April 2018

Hotel Associations Unite With 'One Voice' To Advocate For Tourism Industry

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 08:53 AM

The three existing hotel associations in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John are joining together to promote and support tourism throughout the province.

Ray Roberge, President of the newly launched New Brunswick Hotel Association, says we are the last province in Canada to have a provincial association like this.

"We're kinda catching up to what the other provinces are doing, and really, we wanna have one unified voice where we're working with government to move things forward," says Roberge.

Man Remains In ICU After Friday Evening Shooting

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 08:51 AM

One man is in custody and another is recovering in hospital after a shooting in Saint John's south end.

Sergeant Jay Henderson says officers were called to Duke Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Henderson tells us one man was taken to hospital, where he remains as of Saturday morning.

He says another man was arrested shortly after the shooting.

The Major Crime Unit is continuing with their investigation.

Eager Volunteers Needed For August Event

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 18:29 PM

More than 1500 athletes of the senior variety will take over the region this summer when the Canada 55 + games come to Saint John and Quispamsis this August.

It's only the second time the event has been held in New Brunswick and the concept started with a Saint Johner.

Marketing Chair Bernadette Fernandes tells CHSJ News they call them events rather than sports because they also include games.

"Things like bridge and hockey so there's a diversity.  There are 24 activities across 25 venues between Saint John and Quispamsis" Fernandes says.

'No Evidence Of A Chronic Water Quality Issue' At Parlee Beach: Report

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:44 PM

The final report on water quality at Parlee Beach in 2017 shows 95 per cent of the time, the water quality was very good.

The report shows out of 148 consecutive daily tests between May 17th, to October 9th, last year, no swimming advisories were issued for eight days, and precautionary advisories were issued for 15 days.

Project Manager Jacques Paynter, FEC, P. Eng, says an infrequent combination of meteorological and oceanographic conditions are responsible for the poor quality days, including wind, and to a lesser degree high tide.

Local Hockey Players To Honor The Humboldt Broncos

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 15:14 PM

"It's what being Canadian is all about."

That word from President of the Original Six Hockey League in Charlotte County, Geoff Cunningham, as they plan a fundraising hockey game to honor and pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos, a tragedy that has been felt across the nation and beyond.

Sixteen lives were lost in Saskatchewan on April 6th, when the team bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos organization collided with a tractor trailer.

Paramedic Language Policy Battle Heads To Court

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 11:08 AM

A fight over the language policy for Ambulance New Brunswick is heading to the courts.

Health Minister Benoit Bourque announced Thursday the government would be looking for judicial review of an arbitrator's decision saying paramedics should be hired on seniority basis rather than language ability.

Bourque said complying would prevent the government from meeting its obligations under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the provincial Official Languages Act.

Video Of Devin Morningstar Viewed During Marissa Shephard Trial

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 08:05 AM

The Marissa Shephard trial resumed yesterday after weeks under a voir dire, without a jury present.

A video of Devin Morningstar in an interview with RCMP was played for the jury.

Morningstar had previously been called to the stand in the trial twice, but refused to testify.

During the interview, Morningstar gave details of the night Baylee Wylie died.

Wylie was stabbed over 100 times.  Morningstar told police 25 of those wounds were from Shephard.



Tractor Trailer In Intersection At Time Of Humboldt Bus Crash, RCMP Say

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 06:43 AM

Saskatchewan RCMP have confirmed that the tractor-trailer involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash was in the intersection at the time of the collision, and police say all of their efforts are dedicated to finding out why.

The crash which claimed 16 lives happened in eastern Saskatchewan on April 6 as the tractor trailer was travelling on Highway 335 and the bus northbound on Highway 35.