November 2010

Suspicious Fire

Posted on Friday, November 26, 2010 09:15 AM

  The RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire in the Musquash area. A house under construction on Route 790 at Chance Harbour went up in flames last night.

A nearby volunteer firefighter noticed the blaze shortly after 9:30 but the structure was fully engulfed in flames and a pile of debris was found burning behind the unfinished home.

 The photo attached shows Musquash firefighters beginning to knock down a large debris pile that was located behind the house that was destroyed. Photo by Andrew Sanojca.

Plowing Scam Making It's Rounds

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:37 PM

Another scam making it's round this time in the Moncton-area. Residents are being warned about a snow-clearing scam in the area.

The Mounties say some residents are being told they must sign a contract to have their driveways cleared for the season and that the payment is upfront and in cash only. The service is then never delivered.

Fraudulent ads have been posted online under a number of names, including ``Atlantic Driveways'' and ``Brunswick Snow Removal.''

MacKenzie Found Not Guilty

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:31 PM

The women  woman who admitted to stabbing her common-law husband has been found not guilty of second-degree murder.
  
A jury acquitted Crystal-Dawn MacKenzie of Saint John.
  
Patrick Andrew Thomas was stabbed in the  shoulder on March 15th to prevent her three children from seeing them fight.

Her lawyer, David Kelly, argued MacKenzie was acting in self-defence.

St. Stephen High School Fundraiser For Food Bank.

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 11:14 AM

A Unique fundraiser is underway at The St. Stephen High School to raise food for our Local Food Bank.

Mrs. Grant's World Issues and Mrs. Calder's Human Services Class have come together to  work for our local food banks in St. Stephen and St. George and have challenged one another to see who can bring in the most box's of Kraft Dinner.

To date 381 have been brought in with a goal to have 1000 by December 17th .Donna Linton with the Volunteer Center  Of Charlotte County says it awesome when young people come to together to help families.

Saint John Murder Trial Nearing A Verdict

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 09:48 AM

It's into the home stretch at the second degree murder trial of 28 year old Crystal Dawn McKenzie after she testified in her own defense. The case will be going to the jury later today.

 McKenzie is charged in the stabbing death last March of her common law husband 29 year old Pat Thomas on Alma Street just off Waterloo. The court was told she had been dragged along the street by her hair just before the stabbing.

Calais LNG Hit's Another Hurdles

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 13:41 PM

Yet another bump in the road for the Calais Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal project. The project has lost its right to the 250-acre parcel of land required for the project pushing the LNG proposal to the close to collapse.

Calais LNG has failed to renew it's option to the purchase agreement with the Board Of Environmental Protection and  the land owners are asking the board of environmental protection to suspend the application.

CTF Launches No Tax Hike Campaign

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 10:13 AM

A new campaign getting underway today by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to urge the Alward government not to raise taxes in the 2010-11 budget.

Kevin Lacey, Atlantic Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the massive spending binge that has gone on over the past five years, the government should cut spending and not raise taxes.

David Alward has said that he doesn't want to raise taxes and will balance the budget on spending cuts.

Growing an Appetite for Local Food

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 09:45 AM

Two films will be in the spotlight this month to encourage us to eat more local food. The Quoddy Future Foundation and Eastern Charlotte Waterways and  will show a film in St. Andrews and St. Stephen as part of the Growing an Appetite for Local Food project.

Mad City Chicken will be shown in St. Stephen on Thursday November 25th at 7:00pm at the Ganong Nature Park. On Monday November 29th ECW and QFF will partner with the St. Andrews Film Society to host a screening of FRESH at 7:00 pm at the St. Andrews W.C. O’Neill arena theatre.

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week Missing Person Bathurst Area/Tremblay

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 09:30 AM

Crime Stoppers and the District 9 RCMP, Bathurst Detachment are looking for information regarding the disappearance of Robert Arseneau of Tremblay, N.B.

On June 4 of 2006 the  RCMP were called to the scene of a vehicle fire in the Janeville area on Route 11.  Police say the vehicle was registered to Robert Arseneau and that the fire had been set.

All attempts to locate Robert have failed and his  disappearance is considered suspicious. Robert would now be 59 years old.

Saint Andrews Host Special Guest Freeman Patterson

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 11:21 AM

An Evening With Freeman Patterson will take place tonight  at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, corner of Queen and Princess Royal Streets in St. Andrews.

Most people know him as a world-famous photographer, however Patterson also works in visual design, and is a teacher, lecturer, author, gardener and avid motorcyclist.

He has served as an elected trustee of School District 19 in the Hampton-Kingston Peninsula area, on the board of AIDS Saint John, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.