October 2015

Saturday Afternoon Sports - October 31, 2015

Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:33 PM

In "Q" Action

The Saint John Sea Dogs play at home against the Val-d'Or Foreurs. The puck drops at Harbour Station at 7pm.


Game 3 of the World Series taking place in New York with the Mets hosting the Kansas City Royals. The Royals currently lead the best of seven series 2-1.

In the NHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Senators take on the Detroit Red Wings in Ottawa, the Bruins visit the Lightning in Tampa Bay and the Edmonton Oilers take on the Calgary Flames in the battle of Alberta.


New Justin Trudeau Government To Be Unveiled Wednesday

Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:30 PM

It won't be long now before the new gang of Liberal MP's are sworn in.

The new Justin Trudeau government will be unveiled on Wednesday at Rideau Hall.

Saint John-Rothesay MP-elect Wayne Long says the new MP's have been busy since October 18th.

The Regional MP's from Sussex to St. Stephen meeting in Saint John to discuss priorities with MLA's from the same areas.

Provincial Economic Development Minister Rick Doucet says they hope to do that every quarter.

Halloween Tips For Pets

Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015 09:03 AM

Your pet can have a lot of fun on Halloween as well.

But be sure to keep your dog or cat safe, if they are going to be near the door when the trick or treaters arrive.

Executive Director for the Greater Moncton SPCA Karen Nelson says all of the ghosts and ghouls can be a scary ordeal frightening ordeal, and  your pet can dart out the door from fear, and then you'll spend your Halloween looking for them.  

Nelson says you should also make sure they have all of their identification up to date, in case they do get out.

Atlantic Potash Urged To Install Scrubber

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 13:31 PM

Local environmentalist Gordon Dalzell is urging Atlantic Potash to install a scrubber at its fertiliser plant that's being proposed for the McAllister Industrial Park. He's concerned about 2.6 tons of ammonia being released into the atmosphere each year.

As for the other emissions, they're not bad compared to what has been emitted over the years on the east side.

Dalzell is glad to hear the ammonium nitrate to be used will be combined with water in a concentration that will lessen the risk of an explosion happening. 

Deputy Mayor Gets Award

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 13:24 PM

Deputy Mayor Shelley Rinehart winning the True Growth leadership award.

She says True Growth is more than just about growing the economy. It's about tackling social problems as well and she's glad there's the recognition that something has to be done to alleviate poverty and improve literacy.

Dr. Rinehart says True Growth, to her at least, is a mindset to move the community forward economically, socially and environmentally.

New Policies At Horizon Health

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 13:20 PM

Horizon Health is making some policy changes on visiting hours and treating the mentally ill.

Early next year, traditional visiting hours will be scrapped for close family members under the Family Presence Policy that will sllow them to be with their loved ones 24/7 if necessary.

One of the recommendations from the Serena Perry inquest is going to be adopted in a new programme so provide more support from family members and friends in the community for people suffering from mental disorders.

It means they won't necessarily be hospitalised as a matter of course.

Dietician Who Leads Support Group Says They Want Everyone To Be Supportive Of Breastfeeding

Posted on Sunday, November 1, 2015 14:01 PM

A dietician who leads a breastfeeding support group in Charlotte County says it all began 17 years ago because they were seeing that mothers were not getting the help that they needed.

Lori MacKenzie, speaking about a new campaign launched by Public Health called Breastfeeding Anywhere, says they wanted to normalize breastfeeding. She says they want to have everyone in our communities accepting of breastfeeding and to be aware of the benefits and that this is a right for mom and babies.