Boisvenue says in court he still wants his job back

From The Saint Croix Courier of March 9, 1988

Despite his absence of more than a year, former St. Stephen town manager Roch Boisvenue still says he wants his job back. The trial between Boisvenue and the town of St. Stephen got underway in Court of Queen’s Bench here yesterday morning before Judge Robert Higgins. Boisvenue was suspended from his job as town manager by the town council in July of 1986. Asked by his lawyer Joel Hansen if he still hoped to continue his career as a municipal administrator, Boisvenue replied, “I hope to go back to the town of St. Stephen. If not there, some other municipality. But my hope is to go back to the town of St. Stephen.”

Star-Kist targets May for opening date

BAYSIDE – A shortage in the world supply of tuna has Star-Kist Canada Inc. officials looking at a target date of no later than May for the resumption of processing at the tuna plant. Plant manager Gunnar Rollefsen said there is a scarcity of tuna right now but he said tuna supply is cyclical and, in the world market for tuna, the situation is not unusual. He said they would prefer to purchase the yellowfin species and are competing with the Europeans and particularly the Spaniards for this species. In the meantime Rollefsen said training programs for 200 of the company’s employees are continuing to the end of this week.

Dalfen’s mall project stalled, both sides are awaiting word

The Dalfen’s mall project appears to be at a standstill as developer and government each appear to be waiting for the other to make the next move. Company president Murray Dalfen said he has heard nothing from government on his application for provincial approval of the 100,000-square-foot mall complex he planned to build on Route 1, on a site just outside St. Stephen. Dalfen had applied for government approval to build a complex that would include his own Dalfen’s family clothing store, other retail space, a supermarket and a zoo.

Miti Mart moves to Budd Avenue

Business should improve at the Miti Mart, the manager predicted Monday, as the department store was relocated over the weekend to a larger and more accessible building. Store manager Brian Hastey says the store was moved from its Milltown Boulevard location into the building that used to house Print ‘n Press on Budd Avenue, because it afforded more room, a parking lot and no stairs. Hastey said the store gained 1,800 square feet.

Scallopers pleased with minister Young’s support

GRAND MANAN – Scallop fishermen here are “very pleased” that provincial Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Doug Young has come out in support of reinstated scallop licenses for New Brunswick fishermen. Young was responding to a call from the Nova Scotia Legislature two weeks ago asking federal fisheries minister Tom Siddon to overturn three scallop licenses that were recently returned to New Brunswick fishermen. Klaus Sonnenberg, general manager of the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association, says the action on Young’s part to support Siddon’s decision is commendable.

Islands may get CCH board reps

If a private bill makes it through the next session of the Legislature, Campobello and Deer Island will have representatives on the Charlotte County Hospital board. The board now has seven St. Stephen members, one from St. Andrews, one from St. George and two rural members. Residents of both islands have been lobbying to have representatives on the board.

Shriner’s Bonspiel at St. Stephen Curling Club

Bartlett rink of St. Andrews provincial champs

Twenty four teams participated in the Shriner’s Bonspiel held at the St. Stephen curling club on the weekend. Alward Mehan, Provincial Potentate of the Luxor Temple, made the presentation of silver platters to the Phillip Bartlett rink of St. Andrews. Members of the victorious team were Bartlett, skip, Ted Hatt, mate, Eric Mitchell, second and Morton Mitchell, lead.

Berrys celebrate golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Homer F. Berry of Calais, were honoured on their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Methodist Homes Recreation Hall on Friday. The open house was hosted by the couples’ three children. A renewal of their vows was conducted by Rev. Stephen Perry of the Calais Methodist Church.

60 Years Ago – 1958

Queen theatre is reopening soon

Charles Staples, owner of the Queen theatre in St. Stephen said Wednesday the theatre will be reopened as soon as possible. He added it was hoped the theatre would be back in business within a week or 10 days. Decision to reopen the local film house followed the fire in Calais which destroyed the State theatre Tuesday night. The Queen has been closed since the last of June. In Calais, a source close to management of the state theatre said it was too early for a decision on whether the theatre will be rebuilt.

90 Years Ago – 1928

On various occasions during warm spells recently the river has almost been clear of ice in the main channel. In its present condition, it will take very little warm weather to cause all the ice to run out and it looks now as if the Grand Manan would soon be making her weekly visits here again.

120 Years Ago – 1898

Joshua Polley has opened a harness shop in the store opposite S. McConkey’s tailoring establishment.

ST GEORGE – Our people have been startled by the appearance of a wolverine, which made its appearance last week on some of the back streets. Several people saw it in the day time and at night. Some of our sportsmen are hunting for it but as yet have failed to get a shot.