January 2017

TD Canada Trust Donates $37,500 To The Safe Harbour Youth Homeless Shelter

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:44 AM

The Safe Harbour Youth Homeless shelter has received its largest corporate donation in its history.

TD Canada Trust is donating $37,500 to the shelter over five years.

Chief Executive Officer of Partners for Youth John Sharpe says the money will help cover the costs of overall daily operations.

Sharp says that includes staffing costs, meals and the cost to run the home itself.

He calls the donation an investment in young people who visit the shelter and lead themselves to better lives.

Safe Harbour will re-open on March 1st.

Moncton Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Attempted Murder

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:10 AM

A 39-year-old Moncton man has been sentenced to twelve years in prison in connection with an attempted murder from 2015.

Luc Lebreton was sentenced in Moncton Provincial Court yesterday.

He had pleaded guilty to several charges including attempted murder, break and enter, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Charges were laid in November of 2015, after a home invasion in Grand Digue.

RCMP had received a complaint of a home invasion, where shots had been fired.

Marijuana Dispensary in City Reopens

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 07:50 AM

One of the six marijuana dispensaries in the city that was closed down in police raids last week has reopened.

King Canna Medicinals on Germain Street has let people know on its Facebook page that it's back open for business.

12 people were charged last week with possession for the purpose of trafficking. In a statement, Police Chief John Bates explained they were not licenced and therefore were acting outside the law.

Tuesday Morning Sports For January 31st

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 06:09 AM

For the second straight year, the New England Patriots are the most disliked team in the NFL followed by the Dallas Cowboys according to a poll released by Public Policy Polling. Tom Brady is the most popular quarterback among fans surveyed at 22 per cent but also the least popular by 24 per cent of those who took part. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is viewed negatively by 34 percent of those polled.  

Former Saint John Real Estate Developer Dies

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 06:05 AM

The Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce is offering its condolences at word of the death of former Saint John developer Pat Rocca.

He died unexpectedly at the age of 74 while vacationing with his family  in the Bahamas.

Before relocating from Saint John to Burlington, Ontario, Rocca was instrumental in the construction of Market Square, which opened in 1983 and took ten years to bring about, the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, the Regional Hospital, Brunswick Square, the McAllister Place mall, Prince Edward Square mall, Place 400 and Hilyard Place.

Mayor Don Darling Reaches Out To Support Local Muslim Community

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 19:36 PM

Saint John Mayor Don Darling has reached out to the local Muslim community to let them know they have the support of the city following a terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec City that killed 6 people and injured 8 others.

You Can Donate To Help Those Impacted By The Ice Storm

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 17:13 PM

You can help New Brunswickers still without power.

Canadians can donate at redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or visiting any Red Cross office and specifying that their donation is for the "New Brunswick Ice Storm 2017" appeal.

UPDATED: Two People Facing Murder Charges In Death Of Fredericton Man

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 15:12 PM
A man and woman are facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of 34-year-old Robert John Smith, also known as Bobby Martin Jr., of Fredericton.

30-year-old Evan Polchies of the Kingsclear First Nation and 23-year-old Joe-Anna Hachey of Fredericton were arrested in Benton on Sunday. 

The shooting happened in the early morning hours last Thursday in Tamarack Park in Lincoln. Smith was taken to hospital but died that afternoon.

Both Polchies and Hachey have been remanded into custody.