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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sea Dogs Fans Welcome The Team Home

A small but enthusiastic crowd on hand at the Saint John Airport to welcome home the Sea Dogs.

The Dogs coming up short in repeating as Memorial Cup champs.

Coach Gerard Gallant tells CHSJ News its really nice to see the fans there to greet them.

He says it's disappointing that they lost but they are proud of the team.

Centre Zack Phillips hails from Fredericton and tells us this year's Mem Cup was a good competition just like it was last year.

He tells us he's been with most of these guys for the last 3 years and it will kinda sad leaving them but he couldn't ask for a better three years.

Coach Gallant says Saint John is pretty fortunate to have this kind of a hockey team.

Generic Drugs Will Soon Cost Less in NB

Generic drugs will soon be getting considerably cheaper: starting June 1, the NB Government will start capping prices at 40% of brand prices. According to health Minister Madelaine Dube, NBers are paying more than other Canadians. Previously NBers could be paying as much as 50 to 70% of the price of brand-name medications.

The plan is projected to save the province $10 million dollars in the first 10 months after it's put into action. Some of that money will be used to improve the existing services and make them more accessible.

Doctor Shortage Needs To Be Addressed

New Brunswickers desperately need more doctors--that from Donald Craig of the New Brunswick Medical Education Trust. Craig tells CHSJ News with more and more doctors retiring and moving elsewhere the quality of patient care is suffering.

He says as many as 7 to 10 thousand Saint Johners don't have a family doctor, and provincially that figure could be as high as 10% of the populaton. He says the new med program at UNBSJ is a positive step because it will attract new doctors and specialists to the community.

Sea Dogs Lose

The Saint John Sea Dogs fell short in their bid to repeat as Memorial Cup champions, losing 7-4 to the host Shawinigan Cataractes in semifinal action Friday.

 The Sea Dogs, coaches, and staff are scheduled to arrive at the Saint John Airport at noon.

The back-to-back President’s Cup champions came back from deficits of 2-1 and 4-2 before eventually falling to the host Cataractes, who were eliminated in the second round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

 Yannick Veilleux broke a tie at 13:14 of the third period as Shawinigan beat the defending champion Saint John Sea Dogs 7-4, to earn a spot in tomorrow's final against the London Knights.

Massive Yard Sale Today

 The 14th annual Quispamsis Town Wide Yard sale is happening today.

It's a rain or shine event and almost 50 of retailers will be setting up shop from 8am until 1pm to sell of a wide range of treasures.

The town has distributed 2000 maps to help bargain-hunters find their way around the sales. The map is sorted into categories like furniture and kid's items so you can find exactly what you're looking for.

To see the map click here

Armed Robbery at Co-op

An armed robbery last night at the Co-op location on 3300 Westfield Rd.

Saint John Police tell CHSJ News the gas bar was robbed before closing last night and and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

No one was hurt. No word yet on how much money the thief was able to make away with. Police have yet to release a description of the robber.