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Blowing Saint John's tourism horn

Marketing Gail Bremner is heading up city's destination marketing organization SAINT JOHN - Editor's note: This is the seventh and final story in a series about individuals we expect will help shape the future of Greater Saint John in 2009 and beyond.    Gail Bremner has been hired as the executive director of the city's destination marketing organization. The first thing Gail Bremner ...
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Market Square expansion to begin immediately

SAINT JOHN - The city's economy received a vote of confidence Tuesday when the Hardman Group announced plans to begin a 40,000-square-foot expansion at Market Square. The additional space will be added along Smythe and Union streets to house the offices of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc., a current tenant of Market Square at dockside. The Genesys centre in Saint John provides support, ...

5 Tips to Boost Your Affordability When Arranging for a Mortgage

The key to a successful mortgage experience is carefully considering all your options and buying within your means so that you can sustain your payments. Borrowers unsure of which approach is best can fall back on certain time-tested strategies for ensuring they don't overextend. Here are a few tip to boost affordability when arranging your mortgage: 1. Know what you can afford.  A mortgage ...

Good news for the west side

The curtain is finally coming down on the West Side's rush-hour Gong Show. After years of public complaints, accidents and near accidents, the city is going to redesign Simms Corner. Untangling the city's knottiest intersection is just part of City Hall's redevelopment plan. The Catherwood/Fairville Boulevard intersection will be redesigned; Harding Street West will be realigned with Lancaster Mall's ...

Bendable buses coming soon to Hampton, Quispamsis

HAMPTON - The province's first articulated buses could be ferrying passengers from Quispamsis and Hampton as early as May.      The Saint John Transit Commission hopes to take possession of two 18-metre accordion-style buses in March and add them to the Comex service in both communities come spring to help attract more passengers to the service. On the Hampton Express, for example, ...

Dental Assistants College open for business

SAINT JOHN - The new Dental Assistants College of Saint John is accepting applications for its next 42-week program which will begin Sept. 8.       The new school is owned by local entrepreneur Victor Train, who's best known as a landlord in apartment buildings and commercial properties, and for auto sales. The college, located at 55 Ross Street in the city's south end, is ...

Canada's Mortgage Industry Welcomes Federal Budget Announcements

On January 27 2009, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled the federal budget. Several measures affect Canada's housing and mortgage industry. Temporary home renovations tax credit of up to $1,350 for eligible home renovations and alterations Increase in the home buyers RSP plan, withdrawal limit increased to $25,000 from the current $20,000 A new first time home buyers tax credit that ...