SSHS hosts awards evening for athletes

SSHS hosts awards evening for athletes

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Stephen High School chose Ben McShane as the Male Athlete of the Year at their awards ceremony onTuesday night.Teacher and coach David Taylor presented Ben with the award.

Krisi Marples/Courier TheTom Eagan Award is awarded to a student who embodies the spirit of hard work, determination and a love of sports throughout their time at SSHS.This year, the award was presented by teacher and coach David Taylor on behalf of Jim Maxwell, who could not attend the evening. Mallory Davis was the recipient of the award, for her dedication to her teams and her school. Krisi Marples/Courier Teacher and coach Neil Grant, left, presented the Nick Desilets Award to hard working and dedicated athlete and student, Hunter Milligan. Milligan was a force to be reckoned with on various teams over the year and throughout his high school career, and embodied all the qualitites the award was designed to honour.

Krisi Marples/Courier The St. Stephen High School named CourtneyTaylor as the Female Athlete of theYear.The award was presented toTaylor by teacher and coach, Pat Zwicker.

SSHS hosts awards evening for athletes

2 | JUNE 7, 2019 NEWS TIDES Based on Saint John tides. (AST) To adjust at St. Stephen, high add 8 minutes, low add 28 minutes; St. Andrews, high add 8 minutes, low add 7 minutes; Fairhaven, Deer Island, high add 3 minutes, low add 9 minutes; Welshpool, high add 1 minute, low add 6 minutes; North Head, high or low, subtract 5 minutes; Back Bay, high subtract 7 minutes, low subtract 6 minutes.

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STEPHEN The 1180 RCACC (Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) in St. Stephen will be holding their 94th annual ceremonial review on Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. (guests are asked to be seated by 1:45 p.m.) at the Branch #9 St. Stephen Legion. The reviewing officer will be Major Blaise Lapointe, and all mil- itary personnel in attendance are asked to wear their medals. Civilian guests are asked to dress business casual. There will be static displays and refreshments following the review.

Cold plate fundraiser PENNFIELD There will be a Cold Plate fundraiser at the Pennfield Lions Hall, beside the fire station, on Thursday , June 6 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal without having to cook or even warm anything up. The meal includes potato salad, coleslaw, ham, roast beef, tomatoes, lettuce, macaroni salad, a roll, and a drink for just $7 per person of $25 for a fam- ily of four. Take-out will be available, and there will be a few tables set up for those who wish to eat in.

Creation Ministries at St. George Baptist Church ST. GEORGE All are welcome to visit St.

George Baptist Church, located at 25 Main Street, on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. for Creation Ministries International Canada presentations, “Are you ready with the answers”, and “According to their kinds”. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. For -more information, please call 755-6403. BHS Home and School fundraiser BLACKS HARBOUR Tickets are now being sold on a garden basket for BHS Home & School. The prize package includes potting mix, a spade, gardening gloves, peat moss pots, and many more gardening items. Tickets cost just $2 each, or you can get three tickets for $5, and are available through e-transfer at bhshomeand-

You can also buy tickets by calling Cheryl at 755-0680 or Claudette at 456-3017. Tickets are also available at High Tide Hair Design. Fishing derby this weekend ST. GEORGE An under 16 Fishing Derby will be held in St. George on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Day Adventure Centre, hosted by the Town of St. George. This event promises to be a fun-filled day of fishing and food for kids under 16 and par- ents/guardians accompanying them. Rods will be provided if needed, and you can also use your own gear and boats. The day begins at 8 a.m. with a full breakfast, and fishing takes place until 3 p.m., fol- lowed by a barbecue with hots and hams.

Children under the age of 16 do not need fishing licenses to participate. Please contact the Town Office or send a Facebook message to let the Town know you will be there.

Water and sewer bills delayed SAINT ANDREWS The Saint Andrews Town Council would like to advise residents there will be a continued delay in the preparation of spring utility bills as there may be issues with some water meter readings. An in- dependent consultant has been hired to ensure ac- curate billing. They will review all meters before the Town releases the semi-annual invoices to util- ity users. The Town of Saint Andrews appreciates your patience in this matter, and expects to release billings in July .

