Category Archives: In the News

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Liberals keep controversial Medavie deal under wraps until signing – CBCNews – 16 November 2017

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Author by : Jordan Gill The minister has a solution looking for a problem. We don’t have a problem with extramural. It’s working well. – David Coon New Brunswick Political Panel November 16, 2017 35:00 Health Minister Benoît Bourque says New Brunswickers won’t get details of the Liberal government’s contract with Medavie to run extramural care until after the deal […]

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UPDATED: NB Power plans faster response to ice storm debris – Telegraph Journal – 14 November 2017

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Author by: JOHN CHILIBECK Legislature Bureau Photo by: Ernesto Carranza/Miramichi Leader You can’t predict where the next ice storm will hit. It could hit southeastern New Brunswick, it could hit Memramcook, it could hit Charlotte County – David Coon NB Power utility workers work well into the evening to get new power poles up on Miscou Island after the January […]

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Coon calls for property tax reform – Telegraph Journal – 11 November 2017

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Author by: BARBARA SIMPSON Telegraph-Journal Photo by: Photo: Telegraph-Journal Archives There’s a sense broadly amongst New Brunswickers that the property tax system is not fair and it needs to be reworked to ensure everyone is being treated fairly, and when you look at it from that perspective, you want to say, ‘Is heavy industry being treated fairly with relation to […]

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Donald Trump is bad for New Brunswick, politicians say – Telegraph Journal – 8 November 2017

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Article by : John Chilibeck Photo by : Evan Vucci/The Associated Press I don’t like the guy. Like most New Brunswickers, every time he sends out a tweet, I just shake my head and grimace, thinking, ‘how can this man be president of the United States?’ It doesn’t seem possible. – David Coon New Brunswick politicians are less confrontational and […]

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Editorial: Highway fences can cut other costs – Telegraph Journal – 5 November 2017

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Author by : The Daily Gleaner Photo by : Adam Bowie/The Daily Gleaner St. Thomas University professor Brian Carty died last month after the car he was driving with a moose on the highway in Memramcook. The tragedy, felt deeply in this community, is one that’s unfolded for countless families throughout New Brunswick, and Carty’s case has renewed calls for […]

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Moose crashes: ‘We can find solutions’ – Telegraph Journal – 9 November 2017

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Article by : John Chilibeck Photo by : John Chilibeck Most New Brunswickers assume government’s got our back when it comes to the most dangerous areas along our roads where there are frequent collisions with moose and other wildlife. That doesn’t seem to be the case. – David Coon Under pressure from victims and their families, New Brunswick’s transportation minister […]

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(Français) Fredericton n’installera pas de nouvelles clôtures à orignaux – Acadie Nouvelle – Novembre 9 2017

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l’article par : Mathieu Roy-Comeau le photo courtoisie de : Mathieu Roy-Comeau Fredericton n’installera pas de nouvelles clôtures à orignaux le long des routes du Nouveau-Brunswick cette année. Le ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure, Bill Fraser, a confirmé jeudi que son gouvernement n’avait pas prévu de fonds dans l’exercice financier en cours pour de nouvelles clôtures à orignaux. Fredericton […]

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Route 15 wildlife fencing to be revisited: minister – Telegraph Journal – 9 November 2017

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Martin Poirier was left paralyzed when he hit a moose driving on Route 15. He’s recovering at the Stan Cassidy Centre For Rehabilitation in Fredericton and wants the province to install fencing along the highway to prevent further crashes like his June 5. PHOTO: SHANE MAGEE/TIMES & TRANSCRIPT The provincial Transportation Department will gather the latest moose collision data after […]

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