November 2017

NB Gas Prices Stable This Week

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:24 AM

You probably won't notice much of a change at all to the price you pay for gas this week.

The Energy and Utilities Board made its price adjustment overnight and the maximum price is up just 0.4 cents a litre.

Several stations in Moncton are selling for between $1.14 and $1.15 this morning.

Much of the same for diesel and furnace oil.   Their prices were adjusted upwards by around point three cents a litre.

New Unit Dedicated To Prosecuting Domestic Violence Offenses Created

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 15:36 PM

A new unit dedicated specifically to prosecuting offenses involving domestic and intimate partner violence has been created by New Brunswick's Public Prosecution Services.

Issues the unit will deal with include making sure matters to go trial in a timely fashion, that the victim's safety is of paramount concern, and that empirically-based best practices are used when making recommendations on sentencing.

Three Nova Scotians Face Drug Trafficking Charges In Moncton

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 14:48 PM

Three Nova Scotians have been charged with drug trafficking after a traffic stop in Moncton.

On Tuesday afternoon, Codiac RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Route 15 near the airport.

Following a search, officers found 53 pounds of marijuana along with a large amount of cash.

In Moncton court today, 30-year-old Adam Micheal Spencer, 31-year-old Bradley Lloyd Sullivan, and 18-year-old Emily Victoria Tower, all from the Halifax area, were each charged with one count of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

20th Annual Sue Stultz Turkey Drive Officially Underway

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 14:22 PM

Turkey drop offs for this year's Sue Stultz and local firefighters turkey drive will officially begin tomorrow, down back at the St. George Boulevard fire station.

Firefighter Chris Jackson has been involved since he was a child, "As a child, I grew up in the west end of Moncton.  I frequented Sue's store on St. George Boulevard and I saw the beginnings of this, and donated turkey back then.  So now, to be a part of it logistically and to be able to help out as a firefighter, it's really special."

Provincewide Emergency Preparedness Exercise Being Planned For 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:26 PM

A one-day provincewide emergency preparedness exercise called Brunswick Alpha 2018 is being planned for next summer.

The scenario is the unfolding of a severe weather event across the province and will give municipal staff involved in emergency management to practice their planned responses and procedures. 

All municipalities in New Brunswick are being invited to this exercise which is being organized by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization together with the Canadian Armed Forces through Joint Task Force Atlantic.

Provincial Government Makes Naloxone Kits Available To Help Combat The Opioid Crisis

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:21 PM

The Gallant government is going to buy 2,500 Naloxone kits at a price of $150,000 to help combat the opioid crisis.

The Department of Health will distribute the kits to target populations through needle exchange programs at AIDS Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.

Naloxone is a safe drug that temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin.

Cyber Crime On The Rise

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 AM

Cyber Crime is on the increase in Canada but it's under reported.

Scott Doron of Security and Investigations for the RCMP told the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce not reporting cyber crime hinders law enforcement because they don't have enough data to connect the dots.

Doron concedes the demands posed by cyber crime have exceeded the RCMP's capacity and more resources will be needed to combat it.