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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Loch Lomond Villa Closed Until Further Notice

The Norwalk Virus has hit the Loch Lomond Villa again this year so until further notice, visitation to the facility is restricted to “”necessary only”” until further notice. In a news release, CEO Cindy Donovan says the virus is extremely contagious and staff want to isolate it to protect both residents and staff.

Along with the visitation restrictions, strict hand-washing guidelines are being put in place for both staff and those who require a necessary visit to the facility.

News Casts On Hold Due to Renovations

Due to the current renovations at Country94, the hourly news casts are currently on hold. The technicians are currently setting up the software, and systems and we hope to bring you the most up to date news as soon as possible. If we are unable to make it to the air today, join us tomorrow morning as Brian McLean will recap today's news, with tomorrows breaking stories. We thank you for your patience.

Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce Pleased With Progress

Happy with the progress it is making, the Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased with what has been happening so far in this new year. President Phil Broderson tells CHSJ News, the door is always open for businesses to set up shop in Rothesay or Quispamsis:

Broderson adds there are a few new members that have joined the chamber lately but at this point, he can't say who.

Cresent Valley Master Plan Meetings

[Social Development and Housing Minister Kelly Lamrock----File Photo]

March.9th, 11th, 16th and 18th have been set aside as community information sessions regarding the Cresent Valley Master Plan. Last week, the Graham Government unveiled a 20-year, five phase proposal that would add 1373 new homes in the area along with new and updates to current green spaces. Social Development and Housing Minister Kelly Lamrock tells CHSJ News, he has no pre-conceived notions as to what he would like to hear from residents:
Still no locations or start times for the meetings with two set aside for residents and one for the business and non-profit organizations.

Parents Urged to Register Kindergarten Students

Parents with a kindergarten aged children should be registering their kids for classes now.
Director of Education for District 8 Bev MacDonald says not only will registering early help families, but faculty as well.
MacDonald says early registration allows parents to attend Welcome to School activies with their children, which will help ease the transition of starting school.
Right now there are 623 children registered, and over 800 in Kindergarten this year.

NDP Nominating Meeting Tonight

Southwest New Democrats will be meeting to decide who will be representing them in the federal party.
A meeting in Grand Bay Westfield takes place tonight, where Andrew Graham will once again seek nomination. Halifax NDP M-P Megan Leslie will address members, and speak of the growing support in the Maritimes.
Things get underway at 7 o'clock this evening at the Grand Bay Westfield Centrum Building.

Local Lottery Winner

One lucky Saint Johner is over $7 million dollars richer this morning.

With getting 6 of 6 numbers on the Lotto 649 draw someone in the city is sitting on a ticket worth $7.6 million dollars.
The identity of the winner will be released after the prize is claimed at the lottery office in Moncton.