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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fallen Firefighters Honoured

Various services will march in Halifax to honour firefighters and others who have died in the line of duty. The march takes place tomorrow (Sunday) at 1:40 beginning at St. Agnes Church, corner of Mumford Road & Chebucto Road.

Saint John Fire Chief Kevin Clifford tells CHSJ News they're going to raise donations for the national recognition of fallen firefighters.

He says Saint John has experienced at least 9 deaths in the line of duty and it's important to remember that so best safety practices are at the forefront of everyone's mind.

Stabbing Reported in South End

Few details being released on what's described as a stabbing incident on the streets of the South End this morning.

In the early morning hours, a man in a wheelchair reported being stabbed on the corner of Duke and Charlotte Streets.

City Police confirming the man was seen at the hospital but described his injuries as minor. 

No description of the assailant has been released although police are looking into what happened.

Farmer's Market Opens Today

Over 90 vendors are registered at The Kingston Farmers Market, which is will be opening for its 15th season today. It's open from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, with Breakfast from 8:00 am until noon.

Rothesay's Mike Biggar, a recent ECMA winner for Gospel Recording Album of the Year, will be performing starting at 9:30 am.  A fire truck will also be there for the kids to enjoy, and donations to the Peninsula Fire Department will be accepted,.

Fresh herbs and perennials will be available with some fresh produce farmers scheduled for return on the May long weekend.

Car Crashes Into Building

A motorist is probably feeling a little red in the face after an accident that left one Rothesay business with significant damage.

Police receiving the call around 1:30pm yesterday a driver had confused the brake with the gas and plowed into the window of Crazy Frog secondhand clothing store at 184 Hampton Road.

No one was injured but according to eyewitness reports the driver also dented her car. Rothesay Police tells us insurance will pay for the damages.

Vote Early Today

If you're going to be too busy or otherwise engaged when it comes time to vote on May 14th, you're in luck. Advance polling for the May 14 municipal, education council and health authority elections will take place today, and on May 7th. Polls will be open on both days from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Mike Quinn Tells CHSJ News you should already have been mailed the information you need on which polling station to go to with your voter card.

Voters also have the option of voting by special ballot, which are available at the 23 returning offices and satellite offices around the province up to and including election day.

NB Highway Of Heroes Still Just A Dream

The dream to have one of the highways in the province designated a Highway of Heroes remains just that - a dream.
The idea was first floated almost a year ago by some military veterans to honour our fallen soldiers - but - Premier Alward tells CHSJ News there is still work to be done before a final decision can be made.
Alward says he realizes it's an important issue to a lot of people.
The military vets want to see the Trans-Canada highway running through our province receive the designation -- a number of other provinces have designated stretches of roads or complete highways as a Highway of Heroes.