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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bridge Work Continues For Another 4 Weeks

Commuting from the west side will continue to be a pain for another 4 weeks.

According to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, repairs to the Harbour Bridge will not be complete until the end of November.

CHSJ News was told that wet weather over the summer slowed the progress of the work causing the delay.

How Bad Is A Huge Candy Binge For Your Teeth?

It might come a surprise--but letting your kids binge on candy on Halloween night might actually be better for their dental health. 

Orthodontist Dr. Lilliya MacKenzie tells CHSJ News letting kids have treats all at once, instead of a little all day long, means you can make sure to brush their teeth afterward and have them drink lots of water.

If you really can't stomach the thought of your kids eating all that sugar, you could try to convince them to strike a deal with the Tooth Fairy and trade cash for treats.

Beware Of Energy Vampires

NB Power is reminding customers to watch out for “energy vampires” this Halloween.

5 to 10 percent of your household electricity bill could be due to leaving large electronics like your TV, computer, or DVD player plugged in when not in use. Other devices such as cell phone chargers draw electricity if you keep them plugged in after the charging is done, which is why they often feel warm to the touch.

You can prevent this by plugging devices into a single, surge-protected power bar, or unplugging smaller devices like laptops and camera chargers once they are done charging.

No Charges In Scott Crawford's Death

Charges will not be laid in the death of Scott Crawford earlier this year.

The 43 year old was seriously hurt after an incident at a West side bar on April 1st.  

He died of his injuries in hospital on April 12th.

The Crown Prosecutors office in working with City police have determined they would not likely get a conviction so charges will not be laid in this case.

They have met and informed Scott Crawford's family.

SJPD Arrest Woman After Coburg Robbery

City police arresting a woman after a robbery uptown at noon today.

The robbery occurred at a book store at 40 Coburg street when a woman came in asking for money.

The 35 year old left with some cash.  

Police did a search of the area and she was quickly arrested on Peters Street a short time later.

Just A Few Days Left To Check Out Chop Chop

You still have all weekend to try some of the unique restaurant specials being offered for Chop Chop Restaurant Week. 

Saint John Alehouse Chef Jesse Vergen tells CHSJ News over the past few years Saint John has become a hub for foodies in New Brunswick, and this event is a great way to showcase some of the new and exciting work chefs in the Port City are doing.

Uptown restaurants have designed special menu items just for this week at a range of price points--it runs until Sunday. 

For details, including menus, click here

Branding Shale Gas Opponents "Bananas" Won't Change MInds

 Provincial Energy Minister Craig Leonard calling shale gas opponents "bananas", which he says stands for "build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything", will just create more division.

So claims Provincial NDP leader Dominic Cardy who tells CHSJ News it's not likely to get them over to your side and will only make the debate more divisive.

Cardy says Premier David Alward should visit the First Nations Longhouse across the street from the Legislature even though Chief Candace Paul opposes shale gas exploration. He argues not to do so is not demonstrating leadership.

More than Four Thousand Dollars In Unpaid Tickets

A 37 year old man has his driver's license suspended indefinitely after being arrested by City Police on Fairville Boulevard for having more than $4700 in unpaid traffic tickets. 
He has also been charged with driving while prohibited. 

A 42 year old woman with more than a thousand dollars of unpaid parking tickets was arrested after being stopped while driving along Chesley Drive.    For more info, click here

Accused Robber Enters Plea

Kenneth Joseph Johnston appearing in court on charges in connection with a robbery at the CIBC on King Street October 3rd. 

Johnston is accused of threatening the teller with violence in order to steal a quantity of cash. He pleaded not guilty to both that charge and another one of possessing marijuana. 

His trial is scheduled for a full day on January 6th.

Chipman Hill Pedway Looks A Little Different

It's a bit of a different look for the normally glassed-in Chipman Hill section of the pedway.

The renovations, when complete, will include using smaller panes of glass in case they crash or leak. In the meantime, the inside connection will be sporting these much less-flashy white boards.

The upgrades will extend the pedway system's life expectancy, which is over 30 years old now, to 75 years.

