June 2018

Lots Of Reaction To New Playground In Lorneville

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:26 PM

Lorneville residents are pretty happy with their brand new playground and upgrades to the community and recreation centre.

A dedicated community group hosted bottle drives and yard sales and managed to get a combined $60,000 from all three levels of government.

Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long says he spent a lot of time in Lorneville growing up and this announcement means a lot to him.

72-Year Old Inmate Dies At Dorchester Penitentiary

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:40 AM

A 72-year old inmate of Dorchester Penitentiary has died, according to a press release from Correctional Service Canada.

Gary Macneil died June 29th from apparent natural causes following an illness.

From 1998 until the time of his death, Macneil was serving an indeterminate sentence for sexual offences.

CSC will review the circumstances of the death, and contact the police and coroner if required.

Memorial Service On Sunday For Devan Breau

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 09:42 AM

Devan Breau is being remembered as a true country boy at heart who could always be found outdoors on his dirt bike, ATV and at the lakes.

The 18-year-old man's body was found in the East Branch Reservoir on Wednesday, three days after his overturned canoe was found by boaters.

Breau grew up in the community of Musquash and had attended Harbour View High School.

Two New Brunswickers Appointed To Order Of Canada

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 08:36 AM

A pair of New Brunswickers are among 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

Patricia "Patsy" Gallant of Campbellton is being recognized for her contributions to pop music and for her dedication to social causes.

Jean-Claude Savoie of Saint-Quentin has been named for his drive and continuous search for innovation as an entrepreneur in the forestry sector and wood processing industry.

Other appointments include Beverley McLachlin, the Supreme Court of Canada's longest-serving chief justice, and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

Environment Canada Warns Of High Humidity

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 07:38 AM

Environment Canada is warning of high humidity over the weekend and into next week.

A very warm and humid airmass is settling over the Maritimes and is expected to bring warm temperatures and high humidex values to the province.

Saturday the high is expected to be 29, up to 33 with the humidity, while Sunday the temperatures are a bit lower at 25, but the humidex kicks that up to 31 degrees.

Some areas will see values in the mid thirties this weekend, and likely even higher early next week with hottest temperatures expected Monday and Tuesday.

UPDATED: Young Girl Rescued From Rocks At Pokiok Gorge

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 06:54 AM

Saint John fire crews had to perform a water rescue at the Pokiok Gorge on Friday night.

Platoon chief Brian Wilson says they were called around 8 p.m. to pick up a young girl who was trapped on the rocks.

According to firefighters, the girl was playing with friends when she became trapped at the base of a sheer rock face.

Wilson says they dispatched their water boat and the girl was returned to the Saint John Power Boat Club uninjured.

Prepare For A Big Thunderstorm Tonight

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 19:28 PM

Creepy dark clouds have taken over uptown Saint John.

A severe thunderstorm watch is effect for areas that include Sussex, Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County, Saint John and County, Oromocto and Sunbury County, Grand Lake and Queens County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County, Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County, Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick and Fundy National Park.

Gallant Says No Changes To Equalization Is A Win For NB

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 18:14 PM

With little fanfare, the federal government recently announced the equalization payments to less fortunate provinces would remain the same over the next five years.

Premier Brian Gallant says he's glad New Brunswick will get the same amount and it won't decrease despite calls from Alberta and Saskatchewan that it should be reformed and even cut in half.

Wildlife Research Continues Near NB/NS Border

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 18:07 PM

Researchers from Dalhousie University are studying the movement of wildlife in the Chignecto Isthmus between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia this summer.

Launched by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Wildpaths Maritimes Project aims to enhance conservation and safety for animals and people.

Environmental Studies masters student Amelia Barnes says part of the research includes recording instances of roadkill.