On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month We Will Remember you.
Remembrance Day Ceremony Moncton Coliseum Sunday November 11th at 11am, with the parade starting at 10:30am.
A Lewisville Middle School Teacher in Moncton has many people outraged after a teacher duct tapes two girls together because they were not getting along. Two young girls 12 years of age in grade 7 & 8 were crying as they were tied down and now bruised over the physical abuse inflicted by this teacher. Many people on the Facebook group NewsChasers are completely shocked and outraged over this incident. The photo below clearly shows the injury to Mr. Comeau’s daughter’s forearms after the teacher allegedly restraining the two young girls together. These girls were restrained infront of all their classmates who witnessed this unjustifiable practice of discipline. Not only was this event physical abuse it was also emotional abuse. How can a teacher do this to children as a form of discipline? Bottom line, this is assault on a minor which should be handled by the police.
Many schools support the fight against bullying but have we forgot about the teachers? There are many times where the teachers can go too far when it comes to disciplinary measures. We look forward to seeing how Lewisville Middle School and Minister Jody Carr, Department of Education will handle this situation and the outcome of this teacher’s actions. This teacher has physically, mentally and emotionally abused these young girls in front of their classmates. His actions are completely unacceptable and should be handled swiftly and severely. Also, a mandatory course should be required by all teachers to go through training on how to discipline children properly.
This is not the only issue where teachers have bullied children but not to the extent of the above story. A teacher at the Shediac Cape School threw kids hats, gloves, coats in the garbage and forced kids to go in to it to get them. This teacher said if they didn’t put their belongings where it goes they were going in the garbage. One child had pudding all over his coat and his parents asked what happened. The child responded, ” The teacher threw my jacket in the garbage.” Her actions as a teacher were unacceptable. What gives her the right to do this?
As a parent I hope that this story brings corrective action that is needed and a more strict hiring process to get the right people in schools teaching and caring for our kids. Bullying needs to stop and teachers need to know the difference between right and wrong.
UPDATE: From father Jeffrey Comeau: “The only that is that I have to file paper work, POLICY 701 with the distric and its a waiting game.. this is so wrong.. I hated to go to school because of this shit.. now I am a parent and it is being done to my kids .. I don’t think so..more to come..”
Does this incident outrage you as a parent? What do you think the outcome of this teachers actions should be? Have you heard any other stories of teacher abuse going on in our school system?
From what many readers are saying about the teacher is that he’s a great teacher and a jokester. Maybe a joke was taking too far so we thought we would ask the readers what they think should be done concerning the teacher? Voice your opinion by commenting below and take the time to answer our web poll.
If your looking for ground beef products in Moncton you may be having a hard time due to the beef recall of products shipped within Canada from XL Foods in Brooks Alberta. On Sept. 4th, 2012 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was informed of a positive E. coli test on products shipped to the Unites States. The recall on beef products to more than 250 products now started on Sept. 16th due t0 E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection agency is working closely to get this issue resolved. XL Foods produces close to a third of Canada’s beef products in Brooks Alberta which also employees close to 2,200 unionized employees. Workers at Lakeside Packers are concerned for their jobs.
Anyone in Moncton should take a look in their freezers as all beef products produced on Aug. 24, 27, 28, 29 and Sept. 5 by XL Foods have been recalled. If anyone has any beef products in their freezers that were purchased from Sobeys, Co-op, Superstore and now Wal-Mart should be thrown out. You may have already noticed the shortage of gound beef products in Moncton. Sobeys does not have any ground beef and the only store to now have ground beef is Superstore which has now found a new supplier for beef products until this issue has been addressed.
Consumers across Canada are deeply concerned after nine cases of E.coli poisoning in Alberta alone. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working closely with the company and assures the public that XL Foods has many corrective actions to be done before they re-instate their operating license. All grocery stores have removed any beef products from XL Foods from their shelves. With the XL Foods plant being shut down it now has Alberta cattle producers worried as they have just lost of their biggest purchaser of their cattle as XL Foods produces a third of the Country’s beef. In a news release XL Foods wanted everyone to know that food safety is of their top priority and they will do everything obligated t0 maintain consumer confidence in their products and hope to have this issue resolved as quickly as possible.
