June 2016

Sophia Recovery Centre Chosen As Recipient Of Friars' Concert

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:50 PM

The Let's Celebrate concert put on by the Friars' family will raise money this year for the Sophia Recovery Centre in Saint John, which is described as a one-of-a-kind women's addiction recovery centre.

When it comes to what they'll do with the money, executive director of the centre Stacey Doyle says they've been talking as to how they can increase their impact and remove some of the barriers that women are experiencing and the three major items that their women have identified are: child care, transportation and their hours of operation.

Canada Day Countdown

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:12 PM

Market Square has become to a large extent the place to be for Canada Day. Stephanie Peterson of the Hardman Group says there's lots of entertainment beforehand with the Canada Day Countdown starting at 5:00 featuring.........

FM Berlin

Kid Koala

David Myles

Plants & Animals

Yukon Blonde

Federal Task Force Announced On Legalising Marijuana

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 14:03 PM

A Federal task force will spend the next few months finding out what people think about legalising marijuana and how it should be done.

The task force is being chaired by former Justice and Health Minister Anne McLellen.

Former Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who's Parliamentary Secretary to the Justice Minister, says strong regulations are needed because marijuana is not a benign substance. He says it presents a risk to the developing brains of adolescents.

NB Burn Ban Over In Time For Canada Day

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:59 PM

Heavy rain across most of New Brunswick has prompted the Department of Natural Resources to lift a burn ban.

Just in time for the long weekend, open fires are now permitted in the entire province.

Officials at Kouchibouguac National Park have also lifted their own fire restrictions.

For park visitors, that will mean a campfire is now allowed at any time during the day.
 

Premier Says Raising HST Is Not Illegal

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:51 PM

Despite claims by the Opposition Conservatives that raising the HST is illegal because the proper legislation hasn't passed, Premier Brian Gallant disagrees.

He says the provincial government is on firm legal ground because of an agreement former Finance Minister Blaine Higgs signed in July of 2011.

Gallant argues the HST has to go up by 2 per cent to protect healthcare and education.

Hampton M-L-A Gary Crossman claims the HST increase will cost families in the province an average of 440 dollars a year and still the deficit is rising.

Legislature Grinds To A Halt

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:46 PM

The New Brunswick Student Alliance is speaking out against the stalling tactics being employed in the Legislature, claiming they could have a devastating impact on accessibility to public universities and colleges.

The bill on free tuition is one of the pieces of legislation being held up. Government House Leader Rick Doucet understands the frustration. He calls the stalling tactics which he refers to as log jamming "ridiculous" and unprecedented.

The Liberals are trying to force votes on pending pieces of legislation by July 8th.

 

Small Business Optimism Gains Considerable Traction In New Brunswick In June

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 13:01 PM

usiness optimism levels in New Brunswick spiked over the last month to levels not seen since early 2015.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business marked an 8 point jump to 64.9 on their business barometer index.

The report found 21% of business owners are planning to hire additional full time staff, with 10% expecting to cut staffing levels.

CFIB Atlantic Vice President Jordi Morgan says New Brunswick's strong performance in June is running counter to the downward regional trend.

Canadian Side Of International Fest Still A Go

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:47 AM

The Canadian side of the International Festival is still a go.

A new website has been made for International Fest this year.

The St. Stephen International Homecoming Festival Committee telling Tide News this year's festival is going ahead as planned.

The Committee says there is strong support from sponsors this year and a full list of events are going ahead on this side of the border.

You can check out the full list of Canadian events HERE