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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sea Dogs Announce Contest Winners

The Sea Dogs announcing the winners of their “Paint the Town Blue” contest where they asked fans to decorate their homes and businesses to support the team.

 The Facebook photos on the Dogs page with the most likes win the top prizes and in the home category it goes to Andrea Kane who gets a flex package for next season. 
Steve’s Renovations also gets a season flex pass for first  prize in the business category.

Ernie Arsenault came in second in the home category and Peice O' Cake Custom Creations was second in the Business Category.   They both get a 10-voucher flex package.
In third place, Sam White and Key Industries came in third place winning a $50 gift card for the Sea Dogs store.

To see the announcement on Sea Dogs Tv, Click here

Heavy Equipment Thief Nabbed

Some light-fingered thieves of heavy equipment getting nabbed---On April 10th, 2012 police received a complaint of a theft from a local construction company that some tools and equipment had gone missing with a total cost of over 10-thousand dollars.

RRPF Major Crime Unit conducted an investigation and as a result, 31 year-old Henry Podniewicz was arrested and charged with Theft Over $5000. He pleaded guilt and will be sentenced on June 26th. Charges are pending against a second person. Police were able to recover some of the equipment.

Hampton Could Be BBQ Town

Hampton could be hosting a giant BBQ for 5000 people featuring Hedley if they can get enough votes in a national contest.

The President's Choice BBQ Town winner also gets $25,000 for a local nutrition program.
Allan Lindsay of Loblaw Companies Limited tells CHSJ News says Hampton has a great location for the BBQ in the town's pavilion.

He says the community involvement was strong on all the entries and highlighted a project where 250 community volunteers built a playground.

The 20 finalists from across the country also include Fredericton and Charlottetown.
To vote for Hampton, click here

Uptown Man Found Guilty In Highway Death

A King Street East man is looking at a minimum of 3 years in prison after being found guilty of impaired driving causing death.

30 year old Jordan Sullivan was charged after a two car collision along the Airport Arterial in March of 2011 which killed 50 year old Sheila Bayers. Her car was stopped or almost stopped when Sullivan, who was going the wrong way, slammed into her. 

The court heard he had both marijuana and alcohol in his system and was over the legal limit. The force of impact was such that Bayers was ejected from her car even though she had her seatbelt on. Her car was driven back more than 14 metres.

Shirley Reminisces About Teenage Mel

Saint John really is a small world--at the swearing in of Mayor Mel Norton last night, former mayor and current common councillor Shirley McAlary sharing a story showing just how funny life can be.

McAlary says 20 years ago when she was running for common council she was teamed up in a co-op program with a certain go-getting teenager. His name was Mel Norton and he shadowed her for a day on the campaign trail, sharing long the way that he someday hoped to get into law and then politics.

McAlary says afterward she took the young Mel to McDonald's for a hamburger and a coke. She congratulated Mel on the fact he managed to achieve his goals and become Mayor of the "greatest city in Canada."

Nominations Needed By June 25

Do you know a person or organization that should be nominated for the Provincial Human Rights Award?

The deadline for nominations is June 25.

The Provincial Human Rights Commission establishing the award to recognize achievement or leadership on a volunteer basis by people and organizations in the promoting of equality and human rights in the province.

The award was founded in 1988 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and it's handed out every year on September 15th--New Brunswick Human Rights Day.

Previous winners include the Town of Hampton.

Information about the nomination process is available by calling 1-888-471-2233 or click

Two Men & Two Women Facing Firearms Charges

The City Police Major Crime Unit conducting a search in the South end finding weapons.

Two 20 year old men and two woman, 18 and 20 years old, face a number of firearms charges after officers seized a sawed off shotgun with ammunition and a knife from a home on Charlotte street.

20 year old Jordon Cromwell was released on conditions and is due back in court next month.

Saint John Officially Welcomes New Mayor & Council

A new era in Saint John's political history being officially ushered in with the swearing in of Mayor Mel Norton and the new Common Council.

Norton tells CHSJ News the former council's legacy was marked by good intentions that got bogged down by challenges. He says those will only be addressed through a new, cooperative leadership of which he hopes to set an example

Shelley Rinehart also getting sworn in as deputy mayor. She echoes Norton's point about working together, saying the first thing to do is for council to get to know one another and figure out how best to address the big issues.

The first meeting of the new council is on June 4th.