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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Elsipogtog First Nation Holds Community Meeting

A Manitoba Chief arriving in the province to show his support for the Elsipogtog First Nation, as they hold a community meeting to discuss their next step after days of conflict at the protest site near Rexton.

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs voicing their support for the nation, sending Grand Chief Derek Nepinak to New Brunswick. The meeting today is open to everyone including media.

On Saturday, journalists at the scene of the protest had vehicles and equipment seized. The provincial Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs condemning the actions, which they call acts of intimidation.

Apple Cider Recalled Due To Risk Of Patulin

Check the label on that apple cider before you drink a glass.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of the drink manufactured and sold in the province is being recalled. Verger Belliveau Orchard's sweet apple cider could contain the toxic chemical patulin. The company operates in the Memracook Valley, their orchard is located 20 minutes from Moncton.

The product was also sold in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Four Escape Uninjured From Burning House

A fire extensively damaging a house in Grand Bay-Westfield, but four people managed to make it out without getting hurt.

A woman and her teenage son had only recently moved back to the house after being away for a period of time. The other two people were visiting for the weekend from out of town.

The Saint John Fire Department, who helped crews from the town battle the blaze, say the floor of the house at 37 South Street has been burnt through. No word on what caused the fire.