April 2017

Roads Closed Because Of Flooding

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 14:13 PM

You are being advised to avoid a few road north of Saint John because of high water levels along the St. John River.

Route 690 in Lakeville Corner is closed as well as Ferry Road in Jemseg.  Highway 105 between Maugerville and Jemseg is partially covered by water at several locations. Route 105 at Medford, between the Tobique First Nation and Drummond, remains closed to traffic.

Fort McMurray Fire Leaves Firefighters Showing Signs Of Mental Health Issues

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:09 PM

It is something that local emergency personnel have to deal with on a daily basis, and that's the lasting impact of a severe event.

A University of Alberta study shows one in six firefighters who battled the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire show signs of mental health issues.

The report shows one in five of the 355 firefighters who worked on the wildfire have reported persistent respiratory issues including coughing, breathlessness, wheezing and chest tightness.

Sunday Morning Sports - April 30, 2017

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 08:17 AM

In the Q

The Armada have defeated the Islanders in five games to advance to the President Cup final. The Armada will face the winner of the series between Saint John and Chicoutimi. The Sea Dogs lead the series 3-2.

In the NHL

The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers in double overtime 6-5 to take a 2-0 series lead and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 6-2 and have also taken a 2-0 series lead.

Tart Shell And Pie Lid Recall Expanded

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 07:38 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding a recall relating to pie and tart shells.

Mom's Pantry is recalling tart shells and pie lids because of possible E Coli contamination, that's an expansion of a recall issued last week.

Food contaminated with E Coli may not look or smell spoiled but it can still make you sick.

Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to seizures, strokes and even death.

Awareness Needed To Help Prevent Fentanyl Deaths

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:25 AM

Concerns over the drug Fentanyl are growing across the country.

With the recent discovery of a pill with traces of Fentanyl was discovered on the Burnt Church First nation, drug users are being warned.

Recent reports say that almost a thousand people died of Fentanyl overdoses in Vancouver last year, and there is a growing concern that the problem could spread across the country to Atlantic Canada.

'Beam Me Up, Scotty': Canada Post Launches Seven New Star Trek Stamps

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

The latest set of stamps issued by Canada Post are honouring one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world.

Seven Star Trek themed stamps are now available for the public, featuring each of Starfleet's finest leaders, matched with their greatest adversaries.

Five of the stamps have characters on them, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer.

The remaining two stamps have a Borg Cube, and the shuttle Galileo depicted on them.

Radon Gas Continues To Be A Silent Killer

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:23 AM

Radon gas is called a silent killer.

The New Brunswick Lung Association says long-term exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking.  

Radon is colourless, odourless and is a radioactive gas produced naturally by the decay of uranium in the ground.

Lung Association Spokesperson Robert MacDonald, says testing is the only way to determine your radon levels.

He says there are a number of measuring devices on the market including home testing kits.