November 2015

Anti Poverty Group Disappointed With Cost Cutting Measures From Provincial Government

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 19:18 PM

The Common Front for Social Justice is disappointed with several measures proposed by the provincial government to cut costs.

Provincial Coordinator Jean-Claude Basque says cutting public jobs and privatization of public services is not the way to go.

He says public services are a vital part of lifting people out of poverty.

"If you cut jobs, it means that people will have to go on either EI or later on on Welfare, so we don't understand how that is going to help the economy," says Basque.

The PC Party Turns Over Computers With Atcon Data To The RCMP

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 15:36 PM

Interim PC party leader Bruce Fitch says the Auditor General offering a forencis audit to the Liberals on the Atcon scandal but Fitch says Brian Gallant wants to sweep it under the carpet and hope it goes away.

The Provincial Conservative party purchased computers relating to the Atcon scandal and subsequently turned them over to the RCMP saying they contain data.

Fitch says New Brunswickers want to know where the money went.

Matthew Tucker In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 14:10 PM

A St. Stephen man facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of his mother last year appearing before a judge in Saint John.

Matthew Linus Tucker in the docket for a pre-trial hearing where Mr. Justice Terrence Morrison along with Crown and Defence lawyers discussed matters such as Tucker's video statement and search warrants relating to the investigation.

53 year old Dorothy Tucker of Oak Haven was reported missing on November 10th 2014.
A large search began which involved RCMP divers.   Hunters found her body 10 days later.

UPDATED: Expert In Forensic Analysis Of Computers Testifies At Oland Trial

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 13:39 PM

The second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland hearing from the second witness to be called by the defence, Geoffrey Fellows from England, who was declared an expert in the forensic analysis of computers and related electronic devices including the recovery and interpretation of electronic data.

Fellows says that the last human usage on Richard Oland's  main computer system in his office at 52 Canterbury Street in uptown Saint John was at 5:39pm on July 6, 2011. That was the opening of a yachting website - specifically the Southern Ocean Racing Conference website.

Taxpayers Federation Pans Provincial Government's Options To Raise Revenue And Cut Costs

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 12:56 PM

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the provincial government should stop giving companies tax dollars to set up shop in the province.

The Federation's Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey says that option is not on the table but it should be because what's up for consideration will hit taxpayers in the province hard and when taxes are raised, jobs are killed.

Budget Deliberations For Common Council Made Harder

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 12:51 PM

With the city receiving more than a million dollars less from the province next year in grant money, balancing the budget will be made that much harder.

Common Council will be holding more budget deliberations in closed session beginning late this afternoon.

Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside says he can see the day when the provincial government doesn't give municipalities any grant money. Councillor at Large Shirley McAlary says that isn't so farfetched and the possibility of that happening has been discussed at the Cities of New Brunswick Association.

Saint John's Radio Intruder Before A Judge Today

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 11:17 AM

e man who brazenly came into the King Street offices of Country 94 and The Wave last Thursday morning going through desks before pulling a knife on one employee appearing in court today.

53 year old Stephen Richman is facing a number of charges including a weapons offense and robbery.

He is also facing charges for going into apartments in the South end and for a stealing a wallet from a nurse at St. Joe's among other incidents.

Applications Now Being Accepted For Council On Aging

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 07:49 AM

Those interested in serving on the Council on Aging, are encouraged to put their application in now.

The hope of the council is to develop an aging strategy that creates a sustainable system based on the government's vision for long term care.

The provincial government is looking for a variety of individuals with different perspectives on aging,  that includes seniors, families, medical professionals, and caregivers.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, Dec 14.

Monday Morning Sports For November 30th

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 06:11 AM

In the NFL, New England lost for the first time this season in overtime, 30-24 to Denver as C-J Anderson ran 48 yards for the winning score. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a knee injury late in the 4th quarter....Seattle kept its playoff hopes alive with a 39-30 win over Pittsburgh as quarterback Russell Wilson threw five touchdown passes.