Category Archives: New Brunswick government

Recount confirms Mitton win, LeBlanc loss in Memramcook-Tantramar

There were no cheers — or tears — today in a windowless Moncton courtroom when Madame Justice Brigitte Robichaud finally confirmed that Green Party candidate Megan Mitton had won the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar by 11 votes in the September 24th … Continue reading

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Mt. A. expert calls Sackville high-risk area for tick-borne disease

Mount Allison biology professor Vett Lloyd warned Town Council last Tuesday that Sackville is in a high-risk area for ticks that spread illnesses including Lyme disease. “The problem with ticks is not that they’re revolting blood suckers,” Dr. Lloyd said, … Continue reading

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Retired military policeman chosen as PC candidate in Memramcook-Tantramar

New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives have chosen Etienne Gaudet, a 48-year-old retired military police officer to contest the riding of Memramcook-Tantramar in the September 24th provincial election. “It’s not very often that we run into a retired military person who’s offered … Continue reading

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No one’s running the province, N.B. Green leader tells Sackville campaign rally

New Brunswick Green Party leader David Coon says serving in the provincial legislature is like taking a cruise and getting an opportunity to go up on the bridge to see who’s steering the boat, only to find it empty and “discovering … Continue reading

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New study urges Atlantic Canada’s smaller communities to import less, produce more

A small, non-profit organization says Atlantic Canada could create thousands of jobs and rejuvenate its smaller communities by replacing some of the goods and services those communities import with locally produced ones. The Nova-Scotia-based Centre for Local Prosperity released a … Continue reading

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Election platform: Expand social programs, restore public services and tax the rich

  A group of New Brunswick unions and community organizations has issued a “progressive” platform for the provincial election scheduled for September 24th. The platform, released today in Moncton, calls on political parties to promise to increase spending on social … Continue reading

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Economics professor predicts NB will lose money selling pot

An economics professor startled participants in a seminar at Mount Allison University on Friday when he pulled a $50 bill from his wallet and offered it to anyone who could get him one gram of marijuana within an hour. A … Continue reading

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