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Friday, March 4, 2011

The Mail Is Moving Again In Martinon

The weather gets the blame for a lot these days and now mail delivery is no exception.
Canada Post says extreme snowfall is part of the reason residents in Martinon and Westfield did not get their mail for the last week.
Atlantic Canada Communications Manager Denise Cora tells CHSJ News the build up of snow prevented the contractors from being able to remove the snow and provide access to the mail boxes.

She says customers served by 5 community boxes were impacted by the snow buildup but the mail was delivered to those mailboxes this morning.
Cora adds they are working with their contractor to ensure mail delivery won't be affected by snow build up in the future.

Fire Destroys Little Lepreau Home This Morning

Fire destroying a home on the Lomax Road in Little Lepreau this morning.
Ambulance NB paramedics were first to arrive just before 8:30am and were able to inform firefighters that everyone was out of the home which was filled with heavy smoke.
Once on the scene, firefighters entered the building to fight the fire which appears to have originated in the basement of the older two story house.

The Black's Harbour Fire Department responded to assist members of the Musquash Fire Department battling the blaze in the -20 degree temperatures.
Four people living in the house were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms and not injured. The cause of the fire was accidental.

Police Search For Another Uptown Taxi Robber

Another day another taxi driver robbery in the Uptown.
City police tell CHSJ News their Major Crime unit is investigating a robbery with a weapon on Sewell street just after 1am this morning.
A 70-year-old taxi driver had some money taken from him and he was injured but did not require treatment.

Police are looking for a man who is about 6 feet tall between the ages of 24 and 30 wearing dark clothes and a hoody.
If you have any information call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Major Crime Unit at 648-3333. 

Federal Government Urged To Retain Incentives To Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

The federal government is expected to cut spending when its budget is unveiled March 22nd but David Plante who represents manufacturers and exporters in the province tells CHSJ News incentives to make buildings more energy efficient should be left untouched and , if anything, enhanced.

Plante says energy can gobble up from 10 to 30 per cent of their operating budgets so investment tax credits for retrofitting buildings would be most welcome. He points out manufacturers reduced their energy consumption by 8 per cent from 1995 to 2007.

Despite financial challenges, BOT President remains upbeat

Despite calls for cuts and taxes increases in the upcoming provincial budget, the President of the Saint John Board of Trade is upbeat.
Imelda Gilman tells CHSJ News says this province was built on pioneering, new immigrants and is full of natural resources.

She says we are one of the oldest provinces that helped form this country and we have many creative minds that we need to keeping here.
Gilman says the province is leading in many areas including the energy sector and in health by developing a knowledge sector with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

Another City Cabbie Is Held Up

Another cab driver has been robbed.

This latest holdup happening around 1:00 this morning in the area of Sewell Street and Cobourg in the uptown.

The driver sustained minor injuries while the robber ran off on foot.

Military Convoy On The Road To Gagetown

It's not an invasion but, an exercise.

At least 50 military vehicles carrying up to 500 soldiers will be making their way to CFB Gagetown between 9am and Noon today.

The members of 37 Canadian Bridge Group and other units are taking part in The Maple Raider exercise that takes place annually giving soldiers the chance to hone their combat skills.