January 2018

NB Daycares Will Need To Upgrade To Receive New Designation

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:54 AM

"New Brunswick Early Learning Centres" are being rolled-out by the Gallant government over the next year with the first designated centres opening in March in Saint John and Edmundston.

Parents must send their children under 5 to an Early Learning Centre to qualify for either free child care or subsidies depending on income.

Premier Brian Gallant believes existing daycares will want to obtain the new designation since several enticements are available including a one-time improvement grant.

UPDATED: City Issues 111 Tickets During Overnight Parking Ban

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:52 AM

The first parking ban of the year to allow for snow removal resulted in 111 tickets being issued by the City of Saint John Parking Commission.

All vehicles had to be off the street in the south end between 11pm and 7am or face being ticketed, towed or both.

They were allowed to park in designated lots until 7am as well.

When our newsroom called Saint John Police this morning we were told less than a dozen tickets had been issued.

Canadians Urged To Exercise "High Degree Of Caution" In Jamaica's Montego Bay Are Amid Military Lockdown

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:40 AM

Canadian travellers in and around the popular Jamaican tourist destination of Montego Bay are being urged to exercise a high degree of caution after the local government declared a state of emergency.

Military forces have been deployed to St. James Parish in an attempt to stabilize the area after a significant increase in violent crime, according to a news advisory from Travel Canada.

In a statement, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the level of criminal activity is so extensive, it's endangering public safety.

Big Weekend For Saint John Sea Dogs

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 09:23 AM

It's a big weekend for the Saint John Sea Dogs as they look to not only snap a six game losing streak, but avoid entering the cellar in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey league.

The Sea Dogs, who are one point from being in the cellar,take on the Acadie-Bathurst Titan tonight and then the Quebec Remparts Saturday night at Harbour Station.

The pucks drops at 7 pm for both games.

Canadian Red Cross Helping Out After An Apartment Building Fire in Edmundston

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 09:08 AM

The Canadian Red Cross is helping out some folks who have been temporarily displaced after a fire in a four-storey apartment complex in northern New Brunswick.

Six adults are temporarily homeless after the blaze in Edmundston, there were no injuries and at least one of the units was vacant.

Tenants from several other units were not affected by the smoke and water damage.

Red Cross disaster management volunteers handed out food and clothing vouchers and found emergency lodgings for a man and his adult son, and two women from another unit.

RCMP Seek Two Women Wanted On Unrelated Warrants

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 14:16 PM

Codiac RCMP are asking for help to find two women who are wanted on Canada-wide arrest warrants.

Lynn Després and Alyssa Saunders are wanted on unrelated warrants after being released from federal prison and breaching their conditions.

31-year-old Lynn Després (TOP photo) is described as 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes and could be in Moncton or Miramichi.

She has tattoos on her left and right wrists, her neck, her right shoulder, her left ankle and her hips and has a piercing on her left eyebrow.

It's A Pretty Winter Scene For Many Today

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 14:05 PM

Snowblowers and shovels were busy last night and this morning after significant snowfall yesterday across Southern New Brunswick.

Saint John and the KV got 14 centimetres of snow.

There is more digging out for those in Moncton after 17 centimetres of snow fell. 

St. Stephen got 15 centimetres and the skiers will be thrilled as Poley Mountain has more than 20 centimetres of fresh now today.

UPDATED---MLA Jody Carr Is Not Re-Offering In September's Election

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:43 PM

A long time MLA who has served in government and opposition is calling it a day, for now.

Jody Carr has decided not to re-offer in the September election after 19 years in provincial politics.

We asked Carr if it was a tough decision to make, he said when he went to hit the send button on his email making his announcement, he hesitated and wondered if it was the right decision.

Parking Ban Declared For South Central Peninsula

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:31 PM

If you live in the uptown or south end area you'll want to take note of this. 

A temporary overnight parking ban has been declared effective 11pm tonight through to 7 tomorrow morning. That means absolutely no on-street parking is allowed anywhere in the South/Central Peninsula area. 

If you leave your car on the street after 11pm your vehicle will be ticketed and or towed.

Provincial Government Offers Free Water Testing

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:25 PM

Free water testing is being provided by the provincial government for those who were directly affected by flooding.

Bacterial testing is being offered for those who get their water from private wells.

It will be available until March 31st.

All owners of private wells should have their water tested twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.

Additional information can be found HERE