December 2014

Codiac RCMP Make Arrest In Brazen Bank Robbery

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 17:37 PM

Codiac RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection with a brazen daytime armed robbery on Monday at the Caisse Populaire on Churchill Street in Moncton.
 
Police say a 53-year-old Moncton man was arrested without incident on Coverdale Road in Riverview shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon.

The suspect is now in custody and will be facing charges in connection with the robbery.
 
Anyone with information which could assist with this investigaiton is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Codiac RCMP Looking For Moncton Man

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 17:21 PM

Codiac RCMP are asking for help to find a 54-year-old Moncton man.

Police say Larry Moore left his home on November 23 and was seen later that evening in the Woodstock area.  

Moore has medical issues which require him to take daily medication and he left without taking the meds with him.  

Police have been actively looking for Moore since his family reported him missing on December 10 but so far have no clues.
 
It is believed that Moore could have been traveling to the Toronto area.

NB Gas Prices To Fall Again For New Year's

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 14:13 PM

When the clock strikes midnight to ring in the New Year, drivers in New Brunswick can expect another drop at the gas pumps.

Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with Gasbuddy.com, says we can expect a drop of up to 4 cents per litre when the energy and utilities board sets prices at midnight.

Diesel and home heating fuel are also expected to fall by 2 or 3 cents each at midnight.

Top Baby Names In New Brunswick For 2014

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:09 AM

If you're trying to pick an original name for your baby -- we don't suggest any of the following.

TodaysParent.com coming out with it's Top Baby Names for the province in 2014, according to statistics from Service New Brunswick.

Jacob and Olivia taking the top spots.

Rounding out the Top 5 for girls were the names: Emma, Charlotte, Sophie, and Abigail.

And the remaining Top 5 for the boys: Liam, William, Noah, and Carter.

The most popular names nation-wide were Liam and Olivia.

List Reveals Highest Paid Public Workers In New Brunswick

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 09:22 AM

Who were the highest paid public servants in the province for 2014?  

John Sinclair, the CEO of the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation tops the list once again, earning up to $749, 000.

Next on the list, Oncologist with Vitalite Health Network and Co-CEO of the New Brunswick Cancer Network Dr. Rejean Savoie, taking home almost $450, 000.

Not far behind was Dr Eshwar Kumar of the Horizon Health Network who is also a co-CEO of the New Brunswick Cancer Network, and NB Power CEO Gaetan Thomas who both made up to almost $425, 000.

Leader Of NB Green Party Welcomes Change For 2015

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 08:11 AM

2014 brought great new things for the Leader of the New Brunswick Green Party, David Coon.

On September 22nd, he won in the Fredericton South riding, becoming the first member of a provincial Green Party to win a seat in the New Brunswick  legislature.

In a year end interview, he told us he hopes to see changes that would see MLA's operate differently in the province.

He would like to a changes to the rules for MLA's that would include a job description and Code of Conduct in the Legislature.

Poley Mountain Set To Open This Morning

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 08:08 AM

Skiers set to take to the slopes will head to Sussex this morning.

Poley Mountain is set to open at 9am, just weeks after a devastating fire destroyed its lodge.

Colder temperatures have meant they've been able to make snow.

In place of a lodge, skiers will find comfort and warmth in the 18 to 20 trailers have have been set up.

Wednesday Morning Sports For December 31st

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 06:42 AM

In the NHL, Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers. The Canadiens have won four in a row, including three on the road, and seven of their last eight.......Edmonton breaking a 9 game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over Los Angeles.....Vancouver snapped a four game losing streak on the road with a 3-1 win over San Jose. The Sharks have lost three straight and Shea Weber scored twice to lead Nashville to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Nuclear Power Plant Assessed For Earthquakes

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 06:24 AM

The Point Lepreau nuclear power plant would be able to withstand very rare, large earthquakes according to an evaluation released by NB Power.

The interim assessment shows the risk posed by seismic events is acceptably low and well within international risk targets.

NB Power is also claiming Lepreau is producing enough electricity to power more than 333,000 homes a year for the next 25 to 30 years.