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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Final Rally Of Hope in Record Books

What a way to finish up. After 24 years of raising funds for the Regional Hospital, the final Rally of Hope played out in the rain yesterday but there was nothing wet about the final total. Over $1.6 million dollars has been raised to go towards a complete renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Executive Director of the Regional Hospital Foundation Tim Cameron tells CHSJ News, they continue to sort out the final details of what their new fund-raising initiative will be.

Cameron says they will unveil the new fund-raiser in the fall.

Province Urging People to Beware of Lyme Disease

Another health warning from the provincial government.Chief Medical officer Dr. Eilish Cleary is reminding everyone to protect themselves against lyme disease.Cleary says people are generally not aware of the seriousness of the disease, and there are indications that blacklegged ticks and lyme disease are spreading in eastern Canada.Those infected generally develop flu like symptoms, such as headaches and fatigue, as well as a bull's eye target rash near the tick bite.For more information on preventing Lyme disease check out\health.

Last Rally of Hope

The final Rally of Hope goes today after 24 years of raising funds for the Regional Hospital Foundation. Chair of the event is Judy Mitchell who tells CHSJ News, this years event is a thank-you barbeque for event staff, volunteers and patients who have benefitted from funds raised in past events.
The goal for this years event is to raise $1.5 million for the neo-natal intensive care unit. Things wrap up at three o'clock and everyone is invited.

Work on the Peter Murray Arena

Work on the Peter Murray Arena will get underway this summer. Erbs Enterprises has been awarded the contract to supply and install new pre-fabricated boards and spectator sheilding. The cost of the replacement is 188 thousand dollars. The existing boards are in a deteriorated condition.

MacIntyre On The Road to Recovery

Saint John East MLA Roly MacIntyre continues his recovery. This after under-going double by-pass surgery at the Regional back in February. MacIntyre tells CHSJ News, he was hoping to but won't be back for this sitting of the legislature.
MacIntyre says he is working about four hours a day from home and the expectations for his recovery might have been too high.