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  • Two new stores to come to mall
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 14, 2022 at 12:25 am in business & economy

    Ardene, a Canadian-based clothing store, will have a grand opening in September. The company had a store in the mall, which closed in 2019. The shop is under going renovations these days.

  • Thieves stole truck, trailer and loader: RCMP
    on August 14, 2022 at 12:25 am in police & fire

    RCMP iare asking for public help after a flatbed truck, a trailer, and a track loader were stolen from a Village of Saint-Laurent business on Aug. 7.

  • Electoral boundaries commission coming to northeast
    on August 13, 2022 at 11:17 am in politics

    The schedule for public hearings on changes to the province’s 49 provincial electoral districts has been released. Twelve communities will be visited by the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Commission. The Bathurst hearing will be held on Aug. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the K.C. Irving Centre, 850 St. Anne St.

  • National Acadian Day fun spotlights heritage, culture
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm in community

    Magician Allard Robichaud will be part at the Nigadoo National Acadian Day festival on Aug. 14.

  • Gordie Dwyer named new Titan head coach, GM
    on August 12, 2022 at 12:18 pm in sports

    Gordie Dwyer is the new head coach and general manager for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. He previously served as the head coach of Saint John Sea Dogs.

  • Woman charged with gas thefts, probation breach
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 11, 2022 at 7:39 pm in courts & crime

    Roxanne Chiasson, 26 was arrested in connection to a string of thefts at gas stations. She pleads guilty to breach of probation on Aug.9, at Bathurst Provincial Court.

  • New salon specializes in all hair types
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 11, 2022 at 7:37 pm in business & economy

    Sharlene Jn. Baptiste has opened a new hair salon, The S’s Hair Store at King Avenue, specializing in black women’s hair but says her products cater to all hair types.

  • Man arrested after RCMP standoff, firearms seized
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 11, 2022 at 3:30 pm in courts & crime

    A 41-year-old man was arrested and an extensive cache of firearms and ammunition was seized after a standoff at a Madran residence on Aug 5.

  • Malt makers want more N.B. customers
    on August 11, 2022 at 9:26 am in business & economy

    Some New Brunswick craft beer, including some from Four Rivers in Bathurst. Malt producers in New Brunswick would like to see more of their products being used by provincial breweries.

  • Holt considering Landry offer for Bathurst seat
    on August 10, 2022 at 9:42 pm in politics

    The provincial Liberal party’s new leader, Susan Holt is interested in an offer made by veteran northern politician Denis Landy to vacate his seat in Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore and let her seek a place in the legislature, but she says she is still weighing options.

  • Chaleur Regional at full bed capacity
    on August 10, 2022 at 7:31 pm in health care

    As of Aug. 6, the Chaleur Regional Hospital was at 100 per cent bed occupancy, a release from Vitalité Health Network said.

  • East Coast bound: Ontario singer eager for N.B. tour
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 9, 2022 at 7:11 pm in arts & entertainment

    Lynne Hanson will be touring the East Coast for 12 shows to launch her new album ‘Ice Cream In November.’

  • Landry offers to let Holt run in his riding
    on August 9, 2022 at 3:43 pm in politics

    Veteran Liberal MLA Denis Landry, MLA for Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore, says he is willing to step down from his seat if new leader Susan Holt wants to run for a seat in the legislature, but he wants assurances from Premier Blaine Higgs a byelection would be called swiftly so residents don’t go a long time without an MLA in Fredericton.

  • One person arrested after ‘police operation’
    on August 9, 2022 at 10:16 am in police & fire

    One person was arrested after a ‘police operation’ in Madran, near Petit-Rocher.

  • Author’s latest novel aims to inspire young readers
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 8, 2022 at 7:27 pm in community

    Lubov Leonova, 31, is an English teacher and the author of a detective series for a teenage audience.

  • Man arrested at fatal crash will be charged: police
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 8, 2022 at 7:27 pm in courts & crime

    Bathurst Police Force say a 38-year-old Bathurst man will face charges including impaired driving cuasing death after a July 23 accident.

  • Bikers donate to campsite helping PTSD sufferers
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm in community

    Rolling Barrage presented Miller’s Mission, a getaway rental campsite under construction near Middle River for veterans looking for a peaceful retreat, with a $3,000 donation. From left to right are Derek Miller, Darlene Thompson, Linda Griffin, and Paul Harmon Stacey Antoniuk.

  • Tubers found safe after spending night in woods: RCMP
    on August 7, 2022 at 12:40 pm in police & fire

    A group of five missing tubers was found safe and uninjured after a lengthy search around Jacquet River, in Belledune.

  • Management scrambling to ease labour shortage gap
    by Dione Wearmouth on August 7, 2022 at 12:44 am in news

    Griffin’s Pub co-owner Hal Peterson has started driving food delivery orders to ease the stress that the labour shortage has put on his staff. Peterson attributes the shortage to massive influx of funding provided by government during the pandemic.

  • PHOTOS: Fire rips through Petit Rocher garage
    on August 5, 2022 at 5:02 pm in police & fire

    A fire at a vehicle sales garage in Petit-Rocher levelled the property and damaged nearby houses between Thursday and Friday night.

  • UPDATE: ‘Police operation’ underway in Madran area
    on August 5, 2022 at 2:57 pm in police & fire

    A police operation is underway near Madran and the public is advised to avoid the area this morning.

  • Lobbyist news stirs pot over Titan future
    on August 5, 2022 at 7:57 am in business & economy

    A Quebec government lobbyist registry indicates a potential buyer for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, seen here in white jerseys, has hired a lobbyist to find a municipality in the Montreal area willing to build or expand an arena for an unnamed hockey team.

  • Titan coach off to AHL team
    on August 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm in sports

    Jason Clarke left, is pictured with team president Serge Thériault at a previous news conference at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre.

  • Happy Holidays: Love of Christmas prompts year-round shop
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm in business & economy

    Miguel Comeau,45 from Petit-Rocher is transitioning his indoor games store into a year-round Christmas shop, located at Main St, Bathurst.

  • QMJHL team hires new academic adviser
    on August 3, 2022 at 10:50 pm in sports

    Denise Ouellet was appointed the new academic adviser for The Acadie-Bathurst Titan team.

  • Chaleur pediatric service closure extended
    on August 3, 2022 at 8:49 pm in health care

    Chaleur Regional Hospital has extended a temporary suspension of pediatric services at the facility due to staff shortages.

  • Union members ratify deal with VIA Rail
    on August 3, 2022 at 12:57 pm in business & economy

    Passengers on the platform at the Via Rail station in Campbellton with the passenger train the Ocean.. Both Via Rail and Unifor, which represents over 2,000 of Crown corporation’s workers, said in separate releases that union members had voted to accept a tentative deal struck on July 11.

  • ‘Life accomplishment’: Educator, youth mentor named to order
    by Zarnigar Khan on August 2, 2022 at 8:24 pm in community

    Valois Robichaud from Caraquet is one of the recipients of the 2022 Order of New Brunswick. He was been recognized as an educator and his commitment to serving an aging population.

  • Festival acadien de Caraquet jam-packed with acts Aug. 5-15
    on August 2, 2022 at 8:23 pm in arts & entertainment

    Chloé Breault from Bertrand, New Brunswick, is one of the 65 musical acts performing at the anniversary of Festival acadien de Caraquet this summer.

  • Chaleur Regional below full bed capacity: Vitalité
    on August 1, 2022 at 8:50 pm in health care

    Chaleur Regional Hospital has seen a slight rise in bed occupancy in the last few weeks, but is still below full occupancy,  unlike some other hospitals in the Vitalité Health Network.