Katy’s Cove fundraiser SAINT ANDREWS On Sunday , June 30, there will be a fundrais- ing concert for Katy’s Cove at the W .C.

O’Neill Arena in Saint Andrews from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. This fundraiser will feature one of the East Coast’s favorite cover bands, “Donair Supply”. Tickets are available through www.eventbrite. com. Alcohol will be served, making this a 19 and older show. Canada Day breakfast ST. GEORGE The Town of St. George is hosting a Canada Day Breakfast on Monday, July 1 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Magaguadavic Place. Breakfast will be served by members of the Town Council and Town Office em- ployees. A flag raising ceremony and prayer will be held prior to breakfast being served. Spartan golf tournament ST.

STEPHEN The boys and girls SSHS hockey teams are proud to present the first annual Spartan Golf Tournament on July 27, at the St. Stephen and St. George Golf Club. The registration fee is $200 for a team of four. Pro- ceeds will be split between the boys and girls St. Ste- phen High School hockey teams to go towards new jerseys, ice time, and tournament fees. Please pre-register with Kerrie Brisley by July 13 (contact via Facebook). Payment can be sent via e-transfer or by cash.

The tournament will feature a men’s and a women’s division, a 50/50 draw with great prizes. A BBQ, mul- ligans, a “putt for prizes”, and a bet on the 5th hole. Teams looking for a power cart contact the course directly . Limit one cart per team.

SSHS hosts awards evening for athletes

3 June 7, 2019 | News Plan to replace Lower South Street Bridge scrapped by province in favor of repairs An audience of about 50 was in at- tendance last Monday night at Maga- guadavic Center in St. George to learn about the fate of the Lower South Street Bridge at a meeting held by St. George Council. Local MLA, Minister Andrea Anderson-Mason was there to speak and answer questions, along with se- nior staff members from the Depart- ment of Transportation and Infrastruc- ture to give updates on the status of the 109 year old bridge.

Anderson-Mason said there has been a “lot of talk about the bridge”, and called it an “issue of frustration” for herself. She remembers the bridge from her childhood, and said she finds it frustrating to see it “fall into such dis- repair”. Anderson-Mason highlighted what she saw as the main issues surround- ing the bridge and it’s reconstruction. First, it is a safety concern. The second point is the appearance. Originally, the plan had been to install a steel bailey bridge, which is functional, but unat- tractive. This is not something that is going to attract tourism, and she said the existing bridge must be repaired rather than replaced.

“The bridge is an iconic landmark. It must be preserved,” said Anderson-Ma- son. Another point Anderson-Mason dis- cussed was infrastructure. She under- stands something must be done to pre- serve the bridge, but at the same time, it has to be affordable. Her last point was functionality . She said whether it is a walking or driving bridge, only that it is functional and safe. Obviously, resi- dents would prefer that it be a drivable bridge. Anderson-Mason said, “We need to come up with something safe, attrac- tive, affordable, and meets the needs of residents.” Initially, it was decided a replacement bridge was needed, and a single-lane bailey bridge with an attached walk- way was decided upon.

The contract for the new bridge was awarded by the Province on November 9, 2018, and the materials and components for the new bridge arrived the following January .

Now, this bridge is not going to be uti- lized, and members of council and res- idents alike are wondering why funds were wasted on a bridge that is not go- ing to be constructed. “This is disappointing,” said Mayor Crystal Cook in a press release. “A re- placement bridge was purchased by the Province and project timelines were set. Now the Province is planning to simply repair a century old steel bridge and do some minor painting.” Cook also wonders why, if the bridge is safe and functional, these conversa- tions started in the first place. “I feel we have just wasted time, years of meetings, to end up where we started,” said Cook.

Serge Gagnon, Executive Director of Engineering for the DTI was on hand to tell council and residents about the new plan to repair the existing bridge rather than install the steel Bailey bridge. He said even though the new bridge was purchased, it is still going to be less expensive to repair the old bridge. The installation of a new bridge would be more expensive than repairs and up- keep, even with what has already been spent. He also said a bailey bridge is un- attractive, and not conducive to tourism. The replacement project had been in the budget, but Gagnon said, “From a fiscal reality, this (repairs) is the best option.

