February 2018

UNB Student Off To Sri Lanka For 3 Months

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 13:35 PM

A University of New Brunswick PhD student is off to Sri Lanka as she continues her research on developing and implementing intergenerational cultural programs.

Stephany Peterson of Saint John will spend just over three months in the South Asian country as a visiting research scholar at the University of Colombo.

Peterson says the goal of her research is to find ways to connect elders and youth, so they can be a mutual resource to one another.

As part of her work, she'll be using a book written by Sri Lankans called Keerthihan's Kite.

Dieppe Standoff Ends With One Under Arrest

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 13:27 PM

After several hours, Codiac RCMP members arrested a man in Dieppe, wanted by the RCMP for a breach of probation.

Sergeant André Pepin says on Sunday evening, the man was seen entering a residence in an apartment building.

He says because the man was inside a residence, and didn't want to come out, they needed a special warrant.

Pepin says it took several hours to secure a "Feeney Warrant", which requires a judge to authorize RCMP officers to enter a residence when no offence has been committed.

COPD Cases On The Rise In New Brunswick

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 12:08 PM

An estimated 55,000 New Brunswickers have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

And Barbara Walls of the New Brunswick Lunch Association tells us there are likely more who have not been diagnosed.

"It is on the rise, especially as the population is aging," says Walls. "This is a disease that can take anywhere from three to four decades to develop."

COPD has been described as a disease of middle age because it doesn't occur until people are 40 or older.

RCMP Still Investigating Suspicious Death Of N.B. Man

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:31 AM

The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the suspicious death of a 42-year-old man from western New Brunswick.

Tony Vaillancourt of Morrell Siding was reported missing on May 6, 2017, after not being in contact with family or friends for nearly a month.

His body was found in the Saint John River near Tobique Narrows about three months later, on Aug. 2.

Police say an autopsy and further investigation determined his death was suspicious.

Tributes Continue To Pour In For Becca Schofield

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 12:01 PM

Tributes are continuing to pour in in the wake of the passing of inspirational Riverview teen Becca Schofield.

The 18-year old died after a three year battle with cancer this weekend, however, her #BeccaToldMeTo movement, encouraging people to perform random acts of kindness lives on.

Riverview Mayor, Ann Seamans, says Becca proved one person, through simple actions, can make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Seamans continues, saying the global reach of Becca's movement reminded us that being kind is a choice we make each and every day.

Dr. Temple Grandin Coming To Moncton

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 08:13 AM

An autism advocate will speak at the Maritime Beef Conference in Moncton next month.

Dr. Temple Grandin is known for her distinctive cowboy garb as she is for her many bestselling books like Making Animals Happy and Different...Not Less.  

She holds a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and teaches at Colorado State University.

Many will remember the film made about her in 2010 starring Clare Danes.

Province Accepting Applications For SEED Program

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 08:08 AM

The provincial government says now is the time for students to be thinking about getting a summer job and there will be plenty available.

The Gallant government will once again conduct its SEED program, which stands for Student Employment Experience Development, by having close to 2,300 placements available this summer.

Students have until the end of March to apply for the program and in April SEED applicants will be selected at random to get a voucher for one of the 2,000 job placements.

Codiac RCMP Ask For Help To Find Missing Moncton Man

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 07:56 AM

Codiac RCMP is asking for the public's help to find a missing 37-year old man.

Michael Maurice Tessier of Moncton was last seen around noon on Saturday on St. George Street.

Police are concerned for his wellbeing, and attempts thus far to find him have been unsuccessful.

Tessier is white, 5'10" tall, weighing approximately 154 pounds, and has blue eyes and shoulder length light brown hair.

Anyone with information about Tessier's whereabouts is asked to call Codiac RCMP at 506.857.2400.

Flying With Mary Poppins At Capitol Theatre

Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2018 23:25 PM

There’s more than just learning lines and music for the upcoming production of Mary Poppins.

Director Marshall Button says a company called ZFX Flying Effects is currently on hand teaching some of the performers how to fly.

“This company,  has done everything from a high school production, to the Opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.  They have all of the harnesses for all of the people who flying and dance upside down and various tricks that go on.  They specialize in making people fly very beautifully but also very safely.“