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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Long Wharf Paper Shuffle Continues



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(Cruise ship docked at Long Wharf - file photo)

All sides involved continue to whittle away at the paperwork and various agreements needed to finalize the deal for Irving Oil's new corporate headquarters at Long Wharf.
Port Authority president - Captain Al Soppitt - tells CHSJ News the process is moving along slowly but surely -- but -- he's hoping it will all be finalized in the near future.
Irving is buying the former Lantic Sugar site from the city and will swap it with the Port Authority for some of the land needed for its complex at Long Wharf -- the rest of the land will be leased from the Port Authority for a 99-year period.
Ottawa must give its formal approval to the entire package.

Energy Conference Begins Tomorrow



The heavy hitters of the energy world are converging on Saint John for the next three days. The Provincial Energy Department and the Energy and Utilities Board welcome policy and regulatory makers from across North America to discuss what the future holds. Energy Minister Jack Keir tells CHSJ News, they are expecting a good crowd.

Some of the featured speakers include the Executive Vice-President of Enbridge Gas, the President of Repsol Energy Phillip Ribbeck and Premier Shawn Graham. Minister Keir will open the conference with a few words to the delegates tomorrow morning at the Delta. 

Quispamsis Councilor Takes Home Top Prize



The next time you run into Quispamsis Councilor Gary Clark, make sure you ask to see his new piece of hardware. Clark is sporting a championship ring from last weekends Three on Three Street Hockey Tournament. Clark scored the winning goal to lift the Vogue Optical team to the 35 and over competitive title.

Over 60 teams competed in the tournament......raising money for Mindcare New Brunswick. Clark says he and his team will be back to defend it's title. 

Heritage Grant



The city is getting some provincial cash to help beef up it's historic site directory.
The Department of Wellness, Culture and Health is giving the city a grant worth $75 thousand dollars.
The money will help register 70 new historic sites, bringing the total number up to 427.
The cash will also fund the development of a website for heritage landmarks.

Heritage Walking Tours Planned



The city's heritage architecture will be on display over the next couple of weeks with a series of walking tours and community meetings.
It's part of the Heritage Development Board's efforts to promote heritage awareness in the city.
The first walking tour is scheduled to go this afternoon in the Mount Pleasant Area with story teller and historian David Goss -- the walk gets underway at two from the Horticultural Gardens on Seeley Street -- rain date is tomorrow night.

Below is a complete list of the walks:

Mount Pleasant Area
Sunday - May10 - 2pm-330pm
Meet at Horticultural Gardens on Seeley Street
rain date Monday - May 11th at 7pm
Community Meeting Wednesday - May 13th - 7pm-9pm at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Center

The Old West Side
Sunday - May17 - 2pm-330pm
Meet at Carleton Community Center - Market Place
rain date Monday - May18 at 7pm
Community Meeting Wednesday - May 20th - 7pm-9pm at Parish Center of Our Lady of Assumption Church on Chapel Street

The Old North End
Sunday - May24 - 2pm-330pm
Meet at St Peter's Gate on Clarendon Street
rain date Monday - May25 at 7pm
Community Meeting Wednesday - May 27th - 7pm-9pm at St Luke's Anglican Church on Main Street

The South End
Sunday - May31 - 2pm-330pm
rain date Monday - June 01 at 7pm
Meet at St John-the-Baptist Church on Broad Street
Community Meeting Wednesday - June 3rd - 7pm-9pm at St John-the-Baptist Church on Broad Street

Accident Sends Four To Hospital



A single vehicle accident on Route 7 yesterday evening sent four people to the hospital.
The Jaws of Life were needed to get two passengers out of the car----none of the injuries are believed to be serious.
Details of what caused the crack up are still unknown, and the police accident reconstruction spent several hours examining the scene.
Charges are pending.