February 2017

Despite NB Decline, Small Population Growth In Fundy Royal

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 18:45 PM

Fundy Royal is a mostly rural federal riding in Southern New Brunswick which actually had an almost one percent growth in population according to the latest census despite a province-wide decline.

Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart says the riding has 12 municipalities and some have been seeing strong growth including Riverview and Quispamsis.

International Women's Day Forum Coming To Moncton

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 18:30 PM

An important gathering for women is planned in Moncton on International Women's Day next week.

New Brunswick women from government and the business world will come together for a forum to hear about the history of women's rights and the challenges being faced today.

Women's Council of New Brunswick executive director Beth Lyons says women who are still not considered equal and more men are realizing that.

Enjoy Those Pancakes, Lent Starts Tomorrow

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 15:29 PM

The 40 days of Lent begin tomorrow with Ash Wednesday.

Bishop Robert Harris of Saint John says it's a period of preparation for Easter.

Harris says the Lenten season has a two fold purpose for new and existing Catholics.

He says Lent is a time of intense preparation for those who want to become Catholic and get baptized.

The other purpose is for existing Catholics to renew their baptismal promises leading up to Easter.

Harris says some people will go to mass every single day during Lent.

Weather Network Unveils Spring Forecast For Metro Moncton

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 13:56 PM

A great deal of snow has melted in Southeastern New Brunswick recently thanks to some spring-like temperatures.

But what does the upcoming spring season really have in store for us?

In its forecast for March, April and May, the Weather Network says we can expect slightly above normal temperatures overall.

Meteorologist Michael Carter says spring is a transitional season which means a back and forth between cold and warm.

Carter says precipitation is expected to be near normal for our region.

Atlantic Wildlife Institute Recommends Keeping A Close Eye On Small Pets

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 13:55 PM

A warning from the Atlantic Wildlife Institute, that cats and dogs could be prey for eagles, owls and other predatory birds.

Director of Wildlife Care Pam Novak says in the winter months, they are always on the lookout for food, "Predators who are looking for food sources and they may not distinguish a cat or dog from a duck, a mouse or a bird or anything at that point if they are hungry."

Alarming New Study On Cancer Rates Among Younger Adults

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:25 PM

An alarming new study released by the American Cancer Society has discovered a sharp rise in the rates of colon cancer and rectal cancer among young adults.

Those people born in 1990 have double the risk of contracting colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to people born around 1950.

The rates of rectal cancer have been increasing by about 3% a yearin adults aged 20 to 29 from 1974 to 2013 and in adults between the ages of 30 and 39 from 1980 to 2013.

Fatal Fire Was Not Deliberately Set

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:54 AM

Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fatal fire last weekend in Napan. That word from the RCMP and Fire Marshal.

How the fire got started still has not been determined.

The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived to put it out.

Human remains were found inside but the identity of the woman remains unknown.

Malicious Emails Cause Concern At Universite De Moncton

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 07:40 AM

U de M is now working with Codiac RCMP after malicious emails were sent to the university community.

The emails were sexually explicit and degrading and targeted one woman in particular..but they were sent to thousands of the students.

President and Vice-Chancellor Raymond Theberge says they have determined that this is a case of someone being impersonated and it does not compromise the security of the school's IT network, and that all staff and students are safe.