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Sunday, October 13, 2013

UPDATED: Police Searching For Missing Man

Police sweeping the Hammond River area after finding a vehicle belonging to a missing Saint John man. 

21-year old Adam Joseph Andrews was reported missing by his father on Saturday when he did not show up for work. Andrews was last seen at around 11pm that night near the intersection of the Stock Farm Road and Route 100 near Quispamsis possibly heading towards Hampton.
Sergeant Peter Breen of the Rothesay Regional Police says the empty vehicle was found on the Nauwigewauk side of the Hammond River, around Porter's Deep Hole. Hampton RCMP, with help from the Fredericton and Kennebacassis Ground Search and Rescue teams are searching the area near where his car was found. An RCMP police dog and helicopter are also taking part in the search.

Andrews is described as being tall and slim. He is 6’4”, weighs about 160 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing jeans, a beige pullover shirt with a collar and white sleeves, and one blue sneaker. Police found his cellphone and one sneaker near his vehicle.

Anyone who has any information about his whereabouts is being asked to contact the RCMP, local police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Fishing Village Celebrating Start Of Lobster Season

A fleet of 17 fishing boats sailing out from the wharf in Alma bright and early tomorrow morning to mark the opening of the fall lobster season.

The town of 251 people celebrating the occasion with the fleet launch and a community festival. They are promoting the event as "pajama-friendly" because as Event Coordinator Jane Chrysostom tells CHSJ News, the festivities start bright and early. 

The town kicking off the day with the ringing of church bells at 6am tomorrow morning and the launch of the boats a half an hour later, at high tide. A hot breakfast will be served at the wharf.

Chrysostom says the interpretive staff at neighboring Fundy National Park will be on hand giving demonstration about the habitat and life of the Fundy lobster.

Motorcycle Driver, Passenger Killed In Collision

Police say a 30-year old motorcycle driver and his passenger, a 27-year old woman, are dead after a crash between the bike and a pickup truck.

It happened at around 12:30 yesterday afternoon on Route 134 near Campbellton. The motorcycle colliding with the truck as it was turning into a driveway. Police say the motorcycle was trying to pass vehicles at the time of the crash.

RCMP say the names of the victims are not being released at this time.

Irish Rovers Embarking On Final Tour Of Maritimes

After a half century of touring, the Irish Rovers will say goodbye to the road. 

The band that shot to stardom with songs like The Unicorn and Black Velvet Band embarking on their last tour of the Maritimes this fall with a show in the Port City.

Frontman George Millar tells CHSJ News as you get older, touring starts to take its toll on you. But while he won't miss the grind of touring, Millar says he will miss playing shows which he calls the "prize" at the end of a long day of traveling.

In the new year, they will tour the US. Their global Farewell to Rovin' Tour ends in 2015. For a complete list of tour dates, click here. You can see them next Thursday at the Imperial Theatre at 7:30pm. To buy tickets, click here.

Consumer Demand For Fresh, Local Turkeys Rising

The demand for fresh, locally raised turkeys to top Thanksgiving tables has been on the rise.

That's according to Tim Cochran, the owner of Cochran’s Country Market in Rothesay who says since the business opened in 1996, the store has gone from selling 20 of their Sussex-raised turkeys around the holidays to around 300.

Over the last five years, Cochran tells CHSJ News he has seen more people taking a greater interest in where their food is coming from, how it was grown or raised and in the case of an animal like a turkey, what type of food it was fed.

Extended Sunday Shopping Hours Start Today

The open for business signs in some storefronts will be lighting up a little earlier today, as extended Sunday shopping hours begin in the Port City.

June Anderson, the manager of the Liquid Gold Tasting Bar & All Things Olive on Prince William Street in the uptown tells CHSJ News they will continue to stay closed on Sundays but she is glad businesses are now able to set their own hours.

Anderson says the time has come for businesses to be able to decide when they open.

Wal-Mart will now be opening at 7 in the morning and Costco will be opening at 10am. McAllister Place and Brunswick Square Shopping Centres will not be changing their hours.