August 2014

Dogs In KV, Hampton Testing Positive For Lyme Disease

Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2014 14:20 PM

New Brunswick's veterinarians joining forces with researchers at Mount Allison University in Sackville to find out how prevalent lyme disease is in the province.

One of them is Dr. Elisha Dickinson-Mills of Dickinson & Baird in Hampton who says they've hosted two free lyme disease clinics to date. They tested 65 dogs in the first installment and three came back positive, the second was just held recently and they had a smaller sample with 25 dogs and three came back positive.

NB Federation Of Labour President Says Unions More Relevant Now Than Ever

Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2014 14:13 PM

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour wants to see all workers be able to live with dignity and respect.

That message from President Patrick Colford this Labour Day long weekend.

Colford tells us he believes unions are more revelant today than ever before. He says unions have a long history of standing up for not only unionized but non-unionized workers as well and that issues like taxation, pay equity along with worker health and safety aren't just issues that affect unionized workers.

Volunteers On Confederation Bridge Collecting Donations For Fallen RCMP Officers

Posted on Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:40 PM

If you're heading to or from PEI this long weekend, you'll have a chance to support the families of Moncton RCMP officers killed in the line of duty.

Volunteers will be in the toll plaza on the bridge between 10am and 3pm today collecting donations in support of the Moncton Fallen RCMP Members Fund.

The fund was established in memory of Cst. Fabrice Gevaudan, Cst. Dave Ross, and Cst. Douglas Larche who were killed in the line of duty on June 4. Funds raised will be used to assist with the needs of the officers’ families.

UPDATED: East Side Apartment Fire

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 14:56 PM

An apartment fire on Saint John's East side leaving 11 people, including at least two children, temporarily homeless.

Platoon Chief Eric Garland tells us first-arriving crews heading into an apartment on the second floor encountered heavy fire that had already spread to the third floor on 355 Coldbrook Crescent and was making its way to the roofline. He says the building has sustained some major damage, in particular to the second and third floor along with the roof.

CBSA Offers Border-Crossing Tips For The Long Weekend

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 14:32 PM

Crossing the border to do some last minute shopping before the kids head back to school may be in your plans this weekend, but there are some things you should take into consideration first.

Veronica Thorne with the Canada Border Services Agency says you should check border wait times before heading out. She says Sundays and Mondays are often very busy on a long weekend.

Horne also recommends keeping your travel documents ready prior to crossing the border. This makes the process quicker and easier.

NDP Announces Agriculture And Local Food & Beverages Plan

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 14:29 PM

The provincial NDP is the third party to announce a plan for agriculture and local food and beverages, along with the Liberals and Green Party.

Leader Dominic Cardy says if elected, his party would help out local food and artisanal producers and farmers markets through what he calls a simplified New Brunswick Market Ready program for food and product licensing, inspection and labelling.

He says New Brunswick Market Ready would also include microbreweries.

ALS Society Of NB "Humbled, Inspired" By Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 14:27 PM

Videos of people getting buckets of ice-water dumped on their heads have dominated Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for the past few weeks and the money is pouring in to ALS societies.

ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's, is a devastating, fast-moving and fatal neuromuscular disease. Kimberly Carter of the New Brunswick chapter says they're overwhelmed, humbled and inspired by the way the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raises funds awareness for ALS, has caught on across the country.

Premier Defends Stand On Shale Gas As Vital To Province's Future

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 14:03 PM

Premier David Alward, campaigning in Saint John at the City Market, is calling the development of shale gas in the province is the most important opportunity in a generation, if not more than a generation. He claims people, by and large, are starting to understand this.

Alward says you can't build families and strong communities in the province if New Brunswickers have to go out west to find work.

The Premier is dismissing Provincial Liberal leader Brian Gallant's proposed moratorium on shale gas development as "reckless".

Alward Says Province Taking Steps To Address SJ's High Poverty Rates

Posted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:24 AM

While the premier says Saint John's high poverty rates needs to change, he insists the province is taking steps to fix it.

He says the government has worked very hard on the first phase of poverty reduction strategy with many significant improvements to support famillies.

David Alward points to the new Y going up in Crescent Valley. He says over the last while the new Y is going up in a vulnerable neighbourhood and he calls that a sign of their committment. Alward says the Federal government is working with the province to help parents get affordable childcare.