News/Canada/New Brunswick

‘Mistreatment and inadequate care’ at psychiatric hospital, says N.B. ombud

February 7, 2019

Vulnerable patients with severe mental illnesses have been the victims of “mistreatment and inadequate care” at a New Brunswick hospital, according to a scathing report by the provincial ombud. Charles Murray says in his report that there has been “significant mistreatment” of patients at the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton, which serves psychiatric patients from around the province. […]

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Maritimers advised to prepare for Sunday’s storm

January 19, 2019

People across the Maritimes are being told to prepare for potential power outages as blizzard-like conditions are expected to sweep across the region on Sunday.  Northern parts of New Brunswick may see up to 60 centimetres of snow, with 80 km/h winds creating whiteout conditions. Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick can expect snow Sunday morning to […]

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N.B. couple thankful to be alive after icy dunking in Miramichi River

January 12, 2019

Tom King had travelled the Miramichi River on his snowmobile countless times before. So he and his wife, Darcie Stewart-King, didn’t think much of making a journey up the river on Friday night. The conditions looked good. There had been a few cold days and they were following the tracks of someone who had done it […]

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Dog starved to death after owner left it home alone for 2 months

January 8, 2019

A 27-year-old New Brunswick man will be sentenced in the spring for leaving his dog to starve to death in a locked home over the course of two months. Kyle Springer pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of cruelty to animals in Woodstock, N.B., provincial court on Tuesday. The facts of the matter weren’t discussed […]

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RCMP confirm officer discharged firearm at N.S. woman during incident in Dieppe

January 6, 2019

The RCMP confirmed Sunday that one of their officers discharged their firearm at a 25-year-old Nova Scotia woman during an incident on Saturday in Dieppe, N.B. The woman was taken to hospital with unspecified injuries. While RCMP continue to investigate the incident, the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team, an independent police oversight body, said its investigation into […]

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Woman arrested after shots fired at first responders following N.B. traffic accident

January 5, 2019

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly opened fire on emergency workers responding to a motor vehicle crash in Dieppe, N.B., on Saturday afternoon, police said. According to an RCMP news release, a car went off the road on Adélard-Savoie Boulevard, about a half kilometre from the Moncton airport at approximately 2:30 p.m.   When firefighters, […]

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Some cauliflower, red and green lettuce sold in Canada recalled after U.S. investigation

December 16, 2018

Due to a possible E-coli contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce products produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, Calif., have been recalled. In a news release, the CFIA said the products imported by distributors​ in Ontario and Quebec should not be consumed, sold or […]

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Dennis Oland’s lawyers tried to get his statement to police tossed as evidence

December 6, 2018

Dennis Oland’s defence team fought to have the videotaped statement he gave to Saint John police the day his father’s body was discovered deemed inadmissible at his murder retrial, arguing it wasn’t voluntary and that it violated his Charter rights, court documents reveal. The defence argued Oland was “psychologically detained” by the Saint John Police Force (SJPF) from the start of […]

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Richard Oland survived only ‘minutes,’ son’s murder trial hears

December 4, 2018

New Brunswick businessman Richard Oland would have survived only “minutes” after being attacked, the pathologist who performed the autopsy testified Tuesday at Dennis Oland’s murder retrial in Saint John. The multimillionaire, Dennis Oland’s father, suffered 45 sharp- and blunt-force wounds to his head, neck and hands, Dr. Ather Naseemuddin said. “These injuries were rapidly fatal,” he said, as graphic autopsy […]

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2 Halifax-area brothers charged with ‘terrorist’ hoax at U.S. border

November 30, 2018

Two Halifax-area brothers have been charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity in October that closed the Woodstock, N.B., border crossing to Houlton, Maine, police say. Bailey Roy, 21, and Damien Roy, 22, were also charged in Woodstock provincial court with obstruction, said New Brunswick RCMP Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh. The brothers were charged jointly when they appeared […]

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