December 2015

Legislation To Ban Flavoured Tobacco Takes Effect January 1st

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 12:10 PM

Just a reminder, legislation banning the sale of all flavoured tobacco including menthol go into effect on January 1st.

The changes to the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Act were announced earlier this year.

Other changes that took effect in July of 2015 include a ban of the sale of e-cigarettes and smoking supplies to anyone under the age of 19.

Set A Plan For 2016, To Get A Handle On Your Debt

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 11:56 AM

Was it a difficult year for debt in your household?  Maybe your New Years resolution is to get a handle on your finances.

Senior Advisor at Maisey Financial Services John Maisey says it's important says you have a plan in place and know how you are going to pay down the debt.

He says, "You have to make sure you have savings put aside for that rainy day, and make sure you have a better handle on what you have for debt.  You also need to start saving for retirement."

Wednesday Morning Sports For December 30th

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 06:55 AM

The Saint John Sea Dogs almost squandered a three goal lead as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan tied the game with just six seconds left. The Sea Dogs won in the shootout, 6-5 with Mathieu Joseph getting the winner.

At the World Juniors, Matt Barzal scored the clinching goal in the shootout to give Canada a 3-2 win over Switzerland and clinch a playoff spot and Russia defeated Belarus 4-1.

Cherry Brook Zoo Expects New Residents In 2016

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 06:47 AM

Funding for the Cherry Brook Zoo for next year has been secured through the help of donors,sponsors and surrounding municipalities.

Director of Zoo Development Lynda Collrin says the zoo keeps finding ways to say afloat, and hopes to have lion cubs at the zoo next year.

Collrin says the funding the zoo received this year is down compared to previous year but it's enough to keep going.

Storm Cleanup Underway

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 06:43 AM

The latest storm of the winter dumping 19 centimeters of snow at Saint John Airport. Environment Canada telling us more snow fell further west with St. Stephen getting 21 centimeters and Grand Manan the highest total at 25 centimeters. Both Fredericton and Moncton recorded 15 centimeters.

Despite the storm and slippery road conditions, both City Police and the fire department say there wasn't much to report.

First Days Of 2015-2016 Season At Poley Mountain A Success

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 18:03 PM

While many people are grumbling over the snow, Poley Mountain's General Manager is thrilled.

Bill Anderson says they officially opened this week and had a great crowd of visitors on their first day.

"People came picking up their season pass, buying stuff from the retail shop, and just enjoying the day out on the slopes," says Anderson. "We only had a couple trails open but now with the storm and we made snow last night."

Anderson says they hope to have more runs open by this weekend.

He adds the feedback about the new lodge has been very positive so far.

On-Demand Snow Removal Service Launches In The Maritimes

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 12:03 PM

If you want a break from all the shovelling, there's an app being released in the coming weeks that will allow just that.

The app is called "Plow Me Out", and co-founder Sean Griffith says customers can use the website right now, until the app is released.

Griffith says you just create an account, describe your driveway and then you're given a price.

He says different snow removal companies can then pick up the job, making it an easy experience for the customer.

Soldiers Find Life After The Military Difficult

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:44 AM

The Globe and Mail is reporting after going through the Access to Information Act that 54 soldiers and vets who served in Afghanistan have taken their own lives.

Retired Captain Andrew Garsh knows first hand how difficult it can be to transition from being in the military to civilian life after spending 12 years as a soldier. 

He left the armed forces after suffering a severe head injury following a roadside bomb explosion and was later diagnosed with a seizure disorder.