“A bailey bridge is functional, but not aesthetically pleasing,” he said, adding the department looked at several differ- ent options. “We looked at a pedestrian only bridge. Then we looked at a mod- ular bridge with a pedestrian option.” Many residents in attendance were angry so much money has been spent on a bridge that is not going to be used. They also asked if a long-term strat- egy for the upkeep of the bridge was in place, as well as whether or not it will be a single or double lane. One of the biggest concerns is safety, and many residents, along with Anderson-Mason, said too many people speed through the area.

Many feel that a single lane bridge is the best option, because it will force drivers to slow down.

Another concern is weight restric- tion. At the moment, emergency vehi- cles cannot cross the bridge because of the weight restriction. One resident said the bailey bridge may not look as nice, but it would allow for emergency vehicles. The repairs are not going to change the weight restrictions al- ready in place, allowing for a maxi- mum weight of 12 tons and a maximum height of 3.4 meters. Gagnon said they chose to repair the existing bridge because it is “unique to the province”. The plan for the bridge is to repair it for safety, replace the sidewalk, replace the bridge deck, and repaint.

He hopes to tender in the sum- mer so the work can get underway in the fall. When asked how long the re- pairs would last, Gagnon said about 10 years. This is another issue with residents and council, and they worry about additional expenses in the future. Gagnon said this is not something they should worry about.

“There is always a bit of a risk,” said Gagnon. “We wouldn’t recommend re- pairs if it wasn’t viable.” Once the bridge repairs begin in the fall, members of town council say they will “continue to monitor developments specific to municipal services”, which in- clude water and sewage that are attached under the bridge, and interruptions and changes to traffic. The Province of New Brunswick is paying the full cost for the bridge repairs, with no cost to the Town of St. George and its residents. There were concerns about the work staying lo- cal, and residents were assured that the tender will stay in New Brunswick.

sarigreen@stcroixcourier .ca Sari Green/Courier The fate of the South Street Bridge in St. George was discussed at aTown meeting last Monday night. About 50 residents were on hand to hear about the plans to repair the existing bridge rather than replace it. Residents, as well asTown Council, have many concerns about the project, and wanted to know why the bailey bridge, which has already been constructed, is not going to be installed.The Honorable Andrea Anderson-Mason was on-hand, and said the bridge is a great tourism attraction, and a piece of history in the area, and it should be preserved.

Sari Green/Courier MLA Andrea Anderson-Mason speaks with St. George resident Norman Chaisson following a town meeting about the South Street Bridge. Many residents are in favour of the bridge being repaired rather than replaced, but they, along with members of Council, wonder why so much money was spent to build a new steel bailey bridge if it isn’t going to be used after all. Sari Green St. George Sari Green/Courier A group of students at Blacks Harbour School performed,“Did You Say Dinosaur”on Monday night for parents and friends.The play was part of the school’s Night of the Arts event, where students also displayed their own artistic creations for an art show and sale.

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SeniorsDiscount–10%offbeforetaxprice 4 | June 7, 2019 Editorial like podcasts and online news, which have certainly ex- ploded in popularity in the last decade? Third, what is Unifor doing on that list of panel par- ticipants?

Unifor was created in 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers union merged with the Communications, En- ergy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, becoming the largest private sector union in our country, representing 310,000 workers. It’s inclusion on this list is problematic for a few rea- sons. One, it’s not solely focused on news media, but represents workers from manufacturing, forestry, and fisheries. Second, it is boldly partisan, having come out against Stephen Harper in the 2015 elections, and against Andrew Scheer in the upcoming October election - going so far as to urge its members to vote Liberal.

And finally, the makeup of this panel of experts who will decide who gets this money is essentially the same group of legacy media institutions who have been ask- ing for a public bailout. Letting a group of people cre- ate the rules to decide who gets public money, when that group of people will be the prime beneficiaries of that funding, is one hell of a conflict of interest - something that journalism is supposed to point out in their efforts to “hold power to account”. Of course, when that power is your own, perhaps it’s better if we don’t talk too much about it.

