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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.

  • FILE - In this July 31, 2008 file photo, a woman strides past the Hartford, Conn., headquarters of Aetna, Inc. Health insurer Aetna Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

    Aetna 2Q profit increases 2.4 per cent, tops forecast

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    HARTFORD, Conn. – Aetna Inc. (AET) on Tuesday reported profit that climbed by 2.4 per cent in its second quarter, and topped analysts’ expectations. The Hartford, Connecticut-based company said profit increased to $548.8 million, or $1.52 per share, from $536 million, or $1.49 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. Earnings, adjusted for

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  • 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.

  • Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria, police say bovines apparently riled by her dog

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    VIENNA – Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog. They said Tuesday the 45-year old victim was rushed by about 20 cows and their calves. Attempts by an emergency crew to revive her were

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  • Plane passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get public apology, cash from Air New Zealand

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A group of Air New Zealand passengers were stranded for a third night Monday after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems. The upside? They’re in Hawaii. And every passenger is getting 1,000 New Zealand dollars ($850) in compensation. Flight NZ9 was due to depart late Saturday

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  • European Union envoys meeting to discuss dramatic toughening of sanctions against Russia

    John-Thor Dahlburg And Julie Pace, The Associated Press 0

    BRUSSELS – The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc’s sanctions on Russia. Measures under consideration include limiting Russia’s access to European capital markets and halting trade in arms and dual-use and

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  • Province gives Twin Rivers Paper Co. access to additional Crown wood

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    The New Brunswick government is giving Twin Rivers Paper Co. access to an additional 200,000 cubic metres of wood from Crown lands.

    The additional wood is part of a 10-year forestry plan announced in March that will allow forestry companies to harvest an additional 660,000 cubic metres of softwood a year…a hike of 20 per cent.

  • Some niche retirement communities geared to people with specific interests or backgrounds

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    ORLANDO, Fla. – Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States. ShantiNiketan in Tavares, Florida: This retirement community located about 30 miles

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  • In this June 25, 2014 photo Arun, left, and Usha Pancholi, recent transplants from Colombus, Ohio and big Ohio State fans, watch TV at their home at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Indian retirement community joins growing world of niche developments for seniors

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    TAVARES, Fla. – When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio. They found both at central Florida’s ShantiNiketan,

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  • FILE - In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall takes questions during a news conference, at her offices in Boulder, Colo. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is trying again to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Suthers' office filed a motion with the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday July 28, 2014, asking it to order Hall to stop providing the licenses. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

    Federal appeals court overrules gay marriage bans in Virginia, Carolinas and West Virginia

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    RICHMOND, Va. – An appeals court’s decision to strike down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Monday ruled that state laws barring gay marriage

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  • Court tosses Sept. 11 lawsuit, says cross can be displayed at World Trade Center memorial site

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center’s wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge’s ruling last year that the decision to include the

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