December 2017

Dieppe Moves New Year's Event Indoors

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 13:05 PM

New Year's Eve celebrations in Dieppe are moving indoors due to the extreme cold weather in the forecast for Sunday night.

The Wingate Hotel on Marché Street will now be hosting the event with doors opening at 7:30pm.

Music begins at 8:30pm with performances by Nobie Jones Band, followed by The BackYard Devils, and a closing performance by Izabelle.

At midnight, fireworks will light up the sky to welcome the New Year.

(IMAGE courtesy City of Dieppe)

Higher Gas Prices Predicted For 2018

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 05:01 AM

A senior petroleum analyst believes drivers will be paying up more at the pumps in 2018.

But Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says the year may start off with price dips which is traditional in mid-winter.

"Supply often exceeds demand.  I'm not so sure that will be the same case for diesel and furnace oil.  I think those prices will remain relatively elevated until April," he notes.

McTeague adds strong US demand, government policies on carbon taxes and the prospect of greater weakness in the Canadian dollar will all be factors for gas prices in 2018.

 

Moncton Begins Tracking Rodent Calls In 2017

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 17:50 PM

Moncton began tracking calls about rodents on private properties in 2017 after numerous reports began coming in from different areas around the city.

Bylaw enforcement director Amanda MacNeil notes how rodents don't discriminate which often surprises residents who call in.

"They're very upset and concerned because their yard is very clean and very well maintained.  So as our experts have educated us on, that it doesn't necessarily mean a dirty yard or a dirty location," she says.

Gallant Gov't Believes NB Economy Will Grow Again In 2018

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 15:09 PM

Premier Brian Gallant is optimistic when it comes to New Brunswick's economic fortunes in the year to come.

In a year-end interview with CHSJ News Gallant says the best way to describe the last year is that they've been continuing their efforts to invest in their multi-year economic growth plan and he's pleased with the results.

Gallant points to New Brunswick having the third fastest growth rate of all provinces in 2015.

UPDATE: Nails On Highway Leave Many Motorists Flat

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 14:40 PM

A lost box of nails, turned into an unexpected visit to the mechanic and tire replacements for many motorists, and there may be others.

Tanya MacLeod went to work at Irving Tissue yesterday morning using the Paul street on ramp Highway 15, as she was always does.

By early afternoon, MacLeod and around six of her co-workers found they had flat tires, "I think there were around 40 nails in seven or eight tires."

Since we posted and aired this report,  others have come forward stating that they also have damaged tires.  

Moncton Deputy Fire Chief Don McCabe To Retire

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 14:24 PM

Almost 35 accomplished years as a firefighter in the City of Moncton, but tomorrow will be Deputy Chief Don McCabe's last day on the job .

The 60 year old made to the difficult decision to retire, earlier than expected, due to a medical issue.

McCabe says he collapsed at his son's house a few months ago.  His son performed CPR, and ultimately saved his father's life.  

Mounties Locate Pop Machine Owner

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 13:04 PM

RCMP are thanking everyone for sharing information about a Pepsi vending machine which was found in a field near Grand Falls.

Police have located the owner.

The machine had been stolen from a business in the town earlier this year.

Grand Falls Police Force are now investigating the theft since it occurred within town limits.

(PHOTO courtesy NB RCMP)