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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Human Remains Found in East Saint John

A Grizzly discovery in East Saint John earlier this morning.Around 10:45 police were called after human remains were found in the brook behind the Best Western hotel.It's early in the investigation, and the identification unit is on scene collecting what they can find.
More details to come as they become available.

Robbery in East Saint John

The Major Crime Unit is investigating a robbery in east Saint John last night.Around 10 o'clock a man entered Little John's Convenience store with a weapon and a bandanna covering his face.He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.There were no injuries.

City Police Round Up

A man wanted by city police turned himself in to Moncton RCMP yesterday.The man was wanted for robbing someone at knife point at a bus stop at the McAllister Mall. After picking him up police were able to locate a woman also involved in the incident. They are both facing robbery charges.
Police also responded to an assault call around 8 o'clock in the uptown area.A 49 year old man attacked a 60 year old man on Princess Street.Police picked him up and is charging him with assault with a weapon after he hit the elderly man in the head with his own cane.

People Opting for a Stay-Cation

Now that summer is in full swing, vacation planning is at its peak and stay-cations are all the rage. The Conference Board of Canada says more than 79% of Canadians plan to take a summer vacation this year with the majority planning to stay at home. Sean Payne with Tourism Saint John tells CHSJ News there is plenty to do right here in the port city:
Payne recommends Saint Johner's take advantage of Rockwood Park, Mispec and New River Beach, as well as museums and art galleries.

WorksafeNB Stakeholders Report

WorkSafe NB is boasting that it exceeded its targets for service, staff satisfaction and reduced accident frequency last year. In the latest stakeholders report WorkSafe NB also says it improved pension benefits for injured workers, and decreased employer assessment rates in 2008.
President and CEO Doug Stanley says the report recaps a year of successes and challenges amid a year of change. Last year, the agency adopted its new name, changed its industry classification system, and changed the composition of its board of directors.