September 2015

Wednesday Morning Sports For September 30th

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 06:36 AM

In the Majors, the Blue Jays game in Baltimore was rained out while the Yankees lost to the Red Sox 10-4 to fall 5 and a half games back in the American League East. The Jays and Orioles play a doubleheader today.

In the West, the Los Angeles Angels moved ahead of Houston by half a game for the second wildcard after an 8-1 win over Oakland for their 7th straight win while the Astros lost in Seattle 6-4.

In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the West with an 8-0 win over San Francisco as Clayton Kershaw threw a one hitter and struck out 13 Giants.

NB Power Rates Going Up

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 06:31 AM

NB Power customers will have to dig a little deeper starting tomorrow.

The utility company will raise its rates by 1.6 per cent, for residential and commercial customers.

It works out to about $2.40 additional per month, or around $29 more per year for most residential customers.

 

Southern New Brunswick To Get Inundated With Rain

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 06:21 AM

From 120 up to 170 millimeters of rain could be drenching Saint John. St. Stephen could get even more than that.

That warning from Steve Fougere of Environment Canada who says the rain should start picking up this afternoon with 30 to 40 millimeters expected during the day and then another 80 to 110 millimeters tonight.

The city telling us crews are out and about checking and clearing inlets and outlets as well as clearing catch basins.

Student Faces Hassles Applying For Provincial Student Loans

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 05:31 AM
 
Did your kids or grandkids in university get grief while applying for a student loan this year?
 
One mom is not pleased at her daughter being called a liar by staff during the process of applying for a student loan for her last year of school at Mount A.
 
Janice Percy tells CHSJ News she didn't hear back from anyone in government until she reached out to her daughter's MLA while at school in Sackville--Serge Rouselle.
 

Woman Dies In Kent County Crash

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 18:23 PM

A Kent County woman has been killed in a single vehicle crash on Highway 465 in Beersville.

RCMP say the 53-year-old Clairville woman died when her vehicle left the road on Monday and ended up submerged in a river.

The woman was the only person in the vehicle and she died at the scene.

Police say an autopsy is being conducted and a mechanical inspection of the vehicle will also be done.

Two Ships Make For A Busy Uptown

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 17:22 PM

More than 5700 extra folks in the Uptown today with two cruise ships in town.  

On its way out of Port, the Aurora, on a 21 day tour from England, sounded a musical fog horn.

The other ship, the Regal Princess, will be in port until 11pm tonight.

Tomorrow the Queen Mary 2 is due in port at 3:30pm.

The Brilliance of the Seas is set to arrive at 6am tomorrow morning.

UPDATED: Murder Trial Focuses On Richard Oland's Computer, Cell Phone

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 13:25 PM

The jury at the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland hearing about activity on Richard Oland's main work computer and his iPhone the day before he was found dead in his office on Canterbury Street in Saint John.

Neil Walker, a senior forensic analyst with the RCMP who is stationed at the headquarters in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, became involved in the Richard Oland case in March of 2012. He says he was asked by his then-boss to help the Saint John police with analysis work on seized computers.

Search Is On To Find New Use For Lorne Middle School

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 13:12 PM

How will Lorne Middle school be re-purposed now that it will not be a school anymore after the decision last week by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

Ward 2 Common Councillor John MacKenzie says there has been discussion about putting a health clinic in the space and he would love to see that happen.

MacKenzie who served on the District Education Councils for 17 years and he tells CHSJ News he's happy he didn't have to be a part of the discussion on closing schools.

One Change is also looking for ways the building can be used productively.

Million Dollar Winner Picks Up Cheque At ALC Headquarters

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 13:09 PM

What would you do if you won a million dollars?

A Sydney, Nova Scotia man is deciding just that, after he matched all seven numbers in a Lotto MAX millions draw.

55 year old David Pouchelu  of Sydney, Nova Scotia picked up his winnings today at the Atlantic Lottery Corporation Headquarters in Moncton...

He says he was pretty surprised when he checked his ticket at the Needs Convenience on Alexander Street in Sydney, where he orignally bought it.

Man Facing Four Charges After Gun Incident

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:38 PM

A 54 year old Hunter's Home man is facing four charges after an incident with a weapon last week.

Sussex RCMP were called to the home on Route 112 last Thursday where John Aubin was arrested and a gun was seized.

Aubin was held in custody overnight before a court appearance in Saint John.

He plead guilty to one count of assault and three firearms charges and will be sentenced in November.

The RCMP believe this was an isolated incident.