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Friday, August 23, 2013

Activist Not Impressed With Pipeline Meeting

It was a full house at NBCC for a kiosk-style information session on the West-East oil pipeline; however, Environmental activist Gordon Dalzell tells CHSJ News the format left a lot to be desired compared to a town hall meeting.

Dalzell says big businesses tend to prefer the kiosk style format because they'd rather deal with people on an individual basis that in organized groups with a lot of information.

Dalzell also says the National Energy Board Act has changed so that people have to fill out a ten page application in order to have their concerns formally heard--making it all the more important for people to make it out to the public engagement meetings.

Dragon Boat Festival Set To Kick Off

The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival is kicking off tomorrow  at Renforth Wharf to raise money for the Saint Joseph's Hospital Foundation.

Jill Logan of the Festival tells CHSJ News local musicians, performers and traditional Chinese dancers will entertain the crowds while the teams compete--and this year's festival is as big as ever with over 50 teams participating.

This year the foundation is buying an ultrasound for diagnostic imaging and a microscope for surgical services for a total cost of $275,000 dollars.Logan says the teams have been hard at work all summer to make that goal a reality.

Sea Dogs Foundation Hosts Alumni Weekend

If you have been a fan of the Sea Dogs from the very beginning, you may enjoy an event in the City tomorrow.

The inaugural Wallace McCain Memorial Alumni game is taking place at Harbour Station at 130 between Sea Dogs alumni and the UNB varsity Reds alumni.

The new event created as a way to remember the late father of Sea Dogs CEO Scott McCain.
Wendy Corscadden of the Sea Dogs foundation tells CHSJ News longtime fans will be pleased with the turnout by former players.

She says many of the players who are in now in the NHL are coming back including Robert Mayer, Yann Sauve and Jonathan Huberdeau.

Following the Alumni game is a Family fun fair outside from 3 until 6 and then the Sea Dogs take to the ice in pre-season action against the Titan at 7.

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NB Power LED Project Ahead Of Schedule

NB Power's project involving the installation of thousands of LED lights in streetlights in many provincial municipalities is about a month ahead of schedule.

Crews began replacing high pressure sodium bulbs with the brighter more efficient LED's this spring.

17,000 LEDs are being installed around the province in places like Riverview, Miramichi and Fredericton, St Stephen and St. George.    Moncton and Grand Manan will have them by the end of September.

Sherry Thomson of NB Power says the lights use less energy every year and a part of the utility's strategy to reduce and shift energy demand in the province.

Thomson adds when all the street lights have been replaced with the new LEDs, the province can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 324,000 tonnes over 20 years.

Woman Dies In Hampton Collision

A 21 year old woman from Salt Springs is dead following a crash in Hampton.

It happened just after 4 yesterday on Main Street.  

The victim's car collided with another vehicle driven by a 17 year old girl from Norton.

The teenager was injured and remains in hospital.

The Mounties tell CHSJ News they have determined that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt and that her vehicle was hit by an oncoming vehicle that crossed the centre line.

Main Street was blocked to traffic for more than 3 hours at the scene.

Suckerpunch Lands Two In Trouble

Rothesay Regional police are looking into an assault early this morning on the old Hampton road.

A 27 year old man suckerpunched a 20 year old and it didn't work out too well for either.

The younger man may have a broken nose and the older one cut his hand so deeply he'll likely need stitches.

Both men are being treated in hospital.