September 2017

Former Mountie From Saint John Sentenced In Narwhal Tusk Smuggling Case

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 16:45 PM

An ex-Mountie from New Brunswick has been sentenced in Maine to five years and two months behind bars after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a narwhal tusk smuggling scheme.

A U.S. district court judge has sentenced 59-year-old Gregory Logan of Saint John, a retired RCMP officer, to 62 months in prison for 10 money laundering offences. He plead guilty to those charges last September and had been extradited to the U.S. from Canada in March of last year.

A New GoodLife Fitness Will Take Up Some Space Left By Target

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 14:30 PM

If you are planning to hit the reset button on fitness this fall, a new 25,000 square foot gym in East Saint John may be just what you need.

To make sure for a brand new facility opening on Friday morning in McAllister Place, the GoodLife location in Parkway Mall will close.

Club Manager Ashley Mathias tells us they will have more space for group fitness class and it will include a Turf Zone.

She tells us a Turf Zone is a space with artificial grass that allows people to use small equipment.

Learning How To Speak Respectfully

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 13:54 PM

A former UNB professor is using her teaching skills to help people communicate at work.

Beth Gilbert will be in Saint John later tomorow for a workshop on respectful communication.

We asked her if something happened in our workplaces to make this kind of seminar useful and she suggests it may be because of what is going on in politics right now.

She says we have politicians that are not communicating in a way that we feel that is respectful and people are seeing the damaging consequenses of it and recognizing that it is more important now.

NB RCMP Investigating After Farm Animals Stolen, Shot

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 13:28 PM

Cattle rustling might not seem like something that happens in New Brunswick but the St. Leonard detachment of the West District RCMP is investigating a case of exactly that.

Police say that sometime during the week of August 21 two cows were stolen from a farm in the village of Caron Brook. They're also investigating two other incidents involving farm animals in Haut-Madawaska.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League President Launches 2017-18 Season At Harbour Station

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:34 PM

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League President was at Harbour Station in Saint John on Wednesday to launch the 2017-18 hockey season.

Gilles Courteau says he is looking forward to the rivalries from all the teams as they hit the ice starting with the President's Cup winners the Saint John Sea Dogs playing the Halifax Mooseheads on Thursday.

Courteau also announced this will be a big year to ensure the Q league players do well with their academics with the league providing over $1,000,000 in scholarships for the very first time.

Warmer Than Normal Fall May Be In Store

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:58 AM

According to the Weather Network's Fall forecast, we'll have seasonal or above normal temperatures through the middle of next month.

Tomorrow is the first day of Fall but you won't notuice much change in the weather.

It has been an active hurricane season and the Weather Network's Nadine Powell says we might get more rainfall than normal from tropical storms.

The muggy conditions of late were the result of Hurricane Jose, passing south of Nova Scotia.

It's far from muggy in Alberta where snow was falling in Edmonton.

Human Remains Found Near Jemseg

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 09:56 AM

An investigation is underway after human remains were discovered on Gagetown Island in the St. John River.

They were found by a boater in the Jemseg area yesterday afternoon.

RCMP say there is no indication of foul play at this time.

Further tests are being done to determine the identity and cause of death.

 

NB Power Home Energy Program Saves Millions For Homeowners

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 08:14 AM

Small changes in energy habits have paid off for homeowners, according the NB Power.

The Home Energy Report program was launched in January and since then, the utility says residential customers have reduced the amount spent on power by $1.27 million.

They have saved enough energy to power about 700 homes for a year.