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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gondola Point Ferry Pulls Man Out Of Water

A Gondola Point Ferry operator pulling a man out of the icy waters.

Rothesay Police say a man was riding his snowmobile across the Kennebecasis River last night when his vehicle broke through around 10pm.

The ferry was nearby and lowered a plank to get the man out.

He was unconscious and the crew performing CPR on him before emergency crews arrived.

No word yet on the driver's condition.

More Snow Coming

Prepare for another blast of winter.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Stephen Hatt tells CHSJ News we can expect the snowfall to begin tonight around 10pm.  About 15 centimetres is expected overnight and 10 centimetres Sunday morning.

The snow should let up late Sunday afternoon.

City crews are already out cutting into snow banks, widening streets and removing snow east, west and in the south/central peninsula.

They will be focusing their efforts in Champlain Heights, in the Lower West Side, on the Courtney causeway and in the Elliot row area.

Chinese New Year Celebration Tonight

Those looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year can do so tonight.  The New Brunswick Chinese United, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, and The Chinese Cultural Association of Saint John holding a feast and performance to ring in the Year of the Rabbit.

The event will feature a full Chinese buffet and entertainment by various cultures.

The event takes place at the Delta Brunswick tonight, starting at 6pm. 

Tickets can be purchased at the Northern Chinese Kitchen at 24 Coburg Street, The Multicultural Resource Centre at the 3rd floor of the City Market, or by calling 506 639 2721