April 2015

Man Arrested After Fatal Crash Outside Of Fredericton

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 16:20 PM

One man is in custody and another is dead after a two-vehicle crash outside of Fredericton in Royal Road.

The head-on collision happened late Wednesday night on Route 620. A man was seeing fleeing from the scene and police managed to find the 39-year-old and took him to the hospital.

A 33-year-old man from Cardigan was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His name is not being rleeased right now.

RCMP police dog services and a collision reconstructionist attended the scene.

Ashfield Returns To Work After Health Issues

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 15:51 PM

The Conservative MP for Fredericton is returning to work and plans to run again in the upcoming federal election.

After a long bout with health issues, first a heart attack and then a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Keith Ashfield says he recently received good news.

"I had a CAT scan about two weeks ago that showed no sign of any cancer... they say that I am now in remission."

He says during his treatments he received a lot of support from his community, including friends, family, doctors and constituents.

Rib Lovers Can Head Here In June

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 15:31 PM

East Saint John will smell really good in the middle of June thanks to a new event.

The Loyalist City Ribfest will take over Exhibition Park from June 11th to the 14th.

It's being hosted by the Saint John Y's Men's Club.

Peter Wilkins says the Maritimes is now part of the competitive rib cooking circuit that has been active in Ontario for many years and in the US.

He says they were in Fredericton and Moncton last year and this year they have added Saint John and Miramichi.

The event also features live music, a beer garden and Rhoda's Summer Sale.

Management Changes At Garcelon Civic Center

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 14:40 PM

A few changes in management at the Garcelon Civic Centre.

St. Stephen Town Council accepted the resignation of Kingsley Bailey as Manager and Supervisor of physical operations at the Garcelon, as well as the Town of St. Stephen's Property Manager.

His resignation is effective May 20th.

Bailey's duties will be taken over by Chief Administrative Officer Derek O'Brien for the time being.

Barb Tucker also being awarded the position of Administrative and Accounting Clerk at the Garcelon. She begins this week. 

Private Daycare Operators Say They Will Fight Back

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 13:06 PM

Private daycare operators will be meeting around the province on Saturday to come up with a response to a funding cut from the provincial government.

Oromocto-Lincoln Conservative M-L-A Jody Carr charges cutting the funding for private daycares will force some to close and set childcare back 20 years.

Premier Brian Gallant argues there is no cut because his government has allocated 400 thousand dollars more for early childcare education.

Privatisation of Non-Medical Services In Hospitals Gets Pushback

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:56 PM

All this talk about privatising the management of non-medical services in hospitals is causing some concern with the New Brunswick Federation of Labour and Coalition for Pay Equity.

Labour Federation President Patrick Colford says privatisation usually results in job losses and it seems we are going backwards when it comes to job security and wages with the workplace becoming more precarious.

Sun Rich Recalls Apple Slices

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:11 AM

Sun Rich Fresh foods is recalling packages of apple slices and other fruit , due to concerns over possible listeria contamination.

The company says the apple slices were sold in 57 gram, 595 gram and 3 pound packages, and  have a best before date of May 17th.

This also includes Sun Rich Fruit medley, the waldorf salad kit and apple slices with grapes.

Shoppers Drug Mart apples and grapes, Starbucks seasonal fruit salad and Subway apples are also part of the recall.

Thursday Morning Sports For April 30th

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 05:38 AM

It'll be Tampa Bay against Montreal in the next round of the NHL playoffs with the first game tomorrow night at the Bell Centre.....Ben Bishop making 31 saves as the Lightning  blank Detroit 2-0 to win the series in 7 games. Tonight, the Rangers are at home against Washington and Calgary is at Anaheim.

In the Majors,  Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and Rick Porcello held Toronto to one run over seven innings as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1........Tampa Bay got by the Yankees in 13 innings, 3-2.

Gas Is More Expensive

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 05:24 AM

Gas prices continuing to rise after the weekly setting.

The maximum price of self serve regular is by just over 2 cents a litre more expensive and will cost you $1.13.1 in Saint John

The maximum price of diesel has increased by just under half a cent a litre and can be had for $1.14 around the city.

The maximum price of heating oil is also up by the same amount to $1.01.6 a litre and the maximum price for propane increasing a bit to 89.8 cents a litre.

DEC Votes To Close Browns Flat Elementary, Keep Norton Elementary Open

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 22:59 PM

A night of celebration for some and crushing disappointment for others with the Anglophone South District Education council voting to close Browns Flat Elementary and to keep Norton Elementary open.

Browns Flat resident Tracie Kennedy tells us she has a son currently going to the school and she's concerned about the bus commute time to Westfield Elementary. She says the school is what brings the community together and keeps it tightly-knit.