August 2016

Boat Motor Stolen In Saint Andrews

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 06:02 AM

Local police in Saint Andrews are on the lookout for a thief.

RCMP say sometime between 10pm Sunday night, August 28th, and 6:30am Monday morning, August 29th, someone stole a brand new, 60 horse power outboard marine motor, worth over $5000.

It was taken from a commercial boat on St. Andrews North Road.

Canada Post, CUPW Reach Tentative Deals Averting Job Action

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 05:19 AM

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Canada Post have reached tentative agreements, averting any possible job action.

Federal Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says, in a statement, that these deals were reached voluntarily by both sides.

CUPW was set to begin job actions earlier this week until a couple of 24-hour extensions were announced to allow the negotiations to continue.

Atlantic Fest Cancelled After Selena Gomez Pulls Out For Health Reasons

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 20:40 PM

The highly anticipated Atlantic Fest 2016 is cancelled after headliner Selena Gomez announced today she was pulling out because of health reasons.

The concert in Moncton was planned for Sunday September 4th, but is now cancelled.

The NEB Postpone Energy East Hearings In Montreal Over Ongoing Security Concerns

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 16:39 PM

The National Energy Board deciding to adjourn hearings on Energy East in Montreal this week.

The decision has been made as a result of a violent disruption on the first day of the proceedings and  security concerns.

The NEB says disruptions like this compromise the Board’s ability to conduct the session in a secure manner and prevent intervenors from having an opportunity to be heard, share their views and ask questions.

They add all participants in this hearing have a right to be heard and with respect.

Group Vows To Continue Fight Against Shediac Mega-Campground

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 16:03 PM

Developers of a mega-campground in Shediac have been granted a three-year extension to get started by town council.

The Red Dot Group is opposed to the project fearing increased traffic, the campground's outflow into Shediac Bay and poor water quality concerns at Parlee Beach.

Spokesperson Tim Borlase says the group is obviously unhappy with council's decision but vow to continue the fight.

"We've been working at this now for two-and-a-half years.  We're not giving up.  We're determined that we have the correct arguments in this case," he notes.

Employment Insurance Roundtable Held In Moncton

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 15:41 PM

Trying to navigate the Employment Insurance system can often be a frustrating process according to information collected by Service Canada.

As a result, a federal review panel has been going across the country to gather feedback from stakeholders and a roundtable was held in Moncton today.

Quebec-based MP Remi Masse is leading the review and says based on what he's heard so far, changes are needed to help those accessing Employment Insurance.

Minister Rick Doucet Calls NEB Hearing Delay In Montreal "Disappointing"

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:41 AM

Minister of Energy and Resource Development Rick Doucet calls the postponement of the Energy East pipeline hearing in Montreal "disappointing".

Doucet says in New Brunswick, the hearings were held without risking public safety or disrupting the productivity of the National Energy Board.

The hearing was postponed after a group of protesters disrupted the proceedings on Monday.

Doucet says once everyone cools down, they'll come back to the process.

Majority Of Canadians Support Idea Of Basic Income Welfare System; But Not Higher Taxes To Pay For It

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:01 PM

A significant majority of Canadians support the idea of a basic income welfare system, according to a poll from Angus Reid.

However, almost six in ten believe it would be too expensive to put realistically function.

Furthermore, only 34% would be willing to pay higher taxes to support a basic income program.

Provincial Government Releases First Budget Update Of 2016

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:11 AM

The provincial government released its budget update for the first time this year.

Their projected deficit is wide ranging with an $80 million dollar margin of error.

The province is projecting a deficit between $262.4 million and $342.4 million dollars.

The original forecasted deficit was said to be in the range of $347 million dollars.

Treasury Board President Roger Melanson says due to the lower than expected revenues from NB Power, the contingency fund is being lowered by $20 million dollars.

Anthem Of The Seas Cruise Ship Brings 4200 To City

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:16 AM

Uptown Saint John is going to be buzzing today with a cruise ship bringing an extra 4200 people to the city.

The Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is making its inaugural call today and will be here from 11am to 11pm. This is the largest cruise ship to ever visit the city.