June 2015

NB Government Announces Seniors Home For Fredericton Area

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 07:13 AM

The Fredericton area is getting a new seniors home.

The government announced yesterday that they will soon be issuing a request for proposals for the construction of the 60 bed nursing home.

A demographic analysis showed a significant need for nursing home beds in that area.

This is in addition to a 240 bed nursing home that will be built in Miramichi.
 

Hand Grenade Discovered In PEI Yard

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 06:53 AM

A team from CFB Gagetown had to be called in to investigate after an explosive discovery at a home in Southern PEI.

A homeowner was tilling their yard, when they struck a metal object.

It turned out to be an old military style hand grenade.

The Canadian Forces Explosive Ordnance disposal team took the grenade to a safe place to be examined.

No other devices were found in the yard.
 

Tuesday Morning Sports For June 30th

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 06:42 AM

In the Majors, Clay Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start and the Red Sox downed the Blue Jays 3-1.......The Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 as Mike Trout homered, stole a base and made a couple of spectacular catches in the outfield.....A-L East leading Baltimore lost to Texas 8-1 but Tampa Bay failed to take advantage, losing to Cleveland 7-1.

The two teams with the best records in the American League met and Houston beat Kansas City 6-1.

Two People Dead After Gunshots On Red Head Road in Eastern Saint John

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 21:13 PM

A man and woman are dead after an incident involving gun shots being fired inside a home on Red Head Road.

Police were called to a home yesterday afternoon and blocked off the area until the Emergency Tactical Squad arrived.

Inspector in charge of patrol services David Parks says there was no danger to the public at large and no shots fired at police.

The Major Crime Unit is currently investigating.
 

More Victims Found In NB Sexual Exploitation Case Which Spans Worldwide

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 17:22 PM

New Brunswick RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit has identified more victims in a case involving a 24-year-old Moncton man who allegedly lured boys online by pretending to be a teenaged girl.

Mounties say the victims identified are from Scotland, England, the United States and southern Ontario but they can't yet say how many have been found.

The Moncton man was arrested earlier this year and faces numerous sex-related charges including making child pornography.

Provincial NDP Leader Dominic Cardy Says Language Duality Is Here To Stay

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 15:08 PM

New Brunswick NDP leader Dominic Cardy says the government should do a better job to ensure second-language training courses thrive in the province.

Cardy tells CHSJ News language duality is here to stay in New Brunswick.

Cardy says the language training cuts at NBCC Miramichi is a step in the wrong direction, but understands it was cut due to low interest.

He says the courses should be more affordable and offered at more locations to avoid anyone feeling excluded when applying for jobs.

County ACES Name New Head Coach

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 14:56 PM
Our hometown hockey team with the blue and green now have a leader. 
 
The County ACES naming Josh Hepditch as Head Coach -- The team also appointing former head coach, Eric Bisonette as General Manager, removing interim from his title. 
 
Hepditch comes with plenty of experience as a coach and as a hockey player. 
 
Most recently, he spent last season as head coach and GM of the ACES rivals, the Amherst Ramblers. 
 

Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Collision

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 14:33 PM

An investigation is underway into a fatal motorcyle crash between Riverside-Albert and Alma on Saturday night.

RCMP say a 62-year-old Riverside-Albert man was killed when the motorcyle he was driving collided head-on with a car on Highway 114.

The man died at the scene of his injuries.

Police believe the motorcyle was heading northbound when it collided with a southbound car.

The driver and only occupant of the car was not hurt.

Early Roaring Success For Magnetic Hill Zoo's Big Cats Exhibit

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 14:14 PM

The new Big Cats exhibit at the Magnetic Hill Zoo was a roaring success during its opening weekend.

Crowds came out both Saturday and Sunday to see the long-awaited $1.4 million dollar exhibit which houses the zoo's two Amur tigers and a leopard.

Zoo manager Bruce Dougan says he's optimistic a lot of postive word-of-mouth will come from the new addition.

And 'tis the season for baby animals too...

Dougan adds a lot of newcomers have arrived at the zoo this summer including baby lemurs, reindeer, porcupines and goats with more due in the next few weeks.

Saint John Jail Guard Changes Pleas To Guilty

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 13:06 PM

A jail guard at the Saint John Regional Correction Centre facing drug-related charges has changed his pleas from not guilty to guilty which means the case will not move into the trial stage.

Joel Dion Thomas pleading guilty to a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana and to being in possession of the proceeds of property under $5000.

City Police seized nearly 28 grams of marijuana when Thomas was arrested and another 72 grams of pot were seized during a search of his home in the city's South end along with some cash.