November 2017

Trudeau Government's Housing Strategy Applauded

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 13:37 PM

The Trudeau Government's new housing strategy which promises the expenditure of $40 billion over 10 years is being called a breakthrough by the President of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities, Jenny Gerbasi.

The plan calls for the building of 100 thousand new affordable housing units along with repairing 300 thousand affordable housing units.The aim is to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent.

Man And Woman Killed In Saint-Quentin Died Of Gunshot Wounds, RCMP Say

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 13:32 PM

The RCMP say a man and woman killed in a double homicide in northern New Brunswick both died of gunshot wounds.

The bodies of 67-year-old Jean-Paul Caron and 36-year-old Melanie Roussie both of Saint-Quentin were discovered in a home on rue Valcourt in Saint-Quentin on October 30. No arrests have been made at this point but police do not believe this was random.

A Scathing Indictment Of Service New Brunswick

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 13:29 PM

Service New Brunswick is to blame for fast-tracking inflated property tax assessments.

That, according to Auditor General Kim MacPherson who told the Legislature exchanges between Premier Brian Gallant's Chief of Staff and the former C-E-O at Service New Brunswick is what led to fast track and inflated property tax assessments. She adds misleading communication within Service New Brunswick led to the perception Premier Brian Gallant wanted the new system fast tracked.

Classroom Violence Causing Mental Health Concerns For NB Teachers

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:42 AM

The President of the New Brunswick Teachers Association says more and more educators are dealing with mental health issues, as a result of what they are dealing with in the classroom..

George Daley says eight to ten cases of violence are reported by teachers each week in the province.  That goes from verbal outbursts to physical contact, including punching and kicking.

Teen Arrested After Stabbing Incident

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 09:36 AM

A 14 year old boy has been arrested after a stabbing in Moncton.

RCMP were called to an incident outside of the McDonald's on Mountain Road  at around 5:15pm yesterday evening.

A 13 year old boy with serious injuries was rushed to hospital.

A suspect was taken into custody, but was later released and will return to court in February.

If you have any information on the incident, contact RCMP or Crimestoppers.

(Photo courtesy of Wade Perry)
 

Moncton Magic Season Officially Underway

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 07:31 AM

Over a thousand fans came out to see The Moncton Magic on their home court at the Coliseum for the first game of the season..

They didn't manage a win against the St. John's Edge, but Head Coach Joe Salerno says they'll continue to build on their commitment to the Hub City from here, "We have put an awful lot of work into this over the last several months, so to see it come to fruition and see the final product to show to pour fans, we are all very excited about it."

NB Gas Prices Down

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 06:25 AM

Gas prices are down this morning as expected.

The Energy and Utilities Board make its weekly price adjustment and the maximum price is down 2.9 cents a litre this week.

Several stations in Moncton are selling for around $1.15 this morning.

Diesel and furnace oil prices on the otherhand,  rose overnight by 1.3 cents a litre.

 

Strike Possible At Moncton City Hall

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 22:23 PM

Operations could grind to a halt at Moncton City Hall by this weekend.

Despite a meeting with a provincially-appointed mediator, the City of Moncton and the City Hall Employees Association have been unable to reach a new contract agreement.

Wages have been the main sticking point.

Negotiations began in January.

The union will be holding a strike vote on Thursday (November 23) and a strike could happen by Saturday or the City may decide to lockout workers.

The union covers about 230 employees who work in clerical, technical and supervisory positions.

Moncton Urges Residents To Be Proactive About Rodent Control

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 22:15 PM

Rats and mice don't discriminate... and can be found in clean and dirty properties.

That message from Moncton city officials and pest control experts during another public meeting focusing on rodent problems Wednesday night.

Moncton bylaw enforcement director Amanda MacNeil says if anyone sees rodents on public property, they should contact the city's 24-7 dispatch line at 859-2643.