News/Canada/New Brunswick

N.B. man who left dog to starve to death sentenced to 1 year in jail

April 18, 2019

A 27-year-old man who left his dog to starve to death in a rented home he abandoned in the Woodstock, N.B., area four years ago was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail — double the sentence recommended by the Crown. Kyle Springer, who previously pleaded guilty to the criminal charge of cruelty to animals, was also […]

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Fredericton man’s life saved in Florida by passerby who happened to be from Fredericton too

April 18, 2019

A man from Fredericton who suffered a heart attack while vacationing in Florida was saved by the quick actions of a stranger passing by. Turns out, the passerby happened to be from Fredericton, too. “It’s freaky,” said Tom Reddon, who’s still recovering in Indian Rocks Beach, located about 30 kilometres northwest of St. Petersburg, Fla. He had never […]

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An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs

April 15, 2019

​Timothy Adam Hogan grasped the X-ray machine at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton while a customs officer stood by his side, expecting to find smuggled drugs in Hogan’s digestive tract. As the Indigenous artist waited for the X-ray results, he thought of the sudden, unusual turn his night took after he got off a plane […]

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Nurse fired after allegedly inducing labour without consent

March 30, 2019

A nurse in Moncton was fired after allegations that she induced labour without consent, Horizon Health Network confirmed Saturday. A press release from Horizon Health said it fired the labour and delivery nurse after an internal investigation revealed “strong evidence” the nurse administered Oxytocin, which caused two patients to require an urgent caesarean section. Horizon said it […]

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Dennis Oland’s 2nd murder trial: What was new this time around

March 16, 2019

The Crown and Dennis Oland’s defence lawyers have begun crafting their written summations and closing arguments for his second-degree murder retrial in the 2011 death of his father, multimillionaire Richard Oland. Lead Crown prosecutor P.J. Veniot has described it as a “monumental task.” The retrial in Saint John lasted 44 days spanning four months, heard from 61 […]

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Attack leaves Moncton nurse with head trauma, broken nose

March 14, 2019

A nurse was seriously injured in an attack Monday, allegedly by the husband of a patient, while working at the Dr.-Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, N.B. Norma Melanson, the nurse’s mother, said her daughter was attacked by the husband of a patient. The man was allegedly upset his wife had been transferred from her room to […]

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CUPE workers at N.B. nursing homes ordered not to strike

March 9, 2019

A strike at New Brunswick nursing homes has been averted for now. Workers will not be going on strike Sunday after the Court of Queen’s Bench granted a 10-day stay order. Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard announced Saturday that 45 of the 46 nursing homes in New Brunswick will be prohibited by law from striking. York Care […]

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‘More stupid than it was criminal:’ Judge frees Halifax brothers involved in border standoff

March 8, 2019

Two brothers who were arrested at the U.S.-Canada border last fall and charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity were released from custody Friday.  Bailey Roy, 21, and Damien Roy, 22, both pleaded guilty in a Woodstock, N.B., courtroom to a charge of obstruction and were sentenced to time served. The Crown dropped the […]

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Money troubles were closing in on Dennis Oland when father was slain: Crown

March 8, 2019

The Crown laid out its theory Friday for Dennis Oland’s puzzling behaviour when he went to visit his father on the night he was killed, which included three trips, sitting in his car for 10 minutes, zig-zagging across the street and making an illegal left turn. Jill Knee alleged Dennis Oland was nervous about facing Richard Oland because he was […]

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N.B. lobster-packing plant ‘total loss’ after fire

February 24, 2019

The Cape Bald Packers fish-packing plant in Cap-Pelé, N.B., is a “total loss,” the village’s fire chief said. “Everything is gone,” said Ronald Cormier. “We couldn’t control the fire. There was too [much] flame and too [much] black smoke.”  Cormier said the call about the fire came in around 10:30 a.m.  “When I got to the fire hall I could see the […]

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