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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Watermain Break in East Saint John

Quick work by City Works Crews last night saved a lot of businesses in East Saint John grief on the busiest night of the week. A watermain broke at the corner of McAllister and Westmorland Drives just after six o'clock but crews quickly isolated the problem and no businesses were affected by the break.

The city will be back on the scene Monday to fix the problem and a heads up for vehicles, the inside lane along McAllister Drive right near the movie theaters has a huge crack in it so keep an eye out for that.

Person Struck Near Rothesay Avenue

The overpass on Rothesay Avenue is closed after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
City police are rerouting traffic, as the reconstructionist team investigates what happened.
Not many details are available, as the investigation begins, but the Staff Sergeant tells CHSJ News, the pedestrian suffered serious injuries.

Bay of Fundy at the Olympics

The world famous Bay of Fundy will be represented at the Olympics starting today.
Bay of Fundy tourism will have a display promoting voting in the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign.
Terri McCulloch of Bay of Fundy Tourism tells CHSJ News all four provinces are represented at Atlantic Canada House on Granville Island in Vancouver.
The display starts today and runs until February 28th.
To vote for the Bay of Fundy go to

A Celebration for Rothesay

[Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop----File Photo]
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Town of Rothesay with the celebrations starting this summer.

Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News, the goal is to get the community involved as much as possible.
Bishop says the town has applied to Heritage Canada for a grant of $50 thousand dollars and is confident it will be approved. The town has established a committee to coordinate a number of events starting in August.

Funds Roll in for Q-Plex

[Breaking Ground For the Q-Plex---File Photo]
With another sponsor brought on board earlier this week for the Q-Plex, where do things stand with the Capital Fundraising Campaign. The new goal is $1.5 million and Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll tells CHSJ News, the original goal was an even one million dollars:

Driscoll adds they anticipate the Q-Plex will come in on budget but the more sponsorship dollars they can raise, the less of a burden on the tax-payer.

LeBlanc Reacts to Jamiesons Resignation

[Saint John Lancaster M-L-A Abel LeBlanc---File Photo]

Many people are still searching for answers after Saint John Fundy MLA and former Tourism Minister Stuart Jamieson resigned from cabinet late last week. Abel Leblanc is the MLA for Saint John Lancaster and tells CHSJ News, he and Jaimeson are good friends and he feels bad about the situation:

Premier Graham says Jaimeson broke the ranks of cabinet when he spoke out against the NB Power/Hydro Quebec proposal saying it should be out to a vote. We spoke to Leblanc days before he lost his temper in the Legislature on Thursday, flipping members of the Conservative party the bird and doubling up his fist with a challenge to meet him outside.

Skate to Care Gets Underway Today

Harbour Station provides the back-drop for the 23rd Investors Group Skate to Care today. 36 teams have been fund-raising for months and are now ready to hit the ice. The goal is to raise between $140 and $15,000 dollars for mindcare. Donna Gates is Executive Director and tells CHSJ News, this is her first year in running the event with Peggy Brittian stepping down:

Gates adds anyone interested in applying for funds can do so until the 26th at The opening ceremony gets started at noon.