October 2017

Opposing Views On Having Medavie Manage 811, ANB and Extra Mural

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 22:48 PM

A Quispamsis meeting of people opposed to the idea of having Medavie run Telecare 811, the Extra Mural program and Ambulance New Brunswick got a little testy.

A meeting is underway at the Quispamsis Civic Centre opposing the government's plans to merge Telecare, Extra Mural and Ambulance NB. pic.twitter.com/ScWtwTgOZC

Trudeau Remembers "Our Buddy" Gord Downie

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 15:13 PM

The prime minister is remembering his friend Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman, who has passed away of brain cancer at age 53.

Justin Trudeau became emotional when he spoke about how much Downie loved Canada with "everything he had".

"He loved every hidden corner, every story, and every aspect of this country that he celebarted his whole life," says Trudeau.

Trudeau added Downie wanted to make Canada better which is why he became so involved in aboriginal issues and devoted to the reconciliation process.

Saint John Man Found Guilty Of Accessing Child Pornography

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 15:06 PM

A Saint John man has been found guilty of accessing child pornography.

RCMP say 36-year-old Kevin Stephen Logan was arrested in May 2016 after the RCMP's Integrated Internet Child Exploitation Unit searched his Saint John home and several electronic devices were seized by police.

Logan has been released under conditions as he awaits a sentencing hearing on January 3 of next year.

Finance Minister Unveils Tweak To Tax Proposals While In Hampton

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 13:36 PM

The embattled federal finance minister unveiled while in Hampton a tweak to the proposed tax changes that have stirred such controversy around the country aimed at the top earners.

Bill Morneau said that passive investments represent one of the biggest advantages enjoyed by the wealthiest members of our society and that the government will be introducing a threshold for passive investment income of $50,000 a year, which is based on $1-million in savings based on a 5-percent return rate.

Saint John Sea Dogs To Offer New Fan Experience

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 13:23 PM

The Saint John Sea Dogs have become the first sports team in North America to launch a Discovery Zone with interactive, top grade immersive technology. It comes about as a result of a collaboration between the Sea Dogs and Deloitte.

Team President and General Manager Trevor Georgie says what will be on offer each home game will include virtual reality, artificial intelligence and robotics to enhance the fan experience. On display were a virtual tour of the space station, the chance to play goal and take a roller coaster ride.

Consumers And Businesses Will Have To Adapt To Carbon Pricing

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:42 AM

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council has released a report on carbon pricing with a warning that concerns about maintaining the competitiveness of business cannot be overlooked.

Professor Chris Ragan, an Associate Professor of Economics at McGill, concedes consumers will pay more to fill up as an example, anywhere from 6 and a half to 6.7 cents a litre which then raises the question of how people will respond.

BREAKING NEWS: Gord Downie has Died

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 09:37 AM

A man who has been hailed a Canadian hero has died.

Gord Downie passed away quietly last night with his children and family by his side.

He was 53 years old.

A statement was released from the family,

"Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

Gord knew this day was coming - his response was to spend this precious time as he always had - making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Federal Finance Minister To Discuss Tax Changes In Hampton

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 07:04 AM

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be stopping off in Hampton this morning, to talk about what comes next in tax fairness for the middle class and support for small business with changes to be announced to the original tax proposals that generated such a backlash.

The federal Opposition leader says the Liberals decision to reduce the small business tax, is just Prime Minister Trudeau doing damage control.

Janes Breaded Chicken Recall Due To Salmonella Risk

Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 06:36 AM

If you recently purchased Jane's breaded chicken products, you might want to check your freezer.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a notification of a recall by Sofina Foods Inc.

There are concerns of possible salmonella contamination.

The Pub Style breaded chicken burgers and Pub Style popcorn chicken were sold in 800 gram packages at stores across the country.

If you find you have one of these products, you should throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased.