April 2017

50 Canadian Army Engineers Deploy To Latvia For NATO's Operation Reassurance

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

Canadian Army Engineers are heading to Latvia as part of NATO's Operation Reassurance.

Approximately 50 members of the 4th Engineer Support Regiment will be building a 500 person camp facility.

That will serve as a base of operations for the Battle Group arriving later this year.

Operation Reassurance is the umbrella for military activities by the Canadian Armed Forces in support of NATO's request for measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe.

One Man Arrested, Drugs Seized In RCMP Search On Elsipogtog First Nation

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

Southeast RCMP arrested a 40-year old man after seizing drugs in a search on Elsipogtog First Nation.

Officers searched a home Thursday and found a quantity of drugs, including from hydromorphone, methampethamine, and clonazepam.

They also seized money and drug paraphernalia.

The man was released pending a court appearnance at a later date.

"If You Bring It In, Bring It Out": Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance On Pollett River Run

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 08:03 AM

RCMP in southeastern New Brunswick are reminding people to be safe if they are taking part in the annual Pollett River Run.

The RCMP tweeted they will be on the lookout for the safety of everyone attending, and are urging people to keep roads clear in case they need to get to an emergency.

Every year the Pollett River Run is a party opportunity for many of the hundreds of people who show up in boats and homemade rafts to float down the river.

Made-In-Canada Solutions Needed To Battle Trump Trade Wars - Lisa Raitt

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 08:01 AM

The federal Conservative leadership convention is less than a month away with 13 candidates remaining following the recent departure of Kevin O'Leary.

Ontario MP Lisa Raitt, one of two women in the race, visited Moncton this week and spoke about provincial equalization payments, the legalization of recreational marijuana and trade issues.

Raitt says as Canada faces trade battles with the U.S. under the Trump administration, it's time for the federal government to take a strong stand.

NB Daycare Operators Face Challenges Finding Educators

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 08:01 AM

Daycare operators in New Brunswick are finding it more challenging to find early childhood educators.

On average, an early childhood educator earns about $15 or $16 per hour and low wages may discourage many from entering the field.

Wee College founder and president Melody Munroe says many who obtain a certificate may decide to work for themselves in their own homes as opposed to working for an operator.

Moncton MLA Says Government Close To Opening Adoption Records

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 16:52 PM

It has been a long time coming, but for those who have been waiting for the province of New Brunswick to open adoption records, it is welcome news.

Moncton Northwest MLA Ernie Steeves says the bill passed third reading this week, “Now we’re moving onto Royal Dissent and we believe that will happen next Friday.  It is good news for everyone who is searching for relatives, who are searching for family members or searching for their history.  It is great news!”

Codiac RCMP Arrest Three In Relation To Two Armed Robberies

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 15:57 PM

Codiac RCMP arrested two men and one woman in connection with two armed robberies Friday morning.

Around 9:45 two men walked into a convenience store on Killam Drive, armed with a knife.

They fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

About 10 minutes later, a man with a knife entered another convenience store on John Street and again left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured in either incident and officers believe both robberies are related.

Two men and one woman, all in their 20s, were arrested earlier today.

"You Can't Go Down To Walmart And Buy One": RCMP Superintendent On Carbines

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 14:43 PM

With two senior RCMP officers called to testify, week one of the trial over alleged labour code violations in relation to the June 4th shootings is finished.

Earlier today, Superintendent Troy Lightfoot confirmed senior RCMP management approved carbines for frontline members in September of 2011.

Defence lawyer Ian Carter asked Lightfoot to explain a reference from a senior Mountie telling him to find an "off the shelf" carbine they could buy.

Investigation Underway After Inmate Assaulted At Dorchester

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 14:01 PM

An investigation is underway after an inmate was attacked at Dorchester Penitentiary this week.

The Correctional Service of Canada discovered an inmate had been the victim of an assault around 8 Wednesday morning.

The victim was assessed by prison staff, and then sent to an outside hospital for treatment.

CSC say they have identified the attacker and appropriate actions have been taken.

The local RCMP detachment and institution are continuing to investigate.