May 15, 2019 | by: markfirth


Vandals have struck the blue bin on Arran Street in Campbellton again. For
the sixth time in two years, the bin has been purposely set on fire. Ian
Comeau of the Restigouche Regional Service Commission tells the Tribune they were called out to the fire on Sunday afternoon at 430. The Campbellton Fire Department extinguised the fire quickly, but $1000 to $1500 in damage was done to the bin. Comeau also says the senseless fires could to lead to
significant damage, or worse, a loss of life.

The town of Dalhousie are building three cottages at the municipally owned
Inch Arran Park Campground. The Tribune reports the cottages are
pre-fabricated, have verandas, and cost about $30,000. The installation will
be on existing concrete pads that had been put in place originally for
cottages several years ago, but the plan fell through due to a legal dispute.
The installation should be complete by June to rent through the rest of the

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NB-Nursing home talks
Contract talks with a mediator have broken down again between the nursing
home workers and government.

Social Development minister Dorothy Shepard issued a release last night that
the two sides have reached an impasse. She says she’s optimistic a negotiated
settlement will be reached…but also say the government is restricted by
fiscal frailty.

The unions have been calling for binding arbitration but the Higg’s
Government has rejected that unless there are restrictions on wage hikes.

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NB/MIR-Missing update
A happy end to a search in the Miramichi area for a man and his
great-granddaughter yesterday.

76 year old Joseph Doyle and 11-year-old Chloe Burke were reported missing monday evening. They were found safe and sound at a gas station in the Caraquet area yesterday morning. Police say they walked in after getting
stuck on a muddy road and the clerk thought there was something off about the two and called police.

He was taken to hospital to be checked out and she was taken home to much
relieved parents.

Police are thanking the public for their vigilance and information, saying it
was instrumental in their safe return.

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Residents of New Brunswick are being told to prepare for 10-digit dialling
for all local calls starting next summer. The Telecommunications Alliance
says in a notice on its website that all business and residential consumers
in the 506 region will have to use the area code followed by the phone number
for local calls starting in August 2020.

It says the introduction of 10-digit dialling is the result of a decision by
the CRTC.

The alliance says the move will pave the way for the addition of a new area
code — 428 — starting on in November of next year as the 506 area code
reaches capacity.

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The former coach and general manager of the now defunct St. Stephen Aces of
the Maritime Junior Hockey League has filed suit against the former franchise for wrongful dismissal.

The Telegraph-Journal reports Emery Olauson’s lawsuit says he should have
been consulted before the team was sold and moved to Fredericton. He had just
purchased a house and says the Aces acted in bad faith by not informing him
his employment would be effected.

None of the claims have been proven in court and no dollar figure of claim
was stated. Olauson had a 3 year contract that wasn’t set to expire until

He often stole the show, cracking up his co-stars and audiences alike.

Emmy Award winning actor Tim Conway has passed away at the age of 85.

Know best as the second banana to Carol Burnett, the funnyman is being
remembered by Burnett as “one in a million.”

Besides his four Emmys with Burnett, Conway got two more for guest
appearances on “Coach” and “30 Rock.” (20)

A new study finds the population of the Maritime provinces is growing at its
fastest pace in decades but the number of deaths now exceeds births across
the Atlantic region.

APEC says P-E-I’s population growth was the highest in the country between
2016 and 2018 at 2% a year, Nova Scotia saw an annual increase of 0.8% then
New Brunswick at 0.5%. The council says the Maritime growth is being fueled
by immigration and a reduction in the outflow to Alberta but the region’s
aging population still poses significant challenges.


A new searchabel collection of recipes is offering an insight into early
colonial life in the Maritimes, including advice for making your own medicine
and desserts.

There’s even some tips on how to catch a rat amidst the 500 entries.

Edith Snook, an English professor at the University of New Brunswick, says
recipes helped the early settlers to figure out how to live.

Snook and Lyn Bennett, an associate professor of English at Dalhousie
University, and a team of research assistants have spent the last three years
digging through archives to find the recipes.