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Family of Lillian Morrell issue appeal to the public as RCMP continues investigation into 2014 homicide

The family of Lillian Morrell has issued a public statement as the New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit continues to investigate her 2014 death. Lillian Morrell’s body was discovered in her home on Evergreen Drive in Moncton on October 10, 2014, around 9 a.m. The death was not initially deemed suspicious. In the weeks following the death, police received information that…

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Internet and communication technologies provide Canadians, businesses, and institutions with the essential means to access information, offer services and create opportunities. Over the years, however, the exponential growth in these technologies has also increased the potential for cyber threats. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting and exploiting Canadian citizens, businesses, and our critical infrastructure systems. Cyber…

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

#EveryChildMatters On September 30, N.B. Crime Stoppers will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new statutory day of remembrance recently announced by the Government of Canada. There were 140 federally run Indian Residential Schools, which operated in Canada between 1831 and 1998. The last school closed only 23 years ago. This day…

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Madison Roy-Boudreau Investigation

Bathurst Police Force: MADISON ROY-BOUDREAU INVESTIGATION UPDATE EN : Force Policière de Bathurst : MISE À JOUR DE L’ENQUÊTE MADISON ROY-BOUDREAU FR : Madison Roy-Boudreau was last seen on May 11, 2021, at approximately 7:30 am. Her family and friends have not heard her from since. She has not attended school since May…

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Illegal hunting activities in Elgin, New Brunswick

Crime Stoppers and the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety – Conservation Enforcement Unit are requesting the public’s help regarding illegal hunting activities in Elgin, New Brunswick. Poachers have been night hunting and hunting out of season, both major offences under the Fish and Wildlife Act. This practice takes unfair advantage of our wildlife and…

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RCMP investigating disappearance of Brayden Joseph Thibault as a homicide

UPDATE 30-JULY-2019: New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is investigating the 2017 disappearance of Brayden Thibault as a homicide. The 17-year-old St. Stephen boy was last seen on the afternoon of July 31, 2017, on Gibson Street on Fredericton’s northside. Police have been following many investigative leads and had previously stated that his disappearance was…

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Police seek information on a 2007 missing person investigation – Jack Nutter

The RCMP New Brunswick Major Crime Unit is seeking the public’s help with an ongoing missing person investigation. In April 2009, the family of Jack Nutter of Dieppe reported him missing. He had limited contact with his family and the last time they had heard from him was in July 2007. Police consider the disappearance…

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RCMP continue to investigate 2012 disappearance of Chipman man, James Austen MacKey

The West District RCMP are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in relation to a missing 58-year-old man from Chipman, N.B. James Austen MacKey was reported missing to the RCMP after his vehicle was found abandoned on the Harley Road in Redbank, N.B., northeast of Chipman, on November 29, 2012. At the time, an…

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Crime of the Week: Unsolved Homicide (1974) – Mary Beatrice Redmond

Crime Stoppers and the New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit, are looking for information concerning an unsolved homicide investigation in Chatham Head (Miramichi), New Brunswick. On March 24, 1974, the body of 56-year-old Mary Beatrice Redmond was found in the entrance of her residence on the second floor of 88 Bridge Street in the former…

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Crime of the Week: Hit and Run (Grand Manan – July 2017)

Crime Stoppers and the West District RCMP, Grand Manan detachment, are looking for the person and the vehicle responsible for a hit and run with a pedestrian in Grand Manan, New Brunswick. On July 2, 2017 at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Grand Manan RCMP were called to investigate a complaint of a hit and run…

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  • Moncton — Missing 39-year-old woman
    on 6 December 2021 at 18:45

    The Codiac Regional RCMP is asking for the public's help locating a missing 39-year-old woman from Moncton, N.B. Clarissa Blanchard was last spoken to on December 3, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m. She was reported missing to police on December 5. Police have followed up on several leads to try and locate her, but have so far been unsuccessful. Her family and police are concerned for her wellbeing.

  • Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska — RCMP seeking public’s help with investigation into hit and run
    on 6 December 2021 at 14:45

    The Saint-Léonard RCMP is seeking the public's assistance with its investigation into a hit and run incident in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, N.B. On November 26, 2021, at approximately 8 p.m., a vehicle drove into the driveway of a home on Chemin Sirois and struck a parked vehicle. The vehicle failed to remain at the scene. The incident was reported to police the following day. Police believe the suspect vehicle to be a dark coloured SUV or pickup truck.

  • Tabusintac — Woman charged with criminal negligence in connection with 2020 fatal ATV collision
    on 6 December 2021 at 12:30

    A 25-year-old woman from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, N.B, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in connection with an all-terrain vehicle crash in the community last year.

  • Moncton — Four people arrested following string of thefts across Atlantic Provinces
    on 4 December 2021 at 20:45

    The Codiac Regional RCMP has arrested two women and two men in Moncton, N.B., following a string of thefts across the Atlantic Provinces. Between December 1 and December 3, 2021, police responded to a number of reports of thefts from businesses in the Moncton region. Through a subsequent investigation, police identified a vehicle that was believed to be connected to the incidents. On December 3, 2021, police located the vehicle at a hotel on Kennedy Street in Dieppe. Two 22-year-old women, a 22-year-old man, and a 20-year-old man, were arrested at the scene.

  • Richibucto Road — RCMP seeking possible victims of vehicle-related fraud
    on 3 December 2021 at 16:30

    The New Brunswick RCMP’s Financial Crime Unit is asking to speak to customers of a former car dealership in Richibucto Road, N.B., near Fredericton, as part of an ongoing fraud investigation.


