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Good Morning Everyone! As we get ready to reveal our new...
Posted: Apr 19, 2014 (07:04:09 AM) | Updated: Apr 19, 2014 (08:43:43 AM)
Good Morning Everyone!

As we get ready to reveal our new branding this afternoon around 1:00pm, we have some bad news for those in New Brunswick.

The Government of New Brunswick has issued an Ice Movement/Flood Warning as of April 18, 2014 at 3:00pm ADT.

The following details were provided by GNB for this advisory as areas of concern:

● Upper St. John River at St. Anne-de-Madawaska: An ice jam below the municipality is holding back water at Siegas. Levels above the jam are increasing.
● St. John River at Perth-Andover /Tobique First Nation: An ice jam below the village is holding back water. Levels are above flood stage. There are concerns of ice movement from up river meeting with the current jam in Muniac causing water levels to increase in Perth-Andover and Tobique First Nation. Residents in low-lying areas remain under voluntary evacuation.

==ALSO ALONG THE ST.JOHN RIVER==
o Woodstock - an ice jam remains in place at Bull's Creek, causing elevated water levels in the Woodstock area.
o Fredericton, Maugerville, Jemseg - water levels forecast to stay above flood stage over next two days.
o Grand Lake, Sheffield-Lakeville Corner, Quispamsis-Saint John - water levels are forecast to reach flood stage on Saturday, April 19.
o Oak Point - forecast to reach flood stage on Sunday, April 20.

● Nashwaak River - There are ice jams along the Nashwaak River. Water levels remain below flood stage, but ice jams are predicted and water levels may rise if ice jams move.
● Southwest Miramichi in Doaktown - ice jam flooding, a precautionary voluntary evacuation is being recommended by village authorities.
● Southwest Miramichi in the rural community of Upper Miramichi - ice jams continue to form and water levels remain high.
● Southwest Miramichi in Blackville - ice jams remain in the area, water levels are high.
● Bathurst Region - Ice jams are formed on the Restigouche and Upsalquitch rivers in the Bathurst region. Ice jams are being monitored and residents should remain on alert.
● Magaguadavic Watershed, Charlotte County - water levels remain high.
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Along with this advisory, GNB issued a follow-up advisory for residents along the St. John River at 7:00pm ADT with the following statement:

The Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Measures Organization is warning residents of a potential scenario developing on the St. John River.

A large mass of ice, 35 kilometres in length, is currently moving through Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska.

The ice mass that is moving could very likely push through an ice jam in that location and continue through the Grand Falls Dam and further down river.

There is a second ice jam below Perth-Andover in Muniac. If this ice mass reaches that jam and stops, there is a strong likelihood water will back up into the communities of Perth-Andover and Tobique First Nation. This will also impact residences in surrounding rural areas.

If this scenario plays out it is very likely flood levels at Perth-Andover will reach levels those in 2012.

For the safety of residents, NB EMO is strongly advising people to follow a voluntary evacuation order recommended by the Village of Perth-Andover.
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For more information and the latest advisories issued by the Government of New Brunswick, visit the website here: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts.html

Stay safe everyone!

- Robert

Historical
Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Cyndi-Wayne Eatmon shared a link.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Extra pack in Quispamsis tonight (5-7PM). First one to comment gets to purchase it! :)

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
What part of the world are you joining us from today as we cover Royal Baby Day. #royalbabywatch Tell us...

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Areas listed below

Acadian Peninsula
Severe thunderstorm

Bathurst and Chaleur Region
Severe thunderstorm

Campbellton and Restigouche County
Severe thunderstorm

Edmundston and Madawaska County
Severe thunderstorm

Fredericton and Southern York County
Severe thunderstorm

Fundy National Park
Severe thunderstorm

Grand Falls and Victoria County
Severe thunderstorm

Grand Lake and Queens County
Severe thunderstorm

Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
Severe thunderstorm

Kent County
Severe thunderstorm

Kouchibouguac National Park
Severe thunderstorm

Miramichi and area
Severe thunderstorm

Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
Severe thunderstorm

Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
Severe thunderstorm

Oromocto and Sunbury County
Severe thunderstorm

Saint John and County
Severe thunderstorm

St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
Severe thunderstorm

Stanley - Doaktown - Blackville Area
Severe thunderstorm

Sussex - Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County
Severe thunderstorm

Woodstock and Carleton County

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
; what kind of person robs a fast food place ? Thank god everyone is ok xo!

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Another effort launched to building a playground in the K-V with Quispamsis Town Council being asked for $40k. That story in the 7:55 news.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Quispamsis News: For next weeks, Pettingill road detour!! QUISPAMSIS, N.B.- Major construction work in the town of Quispamsis will affect traffic flows for both motorists and pedestrians for the next four weeks.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Trust between friends is when they hand over their original design quilt-top to let me quilt as I desire. Happy Dance is receiving BEST MACHINE QUILTING in the Quispamsis, NB Quilt Show (that is Canada, my US friends).

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Marion Nesbitt http://country94news.blogspot.ca/2013/09/two-break-ins-in-two-days-in-quispamsis.html?m=1

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
If you missed the recent information session tour, please watch these videos! The Quispamsis Informations Sessions have been posted on Youtube, and are in three parts. The links and brief descriptions are now posted on the Coalition website ... http://pensioncoalitionnb.ca/8-latest-news/231-quispamsis-coalition-meetings-posted-on-youtube-please-watch-and-share . We hope you watch and share to more will know. Pension Coalition NB

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Exciting to see Steven Bernstein, who recently opened a film academy in Quispamsis, NB, getting recognized for 'Decoding Annie Parker.' Director Steven Bernstein to receive the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize for his feature film Decoding Annie Parker. Founded in 1934, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a non-profit philanthropy that makes grants in science, technology and economic performance. The Foundation’s film progra...

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Upcoming Multi Sport NCCP Courses in Quispamsis

http://pointstreaksites.com/view/footballnb/news/news_87877

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Football Canada shared Football New Brunswick's status update. Upcoming Multi Sport NCCP Courses in Quispamsis

http://pointstreaksites.com/view/footballnb/news/news_87877

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Fw: The Marigold Project-we just received official word -We set A World Record -Please share with all your staff and students

Great News Folks ,
The Greater Saint John/ Fundy Region just set the World Record for
the number of flowers being planted at the same time any where in the
world-5,623 participants [record was held in China at 1,242]] .Guinness
World Records just notified us .
A Big Thank You to all of the thousands of children , teachers and
municipal
employees at our 52 sites-45 schools .We had 2 supervisors for every 50
students, this was a gargantuan effort of over 2,000 volunteers and sponsors
plus
the thousands of children , parents, grandparents and their teachers .
Each of the 52 sites was video recorded and recorded on paper. This took
months to tabulate , compress and organize . We started organizing in
January .
This shows our community can be creative, hard working, caring and can
implement great ideas . We did this and it came from us !We empowered
ourselves and we taught our children to empower themselves and show how
much pride we/they have in our community .Also Thank You to City of Saint
John, Towns of Quispamsis,Rothesay, Hampton, Grand Bay -Westfield,Villages
of
St.Martins,Norton and Apohaqui and the LSD of Pennfield and many ,many
schools in Anglo South School District .
Check out our great web site:
www.marigolds.ca

