November 2018

UPDATED: Brian Gallant Will Step Down After New Leader Chosen

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:36 AM

Brian Gallant will step down as leader of the provincial Liberal party once a new leader is chosen.

Gallant making the announcement in Fredericton this morning.

"It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be resigning as leader of the Liberal party of New Brunswick effective when a new leader is chosen by the Liberal party membership." Gallant said.

SJPD Seek Help Identifying Aggressive Robber

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:44 AM

City police looking for help finding whoever knocked over two convenience stores this week.

Just after 5 p.m. on Sunday, officers were called to the South End convenience store on St. James street after a robbery.

An armed man was aggressive when demanding money from a store employee before taking off with some cash.

The clerk was treated in hospital and released.    

The robber, in this case, is described as about 5 foot 10 inches tall wearing a red bandana, black sweater and black pants.

Another Big Drop In The Price Of Gas

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 06:06 AM

It is another big drop in the price of gas by the Energy and Utilities Board.

The provincial regulator lowered the maximum price regular gas by 3.2 cents a litre, and diesel and furnace fell slightly by point 6 and point 7 cents.

If you shop around the Greater Saint John area today you will be happy to find a litre of self-serve regular going for $1.12.3 and Diesel for $1.34.9

New 'Virtual Hospital' Unveiled At The Dumont

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 18:43 PM

New Brunswick now has its first so-called virtual hospital which is designed to cut down on the number of overnight stays in hospital.

The Vitalite Health Network has rolled out the new model of care delivery at the Georges-Dumont Hospital.

Dr. Remi Leblanc says the virtual hospital is open weekdays from 8am until 4pm and staffed by two nurses and a team of medical specialists who can perform various tests and procedures.

More Snow On The Way For N.B.

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 17:18 PM

It seems Old Man Winter is getting a bit of an early start in New Brunswick this year.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement ahead of another storm on Friday.

Forecasters say snow will begin in southwestern regions early Friday morning and spread to northern regions before noon.

Areas along the Fundy coast may see the snow change to ice pellets or rain by Friday afternoon before it changes back to flurries overnight.

Gallant To Decide Political Future

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 14:43 PM

Will Brian Gallant stay on as leader of the Liberal party or will he step aside?

The answer should become more clear on Thursday morning.

In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the Liberal party said Gallant will make an announcement "concerning his political future" at 11 a.m. in Fredericton.

Gallant's minority Liberal government fell during a confidence vote in the legislature on Nov. 2.

Two Arrested After Sussex Vehicle Break-Ins

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 14:14 PM

Police have made a pair of arrests in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins in Sussex.

RCMP say a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were taken into custody on Nov. 5.

They say officers also recovered several stolen items, such as electronics, wallets, clothing and sunglasses.

The man and girl were released on conditions and will appear in court at a later date.