News/Canada/New Brunswick

Ottawa to begin talks with Mi’kmaq First Nation about Aboriginal title in New Brunswick

May 9, 2019

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock have signed a memorandum of understanding that will launch discussions about the Mi’kmaq First Nation’s claim of Aboriginal title to a third of New Brunswick.

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Parents told no one available to help donate 16-year-old son’s organs, tissues

May 8, 2019

The parents of 16-year-old Avery Astle say they were told no one was available to come to the Moncton Hospital to retrieve his organs or tissues for donation. Horizon Health Network says staff turnover has created “gaps” in coverage for tissue donation.

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‘Not over yet’: N.B. floodwaters were dropping, but now forecast is wind and rain

April 27, 2019

Winds gusting up to 60 km/h are causing three to four foot waves in some areas around Grand Lake, N.B. Mike Roy, a resident of the Douglas Harbour area on Grand Lake, said the high waves have been lapping against his house since 10 a.m. Saturday. “It’s like an ocean here today … It’s impacted everybody,” […]

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Rain could bring floodwaters back up in New Brunswick

April 27, 2019

Up to 25 millimetres of rain is expected in southern parts of New Brunswick today, which could cause waters that have receded in some communities along the St. John River to rise again or stabilize in the coming days. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of the province.  New Brunswick Emergency […]

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When seconds seemed like hours: The night 4 New Brunswick teens crashed to their deaths

April 26, 2019

When emergency responders arrived at the scene of the SUV crash that claimed the lives of four teenagers in Miramichi, N.B., last Saturday, all they could see were four tires sticking out of the water. The driver of the 2016 Nissan Rogue had lost control on an unlit, rain-slicked stretch of Nelson Street, sending the vehicle […]

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Hundreds forced from homes, part of Trans-Canada closed as river rises below Fredericton

April 24, 2019

The New Brunswick government will close the Trans-Canada Highway between Oromocto and River Glade, southwest of Moncton, on Wednesday night to deal with flooding, forcing drivers to take a detour that will add 90 kilometres to their travels. The highway has already been reduced to one lane in some westbound sections near Jemseg because the St. John River […]

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4 teens dead after car flipped in Miramichi

April 21, 2019

Four teenagers died in a car accident Saturday night in Miramichi, N.B., after the vehicle they were in left the road and flipped, ending upside down in deep water.  The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Nelson Street, north of the intersection with Route 118.  The four people were taken to Miramichi Hospital and died, according to a news release from […]

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Police ID 4 teens who died after car flipped in Miramichi

April 21, 2019

Logan Matchett, 17 and Avery Astle, 16 of Strathadam, N.B. were two of the teenagers who died after their vehicle left the road and was submerged in deep water. (Facebook ) Cassie Lloyd, 17 of Escuminac and Emma Connick, 18 of Barnaby died after the vehicle they were in left the road and was submerged […]

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Rivers overflow banks in N.B. as troops arrive to help with flooding

April 21, 2019

Fredericton exceeded the flood stage Saturday, joined by other N.B. communities on the St. John River such as Maugerville, Jemseg, Sheffield and Lakeville Corner, meaning water is spilling over the river banks onto roads and low-lying areas.  And the water is still rising in these communities and others along the river. The flood stage in Fredericton is 6.5 metres, […]

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Troops will be deployed as N.B. floodwaters creep higher

April 20, 2019

A small number of troops will be deployed within the next 24 hours to help New Brunswick prepare for flooding. Lt.-Col. Sean French, commander of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment based at Gagetown, said Saturday up to 120 troops will assist with flooding. But he said the final number is still being determined as […]

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