I deeply love our community and wish to thank all the positive, hardworking
and caring citizens for making this happen. There is another WORLD RECORD
HOLDER I would like to see have a place for all of us to see and be proud
of and thats The Marco Polo , "The Fastest Ship In The World ' also
created here in our community . "the First Ship to Circumnavigate the World
in less than 7 months". Hopefully after 28 years we can find a place for
her, the
Marco Polo is finished sitting on the dock in West Saint John ,wrapped in
plastic looking for a home. www.marcopoloshipproject.saintjohn.ca

Now we are going into our 17th year of The Marigold Project which has
grown and planted over 3 million marigolds by tens of thousands of children

Contact : Barry Ogden,658-5911, 849-4650, Greg Cutler 658-2909 ,Mary
Snider 634-0256 #6

- " Isn't it great that one does not have to wait a single moment to make
this world a better place " Anne Frank

- "Action shows priorities" Mohandas Gandhi

- " Committment is what transforms a promise into reality .It is the words
that speak boldly of your intentions .And the actions which speak louder
than the words.It is making the time when there is none .Coming through
time after time after time ,year after year, after year .Committment is
the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things.It
is
the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism '.
Abraham Lincoln

Thank You to All , We are capable of anything , In All Sincereity, Barry
Ogden

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Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Headlines Friday: If you're heading out to the airport at this hour, be sure to give yourself lots of extra time for the trip. A pickup truck struck a power pole early this morning -- knocking down some live wires -- before hitting a gas pump. Saint John Energy is at the scene now... a barricade has been set up at the Airport Arterial until further notice.
Also in the news, there's more to come in the Donnie Snook case. He's still facing four charges in Newfoundland involving a boy when Snook worked with the Salvation Army in the mid-'90s. Yesterday Snook was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to 46 sex crimes against children.
And a young referee was on the ice in Quispamsis last night, keeping some NHL greats in line. AND A SUNNY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
The town of Quispamsis is being threatened with court action......Find out why in the 5:55 news.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
So blessed my husband got the job. I believe that Lord always bless us,we just need to have faith on Him and rely on Him all the time. With Christopher Matthew Malcolm.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Well it looks like old man winter is peeking around the corner. Frost on the windshields and roof tops. Minus 1.5 on the thermometer this morning. At least the sun is shining.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
BREAK & ENTER INVESTIGATIONS UPDATE

The Rothesay Regional Police Force Major Crime Unit with assistance from the Saint John Police Force and the Regional Integrated Street Crime Unit has made arrests in the recent investigations of five residential break and enters in the Rothesay and Quispamsis areas.

Three 17 year-old males and one 15 year-old male will be facing multiple break, enter and theft charges after residents reported their homes broken into and various items including electronics, jewelry, and cash were stolen. Court appearances will be made in the near future.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Train Derailment In Northern New Brunswick;
Quispamsis Raises Tax Rate;
Rise of H1N1 Flu Cases In New Brunswick;
AND Application For Energy Benefit Now Available

http://localfm.ca/2014/01/08/news-–-january-8-2014/ Local 107.3fm airs an hourly news broadcast daily from 9am-7pm. Tune in to 107.3fm or hear today’s news broadcast here.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Marilyn Hastings shared a link.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Quispamsis 2014 Budget and 2013 year in review
Yes this is a long read for those that are interested it will give you the most of the information you require.
OK. I have just finished my first full fiscal year as a councillor. 2013 saw many meetings and discussions on issues ranging from new buildings and rezoning’s, to 4 way stop signs in some neighborhoods. I voted for some things and against others.
As a councillor, I attended many meetings and functions, and continue to serve on the fireboard and finance committee.
I have decided to track my hours in 2014 to see what it works out to in a year. Will advise all of you in 2015!
Once again, I finished the year with the lowest expenses of all councillors. As far as submitted expenses, I had $42 in 2012 and ZERO in 2013.
As a town in 2013, we saw major work on the Pettingill Road to improve sanitation issues, which is now mostly complete, but not without many delays over the summer months. Hampton road project was finally completed as well. These were much needed projects , but I am sure we are all looking forward to a full summer without as many detours!
There was just under $1M put into roads and sidewalks in 2013. With phase one starting in Hammond river road area, and many roads that were overdue, getting a new coat of pavement.
2013 was also a year of some challenges. We saw the slowest growth in many years for housing in our town, and house prices continue to be depressed. This has an effect on 2014 tax base.
As a reminder. The 2013 budget was 2.49% increase over 2012… and the average residents “actual taxes” that they pay increased by 2.54%. Which was the lowest in over 10 years, at that time.
So what does this mean for 2014?
Well, as always, my goal is to be as fiscally prudent as possible. As a council, we can control our towns spending, but we have no control on what the assessments are. In theory if we can keep our budgets down close to inflation, we should see minimal changes in what we pay in taxes each year. Which is my target. (Control spending, the rest should follow)
So here is the good news. The final budget was determined to be $389K higher than 2013 budget. A 1.66% increase. This is definitely a record for budget increases that I can remember
This $389K increase was accomplished despite the following: These 6 items add up to over $1.1MM in additional spending or reductions vs 2013 budgets.
#1 325K increase in Police/Fire operational and capital budgets allocated to Quispamsis
#2 –$147K reduction in transfers from gov’t.
#3 48K increase Regional Facilities (which in mandated by law) .we now pay over $408K to regional facilities. This is for Imperial Theater, Harbor station, Aquatic Center. We also pay $112K for Enterprise Saint John. So a total of $520K for combined services.
#4 100K determined at special meeting Jan 2nd to purchase a back-up generator for works department
#5 47K Full year of new Library
#6 450K additional spending on roads in 2014 vs. 2013. (no parking lots being paved in 2014)
Roads includes
$210K for phase 2 – Hammond River road
$150K starting to widen Meenans cove road
$125K Pettingill road phase 1 (need to widen and fill in ditches to get ready for future sidewalks etc.)
$175K French Village Road
$75K Esdale
Others include..Franklin Dr, Wayne Ct, Blue Jay, Sandra Dr, Willowbriar, Leeswood, Rockefeller (0.4km), Executive Ave, Hampton Road expansion, and Millenium drive upgrades.
To get to the $389K increase we had to cut from other various budgets. The cuts were numerous, varying from staff positions, vehicles, programs, to town pins and council travel budgets. We looked at all line items.
We work on the budgets before we get our assessment #’s and generally expect assessments to increase minimally. But in 2014 this was not the case.
Now what does this all mean.
A few last bits of information
- Average assessments for 2014 in Quispamsis DECREASED -1.35% (first time ever)
- Appeals decreased total tax base by -0.41% (so a combined -1.76% with existing houses)
- With new growth and decreases.. … total assesments for 2014 = 0.52% (a record low)
So to hit the new budget of 1.66%.. it means that a tax rate increase by 1.85 cents.. or an increase of 1.52% vs 2013.
In the end, each resident will be paying about 0.17% (1.52% -1.35%) more in taxes in 2014 vs 2013.. or ~$4 more . Although the tax rate did not remain the same as 2013, what each resident will pay (on average) will be essentially flat vs 2013.
We still have work to do.. and will continue to examine all future requests and demands individually. Topics already brought up by council to look at in 2014 for future is COMEX subsidies (we now subsidize the bus route over $185K a year). We need a detailed understanding of current residents’ ridership, to understand what is sustainable long term
Staff also is continuing to look at ways to reduce the Q-Plex operating deficit. We made some more steps in 2014, but will continue to look for improvements in 2015 and beyond.
Thanks again for those that read this whole note.
I will continue to serve Quispamsis resident in 2014, to the best of my ability.
Any questions or concerns.. Please do not hesitate to message me or send me an email
Best regards
Kirk

