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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Benefit for Local Arson Victims

The community rallying around the victims of a senseless act of arson--after a fire ravaged the corner of Charlotte and Princess Streets earlier this month, nearly 30 people lost either their homes or their jobs. Tonight, a benefit show at the Trade and Convention Center will attempt to recuperate some of those losses.

The show will feature performances by a number of local bands including Jinx the Cat, Mike MacDonald, and Nothing But a Necktie.

Tickets are available at Backstreet Records and at the door. The show starts at 8pm.

MLA Warns Ferry Could Go Off Run

With the Alward government planning to make cuts to Grand Manan ferry services, at least one local politician is expressing concerns. MLA Rick Doucet calls the the Minister of Transportation's responses to his questions "coded" and says the lack of reassurance is a worry for taxpayers.

Doucet says because the Minister isn't giving a straight answer we have to conclude the Grand Manan Adventure will be tied up for the year and the government will look to save money by running a smaller, older ferry.

Support Your Sea Dogs

As President’s Cup champions, the Sea Dogs will advance to represent the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at the MasterCard Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Que. from May 18 to 27.With the team scheduled to depart Wednesday, the Sea Dogs are inviting fans to a celebratory Memorial Cup sendoff from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Harbour Station.

The London Knights are joining the Saint John Sea Dogs and Shawinigan Cataractes at this year's Memorial Cup.

Mugging on Landsdowne Avenue

Watch yourself when you're walking out there--police are searching for a mugger after an early morning incident on Landsdowne avenue.

A 23 year old man was walking in the North End  around 1:30am when he was approached by another man in his teens or early 20s wearing a dark hat and a hoodie.

The mugger managed to take some property off the man and fled. Police are looking for the person in question.

Another Drug Raid On West Side

City Police seizing cash and drug paraphernalia after a raid on the West Side.

Staff Sergeant Tanya Leblanc tells CHSJ News city police raided a home on the lower West Side yesterday (Friday) evening close to 9pm.

No word on what kind of drugs were involved. Three males ages 49, 34 and 19 are expected to appear in court to face charges at a later date.

Walkers And Cyclists Not Welcomed On Bridge

You may have noticed some risk takers of late as you travel the Harbour Bridge - they may think it's open season with the demise of the toll booths - but - that's not the case.
The busy span was off limits to pedestrians and bicycles while the Harbour Bridge Authority and its toll booths were in place - so did that change when the booths came down and the province took control?
The Transportation Department says no - it's still off limits despite a lack of signage and toll takers.
Police have responded to a couple of complaints about walkers on the bridge - so we checked to see about enforcement - they tell us Transportation Department will be installing signs indicating walkers and cyclists are prohibited on the bridge.