*** NEW UPDATE ***
More Grocery stores added to list of beef recalls
Please Visit The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Website
For a complete list of recalled beef products and dates from grocery stores
**** Look in your freezers for any beef product after reviewing their the CFIA website ****
XL Foods List of Recalled Beef Products
Have you checked your freezers for all beef products purchased within the dates above? With the recent news of the beef recall, how has it changed your eating habits? How do you feel that beef recall has now gone back to August 24th? Is everything being done by XL Foods to ensure the safety of consumers? Share your thoughts on this ongoing story.
It’s a sad day for the family of Alanna Greene who was the Moncton woman that went missing on September 16th, 2012. Alanna’s body has been found today on a trail next to a park off Mapleton Rd. in Moncton late this afternoon. RCMP have released that it is the body of Riverview’s Alanna Greene. RCMP also say that foul play is not suspected at this time, but will let the public know more once the autopsy comes back with the details. Member’s of a facebook page ” Bring Alanna Home!!!” are already expressing their condolences. This Facebook group was made days ago by one of Alanna’s friends and has exceeded 8,700 members.
News of the missing Moncton woman was first seen on Newschaser, the well known Facebook group for any news and stories going on in the Moncton area. A family friend was on seen that confirmed the body found was that of Alanna Greene the missing 29 year old Moncton woman. Many people hoped that this would end in tears of joy but has ended in tears of sorrow. Everyone is deeply saddened by the death of Alanna Greene and express our deepest condolences to the family and friends during this tough time.
Please leave a comment below to express your condolences to her family and friends. Alanna was cherished. May She Rest In Peace.
The Riverview Fire Combat Challenge Team was back in action for the third year and counting. Known as the “toughest two minutes in sports,” the team has been competing in these events since 2010 setting personal best times each year.
The members on the team are Jared Hartley, Darren Airey, James Grant, Mike Homer, Jeremy Langis Jeff Kinnear, (Bruce Lane who did not compete due to training injuries and is healing good for next year) and (Matt Philips who also did not compete due to personal reasons but has been training for next year).
The team is made up of a group of Volunteer Firefighters who started with two members in 2010, competing in events in Halifax NS and Baie Comeau QC, with both members setting best times. In 2011, there were four members on the team competing in Moncton NB, and again everyone set a new personal best time. This year there where eight members on the team and once again everyone had their personal best times at the competition.
Just a few things the team did before going away to compete along with their full time jobs, training Monday & Wed, and responding to emergency calls:
Canadian Firefit: 2012
NFLD competition July 21-22 Times were:
Jared Hartley individual time 1:44 ( awarded for placing top 10 ) (Personal Best Time)
Mike Homer individual time 2:11 placed 31st (Personal Best Time)
James Grant individual time 2:25 placed 36th (Personal Best Time)
Jeremy Langis individual time 2:45 placed 43rd (Personal Best Time)
There were 49 competitors that competed in this event.
The Riverview Fire Combat Team placed 6th overall.
Longueuil Quebec Aug 25th-26th times were:
Jared Hartley individual time 1:41 placed 31st ( New Personal Best Time)
Jeff Kinnear individual time 2:16 placed 72nd (Personal Best Time)
Mike Homer individual time 2:17 placed 73rd (Personal Best Time)
James Grant individual time 2:20 placed 76th ( New Personal Best Time)
Darren Airey individual time 2:23 placed 82nd ( Personal Best Time)
There were 97 competitors at this race.
The Riverview Fire Combat Team placed 17th overall.
Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge U.S. – Freeport Maine 2012
Jared Hartley individual time 1:55 placed 6th overall ( First time on the US course)
Received the “GREENHORN” award ( fastest first time race on the course )
Tandem Race ( 2 person relay ) Jared Hartley Riverview Fire teamed up with Jon Betts from DND Gage town won Gold medal race. First place time of 1:26
Mixed Tandem Race Jared Hartley Riverview Fire teamed up with Allison Loebs from Vermont Fire wins Silver medal race. Time of 4:28
There were 31 competitors at this event.
When we spoke with Jared Hartley he had this to say about the team and their accomplishments this year.”As playing the role as the team leader and pushing the guys this year to their max I would like to personally congratulate my team mates for their hard work, dedication, & commitment with the team.” I am very proud to say I am part of the Riverview Fire Combat team with these guys and we look forward to giving next years competitors a good run for their money.
The team would like to thank all of their friends, families, and the community for standing behind us and supporting us throughout the year. They would also like to thank the following sponsors for helping make this all possible.
Extreme Windows & Entrance Systems, Southeastern Mutual Insurance Riverview, K94.5, Brunswick Fyr & Safety, Boomers Custom Documents Service, Subway, Coast Tire, Sobeys, & Riverview Fire Department
A typical late January afternoon finds me catching up with the news and then watching Food Network. I saw the commercial for the new reality series ‘Recipe to Riches’ where they asked “Do you have a recipe worth $ 250,000.”? I immediately thought of my Chicken Grenades, I went to the website and filled out the application. While barbecuing an hour later, I received a phone call from the Food Network to discuss my application and schedule a telephone interview for the following day.
It seems like such a long time ago but yet time has passed so quickly. Every day I would think about the show, how it went, what happened and the fact that I was unable to share the outcome: I had won my category, $ 25,000., and would have my recipe debut as a President’s Choice product at my local Superstore and across the country. The rules of the show prohibit many things…..including sharing the results with anyone!!
I am ready to travel once again to Toronto to take part in a media event with the other category winners and tape the show before a live audience. I’m very pleased that 3 of the 7 category winners are from Atlantic Canada! Food Network will be airing a marathon recapping all 7 episodes on December 7th from 4pm ET to 11pm ET. Canadians then vote for the best-of-the-best at www.recipetoriches.ca from December 7th to 9th. The finale will air on Wednesday night, December 14 at 9pm ET/PT, and one of the category winners will have their life changed all because back in January we entered a contest and won. Will it be me? I have a shot and I have done my best, good luck to all of the category winners and enjoy the show!
Enjoy and don’t forget to vote!! Good luck!
On Wednesday the day of the snowstorm in Moncton, a Moncton man was looking to sell his snowblower on Kijiji soon found out that his Kijiji ad would be a hit. Weh-Ming Cho’s Kijiji ad went viral and has now received more than 300,000 + hits to date.
If you haven’t seen this amazing humourous snowblower kijiji ad you need to read this now. This snowblower ad on Kijiji goes viral!
Do you like shoveling snow? Then stop reading this and go back to your pushups and granola because you are not someone that I want to talk to.
Let’s face it, we live in a place that attracts snow like Magnetic Hill attracts cars, only that ain’t an illusion out there. That’s 12 inches of snow piling up and, oh, what’s that sound? Why it’s the snow plow and it’s here to let you know that it hates you and all the time you spent to shovel your driveway. Did you want to get out of your house today? Were you expecting to get to work on time? Or even this week?
You gave it your best shot. You tried to shovel by yourself and I respect you for that. I did it, my parents did it, some of my best friends did it. But deep down inside, we all wanted to murder that neighbor with the snowblower who was finished and on his second beer while you were still trying to throw snow over a snowbank taller than you are.
So, here we are. You could murder your neighbour, which could ensure that you won’t need to shovel a driveway for 25 to life, but there are downsides to that too. What to do?
Here’s the deal. I have a snow blower and I want you to own it. I can tell you’re serious about this. It’s like I can almost see you: sitting there, your legs are probably crossed and your left hand is on your chin. Am I right? How’d I do that? The same way that I know that YOU ARE GOING TO BUY THIS SNOWBLOWER.
