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Sunday, February 17, 2013

MacKenzie Wants To See Main Street Improvements

Common Councillor John McKenzie describes the stretch of Main Street North from Lansdowne Avenue to the L-B-R as the gateway to the uptown but more recently it resembles a place where traffic races through on the way to somewhere else. 

He tells CHSJ News Main Street is much wider than it needs to be.

He says there is a lot of valuable space that is wasted.   He says it would be safer to reduce the lanes to two and add some trees and bike lanes.

MacKenzie envisions condos and more retail in that part of the north end and he will be asking the City Manager and people in planning to formulate a draft plan with proposals on how to make that happen.

Sunday Storm Will Bring Snow and High Winds

Whatever you have to do today, you might want to get it done early.

Up to 25 centimetres of snow is due to fall in the Saint John area before it wraps up tomorrow morning.

Environment Canada meteorologist Jeremy March tells CHSJ News the main area of low pressure is still deepening and well to the southwest of us.

He expects the snow will pick up around noon and tonight it will be pretty nasty with more snow and wind gusts to 90 kilometres an hour.

While the storm system is a rain event for Nova Scotia, the folks in Kings County and the KV are looking at up to 35 centimetres of snow.  

March says Charlotte County is at the western end of the storm and should get 20 centimetres of snow.

Due to the impending storm, the Princess of Acadia will be leaving early at 2pm from Digby for Saint John.

Mom & Kids Escape Evandale Fire

A young mom and her kids were not hurt when fire gutted a house they were renting in Evandale.

It happened yesterday afternoon and Red Cross disaster volunteers are helping the family, which includes a 7 month old baby and a 6 year old, with a place to stay, food and clothing.

No word yet on the cause of the fire at 5841 Highway 102.