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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Grand Bay-Westfield SUV Thief Linked To Other Crimes

Police want your help unraveling the case of a stolen SUV.

Sometime during the early morning hours of October 31, 2012, a black 2002 Ford Explorer with silver trim was stolen from a home Grand Bay-Westfield. The vehicle, with New Brunswick license plate GVD 858, has aluminum wheels and a child restraint seat in the back seat.

The RCMP believes the person responsible may be linked to several other thefts, including four other vehicles that were stolen during the previous 2 days. Police recovered one of the stolen vehicles not far from where this latest theft occurred.

The RCMP reminds vehicle owners it only takes seconds to enter an unlocked vehicle to search for loose change, personal belongings, and keys left under seats or in consoles.

Anyone sees the stolen SUV, or notices suspicious people or vehicles in their area, is asked to call police, or contact NB Crime Stoppers at or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Post-Secondary Schools Say Grad Employment Rate Is High

Despite what many people believe, our university and college are saying their rate of employment for graduates within the province is quite high.

UNB President Dr. Eddy Campbell says they studied 2007 students two years after they graduated to find out that 88% of them were employed and most of them in New Brunswick. And even though it's been five years since that study, Campbell believes today's numbers should be similar and -- based on that stat -- doesn't believe many students are leaving the province.

When it comes to more recent stats from NBCC, 90% of grads are employed and 94% of them stay in New Brunswick. NBCC President & CEO Marilyn Luscombe says those stats mean NBCC has a connection with the labor market and they're meeting current needs. She says obviously 10% of grads are unemployed or go out of province, but she doesn't think we should be too paranoid about those numbers. Luscombe says it's not a bad thing that some people go to school here and then leave for a different lifestyle, for money or for relationships. She says New Brunswick needs those students who go away, get global experience, and then bring those skills back into the province.

Luscombe says jobs that are in high demand are engineering technology, business administration, nursing, and ICT.

McAllister Place And Regent Mall Sold

Looks like Cadillac Fairview has decided to part with both McAllister Place and Regent Mall.

Retail giant Primaris will pay a total of $317. 6 million to buy the two shopping centers, located respectively in Saint John and Fredericton. McAllister Place is the largest shopping centre in Southern New Brunswick with more than 110 stores and services. Regent Mall has over 115.

A call to Cadillac Fairview for comment wasn't immediately returned. No word yet on what, if anything, this will mean for the shopping experience at the two malls.

Lights Out At Children's Hospital

Worrying news for sick kids in Halifax today....the IWK is providing urgent and emergency care only today because of a power loss.

A statement from the IWK Health Centre says they're currently operating on limited power. All elective surgeries and non-urgent appointments have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Patients and families should call the hospital if they need more information about elective surgeries or non-urgent appointments.

Saint Johners Given NB's Highest Honour

Two Saint Johners were inducted into the Order of New Brunswick today at a ceremony in Fredericton. It's one of the province's highest honours.

Arthur Irving is getting the nod for his contributions to the province's economy and preserving the natural environment, as well as Ann-Marie Tingley for her service as a life-long community volunteer and crusader for those with intellectual challenges.

The Order of New Brunswick was first awarded in 2002 to recognize individual New Brunswickers who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their lives, volunteer work, and careers.

Other recipients included Calixte Duguay of Caraquet, Raymond Fraser of Fredericton, Cindy Hewitt of Hillsborough, Audrey Lampert of Moncton, Raymond Lagacé of Atholville, Salem (Sam) Masry of Fredericton, Philip Sexsmith of Fredericton, and Ron Turcotte of Drummond.

Some City Owned Vehicles Falling Apart

City-owned vehicles are always a bone of contention at City Hall: namely, who's driving what, where and why. Common council looking once again at upgrades to the city's fleet which includes line painting machines, sanders, 4X4s, trucks and more. 

Councillor David Merrithew supports the $15 million in upgrades, saying he was shocked by wear and tear on some. He says he poked one city truck with a pen and chunks of rusted metal fell off.

Councillors John MacKenzie and Bill Farren meanwhile expressing concern about city staff using vehicles for personal reasons. More info is being gathered on the fleet and what can be fixed--or cut-- in preparation for the 2013 budget.

