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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Anti-Bullying Amendments introduced tomorrow

Conservative leader David Alward will introduce legislation tomorrow to make changes to the Province's anti-bullying policy.
It would make amendments to the New Brunswick Education Act by defining bullying and harrassment and making it mandatory that all school principals be informed of any incidents.

Rob Frennette is a co-founder of first youth-created anti-bullying website in Canada.
He tells CHSJ news he was bullied for over 11 years from Kindergarten up until Graduation.
Members of legislature will debate the proposed legislation on Thursday.

Mayor Court Says Shovels Will Be In The Ground Soon For Peel Plaza

Construction is finally underway on the justice complex at the site of the "Y" on Hazen Avenue. Common Council still hasn't had a final vote yet on the rest of the Peel Street development which includes a new police headquarters and parking garage. Mayor Ivan Court expects a report will be coming to Council in the next couple of weeks.

The Mayor remains confident shovels will be in the ground later this spring.

The Saint John YM-YWCA Still Looking For New Home

The search continues by the YM-YWCA for a new location. The President and C-E-O of the "Y" Pat Davis tells CHSJ News there's no shortage of possibilities in spite of their requirements which include space for a pool, day care centre, gym, wellness centre and on-site parking.

Davis is hoping a site to be finalised in a few months with the new "Y" being up and running by the end of 2012.

Charges Unlikely After Man Was Hit By Car In The KV

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Rothesay Regional Police say a 58 year old man suffered a broken leg, fractured neck and cuts and bruises after being hit by vehicle last night in the K.V.
The man was struck after 10 o'clock on the Old Hampton Road while crossing four lanes near the Pettingill Intersection.

Police tell CHSJ News they do not expect charges to be laid against the driver.
The investigation found the pedestrian had been drinking and did not cross the road at a nearby crosswalk.

Premier Says Blood Services Situation "Will Be Fixed"

Artificial Turf For Fields In Millidgeville

(Saint John Portland M-L-A Trevor Holder)
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Councilor Gary Sullivan has the full support of the MLA for Saint John Portland in his bid to bring artificial turf to the Millidgeville fields. Holder tells CHSJ News, all three levels of government need to get on board with this plan.
Holder adds all options including corporate funding are on the table as preliminary discussions are underway for the close to $1.5 million dollar project. The fields were constructed back in 2006 to serve the three Saint John High, Saint Malachy's and Harbourview high schools.

Pedestrian Struck In K-V

There's no word on any charges after a man was struck by a vehicle last night in the Valley. It happened around 10:00 as he was trying to cross Hampton Road by Pettingill. The extent of the man's injuries isn't known at this point.

School District 6 Career Fair

What do you want to do when you finish high school? A question on the mind of many students in District Six with the school year winding down. To help make the transition, District Six is hosting a Career Fair today with between 30-40 exhibitors set-up to answer your questions. Natalie Thompson, co-ordinator of the Work-room Resource Center tells CHSJ News, university and college isn't for everyone. Thompson adds the fair is classified as non-traditional which means the goal is to provide information on five of the six post-secondary destinations.

Future Of Notorious Kingsclear Youth Training Centre

(Provincial Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty)
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With two fires in less than five months, many are asking why isn't something being done with the former Kingsclear Reformatory? It is owned by the Province and Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty tells CHSJ News, the fire over the weekend happened in a building set to be demolished in the next week or two. Doherty admits the building sits on a valuable piece of real estate and believes there is someone interested in it. RCMP investigators confirm the fire over the weekend was deliberately set.

Women And Technology

Have you ever wished you could get a little more from your blackberry?
An event in Saint John this week hosted by Canadian Women in Communications aims to solve some of the mysteries of technology.
One of the organizers Alyson Townsend tells CHSJ News that it works like speed dating with participants spending 10 minutes with each expert. The event also features experts on digital cameras and an E-reader,
To register, go to and click New Brunswick or you can buy a ticket at the door.
It's $25 for members or $35 dollars for non-members and it's coming up on Thursday at Noon at the Hilton.