August 2017

Another Dead North Atlantic Right Whale Found

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 07:12 AM

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is looking at whether or not a full necropsy is needed,  on the the latest North Atlantic right whale carcass found near Cape Cod this week.

At least 13 whales have been found dead..

Between 10 and 12 whales carcasses have been found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence since June.  The latest were located in US waters.

Necropsies have been performed on several of the whales, with preliminary findings show that they were possibly hit by boats, or became entangled in fishing gear.

Car Prowler Nabbed Out East

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 06:40 AM

A car prowler  has been arrested on the east side. Police say if you live in the area of Ellerdale Street, you might want to check the inside of your car this morning to see if anything is missing. Police say they seized a few items that are unaccounted for.

We have also been told of a number of cars in Hampton being broken into recently.

Thursday Morning Sports For August 17th

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 06:29 AM

In the Majors, Mookie Betts lined a two run double off the Green Monster with two outs in the ninth inning to complete a three run rally as the Boston Red Sox got by St. Louis 5-4. The Red Sox have won 12 of their last 14 and maintain a 4 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees who downed the New York Mets 5-3 as Aaron Judge hit another long homer into the third deck at Citi Field.....Marcus Stroman got his 11th win of the season and Steve Pearce homered to give Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Norovirus Concerns Force Recall Of Raspberry Mousse Cake

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 06:02 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for raspberry mousse cakes, because of a concern over norovirus.

The cakes were distributed under various brand names,  including Laura Secord, Top Dessert and Jessica, in several provinces including New Brunswick.

An updated notice on the CFIA website states that they have had reports of illness associated with individuals who have eaten the cakes.

The mousse cakes are sold frozen or refrigerated, or they have also been sold over the counter.

NB Anti-Poverty Group Applauds Changes For Payday Lenders

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 05:01 AM

The Common Front for Social Justice says new rules for payday lenders in New Brunswick to help protect consumers is a small step but a good one.

Spokesperson Maxime Dube says the anti-poverty group believes it's more important to ensure those who are vulnerable don't have to resort to those kinds of loans.

"We ask for pay equity, a livable minimum wage at $15, better working conditions and better public service," he notes.

Quispamsis Votes To Double Number Of Deer Hunters Can Kill This Fall

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 16:08 PM

Quispamsis council has unanimously voted to increase the number of deer a hunter can kill, or harvest, as part of the deer management program from one to two this fall, joining the neighbouring town of Rothesay which voted this week for the same.

Mayor Gary Clark tells CHSJ News they have seen an alarming number of collisions and near-misses involving deer in their community.

Client Of Suspended SJ Real Estate Agent Getting Back His Misappropriated Money

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 14:26 PM

A real estate fraud victim who was a client of a suspended Saint John real estate agent is getting back his misappropriated money.

The Financial and Consumer Services Commission says the money is being returned after a New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench decision where it was found Gerald David Webster's actions amounted to a fraud or misappropriation of funds without legal justification and the victim was awarded $5000 plus costs of $100.

A Financial and Consumer Services Tribunal last month directed the money be forfeited from Webster's 40,000 surety bond.

Don't Expect Coast Guard Site To Be Developed Anytime Soon

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 13:45 PM

We have been told for a long time that development of the Coast Guard site is close but such is not the case.

Common Councillor Gerry Lowe says a reorganizaiton is in the works with a new board. He concedes the local economy just hasn't been strong enough over the past few years to attract the investment needed for such a development.

Steve Carson, formerly of Enterprise Saint John, is now in charge. The reorganisation will affect waterfront development and Saint John Industrial Parks.

Woman Who Died Protesting Hate Is Memorialised

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 13:34 PM

32 year old Heather Heyer was honoured at a memorial service in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was killed when a car was deliberately driven into a crowd of counter demonstrators who were protesting against white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.

Heather was remembered for her compassion and standing up for what's right. Her mom, Susan Bro delivered a defiant a message to the haters........They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what, you just magnified her.

Moncton Teenage Boy Reported Missing

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:39 PM

Codiac RCMP are asking for help to find a missing 13-year-old Moncton boy.

Police say Wade Ruest was last seen shortly before noon yesterday (Tuesday) in Riverview.

Wade Ruest is described as 5 foot 6 inches tall, a slim build weighing about 120 pounds, with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a light blue t-shirt, black sweatpants with a camouflaged coloured stripe and black sneakers.

Police say he is known to have travelled to Fredericton in the past.