May 2017

Parlee Beach Has New Water Quality Advisories

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 18:08 PM

In an effort to minimize the risk to public health, the provincial government has unveiled new water quality advisories for Parlee Beach as the park opens for the season this weekend.

Following federal guidelines, the new protocol features clear signage at the beach stating water quality along with increased water monitoring and sample collection with the results posted online.

Public health will also receive and interpret the results and audit the signage and advisories.

Honouring Apryll Aileen, Sharon Amirault, Debbie Rathwell And More

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 14:08 PM

They are names you know and some you don't.  

Sharon Amirault, the Sisters of Charity and Debbie Rathwell are among the winners at the 3rd annual Saint John YWCA Women of Distinction awards being handed out tonight.
 

Debris Collected During Harbour Passage Cleanup To Be Recorded

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 14:04 PM

The Harbour Passage is getting some love this weekend with a community shoreline cleanup being put on by the New Brunswick Museum.

All of the debris that's collected during Saturday's cleanup will be recorded by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as NB Museum interpreter Sophie Leger tells us:

"It's a great way to find out what kind of garbage is in what area of the world. And by determining their origin, you're actually creating solutions to reduce the amount of garbage in each area," says Leger.

PM Admits Canadian Soldiers Have Been Shortchanged

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:15 PM

Prime Minister Trudeau has conceded Canadian troops have been underfunded for the last ten years, if not longer. He says that's going to be the focus of the government's defense review.

As for criticism from President Donald Trump that some of the countries in NATO are not paying their fair share, Trudeau says Canada has always been a go to nation, pointing to the support given to the Peshmerga in Iraq as local troops advance towards Mosul and says that will continue.

Graco Recalls Select My Ride 65 Car Seats

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:53 AM

Graco children's products have issued a safety advisory and a recall on a specific car seat..

The company issued the safety advisory yesterday, warning about certain My Ride 65 convertible car seats.

They say the defect is that the harness restraints on select seats do not meet requirements, in accordance with the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard..

This affects over 1300 seats that were sold in Canada..and they were manufactured in the summer of 2014..

Well Known Saint John Doctor And His Wife Pass Away

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 06:18 AM

It's described as a love story that lasted 60 years.......Dr. Ed Lund who was Chief of Radiology at the Regional Hospital and a former chair of the schoolboard in Saint John died 36 hours after his wife, Sally passed away.

Dr. Lund was also President of Lancaster Minor Hockey for years and was known as someone who would go above and beyond to help others and make his community a better place to live.

You'll Pay More For Gas

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 06:15 AM

As expected, gas prices have gone up after the weekly setting.

The maximum price of self serve regular rose by 2 and a half cents a litre and is now higher than diesel.

The maximum price of diesel also went up by almost 3 cents a litre which also means the maximum price of home heating oil is also higher at 97.9 cents a litre.

Propane is also going to cost you a bit more, as well, with a maximum price of 95.4 cents a litre which represents a slight increase of just over half a cent.

Thursday Morning Sports For May 25th

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 06:13 AM

At the Memorial Cup, the Windsor Spitfires beat the O-H-L champion Erie Otters 4-2 to advance to the championship final on Sunday. Erie will play the Saint John Sea Dogs Friday night to determine who advances to the final.

In the NHL tonight, Pittsburgh takes on Ottawa in game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.

Many Opportunities Lie Ahead In Recreational Marijuana Market - Deloitte

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 06:01 AM

The marijuana industry in Canada has changed dramatically in just a few years according to Deloitte.

The firm recently conducted a study to gauge public opinion on the recreational market and the opportunities that will come with it when legalization is expected later next year.

Deloitte Private spokesperson Mark Whitmore says lots of potential lies ahead for existing businesses and new ones emerging too.