August 2015

Teenager Killed In ATV Crash

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 12:39 PM

The RCMP reports a 17-year old Edmundston girl was killed following an A-T-V crash in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska. A 21-year-old Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska man also suffered serious injuries in the crash.  

The RCMP are also investigating a possible hit and run that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday on Route 102 near the Kingsclear First Nation.
Police received a report that a man was laying on the road badly injured.

September Will Mark A Unique Milestone In British And Canadian History

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 12:37 PM
September 9th will mark a unique milestone in both British and Canadian history.
 
Chairman of the provincial Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada Barry MacKenzie says Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch.
 
MacKenzie says Queen Elizabeth will surpass her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
 
MacKenzie says in February she'll have reigned for 64 years.
 

Heinz Canada Expands Baby Food Recall

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 07:21 AM

Heinz Canada has expanded its recent baby food recall to include Pear Green Bean mango pouches.

There is a concern that potential seal issues could cause spoilage.

The 128 millilitre pouches were sold in several provinces including New Brunswick.

Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
 

Monday Morning Sports For August 31st

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 06:13 AM

In the Majors, Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs threw a no hitter, striking out 12 and walking only one batter in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers........The Toronto Blue Jays retained their 1 and a half game lead over the Yankees in the American League East after a 9-2 win over Detroit. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth time in two days and Josh Donaldson also hit a home run......The Yankees romped over Atlanta 20-6 and the Red Sox lost to the New York Mets 5-4.

Proposal To Breathe New Life Into A Church That Has Closed

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 06:03 AM

There's a rezoning proposal before Common Council tonight that would see a wedding chapel and restuarant established in the now closed St. George's Church on the west side.

The church property at the intersection of Watson Street and King Street West will have to be rezoned to General Commercial to allow the proposal to proceed. Both City Staff and the Planning Advisory Committee are in favour of rezoning.

Council is being told the restaurant would serve about 50 people a day and the character of the neighbourhood would not be dramatically altered.

Arrests After Collision

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 05:50 AM

A two vehicle collision on the Vincent Road at Gondola Point Road leading to the arrests of five people by Kennebecasis Regional Police.

Following the crash, police confiscated some marijuana plants in one of the cars.

No one was injured in the collision.

House Saved From Fire In The Valley

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 05:49 AM

Quick work by K-V firefighters with help from fire crews from Hampton and Nauwigwauk saved a house on the Model Farm Road. 

K-V Fire say the blaze started around 6:30 last night in a greenhouse before spreading to a loft above the garage.

The fire was prevented from spreading to the main house which did sustain some damage but could have been a lot worse.

There were no injuries and the cause is believed to be accidental.

Gruesome Discovery

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 05:47 AM

Gruesome is the only way to described the horrific discovery of dead cats who basically fried in the heat on the west side near Ready Street with Saint John Police and the S-P-C-A now trying to find out who's responsible so charges can be laid.

Melody McElman of Saint John S-P-C-A Animal Rescue says 14 cats were crammed into a medium sized dog kennel that was partially buried and wrapped in a garbage bag and an attempt was made to conceal the crate with bushes on top.

VIDEO: The 11th Dragon Boat Festival Nets $215K

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:22 PM

Another Dragon Boat Festival is in the books and everyone is still smiling.

The event bringing in more $215,000 for the purchase of equipment at St. Joe's.

Perfect weather and some helpful changes made the 11th year for the event busy and fun for the teams, volunteers, organizers and those who just came to hang out.

A change in the race format meant every team was able to race three times.

Organizers are already accepting applications for next year's event on August 27th 2016.

(photo courtesy of derekgrantdigital.com)