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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Some city residents will be without water

Repair work will continue overnight on a broken water main in East Saint John located along Loch Lomond Road near the intersection of Hickey Road.

Saint John Water tells CHSJ News that some people will be without water because of the work.

Snow and wind create poor driving conditions

The trek home is difficult today.

Road warriors letting us know that several cars went off the road near Spruce Lake - and - now City Police have called to let us know there are white outs in the area of Spruce Lake and driving conditions on Highway 1 over west are poor.

Conditions are slippery, so reduce your speed and take your time on the way home tonight.

BMO Survey finds fewer Canadians contributed to their RRSPs

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The 2009 RRSP deadline has passed and a new survey finds a lot of Canadians cheaped out on contributing this year.
Bank of Montreal Financial Group found that 68 per cent of us did not have money for lump sum contributions to their RRSP's.
BMO's Jason Schella tells CHSJ News the economy is one factor in that result.
Schella adds if you set up an automated savings account then you don't need to worry about making a large payment by the RRSP deadline.

Foster Resigns from Saint John Animal Rescue League


Janet Foster is stepping down after six years as Executive Director of the Saint John Animal Rescue League.

Foster tells CHSJ news she has done everything she set out to do now that things at the shelter have turned around.
She says they bought the old Peacock's garden centre site for a new shelter and they have money in the bank so things look really solid.
Foster says she stayed two years past her retirement and planned to stick around until the new shelter was built but, says she would be 70 years old by then so, right now feels the right time to go.

Work continues on broken water main on Loch Lomond Road

Crews are making repairs to a broken water main in East Saint John located along Loch Lomond Road near the intersection of Hickey Road.

The break resulted in low water pressure for users east of the Reversing Falls Bridge.
Saint John Water crews isolated the water main yesterday just after 5pm and crews worked through the night and that repair work will continue today.

If you experience discoloured water, just run your tap until the water runs clear.

Dispute Between Blue Cross And Shoppers Drug Mart

The consumer advocate for insurance concedes there's not much he can do about finding a resolution in the dispute between Blue Cross and Shopper's Drug Mart. Ron Godin says he nevertheless is monitoring the situation.
Most Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Atlantic Canada will no longer accept Blue Cross cards because of fee changes. This means you have to pay up front and then send in the receipts to be reimbursed later.

Funeral Service Today For Saint John Man Who Died In B-C At The Olympics

A large turnout is expected at noonhour for the funeral of a 20 year old Saint John man who died in B-C while attending the Olympics. The funeral service is taking place at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Silas Rogers, who graduated from Saint John High in 2007, was found unconscious in an apartment on the campus of the University of B-C after he was released by the RCMP in Whistler. Rogers, a student at the university, had been in custody for being drunk in public and reportedly fell several times while in lockup. Vancouver Police have been brought in to conduct an external investigation of his death but say it could take months to complete.

One Youth Arrested After High Speed Chase

One youth is behind bars after a high speed chase with city police. The pursuit began on Bayside Drive and proceeded eastward. Police tell CHSJ News they called off the pursuit at one point because of worry someone night get hurt. It was resumed later, however, and the car was eventually stopped at Baxter's Corner with no injuries being reported. Several charges are expected to be laid including possession of a stolen car and dangerous driving.

Gas Prices After Weekly Setting

A mixed bag when it comes to gas prices after the weekly setting. The maximum that can be charged for self serve regular has risen to $104.4 a litre. It's being sold in Saint John for $101.8 a litre. The max for diesel went down slightly to $106.9 and is being sold in the city for $105.2 a litre. Furnace oil remains the same at 90.4 cents a litre and propane has gone down to $111.9.