September 2017

Sussex RCMP Arrest Two People For Credit Card Fraud

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 06:39 AM

Several complaints about the fraudulent use of credit cards in Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield, Oromocto and Sussex have resulted in the arrests of two people from from Alberta by Sussex RCMP.

39-year-old Troy Cloutier and 29-year-old Bailey Ann Brassard have been charged with fraud and obstructing a police officer. Cloutier also faces charges of possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana and fleeing from police.

An unnamed 42-year-old New Brunswick man was also arrested in connection with the investigation.

Verdict In RCMP Labour Code Trial Expected Today

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 06:29 AM

A decision is expected to be handed down in Moncton court today, in connection with the tragic incidents of June 4, 2014.

Three RCMP officers were killed, and two others injured.

Four labour code charges were laid against the RCMP, alleging that they failed to provide officers with the appropriate equipment and training.

The RCMP have pleaded not guilty.

The trial began in April, and 30 witnesses took the stand.

Each charges carries a fine of up to a million dollars, or a prison term, or both.

 

NB Aquaculture Being Featured In Moncton Wine & Food Expo

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 18:24 PM

The lineup for the second oldest wine show in Canada has been unveiled and it promises to have a large selection of wine dinners, tastings and bottles... never before available in New Brunswick.

Now in its 27th year, the Moncton World Wine and Food Expo is also featuring provincial aquaculture products including caviar, oysters and salmon.

Chairman Bill Vance says many of the Grand Tasting sessions are so popular they sell out in minutes.

Second Suspect Arrested In Moncton Home Invasion

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 17:36 PM

A second suspect has been arrested following a home invasion in Moncton's Royal Oaks neighbourhood.
 
Codiac RCMP say 32-year-old Christopher James Melanson of Moncton is facing 18 charges including robbery with a firearm, unlawful confinement and sexual assault with use of a firearm.

He is being held in custody pending another court date on Friday (September 29).

Early last Friday (September 22), police say two people in the home on Eaglewood Drive were assaulted and threatened by two men armed with long barrel guns.

Has Ellen's Law Made A Difference For NB Cyclists?

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 17:30 PM

Changes to the provincial Motor Vehicle Act that offered more safety for cyclists have been in effect now for around three months.

The movement to have the changes made was inspired by Ellen Watters a well-known cyclist who died while riding near Sussex.

Sheila Cameron, Moncton co-organizer for the Ellen's Law movement, says they are starting to notice a difference.

U.S. And Canada In Nasty Trade Dispute

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:32 PM

The massive 219 per cent U.S. tariff on the new line of Bombardier jets is causing a backlash in both Canada and Britain where jobs are under threat in Northern Ireland.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Bombardier trade dispute is separate from the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement where she says great progress is being made but tough issues still lie ahead.

Having said that, Freeland concedes the Trump Administration is in her words "unconventional" with its America First stance.

Uncertainty Reigns Supreme When It Comes To Interest Rates

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:29 PM

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz concedes there's a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the economy and where interest rates may be heading.

Poloz says the Canadian economy's performance has exceeded expectations but wage growth has been slower than anticipated.

Annual economic growth as of the end of August surpassed 4 per cent but Poloz doesn't expect it to remain that high.

He does say businesses across a wide range expect their sales to improve and hiring intentions have reached a record high.

(Photo from CPAC)

Founder Of Playboy Magazine Dies

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:41 AM

The man described as the Godfather of the sexual revolution in the 1960's, the founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91 from natural causes.

He borrowed $8 thousand dollars to start Playboy from his kitchen in 1953. The first edition of the magazine featured photographs of Marilyn Monroe originally shot for a 1949 calendar that Hefner had bought for $200.

Hefner enraged feminists but he also supported racial integration and gay rights. Ironically, Hefner had a strict Methodist upbringing.