No word yet on when the renovations will be finished

Gas Prices Drop

You'll be paying a bit less for gas if you have to fill up after the weekly setting. The maximum price for self serve regular has decreased by 1.3 cents a litre and diesel is down by 1.4 cents.

Good Turnout At First Meeting On New Rules For Development

The city wants to require landscaping to be part of new developments, get away from all those mobile signs you see around town and reduce parking requirements in the uptown. 

It's all part of Zone SJ, the proposed plan to guide future development in the city, an overview of which was presented at the first of four public meetings. 

Realtor Don Leblanc, for the most part, likes what he heard but would also like to see the city clamp down on littering.

The city also is aiming to make signage more attractive and get away from all the mobile signs which appear to be getting more prevalent.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Changes In The Works For University Tuition

Some changes are in the works for university students in the province over the coming years--and it's going to mean students will be shelling out more cash for their postsecondary degrees.

Tuition increases are a "fact of life according" to the provincial government. In a release on the GNB website, the Department of Postsecondary Education, Training and Labour says they they'll implement an annual tuition increase cap of no more than 3% for the next three years for all public universities.

You can also expect a redesigned financial aid program in the near futur

Yates Is the New Dogs Bench Boss

 Another day another surprise from the Sea Dogs.

Less than a day after news that Mike Kelly was no longer with the team, the team announces it's new head coach is a familiar name..Ross Yates.

Yates is 54 years old and has been an assistant coach with the Sea Dogs for the last two seasons.

Before he came to the Port City, the Montreal native spent four seasons as head coach of the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

In the 70's he played centre for 5 years at Mount Allison University and he also spent time with the Hartford Whalers in the early 80's.

The team's head scout Christian Vermette and Yates will share general managing duties.

Watch For Flying Bats

White-nose syndrome is depleting bats populations here and across eastern North America.

The provincial Department of Natural Resources is working with the New Brunswick Museum to track the spread of the syndrome and understand its impact on our bat populations.

The disease was first detected near Albany, New York in 2006 and has quickly spread. 

It was first found here in a cave in Albert County in March 2011.

If you spot day-flying bats or dead or dying bats between November and May, you are asked to call the department’s Fish and Wildlife Branch in Fredericton at 506-453-3825 or Donald McAlpine at the New Brunswick Museum here in Saint John at 643-2345. 

To see bats flying during the hibernation period is considered abnormal and could indicate that an infected hibernation site is nearby.

Government Now Encountering "BANANAs" Protests Against Shale Gas

Energy Minister Craig Leonard extolled the virtues of shale gas and other energy developments in the province at a Board of Trade Lunch this afternoon.

Leonard claims the cost of not moving forward on these projects is simply too great in this region, considering the number of businesses that could benefit from a cheap, domestic supply of shale gas. He further says most New Brunswickers see that the process can be done safely, and the detractors are just a small and vocal group.

Despite taking a serious tone on the protests in Rexton which he called a "dark day", Leonard also shared a nickname for the detractors of shale gas: whereas in the past, he says the government encountered "NIMBYs", or "not in my back yard" protestors, now they're encountering "BANANAs" which stands for "build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything."

Extra Patrols Brought In To Keep Halloween Safe

It's almost time for the wee ghosts and goblins to go seeking treats.

Police agencies in the area are planning in advance for the extra people and children going door to door after dark.

Sgt Peter Breen of the Rothesay Regional Police tells CHSJ News kids should wear reflective costumes so they can be seen adding they do bring in extra patrols for Halloween night.

He says every year they triple the numbers of officers working and some might get sent home early but they can keep them all night if they want too.

As for mischief, they do experience some problems on Halloween night so having more officers out and about helps out with that as well.

Freedom Writers Co-Author Thrills Rothesay Students

High school students giving a standing ovation for a speaker sharing her story of rising above her struggles.

Tiffony Jacobs, co-authored the Freedom Writers Diary, which is the town's Big Rothesay Read book this fall. Jacobs tells CHSJ News she wants the students to know that your past does not define who you are today.

One student getting up during the Q&A session and comparing her to Anne Frank. Jacobs says it was very humbling.

Jacobs showing clips from the 2007 feature film starring Hilary Swank that was inspired by the book. She will be speaking again tonight at Rothesay High School at 7pm today.

