In case you missed them, here are five must-read stories in New Brunswick from the last five days.

Search continues for Christopher Metallic


Christopher Metallic, 20, has been missing since Sunday. (CBC)

Police, friends and family have been searching in the Sackville area this week for Christopher Metallic, a 20-year-old student from Mount Allison University in Sackville.

RCMP have confirmed that Metallic attended a house party on Allison Street on Saturday night and left without his shoes or his cellphone.

Police also received information that a person had been seen walking on the Upper Aboujagne Road in Upper Sackville at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Metallic is described as being aboriginal, six feet tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair and glasses.

He was last seen wearing a shiny bright blue sweater, jeans and possibly flip flops.

On Thursday, the RCMP indicated it had ceased its active search for Metallic, but said the investigation is continuing.

Metallic’s is offering a $2,000 reward for information that will help find him.

READ MORE: Search for missing Mount Allison student suspended

READ MORE: Missing Mount Allison student's family in shock 

Matheson sentencing


Kirk Matheson was sentenced to a year in jail for sex offences on Monday. (CBC)

Kirk Matheson, a 37-year-old former high school principal from the Miramichi area, was sentenced to a year in jail on Monday after pleading guilty to sex crimes involving children.

Matheson was the principal and volleyball coach at North and South Esk Regional High School in Sunny Corner when he posed as a 19-year-old woman on Facebook and enticed two boys to send him nude photos and video of themselves.

He pleaded guilty to using a computer to contact two underage boys, in separate incidents, for the purpose of creating child pornography between February and April.

On Monday, Provincial court Judge John Friel said luring vulnerable children was heinous.

READ MORE: Ex-principal sentenced to jail for internet luring 

3 Billionaire New Brunswickers


The McCain family made the list of Canada's wealthiest individuals. (CBC)

Three New Brunswick families made it onto an exclusive list of the richest Canadians.

Canadian Business magazine annually ranks the wealthiest people in the country and the Irving and McCain families once again made the list.

The Irving family has an estimated net worth of $8.07 billion. The Irvings are ranked third on Canadian Business magazine's list of richest Canadians.

Meanwhile, the McCain family is named twice in the magazine’s list. The Harrison McCain side of the family has a net worth of $3.21 billion, while the Wallace McCain family is worth $2.84 billion.

READ MORE: 3 New Brunswick families make billionaires list 

Saint John family upset at bill


Sandra Sleep McIntyre said Dexter Construction sent her a $2,700 bill to fix a guardrail that was damaged in a fender-bender more than a year ago. (CBC)

A Saint John family is criticizing Dexter Construction for sending them a $2,700 bill to repair a guardrail.

Sandra Sleep McIntyre said her son, Christopher, lost control of his car in October 2011 and hit a guardrail along Route 1. The accident caused minor damages to the vehicle, which was repaired for about $150.

More than a year after the fender-bender, Dexter Construction sent the family a bill.

Emily Richard, a company spokesperson, said it is a common practice to try and recover costs for damaged property.

The Department of Transportation also seeks compensation for repairs, including labour and materials.

READ MORE: Saint John family upset over bill for guardrail damage 

Human bones discovered in a tent

Hikers discovered human bones in a tent last weekend near Penniac. Penniac is a small rural community located about 10 kilometres northeast of Fredericton.

Hikers discovered the remains and some personal items in a tent on Saturday at about 5 p.m.

The RCMP identified the body as Susan Lynn Burnside, 56, on Thursday.

The police say Burnside had lost touch with her family and was never reported missing to police.

The woman was considered to be a transient.

READ MORE: Human bones found in tent identified as Saint John woman