December 2017

Drivers Paid More For Gasoline In 2017

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 18:29 PM

As the year draws to a close, a senior petroleum analyst says drivers in New Brunswick paid more for gasoline in 2017.

Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says higher demand for gas, a stronger U.S. and global economy and increasing oil prices were all factors this year.

"We saw prices on average anywhere from 10 to 15 cents per litre higher than in 2016 and about 7 cents higher than 2015," he notes.

McTeague says oil prices climbed by about $10 to $12 a barrel this year.

UPDATED: KV Police Issues Warning About Children's Joy Foundation

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 13:25 PM

'Tis the season of giving but the Kennebecasis Regional police force is warning of one group that you shouldn't give your hard-earned money to unless they show you a Town permit.

The KV police say recently a group called the Children's Joy Foundation has been going door to door soliciting donations of cash and do not have a permit to do so. The police say this is a legitimate charity which is in the process of getting a town permit but that they still need to produce the permit.

Arrests Made For Illegal Hunting In Charlotte County And Arsenal Of Weapons Seized

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 13:04 PM

The Department of Justice and Public Safety has announced the seizure of more than 1300 pounds of moose and deer meat from illegal hunting in Charlotte County.

Numerous firearms, illegal drugs, a vehicle and other hunting equipment were confiscated with the arrests of 10 people.

Charges will be laid under the Fish and Wildlife Act. There could be charges laid as well under the federal Firearms Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety points out illegal hunting has a negative effect on moose and deer populations.

Climate Change Act Introduced In Legislature

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:43 PM

The provincial government has introduced its climate change act that will take part of the gas tax that's charged when you fill up and use that for climate change.

Environment Minister Serge Rouselle says there will be no new tax. The Executive-Director of the Conservation Council, Lois Corbett likes some of what's in the legislation which includes enshrining in law targets for reducing pollution and annual reporting.

Springfield Man Dies In Scotch Lake Crash

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:33 PM

A single vehicle crash west of Fredericton in Scotch Lake on Wednesday evening has claimed the life of a 63-year-old man from Springfield.

The driver and only person in the vehicle died at the scene from his injuries. It's thought the crash happened when the car left the road and hit a pole.

RCMP say what caused the collision is still under investigation but slippery roads might have been a contributing factor. An RCMP collision resconstructionist is helping with the investigation.

American Man Charged In Crash Which Killed A Mountie

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:04 PM

A 31-year-old American man is facing two charges under the Motor Vehicle Act in a highway crash which claimed the life a Nova Scotia Mountie.

Vasiliy Meshko from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been charged with driving without due care and attention along with failing to move over.

He was represented in Moncton Provincial Court today by his lawyer who requested an adjournment until tomorrow to enter a plea.

RCMP conducted a thorough investigation and determined there was not enough evidence to lay criminal charges.

Eight NB High Schools Receive Grants As A Part of The Canada 150 Legacy Project

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 08:01 AM

Grants are being awarded to eight high schools in the province, for helping their community or province.

This is a part of the Canada 150 High School Legacy project.

Proposals were submitted by several students in grades 9 to 12 from various high schools, that looked at community or provincial issues and how they could help.

École l’Odyssée is one of the eight schools chosen to receive a $50, 000 grant.  They submitted a proposal to work with Food Depot Alimentaire Inc.

Here's a full list of the eight schools.

Provincial Government Announces Investment To Raise Wages For Early Childhood Educators

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 07:34 AM

Some early childhood educators will be receiving wage increases, thanks to an investment from the provincial government.

The $28 million investment was announced yesterday.

The wage increases will be rolled out in 2019 and 2020, and will happen over a four year period.  Trained early childhood educators see their wages go from $16 dollars to $19 dollars an hour.