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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fall Cyclocross Race Starts Tomorrow In Quispamsis

The 7th annual Fall Cyclocross Race is taking place tomorrow in Quispamsis. It's one of the oldest cycling sports, and is a mix of mountain biking and road biking. 

Becky Consolvo,the co-owner of the Darlings Island Bike shop, tells CHSJ news, it's older than the Tour de France.

The races have been held throughout New Brunswick, including Fredericton, Miramichi  and Moncton.

A previous cyclocross event in Nauwigewauk had 56 riders, even in the pouring rain.
The race start at 11 am, and is open to the public. Registration opens tomorrow at Quispamsis Qplex from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

Canadian Soldiers May Have Saved D-Day

Remembrance Day will be commemorated Monday at ceremonies around the province and a U-N-B professor says Canadian soldiers who landed in France during Operation Overlord saved D-Day from being destroyed. 

Dr. Marc Milner of the Gregg Centre at U-N-B tells CHSJ News he has discovered it was the Canadian soldiers whose role it was to stop the Panzer divisions from driving the Allies back to the sea.

Dr. Milner also points out the Canadians were outnumbered and the fighting was intense. 35 hundred soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Division were killed, wounded or missing in just four days of combat. 

Dr. Milner is writing a book about the critical role played by Canadian soldier entitled "Stopping the Panzers" which he hopes to publish in the spring.

Full House In Saint John Hears From Provincial Liberal Leader

Provincial Liberal Leader Brian Gallant speaking at the party's biennial convention in the city and vowing to make promises he can keep after accusing Premier David Alward of breaking most of his. 

Gallant says the Alward Government's record on job creation has been abysmal with New Brunswick having the dubious distinction during the summer of having the highest unemployment rate of any province and losing jobs since the Premier assumed office.

Gallant also coming out in support of the Energy East pipeline from Alberta to Saint John but adds there has to be a plan in place to maximise benefits. 

In response to criticism from the NDP, Gallant says the Liberals will vote against switching the provincial pension plan over to the shared risk model.

Industrial Accident At Moosehead Breweries

A Moosehead Breweries employee taken to hospital after an industrial accident. 

Sgt. Jay Henderson of City Police says it happened at the building on Main Street West just after 5am on Friday. The employee was hurt while on the job, however the injuries are considered to be minor. 

Work Safe NB has been notified.

Town Employee Gets Award For Matthews Cove

An award being presented to a town of Quispamsis employee for the transformation of a decommissioned sewage lagoon into a functioning natural wetland. 

The Director of Community Services, Dana Purton Dickson receiving an award of recognition from Recreation NB at their annual conference in Woodstock for Matthews Cove, located near the Gondola Point Arterial. Mayor Murray Driscoll tells CHSJ News it was a major project that removed over 20 years of sludge.

The clean-up project was completed in October of 2011.

Pasta Recalled Due To Undeclared Milk

Be sure to check the label on the bag before you dig into that bowl of pasta.

Loblaw recalling certain Bella Tavola brand pastas from stores nationwide because they contain milk, which isn't declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not eat the recalled products. The recall affecting the 454 gram size meat tortellini and meat ravioli. 

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says one person has reported being sick from eating the product.

Tritap Food Brokers also recalling Minuet brand snack products from stores because they contain egg and milk not declared on the label.

Fire On Winter Street

City Fire being called to a fire just after 6pm on Winter street. 

A fire was found in the basement storage room, of a 24-unit apartment building.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but thirty residents were displaced for two hours. They were housed in a city transit bus until the situation cleared.

The fire scene is under investigation by the Saint John Fire department investigator and Saint John city police.