January 2016

NB Warns Travellers About Zika Virus

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 17:15 PM

New Brunswickers are advised to consult with their health-care providers before travelling to Central and South America and the Caribbean, due to a recent outbreak of the Zika virus.

In the advisory from Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Russell, pregnant women may be especially at risk for contracting the virus and it could lead to birth defects.

The virus is an infection that spreads to humans when they are bitten by an infected mosquito.

Symptoms can include fever, headache, pink eye, rash, and joint and muscle pain.

Investigation Into SJ Police's Handling Of Richard Oland's Murder Suspended

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 16:10 PM

The New Brunswick Police Commission is suspending its probe into the Saint John police's investigation of the Richard Oland murder, pending Dennis Oland's appeal which was filed on January 20.

In a statement released on its website, the commission says they want to make sure their investigation doesn't impact the ongoing criminal proceedings.

Doucet Wants Charlotte County Group To Stop Scaring People About Cuts To CCH

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 15:15 PM

The Minister responsible for Opportunities NB wants a conversation about the Charlotte County Hospital.

MLA for Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West, Rick Doucet says the Concerned Citizens of Charlotte County group have very valid points, including those brought forward during the Strategic Program Review.  

Social Development Minister Says Safe Harbour Youth Have Been Housed

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 17:51 PM

The Safe Harbour shelter on Broad Street, which provides emergency and transitional housing to homeless and at-risk youth, is shuttering on Friday because of a lack of funding.

Social Development Minister with the province Cathy Rogers says that every youth has been housed and are working with social workers with her department, "they're being case-planned and they're part of the youth engagement services program so we are looking after them making sure their needs are met. That's of course the first priority."

Long Believes The Energy East Delay Will Be Worth It

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 15:14 PM
 
The Energy East pipeline project will be delayed following changes at the Federal level to the way large projects are assessed.
 
For this project, it means adding more consultation with indigenous people and adding three temporary members to the National Energy Board.
 
Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long disagrees with those who believe the delay is a bad move. 
 
He says for an extra 5 to 6 months if we can guarantee that the pipeline is going to happen he thinks it's well worth it.
 

Good Samaritans Are Handing Cash To Some Syrians In Saint John

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 14:57 PM

A series of good samaritans are helping the new Syrian famillies get settled in Saint John.

Patti Gulliver-Goucher is part of a Welcome Team with the YMCA's Newcomer Connections program.

She tells us she was shopping with a family at Value Village when a surprising thing happened.

Gulliver-Goucher says while they were shopping a man approached her put a $50 bill in her hand and pointed towards the Syrian mom she was helping saying "for her" and then he just turned around and walked her.

Moncton Man Hopes To Become Next Masterchef Canada

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 13:38 PM

Another cooking enthusiast from Metro Moncton is hoping to become the next Masterchef Canada.

David Young will be one of forty finalists to be featured on Season 3 of Masterchef Canada.

He told us ever since he could walk, he has had an interest in cooking, "I'm a pretty versatile cook.  I like challenge, I like to try different things.  I like to keep things basic."

Despite the fact that David already knows how far in the competition he got, he is sworn to secrecy and wouldn't give us any hints at all.