June 2015

RCMP Searching For A Man In Riverview

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 18:28 PM

Codiac RCMP are searching for a 29-year-old man in Riverview who they believe may harm himself.

Police are conducting a ground search in the area of the Dobson Trail which began earlier this afternoon.

A heavy police presence is already at the Dobson Trail parking lot on Pine Glen Road.

Officers say the man is not known to police and he is not considered dangerous but they do want to find him.

The RCMP helicopter has also been called out to help in the search.

 

30 NB Firefighters Heading To Saskatchewan To Fight Wildfires

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 18:17 PM
Thirty New Brunswick firefighters are helping fight the wildfires that are burning in northern Saskatchewan.
 
Provincial Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry says our province has a low fire index right now so we're able to send the crews out West.
 
The firefighters are leaving today from Fredericton and Moncton.
 
As of Monday, 115 fires were burning in Saskatchewan. Last month New Brunswick firefighters spent two weeks in Cold Lake Alberta battling fires.

NB Changes To Smoking And Vaping Begin

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 17:37 PM

The Canadian Cancer Society believes New Brunswick will have the best smoke-free laws in the country starting July 1.

Changes to the New Brunswick Smoke-Free Places and Tobacco Sales Act will mean smoking and vaping will no longer be allowed on or near outdoor patios, playgrounds, sports fields, walking trails or building entrances and exits.

Canadian Cancer Society spokesperson Rob Cunningham believes the changes are very progressive.

Lockdown Ends At Renous Prison

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 16:55 PM

After almost a week, a lockdown at the maximum security prison in Renous has ended.

The Atlantic Institution had been under lockdown so correctional officials could carry out an exceptional search of the prison.

A number of contraband items were seized during the lockdown.

No further details were released.

More Seniors Finding Themselves In Debt

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 13:16 PM

Debt concerns for seniors are on the rise.

Between 2012 and 2015, the number of seniors aged 65 and over, who are in debt, jumped by 40 per cent, that's according to Statistics Canada.

Executive Director for the Coalition for Seniors Cecile Cassista says health care costs are often a major concern.

She says, "Some of the seniors just have a senior plan, that pays for drugs, but there are many drugs that are not paid for through the plan.  So, it can be a huge burden and very stressful."

City Gets $4.7M From Federal Gas Tax Fund For Wastewater Projects

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 13:09 PM

Saint John MP Rodney Weston announcing the city will be pumping $4.7-million into eight wastewater projects funded by the Federal Gas Tax.

Weston tells us we know we have Canada's oldest incorporated city and our infrastructure in some cases dates back many years.

The projects will include water main cleaning and lining and installing new storm sewer piping and structures to upgrade the existing storm sewer system.

Weston says some of the projects are underway and nearly all of them will be completed by late this year.

Quispamsis Looking To Build A New Park

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 13:08 PM

A new program offers communities across the country to receive funding for projects that restore community facilities.

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Federal Government has announced the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program.

The government will attribute 50 cents of every dollar spent, if the project application is approved.

Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll hopes to apply for funding to put a new park and resting area on Pettingill Road.

Police Release Ages Of People Found Dead In Red Head Road Home

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:42 PM

City Police releasing more information about the shooting incident at a home on the Red Head Road on Monday that left a man and woman dead.

We now know the age of the man to be 51-years-old and the woman to be 50-years-old. According to Inspector Tanya LeBlanc their names, however, are not being released right now.

Nearby homes were evacuated and the road was closed to traffic for about two hours as police responded to the scene on the Red Head Road.

Major Crime is investigating.

Go Fund Me Site Set Up To Help Saint John Family

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 09:54 AM

An effort has been launched by a nurse in Saint John to raise money for a family who has fallen on hard times because of cancer.

Terry Albright says Vern Garnett's wife, Florence, has widespread breast cancer which is incurable and it has spread to her bones.

 The family has fallen three months behind in their rent so Albright has set up a Go Fund me site online to help them out with the goal being to raise 5 thousand dollars.