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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ideas Welcome On Changing The Boardwalk

You will decide the future of the Boardwalk including Market Slip and Loyalist Plaza.

Saint John Waterfront Development and a steering committee leading the charge on a citizen focused process that will see recommendations made to common council in the new year. 

Architect Dan Glenn tells CHSJ News was pleased with the turnout with many people asking questions and offering ideas.

He says it was refreshing to see Saint Johners come out and embrace opportunity.

Next Tuesday they will be hosting interactive workshop sessions in the atrium of Market Square.
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UPDATE: King Street Robber Caught

They got em!   The suspect in a bank robbery this morning was brought into police custody without incident today.

He is 39 years old and being held until a court appearance in the morning.

The robbery happened about 10:20 this morning at the CIBC on King Street.

The man got away with some cash after giving a note to a teller but he did not have a weapon.

Province Pitching The Two Nation Vacation

The Maine Chamber of Commerce hearing from Provincial Tourism Minister Trevor Holder about how the two nation vacation can become a win-win for the state and New Brunswick. 

Holder would like to see them in a combined effort to persuade a good percentage of the people who visit Maine to make the trip further north to the Bay of Fundy.

Holder says there's good potential considering 2.5 million people visit Acadia National Park in Maine each year.

Shea Trial Continues Today

Defence wrapping up closing arguments in the trial of 27 year old Caleigh Dawn Shea.

Defence lawyer Brian Munroe calling the case a series of "misunderstandings" and saying the woman who found the baby probably heard one of Shea's other children crying, not the baby left on the street.

Munroe also calling into question the timeline of events saying its impossible to know whether the baby was left for 5 or 15 minutes.

Shea's mother, Sherry Jeffers testifying despite that Social Development has been involved in her daughter's family for domestic violence issues yet, she still goes above and beyond for her children adding they are "dumbfounded" three of them are still not home with their mom.

Shea was polite and composed on the stand as she explained the difficulty she was having with her autistic son that day, as well as pushing a heavy stroller with 4 kids and groceries.

Judge Henrik Toning saying its not an offence to set down a baby for a second....and it has to be established Shea exposed the baby to risk.

New Energy Plant To Be Built In Saint John

Premier David Alward in town for the Energy Summit but also to make an economic development announcement. 

The Province is giving Atlantic Hydrogen 950 thousand dollars to help build a new plant on Bayside Drive to produce a new, environmentally friendly technology called the CarbonSaver. It processes natural gas to produce clean hydrogen and fit for use carbon with minimal carbon dioxide emissions. 

Atlantic Hydrogen President and C-E-O David Wagner says after ten years of research and development which cost 35 million dollars, they're ready to go global. Germany is seen as a potentially large market.

The Premier says this type of world class innovative technology will shine a bright light on New Brunswick on the world stage.

The plant is expected to be up and running early next year with the creation of 8 jobs.

Police Release New Photos Of Missing 19 Year Old

City police releasing new photos of a missing 19 year old girl.

Genevieve Mary Cormier was reported missing on Monday and was last seen on Sunday afternoon in uptown Saint John.

She is described as 5'7" or 5'8", about 120 lbs with a  thin build, long brown hair which she will wear straight or in a ponytail. 

She has hazel eyes, pierced ears,  a black bird tattoo on her left shoulder and often wears a lot of bracelets.

She often wears jeans and a t-shirt or sweater and white Puma sneakers or sandals. 

If you have any information, contact police at  648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police Release Picture of Robbery Suspect

City police releasing of picture of the suspect in a robbery this morning at the CIBC at King and Germain.

If you can help police call them at 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-TIPS (8477).

More Anti-Energy East Demonstration In Uptown Saint John

VIDEO: Anti-Fracking March In The Uptown

Protestors from the Council of Canadians and other activist groups gathering on Germain Street to protest hydraulic fracking.

Down the street at the Delta, industry leaders are discussing the future of energy in the province, including the Energy East Pipeline and shale gas exploration. 

Five People Sent To Hospital In Highway Crash

The RCMP called to a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 westbound in the Pennfield/Pocologan area.

It happened just before 7 this morning and one lane of the highway was blocked.

