October 2017

Resounding Positive Reviews From NBCC Students Who Spent A Night In Former Dorchester Jail Turned AirBnB

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 17:25 PM

Eight NBCC students are over the moon with their experience staying overnight at the Dorchester Jail, which is now an Airbnb.

Brooke McCleary and her friends were undaunted by the tales of stabbings, suicide and hangings at the jail run by owner Bill Steele.

"Bill was really inviting, and he even took us to the attic which was really spooky, and we went to Death Row a few times and we stood exactly where all the hangings happened," says McCleary.

OPP Arrest Man Wanted For Bank Robbery In New Brunswick

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 16:13 PM

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for allegedly robbing a bank in Fredericton has been arrested.

Fredericton City Police say 37 year old Jeffery Gorsline was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police in Thunder Bay.

Gorsline is the suspect in a robbery that saw a man enter the TD branch on Prospect Street in the capital city on Thursday afternoon and get away with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.

Fall Storm Brings Strong Winds & Rain

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 16:10 PM

A fall storm is crossing the Maritimes this afternoon bringing periods of heavy rain and strong wind gusts.

Environment Canada meteorologist Ian Hubbard says this system actually has a tropical element.

"There was a tropical storm over the weekend, Phillipe, and it actually weakend and was absorbed into this low," he notes.

Hubbard says a wind gust of 63 km/h has been recorded at the Greater Moncton Airport with gusts up to 80 km/h possible.

He adds conditions should improve as the evening goes on with a clearing sky expected overnight.

10 N.B. Seafood Companies Taking Part In Trade Events In Asia

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 15:59 PM

10 seafood companies from New Brunswick are going to be showcasing their wares this week in Asia, as a way to try and increase their export sales in Asian markets.

The companies are visiting China and Taiwan and one of the events that they will be attending is the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo, Asia's largest seafood expo and the second-largest in the world attracting about 28,000 visitors.

The province says last year New Brunswick was the second-largest exporting province for fish and seafood in Canada at over $1.6-billion which is a 30 percent increase since 2014.

"Improper Disposal Of Smokers' Material" The Cause of Shediac Jail Fire

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 15:44 PM

The cause of the fire at the provincial jail in Shediac has been determined to be improper or accidental disposal of smokers' material.

The investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal showed several cigarette butts near the fire's point of origin under the ramp section from the access door leading to the roof area.

The fire extended into the wall assembly and roof components.

All active and passive fire safety devices functioned as they should have, according to the report.

Choosing The Right Costume For Your Child

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 07:40 AM

There will be a lot of rushing around tonight, for those who haven't full prepared themselves for the arrival of the ghosts and goblins for Halloween tomorrow night.

If you are still looking for the perfect costume for your little one, there are things you can keep in mind for safety sake.

Make sure your child's costume is loose enough to be worn over warm clothing, but not baggy enough that they might trip on it.

Brightly coloured costumes are a good idea, so you child can be clearly seen by motorists, and add reflective tape to increase visibility.

Long Wait Times For Medical Procedures Decried

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 06:08 AM

Provincial Green Party leader David Coon says he has been hearing from people in his riding complaining about long wait times for medical treatment, placing their health in jeopardy.

He`s calling for health care funding to be increased and this could be achieved if the province didn`t subsidise one of the big banks which records big profits each year.

Coon is referring to the $9 million in financial assistance from the province, including a $6.8 million forgiveable loan, for the bank's call centre in Moncton.