Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsNew Brunswick
IN THE NEWS

New Brunswick

FEATURED ARTICLES
WORLD
August 6, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
Authorities in Canada are investigating the deaths of two young brothers who are believed to have been killed by an escaped python in an apartment in the New Brunswick city of Campbellton. The Globe and Mail newspaper reports that the boys -- identified as Connor and Noah Barthe, aged 7 and 5 -- were found early Monday morning in an apartment above an exotic pet store called Reptile Ocean. An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday. The two boys were sharing a room at a sleepover with the child of the shop's owner, police told local news outlets.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
August 6, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
The U.S. Consulate in Milan was temporarily evacuated Tuesday after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat, according to news reports. Other offices in the building were also evacuated and a nearby subway stop shut down while police investigated. No threat was found, the Italian news agency ANSA reported . U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said she was not aware of any connection between the letter received in Italy and an intercepted Al Qaeda attack order that resulted in the temporary closure of more than two dozen U.S. diplomatic facilities, mostly in the Arab world, the Associated Press reported.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Barbara Piasecka Johnson, a former chambermaid who married into the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical family and walked away with part of its epic fortune after a bitterly contested battle over her husband's will, died Monday in her native Poland. She was 76. Her office, BPJ Holdings, in Princeton, N.J., said she died after a long illness. One of the world's richest women, she was a longtime resident of Monaco. Known as Basia, in 1971 she became the third wife of J. Seward Johnson, a son of Johnson & Johnson co-founder Robert Wood Johnson and a director of the New Brunswick, N.J.-based company for 50 years.
WORLD
August 6, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
Authorities in Canada are investigating the deaths of two young brothers who are believed to have been killed by an escaped python in an apartment in the New Brunswick city of Campbellton. The Globe and Mail newspaper reports that the boys -- identified as Connor and Noah Barthe, aged 7 and 5 -- were found early Monday morning in an apartment above an exotic pet store called Reptile Ocean. An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday. The two boys were sharing a room at a sleepover with the child of the shop's owner, police told local news outlets.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Johnson & Johnson said it had bought HealthMedia Inc., a closely held provider of online health counseling, and called the deal its first step in building a preventive-care unit that could generate $20 billion. Terms of the deal for HealthMedia, of Ann Arbor, Mich., were not disclosed. The company offers users automated advice and reminders about diet, disease and drug management, smoking cessation and other programs, J&J, in New Brunswick, N.J., said.
BUSINESS
February 11, 2009 | TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Johnson & Johnson won approval in Sweden and Finland for the first prescription pill to treat premature ejaculation, three years after U.S. regulators rejected the drug, the company said. The drug maker expects to win clearance for dapoxetine, to be sold as Priligy, in five more European nations and has applied for approval in Canada, Australia, Mexico, Turkey and six other countries, a spokesman for New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said.
TRAVEL
March 14, 1993
Your video writer touted "The Great Canadian Train Ride" ("Sea to Shining Sea: Canada by Rail," Feb. 28) showing a 2,800-mile journey from Toronto to Vancouver. I suggest that anyone planning to buy a $29.95 video claiming to be "a train trip across Canada" that omits eastern Ontario and all of Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (not to mention the island province of Newfoundland) should offer no more than $14.98 for it. MERRILL SARTY Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Molly Kool, 93, the first woman in North America to become a licensed ship captain, died Feb. 25 at her home in Bangor, Maine. Kool got her captain's papers in 1939 and sailed the Atlantic Ocean between Alma, Canada, and Boston for five years, her friend Ken Kelly said. Kool grew up in the village of Alma in New Brunswick, where she learned a love of the sea and sailing from her father, a Dutch ship captain. At 23, she made history by earning the title of captain after the Canadian Shipping Act was rewritten to say "he/she" instead of just "he," Kelly said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Call it "Amour" on the farm or "Away From Her" with power tools, but either way, writer-director Michael McGowan's "Still Mine" offers a strong and dignified look at growing old while maintaining one's long-held convictions. The estimable James Cromwell splendidly anchors this tender, true-life tale of Craig Morrison, an elderly New Brunswick, Canada, farmer hellbent on personally building a new house for his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife despite scads of bureaucratic red tape threatening to shut him down.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Paul LeBlanc doesn't mind one bit that Javier Bardem calls his creation "one of the most horrible haircuts in history." LeBlanc, who has been busy with the hair salon he opened a year ago in Dieppe, New Brunswick, created the hairstyle for Bardem's character in "No Country for Old Men." On Sunday, Bardem won the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Anton Chigurh in the film by Joel and Ethan Coen. "It's very good for them and for me," said LeBlanc, who has worked with Joel and Ethan Coen for many years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Call it "Amour" on the farm or "Away From Her" with power tools, but either way, writer-director Michael McGowan's "Still Mine" offers a strong and dignified look at growing old while maintaining one's long-held convictions. The estimable James Cromwell splendidly anchors this tender, true-life tale of Craig Morrison, an elderly New Brunswick, Canada, farmer hellbent on personally building a new house for his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife despite scads of bureaucratic red tape threatening to shut him down.
HOME & GARDEN
June 22, 2013 | Derek Simmons, Simmons is a deputy design director at the L.A. Times
Had Facebook existed in 2001, my sons Jackson and Teegan would not exist. They wouldn't be here because I would have never met Sheri Smith, their mother and my wife of 10 years. We encountered each other by accident in 2001 because of an error in a newspaper. Sheri had placed a notice for her 10-year high school reunion in the Moncton Times & Transcript in New Brunswick, Canada. It included an email address for her classmates at Riverview High School to use for communication leading up to the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the April 28 Calendar section's Summer Sneaks list of coming movies, the character name Themistokles was misspelled as Themistocles in an item for "300: Rise of an Empire" as well as in a caption under a photo of actor Sullivan Stapleton from that movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Barbara Piasecka Johnson, a former chambermaid who married into the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical family and walked away with part of its epic fortune after a bitterly contested battle over her husband's will, died Monday in her native Poland. She was 76. Her office, BPJ Holdings, in Princeton, N.J., said she died after a long illness. One of the world's richest women, she was a longtime resident of Monaco. Known as Basia, in 1971 she became the third wife of J. Seward Johnson, a son of Johnson & Johnson co-founder Robert Wood Johnson and a director of the New Brunswick, N.J.-based company for 50 years.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Johnson & Johnson's profit fell less than expected as sales of Listerine mouthwash and Neutrogena skin cleaners helped offset loss of drug revenue to generic competition. Net income dropped 3.6% to $3.21 billion, or $1.15 a share, in the second quarter from $3.33 billion, or $1.17, a year earlier, the New Brunswick, N.J., company said. Adjusted earnings of $1.15 a share beat by 3 cents the average forecast in a survey of 14 analysts. J&J affirmed its 2009 earnings forecast of $4.45 to $4.55 a share, excluding adjustments from special items.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Molly Kool, 93, the first woman in North America to become a licensed ship captain, died Feb. 25 at her home in Bangor, Maine. Kool got her captain's papers in 1939 and sailed the Atlantic Ocean between Alma, Canada, and Boston for five years, her friend Ken Kelly said. Kool grew up in the village of Alma in New Brunswick, where she learned a love of the sea and sailing from her father, a Dutch ship captain. At 23, she made history by earning the title of captain after the Canadian Shipping Act was rewritten to say "he/she" instead of just "he," Kelly said.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|