July 2017

Monday Morning Sports For July 31st

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 07:02 AM

In the Majors, Steve Pearce hit his second game ending grand slam homer in just four days as the Toronto Blue Jays pulled off their biggest ninth-inning comeback in team history by scoring seven runs to edge the Los Angeles Angels 11-10.....Kansas City rallied with four runs in the 8th inning for a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox but the New York Yankees failed to take advantage, losing 5-3 to Tampa Bay. The Yankees lead the Red Sox in the American League East by half a game.

North Atlantic Right Whale Death Toll Reaches At Least Nine

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 05:42 AM

Two more dead North Atlantic right whales have washed ashore on the west coast of Newfoundland.

That brings the confirmed death toll up to nine this summer according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

All-Time High Honeybee Population In New Brunswick

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 13:53 PM

The honeybee population in New Brunswick is in great shape.

Provincial Biologist Christopher Maud says the population is at an all-time high.

Maud says last fall, the province had roughly 13,000 colonies and about 320 beekeepers.

He says the province has been increasing in the number of colonies and beekeepers over the last 5 to 6 years.

They are also encouraging beekeepers to expand their operations to allow more honeybee colonies to pollinate wild blueberries.

Wildlife Experts Issue A Warning To Take Bird Feeders Down

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:29 AM

An infectious disease called trichomoniasis is affecting birds in Atlantic Canada.

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative is asking people to take down their bird feeders.

Recent reports of sick and dying birds could mean possible outbreaks of the disease.

The disease comes from a parasite that infects the organs of birds but does not pose a risk to other animals or humans.

The first documented case of this disease in Atlantic Canada was in 2007.

During an outbreak, you should remove bird feeders and baths for at least two weeks.

Fire On St. James Street Under Investigation

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 08:55 AM

A fire at 145 St. James Street is under investigation.

Platoon Chief Roy Byers says crews got the call at around 3 o'clock this morning.

Crews arrived at the large vacant two-storey building and were able to contain the fire to the room of origin.

Byers says crews were on the scene for roughly four hours and the building suffered minor fire and moderate smoke and water damage.

No injuries were reported.

The fire is being investigated by the Saint John Fire Department and Major Crime Unit.

Sea Dogs Search For New Head Coach Underway

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 08:10 AM

The Saint John Sea Dogs search for a new head coach is underway.

President & General Manager Trevor Georgie says they'll be looking for a progressive coach who really focuses on development because the team will be a lot younger next year.

Georgie says since the announcement of Danny Flynn stepping down as head coach, his inbox has been flooded with applications.

He says there's plenty of great hockey people out there across the country, the continent and the world who would be thrilled at the opportunity to coach a team like the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Women Were Influential In St. Martins Shipbuilding Industry

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:59 AM

The community of St. Martins might be tiny but in the 19th century it was a shipbuilding giant being the third largest producer of wooden sailing vessels in the Maritimes and the Quaco Museum is shining a light on the role women had in that industry.

Manager Eric Bartlett says it was captain David Vaughan's wife, Rachel, that helped get the first ship built in St. Martins.

That ship was named the Rachel.

Bartlett says women who traveled on the ships tended to keep good records and diaries while the men didn't

Motocross Nationals Makes Stop In Moncton

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:41 AM

Some of the top riders will entertain at Riverglade Motocross Park this weekend.

The 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals has made its way back to the Moncton area for Round 8 of its 25th Anniversary season.

Host and Producer for the event Marc Travers says it's a great feeling to be back in Atlantic Canada.

Travers says it is an action packed weekend that brings excitement to every motocross fan.

Saturday was a full day of amateur racing, but today the pros will tackle the Glade.

The action goes all day, until around 5 o`clock.

Majority Of Canadians Are Confident In Government's Ability To Renegotiate NAFTA

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:07 AM

According to a new Ipsos poll, six in ten Canadians are confident the Liberal government will be able to renegotiate NAFTA in the best interests of the country.

Just under 40-percent of Canadians believe renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will be beneficial to Canada, compared to 22-percent who thought it would be a bad thing.

About 20-percent don't think renegotiations will make a difference and 25-percent are still not sure whether it will help or hurt Canada.