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Friday, June 1, 2012

Brunswick Pipeline Hosting Exercise Tomorrow

Don't be's only a test.    That's the message for Musquash residents as Brunswick Pipeline hosts an mock exercise tomorrow morning.
Community Relations Manager Dina Bartolacci-Seely tells CHSJ News there will be extra people and emergecy vehicles but,they need to know that nothing is wrong.

She says it's training and there is no need to panic or to impact anyone's routine and no gas is being released.

The exercise will be run in the West Branch Musquash Road area between 9 to 11am.

RRPD Bike Auction Goes Tomorrow

Bikes, phones and even a GPS...just some of the items you can bid on at the annual Rothesay Regional Police bike auction.
Sgt. Mike Dickson tells CHSJ News the bike are found around the community.

He says some people donate them and some around found in parking lots, some are stolen and then left on people's lawns.

38 bikes will be going on the auction block tomorrow at the RRPD station at 126 Millennium Drive.
Viewing begins at 10am with the auction at 11am.
To see a list of the auction items, click here

24th Cruise Ship Season Starts Tuesday

The 24th cruise ship season begins on Tuesday with the arrival of Carnival Glory and winds up on October 29 with Brilliance of the Seas.

A tradition will continue this year with the presentation of the Explorer Telescope to the Captain Salvatore Rassello, commemorating the first cruise visit of the season on Tuesday.

The season will include 73 ships, more than 187,000 passengers and 74,000 crew and inaugural calls from Disney Magic on June 13th and four other lines.

Finance Minister Defends Cuts To Federal Budget

Three quarters of people who responded to a CHSJ News Poll say the Harper Government is cutting the federal budget too much and too fast. 

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who paid a visit to St. Martins, is defending the reductions as modest and moderate.

Flaherty says there will be money available for such projects as the Fundy Trail.

He also pulls no punches by warning there just won't be enough workers available in the future, even with immigration, to allow for the economy to grow.

Oromocto Man Dies In Highway 7 Crash

A 44 year old Oromocto man is the victim ofr a fatal crash on Highway 7 near Petersville Hill.

The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries. 

The collision occurred when his vehicle heading northbound crossed the centre line and struck a three quarter ton truck heading southbound. 

The driver of the truck was slightly hurt.

The name of the man is not being released at the request of the family.

Bill To Repeal City Pension Plan Being Introduced

Word from the legislature this morning that a bill to repeal the Saint John Pension Act is being introduced.

The new mayor and council passed a motion in a special meeting on Wednesday night to have the act repealed.

Mayor Mel Norton said this move will allow council to have more control over the pension without needing approval of the Legislature.

Awards Handed Out For Excellence In The City's Arts Community

Saint John honouring the best in its arts community during a big gala at the Imperial Theatre. 

Singer, songwriter and musician Stephanie Mainville was honoured for popular music. She tells CHSJ News to make a go of it in Saint John is a test of determination, endurance and perserverance.
The Saint John Theatre Company, its director Stephen Tobias, the Saint John String Quartet, Andrea Scott of the Port City Dance Academy, Jesse Ash and Jared Peters were among the winners. 

Commercial Properties was recognised for its patronage and tribute was paid to the late Dr. Tom Condon who was deeply involved in restoring the Imperial Theatre back in 1982.