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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Liberals Select High School Principal To Run In Rothesay

The Liberals in the Saint John area have chosen another educator to run in the provincial election. Stephanie Tomilson, the Principal of Rothesay High, winning the nomination in the riding of Rothesay over retired city police officer John Wilcox.

She says her priorities are education, the status of women and social development.

Tomilson will be trying to unseat Provincial Health Minister and Attorney-General Ted Flemming and claims her chances are pretty good since the people she talks too are conveying a message of change.

McGuire Wins Liberal Nomination in SJ Lancaster

Former Common Councillor Peter McGuire winning the Liberal nomination in Saint John Lancaster on second ballot by 42 votes over Don Ketchum. Former Mayor Ivan Court dropped out after the first ballot and threw his support behind McGuire.

He says his priorities for the riding include building seniors housing, developing the empty lots on Fairville Boulevard and creating smarter, better schools with improved literacy along with more flexible financial arrangements for post secondary students. 

McGuire also announcing seniors housing will be built on the former Lou Murphy property on the Milford Road which is a project he's been working on for three years.

McGuire will be going up against Conservative Dorothy Shephard, the Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities whom he calls "a great lady". He calls himself the underdog going into the campaign.

Canadian Association of Movers Offers Moving Tips

The moving process is enough to make anyone's stress levels skyrocket, and the Canadian Association of Movers has some advice to avoid being left high and dry at the last minute.

Summer is the peak demand period for moving companies so make sure to get your ducks in a row early. The C-A-M says you should check with them, your provincial government and/or the Better Business Bureau before you hire anyone. They suggest getting three on-site estimates in writing and to ask how your stuff will be protected against loss or damage and insured while it's being moved and get that, again, in writing.

The C-A-M warns do not use a mover with vague contact info. If their website doesn't have a street address and their only phone is a cell phone, don't hire them.

It's Rollerball Time

It's a pretty unique Saint John event and maybe you don't know about it.

The 3rd annual Rollerball is coming up tonight at the Barrack Green Amouries.

June Breau-Nason of the Teen Resource Centre tells CHSJ News they are happy to work with the Fog City Rollers. She says they wanted to do something different for fundraising and the Fog City Rollers were game to support a youth organization while the TRC is happy to highlight their amazing sport.

Rollerball features an intersquad derby bout with the Fog City Rollers and there will be a DJ and a silent auction.

It gets underway at 7pm at the Barrack Green Armouries. Tickets are $30 each and available at the Heartbreak Boutique and at the door.

Woodstock Man Killed In Crash

A car crash in Baie Verte claiming the life of a 45-year-old man from Woodstock.

The incident happening on Route 16 when his vehicle went off the road and hit a culvert. He was taken to hospital in Sackville where he died from his injuries.

RCMP are now looking into what caused the crash and say impairment and distracted driving haven't been ruled out. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Dominion Park Clean-up Rescheduled

The City letting us know because of the weather, the Dominion Park clean-up scheduled for today has been rescheduled to this Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Service NB Locations Closed

You're going to have to wait until Monday if you want to get anything done at Service New Brunswick.

All centres will be closed today as they do a major upgrade to their systems. Online and telephone services will also be down for vehicles renewals, the  e-mail reminder service, and auto dealer applications for businesses.

Hours and services will return to normal on Monday, May 12.

Get Rid Of Those Old Prescriptions Today

Got some Tylenol 3s or Percocets sitting in your cabinet from that back surgery years ago?

You probably held on to them in case they came in handy later--but today is Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day, where you can safely get rid of those unused pills. 

Sergeant Jay Henderson says it's a Canada-wide initiative.

Prescription medication abuse is a public safety issue throughout Canada.

Simply take prescriptions you no longer need out of the bottle with you name on it, and put them in a ziplock bag for your local pharmacy to have them safely disposed of.