May 2017

Reaction Mixed To Workers' Compensation Task Force

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 18:37 PM

The president of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour says he believes the task force is another example of government red tape.

Patrick Colford says a Worksafe Board already exists with employers and workers and he doesn't think this panel will get to the bottom of things.

"I'm not convinced but any dialogue at all is better than no dialogue.  From what I can gather, the stakeholders weren't being heard at the board.  I don't necessarily agree with that statement," he notes.

NB Unveils Workers' Compensation Task Force

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 15:37 PM

The Gallant government has announced members of a task force which will examine rising workers' compensation premiums for businesses in New Brunswick.

Newfoundland-based lawyer Dennis Browne will be the chairperson and he has a background in labour arbitration and administrative law.

Labour Minister Don Arseneault says the government has been asked to provide more benefits to the program but he feels the task force has to address some of the problems first.

Brier Bid Committee Reduces Deposit Amount On Ticket Pre-Sales

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 13:50 PM

Pre-sales for Brier tickets are ongoing, but the committee behind the Brier bid, has decided to change to amount of deposit required on your tickets.

Chair of the Brier bid Committee Jacques Robichaud says they are reducing the amount from $100 to $50, "We've been getting responses from people that are saying that they felt the $100 deposit was a bit much for an event that will only be held in two years."

It's Camp Day!

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 08:30 AM

Don't forget to hit the drive thru this morning.

It's Tim Horton's Camp Day.

All of the proceeds from the sale of coffee will be donated to the Tim Horton's Children's Foundation,  to send a kid to camp.

Tragically Hip Partners With Medical Marijuana Company In Ontario

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 08:01 AM

A Canadian medical cannabis company based in Ontario has formed a partnership with the Tragically Hip.

Newstrike is one of 45 licensed producers of medical marijuana in Canada.

In a statement for the band, they say, "After much discussion and assessment, we have decided that this company and the many creative people in it are the perfect fit for The Hip."

Beautification Project And Community Rock Garden Brings Students Together

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 07:19 AM

A special personalized rock garden is now a part of the playground for students at Hillcrest school..

Each of the students painted a rock, using whatever colours and design they wanted, and over 150 were placed in the garden last night during their annual beautification night.

Each one contained a little bit of the students personality and interests.

Which Companies In NB Have The Best Reputation?

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 18:05 PM

A grocery retailer, an airport and a pharmacy chain have received the highest marks from New Brunswickers who were asked about the reputation of companies operating in the province.

Atlantic Superstore, Greater Moncton International Airport and Shoppers Drug Mart received the highest ratings according to Corporate Research Associates in a new survey which included 42 large and mostly private sector organizations

On a scale of 1 to 10, respondents were asked to rate the overall reputation of a company.

New Brunswick RCMP Gave 645 People Distracted Driving Tickets In 2016

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 16:15 PM

Sussex RCMP is warning drivers to keep their full attention on the road.

This caution comes as police are increasing their efforts to curb distracted driving.

Sergeant Jim MacPherson says people are continuing to use their phones while driving, despite a possible fine of $172.50 and the loss of three demerit points.

He adds taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds greatly increases your chances of being involved in a serious crash that can end someone's life.