June 22nd - Yesterday the Province said they were going to freeze all property tax assessments. Yay! However, the City of Moncton gets close to 90% of its revenue from property assessments and they were counting on getting around a 2% increase. Now - let's do the math. If over the next ten years we're out roughly $103 million dollars - and - there's no buffer for unexpected things - and the city is not getting the increase they were hoping for... what will this mean? Councillor for Ward Four Paul Pellerin has a dose of reality.
June20th - Councillor Paul Pellerin of Ward Four in Moncton visited the buzzlocal studio to help explain the 10 year plan and just how we could very well be out by $103 Million over the next ten years, and how this came to be.
June16th - For the past forty years (or more) Moncton has contemplated what 'downtown' should look like. Perhaps now is the time these plans will actually come to fruition. The senior urban planner for the City of Moncton says why using the best from big cities can help densify the downtown, and just what they're thinking of doing.
June14th - SPONSORED - Next week is Rotary Awareness Week and the Moncton West Riverview Rotary Club is partnering with Atlanticade for a week of events culminating in the fantastically delicious carnival like Ribfest!
May16th - SPONSORED - A1 Personnel Search of Dieppe is making the IT sector their focus of business. They know that there is a lack of qualified IT personnel and today they're on board as a media sponsor showcasing Robert Arthur direct from Calgary. Have a listen to what Robert is about, his qualifications, and his desire to move his family to the East Coast.
May15th - This weekend Next Exhibitions held Connect with Cannabis at the Coliseum. We caught up with a few presenters (you may be surprised at who is the main cannabis user) and had a look at the crazy array of cannabis based products. Have a look for yourself.
May12th - Two bills were passed last week in the NB Legislature, Bills 37 and 51. This makes the rights of Transgender people law. You may have thought that these rights were protected under our federal laws but it's a little more complicated than that. Jocelyn O'Connor and Charles MacDougall take us through what these new laws mean - particularly about previously being forced to go under the knife if we wanted to change a letter on your passport.
May11th - Codiac Regional RCMP is looking for the public's help in locating Shirley Vivito who has been missing since April 30th. Anyone with any knowledge of her whereabouts is asked to contact the Codiac RCMP at 857-2400.
May10th - Today's Provincial announcement was met with mixed reaction ranging from being pleased with the progress to calling for a moratorium in order not to taint a crime scene. You can hear it all here.
May9th - This coming weekend Connect with Cannabis will take place at the Moncton Agrena complex. Pot will be legalized and now that that industry will be moving out of the shadows, there's a lot to learn. Dianne Smirl knows.
May.8th - Saturday night was a Gala like few others in Moncton. Steven Page (formerly the front man of the Barenacked Ladies) took the stage at Casion NB for the NB Heart Truth. But his act wasn't the only crowd stopper.
May4th - Overly cranky. Distracted. Not thinking clearly. Sounds like a regular 'teenager brain' but it can be made worse and have severe consequences to your child's mental health. And a lot of it can be made worse by social media and the addictive grip your child's (and your) phone can have. Heather Stordy fills us in after last night's Mental Health Symposium.
May4th - Nasty heckling and name calling has been the common form of 'debate' in many legislatures, but not on Chris Collin's watch. MLA for Moncton Centre says 'now way' way it comes to acting childish in his House.
May.4th - SPONSORED - Tattooing your eyebrows sounds like a convenient way to do one less thing. However Lorraine Cormier of In Our Hands has studied quite literally around the world to perfect the art of micro-blading - a semi-permanent way to have the perfect 'brows'.
May3rd - Where to begin? The financial trail as to how much the Downtown Centre is actually going to cost is a little tricky to untangle. Councillor Paul Pellerin says by his calculations, the new centre is going to cost a lot more than we think. These costs could all be in the name of progress, but councillor Pellerin feels the citizens are owed an explanation on where our money is being spent and what it'll take to get it back as an investment.
