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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hillier Says Canada Can Be Proud Of The Afghan Mission

On May 9th, the men and woman involved in the military mission to Afghanistan will be honoured in Ottawa.

Retired General Rick Hillier tells CHSJ News the legacy is that Canada was one of the lead nations trying to bring security and stability to a nation that was devastated.

He thinks Canada's lead role in the mission at incredible expense led us to the forefront on nations and how we shape the international community in which we live.

Hillier doesn't fear Afghanistan returning to its past ways when the multi-national force leaves adding Afghans are a hearty determined people who have the country they want now.

It's Time To Clean Up Glen Falls

The City of Saint John and ACAP Saint John encourage you to do your part for Mother Earth today.

Glen Falls is hosting its annual Spring Clean Up until Noon.

All volunteers should meet at Glen Falls Elementary school and you should wear boots, a hat and the right clothing.

If you have a rake, bring it along.   The clean up will be followed by a bbq at 1pm.

Name Of Victim In Fatal House Fire Released

The identity of a man killed in a house fire on the Steeves Settlement Road near Havelock has been released. 

The Mounties identifying the man as 30-year-old Peter Nicholas Scribner of Steeves Settlement. His body was found inside the home after police were called out to the blaze. 

Both the cause of the fire and the cause of death is being investigated by the RCMP with help from the New Brunswick Office of the Fire Marshal and the New Brunswick Coroner Service.

Work on Prince William Might Slow You Down

Things may be a bit slow on Prince William street this morning.

Traffic is reduced to one lane while a crew moves material to the roof of Saint John Postal Station A. Be careful when in this area during the work. It's expected to last until noon.

If you have any questions about the work, you can contact Kone Inc at 1-902-402-0657.

Still A Few More Days To Get Your Taxes Done

Tax time isn't everyone's favourite time of year....but it's simply a fact of life.

The Canada Revenue Agency reminding taxpayers you have until midnight on Monday to file, 5 days later than the original deadline. If you or your spouse is self-employed, it's June 16. Any balance that you owe needs to be paid by May 5.

If you owe money and don't file on time, you'll get charged  5% of the 2013 balance owing....that can grow if you have multiple years outstanding.

Even if you can't pay all your balance owing right away, you should still file your return on time.