August 2017

$2 Million For Gender Equality Projects in Atlantic Canada

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 15:40 PM

Just a day after the Prime Minister was in Moncton, The Minister for the Status of Women Maryam Monsef came to Saint John announcing $2 million dollars for gender equality projects in Atlantic Canada.  
 

New Teachers Hired For Grade One French Immersion

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 13:07 PM

Grade One French immersion returns to New Brunswick classrooms this fall and the Gallant government has hired new teachers to support the program.

According to a media release, 15 French immersion teachers have been hired province-wide including five in the Anglophone East School District and three in the Anglophone South School District.

A stronger focus will be placed on literacy in the Grade One curriculum.

UPDATED: Hells Angels Member From N.B. Facing Dozen New Charges

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:59 PM

A member of the Hells Angels from Fredericton is now facing 12 new drug and weapon charges and remains in custody after being denied bail.

Robin Moulton has been identified by the Mounties as a full patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads NB and was arrested on August 22.

The 48-year-old Moulton, a bearded, heavily tattooed man, made an appearance in provincial court in Saint John, where two previous charges against him were withdrawn and a dozen new counts were presented to the judge by the prosecution.

Feds And Province Partner On Childcare And Early Learning Funding Of $71 Million Over Three Years

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 14:44 PM

The federal and provincial governments are spending $71 million over three years for improved child care in New Brunswick.

While in Moncton Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal contribution of almost $30 million.

"We will help transform at least 300 current childcare providers into designated Early Learning Centres across the province so that centres are sustainable, and able to provide consistent, high quality care," says Trudeau.

FEMA GIVES Update On Harvey

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 14:08 PM

The carnage continues in areas of the Gulf Coast of Texas from catastrophic flooding from once Hurricane and now Tropical Storm Harvey. More than 8,500 people have been rescued in the Houston area but Brock Long of FEMA says there are other areas that have been hard hit by Harvey in the last day or so, with Beaumont and Port Arthur getting 20 inches of rain overnight. Long says 50 counties are being impacted by the storm that re-intensified and made landfall for a second time in East Texas.

Hospital Foundation Launches 10th Hospital Home Lottery

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 13:31 PM

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation has launched its 10th Hospital Home Lottery event, with this year's grand prize being a home $985,000 home in Quispamsis plus a $100,000 thousand-dollar cash prize.

The home is two storeys, 3500 square feet, located in a brand new development in Quispamsis off of the Pettingill Road at 11 Heritage Way. It's four bedrooms, four bathrooms, features an outdoor pool, and was built by A.E. McKay Builders.