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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Robbery On Rothesay Avenue

Long and McQuade on Rothesay Avenue is the latest victim of robbery.

A window at the business was smashed out over night, resulting in about a thousand dollars worth of merchandise being taken.
City police say so far there have been no arrests, and Major Crime is investigating.

Peel Plaza Courthouse to be Publicly Funded

[Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty---File Photo]
The provincial courthouse heading North of Union is going to be publicly funded afterall.

Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty is announcing the province will be taking the public route after several applications from public-private companies proved to be too expensive.
Doherty says a publicly funded project is proving to be a more cost-effective and efficient way of doing the work.
Tenders for the courthouse to be apart of Peel Plaza will be issued shortly with work hoping to begin in early 2010. The $53 million dollar project is expected to be complete by summer of 2012.

Celebrating the Re-Opening of Princess Street

To celebrate the re-opening of Princess Street--Uptown Saint John is hosting a party.

Businesses and neighbours will be hosting a day of activities and entertainment to commemorate the re-opening of the street.
Trinity Church will be hosting a Bell Recital, as well as walking tours with David Goss and Harold Wright starting a 8 o'clock.
The Grand Opening Ceremony takes place at the newly renovated Saint John Theatre Company building at 112 Princess Street with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.
Things get started at 8 and run until 4:30.

Two Saint John Fields to Get Make Overs

Two Saint John sports fields are being spruced up thanks to some local companies.

Chown Field and Barrack Green Field are being refurbished with 110 6-foot spruce trees planted on Friday.
Barry Ogden of the City's recreation committee says green space lowers anxiety and aids in learning.
Similar improvements to Chown Field behind Prince Charles school are provided by Kenneth Irving of Irving Oil Limited.

P.A.C. Recommending Sand Cove Road Residence to be Rezoned

After hearing arguments for and against, the City's planning advisory committee is recommending Common Council rezone a property on Sand Cove Road from single-family to two-family dwelling. David Baker wants to buy the lot at 1070 and build a duplex. Two neighbours are not in favor because of water drainage problems that already exist in the area. Steve Arseneau lives below the property on Honeysuckle Drive.

The P.A.C. granted the recommendation with conditions that a drainage plan be submitted before a building permit is issued. Common Council have the final say during their regular meeting Monday Night.

Driver Facing Impaired Driving Charges

One man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his vehicle on City Road early this morning.

Around 2 am police responded to a single vehicle accident, where a car carrying four people flipped over.
One man was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was later released.
City police tell us, right now all four passengers are being treated as suspects with the driver facing drunk driving charges.