There is no question that a healthy democracy needs a robust media, but bailing out institutions who have failed to pivot towards new modes of media isn’t going to miraculously fix the underlying issue: old models are dying, and public funding won’t change that. Andrew Sutton GlobalView Gwynne Dyer European elections 2019 The best way of describing what just happened in the European Union elections is to say that the choices are getting clearer – and a lot of people are realising which side they are on.

The choice before the voters, in most of the 28 member countries, was ‘less EU’ or ‘more EU’.

Should the European Union become the semi-de- tached ‘Europe of the Fatherlands’ that the na- tionalists demand, or continue to work on bring- ing the members closer together? There will never be a single answer to that question, but this vote is a evidence of which way things are going. The hard-line nationalists took 30 per cent of the vote in Italy (the Lega), 32 per cent in the UK (the Brexit Party), 45 per cent in Poland (the Law and Justice Party), and 52 per cent of the votes in Viktor Orban’s ‘illiberal democracy’ in Hungary. Yet, apart from the Brexit Party, they are no lon- ger trying to leave the EU.

Populist demagogues in other EU countries – who five years ago were advocating a ‘Frexit’ in France, a ‘Nexit’ in the Netherlands, and so on – have watched the tragicomic mega-shambles of Britain’s attempted Brexit and decided that the wiser course is to stay in the EU and try to domi- nate it from within. They made some headway in this election, but they still control only 112 of the European Par- liament’s 750 seats. If that’s is a tidal wave, it’s a fairly small one.

There was another, slightly bigger tsunami on the ‘more EU’ side of the argument, mainly be- cause the Greens did so well, coming second in Germany and third in France.

Strongly pro-EU liberal parties did well too – notably the Liberal Democrats in the UK – and together they have added more seats on that side of the argument than the nationalists did at the other extreme. The election was a reality check on the burn- ing question of the day: is populism really going to sweep Europe like it swept America? The an- swer is no – or at least, not so much. Nationalist parties that flirt with racist, an- ti-immigrant and anti-Muslim themes did well in some eastern European countries, but in west- ern Europe only one populist party, Italy’s Lega, improved on its last showing.

In France the National Rally got only 24 per cent of the vote, whereas its predecessor, the Na- tional Front, won 34 % in the 2017 presidential election. The Brexit Party in the United Kingdom got 32 per cent of the vote, which sounds impressive, since its predecessor, the United Kingdom Inde- pendence Party, got only 26 per cent in the last EU election in 2014. But if you add the Conservative vote (which is mostly pro-Brexit) to the Brexit Party vote in this election and compare it with the UKIP+Conservative votes last time, the pro- Brexit share of the vote is down from 49 per cent in 2014 to 41 per cent now.

This suggests that the Trump virus is less vir- ulent in Europe, and raises the further question: will the UK really crash out of the EU by October 31, or will there be a second referendum that calls off the whole quixotic enterprise? It’s starting to feel like Brexit never happening is around a 50-50 proposition. The Brexit referendum is sacred, Brexiters say, and nobody is allowed to change their mind about it. However, the EU election was treated by almost all British voters as an informal refer- endum on Brexit, and it’s now pretty clear what would happen in a real one. It’s going to be a hec- tic five months in British politics.

A fund to bail out low polling numbers? Last year, the Liberal government announced a $600 million bailout over five years for struggling newsprint media outlets. The money, said the Liberals, would be divvied up by an independent panel comprised of mem- bers of the news and journalism industry. In late May of this year, the government announced that it had invited eight organizations, comprising the bulk of Canadian media, to take part in that panel. In- cluded in the list are the Canadian Association of Jour- nalists, News Media Canada, the Association de la presse francophone, the Quebec Community Newspaper Asso- ciation, the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, the Fédération nationale des communica- tions, and Unifor.

