April 2010

Advance polling for municipal byelections, plebiscite

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 11:31 AM

Advance polling will take place this Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of byelections to fill vacant council positions in nine municipalities.
Regular polling day is Monday, May 10. Voters may contact the returning office in their area to arrange to vote by special ballot. For more information, visit http://www.electionsnb.ca/ or call 1-888-858-VOTE.

Canada Post seeking proposals for 2012 Stamps

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:44 AM

Canada Post today announced its stamp line-up for 2011. The 20 stamp issues and two commemorative envelopes will feature a wide variety of topics and people, including baseball Hall-of-Famer Fergie Jenkins, singers such as the McGarrigle Sisters and Ginette Reno, hydroplane Miss Supertest III and much more. More than a billion Canadian stamps are sold yearly in Canada and worldwide.

The United States Bureau Of Indian Affairs Ends LNG Agreement

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:22 AM

The United States Bureau of Indian Affairs cancelled the lease to build the LNG terminal at Split Rock. This decision was made after five years of litigation.
Groups have been battling the proposed natural Gas Terminal on Tribal land at Split Rock since the original approval in 2005.

The Oklahoma based company has 30 days to vacate the property or file an appeal.

Gas Prices slightly Rise

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 09:43 AM

There has been just a slight increase in gas prices around town after the weekly setting. Self serve regular is one cent a litre higher at 103.3 while the max that diesel can sell for self serve at the pumps for 107.3. Heating oil is at 92.1 cents a litre and propane is listed at 102.9.

ATV crash sends three men to St. John Regional Hospital

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 14:14 PM

One man remains in critical condition and another is in stable condition after their All Terrain Vehicles collided over the weekend in Canterbury. A third man involved in the accident was treated and released from hospital.

RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the collision but do tell us it appears all three riders were wearing their helmets.

Maine Wins $30 Million Energy Efficiency Grant

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 13:54 PM

Governor John E. Baldacci announced that Maine has received $30 million dollars in a federal grant from The Recovery Act to fund energy efficiency upgrades in Maine.

The grant will establish a revolving loan fund called the Maine Home Performance Fund to make buildings more energy efficient. Maine’s aging housing stock and high cost of fuel is proof that there is potential value of retrofitting homes and businesses to improve energy efficiency.

Maine has one of the highest rates of homeowners in the country.