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N.B. man charged with murder after body found in Sainte-Marie-de-Kent

RICHIBUCTO, N.B. — A 33-year-old man from eastern New Brunswick has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of 67-year-old Elias Bastarache last week in Ste-Marie-de-Kent.

Blowing snow, storm warnings across Newfoundland in latest weather event

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland was gripped by another winter storm Friday, its 22nd of the season.

Commission promotes awareness after New Brunswickers lose millions to fraud

FREDERICTON — New Brunswickers lost at least 3.5 million dollars to fraud over the past three years according to the province's Financial and Consumer Services Commission.

Hiring for top job at New Brunswick Libraries under fire by Opposition

FREDERICTON — The Opposition Liberals are calling on the New Brunswick government to rescind the hiring of the new executive director of the province's Public Library Service.
Acquittals and dropped criminal charges for group of Muskrat Falls protesters

Acquittals and dropped criminal charges for group of Muskrat Falls protesters

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Five people have been cleared of criminal charges after being arrested for demonstrating at the Muskrat Falls dam site in Labrador more than three years ago.

N.B. man lands in jail for 'unrelenting' practice of law without a licence

FREDERICTON — A Fredericton man who describes himself as a community activist committed to helping low-income people was sentenced to 100 days in jail for practising law without a licence Thursday.
New Brunswick maintains position on abortions and Canada Health Act

New Brunswick maintains position on abortions and Canada Health Act

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government is standing firm in its position that it is not violating the Canada Health Act by refusing to fund out-of-hospital abortions.
N.S. father says drug-pricing 'chess game' cost his daughter her life

N.S. father says drug-pricing 'chess game' cost his daughter her life

As Chantelle Lindsay lay in a Halifax hospital bed struggling for every breath as she neared the end of her battle with cystic fibrosis, she sent her mother a text: "Are you OK?" "I'm OK if you're OK," her mother replied.
St. John's, N.L., police advise clearing high snow banks to deter break-ins

St. John's, N.L., police advise clearing high snow banks to deter break-ins

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The high snowbanks that have been a distinctive feature in St. John's, N.L., since a record-breaking January blizzard have created a new opportunity for would-be thieves.
Newfoundland and Labrador, Ottawa agree to protect boreal caribou herds

Newfoundland and Labrador, Ottawa agree to protect boreal caribou herds

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador have reached an agreement to collaborate on protecting boreal caribou in Labrador. The provincial government announced the agreement last week that will see Ottawa contribute $5.
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