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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Some Roads Are Reduced Or Closed Due To The Rain

Thanks to Mother Nature's deluge, the City letting drivers know about road and lane closures.

Retail Drive is closed from Oakland Street to Rothesay Avenue.
Fairville Boulevard from Kierstead Road to Manawagonish Road (one lane in each direction).

A number of streets in Glen Falls have been reduced to one lane.

You are asked to not drive through water-covered or closed roads as doing so may cause damage to your vehicle or to nearby properties. 

Simonds Fire Responding to Baxter's Corner Blaze

Just before 2 this afternoon Simonds Fire getting a call about a house fire on the Upper Quacco Road in Baxter's Corner.

On arrival crews could see flames and smoke coming from the roof.

Additional help has been requested from KV Fire and Upham.

Power Outages In Saint John & KV

Many are in the dark, as the region is slammed with power outages. NB Power is reporting over 1000 homes are currently without power in Saint John and the Kennebecasis Valley, and over 1500 without power in Fredericton.

Stewards of Children Offering Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop

If we want children to have the courage speak up about sexual abuse, we have to do the same. 

That's from Elsie McGraw of the Saint John Support Group for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse who tells CHSJ News it's an issue that's had an air of secrecy for far too long.

McGraw says open dialogue on the issue is badly needed in Saint John, especially in light of former common councillor Donnie Snook pleading guilty to charges of abusing children. Because, she says, not only will it happen again, it's happening right now.

Starting a dialogue is the idea behind the Stewards of Children childhood sexual abuse prevention workshops.

The workshops are on June 14th from 9:30 am to noon and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, and on June 15 from 9:30 am to 12 noon at Millidgeville North School, 490 Woodward Avenue. It costs $30. For more information call McGraw at 674-1627 or

Maple Syrup Sweet & Clear This Season

It's been an especially sweet year for the province's maple syrup producers for more than one reason.

Not only did this year yield a record-breaking five million pounds of syrup, Yvon Poitras, the General Manager of the NB Maple Sugar Association, tells CHSJ News this year's syrup itself tastes sweet and is clear. 

Poitras says with the many environmental factors at play, it's hard to say what combination creates such a product, and although this syrup season was good, it's impossible to predict what will happen next year.

Post-Tropical Storm Brings Rainy, Windy Weather

The buckets of rain and whipping winds could only mean one thing...Andrea's on her way to the Port City. 

The post-tropical storm was located over southeastern Virginia on Friday night, and is migrating into the southern part of this province. Up to 50mm of rain and 70 kilometre an hour wind gusts are expected from the storm. 

The Canadian Hurricane Centre saying that the storm is tracking northeastward, and that the remnants of Andrea will bring heavy rain and moderate winds to Newfoundland and Labrador early on Sunday.