September 2017

Provincial Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs says a PC government will talk to any region in the province that wants a shale gas industry

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00 PM

PC Leader Blaine Higgs says the shale gas issue is not dead in this province, in fact he expects it to be an election issue once again.

Despite the moratorium on the industry, Higgs says a PC government would listen to any region that wants it, such as Sussex or Albert County where the industry has been taking place for several years with no problems.

Higgs says the Sable Island gas fields and others off Nova Scotia are depleting rapidly and are projected to last only until 2022.

Paving wetlands may have contributed to wide-spread Texas flooding

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 08:54 AM

The recent impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma shows the importance of having a good policy in place to protect wetlands.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's Andrew Holland says Texas may well have received so much wide-spread flooding because it paved over a lot of its wetlands rather than protect them.

Holland says a wetland acts like a giant paper towel absorbing and retaining water to prevent it from spreading.

What Will The Upcoming Winter Look Like In NB?

Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 08:01 AM

After a summerlike start to fall, the weather has turned decidedly cooler which might have some wondering what lies ahead this winter for New Brunswick.

Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter says it's still early but a sneak preview of winter has been released.

"Right now we are looking at near normal temperature conditions for most of Atlantic Canada.  Any signs of extreme cold will be located in Central Canada - northwestern Ontario and the southern Prairies," he notes.

New 60-Bed Nursing Home In Fredericton Closer To Being Built

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 17:28 PM

A new 60-bed nursing home in Fredericton is another step closer to getting built.

The department of Social Development says the process of choosing the builder of the new nursing home is now underway with three proponents moving to the request-for-proposals stage and they will submit formal proposals to the government in the weeks ahead.

It was announced in 2015 that a new nursing home would be built in New Brunswick's capital city.

NB Still On Target To Balance The Books - Gallant

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 17:14 PM

After going around the province and listening to New Brunswickers, Premier Brian Gallant claims that residents are most concerned about the economy, education and health care.

Speaking to the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce today, Gallant says balancing the books continues to be a priority too but he unveiled something troublesome.

Barrack Green Armoury Host An Open House Tomorrow

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 14:13 PM

The 16 year old in your life may want to check this out.

The Canadian Army Reserve open house is coming up tomorrow at the Barrack Green Armoury from 9am to 4pm.

They have 5 different units including the combat army unit, 3 Field artillery regiments who will display their guns,  and a service and support unit that will display the mechanical garage.

We asked Sgt. Justin Robichaud about the benefits of joining and he says one beneiftif professional development.

Death Of Morrell Siding Man Deemed Suspicious By RCMP

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 13:37 PM

The death of a 42-year-old Morrell Siding man has been declared suspicious by the RCMP after an autopsy and further investigation.

Tony Vaillancourt had not been in touch with family or friends since April 9 and his body was discovered in the Saint John River near Tobique Narrows on August 2.

The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is asking for the public's help in its investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Major Crime or Crime Stoppers.

Moosehead To Hold Big Party

Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 11:31 AM

While Canada celebrates its 150th anniversay, so is Moosehead Brewery with festivities tomorrow and, as you might expect, a big party at the brewery for which you need a ticket to attend.

Moosehead was started by an English woman, Susannah Oland, who moved to Halifax in 1865 with her family. It was moved to Saint John after the 1917 Halifax explosion destroyed the brewery.

Moosehead President and C-E-O Andrew Oland says the circle of beer drinkers is getting wider with more Millenials and women who are looking for greater variety and more flavours.