July 2017

Danny Flynn Leaving Position As Sea Dogs Head Coach

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 19:23 PM

After two seasons, Danny Flynn is calling it quits as the head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs to 'pursue other opportunities.'

In a release from the Sea Dogs, Flynn says that he feels the time is right for him to move on, that it was great to be part of two outstanding seasons and that he really enjoyed his time with the team.

With Flynn as coach, the Sea Dogs won the 2017 QMJHL President Cup and made it to the semifinals of the 2017 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

No Room For Compromise On Parkland Sale Proposal, Group Says

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 17:16 PM

There's no room for compromise when it comes to the possibility of developing city-owned parkland along Sandy Point Road at Rockwood Park and Tucker Park.

That's according the Friends of Rockwood Park  member and former Fundy Baykeeper David Thompson tells CHSJ News once you sell it off it isn't coming back.

"If they sell Tucker Park, whatever's there is gone," says Thompson.

Rainbow Crosswalk Defaced In Richibucto

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 17:08 PM

A rainbow crosswalk to help celebrate diversity and inclusiveness has been defaced in the town of Richibucto.

A town official says RCMP are now investigating after black paint was sprayed on the colourful crossing sometime early Thursday.

The town had just painted the crosswalk on Tuesday.

Richibucto is one of numerous communities in New Brunswick which have painted colourful crosswalks this summer.

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Area 506 Shipping Container Village To Take Shape This Weekend

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 17:04 PM

It's going to be buzzing with activity on Saint John's Long Wharf this weekend as what they call the 'container drop' takes place for the Area 506 container village.

Founder and area 506 committee chair Ray Gracewood tells CHSJ News on Saturday shipping containers are being delivered to Long Wharf and they're be spread around to create the framework for the village  which will be significantly bigger as compared to last year.

Tim Hortons Raising Prices On Some Items

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 15:42 PM

If you need your Tim's everyday, be prepared to start paying more for it.

Signs have been posted at Tim Hortons locations to let customers know that due to rising operational costs, there will be a slight price increase that will affect some of their hot beverages and breakfast items.

The notice doesn't specify what the increase will be. It will go into effect August 2nd.

Marijuana Hearing Moves To Legislature

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 14:00 PM

The New Brunswick Medical Society remains wary about legalising marijuana because of the harm it can cause to brain development.

Medical Society President Dr. Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck is a Maternal Foetal medicine specialist and is concerned about the use of marijuana by pregnant moms. Dr. Murphy-Kaulbeck warns T-H-C which is the active ingredient in marijuana that  causes the high is absorbed and metabolised by the foetus.

New Brunswick Beekeepers Say The System Failed Them

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 13:47 PM

The province will have to tighten up the protocol on importing bee hives from outside the province. So says Calvin Hicks, President of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association.

This follows the recent discovery of the small hive beetle in New Brunswick which can destroy beehives and came here in imported hives from Ontario.

"The system failed this year. We can't supply enough bees for the pollination demand in New Brunswick ourselves, we have to import hives but we should be importing healthy hives."

Thousands Of Sandpipers Return to Johnson's Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 13:31 PM

The shorebirds have returned to New Brunswick..and you'll have the chance to see the more than ten thousand sandpipers at Johnson's Mills over the next few weeks.

The semi palmated sandpipers make a stop in Johnson's Mills, while on their 5 thousand kilometre journey from the Canadian Arctic to South America..

Spokesperson for the Nature Conservation of Canada Kerry Lee Morris- Cormier says the first large group of birds arrived last weekend, "Ten Thousand of them together, moving at the same time, resting at the same time.  It's a real spectacular sight."