Friday, August 14, 2009
Festivities -- Photo by Melissa O'Rourke
Kick off festivities for a new business building project in the North End started with a bang this afternoon. North End Works is a new initiative that aims to discover the skills and talents of local residents and turn those skills into thriving businesses. Wendy McDermott with Vibrant Communities tells CHSJ News they're hoping events like today's will have many residents filling out forms.
North End Works is hoping to have business idea's in discussion in next three months.
Schryer says the higher rate went into effect on August the 1st.
The price increase comes as Ontario's Chalk River reactor has gone offline, causing health authorities to try and secure isotopes.
Cullen says two other New Brunswickers are in the "500 Club" and were on hand to congratulate Shaw on his achievement.She says anyone interested in giving the life saving gift should call 1-888-TODONATE.
The motocross performance is expected to steal the spot light this year. Peterson says she wanted to add a little flavour to this year's event with bikes flying through the air, over the stage, and performing amazing stunts. To get a sneak pre-view check out their practice session Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
Athletes must be competing in a recognized sport in a major event such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Canada Games. The grants range from $500 to $3,000.
Chair of the Finance Committee Paul Zed tells CHSJ News, himself and staff at Romero House were stunned when Irving Oil employees presented a cheque for over $30 thousand dollars.Zed says this amount doubles the target amount the soup kitchen was aiming to raise.
He says this contribution puts Romero House at $60 thousand dollars, doubling their goal set 3 weeks ago.
Zed says this will be the base of the stability fund that Romero House will be able to tuck away for a rainy day.He says he's impressed with Irving Oil matching the $15 thousand dollars raised by employees.
[Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop----Photo by Gary MacDonald]
The town of Rothesay is getting some multi-million dollar help from the federal and provincial governments to upgrade and expand its municipal water system. Both levels of government are contributing a total of 5.4-million dollars to the project -- and -- Mayor Bill Bishop says the line will be extended to K-Park and adjacent to the McKay highway:
Bishop says the expansion should help to spur more development in the area -- work is expected to begin almost immediately.
[Premier Graham with Athletes-----Photo by Gary MacDonald]
The competitions are officially underway with more than 200-atheltes and coaches taking part in the Special Olympics around the greater Saint John area. Premier Graham dropped by the soccer venue at R-C-S Netherwood this morning -- and -- he's calling on Saint Johners to show their support:
The competitions are continuing through the weekend.
Meanwhile, two men in their 30's were taken to hospital after inhaling fumes while working on a tank at Canaport LNG. 18 men were working on the tank at the time and WorkSafe NB is investigating. Also an 18 year was rushed to hospital last night after being found unconscious on the floor of an auto repair shop on Hickey Road. Police say he is still at the Regional and it's unclear if it was an industrial accident.
Finally, two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with stolen cars in the city. Police say at least two vehicles were stolen after the owners left the keys in the ignition. One youth is due in court this morning and the other was released to appear in court at a later date. Police are advising people to lock their car doors.