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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Inmate Fails To Sneak Drugs Into Jail

A wide range of street and presciption drugs have been seized after a failed attempt by an inmate to sneak them into the Dorchester Penitentiary.

The drugs included Dilaudid, Imovane/Ambien, Steroids, Atavan, Mirtzapine, Remeron, Marijuana and tobacco. The estimated institutional value of this seizure is $19,000.

The jail currently uses scanners and drug dogs to try and stem the flow of contraband into the medium-security facility.

NBCC Kicks Off The Academic Year

The New Brunswick Community College is gearing up for another academic year...and according to Regional Director Chris Toole, enrollments at the college are up. Their capacity is about 950 students, and currently they are at about 85% of that.

The college is rolling out new courses, including an electrical engineering course in generation and distribution, and one focusing on sustainable energy. There's also a brand new engineering building, the grand opening of which will be held in the coming months.

Meeting Focuses On Trail's Future

What can be done to finish the Fundy Trail?

That question at the heart of a recent meeting between politicians and the trail's development authority to see what the next steps are to complete it.

Tourism Minister Trevor Holder tells CHSJ News when it's done it will take the entire Fundy experience to the next level.

He says the Fundy Trail is a gamechanger because it takes everything from the Hopewell Cape to Campobello Island and ties it together with Saint John in the middle of the whole thing.

Holder says while they don't have the funding to complete it now they are working hard to find it.

For more info on the Fundy Trail, click here

Pilots Receive Honour With Park & Cenotaph Dedication

A 5 year journey--that's how local historian Harold Wright describes the dedication of the Wade-Myles Park and Centotaph.

The park next to M. Gerald Teed School is the former site of the Millidgeville Airport.

Wright tells CHSJ News Jack Myles was a distinguished pilot with the Canadian air force and he also designed M. Gerald Teed School where the memorial will live.

Large posters of Wade, Myles and others will hang in the Aviation Hall of Fame in the lobby of the School.

Harold Wright was surprised during the ceremony when Lieutentant Government Graydon Nicholas gave him a Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Queen.

New Developments On Golden Mile

New developments are in store for the Golden Mile...and the city of Saint John wants to hear what you think. Fairvale Boulevard is designated a retail area under the new municipal plan, a change from its historical status as an industrial and retail area.

The open house on the Golden Mile will be held tonight from 5-7pm at the legion at 714 Wilson Street.

For more information, click here.

Student Fundraisers Beat Storm

It might have been raining cats and dogs for much of yesterday, but that didn't stop UNBSJ students from raising thousands of dollars for cystic fibrosis as part of their annual Shinerama campaign. Organizer Stefan Warner tells CHSJ News the record-breaking storm meant a few changes of plans, but it all worked out, as they did some quick thinking and moved activities indoors.

The students managed to raise $3,200 in one day. More Shinerama events will be held throughout the month with the goal of raising $10,000.

Vintage Planes On Display

Vintage aircraft buffs are getting a treat at the Saint John airport today. The airport is hosting a static display which includes two CF-18 Hornet Fighter Jets, a Sabre F-86 Hawk One, a Fleet Finch and a Cornell. 

Visitors will get a chance to climb on board and check them out firsthand.

For further information, contact: Colleen Kemp Mitchell  Desk: (506) 638-5558 Cell: (506) 721-6673, Director of Marketing and Communications, Saint John Airport Inc. or click here

Keep Your Kids Safe From Food Poisoning At School

As students return to their classes, do you know that germs could be lurking in their lunch boxes. That warning emerges from a survey among 14 thousand moms of young people between the ages of 5 and 12.

Erica Di Ruggiero, who chairs the Canadian Public Health Association, tells CHSJ News only 53 per cent of mothers get their children to wash their hands before eating lunch and that's the most effective way to keep germs at bay.

She warns if lunch boxes are not cleaned regularly, small spills and crumbs can lead to bacteria growth with the potential of causing children to get sick with food poisoning.

The Global Hygiene Council also advocates the use of freezer packs or cool bags to keep lunches chilled along with the wiping down of eating areas including desks and cafeteria tables.

Cenotaph In Millidgeville Unveiled

Saint John MP Rodney Weston announcing just over $5900 for the official dedication of Wade-Myles Park and the unveiling of the Millidgeville Community Cenotaph at M. Gerald Teed School.

Family members of Jimmy Wade & Jack Myles attending the event to honour both pilots and celebrate the park that will bear their names.

Mayor Mel Norton and members of council along with Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas and provincial cabinet ministers all on hand with several members of the military and students from the school.

Historian Harold Wright has received a Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Lieutenant Governor.

West Side Vehicles Targeted By Thieves

If you were parked overnight on the lower west side, you may want to check your vehicle to make sure nothing is missing.

City Police have recovered stolen property believed to be taken from vehicles that were parked in that part of town.

Police say they got a call early this morning from the Lancaster Avenue area about two people, who were dressed in dark clothing, going through several parked vehicles.

The two, aged 14 and 16, were arrested and will be appearing in Youth Court.

Saint John Gets A Real Soaking

Saint John got a real drenching yesterday with more rain that had been predicted by Environment Canada. 

Something like 108 millimeters of rain fell before it had tapered off by mid afternoon and that forced some road closures because of flooding. 

All the main roads in the city have now been reopened to traffic but City Police tell us the barricades remain up on Simpson Drive in Glen Falls from Golden Grove Road to Tim Street. 

The fire department is reporting it had to pump out 10 basements. That turned out to be fewer than it had expected considering the amount and intensity of the rain in just a few hours. 

Hurricane Leslie is causing some concern for early next week and it appears to be tracking just south of Nova Scotia but that could change.

No Relief For Drivers

Gas prices are continuing their ascent much to the dismay of drivers around town. 

Self serve regular in the city has increased to $133.3 a litre after the weekly setting. 

Diesel is up by over a cent a litre to $1.37.4.

 Heating oil also up by almost 2 cents a litre to a maximum of $1.19.6 and propane wil cost you more at 94.9 cents a litre.