December 2010

American Man Facing Jail Time After Crossing Border With Child Pornography

Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2010 19:58 PM

Authorities say an American man who tried to enter this province with more than 75-thousand images of child pornography has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. The Canada Border Services Agency says Darrin Whittaker of Minnesota pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of child porn and smuggling prohibited goods. Agency investigator Mike Walker says most of the still images and videos of children were found on computer external hard drives.

Power Outages

Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 06:42 AM

N-B Power crews are slowly making progress on restoring power to a large number of customers across the province.

At last report - just over 11 hundred people were off the grid thanks to high winds - heavy rain - and in some cases - heavy wet snow.

Over half of those affected are here in the St. Stephen area.

Click the link for a video of the storm in St. Stephen.
http://youtu.be/nkhoz978zlE

Report Shows Wait Times Growing

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 13:38 PM

If you're waiting for elective surgery - this may come as no surprise -- our province has the second highest wait times for elective surgery in the country -- 33.6-weeks.

The report from the Fraser Institute pegs Prince Edward Island with the longest waiting period at 44.4-weeks while the shortest wait times are in Ontario at 14-weeks.
A spokesman for the Institute says governments should try new health care policies including cost sharing and private health care instead of just throwing more money at the system.