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Friday, July 12, 2013

Dump Truck Flips on Highway 1

Crews from the Musquash and Blacks Harbour fire departments responding to an overturned dump truck on Highway 1 just before 6pm.

It happened in the westbound lanes near kilometre 76.

Police Identify Body From Long Wharf

City police confirming the identity of a body found in the Harbour last month is that of a missing Korean woman.

45 year old Yeonhee Choi was reported missing back on April 22nd.

A body was discovered in the water at Long Wharf on the morning of June 24th.

City police offering their condolences to her family and want to thank both the public and the media for their help in the matter.

Tourism Minister Says No To Drive Thru

Provincial Tourism Minister Trevor Holder says it's time we bury the myth that we are a drive through province.

Holder says he only hears that from New Brunswickers and he tells CHSJ News his department has been promoting our unique features like the Bay of Fundy - our river systems - beaches - and - Acadien culture that attract new visitors and new money to the province.

The Minister says if we continue to focus on those things and show our pride in what we have then the sky is the limit in terms of reaching our potential.

And he says that potential will translate not only into new money for tourism operators but also provincial coffers that will help fund schools - hospitals - and - roads.

UPDATE: Truck Snaps Pole Knocking Out Power To Many

Traffic is blocked along the Loch Lomond Road after a truck went off the road and hit a pole snapping it in half.

No traffic is getting through past the airport near First Loch Lomond Lake as many wires are down in the area.

The truck that hit the pole is in the ditch. No word on the condition of the driver.

Crews from Saint John Energy and NB Power are on the scene along with other emergency personnel.

Two unplanned NB power outages are impacting more than 1800 homes and businesses in the City. 

NB Power says the lights should be back on by 8pm tonight.

ATV Federation Responds To Loss Of Funding For Trail Development

Publicly owned lands in the province should be open to all trail users with no exclusions for ATV's. 

That's the reaction from the Provincial ATV Federation to word the Trans Canada Trail Foundation lost out on 1.5 million dollars to develop a 50 kilometer section of an abandoned railway line into a non-motorised greenway trail. 

ATV Federation President Daniel Boucher tells CHSJ News the province also wants to get maximum value for its scarce dollars and that only happens when you have multi-use trails. He argues very few non-motorized groups use and have enough funding to maintain the trails on their own.

The New Brunswick Trails Council complains the 1.5 million dollars in funding was lost because ATV's would be using the trail and the donation was contingent on that not happening.


Effort Will Be Made to Restore Beach in Passamaquoddy Bay

A big beach cleanup will be taking place Saturday in Passmaquoddy Bay at Simpson Island. 

Andrew Holland of the Nature Conservancy tells CHSJ News the island may be uninhabited but there's alot of garbage on the beach including old fishing nets that have to be removed because birds can get caught up in that and both birds and fish can choke on the plastic styrofoam.

Holland says they're hoping to gather enough garbage to fill from 90 to 150 big bags despite the fact the island is uninhabited. 

The volunteers for the cleanup are meeting at the Stuart Town Wharf on Deer Island and then taking a boat trip to the island for the cleanup between 10 and 4.

Pettingill Road Closure Starts Monday

If you live near the Pettingill Road area of Quispam, a major construction project starting Monday might impact your life.

As the Town of Quispamsis begins a project to install storm culverts and more,  it will require the closure of Pettingill Road between the CN Railway crossing and civic address #79 between July 15th and August 9th.

A detour will be in place and they point out the area will not be open to pedestrians as it will not be safe.

For more information on the work, click here 

To hear more detail about the Pettingill project, be listening to CHSJ News on Sunday and Monday.

Bordertown Woman Upset Over Bilingual Only Job Postings

A St. Stephen woman is sounding the alarm about the Official Languages Act. 

Joyce Wright is concerned how the Act is affecting Charlotte County in striving to provide a 50% bilingual workforce in every provincial place of employment.

Wright says this doesn't make sense in Charlotte County where almost 92% of the population is English only.

She says as new positions become available they are posted as bilingual mandatory adding their english-only citizens are being denied jobs simply because they speak english only.

Wright says everyone deserves the right to be served in the language of their choice -- but there are other ways of accomplishing it -- like using technology, instead of denying jobs to English-only people.

Wright has started a petition on the issue,  to contact her call 1-506-466-2431 or email at

Former Dog Signs With Anaheim

Former Sea Dogs captain Alex Grant has a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Grant was selected first overall by the Sea Dogs in the '05 Q League entry draft.

The Antigonish native spent three and a half seasons with the Dogs and was named captain in his third year. 

He ranks fourth on the Sea Dogs all-time scoring list for defencemen with 124 points.


Trails Council Tries But Fails To Keep ATV's Off Trans Canada Trail

The New Brunswick Trails Council expressing disappointment with the province for its refusal to keep the Trans Canada Trail throughout the province free of ATVS. 

Executive Director Paul Jorgensen tells CHSJ News the decision to keep the trail motorized meant they lost out in $1.5 million in funding and it's not what the users want. He maintains they don't feel safe when the A-T-V's are there when they want to walk and cycle. 

Jorgenson claims there are enough legal ATV trails as it is.

Car Lands On Roof In Water

There was a single vehicle crash along Route 790 in Chance Harbour last night shortly after 6. 

When Musquash firefighters got there, they found a car on its roof in the water near the Cemetery Loop Road. 

The driver, though, had managed to get out of the car and suffered just minor injuries.

(Photo courtesy of Lt Paul Poirier, Musquash Fire Department)