Boisvenue loses lawsuit against town of St. Stephen

From The Saint Croix Courier, June 15, 1988


Mr. Justice Robert Higgins has rendered a decision on the former town manager Roch Boisvenue’s lawsuit against the Town of St. Stephen, in favor of the town.

“In my view there was evidence of dishonesty, abuse of authority and intemperate conduct to such a degree that Mr. Boisvenue’s dismissal was completely justified,” says the Court of Queen’s Bench judge in a written decision dated Monday.

Boisvenue filed a suit against the town in April, 1987, charging his dismissal from his job as town manager, in November, 1986, was without cause.

Mayor Billy MacCready said the council and taxpayers “have been held hostage for the past two years. I hope now we can get on with our lives and get on with achieving the goals we have for this area.”

Is no agriterminal news good for Bayside?


Negotiations are ongoing,” but there’s no decision yet on whether a proposed agriterminal will be built at the port here or in Saint John, says Charlotte West MLA Reid Hurley.

Agriculture Minister Alan Graham visited the Bayside port and met with port officials in March.

The agriterminal, a temperature-controlled warehouse for potatoes and other food stuffs, and for both imports and exports, would boost shipping business at Bayside, complementing the $9 million expansion that is presently underway.

In hot pursuit


The Pennfield dragway was not the place to be last Tuesday if you were intent on outrunning the law. RCMP officers from all over the province converged on the old Second World War airstrip to practice high speed driving maneuvers.

Journey’s End won’t build this year


Journey’s End motels will not build a new motel here this year, but construction may take place next year.

The motel chain has purchased land off King Street and Chocolate Drive, near the Charlotte Mall, for a 70-unit motel.

The company had planned to begin construction this year for a 1989 opening. A spokesman for the company said several factors had come into play which caused them to delay their plans. The company will hold onto the land and “possibly” begin construction in 1989.

Western Charlotte has LSD committee


More than 50 residents from St. James and St. Stephen parishes met here on May 31 to elect a five-man advisory committee for the newly-formed local service district of Western Charlotte.

Local municipal services rep Doug Henderson chaired the meeting, which saw Jerome Connick voted in as chairman, Mark McShane as secretary, and Norman Pomeroy, Charles Connick and Olin Marshall the other committee members.

60 Years Ago – 1958

Guests as “juniors”

Time for Juniors” last Thursday night was of interest to Black’s Harbour residents when Brenda Bradford, Trudy Troy and Mason Mitchell were guests on the Juniors program. Brenda and Mason, accompanied by Mrs. Edmund Bradford played their violin duet which won them high marks in the festival recently in St. Stephen.


A color photo of Seal Cove featured on the cover of the May issue of Reader’s Digest included two boys in a dory. The two have now been identified in the rather small photo section as Buddy McLaughlin, Seal Cove, and Alan Anderson of Saint John, who summers here with his grandparents, Capt. And Mrs. Donald Wilcox.

The N.B. Travel Bureau has had several thousands of these covers printed, a special message placed on the inside, and is using them as additional tourist literature for the Island and the province.

90 Years Ago – 1928

Allan McDonald, who has been overseer in the finishing department at the cotton mill for nearly 25 years, has tendered his resignation and he will be succeeded by Charles Parks, who has been second hand in the room.


The board of school trustees held a meeting Monday night and decided to build an addition to the high school building by which the classroom will be greatly enlarged.


Bruno Kalish hopes to be making brick in the coming week. The long wet weather during part of May delayed the time of commencing two or three weeks.