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Dylan Walls
this post was previously removed for addressing REAL issues that apparently Saint John Newschaser doesn't want you to think about:

anybody else think it's ridiculous that our province and city has some of the highest poverty, unemployment, and teen pregnancy rates, the highest power and tax rates, make budget cuts on social services like medical and bus transportation and pour millions of dollars into pointless parking garages, sell our power companies to Quebec in order to pay off the power company's own debt, and just screw over the citizens in our province in general so a few people can sit upon a pile of cash living lavish lives while the rest of us suffer in squalor?
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Vicky Cole-Craft AMEN !!!
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Don Wilkins Is it that bad out there?
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Dylan Walls if it wasn't how come the majority of citizens who grow up in our "fair" city has one dream; to leave it!
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Jason Creamer It was removed because of the swearing, not for bringing up real issues. Besides if you want to rant about your opinion then please do it in the chat page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/452584714760689/ That is the chat page is there for.

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Sandra Marie Phillips if it was previously removed, im sure there was a reason for it. probably people fighting in the comments, which tends to get things removed. as far as your post, when did they sell the power company? also, you are mixing up city and province as far as where money comes/came from. the city doesn't have anything to do with cuts to medical services
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Dave Kierstead Crybaby admin takes this page wayyy too seriously
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Dylan Walls i can understand the swearing which is why i softened my vocabulary, but this is no rant. it's something on the mind of a lot of people that you can't just stow away in a chat room.
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Dylan Walls Sandra Marie Phillips there was only two comments made neither of which were hostile or vulgar in any way & actually in my previous post i had addressed our province as well but it's hard to recreate it word for word so my apologies. the money all circulates in the same direction and just because not ALL our funds come from within the city doesn't mean we can't handle them better or somebody in city council can't do something about what's going on.
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Chelsey Bosfet Vallis Agreed. The government does not listen to the people and our friends and loved ones all have to leave to get a job. The colleges and universities are educating people and saying they will have no problem getting a job to pay off the large debt these young kids have coming out and they all have to leave to do what they were educated for
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Suzy Jenkins Hansen Where did your statistics come from?
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Dylan Walls why don't you do a little research for yourself, you don't even live in Saint John!
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Dylan Walls this post was to get people thinking not answer everybody's questions. the whole point is for you to go out and look at the situation for YOURSELF not sit on your computer going on about how wrong i am and that it can't be THAT bad... or can it?
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Jason Creamer The biggest problem in this city is that the youth coming out of college or university aren't looking for jobs, they're looking for careers..which there are very few to none in this city. i'd love to actually know how many coming out of university or college are wanting 10 dollar an hour jobs. i bet if that is all they were expecting to get then they wouldn't have gone to university in the first place.
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Don Wilkins Well some do want to leave. That is about jobs and it has always been that way. When I was in high school 12 years ago the talk was to go out west and get a real job. I love saint john , as do others I think. Every city has its crap. I hear ya about wasted money though.
Peel PLaza!!!! Waste of money, energy, funds, everything. They could have used that money for something worthwhile then a brand new, practically empty, police station that looks like half of it is being used. If that. Either way , the place looks empty all the time. Probably cant even afford to run the place. That is probably one of the reasons they raised the criminal record check 25$ !!!! What a rip off...,oh wait. It takes so much effort to do a search that you need to pay 25 plus you need to pick it up at certain times. The people behind the desk look bored and disgusted that they are even there. What a farce.
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Dylan Walls so Jason why is there such a lack of work in the area? what are the youth supposed to do about it but leave? they aren't the problem, they're looking for a solution and to many it seems there is none to be found in this once-thriving city.
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Cassandra McLaughlin The thing about jobs is that people want to work, but you won't find anything unless you own it, or you have 10 experience in your field. Which is completely understandable. Honestly when I leave my college, I'm looking to make minimum wage because that's what you make when you start out. BUT, when you work up to your own name, you can make a lot more. I plan to become established myself, and then leave and come back.
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Cassandra McLaughlin Honestly, if you're from Quispamsis (I'm from Rothesay/Kingston) you feel the exact same way as if you live in SJ because everything interconnects.
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Jason Creamer The province years ago tried to cure it with Call center jobs and government subsidies but that has obviously failed when the government money ran out because the majority have packed up and moved out. There is no simple solution to this problem but the way that i look at it is that Saint John has always been an Industrial City and should probably go back to being that. The province should stop with the government money that is only a temporary band-aid and start investing and attracting businesses that want to be long term and invest in the local communities not just move in and suck up the resources and move out.
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Jason Creamer the other thing i think that needs to be addressed is that that City of Saint John is way too big in area for it's population, that right there kills budgets especially police, Fire, and City works.
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Dylan Walls actually Jason, the Maritimes were the last area in Canada to industrialize because we were a thriving ship-building community and were stuck on that while everywhere else went industrial. & we're a pretty small city compared to others. it's tough to find a job because everybody's looking for one
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Kenny Khan Dylan Walls!!! I love that you took the initive to speak up.....I think a lot of people from a generation before us don't evaluate our future as we do at a younger age......it about time we need change...... If someone was to ask me how saint john reflects towards other economies.....its got Bad Business written all over it......
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Kenny Khan No wonder we have no one investing in our city and our people.....extremely unfortunate for us......
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Kimberly Duffy-glazier what about the people who want to stay in saint john n.b. it is a quiet city we love it got to start building the city up why should you have to leave your family to make money bring it here just saying
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Dave Kierstead Nb needs to stop catering to Irving, grow a pair, and set up crown corps for the oil/nat gas reserves. Hire locals, and sell the resources for market prices...not what buyers think is "fair". Canada as a whole is failing, and all because of companies like Irving, who people think are saints!
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Dylan Walls every year the place we focus on looking the most beautiful is uptown, because of tourists. we allow slums to sit in squalor and roads in need of repair continue to make an appearance of grace in our community. when i see tourists i want to tell them "go up north, lower west, down south, heck look around east a bit. it isn't all this smoke and mirrors in front of you" and i should feel bad for thinking that about my own city right? or maybe the city should feel bad for teaching it's children to think like this. we should be looking to attract businesses and opportunities to make this city better all the time and not making it look good for tourist season
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Jason Creamer I wouldn't blame it on the Irvings, i would blame it primarily on the corrupt politicians over the years.
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Jason Creamer I agree Dylan, The uptown now is directed more towards tourists rather than it's own citizens, and it should be the other way around.
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Kimberly Duffy-glazier I agree irving has all kinds of money stop giving them tax payer money let them spend their own bs
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Dylan Walls Irving doesn't even pay taxes last time I was informed.
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Kayla Laskey what reallly
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Kimberly Duffy-glazier its a joke work your ass off for nothing
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Jason Creamer Well that's usually the way a company would invest in a city is by spending it's own money to expand or what not. Not do it on government and city hand outs
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Dave Kierstead Irving pays minimal taxes...but look who the politicians are, admin. Usually Irving relatives, or connected in some way
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Kimberly Duffy-glazier its always been the same rich get richer and poor get poorer
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Dylan Walls lots of corporations like Irving, Wal Mart, McDonalds, etc.. put money into charities which they don't disclose to the public and claim it so they don't have to pay taxes.. but sometimes those charities just pour the money right back into the corporation it came from.
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Kayla Laskey god our city sucks
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Jason Creamer It's not just the city that's in bad shape it's the entire province
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Greg Crowther Dylan? run for a government/city office..we need you, bro!
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Suzy Jenkins Hansen Be the Change!
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Dylan Walls our entire economy is in struggle. we are a debt-based society and as long as the higher-ups continue to live lavish lives of luxury they won't tend to us lesser peasants' needs as civilians they won't do anything about our issues because it doesn't affect them. what do you think happens with Slum landlords? they live offsite, usually in another part of the city or out of the city in general away from the area in disrepair. they ignore the cries of their tenants because it isn't their problem and the entire community suffers. think of Saint John as a Slum of Canada.
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Kimberly Duffy-glazier we need someone who is going to help our city not someone who is just going to fill their pocket
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Jason Creamer The worst of it is that the province is now in such a situation that it's looking for quick fixes, which we all know will not work nor last. Irving and Repsol thought the LNG plant here would be a great hit.. but even that never took off. A nice plant but totally under utilized. It was never used beyond 35% and if i'm not mistaken there was talks of turning it into something else.
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Dylan Walls all the quick-fixes in the world couldn't save us now. we need a new way of thinking. I'm not Liberal and I'm not Conservative or Communist or anything else; i'm just like all of you, a human being who looks at our city and wants to turn my head in disgust, BUT can't help but to look into the abyss of despair we've dug ourselves and wish and KNOW we could be something better.
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Ed Jennings Natural gas development and a pipeline filled with Canadian oil coming to our province won't hurt
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Michelle Merrett Maybe we should stop blaming and start doing. I think we all have the power to change the status quo. We might start by looking at change and progress in a positive way, instead of immediately blocking it at every turn. Listen and learn before judging something inappropriate or impossible. Foster growth and investment from outside, welcome business and business innovators and hear what they have to say. become open to change and growth, and embrace new opportunities first, learn everything there is to know about them, then if you disagree, reject them. Don't just go along, give change a chance:). Just a thought.
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Jason Creamer It won't hurt no.... but it'll bring a bunch of temporary jobs then after it's all established it will be a minimum crew employed which isn't much good in the long run
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Odie Barker THE MARITIMES SUCK !!!!!
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Kayla Laskey yuuuuuuuuup
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Kimberly Duffy-glazier maritimes don't suck the people running it does
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Dave Kierstead Michelle, we cannot continue to "foster growth and investment from outside"! We need to invest in ourselves! No more foreigners!!
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Dave S Hodgson we have the 3rd lowest power rates in canada and the lowest on the entire eastern seaboard
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Dave Kierstead Yet no Money to pay those "low" rates
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Dylan Walls the rate raises every year.
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Odie Barker When people would rather bum in front of a liquor store or live on welfare there's something wrong when there are a few jobs out there ........ That sucks !!!!
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Debbie Brewington We need more middle class jobs.
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Dylan Walls Debbie.. we don't have a middle class anymore.
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Dave S Hodgson Dylan Walls..this year was the first increasein 3 yrs...still the lowest
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Odie Barker Where's the pride & dignity ??????
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Dylan Walls Dave, what does that say about what the rest of Canada is paying?
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Odie Barker Middle class is what's supporting these provinces .........
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Kate Burbridge NB problems stem from a poor tax base. Not enough people are contributing to the tax base and the ones that are, are being bleed dry. Working a min wage job is almost as bad as not working. Your getting your taxes back and getting interest relief on loans nb student loans. People working out of province use our infrastructure but pay work taxes in another province(although I completely understand why they leave). I could go on....