The Monsoon Will End Soon

Before we set to work on our arks...we are told the end of the rain is near.
The remnants of Hurricane Sandy brings a whole lot of rain, wind, thunder and lightning to our region overnight and today.
Meterologist Ming Szeto of Environment Canada tells CHSJ News we will still see a lot of water today.

He says we can expect up to 40 millimetres of rain in local thunderstorms.    Overnight some places already got that much rain.

The rain will come to an end early this evening with a chance of showers after that and Thursday looks like a cloudy day with rain in the afternoon.

Power Back In Fredericton

The lights are back for most NB Power customers after a wild, wet & windy night.

Early this morning more than 70 homeowners were in the dark in Rothesay. 

They got their juice back and Fredericton residents started losing electricity.

At one time over 1000 people in Fredericton and Woodstock were in the dark.
24 people are currently without power province wide.


City Police Urge Safety For Trick Or Treaters

City police want to make sure all the ghouls and goblins searching for treats tonight are safe on the streets.
Sgt. Jay Henderson of the Saint John Police Service tells CHSJ News they want drivers to keep a keen eye on the roads.

He says with the weather and kids running in between parked cars as they trick or treat they want drivers to be extra aware.

Henderson adds they also want to drivers to be very aware of their speed tonight especially in residential areas.

He says they would like kids to wear face paint as opposed to masks so they can where they are going tonight.

The Port City Fares Well In Storm So Far

Despite her fury elsewhere, it would appear that Saint John got off lightly where Superstorm Sandy is concerned.
A whole lot of rain and wind and thunder overnight was the worst of it.    

Environment Canada is still calling for up to 40mm of rain today with the good news being the rain should end by early this evening for the trick or treaters.  If you are heading out earlier then a rain proof costume might be the plan.

It's a challenging morning for folks in Fredericton.  NB Power's website reports more than 600 customers in the capital are in the dark.

No Damage or Serious Flooding From Sandy Yet

No significant flooding problems in the normal Saint John trouble spots after a wild windy and rainy night.

The Saint John Fire Department responding this morning just before 4am to a home on the west side without power.
It's possible a lightning strike hit an electrical box causing the outage.   The power has been restored.

Brighter than usual flaring at the Refinery gave some folks a scare last night but, we are told its normal procedure.

In the KV,  Rothesay Regional Police report the rain kept most folks inside.
The skateboarder injured on Monday night remains in hospital.

Donation Helping Hospital Get Better Cardiac Equipment

RBC giving a boost to the Saint John Regional Hospital's Heart Centre.

The bank donated $50,000 to help purchase top-notch cardiac equipment.
Cardiologist Dr. Vernon Paddock tells us the donation will help replace two heart-lung machines that are at least 10 years old. He says it takes private donations to get the latest hospital equipment. Paddock admits New Brunswick has a high rate of heart disease, saying there's a lot of smoking, and increased weight gain with less physical activity. He says we need to invest in both technology and primary health care prevention to promote healthy living.
Heart centre staff perform over 800 surgeries and sees over 13,000 patients across New Brunswick and PEI every year.

The donation contributes to the hospitals year-end goal of $750,000.

Charley Pride To Return Next Spring

On the heels of the Carrie Underwood announcement, another country performer is making a return visit to the Port City.

Charley Pride will bring his show to Harbour Station next May.

Pride has a career spanning over 5 decades with 39 #1 hits on the Billboard country charts.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning and will be
available online at by calling 657-1234 or 1-800-267-2800 and in-person at the Harbour Station box office.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

West Side Crash Slows Traffic

City police and other emergency personnel busy with a two vehicle collision on Highway 1 Eastbound near the Bleury/Catherwood Exit at 7pm tonight.

Police tell CHSJ News one person was taken to hospital to get checked out.
Traffic was moving slow in the area for about 30 minutes.

Wanted Man Is Considered Dangerous

Police are looking for a 24 year old named William Edward Hayward in connection with a recent threats investigation.

Police suspect Hayward is either in the Saint John or Moncton area. He has a history of violence and is considered dangerous.

He is described as 6’1” tall, 272 lbs., blonde hair which has been shaved head, blue eyes and numerous tattoos.
The public is urged to contact the Saint John Police Force at 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 Tips (8477) with any information.

Discount Swims Discussed At City Hall

Most of us could do with a little more exercise...and while walking or running are free, swimming in the Port City costs a pretty penny.