A number of issues should be explored. First, should the government be funding journalism? Announcing funding for media close to an election year smells an aw- ful lot like a sitting government trying to buy supportive coverage. Second, if an argument can be made on federal fund- ing for struggling media outfits, who gets the money? If old models of media are dying, is it really a good thing for the government to step in and provide funding for in- stitutions who have had plenty of time to find new mod- els? Or should that money be spent on those new models which have risen out of the ashes of old media - things

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5 JUNE 7, 2019 | NEWS 169254 Charlotte County Archery Club will be holding an ARCHERY Demonstration Saturday, June 8* 1 pm to 3 pm. Elm Street Nature Park Free to the public All welcome *Rain date to be the June 15 Charlotte County Archery Club ARCHERY Demonstration Featuring: • Target shooting • Balloon Targets • Equipment Display - Bow & Arrow T-Bar Competition Funded by a grant from Fundy Community Foundation 169484 Andrew’s weekend picks I grew up on the Kingston Peninsula, a sparsely populated best kept secret of New Brunswick. My girlfriend makes fun of me for how I pronounce “penin- sula”, but I figure that I grew up there, so I know how it’s pronounced, and those nerds who write grammar books have likely never even been to Kings- ton.

It was a pretty great place to grow up. During the summers there were plenty of brooks to go wading and fishing in, friends houses to bike to, woods to ex- plore, and old apple orchards to have apple battles in. An apple battle is when a bunch of kids climb up some old ap- ple trees and throw apples at each other, trying to knock them out of the tree. The winters were equally fantastic, with lots of hills for snow fort building and sliding, plenty of maple trees and neighbours who would let you use their snowmobile as long as you collected sap while you were at it. Plus, we lived on a dirt road which the school bus fre- quently had trouble driving up, so there were plenty of snow days.

My formal education seems to have only margin- ally suffered.

The peninsula was also home to plenty of the types of people who will- ingly move to isolated areas, perhaps with dreams of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey, and Wendell Berry rat- tling around in their heads. One such fellow was a friend of my father’s, who was named Ralph. Ralph lived with his beautiful golden retriever in an off grid log cabin home he built by himself, complete with homemade cranes he built to move the massive timbers into place, and a thatched roof made of straw. He was, in short, the coolest and weirdest guy I knew. His knowledge of the area was particularly unparalleled, and I distinctly remember being about 12-years-old and walking around the woods with him and his dog as he was telling me about the plants, trees, and wildlife.

It was that day I learned one of my favorite New Brunswick tricks, which I’m generously now passing on to you. Next time you’re out walking in the woods, and you come across a yel- low birch tree, reach up and snap a few twigs off it. Hand one to whoever it is you’re trying to impress and have them put it in their mouth. It’ll taste like win- tergreen, and you’ll look like a woodsy genius.

For more hot tips on neat things to do in the woods, maybe check out some of the events happening at the… Festival of Nature 2019 Starting on June 7, with events hap- pening throughout the weekend, Saint Andrews will play host to the 2019 Festi- val of Nature. The festival is an annual event that brings together naturalists and nature lovers from across the province to dis- cover nature in a particular region, with the location moving every year. It offers participants a wide variety of field trips, workshops, and experiences to take it all in.

Events include a paddle around Navy Island, observing the geological rock formations, experiencing the highest tides in the world, along with sight- ings of ospreys, loons, seals, ducks, and other seabirds.

Or take part in a visit to the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory, an area usually off limits to the public. Point Lepreau on the Bay of Fundy is home to two important activities – the opera- tion of New Brunswick’s only nuclear power generating station at the base of the point and the site of the Saint John Naturalists’ Club’s Point Lepreau Bird Observatory at the tip. The nuclear plant operated by NB Power has been operating there since early 1983, and the observatory since 1995. This trip offers a site visit to the power plant as well as a visit to the observatory where naturalists monitor the annual migra- tion of seabirds through the bay and tag migrating Monarch butterflies dur- ing their fall migration to Mexico.

Point Lepreau is an incredible natural setting and both partners share the goal to bet- ter understand and preserve this unique marine envi- ronment, the closest thing to being on an offshore island without boarding a boat.

