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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Man Stabbed In North End

City police investigating a stabbing in the north end.

The incident occured around 1:45 this morning on Main and Albert Street.

Police say the injuries are not serious but a 30 year old man is in hospital.

Police do not have any suspects and no word yet on a cause.

New Rainfall Record

A rainfall record has been shattered. 

80mm of rain had dropped onto the city yesterday, which doubles the previous record of 40.4 mm set in 1993.

Power Restored To Uptown

The lights are back on in the south end and the uptown area.

The area was in the dark for about 4 hours when the lights went off around 2 this morning.  Power came back at around 6.

Germain Street between King and Union remains closed after a window blew out at the Aliant Building around noon yesterday.

Meanwhile, Bay Ferries is cancelling the 9am deparature of the Princess of Acadia to Digby due to the weather.

The wind and rain are also causing power outages throughout the rest of the province.

Hundreds are without power in the St. Stephen, Fredericton, Sussex, and Rothesay areas.

Auditions Today For Hit Dance Show

If you think you can dance up a storm the people at So You Think You Can Dance Canada are in town today to see for themselves at the Imperial Theatre. Saint John is their only stop on the east coast.

Choreographer Sean Cheesman is a guest judge. He has worked with some of the best in the business including Micheal Jackson, Tina Turner, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Queen Latifah.

Cheesman tells CHSJ News they're looking for fresh and innovative talent.

If you want to show your stuff, registration starts at 9 this morning at the Imperial Theatre.

Spending Cuts Going Smoothly

The process of cutting 2 percent from department spending is going smoothly -- that from provincial Finance Minister Blaine Higgs.

He tells CHSJ News it's not about cutting services but rather reducing waste.

He says he wants a 1 percent reduction by March 31st of next year, which will result in about 60 million dollars in savings, and 2 percent savings on an annual basis.

Sussex Man Loses Leg In Truck Accident

An accident on Thursday at the Belledune Rock Quarry causing a Sussex man to lose a leg.

41-year-old Steve Lesson was standing next to his truck when another rammed into his truck and pinned him between the two crushing his legs.   
Lesson works for R.E.&J.E. Friars, a division of RST Trucking.

Worksafe NB and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada are conducting a joint investigation into the matter.

Clocks Go Back Tomorrow

Here is one aspect of winter you can look forward to, an extra hour of sleep on Sunday.

Canadian clocks are set to fall back one hour overnight Sunday.

The time change begins at 2 a.m. local time across Canada, except in Newfoundland and Labrador, when the time change starts at one minute after midnight.

In most of Saskatchewan, parts of Quebec, and Southampton Island in Nunavut, people will leave their clocks alone since those places don't use daylight savings time in summer.
For the rest of the country, daylight savings returns in March when clocks are put ahead one hour.

Fire officials are reminding people to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they turn their clocks back before bedtime tonight.

Give The North End A Hug

Today is "Give the North End A Hug Day".

It's a community effort to support the old North end by volunteers and members of UNB Saint John Seawolves football team.
Player Jeremy McAulay tells CHSJ News several of the team's players have ties to the neighbourhood.

The BBQ starts at Noon at Victoria Square and runs until 3pm, if it's raining, the event will be held at the North End Community Centre.