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Sunday, September 11, 2011

City Church Honours 9/11 With Peace Concert

Tonight, St. Peter's Church in Saint John will acknowledge the anniversary of 9/11 with music.

The Songs for Peace concert is tonight at 7pm and organizers invite everyone to attend and bring a friend.

Proceeds from a good will offering will be given to the Joshua Group.

UNB Prof Says America Played Into Al-Qaeda's Hands

The U.S. response to the 9/11 terror attacks was exactly what Al-Qaeda wanted -- so says Dr. Marc Milner, Director of the the Gregg Centre at UNB.

He tells CHSJ News Al-Queda was successful in alienating America in the Middle East.

Milner adds it turned loose a firestorm of problems around the world and he thinks what followed would be different if the U.S. had treated it as a criminal act and not waged a war against them.
He says the U.S. has had a fortress mentality for the past 10 years and he doesn't see it changing anytime soon.

Council Examines New Style Of Government

It has been years since council looked at becoming a standing committee style of government but the concept is beginning to rear its head again.
Council plans to have an information session on the pros and cons of adopting that method of government, which consists of councillors joining various sub-committees which deal with major city files.

City Manager Pat Woods says one of the big advantages is that it would speed up council meetings.
The switch to a standing committee style of government was last attempted by the previous council but ultimately fell through.

West Side Motel Fire Displaces 5

City fire crews responding to a motel blaze on the west side about 4pm yesterday.

Crews found the fire in the bathrooom of an empty unit in the 9-unit motel at 1121 Manowagonish Road.

No one was hurt but five people living in the other units are displaced as a result and being helped by the Red Cross.
The Saint John Fire Department is looking into the cause of the blaze.