May 2017

Canadian Pilots Sick Of Working Tired

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 13:12 PM

Canadian airlines are allowed to keep pilots in the air for up to 17 hours straight without a nap.

Pilots are now speaking out because they believe that standard is unreasonable.

Captain Matt Hogan says the 'Safer Skies' Campaign is aimed at getting the federal government to change fatigue laws.

Hogan says they haven't been updated since 1996.

"We want this to be implemented sooner rather than later. They're talking about 48 months."

Hogan says they've created a petition in hopes of putting pressure on Ottawa to fast track new regulations.

Portage Drug Rehab Centre Peparing For Fentanyl

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 13:05 PM

Portage Atlantic in Sussex is looking into how to treat symptoms and withdrawal of fentanyl.

Geordie Gould has been with the drug rehab centre for over 20 years and says they haven't seen any cases of fentanyl use at the centre, but they are concerned and fearful.

Gould says the rehab centre is researching various information and will look into different programming needs if necessary.

The age group that is into serious drugs is getting younger while the drugs that are available are becoming more severe, which makes the consequences higher.

Warning On Seniors Being Kept In Hospitals Too Long

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 12:57 PM

The provincial government needs to do more for its aging population other than conducting study after study with no action.

That from Cecile Cassista, Executive Director for the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Homes Residents Rights.

Cassista says seniors are being kept in hospital beds at an average cost of $800 a day per senior citizen when they could be moved to a special care or retirement home for $45 a day.

She says the longer seniors are kept in hospital beds the weaker they become.

Hiring David Wilkins Was a Smart Move

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 11:59 AM
The next few months will be challenging for Canadian business.
That from former Federal Conservative cabinet minister Perrin Beatty on pipeline reviews, possibly re-writing NAFTA and the softwood lumber issue.
Beatty says the Gallant Liberals have made a very smart move by hiring former U.S. ambassador to Canada David Wilkins.
He says David will lend a hand as New Brunswick's special envoy in the softwood lumber tariff dispute.  

Woman Killed In Minto Collision

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 09:30 AM

An 82-year-old woman has been struck and killed by a vehicle in Minto.

RCMP say the woman was hit while crossing Main Street in Minto on Saturday evening.

The Minto woman died of her injuries.

Police believe a factor in the collision was the sun's glare which reduced visibility for the driver.


What's Open & Closed In NB On Victoria Day

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 08:35 AM

While Victoria Day is not a statutory holiday in New Brunswick, it is considered one of ten days of rest during the year.

Most major retailers such as grocery stores, big box stores and shopping malls are closed today.

Banks and all offices and services offered by the three levels of government are shut down.

NB Liquor corporate stores are closed but agency outlets are open.

Service stations, restaurants, movie theatres and pharmacies are all open today.

Commercial & Industrial Sectors Encouraged To Join Southeast Eco360 Three Stream Garbage System

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 06:01 AM

Southeast Eco360 is expecting to make an extra $700,000 this year because of the switch to a three stream garbage system.

Spokesperson Gena Alderson says after initial success with residential customers, they are encouraging more participation from the commercial and industrial sectors.

She says they've had a lot of interest in how this system can be applied to businesses and properties.

Codiac RCMP Responds To 337 Incidents In First Week Of May

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 06:01 AM

In the first week of May, Codiac RCMP have responded to 337 incidents.

The information, provided by Superintendent Paul Beauchesne, shows 262 of those incidents were recorded in Moncton.

That compares to 49 in Dieppe, and 26 in Riverview.

A total of 640 files were created as a result of services provided - here's how that breaks down by municipality: Moncton (491), Dieppe (93), and Riverview (56).

In the 19 categories, there were six break and enters, 31 collisions, 21 incidents of fraud, and one sudden death across all three municipalities.

Nature Conservancy Of Canada Launches Virtual Hikes

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 13:40 PM

You can now explore nature in New Brunswick from the comfort of your own couch with the help of a smartphone or laptop.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has launched virtual hikes which includes the coastal sites of the Musquash Estuary and Johnson's Mills.

Kathryn Morse of the Atlantic branch says that this was a big project for them and that they went across the country with the Google Trekker last summer and to a few spots the summer before that.

Province Urging Residents To Help Prevent Spread Of Rabies

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:19 PM

With three cases of rabies confirmed so far in New Brunswick the province is reminding residents that we all have a part to play in stopping the spread of the disease.

All of the confirmed cases of rabies so far this year are in the Waweig area of Charlotte County. Since May of 2014, 30 cases of rabies have been confirmed in racoons and skunks in the southwestern region of the province.

You're advised to keep your garbage and compost bins secure and don't leave pet food outside. If you see an animal that looks like it might have rabies you should call 811.