Councillor Donnie Snook says he'd like the city to help fund discounted rates at the Aquatic Center, because he remembers the days where you'd pay a toonie to go swim for an hour on a Friday evening.

Snook says common council has a lot on its plate right now but that doesn't mean we can overlook the needs of kids and families in the priority neighborhoods.

Poppy Campaign Helping Our Veterans

The poppy campaign is well underway throughout New Brunswick and across Canada.

President of the New Brunswick Royal Canadian Legion Paul Poirier tells CHSJ news a lot of people think the money goes towards the legion, but it's only held in trust by them. He says the money goes directly towards helping veterans and their families, being used for transportation, furnace oil and other needs.

He didn't have specific figures, but says a branch can raise anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000.The campaign ends on November 11th.

Councillor Warns Clock Is Ticking On The Pension Plan

If common council is to get the budget finalized before Christmas, the provincial task force had better get a move on with its report on the pension plan.

Councillor Susan Fullerton says she's tired of waiting, since the task force was supposed to report back on the shared risk model weeks ago and it's going to have a major impact on the 2013 budget deliberations.

The Mayor has said they're expecting a report any day now.

A $4 million dollar pension payment is due in 2013.

Storm Flooding Not A Major Worry In NB

It's wet and windy out there, but don't expect the kind of catastrophic scenes you're seeing on the news.

Greg MacCallum of Emergency Measures tells CHSJ news major flooding is New Brunswick is unlikely because the storm will be spread out over a period of days, rather than hitting us in a flash surge.

MacCallum adds drainage is always at issue at this time of year and municipalities need to make sure the storm drains aren't clogged with leaves.

Young Liberal Leader Shows NB Politics Capable Of Renewal

Liberals believe they can get onto their feet and into power with a fresh faced leader with no baggage.

That's according to political scientist Don Desserud, reacting to the NB Liberal leadership race that saw 30-year-old Brian Gallant win the top job.

He says while experience is always better than no experience, New Brunswick has a track record of young leaders getting into power more quickly. Desserud says there are two types of experience. One is having a leader of the opposition that's effective and capable of growing a strong enough profile so the party can move into power. The second is the experience of once you're in power, being able to govern successfully and renew that mandate in the next election.

Desserud says being a leader is more than personality and charm, it's about coming up with a credible policy that marks your part. He says an example of that is coming up with a new way of dealing with old problems, such as the economy, health care, and education.

He finishes by saying people are craving somebody with ideas, not statements, and maybe a fresh approach is the right one.

Woman Approaches Kids In Oromocto

Oromocto RCMP looking into a complaint that three kids were approached by a woman after school on Monday.

The kids, between the ages of 10 and 11, says the woman was driving a navy blue truck on St. Lawrence Avenue about 3:30 in the afternoon.

She asked them if they wanted to have a teddy bear she had in the back of her truck, the kids said no and walked away.

Police are trying to find out who the woman is and what she was doing.  

If you know anything, contact the Oromocto RCMP at 506-357-4300.

The Rain Should End In Time For Trick Or Treating

Environment Canada says while it will be windy and wet for Halloween, the wind will die down and the rain will stop in the evening for the trick or treaters.

Hurricane Sandy's impact is weakening but still bringing heavy rain and high winds across the province.
Meterologist Claude Cote tells CHSJ News that Greater Saint John can expect rain today, tonight and tomorrow.

He says the total rainfall amounts for our region should be 40 millimetres just shy of the 50 millimetres that was forecast for us.

Cote says Charlotte County is under a heavy rainfall warning meaning the area could get up to 80 millimetres of rain.   
With the fear of flooding, Cote says officials are keeping an eye on the St. Croix and Magaguadavic watersheds.

Princess Of Acadia Not Sailing

The sailings for the Princess of Acadia have been cancelled today because of the weather and the gusty winds. 

The next scheduled sailing will be departing Saint John tomorrow morning at 9.

$5 Million Needed To Keep Current Bus Service

Ask Saint Johners about city bus service and you get the same answer as you do on roads..... nobody's happy. Common Council agreeing to look at restoring 2012's hatchet job on subsidies for Saint John Transit which currently has no holiday or nighttime service and few early morning routes.

Common Councillor Donnie Snook says the bus is especially important in the urban core. He wants to see the South End have evening bus services extended to 10pm and service restored to other areas as well.