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  • Canadian securities regulators introduce exemptions for qualified issuers from certain base shelf prospectus requirements
    by FCNB on 6 December 2021 at 15:34

    Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published temporary exemptions from certain base shelf prospectus requirements for qualifying well-known seasoned issuers (WKSIs). The exemptions allow an issuer, that meets WKSI qualifications and certain conditions, to file a final base shelf prospectus with its principal regulator and obtain a receipt for that prospectus on an accelerated basis without first filing a preliminary base shelf prospectus. “These exemptions will reduce regulatory burden on large, well-known reporting issuers who meet specific criteria and conditions, making it more efficient for these issuers to raise capital in our capital markets, without compromising investor protection,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers.  The CSA received feedback, as part of the reducing regulatory burden for non-investment fund reporting issuers consultation, that certain prospectus requirements in the base shelf context create unnecessary regulatory burden for established reporting issuers that have strong market following and up-to-date disclosure records. It was recommended that the CSA enhance the current prospectus system by amending the base shelf prospectus regime to implement a Canadian WKSI regime.    This pilot project will assist the CSA in evaluating the appropriateness of the eligibility criteria and conditions, and identifying any potential public interest concerns that should be addressed in any future rule amendments to implement a Canadian WKSI regime. Any future rule amendment will be adopted by the CSA through the normal rule-making process.  The exemptions come into effect on January 4, 2022. Full details of the WKSI criteria and conditions are contained in the local blanket orders. CSA Staff Notice 44-306 Blanket Orders Exempting Well-known Seasoned Issuers from Certain Prospectus Requirements and the local blanket orders are available on CSA member websites. The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets. For media inquiries, please contact: Pascale Bijoux Canadian Securities Kate Ballotta Ontario Securities For investor inquiries, please contact your local securities regulator.  

  • Blanket Order 52-503 - Exemption from National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure
    by FCNB on 2 December 2021 at 15:52

    Please be advised that the following document has been uploaded to the Securities Division Regulatory Instruments section on our website: Blanket Order 52-503 - Exemption from National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure

  • Canadian Securities Administrators to establish an Investor Advisory Panel to further enhance retail investor protection
    by FCNB on 2 December 2021 at 15:03

    Montréal – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) plans to establish an Investor Advisory Panel (CSA IAP) to represent the interests of retail investors in pan-Canadian policy development activity. This initiative will further the CSA’s focus on its investor protection mandate. “We listened to retail investor advocates who expressed a need for more structured and sustained engagement with retail investors to assist in policy-making,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “This new panel will serve as advisors to the CSA. We expect its input will provide us with meaningful insight into retail investors’ concerns to aid us in formulating rules that enhance investor protection.” The CSA IAP will be composed of experts on retail investor concerns from across the country. The CSA IAP will have two main functions: Represent retail investors to assist the CSA with its mandate, with a view to improving securities regulation and policy development, and  Enhance investor involvement in market regulation by promoting dialogue between retail investors and CSA members. The CSA IAP will provide feedback and written comments to existing and proposed CSA rules and policies, as well as ongoing concept papers and discussion drafts. It is expected to develop its own work plan and choose which topics and priorities to address, in addition to responding to CSA requests for advice and comment.  The CSA is seeking comments on the proposed CSA IAP and on the proposed terms of reference that will govern its functioning. Following the comment period, the CSA will post an announcement on its website and accept applications for participation and membership on the CSA IAP. The member selection process is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of CSA members’ executives. The selection committee will recommend the nominees for appointment by the CSA Chairs for staggered terms of three years. The CSA will strive for a diverse panel in terms of geography and key demographic criteria, and will not substitute the work conducted by CSA members’ existing panels or committees. Interconnection with the Ontario Securities Commission’s well-established Investor Advisory Panel will be ensured through cross-membership of at least one member.   The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets. For media inquiries, please contact: Pascale Bijoux Canadian Securities For investor inquiries, please contact your local securities regulator.  

  • FCNB launches innovative campaign targeting Millennial, DIY investors
    by FCNB on 22 November 2021 at 16:45

    The Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick (FCNB) has launched The Right Recipe, a new investor education campaign targeting Millennial and do-it-yourself investors with resources designed specifically for them. “We know this demographic is notoriously difficult to reach and can also be disinclined to take advice from a Crown corporation,” says Marissa Sollows, Director of Education and Communications at FCNB. “So, we built a campaign that stands separate from our normal channels and uses a more familiar and relatable tone and setting to build a roadmap for DIY investor protection.”  The campaign uses YouTube, TikTok and Twitter to promote a microsite and video series depicting an affable brewmaster who has learned the hard way that – just like in his craft – he should follow the right recipe when building a portfolio.  “Canadian investors in their 20s and 30s approach their finances from a different cultural perspective than their predecessors,” explains Sollows. “Research shows they are less likely to want to work with a financial advisor and want more hands-on control over their investments – but also fear that they don’t know enough about investing and are worried about losing money.”  Campaign videos serve as explainers on a variety of topics, including fad investing, multi-level-marketing schemes, influencer scams, and high-risk investment products – while reinforcing the steps investors can take to protect themselves and their money.  “As the Provincial regulator of financial markets, it is our job to ensure that consumers of financial products are well-informed about risk and have access to information and resources they can trust,” says Sollows.  The Right Recipe campaign will run until mid-February 2022, with bilingual resources available starting November 22, on most social media platforms and on     About FCNB:  FCNB provides New Brunswickers with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make informed spending and investing decisions. We inform, educate, and protect over 780,000 consumers through regulation and financial education, and we regulate 36,000 industry participants who make their living working with New Brunswickers’ money. As the province’s financial and consumer services regulator, we are responsible for the administration and enforcement of provincial legislation that regulates securities, insurance, pensions, credit unions, trust and loan companies, cooperatives, and more.

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