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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stay Safe In The Sun

The mercury may hit 31 degrees inland tomorrow and the province's deputy chief medical officer of health offering advice for staying safe in the heat.

Dr. Denis Allard says after a few hot days, people are at an increased risk of heat illness.

Those most at risk include older adults, children four and under, people who are overweight and those with chronic medical conditions.

People who live alone, have difficulty in caring for themselves, or who are immobile and unable to relocate to a cooler environment, are also at high risk for heat illness.

Allard adds the symptoms of heat-related illness include muscle cramps, fatigue, headache and nausea.  Anyone experiencing symptoms of heat-related illness should be moved to a cool environment, drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages, and rest.

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Follow The Rules In Construction Zones

City Police will be working with Municipal Operations and Engineering looking for rule-breakers at construction sites this summer.
Starting Monday, police will be assisting Municipal Operations crews in monitoring work zones around the city over an 8-week period.
As crews make the best of the good weather to finish construction projects, motorists can expect delays and detours around the City.

To ensure the safety of workers, construction signage and markers are used to move traffic away from the site of the work.
Motorists should proceed with caution through construction sites and obey the directions of any flaggers directing traffic.
Saint John Police will be helping at high-risk sites and tickets may be issued relating to construction zone safety.  For more information, call Municipal Operations at 658-4455.

ESJ Calls For More Investment From The Province

Enterprise Saint John wants the province to invest more money in southern New Brunswick than it's northern counterparts. ESJ Chair Tony Gogan tells CHSJ News Saint John is one of the driving forces in the province's economy, and provincial contributions should reflect that.
 He says if the province wants to get bang for its buck for what it spends on economic development the best way to spend that is in Saint John and the surrounding community.
Gogan says while Business New Brunswick wasn't as helpful for the region, ESJ is hopeful the province's new development arm, Invest NB, will be able to do more.