July 2018

Play & Work Safe In The Sun - Cancer Society

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 18:11 PM

New Brunswick has been enjoying a warm, sunny summer so far which means many of us are likely soaking up large quantities of Vitamin D.

But the Canadian Cancer Society is urging you to play and work safe in the sun.

Spokesperson Michelle St. Pierre says sunburns from last summer combined with sunburns from this year add up and increase damage to your skin.

RCMP Arrest Bathurst Man Wanted In Stabbing

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 17:52 PM

A Bathurst man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant has been arrested in connection with a stabbing earlier this month.

RCMP say 36-year-old Zachariah Russell was apprehended Tuesday at a home in the Bathurst area.

Russell faces a number of charges including aggravated assault, two counts of uttering threats and mischief.

Police say a suspect fled on July 8th after reports of a man being stabbed several times outside a home in Gloucester Junction.

The victim was injured but later released from hospital.

Russell will appear in Bathurst court on Wednesday.

New Mental Health Initiative 'Healing Books Project' Launches In New Brunswick

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 16:35 PM

The Horizon Health Network is launching a mental health initiative called the Healing Books Project in partnership with the New Brunswick Public Library Service.

Moncton area Director of Mental Health and Addictions Jill LeBlanc-Farquharson for Horizon says this program improves access for those looking for help, and for those trying to support friends, or family members with mental health struggles.

A Close Encounter With Mars This Week

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:42 AM

If you can find a nice clear sky this week you will get to see a nice reddish ball in the sky, the planet Mars.

Chris Curwin of Astronomy By The Bay, in Saint John, New Brunswick tells our newsroom, we are having a very close encounter with our neighbour which this week is about 57.6 million kilometres away.

" We passed what's called opposition just a couple of days ago on July 27th, when Mars and Earth were in line. With Mars elliptical orbit it takes us a day or so to catch up. We are going to be seeing Mars at its largest we've seen it now since 2003," says Curwin.

Criminality Not Believed To Be Involved In Young Woman's Death

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:28 AM

The RCMP do not believe criminality was involved in the death of a young woman on Elsipogtog First Nation over the weekend.

Early Saturday morning, around 2:30, Southeast District RCMP officers were called to a residence on Main Street on Elsipogtog First Nation.

When they arrived, police found the body of a 22-year old woman outside the residence.

A man was taken into custody, questioned, and then later released.

Health Canada Warns Of EpiPen Shortage For August

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 09:43 AM

Health Canada is issuing a warning that supplies of the 0.3 milligram EpiPen are expected to be very limited during the month of August.

Pfizer Canada says while some pharmacies may have inventory on hand, it's likely to be depleted in the coming days or weeks and they do not expect to have new supply available until the end of August.

The company says the current shortage is the result of a manufacturing issue.

Cavendish Farms Closes Fresh Packaging Facility In PEI

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 06:25 AM

A shortage of raw potatoes on PEI has forced the closure of a fresh packaging facility in O'Leary, PEI.

Cavendish Farms announced the closure yesterday.  It affects 40 employees.

The company will focus on its frozen potato processing plants instead.

According to General Manager Ron Clow, there was a shortage of 150 million pounds of potatoes last year in PEI.
 

NB Man Facing First Degree Murder Charges In Death Of Spouse

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 06:14 AM

A 56-year-old man from Dundee who is facing first degree murder chargers will make another court appearance this afternoon in Campbellton.

Gilles Moreau is charged in connection with the death of his spouse, 54 year old Brigitte Pelletier.

He was arrested on Saturday after police went to a home on Splude Street in Dundee, to check on Pelletier's well being..

Pelletier has not yet been located, but evidence and information gathered at the scene led to the charge..