Man Charged With Assault After He Says He Tossed Crumpled Ticket

A 30 year old man will be appearing in court January 14th after crumpling up a parking ticket and tossing it in the direction of a commissionaire who was writing him a parking ticket. 

The man claims it was an accident--and he went back later and apologized to the commissionaire. He has been charged with common assault.

A vehicle was stopped by police along Highway 1 in Quispamsis and a 63 year old man was arrested for possessing cocaine and having the proceeds of crime. He'll be appearing in court January 7th.

A 24 year old man is going to be charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine into the detention facility.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Dogs Part Ways With Coach & GM Kelly

The Saint John Sea Dogs announcing they have parted ways with Mike Kelly. 

Kelly had been the head coach and general manager of the Sea Dogs since the summer of 2012 but began working with team back in 2009.

Sea Dogs' President Wayne Long calls Kelly a man of integrity but says its the team's duty to do what they feel is in the best interest of the team.

The Sea Dogs expect to name a new head coach in the coming days.

NB Energy Institute Appoints First Executive Director

The New Brunswick Energy Institute bills itself as an independent organization that provides New Brunswickers with information about the province's energy future.

Annie Daigle appointed as the first executive director of the New Brunswick Energy Institute after Dr. Louis Lapierre stepped down the amid controversy over a falsified doctorate. 

Daigle is an engineer and geoscientist.

Woman Facing Charges In East Side Assault In Court

A 20 year old woman making another court appearance after a fight on Ellerdale street back in July became a viral sensation.

The video is said to depict a pregnant woman being kicked in the stomach.

Britany Leavitt-Corning is facing 5 charges including assault and uttering threats.

The video surfaced months after the fight took place and was quickly taken down.

Leavitt-Corning is due back in court on November 21st to set a trial date.

She plead not guilty at an earlier court appearance.

Weston Says All Senators "Being Painted With Same Brush"

With more explosive details coming out about the senate expense controversy, including talk of backroom deals, the Saint John MP believes the good work of many senators are being overshadowed by the actions of a few. 

Rodney Weston tells CHSJ News this is the most attention the senate has received in the last century, and everyone in the senate is being painted with the same brush. 

Weston says he has a hard time with comments that the PMO wields too much power and believes those who make those comments are "going a little too far in that sense" and says that people have to be accountable for their own actions.

He says there's no question that public trust has been tarnished, but hopes it can be regained.

Aiming To Leap From Municipal To Provincial Politics

He's already the deputy mayor of Bordertown but he's setting his sights on provincial politics.

30 year old John Ames of St. Stephen is the new Liberal candidate for Charlotte-Campobello after a weekend nomination meeting.

He says Bordertown is suffering from a decline in economic growth and stagnant population growth and the people are also concerned about employment insurance.

He says on the border they have a lot of people spending money on the other side which he says has it goods points and its bad points.

Ames doesn't think he'd be sacrificing one role for the other adding he just wants to spread his wings and represent everyone.

The next provincial election is less than a year away on September 22nd 2014.

For more information, click here.

RCMP Identify The Victim Of Fatal ATV Crash

The Mounties releasing the name of the victim in a weekend ATV crash.

20 year old Stephen Christopher Watson of Bath died from injuries sustained in the crash on Sunday afternoon in Lower Kintore.

The crash occurred when the ATV he was driving collided with steel wire at the edge of a private road.

Alcohol has not been ruled out as a contributing factor in the crash.

Saint John Company Gets Money For High Tech Innovation

A big infusion of cash for a Saint John company from the federal government. 

Saint John M-P Rodney Weston announcing Encore Interactive will receive more than 215 thousand dollars in federal funding for innovation. 

The company is working on enriching the interface software for TV customers over the Internet and aiming to develop a synchronized second screen for TV content on tablets and smart phones.

Digital Health Records Are Seen As Keeping People Healthier

Digital health records can make you healthier according to a Nova Scotia woman who's part of a pilot project. 

Alexa Thompson tells CHSJ News having the ability to go online to keep track of such things as her test results and blood pressure has turned her situation around completely with her taking far better care of herself. 

