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Saturday, November 23, 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Uptown Saint John.

Part of the festivities includes, the 2nd Annual Crosby's Gingerbread Trail, where 16 local businesses compete with displays of gingerbread houses and creations in their shop windows. 

Tracy Hanson of Uptown Saint John tells CHSJ News there's going to be a lot of variety in the displays.

"A lot of the people are trying to do something that's consistent with there business, which is always interesting," she says. There will be some unique surprises."

The gingerbread houses will be on display until December 20th.

Wind Knocks Over Power Pole

Saint John Police responding to a power pole being knocked out by the wind this afternoon.

The pole fell at the Milford Trailer Park, early this afternoon.

Police tell us there is minimal damage.

Life Long Journey Of Adoption Conference Being Held Today

A conference being held today called the Life Long Journey of Adoption. The event is designed for those considering adoption, have already adopted, or are working in the field.

Suzanne Kingston is the Executive Director of the New 
Brunswick Adoption Foundation. She tells CHSJ News, the conference will touch on themes such as school, transition from foster care to adoption and the connection with birth families. 

The adoption conference is being held at Future Inns Moncton, from 8:30 to 4:30 today.

Police Respond To Report Of Driver Waving Weapon In Vehicle

Saint John Police responding to a report of a driver waving around a weapon in his car.

They didn't find a weapon when they searched his car.

 However, they did find drugs. A 25-year-old man is being charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Hit & Run On Prince Edward St.

Saint John Police responding to a hit and run on Prince Edward Street last night.

A 23-year-old female is being charged with impaired driving, and failure to remain at the scene.

Overnight Fire At Shamrock Park

Crews responding to a structure fire at the field house in Shamrock Park early this morning. 

Crews found heavy smoke conditions in the building, and were on the scene for about two hours.  

The fire being contained to the rear section of the building.
The fire is now under investigation by Saint John Fire, and Saint John Police. It's suspected to be a case of arson.