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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Warning: Lepreau Could Be Another Fukushima

Lepreau could be another Fukushima....that from Sharon Murphy of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. Murphy says there's a pattern of ignoring the safety issues because there's so much money to be made...but the risks are impossible to ignore. 

She tells CHSJ News Lepreau has many of the same red flags that led to that disaster, and it's especially concerning that the plant has been proven unable to hold up under any sort of seismic event.

Murphy says the Conservation Council is simply using science its attempt to prevent the re-opening of the plant this fall.

Breaking News - Man In Hospital With Electrical Burns

(Courtesy Google Street View)
A man has been rushed to hospital with burns after coming in contact with a live electrical line on Highmeadow Drive this afternoon - emergency and Saint John Energy crews rushed to the scene shortly after 3.
There are reports the man was working in some kind of hole or man hole when he came in contact with the line.
Worksafe N-B and police are now trying to determine what exactly happened.

Loud Boats Hit With Fines

Roaring around on the water is a major no-no....and you could be hit with a hefty fine if your boat has a loud muffler.

Hampton RCMP warning they have received complaints about boats with loud mufflers. The District recently issued a $500 ticket to one boat operator.

You could be fined between 250 and 500 dollars depending on the violation.

Tourism Strategy Unveiled During Trolley Tour

Tourism experts, politicians and others getting a chance to see Saint John through the eyes of a tourist. Enterprise Saint John launching its new plan for growth on a special trolley ride to Lily Lake. Enterprise Saint John's Janet Scott tells CHSJ News growing the tourism industry is about changing attitudes, not big bucks. A grassroots approach, says Scott, is the surest means to achieving success.

Scott says major priorities include extending the tourism season, improving communication about events, and revamping the Trade and Convention Center.

RCMP Recover Body From The Gorge

A body has been pulled from a swimming hole in Musquash known as "the gorge".

RCMP responding yesterday to a report of a man who jumped from a road bridge and didn't resurface.

Sgt. Bob MacKnight tells CHSJ News the body of a 22-year-old man from Nigeria was found this morning by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Teams from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The man was a student at UNB Saint John and his name is not being released until his family has been notified.

Two Ships To Visit Saint John

Saint John is the site of a Port visit by two Canadian ships beginning tomorrow.

HMCS Brunswicker is hosting the HMCS Goose Bay and the HMCS Kingston until Sunday at Long Wharf.

Lieutenant Marc Brown tells CHSJ News they will be to rest and reconnect with Saint John.

The ships have already made stops in Norfolk, Baltimore and Boston before coming to Saint John.

Brown adds the ships will be open to visitors on Saturday from 1-4pm.

Bridge Work Begins On Monday

Starting Monday work will begin again on the Harbour Bridge and it will be done on single lanes.

Changes to the lights at Somerset street and Paradise Row and at Highway 1 and Paradise Row will be put in place to improve the flow of traffic on and off the highway.

Motorists are encouraged to take steps to ease congestion such a carpooling, walking or biking on Harbour Passage and avoiding travelling during peak hours.    

For info from the City of Saint John, click here 

Traffic updates are available on the Provincial government's website by clicking here

Gas Will Cost You More Today

You may wish you filled up yesterday...gas is up by a nickel at the weekly setting.
The price of regular gas is set for 125.4 and diesel is up two cents to 129.4

Around town, regular is going for 122.8 a litre and diesel is selling at 126.8 a litre.

According to a tipster, Sussex is the place to hit the pumps with gas at just over 118.