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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pay Equity Forum



The Coalition for Pay Equity is holding an open forum to discuss recent changes to pay equity for provincial employees.
President Huberte Gautreau tells CHSJ News, this is something her group has been expecting for about 10 years, and it's good the province is recognizing pay equality.

Gautreau says achieving pay equity in the public sector is winning half the battle---now it's time for the public sector.
Social Development Minister Mary Schryer will be speaking at the forum at 1 o'clock at the Delta about pay equity.

Unemployment Numbers



This province is boasting the smallest unemployment rate increase in the country last month as compared to the same month last year.
This is being attributed by the strong labour force and employment growth.
The unemployment rate for the province is 8.8 per cent, which is up slightly from last May when it was 8.7 per cent.

Car Fire in East Saint John



A car fire off of Eagle Boulevard in East Saint John is being looked at as suspicious.
Fire crews and the police department responded to a fire call around 11:30 to find a car completely burned out.
Investigators were on the scene and suspect it to be arson.

Busy Night for City Police



A number of assaults last night are keeping City Police on their toes.
Police are reporting 6 assaults overnight varying from domestic to fights outside of restaurants throughout the city.
Few details are available, but police confirm there were no serious injuries, and arrests have been made.

Seadogs Ready for the Draft



It's Midget Draft Day in Moncton as Q-League teams gather to pick the future of their franchises. The Seadogs new look front office will be front and center and head coach Gerard Gallant tells CHSJ News, they feel good about the choices they have

The draft can also be the scene of several trades and Gallant says they are not ruling anything out at this point.

Free Pass to Provincial Parks



Looking for something to do today, all admission fees at provincial parks will be waived to celebrate Tourism Week.
Tourism and Parks Minister Stuart Jamieson says all New Brunswickers should take advantage of the free entry to get away and explore our parks.
The Department of Tourism is responsible for nine provincial parks including Mactaquac and New River Beach.

Family Restaurant in Rothesay



There are plenty of places to drop in for something to eat in the Kennebecasis Valley but many are wondering when another family restaurant might set up shop? It is a dream that has been tried before with the Santa Fe and Chevys both falling off the radar but with Lane Furniture on Millenium Drive now closed, many wonder if this is the spot to try again. Quispamsis Councilor Daryl Bishop tells CHSJ News, it's an idea whose time has come.

Bishop adds the Town has not been approached by anyone interested in opening a restaurant but feels a perfect spot would be the now closed Lane Furniture on Millenium Drive.