Nature NB has provided a discount for Charlotte County residents (use code “Charlotte10” when registering). Adult weekend passes are $45, children are free. Register and check out the schedule at ARTrageous Festival Join Kingsbrae Gardens on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take in the New Brunswick Youth Orches- tra, Lobster Roll-A-Palooza, Live Music, Demonstrations, art and more. ARTrageous is a celebration of all things related to arts and culture in our community . Organizations throughout Charlotte County have come together to celebrate the arts and to promote and raise awareness of the talent not only found in our own backyard, but right across the country .

ARTrageous Special Saint Andrews Farmers Market Happening during the ARTrageous festival, this special edition of the Saint Andrews Farmers Market is hosted by Kingsbrae Gardens. Located On Mem- ory Lane in the heart of Kingsbrae Garden returns as the headliner for this Special Event. There are a wide assortment of vendors displaying tasty locally made foods and amazing hand- crafted items. It’s sure to a fantastic day for the whole family, and there will be free admission all day to Kingsbrae Gardens, along with dozens of activi- ties. Back by popular demand the Sis- tema Youth Orchestra, Musical Enter- tainment, Demonstrations, Art, Animal Interactive Station and so much more! Art Exhibit Opening for World Oceans Day On Saturday, from 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m. join Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs and the Huntsman Marine Science Cen- tre in celebrating World Oceans Day with the opening of a new art exhibit at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium. “Youth Voices for the Ocean” is a col- lection of artwork that explores ocean conservation topics such as marine de- bris, endangered species, and climate change, and features teen artists who received honors in Bow Seat’s interna- tional Ocean Awareness Contest. Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Pro- grams is a Boston-based nonprofit that provides a space for teens to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet through innovative program- ming that works at the intersection of ocean science and arts education, with a focus on amplifying youth voices to advance dialogue and participation in ocean conservation.

Since 2012, more than 10,000 students from around the world have partici- pated in Bow Seat’s programs and con- tributed their creative voices through artwork (visual art, poetry, prose, film, and music) that calls attention to ocean conservation concerns. Visit to learn more. There’s still time to participate in the 2019 Ocean Awareness Contest. Deadline: June 17. Open to students ages 11-18 worldwide. 3 Country Ride - End Celebration The Town of St. Stephen would like to invite you to the 3 Country Ride end celebration to be held in Chocolate Park (rain location – Garcelon Civic Center) on June 10 at 4 p.m.

The 3 Country Ride is a group who has been bicycling across North America to end breast cancer. The ride started in Tijuana, Mexico in March, and will be ending here in St. Stephen. Donations to Breast Cancer research can be made at Please join St. Stephen in celebrat- ing the journey these wonderful indi- viduals have embarked on, all in hopes of raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer research. Refreshments will be provided.

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Stephen men win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu medals in Amherst, NS Jesse Atkinson and Jadon Crain of St. Stephen are no strangers to martial arts. The two took part in Rogue Grap- pling 4 – Mayhem, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competition held in Amherst, NS in May . Between the two men, they re- ceived three medals, which have been given to their gym in Saint John, where they have a wall of fame for all of their award and trophy winners. Atkinson went three and one on the first day (re- ceiving a silver medal), and four and one on the second day (bronze medal). Crain went four and one on the first day to receive the bronze medal in his weight division, and two and two on the second day .

“The first day, I had four matches, and Jadon had five,” said Atkinson. “The second day, we kind of flipped. I had five matches and Jadon had four. We’re in separate weight divisions, so we didn’t have to face each other.” Crain said he had five matches on the first day of competition, and won four out of the five. He received a bronze medal on the first day of competition, competing in five, five-minute rounds. In three of those rounds, he finished with a submission, and he won the other two rounds by points. “I had three submissions, and I won one by points. The next day I won two and two - two by submission and two by points”,” said Crain.

Atkinson won three matches on the first day, and received a silver medal for his efforts. On the second day, he won four out of his five matches, with three submission wins.

