October 2015

Health Officials Say Whooping Cough Outbreaks Occur In Cycles

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 08:35 AM

Health officials continue to keep an eye on the number of confirmed cases of Whooping Cough in the region.

There are currently 47, most of them in the Greater Moncton area.

Regional Medical Officer of Health Dr. Yves Leger says the disease tends to occur in cycles, "The peaks that we see every three to five years, can vary.  So in 2012, we saw a lot of Pertussis activity, which may have been in part because of the timeline from of our previous peak which was longer than the three to five years."

In 2012, we saw around 1400 cases of Pertussis.

Cool And Dry For Trick Or Treaters

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 08:01 AM

The excitement is continuing to build as the ghosts and goblins make plans to hit the streets  tomorrow night.

Parents will want to ensure their children are dressed for the weather.

Meteorologist with the Weather Network Dayna Vitesse says, it'll be a little on the cool side, but it will be dry and we won't be dealing with any of the stormy weather we've been seeing with over the past few days.

She says temperatures are expected to hover at around 5 degrees for the trick or treaters.


Friday Morning Sports

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 06:43 AM

In the NFL, the New England Patriots are now 7 and 0 after trouncing the Miami Dolphins 36-7. Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns.

Raiders owner Mark Davis made a surprise appearance at an NFL sponsored town hall meeting by saying he's still committed to keeping his team in Oakland. There has been speculation the Raiders and Chargers would share a new stadium in the Los Angeles area.

Update On Power Outages

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 06:19 AM

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia causing widespread power outages in southern New Brunswick.

As of early this morning, there were 35 hundred homes and businesses still without electricity around the province with more than 31 hundred of them in the Rothesay district which includes Grand Bay-Westfield and the Kingston Peninsula. NB Power estimates some people may be in the dark until 7:00 tonight.

The Anglophone South School District reports Kennebecasis Valley High, Quispamsis Elementary and Macdonald Consolidated will not be opening today due to the power outages.

Pete's Gobbled Up

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 06:16 AM

Pete Luckett's grocery retail and wholesale business, operating as Pete's Fine Foods is being bought by Sobeys.

The deal includes the Bedford and Halifax grocery retail locations and a wholesale operation.

The name is not going to change and no jobs will be lost.

Pete Luckett, we are told, will be kept on as a consultant.

Truck Rolls Over

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 06:14 AM

Emergency crews called out last night after a truck filled with waste water rolled over on Crane Mountain Road.

The provincial Environment Department was notified.

The driver wasn't injured.

More On Proposed Fertiliser Plant

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 06:11 AM

Big plans for construction of a fertiliser plant in the McAllister Industrial Park by Atlantic Potash rolled out at an open house for all to see.

Atlantic Potash C-E-O Keith Attoe acknowledges there are safety concerns with a fertiliser plant but this operation will be less risky by using ammonium nitrate in a concentration with water.

Attoe is hoping construction will begin in 2017. He estimates it will employ up to 350 workers when all the phases of the project are complete.

Changing The Criteria To Grant More Wishes and Help More Kids

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 20:36 PM

The Children's Wish Foundation expanding its reach to grant more wishes by including children with serious neurologicial and genetic diagnoses such as severe Cerebral Palsy.  

The More Wishes, More Wonders campaign launching nation wide today.

Paediatrician Dr. Sarah Gander says now it's more about how much these illnesses impact the child.

She adds it doesn't have to be cancer or heart diseasebecause people are dealing with things every day so the need is there.

Remnants Of Patricia Impact NB

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 18:06 PM

What's left of a hurricane that recently impacted Mexico is now making its way across the Maritimes.

The remnants of Patricia have brought rain and gusty winds.

Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Viteese tells us the wind is also churning up the sea.

"New Brunswick is seeing wind gusts of about 70 km/h or so... that's kind of the highest we are going to get.  Anywhere along the Bay of Fundy we are looking for some rough surf."

At least  25 mm of rain is expected by the time the storm moves away later tonight.