May 2017

Council To Help Fund Feasibility Study For Sydney Street Courthouse

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 17:13 PM

Common Council will provide half of the funding for a feasibility study that will look into the possibility of the Sydney Street courthouse being the new home for the Saint John Theatre Company.

Council will pay for $19,000 of the $38,000 feasibility study.

The money will cover the costs for half of the engineering review and design of the property with the Regional Development Corporation covering the other half.

New Brunswick RCMP Gave 645 People Distracted Driving Tickets In 2016

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 16:15 PM

Sussex RCMP is warning drivers to keep their full attention on the road.

This caution comes as police are increasing their efforts to curb distracted driving.

Sergeant Jim MacPherson says people are continuing to use their phones while driving, despite a possible fine of $172.50 and the loss of three demerit points.

He adds taking your eyes off the road for even a few seconds greatly increases your chances of being involved in a serious crash that can end someone's life.

NB Offering Free Rotavirus Vaccine For Babies

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 14:12 PM

New Brunswick Public Health is launching a vaccination campaign for rotavirus.
 
Starting June 1st, the free vaccine will be offered to babies born this year who are less than 15 weeks old.
 
The vaccine provides protection against rotavirus which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.
 
The vaccine will be available at public health offices and can also be administered by a health care provider.

6 Month Prison Sentence For Miramichi Man Who Breached His Probation

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:25 PM

A 26-year old Miramichi man is going to jail for breaching a probation order.

Timothy Robichaud was convicted of possession of child pornography last year, and was banned from communicating with children under the age of 16.

In February of this year, an investigation by the RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation unit showed Robichaud was talking online with an underage boy in the United States.

New charges were laid because of this latest investigation.

In April, Robichaud pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a prohibition order and a probation order.

Millions Of Federal Dollars For Lyme Disease

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:25 PM

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has announced up to $4 million in funding for research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May warns the disease is expected to spread to ever larger numbers of people. She points to what the Public Health Agency had to say, calling Lyme Disease the fastest growing infectious disease in the country with an estimate that there could be 10 thousand new cases by 2020.

Energy Opportunities Abound In Province

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:19 PM

An energy summit in Saint John has been told the sky's not falling in New Brunswick contrary to what you may have heard or read.

So says Provincial Energy Minister Rick Doucet, pointing to the Atlantic Link as one expample. It consists of an undersea cable that can deliver electricity to a potential market in New England of 15 million consumers.

Doucet also says the port of Saint John could cash in with tidal power, calling it a tsunami of opportunity.
 

Search Continues For Stolen Transport Truck Cab

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:31 AM

The hunt continues for a missing transport truck cab that was stolen from an area near Sussex.

RCMP says it was taken from Wheeler Road sometime between Friday night and and Saturday morning last week.

A recent post on Facebook says the truck was last spotted in the Riverview, and in the Berry Mills area.

It is described as a blue Freightliner transport truck and it has the name K and N Lackie printed on the doors. 

It is a model FLD 120SD, with license plate PUB 060.