July 2017

Health Risks Of Wire-Bristle BBQ Brushes Being Reviewed By Health Canada

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:30 PM

Health Canada is reviewing the health risks of wire-bristle barbecue brushes, after the filing of at least 9 reports.

Spokesperson Tyler Goodier is with the risk management bureau and says a few years ago they started to get indications that some of these brushes were losing bristles that were getting stuck to grills, then food, then getting swallowed.

He tells Acadia Broadcasting they decided to open up a risk assessment on this issue.

NB Student Alliance Says Students Are Benefiting From Provincial Funding

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:21 PM

A couple of provincial programs are helping New Brunswick students when it comes to financial assistance.

In its State of Student Affairs report, the New Brunswick Student Alliance finds provincial students are doing well with the Free Tuition Program and the add-on Tuition Relief for the Middle Class.

Executive Director Robert Burroughs says mental health issues will cripple the economy in the next 5 years if the government wants to address it, they need to increase the spending from where it is now.

52-Year Old New Brunswick Man Drowns In PEI

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:55 AM

A 52-year old New Brunswick man drowned this weekend in PEI near St. Margarets.

Around 5 Saturday afternoon, Kings District RCMP, helped by EMS, Souris Fire Department and local fishermen from the Naufrage Harbour were called about a man pulled out to sea by the current and wave conditions on the north shore of PEI.

The RCMP says the man could not be reached by extreme surf conditions and a strong undertow and he drowned.

Survey Finds Millennials Least Likely To Buy Travel Insurance

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:10 PM

43% of Canadian travellers who don't buy travel insurance are aged 18 to 34, that is to say, within the "millennial" age bracket.

That's according to data released by Allianz Global Assistance.

The main three reasons why are because they felt it was unnecessary, too expensive, or their trip was too short to need travel insurance.

Allianz Senior Director Dan Keon says the likelihood of needing travel insurance isn't determined solely by age, time or the destination of your trip.

Small Hive Beetle Found In New Brunswick

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:09 AM

For the first time ever, small hive beetles have been found in honeybee colonies in New Brunswick.

The small hive beetle is a pest of the honeybee and large populations of the beetle can impact honeybee health, spoil honey and damage beekeeping equipment.

In June, the beetle was found in colonies that were imported from Ontario to pollinate wild blueberries in the Acadian Peninsula.

All suspected small hive beetles should be reported to the province immediately.

Affordability, Lifestyle & Weather Main Reasons Behind Record Home Sales In NB

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:03 AM

June was a great month for New Brunswick after a record number of homes were sold.

President of the New Brunswick Real Estate Association Robert Stewart says a lot of people are coming home to be closer to their family.

He says people are also moving here for the summer from places like Toronto and Montreal to beat the high humidity levels.

Stewart attributes the affordabliity of homes and the lifestyle in the Maritimes behind the record breaking month in June.

True Sportsmanship On Display At Special Olympics New Brunswick Summer Games

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 09:07 AM

When they train and compete, Special Olympics athletes work just as hard as any other athletes would.

However, the Organizing Chair for the Summer Games Lorraine LeClair says they also have something many athletes don't.

"They care for each other tremendously, they support each other whether they win or lose, to me it's an outstanding athletic display of sportsmanship," says LeClair.

Aboiteau Beach Gets Busier With Water Quality Concerns At Nearby Beaches

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 08:01 AM

Poor water quality has closed Parlee Beach and Murray Beach for swimming a number of times this summer which has been creating bigger crowds at other beaches along the Northumberland coast.

Natasha Bell, a member of the "Save Wetlands Water and Tourism" coalition, says she lives near Aboiteau Beach and she has noticed it is now much busier.