May 2017

NB Offering Free Rotavirus Vaccine For Babies

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 14:12 PM

New Brunswick Public Health is launching a vaccination campaign for rotavirus.
 
Starting June 1st, the free vaccine will be offered to babies born this year who are less than 15 weeks old.
 
The vaccine provides protection against rotavirus which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.
 
The vaccine will be available at public health offices and can also be administered by a health care provider.

6 Month Prison Sentence For Miramichi Man Who Breached His Probation

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:25 PM

A 26-year old Miramichi man is going to jail for breaching a probation order.

Timothy Robichaud was convicted of possession of child pornography last year, and was banned from communicating with children under the age of 16.

In February of this year, an investigation by the RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation unit showed Robichaud was talking online with an underage boy in the United States.

New charges were laid because of this latest investigation.

In April, Robichaud pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a prohibition order and a probation order.

Moncton Downtown Centre Coming Together Nicely

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:05 PM

The interior of the downtown centre is really starting to come together, according to City of Moncton spokesperson Isabelle LeBlanc.

She says painting has already begun on the concession level, and the concession stands, and washrooms on that level are also coming along well.

"And the interesting thing is that the ice rink slab has been poured, so right now we're in the curing process, that takes about two weeks, so in a couple of weeks we should be able to see the slab itself, and that's a huge accomplishment," says LeBlanc.

Greater Moncton Aquatic Club Offers Opportunity To Build Skills Or Compete

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:00 PM

Swimming is a skill that almost every parent wants their child to learn.   A local program teaches them how, and offers the opportunity to compete as well.

The Codiac Vikings Aquatic Club is based out of the Pat Crossman Centre.

They currently have around 70 members that range in age from 6 to 18.

Millions Of Federal Dollars For Lyme Disease

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:25 PM

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has announced up to $4 million in funding for research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May warns the disease is expected to spread to ever larger numbers of people. She points to what the Public Health Agency had to say, calling Lyme Disease the fastest growing infectious disease in the country with an estimate that there could be 10 thousand new cases by 2020.

Energy Opportunities Abound In Province

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:19 PM

An energy summit in Saint John has been told the sky's not falling in New Brunswick contrary to what you may have heard or read.

So says Provincial Energy Minister Rick Doucet, pointing to the Atlantic Link as one expample. It consists of an undersea cable that can deliver electricity to a potential market in New England of 15 million consumers.

Doucet also says the port of Saint John could cash in with tidal power, calling it a tsunami of opportunity.
 

DNR Warning Drivers To Slow Down As They Try To Save Family Of Geese

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:41 AM

The Department of Natural Resources is warning drivers to use caution when driving between Norton and Sussex as they work to save a family of geese in the median of the highway near kilometre 182.

Traffic will be slow and stopped periodically.

DNR is on site and RCMP will be controlling traffic.

One female, one male, and five baby geese are said to be stuck in the median.

 

Search Continues For Stolen Transport Truck Cab

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:31 AM

The hunt continues for a missing transport truck cab that was stolen from an area near Sussex.

RCMP says it was taken from Wheeler Road sometime between Friday night and and Saturday morning last week.

A recent post on Facebook says the truck was last spotted in the Riverview, and in the Berry Mills area.

It is described as a blue Freightliner transport truck and it has the name K and N Lackie printed on the doors. 

It is a model FLD 120SD, with license plate PUB 060.