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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Natural Gas Will Be A Part Of Our Future

Two things questions need to be asked when it comes to shale gas exploration. President of the Atlantica Centre for Energy John Herron says we need to know if there's enough natural gas in the province to be commercially viable, and we're protected if something goes wrong.

According to Herron, just 10 years ago there was no shale gas produced on this continent. Now, 30% of global gas is shale. He says if we're to move forward with fracking, we need to know that if a company does something wrong, the government will have our back. There will also have to be regulations to make sure we protect our ground water, environment and overall health. We also don't know if there's enough natural gas to make profit.

Herron says one thing that's certain is in 4-6 years the natural gas from the
Sable Offshore Energy Project will run out, and we'll either have to produce natural gas here or have it delivered from a reversed pipeline from Pennsylvania.

QPlex Winning Active Living Award

The QPlex getting provincial recognition for the healthy changes it's made in Quispamsis.

The facility won the Recreation New Brunswick Active Living Award, which Director of Community Services Dana Purton Dickson says comes from being a very open and accessible facility. The QPlex has a free hour of public skate and swim, as well as a walking track, dog park and community garden.

The QPlex has been open for just over a year and a half.

New Sushi Restaurant Set To Open Uptown

A new restaurant is rolling uptown.

Work has begun to create Ta-Ke Sushi, which will be opening on King Street this December. CHSJ news spoke with Glen Lee, who came up from Toronto to help his father Yang open the Japanese restaurant. Lee says his dad has been in the business for over 20 years, opening restaurants in Kingston (Ontario), Toronto, and Charlottetown. They noticed there weren't a lot of Japanese restaurants in Saint John, or even New Brunswick. Lee says his dad fell in love with the city, and that we can expect good food when it opens.

According to Lee they do traditional maki, but also have a variety of unique rolls with names like "Las Vegas."

They'll also be hiring 10 people to work for the restaurant, which is being built in the former Quality Convenience Store location. The name 'Ta-Ke' (pronounced 'tah-kay') means bamboo.