May 2016

NB'ers Will Soon Have To Dial 10 Digits For Local Calls

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 06:01 AM

New Brunswick is getting a second area code over the next few years due to the huge demand for new phone numbers.

In addition to the current 506 area code, the new code of 428 will be introduced making 10-digit local calling necessary.

The federal regulator - the CRTC - says the second area code will be introduced in 2021.

Neighbouring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island already have two area codes and 10-digit local calls have been required in those provinces for almost two years now.

Tips For Preventing Sexual Abuse

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 16:36 PM

You can learn how to prevent child abuse at a information session tonight.

Jessica Lanigan is a child abuse survivor and founder of Project Roar--a non-profit that raises awareness about child sexual abuse.

She tells us she speaks a lot about the grooming process which is how predators choose a child taking several steps to make sure they can gain the trust of the child and their family.

She says they look for a child from a single parent home, who have parents that aren't really involved or parents who are struggling.

NB Adoption Foundation Highlights Need To Find Permanent Homes For Children

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 16:21 PM

The New Brunswick Adoption Foundation is highlighting the need to adopt children in provincial care in a series of events called "Everybody's Children".

More than 440 children are currently without permanent families in the province.

Ten-year-old Colin Kennedy Robichaud, an adoptee who was a speaker at the Moncton event, says he didn't know what a normal family was until his parents adopted him four years ago.

Drafting Of Policy On Using City Resources During Elections Tabled Indefinitely

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 15:06 PM

Disappointed is the reaction of a Saint John councillor over the indefinite tabling of his motion to have a policy drafted to stop election candidates from using City of Saint John resources for campaigning purposes.

At the first regular meeting of this Common Council on Monday evening, Ward 1 councillor Greg Norton told his fellow councillors, deputy mayor and mayor about his motion.

Two People Charged For Spitting At Police

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:28 PM

A 29 year old man was arrested early this morning for assaulting a cab driver on Glen Road. City Police say a struggle broke out after the man told the cabbie he didn't have any money to pay the fare.The man was taken to detention where he spit at a police officer and he now faces two charges of assaulting the cab driver and assaulting a police officer.

Cows Die In Truck Fire On Trans Canada Highway

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:25 PM

Three cows have been killed in an accident on the Trans Canada Highway near New Maryland.

RCMP say a transport truck burst into flames just before 6 last night.

The truck was carrying more than 40 head of cattle and two horses.

The highway was closed for three hours while the investigation was underway and the highway was cleared.

An investigation has determined the the fire originated from a wheel on the trailer.

PETA Claims Harambe Need Not Have Been Shot Dead

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:25 PM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are saying the death of Harambe the silverback gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was preventable. Brittany Peet is Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for PETA.

Peet points out gorillas only attack when provoked. She also blames the zoo for not having a secondary barrier to prevent anyone from slipping into the enclosure where they shouldn't be. Peet also says the onlookers should have been cleared away immediately because their screaming likely agitated and upset Harambe.

RCMP Probe Tilley Man's Death As A Murder

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:34 AM

The RCMP are probing the death of Wayne Rattray as a murder.

Human remains were found near Renous on May 21st and they have been identified as Rattray.

The RCMP's Major Crime Unit was looking into the disappearance of the 59-year-old man, who was last seen on March 2nd , at his home on Walker Road.

Soon after that date, police and fire crews responded to a fire at the home and it was destroyed by the fire.

His truck was found on March 7, off Highway 109 in Three Brooks, engulfed in flames.