November 2014

SJPD Searching For Missing Man

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 19:28 PM

City police are looking for help in locating a missing man.  

50 year old Andrew Scott has been reported missing by his family.

He may be driving a grey Chevy Cavalier with a New Brunswick license plate of JCM-120.

Scott is described as 5 foot 11 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with a thin build, goatee, salt and pepper hair.    He also wears glasses, a black leather jacket and a black ball hat.  

City police are asking anyone who knows where he might be to contact police at 506-648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



No Offer Made To Treat The Wastewater From Fracking In Saint John

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 15:42 PM

Mayor Mel Norton meeting this week with the Premier's office addressing concerns regarding business confidence in Saint John because of the Gallant government's planned moratorium on shale gas.

Norton says there was absolutely no deal made to treat fracking wastewater in Saint John but only an offer to discuss options to safely treat and dispose of the water.

Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arsenault was there and says the Mayor did his job.

Searches In Bryden Case Lead To Evidence

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 13:34 PM

A man seriously hurt walking home from a Fredericton concert was able to speak with police.

Fredericton Police Staff Sergeant Matt Myers says that conversation with Peter Bryden led to ground searches on the City's northside where evidence was recovered.

Myers tells us says it's still unknown if this incident involves a criminal offence.

He says there are not closing any doors at this point that his injuries could be the result of a fall, an accident or a fail to remain accident.

Myers says there is no information that is of too little value.

Hadfield Wouldn't Be Surprised To See People Eventually Living On The Moon

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 13:16 PM

What will be the future of space exploration in the years ahead beyond the space station?

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who's on a cross country speaking tour, Maritimes, wouldn't be surprised to see people living beyond the confines of earth and slowly settling on the moon.

Hadfield has lived off the earth for a full six months of his life.

NB Politicians To Take Part in Francophonie Summit

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 08:41 AM

New Brunswick's Premier and the Minister for Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour are participating in the 15th Francophonie Summit over the next couple of days.

Brian Gallant and Francine Landry are in Dakar,Senegal today through Sunday.

The theme of this year's summit is women and youth in La Francophonie: agents for peace and development.

Moncton Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 08:15 AM

A Moncton man is facing attempted murder charges after an attack on a taxi driver in Northwestern New Brunswick.

Nineteen-year-old Jules Cote appeared in court yesterday, and will undergo a 30 day psychological evaluation.

RCMP say Cote was arrested in wooded area near the Saint Leonard airport on Wednesday.

The victim, a 58-year-old man from Edmundston remains in hospital in stable condition.

There's no word on the injuries he suffered.

RCMP say the two men are not known to each other.

Cote will return to court on December 22nd.


Friday Morning Sports For November 28th

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 06:41 AM

Alexandre Goulet capped a five point night, scoring the game winning goal with 2:09 remaining in the third period as the Charlottetown Islanders upended the Sea Dogs 6-5. The Sea Dogs are back home tonight against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Bingo Night in support of the Empty Stocking Fund.

In the NHL, Nashville continues to surprise with a 1-0 win over Edmonton in overtime.

Late School Buses For Friday November 28th

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 06:40 AM

In Saint John, school bus # 53 is running one hour late.

Bus # 840 in the Belleisle area is running 45 minutes late.

Bus # 741 in Hampton is half an hour late.

Bus # 537 and 561 in Saint John are also both half an hour late.

Bus # 562 in Saint John is 90 minutes late.

Bus # 519 in Saint John is running 30 minutes late.

Bus # 389 in Saint John is running 90 minutes late.

Bus # 818 in the  Pearsonville, Marrtown and Manitoba Road areas is 45 minutes late.

In Francophone South, bus # 128 is 2 hours late.

Number Of People Without Power Way Down

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 06:18 AM

NB Power is getting a handle on outages around the province.

As of early this morning, the number of homes and businesses without power was down to almost 36 hundred, including 21 hundred in the Fredericton area, after exceeding 50 thousand provincewide yesterday.

As of early this morning, there were over a thousand in the Sussex area, mainly in Wickham, Norton and Midland, Kings County and just 49 in Rothesay, mostly on the Kingston Peninsula.

NB Power estimates electricity will be fully restored by late tonight.

Two Warming Centres Open In Fredericton

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 18:26 PM

Public Safety Minister Stephen Horsman says the Emergency Measures Organization is monitoring the situation around the province following a major nor'easter dumping significant snow on the province leaving many without power.

Two warming centres are open in Fredericton and will operate around the clock.

They are located at Willie O'Ree Place on Cliffe Street and at the Grant Harvey Centre on Knowledge Park Drive.

You can charge your phone or tablet and get warm.   Bulk water is available at the city's four fire stations.