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Sunday, August 5, 2012

ATV Crash Takes Another Life

A twenty two year old St. Thomas man is dead after an all-terrain vehicle crash.

RCMP are investigating the accident that occurred in Florenceville-Bristol around 7:30 last night.

Police received a 911 call that an ATV traveling on Route 107 had left the roadway and struck a garage.

The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at Upper River Valley hospital. His name hasn't been released.

Woman Stuck On Elevator

It's the kind of story that makes you want to take the stairs.

One woman is free after being stuck in an elevator for about 20 minutes yesterday afternoon.

Around 1:30pm the employee of Rocmaura Nursing Home was freed with the help of Saint John Fire crews and maintenance staff.

Fire crews stayed on scene for 55 minutes to make sure she was OK -- especially because it was a hot day and warm in the elevator.

New Exhibit & Celebrations At Fundy Aquarium

As your planning how to enjoy your long weekend you can catch the end and start of exhibits at the Fundy Aquarium in St Andrews.

Event coordinator Janie Jones tells CHSJ news they have plenty of events planned for tomorrow including a cash BBQ from 11:30-1, mini Olympics from 1:30-3:00, and a puppet show 3:15. They'll also be a craft table where kids can make their own New Brunswick flag.

Today is the last day to check out shark week featuring a wide variety of rare sharks to make room for tomorrow's beginning of "Water Week". It'll focus on celebrating fisherman and display fishing techniques.

For more information, click here.

Warning For Shellfish Cooking

If you're planning on cooking some shellfish for a long-weekend meal, you might need to take a second look at where you're buying it from and how you're cooking it.

The province's deputy chief medical officer of health warning New Brunswickers' when you buy your shellfish, make sure it's from an approved vendor, since some areas are closed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans due to levels of bacteria and toxins.

Dr. Denis Allard tells CHSJ news you also need to cook your seafood properly and the sooner you eat it, the better, if you don't cook right away it will start to spoil and bacteria will multiply.

Allard adds consequences range from vomiting to even loosing memory or becoming paralysed.

Click here for more information on shellfish food safety.

Tourism Minister Confident This Season Will Be A Good One

The weather's been good but we'll have to wait awhile before seeing how good tourism has been this summer in the province.

Provincial Tourism Minister Trevor Holder says he won't have the numbers until the summer is over but from what he's been told by operators and seen for himself, he's confident the numbers will be up.

Holder says he's amazed that wherever he goes in the world to promote the province, everyone, it seems, wants to see the Bay of Fundy and that has to be pushed more because you can't over promise when selling New Brunswick to potential visitors.

Holder says the sculpturing taking place down at the Coast Guard site will boost tourism because there is a growing number of people who want to experience the culture of the place they're visiting.