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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Duhamel & Radford Take Bronze In the Pairs Free Program

Canadian figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford winning bronze in the pairs free program as Skate Canada International continues at Harbour Station.

Italian duo Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek took the gold.

Hotarak told reporters following the performance they are just happy to be here saying they tried to do their best as they always do and today they had a little bit of luck.

Duhamel says they are not used to very high artistic scores and lower technical scores.   

Radford says he thinks that program has podium potential at the Olympics.    

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China won the silver medal.

Former Teacher Arrested In NB On Sex Charges

A man who taught in Ontario but now lives in the province being arrested by police on sexual assault charges that date back to 2008.

51-year old Robert St. Louis, formerly a District School Board of Niagara teacher, being charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching on a former student between 2008 and 2010.

St. Louis was brought back to the Niagara area by members of the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit.

Skate Canada Int'l Competition Enters Day Two

The competition is heating up as we head into day two of Skate Canada International at Harbour Station.

The first day saw three-time world champ Patrick Chan winning the men's short program, while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the short dance. American Gracie Gold got first in the women's short program.

17-year old Canadian skater Kaetlyn Osmond, who came in fifth in the women's short program yesterday, says she feeds off of the energy of the fans, and fans in the Maritimes are always fantastic.

Four events happening at Skate Canada International today at Harbour Station including the Ladies Free Program at 3:15pm and the Ice Free Dance at 5:30pm. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Crews Search For Woman With Severe Head Injury

Emergency crews spending a half hour searching buildings in the uptown for a woman who did not know where she was after falling down a flight of concrete stairs. 

The woman sustained a severe head injury from the fall and kept going in and out of consciousness while on the phone with 911 at around 11:30 last night. Police and fire found the woman in a stairwell in the Delta and she was taken to hospital. 

Divisional Fire Chief Mark Wilson says she was very fortunate and says good cooperation between police fire and the emergency centre led to a successful conclusion.

Another woman being brought to hospital after she was found bleeding from her head in the North end this morning. City Police say a passerby saw the woman on Bridge Street and called for medical assistance just after 9am. She has undetermined injuries.

Allergy Advisory Issued For Marshmallows

If your child is allergic to milk, you are going to want to check their Halloween haul for a certain brand of sweets.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising people that there is milk in Clic's Strawberry Flavored Marshmallows, which is not printed on the label. The CFIA says there has been one report of someone getting sick from eating the product. 

The advisory affects the 250-gram size bags best before January 17, 2014. The product is sold nationally.

One In Hospital After Millidgeville Crash

One person brought to hospital with undetermined injuries after a car crash in the Millidgeville area.

It happened in front of 80 University Avenue just before 4 in the afternoon. 

Divisional Fire Chief Mark Wilson says the injuries are not life-threatening.