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Sunday, May 16, 2010

West Side faces traffic nightmare

West Siders may have a traffic nightmare on their hands this summer between the Harbour Bridge being reduced to two landes, and Main Street and Simms corner being torn up.

Owen Boyle, president of the West Side Business Association, says there's no chance of getting a rotary put in at Simms Corner.

Boyle says it's because the engeneers can't work with the steep slope of Lancaster Avenue and because Common Council has already spent all of its money.

He says forty-thousand vehicles go through SImms Corner on a daily basis.

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As N-B Power deals with the delays and cost overruns of the Point Lepreau reactor upgrade -- the utility is looking at another major project.

Energy Minister Jack Keir says financing the upgrade of the Mactaquac Dam above Fredericton is a significant challenge, but he says time is on our side because the work isn't scheduled to be required for another 25-years.

The estimated cost of repairs was one of the major stumbling blocks which led to the collapse of the proposed sale of most of N-B Power's assets to Hydro Quebec.

Rothesay holds Clean-Up week

If you live in Rothesay, now is the time to start going through your stuff to see what you still need and what you don't.

Thats because the annual Clean-Up Week gets started tomorrow and regardless of your regular garbage pick-up day, all items should be curbside by seven in the morning.

Organic pick-up week is the following Monday with all yard waste for composting to be picked up.

Seadogs already looking forward

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Almost a week has gone by since the Moncton Wildcats beat the Saint John Seadogs to capture the Presidents Cup Final.

President Wayne Long tells CHSJ News, the loss still stings, but if you look back on the season, this team has nothing to be ashamed of.

Long says on the business side of things, he is thrilled with the renewed interest in the Seadogs, selling 20 new season tickets already.

The goal by opening face-off in September is 2500.

Rothesay looks into curbside recycling

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The Town of Rothesay is looking into adopting curbside recycling.

Mayor Bill Bishop says council conducted a preliminary survey and the vast majority of people were in favor of the program. 

He says the program has worked well in other municipalities.

Coucil has contacted the Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission to find out about cost, what sort of items could be picked up and whether they would help with a recycling education program for the public.

St. Martins collects shoes for a good cause

People in St. Martins will be burning calories tonight for a good cause.

Matt Moore tells CHSJ News the bootcamp fundraiser is for Soles4Souls-an international charity that provides countries with shoes and other more.

The fundraiser is coming up tonight at the Four Seasons Complex in St. Martin's from 6-7pm.

Soles for Souls has distributed 125 million shoes around the world including 20 per cent of those to Haiti in the aftermath of January's earthquake.
For more information you can check out the website at

Slew of firefighters help woman trapped in truck

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A woman involved in a possibly deadly car accident yesterday had a lucky break yesterday when firefighters from six different departments came to her rescue.

Firefighters from around the province were participating in training exercises at Point Lepreau when they got word that a black truck had rolled off Route 790 and was lying upside down in a ditch.

Crews from St. Andrews, Upper Kingsclear, Harvey, Deer Island, St. Martins and Grand Manan arrived to get the trapped woman out of the cab of her truck.

She was then taken to hospital to be treated for any injuries.