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Friday, June 3, 2011

Rothesay Man Living The Hockey Dream In Vancouver

Get ready to be really jealous. Thanks to his wife's bid at a fundraiser last fall, a Rothesay man and his son are attending the first two games of the Stanley Cup final.

Tim and Matt Ryan are in Vancouver for game 2 tomorrow night.  He tells CHSJ News they even got access to the Canucks warm up before Game 1.

He couldn't believe that he and his son were allowed to roam around the arena adding it was amazing to see 18,000 towels draped across each seat.
Ryan tells us he is a Leafs fan in the winter months but cheers for the Bruins every spring but, he is keeping that quiet while in Vancouver.   The prize was in auction item at the Ovation event last fall and the proceeds went to the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.

Premier In Town

Premier David Alward making a stop in the Port City tonight.

He will be taking part a fundraising dinner for the provincial Tories called "An Evening with the Premier."

The event takes place at Trade and Convention Centre beginning at 6pm.

The Premier will then take a jaunt to St. Martin's tomorrow morning, where he will be speaking at the St. Martins Showcase at the 4 Season Complex.

Donations More Important Than Ever For Hospital

Laurie Flood with the Saint Joseph's Hosptial Foundation says she's well aware of the fact that the Horizon Health Network is financially dry.

The CEO of Horizon Health Network recently announcing to staff there is no money for additional programs, services, or expansions.

She tells CHSJ News she doesn't know if Horizon's financial woes will make people want to donate more to the foundation.

She says the budget belt-tightening happening across the province makes the foundation even more greatful for the recent success of their first-ever capital campaign.

NB NDP Leader Agrees With Legislative Reform Suggestions

New Brunswick NDP leader Dominic Cardy is giving a thumbs up to a new report on legislative reform released today in Fredericton.

The report makes several recommendations, including the need for some form of proportional representation as well as finding ways to include more third-parties in legislative affairs.

Cardy tells CHSJ News one recommendation his party has is trim down the number of MLA's from 58 to 35 -- a move he believes would save taxpayer's money yet still provide a functional government.

He adds if third-party involvement were to increase, it would have to be done so that it would not cost the taxpayer anything and not diminish the roles of those who did win a seat.

Ride For Dad Goes Tomorrow

The Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit raising money for prostate cancer in their annual Ride for Dad. Tony Mowery is co-chair of the event and tells CHSJ News the event has raised over 30 thousand dollars in the last three years.

He say they are getting a patent for some of the detection for prostate cancer that they have come up with the money they have been able to raise.

Mowery says anyone can take part by showing up at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink tomorrow between 8am and 10:30 to register. The first 200 people to register get a prize and a free meal ticket.

Part Of St. George School Closed

Precautionary measures are being taken at St. George Elementary School based on findings brought forward by the ongoing structural review. That word coming from Education Minister Jody Carr.
He says engineers have concerns about the gymnasium and stage area of the school. That's why access will be limited until further notice and closed to students.
Carr says engineers will be at the school over the next few days to further examine the roof in the gym and stage area and work to rectify the structural concerns will be done as soon as possible. 

More than 290 schools around the province are being inspected for any structural defects.

Stu Student Wins Financial Fitness Contest

A St. Thomas student is the provincial winner in the 2011 Canadian Securities Administrators Financial Fitness Challenge.
Alyssa Bannister is in her fourth year studying Psychology and she heard about the contest through a friend who posted a link to the challenge on Facebook.

The New Brunswick Securities Commission promoted the challenge to encourage youth to become more financially fit.  The national contest tested the knowledge of competitors on personal finance concepts including saving and investing.   The Facebook and Twitter page, videos, educational resources and interactive tools remain online, to find the link click here

South End Man Arrested For Child Porn

City Police seizing a quantity of child pornography and drugs from a residence on Britain Street.

This investigation was launched after the National Child Coordination Center in Ottawa received an information package from the Dutch National Police regarding a probe they were conducting, which had led them to an address in Saint John.

A 41 year old man was arrested and will be appearing in court at a later date charged with possession and distribution of child pornography as well as cultivating illegal drugs.