May 2017

Which Companies In NB Have The Best Reputation?

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 18:05 PM

A grocery retailer, an airport and a pharmacy chain have received the highest marks from New Brunswickers who were asked about the reputation of companies operating in the province.

Atlantic Superstore, Greater Moncton International Airport and Shoppers Drug Mart received the highest ratings according to Corporate Research Associates in a new survey which included 42 large and mostly private sector organizations

On a scale of 1 to 10, respondents were asked to rate the overall reputation of a company.

Council To Help Fund Feasibility Study For Sydney Street Courthouse

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 17:13 PM

Common Council will provide half of the funding for a feasibility study that will look into the possibility of the Sydney Street courthouse being the new home for the Saint John Theatre Company.

Council will pay for $19,000 of the $38,000 feasibility study.

The money will cover the costs for half of the engineering review and design of the property with the Regional Development Corporation covering the other half.

New Brunswick RCMP Gave 645 People Distracted Driving Tickets In 2016

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 16:15 PM

Sussex RCMP is warning drivers to keep their full attention on the road.

This caution comes as police are increasing their efforts to curb distracted driving.

Sergeant Jim MacPherson says people are continuing to use their phones while driving, despite a possible fine of $172.50 and the loss of three demerit points.

He adds taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds greatly increases your chances of being involved in a serious crash that can end someone's life.

KV Fire Boasts NB's First Chemical Detoxification Unit

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 14:56 PM

KV Firefighters will be taking 20 minutes to ride stationary bikes and sweat out the toxins absorbed by their bodies at a fire scene.

The department is the first in New Brunswick to add a chemical detoxification unit which looks like a sauna but the idea is that using it will protect the health of firefighters.
 

NB Offering Free Rotavirus Vaccine For Babies

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 14:12 PM

New Brunswick Public Health is launching a vaccination campaign for rotavirus.
 
Starting June 1st, the free vaccine will be offered to babies born this year who are less than 15 weeks old.
 
The vaccine provides protection against rotavirus which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.
 
The vaccine will be available at public health offices and can also be administered by a health care provider.

6 Month Prison Sentence For Miramichi Man Who Breached His Probation

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:25 PM

A 26-year old Miramichi man is going to jail for breaching a probation order.

Timothy Robichaud was convicted of possession of child pornography last year, and was banned from communicating with children under the age of 16.

In February of this year, an investigation by the RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation unit showed Robichaud was talking online with an underage boy in the United States.

New charges were laid because of this latest investigation.

In April, Robichaud pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a prohibition order and a probation order.

Millions Of Federal Dollars For Lyme Disease

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:25 PM

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has announced up to $4 million in funding for research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May warns the disease is expected to spread to ever larger numbers of people. She points to what the Public Health Agency had to say, calling Lyme Disease the fastest growing infectious disease in the country with an estimate that there could be 10 thousand new cases by 2020.