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January 15, 2019 6:14 PM No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland’s car, officer tells murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—Although it was dirty and appeared not to have been cleaned, the car Dennis Oland was driving the evening his father, Richard, was murdered did not produce any suspicious bloodstains, a Saint John court was told Tuesday. Sgt. Mark Smith is on the stand this week at Dennis Oland’s second-degree murder trial, describing in minute detail 774

January 5, 2019 4:44 PM 2019’s first yellow vest event brings tear gas, fires to Paris

PARIS—French security forces fired tear gas and flash-bang ammunition at protesters during a march through picturesque central Paris on Saturday as several thousand supporters of the yellow vest movement kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron with the first action of 2019. A river boat restaurant moored below the clashes on the Left Bank of the Seine 162

December 9, 2018 2:52 AM Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week. With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition 158

December 3, 2018 11:47 AM Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques bound for International Space Station

On Oct. 11, a rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to abort and make an emergency landing. Russia suspended all manned space launches pending an investigation before giving the green light Nov. 1. Saint-Jacques has spent years training for the six-month mission, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 20 but was moved up after 156

November 30, 2018 4:52 PM N.B. Tories survive throne speech vote, plan to end ban on fracking

Saint John Harbour Liberal MLA Gerry Lowe voted with the Tories and the People’s Alliance parties to support the subamendment, but he voted with his party and the three Green members in opposition of the throne speech. Lowe says increased activity for the LNG terminal near Saint John would mean more tax dollars flowing into his riding. The governing 127

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 148

November 19, 2018 8:25 PM Eleven Canadian novels are up for the $150,000 International Dublin Literary Award

Nominees are: Brother by David Chariandy; Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson; Little Sister by Barbara Gowdy; Uncertain Weights and Measures by Jocelyn Parr; Next Year For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson; The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes by Bridget Canning; The Last Beothuk by Gary Collins; First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnston; All Our Wrong Todays 140

November 10, 2018 9:42 PM Mayor ‘fed up’ with explosions from Saint John metal recycling facility

The mayor of Saint John, N.B., says a large explosion at the city’s American Iron & Metal recycling facility rattled the harbourfront Saturday morning. Don Darling said the blast shook nearby houses, adding that he received messages from residents who reported feeling the explosion from kilometres away. He said Saint John residents are concerned with the frequency 164

November 8, 2018 7:50 PM Canada Jetlines plans to base Montreal operations at small St. Hubert airport

VANCOUVER — Discount airline Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it plans to base its Montreal operations out of a small airport that is undergoing an expansion. Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport on the south shore of the city is expected to support ultra low-cost airlines by early 2020. The airport which mainly serves private aircraft recently upgraded 120

November 7, 2018 12:41 AM Griezmann shines as Atletico Madrid beats Borussia Dortmund

Messi had travelled with the team to Milan but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde opted not to risk the star forward, who hasn’t played since fracturing his arm last month. Substitute Malcom scored with seven minutes remaining but Mauro Icardi levelled in the 87th for the hosts. Barcelona is top of Group B, three points ahead of Inter and six ahead of Tottenham 139