August 2017

Students & Professors Study Aging At Unique U de M Learning Centre

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 17:52 PM

Students and professors will gain hands-on experience in the study of long term care for seniors as the Collaborative Learning Centre on Aging opens at the Universite de Moncton campus.

In a university partnership with Shannex, the centre features the first academic nursing home in New Brunswick.

U de M president Raymond Theberge says the study of aging will also open up research opportunities.

"For us, it really goes squarely with our mission as a university.  Also it allows us to get funding for the long term to fund research on aging," he notes.

Metro Moncton Gets Two New Electric School Buses

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 17:32 PM

The provincial government has purchased two new electric school buses just in time for the start of the school year.

The Department of Transportation says both buses will operate in Metro Moncton with one assigned to the Anglophone East School District while the other will be used by the Francophone South District.

Treasury Board President Roger Melanson says students who ride these buses on the first day of school will become part of New Brunswick history.

He hopes students will be inspired and incorporate other green intiatives into their family lives.

$2 Million For Gender Equality Projects in Atlantic Canada

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 15:40 PM

Just a day after the Prime Minister was in Moncton, The Minister for the Status of Women Maryam Monsef came to Saint John announcing $2 million dollars for gender equality projects in Atlantic Canada.  

New Teachers Hired For Grade One French Immersion

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:07 PM

Grade One French immersion returns to New Brunswick classrooms this fall and the Gallant government has hired new teachers to support the program.

According to a media release, 15 French immersion teachers have been hired province-wide including five in the Anglophone East School District and three in the Anglophone South School District.

A stronger focus will be placed on literacy in the Grade One curriculum.

UPDATED: Hells Angels Member From N.B. Facing Dozen New Charges

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:59 PM

A member of the Hells Angels from Fredericton is now facing 12 new drug and weapon charges and remains in custody after being denied bail.

Robin Moulton has been identified by the Mounties as a full patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads NB and was arrested on August 22.

The 48-year-old Moulton, a bearded, heavily tattooed man, made an appearance in provincial court in Saint John, where two previous charges against him were withdrawn and a dozen new counts were presented to the judge by the prosecution.

Work To Begin Friday On New Home For What Kids Need Moncton And The Humanity Project

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:49 AM

Renovations will begin tomorrow on the future new home for What Kids Need Moncton and the Humanity Project.

They recently purchased a building on St. George Street, which is the former home of Dance East.

Founder of What Kids Need Amanda Pooley says it'll be great to begin offering services again, "Especially the drop in centre, that is the one we get the most request for.  Families were able to come in once a month and take what they needed, but then that service disappeared and we haven't been able to get it back up and running until now."

Gas Prices In NB Rise This Week

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 06:02 AM

If you're heading to the gas station today, to fill up for a long weekend getaway, be prepared to pay more.

The weekly price adjustment was made overnight by the Energy and Utilities Board  and prices are up 2.3 cents a litre.

Several stations in Moncton are selling for over 110.1  this morning.

There was also an increase in the price of diesel and furnace oil.   It is up around 1.4 cents a litre.