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Friday, May 21, 2010

Dalzell gets Clean Air Award

The New Brunswick Lung Association is giving Gordon Dalzell with a National Clean Air Day Award for “Outstanding Citizen Engagement and Advocacy.”
The Lung Association says Dalzell has lead and inspired grassroots environmental action in the province for 15 years.

His public interest group, the Citizens Coalition for Clean Air, has successfully worked with all three levels of government to affect clean air legislation, to reduce allowable air pollution limits and to ensure citizen participation in the province’s clean air agenda.

Dalzell is also known for his tireless work ethic, thorough research and well-balanced opinions.
Dalzell will receive his award next Friday at City Hall.

Seadogs Regular Season Schedule

A day after their pre-season schedule was released, the Saint John Seadogs regular season schedule is available.

The Dogs open at home against the Rocket on Sept.10th.

Saint John has 20 coveted Friday/Saturday home games this season, an improvement of five over last year’s total.

There is also a change for Sunday games pending league approval next month. Instead of a four o'clock starts it will be three.

Here is a complete list of the schedule for the coming year:


Friday, Sept. 10 – 7:30pm vs. P.E.I. Rocket

Saturday, Sept. 11 – 7:00pm vs. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Saturday, Sept. 18 – 7:00pm vs. Halifax Mooseheads

Sunday, Sept. 19 – 4:00pm @ P.E.I. Rocket

Friday, Sept. 24 – 8:05pm @ Montreal Juniors

Saturday, Sept. 25 – 8:00pm @ Drummondville Voltigeurs

Friday, Oct. 1 – 7:00pm @ Halifax Mooseheads

Sunday, Oct. 3 – 4:00pm @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Friday, Oct. 8 – 7:30pm vs. Moncton Wildcats

Sunday, Oct. 10 – 3:00pm vs. Montreal Juniors

Tuesday, Oct. 12 – 7:00pm vs. Rimouski Oceanic

Saturday, Oct. 16 – 7:00pm vs. Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Sunday, Oct. 17 – 3:00pm vs. Victoriaville Tigres

Friday, Oct. 22 – 7:30pm @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Saturday, Oct. 23 – 7:00pm @ Halifax Mooseheads

Wednesday, Oct. 27 – 8:00pm @ Val-d’Or Foreurs

Friday, Oct. 29 – 8:30pm @ Val-d’Or Foreurs

Saturday, Oct. 30 – 8:30pm @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Sunday, Oct. 31 – 5:00pm @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

Friday, Nov. 5 – 7:30pm vs. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Saturday, Nov. 6 – 7:00pm vs. Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Wednesday, Nov. 10 – 7:00pm vs. P.E.I. Rocket

Saturday, Nov. 13 – 7:00pm vs. Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Sunday, Nov. 14 – 3:00pm vs. Quebec Remparts

Saturday, Nov. 20 – 7:00pm @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Sunday, Nov. 21 – 4:00pm @ Moncton Wildcats

Friday, Nov. 26 – 7:30pm vs. Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Sunday, Nov. 28 – 3:00pm vs. Halifax Mooseheads

Friday, Dec. 3 – 7:30pm vs. Lewiston MAINEiacs

Saturday, Dec. 4 – 7:00pm vs. Gatineau Olympiques

Tuesday, Dec. 7 – 7:00pm @ P.E.I. Rocket

Friday, Dec. 10 – 8:00pm @ Lewiston MAINEiacs

Sunday, Dec. 12 – 3:00pm vs. Halifax Mooseheads

Friday, Dec. 17 – 7:00pm @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Saturday, Dec. 18 – 7:00pm @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Tuesday, Dec. 28 – 7:00pm @ P.E.I. Rocket

Thursday, Dec. 30 – 7:30pm @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Friday, Dec. 31 – 7:30pm vs. Moncton Wildcats

Sunday, Jan. 2 – 2:00pm @ Moncton Wildcats

Tuesday, Jan. 4 – 7:00pm vs. Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Saturday, Jan. 8 – 7:00pm @ Halifax Mooseheads

Tuesday, Jan. 11 – 7:00pm vs. P.E.I. Rocket

Friday, Jan. 14 – 7:30pm vs. Drummondville Voltigeurs

Saturday, Jan. 15 – 7:00pm vs. Drummondville Voltigeurs

Friday, Jan. 21 – 8:30pm @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Saturday, Jan. 22 – 5:00pm @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Sunday, Jan. 23 – 5:00pm @ Quebec Remparts

Thursday, Jan. 27 – 7:00pm @ Moncton Wildcats

Saturday, Jan. 29 – 7:00pm vs. Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Sunday, Jan. 30 – 3:00pm vs. Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Wednesday, Feb. 2 – 7:00pm vs. Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Friday, Feb. 4 – 7:30pm @ Moncton Wildcats

Saturday, Feb. 5 – 7:00pm @ Halifax Mooseheads

Friday, Feb. 11 – 7:00pm @ P.E.I. Rocket

Sunday, Feb. 13 – 3:00pm vs. Moncton Wildcats

Friday, Feb. 18 – 7:30pm vs. Val-d’Or Foreurs

Saturday, Feb. 19 – 7:00pm vs. Shawinigan Cataractes

Tuesday, Feb. 22 – 7:00pm vs. Halifax Mooseheads

Friday, Feb. 25 – 8:30pm @ Gatineau Olympiques

Saturday, Feb. 26 – 5:00pm @ Victoriaville Tigres

Sunday, Feb. 27 – 5:00pm @ Shawinigan Cataractes

Friday, March 4 – 7:30pm vs. Moncton Wildcats

Saturday, March 5 – 7:00pm vs. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Thursday, March 10 – 8:30pm @ Rimouski Oceanic

Friday, March 11 – 7:30pm @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Sunday, March 13 – 4:00pm @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Friday, March 18 – 7:30pm vs. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Sunday, March 20 – 3:00pm vs. P.E.I. Rocket

J.D. Irving Mill Receives Federal Cash

The Lake Utopia Paper Mill has received $22 million dollars in funding from Ottawa.
The cash will be used to increase the mill's capacity to produce clean energy and decrease it's reliance on fossil fuels.
The mill is installing a new biomass boiler that will be fuelled by wood waste from the company's forestry operations.

