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Friday, December 4, 2009

More H1N1 Clinics for the General Public start tomorrow

Public Health has announced more H1N1 clinics for the general public.
They start tomorrow and run until December 11.
The following is a list of the upcoming clinics:

NBCC Saint John, 950 Grandview Ave, Saint John, December 5, 9am - 9pm
Norton Elementary, 274 Route 124 Norton, Saint John, December 5, 9am - 3pm
NBCC Saint John, 950 Grandview Ave, Saint John, December 6, 9am - 9pm
Campobello Island Consolidated School, 1722 Route 774, Wilson’s Beach, Campobello Island, December 7, 12pm - 8pm
Village Hall, 73 Main St, St. Martins, December 7, 10am - 7pm
Hampton Senior Resource Center, 31 Demille Ct., Hampton, December 8, 9am - 7pm
St. George Community Center, 11 J.O. Spinney Dr., St. George, December 8, 9am - 9pm
Carleton Community Centre, 82 Market Place, Saint John (West), December 8, 9am - 9pm
Royal Canadian Legion, 43 Queen St. West, St. Stephen, December 9, 9am - 9pm
Exhibition Park,159 McAllister Drive, Saint John, December 9, 9am - 9pm
Saunders Irving Chapel, Bethany Bible College, 26 Western Street, Sussex, December 9, 9am - 7pm
Lord’s Cove Church of Christ, 227 Route 772, Lord's Cove, Deer Island, December 10, 10am - 8pm
Macdonald Consolidated School, 3950 Route 845, Kingston, December 10, 3pm -9pm
St Marks United Church, 50 Dexter Drive, Saint John, December 10, 12pm - 7pm
Kings Valley Wesleyan Church, 332 Hampton Road, Quispamsis, Kennebecasis Valley, December 10, 9am - 9pm
Barrack Green Armoury, 60 Broadview Avenue, Saint John, December 11, 9am - 9pm
Lawrence Station Elementary School, Lawrence Station, December 11, 1pm - 8pm

For more updated information on the clinics go to www.gnb.ca/flu or call 1-800-580-0038.



Knappe Is Still Missing


(photo by Tamara Steele)

City police are still looking for a 26-year-old man who has been missing since October.
Kristopher William Knappe was seen near uptown Saint John on October 17th and later spotted in Fredericton on November 2nd.
He is about five foot seven with light brown hair, hazel brown eyes and a goatee.
If you have seen him, call police at 648-3333.

Damage to Fundy Trail
















     (Photo of Damaged Main Gate at Fundy Trail)
         (Photo Courtesy of Fundy Trail Officials)

The search is on by Hampton RCMP after senseless damage has been done to a section of the Fundy Trail. Officers were called to the area to find someone had done damage to the entrance gate. Brian Clark is General Manager of the Trail and says someone with an ATV used winches and cables to tear open and damage the main entrance and back gate.

This is the third time there has been damage to the trail this year. The cost to fix what was broken is estimated to be around three and four thousand dollars.

St. Stephen Woman Was Murdered


(file photo)

The death of a St. Stephen woman is now being called a murder by RCMP. 59-year-old Mary Scott was found earlier this week at her Queen Street home in the border town and autopsy results tell officers they are dealing with a homicide.


Her family notified police when they had not heard from Scott for several days. Major Crime continues to go through the home looking for clues and are following up on a numbers of leads.

Update on Elsie Wayne's Condition









(Former Mayor and MP Elsie Wayne)
                (File Photo)

We have been getting a steady stream of phone calls and e-mails asking about her condition and today we have an update on Elsie Wayne. Almost a month after suffering a stroke, former Mayor and MP Elsie Wayne continues her road to recovery. Her husband Richard tells CHSJ News, things are coming along slow but steady but there is still no indication as to when she will be going home.

The 77-year old Wayne has been working with a therapist to correct some of the effects of the stroke for the past several weeks.

Firefighters and Police Officers Score Huge Victory

A huge victory for firefighters and police officers in New Brunswick. They are now exempt from the three day waiting period in the Workers' Compensation Act. The act contains a provision that anyone injured on the job must wait 72 hours before compensation is paid to an injured worker.


The new rule will apply to nearly 470 active police officers and almost 4,800 full-time and volunteer firefighters working around the Province.



New Coroner Appointed for the Province

The Province has announced Greg Forestell as the new chief coroner. Forestell began with the Department of Public Safety as deputy chief coroner in 2007, and took over as acting chief coroner in the summer of last year. Prior to that, he worked for the Canadian Red Cross in disaster management and community development.


Forestell begins his new duties right away.

District Eight Education Council Wants Your Input

If you have a child or children attending a school or schools in District Eight, you will want to hear this. The Education Council will start holding open houses in the new year to get your feed back. They want to know what you feel should be priority projects as far as infrastructure and programming is concerned. Director of Education Bev MacDonald tells CHSJ News, she really likes this kind of forum.


The Graham Government announced in it's budget earlier this week that over $90 million dollars will be spent on education in the coming year.

H1N1 Clinics Continue

There is still plenty of time for those looking for the H1N1 vaccination to get the shot. One is open until three this afternoon at Rothesay High and there is another up and running until nine tonight at the Carelton Community Center. The Chief Medical Officer of Health says there is declining activity in all areas of the Province with 171 people hospitalized since April with over 177,000 new doses arriving this week and over 92,000 are expected to arrive next week.


Mass immunizations clinics will continue until the 16th at which by that time, they hope to have given the shot to everyone looking for it. Even after the clinics finish up, shots will still be available to those who want it.

Conservatives Make a Motion in the Legislature
















          (Conservative Leader David Alward)
                        (File Photo)

The Conservatives have tabled a motion in the Legislature asking the Graham Government to freeze any increase in energy rates. They want this set-up until after a referendum or election has been held. Leader David Alward says this needs to be done to assure every person in the Province they are protected while the NB Power – Hydro-Qu├ębec proposal is being debated.

Premier Graham claims the deal must be signed on or before March 31 in order to avoid an electricity rate increase of three per cent.

Wrong Way Driver

Rothesay Regional Police arrested a driver who was going the wrong way down the Mckay Highway. Police responded after getting a report of a vehicle travelling westbound from Hampton in the eastbound lanes. A charge of impaired driving is likely.

Hampton Fatality

A single vehicle crash last night has left one young man dead. Hampton RCMP tell us 23-year old Jeremy Shaw of Passakeg was killed after his vehicle left the highway and rolled over on the off-ramp in Quispamsis as you make your way to Hampton.