February 2018

Threat Made Against Simonds High School In Saint John

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 09:14 AM

There has been an apparent threat against Simonds High School in Saint John.

A robocall was sent out at 8 this morning from the Principal Gary Keating.

It stated a threat had been made against the school, no details were given, and Keating said although the school remains open he was advising parents they could keep their kids at home for safety reasons if they wanted to.

Saint John Police are investigating the source of the threat.

Recall Of KitchenAid Kettles Due To Burn Hazard

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 06:52 AM

Over 47, 000 electric kettles are being recalled, because of a burn hazard.

Health Canada says the 1.7 litre KitchenAid kettle was sold between September 2013 and February 2018, in stores across Canada.

The handle can loosen and separate from the kettle, causing hot water to spill.

As of last month, there have been 19 reports in Canada of handles deteching from the kettle.  One incident resulted in minor burns.

In the United States, there have been 79 reports.

Slight Change In Pump Prices

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018 05:18 AM

If you did not fill up yesterday, no major change at the pumps this morning.

The EUB set the new maximum for a litre of regular self serve to $1.14 point 7, up four tenths of a cent.

Diesel eased up just a tenth of a cent to $1.27 point 7 and Furnace Oil is up three tenths of a cent to $1.11 point 9.

Construction Begins On New Field House In Saint John

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 18:50 PM

Construction has officially begun on the new Greater Saint John Field House in Exhibition Park.

Dozens were on hand for today's sod-turning, including representatives from all three levels of government, which are supporting the $26.5-million project.

Work Is Underway On A Cannabis NB Store In The North End

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 15:37 PM

Work is underway on the new Cannabis NB store going up in the North end.

Construction is underway this week on the store at 87 Lansdowne Avenue.

The other Saint John Cannabis NB store will be in the Superstore on Rothesay Avenue.

A store is going into the Superstore in Rothesay as well.

More stores will be set up in St. Stephen and Sussex.

For more info, click here

'Rapid Freeze-Up' In Forecast Could Lead To Icy Roads, Sidewalks

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 15:13 PM

We all know the drill by now with the kind of winter we've had.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning us about the imminent drop in temperature leading to icy surfaces. 

We're getting this mild weather because of a warm front that's moving through the region but a cold front is forecast to move over the province this evening.

This means that all the water on the roads and sidewalks could quickly freeze up leading to some slippery commutes.

Spring Weight Restrictions For Trucking Industry Coming Soon

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 15:01 PM

An annual move to protect roads is going into effect this coming Sunday in southern New Brunswick.

Seasonal weight restrictions for the trucking industry in the southern part of the province will continue until midnight on May 13, but those dates are subject to change depending on the weather.

Transportation and Infrastructure minister Bill Fraser says in a release that the weight limits are put in place to make sure roads aren't damaged during the frost and thaw cycle.

West Saint John Resident Not Happy With City's Handling Of Water Issues

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 13:48 PM

Saint John is hosting two open houses tomorrow at St. Mark's United Church to discuss west side water.

But one west side resident says he'd rather see another public meeting — like the one the city held two weeks ago.

Dave Thompson tells us there's a big difference between open houses and public meetings.

"People come and go from open houses, you know, you're just talking one-on-one," says Thompson, "where everything at a public meeting is very democratic, very open ... everyone hears the same thing, gets the same answers."

TD Bank Working To Find 'Alternative Roles' For West Saint John Employees

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 13:20 PM

It appears the 10 people who work at the TD Canada Trust branch on Main Street West will still have jobs after it closes on June 22nd.

Company spokesperson Carly Libman tells us they're working with the employees to find them "alternative roles" at nearby locations.

"We continually assess customer demand to make sure we are optimizing our branch network, and as a result, we sometimes make decisions to open or close branches," says Libby in an emailed statement.

Sunlife Financial Barometer Says Atlantic Canadian Retirees Are Not Always Making Ends Meet

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:45 PM

If you are one of those who have had to take money out of your retirement nest egg and you are still working, you are not alone.

Sunlife Financial has released its national barometer report and it shows 31 percent in the region have dipped into their retirement savings compared to the national average of 24 percent.