December 2015

Moncton Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 14:45 PM

A Moncton man is facing numerous charges including attempted murder in what RCMP are calling a home invasion in Grande-Digue last month.

Mounties say the man was arrested after shots were fired inside a home on November 30.

Luc Lebreton, 39, faces other charges including break and enter with assault, and assault with a weapon.

Lebreton remains in custody and will return to court again next Wednesday.

More Photos Of Murder Suspects Released

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:49 AM

More pictures have been released of two suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a Riverview teen.

Crimestoppers New Brunswick has posted additional pictures of Marissa Shephard and Tyler Noel.

They are both charged with the first degree murder of 18 year old Baylee Wylie.  They're also charged with arson.

Wylie's body was found after a fire inside a Sumac Street home on December 17th, and his death has been described as extremely violent.

RCMP says Shephard and Noel are considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Thursday Morning Sports For December 31st

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 06:24 AM

The Saint John Mill Rats improved to a franchise record 3 and 0 start by downing the Moncton Miracles 121-112 at Harbour Station. Corey Allmond made six three points en route to 23 points in just the first quarter. Anthony Anderson led Saint John with 33 points.

At the World Juniors, Canada faces Sweden this afternoon at 2 Atlantic time.....Yesterday, the U.S. beat up on Switzerand 10-1.....It was Sweden over Denmark 5-0.....Finland downed Slovakia 8-3 and the Czech Republic defeated Belarus 5-3.

Vehicles Towed In South-Central Peninsula For Violating Parking Ban

Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 06:16 AM

City Police reporting more than 20 vehicles will wind up being towed from the South-Central Peninsula for violating the 8 hour on-street parking ban which city crews to remove the snow from Tuesday's storm.

Police also towing away a vehicle for further investigation after firefighters discovered it ablaze at the Superstore parking lot on Somerset Street. Two adjacent vehicles sustained minor heat damage.

Canada's Economy Poised To Make Comeback Later In 2016

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 18:11 PM

Canada's economy took a beating in 2015 as the oil industry began a downward spiral which brought the loonie down with it.

Analysts say 2016 promises to be a better year for a country which is heavily dependent on oil.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com believes oil has not quite reached the bottom yet.

"I think it's going to be a very mixed, volatile year with more damage in the oil industry... at least until the middle part of the year (2016)."

Hope Remains Despite the Grim Child Poverty Stats in Saint John

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 14:47 PM
 
There is still hope despite the high rate of child poverty in Saint John.
 
At 29 per cent it's the highest of any major city in the country.
 
Randy Hatfield of the Human Development Council tells CHSJ News 
they are encouraged by the new Federal government.
 
He says their platform calls for tweaks to the child tax benefit which he sales alone will remove 300,000 Canadian children from poverty.
 

Slight Hike For NB Gas Prices

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 14:14 PM

Drivers in New Brunswick will have to pay a bit more for gasoline at midnight.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says it won't be a very big one.

"We're looking at a slight increase... I'm looking at not more than a penny but not less than half a penny."

McTeague says diesel and furnace will also jump by at least one cent each overnight.

McAdam Police Ask For Help After Lots Of Damage To Property Near Train Station

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 13:50 PM
After getting plenty of calls for damage in the last few months, local police are asking for your help. 
 
McAdam RCMP say between August and November of 2015, there have been numerous reports of damage to properties near the walking trail that runs behind the Villiage's beloved train station. 
 
Bridges and signs have been extensively damaged and marked with spray-painted graffiti. 
 
If you have any information about these crimes, please call McAdam RCMP at 506-784-1205.
 

UPDATE: Firefighters Rescue Two Dogs From The River

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 13:02 PM
 
If you love dogs, this is a very scary idea.
 
Two dogs required saving after one fell into the ice this morning.
 
Firefighters from Grand Bay-Westfield got the call to respond to the Nerepis River at Woodman's Point.
 
Deputy Fire Chief MacLean says it gave some of their firefighters a chance to use their ice rescue training.
 
Crews used a canoe and a rescue boat to bring both dogs back to shore safely. 
 
 

New Rothesay Arena And Field House Held Up

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:49 PM

The town of Rothesay will have to wait until the federal government formalises its spending plans on infrastructure before finding out whether the province will come through with funding for the proposed new arena and field house. That word from Mayor Bill Bishop.

He says the provincial government wants to know if the new federal infrastructure program will have money for projects of this kind. In the meantime, the town is in a state of suspended animation. When the federal government will be unveiling its new infrastructure spending program isn't known.