October 2016

Halloween Costume Tips For Trick Or Treaters

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 08:23 AM

It'll be hard to keep the kids focused at school today.

Many of them will be thinking about trick or treating tonight.

A few tips to take into consideration when it comes to costumes, before the little ghosts and goblins head out into the streets.

Wear a light coloured or bright costume or add reflective tape or an arm band, so you child can be easily seen by motorists.

Make sure the costume is properly fitted, to avoid your child tripping on it.

Fire At Oil Refinery

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 06:21 AM

City fire crews lending a helping hand to extinguish a fire at the Irving Oil refinery early yesterday morning.

The fire was reported in an area of the oil refinery that's not in use because of the annual maintenance shutdown.

We're told Irving fire crews had the situation well in hand when city firefighters arrived anhd they remain on site for 7 hours.

Monday Morning Sports For October 31st

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 06:12 AM

The Chicago Cubs remain alive in the World Series after a 3-2 win. closer Aroldis Chapman came in from the bullpen in the seventh inning for the first eight out save of his big league career. Cleveland still leads 3 games to 2. Game six will be played tomorrow night with Jake Arrieta starting for Chicago against Josh Tomlin for Cleveland.

In the "Q", Moncton broke an 8 game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Update On Clean Drinking Water

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 05:52 AM

Common Council will be talking water tonight which includes an update on the safe drinking water project. Councillors have been told there have been no major problems with the clean drinking water project thus far. It's on schedule and on budget with just minor soil contamination found during construction.

Nurses Want More Protection From Violence In Their Workplace

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 05:43 AM

The provincial government is being called on to do more for nurses who are facing increasing violence on the job.

The President of the New Brunswick Nurses Union Paula Doucet says the government could use the Occupational Health and Safety Act to give nurses more protection and support. Doucet is talking about such things as risk assessment, prevention, incident followup, support, training on diffusing volatile situations and education.

Larger Cranes Arrive For Modernisation Of Port

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 05:22 AM

Big changes are taking place at the port with the 205 million dollar modernisation.

This past weekend massive blue cranes arrived here from Charleston, South Carolina for DP World. They could be seen in the harbour Saturday morning.

Port Engineer Tyler O'Rourke tells CHSJ News the changes are being brought about because Saint John wants to increase container traffic and the ships are getting larger.

O'Rourke says the main channel in the harbour has to be deepened to accomodate the larger ships. 

Description Released Of Armed Robber

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 05:19 AM

City Police have released a description of the man they're looking for after the C-I-B-C om Main Street West was robbed late Friday afternoon.

No one was injured during the holdup.

Police describe the robber as white, between 44 and 55 years of age, with a thin face, thick glasses and weighing about 150 pounds.

Two National Charities Fighting Cancer Announce Plans To Merge In Early 2017

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016 13:11 PM

Two cancer charities in Canada are joining forces.

The Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation announced plans to combine in order to have a greater impact on research and support programs.

Canadian Cancer Society Board of Directors Chair Robert Lawrie says it's clear they are stronger together and the merger will be beneficial for all Canadians.

He goes on to say it'll improve performance, reduce costs, and increase opportunities while allowing more funds to be directed to cancer research and support.

Homegrown Clothing Brand Celebrates 2 Years Of Supporting Mental Health Initiatives

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:28 PM

A clothing company based in Fredericton is continuing its effort of creating clothing to start conversations about mental health.

Wear Your Label Co-founder and CEO Kayley Reed says the company is celebrating its second birthday.

Reed says the goal was to create positive products to encourage conversations around mental health and to give back to mental health initiatives

She says she wanted to create something tangible that could help start conversations around something so stigmatized.