Linked Header

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fright Fans Can Check Out A Haunted House

If you like a dark twist on classic nursery rhymes then you might want to check out this Haunted House.

The Simonds Fire Department is hosting its  5th annual Haunted House at 184 Range Road tonight and tomorrow night.

Deputy Chief Bill Peacock tells CHSJ News you expect to see a different version of the 3 little pigs and more

He says Goldilocks cut the heads off three bears and mounted them and the house has a clown theme as well.

The Haunted House opens at 7pm tonight and 5pm tomorrow night at 184 Range Road.

City Man Faces Charges After Trafficking Ring Bust

A 28-year-old Saint John man is expected to face drug trafficking charges in connection with an interprovincial investigation by Quebec police.

Operation Coyote targeted a drug trafficking ring believed to be operating between Quebec, Nova Scotia and this province.

RCMP with help from City police arrested the man on September 21st and about 10 pounds of pot was seized at the time.

The man is due in court later to face charges.

Tory Registers Dog To Vote In Liberal Leadership

Is this proof that politics has gone to the Dogs...literally?

    The executive director of ProvincialConservative party was able to vote using his dog's name for the Liberal leadership.

    Jean-Paul Soucy says he registered his dog to vote online.

  Liberal party president Britt Dysart says verification efforts have been made and the party is confident their voters list is solid.

Woman Facing Charges In Rothesay

A 28 year old woman is facing two charges including assault with a weapon after an incident at Arena Lane and Scott Avenue in Rothesay.

A group of sixty students were attempting to swarm up to three people including this woman when she shot off a pellet gun.

One person was hit in the shoulder but not hurt. The woman has been released on conditions.   

Rothesay Regional Police tell us no other charges are expected.

Police Looking For Dangerous 24 Year Old

City police are looking for a 24 year old man they say is dangerous and has a history of violence.

William Edward Hayward is 6 foot 1, 272 pounds with a shaved head, blue eyes and many tattoos.

Hayward may be in Saint John or Moncton.  

If you see him, you are asked to contact City police or Crime Stoppers at 648-3333 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Premier Says He's Not Watching The Leadership Race Closely

The long Liberal leadership race is nearing its conclusion.

Lawyers Brian Gallant and Mike Murphy and former Belledune Mayor Nick Duivenvoorden are the last men standing.

Premier David Alward was asked by CHSJ News if the Liberals under a new permanent leader will be a more agressive opposition.

He tells us he's focused on what the government has to do to rebuild the province and the Liberal party will do what they have to do.

Provincial Liberals pick their new leader at a convention in Moncton tomorrow.

M-L-A Vows To Question Air Ambulance Service In Legislature

The issue of Air Ambulance service to and from Grand Manan will be brought to the floor of the Legislature by Liberal M-L-A Rick Doucet of Charlotte-The Isles because people are concerned.

Doucet tells CHSJ News Ambulance NB is in damage control after the latest incident involving a 60 year old man who suffered a heart attack and waited 2 hours and 40 minutes to be airlifted to the Regional Hospital.

Ambulance NB C-E-O Alan Stephen has told CHSJ News the patient needed care on board the plane that was beyond what could be provided by the Atlantic Charters plane and that's why they waited for the Air Care plane to fly in from dropping off a patient in Halifax.

Doucet says he's hearing so many different stories, it's time to get to the bottom of what's going on and if the system has to be fixed, then get it done.

Emergency Exercise on East Side

The Fire Department will be conducting an emergency exercise at Irving Paper on Bayside Drive today.

There will be a high volume of fire equipment in the area but there should be no traffic disruptions and there's nothing to get alarmed about.

Traffic Tieup On Highway After Deer Is Hit

There has been another multi-vehicle collision along Highway 1 just past the Crown Street overpass going westbound that will tie traffic up.

This time a deer was struck and is lying in the passing lane.

There is fluid leaking from one of the vehicles onto the highway.

New Regional Bus Service Starting Up

There will be life after Acadian Coach Lines with a new regional bus service starting up on December 1st. Prince Edward Island-based Tri-Maritime Bus Network, also known as Trius, is taking over intercity bus service.

The final thumbs up was given by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board following earlier approval in New Brunswick. 

Maritime Bus has a fleet of 42 buses but plans to add up to 20 additional buses by May and will operate under the same rates approved for Acadian Lines in June 2010. 

The company will be allowed to add a fuel surcharge and provide certain discounts for groups such as students and seniors.

Weather Advisory In Advance Of Hurricane Sandy

The Canadian Hurricane Centre issuing an advisory for the Maritimes about hurricane Sandy which could be blowing into our region as a significant storm early next week.

The storm is expected to track northward during the weekend while remaining at or near hurricane strength.

Sandy is expected to remain a large and powerful cyclone as it heads for the U-S. eastern seaboard.    

The long range forecast is calling for a chance of showers on Monday but rain and wind for Tuesday with more wet weather next Wednesday.

Arson Suspected In East Side Fire

A vacant building at 2374 Loch Lomand Road going up in smoke this morning in what appears to be yet another suspicious fire. 

The blaze broke out around 1 and the building was engulfed in flames when fire crews got there to extinguish it. 

The cause is being investigated by both the fire department and City Police.