July 2017

Tour Of Hope 2017 A Success On All Fronts

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 06:42 AM

Another year for the Tour of Hope fundraiser is in the books after 70 cyclists crossed the finish line late Sunday in Moncton.

The fundraiser sees the group of cyclists cover 650 kilometres in four days in a tour of the province to support the Tree of Hope Campaign.

According to their website, they raised $138,398.69 this year, shattering their goal of $80,000.

North Atlantic Right Whale Death Toll Reaches At Least Nine

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 05:42 AM

Two more dead North Atlantic right whales have washed ashore on the west coast of Newfoundland.

That brings the confirmed death toll up to nine this summer according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

All-Time High Honeybee Population In New Brunswick

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 13:53 PM

The honeybee population in New Brunswick is in great shape.

Provincial Biologist Christopher Maud says the population is at an all-time high.

Maud says last fall, the province had roughly 13,000 colonies and about 320 beekeepers.

He says the province has been increasing in the number of colonies and beekeepers over the last 5 to 6 years.

They are also encouraging beekeepers to expand their operations to allow more honeybee colonies to pollinate wild blueberries.

Wildlife Experts Issue A Warning To Take Bird Feeders Down

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:29 AM

An infectious disease called trichomoniasis is affecting birds in Atlantic Canada.

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative is asking people to take down their bird feeders.

Recent reports of sick and dying birds could mean possible outbreaks of the disease.

The disease comes from a parasite that infects the organs of birds but does not pose a risk to other animals or humans.

The first documented case of this disease in Atlantic Canada was in 2007.

During an outbreak, you should remove bird feeders and baths for at least two weeks.

Women Were Influential In St. Martins Shipbuilding Industry

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:59 AM

The community of St. Martins might be tiny but in the 19th century it was a shipbuilding giant being the third largest producer of wooden sailing vessels in the Maritimes and the Quaco Museum is shining a light on the role women had in that industry.

Manager Eric Bartlett says it was captain David Vaughan's wife, Rachel, that helped get the first ship built in St. Martins.

That ship was named the Rachel.

Bartlett says women who traveled on the ships tended to keep good records and diaries while the men didn't

Motocross Nationals Makes Stop In Moncton

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:41 AM

Some of the top riders will entertain at Riverglade Motocross Park this weekend.

The 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals has made its way back to the Moncton area for Round 8 of its 25th Anniversary season.

Host and Producer for the event Marc Travers says it's a great feeling to be back in Atlantic Canada.

Travers says it is an action packed weekend that brings excitement to every motocross fan.

Saturday was a full day of amateur racing, but today the pros will tackle the Glade.

The action goes all day, until around 5 o`clock.

Majority Of Canadians Are Confident In Government's Ability To Renegotiate NAFTA

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:07 AM

According to a new Ipsos poll, six in ten Canadians are confident the Liberal government will be able to renegotiate NAFTA in the best interests of the country.

Just under 40-percent of Canadians believe renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will be beneficial to Canada, compared to 22-percent who thought it would be a bad thing.

About 20-percent don't think renegotiations will make a difference and 25-percent are still not sure whether it will help or hurt Canada.

Rainbow Crosswalk Defaced In Richibucto

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 17:08 PM

A rainbow crosswalk to help celebrate diversity and inclusiveness has been defaced in the town of Richibucto.

A town official says RCMP are now investigating after black paint was sprayed on the colourful crossing sometime early Thursday.

The town had just painted the crosswalk on Tuesday.

Richibucto is one of numerous communities in New Brunswick which have painted colourful crosswalks this summer.

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Moncton Man Reported Missing

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 15:29 PM

A 45-year-old Moncton man has been reported missing and Codiac RCMP need help to find him.

Yvon Caissie was last seen one week ago in the Upland Road area of north end Moncton.

Police have been following up on some leads but have been unable to locate him.
 
Yvon Caissie is described as White, approximately 5'11" tall, weighing approximately 255 pounds with blue eyes and a bald head.

He is believed to be driving a blue 2003 four-door Hyundai Elantra with New Brunswick licence plate GGQ 220.

Large Truck Hits Moncton's Subway Overpass

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 14:53 PM

It happens a few times a year... and it happened again today.

Despite warning signs about height restrictions, a large truck got stuck after hitting the Subway overpass on Main Street early this afternoon.

Emergency responders arrived on scene but no one was hurt and the Ryder rental truck was towed away.

Codiac RCMP say the truck driver has been charged with disobeying a traffic sign under the Motor Vehicle Act which carries a fine of $172.50.

(PHOTO CREDIT - Wade Perry)