RCMP in St. George are investigating an armed break and enter that occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on June 10. A man wearing a balaclava entered a residence on Main Street in St. George armed with a knife, demanding a number of items from the resident. A struggle ensued and he fled on an ATV. The resident sustained an injury to his hand. Officers searched the surrounding area with no luck.
Anyone with any information regarding this crime is asked to contact the RCMP.
As mentioned Minnie and Mickey paid a surprised visit to the Paediatrics Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital this afternoon.
Erin Conley who works at the Regional met Mickey and Minnie during the visit - Minnie paused to have her picture taken with Erin who is wearing an outfit she says reminds of her of the kind of outfit Minnie would wear.
The two appear to have hit it off with their similar tastes in fashion.
It's going to be an epic battle for dominance and glory---on the ping pong field, that is.
Saint John is resurrecting the nostalgic pastime with an event called the Ping Pong Getalong. Organized by Jody Kliffer and Sarah Ritchie, it's a quirky event for the younger crowd. Ping pong players will compete, of course and entertainment and finger food will be provided. DJ Lauchland Ough will play live tunes and homebrew will be on tap.
Ping Pong King and organizer Jody Kliffer tells CHSJ News the whole idea is to get together and have fun in the uptown. He says whether you love or hate ping pong, it's going to be a fun chance to cheer people on and do something different with your Friday night.
According to the event description on Facebook, you can "show off your loop and your lob. Impress
your friends with your flip and fish abilities. Enroll to compete in
the tournament and show off your mad paddle skills! " The event happens Friday, June 15 beginning at 8:30 at 89 Canterbury Street.
Tickets for the Ping Pong Get Along are available at the Feel Good Store and Backstreet Records--and according to organizers, they're going fast.... You can also contact Kliffer or Ritchie directly through their Facebook group, here
A court hearing on what, if anything, the city's Pension Board should pay in legal costs for its failed defamation lawsuit launched against former Common Councillor John Ferguson is all about freedom of expression.
That, from Lawyer Rod Gillis who argues the lawsuit was frivolous, vexatious, without merit and mean't to harass and silence Ferguson. Gillis says the jury came to the same decision. For his part, Gillis says 2 and a half million dollars in costs might be on the low side.
The Pension Board's lawyer Barry Morrison argues there should be no costs awarded at all because the case was fought over principle and there was no evidence to suggest it was brought to silence anyone. He told the court the Pension Board did not operate in a scandalous, outrageous or reprehesible way.
Deputy Mayor Shelly Rinehart was among those attending the hearing. She had been following the trial long before the municipal election campaign got underway and says it's incumbant on the part of all Council members to educate themselves about the city's pension plan with the facts.
Mr. Justice William Grant gave no indication when a decision will be made.
David Goss is a bit of a local legend--and 2012 marks the 35th year the Saint John author and historian has been educating the masses about the Port City's history. Goss tells CHSJ News people enjoy his tours of sites like Martello Tower, the uptown area, and Fernhill Cemetery because they hit close to home. Goss says people often share stories he hasn't previously heard, even after 35 years of researching local history.
The walks are all free, with the exception of the popular Fernhill Cemetery tour, and happen every Tuesday.
The next walk happens June 19th from 7-8:30pm at Wolastaq Park, Lancaster Avenue, West. Meet up at the Wolastaq
Park Statue Adventures.
Goss describes it as follows "Learn about the varied Albert Deveau statues of
leading men and women of the area via a scavenger hunt, some games
,puzzles, etc. Also the story of the Reversing Falls Ug Wug will be
told. Bring a mug for hot chocolate. Free."
Contact: (506) 672-8601 for more details, including rain dates.
A local man getting held up by a gang of teenage thieves--the call coming in to city police around 10:40 this morning that three youths about 16 years old approached a man on Prince Edward Street near Middle Street. They threatened him with a knife and took t his medication and an MP3 player.
According to early reports one of the teenage thugs was wearing jean shorts, a hoodie and red high top sneakers.