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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Water Main Break Causing Detour

There has been a water main break on Fairville Boulevard on the west side that has closed part of the street and is causing traffic problems.

If you are headed west, there is a detour at O'Brien Street.

If you are headed eastbound there is another detour at Keirstead Hill.

Police tell us you can still access Sobeys but only if you are coming from west to east.

Single-Car Roll Over Leaves Man Seriously Injured

One man is in hospital with serious injuries after a single car roll over on Highway 1 in the Penobsquis area. 

Sussex RCMP getting the call at 5 in the morning on Saturday. 

Police say the 19-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and was thrown from the car. 

He was not wearing his seat belt and was taken to the Regional Hospital with serious injuries. 

The eastbound lane of the highway was closed for three hours because of the crash. 

RCMP say alcohol may have played a role.

Dennis Oland Retains Criminal Lawyer

It has been one month since the body of prominent businessman Richard Oland was found dead in his Canterbury Street office.

No one has been charged yet.

It has come to light well known Fredericton defense lawyer Gary Miller has been retained by Oland's son Dennis.

When asked by CHSJ News whether he expects something to happen soon, Miller replied "Gosh no but I'm not the coppers".

City Police have not released the cause of death although it has been reported Oland was bludgeoned with an axe.

Police are only saying Oland likely knew his killer.

There have been three searches conducted thus far in the investigation at the Rothesay home of Oland's son, Dennis, the Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club and woods beside the Bill McGuire Centre in Renforth.

Price Of Food On The Rise

It's estimated food prices have risen anywhere from 10 to 15 per cent in the last year which is making day to day life even tougher for the 20 per cent of Saint Johnners already struggling to make ends meet at or below the poverty line.

The Executive-Director of the Saint John Human Development Council, Randy Hatfield warns the gap between rich and poor in our area is widening. 

He says all you have to do is look at median incomes in Quispamsis and Rothesay compared to median incomes in Saint John.

Hatfield also warns affordable housing will continue to be a problem for many in the city whose rents are not subsidised.

Measuring Up Milk Prices

It's not worth crying over spilt milk-- or an increase in its price.

With 4 cents recently being added to the cost of each litre of milk you buy in the province, CHSJ News looking into what moo-juice costs in other provinces.

Next door in Nova Scotia, Liz Crouse with the Natural Products Marketing Council tells us the minimum price processors can pay to producers for four litres of milk is $5.19.

In Ontario retail milk prices are not regulated, and change depending on where you are in the province.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario tells us the average price for 4 litres of milk ranges from $4.50 to $4.90.

At a grocery store in Saint John right now, 4 litres of milk is being sold for $5.83.

Pride Week Sends Message- It's In To Be Out

Saint John Pride week is in full swing celebrating this year's theme: it's in to be out.

Troy Morehouse with Port City Rainbow Pride tells CHSJ News the week is about celebrating the acceptance gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered have received. 

He says marriage equality in Canada has been here for quite a while now compared to a lot of other countries that are still fighting for it.

Morehouse says there will be a Queens & Lesbians Softball game today at Chown Field off of Crown Street starting at 1 o'clock. 

The official flag raising ceremony goes tomorrow morning in front of city hall. For more information go to

Council Thanks Business For Park Property

Common council with nothing but good things to say about a partnership with Emera New Brunswick that will see a 27 acre park in Milford.

The waterfront property overlooking the Reversing Rapids on the Saint John river was purchased by the city to accommodate a drill under the river, but has been rezoned and given to the city.

Mayor Ivan Court thanking Emera for their partnership saying it's a great gift and a great legacy for the company.

Councillor Bill Farren says it's an absolutely beautiful piece of land and Saint Johners will be able to enjoy it as well.