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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two Television Networks To Visit Saint John

Saint John is getting another visit from HGTV and this time the Food network is coming along too.
A local woman will have her Mount Pleasant Avenue home in the North end featured on HGTV's website.
Judith Mackin tells CHSJ News that content producers will be here on Friday.
Mackin says as part of this process, Hemmings House Pictures has been hired to do a photo shoot of her house.
A few years ago, Mike Holmes of "Holmes on Homes" were in Saint John to fix the deck of a Princess Street home that had collapsed.
The Food Network team will be visiting a variety of local restaurants including Opera Bistro and the Urban Deli.

Tips Wanted In King Square Assault

Major Crime wants your help in solving a serious assault that took place Uptown earlier this month.
A 44-year-old man was hit in the head in King Square on the Sidney Street side about 10:30pm on Monday, July 5th.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

City police tell CHSJ News that two men were seen in the area at the time of the assault.
If you have any information on this assault, call the Major Crime unit at 648-3333 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Sussex Town Councillor Runs for Provincial Liberals

A veteran Sussex town councillor is setting his sights on provincial politics.
George Horton who has spent 9 years with town council in Dairytown has been acclaimed at the Liberal candidate for Kings East in the fall vote.
Horton was acclaimed at a meeting last night.

The 49-year-old is a small business owner and a married father of two.
He has spent the 12 years working on the Atlantic International Ballon Fiesta in Sussex.

Green Candidates In the Riding of Charlotte-Campobello

(Green Party Leader Jack MacDougall)

There is still time for you to be a Green party candidate in the riding of Charlotte-Campobello for the upcoming fall vote.
The deadline to file nomination papers is Friday at midnight.

The Province's Greens are holding a nomination meeting for Charlotte–Campobello on Monday.
Janice Harvey of Waweig will be seeking the nomination.
Green Party leader Jack MacDougall will be the guest speaker.

Man Injured In Rexton Motorcycle Crash

A 43-year-old man was injured in a motorcycle collision in Rexton.
The driver was travelling east on Route 495 about noon yesterday when his motorcycle left road while making a small turn.

The man has serious injuries and remains in a Moncton Hospital in stable condition.
RCMP tell us road and weather conditions were good at the time.

Conservation Council On Second Reactor

The province's Conservation Council isn't giving a thumbs up to the possibility of a second nuclear reactor being built at Point Lepreau.

David Thompson with the council tells CHSJ News they're against anything that's not green energy and nuclear power certainly isn't green.

Thompson says the worst thing we can do is export large amounts of electricity because it just results in more power lines and more woods being cut down.

Fire On Upper Golden Grove Road

Fire Crews from the K-V, Hampton, Nauwigewalk and Saint John called out early this morning to a blaze in a two story house on Upper Golden Grove Road. Captain Bill Gentleman says crews were on scene for 6 hours battling the flames, which caused significant damage to the upstairs and basement of the home. One man was living there but managed to escape on time. Gentleman says the home is still standing, but it's difficult to say whether or not it's salvageable as it suffered smoke, heat and fire damage.

Crunch Time As Common Council Votes On New Police Headquarters

       (Saint John Common Council)
                     (File Photo)

The fate of the new police headquarters building at Peel Plaza will be decided tonight at a special meeting of Common Council. Mayor Ivan Court says the low bid to construct the two storey building has come in at 20.7 million dollars. He's all in favour but as for the rest of Council, the Mayor believes they will be satisfied with what's on the table. This project first came into being when Norm McFarlane was Mayor. Deputy Mayor Stephen Chase has been vocal in his opposition and is expected to vote against. Court accuses the opponents of exaggerating the final cost in an attempt to bolster their arguments. The project first came to fruition during the term of former Mayor Norm McFarlane.

Fire Crews From All Over Saint John Region Respond To Early Morning Fire

A fire early this morning ravaging a two storey home along Upper Golden Grove Road. One man made it out on time after the blaze was reported shortly after 2:00. Rothesay Regional Fire along with crews from Hampton, Nauwigewalk and Saint John all responded.

It's The Year Of Living Dangerously For Boaters In Province

After a boater drowned in South Oromocto Lake last week, the Province's Lifesaving Society is again urging everyone to wear a life jacket.
Elizabeth Lamothe tells CHSJ News that when you are dedicated to drowning prevention, each death feels like a failure. Lamothe says boats are more dangerous than motorcycles and this summer more people have died on provincial waterways than in motorcycle accidents. She points out the law requires all boats to have life jackets but does not stipulate that boaters have to wear them.

Skirtboarders From Sweden In The City For Skateboarding Clinic

Skirtboarders are a team of women from Canada and Sweden who skateboard. They are in the Port City to promote the sport to local girls. Jason MacLean of the Fundy Skateboard Association tells CHSJ News that women are better at this because they prevail at sports that require balance so it's a natural fit.
A demo and clinic for the City of Saint John playground program is coming up this morning at 10 at the Somerset Community Centre.
A free clinic is coming up at noon at the skateboard park along Station street near Harbour Station.
A demonstration will be held tonight at 6 also at the Skateboard park.