Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two information sessions for Westsiders

From today's T-J

Town hall for west side tonight  at the Carleton Community Centre, will start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. Hosted by PACT, the Saint John Police Force, the Market Place Wellness Centre and the City of Saint John.

Public sessions to be held today about a west side harbour cleanup project. Construction crews are expected to install a sewage pipe and lift station, which will pump wastewater through the system, from June to October near Riverview Avenue West. The project is expected to affect Edward Avenue, Riverview Avenue West and a section of Lancaster Avenue. The public can learn more about the project today at the Carleton Community Centre, 82 Market Place West. Sessions run from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

Westside View meet the Westside View

I got a kick reading Tuesday's T-J about the painting by Lynn Wigginton entitled Westside View (View from Martello Tower).  It was selected as the final Saint John 225 legacy piece. I'd like to think it was named after this blog, alas it wasn't.

According to Wigginton:
she entered Westside View (View from Martello Tower) in the competition because "I really felt it was specifically Saint John and it was a site that had a lot of history going back to when the city was first settled. You can see Fort Dufferin and Partridge Island ... And it's a view that will very likely change in the foreseeable future because of Canaport LNG, housing developments and any number of projects in the works."
The plan is to have the piece displayed permanently in an area easily accessed by the public. Nice.

What more can I say?

Market Place road work

Detours are in place for the extensive work going on in Market Place, lower West. It should prove interesting when the Harbour Bridge work is happening at the same time.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Storefront signs installed at the new Liquor Store

on the weekend, at Sobey's Plaza.

Upcoming community meetings on the Westside

There are a couple of community meetings happening this month.  

Plan SJ has a meeting at Barnhill Memorial School at 750 Manawagonish Road, from 5:30-9:30pm on Thursday, April 14th, 2011.


A Town Hall Session, Wednesday, April 27th, at the Carleton Community Centre from 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m. This will be hosted by PACT, SJPD, Market Place Wellness Centre and the City of Saint John. According to the email I received "It will be a time to gather ideas/get feedback from the community, as well as share events that will be happening in the future."