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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Attempted Robbery Goes Awry



A busy start to the long weekend for city police after an attempted armed robbery sent one person to the hospital.
Around 1:30 this morning police responded to a call at the Sunstar Lounge on Germain Street, and one person was taken to the hospital with gun shot wounds.
The Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident---with no arrests made yet----but there are two suspects in mind.

Call For Completion of the Trans Canada Pipeline



Among the laundry list of items that Minister Keir touched on during an energy conference earlier this week in Saint John, completion of the Trans Canada pipeline was one of them. Keir tells CHSJ News, this project is similar to other's that have spanned this country from coast to coast.

Keir says both Ottawa and the private sector are being urged to get involved with this project. The pipeline starts in BC and only runs to Quebec City.

Gearing Up For Summer



The camping season for many gets started over the next three days. This Victoria Day weekend is un-officially the days on the calendar that many head to their second home, throw open the windows and get set for more fun and relaxation away from the regular grind. Along with the fun, Grand Bay-Westfield Fire Chief Dan McCoy says safety should be a top priority. He tells CHSJ News, all of the wiring should be give a good inspection.

McCoy adds just like your smoke alarms at home, the ones in the camp should be cleaned with a vacuum and don't forget about the fresh battery.  

Food Drive in KV



The KV Chamber of Commerce is looking for your help next weekend. On Saturday the 23rd, they will hold the one item food drive. The goal is to get a non-perishable food item from each home to replenish the supply at the KV Food Basket. Chamber member Rick Demoan tells CHSJ News, officials from both Rothesay and Quispamsis will be helping out.

Along with 50 volunteers, the Chanber is also looking for vehicles to use to pick up the food and get it to the food basket. The number to call if you can help out is 849-2860.  

Rothesay Avenue Fire



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[Scene of the Fire----Photo by Gary MacDonald]

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a major blaze which broke out in a Rothesay Avenue business complex over the supper hour last night.
Fire chief Rob Simonds says the blaze was a stubborn one because it was burning between two steel roof structures:

No one was hurt -- but -- the building near McAllister Drive has been left a burned out shell -- meantime -- fire investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze.