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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

A traffic stop on Rothesay Avenue gave the police more than they bargained for.City police pulled a vehicle over around 8 o'clock last night and found drugs and weapon.A man will be in front of a judge this morning facing charges of drug possession, drug trafficking and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Nursing Home Fire

A fire at a North End nursing home is the cause of a brief evacuation.Emergency crews responded to the call last night at the Rocmaura Nursing Home.The Fire Department determined the fire started by an electrical box malfunction in the basement. No one was injured.

Woman Sent to Hospital After Accident

One woman is in the hospital after an accident in Little Lepreau this morning.Around 6 the Musquash fire department responded to a call of a vehicle going off the road and hitting a tree.She was treated on the scene by emergency crews, and the injuries are not believed to be serious.

Local Group Prepares For H1N1

Local emergency management organizations are making plans to deal with any major outbreak of the H-1-N-1 flu this fall. Brian Shanks of the Ken Valley E-M-O group tells CHSJ News they're planning a series of public information sessions to talk about things like the impact of the flu on home life.
Shanks says more details will be available within a couple of weeks regarding the information sessions. Public health officials predict absenteeism rates could hit as high as 25-percent if the so called "swine flu" pandemic outbreak gains a foothold in the province this fall and winter.

New City Transit Routes

New bus routes and schedules go into effect today.Saint John Transit would like to remind bus patrons that many route numbers will be changing, and to help ease into the transition all schedules will be colour coded for easy reference.There will be six groups----Main Routes, Westside, North and South, East side, and Comex.To find the link to the new routes and schedules click here.

Run For the Cure Changes Location

CIBC's 9th annual Run for the Cure will be in a new location this fall. The run will take place October 4th and will be held at the Marco Polo Center along the waterfront. The event has raised over 2 million dollars in the past thanks to the generosity of those in the greater Saitn John area. Run Director Sue Delong says she is excited about the change in venue and is anticipating this year’s event will be larger than ever.

Biking For Mental Illness

One man will bike his way through Saint John Tuesday as part of a bicycle campaign to raise awareness about Mental Health. Mel Thompson has biked all the way from Vancouver after learning that his daughter Lindsay was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Anita Connolly with the Canadian Mental Health Association tells CHSJ news Thompson will be presented with a cheque for 16 thousand dollars.
Thompson is hoping to educate people about mental health and raise money to improve treatment as he bikes all the way to St. John's, Newfoundland.