The Saturday and Sunday matches were somewhat different. On the first day, the matches were fought while wearing a Gi, and the Sunday matches were no-Gi. For each type of match, the men had to use different types of holds. With the Gi matches, some of the holds involve grabbing the clothing. There is no loose clothing to grab during the no- Gi matches. Atkinson said, “With the Gi you can grab peoples’ collars and sleeves and stuff like that to do your throws and takedowns.” Crain added, “You can use the uni- form to choke them. Without the Gi you can’t grab clothing.” Atkinson and Crain often compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) matches, where there are a lot of arm and leg strikes.

With BJJ, the goal is to pin the opponent using various holds. In fact, this is a sport where physical size has little to do with performance. It is all about strength. The training for this type of match is somewhat different than how Atkinson would train for an MMA match. The goal is to become as strong as possible, so he and Crain go running and lift weights as part of their training.

“We really try to build up our en- durance and cardio, because we have multiple matches every day,” said At- kinson. “We try to work our endurance a lot with weights, running, and spar- ring.” Atkinson said they go by a point system. If the match goes right to the end, they’ll decide the winner based on points from their positional control. If there is a submission and the opponent taps out, it is an automatic win. “It’s a lot like submission wrestling,” said Atkinson. “You’re taking people down, securing positions, and looking for joint manipulations like arm bars and choke holds.” Currently, anyone in New Brunswick, including Atkinson and Crain, who wants to get into real BJJ matches must travel to other provinces, as the sport is not yet sanctioned here.

Both Atkin- son and Crain said this is something that is being worked on right now, and they hope to be able to compete in sanc- tioned matches right here in NB rather than travel for competitions. Crain said, “It hasn’t been sanctioned yet. Our coach, Professor Jon Kelly is with New Brunswick BJJ, and is cur- rently working with the government right now, trying to get it legalized here. Hopefully by next year, we’ll be having tournaments in this province.” MXT Saint John is where the men train under Professor Kelly . Professor is a term used in BJJ, much like sen- sei in karate. It simply means that the professor is trained and educated in the sport, and he’s teaching something.

Kelly is a black belt under Max Trom- boni, a world-famous judo and Jiu Jitsu black belt from Brazil and the founder of MXT.

“We’re hoping in the future, we can bring an MXT to Saint John as well. Jiu Jitsu is a really good sport, physically and mentally for a lot of people,” said Atkinson. BJJ is a sport that is quickly growing in popularity all over the world, and Crain said hundreds of people turn out for events. He feels that if the sport were to be sanctioned in New Bruns- wick that it could bring a lot of tourism opportunities. He also would like to not have to travel as much for matches, which would allow him and Atkinson to save a lot of money and be able to con- centrate more on their training rather than raising funds.

Crain said one of the main reasons why the sport isn’t sanctioned in NB is that people didn’t understand it, and considered it a violent sport. Atkinson added that Steve Harris, Sport Repre- sentative for New Brunswick, in atten- dance at the Amherst competition, and he was blown away by the sport. “He was impressed. He thought it was awesome. There’s no kicking and punching. It’s just grappling. Every- body there was pretty safe and pretty humble,” said Atkinson. On Wednesday, Atkinson and Crain were heading to Saint John for train- ing, and they took their medals with them to give to their instructor.

“We give them to our professor,” said Crain. “The idea is that we all helped to earn the medals, so we give them back to the school.” Atkinson added, “They have a wall specifically for that. The MMA fighters, they have their title belts, and every- body hangs them up on the wall. There are trophies, and the medals we won, we’ll present tonight to go up on the wall. It’s kind of a tradition. We’re all one big family .” sarigreen@stcroixcourier .ca Sari Green/Courier Jesse Atkinson and Jadon Crain, both from St. Stephen, recently competed in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition in Amherst, NS, and both received medals.

