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Friday, March 27, 2009

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder



A 52-year old man from Dieppe has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder in Shediac. RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call yesterday evening around five o'clock about a man pointing a gun at a woman. A neighbour noticed what was happening and managed to intervene convincing the man to put the weapon down. No one was injured and the man was arrested by police in the area shortly after.

He is now facing numerous charges including attempted murder, kidnapping, pointing a firearm, break and enter and uttering threats. He is due in court later today.

Fisheries Ministers Respond to Shrimp Rumors



The provincial Fisheries Minister has released a joint statement today with Quebec regarding persistent rumors the federal minister of fisheries and oceans is about to give greater shrimp access to two other provinces. It's believed federal minister Gail Shea will give Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia larger shrimp quotas for the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Rick Doucet says the shrimp fleet is in great financial difficulty, and any reallocation of shrimp would be disastrous. He says any change to the regional shares of shrimp would create instability for the entire Atlantic fisheries.

Enterprise SJ Unveils Role of New West Side Resource Person



Enterprise Saint John is hoping to build on the momentum of business growth on the West Side. Jay Reid has been selected as the new resource person for West Side development. Enterprise Saint John General Manager Steve Carson tells CHSJ news Reid will work with developers, ward councilors and the West Side Business Association.

Reid is a West side resident and the former executive assistant to former mayor Norm McFarlane.

Three Companies Awarded for Supporting Troops



Three provincial companies are receiving awards for their support to Canada's Reserve Force. Saint John based Innovatia, Dillon Consulting--with offices in Saint John and Fredericton--and--Norampac Moncton Division will be presented with the awards tomorrow at HMCS Brunswicker.

Elisabeth Rybak with the Canadian Forces Liaison Council will hand out the honour at one o'clock.


Fire in Sussex Last Night



A cat and two dogs were killed after fire ripped through an apartment in Sussex last night. RCMP and fire-fighters arrived at the building on Church Avenue to find flames were spotted on the third level of the four unit high structure and spread to the second floor.

Investigators don't consider the fire suspicious.


Update on West and Uptown Fires



The investigation into a fire last week that ripped through three West-Side homes is almost finished. Fire Chief Rob Simonds tells CHSJ News, the cause is not suspicious but exactly what sparked the blaze won't be know until next week. Fire crews were called to 693 Manawagonish Road in the early morning hours of the 17th to find flames in the basement apartment which quickly spread 685 and 687. Nobody was hurt.

Chief Simonds also tells us the mystery of how a fire on Elliot Row the following night started has been solved. It was electrical in nature and left 15 people with no place to call home. 


Jamer Responds to Allegations



A verbal attack by MP Greg Thompson is being defended by the company in the spotlight.....Jamer Materials. The Regional Minister for the Province is also slamming the Provincial Environment Department for it's claims the companies quarry in Bayside poses no health or environmental risks. General Manager of Jamer Mark Clark tells CHSJ News, he has not be told by Fredericton or Ottawa that there will be no environmental impact assessment.

Clark says the company has always been willing to listen to any concerns and looks forward to adressing all of them during a public hearing in the coming weeks.