March 2018

UPDATE: Man Arrested After Threat Forces Closure Of Schools In Baileyville, Maine

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 17:29 PM

One person has been arrested after a "credible threat" forced the closure of two schools in Maine on Friday.

Baileyville police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons says in a statement he learned of a threat to a female high school student from a recent Woodland High School graduate around 8 a.m. Friday.

He says the threat outlined a specific act at a specific time, and the call was then made to close Woodland High School and Woodland Elementary School.

Harding Street Residents Want Trucks Off Their Street

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 14:04 PM

A west Saint John man wants the city to do something about the amount of truck traffic on his residential street.

Geoff Keating lives on Harding Street, which is a designated route for trucks, and gave a presentation to council on Monday night.

"I bought an apartment building in 1998, didn't know Harding Street was the way it was, and had a big surprise when I moved in," says Harding. "It's always been bad, but since the mill project happened, it's ridiculous, it just never stops."

Saint John To Prepare 'Wish List' Briefing Memo For Election Candidates

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 13:15 PM

A Saint John councillor wants to make sure candidates in September's provincial election are aware of the city's wish list for legislative change.

The city and province recently singed a three-year deal to help the city eliminate its structural deficit, and an initial plan must be delivered by January — just weeks after the election.

Coun. Gary Sullivan has asked the city manager to prepare a briefing memo for the leaders of each party and all candidates running in Saint John.

7 Lotto Winners In New Brunswick, One Prize Worth $107,000

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 07:40 AM

Several New Brunwickers are waking up at least a little bit richer today, according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

For Friday night's Lotto Max Draw, a winning ticket matching all seven numbers on Twist worth $107,000 was sold in Sunbury County.

Three other tickets matched six of seven numbers for Twist, worth $1,070 - those were sold in Moncton, Campbellton and Oromocto respectively.

In addition, for TAG, three winning tickets matching the last five numbers (93812) and worth $1,000 were sold online, in Moncton and in Saint John respectively.

Saturday Morning Sports For March 17th

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 06:42 AM

The Saint John Sea Dogs fell to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3-2.

Luke Wilson had both goals for Saint John.

The two teams face off again this afternoon in the Sea Dogs' final game of the regular season.

Meantime, the Sea Dogs have added Owen MacPhee to their roster as an emergency backup goaltender for the final weekend of the regular season.

The 17-year-old from Sydney played this season for Riverview High School in Coxheath, N.S., posting a 5-3 record with a 2.36 goals-against average in eight games.

Rollercoaster Winter Across Southern NB

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 17:45 PM

This is the last weekend of winter and it has certainly been a turbulent season across Southern New Brunswick.

Dramatic temperature swings and multiple rounds of icy precipitation like freezing rain and ice pellets have made this a winter to remember.

Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Powell says warm air and cold air alternated frequently.

"Probably heard about the polar vortex where we had a lot of the Arctic air being flooded in. So that was where we had a huge warm up and then we had cold air which was just waiting to replace it," she notes.

Saint John's Police Chief Gives Credit To The Feds and the Province On Pot Legalization Prep

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 15:38 PM

Saint John police chief John Bates giving kudos to the Federal and provincial government on how they are assisting municipalities as they prepare for the legalization of marijuana expected this summer.

Chief Bates tells us funds have been set aside specifically to help police officers train for this new reality.

"Where they will standard field sobriety test officer training, drug recognition expert training, we are, I think, ahead of the game here in New Brunswick.   We've been very proactive" Bates said.

Woodland Schools Close After "Credible Threat" Made This Morning

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 13:56 PM

It was a scary start for some students going to school in Maine after "a credible threat" was made.

Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons said in a statement, he learned around 8am this morning of a threat, which he called credible, to a high school student from a recent Woodland High School graduate.

He says the threat outlined a specific act at a specific time, and the call was then made to close both schools in the area.

Buses were called in to take students back home, and parents of those who were dropped off were made aware of the situation.

NB MLA's Vote In Favour Of Motion To Change "Move Over" Law

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 13:48 PM

A public education campaign will be introduced as a part of the "move over" law.

New Brunswick MLA's voted in favour of the motion in the legislature yesterday.

The motion was introduced by Moncton Northwest MLA Ernie Steeves in January.  It was at the request of Savannah Deschenes, after he husband RCMP Constable Francis Deschenes was killed in an accident at the side of the highway near Memramcook.