According to financial reports the city would have to pony up at least $5 million dollars just to maintain the reduced level of service we have now, and  Snook says we need to do better than that.

Skateboarders Warned To Wear Helmets

A skateboarder being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after he was struck by a car in the Valley last night.  

The teen wasn't wearing a helmet and was hit on Hampton Road near the Great Canadian Dollar Store. 

It was dark and road conditions were wet at the time. 

Rothesay Regional Police have been told the driver didn't see him.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Future of SJ Transit Hangs In The Balance

If you can't get a bus to work or school on time due to the transit cuts, you'll be interested in what's happening at common council tonight. Depending on whether a motion by Councillor Donnie Snook is passed there could be either more cuts, or restored service.

Amalgamated transit union president Tom McGraw tells CHSJ News the public isn't going to stand for any more cuts.

If it goes through the motion will give $1 million additional dollars to Saint John Transit. Listen in for more details.

Environment Canada Gives Rainy Details On Sandy

We'll start to feel the effects of category 1 hurricane Sandy at midnight tonight, that's according to Environment Canada meteorologist Claude Cote.

Cote tells CHSJ news our drizzle early tonight will turn into rain at midnight. From early Tuesday morning to late Wednesday Greater Saint John will experience brisk winds gusting up to 75 km/hour and a total of 50 millimetres of rain. He says one area of concern in the province is by St. George and St. Stephen, where rain could exceed 50 millimetres.

Cote says rain will be heavy at times, and we could have thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. He adds we've seen worse storms this time of year, but we still need to be prepared for it.

Since there's a full moon tonight, Cote says we'll have rough seas and high water levels.

He finishes by saying these weather conditions can change at any moment.

Big News For Carrie Underwood Fans

Saint John is about to get "Blown Away", and it's not because of Hurricane Sandy.

The country superstar has announced Saint John has been added to her 2013 "Blown Away" tour.

Carrie will be playing at Harbour Station on April 2nd, with Hunter Hayes as a special guest.

The addition brings her North American tour to over 100 shows. Proceeds of her concerts here in Canada will also be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

Carrie and Brad Paisley will co-host the 46th Annual CMA's later this week.

Saint John is the only location in the Maritimes for her North American Tour.
Tickets go on sale November 16th at Harbour Station.

City Prepares For Sandy

The city is getting ready for Sandy's heavy rain and wind tonight and tomorrow.

City crews are clearing and maintaining drainage paths and preparing barricades to be used in case of flooding. They're advising if you live in low-lying areas or if your home is susceptible to flooding you should prepare for floods.

They're also advising you to clear eaves troughs, catch basins and ditches, secure or store outdoor furniture and be careful on the roads.

An East-West Highway Through Maine Is Not Dead

On the heels of the opening of the Route 1 Gateway project, leaders on both sides of the border are talking about the East-West Highway.

It would cut across Maine linking up with New Brunswick.

Maine Governor Paul Lepage says the idea is farther ahead now than it was a decade ago and says there is talk of more engineering work next year. 

Premier David Alward says the project is supported on this side of the border adding the Saint John business community is a strong advocate for it to be done.

Common Councillor Wants Action By City On Flooding Threat

Ward 4 Common Councillor Ray Strowbridge wants to know what the city plans to do to ease the threat of flooding in Glen Falls. 

Strowbridge tells CHSJ News the ditches have to be clear to allow for the water not to build up and right now they're getting clogged up with debris, grass and trees because they haven't been dredged for a couple of years.

Strowbridge wants to find out if building another holding pond for the excess water is a good idea.

Province Keeping A Close Eye On Vaccine Supply

New Brunswick Health officials say they're keeping a close eye on vaccine supplies in the province.

This comes after Health Canada issued a recommendation not to use the influenza vaccine Agriflu made by Novartis, after discoveries of clumping of particles in the vaccine in Europe.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary says some of the influenza vaccine distributed in the province was Agriflu, but she hasn't received reports of health problems or clumping particles from it. Cleary adds people who've had the influenza vaccine shouldn't be unduly concerned.

Around 50,000 doses of Agriflu have been distributed across the province.

Influenza clinics will continue using the vaccine Fluviral.

Sandy Causing Last Cruise Ship To Stay An Extra Night

Hurricane Sandy disrupting the sailing schedule of our last cruise ship.

The Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, which is now docked at Port Saint John, is staying an extra night in Port City due to the storm. It will now leave tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.

The Brilliance of the Seas is our 74th and last cruise ship of the season.

Three People Hurt In Highway Crash

The Simonds Fire Department responding last night to a single vehicle accident on Route 820, Baxter’s Corner.  

Three people were taken to hospital with injuries. 

The highway was closed for a short time while the vehicle was removed from the scene. 

Fancy Restaurant Meals At A Big Discount This Week

If your idea of fine dining is peanut butter and jam, here's a chance for you to try some great restaurants on the cheap. Today until November 4th is Chop Chop week, in which uptown restaurants offer special deals like a 3 course meal for 30 bucks. 

Happinez Wine Bar owner Peter Smit tells CHSJ News it's a chance to try something different, especially with all the new restaurants that have opened up uptown in the past few years.

To read about all the mouthwatering meals you could order for Chop Chop, click here

Higgs Calls Workplace Wellness Crucial

The connection between wellness and work has never been more visible in the 21st century office.

Some employers are providing incentives for gym memberships and more.

Finance Minister Blaine Higgs tells CHSJ News by focusing on wellness they aim to reduce the burden on healthcare facilities.

He says it reduces absenteeism and people are more productive at work so it's a crucial item.

Higgs says that is the idea behind Dorothy Shephard's new portfolio Healthy and Inclusive Communities.

NDP Charges Alward Government With Killing Small Business

Provincial NDP leader Dominic Cardy charges small businesses in the province are suffering death by a thousand cuts because of all of the regulations along with fees and other charges imposed by the Alward Government so it doesn't have to raise taxes.

 Cardy tells CHSJ News these are really disguised taxes because they amount to the same thing and he has been told they amount to more than 12 hundred dollars a year.

As for the charge that New Democrats are tax happy, Cardy points out it was an NDP government in Manitoba that got rid of the small business tax altogether.

He earlier called for a jobs tax credit which would be on offer to all businesses that create employment instead of government incentives being available to some companies but not to others. Cardy says trying to pick winners and losers has largely been abandoned by governments elsewhere.

Mayor Determined To Change Image Of Common Council

One of Mayor Mel Norton's goals is to change how Saint Johnners view Common Council  because he thinks it is huring the city.

For as far back as anyone can remember, Common Council has been referred to by some in the city as "Comedy Council". 

The Mayor wants it to be seen as the "Classy Council" by being respectful to eachother, respectful to city staff, doesn't shout down someone they disagree with or belittle anyone.

Norton says he was impressed by how well the Councillors worked with eachother during the meetings on what the city's priorities should be.

City Hall Inside Workers Have New Contract

The city has negotiated a new three year contract agreement with its inside workers, members of Cupe local 486. 

They will receive no pay increases in the first two years of the deal but then will get a 2.9 per cent hike in the third year. 

Common Council is being told the wage freeze in the first two years will save the city an estimated 900 thousand dollars and also help control the rising pension deficit.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

City Staff Recommending Plowing Upgrades To Peel Plaza, Not Red Head Road

Common Council will be presented with the city's plan to clear streets and sidewalks this winter.

Municipal Operations is recommending plowing around Peel Plaza be upgraded with an expected increase in traffic when the courts open and police move into their new headquarters building. Ward 4 Councillor Ray Strowbridge wanted snow plowing along Red Head Road be upgraded but no change is being recommended. Strowbridge tells CHSJ news he doesn't agree with the recommendation plowing be upgraded at the new Peel Plaza and not Red Head road. He says Red Head road is the main route for that community and the only road that police, ambulance and other emergency vehicles can use to get out there efficiently.

The city is also reporting more than 13 hundred potholes were repaired from December of last year to this past April.

Heavy Rain & Wind Expected From Sandy

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says heavy rain and gusty winds is what we'll get from Sandy. Forecasters say southern Ontario and western Quebec will get the brunt of the storm.

We could get more than 50 millimetres of rain and gusty winds late Monday night and throughout Tuesday. The centre adds at this point rainfall amounts are still hard to predict.

Maine & NB Join To Promote Vacation Destination

New Brunswick and Maine are working together trying to boost tourism in both areas.

