June 2017

Riverview RCMP Are Investigating An Attempted Theft Of An ATM In Salisbury

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 16:35 PM

Riverview RCMP is investigating a break and enter and attempted theft of an ATM in Salisbury.

Around 4 in the morning on Friday police were called to a bank on Main Street.

On arriving, members discovered a heavily damaged ATM.

It appears that no money was stolen, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information, or who may have seen suspicious activity in the area, is asked to contact the Riverview RCMP at 506-387-2222.

57-Year Old Tracadie Man Dies After Collision

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 15:38 PM

A 57-year old man from Tracadie Beach has died following a motor vehicle collision Friday morning.

Shortly after 11 in Tracadie, an SUV crossed the centre line of Rue Principale and smashed head on into a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The man, who was driving the SUV died on route to the hospital.

The woman driving the other car was taken to hospital while her passenger escaped without injury.

The road was closed for one hour, and the investigation continues.

UPDATE: Interac Takes E-Transfer Service Offline Temporarily To Fix Technical Problems

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 15:15 PM

Significant technical issues have led Interac to temporarily take their E-Transfer service offline.

In a statement, Interac says it is an internal technical issue resulting in transaction delays, and the suspension of a number of transfers.

They are reassuring the public by saying the system and data remains secure.

While the system is offline, banks will not be able to process any transactions.

Interac says any transfers currently in transit will be processed once the system is restored.

Indigenous Protest Leading Into Canada Day

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 14:02 PM

Indigenous demonstrators have been staging a protest on Parliament Hill leading into Canada Day.

There has been a standoff with police over where a teepee would be put and tempers have flared with recriminations of white privilege.  

Trudeau says Canada has failed indigenous peoples for so long, he can understand why they're ambivalent about celebrating the 150th anniversary.

The P-M says, in the past, governments have instituted policies with the best of intentions that turned out to be disastrous for Indigenous people.

Province Defends Decision To Freeze Property Tax Assessments

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 13:44 PM

The provincial government says despite complaints from Mayors who aren't happy about the freeze on property tax assessments next year, there will be no long term impact on revenue for muncipalities.

Local Government Minister Serge Rouselle says the province wasn't going to continue with a flawed and mistake prone property tax system in 2018 and a freeze was the only responsible decision to make. An independent review of the property tax assessment system by the auditor-general isn't expected to be complete until November.

Magnetic Hill Zoo's Expanded Education Centre Opens

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:54 PM

The much sought after summer camp program is growing this summer thanks to an expansion at the Magnetic Hill Zoo's education centre.

Spokesperson Cathy Simon notes the 2,000 square feet of additional space includes two classrooms which can become one thanks to a collapsable wall.

"Those classrooms are full of cubbies and lockers with smart boards in each.  We have a larger kitchen, we have a staff washroom, more washrooms for the campers and a humungous supply room."

UNB Grad Will Soon Find Out If He's One Of Canada's Newest Astronauts

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 12:45 PM

University of New Brunswick alumnus Alex DeLorey will find out on Canada Day if he's going to be one of this nation's newest astronauts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reveal the Canadian Space Agency's two successful candidates on Saturday on Parliament Hill, bringing the year-long selection process for two new astronauts to a close.

DeLorey, a native of the Moncton area who now lives in southern Ontario, always dreamed of being an astronaut. He's a mechanical engineer who works on the refurbishment of nuclear reactors.

New Conservative Leader Visits NB

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:33 AM

The new leader of the federal Conservatives is visiting the Maritimes this weekend.

This is the first time Andrew Scheer has been to the region since being selected as head of the party last month.

Scheer is attending a rally and barbeque in Nackawic this evening at 6 o'clock at The Big Axe.

In an effort to introduce himself and his vision to Canadians, Scheer will be going across the country this summer.

National Pride Has Evolved In Canada Over 150 Years

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:25 AM

As we celebrate Canada's anniversary this weekend, it's important to remember how much the country has changed over the past 150 years.

Mount Allison University Canadian Studies professor Andrew Nurse says national pride has evolved along with the country over the generations.

"The country that my parents or my grandparents were proud of is not the country that my daughter is growing up in and sometimes it's difficult to have that conversation," he notes.

57-Year Old Shediac Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:22 AM

A 57-year old Shediac man pleaded guilty to three offences following a drug seizure this past Wednesday afternoon.

Shediac RCMP members searched a house on Donald Street seizing various quantities of marijuana, hydromorphone and cocaine as well as a replica firearm and drug paraphernalia.

Laurie Cormier pleaded guilty to three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

He is scheduled for sentencing in October.