December 2017

Shediac RCMP Ask For Public Help In Shooting Of Pointe-Du-Chene Woman

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 14:12 PM

Shediac RCMP is asking for public help in relation to the shooting of a Pointe-du-Chene woman.

Sunday morning, shortly before 3:30, police were called to a residence on King George Street where a woman was found to have been shot.

She was treated for minor injuries at the hospital before being released.

Three individuals also at the residence at the time were taken into custody before being released.

Police believe this was an isolated incident, and are asking anyone with information to call the RCMP or CrimeStoppers.

Canadians Love Tap Payments

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 12:33 PM

During the current Christmas shopping season, payment processor Moneris is predicting that more than half of all transactions will be contactless.

Spokesperson Malcolm Fowler says the growing popularity of tap payments has made Canadians among the most payment-ready consumers in the world.

"Cards aren't getting lost and people are very comfortable with these quick transactions.  The card never leaves your hand, so in some ways you can think of it as almost safer," he notes.

Lockdown Over At Dorchester Prison

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 12:13 PM

Normal operations including visits have resumed at Dorchester Penitentiary.

Correctional officials say a lockdown is now over at the medium security prison.

An exceptional search was carried out to prevent the entry of contraband and to ensure the safety of everyone.

The lockdown had been in place last Tuesday.

Net Neutrality Repeal "Stupid, Manipulative & Greedy": NB CyberSecurity CEO

Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 14:41 PM

Net neutrality rules in the United States, designed to ensure a level playing field on the internet, were repealed last week by the Federal Communications Commission.

New Brunswick based Beauceron Security CEO David Shipley says the rules were designed to prevent big companies from strangling competition.

He says the impact on Canadians will be less direct and more subtle than the effect on Americans.

Codiac Transpo Raises Rates Effective January 2018

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 06:01 AM

Riding the bus in Greater Moncton is going to be slightly more expensive in the new year, with increases in the price of numerous passes by one dollar.

The adult monthly pass is now going to cost $64, with the student and senior monthly passes going up to $49.

The 10 and 20 ride passes are going up to $21 and $39 respectively while the price of group day passes will stay steady at $14.

The $2.50 cash payment per trip is also not going to change for 2018.

The price increases take effect January 1st.

"This Is Always A Last Resort": Moncton Fire Prevention Chief On Rooming House Evictions

Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 13:58 PM

10 days before Christmas with temperatures reaching minus 20 degrees, the last thing the Moncton Fire Department wants to do is evict people but that's exactly what they had to do this week.

Fire Prevention Chief Charles LeBlanc says they inspected three rooming houses on Gordon Street between Highfield and Elm Streets after receiving a tip last week about unsafe conditions.

He adds they found many problems ranging from structural and electrical to blocked exits.

Family's Concerns For Son Prompted Heavy Police Presence In Boundary Creek Area

Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:30 AM

A heavy police presence in the Boundary Creek area yesterday afternoon and into the evening was in response to a family's concerns over their son.

Riverview RCMP Constable Chris Plomp says they were called around 2:45 yesterday afternoon by a family worried over the behaviour of their son.

Heavy RCMP Presence In Boundary Creek Area

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 15:59 PM

There is a heavy police presence in the Boundary Creek area, according to multiple reports.

While driving home, Leo Melanson saw two RCMP cruisers with their lights flashing spaced about a half a kilometre apart on Lower Mountain Road.

In addition, he saw two more cruisers further into the Boundary Creek area at a home.

When reached, Southeast District RCMP confirmed police presence in the area, but were unable to provide further information.