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Year in review: Maritimes stories that made headlines in 2014

It was another busy news year in the Maritimes region, with stories emerging that captured local, national and even international headlines. Several of the most prominent storylines revolved around the justice system and violent crimes, but there was also plenty of political debate about key issues including fracking, abortion and health care. 2,117 more words

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Magnetic Hill demagnetized, tourism to suffer

Moncton — Magnetic Hill has been “baffling visitors for over 80 years,” but none were more baffled than tourists Simon and Joan Springman, who discovered the famed attraction had in fact become demagnetized. 197 more words

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Record breaking rainfall in Greater Moncton

The rainiest December day ever occurred in Greater Moncton yesterday with an astounding 122 mm which easily beats the old record of 34 mm from 1975 according to Environment Canada. 53 more words

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Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014

An in-brief look at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order:

JANUARY

1 – Colorado becomes the first U.S. 9,100 more words

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Storm brings heavy rain and snow to the Maritimes

WATCH: Jill Chappell’s Maritimes weather forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 10

FREDERICTON – A storm bringing a mix of heavy rain, snow and gusts to the Maritimes made for treacherous road conditions on Wednesday that police say are to blame for a crash in New Brunswick that killed three people. 362 more words

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Snow and Sweet Innocence

When everything becomes cold and freezes over we are left with little but our imagination sometimes.  I can personally remember many games that took place out in the snow.   253 more words

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Moncton council passes 2015 city budget

MONCTON – After three days of tough deliberations, Moncton councillors passed the 2015 city budget on Monday.

The budget includes a $1.6-million withdrawal from reserves, about $500,000 in cuts and $300,000 in salary slippage by not hiring as quickly as before. 349 more words

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