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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Student Originally From Sussex Named Parks Canada Youth Ambassador

What motivates young people to get up and go outside? Parks Canada is hoping it's other young people. 

They've announced their Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors and one of them calls this province home. 

Julia Belliveau, from Sussex, is one of the two people that have been chosen to inspire the country's youth to be active and explore the great outdoors. 

Belliveau is a first-year student at the University of Carleton in Ottawa, studying international business.

City Marking Loyalist Day

Period clothes and bayonets aren't everyday sights in the Port City, but that's exactly what you'll see uptown today.

It's all part of Loyalist Day, and to commemorate the event, there's ceremony and flag raising event at 10 a.m. at City Hall. Dignitaries from the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, the City and the United Empire Loyalists’ Association will be present.

The regiment will continue to mark the event with a 21-gun-salute slated to happen at noon on Pugsley Wharf by the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal. They'll also be exercising their Freedom of the City, which was granted in December of 1968. 

To watch a video of the ceremony, click here

New Brunswick Museum Working To Stay Current In A Digital World

Museums are constantly evolving as the institution strives to stay relevant in the touch-screen age. 

That's according to Rose Porier of the New Brunswick Museum, who tells CHSJ News that we're now in an age of learning at our fingertips. 

Porier says she's noticed that they're now reaching a more widespread population than they did in the past, and that museums now seem to be relevant for everyone.

She says they have to stay up-to-date, otherwise they won't draw in visitors. It's International Museums Day today,  admission into the museum is free until 5 p.m.