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December 15, 2018 5:06 PM New Brunswick to increase penalties for drug-impaired driving next week

Police will also have the authority to use an oral fluid screening device on people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. There will also be escalating short-term licence suspensions of seven, 15 and 30 days for repeat occurrences within a five-year period and increased fees for getting a licence reinstated. The province says the amendments 6

December 15, 2018 12:23 AM Johnson & Johnson hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Reuters cited documents released as part of a lawsuit by plaintiffs claiming that the product can be linked to ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey company has battled in court against such claims and on Friday called the Reuters report “one-sided, false and inflammatory.” Johnson & Johnson’s stock fell $14.84 (U.S.), or 10 per cent, to close 6

December 12, 2018 2:30 PM New Tory government in New Brunswick dramatically scales back capital spending

FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Progressive Conservative government has tabled a $600-million capital budget that dramatically turns away from the big spending of the previous Liberal government. Finance Minister Ernie Steeves says hard decisions are needed now about what the government can afford if the province is to return to balanced budgets by 2020 or sooner 7

December 5, 2018 3:15 AM Person killed by CN railcar in New Brunswick ID’d as 33-year-old father of two

A Via Rail employee was hit by a passenger train as it slowed at the Truro, N.S., train station on Nov. 23. Two Truro police officers provided life-saving first aid and the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The union says Tuesday’s death is the rail industry’s fifth workplace fatality in a little over a year. “Our hearts go out to our brother’s 14

November 28, 2018 8:19 PM Partisanship clouds PM, opposition leaders meeting on ‘Francophonie’ issues

OTTAWA—A meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterparts from the four other main federal parties Wednesday is being pushed as a non-partisan effort to help Canada’s francophone population — even as the clouds of partisanship hang over the gathering. Trudeau will meet with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh 16

November 21, 2018 1:02 PM Dennis Oland to plead not guilty, finally face retrial for his father’s murder

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—Dennis Oland is expected to enter a plea of not guilty this morning, as his retrial in his father’s murder finally gets under way. Oland will be re-arraigned in a Saint John courtroom, before the much-delayed case proceeds to opening statements and possibly the first witnesses. The New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench judge dismissed 15

November 5, 2018 11:56 PM Fertilizer company Nutrien permanently closes New Brunswick potash facility, takes $1.8B (U.S.) writedown

It said the decision to close the facility reflects the company’s ability to increase potash production at a significantly lower cost than resuming operations in New Brunswick. Nutrien, then known as the Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan before a merger, shut down its Piccadilly mine near Sussex, N.B., at a loss of about 430 jobs close to three years ago to focus 18

October 25, 2018 4:02 PM Higgs promises quick fix to New Brunswick paramedic shortage ‘when’ he’s premier

In his response to the Liberal government’s throne speech, Higgs said it’s not acceptable that ambulances sit empty while families wait for urgent help. A court ruling last year said bilingual paramedic service must be provided, but a labour adjudicator said there may be ways to lessen the language requirements, so the Liberal government has asked for a judicial 24

October 23, 2018 4:47 PM Man behind straight-pride flag in New Brunswick says removal is discrimination

Bishop had watched Sunday as the flag was raised on a village flagpole — and then he returned the next day as LGBT activists celebrated its removal. Chipman’s village council issued a statement Monday afternoon saying the flag had been raised as a sign of support for all groups in the community, but it was removed as a result of “unintentional attention 22

October 22, 2018 10:46 AM Clock ticking for New Brunswick legislature to select Speaker as political deadlock winds on

FREDERICTON—The clock is ticking for New Brunswick members of the legislature to select a Speaker as the province’s political deadlock winds on. The Liberals say there will be a candidate for Speaker when the legislature sits tomorrow, but it remains unclear whether Premier Brian Gallant can cling to power. Acting Liberal house leader Lisa Harris said Friday 19