Horizon Health confirming to CHSJ News that five people were rushed to the Regional Hospital.

The Mounties have not released any information about whether anyone died in the crash

UPDATE: CIBC on King Hit By Robber

Another brazen daylight robbery. This time in the Uptown.
It happened just after 10:00 at the C-I-B-C on King Street at Germain.

A man, between 30 and 40 years of age, handed a note to a teller and ran off with some cash. Police say he did not have a weapon. 

They describe him as being 5’4 to 5’6 , with a slim build, wearing beige pants, possibly jogging type pants, a dark grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and stubble facial hair.

One witness telling CHSJ News the man was very short and smiling as walked away holding an aluminum bag.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact City Police at 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Highway Collision Near Pennfield Reported To Be Serious

The RCMP at the scene of a severe collision along Highway One in the Pennfield area with several victims and as many as five ambulances responding. 

No other information has been released.

Sussex Man Back In Court For Murdering His Dad

26 year old Dana Allison Craig from Sussex, who was charged in the murder of his 63 year old father in a Brandon, Manitoba hotel room, has been declared not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.

The Court in Brandon was told Craig had previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was in the midst of an acute psychotic episode at the time Terry Craig, a retired banker, was strangled and stabbed. 

The younger Craig had been in Alberta and was returning to New Brunswick with his dad.

Craig remains in custody. What happens to him will be decided by Manitoba's Criminal Code Review Board. It can release someone into the community if no threat is posed to the public or detention in a mental health facility for those who pose a high risk.

Burger Warning

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to avoid certain Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers because they may be contaminated with E. coli.

The burgers were distributed in New Brunswick at Sobeys.

The eight-ounce burgers are sold frozen in packages of six with a UPC code of 0 55742 37055 3.

Book Chosen For Big Rothesay Read

The Freedom Writers Diary has been chosen for the Big Rothesay Read. 

Its a book about how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves by getting college degrees and the world around them. 

The book was written in 1999 by a group of high school students in Long Beach, California and their teacher which was turned into a movie in 2007 starring Hilary Swank.  

One of the Freedom Writers, Tiffony Jacobs will be speaking to the students in Rothesay on October 30th.

Fire Department Spends All Night At Propane Leak

A major disruption yesterday afternoon because of a propane leak from a rail car behind Marsh Street on the east side. 

Traffic was blocked along Highway One from Garden Street to Ashburn Lake Road for 6 hours. Platoon Chief Peter Saab says it took some time for fire crews to determine which rail car was expelling propane through a relief valve.

 Fire crews poured large volumes of water over the rail car to disperse the fumes. The water also served to cool down the rail car. 

The readings are at a safe level. Fire crews and Irving people were on the scene right through the night.

Barlow Says The Pipeline Is Not All Good

While the Energy summit opens at the Delta, another conference wants to draw attention to the need for sustainable energy in Atlantic Canada.

The Energy for Everyone counter-conference hosting a panel discussion on energy including the proposed Energy East pipeline, shale gas and fracking.

Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians tells CHSJ News says the big conference will have one line...that it's all good.

She says people will be screaming blue murder if the pipeline is going through someone's pond or school and they don't want it adding it's important to have this debate.

9 students from Mount Alison came to hear the panel discussion at the Lily Lake Pavilion which also included Alma Brooks of the St. Mary's First Nation.

Board Of Trade Honours Best And Brightest

The Board of Trade is marking 194 years in business in Saint John as well as paying tribute to some outstanding achievements in business at its annual awards ceremony.

 Executive Director David Duplisea tells CHSJ News it's a chance to celebrate what Saint John is doing right on the economic front.

Carole Cunningham received the Chair's Award in honour of her decades of service to the chamber of commerce/board of trade movement.

Cunningham expresses hope the recent energy announcements will result in some spinoffs for Saint John in the near future--and says we're starting to see some of that already.

Other winners include Wise Cracks Foundation Repair as Emerging Enterprise......Commercial Properties for Business Excellence......The Big Heart Award going to U-N-B Saint John and the Young Entrepreneur for 2013 is Sarah Jones of Jones Gallery.