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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sea Street Storm System Plan

   (CBCL Limited Engineer Kent Tays)
         (Photo by Dave Briggs)

The issue of flooding is on many minds of residents living in Sea View Estates. CBCL Limited Engineer Ken Tays says his company has been hired to take a look at finding remedies to the amount of flooding that has been happening in the area. Tays tells CHSJ News, people want a solution to be found soon.

Tays adds the project is a two phase plan---with the first looking to address catchments areas and drainage issues, and the second phase is still pending. The tender for the project is finished on December 2nd, with construction looking to begin during the winter.

H1N1 Clinics At Three Area Schools Today

Public Health is holding H1N1 clinics tonight in Saint John and St. George for all priority groups.
This includes people with chronic medical conditions, children aged 6 months to 18 years old,
pregnant women, parents of infants under 6 months old and people of aboriginal ancestry.
It also includes people those look after infants, kids due for the second vaccine and individuals with weakened immune systems, those 6 to 35 months old and kids aged 3-9 years old with a chronic medical condition.

The clinics are underway at the following area schools:

- Hampton High School, 34 Elizabeth Ave., Hampton until 7pm.

- Rothesay High School, 61 Hampton Rd., Rothesay from 4pm - 7:30pm

- Fundy High School, 44 Mount Pleasant Rd., St. George until 7pm.

For the complete list of priority groups for these clinics go to or call 1-800-580-0038.

Power Deal Is Good for the Environment

(file photo)

The Provincial Environment Minister thinks the sale of NB Power to Hydro Quebec would help reduce the province's annual greenhouse gas emissions by 11 per cent.
Rick Miles says this proposed agreement will enable the province to substantially lower emissions and enjoy a healthier, greener future.
Miles tabled a document on the matter today in the legislature.
Miles says Hydro Quebec is an environmentally conscious organization and its strong committment to environmental sustainability will only add to NB Power's reputation of environmental awareness.

Olympic Torch Makes It's Final Stop in Greater Saint John

[Mayor Grace Losier and the Olympic Torch----Photo by Dave Briggs]
The Olympic Torch is on it's way to Fredericton after it's last stop in Greater Saint John.
The torch was carried through Grand Bay Westfield this morning, and Mayor Grace Losier says it's a dream come true for the community.
Losier says at the last minute the Olympic team informed the town there was an open space for a torch bearer. Teachers at the River Valley Middle School unanimously chose 8th grader Nigel Gallant for the honour.

Olympic Flame in Grand Bay Westfield

City Hall Hosts Open House

How fitting that with rain in the forecast until Friday, the City is hosting a public information meeting today on how it will try and fix flooding problems in an area of the West Side. Two phases of a plan to handle the problem in the Sea Street area have been laid out. The first will involve a new storm outfall on Sea Street from Sea View Lane into the Bay.

The second phase will include replacing part of a storm sewer and installing new storm water collection systems. Today's open house is at the Hilton Belyea Arena between 2pm and 4pm this afternoon and then again tonight between 6pm and 8 o'clock.

Board Of Trade Hardware Gets Handed Out Tonight

It's that time of the year when the Saint John Board of Trade takes time to honor the very best. The Outstanding Business Achievement Awards will be handed out tonight. Plenty of businesses are in the running to take home some hardware including the DPL Group and Dealermine Inc, both up for the Entrepreneurial Achievement award.

The finalists for the Business Excellence honour include Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission and Dillon Consulting Limited. Opera Bistro and DayTripping are both up for the Emerging Enterprise Award. The winners will accept their awards at the Trade and Convention Center.

Stuff Stolen in Norton

There is a thief on the loose in Norton. RCMP tell us that between four yesterday afternoon and eight o'clock last night, a trailer and an old bus used for storage were broken into on a property off Route 121.

Alot of stuff was stolen including two generators, three power saws and an outboard motor.

Graham Speaks About Latest Question on NB Power Proposal

(Graham Speaking Recently in Kennebecasis Valley)
                (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

Would you sell something that posted a profit of $70 million dollars? That is the latest question for the Premier surrounding the proposal between NB Power and Hydro Quebec. The public utility posted that huge number for it's bottom line but Shawn Graham tells CHSJ News, you have to take into account the over $200 million dollars borrowed and booked as revenue to pay for replacement power costs due to the upgrade at Point Lepreau.

President and CEO of NB Power David Hay has declined an interview with our newsroom to discuss the proposal saying this is a decision for politicians. Graham agrees saying Hay is busy enough with the refurbishment at Point Lepreau and remains focused on his job.