March 2018

The Ace Of Spades Has Been Flipped In St. Stephen

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 04:43 AM

The elusive Ace of Spades has been found in St. Stephen as Chase the Ace comes to an end. Jamie Linton is the winner of the contest and takes home $331,699 for flipping the right card. There were only two cards remaining for last nights flip. The Chase the Ace was held as a fund raising event for the Fundy Region Transition House. (photo courtesy of 98.1 The Tide)

Power Utilities Prepared For Incoming Nor'easter

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 17:37 PM

Power utilities are on standby as they prepare for the latest nor'easter — the fourth in the last couple of weeks.

Saint John Energy says they're prepared and ready for the storm, although they don't anticipate any issues.

And NB Power says they've been watching the storm for a couple of days and have equipment and teams ready in case there are any power outages.

Environment Canada says snow will move in overnight and continue all day Thursday, with up to 15 centimetres expected by midnight Thursday night.

Key Witness, Led Into Courtroom In Shackles, Refuses To Testify In Shephard Trial

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 15:50 PM

A key witness in Marissa Shephard's murder trial this afternoon was called, but didn't even sit down before being escorted out of the courtroom.

Crown prosecutor Annie St. Jacques called Devin Morningstar to the stand, and he was brought into the courtroom through the prisoner's box, right past Marissa Shephard.

When Morningstar was asked to choose between swearing an oath or making an affirmation for his testimony, he refused to pick.

Celebrating Sustainibility Efforts At A Saint John Breakfast Event

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 15:49 PM

A healthy discussion about the future of sustainability in Saint John.

It was part of the Sustainable Saint John awards breakfast where many of the participants described their efforts as a way to do the right thing.

Mark McAloon of nexgen,  a renewable energy developer in Quispamsis, enjoyed the panel discussion telling CHSJ News he loves how each one brought a different perspective on what sustainability means to their business.

Immigration Can Turn The Tide For Atlantic Canada

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 15:31 PM

Increasing the number of people immigrating to Atlantic Canada is part and parcel of improving our economic fortunes.

That from former Premier Frank McKenna.

To turn things around, McKenna says we need investment and capital but we also need people.

"At present time there is a shortage of about 20,000 jobs that's expected to increase by 2020 to 50,000 that are unfilled" McKenna says.

Man Dies In Colpitts Settlement Fire

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 14:18 PM

Southeast RCMP say a house fire in Colpitts Settlement has left one man dead.

Police say the fire was reported around 2:30 this morning.

The home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters from Salisbury, Petitcodiac and Havelock arrived.

The body of a 59-year-old man from Colpitts Settlement was found inside.

Mounties and the Fire Marshal are investigating but the fire and death are not considered suspicious at this time.

Proposed Extreme Weather Levy May Benefit Ratepayers: Public Intervener

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:59 PM

NB Power's idea of a proposed levy to recoup extreme storm costs isn't sitting well with many New Brunswickers.

But energy public intervener Heather Black says it may benefit ratepayers.

Under the utility's proposal, they would need permission from the Energy and Utilities Board to bring in the temporary levy, which Black says would lead to a hearing and a full discussion on the costs.

RCMP Officers Outline Events Surrounding Marissa Shephard's Arrest In 2016

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:55 PM

Today's witnesses in Marissa Shephard's first degree murder and arson trial described the events on the day of her arrest in March, 2016.

Defence lawyer Gilles Lemieux began with the cross examination of Constable Joel Arsenault, who was the first officer to respond to a sighting of Shephard in the Lewisville Road area on March 1st.

On a digital map of the area, Arsenault illustrated where he first saw them, and where he parked to approach them.

Mounties Seek Info In Chipman Theft & Arson

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:42 PM

The Mounties want your help in figuring out who stole and set fire to an SUV in Chipman.

It happened in late January but police are just putting out the call now.

Officers from the Chipman RCMP responded to a break, enter and theft and a hope on Main Street in Chipman. A black 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen from a detached garage on the property. Surveillance video shows the vehicle leaving the property around 4am on January 27.

It was found burned on the Post Road the next day.

It's World Down Syndrome Day!

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:33 PM

If you spot someone wearing bright colourful socks today, chances are they're celebrating world down syndrome day!

World Down Syndrome Day celebrates those who have been born with an extra chromosome..

President of the Greater Moncton Down Syndrome Association Sandra Blatt-Arsenault says everyone matters and we all have special abilities that need to be recognized.