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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Graham Wants Mount Carleton As National Park

Premier Shawn Graham is pressing Ottawa to designate Mount Carleton as a national park.

Graham and Tourism and Parks Minister Brian Kenny hiked up the mountain yesterday as part of the 75th anniversary of New Brunswick's provincial parks.

Graham says making Mount Carleton a national park would give Parks Canada more of a presence in Atlantic Canada.

Mount Carleton is the highest point in the Maritimes and the province has spent 2.5 million dollars on upgrades to the park since 2008.

Ignatieff Voices Key Concerns

(Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff)
(File Photo)

Although there are only rumours about the possibility of a federal election in the fall, Liberal Leader Ignatieff Michael Ignatieff says if one was called one of the key issues would be how the Conservatives govern.

Ignatieff says the Conservatives lack respect for the Canadian Democracy and the limitations on the Prime Minister's Power.

He says Harper regards all opposition as something to be pushed away, whether it's the courts, or Statistics Canada, or parliament.

Little League Championships In Town

The 2010 Canadian Little League Championships begin this week in the Port City.

There are 18 games during the tournament and all will be played at Memorial Field on the West Side.

The opening ceremonies went last night with two local athletes throwing the first pitches. This is Saint John's second year in a row hosting the event.

Marathon By The Sea Goes Today

Some 1300 runners are expected to lace up their sneakers and participate in the 16th Annual Marathon by the Sea today.

Pat Grannan is the run's Chairman and tells CHSJ News there are runners participating from countries all over the world, including Bermuda, Ireland, Germany, China, and the United Emirates.

He says this year's course is the flattest one they've ever had and it's designed by runners, for runners.