April 2017

Final Phase Of Jones Lake Spillway Construction Begins Today; End Date In Early June

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 06:01 AM

The final phase of construction work on the Jones Lake Spillway is getting started today.

Installation of the new spillway gates should be completed by mid-May according to a news release from the City of Moncton.

After the gates are installed, work will shift to landscaping and trail restoration.

As well, water will begin to fill Jones Lake once more, dependent on the weather.

The last component to be finished will be the resurfacing of Main Street in the area - and that work should be finished by early June.

Downtown Centre And Plaza Update On Tonight's Moncton City Council Agenda

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 06:01 AM

Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold is encouraging residents to attend tonight's City Council Meeting to learn more about the Downtown Centre and Plaza.

The City Manager is expected to deliver an update on the projects as part of a full agenda.

There are going to be other presentations on topics including mental health awareness week, and the Plasma Collection Clinic.

The Mayor's Seniors Advisory Committee will also present their annual report detailing what has been done over the last 12 months.

Fort McMurray Fire Leaves Firefighters Showing Signs Of Mental Health Issues

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:09 PM

It is something that local emergency personnel have to deal with on a daily basis, and that's the lasting impact of a severe event.

A University of Alberta study shows one in six firefighters who battled the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire show signs of mental health issues.

The report shows one in five of the 355 firefighters who worked on the wildfire have reported persistent respiratory issues including coughing, breathlessness, wheezing and chest tightness.

Shediac RCMP Asking For Help Finding Missing Cap-Pelé Woman

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:26 AM

Shediac RCMP are asking for the public to help them find a missing Cap-Pelé woman.

Officers believe 32-year old Robyn Savoury left her home around 5:30 in the morning on April 22nd with a woman driving a dark coloured SUV.

Her family and friends say she has not been seen or been in contact with them since then.

They add it is unusual for her to keep her family in the dark.

A message posted to Savoury's account on April 21st mentions she was heading to Moncton.

Today Is The Deadline For The Humanity Project And What Kids Need Moncton To Move Out

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:31 AM

What Kids Need Moncton and The Humanity Project are spending their last day in the former Moncton Curling Association building on Lutz Street.

As of Friday, they had raised $130,000 and their hope is to reach $160,000 for a down payment to buy a new home.

Founder of What Kids Need Moncton Amanda Pooley says they will return to feeding the homeless out of a parking lot but she is isn't discouraged.

Tart Shell And Pie Lid Recall Expanded

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 07:38 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding a recall relating to pie and tart shells.

Mom's Pantry is recalling tart shells and pie lids because of possible E Coli contamination, that's an expansion of a recall issued last week.

Food contaminated with E Coli may not look or smell spoiled but it can still make you sick.

Symptoms range from nausea and vomiting to seizures, strokes and even death.

'Beam Me Up, Scotty': Canada Post Launches Seven New Star Trek Stamps

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017 13:01 PM

The latest set of stamps issued by Canada Post are honouring one of the most popular science fiction TV shows in the world.

Seven Star Trek themed stamps are now available for the public, featuring each of Starfleet's finest leaders, matched with their greatest adversaries.

Five of the stamps have characters on them, James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer.

The remaining two stamps have a Borg Cube, and the shuttle Galileo depicted on them.