Look to your leaders, whether it be local or provincial and hold them accountable. Don't make excused for them like "there's no money" cause of they want to get elected or stay in office they will find a way.

Short term make work projects work, but the problems is no long term solution follows.

I would be hesitantly to blame Irving. The economic spinoff from them alone keeps the province running.
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Dave S Hodgson im just pointing out the fact we do not have the highest power rates...no where near
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Michelle Merrett Oh my Dave Kierstead, I can't even get into another doomsday prophecy discussion with you;) lol. I just made a positive, affirmative statement, that's all. If you can't think globally, then I'm afraid your world is very small indeed, and to me, that's just sad. And sadly, I am very tired, and retiring for the evening. You carry on though:)
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Mark Huestis Higher wages may look great in Western Canada but do they compensate for the higher cost of living? And I like the laid back slower Maritime lifestyle.
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Dave Kierstead Irving's monopoly is one of the reasons nb is the way it is. Anybody who commends Irving for "providing" jobs needs to close their eyes and picture nb with some competition!
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Alexandra Baxter we definitely have a middle class......and it's carrying the weight of the province...catching no breaks and paying for people to sit home on assistance
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Dave S Hodgson true mark...my cousin just purchased a bungalow in calgary for $1.2 million...some deal
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Dave Kierstead Yes mark, it makes up for it
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Debbie Brewington every place has a middle working class
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Kevin Saunders Middle class? Lol we have a class that tries to lead middle class lives but live in debt and poverty like most else
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Dave Kierstead Although the gov here is just as pathetic and failing the middle class just as much as there
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Kevin Saunders We have the goverment recipient class, low class , not enough middle class to count and we have upper class
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Dylan Walls the truth is you aren't working for yourself, you work for the corporation which employs you; they own you.
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Debbie Brewington Its doesn't matter where u live. Its all basicaly the same
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Dave S Hodgson we have one of the lowest cost of living in canada
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Dave Kierstead Although with better money management, it could be better, I have a much better life then nb could have offered
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Kevin Saunders Yes Debbie , corrupt politicians that cut back door deals to line their own pockets , and r able to vote to give themselves raises
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Dave Kierstead You must have a great job, Dave
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Susan Wall I have a question: Dylan, what would your generation do about it and are you willing to make changes?
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Debbie Brewington We need more industry and factories
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Ricky Lenovo It's raining out....must be Irving's fault.
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Debbie Brewington they should at least give us some umbrellas lol
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Alexandra Baxter We waste too much money in this province...and it's the "middle class" who pays for it deeply. I have a great job, did 4 years of university for it....work faithfully...live within my means and still sometimes have to live payday-to-payday. I loose a ton in income tax and have gotten zero assistance from "the system" when I needed it...but yet I have to pay for people to leech off it consistently...it infuriates me to no end
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Sandi Sheppard Yes Dave K., he does.
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Kevin Saunders Alexandra u hit the nail on the head, leeching off the system is a huge problem here
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Dylan Walls Susan Wall my generation wants to leave Saint John behind because it sees the city as a sack of shit.. if I knew anything about politics or felt like I could make a difference I would stay and fight for change but we grow up thinking we can't. "that's just the way the world works i guess" we say to ourselves and continue to let our planet die. continue to build factories and pollute to produce work for our so-called "economy".. the entire western society is in disarray and no matter how much you bring it to your so-called leaders' attention no change will be made. be your own leaders! be your own revolution!
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Alexandra Baxter lol Kevin..I start pounding that nail every 2nd Thursday when I open my pay stub
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Nicole Marshall Dylan where on earth are you getting your statistics from? I was under the notion that the western part of our country had the highest teenage pregnancy rate as well as child poverty. Please correct me if I am wrong as I would love to see your numbers. I have been across Canada and I have settled here in NB 8 yrs ago and did not think it was that bad.
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Colleen Fawcett I am in the same boat Alexandra...you took the words right out of my mouth
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Debbie Brewington Its only as bad as we make it.
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Kevin Saunders Hey nice pic Colleen Fawcett hey hun lol
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Susan Wall Dylan, you totally contradicted yourself. Either you fight for change or you don't. Either you make change and be your own leader or you don't. Which is it?
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Laura Jane Gordon Saint John does have one of the highest teen pregnancy rates per capita in Canada, the only other places higher are located in the north, the terrirtories and such. I am unsure about poverty rates, tho.
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Alexandra Baxter Nicole...he is right...we do have the highest teen pregnancy rate, obesity rate.....and another fun fact..the highest rate of gall stones lol
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Kate Burbridge I agree Alexandra but I think the leeches are everywhere BUT when you increase the tax base with GOOD paying jobs the province in turn has more money. The province needs to stop making it so hard for companies to set up shop.
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Dylan Walls Susan i'm Seventeen what am i supposed to do? THIS is my fight right here.
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Dave S Hodgson what does this accomplish?
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Alexandra Baxter you're so right Kate
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Nicole Marshall http://www.cbc.ca/.../b-c-has-highest-child-poverty-rate...
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Laura Jane Gordon Discussing on a fb group meant to post breaking news is your fight? If you want to make a change to SJ, you need to get out and get involved in the community. Volunteer with local community groups, start going to council meetings, learn what you can about local politics.
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Dylan Walls it gets people thinking.
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Mark Huestis For years Irving paid 1% of the going water rate in the city. This motivated my dad to run for Council in 1977. He won but died before being sworn in. Another example is the 25 million we lost in tax on the LNG deal. When challenged they always threaten to go elsewhere. They hate competition.
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Dave S Hodgson so.does beer and hockey
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Thomas Dorey Ok...Issue #1...Can anyone imagine this City without the Irvings. Usually people that complain about the Irvings are the people that can not get jobs with Irving. They are picky in who they hire and guess what...they have drug screening. Issue #2...Call Centers. The call centers are going under because of the increase in the Canadian Dollar...at $10.00/hr back a few years ago, it translated in a US wage of about $7.00-$8.00/hr. Most jobs and centers are leaving because of the cost of human resources in wages. Call centers when they were implemented was just a starting point for a what was then a thriving Technology market. We had a change of Government from the McKenna Liberals to the Conservatives who focused on low paying Tourist industries. Issue #3...Governments do NOT create jobs or should they. Sustainable jobs are created through the private sector like they have done in Moncton. Moncton has done much better at attracting business because they are open for business. Every time a business moves into this city, the NIMBY activists protest until they shut it down. Issue #4...we could have a thriving Oil and Natural Gas market but exploration is being stemmed province wide again by activists. What exploration company would want to do business here if they know they will be met with so much resentment? Issue #5...Just because you have spent money on an education, does it mean you DESERVE a job? Getting a job takes work ethic and yes...work. Issue #6...Go where the jobs are. There are tons of people leaving here for out west and finding very well paying jobs in the industry our provincial activists are protesting against. Issue #7...By the shear make up of an industrial city...we leave ourselves open to Boom and Bust Cycles. What we need to do is concentrate on companies who will come here and stay. Unfortunately they will need to deal with our unions who are so ingrained in this city that no one wants to hire them...and also the NIMBY activists. Issue #8...the reason your post was removed because making an intelligent point is diminished to zero by using improper, inflammatory land vulgar language as I saw in your first post...I wouldn't hire you. You would be an employment risk to the representation of my company and brand.
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Laura Jane Gordon You need to be the change you want to see in the world. Talking won't change it, you have to get out and do.
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Susan Wall Educate yourself to the fullest. Learn all you can and use your knowledge to execute change without creating chaos.
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Dylan Walls hey maybe some day you'll see my name on the side of the road for election; who knows! til then i need to at least graduate before anybody's gonna listen to me
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Laura Jane Gordon Teens all over the world are making a difference when they see a need. Yes, you need to graduate. You need education. But you CAN start now. Get involved now.
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Dave S Hodgson if you want to help dont become a politician lol
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Nicole Marshall We are listening and communicating now so you are doing a great job!
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Sandi Sheppard We can all go up to King Square and carry protest posters. That will certainly create jobs. Its fine to say everything sucks but post a solution. Also bring beer and hockey sticks for Dave.
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Alexandra Baxter And Alex...I could use a beer!
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Debbie Brewington what are we protesting ? lol
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Kayla Laskey did someone say beer
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Susan Wall Yes, Dylan, get yourself involved and be a sponge. Help whenever you can and learn from the best.
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Sandi Sheppard As for Irving paying a water rate of 1%, I am sure the percentage of wages in this city that they provide is slightly higher than that.
