April 2017

Roads Closed Because Of Flooding

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 14:13 PM

You are being advised to avoid a few road north of Saint John because of high water levels along the St. John River.

Route 690 in Lakeville Corner is closed as well as Ferry Road in Jemseg.  Highway 105 between Maugerville and Jemseg is partially covered by water at several locations. Route 105 at Medford, between the Tobique First Nation and Drummond, remains closed to traffic.

Fort McMurray Fire Leaves Firefighters Showing Signs Of Mental Health Issues

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:09 PM

It is something that local emergency personnel have to deal with on a daily basis, and that's the lasting impact of a severe event.

A University of Alberta study shows one in six firefighters who battled the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire show signs of mental health issues.

The report shows one in five of the 355 firefighters who worked on the wildfire have reported persistent respiratory issues including coughing, breathlessness, wheezing and chest tightness.

Tart Shell And Pie Lid Recall Expanded

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 07:38 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding a recall relating to pie and tart shells.

Mom's Pantry is recalling tart shells and pie lids because of possible E Coli contamination, that's an expansion of a recall issued last week.

Food contaminated with E Coli may not look or smell spoiled but it can still make you sick.

Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to seizures, strokes and even death.

Awareness Needed To Help Prevent Fentanyl Deaths

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:25 AM

Concerns over the drug Fentanyl are growing across the country.

With the recent discovery of a pill with traces of Fentanyl was discovered on the Burnt Church First nation, drug users are being warned.

Recent reports say that almost a thousand people died of Fentanyl overdoses in Vancouver last year, and there is a growing concern that the problem could spread across the country to Atlantic Canada.

'Beam Me Up, Scotty': Canada Post Launches Seven New Star Trek Stamps

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

The latest set of stamps issued by Canada Post are honouring one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world.

Seven Star Trek themed stamps are now available for the public, featuring each of Starfleet's finest leaders, matched with their greatest adversaries.

Five of the stamps have characters on them, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer.

The remaining two stamps have a Borg Cube, and the shuttle Galileo depicted on them.

Saturday Morning Sports - April 29, 2017

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 09:39 AM

In the Q

The Saint John Sea Dogs shutout Chicoutimi 4-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

In the NHL

The Edmonton Oilers edged the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 to take a 2-0 series lead and the St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. That series is now tied 1-1.

In the NBA

The Hawks beat the Wizards 115-99 to advance to the second round, the Celtics closed their series out against the Bulls after a 105-83 win and the Clippers forcing a game 7 with a 98-93 win over the Jazz.

In MLB

50 Canadian Army Engineers Deploy To Latvia For NATO's Operation Reassurance

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

Canadian Army Engineers are heading to Latvia as part of NATO's Operation Reassurance.

Approximately 50 members of the 4th Engineer Support Regiment will be building a 500 person camp facility.

That will serve as a base of operations for the Battle Group arriving later this year.

Operation Reassurance is the umbrella for military activities by the Canadian Armed Forces in support of NATO's request for measures to promote security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe.