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Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – October 2007

Last Friday, Statistics Canada released their latest Labour Force Information update. The headline results appear quite rosy. Nationally, 63000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to a 33 year low of 5.8%. One highlighted detail is that most of the employment gains were in the health care and social assistance fields – taxpayer […]

November 8th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | one comment

Irving’s Brunswick News vs. Kenneth Langdon and the Carleton Free Press – Part 4

The Verdict For a bit of history of this case see my previous posts on the subject. Last Friday, Justice Peter Glennie delivered his verdict on the injunction request by Brunswick News against its former Woodstock Bugle-Observer publisher William Kenneth Langdon and the Carleton Free Press. The most controversial portion of the requested injunction which […]

November 7th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | no comments

Batten down the hatches – Noel is on its way….

Although no longer classified as a hurricane but a post-tropical storm, Noel is headed for the Maritimes and headed my way. It has been raining since 5 o’clock and the wind has really picked since 7 o’clock. The forecast is calling for up to 100 mm of rain and winds up to 120 km/h which […]

November 3rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Atlantic Canada, Fredericton, Misc, New Brunswick | no comments

Irving’s Brunswick News vs. Kenneth Langdon’s Carleton Free Press – Part 3

This is the third part of the Irving owned Brunswick News versus the upstart Carleton Free Press headed by William Kenneth Langdon. Part 1 and Part 2 are available as background on the soap opera / court case. At the continuation of the injunction hearing against Ken Langdon, Brunswick News has decided to scale back […]

October 30th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | 3 comments

Silver Wave Film Festival 2007 screenings announced

The Silver Wave Film Festival has announced its list of screenings for this year’s festival which takes place November 8 -11, 2007. There are quite a few New Brunswick producers and productions. Unfortunately most of the NB entries are shorter flicks but the opening gala on Thursday night does feature the film “They Didn’t Make […]

October 25th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Entertainment, Fredericton, New Brunswick | no comments

The Irving – Brunswick News soap opera continues

My previous post on the case of Irving / Brunwick News vs. the former Bugle-Observer publisher WilliamKenneth Langdon stated that the case would be brought to court on October 19th. According to the CBC, at the course case the judge ruled that affidavits entered into evidence by Mr. Langdon were inadmissible the case. Brunswick News […]

October 23rd, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | one comment

Irving and Brunswick News – trying to maintain a monopoly

A little soap opera is being played out in western New Brunswick; Woodstock, NB to be precise. A little background to start: Brunswick News which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.D. Irving Ltd. the privately conglomorate. Irving, mainly through Brunswick News has a virtual monopoly on publishing in the province of New Brunswick […]

October 11th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Fredericton, Media, New Brunswick | 4 comments

Employment and Unemployment in New Brunswick – September 2007

Statistics Canada released the latest employment figures for the month of September 2007 last Friday. As I suggested last month, this month’s report would include numbers from a few large layoffs such as the UPM mill in Miramichi. Despite this, the provincial economy only lost 100 jobs in the month. This number does mask the […]

October 11th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, Economics, Fredericton, New Brunswick | one comment

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