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A pilot project to help reduce substance use among New Brunswick youth is expanding. Kent County has become the fourth site in the province to officially launch Planet Youth. Sites are also operating in Saint John, Woodstock, and the Acadian Peninsula. The Icelandic prevention model focuses on building a positive envir...
Brad Perry Feb 16, 2024
A big jump at the fuel pumps in New Brunswick on Thursday night as expected. Gas prices climbed 6.5 cents when the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board made its weekly adjustment. Regular self-serve is selling for a maximum of just under $1.65 per litre - the highest price in three months. You will be able to find ...
Brad Perry Feb 16, 2024 engin akyurt / Unsplash
Saint John will host some of Atlantic Canada's top university volleyball teams next weekend. UNB Saint John will play host to the ACAA volleyball championships from Feb. 23-25. It is the first time the school has hosted the championship event in several years. Josh Fleck, the school's varsity coordinator, said there ha...
Brad Perry Feb 16, 2024
The see-saw that is New Brunswick's fiscal situation continues. A $247.4 million surplus is now being projected this year, according to the third-quarter update released Thursday. That is compared to a $35.3 million surplus in Q2, nearly $200 million in Q1, and $40.3 million at budget time. Finance Minister Ernie Steev...
Brad Perry Feb 15, 2024
It is going to be a rough week at the New Brunswick fuel pumps, according to one industry source. Gasoline and diesel prices are both expected to jump considerably on Thursday night. The price for regular self-serve will increase around 6.5 cents per litre, according to the source. Diesel users will see the maximum pri...
Brad Perry Feb 15, 2024 sippakorn yamkasikorn / Unsplash
Family Day weekend might be a good chance to try out ice fishing in New Brunswick. Fish NB Days take place this weekend from Saturday through Monday. It is one of two weekends when you can fish without a licence or guide, with the other being the first weekend of June. "Fish NB Days are the perfect opportunity to ...
Brad Perry Feb 15, 2024 Glenna Haug / Unsplash
Federal fisheries officials are expected to announce next week whether the elver fishery will reopen. However, the chiefs representing New Brunswick's Wolastoqey communities are already fearing the worst. Poaching has plagued the lucrative baby eel fishery for a number of years, leading to a shutdown last April. Fisher...
Brad Perry Feb 15, 2024
New Brunswickers will get a bit more from the carbon tax rebate starting in April. Ottawa announced the carbon tax rebate amounts for the 2024-25 fiscal year on Wednesday. A family of four in New Brunswick is set to receive $190 every quarter, or an additional $24 for the year. Individuals will get $95 every three mont...
Brad Perry Feb 15, 2024 engin akyurt / Unsplash
Southern New Brunswick has seen quite a bit less snowfall than usual so far this winter. And a meteorologist at Environment Canada said there is no indication that will change any time soon. Jill Maepea said many communities saw less than half of the snow they would usually see in January. The Saint John and Fredericto...
Brad Perry Feb 15, 2024
The owner of a Saint John scrapyard has been sentenced after pleading guilty in connection with the death of a worker in 2022. American Iron & Metal (AIM) faced four charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the death of 60-year-old Darrell Richards. Richards was injured at the company's west Saint Jo...
Brad Perry Feb 14, 2024
Police say a man and a woman have died after their vehicles collided near Sussex. First responders were called to Route 114 in Penobsquis around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Mounties believe a vehicle travelling eastbound encountered a mechanical issue of some sort. It caused the driver to lose control and hit a second vehicle trav...
Brad Perry Feb 14, 2024
New Brunswick's Liberal leader is embarking on a provincial tour as MLAs prepare to return to the legislature in March. Susan Holt said she decided over Christmas to go on tour and wanted this trip to focus on New Brunswick's health care system. "I've been spending a lot of time on the road, but because of what's ...
Regis Phillips Feb 14, 2024
There will be a vacant seat in Fredericton when the legislature resumes in March. Arlene Dunn officially resigned as MLA for Saint John Harbour last Thursday. The clerk of the legislative assembly confirmed Dunn's departure in an email Tuesday. Dunn announced her plans to resign on Feb. 2 - the same day she stepped awa...
Brad Perry Feb 14, 2024
New Brunswick continues to see a decrease in COVID-19 and influenza hospitalizations, according to Public Health data. The latest Respiratory Watch report showed there were four deaths - two due to COVID and two due to influenza - between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3. All of the deaths involved people aged 65 and over. Public He...
Brad Perry Feb 14, 2024 Bret Kavanaugh / Unsplash
A police watchdog is investigating whether a Sussex RCMP officer distributed intimate images while on duty. The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) said it was contacted by the Sussex detachment of the RCMP in January. It is alleged that an officer may have taken and shared intimate images of a man in custody without...
Brad Perry Feb 13, 2024 waferboard / CC
The federal fisheries minister met with her Atlantic counterparts. Tuesday morning, Diane Lebouthillier spoke with the ministers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador. In a release from DFO, the ministers talked about climate change and effects on marine ecosystems. Lebouthillier also talke...
Kevin Northup Feb 13, 2024 Jason Hafso / Unsplash
New Brunswick's Court of Appeal has ruled there was no gap in the province's child protection legislation. The government brought forward the Child and Youth Well-Being Act to modernize part of the 40-year-old Family Services Act. But the province said an "error" meant sections of the old act were repealed in...
Brad Perry Feb 13, 2024
Two prominent companies in Atlantic Canada's tire and automotive service industry have announced a merger. Coast Tire & Auto Service and Andy's Tire Group will join together as of March 1, 2024, the companies announced Monday. "We are thrilled to bring together these storied companies. This merger is more than...
Regis Phillips Feb 13, 2024
The UNB REDS are the first U Sports men's hockey team to record a perfect regular season in more than 20 years. UNB picked up a 9-1 home win over UPEI on Saturday to finish the regular season with 30 wins in 30 games. They are the ninth team to record a perfect regular season in Canadian men's university hockey history...
Brad Perry Feb 12, 2024
An incident in downtown Moncton involving falling ice could have been a lot worse. Moncton Fire blocked off part of Queen Street for several hours on Saturday. Large sheets of ice fell from the Bell Aliant tower, causing extensive damage to two vehicles. "There were people in the car, so they were extremely lucky ...
Tara Clow Feb 12, 2024
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