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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shots Fired At Another Saint John Home

The search is on by City Police for who was driving a Black, 1997, Monte Carlo with Ontario Plates.

It crashed early this morning at the corner of Adelaide and Victoria Streets and the person driving and riding shot-gun fled on foot.

It was just after 1:30am this morning that City Police were called to a drive by shooting on the West Side.

No one was hurt but if anyone has any information they are asked to City Police at 648-3333 or call Crime-Stoppers.

This is the second house that has been shot at in less than a week with bullets hitting an Albert Street North home on Monday night. No one hurt in that incident either.

City Tries Something New On It's Crosswalks

Using paint for crosswalk markings in the city doesn't work very well.

The Deputy Commissioner for Municipal Operations, Kevin Rice says in our climate, the paint begins fading after about four months so the city is now trying out something else.........3-M tape on the crosswalks along Woodward Avenue.

The city will evaluate how long they last and do a cost analysis to determine if this will be better financially for the city instead of having to repaint every spring.

First Nations Festival Is Underway

(Wig-Wam Set Up Near Loyalist Plaza For Festival)
              (Photo By Gary MacDonald)

A dusk to dawn celebration of the First Nations is being held today in the uptown.

It's the final summer of festivals as part of the Saint John 225 party with arts and culture on display with people from across the Province.

The man who organized the event is Allan Polchies who tells CHSJ News, this is all about sharing the First Nations culture.

Dancers, traditional story-tellers and drummers will be performing through-out the day along with walking tours and food along with a 30-foot wig-wam set up at the base of King Street.

Fundy Region Solid Waste Comes To You

Old paint, motor oil or other hazardous waste is being collected at round up events over the next eight days at locations around Greater Saint John.

It's a pilot project being introduced by the Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission to ensure hazardous waste is being disposed of properly.

Spokes-person Brenda MacCallum tells CHSJ News, she hopes people take advantage of the service.

The first round up is today between 11am and 3pm at the Hampton Enviro-Fair at the High School. A complete list of where all the drop-off spots will be over the next eight days is listed below:

Computer and Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Events:
Hampton, Saturday September 25th between 11am to 3pm at the Hampton Enviro Fair, Hampton High School:
St Martins, Tuesday September 28th, 3pm to 7pm at the Four Seasons Complex:
Saint John South, Sunday September 26th between Noon and 4pm at the Carmarthen and King St East Parking Lot:
East Saint John, Wednesday September 29th 3pm to 7pm at the Loch Lomond Fire Station:
North End, Thursday September 30th between 3pm to 7pm at the Millidgeville Fire Station:
The Kingston Peninsula on Friday October 1st between 3pm to 7pm at the Kingston Farmers Market:
Rothesay and Quispamsis is Saturday October 2nd between 9am to 1pm at the KV Staples Parking Lot:
Some of the typical items that can be dropped off:

Computer system, includes monitor, CPU, key board, printer, mouse, & speakers – (Recycling fee of $5/system)

HHW typical items (no charge):
Paint, stains & varnishes, motor oil, fluorescent & compact fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, batteries, gasoline, antifreeze & driveway sealant:

Trees Being Planted In East Saint John

The Atlantic Coastal Action Program and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation are marking National Forest Week today.

Close to six hundred trees will be planted on the of Little River in East Saint John.

ACAP Executive Director Tim Vickers tells CHSJ News, this is a great event to take part in.

Vickers adds along with the improved look, the trees will provide a chance for the native species to return, also provide shade, food and help hold some of the eroding banks in place.

The trees have been donated by J.D. Irving and the Provincial Tree Nursery in Kingsclear.

The Ladies Behind the Leaders

To get a different perspective on the campaign, our news-room spoke with the wives of the two top contenders trying to become Premier.

Rhonda Alward is the wife of Conservative Boss David and tells CHSJ News, the needs of voters certainly was reinforced over the past month.

Roxanne Reeves is the wife of Premier Shawn Graham and tells CHSJ News, after three campaigns, she is familiar with most of the topics on the minds of voters.

Both Reeves and Rhonda Alward expect a long night Monday but wish all the candidates the very best.