellams decided not to revoke the $5,000 jail bond for a pending battery charge against 20-year-old Hud Mellencamp after receiving the assurances

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  • Copies of former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci's report on the investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto police are pictured at a press conference at Toronto Police headquarters in Toronto on Thursday, July 24, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

    Key recommendations from report into Toronto police’s use of lethal force

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    TORONTO – Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci released a report on his review into the Toronto Police Service’s use of lethal force on Thursday. The document makes 84 recommendations. Among its key suggestions, the report recommended that Toronto Police consider doing the following: — Create a comprehensive police and mental health oversight

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