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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Upcoming Renovations To Regional Hospital May Cause Delays

The Specimen Collection department at the Saint John Regional Hospital will be under renovation from January 28th to February 25th. 

Horizon Health Network says there could be some delays in services. You're being asked to make sure you have an appointed booked with the Specimen Collection department  before going to the hospital.

Your other options during the time of renovations include, the Specimen Collection Departments at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Kennebecasis Valley Clinic. Both are available by appointment.

If you have questions about a specimen collection appointment call 506-648-6683.

Rothesay Council Officially Endorses Natural Gas Exploration

Rothesay council taking an official position on the exploration of natural gas in New Brunswick. 

Town council voting in support of the motion made by Mayor Bill Bishop, who tells CHSJ News he hopes it prompts the provincial government to keep moving forward with exploration. He says the province's finances are in a sad state and natural resources are the wealth of New Brunswick.

Saint John Council voted to support the exploration of natural gas in the province back in early December.

Minor Damage To Some Schools During Holiday Storms

The rough weather over the holiday season, meant extra work for many facility staff at the Anglophone South School District. 

Superintendent Zoe Watson thanking the staff for their work, checking up on the schools that were without power.

She tells CHSJ News, there was some damage because of the weather. "We did have a fairly major water pipe break at Saint Malachy's High School. There was a fairly significant amount of damage there to a few rooms," she says. 

 She adds, several schools in the Grand Bay-Westfield area and the KV were without power, meaning many facility staff were out over the Christmas holidays checking schools for water pipes that might be frozen.

She adds, many of the staff were without power themselves. "I did want to publicly acknowledge and thank our facilities workers, for all of the extra work that they did over a busy holiday season," she says.

Missing 14-year-old boy in Fredericton

Fredericton Police are asking for your help in finding a missing person. Fourteen-year-old Josh Wood has been missing since Friday night. He was last seen around Leo Hayes High School Friday morning. 

 A news release from the Fredericton Police Department states, "Wood is approximately 5'6" in height, 130lbs, blue eyes, and was wearing  a Sharks hockey jacket with #9 on the back, black Adidas splash pants, white sneakers and white baseball cap,"

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fredericton Police Force at