March 2015

Disturbance At East Side Supermarket

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 05:23 AM

City Police reporting a 30 year old man is facing 9 different charges after a disturbance at the Sobeys on the east side.

Police were called after getting a report of theft from the store.

They tell us a security guard, the store manager and a couple of police officers were assaulted before the arrest was made.

None suffered any serious injuries.

Spring Byelections Are Coming For 18 Communities

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 18:28 PM

Almost 38,000 New Brunswickers can vote in provincial byelections coming up on May 4th.

Nominations are now open for the 18 municipal and rural byelections.

Of the positions that need to be filled, councillers are needed in Fredericton, Hanwell, Oromocto, Shediac and Campobello Island.

Nominations close on April 10 and the candidates have until April 13 to withdraw their names.

Cardy Thinks A Judicial Review Can Settle The English/French Bus Debate

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 18:12 PM

Clarifying the rules of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is what is needed when it comes to french and english students riding the bus together.
Provincial NDP Leader Dominic Cardy says a judicial rev it would clearly answer if buses are under the constitution of the charter.

Meanwhile, Cardy says there is a teacher shortage at francophone schools in the province.

He says there are french kids going a school in Fredericton who sit in the cafeteria not learning anything if their regular teacher if off sick because they don't have any supply teachers.

CTF Says Gallant Government Must Make Hard Choices

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 17:54 PM

It's past time the government stops dithering and starts making hard choices to balance the budget.

That's according to the Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Kevin Lacey says the provincial budget comes out tomorrow, and he's hoping for no tax increases and cuts to government spending.

"In the last decade the government has added $2.5 billion dollars in spending, yet our public services are still suffering.  So spending more money hasn't helped.  To get the budget balanced, we have to control how much the government spends."

Tough Winter For Wildlife In NB

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 17:18 PM

The cold and snowy winter in New Brunswick has made it extremely tough on wildlife.

Department of Natural Resources biologist Joe Kennedy says deep snow in the woods has meant that deer and moose are basically hiding from the elements.

"They would concentrate under mature softwood stands where there is some shelter from the elements... the snow is a bit shallower there and slightly warmer under that blanket of tree layer."

No Boat Service If Flooding Isolates Darling's Island

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 12:32 PM

A warning for the people who live on Darling's Island if there is flooding.

The provincial government telling them there will be no shuttle boat service provided and they should be prepared to wait it out if the road is closed.

The Minister of Local Government, Brian Kenny has released a statement claiming a boat shuttle should only be done in emergencies when lives are under threat because there are major risks for both first responders and people being shuttled, especially children.

Online Petition Calls For Resignation Of NB Education Minister

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 10:44 AM

An online petition has been launched calling for the resignation of New Brunswick's Education Minister.

This comes after the recent decision to put an immediate stop to Francophone and Anglophone students riding the school bus together.

The petition states that Serge Rouselle is willing to reduce the number of teachers and schools in the province to save money, but he will not consider putting French and English students on the same school bus.

The petition was launched two days ago with the hopes of receiving 7500 signatures.  

SWAT Unit Removes Man From West Side Motel

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 09:22 AM

Police reporting two guests at the Hillcrest Motel on Manawagonish Road were threatened by a man with a weapon who also caused significant damage to his room.

He had barricaded himself in his room after the threats were made but was eventually removed a few hours later by the police department's Emergency Tactical Services Unit.

He was then taken to the Regional Hospital for an assessment. When a court appearance does take place, he'll be facing a weapons charge along with making threats.

Eating Seafood Has Great Health Benefits

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 06:53 AM

You could live a longer and better life by eating more seafood, according to the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Assocation.

Executive Director Pamela Parker says an increase could generate billions of dollars in health care savings.

She says eating two to three servings of a healthy oily fish like salmon every week has proven benefits.

She says you'll reduce your risk of coronary death by 36 per cent, and you'll increase your life expectancy by 2.2 years and you'll also see your cholesterol rate go down.