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Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Station



 There will soon be a new radio voice in the Nova Scotia town of Bridgewater -- our parent company - Acadia Broadcasting - has been granted approval by the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission for a new country music station.
 It's Acadia's second station in the town -- and company Vice President Jim MacMullin says the new station should be on the air by early next year.
 Acadia owns Country 94 and the Wave as well as a station in St Stephen and three in northwestern Ontario.
 The company has also applied for a new station in Halifax.

Graham on Ferries



Some provincial ferry services slated to be shut down in just under a week unless viable options are presented to keep the service afloat without government cash--- The Gagetown, Hampstead, and Belleisle ferries fate remains unknown as we await news from Premier Shawn Graham next week. Graham tells CHSJ News he believes potential solutions will continue to come forward, but the province can no longer keep the service afloat.

Graham also tells us an announcement will be made in the coming week.

Imagine the Possibilities



Sometimes it seems a little imagination is all thats needed to change everything--- and that seems to be the message at Samuel de Champlain this morning. The school is hosting the Imagine the Possibilities conference where over 125 participants are gathered brainstorming about regional cooperation in the Greater Saint John Area--- Keynote speaker Doug Keeley kicking off the conference with a story about one of the most successful Canadian start ups in history, preaching that success of something even as large as Cirque de Soleil comes from just an idea.

The conference is expected to conclude at around 3:30 this afternoon with another story presented by Keeley.

Police looking for Calls About Car Robberies



City police have a person in custody in relation to series of automobile break ins.
A number of cars were broken into last night in the Champlain Heights area, with a variety of items being stolen.
Police are asking anyone who notices something missing from their vehicle to give them a call.

Barbeque Safety



The plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the upper teens and even mid-twenties in some area's this weekend, many will be firing up the barbeque for the first time this year. Grand Bay-Westfield Fire Chief Dan McCoy tells CHSJ News, safety must always been on your mind.

McCoy adds it never hurts to do the soap and water test as well where you apply the mixture to the hoses, and if you see bubbles, that means there is a leak and you should replace the part or the unit. 

GPS In Quispamsis



As Saint John debates the pros and cons of G.P.S. units on it's fleet of vehicles, Quispamsis is singing the praises of the technology. Director of Engineering Gary Losier tells CHSJ News, the town has had the boxes hooked up to it's fleet of snow-plows for the past five years.

Losier says in the first two years they were in service, they saved enough money in spreading salt to purchase a new salt dome. As for the fear that Big Brother is keeping an eye on slackers.....Losier says they made it clear to all employee's, this was not the case.