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Sunday, December 8, 2013

New Brunswick Medical Society Launching "Make Menus Matter."

The New Brunswick Medical Society is asking parents and teachers to take a second look at school menus. 

The group is launching "Make Menus Matter", a campaign to raise awareness about eating healthy at school. 

CEO Anthony Knight tells CHSJ News, when it comes to healthy school menus, there's still room for improvement. He says, unhealthy options are still available on school menus.

"There's all different forms of burgers, whether they're chicken, fish or hamburgers, lot of pizza and some variations of fried foods. We want to encourage more whole grain products, more fruits and vegetables, and more lean meat," he says.

Parents are being asked to submit their child's school menu to the Medical Society, for a chance to with a healthy lunch prepared by doctors and dietitians.

Quispamsis Council Requests Update On State Of Emergency

Quispamsis council making sure they are prepared for the worst...the town making a request to be updated on the state of emergency and local state of emergency legislation. 

Regional Emergency Management Coordinator for Saint John and Sussex Brent Whalen tells CHSJ News, it all starts at the municipal level.

"If an emergency occurs...multiple police departments, multiple fire departments from adjacent municipalities have to come in to assist a single municipality. It becomes overwhelming, and so an escalation in support is going to be required," he says.

Whelan and KV E-M-O Director Brian Shanks making a presentation to council at their last meeting.

SCAN Program Helping Residents File Complaints Against Problem Tenants

It started as a pilot program, but now the SCAN program is helping residents file complaints against problem tenants and residents on a permanent basis. 

That's thanks to funding from the province. Police Chief Bill Reid tells CHSJ News, they have a lot of tips coming in, and they work with SCAN to deal with complaints about drug dealers, squats, and other issues.

 "Scan is not connected to police, it's an outside provincial unit and once we have information we certainly pass it along," he says.

 Reid says the city's fortunate the provincial government has continued funding for the program.

Elderly Woman Robbed In The South End

Saint John Police telling us an elderly woman was robbed of  her purse in the South end last night. 

It happened around 8:15pm on Leinster Street. A six-foot-tall man, believed to be in his 20's, walked up behind her, and ran away with her purse.

Police say there was a bit of a struggle. The 75 year old woman suffered minor injuries.

They are looking for the suspect and if you have any information, call City Police.