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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Body Found near McAllister Place



Man's body found behind McAllister Place yesterday afternoon around 2:30. At this point city police don't believe it is anything suspicious, however, they are looking into all leads before closing the case. An autopsy is being performed.

Annual Spring Burn in Gagetown Underway



Fire will be blazing in the base Gagetown area beginning today as the annual Spring Grass Burn Program gets underway. It's carried out every year to reduce the build-up of patches of dead grass in the training area's.

Burning will be carried out during normal working hours and only when weather conditions are favourable. It is scheduled to be finished by May 15th.

Grab Your Dancing Shoes and Hit the Uptown



Dancers in Greater Saint John will be warming up their moves over the next two days. So You Think You Can Dance Canada hits the city for the first time ever, Tuesday at the Imperial Theater.

The lineup begins at 6 am and official registration starts at 8 o'clock. Those looking to audition will have a chance to speak with host Leah Miller, and choreographer Blake McGrath.

Construction Numbers in from The Valley



A slow but steady start in Rothesay this year as far as construction is concerned. Last month, the Town brought in over $235,000 dollars and for the same time last year, it was $1.2 million. So far this year, over two million dollars in construction work has been complete which is well ahead of last years total at this time which was $1.6. million.

No new major projects are on the books but Town Officials will unveil their new Muncipal Plan next month which could re-zone vacant lots in the town. 

Rally to Save The Ferries Still Afloat



A big crowd is expected today at the Bellisle Ferry landing. This as organizers of the Save the Ferry Run host a barbeque on the vessel this afternoon between two and five. Organizer Linda Watson tells CHSJ News, there will be plenty going on as they continue to get people up to speed on the how the fight to save the service is going:

Wioth two weeks to go before the Province pulls the cable on the Bellisle, Hampstead and Gagetown Ferry runs, Watson says the group continues to work hard and when asked, she says the ferry service will be saved no matter what.  


Young Man Killed By Train Collision



RCMP are still trying to piece together evidence after a 16-year old boy from Sussex was killed. Officers were called to Maple Avenue early yesterday morning to find a 16-year old boy had been hit by a train. Officers do know he was hit by the locomotive while crossing the tracks at the mid-way point between Main Street and  Rosemont Avenue.

He was rushed to the Regional here in Saint John but died a short time later from his injuries.


Fire Leaves 13 Out of Their Homes



There are thirteen people who are left out of their homes until repairs can be made to their fire ravaged homes along McLaren Boulevard. Fortunately no one hurt as the blaze spread through four townhouses early this morning, and the fire was quickly beaten back by the Saint John Fire Department. Everyone should be able to return to their homes between 45-51 McLaren once the site has been cleaned up and repaired. The cause of the fire is under investigation.