June 2017

Musquash Estuary Expands With Land Donations From Two Families

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 16:09 PM

The only marine-protected area in New Brunswick, the Musquash Estuary nature reserve, has been expanded by over 900 acres, thanks in large part to land donations from two local families.

The family of the late Andy Simpson has donated 578 acres in his memory and CHSJ News spoke to his nephew, Luke Simpson, who says it's been in his family a long time and his uncle really wanted to do something with the land before he passed away.

Canadians Are Paying Too Much For Prescription Drugs

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:54 PM

Canadians are paying too much for prescription drugs according to federal Health Minister Jane Philpott who estimates it is 25 per cent more than we should compared to similar markets

She points to a leading arthritis drug which costs $30 thousand a year in Ontario but the same drug in France costs $22 thousand.  Philpott is vowing the Trudeau Government will do better.

She's also calling for doctors to move away from using paper presciptions and go to electronic prescribing instead which is what Philpott did in 2008 when she was working as a family doctor.

Motorhomes And Fire Trucks Can Still Use Bridge

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:48 PM

Discovering discrepencies underneath a covered bridge when the tourists are arriving is not the best timing for the Village of St. Martins.

Mayor Bette Anne Chatterton says motorhomes and fire trucks can still use the bridge because they fall under the weight restrictions.

The walkway is open and there will be Department of Transportation Ambassadors on hand to give people a history of the bridge as they walk over it.

Major repairs will have to be carried out at some point to fix the damage but when that happens, there will be a modular bridge beside it.

 

NB Power Falls Short On Financial Target

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:44 PM

NB Power did not reach its financial targets in the 2016-2017 fiscal year with recorded earnings of $27 million. One major reason was extreme weather. The January ice storm  cost an estimated $30 million.

Revenue was down by 5 per cent with out of province electricity sales off by almost $120 million.

NB Power reports its net debt was lowered by $13 million. That compares to just $2 million the year before.

Quebec Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 13:15 PM

A 79-year-old man from Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec has died following a motorcycle crash near Renous.

Mounties say the crash happened shortly before 3pm Wednesday on Route 108.

RCMP believe the rider lost control of the motorcycle while trying to make a turn and it left the road.

The man was alone on the bike and died at the scene.
 

Prime Minister To Visit Maritimes Today

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 07:44 AM

The Prime Minister will pay a visit to the Maritimes today.

Justin Trudeau will be in Prince Edward Island this morning, makings stops in Cardigan, Montague and Charlottetown.

He'll be visiting with Premier Wade MacLauchlan and will also attend a Community Coffee Meet and greet.

His stop in Charlottetown will be to tour the Canada C3 Expedition ship.

This afternoon, he will make his way across the Bridge to New Brunswick.

His first stop will be in Fredericton to meet with visiting athletes competing in the 38th Acadian Games final.

First Necropsy On North Atlantic Right Whale Expected to Be Performed Today

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 07:37 AM

A necropsy will be performed  today on at least one of the North Atlantic right whales found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is working with a team of experts to determine the cause of death.

A plan is being implemented to tow the carcasses to a secluded beach near Norway, PEI.

Two were being towed to shore last night, and a third may also be brought there in the coming days.

No Change In Gas Prices For Most Drivers

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 06:03 AM

If you fill up with self serve regular, you won't be getting a price break this week.

The maximum price of self serve regular is the same at $1.04.3 a litre after the weekly setting.

The maximum price of diesel did go down by almost 1 and a half cents a litre to $1.04.1.

The maximum price of home heating oil also declined to 88.4 cents a litre and propane is slightly less expensive at a maximum of 93.5 cents a litre.

Thursday Morning Sports For June 29th

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 06:00 AM

In the Majors, Miguel Andujar, who was called up to replace the injured Matt Holliday, had three hits and four R-B-I's in his debut while Aaron Judge hit his major league leading 27th homer and the New York Yankees beat up on the Chicago White Sox 12-3.....The Boston Red Sox dropped back into a tie with the Yankees for first in the American League East after losing to Minnesota 4-1....Marcus Stroman allowed just five hits into the eighth inning while Jose Bautista and Justin Smoak homered and the Toronto Blue Jays shut out Baltimore 4-0.