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Saturday, March 24, 2012

City's Down's Syndrome Society Recognized

The Saint John Down Syndrome Society has been recognized with a national award. The society was nominated by Michelle Boutilier (Boo tell yay), a mother of a 5 year old with the disorder. In her nomination letter, she said they've been a major support to her and done a lot of help her and her son.

Sharon Gerrits of the Saint John Down Syndrome Society tells CHSJ News the organization aims to help our families of people with Down Syndrome by providing a place for their loved ones to socialize with peers, planning activities, and making sure people have access to proper care.

One out of every 800 babies has Down syndrome. The SJDSS will be featured in the Spring issues of 21 Magazine and Voices.

To contact the society email You can visit the national association at

Northumberland Teams Up With NCC

Milk cartons here in the province are getting a temporary makeover--Nothumberland Dairies is partnering up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to promote conserving the province's wetlands, forests, and coastal habitats. The limited-edition white cartons feature a sketch of a sandpiper by Sackville artist Robert Lyon.

Jack Christie of Nothumberland Dairies tells CHSJ News teaming up with the NCC was a natural choice because they represent what farmers stand for: living responsibly off the land.

Over 6 hundred thousand cartons are now being distributed all over New Brunswick.

Assault in Rothesay

One man is in hospital after an attack in Rothesay last night.

The man was jumped on Scott Avenue by four other men behind the Quickway.

A weapon was used, but no word from police on what it was. Rothesay Regional Police say they're looking into what led up to the attack.

Cash Mobs Hits Uptown Business

Robin's Bead Works getting mobbed -- by a cash mob that is.

20 people coming out for the event -- the store was the first business ever to get a visit from Cash Mobs Saint John, which gets people together to visit a single business at the same time.

Store owner Robin Parks tells CHSJ News she is honoured to have been chosen and she believes it's a great way to get local businesses some exposure.

Meanwhile, Sherry Brown is a local business owner taking part and she says it's a great way for the business owners to support one another.