Thursday, June 25, 2009
RCMP still will not reveal what they are looking for, and an excavator remains on site, but has still not been used.
Zed says he began working for LeBlanc in 1980 as a summer student, and returned two years later as his executive assistant.Zed tells CHSJ News, LeBlanc had a certain way about him that made everyone feel comfortable.
Zed says LeBlanc strongly supported, and helped move along three instantly recognizable projects in the city----the frigate program, Market Square, and the Admiral Beatty.LeBlanc died yesterday after a lengthy battle with illness, and a state funeral is being planned.He was 81.
(First public Enterprise Saint John annual general meeting - photo by Gary MacDonald)
Cautious optimism -- that's how Enterprise Saint John chair Bob Manning is feeling about Irving Oil's proposed second refinery in Red Head. Manning says there are still a lot of details to work through like the environmental impact assessment and some land rezoning.In addition -- he says Irving Oil will ultimately have to make its decision based on financing and partnerships available.And Manning told the annual general meeting of Enterprise Saint John the potential impact of the refinery is unprecedented -- he says it's important to support the project through all phases of the review process.
(Mayor Ivan Court - file photo)
The energy hub is beginning to show some spinoff dividends -- Mayor Ivan Court says an Ontario company which builds large industrial components is moving into the Spruce Lake industrial park -- and -- is talking about eventually employing up to one thousand people.
And Court says it's important to get a long proposed barge docking facility constructed in the Lorneville area for fabricators building components for the offshore and other projects.
Court says the Fox company is currently retrofitting a building in the industrial park -- and -- plans call for a second building once the company gets a foothold here.
The holding company will now be known as Fort Reliance, and has been changed for a number of months, but it just being publicly announced today.
Irving Spokesperson Daniel Goodwin tells CHSJ News, with the number of new projects the company is getting into now, the change was necessary.
Under the Fort Reliance umbrella, will be Irving Oil, the lubricants business, residential and commercial energy, as well as the joint venture with Repsol at the Canaport LNG Terminal.
The average price of M-L-S listed homes in the greater Saint John area shot up last month to just over 188-thousand dollars -- the highest average price on record.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary says they confirmed a woman in her 50's from the Moncton area late yesterday, and an additional four cases of the H1N1 virus this morning.
Cleary reminds residents to follow preventative measures, such as washing hands thoroughly and often, and coughing or sneezing into sleeves.
She says if anyone is feeling flu like symptoms to stay at home, and avoid contact with family members.
Cleary also says anyone at risk of complications, such as pregnant women, or people with compromised immune systems should seek medical attention immediately if they have influenza like symptoms.
The total number of cases of the swine flu in New Brunswick is now at nine.
John Johnson tells CHSJ News they are seeing more women and students from diverse cultures attending UNB Saint John.
Johnson says future cooperation with the community college and Dalhousie Medical School may mean an increase in people attending university in the future.
Sgt. Steve Gourdeau says they have not found anything that would help substantiate the information they are working with. But they must cross their T's and dot their I's.
The price of diesel fuel has remained the same at 97.6 a litre and propane has inched up 2 cents to land at 86.4.