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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Give Blood and Get Dessert

Starting tomorrow, when you give blood, you can fill that dessert craving at the same time.

Canadian Blood Services is hosting its Strawberry Shortcake clinic this week.

Michelle Thibodeau-Coates of CBS tells CHSJ News before giving blood you should be well hydrated with non-caffeinated beverages like juice and water.

She says you also want make sure you have had enough to eat before donating adding often hospital appointments require you to fast but they want you to do the opposite and eat.

To make an appointment, click here

Man Assaulted & Robbed on Union Street

A Saint John man was assaulted and robbed early this morning on Union Street.

Saint John City Police tell CHSJ news the 29 year old man was walking when a 35 year old man robbed him of his cash.

Police say the suspect was later arrested in a cab on King Street. The victim received minor injuries.

World Acadian Congress Receives $2 Million

The provincial government supplying a good chunk of change towards the 2014 World Acadian Congress.

Two million dollars will be given to the congress that brings Acadian from around the world together for family reunions, conferences, and performances.

The event is held every five years and lasts from two to three weeks in northwestern New Brunswick, parts of Maine and Quebec.

Economic Development Minister Paul Robichaud says the provincial government plans to take advantage of the congress to promote the province as a tourist and cultural destination as well as a place to do business.

Bikers Can Refresh On Safety Tips

With summer season in full force, motorcycles are in abundance across the province. And whether your a new or novice rider, it's never a bad idea to refresh yourself on some safe driving tips.
Gearing Up is a motorcycle training class offered from Safety Services New Brunswick, specializing in different areas of safety.

Bill Walker from the training program tells CHSJ news driving a motorcycle is not an intuitive skill, it has to be taught.

"Anybody can get on a motorcycle, twist throttle make it go apply the breaks to make it stop, but there are some concepts that aren't intuitive. That includes emergency breaking, collision avoidance and counter steering."

Walker adds out of the forty years the 21 hour class has been taught they've had very few fatalities from graduates.

Classes run from April until late fall in nine different locations across the province.

For more information, click here.