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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fundy Bay Keeper Worried Over Bridge Repair Work

Repair work on the Mispec River Bridge is causing concern for the Conservation Council. It has reported to the Coast Guard and Environment Department that work crews on the bridge are sweeping concrete and old paint into the mouth of the river. Spokes-person Dave Thompson tells CHSJ News, has hasn't been to the site but has received plenty of calls:
The endangered species Thompson is speaking of is one of the inner Bay of Fundy salmon populations. Thompson hopes if there is some wrong-doing, action will be taken before work on the bridge resumes on Monday.

Proposed Youth Home For At Risk Teenagers Causing Concern

A handful of Quispamsis residents are voicing their concerns over a proposed youth home for at risk teenagers in the area.The proposed site is 186 Vincent Road, and neighbour Donna Higgins tells CHSJ News, she is concerned because it is not being clarified what type of youths are going to be living in the house.
Higgins says she has contacted Moncton Youth Residences who will be running the program and says she cannot get a straight answer. Higgins says she is suspicious about the youth home because in the proposal it says the teenagers will require 24-7 supervision, and that neighbours would be contacted regarding the program and to air any concerns.The proposal was passed on June 9th, and Higgins says not a single neighbour has been contacted about the proposed site.

Police Looking For Drivers After Fleeing Accidents

City police are looking for two men who fled from their vehicles after getting into accidents early this morning.Just after two o'clock a vehicle was found overturned on the Loch Lomond Road by the airport. Police say a witness saw a man take off before they could arrive.
Then just after three o'clock a vehicle was found in a ditch on the Lorneville Road, and again the driver ran off before police could arrive.
Both incidents are under investigation.

Hache Getting Used to New Position

Still new to the porfolio, Education Minister Roland Hache says he's easing his way into the position.Hache tells CHSJ News, he spent a long time as Minister of the Environment, and is enjoying the challenges with his new post.Hache recently announced $2.9 million dollars going towards reinstating educational support staff, and says next on the agenda is the transportation file.
Hache says he is confident a solution can be figured out.

Small Business Optimism Dipped Slightly in New Brunswick

Business optimism among Canada's small business owners dipped last month despite hopeful signs earlier this year.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows decreases in provincial business optimism for the month of June.New Brunswick only slipped slightly going from 66.9 percent in May to 66.4.This province is showing the third highest level of optimism in the country coming in behind Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.