May 2018

New Brunswickers Urged To Take Precautions In The Heat

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 17:34 PM

New Brunswick is experiencing its first heat wave of the season with temperatures climbing to at least 30 degrees and humidex values going even higher.

The Canadian Cancer Society is urging you to use "sunsense" or common sense while in the sun.

Spokesperson Michelle St. Pierre says applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is a good place to start.

"Wear a wide brim hat which covers your ears, wear proper sunglasses which have UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection and we also encourage people to seek shade," she notes.

RST Host Derailment Exercise

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 15:23 PM

If you see something at the Bayshore Cargo Transfer facility that looks upsetting, don't fret it's only a test.

Teams representing New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are taking part in the staged train derailment.

Environment Canada, Transport Canada, Irving Oil, CN Railway and municipal and provincial EMO officials are all taking part.

Trevor Dickinson of RST says the event brings together 200 years of combined experience in emergency response.
 

Canada Retaliates Against American Penalties With Tariffs On US Steel, Aluminium

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 15:21 PM

The Prime Minister has announced Canada will be imposing tariffs on US steel, aluminium, and other products.

This is in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's tariffs on the same Canadian products announced earlier this morning.

Justin Trudeau said the federal government will impose dollar for dollar tariffs for every dollar levied against Canadians by the US.

The Americans will charge a 25 percent levy on steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

Other products will include: yogurt, coffee and prepared meals among others.

Quebec Man Killed In Head-On Collision

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:30 AM

A 50-year-old man from Nouvelle, Quebec has been killed in a head-on collision on Highway 17 in Robinsonville, west of Campbellton.

RCMP say a car hauling a utility trailer crossed the centre line and hit a transport truck late Wednesday afternoon.

The man driving the car died at the scene from his injuries.

The driver and three passengers in the transport truck were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist is investigating.

Fish New Brunswick Days Planned For June 2-3

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:28 AM

Love to fish, but you don't have a license?  Or maybe you've always wanted to try?

Fish New Brunswick Days are this weekend, June 2nd and 3rd.

It's the only time during the fishing season where you can cast your lines without a licence.

It's recommended that you check with local fishing-tackle retailers or with an experienced angler to find a good location.

 

Labour Minister Pleased With CP Rail Deal

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:20 AM

Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu calls a tentative agreement for CP Rail workers a difficult negotiation.

Hajdu adds she's pleased the parties stuck with it.

"They committed to staying at the table and working together to getting a deal. We're very pleased that they did that. It demonstrates the Liberal Government's belief that it's best when parties work out collective agreements together without interference from the government."

Workers were back on the job this morning and still need to ratify the new four year deal.  (File photo)

Heat Advisory Issued For Parts of New Brunswick

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 09:12 AM

If you are headed out of Saint John today either towards Moncton or Fredericton, get ready for a heat wave.

It's the first one of the season.

With high between 28 and 31 degrees expected today and tomorrow, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Fredericton, Moncton, and southeast New Brunswick.

The humidex will make it feel even warmer than that, between 30 to 36 degrees.

The warmest conditions are expected from mid-afternoon into this evening.