September 2017

Provincial Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs says a PC government will talk to any region in the province that wants a shale gas industry

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 PM

PC Leader Blaine Higgs says the shale gas issue is not dead in this province, in fact he expects it to be an election issue once again.

Despite the moratorium on the industry, Higgs says a PC government would listen to any region that wants it, such as Sussex or Albert County where the industry has been taking place for several years with no problems.

Higgs says the Sable Island gas fields and others off Nova Scotia are depleting rapidly and are projected to last only until 2022.

What Will The Upcoming Winter Look Like In NB?

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 08:01 AM

After a summerlike start to fall, the weather has turned decidedly cooler which might have some wondering what lies ahead this winter for New Brunswick.

Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter says it's still early but a sneak preview of winter has been released.

"Right now we are looking at near normal temperature conditions for most of Atlantic Canada.  Any signs of extreme cold will be located in Central Canada - northwestern Ontario and the southern Prairies," he notes.

NB Still On Target To Balance The Books - Gallant

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 17:14 PM

After going around the province and listening to New Brunswickers, Premier Brian Gallant claims that residents are most concerned about the economy, education and health care.

Speaking to the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce today, Gallant says balancing the books continues to be a priority too but he unveiled something troublesome.

Mounties Crackdown On Violations During Blitz

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 17:04 PM

RCMP conducted a crackdown on motor vehicle violations on the Trans Canada Highway near Sackville this week.

Over a four hour period, Mounties found infractions including expired inspection certificates, expired vehicle registrations, no insurance and no valid driver's licences.

Police say some vehicles were towed as a result of not being mechanically safe for the road.

In addition, a 31-year-old Sackville area man was arrested for careless use of a firearm.

Stomach Flu Suspends Visits To Dumont's 4th Floor

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 16:40 PM

Visits have been temporarily suspended on the 4th floor of the Dumont Hospital.

According to management, several patients have come down with gastroenteritis, commonly referred to as stomach flu.

The suspension will remain in effect until further notice and only applies to the 4th floor of the Dumont - the General Surgery, Urology and Gynecology Units.

Anyone who is ill is urged to avoid visiting patients until at least 48 hours after their symptoms have disappeared.

Death Of Morrell Siding Man Deemed Suspicious By RCMP

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 13:37 PM

The death of a 42-year-old Morrell Siding man has been declared suspicious by the RCMP after an autopsy and further investigation.

Tony Vaillancourt had not been in touch with family or friends since April 9 and his body was discovered in the Saint John River near Tobique Narrows on August 2.

The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is asking for the public's help in its investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crime or Crime Stoppers.

Hundreds To Run In Moncton In The Fight Against Breast Cancer Research

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 13:20 PM

Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected to lace up their sneakers this weekend to raise money for breast cancer research.

The annual CIBC Run for the Cure will be held on Sunday.

District Coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society Jill Myers says they're expecting around 650 participants in Moncton this year, "There are a lot of survivors involved, but the majority of participants are running for someone else.  Before I was with the Canadian Cancer Society, I ran for my grandmother who I lost to breast cancer, and also an Aunt who survived."