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Sunday, June 7, 2009

UNBSJ And Community College Expansions In Spotlight



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(UNBSJ campus at Tucker Park - photo courtesy of UNB)

We will get more details in the morning about expansion plans at U-N-B-S-J -- on Friday we told you the federal government is contributing 8-million dollars to the project.
Tomorrow -- we find out the exact amount the province will be contributing during an official announcement at the Tucker Park campus beginning at 9:30am.
Conservative M-P's Rodney Weston and Rob Moore - Post Secondary Education Minister Donald Arsenault - and - Energy Minister Jack Keir are taking part.
And later this morning - Arsenault meets Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty for an announcement at the Community College on Grandview Avenue.

Excitement Over the Q-Plex



Excitement continues to build now that the contract to build the Q-Plex has been awarded. Council unanimously voted to move ahead with the proposal early last week, but it wasn't always totally agreement at the Town Hall. Councilor Lisa Loughery is in the banking business and admits the initial figure was intimidating but is pleased with how things have progressed:

Loughery adds with so many different things to enjoy at the complex, everyone no matter what activity you like to take part in, can find something to do at the Q-Plex. 

New Additions to the Sea Dogs



The Saint John Sea Dogs are welcoming three new players to their line up after the Midget Draft yesterday in Moncton.
In the first round the Sea Dogs chose defenseman Pierre Durepos with the 10th pick, and forward Jonathan Huberdeau with the 18th.
In the second round the Sea Dogs picked up Saint John Vito's forward Aiden Kelly.
For a complete list of yesterday's draft selections click

Structure Fires In the City



A couple of fires in the city yesterday.
Just after 1 o'clock in the afternoon the fire department responded to a call of a structure fire on Arthur Street West.
Firefighters found the smoke in the kitchen of a residence, but was quickly able to extinguish the blaze.
One firefighter has been sent to the hospital for unknown injuries.
The kitchen of the house is the only part suffering damage.

Meanwhile, at around 8:30 last night crews responded to a fire at a vacant building at 50 Durham Street.
Firefighters found a small fire in the back wall of the building, and took 45 minutes to battle the flames.
The Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.

Couple of Accidents Yesterday



One man is in the hospital after an ATV accident near Lepreau.
The Musquash Fire Department responded to the accident around 6 o'clock last night and after the ambulance and paramedics arrived the driver was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, in the city a single vehicle crack up out on the Airport Arterial at Cosey Lake Road.
There were no injuries, and the driver of the vehicle refused any medical treatment.
Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident.

No More Smoking in Valley Vehicles



There is a new bylaw in place for town staff in Quispamsis.........smoking is no longer permitted in town vehicles. Mayor Murray Driscoll tells CHSJ News, the reason for it is obvious........smoking in vehicles is a health hazard and the town continues to put bylaws in place to make it environmentally friendly.

Driscoll says the implementation of this bylaw has nothing to do the town receiving complaints. 

Military Training



Students from the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School will conduct an exercise in Saint John tomorrow and Tuesday. Students and support staff will be conducing reconnaissance to find strategic and tactical air defense capabilities at the Saint John Airport, NB Power and the Port.

No weapons or ammunition will be involved in during the exercise.