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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hemmings House Pictures Launches "Instagram Photo Festival"

Here's an idea on what to do with all of your Instagram pictures of Saint John. Simply add #lovesaintjohn, and you'll be part of the "Instagram Photo Festival" being launched by Hemmings House Pictures.

Director of photography Mark Hemmings, tells CHSJ News, he thought it would be a great way to showcase

 photos of Saint John that are taken on cell phones or tablets, ending up on Instagram.

 "The grand hope is that people will fall in love with Saint John. I think the best way to do that is to photograph your own city and to appreciate how interesting it is," he says.

Hemmings House Pictures will host a mini-festival in March, showcasing the images taken around the Port City. Hemmings hopes people will submit photos that are unique to Saint John, no matter how small.

Local pharmacy sees spike in the number of people coming in for flu shots

A local pharmacy saying it's seen a spike in the number of people coming in for flu shots this year. 

This after more cases of H1N1 in Alberta, and reports of four flu related deaths in New Brunswick. Ryan Kennedy is a pharmacist and owner of the Millidgeville Pharmasave.

He  says he's concerned about running low on vaccinations, but is hoping to get more stock next week. 

He tells CHSJ News, about the amount of people coming in for flu shots this season. "Multiple people, double digits every day," he says, which is certainly not in line with what we were doing last year." 

Adding, "We've been able to maintain a bit of a supply that was running low. Some of the other dispensaries in the market have run out, so they've been forwarding people here."

He says this has meant longer wait times than usual, but people have been understanding.  The New Brunswick Pharmacy Association recently telling CHSJ news the number of people getting flu shots has doubled this year.

Staying On Top Of Healthy Eating Resolutions

It can be tough to stay motivated throughout the year to achieve the healthy eating goals you made at the very beginning.

Nutritionist Leslie Fancey has some tips for keeping on top of your New Year's Resolutions. She says it's important to be realistic, which will help you stay motivated. 

"Keeping up with a sensible weight loss of maybe about a pound to a pound and a half a week. That's a much more healthy way to lose weight than setting expectations high and thinking 'oh, I'm going to lose three to five every week.' It's just not sustainable, it's not even desirable to lose that much," she says.

She adds, stocking your cupboards with whole natural foods, can help you resist temptation, along with making a list before grocery shopping to help you stay on track.

She also suggests having an accountability buddy such as "a friend or a spouse, someone who you can show your food diary to, or share issues or challenges that you're facing."

Man Hospitalized After Stabbing

Saint John Police responding to an incident at Woodhaven Drive overnight. A male was stabbed at a home and taken to hospital. There have been no arrests.
The man had non life-threatening injuries, and has been released from hospital. The incident is under investigation by the Major Crime Unit.

Overnight Parking Restrictions For Lower West Side

There will be no parking on Saturday night and Sunday morning in the following areas:  King Street West from and to Ludlow street, on Ludlow from King Street West to Prince Street, and on Prince Street close to the Ludlow intersection. 

Everyone is bring advised to avoid these streets on Sunday as well. If your park on those streets during no parking hours you will be ticketed and towed. There will be temporary no parking signs.

Tomorrow, and on Jan 26th, turbine rotors will be moved from Port Saint John to the Point Lepreau Generating Station.
The City says delays can also be expected on Route 1 between 7:30 and 10:30 am.