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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bay of Fundy Continues Drive To Be One Of The World's 7 Natural Wonders

The crashing tides of the Bay of Fundy receiving some international recognition. The bay could be named one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Bay of Fundy Tourism executive Terri McCulloch states that the bay is running against major tourist sites like the Grand Canyon, Dead Sea, and the Galapagos Islands. An important goal of the campaign has been to get some visibility for the Bay of Fundy.

Politicians and celebrities, including comedian Rick Mercer, are getting behind the bid. Mercer recently featured the bay in a segment of his TV show.

Over 440 sites entered the contest: the Bay of Fundy has made it into the final 28. It is the only remaining Canadian entrant.

The winners will be announced November 11.

To vote for the Bay of Fundy, click here.

Community Paper Celebrates 3 Years

The free paper "Around the Block" is a familiar sight to readers in Saint John's priority neighborhoods. The publication is celebrating its third anniversary this week.

Coordinator Juanita Black tells CHSJ News that the paper has taken important lessons from communities throughout the Port City, such as learning from one another.

According to Black, the paper has come a long way since it started in 2008.

The goal of "Around the Block" is to give a sense of pride to priority neighborhoods.

Night Of Champions At Harbour Station Tonight

It's a truly historic game at Harbour Station tonight between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Chicoutimi as the 2011 Memorial Cup and President's Cup banners will be raised to the rafters.   

The "Night of Champions" also features the presentation of championship rings in a ceremony at center ice.
Sea Dogs CEO Scott McCain says they laugh at it in Toronto since the Leafs haven't raised a banner since 1967 but Saint John is raising the most important trophy in junior hockey.
The team is asking fans to be in their seats by 6:30 for the 7 o'clock start time.