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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Traffic Note

You might want to avoid Hilyard Drive if you're out and about today.

The road will be closed between Chesley Drive and Simonds Street until 7 o'clock tonight while construction is done on the Chesley Drive off-ramp.

Drivers will not be able to turn right on Hilyard Street if they're headed east on Chesley Drive.

The Place 400 parking lot will be accessible via Simonds Street.

Norton Weighs In On Council Cuts

Councillor Mel Norton could be changing his vote when it comes to cutting 4 seats from the council horseshoe.
Norton tells CHSJ News while he likes the idea of saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by having a smaller council, the feedback from his constituents has him reconsidering.
He says people have expressed concerns about accessibility and councillors being stretched too thin.
He says there will be rigorous debate in council chambers before any changes are made, especially after other councillors have also heard public feedback.

Blood Clinic Offers Strawberry Shortcake For Donations

The blood donor clinic on University Avenue offering you a sweet treat if you're willing to roll up your sleeve and give blood.

Sharon Bala with Canadian Blood Services tells CHSJ News the clinic will be giving out strawberry shortcake to donors this week.

Bala says there is often a dip in the amount of blood donors during the summer months because people go on vacation or get busy with outdoor activities.

Bala says the clinic is hoping to see just over 100 people come out throughout the week, and will be open on Monday and Thursday from 11am until 8pm, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am until 2:30pm.

Bus Tracking Good For Comex

New GPS technology that tracks the exact whereabouts of buses won't just benefit city commuters, but people from outlying areas as well.

The technology is now installed on all city buses and can be accessed on the Internet or on smart phones.

Hampton Mayor Ken Chorley says the Comex bus service is already going at full tilt and the new technology can only help.

He says people like the Comex bus service because it takes away the stress of driving and gets them to town on time.

Rain Leaves East Side Flooded

Rothesay Avenue and McAllister Drive are open again, but police advise you to drive with caution.

Yesterday morning's heavy rainfall causing significant flooding in the city's East Side, stranding several cars and closing area streets.

On Loch Lomond Road and Russell Street manhole covers were lifted completely off from the pressure of the water.

Police say one area that remains particularly water-clogged is where Rothesay Avenue turns into Rothesay Road.

Police Catch Naked Man Out For Late Night Stroll

French Village residents getting a shock when a naked man came around knocking on doors last night. Rothesay police getting the call at 11pm and arrived to find the naked man waving a butcher knife. Police say he forced his way into a home and grabbed the knife before the owner could force him out. The man was arrested and no one was hurt in the incident.

And city fire responding to a blaze at 28 Albert Street in the early morning hours. The vacant building was also involved in a fire a few months earlier. Crews arrived to find flames coming from a 1st floor window, and made quick work of knocking them down.