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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Major Storm To Start Early Tomorrow

A major winter storm tomorrow is expected to dump from 20 to 30 centimeters of snow on southern New Brunswick and the south shore of Nova Scotia with up to 40 centimeters in Grand Manan. 

Gelas Duguay of Environment Canada tells CHSJ News the snow will start around daybreak and continue for much of the day before easing off tomorrow night.

There will also be strong winds. More snow is expected Monday but Duguay doesn't expect that will amount to very much before turning colder again on Tuesday.

Saint John Council Endorsing Shale Gas Development

Common Council in Saint John offering its official endorsement of shale gas development. Mayor Mel Norton tells CHSJ News, the timing has nothing to with this fall's tumultuous season of seismic testing by SWN Resources, but rather in what they've heard from business interests.

"We recognize that there's a provincial dynamic, and we recognize that there's another dynamic that's been happening the province. But our interest as city councilors is only in relation to this city," he says.

The Mayor says he's already spoken at meetings in Toronto and Calgary about the importance of shale gas, and he's committed to keep pushing for responsible development.

Rothesay Regional Police Says Engrave Your Tools

Rothesay Regional Police reminding construction and trades workers to engrave their tools. 

They've responded to many break and enters, and engraving your tools makes it a lot easier for police to track them down. Danielle Bordage speaks for Rothesay Regional Police.

"It was construction trailers that were broken into, and of course that means thousands of dollars in tools were stolen. Not to mention the lost wages [and] insurance claims," she says.  

The markings can simply be initials or a company name. This allows police to enter the tools into the National Data Bank of Stolen items.

Police Officer Assaulted At Uptown Bar

Saint John Police responding to a fight at a bar, in the Uptown last night.  

A police officer being assaulted, after trying to break up a fight between four people.

A 35-year-old-woman being charged with assaulting a police office .

Saint John Hotel On Reality TV

Chipman Hill Suites, owned by Common Councillor Susan Fullerton, will be featured sometime next year on the reality TV show "Hotel Impossible" with host Anthony Melchiorri. 

Fullerton tells CHSJ News it turned out to be nerve wracking in spite of preparing for his visit by having staff members want an episode and dissect it to determine what Anthony liked and what he didn't care for. 

Fullerton says Anthony accused her of being a micro manager which she does not dispute but he also concluded Chipman Hill Suites might be the cleanest hotel he's ever been in which is what they strive for.


Boil Water Order Lifted For Most Saint Johnners

Water is now safe to drink in most of Saint John.

The boil water in no longer in effect this morning except between 733 Rothesay Avenue (Fundy Honda)  and the end of Rothesay Road (at K-Park)

Test results have confirmed the water is now safe to consume at all other locations