October 2017

Mayor Calls For Feds To Make Sure City Does Not Get Slammed By Costs Of Dealing With Pot Legalization

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:57 AM

Mayor Don Darling has been given the blessing of his council to send a letter to the federal government about the costs associated with the legalization of cannabis come July 2018.

He says Saint John can not afford the training associated with the detection of cannabis impaired driving which according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities can be as much as $15,000 per officer.

Mayor Darling also wants to make sure the municipality isn't saddled with all of the start up costs either.

Deaths Of Man, Woman In Northern NB Deemed Suspicious By RCMP

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:37 AM

The deaths of a man and woman in northern New Brunswick have been deemed suspicious by police.

On Monday at around 12:30pm, police were called to a home on rue Valcourt in Saint-Quentin and when they arrived found two bodies.

Anyone who has information that could help the investigation is asked to contact the RCMP's Major Crime Unit or you can stay anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers.

High Ranking And Decorated Military Officer Facing Sex Charges

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 06:55 AM

The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service has charged a high ranking officer with sexual assault and related offences under the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act.

The charges involve five members of the Canadian Armed Forces at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier and 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown between January 2005 and December 2014.

Funding Solution Approved For West Side Splash Pad

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 21:52 PM

It looks like the west side is going to get that splash pad after all, but not everyone is thrilled by the decision.

Under a funding solution passed by the common council the successful contractor will have to deliver $200 thousand worth of the splash pad equipment required for the project to the City by March 31st.

This, in turn, would meet the deadline for a $100 thousand contribution by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ACOA doesn't require the entire project be completed by April 1, 2018

Mayor Asks For City Manager Report On History Of Contracts For Police And Fire Departments

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 21:42 PM

Saint John Mayor Don Darling is asking the city manager to come back to the next council meeting with a report on the contract settlements and negotiations for the Police and Fire departments over the last 15 years.

Darling told the council tough times are ahead to deal with the financial situation the city is in and he wants the citizens of Saint John to know what kind of costs they are dealing with. Both the police and fire departments are going to arbitration.

Resounding Positive Reviews From NBCC Students Who Spent A Night In Former Dorchester Jail Turned AirBnB

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 17:25 PM

Eight NBCC students are over the moon with their experience staying overnight at the Dorchester Jail, which is now an Airbnb.

Brooke McCleary and her friends were undaunted by the tales of stabbings, suicide and hangings at the jail run by owner Bill Steele.

"Bill was really inviting, and he even took us to the attic which was really spooky, and we went to Death Row a few times and we stood exactly where all the hangings happened," says McCleary.

Building Owners Renovating In Old North End: ONE Change

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 16:27 PM

The executive director of ONE Change says since the construction began on the new play park for children in the old north end, one of Saint John's priority neighborhoods, he's noticed a domino effect of people nearby working on their buildings.

Barry Galloway tells CHSJ News to a building adjacent to the park which he says was an eyesore for the neighborhood though they reached out to the building owner, and the building has since gotten new windows, is getting new siding and a renovation.

OPP Arrest Man Wanted For Bank Robbery In New Brunswick

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 16:13 PM

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for allegedly robbing a bank in Fredericton has been arrested.

Fredericton City Police say 37 year old Jeffery Gorsline was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police in Thunder Bay.

Gorsline is the suspect in a robbery that saw a man enter the TD branch on Prospect Street in the capital city on Thursday afternoon and get away with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.