February 2010

Debate of Government's Energy Plan

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 09:30 AM

The provincial government will call for a full debate in the legislative assembly on legislation to implement the energy agreement between New Brunswick and Quebec. Energy Minister Jack Keir and Government House Leader Greg Byrne made the announcement today.
Keir and Byrne said that the government will introduce the legislation when the final agreements are ready, and that the government will also allow for more than 30 days of debate prior to a final vote on this legislation.

Province supports up to 70 jobs for SWP

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:27 PM

The provincial government is providing a $500,000 loan guarantee and investing $100,000 to help maintain up to 70 jobs at SWP Industries Inc., a value-added manufacturing company in St. Stephen.

The loan guarantee will be used for working capital, along with a $100,000 contribution from the Regional Development Corporation through the Community Development Trust.

Gas Prices on the Rise

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 05:47 AM

There has been a jump in gas prices after the weekly setting. The maximum price for self serve regular rose by almost 4 cents a litre to 103.5. The max for diesel has risen to 107.1 Furnace oil has risen by more than 3 cents a litre to 90.4 but propane went down to $1.14.

Moosehead Breweries and Boston Beer Company Celebrate Independence Together

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 05:46 AM

At a news conference in Toronto, Koch and Moosehead President Andrew Oland outlined the long-term distribution agreement that means Moosehead Breweries and its subsidiary the Premium Beer Company will assume the Canadian distribution of Boston Beer’s portfolio including its flagship brand, Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

“This alliance is a real win for Boston Beer,” Koch said. “Our tastes are similar. As Canada’s oldest and largest independently owned brewery, Moosehead understands the Canadian market. I’m raising my Samuel Adams glass today to cheer our new venture.”

Change in dates for spring weight restrictions...

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 07:20 AM

Spring weight restrictions will take effect early this year as a result of the unusually warm weather.
Effective at 12 midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, in southern New Brunswick, and at 12 midnight on Sunday, March 7, in northern New Brunswick.

The Province has experienced mild weather and this is expected to persist, This causes the roads to lose strength more quickly than anticipated. Starting the spring weight restriction on the new dates will help to protect them...Transportation Minister made that announcement yeaterday.

Ambulance New Brunswick makes improvements to Responding Code One policy

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 05:36 AM

Ambulance New Brunswick announced it's making improvements to its Responding Code One policy to allow for more discretion and judgment among paramedics regarding when they may exceed current speed limits.

The new policy states that ANB speed protocols with best conditions are as follows:

Vehicles will follow the posted speed limits of school zones between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and anytime children are present.

During all Code 1 calls, paramedics shall drive with safety at all times, and are expected to not exceed posted speed limits by more than 20 km/hr.

Fisheries Minister calling for search to resume

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 16:39 PM

Provincial Fisheries Minister Rick Doucette is calling for the search to be resumed for two fishermen from White Head whose fishing boat went missing sometime on Thursday in the Bay of Fundy. The missing fishermen were identified over the weekend as 45 year old Harold Cossaboom and 35 year old Corey Cossaboom. Debris from their boat "The Whole Family" was located. The RCMP and Transportation Safety Board are continuing their investigations.

Gun fired at vehicle

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 16:38 PM

No one hurt after shots were fired at an empty vehicle in Grand Manan on Sunday.
RCMP have arrested a local 37-year-old man who was seen shooting the vehicle.
After a search of the residence where this happened, police seized three firearms, ammunition and the damaged vehicle. The accused was held in custody and has a court date in St. Stephen today. Another 37-year-old man was also arrested for obstruction and later released. He will appear in court at a later date.

St. Stephen Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Meeting...

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 08:28 AM

The 19th annual Chamber of Commerce meeting was held last night with Guest Speak John Ferguson CAO for St. Stephen who spoke on the New Charlotte County Civic Center and what it means for St. Stephen and the region.... A large Donation to to the Civic Center was made by Sun Life Financial in the amount of $50,000..The Night didn't end there as Shelly McKeeman gave an extensive report on Chamber activities in the past year. The new board of director was installed and will be lead by Geoff Knight. Knight is the Executive Director of The Community Business Development Corporation.