December 2014

Sussex Ski Hill To Open Tomorrow

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 17:03 PM

Up to 20 trailers are set up on Poley Mountain in Sussex as the folks carry on following a fire earlier this month.

That blaze destroyed the ski lodge but didn't dampen the resolve of the folks to keep trucking open for the season.

Poley Mountain will open tomorrow at 9am.

KV Cinemas Will Close

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 15:17 PM

The movie theatre in the KV is closing next month.

Cineplex confirming to CHSJ News the Rothesay theatre will close after the last screening on Sunday, January 18th.

Communications Director Michael Langdon tells us its become difficult to provide the type of experience they aim to provide so when the lease came up for renewal they chose to focus on the Saint John location.

All Rothesay employees have been offered positions at other locations.

Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Peters Street Incident

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 14:19 PM

33-year-old James Robertson pleading guilty in provincial court to assault and manslaughter charges relating to an incident at an apartment on Peters Street in Saint John last month.

It happened back on November 13. An argument broke out between Robertson and Sonya Saunders who used to live together and when Robertson became violent with her she called out for her brother Wayne. After what was described in the courtroom as a bit of a wrestling match Wayne pulled out a knife and stabbed Robertson multiple times.

Overwhelming Support For NB Girl At IWK

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 13:13 PM

The family of a 9-year-old Baie-Sainte-Anne girl say they are very thankful for all of the support they've received both here and away.

Alyssa Sippley has been at the IWK hospital since mid-November after losing parts of her arms and legs to a rare strain of bacteria.

Her older sister Caitlin says she's dealing with her condition as any little girl would.

"She has her good and her bad days.  Some days she has a harder time with things and some days she has... pretty good times."

Organised Labour Defends Binding Arbitration In Face Of Complaints From Cities

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:39 PM

Binding arbitration to settle contract disputes with police and fire unions has become a thorn in the side of municipalities around the province.

Mayor Mel Norton has warned the Saint John Firefighters Association that another wage increase in the neighbourhood of 3.75 or 4 per cent would result in job losses.

Port Saint John Records Growth For 2014

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:37 PM

2014 was a good year for Port Saint John.   CEO Jim Quinn says they had growth in dry bulk and container shipping.

Quinn tells us the Port Authority can be the smallest player in their daily activity.

He says its the businesses that are here and the service providers that are everythng from longshoreman to pilots to stevedores and truck drivers and the businesses that use this port from across the province.

Quinn says this is a provincial story it's not a Saint John story.

New Twist With East Side Fire

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:34 PM

A weekend fire at a home in a remote location along Nicolle Road on the east side is getting curiouser and curiouser.

City Police have determined the cause to be suspicious with Major Crime launching an investigation.

Now it has been revealed a dead dog, believed to be a German Shepherd, was found inside the home. Police say they have not determined if the animal died in the fire or beforehand.

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal in Maritimes

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:18 PM

Another successful year for the Salvation Army Kettle campaign, thanks to the generosity of Maritimers.

Over 1.7 million dollars was raised in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, surpassing last year's total.

Spokesperson Daniel Bonner says some last minute donations from New Brunswickers helped to raise the individual totals.

He says, "In Moncton, over $165, 000 was raised.  That's an increase of around $15, 000 over last year.  In Saint John, almost $125, 000 was brought in, that's roughly $10, 000 more than 2013.

More Sewing Needles Found In Potatoes

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:01 PM

RCMP are investigating even more cases of sewing needles being found in Prince Edward Island potatoes.

Metal detectors were used to help find the latest batch of tampered potatoes at a Cavendish Farms plant in New Annan.

Officials have not said where they originated, but they have said they did not come from Linkletter Farms in Summerside.

Roughly 10 potatoes were found to have sewing needles inserted into the flesh in 2014.

Codiac RCMP Release Photo Of Suspect Wanted In Armed Robbery At Bank

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:54 AM

Codiac Regional RCMP have released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Caisse Populaire on Churchill Street in Moncton.

A man walked into the bank at around 10:15 yesterday morning , and gave a note to the teller stating he had a weapon and wanted money.

RCMP say no weapon was seen and the man left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He then fled in a waiting taxi, but the driver was unaware that a man had just robbed the bank.

He was dropped off at the Canadian Tire on Mountain Road.