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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Celebrate on Saturday at Mispec Beach

It's time to celebrate the newly restored Mispec beach and park.

Back in 2011, weather caused significant damage to the shoreline and staircases.

Work on the site cost about $270,000 some of which will be reimbursed by the Department of Public Safety through the Disaster Financial Assistance Program.

Councillor at Large Shirley McAlary tells CHSJ News it's a partnership between the City and Canaport LNG.

She says they have fixed the wall going to the shore, replaced the old asphalt with gravel and demolished the canteen and a storage shed.

The event begins on Saturday at 11:30am and the rain date is Sunday.

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Nearly $30,000 In Pills Seized At Jail

Correctional Officers at the Atlantic Institution have nabbed a visitor trying to bring drugs into the maximum-security federal penitentiary.

The officers seized25 g of Hydromorphone beads as well as Dilaudid, worth nearly $30,000 inside.

The visitor was arrested by the police and may face criminal charges. From April 12 to July 08, 2013 staff at yjr Institution have had a total of 7 drug seizures valued at over $65,000 and resulting in four visitor arrests.

The jail uses tools like ion scanners and drug dogs to search buildings, offenders and visitors.

Fun Days In Crescent Valley

Crescent Valley residents have a few days of sun and fun to look forward to.

Games, a street dance, a BBQ, Cutest Baby Contest and more will be happening in the North End community from now through the weekend as part of Crescent Valley Community Fun Days. 

Janet McLaughlan of the Tenant's Association tells CHSJ News the biggest day will be Saturday, when there will be a street dance, Bingo and games for families.

For more information, contact the Crescent Valley Tenant's Association at 658-9658

Thefts, Crash In Rothesay

The police in Rothesay have provided us with a few updates on crime in the area.

No injuries were reported after a vehicle crashed on Campbell Drive this morning. There were no injuries when the Mazda flipped over, and police say it isn't clear how it happened--other than the fact that there might have been an object on the road the driver swerved to avoid. Traffic was blocked for about half an hour.

Also, last night around 11pm at the Qplex, someone came into the facility and stole 7 cell phones, wallets and cash out of the bags of kids at Bantam hockey practice.

Police are looking for any tips on that theft, as well as the robbery at Cochrane's in which there are still no suspects.
You can contact police  or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Green Party Leader Calls Shale Gas Regulations "A Myth"

Provincial Green Party leader David Coon isn't buying assurances from Premier David Alward about provincial regulations being strong enough to protect the environment when it comes to shale gas testing.

Coon says the regulations are more like conditions that can be negotiated away.

He can't believe SWN Resources got a blanket exemption to carry out seismic testing for shale gas in provincial wetlands.

Saint John To Host National Soccer Tournament

The top university soccer teams from across the country will be in Saint John this November competing for the national championship. 

The coach of the U-N-B Saint John Seawolves Jason Brown says you're going to be seeing top flight players who have aspirations for bigger and better things in the pros and internationally for their home countries.

The matches involving 8 teams will be staged at the Canada Games Stadium from November 6th through the 9th.

Brown admits the Seawolves will be under more pressure because they're the home team.

BREAKING NEWS: 9 Sex Charges Withdrawn Against City Doc

A big surprise in court.

All 9 charges of sexual assault against a City doc have been withdrawn.

At a court appearance this morning, all 9 charges were withdrawn but a reason has not been given.

8 of the 9 charges against Dr. Alan Cockeram were laid back in February.

Defence lawyer Brian Munro got into a heated exchange with the judge over the reason the charges were withdrawn, which was not revealed.

Munro says his client's name has been dragged through the mud for 14 months and deserves an explanation. 

Munro tells CHSJ News the complaints against the doctor were organized by a group of people who knew each other with getting a payout as the objective.

In the meantime, Dr. Ed Schollenberg of the College of Physicians and Surgeons says its investigation will continue and a restriction on seeing female patients that was imposed a few months ago by Horizon Health remains in effect. 

Self Serve Regular Is More Expensive Than Diesel

Another big rise in the price of gas after the weekly setting.

Self serve regular rising over 4 cents a litre to $1.34.8 around town while diesel increased just slightly to $1.33.3 a litre. 

Propane went up by a cent a litre with a maximum price of 96.7 cents and heating oil is also more at $1.16.4.     

Car Prowler Suspected Of Numerous Thefts Nabbed

A suspect in several car prowls and thefts from vehicles is now behind bars. City Police arresting a 25 year old man early this morning in the area of Leinster and Pitt Streets for theft from a vehicle.

Late yesterday afternoon, another man was arrested for assault with a weapon on Sewell Street. The victim who was another man was taken to hospital, treated and released.