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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fire Prevention Week Encourages Family Fire Safety

The Saint John Fire Department urging area residents to keep their families safe from fire. This in time for Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 9th to 15th.

Captain of Fire Prevention and Investigation Roy Nolan tells CHSJ News that the public is encouraged to tip off the fire department to hazards in the area.

Saint Johners are also advised to test smoke alarms, maintain heaters and chimneys in time for the heating season, and sleep with bedroom doors closed.

The Fire Department is hosting displays of fire safety equipment today at Canadian Tire locations on Fairville Boulevard and Westmoreland Road.

Read To Work Tourism Program Rolls Out Graduates

The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick celebrating the success of a new program.

15 people recently graduating from the program and some of them will be working in the Saint John area.

The Ready-To-Work Program trains unemployed New Brunswickers in a range of tourism-related skills. Participants get a chance to improve their chances of re-entering the work force.

The program boasts a 60% success rate for graduates launching careers in tourism. 

It is delivered free of charge.

Water Metre Breaks At Apartment Building

A water metre break at an apartment building on 55 Winter Street causing some headaches.

The fire department getting the call around 2 this morning.

A few apartments getting some water but no serious damage.

No one was displaced.

Bare Necessities Campaign Is Undeway

The Women In Business Forum at the Saint John Board of Trade are keeping up their good works this year through the Bare Necessities campaign.
It sees people contribute travel-size toiletries at a variety of locations around the city all to benefit over 20 local charities.
President Imelda Gilman tells CHSJ News it came out of a discussion about how many business people have a drawer full of toiletries from their various trips.

She says the idea came about to collect the toiletries and let people donate them to help people in our community.

The 10th annual Bare Necessities campaign runs until November 25th.
Gilman says they will be distributed to various groups in early December.
For a list of the items they are looking for, click here