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Friday, December 18, 2009

Rothesay Regional Police will conduct spotchecks over the Holidays

Rothesay Regional Police will be stepping up their spotchecks between Christmas and New Year's looking for impaired drivers.
Sargeant Evan Scott tells CHSJ news they encourage people to call 911 if they see a possibly impaired driver on the roads.
Scott add they will be doing random checks and in the past they have apprehended drunk drivers at all hours.
Sargeant Scott believes the Provincial Conservatives have a good idea in proposing that the license suspension when a person blows a warning level after a breathalyzer be increased.  It's 24-hours now and the new amendment would increase it to five days.

Chief Coroner Calls For Inquest

The death of Randy Nelson Trenholm will go under the spotlight during an inquest to be held in the new year between Feb. 22nd and the 26th. It was back on June.2nd of 2007 that Trenholm was unresponsive while in the custody of RCMP. Emergency medical services transported Trenholm to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Presiding coroner John Evans and a jury will publicly hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses in order to determine the facts surrounding the death. The jury will have then make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths under similar circumstances.

Premier Firm Hydro Deal Will Pass

Premier Graham is sidestepping questions about his political future.
When asked by CHSJ News if he would resign if the deal fails to clear
the Legislature - Graham responded it will be approved by the
Legislature by the March 31st deadline.
But - the Premier was more vague about his future if his party loses
the fall election - he does say his government won't be coasting in
the final year of it's mandate.

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Final Mass H1N1 Clinics Go Today

Today is the final day for the mass H1N1 immunization clinics. Chief Medical Officer of Health Eilish Cleary says 62 per cent of people in the Province have been vaccinated since the campaign began Oct. 26. When the clinics finish up, vaccine will still be available to anyone wanting a shot through smaller clinics, your family doctor and the VON.

Today's clinics are at the Bill McGuire Center between one and seven o'clock and in St. Stephen at the Public Health Office until seven tonight.

Record Cold Up North

It has been unusually cold over the past few days with the wind-chill and so cold in one part of the Province, they have set a new record. Environment Canada tells us the temperature dipped to -18.3 yesterday in Bathurst which shatters the old mark of -14.8 set back in 2000.

It should begin to warm up over the weekend. A full look at the three day forecast is coming right up.

City Police Stepping up Patrols Over the Weekend

With a week left to go until the big day and Christmas parties ramping up, the City Police Force is stepping up patrols this weekend. They will be working with the Provincial Vision 2010 Committee to conduct roadside checks starting today and running until Sunday.

Officers and committee members will conduct roadside and random vehicle checks.

Multi vehicle Crash in Grand Bay-Westfield

The RCMP in Grand Bay-Westfield are investigating a two vehicle crash that happened last night around 8 in the intersection of River Valley Drive and Epworth Park Road involving involving a Van and S-U-V. A young boy was taken to the Regional Hospital for observation for undetermined injuries. Total damage to both vehicles is estimated at 12 thousand dollars.