May 2015

FIFA Women's World Cup Less Then A Week Away

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:52 PM

After years of planning, the FIFA Women's World Cup of Soccer is just under a week away.

Host City Venue General Manager Stephane Delisle says the Stadium was a big factor in Moncton being awarded the title of host city.

This years world cup will be the first to have newly introduced goal line technology, which is used to determine goals if they are debatable on the field.

Delisle says he's excited to host the tournament in Canada and hopefully change the face of Women's soccer for the next 20 years.

Sunday Afternoon Sports - May 31st 2015

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:22 AM

In the NHL

The Stanley Cup Final has been set. The Chicago Blackhawks will face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game one of the Stanley Cup finals will start up on Wednesday.

In the NBA

The NBA finals begin this Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Golden State Warriors.

In MLB

The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Minnesota Twins, the New York Yankees visit the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox take on the Texas Rangers.

In the NFL

Tom Brady's suspension appeal is set to begin on June 23

Striking The Balance Between Independence And Protective Parenting

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 09:08 AM

Parenting is a delicate balancing act between being overprotective and giving your child a healthy amount of independence.

Kids Help Phone Councillor Gayle says parents and teens must work together to overcome these challenges to provide a positive atmosphere.

She says you can start young by getting your kids familiar with the idea they're going to have to start making choices for themselves.

NDP Leader Dominic Cardy Says Social Assistance In New Brunswick Is Unfair

Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:26 AM

Provincial NDP Leader Dominic Cardy says the main priority in the province should be increasing wages, not social assistance.

He says benefits disappear after you take a minimum wage job, making it nearly impossible to survive.

Cardy adds social assistance should be a safety net, and when it is genuinely needed, it should be used only in the short term.

Cardy says the best way to guarantee human dignity is to make sure people have jobs.

Afternoon Sports - Saturday, May 30th 2015

Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:22 AM
In NHL Action:
The Anaheim Ducks host the Chicago Blackhawks in game 7 tonight. The winner will advance to the Stanley Cup finals and play the Tampa Bay Lightning. 
 
The Memorial Cup final will take place tomorrow with the Kelowna Rockets facing off against the Oshawa Generals. 
 
In MLB
The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox visit the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees will take on the Oakland Athletics
 
In the NBA

Quispamsis Receives Funding For Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 18:20 PM

Premier Brian Gallant and Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore in Quispamsis to announce the province and the feds will each be contributing $2.3-million to wastewater and sewer upgrades in the town.

Mayor Murray Driscoll says the town of Quispamsis is going to be responsible for paying the rest of the $2.3-million in project costs.

The project itself includes upgrading around 1.5 kilometres of sewer collector lines in the Ritchie Lake-Pettinghill Road area, improvements to the Longwood wastewater pumping station, and new systems at the Longwood Lagoon Treatment Facility.

Dr. Kumar Feels Grim Cancers Stats Provide An Opportunity

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 15:00 PM

A Canadian Cancer Society report finds over the next 15 years cancer rates should rise significantly.

Dr. Eshwar Kumar of the New Brunswick Cancer Centre says increased screening will help and a cervical cancer screening program is already in place and a colorectal screening is being added as well.

He says it's already being phased in across the province and they hope to have it provide wide by 2017.

The four most diagnosed cancers in New Brunswick are lung, breast, colorectal and prostate.

Brighten Group Event Brings In $22,000 To Benefit Patients

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 14:56 PM

The Brighten Group raising $22,000 at their Person of Influence Luncheon with guest speaker Christine Magee.

The funds will go towards equipment and activities for the patients living at the Regional Hospital's Transition Ward.

Faith Kashetsky tells us the ward is 63 patients living on 3B South and 4B North who are transitiong to another level of care.

She says this a population that gets forgotten because they are no longer getting services in a medical setting as they are medically discharged.

Sale Of Flavoured Tobacco To Be Banned In NB

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 14:49 PM

The provincial government is making changes to the Tobacco Sales Act which will ban the sale of all flavoured tobacco  - including menthol - in New Brunswick.

The ban will take effect in January.

Meantime, other measures will take effect on July 1st, including banning the sale of e-cigarette and e-juices to anyone under 19.

Vapour shops will have age and promotion restrictions and the sale of smoking supplies will be prohibited to minors