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Monday, January 2, 2012

Man Gets Arm Stuck in VLT

A sticky situation at an uptown pool hall--fire officials had to rescue a man who got his arm trapped in a VLT.

Fire department getting a call from Dooly's on Prince Edward Square shortly after noon saying that a man was stuck to the elbow in a video lottery terminal.

According to District Chief Joe Armstrong, it took over an hour of hard work to cut the machine apart and free the man. He wasn't injured--but he probably won't be doing that again any time soon.

Premier Not Ruling Out Some Cuts And Tax Hikes

As his Conservative government tries to get the provincial debt under control -- Premier Alward remains committed to no increase in the H-S-T.
In a year end interview with CHSJ News -- the Premier says any move to increase the H-S-T requires a referendum and his main focus at the moment is to get spending under control and focusing on core services -- something that may mean cuts to programs and services.
Alward also isn't ruling out further increases on fuel - tobacco - and - alcohol taxes if needed when his government tables its budget in March.
Meantime -- pre-budget public consultations are slated to begin here in the city January 16th.
To watch a video of our year end interview with Premier Alward - click the "Videos" button to the right.