November 2017

Thursday Morning Sports For November 30th

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:56 AM

In the NHL, Carey Price made 27 saves for his third win in three starts since missing 10 games with a lower body injury as the Montreal Canadiens got by Ottawa 2-1.....Tuuka Rask made 19 saves to break his four game losing streak as the Boston Bruins upended Tampa Bay 3-2. Charlie McAvoy scored a goal and had an assist with Brad Marchand picking up two assists.....Anaheim edged St. Louis 3-2 and Colorado downed Winnipeg in overtime 3-2.

City Hall Renovations To Cost Estimated $3 Million

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:34 AM

It's going to cost the city an estimated $3 million as its share to carry out renovations for its new space  at City Hall. The Finance Committee approved setting aside $1.2 million for that purpose from unbudgeted for property tax at Canaport L-N-G. 

Saint John Water is reporting a projected year end surplus of $1.16 million. $850 thousand of that will be put into a reserve fund for the safe drinking water project.

Saint John Transit is also reporting a surplus with $250 thousand being used to establish a reserve fund for its building which is about 10 years old.

Sentencing In RCMP Labour Code Conviction Begins Today

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:27 AM

Two days has been set aside for a sentencing hearing in the RCMP Labour Code case.

It will get underway in a Moncton courtroom this morning.

The Police force was convicted of failing to properly equip and train its members on June 4, 2014.

That's when a man shot and killed three RCMP officers and injured two others.

The offence carries a maximum penalty of up to $1 million, a prison term of up to two years or both.


New Unit Dedicated To Prosecuting Domestic Violence Offenses Created

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 15:36 PM

A new unit dedicated specifically to prosecuting offenses involving domestic and intimate partner violence has been created by New Brunswick's Public Prosecution Services.

Issues the unit will deal with include making sure matters to go trial in a timely fashion, that the victim's safety is of paramount concern, and that empirically-based best practices are used when making recommendations on sentencing.

Two Teens Arrested In Connection With Damage At Church Of Christ

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 14:11 PM

A couple of teenagers are being charged in connection with the vandalism at the Church of Christ in St. George.

Over the weekend, it was discovered someone had broken into the church between November 19th and November 25th, and caused significant damage.

Some of the vandalism included smashing a new piano, breaking windows, pulling thermostats and wires from the walls, and throwing items around.

Provincewide Emergency Preparedness Exercise Being Planned For 2018

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:26 PM

A one-day provincewide emergency preparedness exercise called Brunswick Alpha 2018 is being planned for next summer.

The scenario is the unfolding of a severe weather event across the province and will give municipal staff involved in emergency management to practice their planned responses and procedures. 

All municipalities in New Brunswick are being invited to this exercise which is being organized by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization together with the Canadian Armed Forces through Joint Task Force Atlantic.

Provincial Government Makes Naloxone Kits Available To Help Combat The Opioid Crisis

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:21 PM

The Gallant government is going to buy 2,500 Naloxone kits at a price of $150,000 to help combat the opioid crisis.

The Department of Health will distribute the kits to target populations through needle exchange programs at AIDS Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.

Naloxone is a safe drug that temporarily reverses overdoses caused by opioid drugs such as fentanyl or heroin.

Travel Size Essentials Are Needed For A Christmas Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 13:18 PM
Travel size and full size toiletries are needed for the 16th annual Bare Necessities campaign.
It sees volunteers from the Women in Business forum at the Regional Chamber of Commerce collect items for various charities in the region. 
Claire Ryan, chair of the Chamber's Board of Directors, tells CHSJ News they are looking for donations of shampoo, conditioner, face cloths and hand towels.