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January 2, 2019 6:32 PM Children as young as eight are voluntarily sharing nude photos, say police

FREDERICTON—Police are warning parents after four young New Brunswick children voluntarily shared nude images of themselves online. RCMP say the children, between the ages of eight and 12, shared nude pictures or videos on unspecified free websites in recent months. The children were identified by the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit, and all have been confirmed 25

December 30, 2018 4:20 PM Almost 40 water-related deaths in Atlantic Canada this year, Red Cross says

The Canadian Red Cross says there were at least 39 unintentional water-related deaths in the Atlantic provinces this year — a type of death that the organization says is often preventable. The Red Cross says that in 2018, there were 13 water-related deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador, four in New Brunswick, 16 in Nova Scotia and six in Prince Edward 29

December 23, 2018 8:34 PM Most Canadians won’t get a white Christmas, Weather Network forecasts

Scott said much of Quebec will get a high of -7 C on Christmas Eve and a high of -9 C on Christmas Day, and the province will generally be free of snow. Southern Ontario can expect a light snowfall on Christmas Eve of about a centimetre, Scott said, adding that it won’t stick as mild temperatures are expected at around zero. Scott said northern Ontario 32

December 23, 2018 8:32 PM New Brunswick releases guidelines to help employers accommodate staff with addictions

It says the guidelines address the use of cannabis inside and outside the workplace, alcohol and drug testing, and differences between unionized and non-unionized workplaces. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against staff based on mental and physical disabilities under the human rights act, and human rights law recognizes addiction as a disability 29

December 19, 2018 12:33 AM New Brunswick government loosens requirement for bilingual paramedics

“Does anyone really care what Kevin Arseneau has to say? He’s obviously a radical. He can go and do his thing and I’ll do mine,” Austin said. Health Minister Ted Flemming said ambulances should not be sitting idle just because fully bilingual paramedics can’t be found. He said last year’s court ruling holds no weight because it was simply a consent order 33

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 24

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 25

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 28

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 30

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 46