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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Water Rescue For Stranded Boat

A water rescue taking place last night by 115 River Shore Drive.

A few people getting stranded in their boat after it wouldn't start.

The Coast Guard making the save -- the Saint John Fire Department's rescue boat was initially dispatched but was ultimately not needed.

HDC To Take Part In Food Challenge

Randy Hatfield of the Human Development Council is one of 18 New Brunswickers taking part in a food challenge by the Common Front for Social Justice.

They have agreed to live for three days on groceries delivered by local food banks.

He tells CHSJ News it will provide a snapshot of the struggle people go through when they rely on food banks.

The challenge begins on September 26th.  The participants will post comments on the Common Front's website and will speak to members of the legislature about their experiences.

Two Project On Deck For The Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission

The Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission is getting ready to launch two initiatives in the coming weeks.

Spokesperson Brenda MacCallum tells CHSJ News after September 23rd,  it will stop taking leaf and yard waste if it is not properly disposed of in clear or compostable bags.

Also, the household hazardous waste and computer round up event will take place from October 14 to the 22nd.  The program includes Hampton St. Martins, Quispamsis and Saint John.

For more information, click here.

New Trail At Lou Murphy Park Set To Open Today

You're being invited out to celebrate the expansion of Lou Murphy Park.

Today is the opening of its new trail.

The Mayor, members of Common Council, and representatives of Emera New Brunswick will be there.

The festivities begin at 1 at the park, which is located across the Milford Memorial Community Centre.

For more information, click here.