Border workers rally for 'respect' as contract negotiations go into second year
Border Service workers rallied in support of their ongoing contract negotiations in Saint John Tuesday, demanding respect and better work-life balance.Border services workers and members of the Customs and Immigration Union of the Public Service Alliance of Canada stood outside the government office building on Canterbury Street. They waved flags and chanted "respect", demanding a better relationship between managers and workers, and a quick ratification of their contract.
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Kyla Reschny remembers it was a cold Yukon night when she was flipping through realtor listings and first set eyes on St. Jude's.
The former Anglican Church on Saint John's west side, built in 1859, has been sitting vacant since 2012 and was falling into disrepair, but Reschny said she was drawn to it.
"I think it was just a bucket list item," she said.
"I kind of always wanted like a spooky house or something with a little character and a little history to it as well. And I think that comes from maybe being an archaeologist, that interest in the past."
Reschny said she and her husband, Jamie, are the adventurous type and keen to experience as much of the world as they can — a departure from their families who've remained in the town they were born.
Father guilty of manslaughter in death of toddler found outside Edmonton church
EDMONTON — A man accused in the death of his young son found outside an Edmonton church has been convicted of manslaughter. Joey Crier and his then-girlfriend, Tasha-Lee Doreen Mack, were each charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-month old Anthony Joseph Raine. The toddler's lifeless body was found outside the Good Shepherd Anglican Church in 2017. Court of Queen's Bench Justice David Labrenz found Crier guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Mack was also convicted of manslaughter at her trial, but the Crown is appealing that verdict and asking for a new trial. She has not yet been sentenced.
Accessibility: Historic St . John 's Church welcomes all visitors. We are fully wheelchair accessible. The church seemed closed for repair when we came to the door and we were rushed in to a Live reenactment of Patrick Henry's Famous speech in the place he did it more than two hundred years
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They bought the church for $100,000 and closed Jan. 17, 2019, before eventually travelling across the country and arriving in Saint John with their youngest daughter that May.
'It smelled terrible'
A year later, Reschny reflected on uprooting their lives on the west coast to pursue a wild dream.
"It smelled terrible, it was really musty and cold and dirty and just crowded with junk. And then leaky ceilings, puddles on the floor, ice in the gym, stuff like that," said Reschny, who grew up in northeastern British Columbia.
The family was overwhelmed by the amount of old furniture, the boxes of hymnals and Bibles and Girl Guides stuff, the 19-foot-long closet stuffed with quilts — an endless pile of odds and ends Reschny had to look past to see the building's charm and potential.
Organization donates wardrobes to trans children
The founders of Transform said they raised about $30,000 thanks to a re-tweet from late night host Seth Meyers.The co-founders of Transform, a donation-based organization that helps transgender children build wardrobes to fit their new gender identities, said they had raised about $30,000 as of Thursday evening, thanks to the late-night host's acknowledgement.
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"Coming from B.C., unless you live in the major centres like Vancouver, you don't get the architecture that you get here," she said. "Underneath all the junk you could see the shape of it was really interesting."
They packed two dumpsters worth of garbage, after donations and recycling, and they're still working through the nearly 20,000 square feet of space, complete with the old church hall, gymnasium, pipe organ and bell tower.
The bell is still there, but it's locked in place, she said — another project on the to-do list.
They had to replumb the place after the previous owner, who purchased the building from the church, took out copper piping.
She figured they've plunked about $50,000 in renovations to the Lancaster Avenue building, and there's still much to do, including renovating the church sanctuary.
How parents of newborn were thrust into Bo Pelouse snow removal crisis
The sudden closing of Bo Pelouse snow removal on Dec. 30 left thousands of West Islanders reaching for shovels to clear their driveways of 20 centimetres of wet, heavy snow. It also presented a perfect storm of a business opportunity to DLC, a rival snow removal company, to scoop up as many of the estimated 5,500 Bo Pelouse customers left standing in the snow bank. It also presented a perfect storm of a business opportunity to DLC, a rival snow removal company, to scoop up as many of the estimated 5,500 Bo Pelouse customers left standing in the snow bank.
On 3 January 993, Pope John XV became the first pope to proclaim a person a " saint " from outside the diocese of Rome: on the petition of the German ruler, he had canonized Bishop Ulrich of Augsburg. In this use, a saint is therefore not merely a believer, but one who has been transformed by virtue.
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Standing among the pews and stained glass, Reschy said she wanted to preserve some of the church atmosphere while transforming it into a home. Understanding the history and significance of the church is important to her.
'Everyone's super curious'
It didn't take long after settling in to learn many people wanted to know what was to come of the old church.
"Everyone's super curious for sure," she said
"It's sat here for years just with nothing happening and so I think you know people saw us working a little and planting trees, but they didn't really know what was going on here. And then when we started painting the outside people, I don't know, they always walk their dog this way or they made a point of just strolling by and stopping for a conversation.
"We met a lot of people and people from out of town that were just coming back through and had gone here as children or kids or teenagers."
A man in his 80s stopped by to tell them he used to attend services there as a teenager and operated the projector. Another neighbour told them his Scouts meeting were held in the hall.
Cat lovers less likely to go to church, research suggests
Church-goers are less likely to own a cat than atheists - partly because some of the latter see cats as a "god substitute", according to research.Owning a pet is said to replicate some of the benefits of joining a faith community, and while cats are "pretty low-maintenance, we end up serving them a lot", an American academic has pointed out.
Historic homes in Saint John | Photo Copyright: Stillman Rogers. The early settlers of Saint John were families who supported the British The new buildings that replaced these reflected the current styles popular at the time, giving Saint John a legacy of some of Canada 's best Victorian architecture.
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Most people were excited the building's being saved from demolition, she said.
A young couple is also restoring the rectory next door.
"So, basically we're fixing up the whole block."
When it comes to tackling such a large reno job, she said they don't have fine technical or trade skills but plenty of determination and tenacity.
The experience isn't new, however. They've renovated homes before and even built a previous family home.
"But most everything is just elbow grease and not being afraid to try."
'I have to get out of here:' A Saint Johner's escape from conversion therapy .
Conversion therapy nearly killed Victor Szymanski. After Justin Trudeau's Dec. 13 pledge to end the practice in Canada, the young Saint Johner tells his story publicly for the first time.The youngest of seven in a strict Polish-Catholic family, he excelled in the full International Baccalaureate program at Saint John High School.