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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Dogs Part Ways With Coach & GM Kelly

The Saint John Sea Dogs announcing they have parted ways with Mike Kelly. 

Kelly had been the head coach and general manager of the Sea Dogs since the summer of 2012 but began working with team back in 2009.

Sea Dogs' President Wayne Long calls Kelly a man of integrity but says its the team's duty to do what they feel is in the best interest of the team.

The Sea Dogs expect to name a new head coach in the coming days.

NB Energy Institute Appoints First Executive Director

The New Brunswick Energy Institute bills itself as an independent organization that provides New Brunswickers with information about the province's energy future.

Annie Daigle appointed as the first executive director of the New Brunswick Energy Institute after Dr. Louis Lapierre stepped down the amid controversy over a falsified doctorate. 

Daigle is an engineer and geoscientist.

Woman Facing Charges In East Side Assault In Court

A 20 year old woman making another court appearance after a fight on Ellerdale street back in July became a viral sensation.

The video is said to depict a pregnant woman being kicked in the stomach.

Britany Leavitt-Corning is facing 5 charges including assault and uttering threats.

The video surfaced months after the fight took place and was quickly taken down.

Leavitt-Corning is due back in court on November 21st to set a trial date.

She plead not guilty at an earlier court appearance.

Weston Says All Senators "Being Painted With Same Brush"

With more explosive details coming out about the senate expense controversy, including talk of backroom deals, the Saint John MP believes the good work of many senators are being overshadowed by the actions of a few. 

Rodney Weston tells CHSJ News this is the most attention the senate has received in the last century, and everyone in the senate is being painted with the same brush. 

Weston says he has a hard time with comments that the PMO wields too much power and believes those who make those comments are "going a little too far in that sense" and says that people have to be accountable for their own actions.

He says there's no question that public trust has been tarnished, but hopes it can be regained.

Aiming To Leap From Municipal To Provincial Politics

He's already the deputy mayor of Bordertown but he's setting his sights on provincial politics.

30 year old John Ames of St. Stephen is the new Liberal candidate for Charlotte-Campobello after a weekend nomination meeting.

He says Bordertown is suffering from a decline in economic growth and stagnant population growth and the people are also concerned about employment insurance.

He says on the border they have a lot of people spending money on the other side which he says has it goods points and its bad points.

Ames doesn't think he'd be sacrificing one role for the other adding he just wants to spread his wings and represent everyone.

The next provincial election is less than a year away on September 22nd 2014.

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RCMP Identify The Victim Of Fatal ATV Crash

The Mounties releasing the name of the victim in a weekend ATV crash.

20 year old Stephen Christopher Watson of Bath died from injuries sustained in the crash on Sunday afternoon in Lower Kintore.

The crash occurred when the ATV he was driving collided with steel wire at the edge of a private road.

Alcohol has not been ruled out as a contributing factor in the crash.

Saint John Company Gets Money For High Tech Innovation

A big infusion of cash for a Saint John company from the federal government. 

Saint John M-P Rodney Weston announcing Encore Interactive will receive more than 215 thousand dollars in federal funding for innovation. 

The company is working on enriching the interface software for TV customers over the Internet and aiming to develop a synchronized second screen for TV content on tablets and smart phones.

Digital Health Records Are Seen As Keeping People Healthier

Digital health records can make you healthier according to a Nova Scotia woman who's part of a pilot project. 

Alexa Thompson tells CHSJ News having the ability to go online to keep track of such things as her test results and blood pressure has turned her situation around completely with her taking far better care of herself. 

Thompson has suffered from osteoarthritis for years and admits she was in pretty rough shape at the end of last year but gaining more control over her health has empowered her with a big change for the better in her attitude.

Thompson also keeps track online of what she eats and how much she exercises. She adds it will likely save the healthcare system money in the long run because she won't be as sick.

Industrial Accident On Drury Cove Road

A man brought to hospital with serious injuries after an industrial accident. 

The accident happening on Drury Cove Road at around 4:30pm yesterday, while he was operating a hydraulic press. 

Sergeant Jay Henderson of City Police says his injuries are not life-threatening and WorkSafe NB has been notified.

Mayor Pushing For Pedestrian Only Street In Uptown

Better signs pointing to the uptown, incentives for developers, and more promotion for newly-refurbished King Square are just some of the ideas being floated by Uptown Saint John as priorities for 2014.

There's one big ticket item for uptown development according to Mayor Mel Norton and the sooner it happens the better. The Mayor wants to see one of the streets in the uptown set aside for pedestrians only with no traffic allowed by next spring so the city can cash in with tourism dollars.

Waiting until 2015 would mean an entire season of tourist revenue lost according to the Mayor.
Prince William Street has been mentioned as one possibility but Uptown Saint John wants to first consult with the business community and come back with feedback before a decision is made.

Target Opening Soon On East Side

There's been a lot of speculation about when the new Target store will be opening in McAllister Place. 

The company has announced that store and ones in Fredericton and Moncton will all be opening on November 13th.