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Historic blizzard highlights need for severe weather preparedness: scientists

Historic blizzard highlights need for severe weather preparedness: scientists

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Building in western New Brunswick evacuated after flammable liquid spill

ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — More than a dozen tenants were forced to flee an apartment building in western New Brunswick after someone poured a flammable liquid inside and threatened to set it on fire.

Newfoundland cabbie stopped for impaired driving while taking student to school

STEPHENVILLE, N.L. — Police have suspended for a week the licence of a 61-year-old Newfoundland cab driver who was stopped today for impaired driving while transporting a student to school. RCMP say a report came in at 8 a.m.
Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

MONTREAL — A Quebec hunter had to be airlifted to hospital this week following what was described as a rare seal attack on a Nova Scotia island. Alexis Boudreault, 29, and nine other hunters were on Pictou Island Tuesday when the attack occurred.

Young reservist from New Brunswick found dead in river in Kingston, Ont.

KINGSTON, Ont. — An autopsy has been ordered following the death of a 22-year-old military reservist from New Brunswick whose remains were found in Ontario. The body of Pte.
Economist praises premier's push for immigration, population growth in N.B.

Economist praises premier's push for immigration, population growth in N.B.

FREDERICTON — A prominent economist says New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is doing the right thing in his efforts to increase immigration and grow the population.

New Brunswick man dead after head-on snowmobile crash near Bathurst

BATHURST, N.B. — One man is dead and another is injured following a head-on snowmobile crash in northern New Brunswick. Police say a 55-year-old man from Bathurst was killed Thursday when two snowmobiles collided on a groomed trail in Sormany, N.B.
New Brunswick premier issues call to action with state of province speech

New Brunswick premier issues call to action with state of province speech

FREDERICTON — Premier Blaine Higgs says it's time to imagine a "new" New Brunswick, and he is setting goals to increase the population and grow the economy.
Sobeys to eliminate plastic bags, but 'Sobeys bag' lives on in Atlantic Canada

Sobeys to eliminate plastic bags, but 'Sobeys bag' lives on in Atlantic Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Sobeys will phase out plastic grocery bags across the country this week, but for many Atlantic Canadians the "Sobeys bag" will live on in their kitchen cupboards.

Police dismantle suspected drug lab and arrest one man in Moncton

MONCTON, N.B. — RCMP in Moncton have dismantled what is believed to be an illegal cannabis oil extraction operation in the city.
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