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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teen Facing An Assault Charge

A teen is facing assault charges after a fight at a house party in Youngs Cove put a 23-year-old man in the hospital with serious injuries.
Paramedics were called to the home where the 23-year-old from Cambridge Narrows was treated for serious head injuries.

He was taken to hospital in Fredericton and later transferred him to the Regional.  A 17-year-old was released and is due to appear in court at a later date.

Memorial Cup: Saint John Sea Dogs Vs Shawinigan Live Blog

Heavy Water Spill At Point Lepreau

NB Power informing the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission about a water spill in the reactor building at Point Lepreau.

It's believed about 300 litres of heavy water spilled on Monday when a valve was opened too soon.

The water was not released to the environment and the plant staff were not exposed.
NB Power says procedures were followed to to protect staff and recover the heavy water for reuse.

Westfield Road Traffic Note

Parts of Westfield Road around Clark Roads #1 and #2  will be down to one lane tomorrow.

The closure is because city crews will be clearing the catch basins and ditches to allow for better drainage.

You're advised to use alternate route if possible.If you do use the road, because to obey all traffic signs regarding speed limits and possible detours.

Wave Announcer Makes Her 100th Plasma Donation

Lori Carle from our sister station The Wave making her 100th plasma donation today and she tells CHSJ News her history with donating goes way back.

She says she started donating in high school at KVHS during a mobile clinic and hasn't stopped since.

To learn more the "Passion for Plasma" blood donor clinic, click here and click here to learn more about TTP.

Celebrating the Plasma Donors

Canadian Blood Services sharing their passion for plasma donation.  Three people who have TTP, a rare disorder that impacts 3 out of a million people. are thanking everyone for their donations as plasma is part of the treatment for them.

Jessyca Basque of Oromocto tells CHSJ News before her TTP diagnosis she was afraid of needles and says now she is very thankful for those who give blood and plasma because they are the reason she is still here.

Anyone with TTP require blood and plasma donations to survive.  

3 Car Crash on City Road

A 3 car car pile up on City Road occurring just a few minutes before 3 o'clock--according to early reports there were three cars involved and but none of the passengers or drivers were injured seriously.

Police and fire department were called to the scene. According to police the crash would have been much worse if it hadn't occurred in a construction zone where the speed limit is so low.

Sunwing Launches Two New Destinations

If you're looking to go on a sunny vacation down south, you won't have to travel far to get there.

Sunwing announcing it's 2013 schedule which will feature two brand new destinations -- Cayo Santa Maria and Punta Cana.

VP of Sales for Sunwing Daryl McWilliams tells CHSJ News it's a great opportunity for travelers as they will be direct flights.

Airport CEO Bernie LeBlanc expects the new offerings to appeal to travelers from all over New Brunswick.

The new flights will begin in February of 2013.

Major Tourism Conference Kicks Off

Representatives from local parks, tourist attractions and hotels gathering at the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick's annual conference today.

Rose Arsenault with the Department of Tourism and Healthy Living tells CHSJ News it's a chance for those in the industry to network with one another. She says there will be representatives from a wide range of sectors including marketing, product development, and social media.

The conference runs until Friday and includes talks by Chuck Hughes of Iron Chef America, Laurel Reid of Tourism Synergy, and others. 

Check out a video of futurist, author and retail expert Doug Stevens speaking about what the future holds for New Brunswick.

Name Released in Sexual Assault Case

A 37 year old Quispamsis man charged with sexual assault, uttering threats and attempted murder. 

Christopher Eric Lunnie is accused of assaulting a man and a woman who went to hospital will serious injuries. 

His bail hearing is scheduled for May 24th in Sussex.

Pair Charged With Theft and Assault

City policing nabbing a man and a woman after they were caught trying to break into a car on the city's west side.

Police got a call to the Romano's parking lot on Main Street West around 2:19 this morning  -- the owner of a car caught the two trying to break in and got roughed up by the man.

Police arrived and the two are facing theft and assault charges.

The man has a court date this morning while the woman will be in front of a judge at a later date.

Local DEC Member Wants Rothesay MLA Nomination

The seat is hardly cold yet a name is already in the mix to fill the Rothesay MLA seat left behind by Margaret-Ann Blaney.

Charlotte McGill Pierce is a local member of the District Education Council and is seeking the Rothesay PC Association nomination for the job.

McGill Pierce has served on the District 6 Education Council for the past four years and is currently the president of the Fairvale Elementary Home and School Association.  She say education concerns will continue to be a top priority.

The seat is up for grabs with the announced resignation of Margaret-Ann Blaney, who left to run Efficiency NB.

The nomination meeting is scheduled for June 2 to be held at the Bill McGuire Center in Rothesay.

Sunwing Launches Today At Airport

Good news for travelers -- the Saint John Airport will be announcing it's new Sunwing schedule today.

The airport will be hosting a launch event today -- details will include an expanded list of destinations, an opportunity for Park and Fly packages, an earlier seasonal start date, and exclusive departures for the Saint John area.

Saint John will be the only New Brunswick airport for two of Sunwing’s destinations.

The event gets underway at 10:30 at the Saint John airport.