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Saturday, June 25, 2011

EcoChallenge Shows Off Marsh Creek

The weather may not be ideal, but the first Marsh Creek EcoChallenge is still going ahead today. 

The event kicking off at eight this morning and will see 100 competitors canoe, hike, run and bike through a 27 km route. 

The goal is to raise awareness about critical watershed issues while demonstrating the area's potential for tourism. 

Teams have come from Maine and PEI to participate in the event.

Dogs Set Record In NHL Entry Draft

The Saint John Sea Dogs in high demand at Friday’s NHL Entry Draft.
Three players were selected in the first round, a record for any Quebec Major Junior team.

Forward Jonathan Huberdeau was selected third overall by the Florida Panthers, while defenceman Nathan Beaulieu went 17th overall to the Montreal Canadiens.  Finally, the Minnesota Wild picked up forward Zack Phillips at No. 28.

Rounds two through seven continue today with seven other Sea Dogs eligible including Saint John natives Ryan Tesink and Aiden Kelly.

Music Event Kicks Off For Summer

A new tradition at Victoria Square is making its debut today.

Music in the Square will have bands play every week and organizer Tammy Calvin tells CHSJ News there will be a lot to do.

Activities include photography, art, and story tents.

Calvin says the event will be a great way to get people out into the neighbourhood which also cuts down on possible trouble-making.

The event goes from 2pm to 5pm and will take place throughout the summer.