May2nd - Mayoral Tuesday will now be on every second Tuesday starting with today! Today's visit from the Mayor of Moncton covers a huge (but quick) range of topics from a variety of interesting presentations to Council and a look at how we're almost four times ahead in dollar costs in the downtown area at this time of year compared to other years.
Apr.28th - Conservative Party Leader hopeful Lisa Raitt talked with some of the party faithful at the Alma club in Moncton yesterday. She talked with us afterwards and gave us her thoughts on equalization payments, marijuana, oil industry and a whole lot more. You may (or may not) be surprised.
Apr. 28th Courtney Pringle-Carver talks to us about a special luncheon fundraiser to support the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation and to create awareness around the number of children every day hoping to find a loving home.
Apr.28th - A federal budget is meant to be a lot of things to a lot of people. What is it for you? MP for Moncton Riverview Dieppe (MRD) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Finance (she talks to the groups the Finance Minister can
March 22nd - Wow. How exciting was that? We were very pleased/honoured/chuffed to have the opportunity to talk with the author of the famous Outltanders series Diana Gabaldon. Diana kindly took time out of her writing day to tell us the how and why of her coming to the Frye Festival (hint: it has to do with bees) and just how she went from writing reviews for software programs to a international mega series.
April 26th MAGMA, the Multicultural Association of Greater Moncton, has announced this year that their MOSIAC festival that started with just a few stalls has grown and grown as our city diversity has flourished. So much so that they're expanding and are moving locations again to accommodate all of the excitement! Find out to where what will we see!
Apr.25th - A legend in the Advertising world (and host of CBC Radio's award winning program 'Under the Influence') Terry O'Reilly sat down with buzzlocal.tv's Erik Gingles earlier today before his talk with a packed house at the Delta Beau downtown Moncton. In a far-too-quick nine minutes we hear from one of the best in the business and how advertising, good advertising, is a study of human nature.
April 24th - We had the distinct pleasure of having Senator Nancy Hartling visit our buzzlocal studio. Sen. Harlting was a newly minted senator the last time she was here and today we got an insiders look at to just what a Senator does and how they can be the brakes to bad legislation that affects us all.
April 20th Doctor turned Adventure Tourism Entrepreneur Samuel Daigle tells us about how he got into outdoor tourism and how sustainable tourism can benefit the economy and community for generations to come.
Apr.20th - Codiac RCMP are looking for the public's help to locate 54 year-old Daniel Costain. Mr. Costain was last seen at the Maritime Bus Depot in Moncton on April 17th and believed to be travelling to Montreal or Ottawa. Please call 506-857-2400 with any information.
Apr.20 th - The hard truth is that in Canada, every seven minutes, someone dies from a heart related illness or issue. Every seven minutes. A staggering statistic. Sean Payne of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB gives us the rundown on the runway happening for their huge fund raising and awareness efforts coming to the Casino May 6th.
Apr.19th - The Sussex RCMP are looking for the public's help in locating 29 year old Matthew Corey Parlee missing since April 11th. If you have info on Matthew's whereabouts please contact the Sussex RCMP at 506-433-7700
Apr.19th - Ideas can swirl around in your head. Great ones. But then a voice often says 'Naw...' and you're on to the next thing. However for some, they take a deep breath and move forward with that big dream. They become bold. Mike Hayes is in to talk about his bold part in the new book Dreaming Big, Being Bold.
April 19th - Oddly many provinces find it easier to trade with another country than with their provincial neighbour. The new inter-provincial trade deal will change a lot of that and here to take us through what it could mean (up to $25billion in savings across the country) is Fred Gionet, VP of Business Intelligence for 3Plus.
Apr.18th - Hon. Cathy Rogers visited the buzzlocal studio this morning the day before NB Literacy day. She gives us an update on the government's literacy strategy and to dispel a few myths that may surprise you.
Apr.13th - Moncton city councillor Paul Pellerin was in to the buzzlocal.tv studio today to help us track where the money is going on a number of large projects in the city. We look at the cost of a new RCMP building (and why the potential cost per square foot is substantially higher than other jurisdictions) along with the $7.2M contingency fund and why a skating rink and public space outside the DT Centre will cost $4.3M.
