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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Traffic Delays at Haymarket Square

Delays are in the cards for drivers going down Rothesay Avenue.

Beginning today, drivers going westbound on Rothesay Avenue will not be able to turn left onto Haymarket Square toward Crown Street.

Irving Oil will doing pipeline maintenance in the area and the work is expected to last for the rest of the month.

Police Force Willing To Do Business

The Saint John Police Force is open for business so to speak.

The Police Commission Board passing a motion that allows them to take up business proposals from other regions if there is a financial incentive or other benefits.

The force recently took over the Ken Valley's 911 distpatch service and Christopher Waldschutz of the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners tells CHSJ News it makes sense to pass such a motion.

He says there are no currently no deals in the works.

Salmons Released To Boost Numbers

200 adult inner Bay of Fundy Salmon have been released at Fundy National Park into the Point Wolfe River with the goal being to prevent them from becoming extinct.

Despite their best efforts, it's a distinct possibility according to park ecologist Rene Wissink because of the oceans being used and abused.

Historically, 40 thousand of them were returning to Bay of Fundy rivers and streams but by 1999, that number had declined to 250.

P.R.O. Kids Continue Fundraising Efforts

200 local kids are on the PRO Kids waiting list, looking to be placed in a recreation activity.

PRO Kids manager Tammy DeSaulniers tells CHSJ News fundraising efforts continue through Baxter's dairys and their annual pointsettia sale to get those numbers down.

She says they have Zumba fundraisers every Sunday at Glen Falls School which is great because people like to be active and its helps kids be active too.

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Eye Test Program Successful

A free eye-testing program for kids starting kindergarten in District 8 a big success.

Superintendent Susan Tipper tells CHSJ News the Optometrists Association Dr. Joanne Henderson came to her offering to do the tests for free and she says they took them up on it.

323 children got eye tests and over 20 per cent had a deficit that required glasses.

Tipper tells us the program will be back.