November 2017

The Gallant Liberals To Support The Feds In Any Softwood Lumber Legal Action

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 16:40 PM

The provincial government will be working with Ottawa when it comes to litigation over what they both consider unfair duties by the U.S. government on softwood lumber exports from Canada.

Grand Bay-Westfield Man Wins Innis & Gunn Competition

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 15:44 PM

Cheers are in order for a Grand Bay-Westfield man who has been named the winner of a nationwide contest by a Scottish brewing company to come up with a beer flavour.

Innis & Gunn has announced that Don Guimond has won the Imagine & Gunn competition. Guimond came up with a black IPA with coconut and rhubarb and his beer will be brewed into reality.

Guimond gets to travel to the Innis & Gunn brewery in Scotland to brew his beer which will have his name on it when it goes on sale in Canada next fall.

Crown Asks For Maximum $1 Million Penalty For RCMP Over Canada Labour Code Violations

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 15:41 PM

Both the Crown and Defence have made their final submissions to Judge Leslie Jackson in the RCMP's trial over Canada Labour Code violations in relation to the June 4th 2014 shootings.

Crown lawyer Paul Adams is asking for the maximum penalty of $1 million be applied, with $500,000 of that being used for scholarships at U de M, and the remainer doled out in smaller amounts to organizations in support of RCMP families.

Army Conducting Training Exercise This Weekend In Hampton

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 14:30 PM

The town of Hampton is giving residents and visitors to the town a heads up that they may spot uniformed soldiers with weapons and army vehicles in and around the community this weekend.

The town says the army will be conducting a training exercise from Friday until Sunday in the area.

No live ammunition is going to be used in the exercise.

What Would The Demise Of NAFTA Mean For NB?

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 14:11 PM

With New Brunswick said to be the most export-dependent province in the country what would the failure of the North American Free Trade Agreement mean for our province?

We spoke to senior economist Robert Kavcic with BMO, which has just released a report called the Day After NAFTA which details what would happen in the event of the demise of the agreement.

"The one thing that potentially softens the impact for New Brunswick though is what sectors those exports are in," says Kavcic.

Mounties Need Help To Find Wanted Man

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 13:24 PM

Southeast RCMP are asking for help to find 34-year-old Stephen Cyr, of no fixed address, who is wanted for missing a court appearance earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Mounties approached a vehicle in the parking lot of a Salisbury business which was a van Stephen Cyr is known to drive.

Officers say he fled in the van which hit a police cruiser along with a second vehicle and narrowly missed several pedestrians.

The van was later found in Moncton.

Stephen Cyr is described as 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing about 230 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair.

U de M President Nominated As Federal Official Languages Commissioner

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:54 PM

The President and Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Moncton has been nominated as the next federal Commissioner of Official Languages.

Raymond Théberge is a Franco-Manitoban with a 35-year career as an educator, academic, author, and senior official in both the governments of Manitoba and Ontario.

In making the announcement today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Théberge’s passion for linguistic duality and minority language rights makes him the perfect choice.

City Projects Year End Surplus

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:21 PM

The city's Finance Committee has deferred a decision for the time being on what to do with a projected $1.1 million budget surplus.

One suggestion is to spend $400 thousand for phase 3 of the Transportation plan and storm sewer model but Councillor Gary Sullivan questions whether you should pay for any plan if there's no money to carry through.

Saint Johners View Demise Of Energy East Negatively

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:17 PM

Most Saint Johners, in a new poll by Corporate Research Associates, believe the scrapping of the Energy East pipeline will have a negative impact on the local economy. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, where "1" is an extremely negative impact and "10" is an extremely positive impact, the average rating on the economic impact turned out to be a 3.5 out of 10.

30 percent of Saint Johners surveyed say the decision will have an extremely negative impact on the local economy moving forward.