July 2016

M-P Says Low Cost Internet Will Be Transformational

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 13:58 PM

Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long says offering low cost internet to those families in public housing will transform lives.

Long says it was a real eye opener for him when he recently went door to door in Crescent Valley and quickly discovered many families did not have access to the internet because they couldn`t afford it.

It's hoped having access to the internet at home will level the playing field at school for young people from low income households.

Sunday Morning Sports - July 31, 2016

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 09:08 AM

In MLB

The Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Baltimore Orioles 9-1, the Boston Red Sox fell to the LA Angels 5-2 and the Tampa Bay Rays doubled up on the New York Yankees 6-3.

The Blue Jays are now first in the AL East.

In Senior Baseball

The Saint John Alpines dropped both games yesterday in a double header against Chatham. The scores were 4-0 and 8-1.
 

"Our Job Is To Ensure That The Liberals Are Actually Respecting Their Commitments"

Posted on Sunday, July 31, 2016 08:15 AM

A Rimouski New Democrat MP admits his party has to do some soul searching after last fall's Liberal victory.
Guy Caron is one of the Quebec MP's elected during the orange crush of 2011 and he was re-elected last fall.

He says he knows that lots of other hard-working NDP MP did not get re-elected and he tells us he understands that saying it is part of the game and politics are cruel.

Biker Gang Ties For Edmundston Motorcyclists Involved In Route 144 Crash

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:20 PM

Edmunston Police say nine motorcyclists involved in a collision with an RV on Route 144 in Edmundston have ties with various biker groups such as Hell's Angels, Red Devils and Dark Siders.

A 51-year-old man from Boisbrand, Quebec, died as a result of his injuries.

Eight other people were transported to the Edmundston Regional Hospital to undergo treatment for their injuries.

NB Government Will Not Revisit Decision To Shut Down Gagetown Ferry

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:05 AM

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser says the provincial government will not be re-visiting their decision to shut down the Gagetown ferry.

Fraser calls it a "tough decision that was made through the Strategic Program Review".

He says "it will cost a significant amount of money to replace that vessel, over five million dollars".

Fraser adds the Gagetown Ferry had very low ridership numbers.

A Potluck Dinner was held at the Legion in Gagetown last month that raised almost 4 thousand dollars to help save the ferry.
 

'It's Complicated': Misunderstanding Around SJDC, Mayor Says

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 18:08 PM

There's some misunderstanding out there when it comes to the Saint John Development Corporation according to the mayor of Saint John, who has been appointed to serve on the committee.

"The Saint John Development Corp...is maybe not as well understood as it could be. It's complicated," says Don Darling. "For me I think just getting in there, just getting my orientation as a board member and then of course getting that growth."

City Police Are Not Happy About "Urban Climbing"

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 15:28 PM

The police seem mad and no doubt the friends and family of the "urban climbers" could be too.

Two people may face criminal or provincial charges for climbing electrical towers.

Saint John police were notified about this by someone at NB Power.

The police strongly urge the public to explain the seriousness of climbing electrical towers adding these incidents should be reported to police and not posted on social media.

'No Increased Risk To New Brunswickers': Glyphosate Report Released

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 14:06 PM

A report on glyphosate released by the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health has concluded that there's no increased risk for New Brunswickers who are exposed to the herbicide.

The report says there's no evidence that the use of glyphosate in forestry in the province, which is higher than the national average, is a risk to the safety of workers. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell says exposures in New Brunswick are similiar to or less than elsewhere.