July 2017

Survey Finds Millennials Least Likely To Buy Travel Insurance

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:10 PM

43% of Canadian travellers who don't buy travel insurance are aged 18 to 34, that is to say, within the "millennial" age bracket.

That's according to data released by Allianz Global Assistance.

The main three reasons why are because they felt it was unnecessary, too expensive, or their trip was too short to need travel insurance.

Allianz Senior Director Dan Keon says the likelihood of needing travel insurance isn't determined solely by age, time or the destination of your trip.

Small Hive Beetle Found In New Brunswick

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:09 AM

For the first time ever, small hive beetles have been found in honeybee colonies in New Brunswick.

The small hive beetle is a pest of the honeybee and large populations of the beetle can impact honeybee health, spoil honey and damage beekeeping equipment.

In June, the beetle was found in colonies that were imported from Ontario to pollinate wild blueberries in the Acadian Peninsula.

All suspected small hive beetles should be reported to the province immediately.

Affordability, Lifestyle & Weather Main Reasons Behind Record Home Sales In NB

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:03 AM

June was a great month for New Brunswick after a record number of homes were sold.

President of the New Brunswick Real Estate Association Robert Stewart says a lot of people are coming home to be closer to their family.

He says people are also moving here for the summer from places like Toronto and Montreal to beat the high humidity levels.

Stewart attributes the affordabliity of homes and the lifestyle in the Maritimes behind the record breaking month in June.

True Sportsmanship On Display At Special Olympics New Brunswick Summer Games

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 09:07 AM

When they train and compete, Special Olympics athletes work just as hard as any other athletes would.

However, the Organizing Chair for the Summer Games Lorraine LeClair says they also have something many athletes don't.

"They care for each other tremendously, they support each other whether they win or lose, to me it's an outstanding athletic display of sportsmanship," says LeClair.

Therapeutic Pool Wish Granted For 7-Year Old Girl With Juvenile Arthritis

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 08:26 AM

7-year old Leah Hicks from Moncton was granted a wish from the Children's Wish Foundation this week.

Mother Shawnna Rivard says her daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis with Uveitis five years ago.

The treatment qualified Hicks for a wish.

"We talked to Leah about what her wish would be, and of course she chose a pool because she loves to swim," says Rivard. "We were very grateful to receive a therapeutic pool for Leah, it's heated, so it's good for her joints."

Aboiteau Beach Gets Busier With Water Quality Concerns At Nearby Beaches

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 08:01 AM

Poor water quality has closed Parlee Beach and Murray Beach for swimming a number of times this summer which has been creating bigger crowds at other beaches along the Northumberland coast.

Natasha Bell, a member of the "Save Wetlands Water and Tourism" coalition, says she lives near Aboiteau Beach and she has noticed it is now much busier.

New Coin Will Be Issued Depicting Dieppe Raid

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 17:30 PM

A commemorative coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint earlier this year upset local veterans including members of the Dieppe Military Veterans Association.

The coin depicted the Battle of Dieppe instead of the Dieppe Raid.

Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe M-P Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she heard the concerns and she's now working with the Mint and veterans on a new coin depicting the Dieppe Raid.

The Mint is expected to issue a new fine silver coin sometime next year.

(PHOTO - 91.9 The Bend archives, original coin unveiled in May 2017)

Thousands Of Property Owners Get Lower Tax Assessments

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:56 PM

The latest figures on property tax reassessments have revealed reductions of more than $34 million for just over a thousand home owners in Saint John with 298 in Moncton receiving $12 million in reductions.

271 property owners in Rothesay have seen reductions of $12 million and 178 in Quispamsis with reassessments being lowered by over $8 million.

In Dieppe, 280 property owners have had their assessments lowered by $8.2 million and in Sackville, there have been $2.4 million in reductions for 82 property owners.

NS Man Charged In NB Contraband Tobacco Seizure

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 13:48 PM

A 29-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with possession of contraband tobacco following a seizure in Carleton County.

Mounties found roughly 120,000 contraband cigarettes after stopping a car on the Trans Canada Highway near Waterville this week.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

James Logan Swim of Shelburne County returns to court today for a bail hearing.