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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Earthquake near Sussex

Some minor tremors could be felt near Dairy town last night.

Natural Resources Canada are reporting an earthquake about 39 kilometres from Sussex.
The quake rated a 3.2 on the richter scale, and Seismologist Silvia Hayek tells CHSJ News, it isn't large enough to cause any damage or to raise any concerns.
Hayek says the area doesn't get earthquakes very often, and the largest one to date in New Brunswick was in Miramichi in 1982
The tremors from this one could be felt in Cumberland Bay, and Hunters Home.

More Trauma Issues

[Opposition Health Critic Margaret Ann Blaney--File Photo]
There is more political fallover resulting from an accident in Bathurst on Tuesday.

A woman waited more than 12 hours for emergency care at the Regional Hospital.
Opposition Health Critic Margaret Ann Blaney tells CHSJ News the Provincial Trauma Director is from Quebec and splits his time between provinces.
The MLA for Rothesay adds they must also come up with a Plan B for when he is unavailable which was the case on Tuesday night.

Fight For Rainbow Park Continues

[Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty---File Photo]

Saint John Harbour Liberal MLA and Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty vows to keep the fight going to upgrade Rainbow Park in the South End. The new look has come into question after Iring Oil announced it wouldn't go ahead with plans for it's headquarters on Long Wharf. The city had anticipated $1.2 million from the sale of the former Lantic Sugar site which would have gone to the park. Doherty tells CHSJ News, all parties involved with the proposal have to get back to the table:
City Hall so far is in for half a million dollars and the Federal cash comes with a must be finished by September.30th.

New Telus Wireless Feature

First it was Bell-Aliant and now Telus has announced a new feature for it's wireless phones. Megan Fielding is the Director of Communications and tells CHSJ News, they have up-graded the wireless 9-1-1 service:
The CRTC has been pressuring wireless companies to make this technology available for the past several years. Fielding adds total cost of the new set-up from coast to coast is $17 million dollars.

RCMP Make Arrest in Relation to Shooting

A 41 year old man is in custody in relation to the shooting in Lower Norton yesterday morning.
The RCMP arrested a suspect without incident in his residence in Erbs Cove.
Yesterday morning a 42 year old man was taken to the Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound and his injuries are believed to be serious.
The Mounties are looking for further information, and are asking anyone with information is to contact RCMP at 832-5566 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Uptown Fight Results in 4 Arrests

A quiet night for city police until about 2:30 in the morning.

Police were called to Subway on King Street after a fight broke out between two men.
Once officers arrived a melee ensued, resulting in two men being arrested for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and obstruction.
A woman was arrested at the scene and after a search was found with marijuana and is now facing possession charges.
Two other men were taken into custody for public intoxication.
There were no injuries, and all four people will be released after sobering up.

Minister Resigns

[Stuart Jamieson---File Photo]
Tourism Minister Stuart Jamieson is stepping down from his position after a request from the Premier.

Jamieson writes in a letter than he has had a difficult time over the negotiations between Hydro Quebec and NB Power, and believes it should be put to a referendum to allow the people of New Brunswick the opportunity to decide.
Premier Shawn Graham says since Jamieson broke cabinet solidarity, he had no choice but to ask him to step down.
Wellness, Culture and Sport Minister H├ędard Albert will be acting Tourism Minister, and Jamieson will continue to represent the people of Saint John Fundy until the next election.