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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lower West Side Loses Water

A watermain leak at the Port causing those living on the lower West Side to lose their water for a few hours this morning.

Spokespeson Chesley Hynes with the Department of Water and Sewerage tells CHSJ News things are back to normal.

He says the leak began around 6am.

He adds crews will be spending the day making repairs but there won't be any loss of service.

RRCA Wants To Continue Improvements to Westfield Road

The River Road Community Alliance looking for support from Common Council to continue its work fixing the Westfield Road.

President Mike Bonga says they're looking for money for phase B, which would involve improvements from civic address 2300 and onward.

The remainder of phase A has already been approved and will be completed in the 2011 construction season.  The group is also appealing to the province for funding to repair the Martinon Bridge.

A price tag has not been attached to the phase B funding.

Snow Causes High Number of Fender Benders

The flurries yesterday afternoon causing some headaches on the road.

City police report 14 accidents as the snow fell.  No serious injuries but police are reminding drivers to slow down this time of year.

Also, a moose is dead and two cars are banged up after a moose-vehicle collison on the airport arterial. 
One car struck the moose and then another followed suit as the moose was on the ground. 

No one was hurt.

Ward 3 byelection tomorrow

If you live in Ward 3, tomorrow is the day you choose your ward's city councillor.

There are six candidates running for the empty seat left by Carl Killen, who became the MLA for Saint John Harbour back in September.

The polls are open from 10am to 8pm.

About 680 people cast their ballots at advance polls and through special ballots.

Voting locations are:

Carleton Community Centre, 82 Market Place West
Boys and Girls Club, 1 Paul Harris Street
St. John the Baptist/King Edward School, 223 St. James Street
St. Joachim's Parish Hall, 603 Loch Lomond Road
Returning Office, 120 MacDonald Street in Loch Lomond Mall