October 2017

NB Gas Prices Expected To Rise

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 18:09 PM

After a few weeks of decreases at the pumps, drivers in New Brunswick should expect to pay a little more this week.

Senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague with Gasbuddy.com says gasoline will likely rise by at least one cent per litre when the provincial regulator makes an adjustment at midnight.

Diesel could jump by about 1.5 cents per litre.

NB Farmers Fed Up With Higher Fees, Taxes & Regulations

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 17:56 PM

New Brunswick farmers seem to be getting hit from all sides these days with proposed tax changes, increased fees and regulatory changes.

Producers fear their profit margins are already small and these added burdens may force some out of business.

Bathurst-area farmer Mike Bouma, president of the provincial agricultural alliance, says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is proposing new fees to ensure food quality.

Financial And Consumer Services Commission Issues Warning About Possible "Flood Damaged Vehicles"

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 15:52 PM

The Financial and Consumer Services Commission is reminding people looking to buy a car if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

With 650,000 vehicles flooded following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida respectively, the Commission is warning people to be cautious.

They add water damage can go far beyond rust, including damaging important mechanical and electronic systems such as airbag controllers.

Workforce Changing Dramatically

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:00 AM

It's estimated millennials and members of Generation Z, who are born after 2000, will make up half of the workforce by the year 2020, rising to three-quarters by 2030.

The Chief Economist of the Business Development Bank, Pierre Cleroux says they're more tech savvy but want a balance between the time spent on the job and outside it. He adds employers will have to provide more training to keep them interested and they're seeking purpose from their work.

Mayor Speaks Out After Rainbow Crosswalk Approval

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:23 AM

It's been a week of controversy in St. Stephen over the proposed rainbow crosswalk, and Town Council has felt the wrath of the internet.

St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern says its been an eye-opening experience, "Respect, respect, respect, let's get back to that and bring it back to where we were, or at least where I thought we were. I'm very happy we come to the conclusion we did and I hope all the best for the kids because I definitely had their concerns deep, deep in my heart from day one, no matter how this turned out."

"I'm Very Concerned About Protecting Our Watershed": Mayor Dawn Arnold On Glyphosate Spraying In Turtle Creek Watershed

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 21:34 PM

Public outrage erupted earlier this year after the herbicide glyphosate was sprayed in the Turtle Creek Watershed.

At Council last night, Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold announced a scientific working group has been formed with the province to find a safe solution to our water supply.

"Protecting our water supply is extremely important and we must find a way to eliminate risk in our watershed," says Arnold. "The three municipalities are aligned on the vital importance of this, and I would like to thank the Province for stepping up in such a significant way."

$156 Million Capital And Utilities Budgets Approved In Principle By Moncton City Council

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 06:01 AM

Moncton City Council approved the capital and utility budgets in principle this week totalling $156 million.

Deputy Treasurer Gregg Houser says the biggest cost this year is paying for the downtown events centre.

"Total capital cost of that is just over $112 million including the facility, the plaza, other infrastructure, things like that," says Houser. "The remaining part is basically a normal storm sewer master plans, the roads, parks, [and] trails."

Houser explains a little further what that works entails.