April 2016

Remembering the Battle of the Atlantic

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 14:47 PM

The Battle of the Atlantic will be remembered tomorrow in Saint John and across the country.

Every year on the first Sunday in May,  Canada and it's naval community honour those lost in the longest single campaign of World War Two.    

By the end of the war,  Canada's navy has grown to become one of the largest in the world and was instrumental in turning the tide of the war.

The Royal Canadian Navy destroyed or shared in the destruction of 33 U-boats and 42 enemy surface craft.

More than 2200 were killed and they lost 33 vessel in the 6 year battle.

Poll Finds Atlantic Canadians Are More Intimidated By The Gym Compared To The Rest Of Canada

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:53 PM

A recent Ipsos Reid poll has found Atlantic Canadians are more likely than the rest of the country to find going to the gym intimidating.

Maureen Hagan of Goodlife Fitness says there's a few reasons why.

Hagan says they feel intimidated going to the gym, and the main reasons are because they don't know anyone, or they don't know what they're doing.

The survey found some respondents said that going to the gym was scarier then the first day of a new job or meeting their in-laws for the first time.

Push For Change Campaign Launches Tomorrow

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:49 PM

Starting tomorrow, Joe Roberts, who was homeless when he was younger, will push a shopping cart across Canada to raise awareness and money to prevent and support the end of youth homelessness.

Roberts says he lived on the streets of Vancouver in 1989 and wants to help give others a second chance.

He says the purpose is to have a conversation with Canadians about what we need to do, to build infrastructure to prevent and reduce and end youth homelessness.

Shortlist Of 12 Iconic Canadian Women Announced For Banknote

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:43 PM

12 nominees made it onto a shortlist of iconic Canadian women for the next bank note.

That's out of more than 26,000 submissions nominating 460 eligible women.

The Bank of Canada Advisory Council released the list this week, saying the women should resonate with Canadians, and reflect the diversity of our country.

The list includes Viola Desmond, a black businesswoman from Nova Scotia who challenged racial segregation at a movie theatre in her home province, Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery, and womens' suffrage leader Nellie McClung.

Criminal Investigation Against Dole Foods Launched

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:15 PM

The US Department of Justice is investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to Dole packaged salad produts produced at their processing plant in Ohio.

33 people in the US and Canada became ill in the outbreak from May of 2015 to February of 2016, including one person in New Brunswick.

All of the people who felt ill were hospitalized and three people died.

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Saturday Morning Sports - April 30, 2016

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 07:10 AM

In "Q" Action

The Saint John Sea Dogs have been eliminated from the 2016 President Cup playoffs after a 6-3 loss to the Shawinigan Cataractes. The Cataractes have won the best-of-seven series 4-1.

In the NHL

In the Stanley Cup playoffs the Dallas Stars took a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 5-2.

In the NBA

The Toronto Raptors fell to the Indiana Pacers 101-83. The best-of-seven series is now tied 3-3. Game 7 will be played on Sunday.

In MLB

New Brunswick Liquor Law Struck Down

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 19:38 PM

The provincial limit on importing alcohol from another province has been stuck down by a judge in northern Nerw Brunswick.

Gerard Comeau of Tracadie was caught in a police sting and charged back in 2012 for driving to Quebec to buy some beer and then driving back into New Brunswick. Comeau launched a constitutional challenge of the New Brunswick law and went to trial in Campbellton in August 2015.

NB Power Moving Toward Smart Grid System

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2016 08:01 AM

NB Power is working toward a smart grid system which will better manage the supply and delivery of electricity to its customers.

President and CEO Gaetan Thomas says ideally the Crown corporation needs to utilize three key sources for power - nuclear, hydroelectric and renewable energy such as wind, solar or bio-mass.

"Smart grid is really a foundation to allow more renewables (green energy sources), nuclear and hydroelectric to co-exist and ensure there is reliable power in the future," notes Thomas.

UPDATED: Dennis Oland Takes Fight For Bail To Supreme Court

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 16:37 PM

Dennis Oland has taken his fight to be released pending the outcome of his appeal of his murder conviction all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The 48-year-old Oland, who has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2011 death of his father, high profile businessman and multimilionaire Richard Oland, has applied to Canada's highest court seeking permission to appeal the New Brunswick Court of Appeal's decision to deny bail.