November 2018

Higgs Government Survives Three Votes

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 16:48 PM

The PC government made it through three votes connected to the throne speech.

The People's Alliance voted with the government while the Liberals and Greens voted against.

Prior to the votes, Premier Blaine Higgs gave a speech.

"Attracting business and investment to choose New Brunswick means committing ourselves to a climate that doesn't rush to subsidize one business for political reasons, hurting all of their competitors in the process".

Halifax Brothers Charged In Border Hoax

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 16:14 PM

Two Nova Scotia brothers are facing charges in connection with an incident at the international border between Woodstock and Houlton, Maine.

Twenty-one-year-old Bailey Roy and 22-year-old Damien Roy, both of Halifax, have been charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity and obstruction.

On October 26th, RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle that had stopped between the Canada and U-S border crossings.

Hold and Secure Mode Ends

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 14:44 PM

The Hold and Secure for Francophone South, and certain schools in the Anglophone East district is over.

Vague threats made on social media prompted the preventative security measures to be put in place.

Francophone South spokesperson Ghislaine Arsenault says while no specific school was mentioned, they took the precaution to ensure student safety.

Anglophone East spokesperson Stephanie Patterson says they took the step of a hold and secure at their Moncton and Dieppe schools as a precaution.

Marriott Data Hack Impacts 500M Customers

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 13:40 PM

Marriott Hotels International is revealing up to 500-million customers have had some of their data stolen in a breach of their Starwood guest reservation database.

The breach was discovered September 8th of this year, and further investigation revealed there had been unauthorized access since 2014.

For 327-million of these guests, data stolen includes some combination of the following information:

Francophone South Schools In Hold and Secure Mode

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018 13:26 PM

All schools in the Francophone South District are in hold and secure mode at this time after vague threats received on social media.

Anglophone East schools in the Moncton and Dieppe area are also in hold and secure according to spokesperson Stephanie Patterson.

In an email sent to parents, Francophone south district spokesperson Ghislaine Arsenault says the message on social media did not target a particular school, but it was concerning all the same.

Forensic ID Officer Testifies At Oland Trial

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 21:13 PM

A forensic identification officer from the Saint John Police testifying on the sixth day of the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland.

Sergeant Mark Smith told the court how he had to take all the photos of the crime scene in Richard Oland's office on July 7, 2011, due to a staff shortage.

He wore a full protective suit and began taking pictures around 11:30 a.m. on July 7th 2011.

Emergency Support For The Homeless

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 19:54 PM

With fall snowstorms making life even more challenging for the homeless, the Higgs government will provide funding to help establish temporary out of the cold shelters in Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.

Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard says they will provide safe, secure, housing for those in need in the winter months.

"The department will also provide rent supplements to individuals in Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton regions who have been experiencing homelessness.

More than $80,000 will be provided to create a shelter in Fredericton.

Peoples Alliance Leader Questions Winter Road Maintenance

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 14:24 PM

The leader of New Brunswick's Peoples Alliance party is expressing concerns about winter road maintenance in the province.

Kris Austin says it hasn't been good, "it has been very bad, especially for rural areas.  In my area of Fredericton-Grand Lake, the plow operators we have are working way too many hours.  In my opinion to an unsafe level, and some of them are even quitting. Is there going to be more plow operators coming forward and will they be sufficient to plow the roads in this winter season?"

UPDATED: Power Outages Hit Moncton, Shediac & Sackville

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 07:46 AM

More than 29, 000 NB Power customers are without power today thanks to very strong winds and in some cases blowing snow.

13,000 homes and businesses do not have electricity in the Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview area.