August 2017

Trudeau Names David Adams Richards to the Upper Chamber

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:59 AM

New Brunswick novelist David Adams Richards has been named to the Senate.

The appointment comes while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting the province making stops in Moncton and Miramichi.

A news release says Richards was chosen using the open merit-based process put in place by the Liberal government early last year.

Drug And Weapons Arrest Made in Fredericton

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 09:17 AM

RCMP in Fredericton have arrested and charged a 40 year old woman in connection with a raid of her home on August 22nd. Marie Antonette Bugay is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Prime Minister To Visit Moncton This Morning

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 07:37 AM

The Prime Minister will pay a visit to New Brunswick today.

Justin Trudeau has two stops planned.

The first in Moncton this morning, at the Wee College on Athlone Avenue.   An announcement will be made at 11:45.

Premier Brian Gallant will also attend.

Trudeau will then head for Miramichi where he will meet with the Minister of Public Works and Procurement this afternoon,  and he will also visit employees of the Public Service Pay Centre.

NB Fuel Prices Rising This Week

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 18:18 PM

Historic Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas is already limiting the fuel supply and that is having an impact on gas prices across Canada.

While prices in some areas have climbed as much as 10 cents per litre, prices in New Brunswick are going up this week but not by that much.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with believes gasoline prices will jump by 2.5 cents per litre when the provincial regulator makes an adjustment at midnight.

Diesel is also expected to increase by about one cent per litre.

NCC Working With Riverside-Albert To Conserve Water Supply

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 18:14 PM

With support from the village of Riverside-Albert, the Nature Conservancy of Canada wants to conserve a piece of private property which contains the community water supply.

Nature Conservancy spokesperson Denise Roy says the land consists of 326-acres of old Acadian forest with two reservoirs and the "water lease" with the private owner expires in 2019.

"We are hoping to be able to raise the funds to conserve not only the forest but also to ensure the drinking water for the neighbouring village," she notes.

"We Can't Take Anymore": Director With Canadian Federation Of Agriculture Over Proposed Tax Changes

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 06:01 AM

A director of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture says enough is enough when it comes to higher taxes.

Andrew Lovell adds if proposed tax changes from the federal government go through, it will be the eighth increase in taxes and fees in a year.

"And we can't take anymore, if this keeps happening, we will be importing our food from the United States, and we won't have the money that farmers spend rolling around in our economy being taxed four, five, six times," says Lovell.

We asked him if the 75 day consultation period is too fast.