March 2017

NB Wine Industry Growing Rapidly

Posted on Sunday, April 2, 2017 08:01 AM

Nova Scotia has traditionally been a Maritime leader in the wine industry but New Brunswick has shown promising growth in recent years.

Vins NB Wines says 16 producers in the southern portion of the province have been seeing a steady increase in sales.

Executive director Joe Gallant says having local wines in grocery stores is going to boost the industry even further.

"Right now the partnership we have with the grocery wine program in New Brunswick is probably the best partnership in the whole country.  So I think we will be catching up pretty quickly," he notes.

Major Crime Investigating Armed Bank Robbery

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 14:37 PM

The Saint John police's Major Crime Unit is investigating after another armed bank robbery.

This morning around 11a.m., a man came into the Bayview Credit Union on Loch Lomond Road and threatened a teller with an unnamed weapon and demanded money. 

He made off with an undisclosed amount of money on foot. Police say when more information becomes available it will be released.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick Makes Recommendations For Post Ice Storm Analysis

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 14:16 PM

Public meetings are planned next week, as part of a review of government and community response to the ice storm that hit the province in January.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has their own ideas, as to what needs to be done,   before we are faced with another situation like this.

Police Believe Theft, Attempted Break-In On Sandy Point Road Connected To Two Teens

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:29 PM

Saint John police think a theft and attempted break and enter this week at two homes on Sandy Point Road are connected to another break-in on the same street for which two teenagers were arrested.

Sergeant Chuck Breen says police were told by a caller that on Wednesday evening someone tried to break into her house, and that there were footprints in the snow by her basement windows and that both windows had the screens removed but whoever did it wasn't able to get into the home.

Property Tax Fiasco

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:07 PM

Opposition leader Blaine Higgs is calling it a major scandal. He's referring to the latest revelation on increases in property tax assessments.

Higgs read from an email that was sent by Service New Brunswick's Residential co-ordinator Matthew Johnson to 11 assessment officials which stated because there wasn't enough time to find out what, if any, renovations were carried out by March 1st, it was decided to invent renovation amounts for each home. Higgs is claiming this is a way to avoid the 10 per cent cap on any increase unless there are renovations.

Norovirus Restricts Visits At Kent County Hospital

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 07:02 AM

The norovirus has forced the temporary suspension of visits at a Kent County Hospital.

The public will not be permitted in the medical unit of the Stella-Maris-de-Kent hospital.

The hospital is asking that anyone who is suffering from gastroenteritis symptoms, which includes vomiting and diarrhea, not to go to the hospital to visit inpatients until 48 hours after their symptoms has disappeared.