Thompson has suffered from osteoarthritis for years and admits she was in pretty rough shape at the end of last year but gaining more control over her health has empowered her with a big change for the better in her attitude.

Thompson also keeps track online of what she eats and how much she exercises. She adds it will likely save the healthcare system money in the long run because she won't be as sick.

Industrial Accident On Drury Cove Road

A man brought to hospital with serious injuries after an industrial accident. 

The accident happening on Drury Cove Road at around 4:30pm yesterday, while he was operating a hydraulic press. 

Sergeant Jay Henderson of City Police says his injuries are not life-threatening and WorkSafe NB has been notified.

Mayor Pushing For Pedestrian Only Street In Uptown

Better signs pointing to the uptown, incentives for developers, and more promotion for newly-refurbished King Square are just some of the ideas being floated by Uptown Saint John as priorities for 2014.

There's one big ticket item for uptown development according to Mayor Mel Norton and the sooner it happens the better. The Mayor wants to see one of the streets in the uptown set aside for pedestrians only with no traffic allowed by next spring so the city can cash in with tourism dollars.

Waiting until 2015 would mean an entire season of tourist revenue lost according to the Mayor.
Prince William Street has been mentioned as one possibility but Uptown Saint John wants to first consult with the business community and come back with feedback before a decision is made.

Target Opening Soon On East Side

There's been a lot of speculation about when the new Target store will be opening in McAllister Place. 

The company has announced that store and ones in Fredericton and Moncton will all be opening on November 13th.

Monday, October 28, 2013

UPDATE: House Fire In Willow Grove

Crews from several fire departments battled a blaze in Willow Grove for a total of 5 hours this afternoon.

The Simonds Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Willowood  Drive, just off of Route 111, Willow Grove at 1:20 p.m yesterday. Crews found heavy, black smoke coming from the eaves of the home. 

No one was home at the time but the family cat was inside The pet was revived using a CPR Vet pack.  Other departments from Hampton, Kennebecasis Valley, St. Martins, Nauwigewauk, Upham, and the Peninsula helped in supplying water and personnel. 

November Is Family Violence Prevention Month

For many, home isn't so sweet.

Police addressing the issue of violence in families during November, which is family violence prevention month in the province.

They say violence happens inside the home every day in the form of hitting, threats, rape, put-downs, being controlling, taking money and destroying property and victims very often keep it to themselves. Crime Stoppers says it doesn't matter if it happened in the privacy of your own home, violent behavior is a crime.

If you or someone you know is a victim of family violence, you can also report it anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or visiting
The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation and its community partners encourage you to check your telephone book for helpful resources.

It's Time To Put Snow Tires On Your Vehicle

While you might not want to hear it, the snowy season is right around the corner and now is the time to get your vehicle winter-ready. 

Gary Howard of the Canadian Automobile Association says a good rule of thumb for when to put on winter tires is when the temperature outside starts to dip below seven degrees. He tells CHSJ News that's because those types of temperatures tend to bring a risk of frost. However, any earlier and you could risk wearing the tread unevenly.

Howard warns people not to mix and match their tires. He says that's like wearing a sneaker and bootyou will have very inconsistent performance, and it can actually be more dangerous than having all of the same tires.

As for all-weather tires? He says they are okay if you live in a temperate climate like in British Columbia, but not here, where we get a lot of snow.

Public Safety Radio System Has Been Restored

The Saint John public safety radio system is back up and running after being down from Saturday night right through yesterday.

Sergeant Jay Henderson of City Police tells CHSJ News no service was lost during the outage. The City telling us public safety was not compromised during the disruption.
They say a failure in the component of the primary radio system used for dispatching emergency services in the area is to blame for the outage.

Crews Battling Structure Fire In Willow Grove

Firefighters responding to a blaze in Willow Grove.

The Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department being called in to help battle the structure fire. Hampton and Nauwigewauk also lending a hand.

KV Fire says they received the call just before 2pm.

100 Men Who Care Group Forming In Greater SJ

A group of men getting together to show they care too. 

