January 2017

Armed Robbery On Mill Road Under Investigation

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 08:45 AM

Codiac RCMP are investigating an armed robbery on Mill Road.

A woman who had her face covered and armed with a weapon held up the JM Convenience at around 630 last night.

The woman then fled the store with a man, and an undisclosed amount of money.

Police searched for the suspects last night,  but there have been no arrests yet.

(Photos and video courtesy of Wade Perry)

NB Premier Sends Condolences On Death of Acadian Leader

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 07:42 AM

Premier Brian Gallant released a statement on the passing of Jean-Guy Rioux.

The former President of the World Acadian Congress died yesterday at the age of 76.

Gas Prices Dip Slightly In NB

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 07:23 AM

A dip in gas prices across the province as expected.

The maximum price of gas is down 1.1 cents a litre this morning with the weekly price adjustment.

Several stations in Moncton are selling for around 110.7.

Diesel and furnace oil prices are down 0.2 cents a litre.
 

Animal Cruelty Complaint Filed Against Film "A Dog's Purpose"

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 06:54 AM

A group against animal cruelty is up in arms after a video began circulating featuring the treatment of a dog on the set of the movie "A Dog's Purpose".  

Animal Justice has filed an animal cruelty complaint to the Winnipeg Humane Society, the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba and Winnipeg Police, because this is where the scene was allegedly shot.

Lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice, Camille Labchuk says, "Filmmakers should face animal cruelty charges for their disturbing abuse of this German Shephard."

Stakeholders Asked For Input Into NB Family Plan

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 17:56 PM

The New Brunswick Family Plan has been announced as the next major initiative from the Gallant government.

Premier Brian Gallant has invited stakeholder groups to get involved in a process which he says will support families and help build a stronger, healthier province.

Seven pillars will make up the Family Plan including promoting wellness, reducing poverty, supporting seniors, the disabled and those with mental health challenges, improving access to primary and acute care along with advancing women's equality.

Opportunities NB Appears Before Crown Corporations Committee

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 17:54 PM

The Opposition economic development critic grilled Opportunities New Brunswick during an appearance in front of the Crown Corporations committee.

Kirk MacDonald, who is also the Progressive Conservative MLA for Fredericton York, was clearly unimpressed with the answers he was receiving, even suggesting ONB go back to its office, prepare and then come back to the committee.

MacDonald asked ONB about the job creation targets for companies that have received support from the corporation.

Elsipogtog FN Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 14:28 PM

An Elsipogtog First Nation man has pleaded guilty to several charges including possession of child pornography, making child pornography available, and sexually assaulting a minor.

Appearing in Moncton provincial court on Tuesday, 21-year-old Billy Ray Peters was sentenced to four years in prison less eight months that he has already served.

Two separate investigations by the Mounties led to the charges.

About a year ago, RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation Unit found online images of child sexual abuse when they carried out a search warrant at an Elsipogtog home.

Study Finds 11 Percent Of Young Canadians Will Deal With Depression In Their Lifetime

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 13:35 PM

A recent study from Stats Canada has found 11 percent of 15-24 year olds will deal with depression in their lifetime with 7 percent experiencing depression over the last year.

Roughly 6 percent of those who took part in the study reported having suicidal thoughts at some point.

That works out to roughly 5 percent of all Canadians between that age group, or approximately 234,000 young Canadians.

Suicide was the second leading cause of death for young Canadians between 15 to 24 years old.

Talk Of Border Tax Sparks Fears

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 13:15 PM

Canada may not be immune to a border tax that would be imposed by the Trump administration.

What such a tax would apply to is hard to say because the new administration hasn't taken over yet.

Most of the exports from New Brunswick go to the U.S but Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says 35 American states benefit through trade with Canada so any sort of border tax would turn out to be a double edged sword.

Prime Minister Won't Dictate What New Brunswick Should Do With Carbon Pricing

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 13:11 PM

Prime Minister Trudeau says it's not up to the federal government to tell the provinces what they should do with the revenues generated by the carbon tax.

The PM does say he had a conversation with Premier Brian Gallant about ensuring the phasing out of NB Power's coal plant in Belledune will not unduly affect people in the province with their electricity rates.

Premier Gallant has said a higher gas tax might be part of carbon pricing which goes into effect in New Brunswick next January.