SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The facts around the drug charges facing the president of the Saint John Bacchus Motorcycle Club were laid out in provincial court.

Brian Schofield pleaded guilty to being in the possession of meth and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking after his August arrest.

The defence is requesting a six month sentence while the Crown is in search of a two year prison term.

Judge Henrick Tonning is withholding the decision on the sentencing until December 27th. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

A violent sex offender known as the Motorcycle Rapist, who was released to a halfway house in Saint John last spring, died in custody on Thursday, Correctional Service Canada confirmed on Monday.

John Arthur O'Brien, 53, who terrorized Halifax in the late 1980s, was an inmate at Dorchester Penitentiary at the time of his death, CSC spokesperson Nadine Boucher said. READ ON

The bylaw contravenes the Motor Vehicle act, the charter of freedoms and rights and allows for unlawful detention, extremely high fines, twice that allowed by Provincial law. The right to take the plates off of your vehicle and hold them until you modify your vehicle and fine you $50 to $250 a day for each day you do not modify your vehicle. No matter where you live, if you travel in your lawfully equipped motor vehicle to this City of Fredericton NB and this law is in effect you could end up taking a bus home. The bylaw is decibel based, but is not based on any findings or research conducted by a scientific group or organization nor is this law type found in Federal or Provincial statutes in Canada.  SIGN PETITION

Fredericton bikers say proposed noise bylaw amendment targets them unfairly

Motorcycle riders are making a commotion over a proposed redraft of a Fredericton noise bylaw that would extend to include motorcycles.

Members of Fredericton city council have set a 92 decibel limit — about the level at which regular sustained exposure may cause permanent hearing loss — in the proposed bylaw designed to target, so-called, nuisance bikers. READ ON

 

New Brunswick now has a Highway of Heroes after a ceremony was held in Fredericton over the weekend to dedicate the portion of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the province to fallen soldiers and other service people.

The Nova Scotia rock band the Trews performed their song "Highway of Heroes" during the Sunday event and two large signs marking the Highway of Heroes have been erected on the roadside in Mazerolle Settlement and Lower Burton. READ ON

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