New Brunswick's Liberal government had warned for weeks that its first budget would be painful for the province, but when it was tabled Tuesday the finance minister made it clear the tax increases and spending cuts listed in the document were only the beginning.
Liberals are demanding that Prime Minister Stephen Harper send a clear signal on racism by expelling an MP from the Conservative caucus over comments about temporary foreign workers that many have deemed offensive.
A storm that brought a mix of heavy rain, snow and wind gusts to the Maritimes on Wednesday resulted in power outages and made for treacherous road conditions that police say are to blame for a crash in New Brunswick that killed three people.
The Emergency Measures Organization in New Brunswick is warning the public to prepare for a major storm that's expected to hit the province with a combination of snow, freezing rain and heavy rain over the next two days.
The New Brunswick Progressive Conservative party has chosen Bruce Fitch as its interim leader, replacing David Alward who announced he was relinquishing the leadership after his government was defeated in last month's provincial election.