June 2017

RCMP Investigating After 'Significant Amount Of Damage' Done To N.B. House

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 17:45 PM

RCMP are investigating after a home outside of the north side of Fredericton in Douglas was broken into and badly damaged.

Corporal Jean-Francois Martel of the Keswick RCMP tells CHSJ News they were dispatched out to the home on Leeland Way on Sunday evening and it's believed the break-and-enter happened over the weekend.

"It appears suspect would have gained entry into the house and caused a significant amount of damage in the house," says Cpl. Martel.

The forensic identification unit was called in to proces the scene the next day. 

Tracadie Man Validates Winning Lotto Ticket In Pyjamas

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 17:30 PM

A Tracadie man first realized he may have won a million dollars while checking Facebook in his pyjamas.

Marco Bezeau noticed a friend shared a post that someone in the Acadian Peninsula had won the Lotto 6-49 Guaranteed Prize in last Wednesday's draw.

Bezeau says his girlfriend wasn't convinced even after his numbers matched so he went to the store - still in his pyjamas - where the clerk cried when she validated the ticket.

Bezeau says he plans to buy a new vehicle and dream about he will do with the rest of his one million dollar prize.

Double Scoop Of Justice: RCMP Seek Public's Help In Ice Cream Parlour Break-In

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 16:45 PM

Sussex RCMP are looking to dish out a double scoop of justice.

It was back on May 7 just after midnight that two people broke into an ice cream parlour on Broad Street in Sussex and images of the two people were captured by security cameras.

Both were wearing dark coloured hoodies and pants and wearing light blue gloves. One had on a black baseball cap and a large hiking backpack. The other had on a black toque and a black and grey backpack. Items were stolen from the shop, which was also damaged.

Saint John Council Signals Support For Softwood Lumber Industry

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 16:16 PM

As the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the U.S. continues to heat up, Saint John is making known exactly where it stands  behind the industry.

At its latest meeting, Saint John council voted to declare its support for the softwood lumber industry with mayor Don Darling getting the green light from councillors to send off letters saying exactly that.

Fears Grow Mills Will Close

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:47 PM

The federal Conservative party critic for Canada-U.S. relations, Randy Hobeck says it didn't have to come to this if the Trudeau Government had focused more. What he's referring to are the additional tariffs on softwood lumber exports imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Hobeck says the Trudeau Government had a year and a half to get a deal done and there was even a Memorandum of Understanding between the Prime Minister and then-President Obama.

Police, Justice Department Holding Training Exercise On East Side

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:43 PM

Don't be alarmed tomorrow if you see emergency vehicles and personnel around Simonds High School at 1490 Hickey Road.

The Saint John police along with the provincial department of Justice and Public Safety are conducting a joint forces training exercise from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.

Police say there won't be any access to the area around the school and the Stewart Hurley Arena.

Traffic on Hickey Road shouldn't be impacted.

Fraud On The Rise

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:38 PM

The Financial and Consumer Services Commission has released a survey showing 38 per cent of people in New Brunswick believe they have been approached with a fraudulent investment opportunity in the past year. That's 4 per cent higher than the year before.

Research conducted by the Canadian Securities Administrators indicates 32 per cent of fraud victims in Atlantic Canada report they tended to stay away from social events after being conned and 21 per cent even suffered job losses.

DFO: Fear That Number Of Dead Right Whales Could Rise

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 08:11 AM

There's concern the number of dead North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could rise.

The total currently sits at six, but Regional Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Advisor Isabelle Elliott says they are currently examining video and photos to try and determine the exact number of whales, "There have been several sightings, but because these animals are drifting around, we have to make that the animals we are seeing are not sightings of the same animals."