A 100 Men Who Care chapter is beginning to form in the city, inspired by the local women's group that raised $18,500 dollars at their first meeting for the SPCA and $20,000 for Romero House at their second. Organizer Michael Whelton tells CHSJ News after seeing what they accomplished, he thought the men in the greater Saint John area should step up to the plate.

Each man involved gives a hundred dollars four times a year. At a meeting, three organizations make a presentation, and the one with the most votes from the men gets all of the money. Whelton says the initiative gives community-minded men the opportunity to get together and help local charities.

There are 60 men currently registered. The first meeting is on December 3 at Millidgeville North School, 500 Woodward Avenue at 5:30pm. Click here for a link to their website.

Overwhelming Support For Electronic Medical Records

It appears to be just a matter of time before our medical records will all be digital. That's appears to be the desire of most of us, according to a new poll by Harris/Decima. It finds 96 per cent of Canadians think it important that the health care system go digital. 

Infoway Vice-President Shelagh Maloney tells CHSJ News people nowadays want to have more control over their health by having as much information as possible.

89 per cent of the respondents say it's important for them to have full advantage of digital health tools and capabilities.

Maloney adds 64 per cent of doctors have an electronic medical record and 86 per cent of those people surveyed say it's important for their doctors to use digital medical records.

UPDATE: Radio Communications In City Disrupted

Work continues to restore normal communications after a major failure of the Saint John public safety radio system over the weekend with a disruption in transmissions.

If you have a scanner, that's why you weren't able to hear anything. A limited number of backup channels were used in the meantime. Emergency services in the city are still operating on backup and the problem is not expected to be fixed until sometime this afternoon.

The city tells CHSJ News there was a failure in the primary radio system that's used for the dispatching of emergency calls and claims public safety was not jeopardized.
System provider Bell Mobility says it's working to restore the primary service as quickly as possible.

Food Recall Expanded

More salads and dips produced by Reser’s Fine Foods are being recalled. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the latest recall is being issued because the food might be contaminated with Listeria. 

This is the third such recall of Reser’s Fine Foods products since October 5th.

The newest one includes various potato salads, macaroni salads, creamy spinach dip and cole slaws, all with best before dates between October 10th and November 27th.

Some of the products are also sold under the brand name "Market Pantry".

Wishlist Of Changes Aimed At Improving The Uptown

Better signs pointing to the uptown, incentives for developers, and more promotion for newly-refurbished King Square are just some of the ideas being floated by Uptown Saint John as priorities for 2014; however, there's there's one big ticket item for uptown development according to Mayor Mel Norton.

The Mayor expressed a wish that Uptown Saint John consult with the business community and other groups and determine which uptown street would be best to make into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare, even on a temporary basis. 

Waiting until 2015 would mean an entire season of tourist revenue lost according to the Mayor. Prince William Street is among several possibilities for a car-free zone focused on shopping and dining.

Skate Canada International Was A Big Success

There were no slip-ups off the ice at Skate Canada International, the performance behind the scenes went just as planned. 

That word coming from Cynthia Benson, the co-chair of the local organizing committee during the finale of the event at Harbour Station that began on Thursday.

Benson tells CHSJ News there was a huge turnout and there has been general sense of excitement in the air over the past few days. And that sense of enthusiasm that wasn't lost on the athletes visiting the city who she says loved the crowds, and the standing ovations that they gave.

She says the event gave Saint Johners the rare opportunity to check out world-class skaters perform in the pre-Olympic season, adding, it's not every day people living in the city walk past Olympic athletes in the pedway.

Benson says they are hoping the event returns to the Port City.

Best Selling Parenting Author In Town

Parenting trainer and the best selling author of "Discipline Without Distress" Judy Arnall in town over the weekend to speak at a learning conference on the campus of U-N-B Saint John. 

Arnall, whose a mother of 5, tells CHSJ News parents can use bribery and the threat of punishment with their children when they're young but not so much as they get older. That's when you want to have influence over how your children behave as you start losing control.

Arnall says it's essential parents control their anger because it teaches their children self control and how to contain their anger which is a necessary life skill. Arnall reminds parents that they are models for how their children behave.

One piece of advice she has for parents is to do the best you can with the resources you have and grow a really thick skin. Another is to stick to no when you say it to your kids and don't waver.

