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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Police Raid Home Near Centreville

Woodstock Police and RCMP raided a house near Centreville yesterday seizing some marijuana.

An 18-year-old man is under arrest and remains in custody.
He is facing charges for drug trafficking and has a court date today.

Charges are also expected against two other men who were arrested and released.

Three Deer Collisions In The K-V

The over population of deer has proven to be a thorn in the side of municipal officials in the Kennebecasis Valley. The RCMP in Hampton say they had three collisions last night which all involved deer. The first one occurred along Highway 1 near the Dolan Road Irving. The second one happened on the highway at Hammond River and the last near the Hampton off ramp. No serious injuries were reported.

Volunteers Wanted For Canada Day

The Canada Day celebration in Saint John has become larger in the last few years. This has prompted the need for more volunteers to help out. Heather Pederson, who chairs the Canada Day Committee, tells CHSJ News they need 100 volunteers, some of whom would include people who want to carry the flags of each individual province in the parade. Peterson says what would be ideal is to have volunteers from the various provinces who now live in the Saint John area. One of the attractions this year will be Canada Village at Loyalist Plaza which will feature all of the provinces.
Those people who want to volunteer can call Market Square at 658-3600.

Funeral Service Tomorrow For Local Serviceman

Mourners are being asked to wear red to the funeral of a 35-year old local serviceman tomorrow.
Corporal Patrick Painter of Quispamsis died earlier this month after an explosion and fire ripped through his home near Kingston.
Painter was stationed at the military base in the Ontario city and was due to be deployed to Afghanistan in September.
The funeral service is set for tomorrow morning at 10:30 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rothesay.

(Photo courtesy of Fundy Funeral Home Online Obituaries)

New Truck and Engines Donated To NBCC

(Two Of the Donated Engines From GM)
        (Photo By Jim Hennessy)

The Automotive Service Technician Program at NBCC Saint John has some gear to study with.

General Motors has donated a 2009 Silverado Truck and 20 engines for students to use as training aids. Bill Best is the Interim President and CEO of the Campus and tells CHSJ News, this is a substantial donation.

Best adds the donation ensures students and apprentices are training with the latest vehicle technology and service methods in the industry.

GM Pleased To Make Donation

   (GM Spokesperson Eric Leblanc)
        (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

Eric Leblanc is the District Fixed Operations Manager for GM in Atlantic Canada and tells CHSJ News, the company is pleased to provide this donation knowing that there may be some future technicians that come and work for a local dealership.
Along with the donation to NBCC Saint John, 750 engines were donated to campuses from coast to coast.

City Owned Building Set Ablaze

(District Fire Chief Gerry Morris)
              (File Photo)

A fire early this morning in Shamrock Park at the city owned equipment building was likely deliberately set. District Chief Gerry Morris says it took fire crews something like two hours to get a handle on the blaze. Morris says the fire began on the outside of the building and spread to the interior of the building causing heavy damage. Firefighters dhad to smash through the roof of the one storey building to get at the flames. The blaze was first spotted by a police officer who was on patrol in the area.


Gas Prices Remain Virtually Unchanged

Self serve regular is up a bit and diesel is down slightly after the weekly setting. Self serve going up by a cent to 97.7 a litre if you're buying gas in the city. Diesel fell to just under a dollar at 99.9. Propane remains unchanged at 102.9.

Toll Free Number Set Up To Report Animal Abuse

The Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty in the Province now has a tollfree number.
Executive Director Mike Murphy tells CHSJ News this number will give everyone the opportunity to prevent animals from being hurt or neglected.
The SPCA's board chair, Joy Bacon says the number will also give them a valuable resource to act on complaints from the public.

The number is 1-877-722-1522.

Rothesay Preparing To Relax Restrictions On Signs

(Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop)
          (File Photo)

Rothesay Town Council may make changes to its bylaw concerning signage. Mayor Bill Bishop recognizes Rothesay's laws regarding signs are generally stricter than laws in Quispamsis.
The change would allow business owners one sign each in a location of their choice and would change the dimensions for free standing signs. Bishop points out Rothesay is, for the most part, residential but the town is looking into providing more areas for community event signs..