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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Calandria Tubes Are Being Removed

An update from NB Power on the refurbishment at the Point Lepreau generating station.

Project staff are removing all 380 calandria tubes and a spokesperson from NB Power says they do not have details from Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. about how this will affect the timeline of the project.

In a release, the utility says the plan to offer more detailed information when it's available next week.
The delay in the project costs provincial taxpayers about a million dollars a day.

Day Three Of The Boil Water Order

It's Day 3 for almost 50, 000 homes and businesses under the restrictions of a boil water order.
The order was put in place early Thursday morning after a night of heavy rain and wind stirred up sediment increasing turbidity levels or cloudiness in the water.

City officials advise it will at least Sunday night before the boil water order is lifted.
It is safe to shower or take a bath and to wash dishes but, the water must be hot and soapy. Before consuming it, the City advises boiling the water for at least a minute.

Goodyear Challenging Business In Saint John

The 3rd annual Innovation Forum was held in Saint John earlier this week. One of the guest speakers was the Federal Minister of State for Science and Technology Gary Goodyear who tells CHSJ News, Ottawa has plenty of programs for businesses to take advantage of:

He says business has to step up and use those incentives and become the best in the world.
Goodyear points out that businesses still producing and selling their product the same way they did five years ago won't be doing it much longer.

New Development Standards For The City

The new municipal plan that will be drafted for Saint John will include new development standards for subdivisions in the city. Chief City Planner Ken Forrest complains trying to enforce the standards today is not easy.

Saint Johnners, who want to let Plan SJ what they would like to see in the new municipal plan, will get another kick at the can Thursday afternoon starting at 4:00 in Simonds High.

Paving Work In Rothesay Today

You might want to take the highway if you are in Rothesay and are in a hurry today.
The Department of Transportation telling CHSJ News about some paving work in the town today.

The work will be taking place in the Campbell Drive area between the Marr Road and the Fire Station.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane and traffic delays.

Harbour View High Harvest Fair Today

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving weekend event, here is one for you.
The Harbour View Choral Ensemble is hosting a Harvest Fair today at the school.

Music Director Michael Molloy tells CHSJ News the fair starts with a breakfast, a bake sale, pie-throwing contest and finishes with a bbq.

The Harvest Fair starts this morning at 9am. For more info, you can check out Facebook.