March 2018

Trudeau Touts Canada Workers Benefit In Sussex

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 17:00 PM

Trudeau wrapped up a day in Dairytown at the local high school by talking about the Canada Workers Benefit, which he claims will lift 70,000 people out of poverty.

It's a revamped version of the Working Income Tax Benefit and the government says it'll allow more low-income workers to keep more of their paycheque.

"Someone earning $15,000 a year could receive up to $500 more from the new Canada Workers Benefit than they received under the old Working Income Tax Benefit," Trudeau said.

RCMP Release Photos Of Truck Suspected In Fatal Hit & Run

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 14:55 PM

RCMP are continuing to investigate a fatal hit and run which took the life of 22-year-old Brady Francis of Elsipogtog First Nation last month.

Mounties seized a pickup truck following the crash in Saint-Charles on February 24 but later returned it to the owner.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw a grey 2003 GMC Sierra 4 X 4 travelling in the Richibucto area.

Bobcat Spotted Lurking In Backyard In Moncton's North End

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 13:10 PM

It's not often in the City of Moncton, you are looking out your window and see a large wild cat in your backyard.

Deby Reicker lives on Frampton Lane in Moncton's north end.  Her home backs onto Mapleton Park.  Her daughter Julia noticed through the window, what looked like a bobcat in the backyard.

"I turned around and he was literally seven feet from the window," Reicker says.

The Prime Minister Speaks With Sussex Business Leaders

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:43 PM

While in Sussex, the PM also had a roundtable discussion with Sussex business leaders and Fundy-Royal MP Alaina Lockhart.

Prime Minister Trudeau spoke about how the Federal government can provide support".

Prime Minister And The Premier Meet In Sussex

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:34 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Brian Gallant had a chance to chat today in Sussex.

Gallant says they talked a lot about the federal funding for the seniors care pilot program announced in the federal budget.

The two leaders also talked about Cybersecurity and the $673 million in infrastructure funding coming to New Brunswick, as well as the latest on the Sisson Mine project near Stanley.

New Ferry Named Belleisle Belle

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:08 AM

This fall you will see a new ferry on Belleisle Bay and it will be called Belleisle Belle.

The name was chosen from a ferry-naming contest and the winning entry from Doug Myers of Quispamsis was selected by members of the LSDs in the area.

Belleisle Belle is a $6.5 million ferry announced by the Gallant government earlier this year.

It is now under construction in the naval centre in Bas-Caraquet and is expected to be operational by the fall.

The Ace Of Spades Has Been Flipped In St. Stephen

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 04:43 AM

The elusive Ace of Spades has been found in St. Stephen as Chase the Ace comes to an end. Jamie Linton is the winner of the contest and takes home $331,699 for flipping the right card. There were only two cards remaining for last nights flip. The Chase the Ace was held as a fund raising event for the Fundy Region Transition House. (photo courtesy of 98.1 The Tide)

Power Utilities Prepared For Incoming Nor'easter

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 17:37 PM

Power utilities are on standby as they prepare for the latest nor'easter — the fourth in the last couple of weeks.

Saint John Energy says they're prepared and ready for the storm, although they don't anticipate any issues.

And NB Power says they've been watching the storm for a couple of days and have equipment and teams ready in case there are any power outages.

Environment Canada says snow will move in overnight and continue all day Thursday, with up to 15 centimetres expected by midnight Thursday night.