January 7, 2019 | by: markfirth



People in Tide Head are facing a rise in property taxes, along with water and
sewer rates this year.

The property tax rate will be just over a dollar-fifty per 100 dollars of

Water and sewer rates will stand at 440 dollars per year.


The RCMP says an armed robbery at a convenience store in Tide Head took place
on Thursday night at McDavid’s Convenience on Restigouche Drive.

He got away with some cash, nobody was hurt.

The suspect is 5-foot-10 with a heavy build, around 230 pounds.

He was wearing a black mask, red jacket, black winter boots and gloves and
took off in a red, two-door vehicle.

NB Obstetrics delay
It’ll be awhile longer before the obstetrics unit at Chaleur Regional
Hospital in Bathurst reopens.

Gilles Lanteigne, president and CEO of Vitalité Health Network, says it was
supposed to reopen by today…but it’s been delayed almost a month till
February 4th as they are still struggling with a nursing shortage and getting
new ones trained.

The closure of the obstetrics unit resulted in a Bathurst couple, Rachel and
Colin Lennox, having the first New Year’s baby at Miramichi regional Hospital
wednesday…William Carlson Lennox at almost 10 pounds, according to the

Nova Scotia’s police watchdog agency has been called into investigate an
“incident” near the Moncton airport on Saturday.

Police took a suspect into custody in an industrial area west of the Greater
Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport.

The New Brunswick R-C-M-P did not elaborate on the nature of the incident or
the identity of the suspect, but several streets were closed off as police

A spokeswoman for the Moncton airport said the incident did not affect


Since the Trudeau Liberals got into power in late 2015, Canadians now feel
worse about their finances, according to an Ipsos public affairs poll done
for Global News.

Darrell Bricker, the Ipsos CEO, said Canadians really don’t feel like they’re
getting ahead.

He added that Canadians are feeling even worse about the state of the economy
in general.

Bankruptcy rates are also up.


An offshore tug and supply vessel is en route to a large Halifax-bound
container ship burning 15-hundred kilometres southeast of Halifax.

All 23 crew members have now been evacuated from the container vessel, which
has been on fire since Thursday. The fire apparently started inside one
container and then spread to others.

Heavy winds over the past couple of days prevented extinguishing efforts, but
weather conditions are favourable enough now to battle the blaze.

A tug from Newfoundland will tow the vessel to into Halifax.


The people at an Indigenous camp blocking access to a planned pipeline in
northern B-C say they’re bracing for the R-C-M-P to enforce an injunction
against them. Supporters say police have gathered in Smithers and Houston,
the closest towns to the checkpoint.

TransCanada says the company isn’t asking for the camp to be dismantled, only
for access to the public bridge to the construction area.

The Mounties say they’re responsible for enforcing the injunction order, but
their top priority is safety.


Global Affairs Canada says consular officials are reaching out to local
authorities in Burkina Faso in West Africa in the case of a missing Canadian.

CBC reports the federal government isn’t ruling out the possibility the
Quebec woman and her Italian friend may have been abducted. But Global
Affairs says it won’t release any information that could jeopardize ongoing
efforts or endanger anyone’s safety.

Relatives say they haven’t heard from Sherbrooke native Edith Blais since
December 15th.