October 2014

A Chance For Women To Learn More About Tech and the Trades

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 14:12 PM

If you know a woman that has thought of pursuing a career in the trades, here is a chance to learn more about it.

A Trades and Tech trade show is coming up next week that will give New Brunswick women a chance to explore opportunities in fields they may not have previously considered.

The event aims to promote careers in areas where women have been traditionally under-represented.

The Trades and Tech trade show event is coming up on November 6th from 630 to 9pm at the Saint John campus of the New Brunswick Community College.

TransCanada Details 30,000 Page NEB Application On Energy East

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 13:06 PM

TransCananda maintains pipelines are the safest way to transport oil.

That from a joint news conference on the day they file an application on the Energy East pipeline project with the National Energy Board.

President of Development Alex Pourbaix says the 30,000 page document details the extensive consultation the company did across six provinces in just over 18 months.

Housing Market Will Remain In Doldrums

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:30 PM

The housing market in Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton won't be robust for quite sometime yet, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing.

C-M-H-C predicts the resale market for housing will remain sluggish next year and in 2016 which will depress the growth in prices.

As for new housing construction, declines are expected in all three major cities in the province for both single detached homes and apartment buildings. The out migration of people for greener pastures and high vacancy rates are cited as the reasons why.

Enterprise Saint John C-E-O Confident About Pipeline

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:28 PM

The Chief Executive Officer at Enterprise Saint John Steve Carson welcomes the official filing by Trans Canada of its application to get approval from the National Energy Board for the Energy East pipeline.

Carson argues its in the national interest to get this done because the U.S., in a couple of years, will be energy self sufficient so Canada will have to find other markets.

Carson is confident the National Energy Board will approve after weighing all the arguments both pro and con.

New Pro-Shop Contract Going To Long-Time Skate Sharpener

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 09:54 AM

You may recognize him from his many years sharpening skates at the Border Arena.

Rob Dougherty now being awarded the contract to operate the new Pro-Shop in the Garcelon Civic Center.

Rob's Skate Sharpening, Repairs and Merchandizing will be setting up in the Quartermain Arena, after St. Stephen Town Council approved Dougherty's proposal to provide the same services in the new Civic Center.

Dougherty says he is "looking forward to seeing many familiar faces, as well as several new ones."

Gas Prices Continue To Tumble

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 05:21 AM

You'll be paying less for gas this morning......The maximum price for self serve regular fell by almost 3 cents a litre. Self serve is going for $1.18.7 a litre in Saint John.

The maximum price for diesel also down by just over half a cent. It's at an even $1.30 a litre around the city.

The maximum price for heating oil has dropped to $1.21.3 and propane is cheaper as well at a maximum of $1.03.9.

You Might Have To Wait Longer To Get On To Your Ferry

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 05:17 AM

It may be slow going for ferry travellers at Gondola Point and Evandale until December.

Both ferries are undergoing federally required refits and inspections.

You can expect some delays as temporary replacement vessels take over regular runs with less capacity.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure telling us service will be back to normal in both locations by December 20th.

Saint John Artist Honours Mounties Who Were Killed

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 04:42 AM

A Saint John artist is honouring the three Mounties killed during the Moncton shooting rampage in early June.

Norm Jackson has completed a painting he calls "Heroes in our Hearts" depicting the three fallen officers and some of the images caught during Justin Bourque's reign of terror in the Hub City.

Jackson says he was both touched and inspired by what he watched as the even unfolded and so was Miramichi businessman Randy Urquhart who commissioned Jackson to do the painting.