Currently, athletes must travel to other provinces to compete as the sport is not yet sanctioned in New Brunswick. Both men hope to see this change in the next year or so. Sari Green ST. STEPHEN

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7 JUNE 7, 2019 | NEWS EARN YOUR OWN MONEY! We have carrier routes available! We are currently looking for paper carriers for the following routes: Routes 801 & 803 Sinclair St., Moores Lane, Deacon Lane, Belliveau Ave., Riverside Dr., part of Pleasant St. Routes 808 & 809 Elm Park, Maple St., Spring St., Center St., part of Queensway Route 811 St. James St., Hill St., part of Queensway Route 813 Hawthorne St., West St., upper Union St. If interested, please contact Joanne at 466-3220 (ext. 1301) 169061 47 Milltown Blvd, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X2 OPENING June 10, 2019 169891 Dr. Vanessa McKnight-Whitford D.C.

Dr. Vanessa McKnight-Whitford 26 Eddie Lane, St. Stephen, NB T: 506.466.2932 | F: 506.466.3354 SSHS Athletes of the month Krisi Marples/Courier The female athlete of the month for May is a Grade 12 forward who has been our most dominant player this year.Whether running the ball from the no. 8 position or from our offensive pods she has been almost unstoppable at times. She has also been a strong defensive player, and has made some game changing tackles on defense. She has scored in every game this season and has amassed 14 tries which has accounted for 70 percent of the teams point totals.

She is a dominant rugby player who leads with strength and a huge smile. She will be very tough to replace next season when she heads off to Mount A to continue her studies and rugby endeavors. Congratulations to MacKenzieTuddenham. Submitted photo There are co-male athletes of the month for May.This player had taken some time away from rugby but his play did not suffer from it. He stepped up when we needed a player to fill the middle, making game saving tackles and moving the ball wide to set up scores.When he wasn’t doing this, he was using his speed to take the ball in to score. He has been a strong student of the game and improved every time he hit the field, and has become technically sound at rugby.

Congratulations Hunter Milligan! Krisi Marples/Courier This third year player has steadily improved every year, but has really made a statement to this year’s Spartans.The game of 7s is not easy for the big men that have to cover a lot of ground but this player does it with ease. He never quits, he is among the league’s best players in the ruck and has also found his voice as a leader this season.The dedication he has shown all season to his teammates has earned him a lot of respect and how can you not love the nick name? Congratulations Ethan“Big Easy” Beliwicz!

Krisi Marples/Courier SSHSVarsity volleyball coachTom Hart, left, presented two awards at theSSHSawardsceremony onTuesday night. Caitlyn Moore, centre, was named MostValuable Player, and Mallory Davis, right, was namedTop Playmaker. Absent from the photo isTop Defensive Player, Destiny Bigger. For the full list of winners and more pictures, see theTuesday, June 11 edition ofThe Saint Croix Courier.

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I am also a highly re- garded music producer. Answer :Kanye West To reach us: Charlotte County Animal Shelter 112 Prince William St., St. Stephen, NB Phone 506-467-7657 Mailing address: CCSPCA, PO Box 334, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2X2 Email: • Website: NBSPCA Pet Establishment License #0086 Please contact the NBSPCA at 1-877-722-1522 for cruelty/abuse and rural dog control Please contact 466-5031 for dog control within St. Stephen & St. Andrews About us:The Charlotte County SPCA is a small, mainly volunteer based non-profit organization. Our mandate is to find homes for abandoned and stray animals in Char- lotte County.We receive no government funding and run solely on donations, fundrais- ing and the generous support of the community.

Meet the cats and dogs:The Charlotte County Animal Shelter is located at 112 Prince William St. in St. Stephen.The shelter is open Monday to Friday from 1-5 PM.Adoption fees are $160 for dogs 6 months and older and $200 for puppies under 6 months and small dogs. Cats over 6 months are $100 and kittens under 6 months are $125. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, follow up vet visit and more! Two of the great dogs waiting to meet you at the Charlotte County Animal Shelter are Bella, the 7 month old female mixed breed dog who looks like a small German Shepherd, and Luna, the large adult female mixed breed dog who came to the shelter in rough shape and is receiving lots of TLC from shelter staff and volun- teers.

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Shane Brennan photo The St. Stephen Middle School Bobcats lost a nail biting 6 - 4 vs Beaconsfield Middle School last week. Acording to coach Shane Brennan, Bobcats pitcher Grace Scullion put out a very strong performance during the game.

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SSHS hosts awards evening for athletes