May 2015

UPDATED: Metal Working Association Of NB Calls On Hydraulic Fracturing Committee To Meet

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 12:53 PM

The Metal Working Association of New Brunswick is calling on the three-member commission on hydraulic fracturing appointed by the Gallant goverment back in March to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Executive Director Joel Richardson tells us they recently became aware that the commission hasn't met since the appointments were made. He says if the current members of the commission aren't motivated to do the work they are requesting the Premier replace them.

Provincial Government Being Pressed On Mental Health

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 11:41 AM

Mental health treatment for young people in the province is deficient according to Green Party leader David Coon. He says only one in four young people who need help actually get it which means 75 per cent do without.

He also argues there should be public funding for psychotherapy which isn`t the case right now.

There is an action plan in place for mental health and Provincial Health Minister Victor Boudreau maintains the government is fully committed to its implmentation but it won't be done overnight.

Prison Lockdown

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 11:23 AM

The medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary remains locked down.

The lockdown began Wednesday afternoon for a general search.

The RCMP were called to the prison on Wednesday to investigate the sudden death of an inmate, 33 year old Matthew Hines. Foul play has been ruled out.

The search was ordered to ensure what prison officials say is the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates.

As to when normal operations will resume, we're told as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Crossroads for Women Short On Fundraising Goal

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 07:54 AM

Crossroads for Women in Moncton is having a tough time raising money for their new building which will cost about $900, 000.

The current women's shelter is not large enough to accommodate more than 200 clients a year who need their help.

Crossroads for Women executive director Tina Thibodeau says they just don't have enough room for all women and children who need a safe haven.

She says, "Last year, our statistics are atrocious on how many clients we are refusing sat the doors, and when you look at Statistics Canada, it's the same story."

Power Back On In Grand Bay-Westfield

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 06:49 AM

There were more than 3 thousand homes and businesses without power this morning but that number has been drastically reduced.

At one point yesterday because of the severe thunderstorms, that number was as high as 24 thousand.

A lightning strike causing a transmission outage in the greater Fredericton area leaving more than 7000 NB Power customers off the grid. That's now down to just over 900 as of early this morning.

Friday Morning Sports For May 29th

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 05:56 AM

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is asking Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to consider playing three or four regular-season games in the city next year. Coderre says six or seven teams have expressed an interest in playing in Montreal in 2016. Manfred has said Montreal would need a new stadium to get an expansion team or a club to relocate with speculation Tampa Bay could be that team.

Food Recall Expanded

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 04:37 AM

Loblaws is recalling more President's Choice brand hummus and dip products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. The food items being recalled were sold before May 29th in 280 gram, 227 gram and 454 gram containers. The stores include the Superstore, No Frills, Save Easy and Shoppers Drug Mart.

The recall affects the following products

Lightning Strikes Causes Major Power Outage In Fredericton Area

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 17:10 PM

A lightning strike has caused a transmission outage in the greater Fredericton area leaving more than 6000 NB Power customers off the grid.

NB Power says that crews are on their way.

There are also over 2500 people and businesses impact by outages in the St. Stephen cluster.

Over 11,000 are without power provincewide.

Boil Water Order Won't Be Lifted Until Saturday Evening At The Earliest

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 16:53 PM

The boil water order currently in place for parts of the East side won't be lifted until Saturday evening at the earliest.

That from Deputy Commissioner of Saint John Water Kendall Mason, who tells us 700 notices were hand-delivered to the affected customers.

The cause of the boil water order is due to a water main break on Champlain Drive and Mason says the repair has been successful although at this point in time, the cause of the break is inconclusive and they'll be investigating over the next few weeks.


Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015 16:21 PM
A boil order has been issued for the entire Village of McAdam. 
McAdam Mayor Frank Carroll tells Tide News they are still investigating exactly what happened around 3pm this afternoon, but they believe a lightning strike may have hit a main power source, which in turn, effected the water system for the Village. 
Carroll says you must NOT drink any water in McAdam until after it has been boiled for at least 5 minutes.