January 2017

Canadian Federation Of Independent Business Says Government Needs To Do More To Help Small Business Owners

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 06:01 AM

The continued cuts in the New Brunswick small business tax are welcome, but not enough.

That's according to Louis-Philippe Gauthier of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

He says that tax rate reduction is only a drop in the bucket compared to the increases in other areas.

"Gas tax has been raised, diesel tax has gone up, property taxes have gone up, land transfer tax has gone up, the minimum wage has gone up, HST raised 2%, large business tax up 2%, EI rates are going to go up for small businesses, there's a new carbon tax coming," listed Gauthier.

Two Local Men Facing Charges After Break And Enter, And Theft At Canada Post

Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 06:01 AM

Two local men are facing charges in relation to the break and enter, and theft from a Canada Post northwest of Moncton.

44-year old Christopher Joseph Arsenault from Moncton, and 38-year old Riverview man Steven Cail are looking at at least three charges.

Those include breaking and entering a business, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Both men are scheduled to be in court this morning for bail hearings.

Officers also arrested a third man on Sunday, a 38-year old who was later released on a promise to appear in court in May.

Gallant Gov't Announces Disaster Financial Assistance Program

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:06 PM

The provincial government is launching a disaster financial assistance program in the wake of the deadly and devastating ice storm which New Brunswick has yet to recover from.

Spirits & Wine Sales Up, Beer Sales Down For NB Liquor

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 15:36 PM

New Brunswickers bought more wine and spirits than beer in the last quarter, according to NB Liquor.

Total sales reached $109.4 million, 1.7% higher than the year before.

Wine sales grew 5.1% - up $1.3 million, while spirits sales increased by $900,000, or 3.2 %.

Beer sales on the other hand, dropped 2%, or $900,000.

Coolers and ciders posted an increase of 9.9% as sales rose by half a million dollars.

Councillor Shawn Crossman Says More Time Is Needed For Decision On Fluoride

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:44 PM

A decision will be made next month as to whether or not the City of Moncton will begin adding fluoride to the water again.

It was removed back in 2011, after a vote by the former Moncton City Council.

Several groups were given the opportunity to present last night, both the pros and cons of having fluoride in our water.

Emergency Debate Tonight On U.s. Travel Ban

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:24 PM

There will be an emergency debate in the House of Commons tonight on the temporary travel ban implemented by means of an executive order by President Donald Trump.

The NDP is proposing the cap on refugees admitted to Canada be lifted.

The Canadian Ambassador to Washington, David MacNaughton says Canada is not seen as being a problem by the Trump Administration and 90 per cent of the discussions thus far have been positive but concedes the trade dispute over softwood lumber will not be easy to resolve.

Stabbing At Moncton Nightclub Under Investigation

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:17 AM

A stabbing at a nightclub in Moncton is under investigation.

Codiac RCMP Sergeant Andre Pepin says it happened at around 1:30 this morning at the Venue nightclub on Westmorland.

A bouncer for the hip hop artist who had performed, was standing by a table where they were selling clothing, and he was stabbed three times in the legs.

The man was taken to hospital and received stitches.

Pepin says it's believed they were heading back to the United States today.


Moncton Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Attempted Murder

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:10 AM

A 39-year-old Moncton man has been sentenced to twelve years in prison in connection with an attempted murder from 2015.

Luc Lebreton was sentenced in Moncton Provincial Court yesterday.

He had pleaded guilty to several charges including attempted murder, break and enter, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Charges were laid in November of 2015, after a home invasion in Grand Digue.

RCMP had received a complaint of a home invasion, where shots had been fired.