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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Put Your Clocks Ahead Tonight

It's that time of year again.  Most Canadians lose an hour of sleep this weekend in the switch from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time.

Before going to bed tonight, turn your clocks and watches ahead one hour.
The major Canadian exception is Saskatchewan, which is on Standard Time year round.

Fundraising For Japan

As the world watches in horror at the devastation in Japan, Maritimers are giving to the relief effort.
Of the 80,000 donations made by last night, 3000 were from this region.

Spokesperson Dan Bedell tells CHSJ News they have let Japanese red cross what they have to offer if they are called in to help and have also started a fundraising campaign.
He says you can go into any Red Cross office in Atlantic Canada to give just specify it's for the Japan earthquake/tsunami relief effort.  If you want to donate online, click here

Woman Dies Near Airport

A 50-year-old Saint John area woman died last night after a two vehicle crash on the airport arterial.
The driver of the other vehicle was treated in hospital and released.
City police say charges are possible as their major crime and traffic reconstruction units continue to investigate.
The crash happened about 8:30 last night and closed Highway 111 near the airport for three hours.

Liberal MLA Criticizes Job Losses

The Opposition Critic for Training and Labour Chris Collins says the province is losing jobs at an alarming rate.  New figures from Statistics Canada shows New Brunswick losing 12-thousand full time jobs since August of last year.   Collins tells CHSJ News he wants to see Premier David Alward set a job creation target.

He says this government has been caught napping with these numbers and he adds they do not have a job number target or a method for achieving that target.

He says the only thing the Alward government has done was create Invest NB. But Collins says that will only add another layer of red tape to job creation.