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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dragon Boat 2013

The 9th annual Dragon Boat Festival continues at Renforth wharf today with many teams, volunteers and spectators.

All proceeds go towards buying specialized equipment for St. Joseph's Hospital.

Radio River Racers Back For Year 2

Country 94/The Wave's Radio River Racers are back for Dragon Boat this year.

Captain Jenn Martin tells CHSJ News the team is just as pumped this year with most of the team a brand new group of paddlers.

She adds they do have a full boat and she can't believe the number of tents in the village this year.

Martin tells us between her blue face paint and her height she looks like a cross between an oompa-loompa and a smurf adding most people don't recognize her.    

For more info about the Dragon Boat Festival, click here

RCMP Use Stun Gun To Disarm Man

A few tense moments in Baillie this week where the Mounties tried to convince a man with a gun to give it up.

St. Stephen RCMP called to a home on Thursday where they found a 66-year-old man who refused to put down a gun.

About negotiating with him for half an hour, he was disarmed with a stun gun and then taken to hospital for a medical assessment.

A $500K Shot In Arm For The NB Medical Education Trust

The province announcing a half million dollar shot in the arm for a program that provides bursaries to undergrad medical students who plan to work as doctors.

The New Brunswick Medical Education Trust is aimed at attracting medical students to the province and retaining them once they start work as physicians.

The trust also aims to encourage New Brunswickers who studied medicine in other provinces to come home.

It was formally established in 2009 and 28 students received the 2013 awards this week.

For more information on the New Brunswick Medical Education Trust click here