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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Missing Fishermen Are Identified

The search for two fishermen from Whitehead Island has been called off. The vessel, the “Whole Family” was reported missing Thursday night, and a good portion of the Bay of Fundy has been searched by the Coast Guard with help from search and rescue. Debris from the vessel was found yesterday afternoon but the two fishermen on board have not yet been found.

They have been identified as 45-year old Harold Cossaboom and 35-year old Corey Cossaboom. RCMP are now handling this as a missing persons case while the Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the sinking of the vessel.

Saint John Wine Fair Tonight

The Trade and Convention Center will provide the back-drop for the 8th annual Saint John Wine Fair tonight. It is one of the most anticipated events of the new year and a major fundraiser for the Red Cross. Marketing chair Janelle Shillington tells CHSJ News, there is a fine selection for wine lovers to enjoy:
Shillington adds all of the money raised goes toward the Red Cross's on-going efforts in Greater Saint John. Things gets started at 7:30pm.

Province Reacts to Mortgage Change

[Social Development and Housing Minister Kelly Lamrock----File Photo]
Concerned that many people are taking on too much debt, Ottawa has moved to make it tougher for first-time buyers to get in over their heads when entering the hot housing market. Social Development and Housing Minister Kelly Lamrock tells CHSJ News, we don't want to see in this country what happened recently to the housing market in the United States:
One of the measures would require a potential home owner to meet the ability to pay a five-year fixed-rate mortgage whether they chose that option or not.

J.D. Irving Companies Match Employee Contributions for Haiti

The J.D. Irving group of companies continues to support humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. The company has matched $40,000 in employee contributions for a total contribution of $80,000 to the Red Cross.
Jim Irving says it is the company's hope that the employee's contribution along with the international effort will mean that the people affected by this tragedy continue to get help.
John Byrne of the Red Cross says with the committment from the J.D.I group they can continue to provide emergency medical care, food, water and shelter to 320, 000 people in Haiti.
The JDI Group has also provided a truckload of diapers and tissue from Irving Personal Care and Irving Tissue in Dieppe.