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Monday, May 23, 2011

Teen Dies In Third Fatal Accident Of Long Weekend

A 17-year-old boy from Florenceville- Bristol dying in the third deadly accident of the long weekend.

RCMP say the crash happened in the early morning hours on Saturday on Route 103 near Wakefield.

The vehicle left the road, hit a tree, and landed in a nearby ravine.

The only other passenger was a 16-year-old boy who remains in hospital in critical condition.

They were not wearing seat belts when the accident occurred.

Fourth Annual Ride For Dad To Run June 4th

Now that spring is here motorcycle enthusiasts will be taking to the roads, and the Canadian Army Veterans are holding their 4th annual Ride for Dad to raise money for prostate cancer research.

Tony Mowery is the event co-chair and tells CHSJ News people really enjoy the event because there's great camaraderie and it's for a great cause. 

In the last three years the event has raised over 30 thousand dollars for prostate cancer research. 

Anyone can participate by showing up at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink on June 4th between 8am and 10:30 to register.

Mowery says if people enter early online they are entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas.

For more information you can follow this link.

Housing Starts See April Dip

New housing starts to the end of April are down 50-percent in the greater Saint John area compared to the same period last year.

Canada Mortgage and Housing says only 69-new units have been started so far this year - down from 138 a year ago.

The federal agency reports new home construction down by similar numbers in both Moncton and Fredericton.