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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another Cigarette Bust Near Woodstock

RCMP making an illegal cigarette bust on the Trans Canada Highway yesterday near Woodstock.

A search of a car revealing 60 thousand illegal smokes.  A 25 year old man from Indian Brook, Nova Scotia has been arrested and will appear in Woodstock Provincial Court at a later date.

Police believe the cigarettes were headed to Nova Scotia.
The Mounties in Woodstock nabbing a Dartmouth man with 4 kilos of coke and 1 kilo of hash in a vehicle stop near Woodstock on Monday afternoon.

Fredericton Man Gets Fine, House Arrest And More

A 36-year-old Fredericton man gets a year of house arrest after pleading guilty to 12 charges of trafficking and conspiracy to traffic steroids.

Spencer Gordon Court also fined $10,000, is prohibited from owning a firearm for a decade and faces more charges of money laundering and possession of proceeds of crime.

The charges stem from an investigation by the RCMP's Fredericton and Saint John Drug Units and the Fredericton Police Force.
It targeted an organized criminal group involved in the traffic of cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and anabolic steroids in the province.

Government Proposing To Stop Free Flu Shots

There's no shortage of reaction to word the provincial government is looking at not providing free flu shots for people between between the ages of 18 and 64, even those who have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and cancer.

Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association in the province tells CHSJ News this would be risky for people who suffer from diabetes if they come down with complications and could even be life threatening.

The Liberal Healthcare critic Bill Fraser of Bay du Vin predicts if the government goes ahead with this, the estimated cost savings won't be as high as 600 thousand dollars because if people get sick from coming down with the flu then the cost to the heathcare system will rise.
He calls the proposal shortsighted pointing out the old axiom that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Bay Of Fundy To Be Showcased On Canada AM

The Bay of Fundy as one of the 7 wonders of the world getting a boost tomorrow with Canada AM coming in the form of weather guy Jeff Hutcheson who will be at Hopewell Rocks.

He'll be doing cutins on the show at the top and bottom of the hour from 6:30 to 8:30. Terri McCulloch of Bay of Fundy Tourism is hoping a large crowd comes out like they did when the show came to the Market Square Boardwalk a few years ago.

She says you can get there by 6:00 if you want to be part of it.

A video about the Bay of Fundy campaign is playing on Air Canada flights in the back of the seats in a bid to generate more national attention and votes.

U-N-B Seawolves Football Team Recognised Nationally

The U-N-B Saint John Seawolves football team is getting national attention and it's all positive.

Team spokesperson Barry Ogden tells CHSJ News it all has to do about where they buy their gear from and that's Key Industries. He says the quality has been excellent and it gives the people who work there hope for the future.

Ogden says they try to build character as well as teaching the players how to better their football skills.

The Seawolves will open their home season September 24th at the Canada Games Stadium. They're in Halifax against Dalhousie this Saturday afternoon and we're told the game is sold out but it will be streamed live.

For information on how to see the stream, click here.

New Dream Home Up For Grabs In Hospital Lottery

Get out your good luck charms -- the 4th annual Hospital Home Lottery is back.

Up for grabs this year is a 2800 square foot, 4 bedroom home in Rothesay valued at 750 thousand dollars.

Donna Gate is the Vice President of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and she tells CHSJ News the home lottery fundraiser has been a huge success.  To date, over 1.8 million dollars has been raised.

The money supports the Regional Hospital, the New Brunswick Heart Centre, and MindCare New Brunswick.

For more details on the lottery, click here.

City Police Warning Drivers

Lock your vehicle after you park it and remove anything of value from inside........That message from City Police after several recent theft reports of late from vehicles that have been parked but not locked.

 These thefts have been reported for the most part in the central core of the city and west side.

Police also telling CHSJ News several arrests have been made with those people who were nabbed facing charges of theft and possessing stolen property.

Some of the arrests were made after police were called by people who were witnessing what was going on.

Potash Rally In Sussex Organised By Conservation Council

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is offering its support to the 26 Penobsquis residents who are seeking compensation from the Potash Corp mine over compromised wells and damaged properties.

The Conservation Council is organizing a rally today at 9am outside the All Season's Inn in Sussex, the site of a hearing between residents and the Mining Commissioner for the next 3 days.

Tracy Glynn of the Conservation Council tells CHSJ News it has been a long battle.

She says Penobsquis has been the canary in the coal mine for the potash business in the province and wants those attending the rally or the hearings to wear a "canary" theme.