April 2018

Province Eyeing Up Darlings Island Properties

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 20:19 PM

Wading through floodwaters is once again the inconvenient reality for Darlings Island residents this spring but there appears to be a bit of movement on a long-awaited remedy.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has identified properties it says it must acquire in order to raise the only road in and out of the area, part of which is currently underwater.

CHSJ News has confirmed negotiations with affected homeowners are expected to get underway in the coming weeks and we're told an information session happened at the end of January.

Another Horse Racing Honour For 'Gentleman Jim'

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 18:07 PM

Jim Doherty passed away more than three years ago, but his legacy in the horse racing industry lives on.

The Saint John native is being posthumously inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame this August.

His brother, Bill Doherty, tells us he was excited when he heard about the honour for his late brother.

Jim got his start in the 1950s by helping their father — who ran a lumber mill and had draft horses — before going on to work for the late Milton Downey.

Shediac RCMP Seize 485 Plants From Marijuana 'Grow Op'

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 17:10 PM

Shediac RCMP have arrested a 73-year old man in relation to the seizure of 485 marijuana plants.

Around 1 o'clock Saturday morning, police responded to a call of a hosue fire at a home on Railway Avenue in Shediac.

In the course of the call, officers observed possible illegal activity, and a search warrant was obtained.

In the residence, officers discovered a multi stage marijuana grow op with 485 plants.

The man was released pending a court appearance August 28th and the investigation is ongoing.

Water Levels Stabilizing In Fredericton: EMO

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 16:30 PM

Water levels are forecast to hold steady in Fredericton over the next two days — but it's a different story south of the capital city according to River Watch.

Geoffrey Downey with the province's EMO says in Maugerville, Jemseg, Grand Lake, Sheffield-Lakeville Corner, Oak Point, and Quispamsis-Saint John it's expected the water levels will rise. 

On Wednesday in Quispamsis-Saint John it's forecasted that the water levels will reach 5.1 meters. Flood stage for this area is 4.2.

Saint John Deputy Police Chief Glen McCloskey Retiring

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 12:48 PM

The Saint John Police Commission has announced the retirement of deputy chief Glen McCloskey after nearly 30 years on the force.

In a release, chair Jennifer Carhart says they're particularly grateful for McCloskey's willingness to stay on for a year past his eligible retirement date to help out during transitions in senior management.

In December, former chief John Bates, in a surprising move, announced his retirement in April. Bruce Connell was then named the new interim chief — he had previously served as deputy chief before retiring in 2014.

Police Trying To Close Grand Manan Hit & Run Case

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 11:15 AM

Crimestoppers is trying to close a case of hit and run from Grand Manan Island.

West District RCMP are asking for your help in finding the person and vehicle responsible for the incident, which happened almost a year ago on July 2nd, 2017.

Police say just before midnight, around 11:50pm, they were called to investigate a hit and run on Route 776 in Deep Cove, near mile marker 2112, after a seventeen year old girl was struck while walking on the right side of the highway.

The girl suffered minor injuries.