December 2009

Maritime Storm

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 09:33 AM

Blowing snow has made for treacherous driving conditions across parts of the Maritimes.

There were reports that scores of cars had slipped into ditches across Prince Edward Island yesterday.

Powerful westerly winds gusted at more than 70 kilometres per hour in and around Charlottetown and Summerside.

On the Confederation Bridge, certain vehicles were temporarily restricted from crossing, including high-sided vehicles, automobiles towing trailers, tractor trailers and buses.

Died from Swine Flu Virus

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 09:30 AM

After spending nearly a month in intensive care, a 27 year old Quispamsis man has died from the swine flu virus. Doctors had treated him with the anti-flu drug Tamiflu no to avail. The province's Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Paul Van Buynder says the man had been suffering from a number of underlying medical conditions and its unlikely he had received an H-1-N-1 flu shot.

EnBridge Gas Is Denied Rate Increase

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 07:42 AM

Residential and large customers of Enbridge Gas are feeling victorious. The company has been denied an interim increase on its delivery rate for natural gas by the Energy and Utilities Board. A day long oral hearing was held at the EUB office in City Hall Monday which heard from several companies and municipalities opposed to the hike that would have taken effect January,1st.

If approved delivery rates for residential customers would have risen by ten per cent and large corporate clients would have seen their delivery rates double.

Clean-Up Continues From Latest Storm

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 07:38 AM

Charlotte County residents will be busy cleaning up after yesterdays snow storm . Environment Canada Meteorologist Mike Campbell tells Tide News, Fredericton is cleaning up just over 23cm's while Woodstock and area's north are reporting 25 and even 30cm's of snow on the ground. He says  here at home we recieved in-between 20 to 25 cms of snow.

In Moncton.....it was nothing but rain with 25mm's falling.

Gas Prices Back Up

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009 07:38 AM

If filling up the tank is one of your last minute chores before shutting down for the holiday, get ready to dig deeper. The Energy and Utilities Board has released it's weekly price schedule which shows gasoline at a maximum total price of 98 cents. Most stations in St Stephen are selling a litre of self-serve for 95.9. Diesel has a maximum total price of $105.6 with most stations selling a litre for $103.6

Furnace oil has maxed out at 88.3 for a total price but the retail number comes in at 82.6 and the maximum total price for propane is $109.2.

Groomer For ATV Club Approved

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 09:20 AM

The Eastern Charlotte ATV club in Pennfield will be purchasing a new machine....At their monthly meeting Monday night the club had a unanimous vote to purchase a Groomer.

This will make the ATV club one of the first in this part of province to be running 12 months out of the year.

The club is asking anyone that is interested in attending there meeting to join them at the Royal Canadian legion in St George on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

Slippery Driving and Walking

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 05:53 AM

The roads are wet and icy this morning. That's why police are urging drivers to take it slow. If you're walking, you should be also take care because the sidewalks are icy with temperatures not expected to get much above the freezing mark today. Mike Campbell of Environment Canada tells Tide News snowfall warnings have been issued for St. Stephen , Grand Manan, Saint John, coastal and northern Charlotte County as well as Fredericton.

Campbell goes on to say they expect another five will fall before it ends with higher totals outside St John towards Fredericton.

Victim Identified

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 05:52 AM

RCMP have released the name of a young woman killed on the highway in Lorne on Monday.

22-year-old Christine Ouellette lost control of her vehicle and collided into on oncoming truck.
Ouellette was originally from Campbellton but was living in Moncton.
The investigation into the crash continues.

Income Tax Reductions

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 05:52 AM

If your trying to keep all your paper-work in order for tax time, here is something else to consider. As of January.1st, the province's tax brackets and non-refundable amounts for personal income tax will be indexed by two per cent. That means there are several scenario's which can save you money including a one-earner family earning $25,000 per year will pay no provincial income tax, and will save $219 next year or 100 per cent of the tax paid in 2008.

The Province says the four year plan for lower taxes will deliver $380 million dollars in savings over that time.

iPhone App

Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 05:51 AM

A lot of people will be finding new Apple iPhones and iPod Touch players under the tree Friday morning.