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Thursday, January 2, 2014

No Power Outages In Saint John Area

There are no power outages to report in the Rothesay region, including the Kingston Peninsula. 

There are still six outages in the St. Stephen region affecting 70 customers, 61 of them in Johnson Settlement and NB Power estimates it could be late tonight before electricity is restored. 

The M-L-A for Rothesay, who's also Health Minister and Attorney-General, Ted Flemming is defending how NB Power attempted to get electricity restored after losing 25 per cent of its residential customers and having to tackle the problem without help for the first four days. Flemming says when the backup arrived, the numbers of people without power dropped dramatically. 

The last of about a dozen warming centres or shelters operated by the Canadian Red Cross has now closed. If you need firewood, you can help yourself to what's left or call the Canadian Red Cross toll-free at 1-800-222-9597 if other urgent needs arise.