March 2016

Big Increase In Price Of Self Serve Regular

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 05:46 AM

It might have been a good idea to fill up yesterday if you use self serve regular. The maximum price went up by 5 cents a litre after the weekly setting. Early this morning, self serve regular was selling for 97.6 cents a litre in Saint John.

The maximum price of diesel declined by almost one and a half cents a litre and it was going for a dollar a litre.

The maximum price of heating oil is a bit less expensive at 85.8 cents a litre.

The maximum price of propane is also down slightly at 89 and a half cents a litre.

More Charges Expected In Case Of Sexual Exploitation

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 05:44 AM

Another court appearance today for a 25-year-old Moncton man who's suspected of sexually exploiting more than 2,000 young people online.

He previously pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, sexual assault and making child pornography available.

The RCMP say additional charges are expected to be laid. The court has ordered his name not be made public.

Moncton Man To Face More Charges In Child Porn Case

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 18:35 PM

A 25-year-old Moncton man suspected of sexually exploiting more than 2,000 young people online is expected to face several new charges when he appears in court Thursday.

He previously pleaded guilty to sexual assault, producing child porn and making it available.  

His name is under a court-imposed ban to protect the identity of the original victim.

The man is accused of posing as a teenage girl to convince young boys to send him sexual images and videos and then he distributed them online.

Police Investigating Robbery At West Side Bayview Credit Union

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 17:55 PM

Saint John Police investigating a robbery at the Bayview Credit Union on the west side.

Sergeant Chuck Elgee tells CHSJ news the suspect is a man dressed in dark clothing who left on foot.

Elgee says the suspect is believed to have had a vehicle.

He says the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robbery occurred at roughly 4:30pm.

Moncton Medical Marijuana Producer Gets Provincial Funding

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 16:51 PM

A Moncton-based medical marijuana producer has received a financial boost from the Gallant government in the form of payroll rebates.

Organi-gram in the Moncton Industrial Park will receive $990,000 over three years to create 113 new jobs.

Premier Brian Gallant says he's confident in the future growth of the company.

"This is a facility that has done a great job.  As you know, Health Canada ensures that the industry is very well regulated and I commend them for the hard work they are doing to continue to meet the high standards of Health Canada," says Gallant.

Big Jump Expected For NB Gas Prices

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 15:43 PM

Before heading home tonight, drivers in New Brunswick are advised to stop by a gas station and fill up.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with predicts gas prices will rise by about 5 cents per litre when the provincial regulator adjusts prices at midnight.

McTeague believes another big hike is also coming in the near future.

Meantime, the price of diesel is expected to fall by about 2 cents per litre overnight.

Greater Moncton SPCA Names New Executive Director

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 13:57 PM

A new Executive Director for the Greater Moncton SPCA has been named.

Dave Rogers who has worked part time as an Animal Control Officer at the SPCA will officially take over the role on April 1st.   That is Karen's Nelson's last day, before she enters her second retirement after nearly five years with the animal shelter.

Rogers says it's a great feeling to see these animals go to a good home, "You see them go out the door smiling.  You see dogs prancing as they go out the door, and that's what I look forward to."

Rob Ford Remembered As Kind, Caring Man

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 13:49 PM

Despite being a colourful and controversial figure, Rob Ford is being remembered as a kind and caring man.

The former Toronto mayor and councillor was laid to rest today and succumbing to cancer last week at age 46.

Former Ontario Liberal MP Dan McTeague knew the Ford family well, their family cottages were next door to each other in Peterborough.

"A great loss for our communities and certainly a great loss for the many causes and organizations that he helped along the way and he never wanted any recognition for," he notes.

Premier Gallant Under Fire Over State Of Provincial Economy

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 13:18 PM

Premier Brian Gallant coming under fire again in the Legislature over the state of the provincial economy.

This time, by the Conservative M-L-A for New Maryland-Sunbury Jeff Carr.

Carr says New Brunswick has the highest youth unemployment rate in the nation with 38,000 citizens out of work.

He calls it an "economic emergency".

Provincial Finance Minister Roger Melanson says it's not as if the provincial economy was going great guns when the Conservatives held the reins of power.