February 2015

Boston Man Making Money From Selling Snow

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 14:43 PM

We'll ship your friends, family and enemies fresh snow from Boston.

That's the latest money-making gimmick -- and it's actually hauling in a profit.

Kyle Waring of Boston, Massechusetts launched the website, ShipSnowYo.com in an effort to relieve the 5 foot snowbanks in his front yard.

Now, people are actually paying for the white stuff.

Waring says a 6 pound insulated styrofoam case filled with snow will cost you $89 -- you can also get the condensed 16 ounce snow bottle for only $19.99.

We Carry More Credit Card Debt Here

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 14:41 PM

When it comes to credit card debt - over half of us get stuck in a cycle of paying it off with all the money at our disposal then racking up even more debt to pay for our expenses.

That finding is contained in BMO's Credit Card Report showing 46-percent of Canadians are currently carrying credit card debt and for Atlantic Canadians, that number is actually even higher at 52-percent.

The report also finds 52-percent of Canadians pay for most of their purchases using credit cards however just over half pay off their entire credit card balance every month.

50 Spots Available in Teen Apprentice Program

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 14:39 PM

Grade 10 students in New Brunswick have until the end of March to apply for 50 new skilled trade summer work placements. It's being offered by the N-B Teen Apprentice Program and Executive Director Christina Taylor says they're looking for bright and energetic students who are hands-on learners.

She says they may be a student that spends all their time taking apart their dirt bike or someone who loves cooking and baking at home.

These are paid placements and include everything from metal sheet workers to bricklayers to landscape-horticulturalists.

A Reminder To Clean Your Civic Address Off For First Responders

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 08:57 AM

In an emergency, every second counts, and that's why Southeast RCMP are asking all home and business owners to ensure their civic address numbers are cleaned off and visible.

This is so first responders in vehicles can easily see numbers in the event of an emergency.

Shediac RCMP says earlier this week when responding to a call of a person in distress they had difficult finding the residence as many of the numbers were covered by snow.

RCMP Seek Help To Find Missing Shediac Man

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 08:56 AM

Shediac RCMP are asking for the public's help finding a missing 47 year old man.

Paul Ronald Breau is from Grande Digue and was last seen Thursday morning in Moncton.

His family says his disappearance is out of character and they are concerned for his safety.

Breau is described as being between 5'6" and 5'8" tall with brown eyes and a slim build.

He has short dark brown hair with a receding hairline and wears prescription glasses. He was last seen wearing blue work pants and a dark-coloured work jacket.

Saturday Morning Sports for February 28th

Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 07:14 AM

The Saint John Sea Dogs scored 5 times in the second en route to a 7-5 win over the Charlottetown Islanders at Harbour Station last night.

In the NHL:    The Bruins snuck by the Devils 3-2, the Islanders beat the Flames 2-1, Tampa Bay shut out Chicago 4-zip and Carolina blanked Washington 3-zip.
In the Battle of California:   Anaheim beat LA 4-2.

In Woman's basketball, The Crandall University Chargers beat the UNB Saint John Seawolves 70-50.

Browns Flat Residents Rallying To Save Elementary School

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 18:18 PM

With the future of Browns Flat Elementary School hanging in the balance residents are taking action to save the school from being shut down.

If the school is closed then students who attend Browns Flat Elementary would shift over to Westfield Elementary and there are worries over the young children having to go on long bus commutes unsupervised.

Gloria Donald is a member of the Parent School Support Committee at the school and she tells us the school is the centre of Browns Flat, saying if you take it out of the community then it will become a broken community.

Modest Income Residents Offered Tax Help

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 15:31 PM

People with a modest income and a simple tax situation can get help with their taxes.

The Canada Revenue Agency and community organizations have teamed up for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

The groups host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for people.

CRA outreach officer Ashley Clarke says only certain people are eligible including individuals who earn under $30,000, or a couple with an income under $40,000.

Most Of Us Are Saddled With Credit Card Debt

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 13:59 PM

52 percent of Atlantic Canadians have the dark cloud of credit card debt looming over them which is six percentage points higher than the national average.

BMO's Credit Card Report for this year shows 52 percent of Canadians pay for most of their purchases using credit cards however 51 percent pay off their entire credit card balance every month.

The report finds 26 percent of people get stuck into a cycle of paying off their credit card with all the money they have then racking up extra debt because they need to pay for other expenses.

CUPE Vows To Fight Any Cuts

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 13:54 PM

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is worried about what will emerge from the provincial government's Strategic Review of public services.

The concern is such that the union leadership has met to formulate a plan to oppose any cuts that might be contained in the provincial budget. CUPE NB President Daniel Legere warns the government is trying to scare people by talking about 600 million dollars in cuts.

Legere argues austerity measures do not create economic growth and a perfect example of that is Europe these days.