May 2010

Wood & Wardrobe to Re-Open

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 13:17 PM

The Wood & Wardrobe Thrift Store is going to be re-opening in a new/temporary location on Thursday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m. The new location at 107A Milltown Blvd.

They are still accepting donations at 129 Union Street – the St. Croix Vocational Centre building.

Cash donations towards the building fund are also being accepted.

Fatal Crash

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 12:33 PM

The RCMP say three young people from the Riverview area are dead and two others are in hospital after a car slammed into a tree in the southeastern part of the province.

Four of the five people were thrown out of the vehicle in the crash Saturday night on Route 905 in Forest Glen.

Police say an 18-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man died at the scene.

Alward Charges Focus Has Been Lost On Lepreau Refurbishment

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 10:35 AM

It was the previous Lord Government that signed on to the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant. Conservative leader David Alward was in the provincial cabinet at that time. He says Atomic Energy of Canada is responsible for the cost overruns but the issue is who will pay for the replacement power. Alward says the focus appears to have been lost by the Premier and Provincial Energy Minister Jack Keir because of the proposed sale of NB Power to Hydro Quebec.

ATV Accident

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 10:31 AM

A 16-year-old girl from the Buctouche area is in critical condition after two all-terrain vehicles collided with one another on a highway in the southeastern part of the province. The RCMP say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

The girl was a passenger on one of the ATVs that police believed were making their way along Highway 11 near Saint-Maurice when the collision occurred.

Former Eastport City Clerk Helen Archer Honored By Maine Governor Baldacci

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 09:12 AM

A recently retired Eastport City Clerk was honored by Maine Governor John Baldacci, The Maine Legislature and The Eastport City Council at a surprise luncheon on Friday.

Helen Archer  retired last month after 27 years of service to Eastport and The State of Maine.

Governor Baldacci honored Helen Wilson Archer by declaring Friday, May 28th as Helen Wilson Archer Day in Maine in recognition and honor of her long and distinguished career serving Eastport and Maine.

New Ferry For Grand Manan

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 13:55 PM

The provincial government announcing a new five million dollar ferry will be plying the waters off Grand Manan from White Head Island sometime next year. Provincial Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet tells CHSJ News the ferry will be larger than what has been used since 1976.
A contract has been awarded to the same shipyard in Gaspe, Quebec which constructed the Henry Nase ferry which runs between Grand Bay-Westfield and Harding's Point. The new ferry will be able to carry 12 cars and 32 passengers

Saint John Man Sentenced To Prison For Robbery And Abduction

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 13:55 PM

13 years in prison the sentence for a Saint John man convicted of attempting to kill a woman who was bartending at a Quispamis pub.
55-year-old Adrian John Lepage also pleaded guilty to robbing and kidnapping the woman from the Barnwood pub last November. It was revealed in his trial last month that he left the victim in a Lepreau gravel pit with a plastic bag taped over her head.

White gets life

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 08:52 AM

A 32-year-old St. Stephen man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 59-year-old Mary Claire Scott.

William David White will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years and he is banned from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition for life.

New Bistro Opens in St. Stephen

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 13:16 PM

The Grand Opening of The "Bistro On The Boulevard",was held this morning. It's owned and operated by Diane Ganong. The Bistro is located at 73 Milltown Blvd. Hours of operation are Monday to Sunday, 9:00am-9:00pm although this Friday you can expect to see them open to 11 as they will be hosting Peter Fitch for some Acoustic live entertainment.
The Bistro sells a wide variety of special coffees and teas, with homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and main course.

Costco Saint John opens doors

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:06 AM

People began lining up as early as 6am to be the first ones into the store.  Warehouse manager Mike Briere says he decided to open a Costco in Saint John because of the booming economy.  He says he knew a lot of Saint Johners were already going to the Moncton store, and he wanted to take advantage of the excellent location at East Point.

The City of Saint John  is taking steps to prepare for more traffic today.