June 2017

Prime Minister To Visit Maritimes Today

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 07:44 AM

The Prime Minister will pay a visit to the Maritimes today.

Justin Trudeau will be in Prince Edward Island this morning, makings stops in Cardigan, Montague and Charlottetown.

He'll be visiting with Premier Wade MacLauchlan and will also attend a Community Coffee Meet and greet.

His stop in Charlottetown will be to tour the Canada C3 Expedition ship.

This afternoon, he will make his way across the Bridge to New Brunswick.

His first stop will be in Fredericton to meet with visiting athletes competing in the 38th Acadian Games final.

First Necropsy On North Atlantic Right Whale Expected to Be Performed Today

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 07:37 AM

A necropsy will be performed  today on at least one of the North Atlantic right whales found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is working with a team of experts to determine the cause of death.

A plan is being implemented to tow the carcasses to a secluded beach near Norway, PEI.

Two were being towed to shore last night, and a third may also be brought there in the coming days.

Maximum Gas Price Stays The Same, But Pump Prices Up Slightly

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 07:15 AM

The price you'll pay at the pumps this morning, appears as though it went up overnight, but the maximum cost actually stayed the same  when the Energy and Utilities Board made its price adjustment overnight.

Gas stations were selling at below a dollar a litre last night, but this morning several stations in Moncton are selling for around 101.2

Diesel and furnace oil prices on the otherhand.   They dipped by around 1.4 cents a litre.

 

Red Cross Helps Moncton Duplex Residents

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 18:25 PM

Moncton fire investigators have been sifting through a north end duplex to find out what caused the blaze on Tuesday night.

No one was hurt in the fire on Brevet Street which gutted one half of the structure with major damage to the other half.

The Red Cross is helping a man and woman from one unit with emergency purchases and an employer has paid for a hotel as the couple awaits word from their insurance company.

Two residents from the other unit have made their own arrangements.

Man Charged With Arson In Kent County Fire

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 18:20 PM

A 20-year-old man from Kent Junction has been charged with arson following an early morning fire in that community.

Daniel Duguay is being held in custody until another court appearance on Thursday.

RCMP responded to a house fire around 3:15am today on Route 126 in Kent Junction and a man was arrested about an hour later.

No one was hurt in the fire and while the house received minor damage, a nearby shed was destroyed.

Police don't believe this fire is related to other suspicious fires which have occurred in Kent County.

Ransomware Attack Goes Global Again

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 17:06 PM

A ransomware attack has affected thousands of computers around the world this week from Ukraine to Australia but so far no reports from New Brunswick.

Hackers essentially hold computers hostage by making all data inaccessible until a ransom is paid.

Computer consultant Scott Beck with Moncton-based BeckTek says it's virtually impossible to trace the origin of these kinds of attacks.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Much Of N.B.

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 15:18 PM

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large swath of the province with only the Fredericton, Oromocto, St. Stephen, Grand Manan and Saint John areas not included.

Environment Canada says that conditions are right for thunderstorms to develop which could have the potential to bring strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.

"Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors," writes Environment Canada in their advisory.

Wild Weather Hits Northern New Brunswick

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:28 PM

Some wild weather in the Northern part of New Brunswick.

Tornado warnings were issued for Miramichi and area, along with severe thunderstorms last night.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Claude Cote says residents in those areas reported a variety of weather conditions, "We saw some really good videos from the Perth-Andover area, some significant downpours and some good sized hail, and we have a couple of stations that reported 25 millimetres of rain in a very short period of time."

UPDATE: Fatal Accident In Neguac Involving Bangkok Food Truck

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:23 AM

A 33-year-old Moncton man is dead following a collision between a transport truck and a food truck in Neguac.

RCMP say a food truck collided with the rear of a transport truck on rue Principale yesterday afternoon.

A passenger in the food truck died at the scene, while the driver was transported to hospital in Tracadie.

An update on the Bangkok Food Truck Facebook page, confirms that it was their truck involved.