January 2017

Ice Storm Took A Toll On Blood Donations In New Brunswick Last Week

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 06:01 AM

The severe weather of the last week took a toll on blood donations for Canadian Blood Services.

Director of Donor Relations Peter MacDonald says the ice storm forced the cancellation of two clinics in Moncton last week, and a mobile event in Bathurst.

"And both those events combined represent a loss of 200 units of expected collections within the week," says MacDonald. "And we wound up collecting only 72% of what our target was in New Brunswick last week."

You Can Donate To Help Those Impacted By The Ice Storm

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:13 PM

You can help New Brunswickers still without power.

Canadians can donate at redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or visiting any Red Cross office and specifying that their donation is for the "New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017" appeal.

Moncton City Council Hearing Both Sides Of Water Fluoridation Issue

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 16:19 PM

Moncton City Council is hearing both sides of the water fluoridation issue today.

New Brunswick Dental Society Vice President Dr. Suzanne Drapeau-McNally is laying out the evidence that fluoride should be reintroduced into the water supply.

She says every one of the 50 dentists in the Greater Moncton area are seeing the negative impact on tooth health since the ban went into effect five years ago.

"Especially the older ones, they were practicing before with the fluoride, and they have noticed quite a change in the number of [tooth] decays," says Dr. Drapeau-McNally.

Premier Gallant Provides Update Surrounding Power Restoration Efforts

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 15:10 PM

Premier Brian Gallant provided an update on the power restoration efforts across New Brunswick.

Over 19,000 remain without heat and lights across the province.

Gallant says the door-to-door effort will continue to be a priority.

He says the focus will be on those most vulnerable first, but also making sure to meet with people who may have to go a few more days without power.

200 members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be helping with the emergency response in the Acadian Peninsula.

380 NB Power crews continue to work on restoring power.

Codiac RCMP Investigating Vandalism Of Monuments In Victoria Park

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 13:56 PM

An investigation is underway into the vandalism of two memorials in Victoria Park.

Moncton Firefighters Association President Al Mitton says he learned of the spray painting after a member messaged him early this morning.

Local MP Expresses Sympathy After Tragedy In Quebec City

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 13:44 PM

Many people remain in shock in Quebec City after a shooting at a mosque that left 6 dead and 5 critically injured.

The shooting occurred during evening prayers last night.

MP for Greater Moncton Ginette Petitpas-Taylor says she was shocked to hear about this incident, "My heart is just broken, and I feel terrible for the people who have to deal with this senseless event."

25-Year Old Charged With Second Degree Murder In Court Today

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 12:48 PM

A 25-year old man charged with second degree murder is in court today.

Jesse James Perry-Belliveau is charged in connection with the stabbing death of 47-year old Rodney Perry.

Perry-Belliveau will appear in Moncton Provincial Court at 1:30.

He was arrested without incident in Memramcook last Friday.

45-year old Kimberly Cormier was also arrested in connection with Perry's death - she remains in custody until her next court appearance in March.

Moncton Family Hopes Necklace With Sentimental Value Is Returned

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 12:02 PM

A Moncton woman is turning to the public with the hopes of finding a necklace that is very important to her son.

Trish Petrie's husband Andrew, passed away in July last year, and some of his ashes were put into three crosses that were made for her and her two sons Alex and Brady.  They all wear them with a chain around their neck, to keep Andrew close to the at all times.

UPDATED: Irving Pulp And Paper Pleads Not Guilty To Illegal Dumping Into St. John River

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 10:44 AM

Irving Pulp & Paper has plead not guilty to 15 counts of illegal dumping of an unnamed 'deleterious' substance into the St. John River and a trial date will be set next month.

It's alleged to have happened at the pulp mill at Reversing Falls on the city's west side over the course of more than two years  from June 2014 to August 2016 and the company says it reported the issues itself.