I want you to experience the rush that comes with smashing through a snowdrift and blowing that mother trucker out of the way. The elation of seeing the snow plow come back down your street and watching the look of despair as your OTHER neighbour gets his shovel out once more while you kick back with a hot cup of joe (you don’t have a drinking problem like that other guy).
Here’s what you do. You go to the bank. You collect $900. You get your buddy with a truck and you drive over here. You give me some cold hard cash and I give you a machine that will mess up a snowbank sumthin’ fierce. I’ve even got the manual for it, on account of I bought it brand new and I don’t throw that kind of thing away. Don’t want to pay me $900? Convince me. Send me an offer and I’ll either laugh at you and you’ll never hear back from me or I’ll counter.
You want a snow blower. You need a snow blower.
This isn’t some entry level snow blower that is just gonna move the snow two feet away. This is an 11 HP Briggs and Stratton machine of snow doom that will cut a 29 inch path of pure ecstasy. And it’s only 4 years old. I dare you to find a harder working 4 year old. My niece is five and she gets tired and cranky after just a few minutes of shoveling. This guy just goes and goes and goes.
You know what else? I greased it every year to help keep the water off it and the body in as good as shape as possible. It’s greasier than me when I was 13, and that’s saying something.
You know how many speeds it has? Six forward and two in reverse. It goes from “leisurely” slow up to “light speed”. Seriously, I’ve never gone further than five because it terrifies me. I kid you not, you could probably commute to work with it dragging you.
You know what else is crappy about clearing snow in the morning? That you have to do it in the dark. Well, not anymore! It has a halogen headlight that will light your way like some kind of moveable lighthouse (only better, because lighthouses won’t clear your driveway).
Oh, and since it’s the 21st century, this snow blower comes with an electric starter. Just plug that sucker in, push the button, and get ready to punch snow in the throat. If you want to experience what life was like in olden days, it comes with a back-up cord you could pull to start it, but forget that. The reason you’re getting this fearsome warrior was for the convenience, so why make it harder on yourself?
By this point, you’re probably wondering why I would sell my snowblower since the first snowpocalypse is upon us today. I’ll tell you why: because I heard it was time for you to man up and harness some mighty teeth and claws and chew your way to freedom, that’s why.
This is my snow blower. Make it your snow blower.UPDATE – I assure you that the snowblower is real, and it is still available. Do not despair if you have made an offer on this glorious tribute to man’s triumph over nature and I have not responded yet, your time has yet to come.
Weh-Ming Cho has yet to sell his snowblower but he has received many replies to his Kijiji ad. He even received a tweet from Kijiji on Twitter that he is in the running for the most hits ever on a Kijiji ad. It didn’t take long before all the people across the Moncton area and also across the world started sharing this on Facebook and Twitter. Weh-Ming has received everything from date offers, job offers but has yet to sell his snowblower. Through his writing style marketing firms would be pleases to have him join their team through is unique approach to selling items.
We wish Weh-Ming Cho best of luck selling his snowblower with his Kijiji ad and we thank him for brightening our day with a little laugh when the weather outside wasn’t the greatest. This is by far the most humourous ad ever on Kijiji!
Are you showing your support for men’s prostate cancer research by growing a moustache for Movember for men’s health ? You might have seen more men in Moncton growing moustaches then normal for the month of November. Men all over Canada are showing their support for a great cause, prostate cancer research. To be honest I never even heard of Movember until I read an article on A Mother’s Thoughts the other day. Movember is a moustache growing charity held every November every year which help raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Prostate Canceraffects many men worldwide and Movember helps spread awareness of the #1 leading cancer in men by offering education and helps towards research.
