September 2014

Book Explores Stories NB's Ruling Family "Won't Tell"

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:40 PM

Premiers come and go; the Irvings endure--one of several timely observations from a new book by authour and New Brunswick Provincial Affairs reporter Jacques Poitras.

It's called Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires And The Stories They Won't Tell. Poitras tells CHSJ News the massive influence of the company's decisions and priorities make it a non-fiction must-read for anyone who follows politics and business in this region.

Man Accused of Kidnapping Returns To Moncton Court On Friday

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 07:18 AM

A man accused of kidnapping his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend, and holding her against her will, will have to wait until later this week to see if he will be released from custody.

Media reports say 25-year-old Hyper James A'Hern appeared in Moncton court yesterday, but the Judge was not present.

The case was putover until Friday.

A'Hern was arrested in August, and is facing several charges including kidnapping, uttering death threats, and criminal harassment.

Number Of Needy On The Rise At Karing Kitchen

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 07:16 AM

The Karing Kitchen is reporting an increase in the number of people dropping by for a meal these days.

The soup kitchen is located in the basement of St. John's United Church on Alma Street.

Supervisor Phyllis Perry says numbers typically drop off somewhat in the fall but that's not happening this year.

She says, "The summer is a little busier, only because there is no school, and we have a lot of school kids.  If it's not summer time, they don't come to eat here, they're fed at school now."

Lobster Fishermen Having Plentiful Season

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 07:08 AM

Lobster fishermen in Southeastern New Brunswick are having a good fall season with some great catches.

The Maritime Fishermen's Union says a number of factors are at play including good measures by fishermen to sustain the lobster fishery, an absence of some natural predators and even warmer waters in the Northumberland Strait.

Executive secretary Christian Brun says although this has been a quieter season for lobster prices, the issue is still a concern.

Baby Taylor Case Returns to Moncton Court

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 06:53 AM

A preliminary inquiry began in July, but oral argument were set over until today.

Thirty-one year old Christine Margaret Wood is facing several charges including attempted murder.

In April of 2009, the body of a newborn baby was discovered in a snowbank in Monteagle.  An investigation revealed that the body was placed there sometime between December of 2008 and the day it was found.

Wood is accused of trying to dispose of the dead body of the child with the intent to conceal the fact that she delivered him.

Man Arrested In Weekend Assault

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 06:24 AM

Police tells us a 22 year old man hurt in a serious assault on the weekend at an apartment on King Street East is in stable condition in hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

A 30 year old man is facing charges relating to this incident and is due in court at a later date.

Just before 5am on Saturday morning, city police were called to the Regional to find a man who had been seriously assaulted.


Unapproved Software Blamed For Voting Breakdown

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 06:18 AM

The company that provided the voting tabulators for the provincial election last week says its equipment was not to blame for the voting glitches that occurred.

Dominion Voting Systems says it carried out an internal review of all aspects of the electronic voting equipment and systems supplied to Elections NB.

t blames the voting glitches on an external piece of software that had not been provided, installed or used by Dominion Voting Systems.

Tuesday Morning Sports For September 30th

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 05:48 AM

In the NFL, Jaamal Charles scored three touchdowns and Tom Brady was intercepted twice as the Kansas City Chiefs trounced New England 41-14 to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.

The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen after an 0 and 4 start.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been charged with assaulting his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. A total of 9 charges have been laid.

A Warning To Drivers In The K-V

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 05:45 AM

Keep your eyes peeled for deer.........That warning for drivers by Kennebecasis Regional Police after five collisions over the weekend involving deer.

No one was seriously hurt.

Two of the collisions took place in front of the Riverside golf course on Rothesay Road with the others on the Palmer Brook Road in Quispamsis, the Gondola Point Arterial, Pettingill Road and Vincent Road.

Founder Of Local Chapter of the Brain Association of Canada Receives Award

Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2014 13:55 PM

It's a difficult adjustment for survivors of traumatic brain injuries and their families, especially when the term encompasses everything from a concussion to much more debilitating conditions.

Saint Johner Cecile Proctor launched the local chapter of the Brain Association of Canada she tells us it's hard for people to know where to turn.

She says their goal so far in New Brunswick is to create a network among these people so they can connect to services that are available and to one another.