November 2017

The Gallant Liberals To Support The Feds In Any Softwood Lumber Legal Action

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 16:40 PM

The provincial government will be working with Ottawa when it comes to litigation over what they both consider unfair duties by the U.S. government on softwood lumber exports from Canada.

Crown Asks For Maximum $1 Million Penalty For RCMP Over Canada Labour Code Violations

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 15:41 PM

Both the Crown and Defence have made their final submissions to Judge Leslie Jackson in the RCMP's trial over Canada Labour Code violations in relation to the June 4th 2014 shootings.

Crown lawyer Paul Adams is asking for the maximum penalty of $1 million be applied, with $500,000 of that being used for scholarships at U de M, and the remainer doled out in smaller amounts to organizations in support of RCMP families.

Mounties Need Help To Find Wanted Man

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 13:24 PM

Southeast RCMP are asking for help to find 34-year-old Stephen Cyr, of no fixed address, who is wanted for missing a court appearance earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Mounties approached a vehicle in the parking lot of a Salisbury business which was a van Stephen Cyr is known to drive.

Officers say he fled in the van which hit a police cruiser along with a second vehicle and narrowly missed several pedestrians.

The van was later found in Moncton.

Stephen Cyr is described as 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing about 230 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair.

U de M President Nominated As Federal Official Languages Commissioner

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:54 PM

The President and Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Moncton has been nominated as the next federal Commissioner of Official Languages.

Raymond Théberge is a Franco-Manitoban with a 35-year career as an educator, academic, author, and senior official in both the governments of Manitoba and Ontario.

In making the announcement today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Théberge’s passion for linguistic duality and minority language rights makes him the perfect choice.

RCMP Search For Suspect In Attempted ATM Theft

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 09:28 AM

The RCMP are looking for information after the attempted theft of an ATM at the Hampton Inn.

Police say, at around 6:50 on Tuesday morning, someone wearing a disguise, entered the hotel on Mapleton Road, and attempted to steal the machine.

An employee intervened, but was sprayed with pepper spray.

They were treated for minor injuries at hospital and then released.

The suspect then fled without the ATM in a grey or green coloured SUV.

Anyone who was in the area, is asked to contact Crimestoppers or RCMP.


Bessborough School Students Say It Feels Good To Give Back

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 07:31 AM

The turkeys will begin accumulating down back at the St. George Boulevard fire station this morning.

Collection in this year's Sue Stultz and Moncton firefighters Turkey drive officially begins.

A launch for this year's turkey drive was held at Bessborough School yesterday.

The students will be making a donation of their own next week.

Several grade 8 students took the time to share their thoughts on how special the turkey drive is.

Sentencing In RCMP Labour Code Conviction Begins Today

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:27 AM

Two days has been set aside for a sentencing hearing in the RCMP Labour Code case.

It will get underway in a Moncton courtroom this morning.

The Police force was convicted of failing to properly equip and train its members on June 4, 2014.

That's when a man shot and killed three RCMP officers and injured two others.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of up to $1 million, a prison term of up to two years or both.