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Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Ex-Bacchus Member Granted Bail

Another of the six arrested after police carried out simultaneous raids last week has been granted bail. 

Former Saint John Bacchus Motorcycle club member, 39 year-old Ryan Wallace, is facing drug charges including possession and trafficking along with having two unlicensed rifles. 

The other four people arrested include the local president of the biker club, 44 year-old Brian Schofield of Public Landing, who plead guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking. He was released on house arrest and is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on September 5 and to plead on other charges.

Former Bacchus Member Released On Bail

A local man who used to be a striker for the Saint John Bacchus Motorcycle Club has been released on bail. 

39 year-old Blaine Beddow of Saint John is facing several drug charges, among them, production and trafficking.

Beddow was one of six people arrested last week as police carried out simulteanous raids in Kingston, Public Landing and Saint John, seizing drugs, weapons and ammunition. The raid followed a six-month long investigation involving four local police agencies called Operation J Turmoil. 

Bail conditions for Beddow include having to stay in the province, having to give over his passport and not having any contact with certain people, including the members of the biker club. Beddow makes his next court appearance on September 5.

Chris Brown Bows Out of Canadian Gigs

Drop Entertainment Group announcing all of Chris Brown's Canadian concert dates are cancelled including one in Saint John set for next month.

In a release, the company's owner Stephen Tobin says in light of Brown's recent personal and health-related issues all four shows have been cancelled.

Refunds will be available at the venue where tickets were purchased started Thursday.

Deer Draw Results Out Today

You can find out the results of the antlerless deer draw today.

3,450 hunters had their names selected in the random draw for antlerless deer validation stickers. If your name was drawn, you can find out either on the department website or by mail and your sticker will arrive by September.

Hunters with a sticker can harvest either bucks or does in the zone designated on their tag,  or an antlered deer in any area of the province open for hunting. Each hunter can only bag one deer.

For a link to more information go to, click here

UPDATE: Pipeline Info Sessions Begin In Edmundston

We may get a little more information on plans for the Energy East Pipeline as information sessions begin in the province tonight.

Trans Canada is hosting 7 public meeting beginning tonight in Edmundston continuing until next month when they end in Stanley.

Saint John's turn in Thursday between 4 and 8pm at the New Brunswick Community college on Grandview Avenue.

Phillip Canon of Trans Canada tells CHSJ News the info sessions are a kiosk format where people can come and go as they please.

He says if people have questions on land, safety or the environment they can go to that specific Trans Canada specialist and ask their questions.

Hampton gets a session of its own on September 10th at the St. Alphonsus parish hall.

Former Bacchus Members Due In Court

Two of the people facing charges after a major bust involving current and former members of a biker club are due in court today.

Operation J Turmoil, a 6 month investigation, leading to the arrest of three men and three women in Saint John, Kingston and Public Landing and to the seizure of drugs,  weapons, ammunition and more.

Former Bacchus motorcycle club members Ryan Wallace and Blaine Beddow are due before a judge today for bail hearings.

Two In Custody After Robbery

A man and woman in their 20's under arrest after a robbery with violence last night on Hawthorne Avenue.

City police tell CHSJ News it happened about 8pm last night and a man in his 50's was slightly hurt.

We are told it was not a random act.     The  man and woman are due before a judge this morning.

Saint John Reps Attending Port Authorities Meeting

Two representatives from the city are spending a week on the West Coast to learn how the port can build a better relationship with the community. 

Port President & CEO Jim Quinn and City Councillor Greg Norton are in Nanaimo, BC for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities annual general meeting. 

Norton tells CHSJ News they'll be sharing Saint John's story and seeing what sort of community-building practices have worked for ports in bigger cities like Vancouver and Toronto. Norton says there are many ports operating across Canada that Saint John can learn from.

He says we're a host city to the port so its incumbent very strong partnerships, friendships and alliances are established so at the end of the day everyone is pushing in the same direction to move Saint John further ahead.  

Quinn and Norton will be sitting on a panel called Community Partnerships.

Extensive Road Construction In Rothesay

Two million dollars worth of road construction work is about to begin in Rothesay. 

The town's engineer Brett McLean tells CHSJ News the portions of two streets have to be reconstructed including part of French Village Road and Maiden Lane from the end of the public road to Rothesay Road. 

There will be curb replacement and asphalt resurfacing on Gondola Point Road from Sprucewood Avenmue to Rothesay Corner as well as curb repair along part of Grove Avenue.

The town is aiming to have all this done by the latter part of November.

Province Being Asked To Make Life Easier For City Bus Drivers

The province will be asked for legislation that would require vehicles to yield to City Transit buses as they try to make their way out of the laybys after picking up and letting off passengers. 

Common Councillor Donna Reardon says there would be yield signs on the buses to let drivers know they have to give them the right of way.

Reardon says Halifax is one of the cities which already has this in place.