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Thursday, November 11, 2010

West Side Honours War Dead

(Video courtesy of Sean O'Shaughnessy)

Remembrance Day At Harbour Station

(Remembrance Day At Harbour Station)
(Photo By Jim Hennessy)

Remembrance Day 2010 In West Saint John

   (Remembrance Day At The Cedar Hill West Side Memorial)
 (Photo Courtesy Of Sean O'Shaughnessy)

Gas Prices Rise After Weekly Setting

For drivers, there was almost a 2 cent increase in the price of self serve regular after the weekly setting. Its being sold around town for $1.02.3 a litre.

Diesel has risen by more than 3 cents to $1.11.6.

Heating oil is up almost three cents a litre at 97.2.

The maximum price for propane is $1.08.7, an increase of over a cent.

Veterans Honoured At Remembrance Day Ceremonies

(Cenotaph In King Square Saint John)
       (Photo by Brian McLain)

Today is tough for many veterans and families and they remember those loved ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Laurie Greenslade is one after losing her son Private David Greenslade in Afghanistan back in 2007. She tells CHSJ News, looking back and trying to move forward is never easy but it is great to see younger people showing their respects.

Several memorial services are planned in and around Greater Saint John today including the one at Harbour Station. Whichever one your are planning to attend, officials ask that you try and be in your seat by 10:30am.
In Hampton, a parade will proceed from the middle school on Main Street to the nearby cenotaph where a traditional service and laying of wreaths will take place shortly before 11:00.
In Norton, the Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76.
In Grand Bay-Westfield, Bayview Branch 22 will hold its ceremony at River Valley Middle School starting at 10:30.
At Moss Glen, Legion Branch 62 will hold a parade and service beginning at 10:30 this morning.
In Sussex, the parade will begin at 10:30 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 20 on Magnolia Avenue and proceed to the cenotaph on Broad Street.

Saint John Students Score Big Improvement In Math

(School District 8 Superintendent Susan Tipper)
               (File Photo)

Students in District 8 have seen improvements in math after the Provincial assessment.
Superintendent Susan Tipper is pleased telling CHSJ New the district is enjoying some great gains over last year in large part because of a new programme called "Our Great Math Attack".

Students improved from last in the province to third.
Tipper adds improvement is needed in Grade 4 French immersion and in science but she says that is the norm and should be addressed provincially.

Overcrowding in K-V Schools To Be Discussed With M-L-A's

The District 6 Education Council is looking forward to meeting with 4 local area MLA's to discuss current issues facing the district.

Council Chair Roger Nesbitt tells CHSJ News one of the major topics for discussion will be overcrowding and the need for another school in the valley.

He characterises that issue as being huge and hopes it will be advantageous that 3 of the Kenn Valley area MLA's are also cabinet ministers. The meeting is scheduled for December 6th.