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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Highlights From Fire Fighters Memorial Service

Tentative Agreement Reached In Hotel Strike

(Picket Sign Outside Brunswick Square)
                 (File Photo)

A two week old strike at the Delta and Brunswick Square which also included the Chipman Hill parking garage could be coming to an end.

The President of local 1306 of the United Steelworkers Union Dave Andrews tells CHSJ News a three year tentative contact agreement has been reached after another round of negotiations.

No details will be released until after the ratification vote is held tonight at 7:00. Andrews says if the deal is approved, workers will return to their jobs immediately.

Trailer Fire In The Valley

(K-V Firefighters Mop Up After Trailer Park Fire On Fourth Street In Quispamsis Friday Afternoon)
                        (Photo courtesy of Andrew Sanojca)

Seadogs Open Season With Win And Celebrate Last Year's Success

(Championship Banners Raised At Harbour Station)
              (Photo by Jim Hennessy)

Just over 45 hundred fans were on hand at the Station last night to watch Saint John's own Ryan Tesink score three points and lead the Seadogs to a 6-4 win over the P-E-I Rocket. The game was dead-locked 3-3 after one period.

Saint John scored the only goal of the second and the put it away with two in the third. Head Coach and General Manager Gerard Gallant says he was thrilled to watch Tesink have a big game.

The game opened with the team raising to the rafters it's division and regular season championship banners.
The Seadogs are back in action tonight at home against Cape Breton with a starting time of 7:00.

Local Muslims Marking End Of Ramadan

At the Mosque here in Saint John, a ceremony will not be held to mark the 9-11 anniversary.

Obaida Sbayi is the General Secretary with the Provincial Muslim Association here in Saint John and tells CHSJ News, Muslims are getting set to finish up the Muslim holiday Ramadan.

Sbayi, has lived in Saint John for two years and says he hasn't personally encountered any prejudice since 9-11 but his wife who wears the traditional Muslim head scarf sometimes feels intimidated. He has heard of some isolated incidents of anger shown toward members of the Muslim community but most has been positive.

FIrefighters To Honour The Fallen And Remember 9-11 This Afternoon

(Firefighters Parade Down Sydney Street)
                     (File Photo)

Close to 200 fire-fighters from across this Province and Maine are in Saint John today to honour fallen colleagues. The day of remembrance was declared following the 9-11 attack in New York City Nine years ago.

Captain Paul McDade of the Saint John Force tells CHSJ News, the parade will get started at three on King Street East. Captain McDade says the ceremony is not only meant to remember those fire-fighters who died on the job but also those who died as the result of their work.

The ceremony at the memorial stone in King's Square is set to get started close to three thirty.

Security In Place For Q-Plex

(Quispamsis M-L-A Mary Schryer, Mayor Murray Driscoll and Fundy Royal M-P Rob Moore breaking ground at Q-Plex)
                                       (File Photo)

As the state of the art facility continues to take shape, more finishing touches are being approved for the Q-Plex in Quispamsis. Town Council has given it's approval for A-D-T Security to be in charge of installing security cameras and associated hard and software for the facility.

The total cost is just over $32,000 dollars and A-D-T currently monitors security in all of the other town facilities. The Q-Plex is set to open in November.

Local Ford Dealership Raising Money For Area High School Today

Downey Ford Lincoln and it's parent company are partnering to help raise money for Hampton High School today.

It's the Drive One 4UR School program and Downey General Manager Murray O'Connor tells CHSJ News, students are eligible to take home six thousand dollars.

O'Connor says the program is simple....Anyone who drops by and test drives a 2010 vehicle, Downey Ford will donate twenty dollars to the school. The test drive area is at 34 Elizabeth Drive in Hampton until three this afternoon.
O'Connor says they raised almost two thousand dollars for Sussex High School back in the spring.