Also, the new boiler will provide enough steam to fulfil the energy needs of the mill and lowering green house gas emission by more than 66,000 tonnes per year.

Total cost of the project 32.9 million and the remaining costs will be covered by a $10.8-million repayable loan from the Provincial Government and a half a million dollar grant from Efficiency NB.

Cupe Members Ready to Stage Hunger Strike

Nine members of Cupe Local 2745 representing education support staff will being a hunger strike on Monday.
This is to bring attention to what they call the lack of fairness and respect they are getting from the Province.
Cupe spokes-person Sandy Harding tells CHSJ News, all they want is a fair collective agreement.

The union has been with-out a contract since February of last year and Harding says the hunger strike will be staged in front of the Fredericton Inn beginning Monday.

Would Be M-L-A Takes Up Wheelchair Challenge

(John Campbell who's seeking Conservative nomination in Saint John Harbour)
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Brutal..........That's the reaction of John Campbell, one of the candidates running for the Conservative nomination in Saint John Harbour, to spending yesterday trying to get about the city in a manual wheelchair. Campbell tells CHSJ News he found out trying to use a public washroom is a challenge even with the stalls that are geared for wheelchairs........They're just not big enough and wheelchairs are now custom made.
Campbell also found trying to make the hills in the city tough but also discovered alot of well meaning people who are more than willing to help. He says all new construction should be wheelchair accesssible as a matter of course. The 52 year old Campbell concedes his fingers are torn up and his shoulders along with his chest are hurting after his ordeal.

Manager of Coyle Nissan Passes Away

A long time employee and friend of car dealerships in Greater Saint John has passed away.

Mark Alderman suffered a massive heart-attack while playing golf yesterday.

Alderman worked for several dealerships along Rothesay Avenue in his career including Centennial Pontiac and was the Manager of Coyle Nissan.

Alderman was only 48 years old with his funeral set for Tuesday of next week at St. Mathews Catholic Church in Grand Bay Westfield.

Laptops Stolen From High School

Hampton High School hit been hit by thieves.

RCMP tell us someone broke into the building Wednesday night and got away with four HP Probook 4510 laptops.

A man and a woman have been caught on surveillance tape. RCMP point out that anyone who buys one of these stolen laptops is committing a criminal offence.

Here are the serial numbers of the stolen lap-tops:

CNU0101HN9, CNU0101K4V, CNU00875HW and CNU0101H46.

Environment Projects Get a Boost from the Province

The provincial government is investing more than $554,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund this year toward 30 projects in the Saint John area.

The money is used for many initiatives including to restore, improve, preserve and protect air, land and water resources.
Some of the projects receiving cash include $40,000 dollars for the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee, $25,000 dollars for the Hammond River Angling Association, the Atlantic Coastal Action Program receives $48,000 dollars for three projects, the Fundy Bay-Keeper has $10,000 dollars and $15,000 dollars for the Cresent Valley Resource Center.

New Spa Coming to Market Square

Market Square is getting a new spa.

Earlier this week we told you Ambiance had it's lease terminated and now the woman responsible for establishing that business is back with a new venture.

Jenny Scott is opening Element5 Spa Inc in the same location and tells CHSJ News, she was shocked to hear the news about Ambiance which she sold last year.

Scott says the new spa will have the same products and some of the same style with Ambiance but with a new look, name and feel.

Stabbing Under Investigation By City Police

The Major Crime Unit is investigating a stabbing. Police went to an apartment on Carmarthen Street after receiving a 9-1-1 hang up call shortly before 8:30 last night to check it out. They discovered a young man had been stabbed in the back. He was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries described as not being life threatening.

Rothesay Regional Police report a busy night which included having to remove a youth from a home for beating up his parents.

WestJet Resumes Daily Flights

(Saint John Airport)
     (File Photo)

For a fourth straight year, WestJet will resume it's flights from Saint John to Toronto starting today. Airport Authority President Bernie Leblanc tells CHSJ News this year the company will fly into the area seven days a week with the flight leaving mid-morning this year instead of the evening. . Leblanc adds one of the challenges with a seasonal service is you have to re-invent yourself every year and remind passengers there is another option. WestJet flights will continue until October. Leblanc says this is the fourth year for the service and numbers have been steady.

New Look Coming This Weekend At Harbour Station

It is going to be a busy weekend at Harbour Station and not all of the activity revolves around shows. When the Monster Truck festivities finish up tonight, a crew from Atlantic Signs is moving in to begin installing the new high definition scoreboard. It has four screens and General Manager Mike Cadell tells CHSJ News, it is amazing definition and will make a huge difference for hockey fans and concert goers. Crews will work throughout the weekend and should have the new screens in place by Monday and then will begin installing the new high definition screen for the marquee.