Dubbed the "Two Nation Vacation", it's focus is promoting the great outdoors and nature to city-dwelling New Yorkers. Tourism Minister Trevor Holder tells CHSJ news he recently travelled to NYC to speak with travel writers about what we have to offer. Holder says those tourists are already visiting Maine, but this advertising is hoping to pull them further north into our province.

With a website already up and running, Holder says they're just in the beginning stages of drawing those tourists, and will now be looking at new ways to market the "Two Nation Vacation".

Holder says they've been working on this plan for years, and adds this would be a new source of revenue for the province.

To visit the website, click here.

Brian Gallant Voted New NB Liberal Leader

Brian Gallant is the new Liberal leader of New Brunswick.

Gallant won the leadership with 59% of the vote, beating out former cabinet minister Mike Murphy who got almost 38% of the points, and farmer Nick Duivenvoorden who finished third with less than 3%.

The 30-year-old Moncton lawyer says he will meet with members of the party caucus over the next few days. Gallant also told Liberals in Moncton that it was discouraging that the Tories would ridicule the thousands of Liberals who took part in their party's leadership vote, after Conservative Jean-Paul Soucy managed to register his dog to vote.

The party says more than 14,000 people across the province cast ballots in the leadership vote, which began last Tuesday.

Woman Hit By Car On West Side

A woman is in hospital after being hit by a car.

Saint John Fire Department tells CHSJ news she was walking behind the new Walmart on the west side around 6:30 Saturday night when she was struck. The car was on the westbound throughway by exit 119.

Her injuries are non-life threatening.

Fog Machines Triggering Fire Alarms

Fake smoke causing real problems for the fire department.

Saint John Fire Department called to two separate locations overnight after fog machines triggered fire alarms.

Platoon Chief Mark Wilson says a smoke machine from a place off Water street caused an alarm to set off at 93 Prince William street. Later that evening they were called to a night club at 9 Sydney Street for another smoke machine setting off alarms.

All incidents were accidental.

Cruise Season Ends Tomorrow

The 24th cruise season at Port Saint John will come to a close on Monday.

Our last ship will be the Royal Caribbean International's Brilliance of the Seas. That's ship #74 over a period of 146 days. Over this cruise season we've had about 190,000 visitors, boosting our local economy by about $30 million dollars.

This season saw the Royal Visit of Prince Charles and Camilla, the new Diamond Jubilee Cruise terminal, the Disney Magic, and the millionth passenger for Aquila tours.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Power Outage Affects 600 People In Quispamsis

Over 600 people are without power since 8:30 this morning in Quispamsis.

According to their website, NB Power says power should be restored by 6 o'clock tonight.

Halloween Fun Run Raises Money For Community

Runners of all ages will be getting in the Halloween spirit this morning!

The 4th annual "Creepy Crawl" fun run will be kickin' off at Beaconsfield Middle School at 9:30 am. There's a 1 km kids run, 3 km challenge for middle school students and 5 kilometre run/walk for adults.

Organizer Connie Coffin tells CHSJ news there's lots of fun Halloween decorations along the course and suggests runners wear costumes.

Coffin says every year their run club votes on where the money should go. This year proceeds from the run are split between PRO Kids and the Carlton Community Centre on the west side. Coffin says those two were picked because the centre gives their run club space to meet and PRO kids helps kids in sports and recreation. Last year the group raised just over $1,100. They'll also be collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank.

The run is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and little ones are free.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fright Fans Can Check Out A Haunted House

If you like a dark twist on classic nursery rhymes then you might want to check out this Haunted House.

The Simonds Fire Department is hosting its  5th annual Haunted House at 184 Range Road tonight and tomorrow night.

Deputy Chief Bill Peacock tells CHSJ News you expect to see a different version of the 3 little pigs and more

He says Goldilocks cut the heads off three bears and mounted them and the house has a clown theme as well.

The Haunted House opens at 7pm tonight and 5pm tomorrow night at 184 Range Road.

City Man Faces Charges After Trafficking Ring Bust

A 28-year-old Saint John man is expected to face drug trafficking charges in connection with an interprovincial investigation by Quebec police.

Operation Coyote targeted a drug trafficking ring believed to be operating between Quebec, Nova Scotia and this province.

RCMP with help from City police arrested the man on September 21st and about 10 pounds of pot was seized at the time.

The man is due in court later to face charges.