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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

BREAKING: Arrest Made In Oland Murder

Police making an arrest in the Richard Oland murder investigation.

Dennis Oland, his 45-year old son, was arrested today and will be appearing in court tomorrow afternoon. 

The 69-year old city businessman was found dead in his office on Canterbury Street in July, 2011. Documents from search warrants show blood on a coat belonging to Dennis Oland matched the DNA profile of his father, and also that he owed him a lot of money. The search warrants also portray a dysfunctional family relationship. 

His uncle, Derek Oland, releasing a statement saying they believe Dennis is innocent and will support him and his family members.

Police have made no secret of the fact that Dennis has been the prime suspect in the case. They will be releasing more information at 10am tomorrow at Peel Plaza.

DalMed NB Gets $150,000 From Cooke Aquaculture

Cooke Aquaculture donating $150,000  to the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick research campaign.

CEO Glenn Cooke tells CHSJ News they have adopted a Health and Safety policy slogan called 'Anchored in Safety'.
Cooke says this donation is a commitment to the program here in New Brunswick.

He says they are proud of the association that Dalhousie has with the province and how it can help all of us.

Cooke says any findings from researchers at the DalMed NB program could be moved into the company's guidelines.

Youth Crime Rate Dropping 27% Since 2009

The province's youth crime rate experiencing a drastic drop in the past four years. 

The RCMP say it has gone down by 27% since 2009, when they put their Youth Intervention and Diversion Strategy in place. They say the strategy has resulted in a cultural shift in the way police officers deal with young people who come into contact with law enforcement. The strategy leading to more than 1700 youth being diverted away from the criminal justice system in the province. 

That information coming out of the police's recently released 2012-2013 annual report.

Man, Woman From Quebec Killed In Highway Crash

A car crash on Highway 11 claiming the lives of a man and a woman from Quebec.

The collision happening near Belledune around 10:30 Monday morning. The two from Rimouski, who were traveling together in one vehicle, dying from their injuries. The woman in the other car, from Eel River Crossing, being taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

RCMP say the road conditions were poor at the time of the crash, causing one driver to lose control of the vehicle and collide with the other.

Partial Boil Water Order Issued Following Watermain Break

Saint John Water issuing a boil water order following the watermain break on University Avenue this morning.

It happened near the Gorman Arena leaving many homes without water.

Potable water users east of the intersection of University Avenue and Woodhaven Drive are expected to be out of water for most of the day.

The boil water order imparts University Avenue between the St. John and St. Stephen home to Sandy Point road along with Royal parkway, Alpha place, Polaris and Christopher courts.

It also includes Varsity street, Craig & Alrington Crescent, Tucker Park road, Cranberry Hill, Fieldstone Drive, Sandy Point road from 1099 at University Avenue to 2001 at Kennebecasis Drive.  

1240 Kennebecasis Drive and Westmount Drive are also under the boil water order.

Before consuming water from your tap, bring it to a rolling boil for at least a minute. 

Two clean tests 24 hours apart are needed before the boil water order can be lifted.

Ogden Named Parade Marshall

Barry Ogden is the honorary parade marshall for the Santa Claus parade this weekend.

Ogden is a well known having taught at Saint John high for more than 30 years.

He is famous for being the founder of the annual Marigolds on Main event which earned a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records.

The 61 annual Saint John Santa Claus Parade is coming up on Saturday night at 6pm.
The theme is the 12 Days of Christmas.

Joshua Group Hopes To Win $ In Contest

It would be a huge help in completing one of the buildings at their new home on the Sandy Point Road.

The Joshua Group is in the running to win funding from the Aviva Community Fund contest.

Founder Bobby Hayes tells CHSJ News they have 28 acres at their new spot on the old Peacock's property.

He says the money would go towards finishing the work on their new home and to keep providing hot meals for the kids.

The Joshua Group is currently helping helping disadvantaged kids between the ages of 2 and 18.

To vote for them in the contest, click here

Stabbing Victim Remains In Hospital

A 26 year old man remains in hospital in stable condition after being stabbed on Monday.

Two people were taken into custody following the incident just after 11am yesterday on Waterloo street.

Water Main Break Means No Water For Some

Water users east of the intersection of University Avenue and Millidge Avenue are expected to be out of water for most of the day as a result of a major water main break this morning.

The Department of Health has been notified.

Major Sinkhole on University Avenue

Saint John Water is reporting a large water main break on University Avenue that's caused a major sinkhole. The city says they'll be sending us more details shortly. 

City works are on scene. If you're headed that way, proceed with caution.

City Worker Being Called "A Hero"

A city works employee is being recognised for saving the life of a colleague when a one ton truck collided with an asphalt trailer a month ago.

Kevin Hicks was part of a maintenance crew that was deploying equipment along Hillcrest Road for an asphalt job. A one ton truck was approaching the work site but wasn't slowing down. 

Even though he couldn't see the truck approaching, Hicks recognised by the sound that it wasn't slowing down and he pulled fellow crew member Ken McCarthy out of the way just in the nick of time because a split second later the collision happened.

Premier Being Tied To Prime Minister And Not In A Good Way

The biennial convention in Saint John over the weekend of provincial Liberals heard party leader Brian Gallant go out of his way to tie Premier David Alward together with Prime Minister Harper. 

Gallant wonders how this relationship is benefiting the province, claiming this close relationship between the Premier and the Prime Minister will result in New Brunswick getting relatively less for health care, research and skills training.

He also calls the TV ad featuring the Premier following the announcement of the Energy East pipeline "Harperesque" by using tax dollars to persuade people what a good job his government is doing and how the provincial economy is turning around. Gallant scoffs at this claim with the quip "We turning the corner into the trenches".

Canadian Soldiers Held In High Esteem

The Royal Canadian Legion getting together with the town of St. George to fly banners complete with photos of more than 50 veterans as part of the Remembrance Day commemoration.  The Legion is now getting calls from across the country. The banners will be given to family members.

German war records have been researched by Dr. Marc Milner of the Gregg Centre at U-N-B. He discovered the Germans viewed Canadian soldiers as the crucial troops in the British Commonwealth formations leading up to D-Day. 

Dr. Milner says the Germans thought of the Canadian soldiers during the First World War as the shock troops of the British Empire.

He has also found out the Germans were keeping a close eye on where the Canadian soldiers would be and, because of this, the Canadians were utilised as part of a grand deception to lead the enemy into mistakenly believing the D-Day landing would be at Calais and not Normandy.