June 2017

Large Turnout And Selfies Galore For Prime Minister In Grand Bay-Westfield

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 06:14 AM

Prime Minister Trudeau says he and his MP's will make the rounds this summer listening and engaging people before what he says will be a busy fall Parliamentary session.

Trudeau did just that at an ice cream social in Grand Bay-Westfield which attracted a large turnout of people who wanted to take selfies with him.

The Prime Minister says his government cut taxes for 9 million middle class people while, at the same time, helping the elderly by enhancing the Canada Pension Plan.

Moncton City Councillors Ask Codiac RCMP For More Detailed Crime Numbers Breakdown

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 19:48 PM

At least two Moncton City Councillors want to see a better breakdown of crime statistics for the area from Codiac RCMP.

Councillor Bryan Butler says the stats are generally clumped together, and not broken down into more specific categories.

"I think as a community, we should know do we have a real problem with break and enters into homes, or do we have a break and enters into businesses [problem]?" says Butler. "Maybe we should let them know so maybe they can get a better alarm system or do a CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design."

Canadians Are Paying Too Much For Prescription Drugs

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:54 PM

Canadians are paying too much for prescription drugs according to federal Health Minister Jane Philpott who estimates it is 25 per cent more than we should compared to similar markets

She points to a leading arthritis drug which costs $30 thousand a year in Ontario but the same drug in France costs $22 thousand.  Philpott is vowing the Trudeau Government will do better.

She's also calling for doctors to move away from using paper presciptions and go to electronic prescribing instead which is what Philpott did in 2008 when she was working as a family doctor.

NB Power Falls Short On Financial Target

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:44 PM

NB Power did not reach its financial targets in the 2016-2017 fiscal year with recorded earnings of $27 million. One major reason was extreme weather. The January ice storm  cost an estimated $30 million.

Revenue was down by 5 per cent with out of province electricity sales off by almost $120 million.

NB Power reports its net debt was lowered by $13 million. That compares to just $2 million the year before.

Quebec Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:15 PM

A 79-year-old man from Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec has died following a motorcycle crash near Renous.

Mounties say the crash happened shortly before 3pm Wednesday on Route 108.

RCMP believe the rider lost control of the motorcycle while trying to make a turn and it left the road.

The man was alone on the bike and died at the scene.
 

Nine Men Face Charges In Connection With Crackdown On Prostitution In Moncton

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:26 PM

Nine men have been arrested for attempting to buy services from sex trade workers in Moncton.

RCMP were in the area of Dufferin and St. George Streets yesterday, as a part of their efforts to curb prostitution.

The men arrested range in age from 19 to 74 years old, and are from seven different communities..including Greater Moncton, Hillsborough, and Sussex.

They were released with a promise to appear in court on August 25th.

 

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.