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Friday, September 16, 2011

City Police Bust A Grow Op

City police busting a grow op at a Millidge Street home seizing marihuana plants with a street value of $88,000.

The Street Crime Unit executing a search warrant yesterday afternoon and police learned that the house was empty and it was only being used for the purpose of cultivating marihuana.

Nearly 200,000 Fewer Smokes Going To N.S.

RCMP nabbing a driver with nearly 200,000 illegal smokes in his car after a traffic stop near Coles Island.

A 43-year-old man from Nova Scotia was arrested and will appear in court in Moncton this December to face charges.

Police believe the contraband smokes were heading for Nova Scotia.

Peel Plaza Construction Carries On

Drain Flushing At King And Germain Streets

Drivers and pedestrians had a lot of water to contend with this morning for a little while.
A City of Saint John spokesperson tells us the work is part of regulary scheduled drain flushing.

City Police Release Photo From East Side Robbery

City police releasing a photo of the man who took some cash from an East Side convenience store in a daylight robbery.

The man came in just before 1:30 with a large knife demanding cash, put some in a pillow case and took off.

Police are still looking for him.

Federal Program Helps End Cycle of Poverty

Over $168, 000 from Ottawa will help Saint Johners struggling to overcome barriers to work like a criminal record or a lack of education.Saint John MP Rodney Weston announcing the funding at the John Howard society for the Skills Link program.
Program Manager Susan O'Neil says this program cuts the cycle of poverty and reduces the number of people on welfare.

She says a lot of the young men have girlfriends with babies and when they get placed with a carpenter or an electrian they make enough money to get their own apartment and take care of their girlfriend and their baby.

O'Neil adds about 90 people have gone through with a 68 per cent success rate.
She says they measure success based on the client remaining in the job a year after placement.   For more information on the program click here

Curbside Recycling In Rothesay Delayed

The Town of Rothesay has run into a problem as it tries to implement curbside recycling.

 Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News the town's old garbage disposal company went out of business and sold its assets to a new firm and the quote for curbside recycling has more than doubled which means nothing will happen this year.

Bishop is hoping now to get it started sometime in 2012.

The town has received a grant from the province to get what is needed for the programme.

Former Premier Remembers The Late Neil McKelvey As Unpretentious

A former Premier calls the late Neil McKelvey a "genial giant" who put Saint John and New Brunswick law and lawyers on the map.

That's how Frank McKenna describes the man who died last weekend after a battle with cancer at the age of 86.

McKenna tells CHSJ News he first met McKelvey in his early days as a lawyer more than 30 years ago.

McKenna says McKelvey was extraordinary community citizen in Saint John and in the Province as head of one of the largest and most prestigious regional law firms. McKelvey co-authored a report on health care which was the foundation of the reforms that were implemented during his time as Premier.

A public celebration of Neil McKelvey's life will be held this afternoon at the Imperial Theatre getting underway at 2:30.