September 2017

Mayors Still Worry Over Property Tax Freeze Despite Assurances

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 13:10 PM

The Mayors of Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton are worried they'll be saddled dealing with the financial ramifications of the property tax freeze next year.

The Tri-Cities Partnership is calling for stronger dialogue and greater clarity from the province amid the fear the freeze may extend beyond next year.

The three mayors point out there will be difficult budget decisions next year and they have to grapple with rising costs like public safety wages awarded through arbitration.

Skilled Workers In Innovation And Software Needed

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:47 PM

A financial technology company that recently chose Moncton for its latest location, is now on the hunt for good workers to fill new jobs that are being created over the next four years.

Co-Founder of Dream Payments Brent Ho-Young says they'll be looking for skilled workers in areas including software development, systems engineering and mobile application development, "Those are very high paying jobs, but more so, fulfilling careers, for those who want to work in Innovation, and in software overall."

City of Moncton Shells Out $60,000 For Major Event Attraction Strategy From Swiss Firm

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 11:21 AM

The City of Moncton is paying $60,000 to a Swiss consulting firm to develop a strategy for attracting and hosting major events over the next decade.

Director of Events and Tourism Jillian Sommers says TSE Consulting is going to spend five months for the development of an overall strategy and action plan with clear deliverables.

Visitors Flock To Open Farm Days NB 2017

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 08:41 AM

Around 10, 000 visitors took part in Open Farm Day this year.

The event that showcases agricultural operations in new Brunswick was held this past weekend.

33 farms opened their gates to the public.

Participants met with farmers, sampled some of the local products, took part in demonstrations and enjoyed several activities including corn mazes and wagon rides.

 

Popular Caribbean Vacation Spots Hit By Hurricanes

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 18:23 PM

Maritimers love to vacation in Cuba but recent hurricane damage to the Caribbean island may prompt changes to some of those holiday plans.

Francine Patterson with Maritime Travel says the resorts of Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria were badly affected by the powerful storm.

Patterson says Holguin area appears to be fine but damage in Varadero may be more extensive than first thought.

She believes a lot of clients are taking a wait-and-see approach when heading south this year.

Autumn Officially Arrives Today

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 05:01 AM

We will bid farewell to summer later today in New Brunswick when autumn officially begins at 5:02 this afternoon.

So what can we expect weather-wise over the next three months?

After the driest summer in 20 years, Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter says we should pick up more precipitation this fall.

"The interior of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have been quite dry through a lot of the summer.  Fortunately I think with the warm water that is in place, we should start to see precipitation increasing through the fall season.

Moncton MLA Says More Needs To be Done To Prevent Cancer In Children

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 13:23 PM

The entrance to the New Brunswick legislature has been lit up in gold this week, in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

This is something that is very close to the Speaker's heart.