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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blow Up Dragon Stabbed

They'll be no inflatable dragon welcoming people at the entrance to the Busker's festival today.

City police say the giant blow up mascot was stabbed 20 times last night.

A nearby security guard saw the attacker, but they managed to get away.

Buskers Rap Up Today

(The Daredevil Chicken Club performs for a crowd in Loyalist Plaza)
(Photo By Sherry Aske)

The buskers rap up their four day visit to the Port City today.
The acrobats, stilt walkers, puppeteers and performers have been performing on the Boardwalk since Thursday as part of the festival's 20th Anniversary.
Every year the Busker's Festival attracts over 35,000 Saint Johners and tourists to the Boardwalk.

Illegal Dumping Still A Problem

Even with the focus of living greener, areas of the Saint John River are still having problems with illegal dumping.

Tom Benjamin is the Executive Director of the Hammond River Angling Association and tells CHSJ News it's an ongoing problem. 

He says while they're not seeing as much litter around, people are still dumping their things on back paths and wherever they can back a truck in. 

Benjamin says the big thing is education as people shouldn't be dumping this material to begin with.

New Bus Route For Valley

(File Photo)

Saint John Transit is launching a new bus route in the Valley starting August 3rd.

Mayor Murray Driscoll tells CHSJ News the new Quispamsis Comex 53 will stop 2 or 3 times along the Vincent Road, including at the site of the new Q-Plex.

Driscoll says the added route will help get more cars off the road and lower carbon emissions.

To see the bus schedule for the Comex 53 go to