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  • NB athlete to compete at IWAS World Junior Games for first time ever

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    Christel Robichaud of Moncton will compete in the Under 23 discus, shotput and javelin events.

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup poster unveiled

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    The official poster for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup has been unveiled.

    Moncton is one of several Canadian cities hosting matches during the tournament next summer.

  • Canadian Transplant Games get underway in Moncton

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    The event sees organ transplant recipients from across Canada to compete in a variety of sports including tennis, swimming, bowling and more. There are a total of ten sporting events.

  • Top Canadian Track and Field athletes ready to compete in Moncton

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    The 2014 Canadian Track and Field Championships are being held this weekend at Moncton Stadium.

  • Curling club gets boost from council

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    Moncton city council is throwing its support behind a plan to expand the Beausejour Curling Club from five to ten ice sheets.

    Council has donated a portion of city-owned land to give the rink on Lockhart Ave. room to grow.

  • Monster trucks roar into Saint John, Moncton this weekend

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    The engines will roar and the dirt will fly this weekend as the Monster Truck Spectacular rolls into Saint John and Moncton.

    The live show, taking place at Harbour Station on Friday night and the Moncton Coliseum on Saturday, will consist of crushing cars, house trailers and mobile homes, side-by-side racing, freestyle competitions and wheelie contests.

  • (from L-R)  Mike Mercier (Canadian Tire), the Hon. Marie-Claude Blais, the Hon. Sue Stultz, Olympic Gold Medalist Rosie MacLennan, NB Premier David Alward, 
Elio Antunes (CEO, ParticipACTION), Hillcrest School Principal, Peter J. Trainor.

    Moncton school participating in Premier’s Challenge

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    The New Brunswick government has announced the first 20 schools across the province that will be taking part in the Premier’s Challenge to become healthier and more active.

    In Moncton, Hillcrest School will be taking part in the six-week pilot project that will see students participating in one hour of physical activity in school per day.

  • Team Canada skip playing with lots of confidence at world championships in Saint John

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    SAINT JOHN, N.B.- The skip of Canada’s entry at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships says her team has big expectations as it continues play this week at Harbour Station.

  • First loss for Homan at World Women’s Curling Championships

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    SAINT JOHN, N.B.- It had to come sometime.

  • Canada forwards Christine Sinclair (12) and Melissa Tancredi react after losing 4-3 in extra time women's soccer action against the USA at the Olympic Games in London on Monday August 6, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    Positive reviews of Hub City in advance of FIFA U-20

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    Delegates from each of the countries were in Moncton yesterday to check out venues and have a first look at the city.

  • ‘Girls’ star Allison Williams headed skyward as flying hero of NBC’s live musical ‘Peter Pan’

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC has picked its Peter Pan: “Girls” star Allison Williams. The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC’s new staging of “Peter Pan Live!” The live telecast of this classic musical will air Dec. 4. The 26-year-old actress-comedian plays Marnie Michaels on

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  • Manitoba premier says August civic holiday will be renamed Terry Fox day

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    WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger plans to name the civic holiday in August after Terry Fox. Fox was born in Winnipeg in 1958 and raised money for cancer research with a planned cross-country run called the Marathon of Hope in 1980. He had to stop his marathon near Thunder Bay, Ont., as his cancer

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  • Playwright Rabe, journalist Wolcott, poet Bidart are among the winners of PEN literary awards

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year’s winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization. Ron Childress’ “And West is West” won the $25,000 PEN/Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction. Wolcott received a $10,000

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  • Information services firm CGI boosts its third-quarter profit and revenue

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    MONTREAL – Information technology services company CGI Inc. saw its third-quarter net profit jump 26 per cent to $225.1 million, or 71 cents per share diluted. That compares with $178.2 million, or 56 cents per share diluted, in the same quarter of 2013. Excluding specific items, net earnings were $229.8 million, compared with $200.4 million

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  • US economy grew at strong 4 per cent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter

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    WASHINGTON – After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 per cent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The rebound followed a sharp 2.1 per cent annualized drop in economic activity in the

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  • Stock markets to head higher as U.S. economy rebounds strongly in second quarter

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    TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was set to head higher amid data showing much stronger than expected U.S. economic growth. Gross domestic product grew a much better than expected four per cent after contracting in the January-March period because of severe winter weather. That contraction was revised lower to 2.1 per cent from 2.9

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  • The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa is shown on November 4, 2011. A small Vancouver charity that helps the poor in Latin America has survived an audit of its political activities, but now is struggling with fresh demands from the Canada Revenue Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Small foreign-aid charity struggles with onerous CRA demands after audit

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    OTTAWA – A small Vancouver charity that helps the poor in Latin America has survived an audit of its political activities but is now struggling with fresh demands from the Canada Revenue Agency. CoDevelopment Canada Association — known as CoDev — faces the crippling prospect of translating every scrap of paper it receives from 17

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  • Canadian, U.S. governments to announce panel for new Detroit-Windsor bridge today

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    WINDSOR, Ont. – Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov Rick Snyder are expected to announce a U.S.-Canadian panel today to oversee plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont. Sources tell The Canadian Press the panel is expected to try moving the project forward but the proposed New International Trade Crossing will

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  • Revised figures show US economy grew at fastest pace in 10 years in last year’s 2nd half

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    WASHINGTON – Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought,

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  • Halifax lawyer to be sentenced for sexual assault in case that sparked protests

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    HALIFAX – A Halifax lawyer will be sentenced today for sexual assault, a conviction that has sparked protests from some who say it reflects the justice system’s bias against black men. Lyle Howe, a black lawyer with a high public profile in the city, was found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old

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