Prime Minister's Office Getting Unwanted Scrutiny

More and more stories are emerging as some MP's and now Senators complain about the power of unelected people in the Prime Minister's office to tell them what to do, what to say and how to vote.

Political Science Professor Don Desserud tells CHSJ News this is far removed from the vision of how Parliament was supposed to operate but the power of the P-M-O had been growing long before Prime Minister Harper assumed office.

Alberta MP Brent Rathgeber says one reason he quit the Conservative caucus was he could no longer stomach being told what to do and say by unelected youngsters in the Prime Minister’s Office. Former federal cabinet minister Peter Kent called some of the actions of the P-M-O "juvenile".

Debate On Fates Of 3 Senators To Resume

The Senate will continue debating this week whether or not to suspend Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau without pay after a lot of drama last week complete with accusations of backroom deals. 

New Brunswick born Senator Jim Munson worked in the P-M-O under Prime Minister Chretien and tells CHSJ News keeping the P-M away from the niity gritty to give him plausible deniability is not all that far fetched because it's the job of the political staffers to protect their boss from the whiff of scandal.

Having said that, Munson says there's little doubt the P-M would know what the issue was about.

Munson, who has been in the Senate for 10 years, does say it has become more politically divisive and he blames Prime Minister Harper for stacking it with his appointees, some of whom complain about being told how to vote by unelected people in the P-M-O.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Skate Canada Int'l Exhibition Gala Underway

Skate Canada International is winding down.

Competition at Harbour Station yesterday saw Patrick Chan winning gold at the men's free program, claiming his fourth Skate Canada International title.
15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia from Russia claiming the women's singles title. 

Canadian ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took gold in the ice dance at Skate Canada International yesterday, their fifth Skate Canada Grand Prix title.

The final event, an exhibition gala is now underway and runs until 3pm.

Cultural Policy Still In Process Of Being Renewed

A set of directives for culture in the province penned over ten years ago is still in the process of being rewritten. 

Last year, the government announced they were consulting with residents and cultural stakeholders to update the current cultural policy. 

The Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture Trevor Holder tells CHSJ News they had an election promise to renew the document, and in the meantime, there have been a host of public engagement opportunities around the province over the last year. That public consultation component of the cultural policy renewal has already wrapped up.

The last cultural policy was adopted back in 2002 under Premier Bernard Lord.

Fire Set Outside RCMP Station In Elsipogtog

Police are investigating a blaze they say was deliberately set outside the RCMP station in Elsipogtog First Nation on Friday. 

The fire started on the outside of the building but members of the community and fire crews kept it from spreading. A 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested in connection to the fire but were later released. 

The Elsipogtog First Nation is the site of last week's violent clash between shale gas protestors and RCMP.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Duhamel & Radford Take Bronze In the Pairs Free Program

Canadian figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford winning bronze in the pairs free program as Skate Canada International continues at Harbour Station.

Italian duo Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek took the gold.

Hotarak told reporters following the performance they are just happy to be here saying they tried to do their best as they always do and today they had a little bit of luck.

Duhamel says they are not used to very high artistic scores and lower technical scores.   

Radford says he thinks that program has podium potential at the Olympics.    

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China won the silver medal.

Former Teacher Arrested In NB On Sex Charges

A man who taught in Ontario but now lives in the province being arrested by police on sexual assault charges that date back to 2008.

51-year old Robert St. Louis, formerly a District School Board of Niagara teacher, being charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching on a former student between 2008 and 2010.

St. Louis was brought back to the Niagara area by members of the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit.

Skate Canada Int'l Competition Enters Day Two

The competition is heating up as we head into day two of Skate Canada International at Harbour Station.

The first day saw three-time world champ Patrick Chan winning the men's short program, while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the short dance. American Gracie Gold got first in the women's short program.

17-year old Canadian skater Kaetlyn Osmond, who came in fifth in the women's short program yesterday, says she feeds off of the energy of the fans, and fans in the Maritimes are always fantastic.

Four events happening at Skate Canada International today at Harbour Station including the Ladies Free Program at 3:15pm and the Ice Free Dance at 5:30pm. Click here for a complete schedule of events.