March 2017

NB Wine Industry Growing Rapidly

Posted on Sunday, April 2, 2017 08:01 AM

Nova Scotia has traditionally been a Maritime leader in the wine industry but New Brunswick has shown promising growth in recent years.

Vins NB Wines says 16 producers in the southern portion of the province have been seeing a steady increase in sales.

Executive director Joe Gallant says having local wines in grocery stores is going to boost the industry even further.

"Right now the partnership we have with the grocery wine program in New Brunswick is probably the best partnership in the whole country.  So I think we will be catching up pretty quickly," he notes.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick Makes Recommendations For Post Ice Storm Analysis

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 14:16 PM

Public meetings are planned next week, as part of a review of government and community response to the ice storm that hit the province in January.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick has their own ideas, as to what needs to be done,   before we are faced with another situation like this.

Property Tax Fiasco

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 13:07 PM

Opposition leader Blaine Higgs is calling it a major scandal. He's referring to the latest revelation on increases in property tax assessments.

Higgs read from an email that was sent by Service New Brunswick's Residential co-ordinator Matthew Johnson to 11 assessment officials which stated because there wasn't enough time to find out what, if any, renovations were carried out by March 1st, it was decided to invent renovation amounts for each home. Higgs is claiming this is a way to avoid the 10 per cent cap on any increase unless there are renovations.

Norovirus Restricts Visits At Kent County Hospital

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 07:02 AM

The norovirus has forced the temporary suspension of visits at a Kent County Hospital.

The public will not be permitted in the medical unit of the Stella-Maris-de-Kent hospital.

The hospital is asking that anyone who is suffering from gastroenteritis symptoms, which includes vomiting and diarrhea, not to go to the hospital to visit inpatients until 48 hours after their symptoms has disappeared.
 

Minimum Wage To Rise In NB On April 1st

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 06:43 AM

If you are someone who earns a minimum wage, here's a hike that you might appreciate.

The minimum wage will rise tomorrow for the third time since 2014.

It will increase from $10.65 to $11 dollars.

The provincial government's decision to increase the minimum wage honours a commitment made under the government’s poverty reduction plan.

 

Major Traffic Disruptions Soon On East Side

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 06:08 AM

Traffic on two of the most heavily travelled roads on the east side will be disrupted beginning in mid April for work to be done on the clean drinking water project.

Loch Lomond Road from Westmorland to MacDonald Street where City Transit is will be closed to through traffic for 60 days starting on April 17th and after that, Westmorland Road will be closed from mid June to September from Loch Lomond Road to Ellerdale Street.

Project Manager Dean Price says one-third of the work on clean water still has to be done.