September 2017

Saint John Arts Centre Seeking Funding From Common Council

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:57 AM

The Saint John Arts Centre is an integral part of the culture in the Port City and it is seeking funds to continue its operations.

That according to the Centre's Andrew Keirstead who went before Common Council this week to talk about the merits of having the centre, and he is looking to get $125,000 in an operational grant from the city.

Keirstead says they have five galleries and bring in more than 10 thousand people per year along with conducting workshops that were attended by more than 1650 people in 2016.

New Bilingual Welcome Uptown Saint John Signs Put In Place

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:02 PM

There are some new bilingual welcome signs for people to see as they entire the Uptown area of Saint John.

Three custom made gateway signs, which were crafted locally, show off the new ' Love Life Uptown' branding.

They can be found at the corner of Main and Union Streets, Somerset Street and Crown Street.

The signs are part of the ongoing effort to enhance the Uptown image and is part of the vision of The Uptown Saint John Urban Design and Development Committee, along with consultation with Saint John Energy and the City of Saint John.

Saint John Riptide Name New Coach

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:03 AM

The Saint John Riptide have a new coach heading into the upcoming National Basketball League season.

Nelson Terroba hails from Texas. He was attracted to the coaching job in Saint John after talking to the local ownership.

Terroba says he got a sense of committment on the teams part to make it work for the community.

Attendance last season for the Riptide was up by 29 per cent.

Terroba says he wants the Riptide this coming season to commit to defending, use the pass, play for each other and take advantage of what the opposing defense gives.

Four Arrested After Suspicious Death Near Miramichi

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 08:26 AM

RCMP in the Miramichi area say four people have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a 60 year old man in Bellefond.

Police were called out Thursday night after reports of a fight involving several people on Bellefond Road which is 30 km northwest of Miramichi.

Upon arrival they found a 60 year old man who was unresponsvive along with four younger men.

The injured man was taken to Miramichi Hospital but was pronounced dead.

Police arrested three 24 year old men as well as a 23 year old man.

Five Winning Tickets In New Brunswick For Friday's Lotto Max Draw

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 07:55 AM

There are a handful of lucky lotto players in New Brunswick today.

In the Lotto Max draw, a winning ticket matching all six TAG numbers (248295) worth $100,000 was sold in Campbellton.

Two TAG tickets matching five of six numbers (48295) were sold in Dieppe and Madawaska County respectively - they are worth $1,000 each.

In TWIST, two winning tickets were sold in this province matching six of seven numbers in Gloucester County, and Miramichi.

Those are each worth $1,070.

Finally, the $60 million jackpot was won out West.

Fall Tourism Season Underway In NB

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 08:01 AM

The fall shoulder tourism season is getting underway in the province with many families going apple-picking, making their way through corn mazes or visiting craft fairs and harvest festivals.

Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) president and CEO Ron Drisdelle believes residents are also rediscovering major attractions such as provincial parks and zoos.

"We may have gone once or twice in our lifetime as New Brunswickers but have we gone back?  Are we seeing everything that it has to offer and what it has improved?" he notes.

Identifying New Risk Areas for Ticks

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 15:19 PM

Public Health revealing more high risk areas for ticks in New Brunswick.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell says tick dragging was done this summer in a partnership between the province and the federal government.

She says during active tick surveillance over the summer new risk areas were found in Albert and Westmorland counties.

Previously identified risk areas are in Charlotte, Saint John and Kings counties.

New Riptide Coach Knows What He Wants From His Players

Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 14:01 PM

The new coach of the Saint John Riptide of the National Basketball League was attracted to come here after talking with the ownership. Nelson Terroba says it was the commitment to make this work that persuaded him and community

Terroba, who spent last season in the NBA's Development League, says the quality of play in the National Basketball League is top notch with some players, if given the opportunity, having the ability to play in the NBA.