November 2015

Climate Change March Held In Saint John

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 05:53 AM

Marches were held around the world calling for action to be taken on climate change including one in Saint John.

Andrew Graham of the Council of Canadians and the National Farmers Union warns the risk of doing nothing is scary to contemplate. Even the Pentagon warns of climate change being a matter of national security with the possibility of a global catastrophe.

Provincial Minister Responsible Defends Options to Reduce Costs And Raise Government Revenue

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 05:48 AM

One of the proposals being floated by the provincial government to raise revenue is highway tolls, including one from Saint John to Rothesay. 

The options have been released just before the Legislature gets back into session tomorrow.

The Minister responsible for the strategic program review, Victor Boudreau says the options put forward were not pulled from thin air but came from those New Brunswickers who took part in the consultations that were held around the province either in person or online.

Saint John Gets Big Cut From Province

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015 05:25 AM

Common Council meeting in closed session today for more budget deliberations after the provincial government announces Saint John will be receiving over a million dollars less in grant money next year  at just under 20 million dollars.

All of the outlying communities will be receiving more. Grand Bay-Westfield will be receiving 69 thousand dollars more, almost 55 thousand dollars more for Quispamsis, 27 hundred dollars more for Rothesay and an additional 48 hundred dollars for Hampton.

Minimum Wage Hikes Require A Balanced Approach

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 13:52 PM
A New Brunswick group fighting poverty wants to see people working for a higher minimum wage.
The Common Front for Social Justice wants to see the hourly rate increase from to $15.00 an hour from $10.30--the lowest in the country.
Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arsenault says it's too bad when government's change and planned increases are scrapped.

Sunday Afternoon Sports - November 29, 2015

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:43 PM

In the CFL

The Ottawa RedBlacks play the Edmonton Eskimos in the 103rd Grey Cup.

In the NHL

One game on the schedule with the Detroit Red Wings facing off in Florida against the Panthers.

In the NBA

The Toronto Raptors host the Phoenix Suns.

In the NFL

The New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins, the New York Giants visit the Redskins in Washington, the Seattle Seahawks play at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos take on the undefeated New England Patriots

Winterizing Your Vehicle

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 12:40 PM

Winter is coming and it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the months of snow and icy conditions.

David Brown is the General Manager at Downey Ford, he says there's a few measures to take to ensure your ride is safely winterized.

Brown says to always check your tire pressure, tread depth and age.

He also says to make sure you've got winter tires on your vehicle.

Brown says to make sure you check the battery in your car regularly, as well as your cooling system to make sure it has 50/50 anti freeze water mixture.

Fire Destroys Home In St. George

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 11:46 AM

A fire in St. George has left two people homeless.

St. George Fire Chief Shawn Morton says the home is completely destroyed after a fire early this morning.

Morton says fire crews from St. Andrews, Blacks Harbour, Fundy Bay and Bonny River helped battle the flames.

He says eight fire engines were on the scene.

Morton says the cause was electrical from a scentsy burner that melts hot wax.

Morton encourages people who do use a scentsy burner to always use it with caution and to not leave it unattended.

Fire In Bathurst Destroys Two Commercial Buildings

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 06:55 AM

A fire in Bathurst destroying two commercial buildings, damaging at least two others, and displacing a number of tenants who lived on upper levels of the two and three-storey buildings on the corner of Main Street and King Avenue.

A team of eight Canadian Red Cross volunteers and staff from Bathurst and Fredericton will assist displaced tenants with emergency lodging, food, clothing and other essentials.

Sunday Morning Sports - November 29, 2015

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 06:52 AM

In the CFL

The Ottawa RedBlacks play the Edmonton Eskimos in the 103rd Grey Cup.

In the NHL

The Washington Capitals doubled up on the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2, the New Jersey Devils beat the Montreal Canadiens in overtime 3-2, the Edmonton Oilers edged the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout 3-2, the Winnipeg Jets fell to the Colorado Avalanche 5-3, the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 and the Calgary Flames fell to the San Jose Sharks 5-2.

In the NBA

The Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 84-82.