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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Surveillance Video Released Of Missing Woman In Moncton

The R-C-M-P in Moncton say they have received more than 200 tips from the public about the disappearance of Donna O'Rielly.
The 54-year-old woman was last seen leaving her job at the Highfield Square shopping centre a week ago last night.
The Mounties released surveillance video of her leaving the mall. She never did make it to her car in the mall parking lot.
Police say O'Rielly, who is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, did not suffer from any medical condition and they have not ruled out an abduction.

Anger Over Increase In Property Assessments

Outrage is being expressed by many homeowners after they got their property tax bills in the mail this week. The provincial government's attempt to get municipalities to keep tax rates stable for property owners has apparently failed miserably.
In November, the province encouraged municipalities to stop introducing property tax increases that were significantly higher than inflation. It created the Property Tax Assessment Mechanism to address rapidly rising tax bills.
Finance Minister Greg Byrne finds it disappointing only five of the 83 municipalities in the province where a reduction was recommended did so.
Eighteen communities weren't encouraged to take action because there was little change in the market value of properties.