Ottawa's approval of two western pipelines is a positive step for Canada according to a senior petroleum analyst.
Dan McTeague says the go-ahead will mean a boom in construction jobs, investment and more revenue for the federal government.
McTeague also believes it should be a good sign for the proposed Energy East pipeline which would bring Alberta crude to Saint John's Irving Oil refinery.
The new NB Liquor store on Union Street will be opening its doors tomorrow.
Communications Officer Mark Barbour says he's really happy with how the new store turned out and says the location will help rejuvenate the uptown area.
Saint John is one of four sites in Canada which will be piloting a project focusing on tackling violence against some of the most vulnerable populations of women.
These four groups of women include Indigenous women, refugee women and women who have intellectual and mental health disabilities and these groups experience among the highest levels of violence in Canada according to Doris Rajan of the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, which is leading the project nationally.
Gas prices in New Brunswick are expected to climb this week.
Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says a jump of roughly 1.2 cents per litre is likely at midnight when the provincial regulator makes its weekly adjustment.
As for diesel prices, McTeague says he doesn't expect much of a change at all this week.
A Saint John councillor who represents and lives on the west side has apologized publicly for damaging Seaside Park last week.
Councillor Blake Armstrong delivered the apology at the latest meeting of Common Council saying that he took his excavator to the site and thought he was "improving the property" for Saint Johners and visitors.
M-L-A's and cabinet ministers have been slow on the uptake in implementing recommendations for more transparency in the cost of their constituency offices. The recommendations were made by Auditor-General Kim MacPherson but she notes they have not been implemented.
She calls implementation critical to hold officeholders accountable.
MacPherson also says social housing in the province is aging and a long term plan is to be developed next year with the help of federal money.
City Police have announced no charges will be laid in the death of 26 month old Alexzender Flint-Kerr on Christmas Day of last year.
Police determined the toddler struck his head on a toilet and were told he slipped on the bathroom floor.
Alexzender had suffered a previous head injury in 2013.
Five more charities are being added to the long list of organizations that benefit from the United Way.
The United Way serving Charlotte, Kings, and Saint John Counties announcing the new projects that will recieve funding for 2017, and the Grand Manan Boys & Girls Club is one of them.
The other new charities include: Outflow, Sistema, the Saint John Boys & Girls Club, and New Horizons in Sussex.
The Foundation says a total of 18 charities will serve hundreds of our communities most vulnerable, and they run from Grand Manan to Sussex.
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