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Women's advocate Brenda Murphy named new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick

OTTAWA — Brenda Murphy, a long-time feminist and social-justice advocate, is the new lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick.

Last of four men sentenced in 2016 New Brunswick frozen lobster theft

CARAQUET, N.B. — A 54-year-old Quebec man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in connection with the theft of nearly 17 tonnes of frozen lobster in northeastern New Brunswick in 2016.

RCMP investigating after Newfoundland man dies from workplace injuries

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A 55-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained while working at a Newfoundland college campus last week.

Indo-Canadian community in N.B. grieving deaths of three students in crash

FREDERICTON — Members of the Indo-Canadian community in New Brunswick are preparing a Hindu prayer service for three young Indian students who died in a horrific highway crash near Moncton on Sunday.
Review of Inuit children in care finds N.L. system lacking in cultural respect

Review of Inuit children in care finds N.L. system lacking in cultural respect

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An independent review of Inuit children in Newfoundland and Labrador's child protection system says the current system is "crisis-oriented" and lacks respectful involvement of Inuit families and culture.
Race a factor in NDP's poor outlook in N.B. ahead of election: ex-party executive

Race a factor in NDP's poor outlook in N.B. ahead of election: ex-party executive

NDP fortunes in New Brunswick ahead of the October federal election took another hit Tuesday with a wave of defections to the Greens.
N.L. homeowner plagued by seeping sewage wants swift action to relocate family

N.L. homeowner plagued by seeping sewage wants swift action to relocate family

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland homeowner plagued by years of sewage contamination is hoping town council in Paradise, N.L., will swiftly approve a plan to relocate his family.

New Brunswick police consider charges after three die in car crash

MONCTON, N.B. — Police in New Brunswick say they're considering charges against a 28-year-old student after the car he was driving crashed, resulting in the deaths of three young men in the back seat.
Margaret Atwood, Andre Alexis earn spots on Scotiabank Giller Prize long list

Margaret Atwood, Andre Alexis earn spots on Scotiabank Giller Prize long list

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Previous Scotiabank Giller Prize winners Margaret Atwood and Andre Alexis are on this year's long list for the $100,000 Canadian honour.

Speed may have been factor as three foreign students die in N.B. highway crash

MONCTON, N.B. — Police say speed may have been a factor in a car crash Sunday that caused the death of three foreign students in their 20s who were attending a post-secondary institution in Saint John, N.B.
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