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Monday, December 14, 2009

H1N1 Clinics in greater Saint John area

(file photo)

If you still need to get the vaccine, H1N1 clinics continue in the Saint John area.
There is a clinic at the Assumption Centre on Chapel Street West until 7pm this evening.
You are asked to park and enter through the back. Wheelchair accessibility is available at the front.
Tomorrow, there is a clinic at Millidgeville North school on Woodward Avenue and it runs from 3-8pm.   You are asked to use the entrance to District 8 office. The clinic is in the school cafeteria.

The following are clinics between Wednesday and Saturday:
Sussex Middle School, December 16, 3:30 pm - 7pm

**Last clinic for this area**

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Rothesay, December 16, 2pm - 8pm

Belleisle Community Center, December 17, 3pm - 7pm
**Last clinic for this area, Belleisle/Hampton/Norton/Apohaqui**

WorksafeNB, 3700 Westfield Road, Grand Bay, December 17, 3pm - 8pm
**Please use the North side entrance with handrail. Parking is limited until 4:15pm
Last clinic for this area, Grand Bay/West Saint John**

St Stephen Public Health Office, December 18, 8:30am - 7pm
**Last clinic for this area, Charlotte County**

Bill McGuire Memorial Centre, Rothesay, December 18, 1pm - 7pm
**Last clinic for this area, Kennebecasis Valley**

For more information on clinics go to or call 1-800-580-0038.

Young Girl Makes Donation

A recent donation has officials at the Huntsman Marine Center thrilled. It has come from six year old Kayley Clark of Fredericton who made a huge sacrifice at her recent birthday party. Instead of bringing presents, she asked her friends to bring a donation to help move the seals at the center into their new home. Kayley also donated all of her birthday card money with the final total rolling in at $186.85 cents.

Kayley and her family dropped off the gift over the weekend and received a few in return from the center. A campaign has just been launched to raise two million dollars for a new Bay of Discovery Center with the hope of being open by 2011.

Rally in Saint John

(Protestor in Saint John Against NB Power Proposal)
                  (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

A small number of protestors braving the cold wind outside the energy building on Germain Street to stage a rally against the sale of NB Power to Hydro Quebec. Bethany Thorne Dykstra of Put NB People First says if a referendum was held on V-L-T's a few years ago, then there should be one on this issue which affects all rate-payers.

Put N-B People First is urging every person in the Province to sign a number of petitions that are circulating calling on the Provincial cabinet to proclaim a referendum.

Piece of Property in Millidgeville Now Protected

(Ken Hirtle Making Presentation to John Irving)
                (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

Another piece of land in the Province is now protected by the Nature Trust of New Brunswick. The Graham Government has donated 27 hectares which now becomes an official nature preserve. The piece of property is right behind Samuel de Champlain and runs down to the Saint John River. Renata Woodward with the Nature Trust tells CHSJ News, this is a wonderful addition to the group's to do list.

Along with the property from the Province, John Irving has donated $75,000 dollars which will finance the stewardship of the reserve. Homeowners in Ragged Point and the Boars Head Road area have been working for years to protect this piece of property.

Mini Home Destroyed by Fire

Nobody hurt but a mini home has been destroyed by fire. The St. Martin's Department was called Bains Corner last night just after nine to find the vacant trailer engulfed in flames and luckily, were having a meeting when the call came in so it took no time to get there.

Investigators believe someone may have been in the home illegally because there is no power hooked up.

SeaDogs Winning Streak is Over

        (Seadogs Logo)
          (File Photo)

It started with a win against Moncton and came to an end with a loss to the Wildcats. The Seadogs winning streak crashed at 22 at the Coliseum yesterday with a 7-3 loss to Moncton. Dogs President Wayne Long tells CHSJ News, no question it certainly stings a little more that the streak ends against Moncton.

President Long is hoping a big crowd shows up to pay tribute to the team for this amazing run of 22 straight wins.

Work on Highway One Almost Finished

The Traffic pattern out to the Valley should be flowing smoother by Wednesday. Matt Frye, an official with the Department of Transportation tells CHSJ News, the work being carried out near Strescon should be finished by tomorrow.

Crews have been braving the elements since last week to get a new sign for the Ashburn Lake Road exit in place.

Worlds Longest Bridge Gets Repairs

Over the next three months, the covered bridge in Hartland is getting some repair work compliments of the Department of Transportation. The roof on the first and second spans on the Hartland side of the bridge will be replaced which means the bridge is shut down starting today until Friday.

Total cost of the project is $120,000 dollars. The covered bridge in Hartland is the longest in the world.

New Sponsor for Ball Hockey Tournament

Tim Hortons has signed on as the title sponsor of the World 3 on 3 Street Hockey Championship for the next three years. The event will now be known as the Tim Hortons World 3 on 3 Street Hockey Championship.

This year the tournament will introduce a youth division, along with the very popular men's and women's divisions. There will be four categories within this division ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18.

H-1-N-1 Flu Clinics

For those still deciding whether or not they want to recieve the H1N1 Virus Flu Shot, your time is running short. Friday, December 18th, will the be the final day to recieve the shot in a mass public clinic. With the provincial government's investment of $17.1 million dollars, the vaccine is free to all New Brunswickers who choose to be immunized.
By the time the clinics close, more than 55 per cent of the province will have been vaccinated against the virus. More then half of those immunized are under 19.

Rothesay Town Budget

Increases in spending across the board are expected to hightlight the budget for the Town of Rothesay to be handed down tonight. In the general document, there are increases for fire and police with cash also set aside for recreation and street maintenance. Mayor Bill Bishop believes taxpayers in the town will be happy with the final document. The current tax rate in Rothesay is $1.23 and tonight's council meeting gets started at eight at the Town Hall.

Proposed Condo Project in Rothesay

The town of Rothesay is considering rezoning a parcel of land on Marr Road and is holding a public hearing regarding the proposed rezoning of 23 Marr Road for a higher density condo project.
The town is looking to hear from those who are opposed or in favour of the change.
The meeting gets started at 7 o'clock at the town hall.

NB Power Rally

Anyone opposed to the proposed sale of NB Power to Hydro Quebec is being called on to rally in uptown Saint John this morning in front of the Energy Building on Germain Street. Those taking part in the rally will then visit three Saint John MLA's Constituency offices. Bethany Thorne Dykstra is a spokesperson for the group and tells the wave the debt hanging over the public utility isn't all that bad. Thorne Dykstra adds they want to know where the yet to be named MLA's stand on this sale and whether they will push for a referendum on this issue.

Police Blotter

2 people are behind bars after a man was assaulted at 40 Ocean Court on the west side. The victim was treated in hospital for minor injuries. City police also arresting three people for a break and enter at Mr. Music on Prince Edward Street.