February 2017

Spring Is Looking Good

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:52 AM

Spring should be a bit warmer than usual with normal levels of precipitation according to the long range forecast from the Weather Network.

Meteorologist Brad Rousseau says we still have a bit of winter left to endure despite the recent springlike temperatures. He expects the warmer temperatures for spring to start kicking in by the middle of April with a warm summer in the offing.

Rousseau says the storm track is expected to be west of us which is good and another El Nino might be reappearing.

The forecast is calling for a few centimeters of snow next  Tuesday.

Malicious Emails Cause Concern At Universite De Moncton

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 07:40 AM

U de M is now working with Codiac RCMP after malicious emails were sent to the university community.

The emails were sexually explicit and degrading and targeted one woman in particular..but they were sent to thousands of the students.

President and Vice-Chancellor Raymond Theberge says they have determined that this is a case of someone being impersonated and it does not compromise the security of the school's IT network, and that all staff and students are safe.

Dr. Apantaku Warns Parents Of High School Students About The Dangers Of Early Pot Use

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 22:27 PM

Marijuana use between the ages of 15 and 25 can have a negative effect on a young developing brain.

That from Dr. Tunde Apantaku, an adolescent & young adult psychiatrist.

Apantaku says the brain undergoes one of its most critical developments stages during that time frame.

He says not every young person who uses marijuana will develop a dependency or abuse, but if there is a history of that in the family their vulnerability is higher.

Dr. Apantaku spoke about marijuana use to parents of students at St. Malachy's, Simonds and Saint John High Schools.

Will New Brunswick Get A February Holiday?

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 18:58 PM

Does New Brunswick need a statutory holiday in February?

The Gallant government is looking at the idea since most Canadians are now enjoying a day off work and school on the third Monday of the month.

Moncton Centre MLA Chris Collins says stakeholders must be consulted first.

Collins believes it may actually be beneficial to the economy with families doing things like skiing and enjoying New Brunswick in the winter.

Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce CEO Carol O'Reilly says businesses are generally not in favour of another stat holiday.

Police Say House Fire Is Suspicious

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 14:38 PM

The St. Stephen RCMP are investigating a fire they believe is suspicious.

Police were called to a house fire on Pine Street, on Friday night, February 24th, around 9:45pm.

The home is a complete loss and the house next to it was also damaged, along with a truck parked between the two buildings, and other property.

Noone was injured in the fire, and the cause has been deemed suspicious.

Three Candidates Running For Federal NDP Leadership

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 13:45 PM

An economist is the latest candidate to announce he's running for the leadership of the federal NDP. Guy Caron is proposing a basic annual income, saying people have legitimate beefs about how the economy seems to be working against them. He also is critical of Prime Minister Trudeau's talk about real change, dismissing it as small change.

Shipping Container Upcycling Competition Launched

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 13:40 PM

There's a sea of possibilities out there when it comes to repurposing old shipping containers and Discover Saint John wants to see your vision.

A design competition to upcycle shipping containers has been launched for Canada 150 and you're invited to send in your concept.

Submissions are now open and you have to incorporate one of three themes in your design: Canada heritage, community impact or the future of Canada.

Five finalists will actually bring their visions to fruition to be featured at the Area 506 festival.

Arrest In Domestic Assault

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 12:57 PM

A 30 year old woman was arrested for domestic violence. Another woman told police her partner had banged her head against a wall, knocked her to the ground and kicked her twice.

A 22 year old man was arrested for drunk driving as well as a hit and run. Police say they received a report of an SUV taking off after hitting two cars in a Union Street parking lot. A short time later, the same SUV was involved in a crash on the Harbour Bridge.

Police report 17 year old Marissa Scott who had been reported missing has been located in St. Stephen.