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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fatal Crash in Hammond River

A Saint John woman is dead after a collision on Highway 1 in Hammond River last night.
RCMP responded to the accident after 7 o'clock, when the vehicle entered the median, and subsequently rolled over.
The 46 year old driver was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene.
The victims name is not being released until the family is notified, and the crash is still under investigation.

Local Donations Continue to Pour in for Haiti

Almost two months after a devastating earthquake hit the country, money continues to roll in for the relief effort in Haiti. 32 Kent Stores through-out Atlantic Canada have wrapped up an in-store campaign with customers and staff donating close to $34,000 dollars.

The company also wrote a cheque for $25,000 dollars to help with the effort.

Slow Housing Permit Start in Rothesay

A slow start to the year in Rothesay on the housing permit end of the scale. For last month, the total is just over $99,000 dollars compared to last year when the same month finished up at over $300,000 dollars.

So far this year, home-owners have completed over $250,000 dollars worth of renovations to homes. The total for last year came in at over $1.8 million dollars.

Mayor of Grand Bay Westfield Suggests Prior Property Assessments Were Low

[Grand Bay Westfield Mayor Grace Losier---File Photo]

The Mayor of Grand Bay Westfield thinks homeowners need to ask themselves a question about property assessments? Does it match the value of your house? Grace Losier tells CHSJ News, if it does, you need to pay your taxes and if it's gone up dramatically then you have likely been getting a break:
Many homeowners have been calling their MLA's in the last week, irate over increases in their property assessments.

Dragon's Den Coming to Saint John

Do you think your sitting on a million dollar idea but need investors to back up your plan? If so, you will be happy hear the show Dragons Den is holding an open audition on the 24th at Enterprise Saint John. Lindsey Neely is an Associate Producer with the program and tells CHSJ News, idea's that catch their eye are those that already have generated sales.
The show was in Saint John a year ago and anyone chosen to make their pitch in Toronto, the shows will air starting in September. For more information about the audtion, get in touch with Enterprise Saint John.