December 2016

Party On Moncton Riverfront From Noon Onwards For New Year's Eve And Canada's 150th Celebrations

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 09:40 AM

Downtown Moncton is hosting a party today as both a celebration of New Year's Eve, and for Canada's 150th.

The Festival of Festivals begins at noon at Riverfront Park with family friendly activities.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be interactive stations and games for all ages, and groups.

There is a craft beer garden at the Riverfront Parking Lot from 4 to 9.

The Kickoff to Canada's 150th concert featuring headliner Jimmy Rankin runs from 5 until 9, at which point the fireworks show will be put on.

"Moose Sex Project" Includes More Than Moose

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 08:01 AM

The narrow Chignecto Isthmus linking New Brunswick and Nova Scotia is a vital wildlife corridor which the Nature Conservancy of Canada is trying to protect.

It started five years ago with the "tongue-in-cheek" Moose Sex Project but the awareness campaign also includes other land-based mammals such as bears, bobcats and even flying squirrels.

Spokesperson Paula Noel says the Nature Conservancy has been trying to protect the lands along the isthmus in recent years.

RCMP Warn About The Danger Of Driving The 'Morning After'

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:19 PM

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea and illegal, but many don't think about the morning after.

With only a few hours left in 2016 police are asking people to think about what they'll do once the party is over.

Corp. Jennifer Clarke with the RCMP says people often think they're okay to drive once they've had a few hours of sleep.

"If you've been celebrating the night before, take a good hard look at your self in the mirror and ask 'should I be on the road.' There isn't any definitive self-test. We're asking people to be responsible."

Second HST Credit Payments Coming In January

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:19 PM

Eligible New Brunswickers can expect to get their second HST credit cheque in the mail or their bank account next month.

Starting in January, the payments go back to a quarterly basis with the next quarterly payment in April. New Brunswickers who are eligible for this received two quarterly payments in one back in October to cover the July to December period.

If you get a quarterly payment of less than fifty bucks, a single payment for the complete annual amount was made in October.

RCMP Trying To Locate Missing Man And Woman

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 11:29 AM

RCMP are looking for assistance to help locate two people missing from the Moncton area.

30 year old Ashley Perry of Riverview and 34 year old Duncan Mullin of Moncton were last seen on December 23rd.

It's believed they may be travelling together in a black, 2008 Kia Majentis with New Brunswick license plate GTF 615.

Family and friends are concerned because they haven't heard from them, and they would like to confirm their well being.

Greater Moncton SPCA Executive Director Hopes 2017 Will Bring Plans For A New Building

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 07:18 AM

An aging building is becoming a challenge for the Greater Moncton SPCA and the Executive Director is hoping 2017 will mean planning for a replacement.

Dave Rogers says they have been out in the Caledonia Industrial Park since 1980, and it's time for them to start looking at their options, "So, I'm really hoping that maybe 2017 is going to give us that opportunity  We have a Board of Directors that govern the SPCA and I'm really hoping we can start some kind of initiative to get that going."

Messy Roads Across Metro Moncton

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 06:54 AM

Temperatures are rising in the Greater Moncton area.   It kind of feels am bit like spring this morning, but that has brought rain with it, and that is making it a very messy drive around our city this morning.  Water is pooling on roads, and melted snow, is causing very slushy conditions.

Slow down and give yourself extra time this morning to get where you are going.

Other parts of the province were hit with this storm a little bit differently.  They're getting snow and high winds.