May 2014

Boys Also Face Unrealistic Expectations From Society

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 13:38 PM

We talk a lot about the pressure of girls face from hyper-sexualized images in the media, and from the beauty industry, but what about our boys?

According to one expert in gender studies, Jonathan Allen, we're presenting men with an ideal that can never be attained either, any more than most girls can look like Barbie.

For example, he says, we're told that boys don't cry so when a man does cry, he has failed the test of masculinity. While women are encouraged to have a range of emotions, men are allowed only two: joy and anger.

Four Atlantic Premiers Facing Similar Workforce Challenges

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 13:14 PM

A shortage of skilled workers and limits to immigration policies are posing challenges for the Atlantic provinces.

Newfoundland and Labrador's Tom Marshall says they have a shortage of workers now and need people to come to their province and they are trying to do more in child care to help parents get back to work. He also says they were working to find ways of getting those with disabilities or on income support back into the workforce.

Having Properly Inflated Tires Can Benefit Your Pocketbook

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 13:02 PM

With more concern these days about climate change and the rising costs of storm damage, something as simple as having your tires properly inflated can have a big impact.

It's estimated 500 million litres of fuel will be lost because drivers don't have their tires properly inflated and that will add 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

It's also enough gas to power 275 thousand vehicles for the entire year and will hit drivers hard in their pocketbooks because they'll be spending 675 million dollars to replenish the gas that's wasted.

Robbery At Lansdowne Avenue Dollarama

Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:53 AM

Saint John Police are investigating a robbery at the Dollarama on Landsdowne Avenue.

They say it happened shortly after closing and one person, believed to be a man, came in with their face covered and showed a weapon. The person made off with an undisclosed amount of money, but no one was hurt.

They are still looking for the suspect, if you have any information about this robbery you're being asked to call the SJPD at 648-3333 or Crimestoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Saint John Man Sentenced For Two Armed Robberies

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 22:45 PM

A 24 year old Saint John man has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbing two pharmacies, one in Fredericton and the other in Saint John.

Kyle Alexander Cameron and 26 year old Tyson Paul Colford of Moncton were arrested a few hours after they held up the Pharmasave on Prospect Street of 25 hundred prescription pills with a street value of 60 thousand dollars. The two were taken down after an armed standoff with Fredericton Police.

Cameron got three years for that holdup and another 3 years for the armed robbery of Meditrust on Manawagonish Road, February 4th.