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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rememberance Day at Harbour Station

Pictures of Rememberance Day Ceremony in Kennebecasis Valley

If you were not able to attend one of the several Rememberance Day ceremonies in Greater Saint John, here are a few of the images from the ceremony in the Kennebecasis Valley. Lest We Forget:

Rememberance Day in the Kennebecasis Valley

(Veterans Arriving for Ceremony in Kennebecasis Valley)
                  (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

A full house at the Weslyn Church for the Rememberance Day Ceremony in the Kennebecasis Valley. Both Rothesay and Quispamsis combine their efforst to honor those soldiers who have and continue to serve. Petty Officer William Aves served in the North Atlantic between 1942 and 45 and tells CHSJ News, it's a day that brings back a flood of memories but it's wonderful to see so many come out and honor the memory of those who never made it home.

Agnes Hunt was on hand in memory of her husband who served over-seas between 1939 and 42. She reminds those who have loved ones currently serving to keep the faith. Several dignitaries were on hand as well to lay wreaths on behalf of the Provincial and Federal governments including Senator John Wallace and Health Minister Mary Schryer.

Remembrance Day

Veterans from coast to coast will take time today to remember the sacrifice paid by them and those who never made it home. It's Remembrance day and ceremonies will take place in all communities in Greater Saint John. Lloyd Marshall served in the second world war between 1943 and 45 and tells CHSJ News, his tour included France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Holland:

The signature Remembrance Day event takes place at Harbor Station with ceremonies also planned in Quispamsis, Rothesay, Grand Bay Westfield and St. Martins. If your going to Harbour Station, officials ask you try to be in your seat by 10:30am.

MP Agrees with Energy Minister

[Saint John M-P Rodney Weston----File Photo]
Jack Keir's request isn't falling on deaf ears. Saint John MP Rodney Weston tells CHSJ News, he and the Energy Minister are on the same page when it comes to this topic.

Weston adds this is something that needs to be dealt with by the people that know best like the people who put this contract together.

Province Can't Take All the Blame Over Point Lepreau Refurbishment

[Energy Minister Jack Keir----File Photo]
If the proposed deal between NB Power and Hydro Quebec goes through there could be some energy rate increases during year six. That according to energy minister Jack Keir--- who says the replacement fuel costs at Point Lepreau may increase energy rates after the 5 year freeze. Keir says Atomic Energy of Canada and Ottawa need to take responsibility for some of the cost. He adds AECL has said the project schedule was too optimistic, there wasn't enough prep work done and hindsight is 20/20:

As of right now the refurbishment is 18 months behind schedule.

Remembrance Day Blood Donor Clinic

The 2nd Annual Remembrance Day Blood Donor Clinic runs today in Millidgeville.

Canadian Blood Services opened on November 11th last year because of low supply and has a very successful clinic.
Spokesperson Amanda Cullen tells CHSJ News they hope the holiday will give people a chance to drop by and roll up their sleeves.
Cullen says anyone with questions on blood donation, should call 1-888-2-DONATE.