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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kingston Peninsula Crash

Crews responding to a crash between two vehicles near the Gondola Point ferry. 

It happened just before 2pm on the Kingston Peninsula side in the turnaround.

There are reports of minor injuries.

Local Woman Named Finalist In Sandwich Competition

A woman from Rothesay has been named a finalist for Canada's Best Sandwich Contest. 

Ashley Seeley is one of four people who will compete for the title this Thursday in front of a judging panel led by Food Network Canada personality Bob Blumer. Seeley will be making a spicy berbere steak sandwich with fresh cheese and lemon vinaigrette salad on sourdough.

She tells CHSJ News the sandwich was inspired by Ethiopian cuisine, which she discovered while she was in university in Halifax.

If Seeley wins the title, she gets $10,000 for her and $10,000 for the charity of her choice, which is L'Arche Cape Breton. For more information on the contest, click here.

NB Group Joins Call For Ban On Flavoured Tobacco

The New Brunswick Lung Association joining the Canadian Cancer Society in their call for a ban on all flavoured tobacco to curb youth smoking.

A recently released Youth Smoking Survey revealing more than half of high school students who used tobacco products in the last 30 days used flavoured tobacco.

Barbara Walls, the Director of Health Promotion for the NB Lung Association tells CHSJ News in 2010, the federal government banned flavoured cigarettes, cigarillos and blunt wraps, but tobacco companies were able to keep adding flavours like bubblegum, cherry and watermelon to cigarillos by avoiding the legal definition of the product.

Walls believes if there is another ban, the industry will find another way to continue selling flavoured tobacco, because that's their business. She says part of the reason for the call is about education and raising awareness.

More Blood Donors Needed During Long Weekend

Canadian Blood Services needs plasma all year round, and this long weekend is no exception. 

Clinic doors are closed on Monday for the holiday, and Michelle Thibodeau Coates of the group tells CHSJ News because of the closure, they won't be getting as many people in the door donating plasma so she's encouraging more people to come out and roll up their sleeves.

Thibodeau Coates says many of us can be thankful for our good health this Thanksgiving, and we can share that good health with somebody who needs it.

To find a donation site near you, click here. They're open from 9am until 1pm today and on Tuesday from 11am to 3pm.