July 2014

Bourqe Is Fit To Stand Trial

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 15:59 PM

The man facing charges in the June shooting deaths of three Mounties in Moncton and the wounding of two others has been found fit to stand trial following a 30 day psychiatric assessment.

24 year old Justin Bourque has been charged with three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Update On East Side Shooting

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:15 PM

A 51 year old woman was rushed to the Regional with serious injuries after a shooting last night in the Morland mobile home park off Rothesay Avenue.

A 65 year old man was also arrested and is also in the hospital with serious injuries.

Police were called to the scene on Crane Court around 830 last night after receiving reports of a woman being shot. Police locked down the neighbourhood and both Forensics and Major Crime Units were called in.

Crystal Palace To Close This Fall

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:10 AM

In with the old, out with the new.......Bass Pro Shops is moving into Crystal Palace Complex

Cadillac Fairview has decided to close the Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, McGinnis Landing Restaurant and Crystal Palace Amusement Park.

Bass Pro Shops is an outdoor retailer that specializes in camping, nature gifts, and outdoor cooking.

The complex has been a fixture in Moncton for 24 years. It will close September 1st.

Cargo Tonnage At Halifax Port Down, Unlike SJ

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:11 AM

We might be a smaller port than Halifax--but total cargo tonnage at the Port of Halifax was down 15% from the same period last year, according to the Halifax Port Authority, while here in Saint John total cargo tonnage has gone up from last quarter.

Port Saint John CEO Jim Quinn tells CHSJ News we've been fortunate to not experience challenges like they've seen in Halifax, like the Imperial Oil refinery shutdown.

Alward And Gallant Exchange Barbs At Special Summer Sitting

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:50 AM

A special one-day summer sitting of the provincial Legislature turning into another political shouting match between the Premier and the leader of the Opposition with the September election just a few weeks away. Liberal Leader Brian Gallant calling out the Alward Government for not balancing the books

Premier David Alward says New Brunswick is second in job growth and says the province now has a chance to do what Saskatchewan did 15 years ago.

UNB Gets $2 Million To Focus On Patient-Centered Care

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 08:54 AM

It's a big day at UNB Saint John as it receivies $2 million dollars to focus on care geared towards the patient.

The school announcing the new Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred care to be held by Dr. Shelley Doucet.

Dr. Shelley Doucet tells CHSJ News she's not feeling extra pressure, since she has an excellent team of grad students and fellow researchers working with her.

Police Track Break-In From Parked Car

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 08:43 AM

City police knew something wasn't right when they saw a parked car with its windows rolled down in the North End in the pouring rain.

They soon learned the keys were in the ignition and when they traced the car back to an address, they found the home had been broken into.

Sergeant Tony Hayes says they also got more than they bargained when they responded to an address for a charge of breaching the peace.

An 18 year old man told the arriving officers he wanted to confess to a robbery at a West side convenience store two years ago.