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Friday, May 13, 2011

Sea Dogs Host Fan-Fest Before Game 5 Showdown

The Sea Dogs hype-train is gearing up as the team holds a fan-fest outside Harbour Station prior to game five versus Gatineau tonight.

Fans can get their face painted and have a bite from a charity BBQ for the Children's Wish Foundation.

Colourful Sea Dogs supporter "Super Fan" says he saw the Mooseheads and the Saint John Flames win their league titles and wants the Sea Dogs to complete the hat trick.

The Dogs lead the series 3-1 and can not only win the President's Cup with a victory tonight but a trip to the Memorial Cup as well.

The puck drops at 7:30pm.

City Promotes Commuter Challenge

Saint John companies, who sign up with the city, will be competing in the nationwide commuter challenge. You'll be asked to leave your vehicle at home during National Environment Week from June 5th through the 11th and find another way to get to work which could be walking, roller blading, carpooling or riding the bus. Program Co-ordinator Jody Kliffer says, who knows, you might like it.

He says this has health, physical and social benefits. He says one person in a vehicle with three empty seats and no interaction travelling to and from can only lead to road rage which is a negative form of interaction.
Your kilometers will be tracked daily and the final numbers will be tallied to determine which company and which city have done the most in saving gas along with carbon dioxide.

Excitement Builds For Dogs Game Tonight

The Saint John Sea Dogs could punch their ticket tonight to the Memorial Cup with a win over Gatineau. A victory would give the Sea Dogs their first ever President's Cup. Sea Dogs President Wayne Long tells CHSJ News everyone is on pins and needles.

He says hasn't seen anything like it with everyone in the malls and in the pedway talking about the team. He adds with up to 6500 people there tonight, it's great for the city and the team.

The Sea Dogs lead 3 games to 1. Tonight's game, which is a sellout, will start at 7:30. Before then, there's fan fest outside Harbour Station getting underway at 5:00 which includes a charity barbeque.

Coon Blasts Blaney Over Wetlands Mapping

Provincial Environment Minister Margaret Ann Blaney is being accused of not protecting wetlands in the province by the Conservation Council. Blaney is using the Regulated Wetlands map that was put together through aerial photography to regulate developments in wetlands or their buffers. The Conservation Council's David Coon tells CHSJ News there are 16 wetlands not included on that map that were earlier confirmed as being wetlands under the legal definition in the Clean Water Act.
He says it's quite incredible to have a Minister who thinks she can suspend regulations by government and ignore legislation that she is responsible for enforcing. Blaney has said she wants to have a made in New Brunswick wetlands policy.

B-Pass Refund Deadline Extended

If you are owed money on your Harbour Bridge B-Pass, you now have some extra time to return it. Provincial Transportation Minister Claude Williams announcing you have until June 30th to return it for a refund. Another option is to donate them to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation which will use remaining refunds for its fundraising efforts.

The B-pass devices can be dropped off at the hospital and various locations throughout the Greater Saint John area or through any of the Saint John Dragon Boat Teams that are taking part. If you want to do this, keep your eye peeled for the Pass it on Campaign posters. You can also call the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation office at 632-5596 for drop-off locations.

Current and Former CFL Players Visit Saint John

A former Toronto Argonaut who won the Grey Cup with the team back in 1983 thinks the CFL has a future in Atlantic Canada.
Slotback Jan Carinci of the CFL Atlantic Alumni Association tells CHSJ News the fan base is building.

He says it has a small base right now but, every time the Tiger Cats, Argonauts, Eskimos and Stampeders can out here and do something it grows.

Carinci says Moncton securing CFL regular season games is impressive because these games count. He adds you will start to see exhibition games in Saint John and training camps in PEI if Atlantic Canada can secure a franchise in one of the four provinces.

Gas Prices Drop

It's alot cheaper today to buy self serve regular around town with one station selling it for 121.7 a litre..........The maximum prices for self serve and premium have both dropped by more than 8 cents a litre. There has been no change with diesel.