May 2018

New Brunswickers Urged To Take Precautions In The Heat

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 17:34 PM

New Brunswick is experiencing its first heat wave of the season with temperatures climbing to at least 30 degrees and humidex values going even higher.

The Canadian Cancer Society is urging you to use "sunsense" or common sense while in the sun.

Spokesperson Michelle St. Pierre says applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is a good place to start.

"Wear a wide brim hat which covers your ears, wear proper sunglasses which have UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection and we also encourage people to seek shade," she notes.

Canada Retaliates Against American Penalties With Tariffs On US Steel, Aluminium

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 15:21 PM

The Prime Minister has announced Canada will be imposing tariffs on US steel, aluminium, and other products.

This is in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's tariffs on the same Canadian products announced earlier this morning.

Justin Trudeau said the federal government will impose dollar for dollar tariffs for every dollar levied against Canadians by the US.

The Americans will charge a 25 percent levy on steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

Other products will include: yogurt, coffee and prepared meals among others.

Agreement To Save Former MHS Finalized

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 14:09 PM

The provincial government has finalized an agreement to save the former Moncton High School.

Heritage Developments Limited is buying most of the building for $1 million and is converting it into office space.

The company has restored other historic properties in Moncton including the Capitol Theatre and Heritage Court.

The province will retain ownership of the auditorium and the theatre and plans to invest $4 million to renovate and transform the theatre into a community arts centre.

Quebec Man Killed In Head-On Collision

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:30 AM

A 50-year-old man from Nouvelle, Quebec has been killed in a head-on collision on Highway 17 in Robinsonville, west of Campbellton.

RCMP say a car hauling a utility trailer crossed the centre line and hit a transport truck late Wednesday afternoon.

The man driving the car died at the scene from his injuries.

The driver and three passengers in the transport truck were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist is investigating.

Fish New Brunswick Days Planned For June 2-3

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:28 AM

Love to fish, but you don't have a license?  Or maybe you've always wanted to try?

Fish New Brunswick Days are this weekend, June 2nd and 3rd.

It's the only time during the fishing season where you can cast your lines without a licence.

It's recommended that you check with local fishing-tackle retailers or with an experienced angler to find a good location.

 

Jobs Posted For Cannabis NB

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:25 AM

Job postings have gone up for Cannabis NB locations that will open this summer.

Currently, for Moncton, they are looking for a Team Lead in customer experience.

Almost 30 jobs for locations across the province have been posted.

But the deadline for applications is June 6th.

The stores are expected to open after recreational marijuana is legalized in Canada this year.

 

Get Ready For The Heat Wave

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 06:45 AM

If you've been dreaming  of summer like temperatures, your wish is about to come true.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most of the province, in advance of very warm temperatures.

Highs of between 28 and 31 degrees are forecast today and tomorrow.

The humidex is going to make it feel like it is between 30 to 36 degrees.

It is expected to be the warmest from mid afternoon today into this evening.

If you suffer from health conditions, take note.