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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sleepover Planned for King's Square

The issue of homelessness and the need for shelter in the winter months is being raised by some concerned citizens.

A group of people in connection with Making Poverty History and the Greater Saint John Homelessness Steering Committee will be staying the night in King's Square beginning at 8 o'clock in order to raise awareness on the issue.

They are also looking to drum up support for the possibility of opening up a temporary shelter on the city's coldest nights.

The awareness event is part of National Housing Week.

Two Parades Today

A busy Saturday with day and night Christmas parades.

The 6th annual Lancaster Santa Claus parade starts at 1pm on the West side.
The route begins at Barnhill school on Manawagonish Road to Main Street West to Ready Street onto Fairville Boulevard finishing at the Sobey's plaza.

A free shuttle bus will be leaving the Sobey's parking lot starting at 10:30 and running every 15 minutes until 12:45.

The 12th Annual Santa Claus parade put on by the towns of Quispamsis and Rothesay is coming up tonight in the K.V.

It leaves KV High at 6pm travelling along the Hampton Road to Clark Road ending at the intersection of the Clark and Marr Roads.

Don't forget your letter for Santa and a non-perishable food item for the KV Food Basket.

Weston Looks Ahead To Water Treatment

Saint John M-P Rodney Weston says he's feeling a sense of satisfaction with the agreement to remove the Harbour Bridge tolls.

Weston says both levels of government will be working with the Harbour Bridge Authority to ease the impact on employees.

He adds he will continue to work with the city and the province on funding for a new water treatment plant.