November 2014

The Formerly Low Profile N.E.B. Faces A Lot Of Pressure

Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2014 15:15 PM

The National Energy Board used to be a low profile organization doing its work with the public and the media paying little attention but that has changed.

Chair Peter Watson says they are called on to lead the climate change debate, to increase market access for Canada's energy and to allow more people to participate in their processes.

He says they are asked to cut red tape, to go faster and slower, to ensure pipelines never fail and answer all the voices in the debate and throughout it all remain neutral.

Canadians Seeking More Satisfaction From Their Jobs.

Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2014 14:25 PM

It appears many Canadians are feeling fulfilled in their current jobs. That's according to a new online survey.

The survey was conducted by Monster.ca, and it asked Canadians a series of questions relating to job satisfaction.

67% said that the job they have now has changed their life.

86% said that same job also identified new skills they possess and new things they are good at.

And 80% said it also helped them determine what is meaningful to them and  increased their sense of self-worth.

Be Wary When Shopping Online During Cyber Monday

Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2014 14:16 PM

Tomorrow is known in shopping circles as Cyber Monday

The Maritime Better Business Bureau's Jill Atkinson says shopping on-line can be fun but it comes with its risks.

She says shop at on-line sites you're familiar with and if you're not sure, contact the Bureau. Atkinson says be wary of those irritating phishing scams, emails from someone claiming to be a reputable company.

SJ Councillor Says Mayor's Visit To Premier's Office Was Him Doing His Job

Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2014 14:10 PM

Some around the council horseshoe not happy they weren't consulted before Mayor Mel Norton travelled to the Premier's Office last week to talk about economic development and the possible impacts of a shale gas moratorium.

Ward 1 Councillor Bill Farren however says while he was slightly surprised the media got a hold of the story before council did, the Mayor has always kept them up to speed on his activities on a weekly basis.

How To Avoid A Holiday Heart Attack

Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2014 16:54 PM

Regular exercise and watching what you eat. Two things that are especially important around the holiday season. Pharmacist and author Sherry Torkos says the number of cardiac deaths is higher on Christmas Day than any other day of the year. Torkos says too many people put their health on the back burner around Christmas. She says people should fill their plates with a majority of healthy foods.

MADD Canada Is Reminding The Public To Make Good Choices This Holiday Season

Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:57 AM

The holiday season offers lots of temptation, including parties with alcoholic drinks, and MADD Canada is reminding everyone to make good choices when it comes to getting home.

Susan MacAskill is the Chapter Services Manager for the Atlantic Region, and she says they haven't seen a decrease in the numbers of impaired drivers in more than a decade, and now police forces across Canada are being forced to take drastic measures.

She says Saint John municipal police are a good example, if they can't catch the reported car when the calls comes in, they have other options.

Pair Of Lost Hikers Rescued In the Kennebecasis Valley

Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2014 08:20 AM

A pair of lost hikers being rescued after eight hours in the woods in the Kennebecasis Valley.

We're told the man and woman went out hiking at 1:30 in the afternoon behind the Fox Farm Road. They had a cell phone with them and were able to pinpoint their GPS coordinates for emergency personnel who were then able to track them with the help of the SJPD canine.

Kennebecasis Regional Police tell us the hikers were quite hypothermic when found at 9:30 at night and were taken to hospital.

They've since been released and are doing well.