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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Skate Canada Int'l Exhibition Gala Underway

Skate Canada International is winding down.

Competition at Harbour Station yesterday saw Patrick Chan winning gold at the men's free program, claiming his fourth Skate Canada International title.
15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia from Russia claiming the women's singles title. 

Canadian ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took gold in the ice dance at Skate Canada International yesterday, their fifth Skate Canada Grand Prix title.

The final event, an exhibition gala is now underway and runs until 3pm.

Cultural Policy Still In Process Of Being Renewed

A set of directives for culture in the province penned over ten years ago is still in the process of being rewritten. 

Last year, the government announced they were consulting with residents and cultural stakeholders to update the current cultural policy. 

The Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture Trevor Holder tells CHSJ News they had an election promise to renew the document, and in the meantime, there have been a host of public engagement opportunities around the province over the last year. That public consultation component of the cultural policy renewal has already wrapped up.

The last cultural policy was adopted back in 2002 under Premier Bernard Lord.

Fire Set Outside RCMP Station In Elsipogtog

Police are investigating a blaze they say was deliberately set outside the RCMP station in Elsipogtog First Nation on Friday. 

The fire started on the outside of the building but members of the community and fire crews kept it from spreading. A 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested in connection to the fire but were later released. 

The Elsipogtog First Nation is the site of last week's violent clash between shale gas protestors and RCMP.