January 2018

Hit And Run In Sackville

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 18:26 PM

RCMP in Sackville need help following a hit and run involving two vehicles.

Early Monday evening, police say a car was trying to turn left at the intersection of Main and King Streets in Sackville when it was struck from behind by another car.

That car had fled the scene by the time officers arrived.

No one was hurt but the car that was struck had substantial damage.
 
The car which fled is described as maroon or burgundy in colour and would have been damaged on the front driver side.

RCMP Arrest Man Wanted On Warrants In NB & NS

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 16:37 PM

A 33-year-old man has been arrested after being wanted on warrants in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

RCMP say Morris James Lanceleve was arrested without incident in the Truro area on Tuesday after a tip from the public.

Lanceleve was wanted in New Brunswick after a gun shot was fired outside a Weldon Street home in Sackville last September.

RCMP in Nova Scotia arrested a 36-year-old woman later the same day and an arrest warrant was then issued for Lanceleve of no fixed address.

He appeared in Truro court today and is being held in custody.

Covered Bridge In Hoyt To Be Replaced By Modular Bridge

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 13:50 PM

A new steel modular bridge is going to be built to replace the covered bridge in Hoyt, which was left unsalvageable after our wild weekend of stormy weather.

Transportation and Infrastructure minister Bill Fraser tells Acadia News the only other way in and out for those living on the other side of the bridge is through a logging road and they've hired a private contractor to provide temporary transportation.

Many Canadians Feeling Financially Blue

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:54 PM

This is the time of year, when many people struggle financially,   that according to a Leger survey conducted for the Financial Planning Standards Council and Credit Canada.

They found that between now and Valentine's Day is often considered the "saddest time of year"

53 per cent of Canadians are feeling financially blue, with the younger generations especially struggling.  

One in-five Canadians has a credit card balance larger than their savings account.

NB Middle Class To Receive More Financial Support For Child Care

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:47 PM

The Gallant government announced more financial support today for middle income families with children in daycare.

Premier Brian Gallant says families with children aged 5 and under, who are attending a daycare which is designated as a New Brunswick Early Learning Centre, will not pay more than 20 per cent of their income for care.

These subsidies will be available for families with annual gross incomes of over $37,500 on a sliding scale.

Homestead Road Accident Sends Five To Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 09:27 AM

A serious accident on Homestead Road this morning on Steeves Mountain.

RCMP Corporal Jullie Rogers-Marsh told us, a tractor trailer and another vehicle collided at around 6:15 this morning.  .

Five people were taken to hospital.   Two with serious injuries and  three others with undetermined injuries.

There's no word on their conditions at this hour.

 

More Snow And Freezing Rain Expected Across Today And Tonight

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 06:22 AM

We're expecting more wintry weather today.

Environment Canada is forecasting the potential of 15 centimetres of snow that will fall throughout the day today.

Things will transition tonight,   with some areas along the Bay of Fundy seeing a changeover to rain and freezing rain.

A special weather statement in effect for Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.