April 2018

Hotel Associations Unite With 'One Voice' To Advocate For Tourism Industry

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 08:53 AM

The three existing hotel associations in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John are joining together to promote and support tourism throughout the province.

Ray Roberge, President of the newly launched New Brunswick Hotel Association, says we are the last province in Canada to have a provincial association like this.

"We're kinda catching up to what the other provinces are doing, and really, we wanna have one unified voice where we're working with government to move things forward," says Roberge.

Man Remains In ICU After Friday Evening Shooting

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 08:51 AM

One man is in custody and another is recovering in hospital after a shooting in Saint John's south end.

Sergeant Jay Henderson says officers were called to Duke Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Henderson tells us one man was taken to hospital, where he remains as of Saturday morning.

He says another man was arrested shortly after the shooting.

The Major Crime Unit is continuing with their investigation.

Eager Volunteers Needed For August Event

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 18:29 PM

More than 1500 athletes of the senior variety will take over the region this summer when the Canada 55 + games come to Saint John and Quispamsis this August.

It's only the second time the event has been held in New Brunswick and the concept started with a Saint Johner.

Marketing Chair Bernadette Fernandes tells CHSJ News they call them events rather than sports because they also include games.

"Things like bridge and hockey so there's a diversity.  There are 24 activities across 25 venues between Saint John and Quispamsis" Fernandes says.

'No Evidence Of A Chronic Water Quality Issue' At Parlee Beach: Report

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:44 PM

The final report on water quality at Parlee Beach in 2017 shows 95 per cent of the time, the water quality was very good.

The report shows out of 148 consecutive daily tests between May 17th, to October 9th, last year, no swimming advisories were issued for eight days, and precautionary advisories were issued for 15 days.

Project Manager Jacques Paynter, FEC, P. Eng, says an infrequent combination of meteorological and oceanographic conditions are responsible for the poor quality days, including wind, and to a lesser degree high tide.

23 Year Old Arrested For Robbing and Stealing A City Cab

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 14:48 PM

Saint John police arresting one man after the robbery of a cab driver last weekend and the theft of his cab.

Just before 630 pm last Saturday night, officers learned a cab was being robbed on Brunswick Drive in the Waterloo Village.

A man with a weapon asked the driver for cash, he got some and then told the driver to open the door and get out and he took off with the cab.

The cab was found on Exmouth Street the same night and the SJPD forensic and major crime units were called to the scene.

Humboldt Broncos Fundraiser Planned For This Weekend

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 12:51 PM

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy has caused shockwaves from coast to coast with many communities coming together to raise funds for those affected. 

Saint John is no exception with a fundraising event hosted by Lancaster Minor Hockey and Saint John Youth Minor Hockey planned for this weekend.

The peewee AA exhibition game is happening Saturday at 2 pm at the River Valley Community Centre in support of the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation.

Paramedic Language Policy Battle Heads To Court

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 11:08 AM

A fight over the language policy for Ambulance New Brunswick is heading to the courts.

Health Minister Benoit Bourque announced Thursday the government would be looking for judicial review of an arbitrator's decision saying paramedics should be hired on seniority basis rather than language ability.

Bourque said complying would prevent the government from meeting its obligations under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the provincial Official Languages Act.