February 2017

Thursday Morning Sports For February 23rd

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 06:05 AM

Rodrigo Abols scored the winning goal 13 seconds into overtime as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan outscored the Saint John Sea Dogs 8-7. Nathan Noel scored three goals and added two assists for the Sea Dogs. Thomas Chabot had a goal and three assists while Spencer Smallman scored two goals with three assists. Longtime Equipment Manager David "DK" Kelly worked his first game since late October after undergoing treatment for a rare form of thyroid cancer.

Drivers Get A Break At The Pumps

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 06:04 AM

If you didn't have to fill up yesterday, doing so today will cost you less after the weekly price adjustment.

The maximum price of self serve regular went down by one and a half cents a litre and the maximum price of diesel also declined by half a cent a litre.

The maximum price of home heating oil is less at $1.03.9 a litre.

After a succession of weekly increases, the maximum price of propane is listed at $1.03.7 a litre, which is a drop of two and a half cents.

Ice Fog Makes For Treacherous Walking And Driving

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 05:47 AM

A heads up for both drivers and walkers this morning........The Weather Network says we have what has come to be called ice fog or freezing fog which has left a sheen of black ice on roads and sidewalks. They are slippery in sections and hard to see.

Meantime, a trucker called our 648-3000 news line to tell us early this morning the visibility along the highway has been reduced dramatically by the fog.

Gallant Government Commits $415,000 To Promote Local Food And Drink

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017 06:01 AM

The Gallant Government is spending $415,000 to promote local food and drinks this year.

Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet says New Brunswick households spend approximately $2.6 billion annually on food.

He says if even half of that were produced here, the economic impact would be significant.

The funding will be used to support new and expanding producers.

Doucet says with the right supports in place, they can help producers of some of the best food in world get their goods to market.

Terry Fox Research Institute Invests $5 million for Cancer Research Led By UNBSJ

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 14:53 PM

The Terry Fox Research Institute will be investing $5 million for New Brunswick cancer researchers.

Chop Chop Restaurant Week Underway

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 14:51 PM

Diners, prepare your appetites because the winter edition of the Chop Chop restaurant week is now underway.

About two dozen restaurants in Saint John are taking part in the event which runs until Sunday.

One of those is Taste of Egypt at the top of King Street which is offering something different than its usual fare. While the restaurant normally features Mediterranean food they're offering up North American fare for Chop Chop.

Paula Radwan of Taste of Egypt says that while we've had some Mediterranean food in the city for the last 30 or so years:

Drug Bust In Maugerville

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 13:08 PM

A drug bust at a home in Maugerville has resulted in the arrests of two men and one woman along with the seizure of tablets believed to be the prescription pankiller Hydromorphone.

The men are aged 55 and 26 while the woman is 52.

The bust happened on Route 105 on Tuesday.

NB Gas Prices Heading Down

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:48 PM

Good news for drivers in New Brunswick this week.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says gasoline is expected to drop about 2 cents per litre at midnight.

The average price for gasoline in New Brunswick is currently $106.4 per litre.

Diesel prices are expected to remain steady overnight.

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A Saint John Air Cadet Squadron Cleans Up at Oromocto Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:42 PM

A Saint John air cadet squadron is feeling proud after winning big at a competition in Oromocto on the weekend.

The Royal Canadian air cadet squadron 161 C.K. Beveridge placed first out of the 18 corps and squadrons that took part in the band competition.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Arianne Caissie says it was her fifth and final year at competition so it was nice to leave on a high note.

The squadron's commanding officer Captain April Phinney says they put a lot of work into the band routine and it's good to see them recognized for their hard work.