October 8, 2019 | by: markfirth



An official ceremony to install New Brunswick’s 32nd lieutenant-governor will
be held today in Fredericton.

The ceremony for Brenda Murphy is scheduled for 2 p-m at the legislature.

Murphy is a long-time feminist and social-justice advocate and is also a
former municipal councillor from the greater Saint John area.

She replaces former lieutenant-governor Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, who died
August 2nd after a long battle with cancer.


Irving Oil has been charged in connection with an explosion at its Saint John
refinery during the Thanksgiving weekend a year ago.

WorkSafeNB says Irving Oil Limited is facing one charge under the
Occupational Health and Safety Act and Irving Oil Refining is facing two

The agency says because charges were laid on October 1st, it won’t be
releasing its final investigation report on the incident nor commenting on
the findings.

A handful of workers received minor injuries in the blast that occurred as a
massive maintenance project was underway.

NB/SJ-Nuisance deer and minister
The Higgs Government won’t be relocating any nuisance deer as requested by
the Union of New Brunswick Municipalities.

The minister of energy and resource development, Mike Holland tells CBC the
government will address the exploding urban deer population in areas such as
St. Andrews …but not by relocating the animals. Holland says it’s not
effective, costly and produces a high mortality rate. The deer also see
humans as a food source and they will just seek out another municipality if

He says they need to ensure they handle the problem in a humane way…but he
wouldn’t hint at what that might be.

A woman was injured yesterday afternoon when a school bus and a car collided
in Miramichi.

The woman was freed from her vehicle by emergency responders using the Jaws
of Life.

No children were on the bus at the time.

The crash happened at the intersection of King and Maher (MARR) streets and
fire chief Tony Lloyd told cbc ..  the bus “T-boned” the car that pulled out
in front it.

The driver of the car was transported to hospital with unknown injuries and
the bus driver was reported shaken up but OK.

No word on any charges.


A ticket and a warning have been issued as conservation officers check
hunters in the Hampton Marsh area.

The Department of Public Safety says in a release …  the patrol was a
response to reports of shots fired at night in the area before the start of
waterfowl season on Oct. 1.

It says one ticket was issued under the Migratory Birds Convention Act for
possession of an unplugged shotgun,

A warning was issued under the New Brunswick Fish and Wildlife Acts for
failure to produce a licence.

And, a guide will answer to a charge under the Fish and Wildlife Act for
having a firearm unwrapped at night.

The department goes on to say … any suspicious activity in the woods such
as illegal hunting, fishing or theft of wood should be reported to the
Department of Energy and Resource Development or Crime Stoppers.


A Caraquet artist has opened his first exhibition of paintings in Campbellton.

The feature…Horzons Maritimes… by Conrad Legere is at the Restigouche
Gallery and displays areas that will be very familiar to locals.

According to the Tribune… landscapes, boats and forts from New Brunswick
and Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsual dominate the 75 paintings.

The exhibit will be on display until November 17th with Legere looking to
expand in the future to Fredericton, Miramichi and Saint John.