NB Updates

  • Court stenos set to strike
  • Traffic fatality
  • Moncton taxi company folds
  • Fredericton festival a smash
  • Flag flap continues

    • Stenographers that record court proceedings in New Brunswick can walk off the job Tuesday. They're looking for wage parity with their colleagues in other provinces. While 65% of stenographers are designated essential in the event of job action, their union says a strike would cause headaches for the court system.

    • One man was killed and two other people were injured after a single-vehicle accident on Grand Manan. Ryan Cronk died in the crash, which happened before midnight Saturday.

    • There's one less cab company in Moncton. Trius Taxi shut down on Friday, citing a decrease in business. Drivers of the 20 Trius cabs say they'll have no trouble getting on with other companies in the city. The shutdown has no effect on Trius in Fredericton, which is a separate company.

    • Fredericton's Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival ended Sunday and is being called a success. Ticket sales were up 20%, according to organizers, with 52,000 fans jamming the downtown area over the four days of the event.

    • Another flag protest was held Monday at Fredericton City Hall. The New Brunswick Anglo Society calls Sept. 18, Anglo Day. They're upset that Mayor Sandy Digiacinto and his council won't fly their flag, even though the Acadian flag is flown on Acadian Day in August. The mayor says it's because there's a perception the Anglo Society is not representative of most New Brunswick Anglophones.