January 2018

GMCC Says NB Budget Has "Delayed The Inevitable"

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 18:29 PM

Hard decisions are needed to balance the books again and the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce says the Gallant government has delayed the inevitable with another deficit budget.

Interim CEO John Wishart believes the business community is really concerned about the province's growing net debt.

"I mean it's going to be an estimated $14.5 billion this year.  You know... it's like you or I deciding to continue to max out or over max their credit card and think... well I'll pay it off some day," he notes.

Cannabis NB Reveals All 20 Store Locations

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 18:17 PM

The Gallant government has announced the locations of the final nine Cannabis NB retail stores throughout the province.

Those stores will include three additional locations in the Southeast region in Sackville, Shediac and Richibucto which will open in September.

The previously announced 11 locations will open in July when recreational cannabis is legalized.

Metro Moncton will have three stores - one in the east end, one in the north end and the other in Dieppe on Dieppe Boulevard.

"Eat Fish!" Says NB Man Who Celebrated 107th Birthday

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 14:11 PM

It was a big celebration for Arnold Hawkins yesterday, in Beaver Harbour, just south of Saint John.  He turned 107 years old.

Cheryl McKinley is proud to call him Grandpa Hawkins.   She says he is a vibrant man, who loves to talk and has many stories to tell, "He talks about his days out fishing on the boat.  He remembered the old roads and they were dirt and one of the biggest things he could remember in Beaver is when they went to pavement."

Hawkins has 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren, who he loves very much.

64-Year-Old Petitcodiac Man Dies In Crash

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:39 AM

RCMP have released the age of a man killed in a crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Salisbury.

Officers responded to reports of a crash yesterday, where a vehicle went through a guardrail, flipped over and rolled down a steep embankment.

A 64 year old man from Petitcodiac died in the crash.

Officers are still trying to determine how long the car was there before it was discovered.

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:19 AM

It's a day to strike up a conversation about mental health.

Bell Let's Talk Day is donating 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every social media interaction you make today.

Winnipeg's Andi Sharma is one many people who is helping Bell get the message out as part of a newly formed Friends of Bell Let's Talk.

She says it's important to be a part of the conversation.

"By being part of the conversation that's where we can really see systemic change take shape and gain traction in the work.

Moncton Hardest Hit By Snow In Latest Storm

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 08:07 AM

The snowfall and blowing snow warnings didn't come until mid afternoon,  but they were right in time, for a blast of winter that slowed motorists on roads, and kept many people indoors last night.

This system brought with it over 22 centimetres of snow to the region. Moncton was the hardest hit in the province.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Jean-Marc Couturier says they were closely monitoring the system yesterday, when there was a shift.