August 2016

Leadership Hopefuls Talk Seniors & The Environment At A School In Grand Bay-Westfield

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 23:00 PM

A theatre at River Valley Middle school bursting at the seams with people watching the 6 leadership candidates in the PC leadership race discuss the issues.

Southwest Miramichi MLA Jake Stewart says healthcare should be centralized adding the biggest challege we have is looking after those who do not have doctors.      He thinks if we used all the health professionals we have there wouldn't be a doctor shortage.

Moncton Medical Marijuana Producer Expanding

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 18:40 PM

Moncton-based medical marijuana producer OrganiGram is expanding its presence in the city.

The company has entered into an agreement with Commerical Properties for a location adjacent to its current site in the Moncton Industrial Park for $6.9 million.

Organigram is aquiring a 136,000 square foot facility at 320 Edinburgh Drive.

The building is now occupied by Source Atlantic which is moving to St. George Boulevard in January.

The company is expanding rapidly in advance of the pending legalization of recreational marijuana use in Canada.

Mounties Believe Church Fire Was Deliberately Set

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 17:05 PM

Mounties believe a fire at a church in Kent County was deliberately set.

Around 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, RCMP were called to a fire at St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church on Route 116 in Bass River.

The church was extensively damaged.

Richibucto RCMP is looking for anyone who may have more information about the fire at 506- 523-4611 or you can report something anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

Not Much Change Expected For NB Gas Prices

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 15:45 PM

After last week's big jump, not much change is expected in New Brunswick gas prices this week.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says any change for both gas and diesel will be small.

"If there is anything, there might be a half-cent increase on diesel and on gasoline," he notes.

With the summer driving season coming to an end, McTeague believes prices will continue to decrease in September.

Hunter Brothers Farm Celebrates Blue Jays 40th Season With Corn Maze

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 13:04 PM

For the past 16 years, the Hunter Brothers Farm in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, have made corn mazes and this year's maze is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Lee Hunter says his grandmother came up with the idea.

Hunter says his grandmother is the biggest Blue Jays fan, adding she's already been to three games this year.

The design stems from Jose Bautista's iconic bat flip from last season.

For more information: bit.ly/2c8JAAL

 

 

Proposals For Partial Bridge Over Petitcodiac River Unveiled

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:37 PM

An announcement on federal-provincial government funding for a partial bridge to replace the causeway over the Petitcodiac River is expected in the near future.

In the meantime, the Renaissance Petitcodiac Commission has unveiled four new proposals it recommends could be part of the future design of the project.

Spokesperson Daniel LeBlanc says the idea is to create greater community interest in the partial bridge concept.

Cardy Responds To Gallant's First Quarter Budget Update For 2016

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:47 AM

New Brunswick NDP Leader Dominic Cardy questions who would want to invest in a province that isn't sure how much debt it has.

Cardy says the first quarter budget update for 2016, which included a wide ranging $80 million margin of error, shows the government is losing control.

He says the Gallant government "can't even tell us how much debt we're in".

Cardy says New Brunswick is the only place in the entire world that needs to give government subsidies to marijuana farmers, when everyone has figured out you can sell weed without government subsidies.

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance Is Analyzing The Health Of Local Rivers After A Thermo Blitz

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:37 AM

The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance is determining the health of local rivers with a thermo blitz.

Executive Director Christine McLauchlan says a blitz is used to get a snapshot of the temperature of the entire watershed within a short period of time.

She says so far the results show the urban tributaries of Fox Creek, Halls Creek, and Jonathan Creek were pretty good.

RCMP Seeking Suspects After Cap-Pele Bank Robbery

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:57 AM

RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at a bank in Cap-Pele.

Around 1:45 yesterday afternoon, police say two armed suspects entered the National Bank on Acadie Street and demanded money.

An amount of cash was taken but no one was hurt.

Both suspects are described as being about 6 feet tall with a medium build and they were wearing masks.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspects.

At the time of the robbery, one suspect was wearing dark pants, dark sneakers and a yellow hooded jacket with black shoulder patches.