January 2018

Farmers Dairy Products Recalled Again

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 04:41 AM

You might want to check and see if you have any Farmer's dairy products in your fridge, there is another recall.

This is for the Farmers, Northumberland and Natrel brands.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products have sanitizer in them creating a chemical taste. A number of  Milk, Chocolate Milk, Coffee Cream and Whipping Cream products are being recalled.

Driving Up the Deficit Is Irresponsible

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 17:54 PM

The Gallant government is pushing back balancing the books by one year breaking a campaign promise.

The Green party leader find it's surprising.

David Coon tells us New Brunswickers want us to live within our means.

"The government had been driving the deficit down for the last three years," Coon says "and now to drive it back up is irresponsible".

Saint John Splash Pad Project Hits Another Hurdle

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 17:47 PM

A proposed splash pad in west Saint John has hit another hurdle after the tenders came in over budget.

City staff thought the construction would cost about $587,000, but the lowest bid was over $822,000.

The city's Tim O'Reilly says staff can't recommend the tender be awarded at this time because of that.

That puts the $100,000 funding offer from ACOA in jeopardy because the splash pad equipment must be delivered by March 31st.

The Budget Is Full of Promises From the Past

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 17:24 PM

PC Opposition leader Blaine Higgs says to take any of this and give it any credibility of any kind is folly.

"The same rhetoric, the same promises, the same we're gonna do this," Higgs says "but, but nothing that clearly indicates or identifies where they actually made an improvement".

Higgs says the only revenue source they have has all been in taxes to individual citizens so he would ask them "what is better for them over these last four years?"

NDP Says Budget Does Nothing To Keep Youth In New Brunswick

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 16:19 PM

There aren't many surprises in today's provincial budget.

That from NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie who tells us they continue to have many concerns.

McKenzie says Premier Brian Gallant is not making youth a priority like he says he wants to.

"One of his first acts as premier was to cut the tuition rebate and he saddled students with debt," says McKenzie. "Youth want to stay in this province but they want to have strong social programs and they want to have good wages."

Fatal Crash Near Salisbury

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 16:13 PM

Southeast RCMP are investigating a fatal crash on the Trans Canada Highway near the Salisbury exit early Tuesday afternoon.

Police say a vehicle was heading eastbound when it left the road and went down an embankment about 2 km from the weigh scales.

The man and only occupant of the vehicle died.

The highway had a light snow cover at the time of the crash.

RCMP had reduced the highway to one lane in that area.

More details to come.

(PHOTO CREDIT: Wade Perry)

RCMP Seize 11,000 Methamphetamine Pills From Vehicle In NB

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 14:04 PM

Three men will face drug related charges after a large seizure of meth from a vehicle near Edmundston.

RCMP say over 11, 000 pills and a small amount of cocaine were seized after a vehicle was stopped on the highway last Wednesday.  RCMP officers from the Federal Investigation Unit, based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, along with officers from the Edmundston Police Department conducted the search.

It is believed that the pills were packaged for widespread distribution, and were to be sold in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

UPDATED: More Snow On The Way Than Expected

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 13:55 PM

Fire up the snowblower because you will be needing it now.

A snowfall warning is now in effect for Saint John, KV, Sussex, Moncton, Fredericton and St. Stephen.

Another 15 centimetres of snow may fall tonight.   

A blowing snow advisory is in place for many of the same locations.

Earlier forecasts today only called for 10 cm's between today and tonight.    Nova Scotia is getting freezing rain after snow earlier today and PEI is also getting snow today.