Kevin Bissett, THE CANADIAN PRESS

East Coast cruises offer varied trips ashore

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - When you think of cruise ship destinations, Atlantic Canada might not immediately come to mind, but a growing number of Americans and Europeans are eyeing Atlantic Canada as a choice destination for a summer or fall cruise getaway."We expect 2012 to be a great year," said Betty...

Monday, January 30, 2012, 5:40 PM

Tory at odds with Alward over natural gas

FREDERICTON - A prominent New Brunswick Tory is taking Premier David Alward's Conservative government to task over legislation aimed at lowering natural gas distribution costs, saying the law is unfair to Enbridge Gas.Bud Bird, a former Conservative MP and a director of Calgary-based Enbridge, said...

Friday, January 27, 2012, 11:14 PM

Bay of Fundy, a unique wonder

A lot has been written about Atlantic Canada's Bay of Fundy since it was named one of the top 28 finalists in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign, but lesser known is the multitude of opportunities the bay offers to tourists.There's sightseeing, hiking, fossil hunting, boating, whale watching...

Monday, May 2, 2011, 10:15 PM

N.B. women apologize for hit-and-run that's described by Crown as 'cowardly' act

FREDERICTON - A Crown prosecutor says a woman who drove the car that killed Dianne Trottier as she tried to cross the road in her wheelchair last summer in Fredericton should serve up to 2 1/2 years in prison for leaving the scene of the accident.Cameron Gunn told a provincial court judge that...

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 11:26 PM

RCMP charge man in 15-year-old murders of mother and son in New Brunswick

SACKVILLE, N.B. - Larry Mills shook and his voice trembled with emotion as he talked Tuesday about his son and ex-wife who were strangled in 1995 in southeastern New Brunswick.Almost 15 years after the double killings shocked this rural corner of the province, the RCMP charged Raymond Joseph White...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 8:51 PM

Plug pulled on NB Power sale to Hydro-Quebec as Graham acknowledges public anger

FREDERICTON - A contentious multibillion-dollar deal to sell NB Power assets to Hydro-Quebec that was pitched by New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham as the solution to his province's energy and fiscal woes is dead, but not before damaging his political image months before an election.Graham said the...

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:41 AM

Harper says 90 per cent of stimulus plan has been committed for this fiscal year

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper lauded his government's economic stimulus plan on Monday for helping the country cope with the recession, saying 90 per cent of Ottawa's $29-billion plan to stimulate the economy for this fiscal year has been committed to specific projects.In an...

Monday, September 28, 2009, 7:41 PM

New Brunswick environmental group demands disclosure on nuclear plant inspection

FREDERICTON - An environmental group is demanding NB Power and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission publicize the results of their inspection of the reactor housing at the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant."There's no question the inspection will be thorough and comprehensive," said David Coon,...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6:00 PM

Two key recommendations from Bathurst inquest won't be enforced

BATHURST, N.B. - Some parents whose sons were killed in a horrifying van crash in northern New Brunswick last year expressed their disappointment Tuesday at the provincial government's decision not to implement key recommendations of a coroner's inquest into the accident.Dale Branch criticized the...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 8:36 PM

Passport regulation complicates already low American travel to Canada

David Tetrault has noticed a 50 per cent drop in business at his bed and breakfast in Niagara Falls, Ont., this year and he estimates a chunk of that is the result of new passport regulations at the Canada-U.S. border."Our business is probably 30 per cent less just because of the passport issue...

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 8:37 PM

Ban school travel in bad weather: Bathurst inquest

BATHURST, N.B. - Dale Branch lost his son 16 months ago in a horrifying highway crash, but now he hopes lessons will be learned after a coroner's jury called Thursday for strict new limits on school travel in bad weather.Outside the courthouse where the inquest's 24 recommendations were released,...

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 10:04 PM

Bathurst school officials thought tires on van suitable for winter before crash

BATHURST, N.B. - The principal of Bathurst High School says there was never any discussion about cancelling the school basketball team's trip because of bad weather before its ill-fated journey last year to an away game in Moncton N.B.Coleen Ramsay told a coroner's inquest Monday that she was aware...

Monday, May 11, 2009, 8:21 PM

Last minute seating change may have saved life of student in New Brunswick crash

BATHURST, N.B. - A last-minute seating change may have saved the life of one of the passengers involved in a deadly van crash in northern New Brunswick in Jan. 2008.Timmy Daley told a coroner's jury Wednesday, that he always sat in the back seat of the school van when the Bathurst High School...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:52 PM

Volunteers from Alberta and Ontario assist with N.B. flood cleanup

MAUGERVILLE, N.B. - Covered in sweat and swatting black flies, Shelly Jones and Karen Gray strained as they hauled a large pail of debris from a flood-ravaged home near the banks of New Brunswick's Saint John River.There were similar, depressing scenes Wednesday at homes along Route 105, east of...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 11:05 PM

Protesters rally in support of N.B. skateboarder facing fine

FREDERICTON - A New Brunswick skateboarder, jailed Wednesday after he insisted he would rather be locked up than pay a fine for riding his board on Fredericton's streets, says the city's "nuisance bylaw" discriminates against a legitimate form of transportation."I'll see you all in five days," Lee...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 11:11 PM

Electronic system for N.B. municipal elections draws international attention

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's municipal and school board elections are drawing international attention - not for who is running - but because of the way ballots will be counted.On Monday, the province will become the first in Canada to use electronic tabulation machines to count ballots for every...

Sunday, May 11, 2008, 8:12 PM