March 2018

Garage Destroyed By Fire On Salisbury Road

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:28 PM

A fire that broke out in a garage on Salisbury Road this morning about 15 minutes west of Moncton is under control.

Moncton Fire Department Platoon Chief Paul Bruens says they were called to the scene around 10 this morning, and when they arrived the garage was fully engulfed in flame.

He says the building on fire was close to both a house and another big barn, so they quickly began defensive operations.

Marissa Shephard Trial Adjourned Until Wednesday Morning

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:20 AM

The first degree murder and arson trial for 22-year old Marissa Shephard is adjourned until tomorrow morning.

This comes after Defence lawyer Gilles Lemieux told the court he learned of a matter of law this morning that is critical and requires immediate attention.

He did not go into further details about the issue.

The Crown and Judge Zoël Dionne both agreed with Lemieux's request.

Judge Dionne added Shephard and Lemieux were entitled to address the issue before it was made public in court.

Court resumes tomorrow morning at 9:30.

New Program To Aid Seasonal Workers Who Experience Gap In EI Benefits

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:14 AM

New Brunswick seasonal workers who experience a gap between EI benefits and their employment could soon get some extra help.

A new pilot program will offer a seven-week training or work experience program for workers in the fisheries, agriculture, forestry and tourism industries in EI Economic Region 9.

It includes all of Restigouche, Gloucester, Northumberland, Kent and Westmorland counties, and portions of York, Sunbury, Queens and Albert counties.

The EI benefits period in that region recently dropped from 30 to 23 weeks due to a drop in the unemployment rate.

Developer Proposes Site For New West End School

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:55 AM

The province has approved a new school for the West end, but the question remains, where will it be built?

A developer is proposing Franklin Yard, which is located next to Centennial Park,  as the best place to put it.

Landscaper and Architect with Trace Planning and Design Jim Scott says there are three main things their development would focus on.

Spring Arrives In New Brunswick!

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 18:02 PM

After a long and dark winter, spring will finally arrive in New Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon at 1:15.

The vernal equinox marks the period where the length of day is equal to the length of night.

But Environment Canada meteorologist Linda Libby says it won't really feel much like spring.

"Sunny conditions by the afternoon when spring is expected to arrive.  It will be slightly cooler than normal and that is thanks mainly to more of a northwesterly wind," she notes.

Three Youth Arrested After Bathurst Schools Threat

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 16:46 PM

Three youth have been arrested in Bathurst after a threat about two schools was received on social media.

Bathurst City Police say a “hold and secure” procedure was implemented at Nepisiguit High School and Place des Jeunes School this morning as the threat was being investigated.

Students from those schools were eventually sent home early.

Other schools in the Bathurst area were also placed in a “restricted access” mode.

Police have not said whether those arrested were students at the schools.

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week In Canada

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 15:11 PM

This week marks the first ever National Impaired Driving Prevention Week in Canada.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says in a statement that we must do better because four Canadians die every day in a collision involving alcohol or drugs.

Goodale says they're working with the RCMP to support road safety efforts related to impaired driving by alcohol, drug, fatigue and distraction.

They're also working with provincial and territorial partners, along with road safety advocates to help raise awareness about impaired driving dangers.