July 2015

Nurses And Province Agree On New Deal

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 07:08 AM

6 thousand registered nurses in the province represented by the New Brunswick Nurses Union and provincial government agreeing on a new contract.

No details will be released until the union members have a chance to vote.

The nurses work in hospitals, public and community health programs along with extra-mural programs.

Salaries Of City Hall Staffers Released

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 06:52 AM

A large list of salaries paid to people who work for the city presented to members of Common Council.

The list, dated December of 2014, reveals 17 make more than 100 thousand dollars a year.

Retired City Manager Pat Woods was the highest salary on the list at between 175 and 200 thousand dollars a year. There are more than 120 city employees making between 60 and 75 thousand dollars a year and over 200 staffers at between 75 and 100 thousand dollars annually.

Police Looking For Man In Connection With Robberies Of Taxi Drivers

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 18:14 PM

City Police calling on the public for help finding 18-year-old Cohen Cole in connection to the recent armed robberies of two cab drivers.

Both of the robberies happened in the north end with one taking place on Friday and the other on Monday. The taxi drivers were not hurt.

Police are warning the public not to approach Cole and if you have any information about his whereabouts you're asked to contact them at 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

RCMP Launch Five More Reasons Not Drink And Drive Social Media Campaign

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 17:15 PM

Powerful stories about witnessing deadly drunk driving crashes being shared by RCMP officers across the Maritimes this week as part of a social media campaign called Five More Reasons Not To Drink and Drive.

Constable Jullie Rogers-Marsh tells us RCMP officers are among the first to respond when there's a crash on the highway and witness first hand the devastating effects of impaired driving.

She says the five stories, told by officers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI depict what they dealt with including having to deliver the news to the families.

Province Announces $68.3M For Port's West Side Modernization Project

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 13:30 PM

The Port of Saint John getting the final piece of funding needed to move ahead with the $205-million West side modernization project.

Premier Brian Gallant announcing the province is investing just over $68-million over seven years which matches the financial commitment made by the feds a couple weeks ago.

Port CEO Jim Quinn says this investment is the final piece of the puzzle and the next step is doing contribution agreements with the governments and then they would move into the detailed design stage.

Canaport LNG Back In Court

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 13:20 PM

Still no pleas by Canaport LNG on three charges that were laid after an estimated 75 hundred birds died after they flew into the flaring in September of 2013.

Environment Canada launched an investigation after which the charges were laid under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and the Species at Risk Act. The maximum fine on each charge is a million dollars.

The equipment at the terminal has been changed since the birds were killed to reduce flaring and prevent something similar from happening in the future.

Power Outage

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 13:08 PM

NB Power now reports, as of 1:30pm, 740 homes and businesses are in the dark on the eastern outskirts of Saint John and Rothesay. The power was first reported going out this morning.

The utility is estimating it could be 3:30 this afternoon before power is fully restored.

Thursday Morning Sports For July 30th

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 08:22 AM

The Canadian Little League Intermediate Tournament resumes today with the playoff round starting at 11 this morning at Memorial Field. Team New Brunswick plays Alberta in the semi final. The champiosnhip final will be played tonight at 6:00.

In his debut as a Blue Jay, Troy Tulowitzki  homered and had three hits in an 8-2 win over Philadelphia.....The American League East leading Yankees lost to Texas 5-2 and the Red Sox lost again to the Chicago White Sox 9-2......The Blue Jays are 7 games back.