January 2018

Cannabis NB Retail Outlet Coming To Rothesay

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 18:29 PM

The final nine locations for Cannabis NB retail stores have been announced, and one of them is in the KV.

It'll be in a new development on Marr Road in Rothesay, but the exact location hasn't been revealed.

The store is expected to open its doors by September of this year.

You can find the full list of locations announced today by clicking here.

'At One With Nature': Saint Johner Making 3000 Kilometre Trek By Dog Sled

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 15:26 PM

A Saint John man and his pack of dogs are making an epic journey across Canada, travelling an estimated 3000 kilometres from Manitoba to his home province.

Justin Allen is making the trip of a lifetime by dog sled, travelling through snowmobile tracks and winter roads with his 12 canine companions and we had the chance to talk with him while he was in Gillam, which is about 270 kilometres from his start point in Churchill, Manitoba. 

"Overall the dogs are doing amazing, they're all happy healthy, and fit. They did great this first section," says Allen.

"Eat Fish!" Says NB Man Who Celebrated 107th Birthday

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 14:11 PM

It was a big celebration for Arnold Hawkins yesterday, in Beaver Harbour, just south of Saint John.  He turned 107 years old.

Cheryl McKinley is proud to call him Grandpa Hawkins.   She says he is a vibrant man, who loves to talk and has many stories to tell, "He talks about his days out fishing on the boat.  He remembered the old roads and they were dirt and one of the biggest things he could remember in Beaver is when they went to pavement."

Hawkins has 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren, who he loves very much.

People's Alliance Gives Gallant Government Budget A Thumbs Down

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 13:50 PM

The provincial budget is getting a thumbs down from the People's Alliance Party of New Brunswick.

Leader Kris Austin tells us the government has missed the mark by increasing the deficit and not cutting out needless spending to make way for more money for things like health care. "I dont think the government should be in the business of selling beer and weed we've just got bigger things to worry about." says Austin.

He would also like to see the end of duality in the civil service to save money.

64-Year-Old Petitcodiac Man Dies In Crash

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:39 AM

RCMP have released the age of a man killed in a crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Salisbury.

Officers responded to reports of a crash yesterday, where a vehicle went through a guardrail, flipped over and rolled down a steep embankment.

A 64 year old man from Petitcodiac died in the crash.

Officers are still trying to determine how long the car was there before it was discovered.

Man Charged With Impaired After Pick Up Hits City Plow Truck

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:19 AM

A 26 year old man is facing an impaired driving charge after a two vehicle accident involving a city plow truck just before midnight.

Saint John Police were called to Douglas Avenue near the museum and witnesses told them a pick up truck had hit a plow and the driver was trying to leave the scene.

When they arrived police found the man pacing back and forth and a woman was inside the truck.

The man was arrested and taken to the station and given a breath sample which resulted in the charge.

He was released and will answer to the charge at a later date.

Moncton Hardest Hit By Snow In Latest Storm

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 08:07 AM

The snowfall and blowing snow warnings didn't come until mid afternoon,  but they were right in time, for a blast of winter that slowed motorists on roads, and kept many people indoors last night.

This system brought with it over 22 centimetres of snow to the region. Moncton was the hardest hit in the province.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Jean-Marc Couturier says they were closely monitoring the system yesterday, when there was a shift.