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Dylan Walls and apparently it is breaking news to some who sit inside keeping to themselves with their televisions and computer screens and cell phones and toasters microwaves and heated loveseats to forget about the world around them.
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Sandi Sheppard Protest the fact that we sit on our buts and do nothing but say that someone has to do something
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Dave S Hodgson you can get aheated loveseat????
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Debbie Brewington lol heated love seats??? wtf
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Dylan Walls ok heated loveseats are a bit upper class but you get my point
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Dave S Hodgson there you go dylan....invent them...become rich
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Ricky Lenovo Take ownership of your situation and problems and do something to make a difference. Irving's built an empire are here to stay......deal with it or move!
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Kayla Laskey i protest a beer
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Debbie Brewington see people just rant lol
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Sandi Sheppard bum warmers for hockey mamas will do the trick.
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Sandi Sheppard Ill match your beer and add a vodka and orange.
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Mark Huestis Wow! The Irvings need employees to run their businesses and make a profit. Sure get a volume user discount on water but 1%? When a new newspaper tried to open in Woodstock they encouraged advertisers not to use it. The LNG tax deal cost Mayor Mac Farlane his job.
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Jamie Nyers I knew there was a way in saying what i was thinking
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Dylan Walls some of us just rant because we have nothing better to do, don't know what to do. and you may rant now, but some day soon you may take a step back at your life and let it all sink in that something must be done; every single one of us. and some of us will act upon it.
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Kayla Laskey ok!!
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Sandi Sheppard Dylan, dont the bum warmers seem like a good idea to you?
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Mark Huestis And their union record is dismal. Families were pitted against each other during the refinery strike.
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Sandi Sheppard And who came out the looser
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Dylan Walls why would i want a bum warmer when there's a homeless man sitting in the rain outside my window?
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Debbie Brewington I need a shovel
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Sandi Sheppard Tell him to to Grace Church oposite the St. Jos. Hospital. They have a program there "out of the cold"It is for homeless men. Also give the poor sad soul a cup of coffee.
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Kayla Laskey oh nice
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Dave Kierstead I didn't have any training to get a job with Irving, so I left, Ricky. Now I'm a journeyman, and bust my ass. I do well, and Irving can suck it!
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Thomas Dorey Dylan Walls...I grew up in poverty. I am not rich but I pay my bills...raised three kids...am employed...and I did it in this city. I don't work for Irving. There is a thriving IT sector in this city who can not find workers to fill positions and are importing workers. Innovatia is looking for 47 new people...Centerbeam and most of the Tech centers are all looking for qualified workers that they can not find locally. What everyone expects coming out of college and University is to make 60K-110K/annum. This is not going to happen here.
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Meghan O'Brien I was only out of university for 3 months before I landed a career...that's the whole point of going to school...
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Sandi Sheppard Several members of my family have been employed with Irving and some still are. I dont hear them whining about jobs and pay stubs.
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Ricky Lenovo Well Dave, you solidified my point. Deal with it or move. You moved. Good for you!
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Sandi Sheppard So it was Irvings fault that you didnt have training?
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Debbie Brewington boy irving gets a lot of opinions going
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Sandi Sheppard Anything that goes wrong in this city is the Irvings fault.,
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Meghan O'Brien If it wasn't for Irving half the city would be gone or on welfare . Quit your whining and jealously you can't work for them
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Mark Huestis I have been employed by Irving. Heck my first cousin is married to Arthur Irving. They are not the only corporate welfare bum who will not pay their fair share of taxes and therin lies a problem.
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Debbie Brewington and why is that?
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Thomas Dorey I worked the LNG project...it took bringing in workers from outside the province because what would have taken the local unions 14 weeks to complete was done in three. And yes...too bad you don't have the training...get the freakin training. How is this Irvings fault?
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Mark Huestis Love them or hate them I guess.
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Meghan O'Brien Beggars can't be choosers anymore in this city
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Sandi Sheppard When building Lepreau they had to bring in United Engineers from Kentucky because we didnt have the trained people here. They advertised across Canada three times first.
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Dylan Walls why do we need Irving? we have plenty of eco-friendly ways of harnessing power and don't need to use Oil or fossil fuels. Irving helps the economy where it can but in the long run hurts our environment.
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Sandi Sheppard Well, lets get rid of the whole Irving tribe. We will breath fresher air but will starve.
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Mark Huestis In this group when you express a dissenting opinion you are a whiner.
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Thomas Dorey Find me a current fuel that will run my car economically and environmentally friendly right now?
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Meghan O'Brien Save the birds and oceans but live on welfare....hmmmm
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Dylan Walls i'm saying we should stop RELYING on companies like Irving and look within ourselves as a city for other ways of income. Irving shouldn't be the first thing that pops into everyone's mind when they thing about jobs or economy or pollution
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Meghan O'Brien Lolol
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Sandi Sheppard If I look within myself I sure as hell will have a hard time explaining why I wanted to get rid of the biggest salary provider in the city or Maritimes for that matter.
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Thomas Dorey Good then lets attract the private sector to do that...but wait...will it block my veiw of the bay with telephone poles which was the last protest faced by a metal recycler who moved to this city
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Sandi Sheppard As to look within ourselves be more specific.
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Alexandra Baxter as nice as that would be...it's a pipe dream
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Vaughn Lacombe-morrison Irving has built this city and put it on the map and I thank him for that people around here are to lazy to get off there ass and work....
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Graham Macnab Eco friendly ways of harnessing power... The start up cost of such projectswould be astronomical. In a province as broke as we are this will never happen.
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Sandi Sheppard It is like when a person has a serious problem people say "ill pray for you" or Im here for you" or "thinking of you in your hour of need". Noone ever comes up with a sensible solution
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Sandi Sheppard Dylan Walls did you go out and tell that man about Out of the Cold?
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Thomas Dorey Oh an what about the Quarry that was put out of business because of the increase in truck traffic? they were non Irving.
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Dylan Walls Sandi the homeless man was metaphorical but next time I do see someone sleeping outside i'll let them know about it thanks!
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Alexandra Baxter Vaughn Lacombe-morrison.....you took the words right out of my mouth!
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Mark Huestis They are the biggest salary provider because they are the biggest company and need employees to make profit. Walmart is a huge employer in the States also but I decry the treamtent of their employees.
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Sandi Sheppard o.k. but keep them in mind folks.
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Debbie Brewington drama queen
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Sandi Sheppard They dont care about drugs and booze. It is taken from them when they go in and given back to them when they leave. They are not there for rehab, just to keep them from freezing to death
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Sandi Sheppard Mark - thats apples and oranges
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Mark Huestis I think it is a great analogy.
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Sandi Sheppard Walmart employees can only dream of making the salaries that are paid by the Irving Companies.
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Dave Kierstead it wasn't irvings fault i did not have training, it is the nb gov fault for allowing them to be such a monopoly that i had no choice but to go elsewhere. i knew what i wanted to do, and i knew it would be beneficial to irving, yet they chose to not give me a chance
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Dylan Walls maybe Irving should be looking into new ways of producing power, they are the rich and powerful with what it takes to make change aren't they? they could switch over to something else and eventually forget about oil but there is much money to be made in oil and even though we've got the technology to produce eco-friendly cars we're in a society that's dependency on oil means big bucks for oil corporations. why do you think car companies like Ford scrap ideas for electricity-run cars, and why it costs so much to get a hybrid? why does it cost so much to buy healthy food vs junk food?
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Sandi Sheppard I always felt that I had to get my own training and never thought to ask the government to pay for it.
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Dave Kierstead irving gets too good of a deal, at the taxpayers expense
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Dylan Walls but if Irving stays strictly oil that's their own decision as a corporation. you can't sit outside their front lawn with picket sticks saying "YOU'RE BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT GO GREEN" and expect them to listen.. it takes numbers to change a businessman's mind.
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Dylan Walls but alls i'm saying to irving is why have competition when you can be your own competition
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Dave Kierstead i never wanted them to pay for it…i payed my own training… but the trades require an apprenticeship, and irving doesn't need apprentices
29 minutes ago · Like

Sandi Sheppard Dave darlin, you live in a dream world.
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Dave Kierstead are you an irving, sand?
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Alexandra Baxter I'm far less concerned with the Irvings and more concerned with the abuse of social assistance.....Irving employs a great deal of this city.
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Dylan Walls the Irvings live in a dream world, actually. we live in the nightmare.
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Dave Kierstead sandi, sry
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Dave S Hodgson irving is a corporation not a family
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Dylan Walls there is a family of irvings there though smart one.
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Thomas Dorey Dylan...Electric Cars...they run on Batteries....that are not very environmentally friendly to produce or dispose of. Plus they do not get the distance required...and they need to be changed out periodically. The only viable replacement fuel available at this time is Natural Gas.
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Mark Huestis Amen to that Dave Kierstead. After winning the multi billion dollar shipbuilding contract in Halifax they received a government GRANT of half a billion for startup costs.
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Sandi Sheppard Absolutely not. But I know them quite well and a good number of my family have worked for them and some still do. I know how they have been talked about buit no one mentions things like taking people to Boston for medical care, or Irving nature park or finishing paying for empire theatre when they ran out of money, etc.
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Alexandra Baxter IMO...Yes they do get a big break and reap great profit...but they also put money in many Saint Johners wallets, food on tables and so on...on the other hand.....social assistance is a leaking money pit....Not in reference to the few individuals how may actually NEED it
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Dylan Walls Irving isn't our city's problem. The way our government handles our funding and social programs is.
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Dave Kierstead and this is why things will never change, dylan. when you are ready to head west, get in touch. leave the dummies to their precious irving and tons of money for training themselves…with no job oppertunities
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Sandi Sheppard Little dementia here? Irving said of the union horse shit didnt stop he would move his ship building to Halifax and guess what.
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Dave Kierstead all tax breaks, sandi
24 minutes ago · Like

