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Friday, October 29, 2010

Dinner For Military Charities Brings In Over $300,000

The True Patriot Love Foundation's Tribute Dinner raising over $310,000 for three military charities assistings soldiers and their families.

The event was held in Fredericton last night and raised funds through tribute dinner ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and silent auctions for helmets decorated by artists and centrepiece sculptures.

The Helmet Art display made stops in four Maritime cities including Saint John on Monday and Tuesday in Brunswick Square.
The benefitting charties in this province and in Prince Edward Island are the Canadian Forces Benevolent Fund, the Military Family Resource Centres and the Wounded Warriors Fund.

Provincial Doctor Gets National Appointment

The new president of the biggest association of family physicians in Canada is from this Province

Dr. Rob Boulay, a family physician in Miramichi, was installed as president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada earlier this month.

The 24,000-member represents family doctor throughout the country.
Dr. Boulay was born in Bathurst and is a graduate of the Dalhousie Medical School.

Accident on Garden Street

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No one hurt after a minor accident between a school bus and transport truck on Garden Street.
The bus was waiting on the light about 3 this afternoon when a transport coming up the hill didn't have enough room to make the turn and scratched the side of the bus.

Three students were on the bus at the time.
City police tell CHSJ news that no charges will be laid.

Queen Mary 2 In Port Today

Queen Mary 2 , the last cruise ship of seaon, in Port today.

Public Meeting Scheduled Monday Night On Proposed West Side Metal Shredder

(Fundy Baykeeper David Thompson)
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11 recommendations being made by the Fundy Baykeeper about the proposed metal shredding and recycling facility by American Iron and Metal at the port on the lower west side.

David Thompson making it clear to CHSJ news he can see some good with the project because it will clean up alot of old metal.

The recommendations include preventing any runoff from making its way into the harbour and the workers have to be trained in properly cleaning up any spills.

There will be a public meeting at the cruise ship terminal on Water Street Monday night to air any concerns and have them answered.

Walking Track At Exhibition Too Important To Be Eliminated

(Exhibition Association Planning Consultant Wendy Donovan)
                     (Photo By Brian McLain)

The plans for a 20 million dollar multi-purpose recreation centre at Exhibition Park call for an indoor 3 lane walking track that would not be used by runners or joggers.

Planning consultant Wendy Donovan tells CHSJ News it's too important to be lost in the shuffle if the cost is thought to be too high. Donovan says alot of people tend to get housebound in the winter and have no place to get any exercise.

There is also talk of having an artificial outdoor field down the road to go along with the indoor field.

Common Councillor Bruce Court is expressing some doubt whether the money will be there.

New President Takes Over At Atlantica Centre For Energy

The Atlantica Centre for Energy announcing Tim Curry is stepping down as President for health reasons. He will be replaced by John Herron, the former M-P for Fundy Royal.
Curry will remain a member of the Board of Directors and is expected to resume that role in the spring. He had planned to leave the Presidency after the annual general meeting in February.

Dramatic Rescue Of Woman After S-U-V Flips And Catches Fire

A dramatic rescue early morning after an S-U-V went out of control on Chesley Drive near the ramp onto the Harbour Bridge, flipped over and caught fire.

A woman was taken to hospital for treatment of burns. A man who was driving managed to get out. He suffered just minor burns but the woman, who was the passenger, was caught inside and she sustained more serious burns.

A passing truck driver saw what had happened and stopped and kicking the glass of the S-U-V out to bring the woman to safety.

Police believe speed and alcohol may have caused this crash to take place.

Last Day Of The 2010 Cruise Ship Season Ends With A Bang

This is closing day for the 2010 cruise ship season -- and -- the season is ending on a high note.

The luxury liner "Queen Mary 2" is in port with her 25-hundred passengers until five this afternoon. The ship is equal to the height of a 23 storey building with 2 thousand washrooms, 120 thousand square metres of fitted carpets, 3 thousand telephones and is 147 feet longer than the height of Eiffel Tower.
The visit wraps up what port officials are terming a record breaking season with over 200-thousand cruise passengers visiting our city.

Demographics Posing Challenges For Small Businesses In Province

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business in the province has found a shrinking workforce and aging population are serious challenges for small and medium businesseses in the province.

They have indentified priorities such as investing in machinery and equipment, technology and people.

Andreea Bourgeois tells CHSJ news the C-F-I-B is pleased the see so many business owners are interested in growth.
She says it's great to see that about half of business owners in the province want to grow and diversify.

The C-F-I-B says while the province offers incentive programs, many don't take advantage of them because they don't know the exist, are not eligible or don't think they are beneficial for small businesses.