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Sunday, August 26, 2012

B&E At Pet Corral

Police are searching for someone who broke into a business on the west side early this morning.

City Police say money and other items were stolen from the Pet Corral on Fairville Boulevard around 4:30 am. No arrests have been made yet.

Dragonboat Festival A Big Success Exceeding Its Goal

Renforth Wharf was a scene of warrior paint, cheering, music and most of all, Dragonboat racing.

Special Events Co-ordinator Jill Logan tells CHSJ News the weather couldn't have been more beautiful for yesterdays Dragonboat Festival.

She said this years theme was "Go Blue" and teams went really wild and crazy with the idea, which made the event really enjoyable.

253 thousand dollars was raised for mens health and all of it will go towards buying a prostate ultrasound and high def scopes for the urology department at St. Joseph's Hospital.

54 teams with a total of 13 hundred paddlers took part in the festival this year.

Dogs Save Lives In Weekend Fire That Was Deliberately Set

Saved by the dog.

Four people are safe after being awakened by barking dogs after a fire early Sunday morning at a duplex on the lower west side.

Platoon Chief Eric Garland says the fire began in the rear of the older wood-frame duplex at 158 Winslow Street which caused extensive damage.

Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers arranged emergency lodging, food and other help for those who live in the building. The two women have three dogs and five cats.

City Police believe arson to be the cause.

Early this morning, a car was engulfed in flames at the corner of Millidge Avenue and Somerset Street.

Car Off Road Off Highway 1

A call from a loyal listener telling us a car was off the road on Highway 1, westbound, near Hampton early this morning.

The listener says he also saw a dead moose on the side of the road covered in glass.

RCMP confirm there was a collision with a car and deer in that area around 4:00 am, but no other details have been released.

Arson Believed To Cause West Side Fire

Another suspicious fire in Saint John, this time on the lower West side.

A house on Winslow street was in flames around 3:30 this morning. The Canadian Red Cross was on scene to help.

City Police believe arson to be the cause. 

Run In Memory & Raise Funds

They'll be more runners than usual at Rockwood Park this morning.

The third "Fido & Friends" run and fundraiser will be kicking off at 10am. Runners and their dogs will be tackling 1, 5 or 10 kilometre in honour of runners who've been hurt or killed while raising money for the Animal Rescue League.

Organizer Cindy Loiser tells CHSJ news it's not about the race, but about the donations. Loiser says runners who haven't signed up can still participate on the day for a $25 registration fee, and 100% of the fees go straight to the Animal Rescue League.

Break & Enter On West Side

City Police are investigating a break & enter on the West Side early this morning. Police are not saying the name of the business or what was stolen, but no arrests have been made. We hope to know more details later this morning.

There were also four impaired drivers overnight. Three were charged with drinking and driving while another had their license revoked for a week.

Women Protest For Right To Go Topless

This one would be sure to raise a few eyebrows here in Saint John.... protests are being held in more than 30 cities worldwide to give women the right to go topless. The movement, called Go Topless, says that women aren't truly free as long as they have to wear clothes when men can bear their chests. 

A Go Topless co-ordinator who goes by the name Freedom tells CHSJ news the double standard is society's fault and women's breasts should be as socially acceptable as men's.

Protests are being held in Toronto, LA, and elsewhere. Freedom says women in New Brunswick can contact them for information if they want to start up the movement here.