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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Body Of Missing Boater Found

The body of 81-year-old  Doctor John 'Jack' MacKay of Fredericton has been found. 

He was reported missing on June 23 after being reported that he fell overboard while fishing in the Porter Cover area. 

His body was found yesterday by a fisherman on the Main Southwest Miramichi River.

RCMP Asking For Help In Finding Murder Suspect

RCMP is asking for your help in locating a suspect in a home invasion and attempted murder.

Police are on the lookout for 19-year-old Tristan Harold Lyons in connection with a home invasion and attempted murder on Friday in Moncton.  Charges including attempted murder and break and enter.

Lyons has brown hair, blue eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170 lbs, medium build, and has four tattoos -- the most noticeable being the word 'Lyons' on the right side of his neck. 

Police are advising you to not approach him and to call police or crime-stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS.

Sale of AECL Could Leave Province Footing The Bill On Lepreau

The provincial Liberals are worried about the possible repercussions from the federal government's imminent sale of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.

Energy Critic Brian Kenny says the sale will leave questions on who will be responsible for paying the cost overruns of the Point Lepreau refit.
The province claims the federal government should pay for the billion dollar bill as they are the owners of AECL, who were contracted by the Lord government to do the work.

Kenny adds that the Energy Minister has been quite vague as to how negotiations between the province and AECL are going.

Report On Minor Injury Cap Not Out Until September

It will likely be September before the group responsible for reviewing the 25 hundred dollar minor injury cap on auto insurance makes its recommendation to the province.  

Chair Michel Leger tells CHSJ News after visiting 6 locations across the province, it's clear there is a problem with the current system.

Leger says the one thing they won't be looking into is the possibility of a deductible.  He says their mandate is only to address the cap and it's definition.

Needles Found In West Side Garbage

Recently a garbage bag was thrown onto a truck on the west side and it split open revealing needles.

Kevin Rice of Munical Operations tells us under the solid waste by-law that bag is tagged with a non-collection notice and its left at the curb.
Rice tells CHSJ News it happened to one man who then got a call from the Fundy Solid Waste Commission on what to do next.

He says the man was a diabetic and he was told they should be taken to the hospital for disposal and he took care of it.

Rice adds city staff are very aware of the risk of sharps in the garbage and they wear special gloves to protect their hands especially when working at night. For more information, go to and click news.

Saint John Lands In Third For Commuter Challenge

Saint John making its mark on the 2011 Commuter Challenge.

The city coming in third for it's category -- two hundred and ten Saint Johners biked, walked, or carpooled to and from work.

Renee Estabrooks is with J.D. Irving, which won the local business category for 100 and more employees.  She tells CHSJ News the company really encourages employees to travel green so it was natural to take part.

Other businesses taking top honours within the challenge include the Saint John Community Loan Fund and Service New Brunswick's Assessment division.

RCMP Seize Two Kilos Of Coke Near Havelock

Two kilos of coke and a kilo of hash are off the street after a drug bust on Highway 2 in Havelock.

A 35-year-old Montreal man is in custody after the RCMP's Roving Traffic Unit and Drug Section found the drugs in a vehicle.

The seizure is the result of the RCMP’s efforts to disrupt and dismantle organized crime.

Bay Of Fundy Event Tonight Needs 777 People

Here's an activity for the high school or college student that doesn't have a summer job yet.  777 people are needed to form a giant human 7 at the Coast Guard site tonight.
The event being held to raise awareness as the Bay of Fundy compete in the New 7 Wonders of Nature content.

Terri McCulloch with Fundy Tourism says The Bay of Fundy is one of only 28 sites left in the competition and it's up against places like the Grand Canyon and the Dead Sea.
The event gets underway at 6pm tonight at the Coast Guard site.
To vote for the Bay of Fundy in the contest, click here

Hilyard Street Closure

Hilyard Street will be closed between Chesley Drive and Simonds Street all day (7am to 7pm) today for work on the Chesley Drive off-ramp.

Motorists headed west from Uptown are advised to use Main Street to access Chesley Drive. Motorists headed east on Chesley Drive will not be able to turn right onto Hilyard Street.

Tenants and customers of Place 400 will have access to the parking lot via Simonds Street and the parking lot behind the Lord Beaverbrook Rink. For more information, call 658-4455.

Victims Want To See Minor Injury Cap Removed

Accident victims calling for the complete removal of the 25 hundred dollar minor injury cap on auto insurance. Guy Daigle says he still has trouble moving his head and neck due to injuries he suffered in an accident four years ago.  He says the cap is based entirely on the profitability of the car insurance industry.

He says without the cap judges were able to award compensation that was fair and moderate to both parties. He says with the cap there seems to be a significant tilt towards the insurance companies.

Daigle says the definition of what constitutes a minor injury is so confusing, even doctors can't figure it out, and the insurance industry applies it to all cases except for the most catastrophic.