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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

RCMP Search For Missing Man

Fred Prosser
(photo supplied )
RCMP are looking for 31-year-old Fred Prosser last seen by friends early Monday morning at his home in Shenstone, outside of Salisbury.

Prosser was reported missing on Monday night after he didn't show up at work.
He has not been in touch with friends or family and is not answering his cell phone.

He is believed to be driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, grey in colour, with a New Brunswick License plate reading COT 348.
He is about 5 foot 10 weighing about 200 pounds with brown eyes and hair.

If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

New Brunswick EMS Hires Safety Operations Coaches

The Province's EMS hiring 19 Safety Operations Coaches.

Under the direction of the Manager of Safety Programs, they will provide coaching to employees in the areas of patient and public safety and other safety related activities.

President and CEO of Ambulance New Brunswick, Alan Stephen says the new safety operations coaches will help them engage the paramedics, flight nurses and emergency medical dispatchers on a daily basis to improve patient safety.

Christmas Card For Troops Available Again This Year

Veterans in the Ken-Valley are getting a chance to send special Christmas greetings to our troops in Afghanistan.
Local artist Norm Jackson has again created a special large Christmas card for signing - and - this year he's also created a separate one for the vets to sign.
Jackson says vets attending the annual dinner at Sobey's in Rothesay tomorrow will be able to sign their card.
The regular card will be available for signing at the Marr Road Shell and later this month Jackson says a card will also be available at the News kiosk in Market Square.

Saint John IT Company To Partner With Massachusetts Firm

A Saint John IT consulting company announcing a deal today with a Massachusetts software products company.

Officials from Ambir and Expicient revealing a teaming agreement between the two companies.

Ambir's VP of Sales and Marketing, John Munro tells CHSJ news Ambir recognizes the need to develop partnerships with companies that have unique and specialized skills their clients require.
Ambir has operations here in Saint John and also Fredericton, Halifax and Moncton.

Work Continues On Oakville Acres Flooding Problem

The long process continues to fix the flooding problems at Oakville Acres in Rothesay.
The citizen's committee met town officials from Rothesay and Quispamis along with Environment Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney and Quispamsis MLA and Finance Minister Blaine Higgs and the engineering company.
Gary Howard of the citizen's committee tells CHSJ News it's a long process to fix a problem resulting from changing weather patterns and commercial development in the K.V.

Howard says a lot of water is heading straight for Oakville Acres acting as a natural detention pond where the neighbourhood stream gets so high so fast it gets into people's basements.

He says the work continues in three phases: the clear water drainage system, a detention pond and overflow pipe.

RCMP Seek Help In Search For Missing Riverview Woman

25-year-old Sabrina Patterson has been missing since Sunday
(photo provided by RCMP)

RCMP are looking for the public's help in locating a missing Riverview woman.
25-year-old Sabrina Patterson was last seen by friends Friday at the Moncton Coliseum.

She was later seen on video entering the Fox and Hound Pub shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday.
Her car was found in the parking lot.
Patterson was reported missing on Sunday night after she failed to pick up her children.

If you have any information, contact RCMP at (506) 857-2400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Hampton Man Shot At Camp

A shooting at Baxter's Corner is being investigated by the RCMP. It took place at a camp off Carr Lane yesterday afternoon shortly after 5:00. A 34 year old man from Hampton was shot once in his upper body as he walked into the camp and saw the door ajar.

He managed to make the call to police himself to report the shooting. Sergeant Bruce Reid tells CHSJ News he may have surprised two men, described as being from 5 feet 9 to six feet tall, with medium to stocky builds and wearing hunter orange but Police aren't ruling anything out.

Sergeant Reid says police would like to hear from anyone who may have been along route 820 between 4 and 6 yesterday afternoon in case they saw a vehicle that was parked near Carr Lane.

In a separate incident, The Mounties are also looking for a stolen Navy Blue Ford Windstar that was taken in Pennfield sometime between October 24th and the 27th. The vehicle has some missing paint patches and has New Brunswick plate number B-W-D 820.

Body Discovered In Rockwood Park

The body of a 60 year old man has been found in Rockwood Park by another man who just happened to be walking by. City Police tell CHSJ News they do not suspect foul play. The name of the man whose body was discovered will not be released.

Concerns Over Proposed Metal Shredder On West Side Voiced At Public Meeting

(Herb Black, President of American Iron and Metal)
              (Photo by Brian Mclain)

A good turnout at the new cruise terminal last night to hear directly from the President and owner of American Iron and Metal, Herb Black about his proposed 30 million dollar metal shredder and recycling centre at pier 10 on the west side.

Black tells CHSJ News if this proposal goes ahead, it will put Saint John on the map.

The big concern being voiced was about noise but Black says that shouldn't be a problem because there will be a building between the shredder and the nearby residential neighbourhood that will act as a sound buffer.

He also says the operation won't be going year round and likely will be running from 7 in the morning until 2 or 3 in the afternoon with 21st century technology.

The meeting was told all of the vehicles coming into the site for shredding will be drained of their fluids, the site itself will be paved and there will be sensors to detect any radioactive material.

Another public meeting is being planned for the west side.

Democrats In Trouble According To U-N-B Saint John Political Scientist

(U-N-B Saint John Political Scientist Don Desserud)
                    (File Photo)

The Tea Party, comedians and a poor economy are factors leading up to today's mid-term elections in the U.S.

A U-N-B Saint John political scientist thinks the Democrats are in trouble because of general dissatisfaction with the Obama administration over the sluggish economic recovery. 
Don Desserud tells CHSJ News entertainers have always influenced American politics but, not in the way comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert seem to be.

He adds former President Bill Clinton's economic reforms came in a similar situation and they turned the American economy around with huge budget surpluses.

Desserud says if the Republicans win control of the U.S. Congress, it was help President Obama as it takes some of the pressure off.

Now It's Time To Get Ready For The Santa Claus parade

Halloween is over and we have seen snow, it's time to start thinking and planning for the 58th annual Santa Claus Parade.

City police estimate 65,000 people line the parade route in Saint John every year.
Leslie Keating of Uptown Saint John tells CHSJ News Friday is the deadline to register a float.

She says they want to have the biggest best parade with as many entries as possible and they are looking for walking groups, dog groups and singing groups to be get involved this year.

To sign up for this year's Saint John Santa Claus Parade on November 20th, pick up an entry form at The Business Resource Centre at 40 King Street, call 633-9797 or email