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Friday, September 11, 2009

Missing City Man Located

City police advise John Dunham has been located -- no other details are being provided.

Money for Older Workers

Ottawa and the Province are investing 10 million dollars to help older workers stay on the job. The money will also extend the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program until March of 2012. The support will help up to 1000 workers in New Brunswick acquire new skills and find jobs. Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore and Provincial Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty made the joint announcement today in Sussex.

Coles Island Woman Dies

RCMP are investigating the sudden death of a 60-year-old woman yesterday in Coles Island.

RCMP were called to a home in the community where a woman was struck by a truck that was being used to do yard work.
The woman died at the scene and foul play is not suspected.

NB Liquor Year End Numbers

There is one corporation reporting huge year end numbers even with all this talk of tough economic times. NB Liquor says total sales increased to $394.8 million which is up four per cent from last year. Net income incresed by 5.5% to $152.7 million. Spokes-person Nora Lacey tells CHSJ News, given all the recession talk, they are delighted with the way the numbers add up.

Lacey adds hard liquor sales were up 6.1%, beer increased by two per cent other beverages show an increase of 6.5% and wine sales are up 7.8%. $152.4 million of the corporations net income is given back to the Province.

Energy Minister Keir on Reactor

Canada's nuclear regulator has found no barriers to licensing the next-generation nuclear reactor Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd has been designing.

Energy Minister Jack Keir tells CHSJ news this may be something to consider by the private sector for a second reactor at Point Lepreau. Keir says the province has always been supportive of the Candu technology and this is good news for AECL.

Keir still won't say which private investors are looking into a second reactor at Point Lepreau--but--AECL hopes to build the ACR-1000 reactor in this province.

Maintenance Project at the Refinery

The Irving Oil Refinery is going to be a lot busier. A maintenance project is underway at a total cost of $220 million dollars with 1800 people working around the clock. The project is expected to run until November and means a $200 million dollar shot to the local economy.

The purpose of the work is to strengthen the refinery’s ability to serve markets in Atlantic Canada and the US Northeast.

Fire Crews Cleaning Up After Early Morning Blaze

Fire crews are cleaning up after a fire on Rockland Road, where a boarded-up, vacant wooden building caught fire around 5:30am. Crews have knocked down flames on the outside of the building and are checking to make sure the blaze is completely extinguished. So, far no word on the cause.

Search Continues for Q-Plex Manager

The search for a manager for the Q-Plex in Quispamsis continues. Mayor Murray Driscoll tells CHSJ News, they have placed ads in several newspapers and are now in the interview process.

Driscoll adds there is no time-line to have a person hired for the position as they want the best person for the job and someone who can move the facility forward.