March 8, 2019 | by: markfirth



The Listuguj First Nation wants to set up its own plan for recreational
marijuana use.

Chief Darcy Gray told the Tribune that the law provides for the creation of
the “Listuguj Cannabis Control Office”, which will enforce and administer the

He added that oversight is the key and with the idea of health and wellbeing
of their community members, and that they want to ensure that if anybody is
accessing pot, that it’s from a healthy source.


Dalhousie is looking for a person to run the Dalhousie Recreaplex. 

The position would be that of facilities director.

For more, go to the town of Dalhousie website.


The former treasure of a Moncton Theatre company has pleaded guilty to
stealing thousands of dollars from the not-for-profit organization.

The Times and Transcript reports 45-year-old Nicole Marie Cormier pleaded
guilty yesterday to stealing more than $5,000 from the Hubcity Theatre
between June of 2016 and August of 2018. Cormier will return to court for
sentencing in May.

People are still talking about the big bang…not the theory, nor the TV show
last night…but the big bang the night before.

There are no reports of significant damage or injuries after a 3.0 magnitude
earthquake shook an area west of Miramichi wednesday night.

Local residents took to social media to report the tremor wondering what it
was. close to the centre of the quake, some dishes were knocked off shelves
when the big bang hit houses around 11:17pm….but some people slept right
through it.

Tracadie RCMP stopped a couple of speeders last weekend. What’s notable as
that both were travelling at more than 60kph over the speed limit.

One was clocked doing 146kph in an 80 zone on Route 11 near Covedell. The
other was doing 148 near Tracadie Beach.

Sgt. Pierre Chiasson told the Leader one of the drivers was also driving
while suspended and had their vehicle towed. He also said speeding isn’t that
common in the area but that section of road is fairly straight…and tempting
for people to drive fast.

NB-Nursing home strike?  

Family members are trying to make plans to look after elderly members in
nursing homes with a possible strike looming.

We’ll learn the results this morning of a strike vote by over 4,100 nursing
home workers held by CUPE yesterday.

Contract talks have bogged down with the New Brunswick Association of Nursing
Homes, which oversees 46 homes in the province. However, it’s the government
that provides the funding.  Social Development Minister Dorothy Shepard
wouldn’t tell CBC if the government might recall the legislature to pass back
to work legislation if there is a walkout.

It felt like Deja-vu after Service New Brusnwick was forced to apologize for
over-inflated property assessments sent out last week.

Property assessments in the province were frozen last year after a rushed and
flawed new system for assessments resulted in thousands of over-inflated
assessments. Service New Brusnwick is blaming clerical errors for massively
over-inflated assessments sent to residents in one Fredericton suburb. One
resident tells Brunswick news he received an $80,000 jump without having done
any work on his property. Others who suffered thousands of dollars in flood
damage last spring, saw their assessments remain the same.

Service New Brunwick says anyone affected by the errors will be contacted in

Dennis Oland has told his retrial in the brutal killing of his father that he
was carrying a lot of debt at the time but it was never a big concern.

The prosecution has suggested Oland bludgeoned his father Richard Oland to
death in 2011 in a fit of rage triggered by his personal money problems. But
Oland testified yesterday the ongoing accumulation of debt from several
expensive trips was just the normal way he and his wife lived.

And he again reiterated he did not bludgheon his father to death telling the
judge he is not that kind of monster.

ALL-Trudeau talks
The prime minister says he should have been aware there was an erosion of
trust between his office, his former principal secretary and the former
minister of justice and attorney general.

Justin Trudeau tried to put the S-N-C-Lavalin affair behind him yesterday,
attributing the controversy to a breakdown between his staff and Jody
Wilson-Raybould, accepting a share of the blame and promising to do better.
But there was no ”I’m sorry.”

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is repeating a call for the P-M to resign,
accusing Trudeau of a “phoney act of fake sincerity”.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is reiterating his call for a public inquiry, saying
Trudeau is not taking responsibility or offering an apology.


Today is International Women’s Day, and events are being held across the
region to celebrate the occasion.

In Halifax, residents are invited to the Central Library between 1 p-m to 4
p-m for a free event that will include live entertainment, activities, prizes
and refreshments.

In Prince Edward Island, the P-E-I Advisory Council on the Status of Women is
holding an event from 3 p-m to 5 p-m at the Trinity United Church Hall in
Charlottetown that will include music, refreshments and a kids activity

The Women’s Equality branch of the New Brunswick government is holding an
open house from 10 a-m to noon at the Chancery Place Lobby in Fredericton.