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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cormier Dishes Details on Royal Visit

With Charles and Camilla  in town tomorrow, and the uptown with be abuzz with crowds and special Victoria Day events. CHSJ News has the details on the best spots to get a glimpse of the royal couple.

The pair will be walking down Prince William Street to attend a citizen ceremony at the Old Post Office building and paying a visit to celebrations at the cruise ship terminal. Cormier says those will be the best areas for curious royal-watchers to get a peek.

Cultural Affairs Officer explains a number of uptown streets will be closed to traffic to better allow people to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.

Many Streets Closed for Royal Visit

Citizens are reminded the following uptown streets will begin closing to traffic at noon on Monday and will remain closed until the Royals leave around 3pm.

-All of Prince William Street
-All of Water Street
-St Patrick's Street from Union to Water Street
-King Street from Germain to Market Square
-Chipman Hill from Union to the foot of King Street
-Entire area in front of City Hall
-Side streets from Canterbury to Prince William

Metered and pay and display areas on those streets that are not closed are free.

The City Market will be open from 9am to 4 pm.

Saint John Transit is offering a free shuttle bus from the back parking lot of Harbour Station to the Cruise Ship Terminal from 12:30 to 2pm and from 3pm to 5pm.

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Robbery in the North End

One man is in hospital after what's being described as a robbery in the North End last night.

City police tell CHSJ News a man was at his home ion Adelaide Street the North End when two other men invaded his home around 10pm. They took an undisclosed amount of property or cash. No word yet on whether a weapon was used.

The two men were later nabbed by police and are currently in custody.

Youth to Play For Royals

The young musicians of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra honouring the royals with their own special tribute. The NBYO will be playing a special composition commissioned just for the royal visit. 

Don Matheson, Executive Director of the NBYO, tells us the piece will reflect the unique sounds of New Brunswick, including a native drummer and collaborations with a number of local musicians. 

Matheson says playing for the royals is another major honour for the orchestra. The NBYO won an international youth music festival in the symphony competition last July in Vienna.

Local MLA and MP Excited For Royal Visit

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Trevor Holder is very excited about the royal visit and their special detour to Hazen White St. Francis school, which is in his riding.

He says the school and its partners deserve full credit as their great work with children got the attention of the blue bloods.

Saint John MP is very pleased about the royal visit and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

He tells CHSJ News he wants everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities.