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St. Stephen, NB
Charlotte County weathers first major storm of the year service and their power from about 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mayor Terry Barb Rayner James said everyone just hunkered down to weather out the storm. CHARLOTTE COUNTY “There was very little traffic on the roads, and the provincial guys did a great eavy snow, strong winds, freezing rain job keeping the roads clear. I saw the truck and rain followed by plummeting temperago by a number of times and also the NB tures combined to make getting around Power truck. Everything went pretty well,” Charlotte County Thursday and Friday a she said Friday morning. challenge but the area survived the “weath“I heard there was a tree across the er bomb” surprisingly well. road on Mountain Road. I don’t know if While many businesses closed early, that had anything to do with the power and the Grand Manan ferry only made its outage. Half of Deadman’s Harbour lost first run from the island to Blacks Harpower, and part of Beaver Harbour, while bour Thursday morning, then tied up for residents in Blacks Harbour experienced the day in the safety of Wallace Cove, it power flickering. was basically back to normal Friday, even “What we have done in the past is use though roads were still slippery. the (Grand Manan) ferry terminal as a With predictions of high tides early Friwarming centre but there was no ferry and day morning, the town of Saint Andrews there was no call for it. Everyone seemed was prepared in case people living close to to stay home and hunker down.” the shore needed to move to safer spots, Barb Rayner/Courier The Grand Manan Adventure only comsaid Mayor Doug Naish. Gordon Cunningham clears some of the deep snow in front of his home on Pancake Hill Road in St. In the middle of Thursday night CAO George Thursday afternoon pleted its first run Thursday, said Coastal Angela McLean with Fire Chief and EMO Transport’s general manager Gregg Ryder, coordinator Kevin Theriault opened up the then spent the day tied up in Wallace Cove, town’s emergency centre at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Com- connected to the regional EMO.” but ferries were back on schedule Friday. “We kept it in Blacks Harbour to keep it safe and it left plex as a command base, and sent out information to peoFortunately, said Naish, the town caught a break, and ple on the Sentinel network, particularly those in the most he had heard of no major damage from the storm or pow- shortly after 5 a.m. this morning (Friday) so we could do vulnerable areas, as eight foot tides were expected. High er outages. St. George EMO coordinator Sean Morton de- the first run from Grand Manan.” The weather did not cause much disruption to the Deer scribed the event as “a typical winter storm” Friday morntide was around 2 a.m. “They spent from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. making sure they ing, with no major problems other than power outages at a Island ferry service, said Ryder, which completed 29 of its scheduled runs Thursday and only the last two for the were not going to be required to implement the emergency few houses caused by trees on power lines. plan but stood down around 3 a.m. Our public works guys “Everything went well. We dodged a bullet. It was just Deer Island Princess did not run. He said the ferry from were also on call and clearing roads. a typical January storm. The roads are terrible, but that’s Grand Manan to White Head also completed most of its crossings but tied up early. “The arena is a warming centre and our command cen- normal.” While some parts of Blacks Harbour lost their internet tre. Kevin and Angela kept track of everything and were [email protected]
One man dead after fire in St. Stephen
Arrests made in connection with Aces dressing room robbery ST. STEPHEN
A 72-year-old St. Stephen man is dead as a
result of extensive injuries he sustained in a fire Thursday afternoon at his home on Marks Street. Chief provincial fire investigator Jeff Cross said the fire in the attached garage of Crossman’s home has been deemed accidental. Acting St. Stephen Fire Chief Allison Nordstrom said firefighters from St. Stephen, with mutual aid from Calais, Me., responded to the blaze. The fire began around 2:30 p.m., at the
height of the snowstorm which battered most of the region and the province. Nordstrom acknowledged the storm was raging while firefighters responded, “but it did not affect our response time.” “We were there pretty quick,” said Nordstrom. He said firefighters entered the burning structure and brought out two individuals. He said one person was released from hospital that same evening, while the other “succumbed to his injuries yesterday (Sunday) morning.”
he RCMP has arrested two males in connection with a robbery from the St. Stephen Aces dressing room last Thursday. Sgt. Peter Stubbs said the two males – one youth and one adult – have been arrested for theft, and will appear in Saint John Provincial Court on the charge at a later date. The Aces were in the midst of a practice at the Garcelon Civic Center in St. Stephen when the theft occurred. Stubbs said personal items belonging to
the players were stolen and included cell phones, watches and wallets. Some items have been recovered and returned to their rightful owners.
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Premier announces $1 million for regional trail expansion Kathy Bockus ST. STEPHEN
he future of tourism and recreation in Charlotte County got a $1 million shot in the arm last week, with the announcement of funding from the provincial government. The funding will help connect the 4,800 kilometre-long East Coast Greenway Trail in the United States which stretches from Key West, Fla., to Calais, Me. to the 24,000 kilometre Trans Canada Trail. The work will begin in St. Stephen and the trail will extend to Saint John. Sharing the news was Premier Brian Gallant and John Ames, Saint Croix MLA and Minister of Tourism, Recreation and Heritage who spoke to a standing room only group of trail supporters and Liberal party faithful at the Garcelon Civic Center last Wednesday afternoon. At the end of a of a campaign-like speech, during which he extolled the accomplishments of his government in bolstering the economy, providing educational opportunities for youth, support through tax cuts for small businesses, and safeguarding health care, Gallant stressed the overall importance of tourism to the provincial economy now and in the future. The premier explained the new portion of the trail will link St. Stephen to Saint John and other communities such as Oak Bay, Saint Andrews, St. George and Pennfield by means of highway access roads, community trail networks, secondary roads and Routes 127 and 175. “Investing in the East Coast Greenway Trail will motivate visitors to travel to our province, and encourage residents to enjoy some of the best trails on the East Coast,” said Gallant. Gallant said Dillon Consulting is laying the ground
work for the trail, including the creation of operational and business plans which will ensure the trail adds value to the communities through which it will pass. The initial installation of the trail beginning in St. Stephen will highlight the trail’s connection with the East Coast Greenway trail in the US, said the premier. “We understand the importance of specific and strategic investments in infrastructure that will spur economic growth and we have no doubt that investing in tourism infrastructure will help us do that,” said the premier. He added the government has no doubt the investment in trail development will ensure the region can increase experiences for tourists who already visit the region, as well as spur economic growth and create job opportunities. Ames told the gathering he was “extremely pleased and excited” about the announcement. “To have it start right here. . .(is) refreshing, great news. This is a testament to where we’re going to go this year.” Ames said every dollar invested in tourism in the province yields $3.19 in return. He thanked Darren Turner, chairperson of the Executive Sub-Committee (ESC), a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote a trail system in the Charlotte County region; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of NB Trails and former teaching colleague Bob Poirier for the work they had invested in making the trail project a reality. Turner said the project funding “clearly illustrates the government’s support of the coastal link trail initiative.” He thanked the “folks of southwest New Brunswick”, the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission, municipalities, local service districts (LSDs), special interest groups as well as volunteers and supporters with the ESC . Turner said during the past “year and a bit” his committee brought together decades of work to establish a signature trail system through southwest New Brunswick.
Grand Manan man facing three charges following fatal accident
He said the trail will provide disciplined access to the region’s unique environment and culture, to historic spaces, and will provide an active transportation system to support healthy living that will be accessible regardless of age, financial means or physical ability Turner said the trail would lead to increased business opportunities to meet new demands such as lifestyle changes, will encourage population growth, and increase tourism, near and far as “people come to explore our great province.” “The trail will be a key piece in the architecture of the future of the province. This announcement redefines a happy New Year,” said Turner. Jorgensen could barely contain his excitement as he took the podium. “Wow! What a day,” he exclaimed. “I can’t believe this is finally happening. It’s just amazing we’re getting to this point, it’s unbelievable.” Jorgensen said a group of cyclists meeting in 2007 first had the idea for the project – which consisted at that time of a bicycle route connecting communities around Passamaquoddy Bay. He said when the new trail is completed it will have the potential to increase tourism and contribute to the health and wellness of residents in the area. “I can’t wait to see the next steps,” said Jorgensen. Ames said the project of trail expansion has been near and dear to him for quite some time. He said Poirier has brought passion, dedication and vision to the trail proposal, adding the retired teacher had used his time wisely and was a great example of what we should all aspire, getting out and enjoying nature and recreation, being active, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Pennfield couple loses home in Saturday morning fire
A 21-year-old Grand Manan man, who faces three charges in connection with
a collision which claimed the life of a 29-year-old man New Year’s Day, made a second appearance in Saint John Provincial Court Friday. Daniel Richard Greene is charged with impaired driving causing death, operating a motor vehicle with a blood/alcohol level above the legal limit causing death, and failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily harm. The case has been adjourned until 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 for election and plea. Greene, who had been in custody, was released on condition he keep the peace, not consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances, live with his parents on Grand Manan under their supervision, and abide by an overnight curfew. The accident happened around 3:20 a.m. New Year’s Day on Highway 776 near Seal Cove on Grand Manan when a pickup truck collided with an ATV. The operator of the ATV, a 29-year-old man from Grand Manan, died at the scene. The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Grand Manan RCMP at 6621210.
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umps and water lines were freezing up as firefighters battled a fire at a home on the Beaver Harbour Road Saturday morning in bone chilling temperatures. Blacks Harbour Fire Chief Dale Shaw Jr. said the blaze broke out around 10:30 a.m. and the home caught fire following efforts to thaw out frozen pipes underneath the building with a heat gun. Firefighters from St. George, Fundy Bay, Musquash and Saint Andrews joined those from Blacks Harbour to fight the blaze. “We brought Musquash and Saint Andrews in for standby but it was so cold
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the pumps and water lines were freezing up so we had to switch trucks out.” As for the firefighters themselves, Shaw said it wasn’t too bad once their gear got wet as this acts as an insulator against the cold. They remained at the scene until about 1:30 p.m. The home, which is owned by Eldon and Marilyn Hanley, was a total loss but firefighters were able to save the garage and their car. The loss of the home is a reminder to people trying to thaw out frozen pipes to be very careful about using torches or heat guns for the job, said Shaw.
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Tuesday... Partly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing near midnight. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming west 20 before morning. Low minus 12. M 13 Time Ft. M 1.6 0309 5.2 1.6 Wednesday... Sunny. Wind west 20 km/h. 7.4 0920 24.3 7.4 1.4 1539 4.3 1.3 High minus 6. 7.1 2150 23.3 7.1 MARINE – Grand Manan... Wednesday...Sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High minus 5. Thursday...Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6. Friday... Rain. Windy. High 10.
JANUARY 9, 2018 |
Mayor says 2017 was a banner year for Blacks Harbour Barb Rayner BLACKS HARBOUR
017 was a banner year for the village, said Mayor Terry James, with many projects being completed, as well as funding opportunities identified and utilized. Under the Clean Water/Waste Water Fund, a new road was completed for housing and business developments as well as the aeration of Pond No. 1 at the sewage lagoon which will provide energy efficiencies, reduce energy consumption and make repairs more manageable and timely. Thanks to the Gas Tax Fund, James said the amphitheatre project was completed in the Main Street Park, with a new gazebo and electrical upgrades. This funding also went towards installing water services on Wellington Road, and replacing some old lines, as well as completing upgrades on lift stations. “We have commenced our Asset Management Plan, and have started to record our assets both above and underground as required by the province of New Brunswick, and this plan lets the province know when our infrastructure needs to be replaced. This is a mandatory requirement that we continue to work on.” With monies from the Canada 150 Fund, James said the village’s very successful community garden has been completed, and services there have been enhanced.
The funding was also put towards the completion of the restoration and rebuild of the Community Archive Centre, and it is hoped to have a grand opening this year. Drainage was improved at the AMA McLean Ball Diamond, said James, and upgrades were carried out at the Pea Point Nature Preserve. The old gazebo has been moved to the preserve, and there has also been work done on signs, landscaping, and stairways. Looking to the future, James said in 2018 council will continue to work on applying for funding from FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) for the Asset Management Plan and also aeration projects under the Clean Water/Waste Water Fund. She said the village needs a new zamboni for the Patrick Connors Recreation Complex, and will seek out funding for that as well. “My work with the Regional Service Commission has been fruitful, in that I pushed for - and sought out - funding opportunities for a regional recreation plan, which I feel will greatly benefit our arena, with some much needed recognition and funding opportunities. “The trails projects could be most beneficial in tourism dollars for Eastern Charlotte as well. I have also participated and worked on the RSC recycling committee, bringing curbside recycling to our region. Other RSC committees I am on are human resources, executive, PMC, recreation and of course, the board.”
With the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB), James said she continues to serve as the longest serving director on the board (13 years), and sits on the Southwest Central Forestry Committee, the population growth committee, and the finance committee. She said this area, Zone 4, is well represented at the board table, and they meet quarterly with the next meeting slated for Jan. 16 in St. George. “2017 was a difficult year as well, as we have had to say goodbye to the UMNB executive director Raymond Murphy, a tremendous municipal representative who passed away last summer.” Following the resignation of Heather Chase, the village has a new CAO, David Gray, who, said James, is only months into the job, but is very competent and capable. “In 2018, council will continue to work on our ongoing projects, and our festivals. We always seek out volunteers to help with these events, so please, if you can, volunteer in your community. “As you can see, your mayor and council have been working hard, and will continue to do so, for our village. We will continue to seek funding opportunities wherever available, to continue to grow and revitalize our beautiful little village, at little, to no cost, to our taxpayers. We will continue to be frugal with our tax dollars, to ensure we get the best bang for our bucks.”
Mayor cites need for St. Stephen to continue forward momentum tre. Small ceramic tiles were painted by hundreds of residents, and formed into a Kathy Bockus picture highlighting the town’s chocolate heritage. ST. STEPHEN The Kiwanis Centennial Skateboard Park celebrated its opening in 2017. he mayor of St. Stephen believes the muWith the stabilization of the old town nicipality is well on the road to revitalizahall now complete, MacEachern said he tion and economic rejuvenation. was anticipating the reveal of the developBut he has a message for residents. “Don’t become complacent. Keep pusher’s plans for the historic structure. Some of those plans hinge on whether the develing forward,” urged Allan MacEachern. oper is granted land behind the old town The mayor said as he prepared his hall, currently used for parking. speech for the annual New Year’s Levee he was “amazed” and very pleased at what MacEachern said he intended to advise had been accomplished in the town during council to be careful what it gave away for the past year by both the town and residevelopment property, saying hindsight is 20-20. dents. He noted the increasing need of a ho“I was happy before, but when you sit and make a list… it just blew me away.” tel to expand the scope of musical events, MacEachern noted the installation of conference and convention opportunities water and sewer infrastructure along Millat the civic centre. The mayor noted it wasn’t all good town Boulevard, Thompson Avenue, and news in 2017, citing the loss of Superior on Elm Park, and the continued rejuvenaTanks business operation in the town’s tion of the Elm Street Park. business park. He mentioned the accounting firm of However, he said work is underway to ANR, which purchased the old Garcelon have the installation of fibre-op completed Stamp office building, and turned it into this month in the business park to aid in offices; the reinvestment in the community Kathy Bockus/Courier the Stewart Farms business venture, a hyby Dooly’s Billiard Room which relocated St. Stephen Mayor, Allan MacEachern, with the print of the Canada 150 mural which hangs in to a renovated vacant premises beside the the lobby of the Garcelon Civic Center. The print was given to MacEachern at the Mayor’s Levee. droponic vegetable grow operation. He inLoyalist Burial Ground; the doubling of dicated residents should see some action MacEachern wants St. Stephen residents to “Keep pushing forward,” as they head into 2018. floor space by Spree, a lifestyle boutique on that in July of 2018. and studio which recently celebrated its MacEachern is looking forward to seefirst anniversary and the renovations uning the development of the St. Stephen dergone by Pizza Delight. waterfront begin in the spring. That project will see the town guard against rising water MacEachern noted the re-branding of Kelly’s on King restaurant to better suit the levels, raising the wharf, and landscaping the area. This will be tied into the creation in St. Stephen of the link between the East Coast needs of its clientele and the opening of Ridgewood Fibre, a yarn and fibre studio on King Greenway Trail, which stretches from Florida to Calais, Me., with the Trans Canada Trail, Street. The success of the Blue Rodeo Concert put the town and the Garcelon Civic Center on advancing the community’s exposure to another market within the tourism sector. MacEachern said the town is facing some big hurdles in 2018 with the reduction of the entertainment map, said MacEachern, as did the New Year’s Eve concert celebrating about $300,000 in equalization grants it receives from the federal and provincial governthe life and music of Eloie Richard. MacEachern said the town’s well established International Homecoming Festival and ments, coupled with a reduction in tax assessments for properties within the community. Chocolate Fest were joined for the first time in 2017 by Storyfest, which involved the It will be difficult to cover that deficit and hold the tax rate said MacEachern. children in local schools in the celebration of reading. The New Brunswick Country Music He explained even if the town increased its tax rate, the reduced assessments means Hall of Fame held its 2017 induction ceremony and gala at St. Stephen High School, a first residents would be paying the same or less for taxes. time for the event in the community. His favourite activity in 2017, said MacEachern, was the town’s participation in the creation of its own Canada 150 mosaic mural, which is now on display at the civic [email protected]
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It’s a new dawn in Charlotte County We have the first week, albeit a stormy one, of 2018 under our belts (and in our driveways and on our roads…) The optimism of our civic leaders for the year ahead is contagious and brings to mind the lyrics of the song “Feeling Good” covered by Canadian entertainer Michael Buble: “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day.” Some of the region’s mayors have had the opportunity now to voice the accomplishments of their communities in 2017, and present what their councils hope to pursue in 2018. But residents need to jump on the bandwagon, and not just wait for their administrations to perform miracles. Speak up. Be heard. Become involved. Blacks Harbour Mayor Terry James reported a banner year for the village, with a number of projects being completed, as well as funding opportunities identified and utilized to install and or replace water service lines. She promises the council will continue to pursue funding opportunities to continue to grow and revitalize the community at little or no cost to taxpayers. In Saint Andrews, Mayor Doug Naish hopes the community can build on its tourism success in 2017, after being voted the best Destination in Canada by USA Today. In 2018 Saint Andrews intends to look at the need for a new medical centre, and explore the possibilities of how to use the now vacant call centre in the arena.
St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern said he sees the tourism potential for the town, growing with work beginning in the spring for the wharf restoration (which could see the community better utilize the potential of the St. Croix River). He’s also excited about the recent $1 million funding announcement to connect the East Coast Greenway trail in the United States with the Trans Canada Trail through St. Stephen, noting the projects will present the community to a new market within the tourism sector. St. Stephen needs to focus on accommodations to take advantage of that tourism potential. Its small motels and bed and breakfast establishments are not sufficient to provide for the influx of tourists expected to take advantage of the new trail system or to utilize the services of the Garcelon Civic Center for concerts or business conventions. St. George Mayor Crystal Cook noted water and storm sewer upgrades were accomplished, and recreational infrastructure upgraded. She is also promising a new name and look to the Granite Town Festival in 2018. Cook’s outlook for her town should resonante throughout the region. “Small communities need to work together to create a better quality of life for all our residents.” She also challenged residents to attend council meetings. “Have a voice, take a stand and make some positive noise about what type of community you want to live in. Become an essential part of the change and growth in our community. It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day.
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Controversy not going away Editor, There seems to me to be a number of anomalies in the process of a proper hearing and vetting of the plans, issues, concerns, results and outcomes for the proposed 260 Water Street/Princess Royal condominium development. As neighbours, we have had no notice of convening of meetings, no illustrated plans of changes from the 1st proposal, and had it not been for others alerting me of this meeting, I would have been unaware of it. I am of the opinion we are not dealing with a fair and transparent “town hall” but rather a cloak and dagger approach, with conflicts of interest running amok. I understand it has been recommended seven variances be approved. If this is the case, does it set the
precedent for other developers, or is this to be once only, and if so why, the exemption for this project and what protections are being guaranteed for future development? My sense is once the bar is lowered it is permanent. Saint Andrews citizens should take pride in ‘’the time stood still” aspect of the town, which appeals to visitors from coast to coast and around the world. From the Rubik’s Cube facade, to the disappearance of the underground garage, to a fourth floor penthouse sunroom and mezzanine, the work, thought, input, and outcomes are an issue, but the behind-the-scenes variances are a most troubling scenario. Tom Butterfield, Saint Andrews
Another punch from Old Man Winter Friday CHARLOTTE COUNTY
A special weather statement has been is-
sued for New Brunswick by Environment Canada, warning of a system with the potential for significant rainfall to southern portions of the province Friday, including Grand Manan, St. Stephen and coastal and northern Charlotte County.
It is still too early to predict rainfall amounts, so the public is advised to monitor future forecasts as details of this system become clearer. This weather system is expected to be followed by a second system likely bringing snow and ice pellets to much of the province Saturday.
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St. George pulled together in the wake of tragedy in 2017 Barb Rayner ST. GEORGE
his past year was a very sad one for the town of St. George, with the tragic deaths of the four members of the Boyd family – Esther, 80, and sons Billy, 59, Davey, 56, and Bobbie, 52, - in their South Street home in April. As she looked back on the year, Mayor Crystal Cook said, “As I reflect on 2017, I remember the laughter, the tears, and the support of our residents and neighbouring communities. “We became stronger because we relied on each other for strength and friendships. I hope this continues in 2018.” Thanks to the support of provincial and federal representatives, New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig and Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West MLA Rick Doucet, she said 2017 brought many infrastructure projects to the town. Funding was provided for Fundy Bay Drive storm sewers, as well as L’Etete Road and Campbell Hill sewage projects with the town adding water upgrades, while a new well, funded by tri-level governments, came online in the spring. “We listened to the residents of Hillcrest subdivision, and have begun a multi-year project for updates to their roads, curbs and ditches. We upgraded our skateboard
park with the assistance of the YCAP program (Youth Community Assistance Program), and Chase the Ace.” Playground equipment has also been upgraded, said Cook, thanks to a generous donation and matching funds from the town, plus they partnered with the Michael E. Morton Memorial Rink to help build outdoor skating rinks and a new warming shed. “We were successful in recruiting a physician for Eastern Charlotte. Dr. (Mahmood) Moolla will provide needed health care services for our area, and we are very happy he has settled in our town.” St. George welcomed its first Habitat for Humanity home, on town land beside the Brunswick seniors’ complex, and a dedication ceremony was held in November welcoming Kaiti Stanton, Jordan Leavitt and their three children, Kalli, Luke and Emma to the town. “We had a wonderful Granite Town Festival which, I might add, is going to be renamed and revamped for 2018, and continued our new Christmas parade tradition. We introduced a fresh look to Canada Day by having a community breakfast, and we hope it will grow every year. “We continue to partner with the Legion for the cherished veterans’ banners for Remembrance Day. They now cover most of our town with memories of our heroes. A project that started with the Masons, and now has spread all over New Brunswick.” Cook said council has been busy working on its budget, and has plans to acquire the old Fina parking lot for a fu-
ture community vegetable garden. “With a partnership with the NB Liberal government, we are finalizing a plan for two new bridges – a pedestrian and a car bridge – that will replace our 109-year-old South Street bridge. “Plans are under way to revitalize the Day Adventure Centre, and we are hopeful Carleton Street sewer upgrades will be on the list for future funding.” Cook said a community group in Eastern Charlotte has been working on plans for a recreation facility to serve all the area communities. They are in the business planning stages, and she said council is very excited about this future proposal for all the residents of Eastern Charlotte. “I am hoping in 2018 we continue to work on developing a community everyone can be proud to live in, work in and call home. Our belief is that communities are built when people work together on things that matter to them. “So I challenge the residents of St. George to come to council meetings, have a voice, take a stand and make some positive noise about what type of community you want to live in. “You may be busy but the good thing about communities is there isn’t a day when community work ends. We are continually looking for ways to strengthen our town economy, provide better quality of life and build on local assets so people want to settle in our great little town.”
An abdication of public trust? On the Edge So the province of New Brunswick has gone ahead with its plan to privatize nursing home-care and telecare management services, quietly rushing to sign a deal with Medavie last weekend. Medavie is already managing the province’s ambulance services. The new services are meant to dovetail into Medavie’s ambulance services to deliver more efficiency to the province. To be perfectly clear, this is not an exclusively Liberal deal. The former Conservative government put the idea on the table in 2013. Four years later, the Libs have delivered the goods. Coincidentally (and these things are always coincidental), the new Medavie CEO is Bernard Lord, former Conservative premier of New Brunswick (1999–2006), who is in a very good position to know how the levers of government work. There have been public protests throughout the decision-making process, nurses and healthcare unions are decidedly against the deal. One of the reasons for union opposition is the plan to have ambulance paramedics do double-duty - while waiting between calls, they’ll now be expected to drop in on home-care patients. The idea is to improve efficiencies, both financial and physical. The unions aren’t convinced. And neither are vocal members of the public. And neither, apparently, is Conservative leader Blain Higgs, who pointed out in the Legislature that: “People are waiting for ambulances that are sitting empty because there are no people to staff them. ANB [Medavie-managed Ambulance New Brunswick] is refusing to give information to the standing committee because it is the intellectual property of that company. How is it that the Premier cannot understand the concerns of New Brunswickers when their health care becomes the intellectual property of a private company?” I would ask, if Medavie can’t staff the ambulances is presently manages, how can it possibly provide double duty to home-care patients? Well, Medavie would have an answer to this. Even better management! Because Medavie won’t be actually delivering these new services. Just as it does with the ambulance contract, it will be taking over the management of these government-owned services. The 700 workers will still be employed by the government, with the same pay and benefits. Only 32 managers will move over to Medavie. Recently retired health minister Victor Boudreau
www.stcroixcourier.ca acknowledged there wouldn’t be any savings realized from the change. So why are we doing this again? One wonders what’s really going on in Fredericton. Two years ago, the province’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eilish Cleary turned in a major report on the health effects of the herbicide glyphosate sprayed on New Brunswick’s forests. She was fired by (Boudreau’s) Department of Health and paid $720,000, binding her to a confidentiality agreement. Glyphosate is an important part of protecting the province’s forest products industry - but at what cost? A cynical person might sense a pattern here - more than a few of New Brunswick’s politicians appear to be particularly business-friendly. Bernard Lord, for instance, was premier when Medavie started negotiating for the original ambulance management deal back in 2006. He joined Medavie’s board of directors in 2008. Now he’s Medavie’s CEO. Prior to 2006, there were over 50 ambulance service contractors spread across the province, and the system lacking.. But it was the government that brought the system into focus, not Medavie. The government could just as easily set up its own management team. It’s impossible to know whether the move to privatize health care management is the result of good strategic planning, personal opportunism or just plain laziness. There’s nothing particularly innovative in managing a government-owned and bankrolled operation. Vitalité Health NetTOWN OF ST. STEPHEN work CEO Gilles Lanteigne, who leads the francophone half of the province’s health care secFrom November 15th to March 31st, tor, predicts that “splitting the no vehicles are to provincial health system up be parked on any town street into several components will between the hours of make it increasingly difficult for us to achieve expected reMidnight and 7:00 a.m, sults, namely in terms of qualiand no snow or ice shall be ty, continuity of care, effectiveplaced on any street or sidewalk that ness and efficiency.” impedes traffic or pedestrians. So you have to ask yourself, Thank you for your co-operation. what’s next for the current premier, Brian Gallant?
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Want to keep up with the recent movements of the Aces prior to deadline? We’ve got you covered Kate Scott ST. STEPHEN
The Maritime Hockey League’s trade deadline of 10 p.m. Wednesday is almost here.
The St. Stephen Aces is 98 per cent done making trades, said head coach Phil Richer in an interview Monday.
Farewell to Crowe, Fox, and Arseneau; welcome Sexton, O’Toole, Coffey, and Levesque
ast Thursday brought news of what some may consider to be startling trades – notably captain and leading scorer Adam Crowe, hometown defenceman Mitchell Arseneau (who’s been on the team since its inception), and Casey Fox (alternate captain, and second in scoring). Crowe and Arseneau were sent to the South Shore Lumberjacks and the Aces acquired Kyle Sexton and Ryan O’Toole in return. O’Toole is 18, soon to be 19 at the end of the month. Richer said the forward standing at 1.95 m (6’4’’) will add another big body to the lineup. “O’Toole is a big power forward; he’ll be exciting to see because he brings pucks, he’s hard on pucks, and he has that little scoring touch also, and he can play both ways. He’s a guy we tried to get a long time ago, and it finally came through.” Sexton, a 19-year-old forward, notched seven points in 30 games with the Lumberjacks, but boasts impressive stats in from his time in midget, with 54 points (during the regular and post-season) last season with the Dartmouth Major Midgets. “Kyle Sexton is a proven goal scorer. He’s an offensive player that can score goals, and create offense. “His role might have been little bit diminished in South Shore with the power house they had over there, but both of them (Sexton and O’Toole) are very excited to get things started here, and have a chance to have a bigger role on a team.” The Aces acquired Jonathan Coffey, Jacob Levesque, the rights to Cole Fraser, the 4th round pick (Summerside) in the 2018 draft, and future considerations from the Tigers in exchange for Fox and future considerations. Levesque, an 18-year-old defenceman from Dieppe, is someone Richer identified as a “very good skating defenceman” with leadership qualities. Coffey, a 20-year-old forward with seven points in 29 games with the Tigers, is also someone Richer said has leadership qualities. “Jonathan Coffey is a 20-year-old guy with a lot of leadership qualities that will guide those young guys that we brought in, and show them the proper way.” With the trades, Richer admitted it was hard to see Crowe, Fox, and Arseneau go. “They’ve been through the hard times with the organization – they’ve battled through, but at one point we need to look to the future. “Our season was not going as expected; yes we made a U-turn with those guys we brought in and traded some older guys, and the returns we got were pretty good. We’re pretty excited with the things that are to come.”
Reid, White, MacIntosh
en Reid, who returned to the Aces from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s (QMJHL) Saint John Sea Dogs in October, has returned to the Sea Dogs. Along with Reid, 16-year-old Aiden MacIntosh will spend the remainder of his season with the Sea Dogs. Evan White, who was called up to the Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) for an extended look during the holiday break, returned to the Aces Monday.
Daley, Easton traded during weekend
lternate captain and forward Patrick Daley was traded along with future considerations to the Yarmouth Mariners in exchange for a first round pick in the 2019 draft and future considerations. “Patrick was another tough one to see go. We’ve got another first round pick coming our way for futures and I know that first round pick isn’t until 2019, but I mean, Patrick went through a lot the last couple years, and he asked if he could have a chance to make a run for the playoffs, but it was tough letting him go for sure.” Richer added there will be a player coming to the Aces to fill Daley’s void prior to the trade deadline, but was unable to reveal the player’s name. Richer said the player will be a forward. Cole Easton, an 18-year-old defenceman, was traded, along with a 4th round pick in the 2018 draft to the Woodstock Slammers in exchange for a 1st round pick in the 2018 draft.
“Cole was another hard one to let go,” Richer said. “I think Cole has a lot of potential. It’s nothing against Cole - we love Cole. He’s a good kid, he worked hard all the time he was here, we just needed to free up some room.”
he Aces have acquired forward Jérémy D’Auray, 18, from the Princeville Titans of the Quebec Junior Hockey League (QJHL) in exchange for Nicholas Blachman. Blachman, who came to the Aces in November, was recently removed from the team following internal disciplinary action.
Who will wear the ‘C’?
With Crowe gone, who’s the ‘C’ going to? Perhaps no one, said Richer.
“The staff have discussed it - right now let’s not be surprised that we might not have a captain for the rest of the year,” Richer explained, adding with all of the new faces, the staff wishes to take some time to reevaluate and see who can emerge as leaders. Branden Dauphinee’s ‘A’ remains on his jersey; with Fox and Daley gone, Michael Waugh is now an alternate captain, and Richer said one more will be chosen within the next week or so. “We’ll give everybody a chance to have to be a proven leader, but there probably won’t be a captain for the rest of the year.”
Trades bring about hope for second half
ith all of the recent moves, and some questioning motives, Richer said though sometimes tough, the roster moves were made with the future of the team in mind. He added he wouldn’t identify the moves as a total rebuild, and said the players who moved up to major junior, threw a wrench in their plans. “We’re pretty excited about the kids we brought in…we’ve seen some promising things that after a week of practice those kinks will sort themselves out and everybody will be on the same page. We’re pretty excited for what’s to come in our weekend home.” The first home games for the Aces since the holiday break are slated to take this Friday and Saturday at the Garcelon Civic Center, with a 7 p.m. puck drop for both games. Fans of Crowe and Arseneau will have little grieving time, and will have to adjust to seeing them in Lumberjacks uniforms, as the Aces will meet the Lumberjacks on Friday. Saturday will bring a matchup with the Summerside Capitals.
Financial struggles have no impact on recent trades
ohn Hyslop and Chris Horne, president and vice president of the Aces, respectively, have stressed the recent trades have no connection with the recent news of the team’s financial struggles. “If we had a million dollars in the bank, we’d still do what we did,” Hyslop said. Horne agreed. “Our record in the first half kinda put us in that situation,” Horne said of the trades. The Aces extended to a 14 game losing streak after a 6-2 loss to the Miramichi Timberwolves Saturday. The squad currently sits in the cellar of the MHL with 15 points. “It’s not the situation we wanted; at the start of the year, when you think about the team we had on paper, we looked like we were going to have a good start and have a good season, and things didn’t work out the way we wanted them to. “As a result of that, we have to send older players on and try to get younger players into the rotation so we don’t just lose the Adam Crowe’s and Pat Daley’s for nothing at the end of the year. They have value and that’s kind of the business side of the way this hockey thing works.” Since the Aces hockey operations staff put out a request for financial help in December, Hyslop and Horne said they’ve received a good response. “We’ve had some success with it,” Horne said. “I don’t know the exact amounts we’ve had come in, but we’ve had different people working on it.” Hyslop added “We’ve got a sustainability plan, and it’s got to do with sponsorships and donations, but it’s also got to do with fundraising events, so we’re planning some things down the road.” Horne said he attended a league meeting this past weekend, and said the league is aware of the Aces’ situation. “It’s not a St. Stephen problem, it’s more of an economy thing,” said Horne. Revenues are tough in this league, whether it’s sponsorship or attendance has dropped off. “The best thing I think to support us, if they can’t do it through the business side, for people to come buy tickets; come watch the team play. That helps more than people know.”
Annual Doug MacDonald Memorial Tournament brings hockey action to Garcelon Civic Center Kate Scott/Courier
The Charlotte County bantam C Whalers were tournamet champions in their division after defeating Saint John Youth 4-2 in the final of the Doug MacDonald Memorial Tournament at the Garcelon Civic Center Sunday. Back row, from left, coach Daniel Spear, Gracyn Sarchfield, Peter Bagley, Landon Thompson, Parker Hooper, Tanner Hatt, Carter Wright, Nora Feeney, assistant coach Chris Hannan, Kaleb Spear, Jadyn Hannan, manager Sean Feeney, Erika Head, and Ben Wright. Front row: Sean Leslie and Riley Richardson. Missing from photo: Daniel Robinson, and Colby Morton.
Kate Scott ST. STEPHEN
ockey action from the annual Doug MacDonald Memorial Tournament, hosted by the St. Stephen Minor Hockey Association, took place at the Garcelon Civic Center this past weekend. Between the four divisions (atom, peewee, bantam, and midget), 18 teams participated, with atom hosting six teams, and four teams in each peewee, bantam, and midget. In the bantam division the Charlotte County Whalers won the championship banner, defeating Saint John Youth 4-2. Carter Wright notched a hat trick (one unassisted)and had one assist, Parker Hooper chipped in one, while Landon Thompson had two assists, and Peter Bagley added one assist in the win.
Results Atom C St. Stephen Spartans Atom C2 (3) vs. Charlotte County Whalers (1) – Jack Huys scored two for the Spartans, assisted by Hermione Russell-Samways, June Choi, and Owen England. Tanner Beausoleil added an unassisted goal. Scoring the Whalers lone goal was Dylan Leavitt, assisted by Kacie Beveridge and Cooper Kennedy. Maine Blackbears (3) vs. Whalers (1) – Lone Whalers goal scored by Dylan Leavitt, unassisted. Spartans atom C2 (1) vs. Moncton (7) – Sole Spartans goal scored by Owen England, unassisted. St. Stephen Hatt(1) vs. Kennebecasis Valley (3)- Rylan Martin scored the lone goal for St. Stephen, assisted by Daphney Hatt and Carter Lee. St. Stephen Hatt (1) vs. Moncton (2) – Carter Lee scored for St. Stephen, assisted by Rylan Martin and Daphney Hatt. Spartans atom C2 (3) vs. Maine Blackbears(1) – Jack Huys scored two for the Spartans; one unassisted, the other assisted by Owen England. England chipped in an unassisted goal.
Peewee C Charlotte County Whalers (0) vs. SJ Snipers (1) Spartans (6) vs. SJ Knights (4) – Hunter Lee scored two (the first assisted by Aryc Lamb and the second assisted by Kyran Curran), Matthew Hastey scored unassisted, Curran found the back of the net, assisted by Brianna Seeley and Casey Sutherland, Michael Sharpe, netted one assisted by Curran, and Theo Holm, added one, assisted by Nicholas Legere. Spartans (1) vs. SJ Snipers (2) – Hunter Lee scored unassisted. Whalers (0) vs. SJ Knights (3) Spartans (2) vs. Whalers (2) – Spartans goals were scored by Kyran Curran, assisted by Hunter Lee, and Brianna Seeley, assisted by Riley Larsen. Whalers goals came from Desarae Hall, assisted by Mya Curran and Brianna Sinclaire; and Drake Ferfonte, unassisted. Peewee final – SJ Snipers (8) vs. Spartans (1) – Lone goal scored by Hunter Lee, assisted by Kyran Curran.
Bantam C St. Stephen Spartans (2) vs. Oromocto (1) – Scoring for the Spartans were Josh McCallum, assisted by Lilah Noddin, and Noddin chipped one in, assisted by McCallum and Cameron Marshall.
The family of Doug MacDonald was on hand Saturday to drop the puck for the annual Doug MacDonald Memorial Tournament, which took place this past Friday to Sunday at the Garcelon Civic Center. From left, Peyton Hill and Daphney Hatt of the atom St. Stephen Spartans, Larry MacDonald, Ronnie MacDonald, Wyatt MacDonald and his friend Nathaniel Blanchard.
SJ Youth (7) vs. Charlotte County Whalers (6) – Carter Wright scored two unassisted, for the Whalers, while Ben Wright scored one unassisted. Nora Feeney notched one, assisted by Kaleb Spear, and Landon Thompson added one, assisted by Carter Wright. Whalers (2) vs. Oromocto (2) – Landon Thompson scored unassisted, and Carter Wright added the second, assisted by Kaleb Spear and Gracyn Sarchfield. Spartans (3) vs. SJ Youth (3) – Cadyn Bartlett scored for the Spartans, assisted by Ryan Williams; Kylan Barclay found the net, assisted by Alex Russell-Samways, and Alex Desilets scored the third, assisted by Josh McCallum. Spartans (2) vs. Whalers (3) –Whalers goals were scored by Ben Wright with two, one unassisted, the other assisted by Kaleb Spear, while the third goal was scored by Landon Thompson and assisted by Wright. Spartans goals came from Cadyn Bartlett with two, while assists came from Michael Tucker and Hunter Daigle. Bantam final – Whalers (4) vs. SJ Youth (2) – Carter Wright notched a hat trick for the Whalers (one unassisted)and had one assist, Parker Hooper chipped in one, while Landon Thompson had two assists, and Peter Bagley added one assist. Midget C St. Stephen Spartans (1) vs. Oromocto (3) – Lone Spartans goal was scored by Quinton Bradford, and assisted by Kody Butler. Spartans (2) vs. KV Redwings (7) – Kody Butler notched two unassisted goals for the Spartans. Spartans (0) vs. Salisbury/Petitcodiac (4)
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B Power is warning New Brunswick residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide which is described as “the invisible killer”. Information accompanying this month’s power bills notes that carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning in the country. It is a by-product of combustion from items such as wood stoves, gas fires, oil-burning furnaces, camping stoves, barbecues and portable generators – often hauled into use at this time of year when there are power outages. NB Power warns never to run a generator in your home or garage or near a window or air intake outside of your house and never use a barbecue, camping stove or propane heater inside your home or garage. There is no safe way to run a generator or cook with a camping stove in your home or garage. Carbon monoxide poisoning can still occur even if you have opened a window or the garage door.
Birds need forests, but the type of forest matters Grey Matters Brian Owens
s temperatures plunge this winter, birds will hunker down in New Brunswick’s forests to try and stay warm, and find enough food to make it through until spring. And New Brunswick has a lot of forest – but is it the right kind? Two research papers published last month found that when it comes to sheltering from the weather, the kind of forest that birds use matters a great deal. Old growth forests are a much better option than young, managed ones. Indrikis Krams from the University of Tartu, in Estonia, compared how well willow tits living in old growth or young managed forests were able to survive cold snaps. When the weather got cold, birds living in young managed forests had higher levels of stress hormones, and were less likely to survive than those in old growth forests. And things don’t improve when the seasons change. Matthew Betts from Oregon State University tracked 30-year population trends of 13 bird species in the US Pacific Northwest in the spring and summer, to see if areas with lots of old growth forests helped protect them from the effects of rising summer temperatures due to climate change. For the two species most vulnerable to higher temperatures, the Wilson’s warbler and hermit warbler, having access to lots of old growth forests reversed their population decline despite higher temperatures. Although these studies were done on opposite sides of the globe, Tony Diamond from the University of New Brunswick says the results would almost certainly be the same in our province. “It’s a no brainer that it would also apply here,” he said. Old growth forests make better homes for birds because they provide a better variety of places for birds to roost. With different kinds of trees and dense undergrowth, it’s easier for birds to find sheltered spots to get out of the wind in winter, or cool shady places in summer. Young managed forests tend to contain mostly one kind of tree, and the conifers typically found there don’t provide much shelter. And it’s not just the birds that are affected by forest type, the same applies to any kind of wildlife, said Diamond. “It’s a major reason why biodiversity is higher in older forests.” That biodiversity, the variety of different kinds of life in an area, is important not just for its own sake, but because it makes up the ecosystems that support us and our economy. The more diverse an ecosystem is, the more resilient it is to change. In NB, we have lots of managed forests, and the few areas of original old growth Acadian forest are shrinking. In order for our forests to go on supporting our province, we need to make sure that it is healthy and strong enough to last for a long time. Maintaining and preserving adequate old growth forests has to be a part of the plan. Brian Owens is a freelance writer and editor based in New Brunswick. A former news editor at the journal Nature in London, UK, he now writes for a variety of Canadian and international publications including Nature, Science, New Scientist and Hakai Magazine. @ BL_Owens
No fish to process – 113 Star-Kist workers laid off LOOKING BACK
30 years ago
THROUGH OUR HISTORY 30, 60, 90 & 120 YEARS AGO Joanne Mires
Edited from the Saint Croix Courier Week of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1988 BAYSIDE
ne hundred and thirteen Star-Kist Canada Ltd. employees received layoff notices Friday. Although some employees were surprised, company president Gerald Clay said there was simply no tuna to process. Clay said the review of the commissioning period is going on now with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and he is preparing a proposal for reopening the plant “in a few months.” However he said that proposal and the reopening still requires “the green light” from company officials at Long Beach, Calif. Mary Gayton, unit chairman of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1288P, said they were not told why they were being laid off or for how long. Most of the layoffs were among the unionized processors. About 75 to 80 employees, mainly office, maintenance, boiler room and quality control staff are still working. The plant reopened in October 1987, for a commissioning period, intended to iron out any difficulties with new processing and testing procedures. This was the first time employees had worked at the plant in two years, since the October 1985 shutdown which followed a highly-publicized dispute between Star-Kist and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans over tuna inspections.
‘Solidarity forever’ theme of paperworkers rally BAILEYVILLE
“Union in, scabs out” was the oft-repeated chant of strik-
ing paperworkers from Jay as they rallied in Calais and Woodland over the weekend. The “Car-a-Van” of over 50 United Paperworkers International Union members arrived in Calais at noon Saturday to bring their message of solidarity to the people of the area. Following a luncheon at the Knights of Columbus hall, group members met with local residents on the streets of Calais, handing out leaflets and discussing the situation which has resulted in over 29 weeks without work for UPIU workers at International Paper’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay. At a public rally in Woodland at the high school, local UPIU members joined the Jay group in a spirited and often moving show of support.
Nicholson, Cleghorn curling in Scotland ST. STEPHEN
red Nicholson and Bill Cleghorn, Sr., of St. Stephen, are part of the 40-member Canadian team participating in the Strathcona Cup curling competition in Scotland between Jan. 4 and Jan. 28. Both Nicholson and Cleghorn were members of the Canadian team when 60 Scots visited here in 1983. They were picked to take part because they were past presidents of the St. Stephen Club. Their games were played in Saint John. Shortly after that competition the two St. Stephen curlers submitted their names to the national selection committee for this year’s trip and were chosen to go.
Future promising for island’s wild turkeys GRAND MANAN
ZONE WINNERS – The Dave Stewart rink of St. George won the southern zone curling bonspiel Monday night in a playoff with Bill Brownrigg’s Heather Curling Club from St. Andrews. Members of the winning team were, from left, Jeff Stewart (second), Al Williams, Jr. (lead), Al Williams, Sr. (mate) and Stewart.
he future of at least 36 wild turkeys released here in July seems assured, despite the current harsh winter and the recent shooting of three of the males. Stanley Green, president of the Grand Manan Fish and wildlife Association, which sponsored the transplant, says all indications are that the woods of the island will reverberate to the gobbling of wild turkey toms this spring. The turkeys were raised from eggs collected from wild birds in Ontario in May, and were released at two sites on the island when they reached eight weeks of age.
the banks than U.S. funds as they were charging a cent to exchange it. What everybody wants to know now is, will it stay that way?
90 YEARS AGO – 1928 Squadron C military ball
Newspaper man, 35, buys Calais weekly serving all county
n Monday, Jan. 2, the officers of “C” squadron, New Brunswick Dragoons, held their first military ball in Roseland hall. The hall was tastefully decorated in regimental colours of blue, yellow and red, and presented a very pleasing effect. A very pretty military setting, composed of the regimental crest, crossed swords, automatic rifles, rifles and helmets also presented a very pretty effect.
60 YEARS AGO – 1958
he Calais Advertiser, one of the oldest newspapers in Maine, published its first edition yesterday under new ownership. Washington County’s largest weekly publication, The Calais Advertiser has been bought by Jay. B. Hinson of Calais from H. Waide Randall, who will remain with the paper in the capacity of business manager. In progress for a long period, negotiations covering the transaction culminated last week when Mr. Hinson formally took over the reins of ownership.
obert McLaughlin of Bayside, skillful taxidermist, was in town on Tuesday with a mounted deer head belonging to Kenneth McDonald, a deer head and bear hide mat belonging to Fred Richardson. The work was all gracefully done and was admired by all beholders as is Mr. McLaughlin’s work wherever shown. “Bobby” learned his trade under the late Howard McAdam and has much good work to his credit.
Has leading role
ocal television viewers, along with others in Charlotte County, saw a former Deer Island resident in a major role in a New Year’s Eve program. Miss Rhoda Pendleton of Lord’s Cove, now living in Toronto, was cast in a leading part in “The Little Chimney Sweep.” An accomplished actress and vocalist, Miss Pendleton is a daughter of Mrs. Howard Pendleton and the late Mr. Pendleton of Lord’s Cove.
Canadian dollar drops Calais
anadian money dropped to par on this side of the border Monday, was actually worth a cent less on the dollar in
120 YEARS AGO – 1898
aturday is nomination day at St. Andrews. Steamer Arbutus will leave Clerke’s wharf on that morning at eight for the purpose of taking all who desire to attend nomination proceedings. She will return in the afternoon. A.H. Bell is putting on the market a new brand of cigar called the “Black Sheep.” He has adopted for its mascot a fine black sheep which looks very much at home as it rides around town sitting on the seat of the sleigh beside Mr. Bell or following its master like a favourite hound. Some handsome sleighs and pungs from B.R. DeWolfe’s factory have been added to the equipment of W.H. Whitlock’s livery stable.
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horoscopes For the week of january 7-13 ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20
SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21
It is time to take a relationship to a new level, Aries. You are confident you know just the way to accomplish this. Enjoy the excitement that comes with this new beginning.
Home improvements may be in your future, Sagittarius. Projects could be just what the doctor ordered to chase away any feelings of cabin fever that may develop.
TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21
CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20
Taurus, many things are on your plate, but you don’t feel overwhelmed at all. In fact, you’re ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs one.
Capricorn, although the digital age has taken over, this week you might be ready to unplug for a while. Stock up on some books that can fuel your imagination.
GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21
AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18
Recreation is the name of the game this week, Gemini. Coming off of a busy period, you are anxious to put your feet up for a few days. Book that vacation right now.
Lend an ear to someone who has to get a few things off of his or her chest, Aquarius. You do not have to offer solutions. Just being there will be assistance enough.
CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22
PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20
Use your intuition in regard to others’ feelings this week, Cancer. Give someone who needs it a little leeway, and your thoughtfulness will be appreciated.
Don’t leave any stone unturned when seeking a solution this week, Pisces. The least expected avenue may be the right one.
LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if you think change will do you some good, then it is time to make it happen. Embrace the excitment that comes with making changes.
VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Thanks to a spark of creativity, your plans may change this week, Virgo. Grab someone who is up for an unexpected adventure to join the journey.
LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a financial windfall has given you some extra spending money. While you may want to splurge, the practical side of you knows some saving is in order.
SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, some things may be beyond your control this week, and that is okay. The measure of success will be how well you can adapt to the changes ahead.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JANUARY 7 Jeremy Renner, Actor (47) JANUARY 8 R. Kelly, Singer (51) JANUARY 9 Dave Matthews, Singer (51) JANUARY 10 George Foreman, Athlete (69) JANUARY 11 Amanda Peet, Actress (46) JANUARY 12 Zayn Malik, Singer (25) JANUARY 13 Liam Hemsworth, Actor (28)
ACROSS 1. Trade 5. Jazz type 8. Tack on 11.Buckeye State 12.Vote type 13.Terror 15.“____ Exposure” 17.Adept 18.Pert 19.Dashed 21.Olympian’s goal 24.Insect’s feeler 28.Journal 33.Combat of honor
34.Name 36.Explorer Marco ____ 37.Faculty 39.Tidiest 41.Fall bloomer 43.Make amends 47.Like a treetrunk growth 52.Kind of code 53.A seasoning 56.Mardi ____ 57.Caviar 58.Ladd or Arkin 59.Heavens 60.Yank 61.Plenty
14.Fire-engine color 16.Psalm 20.Matterhorn, e.g. 22.Final part 23.Intimidate 24.Classifieds 25.Pecan or cashew 26.Hot or iced beverage 27.Sprite 29.Inclined 30.“The Raven” author 31.Certain railways
32.Decay 35.Honey maker 38.De Niro/ Snipes flick, with “The” 40.Upper limbs 42.Beginning 43.Cloth scrap 44.Makes a boo-boo 45.Highest point 46.Simple 48.Whitish gem 49.Farm building 50.Scram! 51.Desires 54.Baseball’s Gehrig 55.Knee’s site
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1. Pronoun 4. Bear’s foot 7. After second 12. Spanish cheer 13. Crude copper 14. Television sound 15. Tries 17. Made holy 18. Suit parts 20. Leg part 21. Loosen 24. Beyond 26. Leading ladies 30. Rink surface 33. Haggard novel ACROSS 34. Metallic sound 1. Pang 35. Crow’s call 5. CNN’s Turner 36. English brew 8. Scots’ caps 37. Greeting grasp 12.Roe source 39. Earth’s satellite 13.____, you! 41. Bar beverages 14.Burn balm 42. Sudden notion 15.Reimbursed
44. Phantom 6. Morays 48. Jack rabbits 7. Color fabric 50. Arrived 8. Pacific territory 54. Isolated 9. Arkin or Alda 55. King topper 10.Friar 56. Mariner’s yes 11.Places 57. Anxious 17.Edgar Allan 58. Gusto ____ 59. Cathedral bench 19.Black-eyed
19. Consume 30.Do 21. Sunrise direction needlework 22. Yearn for 31.Fearful reverence 23. Pressing need: 2 wds. 36.Beaches 25. Begs 38.Mr. Vigoda 27. Yodeling sound 41.Raises 28. Informal language 43.Synagogue 29. Sermon subject figure 31. Bar of soap 44.Tiresome 32. Lambs’ moms person 38. Despise 45.Diabolic 40. Harbingers 46.Chime 42. Which 47.____ weevil thing? 43. ____ 48.Put faith inand hearty 49.Signal a cab 45. Mound 50.Rim 46. ____ in a lifetime 52.Contains 47. Process part
16.Tusked 39.Lamb’s mammal parent DOWN 18.Zebra’s 40.Shade 1. European features snakes 42.Woman’s 20.Pig calls undergarment 2. Talk 21.Robert E. 44.Form of jazz 3. Bald ____ 47.Inhale and 4. Rabbitt or 22.Fishing device exhale Halen TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 FRI.,Van JAN. 12 & SAT., JAN. 13 23.Decorate a 51.Winter 5. Biblical CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS 6:30cake p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Both nights SPELLING USE AMERICAN footwear pronoun
COMMUNITY EVENTS USE AMERICAN SPELLING
CHASE THE ACE
FEEDING BIRDS IN WINTER WITH TOM WATTS
Dooly’s St. Stephen
Ganong Nature Park
Beneﬁts Fundy Region Transition House
PUZZLE NO. 669
PUZZLE NO. 670
ST. STEPHEN ACES HOME GAMES Garcelon Civic Center
29.Ticks off 6. ____ loop (skating jump)
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And all the walls came tumbling down Alzheimers Lives Here Greta Frigault
do not know your name, but my sincere thank you to the lady who held me in her arms last night as I cried in the hospital corridor - you are an earth-bound angel. I have had to make the decision to have dad placed in care. I can no longer give him the exhaustive care that he requires at home. In spite of all of our efforts on his behalf, we cannot keep him safe from his own choices, the worst of which has been going outside numerous times without coat, hat, or shoes in this body-numbing cold we’ve experienced lately. Nor can we keep ourselves safe. I believe it is only a matter of time before he hurts one of us, and there is nothing that would cause him greater distress if he was in his ‘right mind’ than to know he has harmed someone. I need you to understand that I am at peace with the decision. It is time, as much as I do not want it to be. The
Violence Intervention Act New Beginnings Kelly Kurtz-Johnson
n February of 2017, it was announced New Brunswick was joining other Canadian provinces with the tabling of the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act. The proposed legislation would provide victims with the capacity to increase their safety and apply for an emergency order, without notice to the respondent. This law will include specifically occupation of residence, possession of personal property, no-contact order, temporary custody of children, and seizure of weapons. The steps to the announcement were one of the recommendations from the New Brunswick Roundtable on Crime Prevention and Reduction. The hope is that by bringing about this legislation, it will help eliminate many of the barriers which women face when leaving abusive
Online Search – Pitfalls and Benefits All About IT Nick Gunn
here are over a billion websites on the Internet now –so finding what you’re looking for is really like looking for a needle in a haystack. This is where Internet search engines come in handy. Services like Google and Bing have indexed this huge mess of interlinked pages and made it much easier to find what you want. The underlying technology behind Google is “Search Bots”. A Search Bot is a program that visits websites and analyzes the content on each page. It reads the text on the page and can even understand what is in images. This information gets sent back to a huge database which is stored around the world at Google’s Datacenters . Now consider that Google does all of this for free – but not altruistically – they’re taking $19 billion in search revenue per year via advertising. So where are all of these adverts? Well, start with your search results. Chances are the first few results are adverts, but they’re not obvious. And this is where you need to be really careful, as anyone can pay to appear at the top of the search results. Here’s a quick test – type “Windows Support” into Google Chances are the first two or three results are nothing to do with Microsoft. What’s worse, chances
tears last night weren’t from remorse, feeling I hadn’t done more; I do feel that I have done all that I can. The tears last night came after a very short visit with Dad. Five minutes in, he called me an idiot while glaring at me with contempt. I had tried to move his feet, which were hanging off the bed, so I could get close enough to give him a hug. He alternated between being conversational (much of which I couldn’t follow), to being aggressive and nasty, to being child-like and helpless. Seeing Dad sitting there in a dirty johnny shirt (he would not let anyone change his clothing), unshaven, mumbling nonsense - it was just more than my heart could take. I think all along I have not been able to accept Dad as he is now, and perhaps that is part of the problem. I have been dealing with him as if he had the faculties to understand and reason things out, mostly because that is the persona that he presents to everyone. But then again, I’ve tried to meet with him in his alternated state only to be shown time and again he wouldn’t accept being treated as anything other than a whole, ‘normal’ person. That is the dilemma with Alzheimer’s I think - until they reach the stage where they do not even know there is something wrong, it’s a guessing game every day. The caregiver just has to wait to see which personality is going to emerge.
So, Dad is in hospital, where they are assessing his needs, and trying to find the right medication or combination of medications to keep his rages at bay. But as sad as this process is, there is an occasional smile to be found. The other evening, my niece and I went to visit him and found him very happy to be sitting in a ‘secure chair’ (because he tends to wander) with nothing on but his slippers and underwear. When I offered to get him dressed, he quickly became angry at me and so I thought, “You know what? He’s happy and what’s the harm, really?” So the visit was conducted with a weird feeling of being the only person in the room who is overdressed while everyone else is free and casual! Seriously, I would not be a lot of fun on a nude beach! He had spent much of his time before we got there trying to get out of the chair, and saw great opportunity in our visit. He called my niece over and demanded that she write something down so that she wouldn’t forget. As soon as she had pen and paper, he whispered to her that he needed a wrench from home. After some discussion, it was decided that she would have to bring him the whole tool kit because he wasn’t sure of the size of the wrench he would need. This is our reality. Alzheimer’s still lives here, just a little bit farther down the road.
relationships. The process between an act being tabled and becoming law doesn’t happen overnight. Understanding precise goals and ensuring steps taken to reach them are clear, fair, manageable and appropriate is important. Here at Fundy Region Transition House, we have already been involved in some training and review of the process to support the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act. The plan is that the regulations will take effect this spring, and currently they are posted for review until January 16th 2018 If you would like review or comment on the proposed regulations may visit the Public Review of Draft Regulations through the government of NB Website. Feedback may also be submitted by calling 506-453-5304. “Chase The Ace” takes place Wednesdays at Dooly’s, the Garcelon Civic Center and Kelly’s on King Pub & Eatery from 7-9 p.m., to purchase your raffle tickets. The draw takes place at approximately 9:10 p.m. at Dooly’s and the raffle ticket needs to come to Dooly’s. The winning Raffle ticket receives a guaranteed 20 per cent of the mon-
ey raised on the night, and a chance to find the ace of spades for the jackpot! The jackpot is $44,672 and there are 11 cards left! Our bonus draw this year is for every $20 worth of raffle tickets you buy, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a special prize package worth $525. This package will be drawn after the ace of spades is found. Call 466-4590 for more information and check our Facebook page. If you want to start a new beginning and think we may be able to help, remember…Fundy Region Transition House, Inc. offers a safe haven for women with/without children who experience abuse. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer assistance at 466-4485. We also offer outreach services for additional support in the community at 469-5544. Our email address is [email protected] nb.aibn.com, and our website is www.FundyRegionTransitionHouse.com. We are also on Facebook, check us out. Outreach service offers a Women’s Circle Support group on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. @ St. George Baptist Church and Thursday at 7 p.m. @ Kirk McCall Church. For more information call: 469-5544.
are these first results are actually scammers who will extort hundreds of dollars, and install viruses on your computer . They’re paying Google to appear at the top of the search results, as they’ll likely make the money back and more by ripping you off. So how do you avoid this? Each advert has a little “Ad” symbol before it to indicate that’s it’s not part of the main search results. Watch out for this and avoid clicking on them. Also underneath each result is the actual web address. With my search for “Windows Support”, the first result is a website called www.itwebking. com - obviously nothing to do with Microsoft. Most of the current calls I’m receiving from my customers are regarding websites which make themselves look like fake virus warnings. I believe that most of these websites are being visited because of top of the page adverts on Google which look like legitimate results. So Google is bad right? Well no – Google advertising is a real benefit to businesses who make a living by being online. With billions of web sites and web pages, how does Google so consistently find the page you’re looking for? When each page is indexed by a search bot, it’s analyzed and given a rating – something called a “Page Rank”. You might think this is named after “web page”, however it’s actually named after Larry Page – one of the original co-founders of Google. Between Larry and Sergey Brin (the other co-founder), they figured out a way of ranking web pages by their content and importance. One of the biggest factors in this ranking is something called “incoming links”. Each web page has links to it from other web pages. The more links it has, the
greater it’s importance is estimated to be. As you can imagine, this makes it difficult for new-comers to reach the top of Google quickly, as building up link reputation takes a while. This is why Google advertising is useful – it basically jumps the queue, and puts you straight to the top of the results. Now the real neat thing about advertising on Google is that you only have to pay if somebody clicks on your advert and visits your website. This way your advert can be seen by many people but you only pay when someone who’s interested in your product visits your site. So, for a small business this can be a great, cost effective way to generate traffic to their website. Until next time – keep searching! Nick Gunn is a regular contributor to publications within the Advocate family of papers, and is a Nova Scotia based IT, design, and tech specialist, who operates Scotia Systems. If you have a tech related topic for Nick, email him at [email protected]
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APTS. FOR RENT
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ARTICLES FOR SALE .375 Winchester Big Bore RCBS dies, 50 new brass, 22 used brass, 2 boxes Win. ammo. Call 466-3391. 14 in. Jet bandsaw blade guides only, new upper and lower with bearings and blade adjustable blocks. New, complete to install. Call 466-3391. Ceiling semi-flush lights, brushed nickel metal frame, 16” dia., 13 1/4” height, swirled alabaster glass dome, as new. Call 466-3391. Chainsaw safety boots, Viking Class 1, good cond., $40. Call 466-3391. Gray reversible 1 pc. design ratchet, heavy duty, overall length 24 in., drive size 3/4 in. Cost $269, selling for $45. Call 466-3391. Hand crafted farmhouse table with whitewash top & antique legs, 40” x 60”, solid hardwood. Lately purchased, too big for dining area, $400 obo. Call 466-5116. Lyman No. 45 lubricator & sizer with 303 British dies, $60. Call 466-3391. Phone/fax machine and copier, with manual, $20. Call 466-3391. RCBS rifle dies, 6mm Remington, $25. Call 466-3391. Safety 1st booster seat, fastens to chair to sit at table without a highchair, ex. cond., $20. Call 466-3391. Scientific Angler Mastery Series fly line, WF-9, floating tip, one of the best salmon lines, new, never used, great gift. Call 466-3391. COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: $0.99/ each for a box of 180 ($178.20). Also full range of tree, shrub, and berry seedlings. Free shipping most of Canada. Growth guarantee. 1-866873-3846 or TreeTime.ca. SAWMILLS from only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www. NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-567-0404 Ext:400OT.
COMPUTERS HP Scanjet 2300C scanner, $20. Call 466-3391.
TV/STEREO/RADIO Sony Trinitron TV, with DVD player, ex. cond., $75. Call 466-4584.
MARINE Marine signal kit, Orion Alert/Locate in orange container, with seven flares, $45. Call 466-3391.
ACCESS. & PARTS Electric block engine heater, 100 volt, 1 1/2” dia., $25. Call 4663391.
HEATING Fireplace mantel with 120v electric heater and dancing fire by Dimplex, with remote control, $175. Call 4664584.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS Friday, Jan. 12 - Coffee House featuring the Brent Mason Band 7:30 - 10 p.m. at the Vineyard Centre, 32 Victoria St., St. Stephen. Musicians are invited to sign up at the door to play. Live music from a wide variety of genres and ages. Specialty coffees & refreshments available. All ages welcome. Free admission (donations accepted). Facebook: Loyal Tides Music Collective, Hayden Wiebe 469-0703, [email protected] Saturday, Jan. 13 - The Valley Gospel Singers In Concert - At Second Baptist Church, 21 Church St., Calais, ME at 6:30 p.m. Free concert with love offering. For more info, call (207)454-4433. Sunday, Jan. 21 - Afternoon of Music & Soup - With the Valley Gospel Singers, 3 p.m., at Union Street Atlantic Baptist Church, 28 Main St., St. Stephen. Freewill offering for building fund. Everyone welcome.
bottles - No milk cartons please. Items may be dropped off at the side of the Scout Hut at 221 Prince of Wales Street at any time. We appreciate your continued support. St. Croix Br. No. 9 Legion - St. Croix Branch No. 9, Royal Canadian Legion, meets every second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. (except for July, August and holidays). St. Croix Valley International Garden Club - Meets on the 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month from April to January. Activities include garden tours, demonstrations, speakers and tips. We welcome seasoned gardeners and firsttime gardeners to join us! For program information contact Joni (207) 454-7107 or Anne (506) 466-6637 or email us at [email protected] St. Stephen Kiwanis Club - The Kiwanis Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Oak Bay Hall. If you would like to hear what we are about you are welcome to come to a meeting, or call Dede at 466-6183. St. Stephen-Milltown Rotary Club - The Rotary Club meets each Monday at noon, back room at Carman’s Diner. To learn more about Rotary and how you can help your community as well as your fellow man, you are welcome to come to a meeting or call Mary at 466-3110 for more information. After School Chess Club - At the St. Croix Public Library, Wednesdays, 3:30 4:45 p.m. Ages 8 14. Preregistration required. Call 466-7529 or email [email protected] FREE! Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon Worldwide - We number over 2,000,000 MEETINGS: Kirk-McColl Vestry, Sundays, 8 p.m. St. Stephen - 466-1216 or 466-2521; St. Andrews 529-8789; St. George 755-3636; Blacks Harbour 456-3607; Saint John -(506) 650-3114; Calais, Me. (207) 454-2013. If you drink and CAN stop, that’s YOUR business. If you drink and CAN’T stop, that’s OUR business. You can see what alcohol is doing to your partner, but can you see what their drinking is doing to you? AL-ANON CAN HELP YOU! Anxious? Depressed? - Join us as we share and support one another. Informal, non-denominational. Meeting Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Marks Anglican Church, St. George. For more information call CMHA: 755-4060. Are you a Veteran, dependant of a Veteran or a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Saint Croix Branch No. 9? - Please contact us if you have been or will be admitted to the hospital, are sick at home or just need a friendly voice or visit. Call 466-2470 or 466-3513 (if no answer, please leave a message).
CATHOLIC FAITH - Interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Enquiring Sessions begin December 5, 2017. No cost or obligation. For more information pleast contact - Kate Akagi, 529-3331; Simone Rittar, 469-0455; Tony Miller, 321-8811; Parish Office - 466-6043
Bottle Returns For Cancer Support - Team Freedom Fighters has accounts at *Charlotte County Can & Bottle, (St. Stephen, Bayside and St. George), for individuals wishing to donate their refunds to Charlotte County Cancer. Pickup can be arranged. Contact Darlene, 4659791 or 466-2220 evenings.
Notice - Saint Andrews Area Residents - The Scouts of Saint Andrews are continuing to accept donations of refundable cans and
Bottles for SPCA - Charlotte County SPCA has an account at Charlotte County Can and Bottle, 48 Progress
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Drive, St. Stephen. When you drop off cans/bottles, your reimbursement can go to CCSPCA account. All funds will contribute to care of stray/abandoned animals at the shelter while they await adoption. Information, call 465-7657. Charlotte Co. Activity Centre Offers educational, recreational and social opportunities to adults who have accessed the mental health system. For info, call Maryanne Rowlands 755-6963, Beth Jordan (Grand Manan) or Keith Turner 4658677, [email protected] Charlotte County Reads Is Recruiting Men And Women To Volunteer As Tutors - Training and support will be provided. Helping adults improve their reading and writing skills on a one-to-one basis is a rewarding experience. Tutors are needed in several areas of Charlotte County. For information, call Pat at 222-3010. Charlotte Dial A Ride - Co-ordinates transportation within Charlotte County between our members and team of volunteer drivers. If you cannot afford or you are unable to access regular modes of transportation we may be able to help. If you would like more information on becoming a member please call us at 466-4444. Charlotte Dial A Ride - Is seeking volunteer drivers in all areas of Charlotte County. If you could spare a day or maybe even an hour per month this can all help our members. We give you 35 cents per kilometer, so you just need to give up your time. For more information on becoming a volunteer driver please call us at 466-4444. Chase the Ace - And Build a Community - McAdam Heart and Home Corp. announces the launch of a Chase the Ace Fundraiser, Friday, 6-8 p.m. at the McAdam Legion, 9 Lake Ave., McAdam. Each Saturday one lucky purchaser of raffle tickets will win 20 per cent of the night’s gate, plus a chance to draw the ace of hearts and win the ever-growing jackpot. Funds raised will help construct a home for adults with intellectual disabilities. See Facebook.com/mcadamheart for more. Children’s Choice Hackmatack Book Club - At the St. Croix Public Library. Grades 4 and up. Meet first Wednesday of the month. Read some great Canadian books and vote for your favourite author. FREE! CMHA Free Public Sessions - CMHA offers free talks on may subjects ranging from Work/Life balance, Seniorsissues to Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Awareness. Free Link to Life resource cards. Please call Canadian Mental Health Assoc. at 755-4060. Do you have Lyme Disease or do you suspect you have Lyme Disease? - Please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website www.lymenb.ca. Do You Know Someone Who Needs Help Improving Their Reading And/ Or Writing Skills? - Charlotte County Reads can help and has tutors who help adults with reading, writing and basic math. Ths is a free, oneto-one service. Call Pat at 222-3010
for information. Domestic Violence Support Group - The Next Step Domestic Violence Project offers support groups for women whose lives are affected by domestic violence. Weekly support groups in Calais and Machias. Child care may be available. More info, contact The Next Step at 1-888-6048692. All services are free and confidential. Dragonfly Centre for Autism Resource Centre - Offers family support and referral services and a library of autism books and materials. Open Mon, Tues., & Wed. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Located at 239 Water St., Saint Andrews, 5298002. Drop in for coffee and conversation. Eastern Charlotte Lions Club - The Eastern Charlotte Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lions Den, Pennfield. New members welcome! Eastport Arts Center Weekly Events - International Dance, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m. All welcome to explore dance traditions - Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian & Israeli music & more, 36 Washington St., Eastport, ME, Info: eastportartscenter.org Ecstatic Dance at Eastport Arts Center - Wednesdays from 5 - 6 p.m. All are invited: the group’s motto is “Dance to release stress, and not to impress.” at 36 Washington St., Eastport, ME, Info: Robin (207)853-9211. Family History Night- At St. Croix Public Library, Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m. Learn how to use Ancestry.com and other library resources to search your family roots. FREE! FREE adult learning in Charlotte County - Get your GED or learn computer basics. Age 18 - 98! Daytime or evening, part-time or full-time. Charlotte County Adult Learning Inc. Call today (506) 7557713 or email: [email protected] Website: www.ccalp.ca. It’s never too late to learn - classes begin in September! Fundy Moms Babes - All breastfeeding moms and pregnant women welcome! Public Health office, 5 Riverview Ave., St. George, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Info, call 755-4022. Granite Town Seniors Magaguadavic Centre, Main Street, St. George. Business meeting at 1:30 p.m., first Wednesday of each month. Games Day 3rd Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. All seniors 50-plus welcome to join in the fun. For more information call Carol Travis 7552720. Harbour View Seniors Meet - Every second Tuesday of the month at 260 Willow Court, Blacks Harbour, lunch at 12 noon and business meeting at 1 p.m. Game day every third Tuesday at 1 p.m. Seniors 50 and older are welcome to join us. Phone Sherman Wadlin at 456-2342. Help Your Child With French Would you like to see more French
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Classifieds cont. from pg. 12 resources for your school and more French extra-curricular activities for you and your children? Find out about how to start a chapter in your area to provide French camps, clubs, classes, and other programs. Contact Canadian Parents for French NB at 1-877-2732800. Hospice of Charlotte - Invites you to a Grief Support Group on the first Tuesday of each month (except January, July and August) in the Humphreys’ Funeral Home Community Room at 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, from 2 to 4 p.m. For further information please call Cathy Jackson of Hospice at 465-0800. Anyone experiencing grief or loss is welcome to come. No cost. Joyce’s Friday Soup Kitchen - Every Friday to April 27, Anglican Church Hall, St. Stephen. Coffee & tea at 10:30 a.m., meal served at noon. Guests and volunteers welcome. Keeners (Age 50+) - Meet at the St. Croix Christian Centre on the third Friday of every month. An evening of fun, fellowship and food. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at 444 Milltown Blvd., St. Stephen. Hope to see you there. M.A.D.D. Meets - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - M.A.D.D. will meet the last Monday of each month at 124 Main Street, St. George (under/behind Dr. Burton’s office), at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in helping to stop impaired driving in our communities is invited. Meet Your Neighbour Men’s Club - Meets the second Wednesday each month at the Western Charlotte Fire Hall on Pomeroy Ridge with a 7:30 p.m. start. (No meetings in July and August)
Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 352 Fundy - At the Saint Andrews Legion, 270 Queen St., 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday nights September through June. For youth 12 to 18. Cost is free. Sailing, marksmanship, biathlon, seamanship, friends, fun. Canada’s premier youth program. For information call 529-1819, leave a message. Saint Croix Click Photography Club - Our goal is to take better pictures and learn to use our cameras. Membership is open to all ability levels and all types of camera users. The first visit is free. Thereafter, membership is $5/ meeting or $30/year. Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, including July and August, at Humphreys’ Funeral Home in St. Stephen at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the back of the building. Please call Winnifred Young at 466-4557 for further information. Scoodic Fish & Game Assoc.- Meet the first Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at 199 Union St., St. Stephen. Information, reports on activities. New members welcome. For more info, call Peter Acheson at 466-4482, [email protected]
St. Croix Br. No. 9 Ladies Auxiliary - Royal Canadian Legion, St. Croix Br. No. 9 Junior Ladies Auxiliary meet on the first Monday of each month, except for July, August and holidays. December through March meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., April through November, 7 p.m. at the St. Stephen Legion hall. New members welcome. St. Croix International Quilter’s Guild - Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Atlantic (6 p.m. Eastern). Meetings are held at the Methodist Recreation Hall, Palmer St., Calais. During the month, workshops are held. All interested quilters are invited to attend.
St. Stephen Army Cadet Corps. - Meets each Tuesday night at the St. Stephen Middle School, 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. No charge. The Royal Canadian Army Cadet program promotes and fosters leadership, citizenship, self-reliance, physical fitness and respect for others in Canadian youth. For information, contact Tammy Ernst-White at 467-9532.
St. Croix Public Library Hours - Sunday & Monday Closed; Tuesday - 1 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Stephen Legion Cribbage - At St. Croix Branch No. 9 Legion, 43 Queen St. W, St. Stephen, Wednesday nights downstairs, doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Non-Legion members are welcome. Come and register with a partner to be assured a spot to play. For details phone Peter Moffatt at 4662323.
St. Croix Vocational Centre/Wood and Wardrobe Thrift Store - We appreciate your donations. They may be dropped at 129 Union Street in St. Stephen, or call 466-4977 for pickup. Thank you for helping the mentally handicapped in the St. Stephen area.
St. Stephen Moms and Babes - Breastfeeding Support Group. First and third Wednesday each month, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Public Health Office, 41 King St., St. Stephen. Inquiries, call Public Health 466-7504. New members welcome.
Serenity AA Group - Holy Rosary Church Hall, Union St., St. Stephen. every Wednesday at 8 p.m. All welcome. Spindrifters Inc. - Spindrifters Inc. is celebrating a decade of offering activities for the 50-plus population in the Saint Andrews area. We provide a place to revitalize and enjoy a number of activities that build lasting friendships. Activities include weekly card/game socials, morning walks, monthly hikes, monthly picnics, monthly potlucks, guest speakers, group tours, crafting opportunities and the community garden. Visit our website at http://sites.google.com/site/spindriftersinc/ or contact us at [email protected]
Mental Illness in Your Family? - Need support? Join us at the Charlotte County Hospital Board Room, first and last Thursdays of the month, 6-8:30 p.m. Please contact Canadian Mental Health Assoc.(CMHA) at 755-4060 in September to learn when these meetings will resume after the summer break. Milltown Parish Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada Meetings - Will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. (except July and August) Multicultural Association of Charlotte County Regional Center - The Board of the Multicultural Association of Charlotte County works with various levels of government, community stakeholders and business organizations and is currenlty recuriting new members. Join us in helping improve the lives of those who wish to come live and work in Charlotte County. Contact Julian Riva 5293372. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Cancelled until further notice in St. Stephen area. Should you require help please call 1-888-4362929. Preschool Storytime - Fridays, 10:30 11:30 a.m., at the St. Croix Public Library, St. Stephen. Books, art, felt stories, songs, games and snacks. Preschool ages 3 to 5. Drop in! For more information 466-7529. [email protected] gnb.ca. Like us on Facebook. Free fun!
Founded in 1985, Northern Harvest Sea Farms is a proven producer of top-quality farmed salmon in Atlantic Canada. In fact, our company has grown to become one of the largest aquaculture companies in North America.
Northern Harvest Sea Farms….the clear choice for quality, farmed Atlantic salmon. We are currently looking for a Net Wash Technician to join our Northern Harvest Services operation in Pennfield, New Brunswick. Current position is seasonal however the possibility of fulltime year-around employment is possible, competitive rates and health and dental package. Primary duties include pressure washing and cleaning nets. Previous Experience in net washing is considered an asset, but not required. On the job training is available. Please stop by Northern Harvest Services at 111 Mealey Road, Pennfield, NB to pick up an application or forward your resume, in confidence to: Northern Harvest Sea Farms Attn: Kristina White, HR Manager 204 Limekiln Road L’Etang, NB E5C 2A8 Fax: (506)755-6196 Email: [email protected] We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Anglophone South School District invites applications for the following position: • 1.0 fte Grade 3 Teacher (January 8 – June 26, 2018) Campobello Island Consolidated School Deadline: 12:00 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018 For details, please check Anglophone South School District website: http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-S/Employment/Pages/Opportunities.aspx
Job Opportunity: Food Security Coordinator for Charlotte County Job Overview: Vibrant Communities Charlotte County (VCCC) works together with its partners and communities to help reduce poverty in Charlotte County. Poverty is a complex problem and therein needs complex solutions. Food Security is one avenue in which we can make a difference, and to which can make a difference to those who experience poverty. The role of Food Security Coordinator is to develop a strategic plan for food in Charlotte County and begin implementation of this plan. This job is part-time (approximately 20 hours weekly) for one year with the potential for one-year renewal. The Food Security Coordinator for Charlotte County reports directly to the Community Coordinator for Vibrant Communities Charlotte County. Responsibilities and Duties: • Organize and host community conversations throughout Charlotte County to collect data and information around food security. • Develop a Food Security Plan for Charlotte County that identifies a set of measurable goals that will make the most significant difference for accessing affordable, nutritional food in the region. • Pilot a Community Food Smart Program in Charlotte County. • Attend and participate in Vibrant Communities Charlotte County board and staff meetings. • Work in collaboration with New Brunswick Food Security Action Network. • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree/ or equivalent education and experience Ability to lead and facilitate community conversations Experience with strategic planning Passionate about Food Security Self-motivated, reliable, and strong time management Apply with a cover letter and résumé to: [email protected] Subject line to say: Food Security Coordinator Deadline: January 17, 2018 Salary: $15.00-$17.00 hourly, depending on qualifications and experience.
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obituaries REYNOLDS - In memory of my dad, Melbourne Reynolds, who passed away Jan. 4, 1947. Love, Marion
CASWELL - In memory of a dear son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Peter Marc Caswell, who died Jan. 2, 1999. As time unfolds another year, Precious memories keep you near. Silent thought of times together, Memories that will last forever. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Sadly missed & Forever loved, Dad & Mom Rick, Angie, Mike, Rob & families
MacFARLANE - In loving memory of Keith MacFarlane, who passed away Jan. 9, 2016. Sadly missed by, Maxine & Family
LEAVITT - In loving memory of a dear husband, Clayton James Leavitt, who passed away January 11, 2017. No one knows how much I miss you; No one knows the bitter pain I have suffered since I lost you; Life has never been the same. In my heart your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true; There is not a day, dear Clayton, That I do not think of you. If I listen really close In the silence of the night I hear your voice to comfort me And say that you’re alright. But it’s often hard to understand Why certain things must be And the reasons why they happen Are so often hard to see. They say it’s a beautiful journey From the old world to the new, Someday I’ll make that journey Which will lead me straight to you. And when I reach that garden In which there is no pain I’ll put my arms around you And we will never part again. All my love, Hazel
McCARTNEY - In loving memory of my dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt, Christine McCartney, who passed away Jan. 8, 2016. Miss you a lot. Love by Marion & Colin Fisher, Charles & family
cards of thanks MURRAY - The family of the late William Thompson Murray would like to thank the nurses on the 2nd floor of the CCH in St. Stephen. Also to Rev. Mary Ann Langmaid for her compassion and support at this very difficult time. Thank you to family and friends for cards, condolences, flowers, donations and food. Also to Mrs. Clark’s former students on Deer Island for the flowers for both Mom and Dad. What wonderful kids! We truly appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness and thank you most sincerely. Mary & Frank, Allen & Frannie, Doug & Connie, Liz & Don, Jan & Darren, Leanne & Joe, Matthew & Jenna, Allyson & Gordon, Daniel
staff, Dr. Phillips and staff, and palliative care teams. For those who wish, donations in memory of Bette to Joseph Brant Hospital or Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
HALSTEAD, Bette Gail - At her home in Burlington, ON on January 2, 2018 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of Jim. Loving mother of Mike (Cathy) and Lynda Beth (Trish). Doting grandmother to Brett (Morgan) and Drew Halstead, and Caitlin Kerns. Will be missed by her sister Linda Lewis and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens at a later date. A very special thank you to Dr. John Holmes and
McCULLOUGH, Blanche Vera Marie - Blanche Vera Marie McCullough, wife of the late Kenneth George McCullough, passed away at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB
on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born March 18, 1915 in Pleasant Villa, NB, daughter of the late Ira T. and Bertha B. (Pevlin) Taylor. Survived by two sisters, Ethel Marcus and Audrey LeBlanc; one brother, Clarence Taylor; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by thirteen brothers and sisters. There will be no funeral service or visitation held at this time. A graveside service will be held in the spring at a time to be announced. For those who wish, remembrances to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.
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Month of January United Church of Canada Rev. Jane Doull, 467-1494 Wesley United Church Saint Andrews at 9:30 a.m. St. James Pastoral Charge 1207 Rte. 725, Little Ridge at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE SALE
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TO: Heidi Clarissa Johnson, Paul Gray Johnson and Marie Bernardine Johnson, Owner(s) of the Equity of Redemption and Original Mortgagor(s); and to all others whom it may concern. Under the provisions of the Property Act and a Mortgage registered in the Charlotte County Land Titles Office on December 10, 2004 as Number 19604512 the following property will be sold at a public auction on February 2, 2018, at 11:30 am, local time, at the entrance to the Registry Office, 73 Milltown Boulevard, St. Stephen, New Brunswick: PID 15104466- property located at 5359 (formerly 5351) Highway 770, Rollingdam, New Brunswick. The mortgage sale can be postponed without further notice. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that if a sufficient offer of purchase is not received for the above property at the public auction, the property may be withdrawn from the public auction and will be sold by private contract without further notice. DATED December 21, 2017 by CIBC Mortgages Inc., through its solicitor Taylor MacLellan Cochrane, per Terry D. Kelly, 50 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, NS B4N 2E4, Ph: (902)678-6156, Fax: (902)678-6010
The St. Stephen waterfront after one of the early snowfalls in December, taken by reader, Lilly Fougere.
Is New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant taking a page out of the same sock fashion book as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? On a recent visit to St. Stephen to announce funding for a link between the East Coast Greenway Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, Gallant, right, shown here seated beside Saint Croix MLA John Ames, was sporting a pair of bright yellow and black striped socks. The socks, he said, were a gift from a group of Manitoba students and depicted a beekeeping logo. Trudeau is known for his stylish sockwear and has been spotted wearing a pair of Chewbacca socks to a global business forum and mismatched R2D2 and C3PO to meet with the Prime Minister of Ireland.