Shane Magee

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Shane Magee is a Moncton-based reporter for CBC.

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Moncton marks rail history as redevelopment continues on former CN land

Former CN railway workers celebrated the company's history in Moncton on Thursday as developers outlined plans to repurpose a portion of the railway's former land at the west end of downtown.

Dieppe's $31M UNIplex takes shape as steel frame rises

Structural steel has gone up at the site of Dieppe's $31-million UNIplex arena that's expected to open next year. Construction began in January.

Moncton councillors reject integrity commissioner to police their conduct

Moncton councillors rejected hiring a third-party investigator to serve as an integrity commissioner, a role that would police council conduct.

Moncton moves to restrict distribution of single-use plastic bags

Moncton introduced a bylaw Monday restricting distribution of single-use plastic bags, part of a regional effort to cut down on plastic waste. The bylaw has several exemptions and will also force stores to charge for paper bags.

Mother feels 'left in the dark' by Moncton Headstart after 4 fired

A Moncton mother says she feels like she's been left in the dark about what happened at her son's preschool after it announced an 'incident' that led to four people being fired.

Moncton Headstart fires 4 employees amid 'incident' investigation

A Moncton charity says it has fired four people as part of an ongoing investigation of an "incident" last week in one of its classrooms. Moncton Headstart says the provincial Education Department is looking into the incident.

Secrecy may remain for 2020 municipal election spending, despite promised reform

Secrecy may again surround municipal election campaign contributions, despite a provincial pledge to introduce new rules forcing transparency for the May 2020 vote. The province remains one of the few jurisdictions that don't require candidates to say who gave them money.

Moncton residents want lower rural tax rate or out of municipality

Residents of a rural part of Moncton are calling for the city to establish a lower tax rate for properties that aren't fully serviced or say they'll ask the province to remove the area from the municipality.

House of Nazareth to open 120-bed shelter in downtown Moncton

A Moncton charity is spending about $1 million to open a new, 120-bed homeless shelter by the fall in the city's downtown that advocates hope will help reduce homelessness in the community.

Heavy equipment clears Moncton homeless camp

Heavy equipment was used to clean up one of about 10 homeless tent sites in Moncton on Wednesday. One person lived there and will be allowed to remain.

Moncton council rejects 365-space parking lot for Blue Cross building

A request to increase surface parking in downtown Moncton by the company that owns the Blue Cross Centre was rejected by city councillors in a 7-4 vote Tuesday.

Province 'assured' Moncton a third homeless shelter will open in coming months

While the City of Moncton says it has been 'assured' by the provincial government that a third homeless shelter will open in the coming months, the province won't confirm that and says instead it is focused on "long-term solutions."

How a juror was booted from a high-profile trial for staring and his spouse's Facebook 'like'

Staring and a Facebook like led to the removal of the jury foreman hours into deliberations last week in the Patrick Cole trial amid questions about whether the juror fairly heard the case.

Dieppe offers youth free bus rides for a year to get them in public-transit habit

The City of Dieppe will start a 12-month pilot project in July offering free public transit service for youth. 

Province delays Petitcodiac River bridge because of 'financial pressures'

The provincial government has delayed completion of a bridge replacing the Petitcodiac River causeway by a year citing "financial pressures."