Movember first began in Melbourne Australia and has now grown worldwide with nearly 1.1 million people helping support the awareness, education and research towards prostate cancer. In 2010 nearly 119,000 Canadians participated in Movember and showed their support for a great cause. In Canada men and women helped raise 22.3 million dollars. Since Movember first started back in 2003 people worldwide have raised over 176 million dollars.
The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, Research
To all those Canadians who participated in Movember November 1st this year, congratulations! It’s through everyone’s efforts where we all can make a difference. Remember when prostate cancer is caught early men have a greater chance for treatment. This Movember movement for men’s health worldwide is making a difference and saving lives. If you haven’t joined for Movember this year, you can always donate to show your support for prostate cancer research. You don’t have to be a participant in order to show your support, donations is another way you can help contribute towards a great cause.
All funds raised by Movember is used to support Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation. Prostate Cancer Canadauses the Movember funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy and support of those affected, as well as research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.
If you are looking for a great article to read about prostate cancer I urge you all to read this article at A Mother’s Thoughts – Support Prostate Cancer Reasearch – Grow A Moustache For Movember. If your a man asking yourself the following questions, you need to read this:
1. What is prostate cancer?
2. How old should you be when you start getting your prostate checked?
3. What are the warning signs and symptoms of prostate cancer?
4. How often should you get checked for prostate cancer?
5. What increases your chance of getting prostate cancer?
6. Is there a treatment and cure for prostate cancer?
7. What are some ways to prevent prostate cancer in men?
If you don’t know the answers to the questions above, go read the article above or schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor. Check in, don’t check out! Be proactive and not reactive. Prostate cancer is treatable if caught early, so do yourself a favour and get checked today!
CONDRAD MURRAY FOUND GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON! Today Monday, November 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm after two days of deliberation the jury came back with the verdict that Dr. Conrad Robert Murray has been found guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter. Judge Michael E. Pastor, presided when asking the jury if their decision was final.
It’s been a long grueling process for the family of Michael Jackson, awaiting the decision to find out whether or not Conrad Murray would be found guilty or not in the death of their son and brother Michael.
Conrad Murray was Michael’s well know, in-house doctor, who actively treated Michael Jackson. Before his death, Jackson reportedly had been administered propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines; lorazapam and midazolam. Law enforcement officials investigated Jackson’s personal physician Conrad Murray and on February 8, 2010, Murray pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, and was released after posting a US $75,000 bail. His trial started on September 27, 2011. Conrad Murray will likely loose his medical license and may serve up to 4 years in prison.
Michael Jackson the “King of Pop” who once moon-walked above the music world, was 50 years old when he as found dead in his home in Los Angeles after suffering cardiac arrest. Later, an autopsy showed Jackson died from an overdose of an anesthetic propofol.
Michael Jackson was laid to rest in a mausoleum at the Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in California on September 3, 2009.
Michael Jackson left three children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr, Paris Katherine Michael Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II. Who are now being raised by his parents.
With alot of patience of the world, I am sure that the verdict does not come as a surprise to the millions that know of Michael Jackson and his case. You can now rest in peace.
What did you think the outcome of this trial would be? Are you happy with the end result?
Well it’s been a dream that may come true for Melanie Morgan and her band as she will be in the finale on Cover Me Canada for a chance to win $100,000 and a recording contract. Melanie Morgan will be going up against Whosarmy in the Cover Me Canada finale next Sunday night November 13th on CBS.
Last night on Cover Me Canada, Melanie Morgan was saved by getting the most votes and highest social media score. It was the end of the road for Ali Milner and her band. Regardless Ali Milner is an amazing artist and will be sure to have success in her singing career. The path may have ended but the possibilities that have opened up for her while being on the show are endless.
Everyone here in the Moncton, Shediac and Cap-Pele area are extremely excited for Melanie Morgan as she gets this much closer to bringing it home for the East Coast. We all wish Melanie and her band best of luck next week in the season finale of Cover Me Canada. Lets be sure we all vote for Melanie Morgan next week as she looks to win Cover Me Canada.