October 2014

Body Identified

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 21:16 PM

A 30 year old American has been identified as the woman whose body was found in the Aroostook River at the Tinker Dam.

30-year-old Christine Hart-Carmichael lived in Caribou, Maine. Her body was discovered in the water near the dam on October 26th.

Maine State Police are now investigating the circumstances of her death.

Warning About Takeover Of Tim Hortons

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 21:15 PM

The takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King is a bad deal for Canadians. That contention being made by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Senior economist David MacDonald says 3G Capital, which owns Burger King, has a history of aggressive cost cutting over 30 years.

He predicts higher prices, less quality and layoffs but restaurant jobs won't be affected because the individual Tim Hortons are operated as franchises.

Teddy Bears Can Get Boo Boo's Fixed Today

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 18:40 PM

Teddy bears, cuddly toys and dolls get owey's and boo boo's so they need to go to the Teddy Bear fair today at the Regional Hospital.

Jeff McAloon of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation tells CHSJ News it's a chance for all the Teddys to get proper medical treatment and that might help their owners be less afraid.

He says they want kids to come to the hospital so they know its not a scary place but one full of caring nurses, technicians and doctors who want to look after them when they need help.

Early Literacy Coalition Receives $40,000 Grant

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 18:23 PM

The Community Foundation awarding a $40,000 grant to the Early Childhood Development Coalition at their Evolution of Giving luncheon.

Executive Director Kelly Evans tells us they had 10 applicants for the 2014 granting process and the decison is made by their board members and other community members.

She tells the Early Childhood Development Coalition is a true coalition with a list of partners working closely toether with a very keen interest in social impact.

UPDATE - Justin Bourque Sentenced

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 17:01 PM

The 24-year-old man who shot and killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in northwest Moncton on June 4th of this year will likely be in prison for the rest of his life.

Court of Queen's Bench Chief Justice David Smith has sentenced Justin Bourque to 75 years in prison before he can be eligible for parole.

Outside the courthouse this afternoon, Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, New Brunswick RCMP's commanding officer, believes the historic ruling will be a deterrent.

Cancer Foundation Launches Purple Lights Campaign

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 13:52 PM
You may start seeing the colour purple more frequently next month. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation is launching its purple lights campaign across the country. President Betty Aldridge says the colour helps raise awareness. She says, "What is purple? Why purple? and why the lights? So it's a great way for people to ask questions and for people to respond.

Sentence To Be Handed Down Today In Justin Bourque Case

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 07:13 AM

A 24-year-old man who terrorized Moncton in early June will learn his fate today.

Justin Bourque has pleaded guilty to killing three RCMP officers and wounding two others and he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The Crown is seeking a 75 year prison term with no chance of parole - the maximum sentence since 2011 when the Criminal Code was amended.

Bourque's defence lawyer David Lutz told his sentencing hearing that 50 years would be fair given that his client would be in his mid-70s before he could apply for parole.

Environmentalists Says Energy East Pipeline Will Not Be Built

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 16:53 PM

Not everyone is warm and fuzzy about the proposed Energy East pipeline.

Environmental organizations in both the US and Canada say it will never be built.

Patrick Bonin of Greenpeace says its not going to happen adding Energy East would negate all the good work on climate that has been done at the provincial level and pose a threat to the drinking water of millions of people.