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Friday, July 1, 2011

Saint Johners Celebrate Canada's 144th Birthday

 Many coming uptown to celebrate Canada's 144th birthday with celebrations in Saint John.

Uptown A-Buzz With Canada Day Activities

It's Canada Day and the uptown will be celebrating the nation's birthday in style.

The festivities begin at 7:30am. There will also be a parade and cake cutting at 11am.

The celebration goes until 11:30pm rain or shine and everything is free to attend.

Police Report Safe Start To Weekend

It's a safe start to the long weekend with no major upsets last night.

Saint John police only stopping one impaired driver on the Causeway.

Rothesay Police tell CHSJ News everybody was well behaved last night, as they didn't see anyone driving drunk.

People are reminded to stay safe and not drink and drive.

Fines Heavy For Boating Without A License

If you're out on the water this weekend, don't be caught boating without a license. 

That from BoatSmart President Cameron Taylor who tells CHSJ News there's a 250 dollar fine for driving a boat without a Pleasure Craft Operating Card. 

He says the licensing process has changed slightly, and now there's a 3 hour study course to complete before proceeding to the final exam.

Taylor says boaters can still take the course online and can log in and out at their leisure.
Taylor adds the fine for boating without the right number of life jackets is 200 dollars for each person who doesn't have one.