September 2017

Video Shows Photos Of #BeccaToldMeTo Movement From Around The World

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 23:58 PM

A Moncton woman has paid tribute to Rebecca Schofield with a special video.

Robyn Conrad received over 50 photo submissions from people around the world who have been touched by the #Beccatoldmeto movement.

Conrad says she has never met Schofield in person, but, “We have chatted on Facebook, but I showed her the video before I posted it, just to make sure that she liked it.”

This is Conrad’s second video.

Moncton Man Arrested After Lester Street Collision

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:57 AM

A 34-year old Moncton man is under arrest after a crash Friday night near downtown.

Codiac RCMP Corporal David Swansburg says police were called to Lester Street at 10:45 after a resident reported a collision.

"The owner that lives inside the house believed that the vehicle had struck the house originally," says Swansburg. "But when he came out he found the vehicle had collided with two vehicles in his driveway."

Swansburg continues "police set up a perimeter and were able to locate a suspect and arrested a suspect at a different location close by."

Codiac RCMP Investigating Fourth Armed Robbery Of A Bank In Last Six Weeks In Downtown Moncton

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:23 AM

Codiac RCMP are investigating another armed robbery of a bank in downtown Moncton.

Corporal Dave Swansburg says on Thursday shortly before 6 at night, police were called to the UNI Financial Cooperation on St. George.

He says a lone male had robbed the bank, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Swansburg says they are currently looking into any possible connections with three other armed robberies of financial institutions in that area since the middle of August.

Four Arrested After Suspicious Death Near Miramichi

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 08:26 AM

RCMP in the Miramichi area say four people have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a 60 year old man in Bellefond.

Police were called out Thursday night after reports of a fight involving several people on Bellefond Road which is 30 km northwest of Miramichi.

Upon arrival they found a 60 year old man who was unresponsvive along with four younger men.

The injured man was taken to Miramichi Hospital but was pronounced dead.

Police arrested three 24 year old men as well as a 23 year old man.

Five Winning Tickets In New Brunswick For Friday's Lotto Max Draw

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 07:55 AM

There are a handful of lucky lotto players in New Brunswick today.

In the Lotto Max draw, a winning ticket matching all six TAG numbers (248295) worth $100,000 was sold in Campbellton.

Two TAG tickets matching five of six numbers (48295) were sold in Dieppe and Madawaska County respectively - they are worth $1,000 each.

In TWIST, two winning tickets were sold in this province matching six of seven numbers in Gloucester County, and Miramichi.

Those are each worth $1,070.

Finally, the $60 million jackpot was won out West.

Fall Tourism Season Underway In NB

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 08:01 AM

The fall shoulder tourism season is getting underway in the province with many families going apple-picking, making their way through corn mazes or visiting craft fairs and harvest festivals.

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) president and CEO Ron Drisdelle believes residents are also rediscovering major attractions such as provincial parks and zoos.

"We may have gone once or twice in our lifetime as New Brunswickers but have we gone back?  Are we seeing everything that it has to offer and what it has improved?" he notes.

"The latest and greatest technology!": Venues Manager Shane Porter on $1.4 million digital scoreboard

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 15:44 PM

The City of Moncton is spending $1.4 million on a digital scoreboard for the under construction Downtown Events Centre.

Venues Manager Shane Porter says this new board is the latest and greatest technology, and is a huge leap forward over the existing one at the Coliseum.

"It's not just the scoreclock and the video boards themselves, it's the software that helps run them, it's the equipment behind the scenes," says Porter. "It's the ease of use, you can go from still images, to instant replay, to, you know, advertising to you name it."

Identifying New Risk Areas for Ticks

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 15:19 PM

Public Health revealing more high risk areas for ticks in New Brunswick.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell says tick dragging was done this summer in a partnership between the province and the federal government.

She says during active tick surveillance over the summer new risk areas were found in Albert and Westmorland counties.

Previously identified risk areas are in Charlotte, Saint John and Kings counties.
 

Codiac RCMP Asking For Public's Help Identifying Two Suspects In Relation To A Home Invasion

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 13:47 PM

Codiac RCMP is asking for the public's help identifying two men suspected of committing a home invasion on Eaglewood Drive.

Around 1:20 Friday morning, RCMP were called to a home in the Oak subdivision.

Two people in the house were assaulted and threatened by two men with long barrel guns.

The suspects fled with electronics and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The homeowners were released from hospital after treatment for minor injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400.