November 2016

Analyst Says Western Pipelines May Help Energy East

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 06:01 AM

Ottawa's approval of two western pipelines is a positive step for Canada according to a senior petroleum analyst.

Dan McTeague says the go-ahead will mean a boom in construction jobs, investment and more revenue for the federal government.

McTeague also believes it should be a good sign for the proposed Energy East pipeline which would bring Alberta crude to Saint John's Irving Oil refinery.

Saint John To Pilot Project To Fight Violence Against Vulnerable Woman

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 14:37 PM

Saint John is one of four sites in Canada which will be piloting a project focusing on tackling violence against some of the most vulnerable populations of women.

These four groups of women include Indigenous women, refugee women and women who have intellectual and mental health disabilities and these groups experience among the highest levels of violence in Canada according to Doris Rajan of the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, which is leading the project nationally.

NB Gas Prices Expected To Climb

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 13:35 PM

Gas prices in New Brunswick are expected to climb this week.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with says a jump of roughly 1.2 cents per litre is likely at midnight when the provincial regulator makes its weekly adjustment.

As for diesel prices, McTeague says he doesn't expect much of a change at all this week.

Councillor Armstrong Apologizes For Taking Excavator To Seaside Park

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:53 PM

A Saint John councillor who represents and lives on the west side has apologized publicly for damaging Seaside Park last week.

Councillor Blake Armstrong delivered the apology at the latest meeting of Common Council saying that he took his excavator to the site and thought he was "improving the property" for Saint Johners and visitors.

M-L-A's Urged To Be More Transparent And Accountable

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:34 AM

M-L-A's and cabinet ministers have been slow on the uptake in implementing recommendations for more transparency in the cost of their constituency offices. The recommendations were made by Auditor-General Kim MacPherson but she notes they have not been implemented.

She calls implementation critical to hold officeholders accountable.

MacPherson also says social housing in the province is aging and a long term plan is to be developed next year with the help of federal money.

United Way To Help 5 New Charities In 2017

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 09:29 AM

Five more charities are being added to the long list of organizations that benefit from the United Way.

The United Way serving Charlotte, Kings, and Saint John Counties announcing the new projects that will recieve funding for 2017, and the Grand Manan Boys & Girls Club is one of them.

The other new charities include: Outflow, Sistema, the Saint John Boys & Girls Club, and New Horizons in Sussex.

The Foundation says a total of 18 charities will serve hundreds of our communities most vulnerable, and they run from Grand Manan to Sussex.

Wednesday Morning Sports For November 30th

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 06:26 AM

In the NHL, Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal of the season in Toronto's 4-2 win over Edmonton....Boston lost to Philadelphia in a shootout 3-2..... John Gibson made 39 saves as Anaheim held off Montreal 2-1........Chicago got by Florida in a shootout 2-1......Detroit won over Dallas 3-1....The Rangers edged Carolina 3-2.....Elsewhere, it was Buffalo 5 Ottawa 4.....Winnipeg 3 New Jersey 2.....Vancouver 5 Minnesota 4....Columbus 5 Tampa Bay 1.....Nashville 5 Colorado 3 and San Jose over Arizona 2-1 in overtime.

Saint John Escapes Worst Of Nor'easter

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 06:22 AM

Schools are closed today in Sussex, Apohaqui, Norton and Belleisle while all school buses will be delayed one hour. Classes at the New Brunswick Community College in Saint John will be delayed by one hour this morning. All regular classes will start at 9:30.

Saint John was spared the worst of another Nor'easter that dumped heavy snow inland but there could be more heavy snow in those areas tomorrow according to a special weather statement released by Environment Canada. Heavy rain is expected along the Fundy coast tomorrow.