August 2017

Downtown Moncton Church Vandalized

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 16:22 PM

Codiac RCMP are looking for the culprits responsible for vandalizing St. Bernard's Catholic Church in downtown Moncton.

Last Sunday, graffiti with satanic, anti-police messages were written on two sides of the church with black spray paint.

Members of Downtown Moncton Centre-Ville Inc. have since cleaned it up as part of a plan created by local businesses and volunteers.

If you have any information about the vandalism, get in touch with Codiac RCMP at 506-857-2400.

Feds And Province Partner On Childcare And Early Learning Funding Of $71 Million Over Three Years

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 14:44 PM

The federal and provincial governments are spending $71 million over three years for improved child care in New Brunswick.

While in Moncton Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal contribution of almost $30 million.

"We will help transform at least 300 current childcare providers into designated Early Learning Centres across the province so that centres are sustainable, and able to provide consistent, high quality care," says Trudeau.

Codiac Transpo To Restore Routes In September

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:32 PM

After Codiac Transpo was forced to reduce routes over the past couple of months, services will resume in full on September 3rd.

They had a very tough time finding qualified drivers, and were forced to cut back.

But Senior Transit Planner Marie-Claire Pierce says ten drivers have been hired, "We've worked really hard this summer to start the training process of our new drivers, and they have been learning over the last five weeks or so."  

Trudeau Names David Adams Richards to the Upper Chamber

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:59 AM

New Brunswick novelist David Adams Richards has been named to the Senate.

The appointment comes while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting the province making stops in Moncton and Miramichi.

A news release says Richards was chosen using the open merit-based process put in place by the Liberal government early last year.

Prime Minister To Visit Moncton This Morning

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 07:37 AM

The Prime Minister will pay a visit to New Brunswick today.

Justin Trudeau has two stops planned.

The first in Moncton this morning, at the Wee College on Athlone Avenue.   An announcement will be made at 11:45.

Premier Brian Gallant will also attend.

Trudeau will then head for Miramichi where he will meet with the Minister of Public Works and Procurement this afternoon,  and he will also visit employees of the Public Service Pay Centre.

NB Fuel Prices Rising This Week

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 18:18 PM

Historic Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas is already limiting the fuel supply and that is having an impact on gas prices across Canada.

While prices in some areas have climbed as much as 10 cents per litre, prices in New Brunswick are going up this week but not by that much.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with believes gasoline prices will jump by 2.5 cents per litre when the provincial regulator makes an adjustment at midnight.

Diesel is also expected to increase by about one cent per litre.

NCC Working With Riverside-Albert To Conserve Water Supply

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 18:14 PM

With support from the village of Riverside-Albert, the Nature Conservancy of Canada wants to conserve a piece of private property which contains the community water supply.

Nature Conservancy spokesperson Denise Roy says the land consists of 326-acres of old Acadian forest with two reservoirs and the "water lease" with the private owner expires in 2019.

"We are hoping to be able to raise the funds to conserve not only the forest but also to ensure the drinking water for the neighbouring village," she notes.