September 9, 2019 | by: markfirth



Southeastern New Brunswick also received a taste of Dorian’s wrath.

Power was knocked out to close to 60-thousand NB Power customers.

The northeastern part of New Brunswick received a lot of rain and high winds
and according to the Leader … Miramichi officials
report the catch basins and storm drains did their job in controlling the


A grocery store on the Acadian Peninusla burned to the ground overnight on

CBC reports …… firefighters from five different departments responded to
the blaze shortly after midnight in Saint Leolin, just west of Caraquet.

It was fully engulfed by the time they arrived on scene.

No one was hurt but the building was a complete loss.

The CRRL supermarket only opened in the community less than two years ago, in
December of 2017, after the previous owners went out of business the year


The RCMP is investigating an armed robbery last Thursday at a Dalhousie area

It happened late in the afternoon at UNI Financial on Rue Principale in Eel
River Dundee.

The robber was brandishing a knife and got cash from a teller and left.

Its believed a get away car was also used.

Investigators are asking for public help in finding the suspect.

He’s described as 6 feet tall with a medium build, speaks French and at the
time was wearing a Helly Hansen sweat shirt and jeans.

The possible get away car was a grey SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP or CrimeStoppers.

NB/MCTN-Boats wrecked

Coastal areas were the hardest hit because of storm surge and the winds.

Gerry O’Brien, manager of the Shediac Bay Yacht Club, watched on Saturday
night as the wind and waves tossed boats around washing them up high and dry
on the rocks. About 60 boats, power and sail, were tangled up in a mess
yesterday after the wharves broke up.

NB/MCTN-Double death

The RCMP is investigating after the bodies of a man and woman were found
inside a home in Dieppe.

Police were called to the house on Amirault Street around noon Saturday. They
found the bodies of a 74 year old woman and 78-year-old man. Their deaths are
considered suspicious but the Mounties don’t believe this was random. They
haven’t said anything about suspects yet.

They are asking anyone who may have seen anything in that area around noon
saturday to call Codiac RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


A head-on crash has claimed the life of a 28-year-old man from Bouctouche.

R-C-M-P say the crash happened Friday in Bouctouche Cove on Route 515.

Police say an eastbound car hit a westbound pickup — and the driver of the
car died at the scene.

The RCMP says speed may have been a factor in the crash.


Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant has resigned from his seat in the

The announcement was made by Liberal Leader Kevin Vickers who says Gallant is
leaving to pursue “other career opportunities.”

Gallant lost power last fall after the Liberals failed to form a minority
government in the weeks following the tight provincial election.


A convicted murderer who failed to return to a Moncton halfway house last
month has been caught after more than two weeks at large.

The Correctional Service of Canada says 66-year-old Jack Woods was
apprehended by R-C-M-P in Nova Scotia on Friday.

Woods was serving an indeterminate sentence at Dorchester Penitentiary for
manslaughter and second-degree murder.

Federal documents show he had been unlawfully at large twice in the past.

Woods was on a 72-hour unescorted pass when he failed to return to the
minimum-security facility.

The C-S-C says it is conducting an investigation into the circumstances
surrounding the escape.



Dorian slammed into the Maritimes on Saturday with powerful wind gusts that
uprooted trees, tore off roofs and yanked down power lines, leaving more than
450,000 people in the dark.

The post-tropical storm made landfall near Halifax, bringing torrential rain,
pounding surf and winds that reached up to 140 kilometres-per-hour.

Footage shared on social media showed a construction crane collapsing into
the side of an apartment building under construction in the city’s downtown.

As Dorian closed in on the Maritimes, it strengthened to a Category 2
hurricane before weakening by the time it came ashore and being downgraded to
a post-tropical storm.

Despite the downgrade, Dorian was expected to continue producing
hurricane-force winds, well in excess of 120 kilometres-per-hour.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced the federal government would
provide assistance, with Canadian Forces troops mobilizing to assist with the


The Public Health Agency of Canada has asked provincial officials to report
any possible incidents of pulmonary illness associated with vaping.

It’s in response to 450 possible cases, including five deaths, this year in
the United States. Many said they’d been vaping T-H-C, the chemical that
gives marijuana its high.

There are no reports of the same sickness here, but Health Canada issued a
warning recently, urging people who vape to watch for symptoms such as a
cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. (12)