Alexandra Baxter BAM! Dylan you just smashed the nail on the head
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Sandi Sheppard Do you think when they take people for medical care in their private plane on the condition they receiver doesnt tell who did it it is for taxes.?
23 minutes ago · Like

Sandi Sheppard Give your head a shake. Your brains are stuck.
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Thomas Dorey You are right Dylan...lets get rid of Social Assistance...worst @#$% program on the face of this province. Make anyone who can work...WORK!! And...Yes...get rid of the Unions...why should someone get $25.00 /hr for sweeping floors?
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Dave Kierstead my brains are 5000km away from my friends and family…because irving doesn't see training as a benefit to the corp
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Mark Huestis Welfare abuse is a problem? Give me a break! Corporate welfare abuse maybe. After working 42 years I make 557 a month on welfare due to my health. Who would want to live on that? Yes there probably is a small amount of abuse but it is not widespread. Honestly some in here sound like American Tea Partiers.
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Thomas Dorey Why spend money on YOUR training Dave? what have you done for them?
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Dave Kierstead anything irving does out of their own pocket is for tax breaks or publicity
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Thomas Dorey I agree Meghan...go on assistance...pop a couple fatherless kids and you are set for life.
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Alexandra Baxter Like I said mark...perhaps if that system wasn't so abused...individuals who truly needed the help would receive more help. You know as well as anyone there are MANY ppl who collect welfare but are perfectly capable to work
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Dave Kierstead what have i done? well, look at the foreign tradesmen they brought in for the lng…on a fake "shortage of skilled labour". i could have helped that void
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Debbie Brewington Really Thomas?
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Meghan O'Brien Pjs and iPhones for days
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Thomas Dorey Um no Dave...the local Unions were so slow and ineffective that they HAD to bring in foreign workers...I worked there
18 minutes ago · Like

Alexandra Baxter unfortunately that is a large truth here...work with the public...it will quickly turn you sour fast and open your eyes to what really goes on.
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Dave Kierstead its all profits, guys. if irving cared, they would pay fair taxes. the make billions, yet pay next to nothing. sure they make jobs, but do you honestly think none would come in if they shut down??
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Sandi Sheppard They did employ a lot of out of towners at L N G but only because they couldnt get the skilled workers here.
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Dave Kierstead how is that their choice, thomas?
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Dave Kierstead its our country!
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Mark Huestis Keep up the insults Sandi to those who don't agree with you. Yes Irving has performed some charitable acts. Peanuts compared to the billions in tax breaks the City and Province has lost over the years. Union horeshit? It is because of unions that non union workers enjoy the minimum employment standards they get today.
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Dave Kierstead and yes sandi…why no skilled workers???
16 minutes ago · Like

Thomas Dorey And the Unions have priced themselves out of work....How strong can a union be in Saint John with almost all of their workers on EI or Social Assistance.
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Sandi Sheppard And that is only in N B Mark? That is everywhere in North America.
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Dave Kierstead irving should be charged with treason for bringing foreigners to do our work! train the citizens!
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Sandi Sheppard Union members do better then Non union. That is the way it is.
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Thomas Dorey Unions are dinosaurs in a global market place where replacement workers can be brought in cheaper and work MUCH harder
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Alexandra Baxter Dave...if that's the case than so should Quebec for trying to separate...
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Sandi Sheppard I never belonged to a union in my life but without a particular union I wouldnt be sitting on my lazy butt in a nice warm house and taking trips down south. They look after their own.
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Thomas Dorey Why Dave...for $25.00/hr to hide in construction trailers..not show up for work...then not work when they get there?
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Dave Kierstead you can have that scab mentality, thomas. its one of the things that failed nb to begin with
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Dave Kierstead yes thomas, cause irving still makes billions when we do
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Thomas Dorey No...do you know how many construction jobs are on the go here WITHOUT Unions...tons...and they won't hire UNION workers
12 minutes ago · Like

Mark Huestis Yes it is all over North America that there are corporate welfare bums. It spawned the Occupy movement. 95% of wealth controlled by 2%. How many billions do you need?
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Thomas Dorey OK..where in North America is it illegal to make a profit?
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Alexandra Baxter ughhh I could use a nice billion
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Dave Kierstead i don't know, thomas. its all foreigners manning these wonderful jobs!
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Kevin Saunders One of the Biggest things that upset me bout welfare and the goverment is there's no incentive to get off it, handouts lead to more handouts .. Couple winters ago I was laid off and on unemployment, worked since I had a paper route whenever I could ( i...See More
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Dave Kierstead Weekends
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation...See More
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Thomas Dorey Yes and they should...they work cheaper
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Debbie Brewington mayb we should look at how they became so rich
10 minutes ago · Like

Thomas Dorey and harder
9 minutes ago · Like

Dave Kierstead thats what unions do
9 minutes ago · Like · 1

Thomas Dorey and more efficient
9 minutes ago · Like

Dave Kierstead ungreatful
9 minutes ago · Like · 1

Dave Kierstead i hope people are reading this, thomas
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Sandi Sheppard K C Irving didnt start out rich nor did he come from a wealthy background.
9 minutes ago · Like · 1

Dave Kierstead foreigners deserve our construction jobs? cause canadians are lazy???
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Ed Jennings I'm glad to see there's someone here who realizes what the Unions have brought us ALL !!
8 minutes ago · Like · 1

Kevin Saunders Love the free healthcare and prescription , dental , eye coverage welfare has too
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Sandi Sheppard a lot are Dave.
8 minutes ago · Like

Dave Kierstead pathetic
8 minutes ago · Like

Alexandra Baxter Kevin...don't forget the free ambulance rides...
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Thomas Dorey What Dave...really...thank you for all your PAST contributions...now they are legislation. It still does not in any way condone a person with a grade 7 education pushing a broom and making $25.00/hr
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Kelly Ann Webb Unions do serve a purpose, and I never thought that until I went into a union environment from the private sector.
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Dave Kierstead i hope dylan is seeing it too
7 minutes ago · Like

Ed Jennings Why doesn't it ,Thomas ?
7 minutes ago · Like · 1

Sandi Sheppard Now that I have pissed everyone off, I think I shall leave now and go watch my big T V and curl up in my warm chair provided by my husbands union and their care for me after he passed.
6 minutes ago · Like · 3

Dave Kierstead yes…why not?
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Dave S Hodgson tbomas...if unions were to leave those legislations woukdnt last a month
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Kelly Ann Webb Excuse Me Thomas, but do you know how many hours they may have had to wash dish, to get to push that broom?
6 minutes ago · Like · 1

