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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Seadogs Win Game Three of Presidents Cup Final

(Seadogs Open Scoring in Game Three of Presidents Cup)
                     (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

The Saint John Seadogs offence finally came alive last night as they beat Moncton 6-4 in Game Three of the Presidents Cup Final.

Mike Hoffman had four points including the game winner into an empty net.

Dogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant says his team locked up the lanes to keep Moncton from setting up.

Gallant is referring to Moncton scoring three goals in just over five minutes to make it a 5-4 game with just under three minutes left to play.
Wildcats Head Coach and GM Danny Flynn says Saint John has plenty of fire power but is happy with how his team battled back to close the lead to one.

Moncton still leads the set 2-1 with Game Four on Friday in Moncton and Game Five Saturday at Harbour Station.

Tickets for Saturday's game go on sale tomorrow at ten at the Harbour Station Box Office.

New Parking Set-Up at Parlee Beach

Seeing that today feels like the first day of summer, a reminder to anyone heading to Parlee Beach in the coming months.

It will use a new automated parking system for this tourism season.

Visitors will take a ticket upon entry and pay for their parking at one of two pay stations before leaving.

Debit, credit card and cash will all be accepted.

Daily passes will cost $10 and season passes are $82.

Dates For Rate Hearing Set

The 22nd and 23rd of next month is when a hearing ordered by Energy Minister Jack Keir will get started.

The Energy and Utilities Board will go over the proposed rate increase of three per cent by NB Power.

A hearing isn't required for three per cent or under but Minister Keir has asked the EUB to review the rate hike.

NB Power must have all of it's documentation filed by noon on the 28th.

Saint John Energy has announced it's rate is going up by three per cent as of June.1st.

The hearing will be held at the Delta.

Update on Cemetery Investigation

City Police tell us they are still working on making an arrest as work to repair close to 500 headstones in St. Josephs Cemetery continues.

It was just over a week ago, that officers were called to the graveyard to find the headstones had been kicked or pulled off their base and damaged.

Sargeant Pat Bonner tells CHSJ News, they are still investigating leads.

Workers at the cemetery tell us the repair work is slow going and will take weeks to finish.

Another Phone Scam Making the Rounds

Another phone scam is making the rounds.

CO-OP Atlantic has issued the heads up after receiving calls about someone claiming to be from it's organization.

The caller says you have won $25,000 dollars and must come to a specific adress to claim the prize.

Co-OP tells us they are not running any contest with a cash prize and if you do receive this type of call, call police or RCMP right away.

Nine municipalities purchase software to help in Emergencies

(EMO Manager Murielle Provost)

Nine municipalities are now able to alert 14,000 households in an hour when an emergency strikes thanks to a new software program. The communities located between Saint John and Sussex Corner are sharing the cost of the $111,000 system. Manager of the Saint John Emergency Management Organization Murielle Provost says the program will make people more aware when an emergency is taking place.

The software was purchased from Bathurst-based company Sentinel Systems Ltd. which is the only company doing this type of work in Canada.

Tenders awarded for new Maintainence facility in St. Stephen

(Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet)

The Province has awarded about $4.7 million in contracts for a new Department of Transportation maintenance facility in St. Stephen.
Premier Shawn Graham made the announcement today during a tour of the construction site on Church Street in the St. Stephen Industrial Park.

Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet tells CHSJ News this announcement is an investment in the safety of Charlotte county and the region.

Doucet says the work will get started soon and he expects it will be finished by the fall.

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Game Three of the Presidents Cup Final

The Saint John Seadogs are looking to get back into the Presidents Cup Final tonight. Down two games to none against Moncton, Game Three goes tonight at the Station.

Dogs Head Coach Gerard Gallant says the philosophy is simple heading into tonight's match-up........WIN.

Wildcats Head Coach and General Manager Danny Flynn says this series is far from over.

Flynn says Des-champs condition is day to day and still no word on if he will be in the line-up tonight. Game time at the Station is seven o'clock.

Search is on For Volunteers

The Sexual Assault Response Team of the Community Health Centre wants to put together a team of dedicated volunteers to assist victims.

The volunteers advocat and offer support to victim's in the aftermath of sexual assault. Terry Albright tells CHSJ News, the training is intensive.

Training for the next session starts June 4th with the deadline for applications being the 24th of this month.

For more information call 639-7283 or email

Power Outage On East Side

Most people were probably asleep at the time but if you live on the east side and wake up to find your electronic alarm clock flashing there's a very good reason for that. There was an early morning power outage. Saint John Energy crews managed to restore the power at about 1:15 after completing repairs.