July 2016

"Our Job Is To Ensure That The Liberals Are Actually Respecting Their Commitments"

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 08:15 AM

A Rimouski New Democrat MP admits his party has to do some soul searching after last fall's Liberal victory.
Guy Caron is one of the Quebec MP's elected during the orange crush of 2011 and he was re-elected last fall.

He says he knows that lots of other hard-working NDP MP did not get re-elected and he tells us he understands that saying it is part of the game and politics are cruel.

Biker Gang Ties For Edmundston Motorcyclists Involved In Route 144 Crash

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:20 PM

Edmunston Police say nine motorcyclists involved in a collision with an RV on Route 144 in Edmundston have ties with various biker groups such as Hell's Angels, Red Devils and Dark Siders.

A 51-year-old man from Boisbrand, Quebec, died as a result of his injuries.

Eight other people were transported to the Edmundston Regional Hospital to undergo treatment for their injuries.

NB Government Will Not Revisit Decision To Shut Down Gagetown Ferry

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:05 AM

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser says the provincial government will not be re-visiting their decision to shut down the Gagetown ferry.

Fraser calls it a "tough decision that was made through the Strategic Program Review".

He says "it will cost a significant amount of money to replace that vessel, over five million dollars".

Fraser adds the Gagetown Ferry had very low ridership numbers.

A Potluck Dinner was held at the Legion in Gagetown last month that raised almost 4 thousand dollars to help save the ferry.
 

'No Increased Risk To New Brunswickers': Glyphosate Report Released

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 14:06 PM

A report on glyphosate released by the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health has concluded that there's no increased risk for New Brunswickers who are exposed to the herbicide.

The report says there's no evidence that the use of glyphosate in forestry in the province, which is higher than the national average, is a risk to the safety of workers. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell says exposures in New Brunswick are similiar to or less than elsewhere.

NewLeaf Launches Flights At Greater Moncton International Airport

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 12:34 PM

The Greater Moncton International Airport will officially welcome a new airline this afternoon.

A New Leaf Travel flight from Hamilton will arrive at 5:05-pm.

New Leaf spokesperson Dean Dacko says two airlines have been contracted for the flights.

"We contract with both Flair and Enerjet to provide the air services.  In both those instances, they are airlines that have been in business for well over a decade and have impeccable safety records," says Dacko.

The first departing New Leaf flight from Moncton to Hamilton is scheduled to leave at 6:10-pm.

Conservatives On Changing The Way We Vote

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 12:22 PM

A special Parliamentary committee continues to hold hearings on whether the voting system should be changed to better reflect the percentage of votes received by each party.

Interim federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says whatever the committee comes up with should be put to a referendum. Previous referendums on changes to the way we vote have been defeated but Ambrose says that's no reason not to hold one.

NB Liquor Had A Very Good Year

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18 PM

Yearly sales increased at NB Liquor as of the end of March to more than $410 million. That represents an increase of $16.5 million or 4.2 per cent from the previous year.

Net earnings rose by $6.3 million or 3.8 per cent to more than $171 million.

Wine sales continue to increase by 5.4 per cent. Liquor sales were also up by 2.9 per cent but beer sales were down by 1 per cent. The sale of other beverages increased by 6.2 per cent.
 

City Of Moncton Proposing Alternative Transportation Options For Major Events

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 12:01 PM

The City of Moncton is promoting alternative forms of transportation to get to major events, including Nitro Circus Live this afternoon.

The Park N Ride is an option designed to reduce traffic downtown, with people parking at the Coliseum, and buying bracelets to get shuttled to, in this case, U de M.

The bracelets are $12 at Park N Ride booths, cash only, and available on a first come, first served basis.

Codiac Transpo is another option, although the regular fees remain in place.