April 13 - Today the federal government is going to announce their plan around legalizing marijuana. Each province will have a reasonable amount of leeway in terms of age, cost, distribution and a few other items. We talked to the Province's man Mike Comeau about what they're planning so far once legal marijuana is available in the Greater Moncton area.
Apr.12 - Kayla Breelove Carter from the city of Moncton takes us through the fantastic food recovery program which means, instead of food going to the dumpster just because it's at its arbitrary best-before-date, it can go to people in need.
Apr.11 - Measles may seem like a fairly common childhood disease but one third of all cases can be problematic. The most problematic in ensephaliatus - an infection of the brain that can lead to death. Even though childhood immunization has rid us of most of it, it still exists and is back in NB. We hear from Dr. Yves Leger on what to look for and what to do if you think you have it.
Apr.11th - The public session was really just about the public square outside the DT centre (whose budget jumped over 100%) to $4.3M. And of course we were able to talk about a bunch of other things happening in the city.
Apr. 7th - The New Brunswick government is ahead of it's counterparts in other parts of the country by making the 'abortion pill' available for free. Beth Lyons, ED of the NB Women's Council tells us why this is important and what it means to women in New Brunswick.
April 6 A collision on the corner of Vaughan Harvey and Main at around 11am has left a van and a traffic light in ruins. No official word on the state of the river, but people on the scene said they saw her conscious and in the care of the responding firecrew.
Apr.5th - Downtown development is once again is being scrutinized and pondered as the City works to create a self-perpetuating downtown city core. Today's Croissants and Conversation gave citizens a look at just what Downtown could look like, and to gather some of their input as well.
Apr.5th - You've probably heard of the TED talks? Thousands of people gather to hear incredibly informative and inspirational people on any number of subjects that affect humanity. For those who can't make the California conference there's Tedx, and one is coming to Moncton April 22nd.
Apr.4th - Codiac RCMP are asking for the public's helping in locating this Moncton area couple. Today also marks six months that Jami Springer has gone missing with no new information on her whereabouts.
April 4th - Mayor Dawn Arnold had a long list but we could only get through some of it. Suffice to say moving the Moncton library was a big discussion and the report they received from an independent contractor differs from what MH35 is saying, to their plans with the newly acquired Castle Manor grounds, and looking into moving Centennial Beach to higher ground. Moving a beach to higher ground? Yep. And lots more.
Mar.31st - Federal Minister of Immigration announces 2000 more permanent resident spots will be made available to the employment based Atlantic Immigration Pilot. These spots will be divided among the four Atlantic Provinces but includes the immigrants family members as well.
Mar.31st. - Mt.A Professor Doug Campbell and his students have just finished a rather large project looking at the water quality along the shoreline of the Northumberland Strait. They are set to announce their findings April 10th at MTA to which he says there is some good news and bad news.
Mar.30th - Cathy Simpson was so impressed with the Hollywood blockbuster, Hidden Figures, that she took it upon herself to make sure as many young females saw it as possible in hopes of inspiring the next true life female science-hero story.
March 28th - Lots happened over the past seven days. There was a chance to have a meet-and-greet with the new City Manager before he gets here officially, a great event 'work from the heart' that could become an annual event, smart shift summit, the Frye festival, and an award from Ducks Unlimited to the City of Moncton for their efforts around wetlands (the first of it's kind to a municipality) and more.
Mar.22nd - We're very pleased to present one of our honoured sponsors, Lorraine Cormier and In Our Hands. In Our Hands specializes in micro-blading and is at the forefront in all of Canada as well as in instruction/training on how to do it.
Mar.22nd - We're very pleased to show off one of our great sponsors, Doyle Corporate Image. The Doyle boys have been serving the Greater Moncton area for almost twenty years a piece and are bringing their expertise and quality service under their own brand.