February 2017

1 In 7 Canadians Support Spending Tax Dollars To Protect Endangered Plants & Animals

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:21 PM

According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, 90 percent of Canadians think preventing the extinction of wild plants and animals is important.

80 percent of respondents think land owners have a moral obligation to not harm endangered animals and plants on their property, and also think the government should stop industrial development in certain areas.

1 in 7 Canadians support spending tax dollars to protect endangered plants and animals.

Over the last decade, the federal government has spent $500 million dollars to protect diverse species in Canada.

Saint John Police Need Help Locating 17-Year-Old Marissa Scott

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:05 PM

Saint John Police are asking for the public's help in finding 17-year-old Marissa Scott who was reported missing on the 15th of this month.

Scott was last seen wearing a green jacket, dark pants and beige boots with fur trim.

If you have any information on her whereabouts you are asked to contact the Saint John Police at 648-3333.

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37 Years Ago Darrell Fox Joined His Brother Terry In Saint John For The Marathon Of Hope

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:44 AM

Darrell Fox does not mind being known as Terry's brother, in fact, he's embraced it.

Darrell says he's happy being Terry Fox's brother and he's quite comfortable with that role.

He was in Saint John this past week as the Terry Fox Research Institute announced an investment of $5 million for New Brunswick cancer researchers.

The funding will go towards myeloma cancer research with the project being based here in Saint John at UNBSJ.

Fredericton Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 07:08 AM

A 42-year-old man from Fredericton is being charged with possessing images of child sexual abuse.

Steven Watson appeared in Fredericton Provincial Court on Friday and was charged with possessing child pornography.

The RCMP New Brunswick Internet Child Exploitation Unit started the investigation in March of last year.

Watson will return to court on March 27th.

Saturday Morning Sports - February 25, 2017

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 06:59 AM

In the Q

The Saint John Sea Dogs fell to the Cape Breaton Screaming Eagles in overtime 3-2 and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan edged the Halifax Mooseheads 3-2.

In the NHL

The Flames doubled up on the Panthers 4-2, the Capitals beat the Oilers 2-1, the Hurricanes shut out the Senators 3-0 and the Stars beat the Coyotes 5-2.

In the NBA

DeMar DeRozan scored a career high 43 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 107-97.

A Coffee Shop and Market May Be One Way To Help The South End

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 14:27 PM

The results of a survey conducted by the People United for the Lower South End found the same people are using green spaces and never venture anywhere else.

Whatever may be heard tonight ,Let us walk away with action on our minds and compassion in our hearts. https://t.co/5vvYyrrjjn

Two KW Titans Players Suspended 'Indefinitely' After Harbour Station Brawl

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 13:30 PM

No charges after a bench-clearing brawl between two players near the end of the Saint John Rip Tide game against the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans at Harbour Station.

Saint John police say after things settled down a bit, the Rip Tide players were told to go back to their dressing room first - but they didn't, they ended up hanging around underneath the bleachers waiting for the other other team to leave the floor.

Officers who were working security at the game told them to leave and escorted the Kitchener-Waterloo players to their dressing room.

Green Party Leader Denounces Freeze On Social Assistance

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 13:25 PM

Provincial Green Party leader David Coon says it comes down to a question of common decency and justice.

He's accusing the provincial government of punishing the most vulnerable by not raising social assistance, pointing out that 80 per cent of those people receiving income assistance, for all practical purposes, cannot work.

Coon adds 100 thousand New Brunswickers live in poverty including 22 thousand families.