Thomas Dorey Because work should be based on task and education...
6 minutes ago · Like

Alexandra Baxter Sandi.....do you have a heated love seat??? lol
6 minutes ago · Like

Dave Kierstead they are barely lasting WITH unions…because of people like thomas!
5 minutes ago · Like · 2

Thomas Dorey So what..the wage does not match the task
5 minutes ago · Like

Debbie Brewington I lost the plot
5 minutes ago · Like · 1

Sandi Sheppard no I have a furnace that pumps through 13,000. in oil per year. Thank god for tenants.
4 minutes ago · Like · 1

Dave Kierstead everyone deserves as much as they can get. does irvings wage match their task…or are they just lucky enough to be in control?
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Kevin Saunders True Alexandra I could go on forever, my mother died of cancer while my father that worked his ass off since he was 10-12 yrs old (started out working in the woods) was pay upwards of 900 dollars a month for meds for my mom while a recipient just calls their "worker" lol
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Thomas Dorey If industry is moving away from the city and yes...because of the unions...then what are ya'll whining about?
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Sandi Sheppard I go now, but I shall return.
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Mark Huestis You don't have to be on welfare to get a healthcard. I am tired of poor bashing. Old age pensions and supplement are welfare. We never paid into them. But when you turn 65 you are respectable. Why do people begrudge the poorest in society any benefits at all?
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Kelly Ann Webb The unions are sending people all over Canada to work???
3 minutes ago · Like

Alexandra Baxter oooh Kevin.....I work in the ER, I could rant for HOURS lol
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Dave Kierstead they shouldn't be allowed to leave the city, thomas. build it here if you want to do business here
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Ed Jennings If you take out the janitors from an establishment,it doesn't take long for the whole place to shut down..It's just like a wall take out the bottom and the entire thing falls down
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Kelly Ann Webb There are over 13,000 people employed by Horizon Health Network in New Brunswick.
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Thomas Dorey My wife is one of them at Horizon Kelly.
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Kelly Ann Webb Good point Ed, I wouldn't want to be in the hospital without them.
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Thomas Dorey But the task matches the wage
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Dave Kierstead wanna answer my question, thomas?
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Kelly Ann Webb Well then what is your problem? Do you know how hard it is do that all day, is physical labor vs. something else?
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Thomas Dorey Who leave the City Dave?
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Dave Kierstead come again?
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Jason Creamer OK now that we're approaching 300 posts i'm going to move this to chat. The discussion can be continued there.
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Thomas Dorey The Irvings...hehehehe. If I was looking for a place to do a project...where I didn't need to deal with Saint John Unions...I would leave the City too
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Ed Jennings Just because it dorsn't require a high level education,doesn't mean it's not an important task and that person doesn't need a living wage for their family...It's thinking like that that makes unions as important as ever
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Jason Creamer https://www.facebook.com/groups/452584714760689/

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Keith Maber This isn't news
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Dave Kierstead good. the city would be better off without you
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Debbie Brewington lol Jason yr room has become a news/debate place.
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Thomas Dorey But I am working in this city and you aren't Dave...hehehehehe
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Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
Enclosed below are the latest media advisory and news release from EMO and NB Power that were issued today in conjunction with the press conference:


http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/multimedia/mmrenderer.2013.12.2013-12-31_1.JPG.html

Ice storm recovery

The provincial emergency operations centre remains activated. There, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) continues to co-ordinate its emergency response through its regional co-ordinators. They co-ordinate the distribution of supplies such as water, firewood, kerosene and other necessities for delivery to the Canadian Red Cross and community-run shelters/warming centres. Premier David Alward participated in a briefing session today in Fredericton.

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/public_alert.2013.12.1321.html


Public Advisories & Alerts
NB Power
Public Safety and Solicitor General

Ice storm update / Prolonged cold weather advisory

31 December 2013

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Public Safety's Emergency Measures Organization issued the following prolonged cold weather advisory today:

Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures to remain very cold for the next few days. Extreme wind chill warnings remain in effect for parts of the province.

During the prolonged cold, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is encouraging people to check on their neighbours, especially anyone who might be vulnerable. Pets should be brought indoors.

People should never use charcoal or gas barbecues, camping equipment or home generators inside their homes because they produce carbon monoxide that can be life threatening. Portable heaters may also pose a carbon monoxide danger. The use of torches to warm frozen pipes is strongly discouraged.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings. A list of weather warnings is available from Environment Canada online.

Ice storm recovery

The provincial emergency operations centre remains activated. There, the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization continues to co-ordinate its emergency response through its regional co-ordinators. They co-ordinate the distribution of supplies such as water, firewood, kerosene and other necessities for delivery to the Canadian Red Cross and community-run shelters/warming centres.

Warming centres / shelters

Warming centres / shelters remain open in areas affected by power outages. At these centres, people can get warm, get a meal and find a place to sleep.

The following list includes warming centres and shelters that remain open. This list is subject to change, and each site could serve different needs, so people should always contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597 to be directed to the appropriate site.

● Quispamsis: Quispamsis Civic Centre, 12 Civic Dr. (open until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31).
● Oak Bay: Fire Department, Route 170 (warming centre and command and co-ordination centre).
● Harvey Station: Harvey Fire Department, Route 3.
● St. George: Magaguadavic Place, 11 J.O. Spinney Dr.

Additional centres are on standby if needed

There is also help for persons running low on supplies such as fire wood or kerosene. Contact the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization toll-free at 1-800-561-4034.

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization is co-ordinating with NB Power to identify priority areas and to arrange for equipment to help crews reach difficult areas. Crews continue to work to restore power as soon as possible. For updates on power outages, visit the NB Power website.

Department of Social Development

For clients in affected areas who are running out of food, the Department of Social Development is encouraging them to contact their case managers. Non-clients in emergency situations may contact the department and will be assessed case-by-case.

Telephone contacts:

● Daytime: Saint John region, from Sussex to St. Stephen: 1-866-441-4340.
● Daytime: McAdam and Harvey Station: 1-866-444-8838.
● After-hours: 1-800-442-9799.

The Department of Health (public health) advises that all perishable food left in refrigerators more than 24 hours without electricity should be discarded. Frozen foods left in a freezer will stay frozen for a few days without electricity if the door is kept shut. These products can be refrozen if ice crystals are still present.

New Brunswickers are reminded to have everything they need for at least 72 hours following a storm. This includes preparing an emergency kit for home and car; knowing what to do during power outages; and knowing how to stay safe during an emergency.

An emergency kit should include food, water, batteries, battery-powered radio, first-aid supplies and any special items such as prescriptions, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities.

For information about what to do during and immediately after a power outage, visit the Get Prepared website.

LINKS:

● Get Prepared
● NB Power
● Environment Canada (public alerts)
● Driving conditions

31-12-13

Media Contact(s)
New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, 1-800-561-4034
Paul Bradley, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-453-2994, paul.bradley@gnb.ca

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 (05:00:00 PM)
So yesterday, we're listening to local OTTAWA CBC news and a story comes on about someone in QUISPAMSIS making dinner on their Hibachi on the front lawn due to power outages.






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