June 2016

NB Gas Down Today, Going Up Tomorrow

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 08:35 AM

Gas prices in New Brunswick fell by 2 cents per litre overnight.

The provincial regulator has set the price of regular self-serve at a maximum 102.2 per litre.

Most stations are selling for less in Metro Moncton.

Diesel and propane each fell by about one cent.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says prices will rise tomorrow with a hike in the HST.

McTeague adds gas prices could rise by about 2.5 cents per litre.

Thursday Morning Sports For June 30th

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 06:35 AM

Lots of trades happening in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils sending defenceman Adam Larsson to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Taylor Hall. The Nashville Predators sent defenceman Shea Weber to the Montreal Canadiens for P.K. Subban......TSN insider Bob MacKenzie tweeted forward Steven Stamkos has decided to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

President Obama Addresses Parliament

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 06:18 AM

"The World Needs More Canada".

That message delivered by President Barack Obama as he addressed MP`s in  the House of Commons

Obama talked about globalisation, saying the benefits have to be broadbased with benefits for everyone, otherwise people will get angry and push back.

He told MP's if a C-E-O earns more in one day than a worker does in a year, it's not only bad for morale at the company, it's also bad for the economy because that worker won't be a good customer for business.

Fire In North End

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 06:13 AM

There was a small fire reported shortly before 4:00 at an office building on Somerset Street.

The sprinkler system activated as it was intended to do and the fire was extinguished quickly.

Charges Laid In Death Of Ryan Jimmo

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 06:09 AM

Two men have been charged in Edmonton for the fatal hit and run last weekend which killed 34 year old Ryan Jimmo, the former U-F-C fighter, who grew up in Saint John and attended St. Malachy's High School where he played football and was captain of the chess club.

23 year old Anthony Getschel is charged with second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of accident involving death. 21 year old Jordan Wagner is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Retail Council Of Canada Says Looming HST Increase Will Erase Competitive Tax Advantage In New Brunswick

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 06:01 AM

The Retail Council of Canada is concerned about the looming 2% increase in the HST for New Brunswick.

Atlantic Director Jim Cormier says businesses in New Brunswick are feeling the effects of a double whammy.

"Whenever you're adding increased taxes to business it almost never has a good effect," says Cormier. "And of course with New Brunswick they've increased corporate taxes over the last few years, as well as an HST increase, and that's never good for business.

8 In 10 Canadians Have No Faith In Donald Trump's Ability to Handle International Affairs

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 06:01 AM

A new poll shows 8 in 10 Canadians have no faith in Donald Trump's ability to handle global affairs.

Out of 15 countries polled by PEW Research, 10 of them returned no confidence in Trump numbers above 75%.

Only 14% of Canadians believed Trump would handle international affairs well, compared to 63% supporting Hillary Clinton.

Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia had the highest levels of no confidence in Donald Trump.

Busy Day In The NHL

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 17:30 PM

Lots of movement in the National Hockey League today with the Montreal Canadiens trading defenceman P.K Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shea Webber.

Also, the New Jersey Devils have aquired forward Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Adam Larsson.

TSN insider Bob MacKenzie tweeted that free agent Stephen Stamkos has decided to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rollover Leaves Harvey Man With Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 16:55 PM

RCMP are investigating a rollover that happened just outside of McAdam and has left a man from Harvey with life-threatening injuries.

The rollover occured Tuesday evening on Highway 4 west of McAdam. The driver of the vehicle suffered only minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.

Police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the rollover.

A Higher Deficit Makes Reaching Balanced Books Even Harder

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 13:46 PM

The Gallant Liberals revealing that the provincial deficit is higher than originally thought.

It's now going to be 466 million dollars--13 million dollars higher that what was forecast late last year.

Kevin Lacey of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the problem is that this government keeps spending money and raising taxes.

He says are all hoping that we will get to a balanced budget but realistically the government has not taken the aggressive measures necessary to get us to that date.