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Friday, October 25, 2013

Port Celebrates Revel At The Lido Tonight

It's the last day of the 2013 cruise ship season and the Port is hosting a celebration.

A Gatsby-themed part called Revel at the Lido is taking place at the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Ship Terminal.

Paula Small tells CHSJ News they wanted to do something for the community who has supported the cruise ship industry for 25 years.

As a port, Small says they offer services to the ship and docking but the tour operators and the community are what makes Saint John a destination.

What the Funk will be providing the music, there is a casino on the second floor and guests will watch the cruise ship Regatta sail past around 8pm tonight.  

Tickets for Revel at the Lido will be available at the door.   The event begins at 7pm.

Manowagonish Cenotaph Ceremony

Branch 69 hosting a dedication ceremony for the Manowagonish Road cenotaph.

Over 20 thousand dollars in federal funding saw it built this year between Barnhill and St. Rose schools.

Several vets, students and others attending the dedication ceremony which coincides with the start of the Poppy campaign leading to Remembrance Day.

50K For Cutting Edge Equipment To Perform Brain Surgeries

The Regional Hospital is one step closer to getting some leading edge equipment for brain surgeries thanks in large part to a 50 thousand dollar contribution from Potash Corp. 

The NICO Myriad Machine is a neurological device that can remove tumours by combining the functions of both scissors and suction. 

Neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Wheelock tells CHSJ News there are a couple of advantages with better optics and smaller incisions. The minimally invasive surgeries will lessen the risk of infection and shorten stays in hospital. 

Neurosurgeons perform between 300 and 400 operations at the Regional Hospital each year.

Colin Krulicki chairs the Regional Hospital Foundation's Give campaign which is raising 850 thousand dollars to buy various pieces of equipment for neurosurgery and they're halfway to achieving their goal. Krulicki vows the campaign will continue until the goal is reached and he's confident that will be done.   


Documents Link Oland's Blood To Son's Jacket

Documents being released today show that blood on a coat belonging to Dennis Oland matches the DNA profile of his father Richard Oland.

The 69 year old businessman was found dead in his office more than two years ago.

CBC reports a brown jacket with blood on it was found in the home of Dennis Oland a week after his father's body was discovered.

Blood stains were also found in 10 areas of Dennis Oland's car.

Back in January, Police chief Bill Reid told reporters that a charge would be laid before the end of this year.

VIDEO: Island View Opens Outdoor Classroom

All the hard work and community support paying off as Island View school's students, staff, teachers, parents and friends celebrate the grand opening their new outdoor classroom.

The west side school won money to build it through the Majesta Trees of Knowledge contest.

Principal Mark Blucher tells CHSJ News everyone at the school especially the students could not wait for this day to come.

He says they have been counting down all week with announcements and now the kids can start learning outside.

Students got right to work with projects in the outdoor classroom and they also added mulch to a new maple tree planted near the school.

Ferry Delay

There's only one ferry operating at Gondola Point this morning because of mechanical problems.

Chief Talking Court Action On Shale Gas

As CHSJ News first told you earlier this week, it looks like the dispute between the Elsipogtog First Nation and the province over shale gas is heading to court. 

Chief Aaron Sock says that will determine who decides what will happen on First Nations land. The Liberals want Premier Alward to slow down when it comes to fracking.

Leader Brian Gallant says the Premier has not been able to reassure people in the province that fracking won't cause environmental harm.

Competition Begins Today At Skate Canada International

Competition begins today at Skate Canada International at Habour Station.

SCI President Dan Thompson gave credit to the local organizing committee for putting the event together.

He says this event has tremendous local impact and will generate between 4 and 5 million dollars for Saint John and the Province.

Thompson encourages people to come out to the event adding there will be a lot of stories on the road to the Olympics in Russia.

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