June 2018

New Centennial Park Pool To Cost $5.4 Million

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 21:48 PM

The new pool at Centennial Park is going to cost $5.4 million, and will be ready for Summer 2019, according to a presentation at Moncton City Council.

Director of Recreation and Leisure Jocelyn Cohoon says this is once again a beach style aquatic facility with a sand area.

"It includes grass, trees, shrubs, things that will support leisure activities, lane swimming, and has a waterspray feature," says Cohoon. "There's also space for many other activities all while preserving the natural beauty and qualities of Centennial Park."

Hundreds Apply For Jobs At Moncton Events Centre

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 17:48 PM

More than 400 people turned out for a two-day job fair hosted by SMG Canada for a range of positions available at the new Moncton Events Centre.

General manager Nick DeLuco says they are seeking to fill up to 300 part-time positions.

"This was mostly a screening, so from here we'll bring people in for a second interview and then go from there.  As a whole, on the full-time side, we have about 15 full-time staff on board now.  So as we get closer to the opening, we'll look to round out the part-time and a few other full-time positions as well," he notes.

Pilot Project At Bernice MacNaughton High To Benefit Community

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 13:49 PM

A pilot project from the students from Bernice MacNaughton High School,  that involved hydroponics and aquaponics,  is benefitting the community.

Teacher Brian Corbett says this is set up in his classroom, "in the windows of my classroom, I have a whole series of tubes and piping, where I can have several hundred plants growing all at once.  There are also tanks of fish." 

Riverview Nursing Home To Be Renovated

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 13:09 PM

The provincial government is investing $2.6 million to upgrade a nursing home in Riverview.

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers has announced renovations will be carried out at the Salvation Army Lakeview Manor, a 50-bed facility.

The announcement is part of the Gallant government's five year plan which includes investing more than $100 million in nursing homes across the province.

Fires In Northern NB Leaves Several Temporarily Displaced

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 08:54 AM

Three fires in the province have left several people temporarily homeless.

The Canadian Red Cross says a fire on Saturday, left a home in Petit-Rocher extensively damaged.   A couple and their three children, who are between the ages of 5 and 14, were forced out.

They are currently staying in an RV on the property.

Also in northern New Brunswick, eight people were displaced Saturday in two separate house fires in the community of Saint-Quentin.

Submissions Needed For 31st New Brunswick Human Rights Award

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 08:08 AM

Nominations are needed for the New Brunswick Human Rights award.

The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission recognizes outstanding effort, achievement or leadership by those who promote equality and human rights as a volunteer.

The deadline for nominations is August 1st.

The Award was founded in 1988 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.