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Saturday, April 13, 2013

BREAKING NEWS.....Another Man Dies After Being Assaulted In City

A second city man has died after being assaulted. City Police have confirmed 43 year old Scott Crawford died from the serious head injuries he suffered while at A-J's Restaurant and Lounge on Manawagonish Road early on Easter Monday morning. 

A 37 unidentified man was arrested and before Crawford's death was facing a charge of aggravated assault. He's scheduled to appear in court on May 8th at which time we'll find out if the charge is going to be upgraded in light of Crawford's passing.

Just a few days ago, 66 year old Duncan MacDonald, who lived in a rooming house on Prince William Street, died from the injuries he sustained after being assaulted on March 16th. 

Another man, who was living in the rooming house as well, was arrested and will be in court next Friday. 35 year old Nicholas Logan was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault before MacDonald died.

Police Seize Over 150 Marijuana Plants

Over 150 marijuana plants have been seized from a house in Mainstream. 

Police officers with the Hartland RCMP, helped out by Florenceville RCMP and the Woodstock Police Force, executed a search warrant where they found the plants, in various stages of growth and a quantity of marijuana.

They detained a 56-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman from Mainstream, but they were later released. The pair will appear in court at a later date to face charges related to the marijuana seizure.

Worst of the Snow Is Behind Us

A blanket of snow on the ground is not sight anyone would want to wake up to in the middle of April. But Mel Lemon, a meteorologist with Environment Canada tells CHSJ News that snow this time of year is normal.

Lemon tells us that approximately 5cm of snow fell, but that it's hard to get an accurate reading when the ground is so warm. The system that brought us snow last night is currently moving south of Nova Scotia, but we'll still see some precipitation today: we'll see between 2-4 centimetres of snow this morning, which will taper off to flurries and showers later on this afternoon.

Second Annual Valley Expo at the Q-Plex

It might be best known as a home show, but Denise Miller of Master Promotions tells CHSJ News that the second annual Valley Expo wants to dispel that notion, saying the event has more to offer than just home-improvement goods. She says they'll also have boats, RVs, motorcycles, and ATVs.

Miller tells us that 75 exhibitors will be showcasing their wares at the Q-Plex this weekend. The YCMA will be there supervising crafts and activities, so parents can drop off their kids while they browse, and new this year is animal adoption. The SPCA will be at the Valley Expo with cats that you can adopt right at the show. 

It runs today from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. Children 15 years and younger get in free when accompanied by an adult.

Traffic Restrictions on the Harbour Bridge This Weekend

If you plan on driving across the Harbour Bridge this weekend, you can expect the ride to be slower than usual.

Traffic is going to be restricted to just the right-hand lane in both directions on both Saturday and Sunday, to allow for the set-up of temporary barriers and for construction screening. And later on Sunday, eastbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be re-directed to lanes going west for the rest of construction season.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure saying they're in talks with the contractor and the city to find other routes. Bridge renovations are slated to be completed by Fall.