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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Man On The Run After Woman Stabbed Near Sussex

Sussex RCMP are looking for a 49-year old man in connection with a stabbing that occurred earlier this morning in Plumweseep, near Sussex.

Shortly before 8 a.m Sussex RCMP received a 911 call from a woman who had suffered stab wounds during an altercation in a Plumweseep home. The woman was taken to hospital in Saint John. The seriousness of her injuries is unknown.

The 49-year-old man was last seen driving a 2009 grey Honda Ridgeline truck with N.B. license plate CPM 926. The man is described as being 5'11'' tall with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing glasses, a black coat, blue jeans and black boots.

Police are treating this as an isolated incident as the victim and suspect know each other.

If anyone has information on the location of this person or the truck, do not approach him, and contact police immediately or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Copper Thieves Wreck House

Some thieves did a real number on a house in Saint Andrews over the weekend....

An undisclosed quantity of copper piping was ripped out of the walls over the weekend at a home on Mowat Drive. No word on how much pipe was taken but RCMP are describing the damage as significant.

If anyone has information contact police immediately or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Board Of Trade Is On Board With Proposed Fertilizer Plant

The interim president of the Saint John Board of Trade calls the proposed fertilizer production plant in McAllister Industrial Park exactly what Saint John needs. 

Dick Daigle of the BOT tells CHSJ News the timing came as something of a surprise--albeit a pleasant one, and it is certainly in line with the True Growth 2.0 strategy the city has been looking to embrace.

Daigle says the next thing they'd like to see the city move on is shale gas. The plant is expected to cost $350 million, creating over 1,200 jobs during construction.

Social Media Award Winners Celebrate At Saltys

Most of us are familiar with Facebook and Twitter: but some Saint Johners are really taking it to to the next level. 

The 2013 Salty Awards honour those who make major contributions to our online lives--including Best Facebook, Instagram, and use of social media in a campaign. 

Cultural Affairs Minister Bernard Cormier won for Best Twitter. He tells CHSJ News the secret is delivering local content with a bit of humour. The complete list of winners is as follows.

Twitter Person of the Year - Bernard Cormier - Link
Best Facebook Page- Je Suis Prest - Link
Awesome Instagram – Mark Hemmings - Link
Hottest YouTube – From Sussex and I Know It - Link
Coolest Blog – barbbarbbarb – Barb Crawford - Link
Best Use of Social Media in a Campaign – Pay It Forward Saint John - Link

Savoie Says More Fundy Trail $ Is Close

According to one Saint John area MLA, we can expect a funding announcement soon to complete the next phase of the Fundy Trail.

Saint John Fundy MLA Glen Savoie tells CHSJ News he's been working with Tourism, Culture and Healthy Living Minister Trevor Holder.

He says they have been working with their federal counterparts and the province to get the deal in place and at this stage they are crossing the T's and dotting the I's.

Savoie says to complete the trail another whole section has to be done and this funding will allow work to begin on that section.

75 Acts of Kindness from Bayview Credit Union

Bayview Credit Union is giving back. To celebrate 75 years in business, Bayview's Carolyn MacPherson says they will commit 75 acts of kindness this year.

It launches at the Sea Dogs game tonight, where staff will collect Canadian Tire money for P.R.O. Kids. Other charitable causes they'll support this year include Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and Hestia House.

Glen Falls Assault

City police are looking for two men after an assault in Glen Falls.   

Police were called to Brown Street about 10:25 last night to find a man had been assaulted.    Police were led to a crime scene on Glen Road.

A man in his 20's was sent to hospital with serious injuries.

Police believe a weapon was used but it's unclear what it was.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Major Crime at 648-3333.

More Moose Says Aerial Survey

Scientists looking at the moose population in and around Funday National Park have noticed a huge upswing in the number this year. Dr. Daniel Mazerolle, an ecologist at Fundy National Park, saying the survey hopes to shed some light on both how many there are and where they're located.

The air tracking study spotted 49 moose this year, a huge increase from the last two years.