July 2018

NB Teen Heading To National Karaoke Competition In Ontario

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 13:23 PM

A Miramichi teen, who has a passion for music, is hoping for more exposure, when she represents New Brunswick at a national karaoke contest.

19 year old Hannah Hosford has been performing since she was 13 years old.

This year, she competed at a provincial karaoke competition in Oromocto and was chosen to move on.

She will head to Kingston Ontario next month to compete against performers from 10 provinces.

MFU Looking Forward To Meeting With Newly Named Minister of Fisheries And Oceans

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:15 AM

The Maritime Fishermen's Union is welcoming the new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Jonathan Wilkinson takes on the role, after yesterday's cabinet shuffle.

The MP for North Vancouver replaces Beausejour MP Dominic Leblanc who has been promoted to  minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Affairs and Internal Trade.

MFU says Wilkinson will face several complex issues including co-existence between fishermen and the North Atlantic right whale,  but they look forward to working with him.

Darlings Island Residents Are Told They Are Not Getting That New Road Until 2019

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018 09:08 AM

Darlings Island residents who were once again cut off by flood waters were hoping to hear when shovels will be in the ground to build up the road to their community at an information session last evening, but according to many, they did not get the answers they wanted to hear at what they thought was a public meeting.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser tells us they need to expropriate four or five properties and they already have a deal for one.

Joint Pilot Project To Help Military Families

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 21:03 PM

Relocating from one province to another can be hard, especially for Canadian Armed Forces members and their families.

That's why New Brunswick is partnering with the Department of National Defence to try and make it easier.

A new provincewide project will help preplan school attendance for students coming from other provinces, work with doctors accepting new patients to reserve openings for transferring families, and provide easier access to online information about provincial services.

Atlantic Canadian Conservative Disappointed By Cabinet Shuffle

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 18:33 PM

The Conservative Shadow Minister for Atlantic Canada says the prime minister has made it abundantly clear that he doesn't care about the region.

Rob Moore says it's already bizarre the minister responsible for ACOA is based in Greater Toronto and now the region has lost another important portfolio.

"So it was disappointing to see the fisheries (portfolio) go outside of Atlantic Canada as well and to see the appointment of someone from the West Coast as the fisheries minister rather than someone from Atlantic Canada," he notes.

Labour Federation Presidents Meeting In Saint Andrews

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 16:43 PM

Canada's premiers are gathering in Saint Andrews this week for meetings, but they're not the only ones.

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour is welcoming its counterparts to the seaside community.

President Patrick Colford tells us for the last 16 years, the labour federation presidents have met in the same community as the premiers.

"It's just an opportunity for us to come together, similar to the premiers, to talk about the issues that matter the most to workers in our provinces," says Colford."

Cabinet Promotion For MP Dominic LeBlanc

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 16:38 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet today, shifting responsibilities for six ministers and adding five new faces around the table.

Beausejour MP Dominic LeBlanc has been promoted to minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Affairs and Internal Trade.

LeBlanc says he will now be focusing on building relationships with the other provinces and territories.

Former Journalist Announces Green Party Candidacy In Saint John-Lancaster

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 16:08 PM

A former journalist who worked for the CBC, CNN and local media is announcing his candidacy to be the Green party candidate for Saint John-Lancaster.

Doug James is calling on Premier Brian Gallant, the regional minister for Saint John, to establish a disaster relief fund to reimburse property owners in west Saint John who have suffered financial damages from the switch to what he calls excessively hard well water.

James says although some may call it a municipal issue, he sees it more as a flooding issue.

It's The 28th Annual Buskers On The Bay Festival

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 13:32 PM

There will be plenty to see and do in Saint John over the next several days as the 28th annual Buskers on the Bay Festival takes place.

Festival director Stephany Peterson tells us they have Buskers from four different continents here to wow the crowds on their various pitches, which are segments of the streets as all the world is a stage for these performers.