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Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Equipment For Refinery In Place

(Large Equipment Being Transported to the Irving Oil Refinery)
                  (Photo by Doug Epton)

With no damage to report, new equipment for Irving Oil has arrived safely at the Refinery in East Saint John after winding through the metro yesterday.

It left Lorneville at five in the morning and being 18 feet long, needed an escort by City Police and some help from City Workers to get utility and traffic lines lifted up to make way for the muti-million dollar gear.

No word on how long it will take to have the new equipment up and running.

Man Found In Rubble Of Home

(Smoke Rising From Home Destroyed By Explosion)
           (Photo By Jim Hennessy)

53-year old James Harvey Goddard has been found in the rubble of what used to be a home in Sussex Corner.

The body was found late yesterday afternoon after the home was destroyed by an explosion Friday night just after six o'clock.

A 51-year old woman who escaped the blast has been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The quiet neighbourhood was rocked when a huge explosion demolished the home which was for sale.

Residents we spoke with in the area of the house tell us Goddard was an explosive expert who worked in the mines in both Pennobsquis and Sussex.

RCMP still don't know what caused the explosion.

Wide Load Will Cause Traffic Snags

You may notice a wide load of equipment for the Irving Oil refinery making it's way through the city.

The wide load is 18 feet long and began moving from King William Road in Lorneville at 5 this morning.

The load will have a police escort along with Pedestrian and Traffic Services crews who will be removing traffic lights at certain intersections and Saint John Energy crews will be moving electrical wires.

Motorists should expect delays along the route.

The load is expected to reach the refinery by 1 this afternoon.

The load will travel King William Road to Ocean Westway to Manawagonish Road to Fairville Boulevard.

The route then takes the Reversing Falls Bridge to Douglas Avenue to Main Street North.

The load will go up Union Street via the Viaduct, then take Crown Street and Thorne Avenue to Bayside Drive.

Parade Today Supports Gay Pride

(The Rainbow Pride flag flaps in the wind in front of city hall)
(Photo by Sherry Aske)

Fans, friends and family that support the City's gay community will be out in force for the Pride parade today.

Mack Mackenzie of Port City Rainbow Pride says many of the candidates running in the fall election are taking part this year.

He tells CHSJ News it's not too late to take part.

Parade participants are asked to gather in Queen's Square at two this afternoon with the parade starting at 3.

The parade route is Queen Square to Sydney Street to King Square down King Street up St. Patrick Street across the viaduct and end on Main Street in the North End.