December 2016

"Moose Sex Project" Includes More Than Moose

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 08:01 AM

The narrow Chignecto Isthmus linking New Brunswick and Nova Scotia is a vital wildlife corridor which the Nature Conservancy of Canada is trying to protect.

It started five years ago with the "tongue-in-cheek" Moose Sex Project but the awareness campaign also includes other land-based mammals such as bears, bobcats and even flying squirrels.

Spokesperson Paula Noel says the Nature Conservancy has been trying to protect the lands along the isthmus in recent years.

RCMP Warn About The Danger Of Driving The 'Morning After'

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:19 PM

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea and illegal, but many don't think about the morning after.

With only a few hours left in 2016 police are asking people to think about what they'll do once the party is over.

Corp. Jennifer Clarke with the RCMP says people often think they're okay to drive once they've had a few hours of sleep.

"If you've been celebrating the night before, take a good hard look at your self in the mirror and ask 'should I be on the road.' There isn't any definitive self-test. We're asking people to be responsible."

Second HST Credit Payments Coming In January

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 16:19 PM

Eligible New Brunswickers can expect to get their second HST credit cheque in the mail or their bank account next month.

Starting in January, the payments go back to a quarterly basis with the next quarterly payment in April. New Brunswickers who are eligible for this received two quarterly payments in one back in October to cover the July to December period.

If you get a quarterly payment of less than fifty bucks, a single payment for the complete annual amount was made in October.

Name Of New West Side School To Come In 2017

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 15:09 PM

We could know by the March break what the name of the new school on the city's west side will be.

A naming committee received over 400 submissions from the public including the school communities of Havelock, Seawood and St. Patrick's.

Anglophone South superintendant Zoe Watson says the naming committee will narrow the 400 down to three.

"The committee will put forward to the DEC at their January meeting...three names that will be discussed in the private session of the council and then they put those names forward to the minister," says Watson.

Go Fund Me Page Set Up For Saint John Historian

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 12:54 PM

An effort is underway to help out Harold Wright, the well known Saint John historian, author and Heritage advocate who's seriously ill.

Wright is struggling with cancer for the second time in 8 years.

A Go Fund Me Page has been established to help pay his medical expenses not covered by insurance. The financial discrepency is causing great emotional stress.

UPDATE: Over 15,000 Without Power As Storm Sweeps Through N.B.

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 11:39 AM

As a winter storm brings rain, snow and high winds to the province, NB Power is reporting that as of around noonhour over 15,000 homes and businesses in New Brunswick are without power.

Over 2700 of those customers are in the Charlotte Southwest region, while over 4600 are in York Sunbury and over 600 are in the Kennebecasis Valley Fundy area. The power company says that it is focusing restoration efforts on larger areas, high priority customers and safety issues.

Friday Morning Sports For December 30th

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 06:46 AM

At the World Junior Hockey Championship......Canada beat up on Latvia 10-2 to remain undefeated.....The U.S. is also unbeaten after a 3-2 win over Russia....Both teams have wrapped up quarterfinal spots before their showdown tomorrow for first place in their group. Sweden defeated winless Finland 3-1 and Denmark upset the Czech Republic in overtime 3-2.

Power Outages Because Of High Winds

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 06:23 AM

Don't expect these strong winds to become light anytime soon. The Weather Network is reporting the winds this morning are gusting as high as 80 kilometers an hour in Saint John. They will diminish a bit by noonhour but remain strong through the afternoon and not become light until early tomorrow.

A metal piece from the exterior of the Union Club has blown off in the wind, and signs have been blown over in the uptown