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Friday, May 4, 2012

Sea Dogs President's Cup Game 1

Saint John Has Two E Coli Cases

Public Health officials in the Province are investigating an outbreak of E. coli. but they don't know what the source is.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eilish Cleary says 24 cases of bloody diarrhea suspected to be caused by E.coli have been reported so far.

  She says 20 cases were reported in Miramichi, two in Saint John and two in Bathurst.
  Cleary says testing continues, but several cases have been confirmed as a severe strain that can cause serious illness.

Shediac Man Facing Abduction Charges

   A 24-year-old Shediac man has been charged with abducting a 13-year-old girl.
    The RCMP say the girl was reported missing from her home in Lower Coverdale early Wednesday morning
    She was found yesterday travelling in a car on Highway 1 near Penobsquis.
    Adam Radcliffe is charged with abducting a child under 14 and failing to comply with an undertaking. 
 He  was remanded into custody until May 18.

Agency Exhausts Funding Helping Fire Victims

In the aftermath of the Charlotte Street fire, 24 men and women living at the Lantern House will be out of their homes for up to three months.
Lois Merritt of Fresh Start Services which assists those are homeless or threatened with it tells CHSJ News they began providing help soon after the fire.

She says on the day of the fire they came in to her office at the Salvation Army building on Prince Edward Street very confused and not sure where they were going to go as the Red Cross had already providing their emergency assistance.

Merritt says the displaced men and women from the Lantern House are paying much higher rent adding there isn't much left over for food from their social assistance cheques.   Fresh Start Services has exhausted their funding helping out the victims of the fire and are without funds until government funding comes through.

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Safety Stops Being Held At Railroad Crossings

NB Southern Railway doing its part to prevent injury and death at railroad crossings -- the company is doing safety blitzes at various crossings in the city as part of National Rail Safety week.

NB Southern Railway spokesperson Lorrie Johnston tells CHSJ News safety campaigns do work as injuries and deaths have dropped by as much as 80 percent over the past 30 years.

However, she says there are still people trying to beat trains or stop at railroad tracks.

What's It Like To Be Victimised By Crime?

A Saint John victim of crime is speaking out after he was broken into and had something like 24 hundred dollars in rent money stolen.

Norm Buckley is the landlord at 175 Leinster Street and is also legally blind. He's demoralised saying it feels like you've been kicked in the face but also angry at whomever smashed through his back door.

At other times, Buckley admits he feels like blowing his brains out because what's the good of living if it has to be this way.

Buckley says this breakin didn't happen at night but between 10 and 11:30 on a weekday morning.

He tells CHSJ News back in February of 2010, someone set a fire to the front of his building and concedes his wife is scared.

Saint John Airport To Welcome Runners

The second annual Runway Run will be staged tomorrow at the Airport as it tries to generate more of an awareness of its presence in the community.

300 people are registered for the adult run with the winner taking home return tickets to any Air Canada destinination in North America which also includes Hawaii and the Caribbean.

All proceeds from the kids run will go to pro kids and there's still room for more young people to sign up. The adult run is fully booked.

The Run For The Cup Begins Tonight

Four more wins and the Saint John Sea Dogs win another President's Cup title and are Memorial Cup-bound for the second straight year.

Fans are feeling it ahead of Game 1 tonight in Harbour Station.
Team President Wayne Long tells CHSJ News any team that makes it this far is a very good team that made it through three tough rounds.

He says we are not taking Rimouski lightly adding they are a great team they have a lot of respect four and they expect it to be a long tough series.

Long says the team will miss having  Huberdeau for Games 1 and 2 but the team is full of charactor and they expect everyone to step up when any player is injured or out of the lineup.  The pucks drop tonight at 8 between the Oceanic and the Sea Dogs at Harbour Station in a game that will be telecast coast to coast.

More Money For Wellness And Sports

It appears the Alward government is getting more serious about investing in preventative measures as a way to reduce future health care costs.
The wellness and sports branches are getting a 25-percent increase in each of their budgets this year.
Healthy Living Minister Trevor Holder says his department will be working closely with anti-poverty groups - for example - providing grants for things like community gardens getting people outdoors - close to the land - thinking about their food and their own well being.
And Holder says studies show that can pay big dividends with every dollar spent on wellness will net between eight and twelve dollars in savings on health care in the future.